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Topic: North American Racing
Posted By: djebel
Subject: North American Racing
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 4:00pm
Map of North America

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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.




Replies:
Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2015 at 4:01pm

2015 Secretariat Stakes (G1)

Date/Track:
8/15/2015,  http://www.horseracingnation.com/track/Arlington_Park" rel="nofollow - Arlington Park
Distance:
1 1/4 m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
http://www.horseracingnation.com/edit/raceedit.aspx?rguid=c77db516-e707-4db5-b642-338880038e54" rel="nofollow - [Add Data]
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member  http://www.horseracingnation.com/content/voting_info" rel="nofollow - voting .
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Closing_Bell" rel="nofollow - Closing Bell
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Tapit" rel="nofollow - Tapit
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/William_I_Mott" rel="nofollow - W. Mott
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Belmont_Derby" rel="nofollow - 4th, 2015 Belmont Derby (G1)  View Video
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Crittenden_1" rel="nofollow - Crittenden
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Distorted_Humor" rel="nofollow - Distorted Humor
3.79
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Eoin_G_Harty" rel="nofollow - E. Harty
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_American_Derby" rel="nofollow - 2nd, 2015 American Derby (G3)
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Dekabrist" rel="nofollow - Dekabrist
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Street_Boss" rel="nofollow - Street Boss
5.55
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Gennadi_Dorochenko" rel="nofollow - G. Dorochenko
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Ohio_Derby_1" rel="nofollow - 7th, 2015 Ohio Derby (LS)
Possible
157 http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Force_the_Pass_1" rel="nofollow - Force the Pass
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Speightstown" rel="nofollow - Speightstown
7.93
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Alan_E_Goldberg" rel="nofollow - A. Goldberg
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Belmont_Derby" rel="nofollow - 1st, 2015 Belmont Derby (G1)  View Video
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Goldstream_1" rel="nofollow - Goldstream
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Martino_Alonso" rel="nofollow - Martino Alonso
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/S_Botti" rel="nofollow - S. Botti
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Derby_Italiano" rel="nofollow - 1st, 2015 Derby Italiano (G2)  View Video
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Grannys_Kitten" rel="nofollow - Granny's Kitten
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Kittens_Joy" rel="nofollow - Kitten's Joy
5.89
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Michael_J_Maker" rel="nofollow - M. Maker
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Belmont_Derby" rel="nofollow - 8th, 2015 Belmont Derby (G1)  View Video
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Highland_Reel" rel="nofollow - Highland Reel
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Galileo" rel="nofollow - Galileo
6.05
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Aidan_P_Obrien" rel="nofollow - A. O'Brien
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Gordon_Stakes" rel="nofollow - 1st, 2015 Gordon Stakes (G3)
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/War_Dispatch" rel="nofollow - War Dispatch
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/War_Front_1" rel="nofollow - War Front
6.31
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Jean_Claude_Rouget" rel="nofollow - J. Rouget
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_Prix_Eugene_Adam" rel="nofollow - 2nd, 2015 Prix Eugene Adam (G2)  View Video
Possible
  http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/World_Approval" rel="nofollow - World Approval
http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/Northern_Afleet" rel="nofollow - Northern Afleet
5.45
http://www.horseracingnation.com/person/Mark_E_Casse" rel="nofollow - M. Casse
http://www.horseracingnation.com/race/2015_National_Museum_of_Racing_Hall_of_Fame" rel="nofollow - 4th, 2015 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame (G2)  View Video
Possible


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 4:59pm
Secret Gesture: runner-up in the Group 1 Preis der Diana

Secret Gesture: demoted to third after passing winning post in first

 PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)

Drama as Secret Gesture demoted in Beverly D

 BY NICHOLAS GODFREY7:20AM 16 AUG 2015 

Report: USA, Saturday

Arlington Park: Beverly D Stakes (Grade 1) 1m1½f, turf, 3yo+ f/m

AS TORRENTIAL rain hit Chicago, a storm came down on Arlington Park as an eventful Beverly D Stakes ended in drama and controversy - and a huge slice of disappointment for Ralph Beckett and Jamie Spencer.

http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=811020#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - Secret Gesture  passed the post a clear winner, only to get thrown out for alleged interference in the final strides, leaving US-trained  http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=807952#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - Watsdachances (Chad Brown/Joe Bravo) as the fortunate winner of the $700,000 contest.

RELATED LINKS

  • http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=633531&r_date=2015-08-15&popup=yes" rel="nofollow - Race result 
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS-jhR16OEQ" rel="nofollow - Watch race on Youtube 

With Spencer riding for his old retainer, Sheikh Fahad, Secret Gesture hit the wire a length and a quarter in front of her rivals in the Grade 1 contest.

However, she had drifted out a little under a left-handed drive from Spencer, who did the correct thing and switched his stick - but not before Irad Ortiz, on the closing Stephanie's Kitten, had stopped riding and forfeited second place by a neck to the late rally of her Chad Brown-trained stablemate Watsdachances.

"I'm sorry there had to be a loser in here, but I do think the stewards made the right call," said Brown, the number one turf trainer in North America. "We were lucky both of our horses fired today."

The question for the stewards was whether Secret Gesture did indeed impede Stephanie's Kitten, as Ortiz appeared to exaggerate the effect of the leader's manoeuvre. But the officials adjudged that the US filly had been interfered with and therefore had to demote Secret Gesture.

The 9-1 chance Watsdachances, a winner at Navan as a two-year-old in 2012 for original trainer Ger Lyons, encountered precisely none of what little interference there may have been. But under the rules, he had to be promoted to first place once the stewards ruled interference had taken place.

Ortiz, who rides Acapulco for Wesley Ward in this week's Nunthrope Stakes, was adamant that Stephanie's Kitten had suffered to a significant degree. "The winner kept coming out and it definitely cost me second," he claimed.

Be that as it may, winning jockey Joe Bravo had reason to thank his lucky stars. "You can't make this game up!" he said. "With the rainstorm we got, and they had her ready to run and she just loved the distance."

For Spencer, the decision must surely have had echoes of one of the unhappiest moments of his career when the Ballydoyle-trained Powerscourt was disqualified after passing the post first in the Arlington Million in 2004.

Racing on rain-softened ground Secret Gesture had tracked the favourite Euro Charline in the early stages before being produced by Spencer after they turned for home. Under a strong drive from Spencer, she was always holding the closing pack - only for the stewards to have their say.

http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=845942#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - Euro Charline  weakened to fourth under Jose Lezcano, who said: "My filly really broke sharp and never relaxed she just pulled me the whole way and when the other came I tried to give her a kick but she was just too tired."

Colm O'Donoghue rode Wedding Vow to finish fifth. "She gave me a great one but she's too good of a mover and the ground was too soft, too deep," said the jockey.

The Dermot Weld-trained Carla Bianca was sixth. "This filly likes it very fast and she couldn't get any traction at all," said Pat Smullen. "It's just deep and she wants fast ground. We had lovely position behind the winner and I knew between the two turns I was in trouble."

>>The Beverly D. is a Breeders' Cup Challenge 'Win and You're In' race for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.



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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Second Chance
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:03pm
Potentially a really good thread.  Keep it up Djebel.  Star


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:09pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:11pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Second Chance
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:17pm
Would appreciate advice on just how we open those posts with a little red X up the top left corner.


