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Kentucky Derby 2021 DogsUp Diary   Triple Crown - HRN Horse-Races.Net

Started 2/28/21 by DogsUp; 82462 views.

From: smartyslew


Bull Hancock and Meadow farm owner pennies daddy.

I watched Jerry Moss Interview about Sting and his son on TVG.

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


I'll Have Another


You do nice work dogs.  (wink)

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


You're multi-talented, dogs.  :)

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G


Zildjians?  They sound sweet.

Nothing like good cymbals, eh dogs.

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Growing up I was a "whys" guy of epic proportions. My parents and teachers often pulled their hair out. I have this need to understand why certain things occur. Along those lines, I'm trying to understand why frontrunners have been doing particularly well in the 10f Kentucky Derby in recent years. Starting with California Chrome in 2014, no horse that crossed the line first in the Derby, was worse than 3rd at any point in the race. Before that, you have to go back to Smarty Jones in 2004.

Is it simply the Baffert effect, as most have come from his barn? Is it the breeding industry which has been incentivized by all that money for horses that can win the shorter races? Could it possibly something inadvertent that resulted from the changes in training methods? Horses are starting later and later, running fewer and fewer times. Closers do most of their running in the latter part of the race, so could the lighter racing affect the development of their foundation, relative to their frontrunning opponents that do a bit more heavy lifting throughout the course of a race, causing closers to have a diminished kick late? Remember when it became a thing that frontrunners began stealing Belmonts? Is this just a natural progression of the same trend? 

  • Edited March 18, 2021 11:58 am  by  RAESFAN