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    Posted: 08 Jul 2018 at 5:20pm
Saturday at Belmont Park, NY was a wonderful card of racing that was predominantly turf and 3YOs.

G1 Belmont Derby Invitational (3YOs) 1 1/4 miles Turf - Catholic Boy (5/1) continued his turf dominance over Analyze It when he kicked back in the straight for short head victory with Irish invader Hunting Horn in 3rd and French bred Kingstar in 5th. Time was a good 1:59.28.

G1 Belmont Oaks Invitational (3YOF) 1 1/4 miles Turf - Aiden O'Brien trained Athena (IRE) was just too strong as the European based fillies filled the trifecta with Thewayiam (FRA) and Chipolata (FRA) in a very fast 1:58.71.

G3 Dwyer Stakes (3YOs) 1 mile dirt - Firenze Fire returned to his G1 winning form as a 2YO and trounced a good field by 5 lengths in 1:33.74 over Seven Trumpets and Mendelssohn. Great to see this horse return to form and he will be an actual threat in the Breeder's Cup Mile cone autumn.

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NTRA Produces a weekly poll for 3YOs and Open Category.

As expected Justify heads the list as the 13th Triple Crown winner in the 3yo category.

1    Justify (42)            3c    6-6-0-0    420    1
2    Good Magic              3c    4-1-1-1    339    2
3    Audible                 3c    3-2-0-1    282    3
4    Monomoy Girl            3f    4-4-0-0    260    5
5    Hofburg                 3c    4-1-1-1    180    9
6    *Gronkowski             3c    1-0-1-0    175    24
7    Bravazo                 3c    6-2-1-0    123    4
8    Vino Rosso              3c    5-1-0-1     98    10
9    My Boy Jack             3c    5-2-0-2     72    7
10   Tenfold                 3c    5-2-0-1     63    8


* Only North American form
Otherwise would have the 2018 record of  4-3-1-0

I feel that Gronkowski could be worthy of a higher ranking if the pollsters would consider his UK starts. He mad the biggest rise jumping from 24th to sixth
Theoretically they should since once a horse has made a start in North American all form should be considered.
Filly Monomoy Girl is ranked too high IMO. Unless she would face some of these colts and beat them then she has no right to be 4th.

Open Category

1    Justify (38)            3c    6-6-0-0    389    1T
2    Accelerate              5h    4-3-1-0    313    3
3    West Coast (2)          4c    2-0-2-0    292    1
4    Unique Bella (1)        4f    3-2-1-0    220    5
5    Mind Your Biscuits (1)  5h    3-1-2-0    180    4
6    Bee Jersey              4c    4-4-0-0    179    -
7    Abel Tasman             4f    2-1-0-0    136    10
8    City Of Light           4c    3-2-0-1    126    7
9    Army Mule               4c    2-2-0-0     86    6
10   Monomoy Girl            3f    4-4-0-0     80    16

This is an interesting list which starts to converge as we the second half of the season heads towards the Breeder's Cup races.

Justify has proved uniqueness and has the support of many a pollster. I think he will show up in The Travers at Saratoga for 3yos over 1 1/4 miles before embarking on one more race, probably at Del Mar and finishing with Breeder's Cup Classic. But he will have to face the older horses and that is where it will get interesting. Bob Baffert trains West Coast and this horse had wonderful ending campaign in 2017 and was no slouch in the two richest races on the dirt this year. Again Unique Bella is a talented mare but unless she beats the boys she should not be this high. Mind Your Biscuits is a strong sprinter who just failed to win the G1 Metropolitan Mile over the weekend beaten by Bee Jersey who finnaly gots some votes to crack the Top Ten Rankings.

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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Thanks Ticino.

ps there must be an interesting story as to how and why she ended up in the USA.


From Thoroughbred Daily News

Trained by Didier Guillemin to kick off her career in her native country, La Signare was a close fourth first up at Toulouse Oct. 17 before breaking through at that venue Nov. 4 and being picked up privately. The bay rallied for a half-length second in a Keeneland allowance Apr. 11 won by Toinette (Scat Daddy), who returned to annex the GIII Edgewood S. at Churchill May 4 over a field that included Significant Form’s star stablemate Rushing Fall (More Than Ready) and Daddy Is a Legend (Scat Daddy).

