CockyTalk

Welcome to Cockytalk!

Thank you for visiting our forum. As a guest, you have limited access to view some discussion and articles. By joining our free community, you will be able to view all discussions and articles, post your own topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, participate in Pick'Em contests and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so please join our community today!!

If you have any problems registering or logging in, please contact our Admins. Thanks!

Go Back   CockyTalk > Other Sports > The Locker Room

Today's Top 10
Posters (by posts)Threads (by views)Newest Posts Gamecock Headlines 
b381l
Spurticus
TAFC 5 1981
sanford
usc1
gamecockgal
Gamecockfanatic4
smoovecock
StormOfTalons
robgusc76
Top 10 Reasons Why T (2169)
Jaguars Justin Black (858)
Spurrier vs Saban (815)
Kansas to invest $75 (764)
When does fall pract (729)
An Air Algerie Fligh (285)
Frank Caliendo + Mor (271)
Anyone Switching to (261)
Expect A Healthy Dos (257)
Darth Vader 'Vette (192)
Signee James Thompson arr
Texags
Coach's media golf press
Stephen Garcia AMA on Red
2015 - Nathan Gilliam
2015 - Amonte Caban
Baseball Recruiting Threa
Places to eat in Conway?
Spurrier vs Saban
Another A&M aggie off


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-07-2014, 11:27 PM   #61
b381l
Heisman Winner
 
b381l's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 21,567
CockyCash: 52205
b381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot material
Default Re: Horse Racing 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by GH View Post
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.
They are legendary.
b381l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 11:28 PM   #62
b381l
Heisman Winner
 
b381l's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 21,567
CockyCash: 52205
b381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot material
Default Re: Horse Racing 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by rosstheboss View Post
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....
b381l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2014, 11:37 PM   #63
Coulwoodwarlord
1st Team All-SEC
 
Coulwoodwarlord's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Charlotte N.C.
Posts: 4,443
CockyCash: 1000000
Coulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot materialCoulwoodwarlord is USC mascot material
Default Re: Horse Racing 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by b381l View Post
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.
Coulwoodwarlord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 12:00 AM   #64
b381l
Heisman Winner
 
b381l's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 21,567
CockyCash: 52205
b381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot materialb381l is USC mascot material
Default Re: Horse Racing 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coulwoodwarlord View Post
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.
b381l is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2014, 09:50 AM   #65
JaxcockFL
Cunning Linquist
 
JaxcockFL's Avatar
 
Male

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Jacksonville
Posts: 8,151
CockyCash: 104965
JaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot materialJaxcockFL is USC mascot material
Default Re: Horse Racing 2014

Quote:
Originally Posted by G&B View Post
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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.
__________________
JaxcockFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Provided by SLB Development