Winged Victory!!

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome arrives at Pimlico as he is lead off the trailer by assistant trainer Alan Sherman.

HE’S TANNED, HE’S RESTED, HE’S READY.

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CALIFORNIA CHROME NOW CALMLY ANTICIPATES HIS VICTORY OVER SOCIAL INCLUSION IN THE 139TH PREAKNESS STAKES AT PIMLICO, 17TH MAY, 2014.

Exercise rider Willie Delgado and Kentucky Derby champ California Chrome walk toward assistant trainer Alan Sherman after a workout Tuesday morning at Pimico Race Course.

California Chrome

( Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun / May 12, 2014 )

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome arrives at Pimlico as he is lead off the trailer by assistant trainer Alan Sherman.


Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horse-racing/preakness/bal-preakness-2014-pictures,0,6602204.photogallery#ixzz31hSbqSB6

CALIFORNIA CHROME   (USA) ch. C, 2011 {A4} DP = 7-5-10-0-0 (22) DI = 3.40   CD = 0.86 – 10 Starts, 6 Wins, 1 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $1,134,850  
        Owner: Martin Perry & Steve Coburn
    Breeder: Martin Perry & Steve Coburn
State Bred: CA
  Winnings: 10 Starts: 6 – 1 – 0, $1,134,850At 2:
Won Graduation S. (DMR,5.5f), King Glorious S. (BHP,7f)At 3:
Won Santa Anita Derby (G1,SA,9f), San Felipe S. (G2,SA,8.5f), California Cup Derby (SA,8.5f)Foaled Feb 18, 2011. 
Trainer: Art Sherman 
The last horse to win a stakes race at Betfair Hollywood Park, winning the King Glorious S. on December 22, 2013.updated 5Apr2014

LUCKY PULPIT (USA)
ch. 2001
PULPIT (USA)
dkb/br. 1994
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
LASSIE DEAR (USA) b. 1974 *
PREACH (USA)
b. 1989
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
NARRATE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1980
HONEST PLEASURE (USA) dkb/br. 1973
STATE (USA) b. 1974
LUCKY SOPH (USA)
b. 1992
COZZENE (USA)
gr. 1980
CARO (IRE)
gr. 1967 [IC]
FORTINO (FR) gr. 1959
CHAMBORD (GB) ch. 1955
RIDE THE TRAILS (USA)
b. 1971
PRINCE JOHN (USA) ch. 1953 [C]
WILDWOOK (USA) b. 1965
LUCKY SPELL (USA)
b. 1971
LUCKY MEL (USA)
ch. 1954
OLYMPIA (USA) b. 1946 [B]
ROYAL MINK (GB) ch. 1948
INCANTATION (USA)
dkb/br. 1965
PRINCE BLESSED (USA) b. 1957
MAGIC SPELL (USA) b. 1954
LOVE THE CHASE (USA)
ch. 2006
NOT FOR LOVE (USA)
b. 1990
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
  RAISE A NATIVE (USA)
ch. 1961 [B]
NATIVE DANCER (USA) gr. 1950 [IC]
RAISE YOU (USA) ch. 1946 *
GOLD DIGGER (USA)*
b. 1962
NASHUA (USA) b. 1952 [IC]
SEQUENCE (USA) b. 1946
DANCE NUMBER (USA)
b. 1979
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)
b. 1961 [BC]
  NEARCTIC (CAN) br. 1954
NATALMA (USA) b. 1957 *
NUMBERED ACCOUNT (USA)*
b. 1969
  BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
CHASE IT DOWN (USA)
ch. 1997
POLISH NUMBERS (USA)
b. 1987
DANZIG (USA)
dkb/br. 1977 [IC]
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
PAS DE NOM (USA) br. 1968
NUMBERED ACCOUNT (USA)*
b. 1969
  BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
INTRIGUING (USA) ch. 1964 *
CHASE THE DREAM (USA)
b. 1984
SIR IVOR (USA)
b. 1965 [IC]
SIR GAYLORD (USA) b. 1959 [IC]
ATTICA (USA) ch. 1953 *
LA BELLE FLEUR (USA)
b. 1977
VAGUELY NOBLE (IRE) b. 1965 [CP]
PRINCESS RIBOT (USA) b. 1964

 California Chrome arrives at Pimlico and is led off the trailer by assistant trainer Alan Sherman.

