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(The New York Times)   [Bugle: horse race first call sound] Place your bets. Belmont Stakes to be run on June 20th as the first leg of the Triple Crown   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-05-19 8:04:24 PM  
That will make for an interesting triple crown, as the Belmont is traditionally the hardest race of the three.  It is the longest.

/DNRTFA
 
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2020-05-19 10:01:40 PM  
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Hey guys, remember when I won the triple crown?
 
2020-05-19 10:13:12 PM  

RaceDTruck: That will make for an interesting triple crown, as the Belmont is traditionally the hardest race of the three.  It is the longest.

/DNRTFA


Which was blocked for me.....anywhooo...few years back, there was a trainer who was almost in tears, because his horse, which ran the first two legs of this event-winning both of the races and heavily favored to win Belmont, was beat by a horse that hadn't run in the previous two races. The trainer knew he was on live TV, and really made his points-namely, why let a fresh horse run, how was that at all fair to his horse's abilities, let alone stamina and effectively ruin what could have been a great race to watch, with all of the horses from the first two races vying for the third, and not have a horse running who was well rested going against ones that weren't. The cut to commercials was fast, and of course no follow up was done.
After that, I pretty much soured on the Triple Crown. It's not the first time that this sort of thing has happened, nor will it be the last. What got me, was how well the trainer explained his frustrations with the way the whole thing is set up, and he is right.
 
2020-05-19 10:18:46 PM  
We could see the first Reverse Triple Crown winner since Tairaterces.
 
2020-05-19 10:38:36 PM  

RaceDTruck: That will make for an interesting triple crown, as the Belmont is traditionally the hardest race of the three.  It is the longest.

/DNRTFA


I believe they are shortening it.
 
2020-05-19 10:53:32 PM  

baorao: RaceDTruck: That will make for an interesting triple crown, as the Belmont is traditionally the hardest race of the three.  It is the longest.

/DNRTFA

I believe they are shortening it.


Yup, TFA says that they're shortening it to 1 1/8 miles.

Even Santa Anita wouldn't make what will likely be the first race of the year for 3 year old horses 1.5 miles.
 
2020-05-19 10:57:57 PM  

Olympic Trolling Judge: We could see the first Reverse Triple Crown winner since Tairaterces.


I see what you did there
 
2020-05-19 11:09:12 PM  

Artist: After that, I pretty much soured on the Triple Crown. It's not the first time that this sort of thing has happened, nor will it be the last. What got me, was how well the trainer explained his frustrations with the way the whole thing is set up, and he is right.


It's supposed to be hard. The trainer has one job- win races for the owner. There are three Grade I stakes that take place in a 5-week stretch in this nation. If a horse wins any of those races, they're going to immediately make their owner tens of millions of dollars in breeding fees. Yes, if a horse wins all 3, then they're basically immortal. But the trainer just needs to win one. 

And if their best chance to win is to wait until the last race and run with fresh legs, then that's what they do. The brass name plaque doesn't say "didn't run in the Derby or Preakness". It says "Belmont Stakes- ".
 
2020-05-20 12:51:03 AM  

Artist: RaceDTruck: That will make for an interesting triple crown, as the Belmont is traditionally the hardest race of the three.  It is the longest.

/DNRTFA

Which was blocked for me.....anywhooo...few years back, there was a trainer who was almost in tears, because his horse, which ran the first two legs of this event-winning both of the races and heavily favored to win Belmont, was beat by a horse that hadn't run in the previous two races. The trainer knew he was on live TV, and really made his points-namely, why let a fresh horse run, how was that at all fair to his horse's abilities, let alone stamina and effectively ruin what could have been a great race to watch, with all of the horses from the first two races vying for the third, and not have a horse running who was well rested going against ones that weren't. The cut to commercials was fast, and of course no follow up was done.
After that, I pretty much soured on the Triple Crown. It's not the first time that this sort of thing has happened, nor will it be the last. What got me, was how well the trainer explained his frustrations with the way the whole thing is set up, and he is right.


I remember that, it was 2014. I also remember laughing at him the following year when American Pharaoh won the triple crown.
 
2020-05-20 8:44:23 AM  
I believe the Preakness is the third race of the Triple Crown this year, so the shortest race and perhaps the easiest one is the third leg. This is also like a driver's test, where you parallel park first before the rest of the test. The hardest thing comes first.
 
2020-05-20 9:03:42 AM  

kdawg7736: I believe the Preakness is the third race of the Triple Crown this year, so the shortest race and perhaps the easiest one is the third leg. This is also like a driver's test, where you parallel park first before the rest of the test. The hardest thing comes first.


and we are going to see the races in June, then September and October. So fatigue shouldn't play the same role it usually does.
 
2020-05-20 9:42:09 AM  

baorao: kdawg7736: I believe the Preakness is the third race of the Triple Crown this year, so the shortest race and perhaps the easiest one is the third leg. This is also like a driver's test, where you parallel park first before the rest of the test. The hardest thing comes first.

and we are going to see the races in June, then September and October. So fatigue shouldn't play the same role it usually does.


Well if we do have a Triple Crown winner then we can probably say it had the easiest path.
 
2020-05-20 12:42:36 PM  

kdawg7736: I believe the Preakness is the third race of the Triple Crown this year, so the shortest race and perhaps the easiest one is the third leg. This is also like a driver's test, where you parallel park first before the rest of the test. The hardest thing comes first.


My city used to have leaving a parking garage with a helix exit as the first thing.
 
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