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WOOOOHOOOO! CURLIN!!!

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  • WOOOOHOOOO! CURLIN!!!

    Wow, what a race!!! Congrats to Curlin!! (I just love this horse )
    "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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    Horse of the year, no argument.

    Fair play to Hard Spun for hanging on. Not a true 10f horse, but a game runner that's always in the mix.

    The big winner today.... SMART STRIKE... I think his stud fee will go through the roof. The winner of the Turf AND the Classic.

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    • #3
      NICE race by Curlin!

      A very deep, talented field with a sloppy track... Well ridden and very well run. I predicted to my friends that he'd win... just wish I'd bet some $
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      • #4
        Amazing that Awsome Gen got up for 3rd.

        Pino on Hard Spun just didn't see Curlin until it was too late to go to the whip and ask for a final drive. He was caught napping in the lead.

        I'll tip my hat to Curlin on the victory although I can't stand any of his owners whatsoever.

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          #5
          Oh, I can't stand the owners, either, but I do love the horse. And he's who I'm cheering for, anyway. Sometimes I cheer for the horse and owners, but not with this guy...it's all for Curlin.
          "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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          • #6
            So who picked up the trophy? Aren't his owners in jail?

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            • #7
              Wow that horse won decisively and in a horrible sloopy track to boot! Don't know a thing about his owners, but he seemed like the gamest horse today!
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              • #8
                I didn't think ALL of his owners were in prison? Anyway, GO CURLIN!
                "No, not anything goes, I said no rules!"

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                • #9
                  It broke my heart when Robby had to ride Curlin in the Belmont instead of Tizzy and so I have had to root for him since-- besides Robby is a great friend of mine having ponied him for so many years in Kentucky at Keeneland and Churchill WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO ROBBY BABY!!!!!!!!!!!
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                  Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
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                    #10
                    the wife of one who has his butt in jail, and I'm not sure who the other guy was, but I also wasn't paying attention to catch names (only caught a glimpse of the face)
                    "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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                    • #11
                      Tis a shame his 20% owners couldn't get to see the victory. Maybe they'll get an extra dessert tonight at the county jail?

                      Most certainly now that stake with be afixed as a key asset in the $60M payout demands of the class action victims.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by harvestmoon View Post
                        I didn't think ALL of his owners were in prison? Anyway, GO CURLIN!
                        Nope 80% is held by a group lead by whine barron Jess Jackson. The man who seems to have sued everyone and anyone connected to selling him anything related to his equine empire. There is a key reason I don't buy any of that comany's products

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                        • #13
                          Huge Curlin fan... it was fabulous to see him get some respect. So tragic for George Washington , I don't even know what to say.
                          Kudos for them mentioning Helen Pitts.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Drvmb1ggl3 View Post
                            Horse of the year, no argument.

                            Fair play to Hard Spun for hanging on. Not a true 10f horse, but a game runner that's always in the mix.

                            The big winner today.... SMART STRIKE... I think his stud fee will go through the roof. The winner of the Turf AND the Classic.

                            Smart Strike's fee doubled. $150,000 for 2008.
                            Every mighty oak was once a nut that stood its ground.

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                              #15
                              wow, that was fast

                              Still seems like a steal, though, compared to some of the other race sire fees
                              "IT'S NOT THE MOUNTAIN WE CONQUER, BUT OURSELVES." SIR EDMUND HILLARYMember of the "Someone Special To Me Serves In The Military" Clique

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                              • #16
                                ROFLMAO @ whine barron good one glimmer-- you are soooo right Jess Jackson has got to be the biggest crybaby in the horse business-- so you got fleeced-- like the saying goes-- once bitten, anyone's fault-- twice bitten, your own darn fault--pick better people to associate with, but suing is not necessary- contrary to what our society seems to think
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                                Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
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                                • #17
                                  The time for 1 1/4 mi on a sloppy track was impressive: 2:00 flat is what I saw on ESPN. Not that if it was a fast track it would be much faster. The winner of the first race of the day won from gate to wire in some of the fastest early fractions I've ever seen.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Glimmerglass View Post
                                    I'll tip my hat to Curlin on the victory although I can't stand any of his owners whatsoever.
                                    Agreed!
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                                    • #19
                                      It was highly classy for them to mention Helen Pitts a couple of times. But I just don't like the connections.

                                      I wasn't all that suprised with Awesome Gem. He seems like the kind of horse that tries every time, just never good enough. I am hoping to hear SS just didn't handle the track as well as he could have... but Hard Spun, I said it on the other thread-I am just so proud of him.

                                      The stud fee for Smart Strike has been set for 2008-and it doubled from 2007. It reminds me of the day Awesome Again had at the breeders cup at Lonestar.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Drvmb1ggl3 View Post
                                        Horse of the year, no argument.

                                        Fair play to Hard Spun for hanging on. Not a true 10f horse, but a game runner that's always in the mix.

                                        The big winner today.... SMART STRIKE... I think his stud fee will go through the roof. The winner of the Turf AND the Classic.

                                        Thank you for giving Kudos to Hard Spun. I've been saying all weekend how I don't think he gets the respect he deserves. I thought it was quite a feat to stay out front for the entire race, in THAT field of horses, and to only get beaten by one. Go Hard Spun!

                                        that said, Curlin rocked!

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