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:17pm

American St Leger winner Lucky Speed as a yearling. Could be on his way for the Melbourne Cup


LUCKY SPEED, the new track record holder https://twitter.com/Arlington_Park" rel="nofollow - - @itlingen before the https://twitter.com/BBAG_Sales" rel="nofollow -

https://twitter.com/itlingen/status/632684401814601728/photo/1" rel="nofollow">
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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:24pm
Highland Reel

Highland Reel striding clear under Seamie Heffernan

 PICTURE: Four-Footed Photos

Highland reels in Secretariat rivals

 BY NICHOLAS GODFREY7:47AM 16 AUG 2015 

Report: USA, Saturday

Arlington Park: Secretariat Stakes (Grade 1) 1m2f, turf, 3yo

CLASS told as Gordon Stakes winner  http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=633532&r_date=2015-08-15&popup=yes#results_top_tabs=re_&results_bottom_tabs=ANALYSIS" rel="nofollow - Highland Reel  (Aidan O'Brien/Seamie Heffernan) bolted up in the Secretariat Stakes, the first of three Grade 1 events at Arlington's International Festival of Racing.

RELATED LINKS

  • http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=633532&r_date=2015-08-15&popup=yes#results_top_tabs=re_&results_bottom_tabs=ANALYSIS" rel="nofollow - Secretariat result 
  • http://www.racingpost.com/horses/result_home.sd?race_id=633533&r_date=2015-08-15&popup=yes#results_top_tabs=re_&results_bottom_tabs=ANALYSIS" rel="nofollow - American St Leger result 

In a dominant performance as the rain started to pour in Chicago, the son of Galileo made all to score by five and a quarter lengths to become Ballydoyle's fourth winner of this $450,000 contest following Ciro (2000), Treasure Beach (2011) and Adelaide (2014).

Highland Reel was allowed to set easy fractions (24.53s, 50.09s, 1m14.72s) after being sent straight to the front by Seamie Heffernan and not being put under any sort of pressure, though admittedly he was helped when leading home contender Force The Pass, the Belmont Derby victor, jumped in the air at the gate and missed the break.

After that it was plain sailing for Highland Reel, sent off a generous 2.4-1 second favourite. Kicked on from the turn, he won in totally emphatic fashion in the Derrick Smith colours.

"There was so little pace in the race, if we couldn't make the lead and then make all, we didn't deserve to win," said O'Brien's on-the-spot assistant TJ Comerford, who said Highland Reel could follow in Adelaide's footsteps with a Cox Plate bid.

Seamie Heffernan was having his first ride in the States. "I was hoping to jump and have someone lead me, but when no one went, and he was doing it easily, that was fine," said the jockey. "I couldn't see much pace and he did it easy. I was very confident."

Domestic pair Closing Bell and the favourite Force The Pass took second and third, with Italian Derby winner Goldstream meeting the first defeat of his career in fourth place.

Also on Saturday

Arlington Park: American St Leger (Grade 3) 1m51/2f, turf, 3yo+

European visitors got off to the perfect start at the Arlington International Festival of Racing with a one-two as  http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=835819#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - Lucky Speed  (Peter Schiergen/Andrasch Starke) struck for Germany, getting the better of Ireland's Panama Hat in the fourth running of this $350,000 event.

Both visitors were sensibly ridden in mid-division as the locals set too fast a tempo before Chris Hayes produced the Andy Oliver-trained Panama Hat (racing without Lasix) as they entered the stretch. But although the Irish gelding ran on gamely, he could not hold 3-1 chance Lucky Speed, whose CV features a victory in the German Derby two years ago.

The winning margin was three-quarters of a length, with the favourite Hyper four lengths back in third. "We knew he needed more distance and that's what he got today," said jockey Andrasch Starke, winning his first race in the US.

Chris Hayes, who rode Panama Hat, said: "We had a lovely smooth trip all the way around and he kicked off the turn but I probably just met a good one on the day."

Saratoga: Fourstardave Hcap (Grade 2) 1m, turf, 3yo+

Beaten a neck in last year's race, 8-1 chance Grand Arch (Brian Lynch/Luis Saez) went one better this time around by the same margin, running down front-runner King Kreesa before holding the late run of Ironicus to claim this $500,000 event.



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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:33pm

The Pizza Man

The Pizza Man flashes home in the Arlington Million

 PICTURE: Four-Footed Photos

The Pizza Man delivers in Arlington Million

 BY NICHOLAS GODFREY8:25AM 16 AUG 2015 

Report: USA, Saturday

Arlington Park: Arlington Million (Grade 1) 1m2f, turf, 3yo+

A FIVE-STRONG European team were whitewashed in the 33rd running of the Arlington Million, which produced a popular hometown victory for a Chicago-based, Illinois-bred gelding as  http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=816547#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - The Pizza Man  (Roger Brueggemann/Florent Geroux) brought home the dough.

A standing dish at Arlington Park, the six-year-old extended his record at the track to ten wins from 13 starts in the $1 million contest, in which he was making his Grade 1 debut. Available at 14-1 with British bookmakers on Saturday, the winner was just short of a 6-1 shot on the Arlington pari-mutuel, where the diappointing Slumber was narrowly made favourite.

Best of the visitors was Irish-trained Elleval, who earned $27,500 for finishing fifth after making late ground from the rear under Pat Smullen. Belgian Bill was seventh but well-fancied Maverick Wave flopped, fading to last place in a 13-runner field.

The Pizza Man was settled in fifth place, in the third flight of horses about six lengths behind Shining Copper, who posted really strong early fractions ahead of Maverick Wave and French-trained Bookrunner.

Both of them were spent forces as The Pizza Man was asked to make ground four wide on the far turn before being driven to lead inside the final furlong, and then receiving more firm handling from regular partner Florent Geroux to hold Big Blue Kitten by a neck, with Shining Copper gamely holding for third place.

"I'm always confident when I ride him," said Geroux. "He loves to win and knows where the wire is. But I had no horse the whole way - it looked like he was struggling over the very soft track but when I put him outside he started to hold up and grabbed the bit again and I was thinking. 'Oh boy he's going for a big one here!' He is a local horse and even going to the track there was a lot of people cheering for us and I'd like to thank them."

The Pizza Man was doubly declared in the American St Leger, a race he won 12 months ago, and was declared an intended runner in the Million only on the morning of the race.

Jamie Spencer reported that soft ground had been "no good" for  http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=760206#topHorseTabs=horse_race_record&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - Belgian Bill . "I think we could have placed if the ground was fast," he said.

Gerald Mosse said it had also been a "bit too soft" for Bookrunner, who came ninth. "I think the ground is quite deep for him and I'm not sure he handled it too much," he said. "With that ground I feel the distance is too long."

William Buick was understandably disappointed with John Gosden's Huxley Stakes winner Maverick Wave. "He is obviously a lot better than that," he said. "I was where I wanted to be but he dropped back so fast. That wasn't him."

>>The Arlington Million is a Breeders' Cup Challenge 'Win and You're In' race for the Breeders' Cup Turf. The Pizza Man team of Brueggemann, Geroux and owners Midwest Thoroughbreds won last year's Sprint with Work All Week.



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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:49pm
Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Would appreciate advice on just how we open those posts with a little red X up the top left corner.


I can't see any in this thread so can only suggest either changing browser &/or updating stuff like Shockwave & Flash Player Confused


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Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!


Posted By: Aurelius
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 5:54pm
Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:



Would appreciate advice on just how we open those posts with a little red X up the top left corner.


You would have you tube as an App I suppose.

If not download it.


