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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    I reliable source told me of a horse that's been running in Dubai.
    Says it is a legit longshot bet, if there is such a thing.

    Is this a true statement?
    the sheik's from Dubai built a track that is identical to CD with the whole goal of winning the Derby, but I dont know that they have an entry this year, because the powers that be instituted a point system for the graded stakes here so a horse couldnt enter based on inflated purses against weak fields
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    LINES OF BATTLE
    PP: 11
    Odds: 30-1
    Owner: Joe Allen, Mrs. J Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
    Jockey: Ryan L. Moore
    Trainer: Aidan P. O’Brien
    Family Tree: Sire: War Front (Danzig); Dam: Black Speck (Arch)
    CAREER RECORD
    YEAR ST W P S EARNINGS
    2013 1 1 0 0 $1,200,000
    2012 5 2 1 0 $76,214
    TOTALS: 6 3 1 0 $1,276,214
    VICTORIES OF NOTE: Grade 2 UAE Derby
    WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: The latest to try the mile and three-sixteenths UAE Derby to the Kentucky Derby — though no UAE horses have ever hit the board in the Kentucky Derby. Moore is Britain’s three-time riding champ. Colt has yet to run on dirt and no horse since 1937 has won the Kentucky Derby after just one start at 3.
    CAN WIN BECAUSE: He will be ridden by one of England’s best and has already handled nearly this same distance in winning the UAE Derby.
    CAN’T WIN BECAUSE: Horses coming out of the UAE Derby, regardless of their connections, never fire in the Kentucky Derby.


    I think this is the horse roadkill is talking about; it's not owned by one of the sheiks. Doesn't seem a very traditional path for a Derby winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie R. View Post


    I think this is the horse roadkill is talking about; it's not owned by one of the sheiks. Doesn't seem a very traditional path for a Derby winner.
    My friend told me he thought the field was weak and that this could be a great longshot bet.
    Hence the scene from one of my favorites, "Let it Ride."
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    My friend told me he thought the field was weak and that this could be a great longshot bet.
    Hence the scene from one of my favorites, "Let it Ride."

    seriously...its one of the most balanced fields to come along in quite awhile..there are at least 4 horses in the field that could dominate the race, 10 that have a legit shot at winning it...no offense RK but your friend doesnt know what he is talking about or doesnt follow horse racing closely
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    seriously...its one of the most balanced fields to come along in quite awhile..there are at least 4 horses in the field that could dominate the race, 10 that have a legit shot at winning it...no offense RK but your friend doesnt know what he is talking about or doesnt follow horse racing closely
    Interesting opinion Bon.
    He is a part owner of "Went the Day Well," as well as a few other horses.
    He lives for the ponies..............


    It was just his opinion.
    There are many in that sport, just like ours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Interesting opinion Bon.
    He is a part owner of "Went the Day Well," as well as a few other horses.
    He lives for the ponies..............


    It was just his opinion.
    There are many in that sport, just like ours.
    Pedigree and connections say yes. Circumstances leading to the derby say no. Interesting long shot though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Interesting opinion Bon.
    He is a part owner of "Went the Day Well," as well as a few other horses.
    He lives for the ponies..............


    It was just his opinion.
    There are many in that sport, just like ours.
    Ok you hooked me...shame on me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

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    Now they're saying 90% chance of rain in Kentucky...and lots of it. Could change things and allow a longshot to sneak in. Dreaming of Julia never fired in the Oaks, last year's champion Beholder was 2nd; anyone who had money on the longshot that won did well.
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    Tough field to choose from but I'm going with....



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    This looked like a great photo and quote for Derby Day. Could apply to the dogs as well.
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