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Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

Will you get to see the race?   This from the RP fb page...

The countdown is well and truly on...

https://www.facebook.com/racingpostofficial

  • Edited 9/15/2012 9:38 am ET by Derby132
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

9/15/12

will they be airing it on HRTV online?
Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

Yes they will, coverage starts at 10:30 eastern.
SmittyCat3

From: SmittyCat3

9/15/12

Oh thank you!!! That's wonderful!
Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

Welcome.  I've just been reading this piece about the UK's Triple Crown not being contested as heavily as the US series and some of the differences.  

Americans, always in a hurry, cram their Triple Crown into a five-week gauntlet that wrings out both man and beast. The British also begin at a good pace, with the one-mile Guineas and the 1 1/2-mile Derby in May and June, done inside a month, but then wait more than three months before the St. Leger, at just over a 1 3/4 miles, as if anyone’s attention span lasts that long anymore.

In some ways it’s as if no one expected the idea of a British Triple Crown to hang on, like warmish beer and rail travel. Prior to Bahram, there had been four horses try to win the legitimate Triple Crown and fail (give yourself a point if you came up with Cameronian, Manna, Minoru, and St. Amant). Since Nijinsky, there have been none – until Camelot.

“The fact that someone’s trying at all is amazing, that it’s lasted as a possible target all this time,” said veteran British racing writer Howard Wright.

http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-camelot-revives-interest-english-triple-crown

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

9/15/12

Yes! TVG showing it live, then zooming off to Addison's soccer game. :-)

ger

Amy (1pony)

From: Amy (1pony)

9/15/12

Camelot looks great!!

Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

Thoughtworthy looks awesome also.  Just minutes to a historical bid....
Derby132

From: Derby132

9/15/12

Hey Ger!  Minutes....
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