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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: OT - California Chrome
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 12:43 pm:

What network will be showing it today?

I'm not a spectator, but this is a little different.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 02:17 pm:

Found it 1:30-4:00 PDT on NBC. Two and a half hours for a two minute race.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 07:05 pm:

CC came in 4th


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 08:31 pm:

The chrome's, fading.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dick Lodge - St Louis MO on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 08:33 pm:

Should have used nickel.... :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 09:21 pm:

Poor horsey! Sure was rooting for him. Maybe next year.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Coco on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 11:06 pm:

The owner sure showed the class that comes with money, whining about how his horse lost because all the other horse owners were plotting against him....hope he doesn't own any Fords, he'd be cussing at Henry every time it didn't start...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Saturday, June 07, 2014 - 11:31 pm:

He probably has less money than any other owner. They bought the colt for $10K. He and his partner are small businessmen.

For that kind of money, there's plenty of plotting. He was complaining about the rules, which he takes as unfair to horses that have run in the prior two crowns pitted against those that are fresh.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 03:47 am:

My concern or interest in the whining of people who race horses can be measured in micro-give-a-shyts.

Sorry, it's late but horse racing? Yawn.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Davis-SE Georgia on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 06:50 am:

That's funny right there. I don't care who you are.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 09:47 am:

Back when, when I was into sailing and also racing my one-design boat, rather than my cruiser, the "big deal" was similar...the guys who had the deepest pockets could always buy the races throughout the season with their up-to-date custom sails made from the latest material designed to use the windflow to the max, expensive hull designs, etc. This is why I raced one-design. Strict rules, you won or lost on your own skills. No doubt horse racing is the same. Chrome's owner does make a good point, in keeping the Triple Crown circuit sort of the same "one design, closed circuit" rather than bring in a horse that hasn't worked itself to death in the previous two races. JMHO, fwiw.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will Copeland - Trenton, New Jersey on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 10:41 am:

California Chrome has worked hard all its life, It can now retire and enjoys its last few years supporting the glue industry.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 01:17 pm:

In the light of day and feeling a little less cranky and tired, I see my post was perhaps a little abrupt. My apologies for the offense.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. Gustaf Bryngelson on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 03:14 pm:

Hey Danial,
I thought your comment was spot on. I can not believe that a race horse owner would possibly think that horses that are better than his should not be allowed to race against his.
The triple crown is not a three race event, each race is a separate event, and the thing that makes a triple crown horse so great is that it can compete in all three events and still win. The races are so different that an owner with a horse that can run distance but not short sprint, is not going to waste their resources entering a race that he can not win.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 05:21 pm:

Yeah, Danial, don't worry about your comment. I opened the thread expecting to read something about aluminum foil.
However, I do like the "little guy against the big bucks" aspect of this whole tale. I hate to hear about the owner "whining" about their loss. I would think they have earned a rightful place in the books already and should be holding their head up high! Too bad to spoil it with some childish behavior.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George_Cherry Hill NJ on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 07:14 pm:

Wayne,

Thank you for your first comment.

In the spring to late spring, I work out of country continuous and don't have TV access to western news and don't go out of my way to find internet news. Have found that life and stress seem to work better that way.

So when I saw the topic first appear...I let it roll for a while without opening it because I just figured that it was some super paint that made Oklahoma Chrome look bad! :-)

Even when I opened it up and read RD first comment, my brain registered that maybe it was a 'car show' or maybe a 'Meecham' type event.

So...it's a horse eh? Got it now. :-):-):-) Yeah, didn't win-place-show for triple crown but somehow being a 3 year old now without a care or worry in the world, and girls brought in all the time isn't a bad life I'd imagine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 08:15 pm:

I figured than anybody who cared would recognize the name.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George_Cherry Hill NJ on Sunday, June 08, 2014 - 08:25 pm:

RD......

That's just it, in my isolation I had never heard the horse name before...

That's why I do like the open OT forum here, it's a substitute for a morning newspaper...anything important happens...it's on here one way or the other...lol


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