OT: Preakness Stakes
Well the "new" official drink is the Belmont Breeze. Pretty sure it used to be the White Carnation or something? Either way, I like Bodemeister this afternoon.
The fastest horse on a fast track in a short race, starting from a good position. And I picked Shackleford last year.
you are actually under-selling how much better and faster Bodemeister is than the rest of this year's class. He is leaps and bounds more talented than the rest, and should win in a walk today, barring injury or a bad trip. We all know the fastest and best horse does not always win of course, but if I had a way to bet this I'd put a lot on Bodemeister.
They are now saying that the track is slow!?! Why is that? Why is Pimlico slow today? Who knows; maybe a mile and 1/16 favors Bodemeister even on a slow track...
I'm for the long shot Teeth of the Dog
While I think Bodemeister will win, Teeth of Dog is a good sleeper. The one thing that impresses me about this horse is the fact after winning his first race, he was quickly placed with Grade I company, and he competed well finishing 3rd out of 8 horses. To me he is a solid contender with the connections showing so much confidence to throw him in with Grade I competition like that. Daddy Nose Best is another good sleeper, imo, as he returns his normal jockey back I believe.
I will still root for I'll Have Another, as I always root for the Triple Crown if I don't have money on it.
I actually have some money on Creative Cause. He finished fifth in the Derby and looked like he was in it right up to the final stretch.
They are expecting over 110k today because it is beautiful so don't expect it to not be crowded. I know nothing about horse racing but I like went the day well and bode today. Also if pimlico is your hometown track put some money on tiger walk, he's a maryland horse owned by the ceo of under armour and at 30-1 the hometown pride could pay off a little bit
Sorry, I didn't mean to give the impression that I will be at Pimlico today. I'm just going to a dumpy little harness racing track in Mass. I did attend The Preakness in 2007, when it was still byob, and ohh man there's nothing really like it.
Also, Tiger Walk being named for Auburn's tradition has got me thinking of Michigan related horse names:
Those Who Stay
I will definitely be drinking some Black-Eyed Susans today.
I was at the Kentucky Derby, and I didn’t expect to see I’ll have Another win that race. Today, however, should be different. Bodemeister will set his own pace (unlike the derby) and if Mike Smith can hold him back he should win. Still, the race could go to I’ll Have Another, Went the Day Well, or Creative Cause—and the best part is a long shot could come out of nowhere and take it home.
I like WENT THE DAY WELL to win over BODEMEISTER and then I'LL HAVE ANOTHER.
That's the trifecta I bet anyway. I picked 1-3 of a superfecta for a derby. Missed the 4th. Would have won 6 figures! Gah.
I hit the exacta last year with Shakleford and Animal Kingdom.
Well, he did it again! It's makes it more fun when the triple crown is on the line!
Nothing against the horse Bodemeister, but (even though I know little about the man) for some reason, I enjoy seeing Bob Baffert squirm after his horse loses!
...and seeing first "I'll Have Another" 's Owner, Family and their friends, and then watching Baffert and his bunch, I'm even more happy that IHA won and Baffert's horse lost .
You saw a horse that refuses to lose.
I am a believer! Bodemeister, a superior horse on paper, was beaten.
I'll Have Another Triple Crown, please.
Our first since Affirmed in 1978. And fittingly, it was an Affirmed versus Alydar match race then, as it is I'll Have Another versus Bodemeister in 2012.
"This horse has a real shot at the Triple Crown!" -me in 2012 (and 2008, 2004, 2003, 1998, etc.)