Videos tagged with "rivalry"

1978 Travers Stakes - Affirmed -vs- Alydar [05:41]
With the infield open to the public, a record crowd of 50122 jammed its way into the Spa, shattering the previous record by more than 15000. There was no way anyone in attendance or the millions watching on TV could foresee the bizarre events that would ensue. What began as a glorious celebration of the sport would end in bitterness and controversy. For the first three-quarters of a mile, everything was going as predicted. Affirmed, favored at 3-5, was sitting comfortably in second and about to dispose of the pace-setting Shake Shake Shake, who had been setting leisurely fractions of :24 and :48. Alydar, sent off at even-money, was in third, two lengths behind Affirmed. Everyone was waiting anxiously for something to happen. When would Affirmed blow past Shake Shake Shake? How and when was Velasquez going to attack Affirmed, and how was he going to try to avoid looking into the eye of the tiger this time? The answer soon became obvious. Cordero took Shake Shake Shake off the rail and began drifting out into Affirmed, opening a huge hole for Alydar, who had been running just inside of Nasty of Bold. Velasquez, as if expecting that hole to open, wasted no time and shot Alydar right through along the vacated rail. Affirmed by now had taken over the lead from the tiring Shake Shake Shake, only to have Alydar come charging through on his inside going into the far turn. The crowd let out a resounding cheer and braced for the battle they had been waiting for. Pincay, sensing the ...
Tags: 1978, Travers, Stakes, Affirmed, -vs-, Alydar, horse, racing, saratoga, disqualified, harbor, view, farm, calument, jorge, velasquez, laffit, pincay, controversey, john, vietch, rivalry

VI Horse Racing (BVI) 8/7/2012 [28:32]
The rivalry continues. First, Tortola takes the Governor's Cup for 2 straight years. St. Thomas took the Premier's Cup last year. What's going to happen this year? Tortola pits 2-time Governor's Cup Champion "Good Prospecting", it's lone representative to take back the Premier's Cup from the defending champ, St. Thomas' "Diablo's Fire", underdog Twisted Dream and the ever dangerous Bud White. The undercard has Sprint Champ "Really Uptown" taking on two returning to the track from layoffs in the BVI Sprint Classic, and "All Country" looks to keep his streak alive. But St. Thomas' "Tiger Glider" and the rough and ready "Kuhn Dan" will have something to say about that. Sit back and see what happens!
Tags: VI, Horse, Racing

I'll Have Another Tribute [02:54]
I made this for two reasons: 1. to honor what I believe is the best three-year-old in several years. 2. I was bored and had a ton of pictures and a good song. I'll be honest. his retirement today has me really bummed. I've been a fan of this horse since March and watching him come so far has been thrilling. he's such a talented animal and I'm so disappointed that he won't have the chance to make a run in the Belmont. I really thought he was "the horse" and that thirty four years was plenty long. but, you know, that's the game. everything can be perfect one minute and the next, something like this happens. I'm glad they put the horse's welfare first. I admit, it's such a sad day for racing because there was a promise of so much more- especially his rivalry with Bodemiester. but I suppose if you want everything to always go right, you're in the wrong profession. these things happen. yes it's sad, but it could have been worse. I'll Have Another's team prevented a possibly worse injury on live national television. kudos to them, and kudos to I'll Have Another. it was fun. /end serious time. enjoy the pictures. the song is Ain't No Rest For The Wicked by Cage The Elephant
Tags: I'll, Have, Another, tribute, retired, kentucky, derby, triple, crown, Preakness, belmont, racehorse, horse, racing, Race, Horse Racing (Sport)

1989 Belmont Stakes: Full ABC Broadcast [01:05:24]
Easy Goer finally lived up to his spectacular promise of early spring yesterday when he roared past Sunday Silence on the turn for home and won the 121st Belmont Stakes by eight lengths. In doing so, he prevented Sunday Silence from becoming racing's 12th Triple Crown winner. Earlier this year, Easy Goer looked like the next Secretariat, a colt of limitless potential who might set new standards of excellence. Then, after second-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, Easy Goer seemed likelier to emulate his father, Alydar, who in 1978 became the only horse to finish second in all three Triple Crown races, losing each leg of the Triple Crown to Affirmed. But yesterday, there was talk of Secretariat again. Easy Goer's winning Belmont time of 2:26.01 under Pat Day over a fast but not unusually quick track was the second-fastest Belmont ever, behind only Secretariat's 1973 world-record clocking of 2:24. Easy Goer's performance ranks as one of the most impressive in the history of the sport. $1 Million Bonus Sunday Silence actually earned more in defeat than the winner's purse of $413520, getting a $1 million Triple Crown bonus for the best overall record in the three races. But he would have earned $2.5 million more, and a certain place in the sport's Hall of Fame, with a victory. Instead, he might be considered only the second-best 3-year-old of this year unless he can beat Easy Goer again. Easy Goer, a chestnut-colored son of Alydar and Relaxing, bred and ...
Tags: belmontpark, horse, racing, belmont, stakes, easy, goer, sunday, silence, pat, day, rivalry, valenzuela, jim, mckay, ogden, phipps, shug, mcgaughey, alydar, triple, crown, champion, fast, al, michaels, dave, johnson, 1980s, 1989, new, york, famous, awe, i

Virgin Islands Horse Racing - Carnival Friday from St. Thomas, April 27, 2012 [29:03]
The 2012 Carnival Friday Racing is in full effect highlighted by 5 classic races. First up is the Miriam Georges, where Aircraft Intercept, winner of 3 straight takes on the newly transplanted Formal King and 2 hunters from the big island (St. Croix), Brave Reward and Bruno's Burst in a 6 furlong test. Next up is the annual "Ricky" Ashby for all the top sprinters in the VI. Reigning champ Really Uptown (BVI) takes on hard charging fellow countryman Broken Home (BVI) and 2 newcomers. Then the top Girls in the VI go at it in the Administrators Cup where Moments Away will try to hold off Rasta Queen (STX) , the new girl on the block Goodeveningofficer and bitter rival Glorious Memory (BVI) from taking the crown. Another rivalry continues in the Albert Benjamin Classic when this time Puertorican Emblem invades to take on Rick City's Sweet Sight but Voice of Faith and big islander Expect Smoke (STX) may have something to say about the outcome. Last but not least is the "Big One", the one we all want to see, the 2012 Governor's Cup. St Thomas' Bud White seeks to avenge his loss to East End Tap (BVI) in the third leg of the VI Triple Crown back in March, but it's not that easy with heavy hitters like Diablo's Fire (STT), Berberis (STX) and defending champ Good Prospecting (BVI) in the mix. Listen to the 10k + crown roar when the winner crosses the finnish line!!!!
Tags: VI, Virgin Islands, horse racing, St Thomas, Carvival 2012

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