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2014-06-08 08:41:18 AM  
I'm surprised at how many idiots are defending this guy.

1. His horse was allowed to wear a nasal guard that is completely illegal in New York State.
2. He only finished tied with Wicked Strong who DID run all three races.
3. Let's say a baseball pitcher (someone like Justin Verlander) were to miss the first half of the season. If the Tigers were to make it to the World Series that year, under this guy's analogy Verlander should not be eligible to pitch.
 
2014-06-08 08:44:54 AM  
Saw him on a morning show today.
I am curious about one point he brought up though - only 3 of the horses were in the other 2 races, and over the years there's been less and less in all 3 Triple Crown races. Certainly lessens the chances of a Triple Crown winner.
 
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2014-06-08 08:53:17 AM  

mikemoto: 1. His horse was allowed to wear a nasal guard that is completely illegal in New York State.


To be fair, that rule is stupid and I believe NY is the only state that forbids them.
 
2014-06-08 08:56:08 AM  
He was just on Good Morning America making a comparison of him playing basketball against a kid in a wheelchair.
 
2014-06-08 08:58:49 AM  
Saw him whining incessantly while I was waiting for the hockey game. The mile and half at Belmont has often been called a race with no pace, and Chrome didn't get the greatest start, though not bad. The jockey let himself get boxed in and was forced to go four wide after one of the slowest first quarter miles in the race's history. Tough break, but it happens. Tabasco Cat in 1994 probably would have won the Crown but got a bad bump in the Derby. There have only been 11 winners of the Triple Crown since 1875, iirc. It's is very difficult to do.
 
2014-06-08 09:34:30 AM  
At the time of his rant (5 minutes after the race) he was certainly worked up and one might even say bitter with a side order of sour grapes. I understand his frustration and I do think he has a point, to a degree. Not saying I agree 100% by any means. But there's no way that I can see how the people that run horse racing and/or the 3 Triple Crown races can mandate what he proposes.
 
2014-06-08 09:47:31 AM  
Yup. He has a valid point. But I can't concede him any points because he looks like Wilfried Brimley, whined and called people cowards and yelled at his wife on National TV. All five minutes after he saw his horse lose and someone stuck a mic in his face.

So his opinion is totally invalid. He's a whiny loser and I feel so much superior rather than examine his positions on merit.

/bless the internet!
 
2014-06-08 09:50:21 AM  
I must've missed the wife angle. What'd he say?
 
2014-06-08 09:50:48 AM  
(Oh, and the top three didn't run in all. To see CC and Wicked Strong in a dead heat photo finish would have destroyed the internet)
 
2014-06-08 10:20:09 AM  
As nice a story as it has been up to this point, fark this guy.
 
2014-06-08 10:21:14 AM  
Looks like we have to care about this horse one extra day
 
2014-06-08 10:21:16 AM  
Well, duh. That's what these horses enter these races to do: To beat your horse! And all the others.

So what if they didn't run any other Triple Crown races. You don't hold Tiger out of the Open if he missed the Masters, do you?
 
2014-06-08 10:22:12 AM  
When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?
 
2014-06-08 10:24:50 AM  
I understand how he feels, and he does reserve the right to be frustrated, but he has to recognize that by airing his grievances, he just opens himself up to criticism.

As it is, he might have a point, but then again, the longer race may simply have put other horses at an advantage.  Getting two out of three ain't bad, put California Chrome to stud and who knows, he might sire the next Triple Crown winner.
 
2014-06-08 10:27:52 AM  

Big Merl: When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?


Unless, I'm mistaken the runner-up was the same horse in each leg that year.
 
2014-06-08 10:32:32 AM  

lindalouwho: Saw him on a morning show today.
I am curious about one point he brought up though - only 3 of the horses were in the other 2 races, and over the years there's been less and less in all 3 Triple Crown races. Certainly lessens the chances of a Triple Crown winner.


The Belmont is half a mile longer than the other races, which is apparently a big deal in horse racing. That's why you have so many horses that win the first two legs and come up short in the third.
 
