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post #91 of 156 Old 03-19-2019, 10:28 AM
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I think what's so hard is that there is so much pent up anger and demand to find THE REASON why all this terrible stuff keeps happening, that people start grasping at straws and every additional issue is a chance to defend any number of "root causes" as the explanation. Clearly things are broken. And broken on many dimensions. It's hard to know who or what to blame at this point. I've got to admit, the cynic in me immediately read the POTN news and wondered if someone just wanted to prop up Pharaoh (who I love, by the way) by getting POTN out of the way. That's obviously crazy conspiracy theory type thinking, but everything seems so messed up right now crazy thoughts creep in...
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post #92 of 156 Old 03-19-2019, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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All of this just makes me dislike people more and more. And our society and all the stupidity.
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post #93 of 156 Old 03-19-2019, 02:16 PM
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I think what's so hard is that there is so much pent up anger and demand to find THE REASON why all this terrible stuff keeps happening, that people start grasping at straws and every additional issue is a chance to defend any number of "root causes" as the explanation. Clearly things are broken. And broken on many dimensions. It's hard to know who or what to blame at this point. I've got to admit, the cynic in me immediately read the POTN news and wondered if someone just wanted to prop up Pharaoh (who I love, by the way) by getting POTN out of the way. That's obviously crazy conspiracy theory type thinking, but everything seems so messed up right now crazy thoughts creep in...

They are different-enough sires they aren't really competing... POTN seemed pretty universally beloved. Good racehorse, sound, long, fluid stride, beautifully balanced, decent legs, and a lovely temperament. Those are things the industry desperately needs, and AP and POTN, while sire-offspring, would suit different mares. I think you have a point with people looking for reasons. Sometimes there just aren't any. These are horses-- huge animals with very delicate systems and fragile legs and tragedy follows them daily.
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post #94 of 156 Old 03-19-2019, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Empire Maker is still going strong.
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@SilverMaple , totally agree. And to be clear- that was just my emotional, knee jerk crazy reaction. I don't actually believe that, just to remove any thoughts that I'm a nutty conspiracy theorist here!! It's all just very sad.
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post #96 of 156 Old 03-19-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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Your not crazy or anything. The price of American Pharoah going up did enter my mind. But he is in a bit of a spot. It can only go so high without being among proven top sires and Justify.

There is no question Pioneer Of The Nile was a special horse. On and off the track. And agree his qualitys are very desirable. He was definitely a successful sire. This next is my opinion of course. It was his top side doing all the work. On the bottom you have to go back to Bold Ruler to find anyone of note. That is why I mentioned Empire Maker. Maybe he is the key to everything. Hopefully he will see even more quality mares that wanted Pioneer.
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The Louisiana Derby is today. Coverage can be seen on NBC Sports. My selections are 4,6,8,10. If Countey House can get it tomorrow think he wins, if not WOW is the mostly likely.
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WOW....

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post #99 of 156 Old 03-23-2019, 01:57 PM
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I haven't really looked at the race, cause I am working all weekend again. 😞 I will try to take a look at it soon.
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Favorites are taking a beating so far at Fairgrounds.
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