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2015 at 8:22pm
Sheikh Fahad

Sheikh Fahad: thought Secret Gesture would lose race in stewards' room

 PICTURE: Alain Barr (racingpost.com/photos)

Secret Gesture camp considering appeal

 BY DAVID BAXTER10:40AM 16 AUG 2015 

CONNECTIONS of  http://www.racingpost.com/horses/horse_home.sd?horse_id=811020#topHorseTabs=horse_stories&bottomHorseTabs=horse_form" rel="nofollow - Secret Gesture  are considering appealing her demotion in Saturday's Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes, with David Redvers, racing manager to part-owners Qatar Racing Ltd, labelling the situation as "slightly bonkers".

Despite crossing the line first in the race, the Ralph Beckett-trained mare was demoted to third as she was deemed to have caused interference with Stephanie's Kitten - who finished third - with Watsdachances picking up the victory.

The interference was minimal, and arguably had the race been run in Britain Secret Gesture would have kept the win. However the American racing authorities operate under a different set of a rules.

Redvers said on At The Races on Sunday morning: "It's tough, if you'd run the race another ten times Secret Gesture would win it every time, she was given an inspired ride by Jamie [Spencer]. It seems desperately unfair and unjust and we're looking at appealing.

"They run by different rules over there so we've just got to see whether or not common sense will prevail."

'Slightly bonkers'

Redvers added: "I couldn't see how we would lose it - the best horse won and won comfortably - but Sheikh Fahad thought we would lose it. It doesn't make any sense in my head. Wouldn't it be a wonderful utopia if we all raced by the same rules?

"It's a frustrating state of affairs. We left it last [Saturday] night that we were definitely appealing, but we're taking advice locally and if it's clearly a waste of time we won't waste everybody's time." 



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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: International
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2015 at 3:01pm
I think the Brits have the protest position the horse in front too much -perfect eg is Jacqueline Quest beating Special Duty. Rules at time saw correct demotion of the winner, we had people saying JQ was best horse and should have kept the race, ignoring the fact that the line she took was metres longer than a straight line. In doing so she dragged SD the same way. yes, she was best horse, but SD goes in a straight line, she wins.  Rules got changed, so now JQ very likely have kept the race and very hard to win on protest. Saw one example last year at Ascot of a  head winner messing up the 2nd and keeping the race to the surprise of most pros given how slim the margin.

Secret Gesture's contacts I think are right to feel aggrieved - to me Stephanies Kitten's jockey made a total meal out of it - akin to his Latin American soccer playing compatriots calling for a foul after not being touched.  He would have been hoping for 2nd and being promoted to winner, instead when he pulls her, he drops to 3rd and SG is hugely unlucky.  Chad Brown luckiest of the lot, training the eventual winner and not enough grace to say so.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2015 at 11:21am


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 25 Aug 2015 at 11:22am
Jess's Dream the 2nd foal to win on debut out of Rachel Alexandra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-Gcb7CnEUM" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-Gcb7CnEUM

She won in the manner of Zenyatta.......




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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2015 at 6:51pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:34pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:35pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:38pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:40pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:43pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:50pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:52pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 2:55pm


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: whitt0
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 8:09pm
thanks djebel


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2015 at 8:15pm
You are welcome !

Beer



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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 16 Feb 2016 at 12:12pm
Undefeated Nyquist, 2015 2YO Horse of the Year, winner of the 2015 GI Breeder's Cup Juvenile started his 3YO campaign today at Santa Anita Park in the G2 San Vicente Stakes.

Started as the 2/5on favourite in a field of 5 and won by 1½ lengths in a time of 1:20.71 for the 7 furlongs (~1400m). Exaggerator, 4th in the Breeder's Cup Juvenile tried hard but finished 2nd.

Will be interesting to see where trainer Bob Baffert sends him for his next two turn race....




Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 29 Feb 2016 at 2:18am
A couple of notes worthy of a post here just to keep the thread alive....

Mohaymen, Tapit's $2.2 million son continued his undefeated streak as the 2/5on fav in the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He now leads in the point table for qualification to the Kentucky Derby.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/98045/mohaymen-dominates-fountain-of-youth

Not in hAmerika but representing the USA, California Chrome, prepped in a handicap (stakes US$143,000), at Meyden (UAE) carrying about 132 pounds, 15 more than any of his seven rivals.
Started at odds of 1/20on in US pari-mutual pools. California Chrome next start will be in the G1 Dubai World Cup.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/97996/another-shining-victory-for-california-chrome

In the sprinting category X Y Jet won  taking the $100,000 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/GP/2016/2/27/4/gulfstream-park-sprint-s-gr-iii" rel="nofollow - Gulfstream Park Sprint Stakes (gr. III) by 1 1/4 lengths. Also heading out to Dubai.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/98035/sprinter-x-y-jet-continues-roll-at-gulfstream



Posted By: wallinga
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2016 at 3:50pm
How good was Songbird on Sunday. Monster filly.
 
Good weekend coming up to, we get to see the big cap on Sunday morning and the San Felipe with a few Derby prospects in the field.
 
Despite the Dubai exodus, it's exciting.


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 11 Mar 2016 at 11:29am
Originally posted by wallinga wallinga wrote:

How good was Songbird on Sunday. Monster filly.
 
Good weekend coming up to, we get to see the big cap on Sunday morning and the San Felipe with a few Derby prospects in the field.
 
Despite the Dubai exodus, it's exciting.


Nice that you mention Songbird who cruised to victory in the GII Las Virgenes Stakes at 1/10on.

But its a bit curious how the World Rankings have ranked her so high @ #4 in the world as the highest 3YO and much higher than the leading 3yo on the Triple Crown trail Mohaymen. (equal 17th)

It would be really competitive of the connections to face the C&G in the Triple Crown races but it is more likely that they will point to the Kentucky Oaks where she is a solid morning line 3/1 favourite in the upcoming Future Wager coming up this weekend.

Going back to the world rankings our own Chautauqua is in 11th, while Bow Creek,
Holler, Japonisme, Lucky Hussler and Terravista are all 17th. A few of the a running this weekend so it will be interesting to see how they are ranked the next time these World Rankings are published in mid April.


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2016 at 10:11am
Not sure if she has a thread of her own, but I see Zenyatta,s foal born about a week ago, by War Front, has died.  Her one last year was lost in a paddock accident , so she is having bad luck as a Mum , poor girl.

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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2016 at 11:17am
Songbird out of the Kentucky Oaks due to a minor illness.

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Posted By: wallinga
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2016 at 11:24am
Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

Songbird out of the Kentucky Oaks due to a minor illness.
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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 03 May 2016 at 6:54am
Odds for Kentucky Derby before acceptances:

Here are the complete odds, according to VegasInsider.com:

Nyquist 3/1; Mohaymen 9/2; Exaggerator 5/1; Gun Runner 6/1; Mor Spirit 7-1; Destin 12/1; Outwork 12/1; Creator 14/1; Brodys Cause 16/1; Suddenbreakingnews 18/1; Whitmore 18/1; Danzing Candy 20/1; My Man Sam 20/1; Mo Tom 22/1; Lani 28/1; Shagaf 33/1; Trojan Nation 40/1; Cherry Wine 50/1; Majesto 50/1; Toms Ready 50/1; Adventist 60/1; Collected 60/1; Fellowship 60/1; Oscar Nominated 60/1; Dazzling Gem 65/1; Discreetness 75/1; Laoban 85/1; Star Hill 85/1; Unbridaled Outlaw 85/1; Azar 100/1.




Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 08 May 2016 at 9:33am
Odds makers had it right!

Nyquist easily from Exaggerator,  Gun Runner and Mohaymen ....

No big shock for the second largest crowd (167,227) except for the thunderstorm which let loose 1 hour before the race!


