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Handicapping / Re: MIDWEEK MAYHEM + BOTS: 6/20 @ INDIANA GRAND
« Last post by RUFFIAN on Today at 02:22:16 PM »
                                          :forruffian:

                :lightbulb:   ''FLY HIGH OR CRY'' STAKES:  RESULTS    :lightbulb:

GOOD AFTERNOON + WELCOME TO MIDWEEK MAYHEM @ INDIANA GRAND RACETRACK

         TODAY OUR FEATURE EVENT IS CELEBRATING: NATIONAL EAGLE DAY
                                *** THE  ''FLY HIGH OR CRY''  STAKES ***
                                                  :raspberry: OR  :'(
   
               DEFENDING CHAMP ~ THUNDER CAT WILL HAVE 7 CHALLENGERS
                               TRYING TO STOP A REPEAT FILLY FELINE ROAR ~
             REAL QUIET IS A LATE SCRATCH WITH NO REASON FROM TRAINER

                        TODAY IS ALSO A BOTS DAY: BATTLE OF THE SEXES
           FIERCE FEROCIOUS FILLYS VS: COURAGEOUS CHARISMATIC COLTS

7 AWAITING DUSTY ~  WHO IS REFUSING TO GO INTO THE GATE
     THE FRISKY FILLY IS PUTTING ON QUITE AN ENTERTAINING       
          PERSNICKETY PERFORMANCE OF DANCE + DEFIANCE
                                               :chickendance:
      CATNIP LACED PEPPERMINTS HAVE PROVEN TO BE CONVINCING!

      AND AWAAAAAAAAY THEY GO IN THE 'FLY HIGH OR CRY' STAKES

                                    TAKING AN EARLY LEAD IS RUFFIAN
WHO SEEMS TO HAVE LET HER ''INNER CHEETAH'' OUT EARLY TO LEAD THE FIELD INTO THE TURN
                                                           :rhrse:

                           ===== OUT OF THE TURN THEY COME =====

       RUFFIAN CONTINUES TO LEAD THE WAY BY AT LEAST 13 LENGTHS
     
CIGARSHOP SUDDENLY FOUND HIS MAGICAL MOJO AND IS GAINING GROUND QUICKLY
                                   ON THE FAST FRONT RUNNING FILLY
                   :rhrse:                                                                :rhrse:
IT'S ANOTHER 7 LENGTHS BACK TO A 'NOT-SO-ENERGIZED-BLUNNY'
                 SURROUNDED BY 3 FRISKY 'FELINE' FILLYS ~
               TIGER DANCER ~ THUNDER CAT + CAT-ALINA

        TRAILING THE FIELD DOING A SLOTH~SNAIL SAMBA ARE
                                        CRUZAN + DUSTY

 :rhrse:  ===== THEY'RE AT THE TOP OF THE STRETCH =====   :rhrse:

RUFFIAN SUDDENLY SPOOKED AT SOMETHING IN THE INFIELD
    WHICH APPEARS TO BE A PAIR OF HIGH FLYING OSPREYS
      CAUSING THE FRIGHTENED FILLY TO LOSE MOMENTUM ~
BACKING UP BADLY ~ YIELDING THE LEAD TO A CONFIDENT CIGARSHOP

             ===== AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME =====

            CIGARSHOP CLEARLY IN COMMAND OF THE RACE NOW

BUT SUDDENLY THE CROWD IS ON THEIR FEET WITH EYES TURNED AWAY
      FROM THE COLT AT THE FRONT, TOWARD THE BACK OF THE FIELD
AS CATALINA HAS ROARED WITH A SHOCKING SURGE OF SUPER-SONIC SPEED ~
                    PASSING EVERYONE INCLUDING CIGARSHOP!
                                                     :OMG:
THE FIERCELY FAST FILLY HAS TAKEN A GIGANTIC LEAD OVER THE FIELD,     
            TURNING WHAT HAS BEEN A FAIRLY  COMPETITIVE RACE ~
      INTO A DRAMATIC DISPLAY OF INCREDIBLE IMPRESSIVE POWER 
                                                       :rhrse:
             AND JUST AS THE FEISTY FILLY HEADS TO THE WIRE
                 NOW ALL ALONE ON THE LEAD BY 20 LENGTHS ~
  WE HEAR ANOTHER RESOUNDING RAUCOUS ROAR FROM THE CROWD
   
