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Reminds me of Sunday Silence-Easy Goer in 1989

Posted By: SoCalPat
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 04:43 pm

Easy Goer was the East Coast horse, hyped by the racing media and blazing fast. Like Secretariat, his followers called him Big Red.

Sunday Silence (like I'll Have Another) was a West Coast horse -- Sunday Silence was the last Santa Anita Derby winner to win at Churchill Downs until I'll Have Another.

Sunday Silence won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, although his Derby trip was mediocre for a winner. The Preakness, like the one we just saw, is on the short list of greatest Triple Crown races of all time.

In the Belmont, Easy Goer crushed, winning by 8 lengths with a time bested only by Secretariat. I'd love to see another TC winner, but I think Bodemeister spoils it.

One interesting thing to see will be the field size. You'll get two trains of thought -- the owner who wants to be a part of history and the owner who's seen this duel and figures he has no chance, so why bother?

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midnightversion icon NEW: I'll Have Another!!!!
midnightversion - Top 25 Poster -- Saturday 19 May 2012, at 04:24 pm [ID# 1360778] [reply]
SoCalPat icon NEW: The Belmont is shaping up to be beyond epic. (nm)
SoCalPat - Top 25 Poster -- Saturday 19 May 2012, at 04:26 pm [ID# 1360779] [reply]
midnightversion icon NEW: I was born the November after Affirmed won the Triple Crown.
midnightversion - Top 25 Poster -- Saturday 19 May 2012, at 04:30 pm [ID# 1360780] [reply]
SoCalPat icon NEW: Reminds me of Sunday Silence-Easy Goer in 1989
SoCalPat - Top 25 Poster -- Saturday 19 May 2012, at 04:43 pm [ID# 1360783] [reply]
midnightversion icon NEW: Damn, I remember watching the Easy Goer vs. Sunday Silence episode when I was in the fourth grade.
midnightversion - Top 25 Poster -- Saturday 19 May 2012, at 04:48 pm [ID# 1360786] [reply]
o NEW: My grandfather used to train race horses down in southern Utah. My mom grew up around horses her whole life. She cried right after Smarty Jones got passed right at the finish line.
jamarcus22 - -- Saturday 19 May 2012, at 05:35 pm [ID# 1360793] [reply]
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