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I live in Louisville and on yesterday mornings news they said that Baffert had indicated that if all went well yesterday they were thinking of running one more prep at Churchill Downs. Im hoping the fact they sent him back to Del Mar means those plans have changed. I would love to see him run here, but Zayat said after the race that Pharoah came out of it in good order but he is a very tired horse. I think to have him on his ''A Game" for the classic its best to rest him and hope he fires fresh.. I really think the quick turnaround from the Haskell has left him vulnerable and Baffert will have to do a yeomans job to have him on top of his game for the Classic. Honor Codes connections have to be excited. Theres gonna be much more speed in the Classic , and Frosted just showed everyone the recipe to beat him. But he was without a doubt tired. Give him 2 months rest and hopefully we see the real pharoah at keeneland for his farewell ride.
The biggest difference between Keen Ice and American Pharoah's campaign that could explain the loss? Shipping. American Pharoah should have never shipped back to California. The Zayats ought to have left him there at Monmouth to make a decision, or forgone any racing in New York.
The comments by Baffert are disappointing. "AP didn't feel right today..." Really?? I guess all the other horses beaten by AP "didn't feel right" those days. This was the first and ONLY time that AP was pushed near the top of the stretch. I've been saying for months that AP was able to run his race during the TC season. Look, although it's obvious I'm a KI fan, ap is the best 3 year old...but he is far from a historic thoroughbred. The 3 yr old crop is slow-and that includes keen ice. AP would have never won the crown vs hard spun n steet sense-just an example. He benefitted from an extremely weak n slow 3 year old crop. But, he won the TC-no one handed that to him my point from the beginning has been that although a great horse-not a comparable horse to the true greats because of the lack of competition.
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  • Ferrisjso26 · I really think you're wrong about AP's level of competition. This crop is one of the best of this new century along with 2012,2007 and IMO 2011. Dortmund, Firing Line, Frosted, Keen Ice, Carpe Diem, Materiality, Upstart, Stanford, Texas Red, Calculator, Stanford, Competitive Edge, Smart Transition and Speighster. This to me is a really deep group of elite three year olds, has that list been dwindled by injuries? There's no question about that but all crops at this stage are to some degree or another. What upsets me is in a matter of months this crop has went from being heralded as the best crop in years to just a weak litter. If you guys were around for last year now that's a weak crop! There's no winning with this crop for many on this site. If AP dominates effortlessly oh it's a weak crop and he should face older horses. If he loses now AP was just the best of a weak crop. Did you ever think that AP lost this race because the field was difficult? If this crop had no depth there would have been no KI to pick up the pieces from the AP, Frosted speed duel and AP (having run the same exact race) would have hit the wire well ahead of Frosted to the praise of everyone. · 5 hours ago
  • zenyatta mondatta · Why is it when a horse runs out of gas after a grueling campaign and winning the TC after 37 years people are ready to act like he's all of a sudden nothing. I think AP done great considering his campaign. Give this horse a break. At the end of the day, KI nor Frosted will earn 2015 HOTY or be considered anything other than a good horse only beating a TC winner after the TC winner had already beaten them twice. Did Zenyatta's only one defeat take anything away from her? NO. She even earned her 2010 HOTY because of it. This second place finish takes nothing away from AP legacy. KI will only be remembered as the horse that beat a tiring horse. Nothing KI does for the rest of the year will garner him the HOTY for 2015. It's called horse racing. Every horse can have an off day. · 1 hour ago
A Grade 1 race like Saratoga’s prestigious Forego is not supposed to be this easy, but no one told that to the six-year-old gelding Private Zone. Read More
  • jockey2be. · Private Zone is in beast mode when he is in New York.Love him.And really love Red who ran a good race (doesn't he always!?).Fourth isn't anything to be ashamed of. · 7 hours ago
  • elhubbo · In The Zone!!! · 7 hours ago
pharoah showed alot of heart today, I thought he was beat when frosted came up to him but he fought him off like champions do . But that being said.,he is a tired horse and Im sure Honor Code is licking his chops.The Classic is gonna have much more speed in it than the Travers, and thats not a good thing for a tired horse. I know he has 2 months to recover, but for the 1st time this year Pharoah looks vulnerable. I think the quick turnaround from the Haskell may have compromised his chances in the Classic. They should have waited for Churchill for his final prep, but at this point i think his best chance is to rest until the Breeders Cup and hope he fires fresh.
