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Belmont Stakes warmup sees stunning come-from-behind finish (video) AMAZING!!
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Posted on 06/07/2013 11:49:06 PM PDT by rawhide

Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes might not live up to the finish on Friday afternoon in the Brooklyn Handicap, one of several high-profile races run at Belmont Park the day before the last leg of the Triple Crown.

Before a national television audience on the NBC Sports Network, the $700,000 Grade II Brooklyn Handicap saw 7-1 Calidoscopio pull off not just an upset but perhaps one of the greatest closes in racing history. Down 22 lengths at the midway point of the 1 ½ mile Brooklyn Handicap, jockey Aaron Gryder was out of the picture for much of the race. Focused primarily on early leader Percussion and big name Ruler on Ice, the track announcer said of Calidoscopio that “he was way out of the race right now” at the halfway point.

“Right now” is not how the race finished.

Need to watch video at the link.

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: horse; racing
AMAZING!
1 posted on 06/07/2013 11:49:06 PM PDT by rawhide
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Bfl


2 posted on 06/08/2013 12:05:30 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: rawhide

What’s really amazing is Calidoscopio is ten years old. That’s really old for a Thoroughbred to still be racing. I’m assuming he’s a gelding.


3 posted on 06/08/2013 12:13:53 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: SatinDoll

More than likely a gelding. I’m reminded of Forego, who I saw with Willie Shoemaker at Delaware Park in 1978. John Henry was another great gelding who retired late.


4 posted on 06/08/2013 1:00:56 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: rawhide

Thanks for posting. That is simply amazing.


5 posted on 06/08/2013 2:04:29 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: rawhide

Great finish.


6 posted on 06/08/2013 3:01:13 AM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Amberdawn
More than likely a gelding. I’m reminded of Forego, who I saw with Willie Shoemaker at Delaware Park in 1978. John Henry was another great gelding who retired late.

And Kelso!

7 posted on 06/08/2013 3:09:24 AM PDT by JohnG45
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To: rawhide

Another incredible closer was Silky Sullivan.

From Wikipedia:

There were other great closers—Whirlaway, Stymie, Needles, Gallant Man, Carry Back, Forego, John Henry and Zenyatta—but none could hang so far back, let the field get so far ahead, and still win. Called the “California Comet” and often ridden by the Hall of Fame jockey Willie Shoemaker, Silky once allowed the field to get 41 lengths in front of him and still won by three lengths. To accomplish this, he ran the last quarter in 22 seconds. His trainer, West Coast veteran Reggie Cornell, said “I’ve never seen a horse in my >life, or heard of one either, go faster.”


8 posted on 06/08/2013 4:05:34 AM PDT by buridan (,)
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To: SatinDoll; rawhide

This really made my day.

Thanks for sharing it...:)


9 posted on 06/08/2013 4:12:19 AM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: rawhide

TurboHorse!


10 posted on 06/08/2013 4:29:39 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: Amberdawn

John Henry - my late father was a huge fan on John Henry!


11 posted on 06/08/2013 4:34:43 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: rawhide

When I clicked on the video arrow, the screen went blank/light blue. What happened? Why can’t I watch the race?


12 posted on 06/08/2013 5:11:49 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: rawhide

My 8 year old gelding runs like that, he hates the mud in his face so will fall back and then go to the outside, he’s never been that far behind! That was awesome, nice horse!


13 posted on 06/08/2013 5:16:22 AM PDT by lopinslow
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To: Prov3456

Same for me - no video - just a blank screen


14 posted on 06/08/2013 5:20:05 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Prov3456

http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/9354076/deep-closing-calidoscopio-captures-brooklyn


15 posted on 06/08/2013 5:26:08 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: MomwithHope

John Henry was the best!


16 posted on 06/08/2013 5:36:50 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: rawhide

You’re thinking “Brooklyn huh”? “Stunning upset huh”? But then you see the race and understand that NOBODY would or could hold it back to that extent and THEN charge.


17 posted on 06/08/2013 5:49:53 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: newfreep

thanks, the other linky no worky

he was just toying with the other horses, having a bit of a laugh


18 posted on 06/08/2013 6:02:37 AM PDT by fnord (My life is like the movie Willard, except with hummingbirds)
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To: rawhide

I wonder what his speed was. To catch an entire field, from 30 lengths back, in just a third of the track, when the field is racing their best... remarkable. AND the horse is an old man.


19 posted on 06/08/2013 6:03:56 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: rawhide

For those having video problems, I think it’s the file or the page. Mine was very laggy, even after restarting the laptop, closing all other windows, and running it in Firefox.


20 posted on 06/08/2013 6:05:56 AM PDT by Teacher317 (Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast)
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To: newfreep
Thank you for posting. That was incredible! Even though I knew the outcome beforehand, I was cheering and clapping at my kitchen table. What a race!

Thanks again.

21 posted on 06/08/2013 6:23:10 AM PDT by Prov3456
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To: JohnG45

Yes, Kelso was a great one. Stymie was a favorite of my Dad’s too.


22 posted on 06/08/2013 6:53:36 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: MomwithHope

JH sold for $1300.00 at an auction.


23 posted on 06/08/2013 6:54:31 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Prov3456

I had to go to youtube to see the video myself. Just type in 2013 Brooklyn Handicap and scroll down until you see the horse’s name.


24 posted on 06/08/2013 7:03:26 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Cuttnhorse; Amberdawn

My dad was almost obsessed with John Henry. I wish I had paid more attention to everything he told me. Miss you Dad! Happy Fathers Day and birthday on the 17th!


25 posted on 06/08/2013 9:11:04 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: rawhide

“Amazing” is a good word for this.
Thanks for posting.


26 posted on 06/08/2013 10:13:37 AM PDT by Dartman (Mubarak and Gaddafi are going to look like choirboys when this is over)
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To: rawhide; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

[snip] The Argentina-bred bay horse is the first 10-year-old in history to win a graded stakes race on dirt. [/snip]

http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/9354076/deep-closing-calidoscopio-captures-brooklyn

Sloppy track — his faddah was a mudder, his mudder was a mudder.


27 posted on 06/08/2013 10:37:45 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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That still gets my blood pumping, even though the whole industry is mob-dominated. Third turn, it looks like that horse just flipped a switch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Xl0nXkJzGE


28 posted on 06/08/2013 10:48:51 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: onedoug

What a race!


29 posted on 06/08/2013 6:04:24 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: windcliff

Wow!


30 posted on 06/09/2013 10:40:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: rawhide

BookMark!!!


31 posted on 06/20/2013 7:23:08 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: SatinDoll

Nope, he’s off to stud now apparently.


32 posted on 07/22/2013 11:11:06 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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