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(ESPN)   Racing officials got to their senses, will allow California Chrome to have a nasal strip when he races at the Belmont Stakes June 7   (espn.go.com) divider line 25
    More: Followup, belmont, Triple Crown winners, Preakness Stakes, officials, New York Racing Association, Belmont Park, triple crown, race condition  
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2014-05-19 12:00:47 PM  
I kind of hope he loses now, so that there will be no "double standard" complaints.
 
2014-05-19 12:10:12 PM  

wxboy: I kind of hope he loses now, so that there will be no "double standard" complaints.


The other horses are free to wear the strips if they want.  I don't see a problem.
 
2014-05-19 12:10:19 PM  
This is such bullshiat. They wouldn't let Big Brown run with his CPAP machine.
 
2014-05-19 12:11:30 PM  
Good. I hope he wins. A good friend of Mrs. Falfa is making a shiatton of money from this horse.
 
2014-05-19 12:11:52 PM  
I never thought I'd long for another Michael Sam headline, but you've done it, horse racing
 
2014-05-19 12:17:02 PM  
I hope he wins - My wife needs another Disney horse movie.
 
2014-05-19 12:21:41 PM  

youmightberight: I hope he wins - My wife  I needs another Disney horse movie.

FTFY

 
2014-05-19 12:22:05 PM  
If there isn't a Breathe Right sponsored car with a gigantic strip across the hood sometime this NASCAR season, I'll be extremely disappointed.
 
2014-05-19 12:23:57 PM  

NewWorldDan: wxboy: I kind of hope he loses now, so that there will be no "double standard" complaints.

The other horses are free to wear the strips if they want.  I don't see a problem.


I don't mean a double standard within the race, I mean that I'm sure there are recent cases where the NYRA denied the request for use of nasal strips in lesser races, so people will say it's bullshiat that they should allow it now just because there's so much attention.
 
2014-05-19 12:25:38 PM  
"Does it provide more of an edge than the injectables we look the other way on?  No?  Then let's not tank viewership/betting money by nixing the chance of a Triple Crown winner."
 
2014-05-19 12:28:03 PM  
Got my tix to the Belmont in the mail the other day.  Lets hope it's a nice day and they get over 120,000 people there.
 
2014-05-19 12:28:40 PM  

youmightberight: I hope he wins - My wife needs another Disney horse movie.


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2014-05-19 12:32:26 PM  

ToastmasterGeneral: "Does it provide more of an edge than the injectables we look the other way on?  No?  Then let's not tank viewership/betting money by nixing the chance of a Triple Crown winner."


Or in other words "Forget it Jake, it's horse racing."
 
2014-05-19 12:34:46 PM  
I'm glad  somebody could sense "we're about to set fire to a gigantic pile of cash if we fark this up".
 
2014-05-19 12:34:49 PM  
California Chrome sounds like the shade of color one turns when they are obsessed with tanning.
 
2014-05-19 12:39:42 PM  

Cataholic: youmightberight: I hope he wins - My wife needs another Disney horse movie.

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So that's why his margin of victory was shorter in the Preakness....
 
2014-05-19 12:40:45 PM  
This race kind of has me curious to see whether or not rightards are unhinged enough to actually root against this horse simply because it's from California.
 
2014-05-19 12:41:34 PM  
Serious question: When they do these big races, do they do more than one race that day, or do 120,000 people show up for a 90 second event?
 
2014-05-19 12:45:21 PM  

Bob Falfa: Serious question: When they do these big races, do they do more than one race that day, or do 120,000 people show up for a 90 second event?


Usually about 10 or 11 races.  The big race is usually 2nd to last on the day (why it isn't last, I have no idea).
 
2014-05-19 12:50:42 PM  

wxboy: Bob Falfa: Serious question: When they do these big races, do they do more than one race that day, or do 120,000 people show up for a 90 second event?

Usually about 10 or 11 races.  The big race is usually 2nd to last on the day (why it isn't last, I have no idea).


Got it, thanks.
I feel bad for anybody in the race after the big event though.
 
2014-05-19 12:51:41 PM  

spiderpaz: This race kind of has me curious to see whether or not rightards are unhinged enough to actually root against this horse simply because it's from California.


I heard California Chrome is gay married and likes to get all potted up on weed.
 
2014-05-19 12:52:26 PM  
The reverse vampires got to them too! When will the madness end?
 
2014-05-19 01:23:30 PM  

wxboy: Bob Falfa: Serious question: When they do these big races, do they do more than one race that day, or do 120,000 people show up for a 90 second event?

Usually about 10 or 11 races.  The big race is usually 2nd to last on the day (why it isn't last, I have no idea).


Crowd control, this year there are two races after the big one.  I guess it keeps the hardcore around.
 
2014-05-19 01:40:59 PM  

Bob Falfa: Serious question: When they do these big races, do they do more than one race that day, or do 120,000 people show up for a 90 second event?


They do a full card, this year they are doing the biggest day in Belmont history, and this was all planned well in advanced before a horse had a shot at a TC.  It's being billed as the East Coast's Breeder's Cup, since the weather here is too crappy in late October to have it here.  They did it at Monmouth Park a few years ago and it rained non stop both days.

Here's the full list of big time races that will be run on June 7th, with the exception of Saratoga, you'd only ever see one race like this in a card on a given day:

• $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1)
    3-year-olds, 1-1/2 Mile Dirt
• $1.25 million Metropolitan Mile (G1)
    3-year-olds & up, 1 Mile Dirt
• $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan Handicap (G1)
    4-year-olds & up, 1-1/4 Mile Turf
• $1 million Ogden Phipps (G1)
    F&M 4-year-olds & up, 1-1/2 Mile Dirt
• $750,000 Longines Just A Game (G1)
    F&M 4-year-olds & up, 1 Mile Turf
• $750,000 TVG Acorn (G1)
    Fillies 3-year-olds, 1 Mile Dirt
• $500,000 Brooklyn Invitational (G2)
   4-year-olds & up, 1-1/2 Mile Dirt
• $300,000 Jaipur Invitational (G3)
    4-year-olds & up, 6 Furlongs Turf
• $150,000 Easy Goer
    3-year-olds, 1-1/16th Mile Dirt
 
2014-05-19 11:25:40 PM  

Bob Falfa: Serious question: When they do these big races, do they do more than one race that day, or do 120,000 people show up for a 90 second event?


There are usually four or five other "graded stakes" races on the undercard at each of the triple crown races.  Most of these races would be the biggest race of the weekend at any other track on any other weekend.
 
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