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Author Topic: Favorite Thoroughbred Horse  (Read 1865 times)
RK
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« on: March 29, 2006, 08:34:22 PM »

Mine, even though I don`t usually like female horses;





                              Ruffian

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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2006, 09:16:29 PM »

Mine was Holy Bull. I don't know why.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2006, 09:28:28 PM »

Forego. The hoss could lug weight like nothing.

was at the track the day he ran down honest Pleasure.

now that was a hoss race.

Had 10 on Forego's large nose that day.

Thought I was a loser until that last beauutiful stride.

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2006, 09:42:05 PM »

Yep. He was a great horse. So was John Henry, except of course, they both ain't horses,  Cheesy but loved em both.

I haven't thought about it much like in awhile. Affirmed, and he's a producer too, of those turfers.

Seattle Slew. I'm a Smarty fan too, but he had bad feet, as did Ruffian, poor girl, bad legs. That freak filly was nice Xtra Heat and that other breakdown girl, Carson Hollow, but not as quick. They don't make 'em like they used to. Affirmed Success, my favorite New Yorker.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2006, 10:19:01 PM »

My top favorites are :

UNBRIDLED
HANSEL
JOHN HENRY

and my 2 favorite local horses were : dirt = BORNEO
                                                   turf = ITSAGEM
Honorable mention goes to ROSSI GOLD.   horse  TC
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2006, 10:42:46 PM »

Bobby Bean and Joy Underthe Falls.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 10:44:40 PM »

Gawd, when I think about it - there were many that I really liked:

John Henry
Black Tie Affair
Sandpit
Cigar
Secretariat
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RK
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 10:48:44 PM »

I also enjoyed the Affirmed-Alydar battles too

My last Kentucky Derby win "Grindstone" I wish he didn`t end up injured that race, he may have been one of the greats. IMO

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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006, 10:56:34 PM »

Mine was Holy Bull. I don't know why.

I was at Gulfstream the day Holy Bull pulled up in the Donn. He was striking looking individual. Certainly was a painful site. However, little did we know at the time Cigar the winner of Donn would take Center Stage in North America Racing. I wish those two horses could have run against each other at their best. It would have been a great Rivalry.
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2006, 11:14:26 PM »

I was at Gulfstream the day Holy Bull pulled up in the Donn. He was striking looking individual. Certainly was a painful site. However, little did we know at the time Cigar the winner of Donn would take Center Stage in North America Racing. I wish those two horses could have run against each other at their best. It would have been a great Rivalry.

Agreed there wally. I was looking forward to them racing against each other back then too.
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« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2006, 12:34:26 PM »

Skip Away
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2006, 03:04:41 PM »


My favorite was, to my best knowledge, the richest South Dakota bred of all time...Little Bro Lantis.  Bet him all over the midwest for years.  Favorite "big" horse was Black Tie Affair.

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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2006, 04:44:16 PM »

I loved Little Bro Lantis too, but I'd have to go with Stalwars - especially locally at Sportsmans - seems he won every year on Opening Day forever could win going short or long.
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2006, 05:34:24 PM »

in history = secretariat
modern era = pleasantly perfect
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« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2006, 08:16:45 PM »

All time older male - John Henry
All time Filly - Personal Ensign(probably best filly ever, even better than Ruffian, and I wasn't alive for her but I heard she was AWESOME)
3 YO campaign - Afleet Alex
Local all time filly - Peach of It (any doubts)
"      "    "   male - Little Bro Lantis
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2006, 11:55:47 PM »

Exbourne goes without saying...Not only on the track But on the farm...Never seen a horse soooo game on the track and at the farm...His damn hooves were bleeding *** and Juddmont took care of him more than a human..He had soo much courage...

Genuine Risk..My Filly Choice..

Timely Writer...As a kid my 1st Tragic event...
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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2006, 09:04:49 AM »


All time Filly - Personal Ensign(probably best filly ever, even better than Ruffian, and I wasn't alive for her but I heard she was AWESOME)


No insult intended for Personal Enign but she couldn't even warm Ruffian up.

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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2006, 10:20:42 AM »

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Local all time filly - Peach of It (any doubts)

Lady Shirl, Meafara. 

Granted, they didn't race their entire careers here but ran enough to consider them local horses.

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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2006, 10:48:07 AM »

Wow thats an easy one- Garytheneighbor!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2006, 11:31:56 AM »

Lil Harv wrote:
Lady Shirl, Meafara. 

Granted, they didn't race their entire careers here but ran enough to consider them local horses.

-RSR

Mariah's Storm, love the way she won the Lassie, Oaks and Matron plus goes on to be such an outstanding broodmare.
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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2006, 12:14:41 PM »


Top Four that I was able to bet on....

Alysheba
Sunday Silence
Skip Away
Cigar

Good luck at the track today....
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2006, 02:01:18 PM »

Filly - Go For Wand (It was a sad Breeder's Cup when she went down battling Bayakoa down the stretch and like a true champion, tried to carry herself across the line.)

Horse - This is a tough one - there have been so many great handicap horses over the last 30 years.   Cigar was a favorite.   Sunday Silence was as gutty as they came.  Alysheba was great.   

Turf Runner - I was always a fan of Theatrical.   He certainly made some great runs.

Local Horse - Black Tie Affair, Lost Code, Meadowlake (He didn't run long enough)

Local Filly - Lady Shirl (My old man used to bet this horse all the time for his sister)
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« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2006, 02:18:27 AM »

There are so many, but I agree with David about Mariah's Storm. I don't recall what race it was, but she made a move at the top of the stretch at Arlington that was unreal. She went by the horse on the lead... for lack of a better cliche... like a hot knife through butter.

Meafara
Irish Swap
The King's Sloop
Polar Expedition
Unbridled
Cigar
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« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2006, 06:57:33 AM »

The King's Sloop, wow hadn 't thought about that horse in a while - if I recall correctly was like an atm machine at AP one Summer running through every starter race for Poulous the same era of
Black Tie Affair. Not the highest class of horse but was just a win machine.

You mention Mariahs Storm move on the turn, sort of reminds me of another good local horse and the call that Wrona gave as he was like 1-5  in a short field allowance where it appeared he was not going to give any run, something like "golden gear doesn't seem to have it today" and then after the other horses sprint clear golden gear kicked it into gear and Wrona went " oh my, here he comes - golden gear is going past them like they were strapped to a wall"
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« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2006, 10:22:18 AM »

Cryptoclearance.
Stalwars.
Western Playboy.
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