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 11 May 2016 at 8:23am
As expected the 3 placegetters from the KD are expected to enter the Preakness Stakes. There are other runners from the Derby and also the also eligible that didn't get a start. A few of these are over their heads.

Nonetheless, the race will get plenty of focus.




Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 21 May 2016 at 5:50am

When a Maiden Isn’t a Maiden



The sixth race at Belmont Park on Sunday, May 15th, was a $75,000 maiden special weight that was run on the inner turf course with a field of eleven. The race was won in an impressive time of 1:59.94 by Mongolian Prince. The four-year-old New Zealand bred, who is owned by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry, paid $35.60 to win, while earning the $45,000 winner’s share of the purse.

Mongolian Prince came into the New York race with just one other listed race in the United States and that was a fifth place finish, beaten by 14 lengths, in a March 18 maiden special weight on the Gulfstream Park turf where he was bet to be the 4.00-1 third choice.

What makes this particular maiden victory unusual is that Mongolian Prince was not a maiden at all. Mongolian Prince had already raced five times in China and had recorded three victories. As a matter of fact, he was regarded as one of the most promising three-year-old stakes winners in China.

The Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry is one of the leading owners of thoroughbreds in China. In recent years Lin Lang, the head of the IMRHI, has spent millions of dollars to bring almost 1,000 horses, bred in New Zealand, to race in China. The group was very excited to bring one of their best runners in Mongolian Prince to compete in the United States and his arrival was announced in two prominent American racing websites in January.

Clearly, the fact that Mongolian Prince managed to run at Gulfstream as an apparent first time starter and then at Belmont with only that distant fifth place finish listed, raises many questions. The most important question is why did his races in China not become part of his race record when his paperwork went through the Jockey Club offices in New York.

The betting public did not have the appropriate information and the other ten horses in the Belmont Park race were not actually running against a second time maiden starter. Mongolian Prince won that race by a head over Revved Up, who runs for the prominent American barn, the Phipps Stable.

At this point it seems probable that nobody was trying to intentionally perpetrate a betting coup, but more likely that this is one of those unforeseen situations that come along for which none of the governing bodies was prepared.

As we have seen with lots of horse racing issues, the many and varying official organizations, be they domestic and/or international, have trouble working together to do what is best for racing.

On the other hand it also seems like nobody outside of the official organizations was willing to make sure that the American racing public got all of the information about Mongolian Prince. Did they all think that somebody else would take care of the dissemination of the correct information?

Obviously the ownership group knew his past record and did not make sure that Mongolian Prince’s past performances were complete. Should they be held accountable for that lack of full disclosure of that vital information?

No doubt that all of the groups involved, from the race tracks to the Jockey Club to the individual state racing commissions, had a roll in what happened when Mongolian Prince was allowed to run in the two American races. At the very least, provisions have to be made to prevent this from happening again and there should be consideration about whether any kind of official action be taken about the recent maiden victory.



Posted By: Pardon_My_Dust
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 5:51pm
Wow anyone see the ride on the fave Nyquist in the Preakness? Talk about slaughter central. If a jock did that on a fave in a big race here in Aus I reckon they'd cop a suspension. Just crazy tactics.


Posted By: Sir Gov
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 5:52pm
Fastest first 200m in races history


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Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 5:54pm


Posted By: Second Chance
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 5:58pm
Agree with PMD - a slaughter job on Nyquist (and a brilliant ride on the winner).


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 6:53pm
Wasn't the winner ridden is a worse way ( by Aussie standards ) in the Kentucky Derby ?




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Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 6:55pm


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reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 7:14pm
Just watching a replay of the Preakness on ESPN2 and the "experts"certainly warned against Nyquist getting stuck in a speed dual. 

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The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 7:56pm
The great man Bart,once said "There is not much we can learn from American racing" , or words to that effect . I wonder how many horses finish up with ulcerated eyes from "kickback"even more so with blinkers.And all that beautiful grass on the inside unused on the day.Sometimes we take for granted how well off we are.


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 9:18pm
God that slop they run thru !!!     What a joke !!!  For a major race .



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Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 9:36pm
Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

God that slop they run thru !!!     What a joke !!!  For a major race .


The modern breed is built on the back of that sort of surface. 





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reductio ad absurdum

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Posted By: Carioca
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 10:03pm
Interesting,so was his muddier a mudder.


Posted By: Isaac soloman
Date Posted: 22 May 2016 at 10:04pm
No wonder they allow/use lasix because racing in those conditions would play havoc with thoroughbreds lungs. How they even breathe in those conditions is amazing.


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 25 May 2016 at 12:06am
https://twitter.com/TimeformUS" rel="nofollow">TimeformUS ‏@TimeformUS    https://twitter.com/TimeformUS/status/735100085898354689" rel="nofollow -

How fast is too fast? Comparing Nyquist & American Pharoah's Preakness Speed & Pace Figures on the TimeformUS scale:



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Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 10 Jun 2016 at 6:57pm

Reefer Madness: Lynch, Private Zone Penalty is Insane

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/trio-share-quarter-mile-bullet-at-obs/" rel="nofollow -
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/azkadellia-to-bounce-back-in-stradbroke/" rel="nofollow -
PrivateZone-SKA

Private Zone | Sarah K Andrew

By Bill Finley

It’s 2016 and, so far as crimes go, smoking a little weed is somewhere up there between littering and jaywalking. In Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, smoking marijuana isn’t even illegal. Yet, according to the Daily Racing Form, since trainer Brian Lynch allegedly tested positive for marijuana, the New York Gaming Board has ordered that his Grade I-winning sprinter Private Zone (Macho Uno) has to be scratched from Friday’s GII True North S. at Belmont.

Consider the crime. Consider the punishment. The two don’t come anywhere close to fitting.

“I think it shows a rather extreme and not thoroughly logical application of racing regulations,” said Frank Becker, an equine law specialist in Lexington, Kentucky and author of “Equine Law,” the leading treatise on the subject.

It seems that the Gaming Board can test any licensed backstretch worker anytime it wants. With Lynch, his attorney Drew Mollica and Gaming Board officials all keeping quiet Wednesday, we’re left to speculate that the trainer was chosen at random to be tested. In the wrong place at the wrong time.

Lynch is a licensed trainer in New York, so he has given the Gaming Board the right to test him, but why did the Gaming Board bother to do so? Jockeys? Yes. For safety concerns, they can never be allowed to ride under the influence of anything stronger than a Mountain Dew. But trainers? For pot? Who cares? There just isn’t any justification for going around and testing them to see whether or not they had done something as innocuous as smoking a joint.

Perhaps an owner should not want his or her horses being trained by someone who smokes an illegal drug, but that should be between the trainer and the client. Rene Douglas, who represents Private Zone’s ownership group, Good Friends Stable, apparently isn’t concerned about Lynch’s habits as he told the DRF, “I’m not mad at Brian, I’m human too.”

The real problem here, though, is not that Lynch personally got hit so hard for such a minor offense, but that the owners paid such a steep price. This is a Grade I winner that was going to be the favorite in a $250,000 race. The Good Friends Stable did nothing wrong, but it has been levied what amounts to one of the most substantial penalties you’ll ever seen in racing. They didn’t have the opportunity to transfer the horse to another trainer because it had already been entered under Lynch’s name for the True North when he allegedly tested positive for marijuana. That’s not right. If they want to continue going around digging under rocks to find people who committed the most minor of infractions then they’re going to have to find a way to not make the owner and the horse pay the price for something they had no control over.

