And Down the Stretch They Come

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  1. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    I don't follow horse racing, this year even less than most but I alays root for whichever horse wins the Kentucky Derby to win the Triple Crown. Justify won the Preakness today and is only one race away.

    I didn't watch it live but I just saw a replay, or as much as I could see through the fog when they were on the backstretch. Justify is a mudder. Maybe his father was a mudder and his mother was a mudder too.
     
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    GiantDuckFan O the Joy

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    I've got the horse, right here
     
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    I've paid a little attention lately, because a woman I know was a minority owner of last year's Derby winner and also had a horse in this year's Derby. Used to be a big fan when I was a kid, can still remember watching Secretariat's runs. If you've never seen it, the SportsCentury edition about Secretariat is well worth the watch.
     
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  4. Bengal B

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    I always root for a horse that has won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness to win the Triple Crown. So I was rooting for Justify to win today. At least I was until just a minute ago. I just found out that the owner of the horse is George Soros, the ultra liberal anti gun billionaire.
     
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    good link, has video of the triple crown races,.. just saw Secretariat win the Belmont,.. seen it 20 times, still thrills me to watch.
    https://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/06/watch_secretariat_win_the_1973_1.html
     
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    Where did you hear that? The horse has multiple owners
     
  8. Bengal B

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    In my sports app The Score.
     
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    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    They tried to keep it secret. He's the third owner minority stake like 15%. And he won.
     
  10. Bengal B

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    I think Soros is the white haired guy in the blue jacket celebrating at the end pf the race.

    The dream is now a reality!

    Justify has won the #TripleCrown!
    https://www.thescore.com/s/5716377
     

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