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Kentucky Derby 2014 - Danza Pedigree Profile

Will Danza be a one-hit wonder or a star of this year's Kentucky Derby?

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Grandeur nips Dick Doughtywylie by a head to win the inaugural running of the All-Weather Middle Distance Championships at Lingfield, rebounding from a sub-par effort last time out in the G3 Winter Derby.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · After Grandeur's win in the All-Weather Middle Distance Championships at Lingfield on Saturday, trainer Jeremy Noseda told AtTheRaces.com: "I'll have to chat with the owners, but Grandeur has shown he's suited to racing in America and he'll probably go to Belmont Park in May and June. The American turf horses aren't as tough as the horses we have to face in Great Britain and there's a lot of money on offer." The last time Grandeur was in America he looked arguably as good as he ever has. He won the G2 Twilight Derby & G2 Hollywood Turf Cup, and if not for an abysmal ride that day by Garrett Gomez dropping Grandeur so far back and trying to run down Unbridled Command from the parking lot, I believe he would've won the G1 Hollywood Derby also. Grandeur's back in pretty solid form again right now, so I would expect to see him run well at Belmont if he turns up there this summer, IMO. · 20 seconds ago ·
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She looks like a world beater...my only question is has she already peaked...She probably can regress and still win...I also wonder about the Asmussen mojo ...In the Oaks I will try and beat her...I will definitely have My Miss Sophia and Sugar Shock...
Will Danza be a one-hit wonder or a star of this year's Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • ChrisRueb · Summer Bird were runner-ups in both Derbies.??/ summer bird was 6th in the Ky Derby · 1 day ago ·
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  • Roses4U · Horse of the year Curlin did not place he was beaten by Hard Spun. · 1 hour ago ·
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Weekend racing action kicks off tonight with the QE Stakes at Randwick! Whose on It's A Dundeel? Silent Achiever? Sacred Falls? Rumor has it that this is Chappie's last race, think he'll go out with a bang...
Got a question for you guys! Which AP Indy son is the best sire? Malibu Moon? Mineshaft? Jump Start? Pulpit? etc
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  • Dressage3295 · Of course there are always exceptions kay- I can list quite a few stallions who produced their best offspring in their later years. It takes, in my opinion, a very good stallion to reproduce well thoroughout his entire career at stud (with of course the help of a few good broodmares). I agree that Malibu Moon should only improve in the next few years · 4 hours ago ·
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  • kay.robinett · what percentage of stallions fail at stud? My guess is that it would be rather high? (And what would be a failure? I guess we would have to come up with a working definition of a failure first). And I apologize for the multiple posts. There is something wrong with my mouse (at least I hope it is only the mouse and not something with the computer itself or corrupted software). I have a new mouse on order from Amazon as of tonight. · 1 hour ago ·
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How hard is it for a jockey to win the Kentucky Derby? Read More
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  • travel_vic · if the COLT has a shot, the rider will not make the difference · 2 hours ago ·
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  • ekindy · You always say that tv, and you are still wrong. A rider won't win a race for his horse, but a rider can certainly lose a race for his horse. So don't say a rider will not make a difference, because riders do make bad decisions that cost them races. · 1 hour ago ·
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late P.4 race 6. 1,2,4,5,7,8 race 7. 2,6,7,9 race 8. 5,7 race 9. 2,9...........$48 ticket
Here is my late p.4 for tomorro
Pletcher has multiple horses in the race(Surprise-Surprise) The reality is that Global View just might be the best suited for the task. His best race to date was on the Turf. Could be this weekends Danza at the price.
Never the less she will have to beat me....Not going to take a short price on her..May use her on a couple of Oaks Derby double tickets..
  • Exterminator · Use Fiftyshadesofgold. The Oaks will be her 3rd start back after a long layoff and surgery for a broken leg, and she's improving. Just don't know if she'll go 9f. · 5 hours ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Is Got Lucky still going for the Oaks? · 1 hour ago ·
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4/18/14, Santa Anita, 5f workout in 59.80, 1/25.
  • kaitlinefree1 · i was at work today, so thats why i was slacking with the workouts. haha. · 3 hours ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Wondering where you were. I had to post my horse boyfriend's update :) · 1 hour ago ·
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how about big brown dick lol
Q of the D : who's Derby win was more impressive, Smarty Jones or Barbaro?
