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Started 4/18/21 by smartyslew; 25856 views.
TexSquared

From: TexSquared

5/31/21

That Tokyo course plays very fast.  Sub-2:24 is commonly run for 12f races.  I get the impression it is rock-hard firm like American turf courses, and isn't a bog like the Europeans prefer.  Firm turf is generally faster than dirt, and let's not forget unlike Churchill Downs, NYRA doesn't "scrape and roll" its dirt tracks to turn them into pavement.  So running 12f over the sandy beach of Belmont Park is going to be tougher and more tiring than that same distance over Tokyo's dry, fast NFL-like lawn :-)

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

5/31/21

I thought it might be harder this year with the times and stakes records broken by more than a little bit, like the White Horse win. That field of 17 in the Japanese Derby  IMO had elite pedigrees for 

12f or longer, with a mix of Japanese Bred Sires to elite Mares from all over The World.

There was a rhythm for the Field ,I don't see in North American racing.

Its a NFL turf but to have that field  of elite runners was enjoyable to watch. Loved it.  

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

5/31/21

Gerh said...

That was fantastic.What the hell are we doing watching US dirt racing?

 It WAS fantastic.   Drug free horses are the bomb.

It's also a beautiful racecourse.   

I think I've posted about this before, but you get to see the horses for about 20 full minutes, I mean every part of them, not a 5 min post parade.  Also, they show each horse and talka bout them and their legs and stuff aren't "obscured" by ponies, hedges, banners scrolling across your screen, etc.   You can really see what you're wagering on. 

I had the 3d and 4th horse or maybe 5th, I forgot now.....I've won on Stella Veloce before.....and Great Magician

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

6/1/21

smartyslew said...

I would like to thank you Steve and Winter for the heads up when it was race day.

I greatly appreciated having friends to watch the race with and we all stayed up late and chatter....  It's not the same as sitting around the kitchen table together but it will have to do.  :)  

Plus2lbs

From: Plus2lbs

6/1/21

Duomo arigato..

In reply toRe: msg 1
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

6/1/21

In January I had 4 penciled in for the Belmont:

Greatest Honour, Essential Quality, Proxy, Midnight Bourbon.

Essential Quality.  Belmont Winner

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smartyslew

From: smartyslew

6/1/21

Belmont Winners 8 generation Female Inbreeding 2007 thru 2018
Subject: Fw: 2018 belmont 8 generation female linebreeding
FIRST: s cat/ dep min 1h,narrate by honest pleasure/ state with, mr p , mrp
he is the only horse i have seen with 4 daughters of mr p in his pedigree
and has the rasmussed factor from 2 of them by Narrate, by honest pleasure/nijinsky
blue eye momo= gs-bms bms francis s,blackball 1x=bms bms bms the axe, sire of foggy note 3-0
1st s cat/ awesome again  1h
JUSTIFY C, 2015 DP = 5-6-8-1-0 (20) DI = 3.00   CD = 0.75
Horse Inbreeding Stats Crosses Lines
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smartyslew

From: smartyslew

6/1/21

pg 2

\2012 belmont 8 gen female linebreeding

1st nor dan/ gone west 13b
UNION RAGS C, 2009 DP = 9-5-14-2-0 (30) DI = 2.33   CD = 0.70
1st mr p/alydar14a 
RULER ON ICE G, 2008 DP = 6-1-9-0-0 (16) DI = 2.56   CD = 0.81
Subject: 2010 belmont 8 gen female linebreeding
1st mr p/nijinsky 10d
DROSSELMEYER C, 2007 DP = 7-2-10-2-1 (22) DI = 1.75   CD = 0.55
SUMMER BIRD H, 2006 DP = 4-4-7-1-0 (16) DI = 2.56   CD = 0.69
Subject: belmont 2008 8 gen female linebreeding,
1st tiznow/ribot g/n 5i
DA' TARA C, 2005 DP = 4-2-5-0-1 (12) DI = 2.43   CD = 0.67
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smartyslew

From: smartyslew

6/1/21

Message 156 and 157 displays the 8 generation female linebreeding

of Belmont Winners 2007 thru 2018 for those interested  comparing this years crop

with the past.

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