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#1 LakersGAFan

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 02:43 PM

With wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preekness horse American Pharoah is the strong favorite to win Belmont and be the first Triple Crown winner in my life. AP just won Preekness, in a rain down pour by 10-12 horse lengths and other than before the first turn led the entire way. He will win Belmont easily IMO.

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Posted May 16, 2015 - 10:13 PM

you really think it'll happen?  this isn't the first time in the last few years that a horse has won the derby and the preakness and been favored in the belmont...i've about given up hope, but i haven't been following AP much, so maybe this horse is a little different?


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 08:03 AM


you really think it'll happen? this isn't the first time in the last few years that a horse has won the derby and the preakness and been favored in the belmont...i've about given up hope, but i haven't been following AP much, so maybe this horse is a little different?

I felt the same way till after Preakness. AP just won so easily. Out front and he was pacing. Last turn and he had a high gear that just pulled away from the pack so fast. In that last turn he went from a 1-2 horse lead to a 10-12. I never seen a animal run that fast. It was like a cheetah video on nature channel or something. ..lol. I'm optimistic. It's gonna happen now I believe he's gonna do it. He's the best of this year's group by a mile.

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Posted May 17, 2015 - 09:28 AM

it'd be awesome to see that happen in my lifetime...though i'm still a bit skeptical.  the belmont is more of an endurance race if i remember correctly, and where speed is obviously important, if the horse is going too fast too early, he might burn out.  i'm sure the jockey and his team aren't stupid and are well aware of this so he'll be sure to pace the horse, at least i hope so, because yet again i'll be watching hoping that this is the year


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Posted May 17, 2015 - 11:17 AM

For some reason the main favorites always seem to fall short at the last race. So I'd probably bet on one of the other horses. But if it happened it'd be beautiful.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Belmont starts in 10 mins. Go AP! Triple Crown time.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 02:57 PM

HE DID IT. American Pharoah is the first Triple Crown winner in my life time and the first in 38 years. So awesome.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 03:13 PM

Awesome to watch History


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 03:37 PM

Wow he won by a lot too. Pretty crazy. Probably will be the most expensive horse to ever live. 


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Posted June 06, 2015 - 03:57 PM

AP was awesome again. Led the entire way and then in the last 1/4 mile just blew everyone away. Won by 10-12 horses.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:20 PM

A win for both America and Mexico at the same time. Nice.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:27 PM

Don't understand the fascination with this at all.



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Posted June 06, 2015 - 05:51 PM

^ You got something against horses man?

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 09:09 PM

You think the horse himself actually understands/cares about what he just achieved?



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Posted June 06, 2015 - 11:01 PM

^ If they reward him with great food and any female mate of his choosing he might.

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Posted June 06, 2015 - 11:56 PM

I just don't get how a horse running can be viewed as a historical event.

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 06:59 AM

if you have an obedient dog, you know how much time and effort it takes for training.

 

now apply that to a thousand pound horse, competing against other horses bred and trained to be in peak physical condition.

 

I am also not really into it, but I respect the time and money it takes to train a horse, and think it's awesome to have witnessed a triple crown winner in my lifetime. it's been 37 some odd years since the last one, just to show how difficult it is to accomplish.

 

also @ bigfetz most expensive horse comment - I read American Pharaoh's breeding rights went for 30mil!

 

 


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 07:01 AM

^ You got something against horses man?

 

I guess his girl never rode him like a thoroughbred


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Posted June 07, 2015 - 07:42 AM

 
also @ bigfetz most expensive horse comment - I read American Pharaoh's breeding rights went for 30mil!

STUD. Sperm at $30 mill/shot. the most expensive prostitution rates ever belong to a horse....

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Posted June 07, 2015 - 09:09 AM

can't believe he did, and did it so easily too...good stuff, glad it's finally happened again so everyone can stop talking about how it'll never happen again


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