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It was the second start in the United States for La Signare after she broke her maiden in France in November. Her first stateside effort was a second-place finish in an April 11 Keeneland allowance. Owned by Madaket Stables, Tim Cambron, Anna Cambron, and Bradley Thoroughbreds, she has $144,413 in earnings.
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Thanks Ticino.

ps there must be an interesting story as to how and why she ended up in the USA.
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Hello,
when I checked the peds of the winners at "Belmopnt.
I saw La Signare (Siyouni-La Teranga by Beat Hollow), "Wonder Again Stakes. Even she was bred in France, has a typical German damline. She is fronm the "Alex" Family like ALMANDIN.
 
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Was really interested when Mastercraftsman entered stud in NZ, and he appears to have done well both there and in Oz in addition to Europe and now the USA.

Does he still stand in NZ?


According to the US Stud registry he is in Ireland with Coolmore

Mastercraftsman (IRE)

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2018 Fee: €25,000

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Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

Lovely presented track Brudder, no wonder they made time , world class imo.

Belmont Park is IMO the best track in the US and by far the best turf track. They also have an inner turf track which doubles for duty as well. The "Widener Turf" is just a manicure of what contiually produces eye popping times for races. Credit needs to go to NYRA for opening up it scheduled with new turf races (BP Gold Cup, Belmont Derby, Belmont Oaks) which are starting to get added attention from racing stables in Europe.

Most of the stakes turf winners were from Europe:

Thursday
G3 Intercontinental Stakes - La Sardene (France)
G3 Wonder Again Stakes - La Signare (France)
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G2 New York Stakes - Fourstar Crook (New York State) defeated Sister Charlie (Ireland) 4/7on fav by a head.
G2 Gold Cup - Call To Mind (Great Britain)
Optional Claiming 1 1/16 m - Almanaar (Great Britain)
Optional Claiming 1 m - Raging Bull (France)
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G2 Jaipur Stakes - Disco Partner (New York)
G1 Just a Game Stakes - A Raving Beauty (Germany)
G1 Manhattan Stakes - Spring Quality (Pennsylvannia)
Optional Claiming 1 1/8 m - Slim Shaddy (Great Britain)

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Was really interested when Mastercraftsman entered stud in NZ, and he appears to have done well both there and in Oz in addition to Europe and now the USA.

Does he still stand in NZ?
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Lovely presented track Brudder, no wonder they made time , world class imo.
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Originally posted by Ticino Ticino wrote:

Hello,
the Germanbred mare 'A Raving Beauty' (Mastercraftsman-Anabasis by High Chaparral) has won
"Just a Game Stakes", Group One at Belmont.
 
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A powerful sweep as they entered the straight and won in hand.

1:32.14 for the mile ain't shabby...

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/usa/bel/2018/6/9/8/longines-just-a-game-s-g1t
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Originally posted by ThreeBears ThreeBears wrote:


 
Nice horse Brudder. I recall seeing his mum race at Ascot as a precocious 2yo. She beat a filly that day called Margot Did. That mare produced a Gr2 winner in France last week called Mission Impassable. 
 
 
Memory then developed mental problems at three and refused to race. Her progeny all seem to want further than sprint distances unlike their mum. She's also found a good nic with Galileo and his son Frankel by the looks of it ( 3 runners all winners all have Black Type ).  


Read somewhere that Memory went to Galileo again 2017 so this kind of result might repeat itself in a few years.
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Most Interesting news from Belmont on Friday without doubt was the strong victory creating a new track and stakes record by Her Majesty, The Queen's Call To Mind in the $400,000 G2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes over 2 miles in 3:16.78.

Maybe a worthy of another overseas trip for the Melbourne Cup ?
 
 
Nice horse Brudder. I recall seeing his mum race at Ascot as a precocious 2yo. She beat a filly that day called Margot Did. That mare produced a Gr2 winner in France last week called Mission Impassable. 
 
 
Memory then developed mental problems at three and refused to race. Her progeny all seem to want further than sprint distances unlike their mum. She's also found a good nic with Galileo and his son Frankel by the looks of it ( 3 runners all winners all have Black Type ).  
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Hello,
the Germanbred mare 'A Raving Beauty' (Mastercraftsman-Anabasis by High Chaparral) has won
"Just a Game Stakes", Group One at Belmont.
 
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Hello,
the Germanbred mare 'A Raving Beauty' (Mastercraftsman-Anabasis by High Chaparral) has won
"Just a Game Stakes", Group One at Belmont.
 
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Most Interesting news from Belmont on Friday without doubt was the strong victory creating a new track and stakes record by Her Majesty, The Queen's Call To Mind in the $400,000 G2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes over 2 miles in 3:16.78.

Maybe a worthy of another overseas trip for the Melbourne Cup ?

