Re: Mark, you've got to be kidding

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Posted by Mark O'Keeffe on May 14, 2001 at 13:49:24:

In Reply to: Re: Mark, you've got to be kidding posted by Kournikouva on May 14, 2001 at 12:02:12:

: : : Thunder Gulch a fraud? Man, do you have your blinders on. Here's an offspring for ya, INVISIBLE INK. Being a 3yrold in the second week in may he has two efforts of 1.5. I think you can count the number of horses who have done that on one hand.

: : : Not successful? Please. Can't win a classic race? Well, if TGulchs offspring are going to close like PG did in the Juvenile last year and Ink did in the derby this year, I would say it's only a matter of time. I think you've been watching too many Mel Gibson movies.

: : : BRIS lists his Sire Production Index at 3.80, I believe that's good enough for top 20 among all N.American sires. But you keep your grudge and bet against him, buddy! I'm happy to have your money in the pools!

: : : And Alydar says I'M dumb......

: : I'm not kidding. The horses you have mentioned are all glorified milers. If I had my choice of one sire that I could own, it would be Broad Brush. All of his offspring run - turf, dirt, slop, short and long. Thunder Gulch was by an excellent sprinter/miler. By the way, that crop (Alysheba, Gulch, Crypto, Bet Twice) was the last really good crop of horses I have seen. But we are all entitled to our opinion. If you read my post carefully, you will note that I don't bet much anymore, so THERE- you cant get my money anyway!!(LOL) Have a good day. Mark

: You forgot to mention JAVA GOLD. But the 89 crop with Sunday Silence and Easy Goer was just as good and so was last year's- FuPeg, Red Bullet, Tiznow, Albert, Cap'n Steve and Unshaded.

Yes Java Gold!!
Easy Goer and Sunday Silence was as good a matchup as Alydar and Affirmed. It was great for racing. But who was the rest of that crop? 2 horses does not make a crop.

Red Bullet, whats he been up to since winning the short leg of the TC? Fu- Peg? never ran at 4. Unshaded? What did he ever do? Albert? Very good 3 year old. Don't think he'll be as good at 4.
Capt Steve? Most horses who win in Dubai have a hard time returning to their best form.
Tiznow? on the shelf.

A great horse is one who stays sound racing against top notch horses year after year at classic distances and simply runs faster than the competition.

For all that Secretariat did ( and I feel he was the best ever), he beat nothing! What was his figure in the Belmont, a 0? If it was, then how slow was the rest of that crop?

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