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JerrySharrett
06-06-2015, 07:26 PM
American Pharah

triple crown

Amazing!!!

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Wilbur
06-07-2015, 02:19 AM
My wife has a mild interest in horse racing and I guess I do too. She called me at work and told me about the triple crown winner and I mentioned it around for a bit. Seems that I was the only one that knew about it and, moreover, the only one that cared even a little bit. Sheesh!

Hunter
06-07-2015, 06:11 AM
Seems that I was the only one that knew about it and, moreover, the only one that cared even a little bit. Sheesh!

I agree! There's never any suspense as to whether the Indy 500, the Masters, the Super Bowl or the World Series will be won; this TC thing has been elusive. I was amazed at the crowd reaction; they were still screaming and hollering loud enough to hear on TV long after the race -- I didn't see any disappointed fans. Not that way at other sporting events.

Several weeks ago, my wife and son were expressing their agreement with the guy whose horse lost last year, saying that the rule should be changed that a horse shouldn't be allowed to run in the Belmont if it skipped the KD or the Preakness; I disagreed. I said a horse doesn't deserve to be in the same "club" with the other 11 if it can't beat all "comers."

I figured AP would lose; however, am glad he won -- it's inspirational to see another TC win.

BTW, CC&BW, I thought you were retired.

JerrySharrett
06-07-2015, 06:27 AM
My wife has a mild interest in horse racing and I guess I do too. She called me at work and told me about the triple crown winner and I mentioned it around for a bit. Seems that I was the only one that knew about it and, moreover, the only one that cared even a little bit. Sheesh!

They say horse racing is the sport of Kings. And a king maker this amazing young stallion is in that it is rumored his stud fee will be some $14 MILLION a pop!

But did you see that guy run. At the finish he was 5 1/2 links in the lead and not even stretching!

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Chism G
06-07-2015, 08:32 AM
Is it the Jockey or the Horse? Some experts say,if the Long shot wins,its the Jockey's doing.





Glenn

sdean
06-07-2015, 09:10 AM
It was the horse. The jockey can't get off and push. On the lead the whole race all he had to do was not fall off. Great race horse maybe in the same league as Secretariat and Seattle Slew. Secretariat won by 31 lengths.

sdean
06-07-2015, 09:52 AM
For a blast from the past if you are a racehorse fan Google Secretariat's Belmont Stakes win.

mwezell
06-07-2015, 01:08 PM
They say horse racing is the sport of Kings. And a king maker this amazing young stallion is in that it is rumored his stud fee will be some $14 MILLION a pop!

But did you see that guy run. At the finish he was 5 1/2 links in the lead and not even stretching!

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Jerry, If I heard right this morning, they're saying $100 million stud fee, now. That's getting up there with me.:D

Wilbur
06-07-2015, 01:55 PM
When I get a little down in the dumps, I watch Secretariat run the Belmont. Fixes me everytime!

Hunter - I went back to work and now they won't let me quit. I laid out a month to take care of an old dog and it didn't seem to matter - right back to work! We're about done so I guess that has something to do with it.

r44astro
06-07-2015, 02:57 PM
Jerry, If I heard right this morning, they're saying $100 million stud fee, now. That's getting up there with me.:D

And if it don't take I'll give the money back!

JerrySharrett
06-07-2015, 03:28 PM
For a blast from the past if you are a racehorse fan Google Secretariat's Belmont Stakes win.

Sorry but I don't google!!

If I want to contact the NSA direct I simply pick up my phone and talk!


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sdean
06-07-2015, 03:29 PM
The horse will probably be syndicated. Every shareholder will be entitled to one breeding right every year. The cost of your share will determine how much in reality one stud fee is worth over time. Usually 40 shares and maybe 10 or 20 more extra breedings between the farm and a few sold outside depending how good of a breeder he is. Not all are the same. Thoroughbreds have to do the deed everytime , quarter horses use artificial and can do several hundred every year. That's what make thoroughbreds so expensive. Usually the fastest horses don't make the fastest colts. But fame is a great marketing tool. I was a trainer and breeder in another lifetime.

sdean
06-07-2015, 03:31 PM
Sorry but I don't google!!

If I want to contact the NSA direct I simply pick up my phone and talk!


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They can follow you here and know where you are and what you think. Do you really think they are that bored that they care one iota about you.
I think Wilbur would give you up with the first threat!!

JerrySharrett
06-07-2015, 04:15 PM
I think Wilbur would give you up with the first threat!!

Please explain!!


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sdean
06-07-2015, 08:12 PM
Please explain!!


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Was just joking. Like if the NSA came to him requesting personal stuff from this site.

Dave Coots
06-07-2015, 09:44 PM
Sorry but I don't google!!

If I want to contact the NSA direct I simply pick up my phone and talk!


