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GH 05-17-2014 06:41 PM

Horse Racing 2014
 
The Preakness Stakes is about to start.

California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby pulling away and is the favorite in this race.

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California Chrome's dam is Love the Chase, and he is her first foal.[7] She was purchased as a yearling for $30,000 by an agent for a horse ownership group called the Blinkers On Racing Stable.[8] As a two- and three-year-old filly, she ran six times and won on her fourth try in a maiden claiming race at Golden Gate Fields. After her win, Steve Coburn and Perry Martin became her official owners.[9] They paid $8,000 for her, and after two more races, they retired her in 2009.[8][9] They hoped she would become a good broodmare.[7] When she retired, it was discovered that she had a breathing problem. When California Chrome became a Kentucky Derby contender, Martin and Coburn turned down an offer of $2.1 million for Love the Chase.[8]
When they bought Love the Chase, a casual observer remarked that only a "dumb ass" would buy her, and so Coburn and Martin decided to name their racing operation DAP Racing, which stands for "Dumb Ass Partners".[11] They created a caricature of a buck-toothed jackass to adorn the back of their racing silks and picked purple and green, the favorite colors of Carolyn Coburn and Denise Martin, for their stable colors.[3] The initials "DAP" appear on California Chrome's blinker hood and the left front of the jockey's silks.[12]

GH 05-17-2014 06:44 PM

Re: Horse Racing 2014
 
Warm ups coming up

Ole Gregg 05-17-2014 06:58 PM

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and they're off!

Ole Gregg 05-17-2014 06:58 PM

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California Chrome in 3rd

Ole Gregg 05-17-2014 07:00 PM

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California Chrome is the winner!

GH 05-17-2014 07:00 PM

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That was exciting as shit!

Ole Gregg 05-17-2014 07:01 PM

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Can he win the triple crown?

GH 05-17-2014 07:01 PM

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Both races were incredible races

now California Chrome has a chance at the Triple Crown

GH 05-17-2014 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Ole Gregg (Post 4160902)
Can he win the triple crown?

hell yes

GH 05-17-2014 07:02 PM

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Here is his run from the Kentucky Derby

that pull away was great

rosstheboss 05-17-2014 07:04 PM

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won't win at belmont, but thanks for the free $$$ today chrome

Ole Gregg 05-17-2014 07:04 PM

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two outta three for the "dumb ass partners"

GH 05-17-2014 07:07 PM

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Let see the media circus intensify for a very deserving rider (Victor Espinoza), horse (California Chrome) and the owners.



The horse to win the Triple Crown did it before I was born.

GH 05-17-2014 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by rosstheboss (Post 4160913)
won't win at belmont, but thanks for the free $$$ today chrome


probably not but it would be cool if it happens.

I, for one, will not be a "neigh"-sayer

rosstheboss 05-17-2014 07:11 PM

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I hope he does but I won't bet on it that's for sure. too much history against him

GH 05-17-2014 07:11 PM

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I just tried to get tickets but the Belmont is sold out (on Ticketmaster).

GH 05-17-2014 07:15 PM

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There are tickets on stubhub

rosstheboss 05-17-2014 07:19 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GH (Post 4160932)
There are tickets on stubhub

not too pricy either. my family went to watch smarty jones when he fell short and haven't been back

gamecock88 05-17-2014 07:20 PM

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Chrome had to work for that one. Good race.

TKE226 05-17-2014 09:41 PM

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The story after the Preakness on the local news was about how a man was shot blocks from Pimilico (home of Preakness) just 2 hours before the race started.

I can attest that the track is in a really bad area of town...It was funny to watch the transformation this week as I drove by it last week and then again on Thursday of this week.


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