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« on: January 19, 2013, 07:50:23 PM »

I think it would be a travesty if Midwest Thoroughbreds is not the owned of the year. Just checked out their stats and they are unbelievable! 542 wins and over $10,000,000 in purses are numbers that one would make up in fairy tales when you consider they had no graded Stakes horses! He The doubled the earnings of the owner in the #2 spot. I sure hope they get this right tonight.
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 07:54:29 PM »

I think it would be a travesty if Midwest Thoroughbreds is not the owned of the year. Just checked out their stats and they are unbelievable! 542 wins and over $10,000,000 in purses are numbers that one would make up in fairy tales when you consider they had no graded Stakes horses! He The doubled the earnings of the owner in the #2 spot. I sure hope they get this right tonight.

Hopefully, they will, but there is a bias against those dirty claiming owners.
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 08:01:05 PM »

I think it would be a travesty if Midwest Thoroughbreds is not the owned of the year. Just checked out their stats and they are unbelievable! 542 wins and over $10,000,000 in purses are numbers that one would make up in fairy tales when you consider they had no graded Stakes horses! He The doubled the earnings of the owner in the #2 spot. I sure hope they get this right tonight.

If they don't it will be Jim Millers fault again ! sarcasm
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 08:02:52 PM »

My son just told me Godolphin already won. I must have missed it. What a crock of shit!
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 08:04:04 PM »

Glad Wise Dan just won.  trophy
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 08:16:46 PM »


Wow it was 138 - 50 votes Godolphin over Midwest .Hard for me to belive that.
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 08:20:57 PM »

If they don't it will be Jim Millers fault again ! sarcasm

Jim Miller's? How about for allegedly introducing the herpes virus onto the Haw backside via "the pony" and then going to extraordinary lengths (w/conspiracy from Haw association vet and Kendall Road clinic) to cover it all up?  
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He's literate and funny.  I can see why he angers you so.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 08:21:25 PM »

Wow it was 138 - 50 votes Godolphin over Midwest .Hard for me to belive that.

Damn that herpes.
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He's literate and funny.  I can see why he angers you so.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 08:26:52 PM »

 

I wonder if Dutrow snuck in to the awards with the glasses nose and mustache.
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2013, 08:32:50 PM »

Wow it was 138 - 50 votes Godolphin over Midwest .Hard for me to belive that.

I know that they run claimers but the numbers are so unbelievable that there is no way Midwest should not have won the award. Who are the fools who get to vote? Is there a list? Its moments like this that really hurt the sport and make it look like the Academy Awards where it's who you know and not what you did. Midwest Thoroughbreds numbers this year will probably never be equaled. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 08:34:46 PM »



Mel,

I agree totally with you on this one ! What else would they have needed to do move up a claim and win the derby ?
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 08:45:10 PM »

Well, now I'm hoping that Wise Dan gets Horse of the Year.
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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 08:48:43 PM »



Disagree on Questing too
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2013, 09:06:15 PM »

What a night for Wise Dan, 3 Eclipse Awards! It would have been perfect for me if we could have added Midwest.


Here's to the best horse on the planet for 2012... beer
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2013, 09:08:47 PM »

Good to see Dale Romans win Trainer of the Year

"No matter what the New York Times says, this is still the greatest sport in America."  Love it.
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« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2013, 09:10:35 PM »

Best horse on the planet?Huh  ewwwww, I dont know about that one
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« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2013, 09:11:53 PM »


Questing eased on the biggest stage gets her the eclipse . Just the oppisite as most of the other winners of BC races
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« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2013, 09:20:06 PM »

Best horse on the planet?Huh  ewwwww, I dont know about that one

Is there another horse that can run any distance on any surface out there that I missed?
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« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2013, 09:21:40 PM »

Good to see Dale Romans win Trainer of the Year

"No matter what the New York Times says, this is still the greatest sport in America."  Love it.

He deserved it!  thumbs up
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« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2013, 09:30:29 PM »

Is there another horse that can run any distance on any surface out there that I missed?


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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2013, 10:26:12 PM »

Wise Dan can run on any surface at the highest levels. That makes him HOY. He was the best.
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2013, 10:36:06 PM »

Id take frankel
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« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2013, 11:28:19 PM »

Id take frankel

One country, one surface = limitations. He was great however. He would have had a shot at HOY here if he would have showed up for the BC. One big race here with his record would have done it. He never ran in the Arc and never ran in the BC and that will always be a knock. It would be like someone running all his races in Illinois and saying they were the best ever. Excelebration was Frankel's main threat and he can only muster a 4th place finish against Wise Dan and company. Wise Dan could have won the BC classic if he chose to race in it. Frankel was outstanding, but in my opinion would never get to the wire before Wise Dan on any surface more times than not.
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« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2013, 11:36:23 PM »

Wise Dan took the home the big categories!! Feel bad that ford lardned or little mike didn't take home any awards!! Same for Midwest thoroughbreds who should've won the owner of the year category!!
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2013, 12:41:58 AM »

Maybe this is common knowledge for everyone else but I didn't know that Morton Fink, owner and breeder of Wise Dan, is from and still lives in Illinois.  Wise Dan's win of three Eclipse Awards is even better now with a local hitting the jackpot.

Nice Breeder's Cup article about him:

http://www.breederscup.com/article/morton-fink-wins-john-deere-award-outstanding-breeder-challenge-series-and-breeders-cup
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