2014-06-08 10:32:34 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Big Merl: When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?

Unless, I'm mistaken the runner-up was the same horse in each leg that year.


You are mistaken.
 
2014-06-08 10:34:06 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Big Merl: When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?

Unless, I'm mistaken the runner-up was the same horse in each leg that year.


You would be mistaken.  Sham did finish second in the Derby and the Preakness.  However he finished fifth in the Belmont.

There is a long history of horses entering the Belmont without entering the other legs.  It is one of the reasons that the Triple Crown is such a major accomplishment.  Consider this, what if an NFL team could go undefeated every year AND win the Super Bowl.  It would cheapen what the 72 Dolphins did.  Instead, when The Packers finally do it there will be a major celebration.
 
2014-06-08 10:39:27 AM  

Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Big Merl: When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?

Unless, I'm mistaken the runner-up was the same horse in each leg that year.


Nope. Sham finished second in the Derby and Preakness, but last in the Belmont after tiring out trying to keep up with Secretariat.
 
2014-06-08 10:40:35 AM  

Big Merl: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Big Merl: When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?

Unless, I'm mistaken the runner-up was the same horse in each leg that year.

You would be mistaken.  Sham did finish second in the Derby and the Preakness.  However he finished fifth in the Belmont.

There is a long history of horses entering the Belmont without entering the other legs.  It is one of the reasons that the Triple Crown is such a major accomplishment.  Consider this, what if an NFL team could go undefeated every year AND win the Super Bowl.  It would cheapen what the 72 Dolphins did.  Instead, when The Packers finally do it there will be a major celebration.


Hey, the kids in Ethiopia celebrated the Patriot's perfect season + Super Bowl a few years ago...
 
2014-06-08 10:54:29 AM  
IlGreven: Instead, when The Packers finally do it there will be a major celebration.

Cheesehead-like typing detected.
 
2014-06-08 10:55:33 AM  

MFAWG: lindalouwho: Saw him on a morning show today.
I am curious about one point he brought up though - only 3 of the horses were in the other 2 races, and over the years there's been less and less in all 3 Triple Crown races. Certainly lessens the chances of a Triple Crown winner.

The Belmont is half a mile longer than the other races, which is apparently a big deal in horse racing. That's why you have so many horses that win the first two legs and come up short in the third.


Actually not quite a half-mile longer (the Derby is 1 1/4, the Preakness is 1 3/16)  but your point still stands.
 
2014-06-08 10:56:25 AM  
IlGreven:Big Merl:Instead, when The Packers finally do it there will be a major celebration.

Cheesehead-like typing detected.


FTFM
 
2014-06-08 11:05:57 AM  
Really don't care, but, I thought it was BS that NBC announced the game would start at 6:00pm Central. On commercial for Arlington, in the Chicago area, I heard the race would be run between 5:35 and 5:45.  You know that there would be a 1/2 hour and probably more of interviews with the jockey's 3rd cousin for their reaction, the guy who cleans out the winners stall, etc.  Actually, the old guy going off, was pretty entertaining.  This is one of the most crooked sports around, and it's farking dying.  In Illinois, if it wasn't propped up with money from the casinos and the new video poker law, it would have probably gone belly up by now.
 
2014-06-08 11:06:38 AM  
From the few interactions I've had with horse people, they seem like arseholes and every last one of them expects regular people to care about them.
 
2014-06-08 11:06:40 AM  
Meh, he's just pissed he doesn't get to become a filthy rich, glorified horse pimp.
 
2014-06-08 11:14:22 AM  

JacobDavidWatson: Land_of_the_Magic_Dragon: Big Merl: When  Secretariat won the Belmont the horses finishing in second, third and fourth were all well rested after having not run the Preakness.  How can something be good enough for Secretariat but not good enough for California Snowflake?

Unless, I'm mistaken the runner-up was the same horse in each leg that year.

You are mistaken.


It was Affirmed and Alydar in 1978 that went one - two through the Triple Crown
 
2014-06-08 11:15:53 AM  
This is simply a millionaire whining that he will lose out on a few million extra dollars on top of the many millions he has already won from the work of a horse that he bought but never had a hand in raising or training.
 
