LarryS
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June 9th, 2014 at 8:41:46 AM permalink
Quote: artvandelay

For anybody interested go to the
DRF and take a look a Chrome's
injury. That will stop any horse.



http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/08/sport/california-chrome-injury/

the trainer says its superficial. The trainer says the reason the horse lost was that it needed more time between races. The owner was stll complaining on sunday about his horse having to go up against fresher horses.(although he apologized today) In the end the horses that raced all 3 races of the triple crown did not do well.
Although the late treetop scolded us that racing 3 times in 35 days was not a big deal....its only 5-6 minutes of racing according to him....lol

meanwhile owners, and trainers say differently.Not just of CC....but other trainers that said the schedule was grueling.(but thats the way its always been)

the injury according to the trainer does hot cause pain and is treated with just a bandage.

I wlll side with the trainers opinion.
Sabretom2
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June 9th, 2014 at 8:49:41 AM permalink
Quote: Sabretom2


I've got it all on the 2 to win. There's a reason this colt is the odds on favorite. I worry bout the 8 (breeding). I'll most likely put something on 8, I hate those "I knew it!", moments.



Don't I look smart?
LarryS
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June 9th, 2014 at 9:34:39 AM permalink
Quote: Sabretom2

Don't I look smart?



good call on 8

the horse had its own twitter handle....@bredforbelmont
artvandelay
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June 11th, 2014 at 6:51:30 AM permalink
Four or five Triple Crown winners raced in the
Withers after the Preakness and before the
Belmont. The others all faced new shooters
trying their best to take down the favorite.

Chrome was not tired. The exercise rider did
everything he could to hold back Chrome during
his gallop the day before the race. He was
coming out of his skin. He looked great, rested
and ready to go.

Sherman was careful not to make excuses for
his charge. Most folks in the industry know that
grabbing a quarter in a serious deal and is very
painful. The injury was where the rubber meets
the road. Many believe the injury may have affected
his performance. Hard to know.

The Triple Crown is over hyped. The races are
restricted to three year olds. The best horses are
the older horses that can stand up to training and
actually have a racing career.
DrawingDead
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June 15th, 2014 at 5:34:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Ka-ching!



Online. You can't get fixed odds here in Vegas since it is para-mutual.



While it is certainly true that the overwhelming bulk of business in Nevada books is in pari-mutual wagering, their contracts with the host tracks do not preclude them from also offering house-banked fixed-odds wagers, and many do so.

I can easily understand how one might get that impression, especially if racing isn't someone's "main thing" that they routinely do all the time, but actually you're mistaken about that. Sorry, I'm loath to disagree with Mr. Wizard of all folks, in my first post no less, but this may be relevant in a practical way to some who like to play the props that are commonly available at some of the major books such as Wynn (always at Wynn if nowhere else) and LVH, and others, as some of them will shortly be hanging "house banked" non-parimutual lines on a variety of prop bets for the Breeder's Cup. I have an extensive multi-page menu of Wynn's Breeder's Cup props in front of me right now. I don't normally get involved in gimmicky prop wagers and do most of my business in the pari-mutual wagers that are transmitted directly into the host track's pools, but I had multiple fixed odds tickets from brick & mortar Las Vegas books on the "Triple Crown - NO" position this year. Though it looks like you got a better price online than I did locally, so congrats.

Quoting myself from a thread of mine on a different sort of forum, where I am "Local Rock" & kinda the resident horse guy in a mostly poker forum (*Note below):

[ http://www.pokeratlas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=20618&sid=aae9304492a0dbb96ef1463a67070200&start=50 ]


Quote: Local Rock

There seem to be a lot more venues putting up a future book line for yes/no on the Triple Crown than I remember seeing in other years, and also on a yes/no prop of whether the Derby winner will also win the Preakness specifically – I don't recall seeing that one before at all. There is some variation (mostly in the juice built in) but they are running around -140 for “yes” & +120 for “no” on the Preakness, and +200 “yes” & -250 “no” on a Triple Crown for California Chrome going on to take both the Preakness & Belmont Stakes. That is a lower than usual potential payout for the “yes” side on the TC prop.

I have officially gone to the “Dark Side.” Perhaps I am just stubborn after this horse beat me, but I don't think so, and soon I'll be pasting a polite fake smile on my face while rooting for alomost all the excited enthusiastic fans cheering in the books and whatnot to go home sad.

...<SNIP>...

I'm not in the habit of getting involved in this prop, but with the enthusiasm for this horse I think there is some real value in the “no” side of the Triple Crown prop, at an implied probability of... <SNIP> ...I've bought a ticket on “NO – Triple Crown” and may consider adding to that position...<SNIP>...I particularly like the chances of Tonalist, a colt by Tapit out of a Pleasant Colony mare trained by Cristophe Clement. I was looking forward to him for...

...<SNIP>...



Quote: Local Rock

...<SNIP>...Shortly after the Preakness the William Hill line on the Triple Crown prop moved to make "yes" a -125 favorite and "no" became the +105 dog. I'm currently holding several tickets for a significant amount on "no" booked at fixed prices ranging between -250 & -200. And when that colt was cooling out after the race I believe I caught him sneering and laughing at me personally & individually through the video feed in the book. Good thing I wasn't watching at home, or I'm pretty sure he'd have crapped on my carpet through the TV; this horse is on a mission to make a fool of me, and doing a fine job of it. So far. But if he lays an egg stretching out further to a mile and a half at Belmont I can still get to laugh my way to the bank.



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mickeycrimm
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June 15th, 2014 at 6:27:41 PM permalink
Great Post, Mr. Dead. Welcome to WoV.
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June 15th, 2014 at 6:52:49 PM permalink
Quote: DrawingDead



Quoting myself from a thread of mine on a different sort of forum, where I am "Local Rock" & kinda the resident horse guy in a mostly poker forum (*Note below):








*Note: After reading the "Forum Rules" hope I've stayed within bounds here, quoting myself (only) and linking to the thread with the full text of the original.



DD;

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