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Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 12:45 pm 
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It's that time of year again! Image

Discuss developments in the new season of races here!
As usual I plan to live chat each of the jewel races and the finale in the main Chatroom channel #aio if anyone else is watching them and wants to come by. All are on NBC.

Image Kentucky Derby - May 5thImageImage Preakness Stakes - May 19thImageImage Belmont Stakes - June 9thImageImage Breeder's Cup - November 3rd


Previous years: 2017, 2016, 2015, earlier

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 Post Post subject: Re: Horse Racing 2018
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:42 pm 
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Triple Crown on Saturday??? It feels like we just had one of those :o But go Justify!! :cheerleader: :cheerleader:

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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:57 pm 
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Triple Crown chance Saturday at the Belmont! \:D/ Be sure to tune in! Even if you don't really care about the sport you're going to want to watch for the chance to witness history if it's won so you can say you saw it!

People who know about these things are saying from what they've seen Justify is even more impressive than American Pharoah was, so there's a real chance this could happen!

I've been rooting for him since the start, being a Baffert horse. In an extremely muddy Derby he broke the Apollo Curse, becoming the first horse to win there without making a start as a two year old since 1882! That's 136 years! Then had a great Preakness in more mud and some thick fog. I'm very excited to see this conclusion, however it plays out!

I'll be in the Chatroom for the race Saturday, come by when you put it on!


Derby chat:
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15:20 <bookworm>: Kentucky Derby Live Chat!
15:24 <bookworm>: Bob Baffert has the favorite! \:D/
15:26 <bookworm>: Record setting rain, wow
15:27 <sam>: bookster
15:27 <sam>: hey hey
15:28 <bookworm>: 20 horses
15:29 <sam>: i forgot about the derby
15:29 <bookworm>: http://stream.nbcsports.com/horse-racing/kentucky-derby
15:29 <bookworm>: It's letting me watch for free right now
15:29 <bookworm>: I don't see a time limit
15:29 <bookworm>: But even if there is one it should be plenty long for the race
15:33 <sam>: nods nods
15:33 <bookworm>: Riders up!
15:34 <sam>: i would watch, id really like to, buuut im watching stuff with my family right now, so
15:35 <bookworm>: Call to post!
15:36 <bookworm>: It's still raining
15:36 <bookworm>: Doesn't look fun
15:37 <sam>: rain is lame
15:37 <bookworm>: Last race I remember watching with crazy rain like this American Pharoah won
15:37 <bookworm>: Good sign for Bob?
15:38 <bookworm>: He had said Pharoah didn't mind rain
15:38 <bookworm>: I don't know if that's common with all his horses though or just that one
15:39 <bookworm>: There's Justify
15:39 <bookworm>: #7
15:40 <bookworm>: 3-1 favorite
15:41 <bookworm>: Oh Bob also has another in here
15:41 <bookworm>: Nice
15:41 <bookworm>: Solomini
15:42 <bookworm>: Aw, it's Zayat Stables so he's in American Pharoah silks
15:47 <bookworm>: Justify moved up to 5/2
15:47 shnoodlec joined #aio
15:47 <bookworm>: Sure is taking them a long time to get to the gate
15:47 shnoodlec waves to bookworm
15:47 <bookworm>: shnoodlec!
15:47 <bookworm>: Just in time!
15:47 <bookworm>: http://stream.nbcsports.com/horse-racing/kentucky-derby
15:48 <bookworm>: woah
15:48 <bookworm>: what
15:48 <bookworm>: My Boy Jack was 30-1 this morning
15:48 <bookworm>: He's now 6-1
15:48 <bookworm>: What in the world happened there
15:49 <bookworm>: Wettest Kentucky Derby Day ever
15:49 <bookworm>: 3 inches of rain and still pouring
15:50 <bookworm>: This is going to be such a messy race
15:51 <bookworm>: Entering the gate!
15:52 <bookworm>: They're off!
15:53 <bookworm>: So muddy!
15:53 <bookworm>: That is a really full field
15:54 <bookworm>: Final stretch!
15:55 <bookworm>: YES
15:55 <bookworm>: He did it!!!
15:55 <bookworm>: Justify breaks the Apollo Curse!
15:56 <bookworm>: First horse in 136 years to win the Derby after not racing as a 2 year old!
15:56 <bookworm>: 5th Derby win for Bob Baffert!
15:56 <bookworm>: \:D/
16:08 Connie joined #aio
16:08 <bookworm>: Hi Connie
16:09 <Connie>: Hello!
16:09 <bookworm>: Did you watch the Derby?
16:12 <Connie>: No! I completely forgot! This is the first time I thought of it this month =p
16:12 <Connie>: I guess it's just over?
16:12 <bookworm>: Just ended :(
16:12 <Connie>: Rats.
16:12 <Connie>: Who won?
16:13 <bookworm>: Justify \:D/
16:13 <Connie>: Noice
16:13 <bookworm>: Very impressive race
16:13 <bookworm>: In a ton of mud
16:13 <Connie>: Oooh. Interesting.
16:13 <Connie>: Mud is always an interesting factor.
16:14 <bookworm>: Yes