2014-06-08 11:22:05 AM  

mikemoto: I'm surprised at how many idiots are defending this guy.

1. His horse was allowed to wear a nasal guard that is completely illegal in New York State.
2. He only finished tied with Wicked Strong who DID run all three races.
3. Let's say a baseball pitcher (someone like Justin Verlander) were to miss the first half of the season. If the Tigers were to make it to the World Series that year, under this guy's analogy Verlander should not be eligible to pitch.


Wow.. for someone calling others idiots.. lets see..
1) its a nasal strip not a guard, and its not completely illegal in New York, its use has to be approved by the stewards.. so not illegal at all.
2) Wicked Strong did not run in the Preakness.
3) You are not even close to an apt analogy.

The guy missed out on the dream of a lifetime by two lengths and everyone and their brother were convinced the triple crown was a lock. He could have been a much more gracious loser.. but come on, i think he deserves a little slack. The reason he thinks its is exactly the reason the triple crown is so difficult.
 
2014-06-08 11:37:32 AM  
Tonalist wasn't running to win the Triple Crown, he was running to win the Belmont Stakes. And he did.
 
2014-06-08 11:41:54 AM  
I wonder how much money he lost yesterday.
 
2014-06-08 11:47:30 AM  
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2014-06-08 11:48:56 AM  

MFAWG: lindalouwho: Saw him on a morning show today.
I am curious about one point he brought up though - only 3 of the horses were in the other 2 races, and over the years there's been less and less in all 3 Triple Crown races. Certainly lessens the chances of a Triple Crown winner.

The Belmont is half a mile longer than the other races, which is apparently a big deal in horse racing. That's why you have so many horses that win the first two legs and come up short in the third.


But the thing is I remember many years of this race where a lot more horses did run in all three.
Chrome's owner says it's about money now that they don't. I haven't enough knowledge on the subject to tell if that could be true.
 
2014-06-08 11:54:16 AM  

Muta: I wonder how much money he lost yesterday.


$14,282,948.16

/You're welcome
 
2014-06-08 11:55:29 AM  

fugeeface: [whothehellcares.jpg]


Normally I'd ask "then why are YOU here?" but I too am guilty of barging into threads concerning subjects I don't like that other people do. So I won't ask you that question.
 
2014-06-08 11:57:44 AM  

show me: Muta: I wonder how much money he lost yesterday.

$14,282,948.16

/You're welcome


Is that the purse or what he would've won at the betting window? 'Cos if the latter he would've had to bet over 15 million, right?
 
2014-06-08 11:59:41 AM  
Instead of whining and grousing let's fix this. Because it is a problem IF you want a horse to capture the triple crown again EVER! Which I promise you, horse racing DOES want!

1. Make 25 horses qualify for the triple crown races.

2. Top 17-20 race at Kentucky.

3. To race in the Preakness you had to be one of the original 25 qualifiers.

4. To race at the Belmont you HAD to have raced at either the Derby and/or the Preakness.

Solved your problem, send me the check.
 
2014-06-08 12:03:54 PM  
Horses, man. Horses.
 
2014-06-08 12:05:06 PM  

Bobby_and_The_Gorilla: Instead of whining and grousing let's fix this. Because it is a problem IF you want a horse to capture the triple crown again EVER! Which I promise you, horse racing DOES want!

1. Make 25 horses qualify for the triple crown races.

2. Top 17-20 race at Kentucky.

3. To race in the Preakness you had to be one of the original 25 qualifiers.

4. To race at the Belmont you HAD to have raced at either the Derby and/or the Preakness.

Solved your problem, send me the check.


I like how you think.
 
2014-06-08 12:10:36 PM  
He just don't get it. The point of the Triple Crown is to identify the best 3 yr old in the land.  Meaning you take on all comers.  Win em all and there is no doubt who the best is.  This isn't the Triple Pampered Snowflake Participation Crown.  Nobody likes a sore loser. Wilford Brimley should EABOD and STFU.

