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    Default California Chrome

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    From DRF, 4/28/14:

    Churchill Downs and racebooks in Las Vegas have so far failed to reach a simulcasting deal, potentially jeopardizing the ability of the racebooks to offer parimutuel wagering on Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, the most popular race in the United States, according to Nevada gambling officials.

    Patty Jones, executive director of the Nevada Pari-Mutuel Association, said that the Churchill signal was unavailable in casinos on Saturday night, the opening card of the Churchill spring meet, because of the lack of a deal. Negotiations with Churchill are “ongoing,” said Jones, who represents 82 casino properties in Nevada.

    Though Churchill’s parent company represents a number of racetracks across the United States in simulcast negotiations, Jones said that the deal in limbo was limited to races at Churchill Downs in Louisville. In addition to Saturday’s Derby, Churchill also is the home of the Kentucky Oaks, which is run as part of an increasingly popular betting card on Friday.
    Hopefully it's just saber rattling. . .

    FWIW: The last time a Cal bred won the Derby was 1962. . .
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    I'll take Ride on Curlin' in The Derby. Mostly Calvin Borel.
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    Hey Lynette, did that little colt kick in the afterburners or what? Wow, what a Derby.
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    Can't wait for the Belmont. I'm loving Chrome, but the extra distance has killed a lot of dreams. I'll sure be pulling for him!
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    Based on the story behind the colt and his owners... really pulling hard for the TC to happen this year. IMHO... I don't know that I have seen any horse that is on par with California Chrome to this point, but the extra distance may make it more difficult. Belmont has a way of shattering the dreams of owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Based on the story behind the colt and his owners... really pulling hard for the TC to happen this year. IMHO... I don't know that I have seen any horse that is on par with California Chrome to this point, but the extra distance may make it more difficult. Belmont has a way of shattering the dreams of owners.
    I just read the story about "America's Horse." I grew up going to horse races, horse shows, and rodeos. Chrome's story really got me. I feel like I know those people. It's great to see a good horse be in the hands of good people who care about the horse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mantua View Post
    I just read the story about "America's Horse." I grew up going to horse races, horse shows, and rodeos. Chrome's story really got me. I feel like I know those people. It's great to see a good horse be in the hands of good people who care about the horse.
    EXACTLY!!!!! Love it! $8k mare and $2k sire. Most humble of owners ever.....DAP, dumb ass partners, AWESOME!!!!!!!
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    One of the best articles on California Chrome and his connections was posted at TheBloodhorse,com, by Steve Haskin

    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse...-the-soul.aspx

    Many frowned upon California Chrome’s humble lineage. But Coburn, especially, could see that it was not about names and race records. The blood of the Thoroughbred is infused with speed and stamina and courage, and a wild spirit not seen in any other breed. That blood goes back a number of generations, and on rare occasions, as is the case with California Chrome, it all flows into one special place, like tributaries into a mighty river. A closer look actually shows the blood of classic champions in America and Europe coursing through his veins.

    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse...#ixzz32JKj8jql
    His follow-up column, posted May 19th, is also worth a read:

    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/horse...et-chrome.aspx


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    Whoa. Chrome gets beat & his co-owner acts like a total dick in a post race interview.

    Too bad for the horse. Great story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    Whoa. Chrome gets beat & his co-owner acts like a total dick in a post race interview.

    Too bad for the horse. Great story.
    Yea I did not care for the delivery but I agree with the idea. In order to be a true triple crown the horses should run in all three races IMHO. Didn't that used to be the way it was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    Whoa. Chrome gets beat & his co-owner acts like a total dick in a post race interview.

    Too bad for the horse. Great story.
    Disagree with your take. He's right ... running fresh horses who coulda/shoulda been in the other races takes out any possibility of another Triple Crown winner in our lifetimes. It's called sandbagging. Halfway through the interview I was actually hoping to see it turn Richard Shermanesque.

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    Sorry CA Chrome didn't get 'er done today. Even sorrier his co-owner decided to spew sore loser sour grapes after the race. Whining about "fresh horses." Please. Crying about the rules after the fact is a Lieutenant Niedermeyer move.

    To put your horse on that very exclusive list of triple crown winners, you have to overcome the diverse distances, the 5 week window and the competition from all horses eligible to run. That is what makes it the test of a champion.

    California Chrome did not measure up to the challenge and neither did his owner who couldn't handle the sad result with even a modicum of class.
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    http://espn.go.com/horse-racing/trip...e-crown-system

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    Good for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a13coach View Post
    Yea I did not care for the delivery but I agree with the idea. In order to be a true triple crown the horses should run in all three races IMHO. Didn't that used to be the way it was?
    Past triple crown winners went up against fresh horses. Thought he might have a point until I learned a little history.
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    CC pulled a quarter at the start, basically was lucky to run 4th, poor guy! I still think he is the bomb!
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