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Triple Crown in 2015?
« on: May 18, 2015, 06:38:06 AM »
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2015/05/16/american-pharoah-preakness-pimlico-triple-crown-belmont/27459501/

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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2015, 08:01:00 AM »
Darn, I forgot about the Preakness.

We now have some drama.
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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 06:11:22 PM »
American Pharoah pole to pole!

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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2015, 09:26:07 AM »
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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2015, 11:05:13 AM »
American Pharoah wants to emulate Bruce Jenner and be a filly

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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2015, 12:31:34 PM »
I read yesterday somewhere that if you compared American Pharaoh's Belmont time to Secretariat's, Secretariat wins by 15 lengths.
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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2015, 12:50:40 PM »
Secretariat beat everyone by 15 lengths when she ran the Belmont

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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2015, 01:12:59 PM »
I read yesterday somewhere that if you compared American Pharaoh's Belmont time to Secretariat's, Secretariat wins by 15 lengths.

Are you aware that you've misspelled the name?  His name is Pharoah because the winner of the name-the-horse contest (run by the owner) spelled it incorrectly and by the time it was realized, the deal was done.

Before the race, there was a link on Drudge's page to an article citing genealogical/physical reasons why Pharoah wouldn't win.  I looked for it after and, of course, it was gone.  I laugh -- experts.
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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2015, 06:44:55 AM »
American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown for the first time in forever, and yeah everybody got stomped by Secretariat, Big Red was a true freak of nature...and not surprisingly given his prodigious breeding just about every thoroughbred alive can trace him as an ancestor now, as can American Pharoah who if my math is correct is the Great, Great, Great Grandson of Secretariat on his momma's side.

What is more surprising is how unimpressive the others in the lineage are, outside of Unbridled & Storm Cat I recognize none of the names, but somehow the genes came together at the right time for this horse.
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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2015, 07:51:19 AM »
News Flash !!!  Obama is the 1st president since Jimmah to have a Triple Crown !!!   Great accomplishment !!!
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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 08:02:13 AM »
Here is a side-by-side video of the two horses' races with times at certain points.

http://videos.komando.com/watch/8092/kims-picks-american-pharoah-vs-secretariat

Secretariat was, roughly, 3 seconds faster.

Don't know how many lengths that would be but when Big Red kicked in the afterburners, it was like the other horses were standing still


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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2015, 08:26:19 AM »
Here is a side-by-side video of the two horses' races with times at certain points.

http://videos.komando.com/watch/8092/kims-picks-american-pharoah-vs-secretariat

Secretariat was, roughly, 3 seconds faster.

Don't know how many lengths that would be but when Big Red kicked in the afterburners, it was like the other horses were standing still

Pretty cool.  The 1/4 mile mark was fairly close...but Secretariat was a beast...after the 1/4 mile mark the lead grew between the two, and that poor horse in 1973 that was trying to stay close just had zip left in the tank going into the final turn and Big Red just cruised.  You can tell Secretariat had more left, hardly any hard head movement but on American Pharoah his head was working hard.  And rough math says probably two strides per second so that comes out to 6 and I think I heard someone say Big Red would have won by 5 1/2 lengths so that seems right.

Good win by American Pharaoh but Secretariat is still the greatest racehorse to have ever lived.

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Re: Triple Crown in 2015?
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2015, 10:54:59 AM »
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