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The Test Of The Champion: California Chrome Makes A Run At History [LIVE]

Posted on 06/07/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by Pajamajan

California Chrome is about to run in the Belmont Stakes, known as The Test Of The Champion.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: californiachrome; triplecrown
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Can California Chrome become the Triple Crown Winner after 36 years? This is considered one of the most difficult tasks in all of sports.

It is the longest of the three races, also it is the farthest distance for the horses to run at 1 1/2 miles.

1 posted on 06/07/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT by Pajamajan
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To: Pajamajan

Well... I can’t watch. Someone post the results here?


2 posted on 06/07/2014 2:57:47 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Pajamajan

How about a live thread?


3 posted on 06/07/2014 2:58:45 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: Pajamajan
The race is on NBC now. The horses are on their way to the paddock.

I sure hope he can win. Best horse racing story in a long time. 36 years is too long without a TC winner.

4 posted on 06/07/2014 3:00:24 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Pajamajan

Riding an animal that does all the work is considered a sport?


5 posted on 06/07/2014 3:01:31 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: Catmom

I’m tuned in already, though their broadcast is just filler at the moment.


6 posted on 06/07/2014 3:01:37 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Pajamajan

Gorgeous animals.

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7 posted on 06/07/2014 3:02:01 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Pajamajan

What are his odds???


8 posted on 06/07/2014 3:04:12 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Catmom; HMS Surprise
I'll do the best I can to post what's happening. I'm just a bit slow at the keyboard.

Bring It Home California Chrome!

9 posted on 06/07/2014 3:04:25 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Uncle Chip

Odds were 4/5 at last check.


10 posted on 06/07/2014 3:06:21 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

I heard this morning that post-time is 6:52 Eastern, 3:52 Pacific.


11 posted on 06/07/2014 3:09:44 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It ain't a "hashtag"....it's a damn pound sign. ###)
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To: wastedyears

Pound for pound jockeys are considered to be some of the most fit athletes in all of sports.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 3:10:07 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: ErnBatavia

Oh thanks.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 3:13:52 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yea that sleaze ball Bob Costas is jacking his jaw. I got the sound down.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 3:14:01 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Mears
They all look great.

California Chrome looks like he hasn't lost anything to the grueling schedule of the Triple Crown races. (Many times the horses will lose a bit of weight by the time they get to the Belmont.)

15 posted on 06/07/2014 3:17:18 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.??)
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To: Pajamajan

Thank you.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 3:17:53 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Bob Costas is a Howard Cosell wanna be.


17 posted on 06/07/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Pajamajan

They are still walking over to the paddock.


18 posted on 06/07/2014 3:19:45 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Uncle Chip

His race odds are good, but his real odds are slim. There are more good horses in this race than the Preakness. Chrome was fading at the Preakness also, and the Belmont has more track to cover. Personally I give him 1 chance in 4. Espinoza will have to be a genius today.


19 posted on 06/07/2014 3:21:34 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: Pajamajan

Watch it live here:

http://stream.nbcsports.com/horse-racing/?pid=72&cid=Yahoo&p=ya5nbcs


20 posted on 06/07/2014 3:22:08 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Pajamajan
36 years is too long without a TC winner.

That would be Affirmed.

I think I was in 8th grade (?)... weird, the things you remember.

21 posted on 06/07/2014 3:22:24 PM PDT by workerbee (`)
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To: HMS Surprise

No problem :-)


22 posted on 06/07/2014 3:22:28 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: workerbee

Affirmed/Alydar rivalry was legendary. Racetrack people still talk about it. More people paid attention to it because we didn’t have 10 thousand tv channels to choose from back then either.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 3:26:40 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Catmom

Yes a live thread would be good. This COULD be a historic moment. It’s time for another Triple Crown winner.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 3:28:56 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: HMS Surprise

PING to link at post 20 here to watch the race.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 3:29:06 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

The hours of filler for a two minute event is worse than the Super Bowl pre pre pre-game show.


26 posted on 06/07/2014 3:29:50 PM PDT by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989; All

I asked the Admin Mod if some magic could be done to turn this into a live thread.


27 posted on 06/07/2014 3:34:15 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: wastedyears

Seen any out-of-shape jockeys, recently? This ain’t baseball.


28 posted on 06/07/2014 3:34:42 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wastedyears

Do a little research...geez


29 posted on 06/07/2014 3:35:05 PM PDT by basalt
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To: Pajamajan; All
The crowd is roaring in the saddling paddack chanting "Go Chrome Go!"

CC is being saddled- He is calm and quiet. Looks great.

They called "Riders up"

30 posted on 06/07/2014 3:38:07 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: rdl6989

Yeah.

I totally agree, yet here I am watching.

(Frank Sinatra Junior is singing New York New York right now)


31 posted on 06/07/2014 3:38:36 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Pajamajan

Thank you Admin Mod.


32 posted on 06/07/2014 3:40:22 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Call to the post!


33 posted on 06/07/2014 3:41:37 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Pajamajan

They’re on the track- The crowd is roaring.


34 posted on 06/07/2014 3:43:32 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Pajamajan

Was he named after the Google browser?


35 posted on 06/07/2014 3:43:45 PM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Pajamajan

I hope he wins too but if I was placing a bet it’d be on Samraat. 19 to 1 odds..


36 posted on 06/07/2014 3:43:46 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Pajamajan

Ok everyone wake up.

Getting ready. Or at least, revving up.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 3:44:54 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: CaptainK

IT’S . . . Beetlebomb . . .


38 posted on 06/07/2014 3:46:39 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: wastedyears

And the horses themselves are probably wondering what the heck is all the fuss about?


39 posted on 06/07/2014 3:47:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavRrRNvz8g


40 posted on 06/07/2014 3:48:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pajamajan
My husband says that Chrome will lose by a nose.

Let's see how accurate he is. :)

41 posted on 06/07/2014 3:48:22 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Pajamajan

Just watching on TV you could hear and feel the excitement!

When Secretariat won the Belmont, I was on vacation and on my way to “Nawlins. Listening to the race on the radio was unbelievable!!!


42 posted on 06/07/2014 3:48:38 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

About 3
Minutes to post.


43 posted on 06/07/2014 3:49:29 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

“It’s Cabbage by a head......CABBAGE BY A HEAD......”


44 posted on 06/07/2014 3:49:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

Go “Wicked Strong”,go.

:-)

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45 posted on 06/07/2014 3:49:58 PM PDT by Mears
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Bob Costas? Please don’t let him give a lecture before the race.


46 posted on 06/07/2014 3:50:25 PM PDT by hugorand
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I can’t stand to hear Costas - that voice and its’ arrogance is just as bad as obamatollah’s.


47 posted on 06/07/2014 3:50:26 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: sportutegrl
I don't know if it was the browser.

The story is, the owners wrote names on slips of paper, put them in a hat, and had a waitress at their local restaurant draw one out.

48 posted on 06/07/2014 3:50:39 PM PDT by Pajamajan ( Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: Pajamajan

CC’s owners named “Dumbass Partners”. Ya gotta pull for their team.


49 posted on 06/07/2014 3:50:40 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Mears

Yeah..... I think Wicked Strong runs by them all down the stretch....


50 posted on 06/07/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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