Last month I was in a car wreck. I am fine, but my car was totalled. Also, the busy season has started at work with a vengeance. One thing’s for sure, ELvis is recession-proof! I am so sorry, all 3 of you loyal readers, for leaving you hanging. I will have some cool stuff up soon. Stay tuned.
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Todd Schrupp, I ❤ You. You have great taste in Elvis music. Thank you for TCB on TVG with that little bit of Polk Salad Annie just now. PRICELESS.
Tomorrow would have been Elvis Presley’s 74th birthday. What does this have to do with thoroughbreds, you ask? Not much, really, except that I wouldn’t have the financial resources to play my favorite game or attend my favorite races without him. Plus, Elvis liked horses.
In honor of EAP’s birthday celebration (free cake & coffee if you’re in Memphis that day) here are the PICKS!!
There are 2 really great 3yo allowance races at Gulfstream tomorrow, featuring some promising maiden winners who could show up later on the Derby trail.
GULFSTREAM #6: $42,000 Allowance 3yos, 1 1/8 miles, dirt
1. FREE COUNTRY
4. ATOMIC RAIN
5. DA GULLAH
6. STATELY CHARACTER
7. PRESSURE POINT
I like ATOMIC RAIN in this race. His last out was a second to Old Fashioned in the Remsen, a big deal 2yo race in which Atomic Rain gave a good run in his 2nd place finish. Next, I see STATELY CHARACTER finishing well, having won a minor stakes already in his career. For the show spot, STORMALORY looks good to complete my ticket. PRESSURE POINT will gain some experience in his 2nd start, as will FREE COUNTRY. Either one will be in my EX/TRI boxes, too. It is amazing to see Repent and Big Country listed as the sires of these colts, because it seems like just a year ago, I was handicapping *them* in these same Derby trail races!! Gaahh I’m getting old!
GULFSTREAM #8, $42,000 Allowance 1 1/8 miles, 3yos, dirt
1. IDOL MAKER
2. DANGER TO SOCIETY
3. D.C.’S LEGACY
4. AWESOME MITCH
5. AP CARDINAL
6. BRUCE N AUTUMN
8. THEY’RE LATE
9. ABE IS HONEST
Another great group of sophomores! IDOL MAKER and AP CARDINAL are tough to beat in here, coming into the race off good workouts and losing efforts against Old Fashioned. IDOL MAKER was 4th in the Remsen, AP Cardinal was 4th to him in an allowance race. AWESOME MITCH is also coming out of the Remsen, a dull 7th but he has been working well for this race. BRUCE N AUTUMN is an interesting son of Lemon Drop Kid, in my picks, too.
Tomorrow’s races will do a lot to confirm the quality of the Remsen. If none of the horses coming out of that race run like I think they will, then Old Fashioned may have to drop in my Derby list. But we’ll see.
Happy Birthday, Elvis!
I could go on for even more pages, but instead, I’ll just send you to my photobucket album here!
I just got this article forwarded to me, from the Richmond Times-DIspatch in Virginia. Skimming it, I could not help but notice the similarities in the legacies of Big Red and Elvis Presley.
Secretariat was born in the Thoroughbred backwaters of Virginia.
Elvis was born in the Mississippi podunk town of Tupelo.
Secretariat was the king of racing.
Elvis is the King of ROck n’Roll
Elvis lived at Graceland mansion in Memphis.
Secretariat lived at a mansion-sized stallion barn at Claiborne Farm in Paris, KY.
Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973, with his peak performance in the Belmont.
In 1973, Elvis reached his peak with the Aloha From Hawaii special, broadcast via satellite to over 1 billion people.
Elvis died unexpectedly at 42.
Secretariat died unexpectedly at 19.
Elvis is buried in the Meditation Garden behind his mansion.
Secretariat is buried in the Claiborne Cemetery behind the farm office building.
Secretariat is the benchmark by which all other 3year olds are measured.
Elvis is the artist all other rock stars aspire to be.
Elvis set album sales records that have never been broken.
Secretariat set speed records in all 3 Triple Crown races, 2 of which have never been broken.
Elvis was famous for his good looks and colorful fashion sense.
Secretariat had perfect conformation and was famous for his brilliant red chestnut coat, three white socks and handsome blaze face.
30 years after his death, Elvis fans still make pilgrimages to his home, buy millions of dollars in merchandise, and listen to his music on the 24/7 Sirius radio station.
35 years after his Triple Crown sweep, Secretariat fans still flock to autograph sessions, buy photos and $73 bobbleheads, and watch his Belmont every year during the Belmont STakes telecast.
Elvis had one daughter, Lisa Marie.
Secretariat’s lasting legacy is through his daughters, Weekend Surprise, Terlingua and Lady’s Secret.
I could go on, but now’s the time for you readers to add to the list!