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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2015, 06:41:41 PM »
I'm WPS on Keen Ice. Exacta box AP, Frosted, Keen Ice.
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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2015, 06:51:18 PM »
Great race.  AP is a hell of an athlete. 

5 1/2 lengths running a 1.5 mile race, running aggressive the whole race.  Horses like this know their job and live to run and win.  I marvel at them.

Secretariat was the greatest athlete that ever lived in my opinion.  No one has dominated their sport like Big Red did; he was like Jim Brown.  He crushed the field and looked like he wasn't breaking a sweat.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2015, 07:26:31 PM »
Great race.  AP is a hell of an athlete. 

5 1/2 lengths running a 1.5 mile race, running aggressive the whole race.  Horses like this know their job and live to run and win.  I marvel at them.

Secretariat was the greatest athlete that ever lived in my opinion.  No one has dominated their sport like Big Red did; he was like Jim Brown.  He crushed the field and looked like he wasn't breaking a sweat.

Agreed. Congrats to AP - well done and long overdue, and not to steal his moment, but this never gets old:

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2015, 07:37:06 PM »
Oaklawn has a video on their shared out on Facebook showing the excitement there during the race;  with all that excitement, it was tame compared to Lone Star Park today; it was loud and long; it was wild.  Goosebumps for sure.
Lost $40 on the day but it would have been a total failure monetarily except for the $16 exacta of AP/Frosted.

Hope all did well on the day.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2015, 07:54:33 PM »
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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2015, 08:02:07 PM »
Agreed. Congrats to AP - well done and long overdue, and not to steal his moment, but this never gets old:



Seconded. I get chills every time I watch that.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2015, 08:17:56 PM »
Secritariat would have beaten AP by 15 lengths today according the stopwatch.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2015, 08:24:31 PM »
Secritariat would have beaten AP by 15 lengths today according the stopwatch.

I was wondering about that.  If they were running together would Secretariat drag him along to a better time or would he completely wear him out like he did Sham?

I don't know anything about horses.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2015, 08:31:18 PM »
Agreed. Congrats to AP - well done and long overdue, and not to steal his moment, but this never gets old:



Damn beast would have lapped the field if the race had been another turn longer.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2015, 08:40:54 PM »
Secritariat would have beaten AP by 15 lengths today according the stopwatch.

And AP would have been 15 in front of Seattle Slew.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2015, 08:43:39 PM »
Secritariat would have beaten AP by 15 lengths today according the stopwatch.
Im no horse racing expert but didn't they used to pump those horses full of PED's?


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2015, 08:59:58 PM »
Im no horse racing expert but didn't they used to pump those horses full of PED's?
Google seems to think it's still common.  Same playing field and all.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2015, 09:56:18 PM »

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2015, 10:00:52 PM »
This. What did it pay?
It didn't pay anything. I needed Frosted or Keen Ice to win to really make a score. The exacta was $13.60 for $2 and it costs $12 to box 3 horses. I ended up only playing Keen Ice Win/Show and he paid $4.60 to show so once again a minimal profit.

That said I'm happy that I took a shot at a big payout with Frosted/Keen Ice, didn't get it but still scratched out a small win yet also feel validated in my picks.

Personally, I was indifferent to seeing a TC but now at least I can say I saw him run live at OP. That'll be COOL STORY BRO as the years go by.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2015, 10:08:43 PM »
I don't know anything really about horse racing, but it looked easy for AP. Unlike the other horses, his jockey didn't whip him until it was almost the end just for good measure.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2015, 10:45:35 PM »

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Im no horse racing expert but didn't they used to pump those horses full of PED's?
Im no horse racing expert but didn't they used to pump those horses full of PED's?


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2015, 10:49:46 PM »
I did an exacta box with AP and Frosted.  Yay $40!


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2015, 10:50:44 PM »
Seconded. I get chills every time I watch that.

Same here.  I don't give a rip about horse racing, but that is absolutely astounding.  As if it were a bunch of horses up against a higher life form.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #43 on: June 07, 2015, 01:13:33 AM »
Agreed. Congrats to AP - well done and long overdue, and not to steal his moment, but this never gets old:



I'm too young to remember this.  For the exception of relatives talking about it and seeing after-the-fact, it is the most amazing sports feat I've ever seen.  Having said that, watching today's Belmont in a bar and seeing it before my eyes was something to behold.  A Triple Crown....amazing.


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #44 on: June 07, 2015, 06:29:12 AM »
Watch the 30 for 30 on Secretariat, it's awesome. One thing that I never knew until I watched it was that in the Belmont, he ran each 1/4 mile faster than the previous one. That is just insane for that distance.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #45 on: June 07, 2015, 07:03:25 AM »
Watch the 30 for 30 on Secretariat, it's awesome. One thing that I never knew until I watched it was that in the Belmont, he ran each 1/4 mile faster than the previous one. That is just insane for that distance.

It was in the Kentucky Derby that his quarter-mile splits were successively faster.

He ran the first 3/4 mile in the Belmont in 1:09 4/5.  His total was 2:24 for the mile-and-half, so it couldn't have happened there. 


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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #46 on: June 07, 2015, 07:16:08 AM »
It was in the Kentucky Derby that his quarter-mile splits were successively faster.

He ran the first 3/4 mile in the Belmont in 1:09 4/5.  His total was 2:24 for the mile-and-half, so it couldn't have happened there.

Yep, you're right. My bad. Still impressive.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #47 on: June 07, 2015, 08:17:49 AM »
Yep, you're right. My bad. Still impressive.

Agreed.

In that Secretariat YouTube clip, jump to about 2:30 and focus on the camera angle. The camera shot gets stationary and fixed on the finish line as Secretariat blows through it, stays paused there a moment on a shot of the empty finish line, then has to pan the camera left back up the field in order to find more action to fill the shot as the rest of the horses finally come in.

Insane.

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2015, 08:51:04 AM »
Agreed.

In that Secretariat YouTube clip, jump to about 2:30 and focus on the camera angle. The camera shot gets stationary and fixed on the finish line as Secretariat blows through it, stays paused there a moment on a shot of the empty finish line, then has to pan the camera left back up the field in order to find more action to fill the shot as the rest of the horses finally come in.

Insane.
Secretrait woulda beat AP yesterday by 12 or 13 lengths.  :maundoed:

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Re: 147th Belmont Stakes
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2015, 09:32:18 AM »
I am not sure that comparing times from different races with different track conditions and different competitors is an accurate comparison.  The goal is to win the race, and the jockey should control the horse accordingly.  Now if the horses were being judged merely on their times, it would be a different situation.