Anyway, article and video:


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The Belmont Stakes Festival.
Basically NYRA has made this a 3 day carnival with some nice races. One of which is the upgraded G2 2 mile Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes. Elizabeth Regina has her horse in the race so there is plenty of interest.

If I can get away from my real job I'll make some selections.

Thursday

$150,000   BT Astoria Stakes     2YOf 5 1/2f Dirt            
$200,000   G3 Intercontinental Stakes 3YO+ F&M 7f Turf    
$200,000   G3 Wonder Again Stakes 3YO F&M    1 1/8m Turf    
          
Friday    
          
$250,000   G2 Bed o' Roses Invitational Stakes 3YO+ F&M+ 7f Dirt
$150,000   LS Tremont Stakes 2YO C&G  5 1/2f Dirt
$250,000   G2 True North Stakes 6 1/2f 3YO+ Dirt
$600,000   G2 New York Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets 1 1/4m 3YO+ F&M Turf
$400,000   G2 Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes 2m 4YO+ Turf 
          
Saturday  
          
$1,500,000 G1 Belmont Stakes 1 1/2m 3YO Dirt
$1,200,000 G1 Metropolitan Mile 3YO+ 1m Dirt
$1,000,000 G1 Manhattan Handicap 1 1/4m 3YO+ Turf
$750,000   G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes 1 1/2m 4YO+ M Dirt
$700,000   G1 Just A Game Stakes 1m 3YO+ F&M Turf
$700,000   G1 Acorn Stakes 1m 3YO F Dirt
$500,000   G2 Woody Stephens Stakes 3YO 7f Dirt
$400,000   G2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes 1 1/2m 4YO+ Dirt
$400,000   G2 Jaipur Invitational Stakes 4YO+ 6f Turf
$150,000   LS Easy Goer Stakes 3YO 1 1/16m Dirt
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What he is doing at just his 5th start is quite incredible.

At the very least he is monumentally brave.



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Maryland Jockey Club - Pimlico Racetrack, Baltimore, Maryland
Friday:

$100,000     Skipat Stakes 3YO+F&M    6f     
$150,000 G3 Adena Springs Miss Preakness Stakes 3YOF    6f          
$300,000 G3    Pimlico Special Stakes     1 3/16m 3YO+         
$100,000     Jim McKay Turf Sprint Stakes     5f     Turf     
$250,000 G2    Black-Eyed Susan Stakes     1 1/8m     3YOF     
$100,000     Hilltop Stakes     1 Mile     Turf  3YOF    
$150,000 G3    Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes     1 1/8m      3YO+F&M    

Saturday: First race 10:30AM

$100,000     James W. Murphy Stakes     3YO 1m Turf
$250,000 G2    Dixie Stakes 3YO+    1 1/16m Turf
$200,000     Chick Lang Stakes 3YO    6f     
$150,000 G3    Gallorette Stakes 3YO+F&M  1 1/16m Turf
$150,000 G3    Maryland Sprint Stakes 3YO+    6f
$100,000     The Very One Stakes 3YO+F&M    5f     Turf     
$100,000     LARC Sir Barton Stakes 3YO    1 1/16m
$1,500,000 G1    The Preakness Stakes 3YO  1 3/16m    Race 13 Post 6:48pm
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Field for G1 The Preakness Stakes

   1     Quip     Florent Geroux     Rodolphe Brisset     12-1         
    2     Lone Sailor     Irad Ortiz Jr.     Tom Amoss     15-1         
    3     Sporting Chance     Luis Contreras     D. Wayne Lukas     30-1         
    4     Diamond King     Javier Castellano     John Servis     30-1         
    5     Good Magic     Jose Ortiz     Chad Brown     3-1         
    6     Tenfold     Victor Espinoza     Steve Asmussen     20-1         
    7     Justify     Mike E. Smith     Bob Baffert     1/2on        
    8     Bravazo     Luis Saez     D. Wayne Lukas     20-1


Only eight showing up.
Weather has been wet all week.

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Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

Hey Brudder , turf or dirt for the Preakness?


Hi Carioca.

Dirt at Pimlico Racetrack! A little shorter at 1 3/16 miles.

Here's an good link which goes over the differences in the 3 Triple Crown Tracks.

The article is from 2013 but the info about trace surface - dirt indicates that the "dirt" is not the same everywhere. I guess its no different from the grass tracks around OZ.

https://equineink.com/2013/05/13/triple-crown-race-tracks-and-how-they-ride/
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Hey Brudder , turf or dirt for the Preakness?
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Second Leg of the US Triple Crown G1 The Preakness Stakes coming up this weekend.
KDerby winner Justify and 2nd placed Good Magic have been confirmed. This will be interesting!