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  • tmallios1 · Yes. Why when people quote actual times and fractions they are irrelevant to me. If it works for them,i will never try to convince them or be condescending towards them. They just do not stack up in my thinkung. I would say it is all GREEK to me.But i undestand Greek,the actual times i do not relate to. · 6 hours ago ·
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  • RichChatter · While I'm quite the fan of Smarty Jones, that's not even difficult. Barbaro's Derby was "sublime!" · 2 hours ago ·
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Will people help explain to me the difference between different types of speed figures? i.e. Brisnet vs. Beyer vs. TimeformUS? Obviously, they operate on some different scales, but do some take into account certain factors that others don't? I noticed Cal. Chrome is about 2-3 points the best on Bris and Beyer, but for some reason TimeformUS has Wicked Strong as the fastest by 3 on their ratings.
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  • travel_vic · find ONE and stick with it. THere is no universal translator. · 2 hours ago ·
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  • travel_vic · SPeed ratings per se mean very little as you need to know THE PACE strcutrue UPON WHIHC they were achieved. · 2 hours ago ·
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stripped i wrote a rebuttal regarding mis speaking about pletcher training this horse and said being that constitution is out dance may run but should not. as far as pletcher hate, please. running a quarter of the field or around is a joke. he got lucky with arguably his worst respected horses last week and now hes a genius. lol
stripped i wrote a rebuttal regarding mis speaking about pletcher training this horse and said being that constitution is out dance may run but should not. as far as pletcher hate, please. running a quarter of the field or around is a joke. he got lucky with arguably his worst respected horses last week and now hes a genius. lol
Im still newer fan of horse racing, but in the three years since Ive been into it, California Chrome has me the most excited since Shackleford won the Preakness. My concerns are; will he travel well and be comfortable to perform outside of California, has he ever even seen a rain drop (jk), and of course his gate pick. I fear if he is late out of the gate like the SAD, he will be stuck mid pack taking a face full of dirt for at least a mile. But, this is my year folks, I mean C,mon, my Seahawks won the Super Bowl!
stripped i wrote a rebuttal regarding mis speaking about pletcher training this horse and said being that constitution is out dance may run but should not. as far as pletcher hate, please. running a quarter of the field or around is a joke. he got lucky with arguably his worst respected horses last week and now hes a genius. lol
Will now race in the Derby?
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  • tmallios1 · What many fail to realize. Pletcher does not spend the money. That is left to the owners. Why do the top money people always go to Todd and not the others.EASY ANSWER. BECAUSE HE WINS. WINNING IS ANOTHER WORD FOR CHA-CHING · 4 hours ago ·
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  • https://www.facebook.com/paul.mcaleavey.1 · simple answer number two. Give another top trainer owners that spend 100 million and you think winning 25 million is cha ching. You are slow. Godolphin and several other owners do the same thing and some spread it around to trainers, similar to pletchers owners, they have horses with other people. But the owners spending as much and not even recouping 50 percent year after year no matter how many trainers they use is a joke. The fact that a larger percentage end up w pletcher and he only earns back 25 percent of what his owners shell out is cha lose. do the cha math. if anybody had 250 horses in their arsenal that had over 100 mill spent on them they would win at least 20 percent. give jamie ness high caliber horses and his 30 percent would probably rise and there are several small outfits that would even do better. pletcher hardly sees most of his horses as they are spread out. baffert at least has them mainly in ca. but still there is no personal service once a barn gets so big, which is why so many fall through the cracks, lightly regarded allowance horses step up as a replacement, big horses go weeks with small injuries that end up getting caught late and they take months to a year to heal. but if their stables were smaller things would be noticed more readily and it would not be a numbers game. having jacobson have a 2 person entry and two other horses in a race and rudy having two not as an entry in an 8 horse field kind of sucks to guess which of the 6 will win and then one of the other two do and you smack your head for playing the numbers game instead of handicapping. I saw races like that all winter. · 3 hours ago ·
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stripped i wrote a rebuttal regarding mis speaking about pletcher training this horse and said being that constitution is out dance may run but should not. as far as pletcher hate, please. running a quarter of the field or around is a joke. he got lucky with arguably his worst respected horses last week and now hes a genius. lol
  • Roses4U · You have posted this already enough times but I have to ask why you need to point out that this rebuttal was written by you after you stripped? · 4 hours ago ·
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