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Rebel Stakes March 13 Oaklawn Park   Triple Crown

Started Mar-11 by Wintertrian; 2994 views.
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Mar-14

I watched that Mandella movie more than once.


Thanx for the Rebel thread and the time and data!.

smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Mar-14

Other than Concert Tour coming down the stretch looked like a rodeo.

In a 7f race Caddo River got the lead down the stretch and gave way eye ball to eye ball.

he doesn't like any horse around him imo. Maybe his wins were in weak  fields,

TexSquared

From: TexSquared

Mar-14

Mike overused the whip in the jockey competition and also aboard Midnight Bisou (who finished 2nd).   Thing is you watch those races and you would never say "he abused that horse", it's just that Saudi Arabia has firm rules on number of strikes, and you go 1 over you're fined huge.   

He could end up being fined more if Maximum Security is disqualified and Midnight Bisou is given the win, since the fine is a percentage of the jockey's winnings!

Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Mar-14

smartyslew said...

In a 7f race Caddo River got the lead down the stretch and gave way eye ball to eye ball.

he doesn't like any horse around him imo. Maybe his wins were in weak  fields,

I should have re-watched his races.   My bad. 

RAESFAN

From: RAESFAN

Mar-14

Caddo River looked dead tired in the stretch, looking for someplace to lay down, almost took out another horse!

Gerh

From: Gerh

Mar-14

Didn’t help that Geroux had him under a stranglehold 

In reply toRe: msg 23
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Mar-14

Gerh said...

Didn’t help that Geroux had him under a stranglehold 

That's exactly it, Gerh.   THat horse used up all his energy "fighting" the jockey.  
which shoud not have happened. 

In reply toRe: msg 23
smartyslew

From: smartyslew

Mar-14

When I get a chance I'll try to find a replay and I think Stauffer mentions it

and he has binoculars on the field and I can't remember what he actually says.

Gerh

From: Gerh

Mar-14

I think he said that Caddo River was pumped up and wanted to get back in front

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Mar-14

I just watched a replay having missed the race yesterday.  

Caddo River was very eager to run free & one would think Geroux, with his experience riding the horse, would not employ such strong-arm restraint.  It hurt Caddo River's chances in two ways.  Physical & mental.

The result of the poor ride was seen in the stretch as the poor colt reeled down to the wire.

He wasn't just tired, he was mentally frayed as well.

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