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Old 06-07-2014, 11:27 PM   #61
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Hell, I don't even think it would take that.

First off, I don't think they should change it if it has been done this way for the majority of the history of the races - I like being able to compare eras of athletes (and in this case animals) when much of the variables go unchanged.

It there was an idea to change the races to make it harder for them to target just one or two races, I would suggest they spread the triple crown races out more.

In theory, that would make it easier for the perspective horse to recover and refresh between the three races
This is exactly right which is why it will never be changed....they don't want to make it easier. Look at the quality of the horses that have won the triple crown.
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Never really threatened at all.
he was even with 1 furlong to run.....he just doesn't have the stamina to run that far....breeding really counts for these longer races....
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he was even with 1 furlong to run.....he just doesn't have the stamina to run that far....breeding really counts for these longer races....
Indeed..................The Belmont is the acid test. Chrome's victory in the Preakness was tight. And to me, there was nothing that indicated he could hang for a mile and a half.
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Indeed..................The Belmont is the acid test. Chrome's victory in the Preakness was tight. And to me, there was nothing that indicated he could hang for a mile and a half.
exactly right.....and if you look at both the Derby and Preakness closing fractions, there were other horses gaining on him at the end of both races.....so a longer race (Belmont) meant he probably wasn't going to win.
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I have been to Saratoga. Had a $10 bet on the superfecta on the last race of the day. All were long shots and I had all four horses in order on the home stretch. Photo finish for 4th and I lost. I still think their computers told them there was a big payout and they switched the 4th place winner.

Due to all 4 horses being larger than 15-1 (one was 45-1) and a large field of horses, the payout was going to be $216,000 on my $10 bet.

Needless to say I got drunk after that.


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Had you pocketed 216K minus taxes, I find it hard to believe that you would have stayed sober. So, you see, that was a done deal no matter which way that went.
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