November 17, 2010

Who Am I ???

*I won just under half of my lifetime starts, and I won at least twice in each of my four seasons of racing.

*I was bred in a country where I never once ran, even though I competed in four different nations.

*My mom majestically soared over the water, but my dad preferred things dry.

*I failed to be competitive and cash a check only once in my career. Unfortunately, it was in the richest race I ever ran, and also the longest.

*My last six races were all grade/group ones; I won the first, but lost the rest.

*I raced at 11 different tracks, and other than in Paris, I never raced at the same place twice in a row.

*Never afraid to carry weight, my average impost was just a shade under 127 pounds.

*It was more of the usual in my final career start, as I came running late.

*I spread out my three most important victories, with one in each of my final three seasons.

*My victories came on two different surfaces, although I won ten times as much on one surface than the other.

*Interesting tidbit on my trainer and jockey … they shared the same initials.

You should know by now … Who Am I ???

80 comments:

Anonymous said...

Forli?

Michael said...

I wish that was right because I don't even know where to start. but forli had 9 wins in 10 starts.

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry, the answer is not Forli.

Rachel said...

Galieo?

Brian Zipse said...

No, not Galileo.

Big Ern said...

http://erniemunick.com/WhoAmPow!.jpg

Rachel said...

Black Sam Bellamy?

Brian Zipse said...

Don't do it Big Ern!!! !!!

Black Sam Bellamy is also incorrect.

Digger said...

Is it Street Cry?

Rachel said...

Zafonic?

Brian Zipse said...

Street Cry ... No

Zafonic ... No

Rachel said...

Oasis Dream?

Brian Zipse said...

I love your tenacity Rachel!

Unfortunately, Oasis Dream is not tonight's answer

Rachel said...

Pas de Reponse

Brian Zipse said...

Is that a guess or are you giving up??? Either way, it will not make you a winner.

Rachel said...

Sigh. Lets try Black Tie Affair.

Anonymous said...

Raven's Pass?

Brian Zipse said...

Black Tie Affair ... sorry

Raven's Pass ... also sorry

tencentcielo said...

Is just commenting to get e-mail notifaction of the eventual winner, and to see the carnage from the guessing. :-P

Rachel said...

Cape Cross?

Brian Zipse said...

LOL @tencentcielo

No to Cape Cross.

Michael said...

I just feel like guessing so I'll say Nearctic.

Brian Zipse said...

I like that Michael, but no, it is not Nearctic.

skipaway2000 said...

Sadler's Wells?

william said...

cougar 11

Brian Zipse said...

Sadler's Wells ... No

Cougar II ... No

Michael said...

Fantastic Light??

Brian Zipse said...

I wish I could say yes, but I can not to Fantastic Light.

Anonymous said...

Makybe Diva???

(Garnet B)

Sharon M said...

LOL! I posted accidentally on Zenyatta post!

Giant's Causeway?

Brian Zipse said...

Sorry it is not Makybe Diva, nor is it Giant's Causeway.

chiefdave said...

Singspiel

Anonymous said...

Phar Lap

Brian Zipse said...

Singspiel is a good guess, but wrong.

Brian Zipse said...

Phar Lap ... also incorrect.

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Sharon M said...

Princequillo?

picksixegger said...

Kingmambo

Michael said...

Waterway?

Brian Zipse said...

Still no on Singspiel ... Princequillo, Kingmambo, and Waterway will also not get it done tonight.

Anonymous said...

All Along?

GB

Anonymous said...

Dahlia?

Anonymous said...

Blushing Groom?

Brian Zipse said...

Two tremendous mares, but Dahlia and All Along are not going to win tonight on ZATT.

Sharon M said...

Damn Brian! This is a hard one! LOL!

Brian Zipse said...

Not Blushing Groom.

Sharon M said...

Urban Sea?

Michael said...

Lido Palace?

Michael said...

Never mind. He ran in Chile.

Anonymous said...

You're all wrong. It's Goldikova.
Zipse, what do I win?

Brian Zipse said...

It is not Urban Sea, nor is it Goldikova.

picksixegger said...

El Condor pasa

Brian Zipse said...

Not El Condor Pasa.

I'm getting sleepy.

Michael said...

Bedtime?

Abitaamber said...

It's Shammy Davis of course!

Brian Zipse said...

Not sure if that is a guess either. Just in case ... no it is not Bedtime, nor Shammy Davis.

Michael said...

Yes it is bedtime! I'm on the East Coast and have to get up at 5 am!!!

Brian Zipse said...

***Additional Clue Time***

Last time I went to the track, I saw him run.

darlene said...

Duke of Marmalade

Brian Zipse said...

No, not Duke of Marmalade

Anonymous said...

Espoir City?

Brian Zipse said...

Espoir City is not the one.

shannon renee said...

debussy???

Brian Zipse said...

Not Debussy.

chiefdave said...

Proviso

Anonymous said...

Winchester?

Brian Zipse said...

Proviso ... No

Winchester ... No

Anonymous said...

Paco Boy?

Brian Zipse said...

Ding Ding Ding

It is Paco Boy!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy obscure, Batman!

Brian Zipse said...

Paco Boy is obscure??? Who is Anonymous?

shannon renee said...

congrats on the win.

bz, i thought you said the trainer and jockey has the same initials?

Anonymous said...

that would be Cosmo!

Brian Zipse said...

Yes I did, the jockey that rode in him in almost every start the past few years.

Anonymous said...

It is I Scott "cosmo" Dick conquering the elusive who Am I with Paco Boy!

Brian Zipse said...

Ahhh ... Congrats Scott 'Cosmo' Dick!!! You are this week's champ!

Sharon M said...

You threw me off with the initials! Congrats on the win Cosmo!

Susie said...

I was barking up the wrong tree anyway, but didn't he also fail to pick up a check in the French 2000 Guineas?

tencentcielo said...

Susie is right. Paco finished 7th in the French 2000 Guineas, along with his aforementioned 8th in the Dubai Duty Free (as the clue stated).

Brian Zipse said...

You got me Susie, there was a mistake. I thought he was 4th in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains of 2008, but actually he was 7th. My apologies for the mistake.