Skip to comments.Triple Crown hopeful Barbaro loses... Seriously injured during race
Posted on 05/20/2006 11:13:23 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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I liked him in the Derby and I'll stick with him now. I haven't had time to read the DRF. :)
Sure - you gotta stick with him now :~D
go number 6
Looks like good eating there...
Have you read the DRF? I am wondering if he still looks much the best. Oh well, I have no bets placed this time around.
No - I haven't read anything - just a spectator :~D
Greeley's Legacy & Bernandino in the trifecta with Barbaro.
Who do you like...we lost a ton on the Derby! I think I'll just watch today!
Go Barbaro! It's been so long without a TC winner. What time is the race?
I've picked the last two winners of the Derby, and two of the other horses in the box.
My method is comepletely unorthodox. I pick the pretty one. I also pick the ones with names I like, or I'll sometimes pick a grey one.
There. Now you all know my technique. :)
I'll be cheering for Barbaro, too. I'd like to see another Triple Crown winner--it's been a long time.
Thanks for this thread, HOTD.
I wait for a hunch. I'm still waiting.
I tell you this because that's how I pick my horses now...whatever horse's name makes me think of my dad the most is the one I pick...this year? SWEETNORTHERNSAINT.....
LOL We think alike!! Pretty horses with cute names is the way I usually go :) My Picks: Barbaro, Sweet Northern Saint, and Bernardini. Good luck, all!
That's what I do, too. It reminds me of the episode of Cheers in which the guys talked Diane into betting on the football pool, thinking they'd win more that way. But she won, by picking the teams from cities that had foreign-born symphony conductors. Made them very mad.
Thanks for the thread. I'll check back later
All this and no POST TIME. You should ask MOD to put the post time in the title...
Well, I'm sorry ;~D Post time approximately 6:14 Eastern on NBC
no problem, thanks for the info...
I liked the Affirmed, Alydar duels. Nothing else separates those with talent from those with heart and talent.
I have not read the DRF, so I am only a spectator today.
I hope you didn;t lose as much as I won on the Derby.
I'm sticking with the Derby winner, but I hate to do that when I haven't read the form.
No money is involved today, so I'll just be rooting for him to win the second leg.
I like the trainer too --- his life story is heart warming.
see your freepmail...Sam just went over to the RIVERSIDE to place our bets. It's tradition!
I just read it.
"Big" bettor, you...lol.
I have planned my CA trip to include Del Mar's opening day plus another 10 days.
We'll have to arrange when we're going to get together. I guess I'll come down to San Diego. Maybe I'll go to opening day with you. Cousin David knows everyone over there at DelMar, maybe I'll get him to go with us as well!
Actually, I despise opening day, but my youngest son loves to go. Maybe we CAN make it a group adventure?
I am VERY SERIOUS at the track.
I really go there to win.
I like to go EARLY and leave late...lol.
Onyx, if you're a horse-racing fan, let me remind you the Belmont Stakes is being run in Elmont, NY (on Long Island) on June 10.
Secretariat is still the only horse to win the Derby in under 2:00. Both he and Sham, the horse who finished 2nd to him that day 33 years ago, crossed the wire in under 2:00 minutes. Secretariat still holds the record for the Derby and Belmont. In fact, his time of 2:24 in the Belmont is still a world record on dirt for 1 1/2 miles. For quite a few years, he also held the world record on dirt for 1 1/8 miles, which he set in the first Marlboro Cup, a race created specifically to showcase Big Red against the best older horses in the country.
Secretariat won his Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, achieving the unheard-of feat of running each quarter-mile segment fractionally faster than the one before it. The successive quarter-mile times were: 25 1/5, 24, 23 4/5, 23 2/5 and 23. The very game, superb racehorse, Sham, crossed the wire in 1:59 4/5, a time that would have won any other running of the Kentucky Derby, before or since.
THAT was the greatest Kentucky Derby ever. Barbaro has to look of greatness about him, and he might turn out to be a Triple Crown winner, but his Derby was ordinary by comparison to the 1973 Derby.
Another remarkable thing about Secretariat was that he was equally as magnificent on turf as on dirt. His last two races were on grass. He won them both, the Man o'War Stakes at Belmont, setting a new record for 1 1/2 miles on turf, and the Canadian International at Woodbine. In both his racing seasons, he won all of the year-end honors for which he was eligible. Horse of the Year twice, Champion 2-year-old, Champion 3-year-old and Champion Turf Horse.
Named by ESPN and one of the top 100 athletes of the 20th Century, he was and always will be the greatest horse I have ever seen, and I'll always love him.
Those who are interested can visit Secretariat.com
We lived near Belmont, and my Dad and I used to go there all the time. We saw Secretariat race, in one of the few he lost. But he was beautiful even then. They allowed only betting to win, and the track was littered with tickets of people who had bet hundreds of dollars on the great horse to win, and threw them away angrily after.
One day my father went to see the great match race with Ruffian, when she broke down. He said seeing the poor horse struggle along the track with her broken leg, still trying to win, was the one of the most horrible things he ever saw. After that we stopped going for quite a while.
We still call each other and talk about the Derby, though. I told him last year to bet on Giacomo, because he had an Italian name. Salute!
What a beautiful race he ran in Kentucky. He deserves another win today.
What was amazing in the Derby is that the jockey didn't even use the whip on Barbaro at the end!
What this? Two huge events on LI the same weekend!
Barbaro had been training in Fair Hill, MD. That's down the road from us. In fact Hubby and I will eating at Fair Hill Inn tonight - hopefully is celebration of another victory!
I just learned that I can't get the race on my Direct Tv programming. Is it going to be broadcast over the internet?
Hair, good job on the thread!
Don't forget Secretariat's Preakness run, which many think was also the fastest ever, but failure of the electronic timing left him with a slower hand timed mark. I agree, best horse ever!
Ron Turcotte never touched Secretariat with the whip in any of the three Triple Crown races. Big Red set records in all three, although he was denied the offical Preakness record due to a timer malfunction. In the Belmont, Ron never asked Red to run until about an eighth of a mile from the finish. He never even uncrossed his reins. (Jockeys usually take a cross hold on the reins in the early part of most races and uncross them when they are ready to ask a horse to run.) Ron saw the timer and realized they could get a world record, so he only moved the reins a bit. Red did it all on his own.
Don't get me wrong. Although it isn't uncommon for a jockey not to use the whip when a horse is winning by a comfortable margin, I don't mean to take anything away from Barbaro. As I said, he does have the look of a great horse about him. I'm only describing why and how the 1973 Derby -- so far anyway -- is the greatest one ever.
On the 25th anniversary of Red's Triple Crown, I organized a tribute to him at Hollywood Park. I invited Lucien Laurin, Red's trainer, and Ron. Although Ron couldn't come, we corresponded. Lucien did come and I must tell you meeting him and talking with him about Red was one of the highligts of my life.
No doubt in my mind, that's for sure. Barbaro has been very impressive in his races so far, but as you say, a lot can happen.
You're welcome. :)
To answer my own question: I can't find any webcast advertised of the Preakness. AAaaargh!
Yep, the Daily Racing Form timer caught him in record time, but the track's official timer malfunctioned. The track had to go by what it's official timer showed, though. To this day the DRF chart for the 1973 Preakness shows the record time in addition to the track time.
I think if Secretariat could have been chosen King that year, we'd have had our first monarch, he was so loved. :)
I just read that his heart weighed 3 times as much as other horses' hearts. Not surprising.
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