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Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 10-06-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By Merlinsky
Hey Steve, great explanation about the fig. The...

Hey Steve, great explanation about the fig. The Beyer might not've been as big as some might've expected, but it was nice to be able to both have context for that and still get to feel a massive...
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 07-09-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,471
Posted By Merlinsky
Much love to Casey. Given the current health...

Much love to Casey. Given the current health crisis, I know it's especially scary right now to be going through anything that increases a person's risk.

Everybody, if you want to look out for people...
Forum: Stakes Archive 05-05-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,525
Posted By Merlinsky
Okay, usually this happens with the Kentucky...

Okay, usually this happens with the Kentucky Oaks, but occasionally other races. Why is it that periodically NBC Sports will straight up not have a replay available for a horse racing event? This...
Forum: Stakes Archive 09-17-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,727
Posted By Merlinsky
It felt like Lucy with the football. We were...

It felt like Lucy with the football. We were Charlie Brown, expecting an intended match up to actually go down with everybody in form and healthy, and the race happening without any disruption.
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 05-15-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 43,267
Posted By Merlinsky
Well great. A Take Charge Indy colt from Calumet...

Well great. A Take Charge Indy colt from Calumet and Dale Romans? It'd be nice if he did well for all their sakes. I look forward to anything and everything Dale decides to utter between now and race...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 05-04-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,121
Posted By Merlinsky
War of Will could've gone down in front of most...

War of Will could've gone down in front of most of the Derby field. Someone could've died but sure, save the drama. :rolleyes:

Here's one screen capture of what Maximum Security's coming out did to...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 05-04-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 18,121
Posted By Merlinsky
At first I was like 'oh they'll never take him...

At first I was like 'oh they'll never take him down, this is nonsense, I can't blame Flavien for trying cuz it's the Derby but...' Then the other angles where you could see how much Maximum Security...
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 04-17-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By Merlinsky
I stuck my head into a Barnes & Noble to kill...

I stuck my head into a Barnes & Noble to kill some time and lo and behold, there was Lenny's book. Not the most gripping tale, I grant you, but it made me smile.
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 03-24-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By Merlinsky
Get well soon, Casey! We're thinking about you. :)

Get well soon, Casey! We're thinking about you. :)
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 01-10-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 457
Posted By Merlinsky
Just listening to Andy's segment right now, and I...

Just listening to Andy's segment right now, and I don't know what he's reading about Justify vs Accelerate debaters. It's not been my experience at all (though I agree on the Rachel/Zenyatta fan...
Forum: Stakes Archive 09-26-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,980
Posted By Merlinsky
I assume someone used predictive text on their...

I assume someone used predictive text on their phone to come up with the ever so memorable names of those stakes races.

If Gulfstream wants to get new people in the sport and at the track,...
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 07-10-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Merlinsky
Just getting caught up on ATR. Really enjoyed...

Just getting caught up on ATR. Really enjoyed listening to Haskin's visit (as usual). He can tell stories all day every day as far as I'm concerned. I'd say he's got a real treasure trove of VHS...
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 06-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By Merlinsky
Loving this interview with John Gunther. So he's...

Loving this interview with John Gunther. So he's probably gonna keep the Will Take Charge sibling to Justify. Interesting. I totally got his analogy to August Belmont II and Man O' War. Tell me it's...
Forum: Stakes Archive 06-10-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,810
Posted By Merlinsky
Always proud of Hopper. Everybody's gonna go to...

Always proud of Hopper. Everybody's gonna go to Bob's barn to see Justify, but if it were me, I couldn't leave without pestering him about Hopper and Abel

I wanna know if there's a hit on the celeb...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 06-06-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,933
Posted By Merlinsky
During the work, sure, wouldn't have noticed...

During the work, sure, wouldn't have noticed anything amiss, but I never love hearing that description for how a horse wraps up their work. Is there a scenario where it's actually indicative of...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 06-06-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,933
Posted By Merlinsky
Dale was in fine form for the post-draw panel....

Dale was in fine form for the post-draw panel. They were all great, but him in particular. If NBC's coverage of horse racing started off with a tight 5min from Dale Romans, I think you'd see a...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 06-02-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,933
Posted By Merlinsky
So what was up with that work by Blended Citizen?...

So what was up with that work by Blended Citizen? http://live.drf.com/nuggets/42870-blended-citizen-in-final-tune-up-for-belmont-stakes
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 05-20-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,013
Posted By Merlinsky
DRF's Nicole Russo posted this footage of Justify...

DRF's Nicole Russo posted this footage of Justify bouncing back to the barn. https://twitter.com/DRFRusso/status/997992131821211648https://twitter.com/DRFRusso/status/997992131821211648
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 05-20-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,013
Posted By Merlinsky
Justify's first sub-100 right? Hmm. Not a shock....

Justify's first sub-100 right? Hmm. Not a shock. It felt more arduous. Does he come out of this dead fit and, after 3 weeks, perky, or does it catch up with him on Big Sandy?

I guess, once again,...
Forum: "At the Races with Steve Byk" 05-03-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By Merlinsky
His reaction to the mere suggestion killed me. :p

His reaction to the mere suggestion killed me. :p
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 04-21-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,933
Posted By Merlinsky
Yeah Mendelssohn's not the same as the other...

Yeah Mendelssohn's not the same as the other attempted conquerors, and if people just use past UAE Derby stats, it's misleading. With his obvious ability and with that breeding it's a potential...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 04-20-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,933
Posted By Merlinsky
Well he did it before the BCJ Turf and to an even...

Well he did it before the BCJ Turf and to an even farther time zone that KY. He obviously did well in Dubai (which my googling tells me is 3 hrs difference from Ireland). Clearly being on a plane for...
Forum: Triple Crown Topics/Archive.. 04-08-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,933
Posted By Merlinsky
Tenfold's another Curlin? And Combatant's another...

Tenfold's another Curlin? And Combatant's another Scat Daddy? It's been quite a year for both on the Derby trail, and it's only April. Just makes you all the more disgusted that we lost Scat Daddy so...
Forum: Stakes Archive 04-03-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,406
Posted By Merlinsky
You don't see the point of riding the horse down...

You don't see the point of riding the horse down the lane like that? Don't horses do this all the time when prepping for a tougher race at a longer distance? You ride a horse out so they get mentally...
Forum: Stakes Archive 08-19-2017, 11:36 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,331
Posted By Merlinsky
Smith said he was having trouble getting ahold of...

Smith said he was having trouble getting ahold of it. He can't push off as well. He did better this time so it's possible to work on it vs concede he's doomed. Baffert seemed to believe he could get...
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