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Time for the Preakness!!!

Old 05-19-07, 03:24 PM
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Time for the Preakness!!!

Today is the Preakness, second leg of the triple crown.
And of course there is a namesake cocktail.
May the fastest horse win!!!

http://www.drinksmixer.com/drink86.html
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Old 05-19-07, 04:38 PM
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I just looked at the results. @#$% I am disappointed. :-(
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I had two or was it three Preakness cocktails. Chased by a Sam Adams White ale. Pyramid hefeweizen is now at the local beer joint so I brought home a 12 pack today. Will put some in the fridge for tomorrow. Will go out on my commuter bike for a duckling count now (local water body) and then a 5K tomorrow morning!!! ETOH and peak performance. Could there possibly be a better combination?

The winner was Curlin who passed Street Sense in the last stride.
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Originally Posted by Mukluk
I had two or was it three Preakness cocktails. Chased by a Sam Adams White ale. Pyramid hefeweizen is now at the local beer joint so I brought home a 12 pack today. Will put some in the fridge for tomorrow. Will go out on my commuter bike for a duckling count now (local water body) and then a 5K tomorrow morning!!! ETOH and peak performance. Could there possibly be a better combination?

The winner was Curlin who passed Street Sense in the last stride.
When I read that I was so bummed. I don't care who is the fastest horse. I want a triple crown winner. Curlin you spoiled it!!! Bad horse!!! I hope your stud fees go down the drain and you end up as successful in the breeding shed as Cigar. lol.

end of rant.
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Is this a cycling related thread?

Yea or neigh?
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Originally Posted by patentcad
Is this a cycling related thread?

Yea or neigh?

Neigh!!!! But alcohol on a moderate basis helps your memory so you don't forget how to ride your bike
I like chestnuts (red horses) which was my one and only horse so I'm sort of glad curlin won. It was a great race! Reminds me of my last time trial. Just kidding.
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I was reading an article today about how the thorobred industry is now tending towards breeding for sprints rather than endurance and robustness. For that reason, some people are speculating that it will be much more difficult to win the triple crown. We haven't had a winner there for almost 30 years I think.

Maybe we will have to wait for another freak of nature like Secretariat to come along.
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Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
I was reading an article today about how the thorobred industry is now tending towards breeding for sprints rather than endurance and robustness. For that reason, some people are speculating that it will be much more difficult to win the triple crown. We haven't had a winner there for almost 30 years I think.

Maybe we will have to wait for another freak of nature like Secretariat to come along.
I just wish they would wait a year or so to race those horses. All thoroughbreds turn 1 on January 1st (so a horse born 12/31 is considered a yearling the next day-bull****). Horses don't mature till 4 years or so. In my opinion they shouldn't race until they are at least 4 years old. But the race track folk don't want to "waste" the money to wait a year or two. It is very unfortunate.
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Originally Posted by Mukluk
The winner was Curlin who passed Street Sense in the last stride.
it's ok, he was doping...

in all seriousness though, if you guys think doping is popular in bike racing, you should see how many horses dope. the horse obviously doesn't have a say in it, and the horse obviously can't do anything about it, and the end result is usually not good for the horse. considering those found guilty of doping their horses only really get a slap on the wrist, i guess no one can blame them...

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since this is off subjet, a few of us are on gabby chatting, come on over all!

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