/diabeetus
 
2014-06-08 12:14:45 PM  

mikemoto: I'm surprised at how many idiots are defending this guy.

1. His horse was allowed to wear a nasal guard that is completely illegal in New York State.
2. He only finished tied with Wicked Strong who DID run all three races.
3. Let's say a baseball pitcher (someone like Justin Verlander) were to miss the first half of the season. If the Tigers were to make it to the World Series that year, under this guy's analogy Verlander should not be eligible to pitch.


I'm not a horse guy, but the races are WEEKS apart.  Is that not enough time to rest up back to 100%?
 
2014-06-08 12:14:57 PM  

lindalouwho: MFAWG: lindalouwho: Saw him on a morning show today.
I am curious about one point he brought up though - only 3 of the horses were in the other 2 races, and over the years there's been less and less in all 3 Triple Crown races. Certainly lessens the chances of a Triple Crown winner.

The Belmont is half a mile longer than the other races, which is apparently a big deal in horse racing. That's why you have so many horses that win the first two legs and come up short in the third.

But the thing is I remember many years of this race where a lot more horses did run in all three.
Chrome's owner says it's about money now that they don't. I haven't enough knowledge on the subject to tell if that could be true.


Correct me if I'm wrong, but horse racing has ALWAYS been about the money.  Durrrrrrr............
 
2014-06-08 12:15:02 PM  
I somehow don't think he would have spent a few minutes gasbagging about this had his horse won, so grandpa should go take a nap.
 
2014-06-08 12:17:40 PM  

Lance Russell's Nose: From the few interactions I've had with horse people, they seem like arseholes and every last one of them expects regular people to care about them.


I live in a small town (albeit the largest in the county) surrounded by horse farms. And you're pretty much correct. Example: taking up five or more parking spaces with their horse trailer and pickup along Main Street in front of a restaurant.
 
2014-06-08 12:24:44 PM  
so...theres a chance that any horse can lose a race?
 
2014-06-08 12:24:55 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: lindalouwho: MFAWG: lindalouwho: Saw him on a morning show today.
I am curious about one point he brought up though - only 3 of the horses were in the other 2 races, and over the years there's been less and less in all 3 Triple Crown races. Certainly lessens the chances of a Triple Crown winner.

The Belmont is half a mile longer than the other races, which is apparently a big deal in horse racing. That's why you have so many horses that win the first two legs and come up short in the third.

But the thing is I remember many years of this race where a lot more horses did run in all three.
Chrome's owner says it's about money now that they don't. I haven't enough knowledge on the subject to tell if that could be true.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but horse racing has ALWAYS been about the money.  Durrrrrrr............


Ha ha. I'm talking about how few horses run in all 3 races; that NOT wantng a Triple Crown winner is supposedly about money.
 
2014-06-08 12:30:42 PM  
A Triple Crown winner is marked by their ability to beat all comers, not just a field the owner approves of.
 
2014-06-08 12:32:10 PM  
There are a lot of old money, established breeders that are really happy happy joy joy CC lost. Who were these upstarts anyway?
 
2014-06-08 12:41:16 PM  
"There is no racing without betting!"
/obscure
//favorite movie to quote from.
 
2014-06-08 12:49:17 PM  

mutterfark: Saw him whining incessantly while I was waiting for the hockey game. The mile and half at Belmont has often been called a race with no pace, and Chrome didn't get the greatest start, though not bad. The jockey let himself get boxed in and was forced to go four wide after one of the slowest first quarter miles in the race's history. Tough break, but it happens. Tabasco Cat in 1994 probably would have won the Crown but got a bad bump in the Derby. There have only been 11 winners of the Triple Crown since 1875, iirc. It's is very difficult to do.


Another like Tabasco Cat was Risen Star in '88. He had a pretty bad trip in the Derby (was swung 5 or 6 wide on the final turn I think) and still came on to finish third, won the Preakness and then ran away with the Belmont, winning by 15 lengths. At the time, only his sire (Secretariat) had run that race faster.

The Derby is always such a crap shoot on account of the huge field.
 
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