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The Triple Crown, part II: Preakness Stakes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by trifectarich, May 13, 2010.

  1. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Saturday, post time, 6:15 p.m. Good luck to one and all.

    Bob Baffert takes Garrett Gomez off Lookin' at Lucky and gives the ride to Martin Garcia, a relative unknown but currently 10th in jockey earnings nationally.

    1 Aikenite, J. Castellano 20-1
    2 Schoolyard Dreams, E. Coa 15-1
    3 Pleasant Prince, J. Leparoux 20-1
    4 Northern Giant, T. Thompson 30-1
    5 Yawanna Twist, E. Prado 30-1
    6 Jackson Bend, M. Smith 12-1
    7 Lookin At Lucky, M. Garcia 3-1
    8 Super Saver, C. Borel 5-2
    9 Caracortado, P. Atkinson 10-1
    10 Paddy O'Prado, K. Desormeaux 9-2
    11 First Dude, R. Dominguez 20-1
    12 Dublin, G. Gomez 10-1
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    My brother says this is Lookin at Lucky's race to lose. Said Garcia's style perfectly fits LaL's, so whatever.

    Without a Robby mount, I have no bet to make.
  3. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Garcia rides for BB quasi-regularly in Cali.

    You never know. Friend of mine used to frequent a breadfast spot out there
    where Garcia worked in the kitchen -- and not that long ago. He claims
    the bacon always came out just right.

    I'll be there Saturday -- not active press, but working the big room, downstairs.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Pletcher has two horses, not owned by the same person or group in this race. If you're Super Saver's owner (WinStar, I think?), how pissed would be if his other mount denies you a chance at the Triple Crown?

    I'm sure he's not the first trainer to do this, but it seems like a pretty big conflict of interest.
  5. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I have no idea what you're talking about. Pletcher had however many horses in the Derby, and I'm 99 percent sure not even two of them were owned by the same people. Trainers get hired, not exclusively.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    I hope the Preakness goes smoother than the sixth race at Delta Downs did today.

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  7. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I'm an unabashed Forde fan, so I enjoyed this:
  8. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Great link and read.
    Never been to any of the Triple Crown races and I wish I had.
  9. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    As someone who has been to all three races, Forde is dead on. But here is the issue no one talks about with regards to the Preakness: someone was going to die in the next few years if it didn't change something, and then the criticism would have been fast and furious. Place was a ticking time bomb.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the link to Forde's column, Del B. Hilarious and true. As a Wilmington, Del. boy, needless to say I've been in the Preakness infield in my youth. Indeed, I've been at Pimlico on more than a few non-Preakness days. My paternal grandparents and great-uncles from D.C. were all big horseplayers.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Different owners. If they think the rail horse has a shot, they sure as
    hell have a right to run, no matter how Fat Boy might have been bloviating
    about it, Thursday afternoon.
  12. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Pat again reminds us why he's great.

    Can't wait to see the lines for the "unlimited" beer. When the riot
    ensues because people have to wait 30+ minutes for refills, don't say I
    didn't warn you.
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