California Chrome will win the 2014 Preakness Stakes (Group 1), Saturday, May 17th, 2014, but for:
 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome arrives at Pimlico he is with his groom, Raul Rodriguez.
An endorsement from Andrew Beyer.
California Chrome arrives at Pimlico.
We in the clubhouse think that, despite Andy Beyer’s penchant to hobble and destroy any and all horses he endorses, California Chrome is simply too good for even Beyer to beat.
 
 
So, hang Beyer.
 
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Bet California Chrome even if Andy plants the kiss of death of him.
 
 
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AND:
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If Andy doesn’t kiss California Chrome:
 
 
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Bet him even more:
 
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Gluttonously!!
 
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You and I don’t want to become known in the town as idle gossips and greedy little children, but we must ask:
 
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How do we make a decent return on California Chrome in the Preakness?
 
~~
 
More than likely, he will pay no better than even money:
 
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Which is to say:
 
 
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Double your investment dollar.
 
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If that much.
~~
 
While our club house typically shies from what is called exotic wagering, upon the very sensible supposition that to pick one horse in a race is traumatic enough.
~~
That said, as we assume California Chrome to be the winner, we are merely tasked to pick the runner-up to couple with him and, in doing so:
~~
Exacta betting suggests itself to us as a way to line our pockets more handsomely than simply betting California Chrome straight to win.
 
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An exacta compels the bettor to pick the first 2 finishers in a race in precise order of their finish.
 
 
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Sometimes, when the race seems fairly even between 2 horses, bettors will flip the exacta in a box, for example, 1-2, 2-1.
 
 
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Trouble there is that one dissipates one’s capital as only one combination, if that, will prove out and one must buy 2 tickets to play the flip box.
 
 
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As California Chrome will win, one needn’t dissipate one’s capital reserves by flipping him in an exacta box with the second finisher.
 
 
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Never dissipate your capital reserves.
 
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Never, never.
 
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Ever, ever.
 
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So, dear brethren, who is the elusive second place horse for us to marry up in the Preakness with California Chrome in first place?
 
 
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Well then, you’ve been polite, so here he is:
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 The clubhouse has now chosen our one-way exacta bet, with California Chrome in the top slot:
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AND:….
Social Inclusion breezed a half-mile in 47 seconds at Pimlico Race Course on Monday morning.
Social Inclusion works out at the track in preparation for The 139th Preakness.
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    Social Inclusion beneath him.

    SOCIAL INCLUSION   (USA) b. C, 2011 {6-b} DP = 5-3-7-1-0 (16) DI = 2.56   CD = 0.75 – 3 Starts, 2 Wins, 0 Places, 1 Shows Career Earnings: $149,400  
    PIONEEROF THE NILE (USA)
    dkb/br. 2006
    EMPIRE MAKER (USA)
    dkb/br. 2000
    UNBRIDLED (USA)
    b. 1987 [BI]
    FAPPIANO (USA)
    b. 1977 [IC]
    MR. PROSPECTOR (USA) b. 1970 [BC]
    KILLALOE (USA) b. 1970
    GANA FACIL (USA)
    ch. 1981
    LE FABULEUX (FR) ch. 1961 [P]
    CHAREDI (USA) dkb/br. 1976
    TOUSSAUD (USA)*
    dkb/br. 1989
    EL GRAN SENOR (USA)
    b. 1981
    NORTHERN DANCER (CAN) b. 1961 [BC]
    SEX APPEAL (USA) ch. 1970 *
    IMAGE OF REALITY (USA)
    b. 1976
    IN REALITY (USA) b. 1964 [BC]
    EDEE’S IMAGE (USA) dkb/br. 1969 *
    STAR OF GOSHEN (USA)
    b. 1994
    LORD AT WAR (ARG)
    ch. 1980
    GENERAL (FR)
    b. 1974
    BRIGADIER GERARD (GB) b. 1968
    MERCURIALE (FR) ch. 1965
    LUNA DE MIEL (ARG)
    ch. 1974
    CON BRIO (GB) ch. 1961
    GOOD WILL (ARG) ch. 1965
    CASTLE EIGHT (USA)
    dkb/br. 1984
    KEY TO THE KINGDOM (USA)
    dkb/br. 1970
    BOLD RULER (USA) br. 1954 [BI]
    KEY BRIDGE (USA) b. 1959 *
    HER NATIVE (USA)
    b. 1973
    KANUMERA (USA) b. 1966
    LITTLE BLESSING (USA) b. 1964
    SAINT BERNADETTE (USA)
    ch. 1999
    SAINT BALLADO (CAN)
    dkb/br. 1989
    HALO (USA)
    blk. 1969 [BC]
    HAIL TO REASON (USA)
    br. 1958 [C]
    TURN-TO (USA) b. 1951 [BI]
    NOTHIRDCHANCE (USA) b. 1948
    COSMAH (USA)*
    b. 1953
    COSMIC BOMB (USA) br. 1944
    ALMAHMOUD (USA) ch. 1947 *
    BALLADE (USA)*
    b. 1972
    HERBAGER (FR)
    b. 1956 [CS]
    VANDALE (FR) b. 1943 [P]
    FLAGETTE (FR) ch. 1951
    MISS SWAPSCO (USA)
    dkb/br. 1965
    COHOES (USA) b. 1954
    SOARING (USA) ch. 1960 *
    WEDDING JITTERS (USA)
    gr. 1991
    RUNAWAY GROOM (CAN)
    gr. 1979
    BLUSHING GROOM (FR)
    ch. 1974 [BC]
    RED GOD (USA) ch. 1954
    RUNAWAY BRIDE (GB) b. 1962
    YONNIE GIRL (USA)
    gr. 1966
    CALL THE WITNESS (USA) b. 1956
    PO’CHILE (USA) ro. 1958
    CLASSY TRICKS (USA)
    ch. 1983
    HOLD YOUR TRICKS (USA)
    dkb/br. 1975
    HOLD YOUR PEACE (USA) b. 1969
    SNOW TRICK (ARG) b. 1962
    MABEL FAIRE (USA)
    b. 1975
    ASSAGAI (USA) dkb/br. 1963
    HEN HAWK (USA) ch. 1971