FROM WAY FAR BACK A DYNAMIC DUO OF TIGER DANCER + CRUZAN
SUDDENLY FINDING ANOTHER DIMENSION OF SENSATIONAL SPEED ~
PASSING EVERYONE IN THEIR WAY AND NOW CLOSING QUICKLY
                      ON THE FLAMBOYANT FILLY IN FRONT

  BUT THE HUGE LEAD OF CATALINA IS WAY TOO MUCH TO OVERCOME

TIGER DANCER + CRUZAN NOW ARE LOCKED INTO A BRAZEN BATTLE
    FOR THE BRIDESMAID TROPHY OR THE FLOWER BEARER PRIZE
 AS THEY PASS A TIRING CIGARSHOP WHO MAY BE LUCKY IF HE
       CAN HOLD ON LONG ENOUGH TO STEAL ''THE PRECIOUS''

               CATALINA EASILY ''FLIES HIGH'' LEAVING THE REST TO ''CRY''

                          PHOTO FOR THE BRIDESMAID TROPHY
               HOLD ALL TICKETS: OBJECTION LIGHTS FLASHING

OBJECTION BY TIGER DANCER JOCKEY AGAINST CRUZAN
       CLAIMING INTERFERENCE IN THE FINAL FURLONG

STEWARDS EXAMINING THE REPLAY HAVE DECLARED THAT
ALTHOUGH CRUZAN DID VEER IN SHARPLY NEARING THE WIRE
IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TO MOVE HIM DOWN INTO THE SHOW SPOT

             $$$ ===== OFFICIAL ORDER OF FINISH ===== $$$

CATALINA = $139.50  :celebrate:
*Incredible Colossal, Captivating Closing Run In Zenyatta Like Style

CRUZAN = $55.20
*Survives Steward's Decision For 2nd
*But Will Be Given A Fine For Reckless Riding 
                         :mallet:

TIGER DANCER = $53.40
*Capricious Courageous Closing Kick!
                   :chickendance:

CIGARSHOP = $39.40
*Feisty Fast First Half, Faded + Fatigued Final Furlongs
                   Holds On To Steal 'The Precious'
 
                         ===== ALSO RAN =====

RUFFIAN = $27.40
*Baffled + Bewildered By Birds, Lost Focus With 'Z' Obsession aka: Zabava! 
                   :banghead:   *** Cost Her The Victory! ***    :banghead:

BLUNNY = $25.20

(DC) THUNDER CAT = $21.70
*So Close To A Yo-Yo-Mama Award!  :(

DUSTY = $3.70
*Her 'Senor Salsa' Cost Her A Golden-Goose-Egg Nest!   :'(

CONGRATS TO THE FEARLESS, FLAWLESS FILLY: CATALINA
BRINGING HOME THE BOTS TROPHY FOR THE FAB-FILLYS!
                                     :celebrate:

WE NOW BID YOU A GOOD EVENING FROM INDIANA GRAND
AND WISHING ALL A SAFE, SOBER, NON-TEXTING DRIVE HOME
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Handicapping / SUPURR SATURDAY: 6/23 @ THISTLEDOWN
« Last post by RUFFIAN on Today at 11:04:42 AM »
                                                      :forruffian:                                                                                                                                               
                                 CONGRATS TO THE 'DUSTY' ONE   :celebrate:
WHO LATELY SEEMS TO BE A MAJOR CONTENDER FOR THE YEAR END: YO-YO-MAMA TITLE!
                                                   
                    YO-YO AWARD ===> WIN CONVINCINGLY IN A RACE ~
          THEN BACK TO THE CAT HOUSE ~  THEN BACK TO THE PENTHOUSE
           SURPRISINGLY THE FILLY ISN'T SUFFERING VERTIGO SYNDROME!
                                               :happy:

            VENUE: VERY LITTLE TO CHOOSE FROM WHICH THEN RESULTED IN
                                       THISTLEDOWN + OHIO DERBY
                SOME FAVORITES FROM TRIPLE CROWN LIKE: FLAMEAWAY 
                                                    :girlkiss:

              *** OUR FEATURE EVENT CELEBRATING: NATIONAL PINK DAY***
                               :lightbulb: ( *DESCRIPTION: BELOW* ) :lightbulb:

POST TIMES:  1:10 ET // 12:10 CT // 11:10 AM MT // 10:10 AM PT

RULES ARE ON THE MENU
SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW
BETTER TO DO IT RIGHT
THAN ERRR + SEE A D.Q.
              :banghead:
   
                              :lightbulb:   *** NATIONAL PINK DAY ***   :lightbulb:

              National Pink Day, (NOT to be confused with International Pink Day)
A holiday which is celebrated annually on June 23rd in observance of the color PINK

   (*** RUFFIAN'S HORSE ALWAYS WEARS HOT PINK: HALTER + SADDLE BLANKET ***)

It is the perfect day for both men and women to put on their best Pink colored clothing
                    After all, Pink is a color that is not only celebrated today
           But is also a color that has traditionally been historically significant.
           When is National Pink Day?   =  This year (2018) June 23 (Saturday)   :celebrate:
 
                                         *** History of National Pink Day ***
PINK is a color that is usually associated with females but that wasn’t always the case!

Around the turn of the 20th century, in Europe, male infants were dressed in PINK ~
                          * And female infants were dressed in BLUE! *

That’s because PINK was considered to be a stronger color than blue and therefore, more masculine.           
               Blue was seen as delicate and dainty and therefore, more suited to females.

                     Today, the color PINK is Considered more a feminine color –
 Although more and more men are incorporating the color into their wardrobes.

It is also a color that is associated with happiness, children, and lightheartedness
   Many people also believe that it is a color that conveys compassion and care.
                                                 :girlkiss:

              :lightbulb: National Pink Day Customs & Celebrations  :lightbulb:

                  National Pink Day can be celebrated in numerous ways.
         You can dress up in pink clothing or accent your clothing with pink.
You can use Pink food dye to color your food, wear a Pink carnation
                           Or watch the movie “Pretty In Pink.”

Or you can just listen to music by the pop-star Pink or the prog-rock band Pink Floyd.
              Any way you want to celebrate the holiday is perfectly acceptable.

                                                   :chickendance:
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Handicapping / LOUISIANA TRACKS WITH A HEART
« Last post by RUFFIAN on June 20, 2018, 07:42:40 PM »
 LOUISIANA TRACKS WITH A HEART  :girlkiss:    :oie_30232359NUVsTmH4:

06/20/2018 12:12 PM
Evangeline Downs, Delta Downs contribute to racehorse aftercare
By Mary Rampellini


The National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization, founded by prominent owner Rick Porter, announced Wednesday that Delta Downs and Evangeline Downs, the sister tracks in Louisiana operated by Boyd Gaming, have committed funds to assist with the rehoming of horses in Louisiana.

The tracks are the first in the nation to commit financial support to the NTWO, which has a mission of “intercepting retired Thoroughbred horses from being sold into the slaughter pipeline,” according to a press release.

The NTWO will have a representative at tracks and training centers to work with owners and their trainers to find new homes for horses whose racing careers have ended.

“While improvements have been made in the aftercare of racing’s horses, there is still much to be done,” Victoria Keith, president of the NTWO, said in a release. “We have a lot of work in front of us, but we’re excited to get started and make a difference in the lives of horses in Louisiana.

 We are grateful to Delta Downs and Evangeline Downs for taking the lead in working with us to fight the indefensible practice of horse slaughter, and we encourage others to follow their lead.”

Delta Downs, in Vinton, is currently conducting a meet for Quarter Horses, and Evangeline Downs, in Opelousas, is in the midst of a meet for Thoroughbreds.