Several other KDerby participant have also indicated that they will show up. Lone Sailor and DW Lukas has indicated that Bravazo as well as his other 3YO Sporting Chance will be there.

Quip, who bypassed the KDerby and lightly raced Tenfold are also preparing to start in the event.

Not sure if we will have a maximum field of 14 but given that Good Magic's connections are not backing off will make this race a bit more interesting.
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While the GI Kentucky Derby is the main event for the Rites of Spring in the US there's plenty of racing at Churchill Downs in watch over what really is a 2 day bonanza carnival with huge crowds. Thursday is also improving as more folks want to come down for what has become a huge party with many celebrities and of course those who just want to drink Mint Julips!

Thursday (11 races)

Listed Kentucky Juvenile Stakes (2YOs over 5f)

Friday (Ladies Day - 13 races)

G2 Eight Belle Stakes (3YO Fillies 7f)
G1 La Troienne Stakes (4YO+ F&M 1 1/16m)
G3 Turf Sprint Stakes (3YO+ 5f T)
G2 Alysheba Stakes (4YO+  1 1/16m)
G3 Edgewood Stakes (3YO Fillies 1 1/16m T)
G1 Kentucky Oaks (3YO Fillies  1 1/8m)

Saturday (Kentucky Derby Day - 14 races First Race 10:30, Last Race 20:20)

G1 Humana Distaff (4YO+ F&M 7f)
G2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (4YO+ F&M 1m T)
G2 Churchill Downs Stakes (4YO+  7f)
G2 American Turf Stakes (3YO 1 1/16m T)
G3 Pat Day Mile Stakes (3YO 1m )
G1 Turf Classic Stakes (4YO+   1 1/8m T)
G1 Kentucky Derby (3YO 1 1/4m) {Race 12 post 6:50}
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Justify (Scat Daddy (USA) - Stage Magic (USA)) wins G1 Santa Anita Derby, Bob Baffert has a serious horse here. A more than adequate replacement for McKinzie.
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Last weekend

G2 UAE Derby over 1900 metres @, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai

Much has been written already about Mendelssohn and his record breaking win in the Dubai World Cup thread. British bookies have him at 11/2 to win the KDerby.

G1 Florida Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Gulfstream Park, Hallendale Beach, Florida

Audible started as the 8/5 favourite and unhurried early powered to the front as they entered the straight winning by a commanding 3 lengths in 1:49.48. Lightly raced Hofburg finished second and Mississippi was in third place. Catholic Boy disappointed in 4th but later was found to have bled and is now out of the Triple Crown picture.


This weekend is probably the best prep weekend:

G2 Wood Memorial over 1 1/8 miles @ Aqueduct, Ozone Park, NY

G2 Blue Grass Stakes over 1 1/8 miles @ Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky

G1 Santa Anita Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California.

Other news.

Highly regarded McKinzie was withdrawn from the Triple Crown pursuit with an undetermined injury.

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G2 Louisiana Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Fairgrounds, New Orleans. Noble Indy (Take Charge Indy - Noble Maz) fought back gamely in the straight when headed and won by a neck as the 11/4 favourite over Lone Sailor with My Boy Jack a 1/2 length away in third.

G3 Sunland Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Sunland Park, New Mexico. Runaway Ghost (Ghostzapper - Rose's Desert) (4/1 fav) bolted in by 2 3/4 in a fast time of 1:49.20 defeating Dream Baby Dream with Peace 6 length away in third.


This weekend

G2 UAE Derby over 1900 metres @, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai

G1 Florida Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Gulfstream Park, Hallendale Beach, Florida
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G2 Rebel Stakes over 1 1/16 miles @ Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs

Lightly raced Magnum Moon (Malibu Moon - Dazzling Song) powered to 3 1/2 length win in 1:42.68 over Bob Baffert's trained Solomini with Combatant in 3rd picking up minor points again. We'll probably see Magnum Moon in the Arkansas Derby in April.

G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks (hmmm) - formerly the Spiral Stakes over 1 1/8 miles @ Turfawy Park, Florence, Kentucky

Non Triple Crown nominated Blended Citizen (Proud Citizen - Langara Lass) (6/1) settled in the back of the pack rounded tiring horses coming into the straight and came away with neck victory over Pony Up in 1:50.87.

This coming weekend.

G2 Louisiana Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Fairgrounds, New Orleans.

G3 Sunland Derby over 1 1/8 miles @ Sunland Park, New Mexico
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