I’m fine with Keeneland being the host. There’s nothing wrong with the racetrack, and the switch to dirt helps keep the best dirt horses pointed towards the event. 

It will be difficult for any smaller track to host a super large crowd that the Breeders’ Cup tends to attract, but they just need to limit admission or add temporary seating somehow. 

They should rotate the event to all kinds of tracks, big or small, and across the border. How many remember Woodbine hosting in 1996?

I’m fine with Keeneland being the host. There’s nothing wrong with the racetrack, and the switch to dirt helps keep the best dirt horses pointed towards the event.

It will be difficult for any smaller track to host a super large crowd that the Breeders’ Cup tends to attract, but they just need to limit admission or add temporary seating somehow.

They should rotate the event to all kinds of tracks, big or small, and across the border. How many remember Woodbine hosting in 1996?

Palace Malice looks good, but from a betting standpoint other horses have a shot too. 

At least Moreno will hold the pace advantage. Also, Paco Lopez should give Itsmyluckyday a good ride, so those are the two value picks on top if Palace Malice and Will Take Charge fail. For something more creative, Last Gunfighter will be ignored off his last start.

Palace Malice looks good, but from a betting standpoint other horses have a shot too.

At least Moreno will hold the pace advantage. Also, Paco Lopez should give Itsmyluckyday a good ride, so those are the two value picks on top if Palace Malice and Will Take Charge fail. For something more creative, Last Gunfighter will be ignored off his last start.

My favorite anonymous fan from Europe. Well, I’m backing Social Inclusion if I play (which is in question). 

But, it will not surprise me if Untapable, Bayern or Medal Count win either. Medal Count gets a pace setup here. I’m just not sold he’s good enough.

My favorite anonymous fan from Europe. Well, I’m backing Social Inclusion if I play (which is in question).

But, it will not surprise me if Untapable, Bayern or Medal Count win either. Medal Count gets a pace setup here. I’m just not sold he’s good enough.

File this under “silly ideas” list

So there is a Remember Social Inclusion blog, and the author may be me.

—-> remembersocialinclusion.tumblr.com

I don’t know how long it will last, as I realized it’s the same thing but with some extra Social Inclusion candy, and I may as well support my flagship blog if it’s the same exact blog. Maybe I’m using it as a platform to pitch my horse detective drama ideas.

Last year, I made rememberdullahan.tumblr.com and Dullahan died soon after.

Good luck Social Inclusion.

No, it was clearly a coincidence. To be honest though, meeting California Chrome almost makes for a storybook ending to this blog. After all the doubt and criticism I put up about Chrome, I became a fan.

These bracelets are being sold by glitter-glow-sparkle so that she can achieve her dream of meeting Princess of Sylmar. 

I get the feeling she does not need my help, but I will post this anyway.

These bracelets are being sold by glitter-glow-sparkle so that she can achieve her dream of meeting Princess of Sylmar.

I get the feeling she does not need my help, but I will post this anyway.

Last notes on Chrome visit

Most people work, but it felt surprising to be the only one at Harris Farms on Tuesday morning. Then again, it’s a very remote place in Coalinga, somewhat west of Fresno, that can be hard to find.

Going up the 5, you have to exit a bit before the location and turn left on the 33, even though the farm is right of the freeway, then turn right somewhere on a road that has a handwritten sign, then go on a twisting, curving path with no signs, and then turn into West Oakland Avenue which has no sign either.

Initially, I blew by the entrance because I had no idea it was a road. Just dirt.

After reading reports on how fans were denied visiting the colt weeks earlier, I was lucky, and yes it makes me appreciate Chrome more, but my handicapping will always have no bias.

Tumblr’s No. 1 Chrome spammer.

Tumblr’s No. 1 Chrome spammer.

Of course Dana, I have a feeling on all things Chrome. I’m his No. 1 fan. Err … don’t doublecheck that.

Owning horses is expensive. I can’t blame them for negotiating the best deal. He already traveled enough during the Triple Crown.

I’d go to Santa Anita and hope to win the “Win And You’re In” race in the Awesome Again. It’s a G1, and they get to stay home. But, there is pressure to run at Los Alamitos…

Of course Dana, I have a feeling on all things Chrome. I’m his No. 1 fan. Err … don’t doublecheck that.

Owning horses is expensive. I can’t blame them for negotiating the best deal. He already traveled enough during the Triple Crown.

I’d go to Santa Anita and hope to win the “Win And You’re In” race in the Awesome Again. It’s a G1, and they get to stay home. But, there is pressure to run at Los Alamitos…

California Chrome and the process of putting a fly mask on.

Cee’s Tizzy - alive and well at Harris Farms. Since it had been a few years without seeing his name listed as a sire, I was not sure.

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