June72014

webuiltthepyramids said: Since I know you're following me and therefore can see my posts, I just want you to know all my posts complaining about people are not about you. I'm 100% talking about the anons I'm getting and I'm sure others are getting (if I'm getting them, I'm assuming others are too.)

It’s alright, hun :)

Yes, I can safely say that other people are also getting shitty anons. I only answered that other one because it was so hilariously wrong about literally everything, but the others I’m just deleting 

(And in return, I’m sure you know that when I complain about obnoxious CC fans, I definitely don’t mean you)

8PM

Anonymous said: How about you stop being this damn rude? Ride On Curlin "your pick for the win" also didn't win, he was TIRED. Just like California Chrome. It is HIGHLY unfair for fresh/rested horses to barge in this big of a race. Why? Because it's the biggest race of them all, especially if a horse has won the 2 previous ones and is heading towards the Triple Crown, which haven't been won in 38 years. People want to see another winner, that's why they get excited. Got it?

I was going to delete this, but then I thought…how about I point out everything wrong with it instead! 

1. Ride on Curlin wasn’t my “pick for the win”, that was Wicked Strong (who finished in a dead tie with California Chrome for fourth)

2. Ride on Curlin wasn’t tired, he was injured. He was eased up because he had a dorsal displacement

3. California Chrome wasn’t tired, he was also injured. The latest being that he kicked himself coming out of the gate

4. It’s not fair? You really think none of the past Triple Crown winners had to deal with horses that had skipped one or both of the other races? Because yes they did. And yes they still beat them. That’s why being a Triple Crown winner is a big fucking deal - because it’s hard. Not allowing new shooters in the Belmont is changing the Triple, just like altering the time between the races. If the past winners had to deal with it, so do any others wanting to win it. The Belmont is called “The Test of Champion” for a damn reason, it’s supposed to be the hardest of the three. 

5. The Triple Crown hasn’t been won in 36 (now 37) years, not 38. That’s pretty damn easy research right there. 

6. I never said people weren’t allowed to get excited. Please, show me exactly where I said that. It’s okay, I’ll wait.

7. If you think I’m rude, you are free to leave. I find it hilarious that I posted my opinions (none of which were remotely rude compared to the shit being flung on here) in public, but you hide behind anon and try to tell me off. 

So how about you stop being so damn ignorant, got it?

6PM

Oh look at that

spnlytherin13:

afleetalexandra:

Boasting about a Triple Crown before you’ve got it seems pretty fucking silly right about now, huh?

Wow this is kind of rude… I’m not the biggest Chrome fan,but it was a triple crown on the line. People are allowed to get excited and to get their hopes up. 

Actually no it’s not. All I said was that bragging before you got it is silly. Which it is. People can get excited all they want, it doesn’t mean it’s gonna happen

(And btw that was directed at California Chrome’s connections, who promised a Triple Crown before the race was even run. It was not directed at the fans. It was also directed at the man who just threw a hissy fit on national television when his horse lost)

6PM

goforbold:

yikes at Chrome’s owner…

That was literally the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen a grown man do on live television. The races aren’t “fair”? Did you expect everyone else to pull up and let him win? Would that have been more “fair”? Just suck it up and ago being a sore crybaby. He lost. End of story. If this is how he behaves when the horses loses, I’m even more glad he didn’t win

6PM
Tonalist gets it done at Belmont Park!
Commissioner second, Medal Count third, California Chrome and Wicked Strong dead heat for fourth

Tonalist gets it done at Belmont Park!

Commissioner second, Medal Count third, California Chrome and Wicked Strong dead heat for fourth

5PM

Oh look at that

Boasting about a Triple Crown before you’ve got it seems pretty fucking silly right about now, huh?

5PM
It’s just frustrating. 

It’s just frustrating. 

5PM
5PM
Who is your favorite to win? California Chrome is gorgeous, but I know nothing about any of the horses today. I’m rooting for Ride on Curlin.

WICKED STRONG BIATCHES 

(Also yes go Ride on Curlin!!)

5PM
5PM
19-year-old mare New Pin, dam of multiple stakes winner Cochise, with her 1951 Firethorn filly
Eventually greying out like her mother, the filly was named Greythorn. She was a non-winner in one career start and produced only four non-winning foals at stud  

19-year-old mare New Pin, dam of multiple stakes winner Cochise, with her 1951 Firethorn filly

Eventually greying out like her mother, the filly was named Greythorn. She was a non-winner in one career start and produced only four non-winning foals at stud  

5PM
"Sunny" Jim Fitzsimmons celebrates his 77th birthday at Monmouth Park in 1951, with jockey Jimmy Stout looking on 

"Sunny" Jim Fitzsimmons celebrates his 77th birthday at Monmouth Park in 1951, with jockey Jimmy Stout looking on 

4PM

Holy shit they actually managed to mention the other horses in the field!

I’m honestly surprised. I figured we were gonna get to post time with nary a look at any of the other entrants. 

Course, now that we’ve looked at them once, they’re free to go back to two solid hours of “LOOK HOW AMAZING CHROME IS THERE’S NO DOUBT HE’S GONNA WIN HERE LET STEVE CAUTHEN TELL YOU ABOUT HOW HE’S GONNA WIN AND LET’S REPLAY EVERY ONE OF HIS RACES AT LEAST 15 TIMES EACH AND TALK ABOUT HOW AWESOME HE IS IN THEM AND HOW THAT MEANS HE’S GONNA WIN AND HERE’S RANDOM CELEBRITIES WHO DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT A TRIPLE CROWN IS TELL YOU ABOUT HOW THEY WANT HIM TO WIN!”

I’m keeping a running count and so far I’ve heard “California Chrome” 57 times in the last 20 minutes. I’m about to put it on mute.

Oh, and let’s all applaud how they’ve started referring to the other competitors as the “villains” of today’s race. That’s just so, so classy 

June32014
4PM
The “Gray Ghost of Chile” Olhaverry, a top-class racer in the late 1940’s who defeated both Assault and Armed in the 1947 Santa Anita Handicap
One of the first horses imported from Chile to race in America, Olhaverry predicted the later success of Cougar II, Babu, Stravina, Tizna, Infinidad, Miss Brio, Host, and Malek (to name just a few!)

The “Gray Ghost of Chile” Olhaverry, a top-class racer in the late 1940’s who defeated both Assault and Armed in the 1947 Santa Anita Handicap

One of the first horses imported from Chile to race in America, Olhaverry predicted the later success of Cougar II, Babu, Stravina, Tizna, Infinidad, Miss Brio, Host, and Malek (to name just a few!)