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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:32 PM
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When is Smarty Jones going to run today? I can't wait.
I love ole Smarty.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:37 PM
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1. 6:15
Besides...Imperialisim's going to win..;0(
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:41 PM
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2. Thank you. I will still be pulling for Smarty. He may not win but who
knows.
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baby_bear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:04 PM
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3. Here's what one handicapper has predicted
The Seattle P-I this morning has a small article written by horse race analyst Al Smallman. I couldn't find it online so I'll just type out some excerpts.

<snip>
Lion Heart will break on top from post position one, closely followed on the outside by Sir Shackleton and Smarty Jones. Rock Hard Ten and Eddington will be just behind Smarty on the outside. Borrego will be closer than usual on the inside. Imperialism will trail.
...
As they turn for home, Smarty Jones draws alongside Lion Heart.
Closers Borrego, Rock Hard Ten, and Eddington race in tandem, no more than four lengths behind the leaders.

Lion Heart and Smarty Jones battle in the upper stretch. With a furlong left, Lion Heart begins to shorten his stride while Borrego, who has benefited from a rail trip, lengthens his. Rock Hard Ten and Eddington are passed by Imperialism. The two leaders - Smarty Jones and Borrego - eyeball each other during the final 16th. Borrego takes the lead and wins by a head in the final jump. Imperialism finishes third, two lengths behind.
</snip>

Figures to be exciting!

s_m

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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:34 PM
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4. I can't wait. Thanks for that information. Very interesting. nt
.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:37 PM
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5. Is the owner going to bring his oxygen tank again?
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 04:58 PM
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6. I'm sure he will. I am watching the run up right now. Go Smarty....
I am such a nut about these races.
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:28 PM
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16. smarttyyyyyyyyyy?? Yea Yea Yay cantt type.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 05:29 PM by demgrrrll
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:02 PM
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7. Being that he has emphysema, I'd say yes.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:05 PM
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8. My picks (trifecta box)
Imperialism, Smarty Jones, Lion Heart.

Earlier this week, I went with Lion Heart to win, so I'll stick with that pick even though the track is not favoring early speed.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:06 PM
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9. Smarty is going to win
But i'm hoping for Imperialism. I have him in the office pool.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:10 PM
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10. It's POSTTIME!! Go, Smarty Jones!!!
Run, Jones, Run!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:23 PM
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11. Come on Rock Hard Ten - get your ass in the gate!
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:25 PM
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12. Rock Hard Ten wins VolcanoJen's Most Gorgeous Pimlico Horse Contest
What a beautiful animal... but I concur... get yer ass in the gate, gorgeous!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:26 PM
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13. He looks fantastic right now.
Jockey's holding him back
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:27 PM
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14. Holy Shit!
That was impressive.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:27 PM
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15. YES SMARTY JONES!!!!! It's like watching Secretariat!!!
KICK ASS, JONES!! Wooohoooo!!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:29 PM
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17. Let's not blaspheme now!
;-)
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:29 PM
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18. I LOve Smarty Jones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay!!!!!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:31 PM
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19. Let him win The Belmont first before we bring up Secretariat!
Funny Cide won the first two legs last year.

But that was a great race.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:43 PM
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22. yer right.
But that was onehelluva lead by SmartyJones. What a horse!!!!!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:44 PM
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23. I was shocked!
Very impressive. :wow:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:41 PM
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20. A kick for Smarty!
Congrats! Now win the Belmont buddy.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:43 PM
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21. I hope Smarty wins The Belmont.
It's been WAY too long since there's been a triple crown winner. I was rooting for Funny Cide, Silver Charm, Real Quiet, etc...maybe this is the year.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:07 PM
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28. I want Smarty to win Belmont too
I have never seen a TC winner. I hope it happens this year.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:08 PM
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29. I remember watching Affirmed in 1978 and Seattle Slew in 1977.
10 horses since 1978 have won the first two legs. Just saw that on Sportscenter.
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OKNancy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:47 PM
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24. "It's nice to have such an inspiring story
with all the fucked up shit that is going on in the world"...OKNancy's husband
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:49 PM
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25. America loves an underdog!
Funny Cide was similar last year, but Smarty is probably an even bigger underdog.

Can you imagine his jockey? 2 Triple Crown races, 2 wins. There are jockeys who have had long careers (Mike Smith) who have never won one.
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 05:57 PM
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26. That's what the announcer said, that he is America's horse. I have
my eyes wide open about what is going on but it still is
good to have something that really represents the good that
can happen here too. A least there is some little corner of something that is not tinged with the evil Bush family. I hope he wins the Belmont in three weeks.
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:03 PM
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27. Go Smarty!
That was a beautiful thing to watch, wasn't it?
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Justpat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 06:30 PM
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30. Yes, it was.
I don't see any of the horses in today's race beating him at
Belmont.

He is a lot like Seattle Slew in his style of running.
He can just run over any track surface or distance.

I believe he can win the whole thing. I'll be there to see
hiim do it too.
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