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08 June 2010

Recent racing news and much more

First the racing news with the source being DRF.com.

Triple Crown part two, electric boogaloo

No shocker here, if all three classic winners stay healthy they will square off at the spa on August 28, it should be a great race if this happens. While on the subject of the recent classics, the Derby may end up being the weakest race out of the bunch. Ice Box came back flat and Super Saver could not repeat his effort (the perfect trip in Louisville had everything to do with his win). Only three out of the eight that have come out of that race have made any kind of impact Jackson Bend and Lookin At Lucky had tough trips at Churchill and redeemed themselves in the Preakness. Discreetly Mine may be more of a sprinter than a distance horse with his recent effort in the Woody Stephens as well making his Derby run a throwout race.

Rachel may run this Saturday

The good racing cards did not end with the Belmont Stakes, Churchill Downs has a big day of racing coming up with the older horses being the main attraction, one of which may be the reigning horse of the year. Looking at the tv schedule (also on DRF.com, http://www.drf.com/row/tv_sched.html) for racing indicates that the only means of seeing this race would be through HRTV or a track feed from one of the internet wagering sites. So much for racing keeping up the momentum following the triple crown. I guess ESPN really needs to show the world series of volleyball or the college slapfighting championships instead of horse racing on a dead saturday afternoon.

Nooooooobody hit six, time to break open the piggybank

I can imagine that Drosselmeyer already has quite the fan club amongst pick six players after inducing a massive carryover, there is speculation of a three million carryover for the Wednesday card at Belmont. The only track that comes to mind with seven figure carryovers is Santa Anita during the winter. Speaking of the pick six.....

Wednesday, Race 8 Belmont selection and booze to drown sorrows in/celebrate afterwards

#3, I Ain't No Saint (5/1)

His last race was a decent race producing a winner at Monmouth on sunday and the one-three finishers in a race at Philadephia Park on May 18. The small field assembled should keep him near to the pace where he is most effective.

The booze to go on a bender after the race depending on the results:

Wild Irish Rose, I took this picture after leaving the Belmont Stakes while waiting for my bus at Jamaica. You clean up the area all you want, but the bumwine remains the same, more fun reading on this fine drink is here: http://bumwine.com/wildirishrose.html

1 comment:

G. C. said...

Watch the booze, it kills brain cells. When it comes to brain cells the more the merrier in this tough game.