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Breeders Cup 2015

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For the 34th week in a row California Chrome continues to top the NTRA poll... HORSE A-S STATS POINTS PVS 1 CALIFORNIA CHROME (39) 5-H 6-6-0-0 390 1 2 SONGBIRD 3-F 7-7-0-0 316 2 3 TEPIN 5-M 7-6-1-0 295 3 4 FROSTED 4-C 5-3-0-1 219 4 5 FLINTSHIRE 6-H 4-3-1-0 208 5 6 ARROGATE 3-C 5-4-0-1 196 6 7 STELLAR WIND 4-F 3-2-1-0 186 7 8 BEHOLDER 6-M 5-2-3-0 90 8 9 LADY ELI 4-F 2-1-1-0 54 9 10 A.P. INDIAN 6-G 6-6-0-0 49 10 Other horses receiving votes: Melatonin (34), Hoppertunity (23), Dortmund (22), Lord Nelson (21), Miss Temple City (14), Found (9), Erupt (7), Forever Unbridled (4), Cavorting (3), Nyquist (2), Shaman Ghost (1), Classic Empire (1), Time and Motion (1) http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/California_Chrome_still_the_Big_Cheese_of_the_NTRA_Top_10_Poll_123
Chrome is on the Taylor Made Stallion Roster for 2017, doesn't look like he will race next year past the Pegasus
Trainer Todd Pletcher has announced that Javier Castellano will ride Keen Ice in the Breeders Cup Classic, Castellano was the original rider for Shaman Ghost, SG will now be ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr.
is he out of the breeders cup?
BREAKING NEWS: Charismatic, the 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner, has been retired from breeding duties and will return to the United States from the JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan, where he has stood since 2002. He will be pensioned to Old Friends farm in Kentucky, joining fellow Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm and War Emblem.
Where is American Freedom? His name isn't on the BC entries.
Looking great in retirement. Credit to Stonestreet's Facebook.
Now that Frosted is going to the Classic, Dortmund will be the overwhelming favourite in the Mile.
He HAS to have a foal with the turf sprinter Exaggerated. That would just be the funniest thing ever.
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  • Byrnzzz · That would be scary. · 14 days ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · name the baby . over exaggerated · 2 hours ago
Since his BCC entry is already paid, any chance Exaggerator coming out of retirement? http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/calling-audible-rain-forecast-sherman-moves-chromes-work/
The original finally gets her due!!! http://usmclife.com/2016/10/bronze-statue-sgt-reckless-dedicated-camp-pendleton/
BREAKING NEWS: Trainer Richard Mandella has announced that the 2016 Breeders Cup Distaff will be the final race of Beholder's long and storybook career. Beholder will run in the Distaff and be transferred back to Spendthrift Farm where she will begin her career as a broodmare.
Then there was Eclipse award winning sprinter Chinook Pass (who held the world's record for 5 furlongs) that Pincay repeatedly described as the "fastest horse he ever rode."
1st- Economic Model 2nd- Cadeyrn 3rd- Ami's Flatter
Texas Chrome may not be related to @CalChrome, but he should be an honorary Chromie. Yo can be a Chromie too and let the world know about it! https://www.etsy.com/shop/DreamWrangle?ref=hdr_shop_menu https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/57d624a4ec8394a373e629c4cd65e4cb6e3f7430d276e585e60e8f174bc66514.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/12e2338fd8c23b0be979fe1cbc5853caa458dfb43aa8d81aa21f52da1c1965ec.jpg
It is highly IMPROBABLE if not impossible, to compare "pressed" segmental velocity times to "alone on the lead" times. Many a horse, all by itself, run like tigers only to falter when battling through those first 4 furlongs. Before you can support a horse that is a front runner (like Affirmed for example or Lady's Secret) is to watch and compare the fractions the animal OVERCAME to get that lead. Once they show that (i.e. War Emblem was an example who needed to be alone on the lead or he faltered) adaptability, you can project, but the need to lead animals have a large Achilles Heel.
What do you do on Breeder;s Cup day, parimutuelly that is? Find a corollary track to wager upon, and WATCH the closely competitive and/or UNKNOWN performances that are thrown together in those contests....UNLESS you have an enormous bankroll and can cover the multitude of combinations and permutations that will make up the winning combinations. LUCK has more to do with this day than almost any other day of races in the calendar year due to top to bottom competitiveness. Save yourself a major drop in your bankroll and watch the majority of the races. How does ANYONE know which 2 year olds will show up, which Euro can handle the short stretch there at Anita over that very fast hard surface? (my guess is not many). Looking at races from a parimutuel standpoint, MOST races have over 50% of the entrants as non-contenders (or only able to arrive UNDER in exotics) but here many contests have upward of 70% that you can make a logical case for. DUMB luck plays a hand........I prefer logic over dumb luck.
