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Old 06-06-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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Poll: Triple Crown - Yes or No

The Belmont Stakes is tomorrow with California Chrome's chance for the triple crown.

Think he'll do it?

If I was betting I'd place a bet on him to win, but at the same time a part of me says it won't happen.

But I'll vote yes as I want to see history. Plus, the storyline is a true Cinderella story.
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I sure am hoping he does it....but at Preakness, which is shorter than Belmont, another horse was catching up to him at the end of the race....so I hope he has it in him to run the long course at Belmont tomorrow......
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With the longer course and all, I wonder how will he does if a time during the race he's not the front runner?
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I hope he does. Some of his competitors in the Kentucky Derby skipped the Preakness and have had more rest, so it will be a challenge - that and the longer distance.
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The payout odds on him winning are so poor it isn't worth the bet. A descriptive newspaper article was really detailed in it's analysis that CC doesn't really have a good chance as CC has had all the breaks fall his way in first two races and the longer track will not benefit him. Who knows...But what I found interesting today was a comment made by a local radio sports person that rang true with me. The man must have been about my age as he said said growing up it seemed like a triple crown was no big deal as it happened 3 times in the 70s while I was growing up. I also remember those 3 as a preteen, and to me back then it did seem like it happened "all the time".


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Seems like there has been many horses that have won the first two races. I'd bet against CC.
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I sure am hoping he does it....but at Preakness, which is shorter than Belmont, another horse was catching up to him at the end of the race....so I hope he has it in him to run the long course at Belmont tomorrow......

+1.... if that race was the Belmont, he already would have lost...


I also do not think his post position is good... I think I saw where he is in the second slot...
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DW & I enjoyed a lunch of Dim Sum there last Fall:

Triple Crown Restaurant, Chicago - Restaurant Reviews - TripAdvisor

That's all I know about any 'Triple Crown'.

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I'm rooting for him.
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I noted that in both previous races, a challenger was closing at the finish. I just don't know if the jockey understands that and can compensate, so I voted NO. I will be rooting for him though.
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I voted "Other" since I haven't the foggiest idea. It would be a nice ending to the Cinderella story if he won though.
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I think so. I have a gut feeling, though the longer distance of the Belmont would seem to be why in the last 36 years there have been no Triple Crown winners -- they can look good 3/4 of the way through the Belmont, then fade (looking at you, Smarty Jones, among others).
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The odds must always be against any particular horse winning any race, unless it is a very small and unbalanced field. So on purely statistical considerations, I would say likely some other horse will win. I've never been to the Belmont Stakes, though I have attended races at Belmont Park. A very classy environment.

I can't tolerate the TV hypefest but my GF tapes it and I can watch tomorrow. I don't care who wins.

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Well...so much for that
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Oh well. As long as the Kings win the Stanley Cup, all will be well in California.
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Now the owners of CC are moaning that it isn't fair that other horses can enter the Belmont without having run the Derby or the Preakness. But this is how it has always been, this is no new rule.

Interestingly, these Triple Crowns tend to come in spurts -- there were several in the 1930s and 1940s ending with Citation in 1948 -- then none for 25 years until Secretariat in 1973. Then two more winners in back to back years not long after that (1977 and 1978) and then again, none for 36 years and counting.
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Now the owners of CC are moaning that it isn't fair that other horses can enter the Belmont without having run the Derby or the Preakness. But this is how it has always been, this is no new rule.

While that may be a valid reason for a rules change, it also points to the fact that it takes a true super horse to win the triple crown.
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If it was easy, it wouldn't be special. Never see the point in adjusting the rules to make it easier for horses to win the TC... Running the same field in all three races seems pretty pointless to me.
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