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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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Another bullet. 4f in :58 2/5
#1 in the 1st on the turf Monday @ Toga, 3rd time in for a tag is the charm? :D
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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  • Goblin · Very impressive list, Brian! I suppose everyone now needs to add Los Alamitos as a track destination, and I second Needles56's suggestion to visit tracks in Texas. What you will find is that the state is vastly different in culture from Lone Star Park to Sam Houston to Retama. If you go to Retama, plan to stay in San Antonio for a couple of days to explore the unique Latino atmosphere; dine on the Riverwalk, visit the Spanish missions and central market. (Your daughter would be enchanted!) · 1 hour ago
  • amino998 · Fun hobby, zatt, better hurry to get Suffolk Downs, then Longchamp?... or Ascot? btw, how did you let Hollypark slip away? · 41 minutes ago
Pennmarydel is training in Fair Hill now.
Wildcat Red can't beat Untapable! I will tell you what will happen in this race, Bayern will be leading until the furlong pole, then this superstar filly will take charge and win by 2 lengths OR MORE. :-)
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
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  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Untapable for the win. Just don't see her losing especially after that Oaks + the weight allowance (think its 5 lbs). I think Wildcat Red will be with her for the Place and a toss up for third. · 1 hour ago
  • buds · this race is very interesting. I really like Untapable, and I think she may be good enough to put in that other group of fillies, and she gets 5lbs... tough, but 2-1 in this field is a little low. Please oh please racing gods, give me 10-1 on wildcat red or medal count. · 1 hour ago
Ide be Cool is targeting the 100k Perlude on August 2nd...It's a local prep for the Gr.2 Super Derby
Here is what the connections of each Haskell runner had to say at the draw luncheon.Read More
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  • Donald Mckiegan via Disqus · Wildcat Red was awesome in Florida. Bayern was awesome in California I like Red to sit off the pace and win. · 1 hour ago
  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · I wouldn't bet Untapable just cause of the value in their other horses. 8-1 Medal Cout / 10-1 Wildcat Red.. I like those odds even though they will go down come post time, still Wildcat Red at maybe 7or6-1 at race time is a good bet · 1 hour 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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  • marylandgq · No shock that Commanding Curve was SCRATCHED from Friday's feature ($100k Curlin Stakes), BUT Cousin Stephen will be SCRATCHED from Jim Dandy as he'll run in the Curlin on Friday. · 2 hours ago
  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Typically a top-flight 3 year old will have one big break out race. Haven't seen a huge run from Ulanbator,Legend or Cousin Stephen yet. Are they at the front of the class with likes of CC, Wicked Strong, Shard Belief, Untapable.. We'll see after the weekend but seeing that Wicked Strong has ran very well throughout the year plus the addition of blinkers I'll put him and Tonalist 1/2 for $10/20 Exacta. · 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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  • RayS · Such a tragic loss to a beautiful horse. My condolences go out to the families involved with this tragedy. I also hope the exercise jockey recovers totally and quickly. · 4 hours ago
  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · This really sucks! One of the most gorgeous horses Ive ever seen in person! Dance With Fate was a really beauty! I love this sport but man, it sure takes a toll on your heart. · 1 hour ago
Euro Charline wins the listed Valliant Stakes at Royal-Ascot. Possible for the G1 Beverly D. Stakes next month at Arlington Park.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Nice. She ran a nice race last time and now a win. Good for her. · 3 hours ago
  • jonquil · It would've been a downright shame if Euro Charline hadn't won. Now she just needs to get that G1 win. :) · 2 hours ago
Runs in the first Race at Suffolk tomorrow as the #4. She should be the speed of the race. she is part of CCR stables and is now the 2nd horse I have ownership of. I will try to get a picture and update the info asap.
With a full week of racing complete at Saratoga Race Course, there are plenty of high points to review at the historical midsummer thoroughbred meeting. Highlighted by Frankie Dettori’s first victory in Saratoga Springs and a stellar field in the Grade I Diana TVG Stakes, there was no shortage of ex...Read More
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  • Steve Durham via Disqus · should have kept Motion a secret now everyone will be betting him..........lol · 2 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Rainha Da Bateria had the best producing dam in a race filled with first-timers. It pays to do a little research on the race and produce record of the dam. Here you would have no doubt used that Graham Motion runner! · 2 hours ago
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 in a downhill turf sprint at Santa Anita June 26 ...Read More
  • cognibene · Interesting race. Contenders before scratches: #7, 3, 8, 1. The favorite #8 Lady Asano (5/2) is legitimate and the horse to beat. The interesting horse here is the shipper from PID #7 Master the Blues (9/2). This is the speed and will try to take them wire to wire with K. Desormeaux. The closer is the favorite and may win the race. Bet the high price and an exacta box with the other. Good luck!!! · 5 hours ago
  • travel_vic · contenders but odds will not be very good: 4 Heat Du Jour 8 Lady Asano 3 Irish Presence 1 Oscar Party 5 1 go out and then 8 4 6 come later · 3 hours ago
Won The John Guest Brown Jack Stakes Handicap by ~9 lengths to Hassle in 2nd! She was the only 3yo in the field and had a very handy weight allowance, but she blew them away impressively.
7/25: The Valiant Stakes (Listed Race) @ 3:55 p.m./8:55 a.m. EST is the feature race today on the first day of the King George Weekend at Ascot - there are 7 runners with favourite Euro Charline as well as Kiyoshi and Veiled Intrigue taking on the older fillies and mares in Woodland Aria, Gifted Girl, Zurigha and Amulet. No scratches so far. The going is good to firm as of 30 minutes ago. The goingstick measurements for the course are - Standside: 9.2, Centre: 9.2 , Farside: 8.9, Round: 8.4, on Friday at 08:15. The goingstick measures from 1 (heavy) to 15 (hard) to anyone who wonders what those numbers mean. The course has been watered as necessary daily. The weather was dry overnight with an increased chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
It seems obvious that the list is ranked by what expectations are for a particular 2 year old, and not by record. Most two year olds don't have a "record".
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.
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  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I do feel with Flintshire out it is Magician's race to lose. Certainly the trip and ground will help. The plus for Taghrooda's will be the weight break and the 1m4f trip · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · level of competition? Horses have NO idea what MAN MADE level in which they are put, they simply run. · 3 hours ago
When will HRN update their menu list in the "Horses" section to include 2015 Derby contenders or 2014 Juvenile list? I have wanted to view this list in the past but can never find it.
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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  • zatt · Count me in, Mark ... hope you had a fantastic trip to France! · 5 hours ago
  • Brian Leckie via Disqus · On the way back you gotta stop by Penn National or Mountaineer! Or even better, stay at Mountaineer. · 4 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who will win the Haskell? 

  • Medal Count
  • Just Call Kenny
  • Wildcat Red
  • Irish You Well
  • Untapable
  • Albano
  • Encryption
  • Social Inclusion
  • Bayern

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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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