And how ironic is it that they nailed a trainer who appears to be perfectly legit when it comes to what drugs he uses on his horses? Lynch has just one violation on his record, a Class C positive in 2012 in Kentucky that was such a minor deal all he received was a $500 fine. In a game overrun with cheating, they nailed a guy who doesn’t appear to be a cheater. Perhaps their resources could have been better spent going after the real bad guys, the people that dope horses, and not some poor guy who smoked some pot.

When someone there is ready to speak, the Gaming Board may tell you that rules are rules, that Lynch tested positive for marijuana and therefore had to temporarily give up his license, that a horse entered under the name of an unlicensed trainer can’t run. Yes, there are rules, but there’s also common sense, not to mention what’s fair and what’s not. For so many reasons, this is idiotic. Private Zone should never have been scratched.



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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2016 at 10:23am
Not to hijack the Private Zone incidence which is bizarre to say the least I want to make another  comment about this same Belmont Stakes Racing Carnival meeting this weekend.

NYRA has scheduled some very interesting races which really go back in time.
On Thursday they had a race over 1 15/16 miles (~3100 metres on the Inner Track) Belmont Coronation Invitational Stakes for Fillies and Mares.

Today Friday, the same day as the scratching of Private Zone in the G2 True North Stakes, a  1 1/2 miles dirt race for Fillies and Mares (Rags to Riches Invitational Stakes) and lo and behold rare as rare here in the US the 2 miles Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes on the Widener Turf Course for the stakes amount of US300,000.

Tomorrow there are two 1 1/2 miles races - nut they are on the dirt - the open Brooklyn Invitational Stakes and of course the last leg of the Triple Crown - The Belmont Stakes.

Going back to today's 2 mile Gold Cup which is attracted 12 starters with several European breds is finally a sign for US breeders and owners that long distance racing is needed for the breed, especially for here in the US which is predominantly speed based on the dirt. The winner of today's race is worthy of a mention because maybe one day a horse from the US can also perform and impress at this distance in the Melbourne Cup. The winner ran the 2 miles in a not too shabby 3:17.29 (NTR).

Now lets go to the video!
 
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/BEL/2016/6/10/10/belmont-gold-cup-invitational-s


Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 11 Jun 2016 at 10:33am
Thanks Brudder Thumbs Up


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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 20 Jun 2016 at 11:47pm
I see Songbird won an Oaks at Santa Anita on Sat.  Pretty impressive .
What,s she by ?


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Posted By: Dizzy
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2016 at 7:37am
acacia alba,

Songbird (KY)

TB, DK B/, F, foaled April 30, 2013

( http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=4823628&registry=T&rbt=TB" rel="nofollow - - Ivanavinalot , by http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=4013093&registry=T&rbt=TB" rel="nofollow - )


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2016 at 8:42am
Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I see Songbird won an Oaks at Santa Anita on Sat.  Pretty impressive .
What,s she by ?


Won in a canter, the rename Hollywood Oaks now the Summertime Oaks since the track is closed now and all the Graded races moved over to other tracks including Santa Anita where this race was held.

She started at 1/20on and paid the same for place and show bearing a negative pool which cost Santa Anita $201,400.83 because of a negative show pool—$1,017,594 of the $1,081,223 pool was wagered on Songbird. Here in the US tracks have to pay a dividend - no money back.

Video
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/SA/2016/6/18/8/summertime-oaks-gr-ii

Heading to the East Coast and her next start might be in the Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga over 1 1/8 miles.


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2016 at 10:45am
When is that race run, Brudder ?   Please keep us posted .
Thanks also, Dizzy.


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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 21 Jun 2016 at 11:30am
Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

When is that race run, Brudder ?   Please keep us posted .
Thanks also, Dizzy.


The Coaching Club American Oaks since 2011 is run at Saratoga on opening weekend, July 24. Before it was run at Belmont Park.

Possible plan after that is : Aug. 20 Alabama (gr. I)—also at Saratoga —followed by Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing (near Philadelphia) and the Breeders' Cup back at Santa Anita.



Posted By: wallinga
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2016 at 8:47am
Songbird was epic last week. Exaggerator pretty good in the Haskell today. Just a shame we can't get these races live. The California stuff is great, but these are massive races and those that saw a sloppy track at Monmouth today could have cleaned up on Exaggerator.


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2016 at 10:26am
It would be nice to see these races on Sky, instead of trotting from some obscure place in Europe.  

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Posted By: wallinga
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2016 at 8:47am
Agreed, I'm the first to admit that without Sky we would have no live coverage of some of the best international racing on the planet. I just think they could be a bit more judicious with the races they choose to broadcast and importantly showcase. For a start, put a presenter on that has heard of Songbird. Or Saratoga for that matter!


Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 04 Aug 2016 at 1:24pm
Oh yes !  I agree .  I think anyone who has a presenter,s job should have some bit of knowledge of international races and horses. 

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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2016 at 11:35am
California Chrome bolts in the the Pacific Classic at Del Mar defeating Beholder and Dortmund.

A performance even better than the Dubai World Cup.

https://twitter.com/TVG


Posted By: Gay3
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2016 at 12:25pm
Brilliant exhibition of sustained speed Clap Clap Star Star Star

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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2016 at 12:51am
On the same weekend when Winx extended her streak, here in the US, 3YO filly Songbird also won her 10th straight in the GI Alabama Stakes (~2000m) at Saratoga.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214383/songbird-a-perfect-10-after-easy-alabama-win" rel="nofollow - http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214383/songbird-a-perfect-10-after-easy-alabama-win

Another easy win for her but really until she beats the boys as easily as Winx does I cannot see how she could get a higher world ranking.

Proof even more that Beholder, Champion mare from last season was 5 lengths behind California Chrome.

From the last World Rankings (Aug 11)

California Chrome #2
Winx #3
Werther #5
Chautauqua #11
Songbird #24

Next rankings out Sept 15


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2016 at 10:53am
Well lets throw a can of worms into the pack of 3YOs.

Lightly raced Arrogate caused many heads to turn with his freak performance in the G1 Travers at Saratoga on Saturday when he thrashed the field by 13 1/2 lengths, winning in stakes and setting a new track record for the 1 1/4 mile event in 1:59.36 !!!

Oh boy! This exactly what we needed here in the US to set up a monumental challenge as we get closer to the Breeder's Cup Classic.

Video here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214577/arrogate-blazes-to-travers-record" rel="nofollow - http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214577/arrogate-blazes-to-travers-record




Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2016 at 10:13pm
Just as a note. Although this is about Australian Racing, it deals with simulcasting of he Australian Racing Product here in the US.

I have noticed that simulcasting of Caulfield last week and Moonee Valley this week is not on the program.

In fact only Flemington is scheduled for the next month.

Looks like MRC, MVRC has put a lock on their product.

A pity. I can't see the replay of those fine races!


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 03 Oct 2016 at 5:16pm
Another commanding win by California Chrome as he keeps on tweaking for the Breeder's Cup Classic with an easy win in the GI Awesome Again Stakes.

The big shock of the week was Flintshire getting beaten in the GI Turf Classic at Belmont Park as the 1/5on favourite. Anyone who backed him on the rain affected track was taking an enormous risk knowing that he was sent from Europe to get a way from those soft tracks. It will be interesting how the Breeder's Cup Turf shapes but and whether Found enters that race or sticks to the F&M Turf.


Posted By: Cardus
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2016 at 3:04am
I signed on to Twinspires and noticed the Caulfield absence. I couldn't believe it.
 
 


Posted By: Cardus
Date Posted: 19 Oct 2016 at 3:07am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

Well lets throw a can of worms into the pack of 3YOs.

Lightly raced Arrogate caused many heads to turn with his freak performance in the G1 Travers at Saratoga on Saturday when he thrashed the field by 13 1/2 lengths, winning in stakes and setting a new track record for the 1 1/4 mile event in 1:59.36 !!!

