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The Kiddie List - July 24, 2014

Featuring the debut of Tapit's half brother & the week's results.

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The 2014 Haskell Invitational shapes up as a classic handicapping conundrum: is it a race for the horses that run on the front end or does it favor the stalkers, pace pressers, and closers? Read More
  • zatt · Seems like it is not quite as front runner friendly as people may think. I don't see many of my favorite Haskell champs on your list ... Five Star Flight, Majestic Light, Coastal, Wavering Monarch, Skip Trial, Wise Times, Bet Twice, Forty Niner ... I must be getting old. · 4 minutes ago
The quest continues. Those of you who know me best, understand that one of my favorite things is visiting a thoroughbred racetrack which I have never been to before. In fact, it has become a goal of mine to see as many as possible before I leave this world. It had been a little too long since I adde...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Nice pick on Shamrock Omega at 37-1, he had a big jump in BSFs after his first Presque Isle synthetic start and was way over his 8-1 ML odds. · 50 minutes ago
  • AndyScoggin · With my recent addition of Arlington Park, my list stands at 24 tracks with 23 in North America and 1 in Great Britain. · 47 minutes ago
Laurie Ross and Ashley Tamulonis are back with more head-to-head handicapping action, bringing you their take on the 2014 edition of the Jim Dandy Stakes.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · It is a pretty awesome field in the Jim Dandy! I'd like to see Wicked Strong run well, but I'll go with Tonalist. · 10 hours ago
  • oldgreymare · WE WILL BE THERE SAT!.....LIKE TONALIST AND COMM CURVE · 1 hour ago
Blue Grass Stakes winner Dance With Fate suffered catastrophic injuries to his right rear leg when he crashed into the outer rail during a morning gallop Thursday.Read More
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  • kay.robinett · what terrible and heartbreaking news. he was such a promising colt. condolences to all of his connections. · 6 hours ago
  • buds · How sad, that really sucks. such a beautiful colt · 4 hours ago
Who is the top jockey in the Nation? Now you can rate the riders on Horse Racing Nation!Read More
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  • rick frawley via Disqus · are Juan , Gabriel , and Luis Saez related. It seems that , no matter the odds, they always get their mount n the race ,, with a chaqnce to hit the board or win · 12 days ago
  • chitu77 · My favorite west coast jockey is Drayden VanDyke, while Joel Rosario was my favorite east coast jockey. Overall, I really like Rosie Napravnik. I hope she move to the west coast jockey colony. · 5 hours ago
Coz is growing up, he's getting big. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB6CCahYxwg
  • amateurcapper via Disqus · He definitely looks and moves like Bernardini. · 5 hours ago
Kid Cruz is my pick to win the Jim Dandy. He has some pace to run at and Wicked Strong with blinkers on may pull a "Palace Malice". Kid Cruz has dramatically improved in his past two starts and in the Dwyer showed he can be closer to the pace if needed. The Preakness was not an indicator of his true qualitly IMO.
The riding stars of Saratoga Race Course will line up in the starting gate Saturday for a special "Jockey Foot Race" to raise money as the Spa participates with other racetracks around the country in the first Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund Awareness Day. Read More
A major absentee in Monmouths entries on Sundays card will turn out to be Saratogas gain. The horse i am talking about is Itsmyluckyday. For them to take their shot now must mean that they are ready and confidant. His strong early speed and the ability to sit will make him a dangerous horse here. Tactictly he holds a major edge over his 2 main rivals(WTC & PM ) . In looking at the potential nominees for this race,Lucky seems to have these guys over a barrel. The horse most likely to feel the brunt will be PM. If he goes after Lucky to early in the race,he might use him self up and have nothing for the stretch running WTC. If he lays back and tries to time his move. Then the combo of Paco/Plesa will more than likely be celebrating in the winners circle. I have always felt and still do,that WTC is the best horse around. But when the demographics of the race tilt so much in one direction. One must call an audible and go with the flow. Are you feeling Lucky Paco ?????????
Dance With Fate Saddle Cloth for Sale. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dance-with-Fate-Saddle-Cloth-Towel-/181474581844?pt=US_Solo_Sports_Fan_Shop&hash=item2a40ba5d54
Hell month at the golf course is officially over as of about an hour ago. Six summer classes have come and gone ... time to celebrate. And how does a race fan celebrate? My name isn't Zipse at the Track for nothing. It’s time for a good old fashioned road trip. Four tracks in four days, culminating ...Read More
