danistrulytheman

I'm STILL a self confessing, self professing know-it-all, or so I think!


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I Love Lexie Lou!!

Am I the only one who can’t wait for her 2015 campaign? Incessant CaliChrome chatter only adds fuel to my fire.¬†As a longtime (former) railbird, mark my words, barring injuries/setbacks; next year, she’s def the horse to watch. Greatness awaits … you go girl!

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Rothman’s International Collector Coasters!

From 1992. Tiff just dug these up, didn’t even know I had them, they existed. Were never used, and like new as you can see. Great condition, eh? Sure brings back memories. Witnessed Infamy and Sky Classic in the horseflesh. Sky Classic was one of my favourite horses of all time. I know I still have Racing Forms from back then … ain’t never parting with them. As a side note: today’s the Woodbine MileWise Dan is the heavy favourite. Dan is wise too! ūüėČ

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Halberd

… my word of the day … halberd … and in full danistrulythemandisclosure, must plead ignorance never hearing, knowing of the word’s existence. Saw it mentioned in articles I read recently as a weapon (popular in medieval times) possibly used (a fatal blow to the head removing part of the skull) killing¬†Richard III, whose remains were positively identified as those found under a parking lot in Leicester, England.

King Richard:
A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!

… please no pleading ignorance to that y’all … I hope?!?! ūüôĄ


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takin’ the Freddie Head filly

… and THIS is the race of the week-end, NOT the Classic – don’t let anyone tell ya different. After great deliberation, opted for her, her better odds, her freshness. Just gut-feel the past 2 weeks has taken a toll on my orignal (lower priced too) pick Excelebration¬†…¬†thinkin’ he might bounce, not cozy up to¬†Santa Anita’s rock hard aspalt- like turf course. Superstitious signs lead to the Freddie and the French filly … first the double with¬†Miesque, then the triple with¬†Goldikova, and now maybe another with¬†Moonlight Cloud?!¬†Damn Freddie, you’re a master of the distaff. Go girl go!!


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Frankel Finale!!

October 20, 2012 … last time this champion will grace a racecourse … fitting it occurs on Champions Day at Ascot, and with the Queen in attendance. Some have hailed him the greatest of all time, and while it’s impossible to compare horses from different generations – it doesn’t stop us railbirds from trying. And being a bit of a pundit, am posting a tad prematurely … ¬†Farewell Frankel – fourteen for fourteen!!

Frankel’s recent work – galloping at Newmarket racecourse …

Frankel’s race history (minus today’s – my apologies) …

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