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Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Man, when Chrome wins, this thread is going to explode to 3, maybe 4 pages.

I hope the forums can handle the increased traffic :ohdear:

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Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Sucrose posted:

"Nobody will ever call this horse a Secretariat.......but, he is a chestnut!"

"If you look at him from like a thousand yards away and squint, they're kind of similar! :downs:"

Frank Jr. singing "New York, New York" has got me seriously hype, guys. I want Chrome to win, my wife would flip out. It's been one of her dreams to see a triple crown in her lifetime.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

This is Urotsuki.


Kilonum posted:

Matterhorn looks really uneasy

Chrome, on the other hand, looks bomb proof.

They just gotta get him around that last turn, that's where dreams die. I think Big Brown is still out there somewhere.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

This is Urotsuki.


Grittybeard posted:

Wicked Strong isn't down with this walking stuff.

I find horse names fascinating and I have no idea why.

Horse names are hilarious, especially in the lower stakes and maiden races. The owners just don't give a gently caress and name them whatever. (Flip Flop, imacattoo, Secretariat, etc.)

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Troy Queef posted:

I'm at my local track right now (Fairmount Park on the Ill Side of St Louis) and it's packed. Won a bit with Coffee Clique earlier which was fun. I've also got my mother's bets in front of me--she gave me a $20 and told me to put $5 to win on the four best horses that aren't Chrome.

Hope your mom didn't need that twenty bucks :smug:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Poonerman posted:

let's go general a rod

I read this as "General, A Rod" and it cracks me up every time.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Here we go, get dem horses in the post! :getin:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Some of those horses do NOT look comfy out there.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

This is Urotsuki.


gently caress yeah, good break

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Here comes the turn!

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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TURN IT ON, BOY!

aw :sigh:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelp.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

This is Urotsuki.


Happy Noodle Boy posted:

Chrome got boxed in early on and that was all there is.

I disagree, I think he got exactly the trip he wanted and the jock made the move at the right time. He just didn't have the legs.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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"Joel, how does it feel to be the slayer of dreams for millions?"

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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And The Turn eats another horse. :smith:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Shimrra Jamaane posted:

Chrome isn't comfortable while inside horses? That's gonna be a big problem going forward.

:eyepop:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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OH MY GOD DUDE'S THROWING DOWN

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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That was ... not a graceful acceptance of a loss.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Jiro posted:

He'd make a great wrestling manager.

MY CLIENT, CALIFORNIA CHROME, SHOULD HAVE CONQUERED THE TRIPLE CROWN AT BELMONT

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Krackleburt posted:

Wow, geez. Sore loser right there.

Well, they caught him in the heat of the moment with a lot of adrenaline crashing through his veins. He handled that really poorly, but it's not like I could've done better. :shrug:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Seriously though, hope you liked that rant because you're gonna see it for the next two weeks. :sigh:

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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I mean the dude has a point, there's a gigantic amount of horses compared to the last triple crown winner's environment, but that wasn't the way to get the point across.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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Eltoasto posted:

I don't blame him, I'd rant like that too. I was kinda surprised to learn that fresh horses would be in the field, but then I stopped looking into horse racing when I discovered some of the hosed up things going on. Hey, none of them have to be killed on the track though, good race :toot:

I was there when Eight Bells died. :smith:

And don't even get me started about Barbaro.

Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

This is Urotsuki.


Well that was certainly a wild emotional ride! I don't think I've ever seen a Triple Crown cycle this all over the place before.

It just went from :dance: to :neckbeard: to :ohdear: to :smith: to :stonk: in the span of like 10 minutes. My heart can't take this!

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Chokes McGee
Aug 7, 2008

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oldskool posted:

If you changed the rules so the Triple Crown could be handed out to a horse that wins the Derby & beats all of the Derby competitors that run the Preakness & Belmont even if they don't win those races, that's an option that'd appease the angry multi-millionaire redneck.

This would be very silly and I hope it's not the point you're actually trying to make. I can't even tell anymore, I'm still reeling from that epic meltdown.

The main causes as to why we haven't had a triple crown winner are three-fold:

  • You've got what's basically child horses that are bred/trained almost exclusively for speed and not distance
  • The races are much closer together
  • The fields are absolutely gigantic

At this point, I don't think anyone's gonna get it until they change the format. Big Brown was roided out of his skull and still couldn't get across the line. (Though to be fair, it was because New York took one look at Dutrow and went "lol no.")

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