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California Chrome goes for the Triple Crown

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    After Friday's advance wagering, he's 1-to-2 in the Belmont Stakes.

    Next to the Breeders' Cup, this is probably the best racing card of the year; a handicapper's delight. A week ago the New York Racing Association thought they might have so many people show up at the track that it considered no walk-up general admission on race day; I haven't seen anything more of that plan, so I suspect it'll be like golf's British Open — y'all are welcome on what is supposed to be a gorgeous weather day on Long Island.

    I have no idea what the people are thinking about when they say a Triple Crown will be good for horse racing. I don't see more people opening an online account or showing up at Penn National next week just because CC wins today.

    Personally, I'm rooting and betting against the favorite. I'm playing a trifecta box of Ride On Curlin, Tonalist, Wicked Strong and Commanding Curve.
  2. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Not sure what I am betting today but I will definitely be going against the chalk. That extra quarter might be his undoing.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Yep, gotten my hopes up and been left at the altar before on the Triple Crown hype. 12 times since 1978 a horse won the Derby and Preakness, only to come up short in the Belmont. I'd definitely bet the field.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Let's Go Chrome!

    But you gotta love a horse named Matuszak.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    About ready to go. Remember two numbers :

    1) 2:24.0

    2) 1 second = 6 lengths
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    And they're off.
  7. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Ah shit. Looked like Chrome was holding back and steady through most of the race, figured he'd have a hell of a kick at the end.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Off to the glue factory!
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Did taking him for a run this morning just backfire, or is that normal?
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Awesome WWE-style promo from one of the California Chrome owners, even the guy's old lady was trying to get him to shut up! I am sure alcohol was a factor!
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Interesting take on things. Has it ever been a requirement at the Belmont that a horse has to run either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness?

    That's part of why it's so darn hard to win the Triple Crown: Shorter, speed race (Preakness), middle distance (Derby) and an endurance race (Belmont). So, yeah, you pretty much gotta be a super horse to pull it off.
  12. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    I don't disagree. I just thought it was a shitty way to articulate it. Get the fuck over it and win a race
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