soon they will forget me - just a little new's
I don't think it's a given that Arrogate will be on the lead as many are concluding, although it's certainly possible. In his race prior to the Travers he stalked from 3rd in a 3-horse field through fractions of 24-48-112; a similar reflection of his last work. If he does run back even close to his Travers and Chrome was to press him on the lead, I don't see Chrome being in front at the wire. I know many assume that a wrapped up horse could run faster 'if he wanted to'. But a lot will depend on how the race unfolds. Consider this. Chrome's average speed in the PC was 37.2 mph with a final 1/4 in 24.44 secs. Most would agree that he ran well within himself for most if not all of the race. In the 2014 BCC however, his average speed was 38.2 mph and he ran an all out final 1/4 in 25.36 secs. Bayern won with a final time of 1:59.88. Chrome ran 41 ft or 4 3/4 lengths more than Bayern did. So theoretically, with a rail trip and generously giving him a 5 length/1 sec consideration, he finishes with about a 1:58.88 final time in the 2014 BCC. Interestingly enough, his 113 Beyer/112 Brisnet PC speed figure equaled what he received in the '14 Classic. His lifetime best. So are those saying that he is better now and can run faster than his theoretical fastest saying that he can break the 1:58 mark? I'd have to see that to believe it. Based on his previous figures it would take a freak performance above Arrogate's Travers to accomplish this as he would have to run fast throughout the entire race. If Arrogate does go early and Chrome tries to stay with him I believe he gets outrun in the last quarter. Arrogate has proven he can run fast, and then faster. For now I'll see the glass as half full and his Travers 'anomaly' more of a possibility than a probability. Again, a lot will depend on how the Classic unfolds.
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  • Pebbles via Disqus · His career best performance was on the lead. He is mature beyond his years and very professional, but why would you take him out of the position which yielded him his career best performance and despite what you have indicated, that performance was light years ahead of his past performances? I think one would be foolish to do so. He was working in company I believe just in case he gets an outside post or breaks poorly. Arrogate is bouncing next out. I doubt he is there at the end which is a shame because with a prep like Monarchos hot after his monster move in the Florida Derby he was primed to win. Each race is different. Each track is different. I think that Arrogate goes to the lead and tires from the pressure. It is one thing to have the Travers set up that Arrogate had with American Freedom and another to be on your own in the race. How much faster can Chrome run? We shall see. I think he can run as fast as he needs to run. Will I be surprised if Arrogate wins by open lengths. No. He could be the superstar his fans are heralding. But with my 25 years of experience it tells me that it is highly unlikely. But then again, I doubted Nyquist in the Derby and thought Beholder would win the Lady Secret and that Arrogate had no chance in the Travers. Would you have said that Frosted could run a 123 BSF in the Met Mile? I would not have. What indicators were there that Frosted could do this? To me the notion that because a horse has not run a faster number he is limited is pretty silly at this point. Look at American Pharoah. He had been running around 105 BSFs and delivered a 120 BSF for the BC Classic. For me if Arrogate had run as a 2 year old, or had a couple more stakes races in him I would have no problem picking him to win. But it is the lack of experience that really make me doubt him. And the likelihood of a bounce next out. · 1 day ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · No reply? · 4 hours ago
Arrogate is very much not a pretender; he is the real deal. As a three year old, he will certain to be up in the firing line when the gates open in the 'Classic'. This horse is even better than American Pharaoh although Baffert would not admit it at this point of Arrogate's career. That's because Bob would want owners to send their mares to the 'Pharaoh', and not wait for Arrogate, should he retire late in his 4 y.o campaign. Good business sense by Baffert. Arrogate will win the classic by 4 lengths.
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  • timber28 · He defeated the winners of two Jockey Club Gold Cups, the Belmont Stakes, Metropolitan Handicap, Whitney, Travers, Santa Anita Gold Cup, English and Irish 2,000 Guineas, St. James’s Palace Stakes, Suburban Handicap, Wood Memorial, and Pennsylvania Derby. Sounds like a bunch of Grade 3 horses? This years field at this point looks stronger but have some respect. AP was just good at making other horses look inferior just like CC has been doing so far this year. · 23 hours ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · American Pharoah beat a strong and talented field in the BC Classic last year. There is no doubt about that. It could have been stronger, but it was not. That said, there were good, talented horses in the race. This field, looks to be a stronger one in my opinion, just like the field Chrome faced in 2014 I believe to be a stronger field. But the fields for the BC Classic are always strong. And they are stronger than any G1 race in the US, let alone a G3. Why do you feel a need to denigrate the quality of a field? Please show me any G3 field that had half the quality of American Pharoah's BC Classic field. And when you cannot maybe you will appreciate the strength of the field a bit more. (roll eyes) · 5 hours ago


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