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Jerry

I don't think the search engine DuckDuckGo tracks your info.

Later
Dave

HFVINC
06-08-2015, 02:41 AM
Please explain!!


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I don't google,,,, I don't even giggle anymore.. The only thing that reminds me of horse racing is a bad poker game.. Once I was big big loser, in a game,,, went to restroom to wash my face and fresh'n up from playing many hrs... Being big loser,,, when I looked in the mirror,,, my face was as long as "Seattle Slew's)

HFVINC
06-08-2015, 02:45 AM
Jerry

I don't think the search engine DuckDuckGo tracks your info.

Later
Dave

The NSA ain't all bad,,, . Some one called and saved me from a terror attack... The call was mysterious,, and said "your wife is on the way home." I hid in the woods for 3 weeks,, not willing to face that terror.

JerrySharrett
06-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Jerry

I don't think the search engine DuckDuckGo tracks your info.

Later
Dave

Dave, I'm still using Archie and Jughead!!


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JerrySharrett
06-08-2015, 06:28 AM
The NSA ain't all bad,,, . Some one called and saved me from a terror attack... The call was mysterious,, and said "your wife is on the way home." I hid in the woods for 3 weeks,, not willing to face that terror.


Then you finally remembered you don't have a wife!!

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RStiefel
06-08-2015, 07:02 AM
They say horse racing is the sport of Kings. And a king maker this amazing young stallion is in that it is rumored his stud fee will be some $14 MILLION a pop!

But did you see that guy run. At the finish he was 5 1/2 links in the lead and not even stretching!

.The stud fees will probably push the 150K per pop mark. It's quite possible for stud fees to total 7 million dollars per year Jerry. He can breed many times per year. The owner was offered 20 million dollars for stud fee rights after the Preakness. The owner turned down the offer. However, he accepted an offer that he said "I couldn't turn down". A good example regarding current stud fees would be California Chrome. 25K per whack.

HFVINC
06-08-2015, 11:00 AM
Then you finally remembered you don't have a wife!!

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Well , it was a wife,, possibly of a yorkshire or dooo-rock

HFVINC
06-08-2015, 11:03 AM
Then you finally remembered you don't have a wife!!

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As for me not having a wife,,,, you do remember the accident @ the lake. "Canoe"

glp
06-08-2015, 12:56 PM
When I get a little down in the dumps, I watch Secretariat run the Belmont. Fixes me everytime!

Hunter - I went back to work and now they won't let me quit. I laid out a month to take care of an old dog and it didn't seem to matter - right back to work! We're about done so I guess that has something to do with it.

Bangor, Me Daily News today about an interview with Ron Turcotte, the jockey who rode Secretariat from the horse's beginning. He lives in New Brunswick just over the Maine/Canada line. Interesting comments about American Pharaoh and Secretariat. Unfortunately as many may know he is a paraplegic from an old racing fall. He would have been at Belmont but he broke both legs in a car accident this Winter. Talk about bad luck.

JerrySharrett
06-09-2015, 05:41 AM
The stud fees will probably push the 150K per pop mark. It's quite possible for stud fees to total 7 million dollars per year Jerry. He can breed many times per year. The owner was offered 20 million dollars for stud fee rights after the Preakness. The owner turned down the offer. However, he accepted an offer that he said "I couldn't turn down". A good example regarding current stud fees would be California Chrome. 25K per whack.


All I can say is that I might sell myself for that kind of money!!

mwezell
06-09-2015, 07:30 AM
I heard an update/clarification on his projected new value on nbc. It is now 100 million including stud fees.

Gene Beggs
06-09-2015, 07:53 AM
You can ask for that kind of money. I doubt you can sell yourself for that.

One burning question the answer to which I cannot find the answer.
When they feed that horse do they drop the charges or do they weigh?


Thanks for the good laugh, Francis. Reader's Digest was right! Laughter is the best medicine. :)

Top of the morning to you my friend.

Later,

Gene Beggs

RStiefel
06-09-2015, 08:39 AM
Before the start of the Belmont, Mr. Zayat sold breeding rights to Coolmore Ashford Stud located near Ashford Kentucky. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but the price was higher than $20 million dollars. American Pharaoh will continue to race until the end of this year. After that time, the new owners of the breeding rights will take possession.

Tom Libby
06-09-2015, 11:43 AM
Francis,

They use a 5 gal bucket and a plunger.


Tom

jackie schmidt
06-09-2015, 08:52 PM
I really enjoyed the race. It's good to see excellence in real life.

The question is already being asked. How would American Pharoah stack up against the greatest Belmont winner of all time, the phenominol Secretariat?

Here's the answer......
http://deadspin.com/this-is-what-it-would-look-like-if-american-pharoah-rac-1709988755

One thing of note. American Pharoah ran a quicker final 1/4 mile than Secretariat.