Today, American Pharoah, the Triple Crown Champion, was beaten for the first time in 2015 by Keen Ice in the Travers.Read More
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  • carlymay · Take Frosted out of the equation and it almost looks like the 2004 Belmont. · 7 hours ago
  • VEGASJIM1952 · It is not how he got beat, it is who beat him. Keen Ice who was still eligible for a non winner of 2, which means he has 1 win in his glorious career. AP beat up on a bad group of 3 year olds and you made him a super horse. His BS Beyer numbers were a joke. Final time compared to the numbers he was getting were way off. Now credit him for his winning the races but in this race we saw him pressured and set up for a closer. With a 48 and change half mile he should have been long gone. Sounds a lot like what happens to Bayern when he doesn't get his own way. I was happy he finally broke the Triple Crown jinx but I never thought for one minute he was in the Super horse zone. Do not be surprised if he is retired now because another loss will only hurt his, as Zayat said "his legacy". AP was great for racing but he is far from the greats in the sport. · 2 hours ago
Stopshoppingdebbie, Curlin's once undefeated stakes winner, was bred to Medaglia d’Oro for a 2016 foal. Her dam Taste the Passion was bred back to Curlin for a 2016 foal.
For those of you who know more about it than I do, why were the last two races of his career on turf?
  • Taylor Cooke via Disqus · It was to prove he could do it. That was according to my great grandma who watched his TC races and met him · 3 hours ago
Yes! Keen Ice has been a favorite of mine since the Derby. Great horse. Great pedigree. Congrats Donegal Racing.
Sunday's 9th race (5:13pm ET) from Woodbine is the $125,000 Vice Regent for 3-year-olds traveling one mile on the turf course.#5 Born in a Breeze (6-1) exits a smart late running turf win from post 14 here at a flat mile July 25 and runner-up Cosmic Charlie returned to take a local allowance af...Read More
Great horse but has anyone else noticed she has never won outside of California?
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  • sully · That would be a concern if she ran poorly in those races outside of Cali but she didn't. She's a completely different horse mentally than she was in the KY Oaks & Ogden Phipps. Besides, that was a tough filly class, and those competitors are no longer on the track. · 8 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · ya don't say · 5 hours ago
American Pharoah is a great horse and besides PG I can't see an argument for him not being horse of the young century. This result doesn't change that. Regardless of what happens next AP will win the Eclipse Award for Champion Three Year Old and Horse of the Year. American Pharoah has also wrapped up the single season earnings record. Is he the greatest ever or even in the conversation? No. Citation, Secretariat, Count Fleet, War Admiral, Affirmed and probably Man O War are better than him. We need to put this loss in context. Affirmed like AP came back from the TC and won his return race at 9 in very similar time to AP ( 1.47.80 to 1.47.95) Also like Affirmed, AP went to the Travers against the best of his crop. Affirmed lost via DQ in 2.02 whereas AP lost by 1 in 2.01.57. How does this tarnish AP? He ran the 10 faster than Affirmed did at the same point in his three year old year. Today's Travers was a fast Travers historically the 12th fastest I've said it before and I'll say it again Frosted is far, far better than his record indicates and the fact AP managed to beat him in a speed duel at 10 says a lot. Remember at the 10 furlong KD AP was empty at the end of that race along with FL and Dortmund and the only thing that kept Frosted from the winners circle was a terrible trip. The Travers played out almost exactly the same way except this time the closer Keen Ice did not have a horrible trip and had room to catch the empty early speed in this case Frosted and eventually AP. There's nothing to be ashamed of in this race it was a tough field and unlike in the Belmont and Haskell he was put in a bad situation. I still feel AP is better than anything in the older horses division.
He's going to be eatin up by Honor Code next.
In the past month alone, Curlin's horses have won the G1 Acorn, Travers, CCA Oaks, G2 Saratoga Special, G3 Schuylerville, and his daughter G1 winner Stellar Wind runs tomorrow, through August, only four stallions have more than 2 G1 winners in 2015. They are Tapit (4) War Front (3) Scat Daddy (3), and now Curlin (3). Safe to say, Curlin is really making his mark as a stallion.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · 4 grade 1s jay. Santa Anita oaks. Acorn coaching club and travers · 6 hours ago
So he loses 1 race like all the other greats did and all of a sudden everyone is throwing him to the curb? He lost, all the great horses lose some. He'll be back for more just like they did.
American Pharoah will prove that he is the greatest horse in history when he wins the Breeders Cup. Victor Espinoza's signed painting of American Pharoah http://huntstudio.com/limited-editions/american-pharoah
Double-digit odds in the Belmont. Double-digit odds in the Haskell. Double-digit odds in the Travers. I think his "long shot" days are finally over.
I bet Kent is kicking himself for choosing Texas Red over Keen Ice.
105 beyer for Private Zone in the Forego.
Runhappy and veteran rider Edgar Prado dominated from start-to-finish, finishing seven-eights of a mile in a dazzling time of 1:20.54.Read More
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  • TheyCANswim! via Disqus · Yes!!! I am thrilled for the Runhappy connection's graded debut- congratulations!! Am only surprised that he did not go off at higher odds. Anyone following this horse closely would have fully expected him to hit the board, if not win (as I did). Looking forward to seeing more 'happy' graded running from this special equine. Go Runhappy!!! · 9 hours ago
  • triple_double · 113 beyer for Runhappy per Andy Serling. · 8 hours ago

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