Oh boy! This exactly what we needed here in the US to set up a monumental challenge as we get closer to the Breeder's Cup Classic.

Video here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214577/arrogate-blazes-to-travers-record" rel="nofollow - http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/214577/arrogate-blazes-to-travers-record


 
I thought that it was embarrassing that a horse making his sixth lifetime start, with a few wins in very small fields, crushed a track record that has existed since 1979 (and set by a really good horse, at that).
 
It was a souped-up day at the Spa. Like I typed above, it was embarrassing.


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2016 at 11:50am
Breeders Cup fields announced...
A ripper here !

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/SA/2016/11/5/9" rel="nofollow - Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/racetracks/by-trackid/USA/SA" rel="nofollow - Santa Anita Park , Saturday, November 05, 2016, Race 9
  • 1 1/2m
  • Turf
  • $4,000,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 3:22 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
1 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/ralis/2013" rel="nofollow - Ralis (CA) Mario Gutierrez122Doug F. O'Neill-
2 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/da-big-hoss/2011" rel="nofollow - Da Big Hoss (KY) Florent Geroux126Michael J. Maker-
4 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/flintshire-gb/2010" rel="nofollow - Flintshire (GB) Javier Castellano126Chad C. Brown-
6 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/mondialiste-ire/2010" rel="nofollow - Mondialiste (IRE) Daniel Alexander Tudhope126David O'Meara-
5 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/ashleyluvssugar/2011" rel="nofollow - Ashleyluvssugar (CA) Gary L. Stevens126Peter Eurton-
3 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/ectot-gb/2011" rel="nofollow - Ectot (GB) Jose L. Ortiz126Todd A. Pletcher-
8 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/twilight-eclipse/2009" rel="nofollow - Twilight Eclipse (KY) Joel Rosario126Thomas Albertrani-
11 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/texas-ryano/2011" rel="nofollow - Texas Ryano (KY) Flavien Prat126Carla Gaines-
12 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/highland-reel-ire/2012" rel="nofollow - Highland Reel (IRE) Seamus Heffernan126Aidan P. O'Brien-
10 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/found-ire/2012" rel="nofollow - Found (IRE) Ryan L. Moore123Aidan P. O'Brien-
13 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/metaboss/2012" rel="nofollow - Metaboss (KY) Rafael Bejarano126Philip D'Amato-
9 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/money-multiplier/2012" rel="nofollow - Money Multiplier (KY) John R. Velazquez126Chad C. Brown-
7 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/ulysses-ire/2013" rel="nofollow - Ulysses (IRE) Lanfranco Dettori122Sir Michael R. Stoute-



Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2016 at 11:51am

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/SA/2016/11/5/12" rel="nofollow - Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/racetracks/by-trackid/USA/SA" rel="nofollow - Santa Anita Park , Saturday, November 05, 2016, Race 12
  • 1 1/4m
  • Dirt
  • $6,000,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 5:35 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
1 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/effinex/2011" rel="nofollow - Effinex (NY) Flavien Prat126James A. Jerkens-
2 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/frosted/2012" rel="nofollow - Frosted (KY) Joel Rosario126Kiaran P. McLaughlin-
3 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/keen-ice/2012" rel="nofollow - Keen Ice (KY) Javier Castellano126Todd A. Pletcher-
4 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/california-chrome/2011" rel="nofollow - California Chrome (CA) Victor Espinoza126Art Sherman-
5 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/win-the-space/2012" rel="nofollow - Win the Space (KY) Gary L. Stevens126George Papaprodromou-
6 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/melatonin/2011" rel="nofollow - Melatonin (KY) Joseph Talamo126David E. Hofmans-
7 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/war-story/2012" rel="nofollow - War Story (KY) Scott Spieth126Mario Serey, Jr.-
8 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/shaman-ghost/2012" rel="nofollow - Shaman Ghost (ON) Irad Ortiz, Jr.126James A. Jerkens-


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2016 at 11:52am

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/SA/2016/11/5/11" rel="nofollow - Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT)

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/racetracks/by-trackid/USA/SA" rel="nofollow - Santa Anita Park , Saturday, November 05, 2016, Race 11
  • 1m
  • Turf
  • $2,000,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:40 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
1 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/what-a-view/2011" rel="nofollow - What a View (CA) Tyler Baze126Kenneth D. Black-
2 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/alice-springs-ire/2013" rel="nofollow - Alice Springs (IRE) Ryan L. Moore120Aidan P. O'Brien-
3 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/spectre-fr/2013" rel="nofollow - Spectre (FR) Javier Castellano120MARKUS MUNCH-
4 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/miss-temple-city/2012" rel="nofollow - Miss Temple City (KY) Edgar S. Prado123H. Graham Motion-
5 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/tourist/2011" rel="nofollow - Tourist (KY) Joel Rosario126William I. Mott-
6 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/photo-call-ire/2011" rel="nofollow - Photo Call (IRE) Kent J. Desormeaux123Todd A. Pletcher-
7 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/dutch-connection-gb/2012" rel="nofollow - Dutch Connection (GB) James Doyle126Charles Hills-
8 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/tepin/2011" rel="nofollow - Tepin (KY) Julien R. Leparoux123Mark E. Casse-
9 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/ironicus/2011" rel="nofollow - Ironicus (KY) Jose L. Ortiz126Claude R. McGaughey III-
10 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/limato-ire/2012" rel="nofollow - Limato (IRE) Harry Bentley126Henry Candy-
11 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/ring-weekend/2011" rel="nofollow - Ring Weekend (KY) John R. Velazquez126H. Graham Motion-
12 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/hit-it-a-bomb/2013" rel="nofollow - Hit It a Bomb (KY) Seamus Heffernan123Aidan P. O'Brien-
13 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/midnight-storm/2011" rel="nofollow - Midnight Storm (KY) Rafael Bejarano126Philip D'Amato-
14 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/cougar-mountain-ire/2011" rel="nofollow - Cougar Mountain (IRE) Donnacha O'Brien126Aidan P. O'Brien-


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 01 Nov 2016 at 11:53am

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/SA/2016/11/4/7" rel="nofollow - Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I)

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/racetracks/by-trackid/USA/SA" rel="nofollow - Santa Anita Park , Friday, November 04, 2016, Race 7
  • 1m
  • Dirt
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 3:05 PM (local)
PPHorseJockeyWgtTrainerM/L
11 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/vyjack/2010" rel="nofollow - Vyjack (KY) Flavien Prat126Philip D'Amato10/1
22 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/toms-ready/2013" rel="nofollow - Tom's Ready (PA) Joel Rosario123Dallas Stewart12/1
33 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/dortmund/2012" rel="nofollow - Dortmund (KY) Martin Garcia126Bob Baffert6/5
44 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/point-piper/2010" rel="nofollow - Point Piper (KY) Mario Gutierrez126Jerry Hollendorfer20/1
55 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/accelerate/2013" rel="nofollow - Accelerate (KY) Tyler Baze123John W. Sadler20/1
66 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/texas-chrome/2013" rel="nofollow - Texas Chrome (TX) C.J. McMahon123J. R. Caldwell20/1
77 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/runhappy/2012" rel="nofollow - Runhappy (KY) Gary L. Stevens126Laura Wohlers3/1
88 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/tamarkuz/2010" rel="nofollow - Tamarkuz (KY) Mike E. Smith126Kiaran P. McLaughlin8/1
99 http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/thoroughbred/gun-runner/2013" rel="nofollow - Gun Runner (KY) Florent Geroux123Steven M. Asmussen9/2


Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2016 at 8:53am
Well the Distaff lived up to its billing, A superb race.