Preakness chat:
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14:17 <bookworm>: Preakness Stakes live chat!
14:18 <bookworm>: Go Justify!
14:19 <bookworm>: First time ever there's been a sloppy track for both the Derby and the Preakness
14:19 <bookworm>: Surprising, for how long the sport has been around
15:39 <bookworm>: Riders up!
15:43 <bookworm>: Heading to the gate
15:43 <bookworm>: Very muddy
15:50 <JamesGryphon>: Who lost?
15:51 <bookworm>: About to start
15:51 <bookworm>: Super thick fog
15:51 <bookworm>: Never seen a race like this before
15:53 <bookworm>: They're off!
15:55 <bookworm>: Final stretch!
15:56 <bookworm>: JUSTIFY!!!!!
15:56 <bookworm>: WHOO
15:56 <bookworm>: Great race!!
15:56 <bookworm>: Nose to nose until the end!
15:56 <bookworm>: Triple Crown chance at the Belmont!!
15:56 <JamesGryphon>: Lot of buildup for such a short event.
15:57 <bookworm>: 5th straight Derby winner from Bob Baffert to also win the Preakness! \:D/
15:57 <bookworm>: And he ties the record for Triple Crown race wins
15:57 <bookworm>: 14 I believe
15:58 <bookworm>: Also the record for Preakness wins

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm 
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*finally gets on the ToO for the first time in a month*

IT HAPPENED THOUGH. The Triple Crown, he won, he really did it! Justify, you are amazing, you are fantastic! I wish I could have been online for the race (sorry bookworm) but I wasn't home :/

*signs off until next year*

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Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:37 am 
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Yes! Justify did it!! Image

This is incredible! I wondered if I would ever see one Triple Crown won, never mind two, and I never could have hoped both would be by Bob Baffert horses!


Belmont chat:
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15:17 <bookworm>: Belmont Stakes live chat!
15:18 <bookworm>: Justify racing for a Triple Crown!!
15:18 <bookworm>: Get NBC on you don't want to miss this!
15:18 <bookworm>: Walkover is just starting
15:21 <bookworm>: Bob Baffert is currently tied for most Triple Crown race wins; if Justify wins this he'll set the record \:D/
15:21 <bookworm>: How fitting would it be to take it with a race that actually wins a Triple Crown? That would be awesome
15:23 <JamesGryphon>: If you're tied for wins, wouldn't you necessarily have to win to break that record?
15:24 <bookworm>: Is that not what I said?
15:24 <bookworm>: He tied the record at the Preakness
15:26 <JamesGryphon>: I guess I took it to mean "Triple Crown" as in only those that were part of a horse achieving the Triple Crown, not the races that are part of that 'circuit'.
15:26 <bookworm>: Triple Crown races
15:26 <bookworm>: There are three a year
15:27 <bookworm>: He's won 14
15:28 <bookworm>: This would be 15, a record
15:28 <JamesGryphon>: Okay.
15:29 <bookworm>: If we're talking about the Triple Crown itself, he would tie the record I think
15:29 <bookworm>: I believe one other trainer won it twice
15:30 <bookworm>: Though he well could have been going for his third here, Real Quiet lost it literally by a nose some years ago
15:30 <bookworm>: Heartbreaker
15:33 <bookworm>: Riders up!
15:33 <bookworm>: Connie you got this on?
15:34 <JamesGryphon>: I guess you'll have to update me.
15:35 <JamesGryphon>: Apparently the online radio source is down.
15:36 <bookworm>: Stream it
15:36 <bookworm>: NBC Sports
15:36 <JamesGryphon>: I don't have any of that.
15:36 <bookworm>: It's free to preview the stream
15:37 <bookworm>: Probably just for an hour, but that's plenty of time
15:37 <bookworm>: You only need three minutes so it's good to go!
15:37 <bookworm>: Call to post!
15:38 <bookworm>: The Burger King is with Bob Baffert
15:38 <bookworm>: There's a reason but I don't know what it is
15:40 <JamesGryphon>: Gronk looks kinda lethargic.
15:40 <bookworm>: The horse or player?
15:40 <bookworm>: :p
15:40 <JamesGryphon>: Horse.
15:41 <bookworm>: I don't know what's up with that one
15:41 <bookworm>: He was a big story at the start, but didn't end up running the Derby as planned
15:41 <bookworm>: Got sick or something
15:41 <bookworm>: Then went and raced overseas instead
15:41 <bookworm>: This is his first US race
15:43 <bookworm>: Bob has another horse in this
15:43 <JamesGryphon>: Yeah, I saw.
15:43 <bookworm>: It would be kind of funny if that one wins
15:44 <bookworm>: Still gets the record but not the big win
15:44 <JamesGryphon>: Would he the trainer (but not the horse) be a "Triple Crown winner"?
15:44 <JamesGryphon>: After all, technically his horses would have won all three races.
15:44 <bookworm>: Has to be the same horse
15:45 <bookworm>: This is it!
15:49 <bookworm>: In the gate...
15:50 <bookworm>: They're off!!
15:51 <JamesGryphon>: Mine's a bit delayed.
15:51 <JamesGryphon>: They're still loading on mine.
15:54 <JamesGryphon>: That's it!
15:55 <JamesGryphon>: Gronk really turned out doing okay.
15:55 <JamesGryphon>: Saving his energy, I guess. ;)
15:56 <bookworm>: YEEESSS!!!!!!
15:56 <bookworm>: Justify!!!!
15:56 <bookworm>: He waited so long to turn him loose!
15:57 <bookworm>: So impressive!
15:57 <bookworm>: Mike Smith, oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown at 52
15:59 <bookworm>: This is awesome


We will not get to see if he could win the second ever Grand Slam though because he has been retired and so will not race in the Breeder's Cup on Saturday.

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