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  • marylandgq · Even though I'm at The Spa for opening weekend, I'm truly jealous because of 1) such an awesome road trip and 2) you get to extend your slight lead on me in "Tracks Visited". Enjoy every minute of it... safe travels! · 5 days ago
  • Mark Midland via Disqus · Brian - what a great road trip! This week I just visited two great summer options - Deauville and Clairefontaine - only 5 miles apart on the coast of France! Unfortunately, neither were racing - but I think a long-distance road trip is in order for Summer 2015! · 8 hours ago
Tony Bada Bing provides his thoughts and reflections after hitting Saratoga's first Pick 5 sequence of the meetRead More
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  • travel_vic · Horses RUN trainers TEACH. Trainer stats are SO FULL OF HOLES. Imagine a fellow has ONE good three year old HORSE, not him, in the barn so HIS stats based upon THE HORSE and not him, are them Skewed to make some fool think that the trainer is some gods gift to fillies when it is the FILLY not the trainer who is gleaning the wins. Or , in the case of small sample (which the stats NEVER give you, Sample size) the fellow has two out of five that somehow are first time starter winners (a broad category that never ever is altered for level of MSW or MDCLM) and then you get the ridiculous idea that the PERSON is somehow influencing the RUN of the horse. Horses do the running, trainers watch. · 18 hours ago
  • zatt · Well played, Bada Bing!!! · 9 hours ago
On July 24th, Goldencents worked 3F (h) in 34.20 (1/5) over fast synthetic at Del Mar.
On July 23rd, Revolutionary worked 3F (b) in 38.00 (2/2) over fast synthetic at the WinStar training center.
I did some checking and found the official ratings for the 9 horses currently entered to run in Saturday's King George and found out that BC Turf winner Magician is the highest rated horse in the field. The official ratings of all 9 King George entries are: Magician-124, Telescope-123, Mukhadram-121, Flintshire-119, Trading Leather-119, Eagle Top-118, Taghrooda-116, Romsdal-115, Leitir Mor-107. What surprised me here is Taghrooda's pretty impressive Epsom Oaks win only rates only a point higher than Romsdal's Epsom Derby 3rd, and 2 points inferior to Eagle Top's King Edward VII Stakes win. Honestly, is the 3yo colt form that much more impressive than the 3yo filly form that a G2 winner rates 2 points higher than a G1 winner, and a G1 3rd rates only 1 point below the same G1 winner? That kind of befuddles me truth be told, but then again I always have confused easily.
What happened?? Peter Euton Racing reporting that D w/Fate did not survive his injuries?!
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  • Sullivan · The Arabian WAS the horse of choice... good word choice. Unless you would be ready to announce the death of the Thoroughbred, the Arabians are not wanted. More sensible would be a marked effort internationally by Thoroughbred breeders to breed for both conformation, soundness, as well as racing. Bare requirements that horses race past their 3yo season sound prior to breeding/limiting their crops or offering large cash prizes at sales for the best conformed or bred individuals would be ideal. · 9 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Warmbloods are sounder than most of today's Arabs... If you really wanted sound horses you'd get cobs or drafts... Of course they aren't that swift. And sadly we put speed over structure nowadays. · 9 hours ago
Here is what the connections of each Haskell runner had to say at the draw luncheon.Read More
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  • zatt · Hard to look past the filly, and hard to throw out anyone, but Irish You Well, Wildcat Red, and Albano all look live with odds. · 12 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · These are 2nd and 3rd tier colts against by far the best 3yr old filly running today and the distance and probable pace scenario are right in her wheelhouse. A great 3yr old filly will beat GII and GIII colts every time. 9F is a stretch for Bayern and SI but they each need the lead to win. Both will fade out of the money in the stretch and setup for the stalkers and closers: Untapable, Wildcat Red, and Medal Count. I will also throw Just Call Kenny into the exotics mix because he's rapidly improving, clearly wants a distance of ground, is training well, likes the track, and his stalking/closing style will fit the pace scenario of this race well. · 10 hours ago
Thanks for the memories RIP
Apprentice jockey Maria Thornton makes her racing debut on Thursday in the eighth race at Arlington International Racecourse aboard Voy Por Uno Mas for owner trainer Moises Yanez and his Del Sol Farm. Read More
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Dmr 7/25/2014 R5 - Heat Du Jour back around two turns for Hollendorfer

Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming affair for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#4 Heat Du Jour (7-2) makes her second start off the Hollendorfer claim (30% 2nd off the claim). She rallied for the place...

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