main
side
curve
  1. Welcome to the new boards! Details here!

Triple Crown Game - Third Leg: The Belmont Stakes

Discussion in 'Archive: The Arena' started by s65horsey, Apr 27, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

    Registered:
    Oct 11, 1998
    I'm pulling for Mine That Bird...
     
  2. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Allrighty, I'll try this again. One of these days I'll pick a winning horse. :p

    Win: Charitable Man
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Mine that Bird

    Charitable Man has been priming for the Belmont from what I've heard.

    I'm also glad Rachel Alexandra's owners decided not to run her in the Belmont if she wasn't ready. It's a hard race, and I'm happy they didn't push her too hard while she's still so young.
     
  3. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Aug 3, 2003
    Win: Mine That Bird
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Summer Bird
     
  4. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Post Positions! Get your picks in!

    Post --Horse ------------Jockey
    1. Chocolate Candy - Garrett Gomez
    2. Dunkirk - John Velazquez
    3. Mr. Hot Stuff - Edgar Prado
    4. Summer Bird - Kent Desormeaux
    5. Luv Gov - Miguel Mena
    6. Charitable Man - Alan Garcia
    7. Mine That Bird - Calvin Borel
    8. Flying Private - Julien Leparoux
    9. Miner's Escape - Jose Lezcano
    10. Brave Victory - Rajiv Maragh



     
  5. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    May 20, 2008
    Win: Dunkirk
    Place: Flying Private
    Show: Brave Victory

    I'm taking a real chance here.
     
  6. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 24, 2006
    I don't think its a good idea to bet against Calvin Boreal this year so I'm going with:

    Win - Mine that Bird
    Place - Mr. Hot Stuff (I have a soft spot for Tiznow babies)
    Show - Chocolate Candy
     
  7. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2000
    Win: Mine that Bird
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Brave Victory
     
  8. rechedelphar

    rechedelphar Jedi Master star 6

    Registered:
    Mar 29, 2004
    1. Mine that Bird
    2. Luv gov
    3. Dunkirk
     
  9. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

    Registered:
    Oct 11, 1998
    Win: Mine That Bird
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Mr. Hot Stuff
     
  10. Imrahil

    Imrahil Jedi Padawan star 4

    Registered:
    Oct 22, 2000
    I'm torn. On the one hand, I want Calvin Borel to lose because of his decision that gave me another year of no-Triple-Crown anguish. On the other hand, I want Mine That Bird to win to prove that he would have won the Triple Crown without Borel's treachery. (I know both of these are irrational thoughts, but eh, whatever.)

    So, I will go with:

    1) Mine That Bird
    2) Dunkirk
    3) Summer Bird
     
  11. darth_gersh

    darth_gersh Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Registered:
    Feb 18, 2005
    1. Mine That Bird
    2. Flying Private
    3. Luv Gov
     
  12. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Imrahil had it backwards!!!

    Win: Summer Bird
    Place: Dunkirk
    Show: Mine that Bird
     
  13. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

    Registered:
    Oct 11, 1998
  14. amidalachick

    amidalachick Jedi Master star 5

    Registered:
    Aug 3, 2003
    That was...disappointing. I really wanted Mine That Bird to pull it off. Still, I can't help being a tiny bit amused by the fact that there were at least a couple of us here who picked the right horses in the wrong order. :p
     
  15. Rogue...Jedi

    Rogue...Jedi Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

    Registered:
    Jan 12, 2000
    I picked the second place horse right! (as did a few others, I think :p)

    Kinda disappointing, though.
     
  16. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

    Registered:
    May 20, 2008
    We all did horribly.
     
  17. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

    Registered:
    Oct 11, 1998
    We didn't do any better in the Derby.
     
  18. Thumper09

    Thumper09 Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Registered:
    Dec 9, 2001
    I was impressed that Dunkirk held on so long. I was yelling at him the whole race, especially in the beginning, to not be in the front for such a long distance.

    I also find it interesting that Mine that Bird went 1-2-3 in the Derby, Preakness and Belmont, and in sequential order too! Kinda like hitting for the (natural) cycle in a baseball game (opposite results, though).
     
  19. Zaz

    Zaz Jedi Knight star 9

    Registered:
    Oct 11, 1998
    Yes, he won, placed and showed!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.