he result was surreal. The ending from MJL456's blog

Pre-entries for the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita on Nov. Tyrone Crawford Jersey . 4 and 5 will be taken Monday, and after the oversubscribed races are dealt with on Tuesday, the pre-entries will be released to all on Wednesday.I find two aspects to the Breeders Cup pre-entry process to be especially interesting. One is the work of the Breeders Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel, which determines which horses are relegated to the also-eligible list in oversubscribed races. The other is the concept of cross-entering horses in two different Breeders Cup events.The work the Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel does in overfilled races is really only discussed when people disagree with them, making their task the definition of a thankless job. In the main, however, the Panel has done good work. Anyone can disagree whether a horse should be ranked as the fourth or the sixth also-eligible, debates that indeed take place because, dont forget, the also-eligible horses in overfilled Breeders Cup events are listed in order of preference, meaning that is the order they will draw in if horses in the body of the race withdraw. But if a horse is already that far down the also-eligible list, its splitting hairs where precisely the horse is slotted.Off the top of my head, I can think of only two egregious errors by the Panel since the advent of the Breeders Cup. One was Five Star Day, who absolutely, positively got shafted when he was made an also-eligible in the 1999 Breeders Cup Sprint. And he never got into that race.But without question, at least in my view, the worst mistake the Panel ever made was excluding Quiet American from the main body of the field for the 1990 Breeders Cup Classic even though Quiet American had a victory in the San Diego Handicap and a second in the Woodward on his recent record, and a second in the Strub Stakes earlier that year.That was the Classic in which the extremely unlikely Ibn Bey finished second, beaten just one length by Unbridled for it all. There never was a defection allowing Quiet American to get into that Classic. But given the way that Classic was run (Thirty Six Red finished just one length farther back in third; nuff said) and with the way Quiet American came back to dominate the NYRA Mile (which was later renamed the Cigar Mile), he might well have won that Classic if he had the opportunity to start. He might well have won it by open lengths.As for which horses are cross-entered in this Breeders Cup, we wont know for sure until pre-entries are released. But thanks to reporting by DRF staffers, we know that the connections of a handful of horses are contemplating cross-entering on Monday.Sometimes when a horse cross-entered in two Breeders Cup races, it barely elicits a reaction. For example, there are indications that Gun Runner will enter in both the Classic and Dirt Mile. Gun Runner is a nice colt. He probably would have won the Pennsylvania Derby last time out if he didnt concede so much ground with a wide run. But even though the Dirt Mile is obviously an easier spot than the Classic, Gun Runner would be in deep in either race. The choice his connections ultimately make wont move the needle that much.Other times, however, cross-entered horses make for spirited discussion. And there might be three such horses in this Breeders Cup: Limato, Mondialiste, and Curalina.There is an obvious difference of opinion amongst the connections of Limato regarding that horse targeting the Breeders Cup Mile or the Turf Sprint. Limato hasnt had success going a mile in Europe, which doesnt mean he couldnt get a mile over here, but he is a multiple Group 1 stakes-winning sprinter.Even though Europeans have yet to win a Turf Sprint, and even though horses who previously performed well over Santa Anitas downhill turf course have had disproportionate success in the Turf Sprints run at Santa Anita, Limato might still be the favorite in this wide-open Turf Sprint. He will, however, be a double-digit long shot in the much tougher Mile going a distance at which he is a question mark. That there is such apparent agonizing over this choice kind of makes you scratch your head.The English-based Mondialiste possibly cross-entering the Breeders Cup Mile and Turf is another head scratcher. Mondialiste has been tremendously productive in North America, winning the Woodbine Mile and finishing second in the Breeders Cup Mile last year, and winning the Arlington Million this year.But lets be honest. The connections of Mondialiste were very clever to recognize that the field in this years Million was decidedly sub-standard, which was a huge reason why this horse was able to successfully negotiate the 1-1/4 miles that day. There is nothing in Mondialistes other 21 career starts that suggests he can get 10 furlongs in truly top company, let alone handle the 12 furlongs of the Turf, which he has never attempted. Sure, the Mile is no picnic. But Mondialiste fits that race like a glove, and the Turf is no cakewalk, either.Curalina is to cross-enter the Breeders Cup Distaff and the Filly and Mare Sprint. Curalina is very good. She was a narrowly beaten second last time in the Personal Ensign behind Cavorting, who has since retired, and finished ahead of Forever Unbridled and Im a Chatterbox, who came back to romp in the Beldame and Spinster, respectively.Yet as good as Curalina is, and as much as she has license to contest the Distaff, she will be no better than a distant fourth choice in that race behind Songbird, Beholder, and Stellar Wind.On the other hand, even though she has spent the last 16 months competing (and almost always running well) in much longer races than the seven-furlong Filly and Mare Sprint, Curalina would be the favorite in the Filly and Mare Sprint if she goes there. Beside what would be an obvious and substantial class drop for her, Curalina won the Acorn Stakes going a one turn mile at Belmont last year, and did so after a terrible start. That proved Curalina is also highly effective in extended one-turn races. Nate Hall Jersey .B. - Sebastien Auger made 44 saves as the Saint John Sea Dogs edged the visiting Acadie-Bathurst Titan 2-1 on Saturday in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Randall Cobb Jersey . Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek defeated Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) on the indoor hard-court at Belgrade Arena. The victory improved the Czech pairs impressive cup doubles record to 14-1. http://www.cheapcowboysjerseyschina.com/demarcus-ware-jersey/ . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. I still remember the smell of the newspaper when he hit that six that shattered a generation of hope. At the age of ten, I was standing in the lobby of our hotel in Sikkim, holding that hitherto unclaimed newspaper with trembling hands, as I visualised a hapless Chetan Sharma running to the wicket like a gullible lamb toward a lions den. Sharma then bowled what can best be described as a lolly, which was launched into orbit by Javed Miandad, doing his best impersonation of Obelixs PFAFF!!. The legend goes that the ball was never recovered because it melted into thin air upon crossing the boundary.It did not matter that I had heard about this unfortunate event on the train to Sikkim the previous night. I was travelling on a school excursion and came across a crestfallen passenger who told me that the world had just ended in Sharjah. However, I did not truly believe him until I read about it in the newspaper the next morning. This was true of most matches that I watched in my childhood. To me, they only materialised when they appeared in the newspaper the next day.Take, for instance, Ravi Shastris heroic 107 on a bouncy pitch in Barbados; it was an innings that should have won him an award for bravery. It came against a fearsome West Indies attack that read: Marshall, Ambrose, Bishop and Walsh. Even as the rest of the Indian batting line-up crumbled around him in a heap to 63 for 6, the statuesque Shastri struck 12 boundaries in a dogged riposte. I followed the match through a newspaper, with a one-day delay and a heavy dose of imagination. He must have hit the peerless Malcolm Marshall for at least a couple of fours. Surely one of them was a chapati shot.You see, Shastri was my hero because he played these match-defining innings that became commonplace when a curly-haired 16-year-old emerged to dominate the sport. Until Sachin Tendulkar arrived, I drew succour from the many displays of batting obduracy from Shastri, who seemed to use a bat to win a staring contest on the pitch. His was the first name I checked on the scorecard in the newspaper, even if his more gifted, but infuriatingly fragile colleagues scored more runs. I knew from my newspaper snippets that Shastri had often patted down many thunderbolts as an opener before he gave way to the frail wizardry of Mohammad Azharuddin.One year, I willed myself to learn the Telugu alphabet because the Telugu daily showed up at our doorstep a couple of hours before the English newspapers. It gave me great joy to read A..ja.. ha.. roo..din next to the score of 109, a withering display of artistry in an otherwise soporific series played on dead pitches in Pakistan. India somehow claimed a 0-0 moral victory in that series. No matter the result, there was unbridled joy in reading about my Hyderabadi idols conquest of Mt Imran. Imran Khan was caned to the tune of 100 runs, which was fitting balm for the failure of a certain RJ Shastri, who scored a total of 16 runs in two innings. Antwaun Woods Jersey. I would be remiss in not mentioning young Tendulkars brilliant 59, in only his second Test, a harbinger of many superhuman feats. Newspapers have given way to a digital form of media, most of which are quite effective in representing this great sport, but nothing that I tell my seven-year-old son will convince him that reading cricket news in the early morning newspaper was a multi-sensory experience. It involved touch, smell, sight and, most importantly, boundless imagination. Even as every word unravelled in front of my eyes, my mind drew batting arcs and banana swings to fashion memorable suspense-filled storylines.There is a distinct memory in my mind of a match that I went to see in Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad in 1987. I was 11. This was the second ODI between Pakistan and India. At this time, India were finding every possible way to lose to Pakistan, and I held very little hope that the result would be any different that day. India scored a respectable 212 in 44 overs, powered by Shastris 69 not out. One of his two sixes landed a few feet from my seat in the pavilion, which is one of my career highlights as a cricket fan.Pakistan inevitably began chasing down the target, powered by Saleem Maliks 84, much to the chagrin of the full crowd in Hyderabad. Run by run the target was being shaved down with precision. Still, India managed to keep the game close till the very end. In fact, so close that the run equation came down to Pakistan needing two off the last ball. Abdul Qadir faced the redoubtable Kapil Dev and the entire stadium waited with bated breath. What happened next was a blur.Kapil Dev ran in and bowled, Qadir tried an agricultural swing. The ball squirted off his edge and then there was bedlam. It appeared that Qadir had run himself out trying to get the winning run and the scores were miraculously tied! Nobody in the crowd was quite sure what had happened. After a few minutes, there was an announcement on the speaker saying that India had won the match because they had lost fewer wickets. While the crowd roared its approval, I sensed that something was off. The result was surreal. The ending was farcical theatre.I realised that there was only one way to fix the confusion in my mind. The next morning, I jumped out of bed at 6am and ran excitedly towards our verandah. Lying on the floor was a fresh, untouched copy of the Hindu. I got goosebumps as I began to slowly peel apart the pages to reveal the match that I was going to watch again.Want to be featured on Inbox? Send your articles to us here, with Inbox in the subject line. 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