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2009 Breeders' Cup

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    14 races at Santa Anita: six on Friday, eight on Saturday. (Personally, I hate this two-day format, but so be it.) The story of the weekend would appear to be a filly not named Rachel Alexandra. Zenyatta, made the early favorite after post positions were drawn, is 13-for-13 in her career and running against the boys for the first time, in the Classic. She has one running style, last to first, which ought to make for an interesting race as Mine That Bird, the Kentucky Derby winner, runs the same way.

    Good luck to all.
  2. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Is this race the last one on Saturday?
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I think I'm going with Summer Bird, Quality Road and Colonel John in my usual triple box.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I'd pack up and move to wherever right now if they'd let me cover horse racing full time.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I just want to be one of the writers the NY Daily News sends to Saratoga for six weeks every summer so I can write "Here's how I blew my money today ..." stories.
  6. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Yes, scheduled for around 3:45 (Pacific).
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    As long as you don't make picks in the paper.
  8. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Wouldn't want to encourage gambling!

    Horse racing, of course, is LEGAL gambling. Still separates me from my money most of the time.
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    And they're off: 6-to-1 Man of Iron takes the opener.

    Everything looks perfect at the track.
  10. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Shit. ESPN2?
  11. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I'm on the road and haven't seen any races but I have nailed three of the first four thanks to some tips from my brother. I could be on the way to the BC of my life - I think I might have had three winners in all the other years combined!
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I've never seen a horse scratched because they couldn't make it into the gate - let alone a race like the Breeders Cup Classic - gotta feel bad for the Quality Road people.
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