It's a win for Itsaknockout and Laurie! :-)
It's a win for Itsaknockout and Laurie!
Does it really matter at what odds we hit? I'll admit the DQ was lucky, but I feel Itsaknockout would have gone right on by if not for the herding anyway.
As a matter of fact, Laurie and I get it right frequently. You can't be right all the time, but we do pretty good.
There was talk at the end of 2014 in regards to how often Laurie and I are right when we handicap races in head-to-head fashion.
For the San Vicente: I had the exacta if you boxed Lord Nelson and Texas Red, and Laurie and I had the superfecta between us.
Saturday is going to be awesome! I'm not sure which race I'm most looking forward to.
My apologies, Brian. While my comment was in jest, I had forgotten that you were advocating for a dirt runner to win the Older Male award the two years that it was given to Wise Dan. All I remembered is how big of a fan of his you are and that you were happy for him and his connections when they took home 3 Eclipses both years. Again, I'm sorry. I should have included a ";-)" in there somewhere.
I get the argument of tradition vs. new thinking in regards to dirt vs. turf runners winning the Older Male & Female categories. I'm a bit of a traditionalist myself, but I find it interesting that you, Brian, were all for Wise Dan getting both Older Male and Turf Male the past couple of years but are maintaining that the two should have been split between Main Sequence and Palace Malice this year. Not that I can say anything personally. Traditionalist though I am, I have been waffling on the subject myself the past couple of years.
Female Sprinter: WTH were voters thinking giving votes to Living the Life (8: 4-1-1 in 2014 with one G2 win) and La Verdad (11: 6-2-0 in 2014 with one G2 win)??? Sweet Reason (6: 3-1-1 with two G1 wins) and Artemis Agrotera (5: 3-0-0 with a G1 win) were infinitely more deserving than those two.
Other than some questionable votes, I think those who deserved to win did win. The only vote I would take issue with, after reflecting on it, would be Work All Week over Goldencents in the Male Sprint category.
Yes it would have been. As it stands, the list of well known runners was huge in and of itself.
Things are well here, Tom. Thanks for asking. Hope all is well with you, also.
I was very happy to see Sr Quisqueyano in the winner's circle again, but I do have to wonder about Wildcat Red.
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