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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2016 at 8:54am


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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Sworn Revenge
Date Posted: 05 Nov 2016 at 9:22am
Great racing despite the track dimensions. Santa Anita's turf track is considerably tighter than even MV

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Posted By: acacia alba
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 7:34am
On No !  Songbird got beat , trying for her 12th win straight.   Bummer !

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Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 9:27am
Nearly time for the main race.

A real Winx Vs Hartnell sense about it.

Will California Chrome and Arrogate bring each other undone ?

You'd imagine California Chrome with his vast maturity will be able to with stand the pressure from the young upstart.

Keen Ice was slightly disappointing on resumption but could enjoy the drop on these two and Frosted also dishing it up to a fast pace.





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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: djebel
Date Posted: 06 Nov 2016 at 10:09am
I assumptionise that you all watched one of the great races of the year ?




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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.



Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 06 Feb 2017 at 10:42am
2017 Road to the Triple Crown

Started in earnest this weekend with 3 races:

G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (formerly Santa Catalina) over 1 1/16 mile at Santa Anita Park -  Royal Mo win by 3 1/2 in lengths 1:43.48

G3 Withers Stakes over 1 1/16 mile at Aquaduct Inner Track - 1/2on favourite El Areeb 4 1/4 lengths in front in 1:44.47 on a fast track

G2 Holy Bull Stakes over 1 1/16 mile at Gulfstream Park - Curlin's son Irish War Cry (4/1) defeated last years 2YO champion Classic Empire into 3rd place

Next week's races:
G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes @ Tampa Bay 1 1/16 mile
G2 San Vicente Stakes @ Santa Anita Park 7 furlongs


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 13 Feb 2017 at 11:38am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

2017 Road to the Triple Crown

This weekend:

G3 Sam F. Davis Stakes @ Tampa Bay 1 1/16 mile

Undefeated McCracken continued to roll win as the 6/4 fav. in record time of 1:42.45 by 1 1/2 lengths.
Impressive and looks next to the G2 Tampa Bay Derby  (Mar 11)

G2 San Vicente Stakes @ Santa Anita Park 7 furlongs

5 starters only in a race which last year featured Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. His trainer Doug O'Neill saddled this year's winner Iliad who won impressive by 3 1/2 lengths in a time of 1:21.62. Unfortunately this race does not carry any points towards Kentucky Derby qualification. Probable next race is the G2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 11.

Next weekend:

G3 El Camino Real Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Golden Gate Fields
G3 Southwest Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Oaklawn Park




Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2017 at 9:38am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

2017 Road to the Triple Crown

This weekend:

G3 El Camino Real Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Golden Gate Fields

Rank outsider (48/1) Zakaroff cause a major boil over on the synthetic surface winning in 1:51.34. Connections have not nominated their horse to the Triple Crown so it remains to be seen if this race has any impact for qualifying. 

G3 Southwest Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Oaklawn Park

Undefeated One Liner (12/5) bolted in by 3 1/2 lengths in a time 1:41.85 in his first stakes victory.
 
Next weekend:

G2 Risen Star Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Fairgrounds





Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 26 Feb 2017 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

[QUOTE=Brudder_A]2017 Road to the Triple Crown

This weekend:

G2 Risen Star Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Fairgrounds

Lightly raced Girvin (8/1) came from mid-pack and impressively forged to the front at the top of the straight and won by 2 lengths in a time of 1:43.08. Favourite Mo Town, winner of the G2 Remson Stakes in the autumn last season tired and had little to offer after being well poised.
 
Next weekend:

G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Gulfstream Park

G3 Gotham Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Aquaduct

Listed John Battaglia Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Turfway Park






Posted By: Second Chance
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2017 at 6:06am
Keep 'em coming Brudder.  Star


Posted By: horseshoe
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2017 at 12:53pm
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

[QUOTE=Brudder_A]2017 Road to the Triple Crown

This weekend:

G2 Risen Star Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Fairgrounds

Lightly raced Girvin (8/1) came from mid-pack and impressively forged to the front at the top of the straight and won by 2 lengths in a time of 1:43.08. Favourite Mo Town, winner of the G2 Remson Stakes in the autumn last season tired and had little to offer after being well poised.
 
Next weekend:

G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Gulfstream Park

G3 Gotham Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Aquaduct  (Aqueduct)Thumbs Up

Listed John Battaglia Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Turfway Park






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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 28 Feb 2017 at 9:23am
Originally posted by horseshoe horseshoe wrote:

Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

2017 Road to the Triple Crown

This weekend:

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G3 Gotham Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Aquaduct  (Aqueduct)Thumbs Up

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Thanks for the correction...

Considering that I have been to this place many times I shouldn't be misspelling it like I blatantly have.



Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2017 at 2:05am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

2017 Road to the Triple Crown

This weekend:

G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Gulfstream Park

Gunnevera (6/1) improved to a commanding 5 3/4 length victory in a time of 1:44.25 for a big win and now leads the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby point table with 64. Rival Irish War Cry (Evens) was most disappointing weakening to 7th place.

G3 Gotham Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Aqueduct

J Boys Echo (6/1) swept four-wide around the turn and romped home for a 3 1/2 lengths victory in a time of 1:46.34. Short odds on El Areeb faltered and finished 3rd.

Listed John Battaglia Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Turfway Park

The 2/1 favourite It’s Your Nickel routed his opponents by 6 1/2 lengths. No points were garnered by the connections but the colt will be entered for the G3 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes which does carry points on March 25.

Next weekend:

G2 Tampa Bay Derby  (1 1/16 miles) @ Tampa Bay Downs

G2 San Felipe Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Santa Anita Park

 



Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 15 Mar 2017 at 5:39pm
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

2017 Road to the Triple Crown

Sorry for the late update. Traveling through Europe at the moment.

This weekend:

G2 San Felipe Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Santa Anita Park

Bob Baffert's trained frontliner Masterly (4/5on)  won comfortably by 6 3/4 lengths in a time of 1:42.28. Unfortunately soon after the finish line the colt suffered a condylar fracture in his left front leg and had to have surgery.

G2 Tampa Bay Derby  (1 1/16 miles) @ Tampa Bay Downs

Tapwrit (11/10) took advantage of not having to face McCracken who missed this race with a slight ankle strain won by 4 1/2 lengths in a stakes record time of 1:42.36.


Next weekend:

G2 Rebel Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Oaklawn Park

 


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 8:41pm
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Sill in Europe but watching the Road to the Kentucky Derby closely.

This weekend:

G2 Rebel Stakes (1 1/16 miles) @ Oaklawn Park

Undefeated Malagacy (3/1) continued his climb up the ranks for trainer Todd Pletcher winning his first graded race in fine style in 1:43:00 by 2 lengths. G1 Arkansas Derby probably next.

Next weekend:

G2 (UAE) United Arab Emirates Derby (1900 metres) @ Meydan Racecourse, Dubai

G3 Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (1 1/8 miles) @ Turfway Park, Kentucky

G3 Sunland Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Sunland Park Racetrack, New Mexico




Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2017 at 4:56am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:


2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Currently in Stockholm, Sweden where there is more trotting than thoroughbred
racing.

This weekend:

G2 (UAE) United Arab Emirates Derby (1900 metres) @ Meydan Racecourse, Dubai

The first major prep race carrying 100 points for qualification to the winner was won by the Godolphin owner Irish bred Thunder Snow by the Australian sire Helmet over the already KD qualified Japanese entrant Epicharis by a short head margin, with the Todd Pletcher trained, Master Plan in the third. The time was 1:57.76 for the running on a track that was officially rated as muddy.