    Social Inclusion is well bred and…

    ~~

     

    Very fast, very, very fast.

     

    ~~

     

    He’ll be drag racing of the front end.

     

    ~~

    We are most particularly fond of his Maternal Grandmother, Wedding Jitters.

    ~~

    After all, who could not like a horse called:

    ~~

    Wedding Jitters?

    ~~

    Remember them, when you were young yourself, waking one morning after a thoroughly drunken, now very painful,  escapade to find yourself looking in the glass and seeing, staring back at you, a terrible case of the:

    ~~

    Wedding Jitters?

    ~~

     

    Later in the season, with more seasoning, Social Inclusion will be something to contend with indeed at the Spa up at Saratoga.

    ~~

     

    We think he’s a bit short to win here as he’s not raced much at all, only 3 times in all, but he is bred classy, light, swift and spot on fast and he will be in the fight as long as he can go.

     

    ~~

    Social Inclusion is:

    ~~

    A

    ~~

     

    Very honest horse.

    ~~

    That said, do this:

    ~~

    Bet exacta 3-8, The Champ, California Chrome

    ………….Over…………

    The Young Gun, Social Inclusion, in a one way $2 exacta bet, or any multiples of $2, in the 2014 Preakness Stakes and you ought to get $8 return for each $2 wagered…. and perhaps more.

    ~~

    Bon Chance!!!!

    ~~

    The Preakness Stakes post positions and official odds are out, revealing an overwhelming favorite separated from the field of challengers.

    To the surprise of no one, California Chrome has by far the best odds to win at Pimlico. After a dominant performance to win the Kentucky Derby, Chrome proved that no other three-year-old horse racing today can match his combination of pure speed and experience on the track; the victory at Churchill Downs was Chrome’s seventh in 11 races.

     

    2014 Preakness Stakes Post Positions and Odds
    Post Horse Jockey Trainer Morning-Line Odds
    1 Dynamic Impact Miguel Mena Mark E. Casse 12-1
    2 General a Rod Javier Castellano Mike Maker 15-1
    3 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 3-5
    4 Ring Weekend Alan Garcia H. Graham Motion 20-1
    5 Bayern Rosie Napravnik Bob Baffert 10-1
    6 Ria Antonia Calvin Borel Tom Amoss 30-1
    7 Kid Cruz Julian Pimentel Linda Rice 20-1
    8 Social Inclusion Luis Contreras Manny Azpurua 5-1
    9 Pablo Del Monte Jeffrey Sanchez Wesley A. Ward 20-1
    10 Ride On Curlin Joel Rosario William Gowan 10-1

    HRTV

     

    Those 3-5 odds aren’t just extraordinary in the context of the 2014 Preakness field; they’re historically special. Chrome is a heavier favorite to win this race than some of the greatest horses ever to compete at Pimlico have been.

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2 thoughts on “Winged Victory!!

  1. Hope springs eternal for a Triple Crown winner. It has been a very long dry spell. However, as a person who grew up with the incredible dry spell of the Red Sox, I can be patient!

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