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Thoroughbred History This Saturday?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Fred Weiss, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    This Saturday afternoon the Breeder's Cup will be televised on ABC. One of the horses running is named Zenyatta. She is a 6 year old mare who has had 19 races in here life and has never lost. That is a better record than Secretariat, Man-O-War or any other top horse has ever attained. From all appearances, she simply doesn't know how to lose.

    Saturday will be her last race. She will be going against stronger and younger males. She will either have one loss and 19 wins or a perfect record and be ranked one of or the best race horse of all time. Her next stop is a life of romance, foals, and eating bonbons.

    I saw Secretariat run and it was truly an astounding thing to watch. So I wouldn't miss this for anything and any of you other race fans or just plain horse lovers ... tune it and watch history being made.
     
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    Yea Fred and she has won almost every race from dead last!
     
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    4th
     
  4. Fred Weiss

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    [​IMG] Is that an offer to wager?
     
  5. mollygrubber

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    My wife will be there, with family coming to town just for the race.

    I don't go, it's too long between races for me, but my wife, daughter and a house full will be going.

    I'll stay at home and cook.
     
  6. Fred Weiss

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    :cool1: Do they get all dressed up with the big hats and all?
     
  7. Jim Doggett

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    Go Zenyatta! Older is better :^)
     
  8. mollygrubber

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    No, not for this but they do for the Oaks and Derby. The group coming this time is more the redneck party type. I offered to stay home with one of their kids and a husband that did'nt want to go.
     
  9. HulkSmash

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    Fred i just want you to know that my dog is better than your dog.
    :thread
     
  10. Fred Weiss

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    I agree completely Jim.

    Years ago I wanted to be a professional player and bought a season's worth of Racing Forms. From that I was building a database manually. One of the first factors I listed out was mixed age races. The results were quite in line with what you point out. In the extreme, my figures showed that an 8 year old had a 25% edge over a 4 year old.
     
  11. Fred Weiss

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    [​IMG] There's absolutely no truth to that.

    PUGS RULE!
     
  12. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    Let's compare. btw i want the furgie. give it!
     

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  13. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    and the pug...
     

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  14. mollygrubber

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    Colorado, It's obvious you want a pug by the way you make your dog sleep crammed in the corner.
     
  15. HulkSmash

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    he's :Sleeping:
     
  16. Fred Weiss

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    For all my furballs, just click the More link at the bottom of the Smilie list. Your pup is medium cute but it all ends there.

    PUGS RULE!

    [​IMG]

    And she was a seriously cute puppy also!

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  17. HulkSmash

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    Her Eyes are spaced too far apart, you should get that checked.
     
  18. Fred Weiss

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    Well at least you have some good taste.

    Here's a pic of Sassy with her big sister before we had to put her down.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Fred Weiss

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    [​IMG]

    Now you've gone too far.
     
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    Well, it is a great record, but you know about Man-O-War, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, et al because they were all Triple Crown horses...

    This horse was making pasture fertilizer for a living as a 2-3yo...not winning races.

    Easier to have a great record if all you do is tee it up at Hollywood Park & Santa Anita. Belmont Win? Preakness? Derby? Nope. The "Apple Blossom Handicap" and the "Lady's Secret Stakes" do not compare.

    A great horse, no doubt, but you cannot compare the records with history's great horses. Secretariat would have dropped this horse just like all the others.
     

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