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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:01 pm 
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that was really really special. i knew when he got the lead there was a good chance he would win it. when he hit the 2nd turn and opened up i knew then iw as watching history.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:44 pm 
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Awesome. The roar of the crowd was the highlight for me.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:21 pm 
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Me, too! I was on my feet, screaming and crying the whole race, I had a feeling all day that this might finally be the year. Especially when Victor let him go around the last corner. I think I was hoarse by the home stretch, lol! Very emotional race for me, I am so happy I witnessed history. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:31 pm 
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He Did It!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:36 pm 
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http://www.americanclassicpedigrees.com/hoofprints. I've already entered him in the Library, too.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:54 pm 
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I cried before the race, a total wreck. But I had a feeling deep down in my gut that AP would win it. When he turned for home and was going so nice and easy, I yelled my full head off with tears running down my face. I was nine when I watched Affirmed be crowned and have waited patiently ever since and now the drought is finally over!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:21 pm 
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Exciting to the max! While AP's Derby and Preakness wins struck me as less than ordinary he certainly passed the Test of Champions with flying colors and proved he belonged. Of all the Triple Crown winners only Secretariat ran a faster Belmont. One for the ages and a privilege to witness.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:42 pm 
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That was just so fun to watch.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I was glad that it was a good time and that the second half of the race was faster than the first. I think his last quarter was second only to his first quarter. Ahhh...negative splits....has worked for humans since Sir Roger Bannister. Seems like Secretariat did something like that in the Derby. Actually, come to think of it, AP's last 6 furlongs were faster than Secretariat's last 6 furlongs.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:23 pm 
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I've always thought the triple crown hoax or whatever was greatly exaggerated


outside of spectacular bid, who stepped on a nail pre race, and sunday silence, who had to go up against easy goer who wins the triple crown 95% of the years that it's run.. the other horses.. just weren't good enough. they were GOOD. but not good ENOUGH.



What i mean is years like Real Quiet, Smarty Jones, California Chrome, we wanted to see them win the triple crown, but they were not necessarily triple crown horses. they just weren't good enough. AP was. Today was the first time I watched a Belmont EXPECTING a triple crown win. not hoping for one.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:56 am 
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Soooo.....does he race in the Breeder's Cup or next year?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:17 am 
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I would love to see him race in the Breeder's Cup! And I know what you mean, bdw0617... all day, I had a different feeling going into this Belmont. Like I was waiting to see it happen, not just hoping it would. I've watched the replay about a hundred times this morning... what an awesome horse. I hope he passes along that fluidity of motion and kind temperament to his offspring. :)

(Side note: Looking at his pedigree, interesting that there's a Lord At War mare in there. Similar to War Emblem, whose dam was by Lord At War. Hmmm... now I'm curious!)


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Will stand for ?$$$$


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$100,000 LF ?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:46 am 
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What mares do you like with him best?


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