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  • May 20, 2019 01:07 AM
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    That sucks. Do you think he will now try and qualify for the Monaco Grand Prix instead? I believe they happen on the same day.. Alonso won Monaco twice already so I could see him doing that. But I'm not sure its possible; I don't know when the qualifiers and all that are.
  • Apr 13, 2019 02:23 PM
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    Well without Durant in the lineup the Warriors are 2-0 in the Western Championship series. So we are back to the Splash brothers and they look really good right now. If Durant leaves next year (likely) and they can keep Klay I think they will still be pretty dominant. Still the team to beat. We'll see how this playoffs and finals play out.
  • May 18, 2019 12:54 AM
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    PowerPlay Wrote:
    I think this is the 24th horse to die at Santa Anita since Dec. 26th. Those numbers scream that they just don't care.

    Seems like all these horses are dying in the undercard or lesser races at the same track.. do you think they have different protocols compared to the major 4 races? Have any horses ever died in a main Derby/Preakness/Belmont/Breeder Cup race?

    Maybe its also that horses in the undercard races aren't as strong and healthy.. so maybe there should be a conversation about doing away with the undercard and prelim races? Or raising the bar on the health and quality of the horse before they are allowed to compete? Something along those lines.

  • May 18, 2019 12:54 AM
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    That sucks. I remember this happening a few years back, in the 2016 Preakness actually where 2 horses died. I wrote a thread on here about it. The incident didn't effect the race as far as postponing it that year so I'm sure it'll be the same this time around. Curious that it was at the Preakness again..

    I like horse racing. I think its fun to watch. But just like when it happened last time, makes me second guess the need for the sport. Or at least how dangerous it can be for the horses. They need better regulation at the very least. I don't know.

  • May 14, 2019 04:27 PM
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    After all that Tiger misses the cut after day 2. Wow. 5 over through two days. Not good. Course just didn't play well for him at all. He did ok in the middle but his drives and putts were way off for this tournament. It's clear he likes Augusta. Hopefully he can turn it around come US Open time. Strange to see the odds-on favorite miss the cut.
  • May 04, 2019 07:25 PM
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    Also gotta love Twitter:

    Miss America
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  • May 04, 2019 07:25 PM
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    JFoster Wrote: Agreed, it does feel wrong. Bob Baffert's horse, Restoring Hope made a controversial move at the Belmont Stakes last year, and didn't get disqualified. He used that horse essentially as a blocker for Justify. If that wasn't called to attention, why would something like this have been? All in all, it really is unfortunate. Many people lost money and their tempers over that call for sure.

    Good point. Maybe it's politics. Baffert owned both horses and it's not as high profile as the Derby. So maybe that had something to do with it. Plus they would have disqualified Restoring Hope and not Justify so the winner wouldn't have changed, unless there's a protocol to re-run the race I'm not aware of?

    I think this was the right call but I agree with above, I would rather see a re-running of the race. Easier said than done though as these races are really hard on the horses and what kind of product would you get. That would be equally controversial, maybe even more so.

  • May 04, 2019 06:59 PM
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    Maximum Security certainly seemed like the obvious best horse at the Derby. But this contested move by him of impeding the horse Country House coming on the last turn of the race is very interesting and will add a possible asterisk to his name if his Derby holds up.

    If it holds, I think he can. He might not be a Justify type dominant horse but it's all about the field of competition.

  • May 03, 2019 01:58 PM
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    Country House jockey is being really cool about Maximum Security bumping him and potentially costing him the race. The move is being contested right now.. a winner has never been overturned by a contested move at the Kentucky Derby so we could see history if they rule against Max Security. Stay tuned.
  • May 03, 2019 01:58 PM
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    Looks like Maximum Security is moving up the ranks. 9/2 odds as of a few hours before the race. So is Improbable. Those are the 2 odds leaders now. You can see the live and official odds there:

    2019 Kentucky Derby Live Odds

    Also, according to that site the total win pool is over $14.5 million. Wow.