I'm not going to speak on Laurie because in truth I never really read her blogs. But Ashley (a.k.a Floridaf) has always been a good blogger that I always liked to talk with, a genuinely good person and one of only bloggers I miss from my time on HRN. Anyone can share their opinions on races that is what makes it fun to handicap and talk about races with friends. So what if she or Laurie aren't professionals or make money. Very few are good enough to be professionals or make money.
To criticize perfectly well-stated opinions (not that I always agree) is pathetic and disrespectful to say the least ). This is one thing I don't miss about HRN -- the aholes. So, Roger, I assume you still live in your mama's basement .... I'm guessing it ain't too late for her to teach you some manners.
Hey littlehoya. Very cool! I wish you luck with your horses, especially with the Uncle M foal. Uncle Mo was unsound but very fast. It could be a very neat cross (I don't know much about Maddalena, but she did produce Bern who is pretty speedy himself). Thanks for the info on Breen and the Halls. I thought as much that they would be quality individuals.
This site has plenty of great individuals, however many have left because of the new system. I'm sure if the comeback does not go as planned, the Halls will do what is best for him. And what you said is why I love the horses. It is fun to root them on -- my favorite is Palace Malice -- and it is really fun when they cross the line first!
I'll keep cheering for Bern. BTW there is also a pretty large fanbase for Bern on here. A poster, UnionRagsRules loves him! :D
Anyway have a good one and enjoy the racing tomorrow.
Hey littlehoya, I was wondering do you have any relationship with these owners? You seem to know a lot of stuff. If so, how cool. These connections are top notch, they have proved it over a long course of time. They must be classy individuals I would guess. I've known some trainers + owners that are highly successful, but have never met / spoken to Mr. Breen and Mr and Mrs. Hall. Anyway, hope you continue contributing because I enjoy reading your posts.
Also, some people who don't have experience with owning horses and the business. The point of the game is to make money. These horses were good; not great, nor the best. That was the point. Why would Mr. Breen and co. want him in a G1 second off a very long layoff? The first start they got him a field of ALW horses, which he destroyed. This time they got nice listed stakes horses. Next out, I assume they'll point to some graded race. The Vosbough should be an option IMO, but they might want to give him a G2 / G3 beforehand, perhaps. I'm sure they'll do whatever is best for the horse, whether they point to the Vosbough or not.
Gob, hope you get around to posting there sometime. I'll pop in from time to time.
Have a good one!
Hey J2B, hope you're doing well. I still read here occasionally, but mainly for comedy relief from certain posters ;). Now we have another website that is really nice and all the contributors are really good posters.
I'll probably find excuses to pop in every now and then, like Bern's performance today. Hey, BTW, your boy Wildcat Red is running tomorrow. I hope he does well. He is a really nice horse and I hope he gets it done for you.
Hey Gob! Good to hear you're doing well. I've missed talking with you (amongst others). I've been doing well, too. When he got injured in the Holy Bull, I heard rumors they were pointing to the Chick Lang in May '13, but that turned out false obviously, and there were more rumors he suffered some sort of horrific leg injury and got screws in his leg. And also a plethora of other false rumors. Good to see he is finally back -- and more importantly healthy! I think he could be a really, really nice horse. I'm also interested in the distances. I think he can run longer distances, but for a horse coming off an +18 month layoff, it might be best for him to stay at shorter distances, at least for now. I think he can sprint and route very effectively.
Hey y'all. Hope everyone is doing great. I heard from the experts (below) that running in this spot my overextend him, but I suppose they are wrong (shocker). And, I guess they do come back after all. Big time congrats to my favorite 2 y/o from that crop. I loved him if y'all remember. But no where near as much as URR! Congrats to her this is her favorite racehorse of all time. Also congrats to the owners for this win but more importantly Breen. HUGE kudos to Breen. I kept trying to get information throughout his layoff, but never was able to get true information, even with the best of sources. He did a very good, patient job of bringing him back and keeping information in house. I think the Vosbough is a good fit for him next out, but who knows what the connections are thinking. Maybe they want a G2 / G3 before going to a G1. Good luck to this horse and his connections; I'm rooting for him.
Hope everyone still on here is doing well. Goblin, Northport, and all the other GOOD posters still on here.
Silence is right. Free is always good. One thing I love about Netflix is it is cheap and everyone can use it. I have an account and all my brothers, children, wife, in laws, etc all use the same account. It is only like what $9 a month? If something beats Netflix, Sword, please let me know.
My three teams are USA, Spain and Germany in order. Obviously US, lived in Spain for 5 years, and Germany for 2. I won't mind at all if Argentina wins as I am a big Messi fan. Really my two favorite teams are US and Spain, above all others. I picked Italy to advance, not England. England always disappoints, it seems, with Wayne Ronney and the roster. With Sterling up and coming, maybe things will change. Uruguay advanced there. Suarez had an amazing season at Liverpool, but he is a pain in the ass. Proud of USA's effort. Heartbroken (still) over Spain's. 2010 was great. Magical run for USA, wSpain won it all..
Laz. Jump in, the water is fine! :). @CFC, good to hear from you. I'm not sure Sword has been officially inducted yet, has he?
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