“Every horse that races at our tracks deserves to find a good, loving home after it retires,” Vince Schwartz, senior vice president of operations for Boyd Gaming, said in a release

. “The NTWO’s noble mission is one we are proud to support.”

The NTWO plans to bring rehoming programs to areas in need of such services and address other issues damaging to the welfare of racehorses, according to the release. The organization has a presence online at NTWO.org and has established a hotline at (859) 382-7779.

Porter is a longtime owner who races as Fox Hill Farm. He has campaigned a number of top-class runners, including Havre de Grace, the 2011 Horse of the Year,
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Racing / Re: PICK OF THE DAY!
« Last post by peeptoad on June 20, 2018, 11:12:00 AM »
That one turned out well! :chickendance: sure could have used the tri though...paid 12k
i have a bad habit of making sure the numbers add up when betting
   Ascot
Race 1, $1.00 TRI 2,17,19 / 2,17,19 / 2,17,19      $6.00   
Ascot
Race 1, $2.00 WP 19   $82.80   $4.00   
Ascot
Race 1, $2.00 WP 2,19   $82.80   $8.00

Nice!
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Handicapping / Re: MIDWEEK MAYHEM + BOTS: 6/20 @ INDIANA GRAND
« Last post by TIGER DANCER on June 20, 2018, 11:00:53 AM »
 


R-1:  5 - 4 - 3

R-2:  3 - 7 - 6

R-3:  1 - 5 - 7 - 3

R-4:  6 - 8 - 2

R-5:  10 - 6 - 8

R-6:  5 - 3 - 2

R-7:  4 - 9 - 2 - 8

R-8:  2 - 1/1a - 3
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Handicapping / Re: MIDWEEK MAYHEM + BOTS: 6/20 @ INDIANA GRAND
« Last post by cruzan200246 on June 20, 2018, 10:50:51 AM »
R1. 1-6-2
R2. 5-6-7
R3. 5-6-7
R4. 5-2-3
R5. 5-6-7
R6. 5-6-3
R7. 5-7-1
R8. 4-1-8
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Handicapping / Re: MIDWEEK MAYHEM + BOTS: 6/20 @ INDIANA GRAND
« Last post by Cigarshop on June 20, 2018, 10:42:34 AM »
1st:  4
2nd: 4
3rd:  4
4th:  4
5th:  4
6th:  4
7th:  1
8th:  6
9th:  1
10th: 2
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Handicapping / Re: MIDWEEK MAYHEM + BOTS: 6/20 @ INDIANA GRAND
« Last post by blunny on June 20, 2018, 09:20:15 AM »
Rolling Thunder Ranch

1 -- 4, 1, 5
2 -- 5, 7, 4
3 -- 10, 11, 9
4 -- 3, 9, 2
5 -- 5, 4, 3
6 -- 4, 2, 3
7 -- 5, 1, 3
8 -- 4, 8, 3
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Racing / Re: PICK OF THE DAY!
« Last post by Senator L on June 20, 2018, 09:08:27 AM »
5 got checked near the line and finished 5th...nuts
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Racing / Re: PICK OF THE DAY!
« Last post by Senator L on June 20, 2018, 09:03:06 AM »
Jun 20, 2018
11:56 AM   Bet   29860365542372   Ascot, Race 5, $1.00 TRI 5,12 / 5,12 / 7      $2.00   
Jun 20, 2018
11:55 AM   Bet   11484513565232   Ascot, Race 5, $2.00 EXA 5,12 / 5,12      $4.00   
Jun 20, 2018
11:55 AM   Bet   51237074262418   Ascot, Race 5, $5.00 WP 12      $10.00   
Jun 20, 2018
11:55 AM   Bet   69139635128020   Ascot, Race 5, $10.00 WP 5      $20.00   
Jun 20, 2018
11:54 AM   Bet   25425767820510   Ascot, Race 5, $1.00 TRI 5 / 9,10,13,20,22 / 12      $5.00   
Jun 20, 2018
11:54 AM   Bet   43738727048122   Ascot, Race 5, $1.00 TRI 5 / 12 / 9,10,13,20,23      $5.00   
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