G3 Jack Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (1 1/8 miles) @ Turfway Park, Kentucky

A massive upset as all the three placegetters were in double digit odds. Starting at 24/1, Fast and Accurate was able to hold off Blueridge Traveller (35/1) by 3/4 length with Convict Pike (10/1) a half a length in third. The final time was 1:50.96 and its another race which will be hard to rate as a form guide for KDerby.

G3 Sunland Derby Stakes (1 1/8 miles) @ Sunland Park Racetrack, New Mexico

Calumet Farm's 10/1 outsider Hence won by 3 3/4 lengths in a time of 1:48.10 defeating local favorite and previously unbeaten Conquest Mo Money (16/5) with Hedge Fund in third place. So it is tough to follow form of Hence given his last start 7th at Oaklawn Park in the Southwest Stakes.

Next weekend:

G1 xpressbet.com Florida Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida

G2 Louisiana Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 03 Apr 2017 at 5:16am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:



2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Still in Stockholm, Sweden.  Traelled around the Swedish countryside and managed to find the Swedish stud farms and training facilities in the countryside.

This weekend:

G1 xpressbet.com Florida Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Second favorite Always Dreaming (11/4) bolted in by 5 lengths in a fast time of 1:47.47, in fact fastest in the Fla Derby since Alydar won 1:47 in 1978.
Trainer Todd Pletcher is starting to have multiple entries as far as qualifiers for the Run for the Roses. State Of Honor continued his good form while favourite Gunnevera came from well back to just grab third place.

G2 Louisiana Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana

Favorite Girvin (11/8 fav.) outclassed his eight rivals taking the lead in the straight and winning by 1 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:49.77. Patch finished second and Local Hero was in third.
Girvin takes over the lead in points gained to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.


Next weekend:

G1 Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California

G2 Wood Memorial, Aqueduct Racecourse, New York

G2 Blue Grass Stakes, Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, Kentucky


Posted By: horseshoe
Date Posted: 08 Apr 2017 at 8:55pm
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:

Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:



2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Still in Stockholm, Sweden.  Traelled around the Swedish countryside and managed to find the Swedish stud farms and training facilities in the countryside.

This weekend:

G1 xpressbet.com Florida Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Second favorite Always Dreaming (11/4) bolted in by 5 lengths in a fast time of 1:47.47, in fact fastest in the Fla Derby since Alydar won 1:47 in 1978.
Trainer Todd Pletcher is starting to have multiple entries as far as qualifiers for the Run for the Roses. State Of Honor continued his good form while favourite Gunnevera came from well back to just grab third place.

G2 Louisiana Derby (1 1/8 miles) @ Fair Grounds Race Course, New Orleans, Louisiana

Favorite Girvin (11/8 fav.) outclassed his eight rivals taking the lead in the straight and winning by 1 1/4 lengths in a time of 1:49.77. Patch finished second and Local Hero was in third.
Girvin takes over the lead in points gained to qualify for the Kentucky Derby.


Next weekend:

G1 Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California: Reach The World

G2 Wood Memorial, Aqueduct Racecourse, New York: Cloud Computing

G2 Blue Grass Stakes, Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, Kentucky:Practical Joke

See How We Go Brudder



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Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2017 at 7:19am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:



2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Few days still in Stockholm, Sweden.  More police walking around with automatic machine guns but I'm too busy with work to even bother asking why even this place has good problems. Anyway back to the KDerby Trail which is full of question marks as we head into the last few weeks.


This weekend:

G1 Santa Anita Derby  Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California (1 1/8 miles)

Gormley (6/1) outbattled his rivals in 1:51.16, the slowest Santa Anita Derby time since 1957. That's not promising but he ranks second on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 125 points.

G2 Wood Memorial, Aqueduct Racecourse, New York (1 1/8 miles)

New Jersey bred Irish War Cry rebounded from his debacle last start in Florida and won by 3 1/2 lengths in 1:50.91. Its been 25 years since a NJ bred has started in the KDerby.

G2 Blue Grass Stakes, Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, Kentucky (1 1/8 miles)

Longshot Irad (31/1) stunned the crowd by being the first maiden to win the event in 1:50.39.

Next weekend:

G1 Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, Arkansas (1 1/8 miles)

G3 Lexington Stakes, Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, Kentucky (1 1/16 miles)

 



Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 17 Apr 2017 at 5:50am
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:



2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Easter in Ukraine is not a very punting thing to do but very appetizing. Return back to the US next weekend.

This weekend:

G1 Arkansas Derby, Oaklawn Park, Arkansas (1 1/8 miles)

Champion 2YO last season Classic Empire (8/5 fav) came back to form to win by 1/2 a length in 1:48.93 over Conquest Mo Money and Lookin At Lee a length away in third. The win firmly places Classic Empire back into the KDerby picture.

G3 Lexington Stakes, Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, Kentucky (1 1/16 miles)

A late charge by Senior Investment (11/1) defeating West Coast (2/1) by a head with favorite No Dozing (9/5) in third in the time of 1:45.05. The winner does not have enough points to qualify for the KDerby but connections have indicated The Preakness at Pimlico as a possibility.

Next weekend:

G3 Illinois Derby, Hawthorne, Chicago  (No points for KDerby)




Posted By: horseshoe
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2017 at 7:04pm
Turf Paradise: Arizona(Dirt Track) Gene Fleming Breeders Derby Stakes

8/8 Yo Y Me ( Hasn't raced for 112 days, but still should be too good for these)

Tomorrow 23/4/17

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Posted By: horseshoe
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2017 at 10:20am
Originally posted by horseshoe horseshoe wrote:

Turf Paradise: Arizona(Dirt Track) Gene Fleming Breeders Derby Stakes

8/8 Yo Y Me ( Hasn't raced for 112 days, but still should be too good for these)

Tomorrow 23/4/17




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Those who know don't tell, Those who tell don't know


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 1:01pm
Originally posted by Brudder_A Brudder_A wrote:



2017 Road to the Triple Crown
Back in the US and really getting into the spring weather here on the East Coast as the KD Derby is only 12 days away.

This weekend:

G3 Illinois Derby, Hawthorne, Chicago  1 1/8 miles (No points for K.Derby)

Multiplier (9/2) improved off his maiden victory at the Fair Grounds (March 17) with a desperate lunge at the finish over favourite Hedge Fund (9/5) in 1:47.98.

Federico Tesio Stakes, Laurel Park, Maryland 1 1/8 miles

I forgot to mention this race last week because it has lost its class grading and is only considered a Black Type. The race was once a G3 and was well regarded.
Nonetheless, the race is an automatic entry for The Preakness (2nd leg of the Triple Crown) for the winner.

The Chad Brown trained New York State bred Twisted Tom won by 2 1/4 lengths in a time 1:53.60 in the slop. The horse was not Triple Crown nominated but the win nullifies a $150,000 supplemental fee.

Next weekend:

We'll look at the possible field for the Kentucky Derby


Posted By: Brudder_A
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 10:25pm
Originally posted by horseshoe horseshoe wrote:

Originally posted by horseshoe horseshoe wrote:

Turf Paradise: Arizona(Dirt Track) Gene Fleming Breeders Derby Stakes

8/8 Yo Y Me ( Hasn't raced for 112 days, but still should be too good for these)

Tomorrow 23/4/17




Well Done. Don't know price you got in OZ but the pool (WP & S) at Turf Paradise for the race was about $29,000 which was way below the stakes offered for the race ($45,000).

Such is the demise of racing and real question about the sustainability of the sport here in the future.

 



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