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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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It is funny just how the Public interpets various races as to how they are run. 2 weeks ago in the Delaware Handicap, Rudy Rodriguez filly won as impressive as you can ask a horse to do so. She put up a huge Beyer and speed figure. Yet all most could talk about is how she stole the race on the front end. Yesterday at Monmouth Park,Bayern did the same thing. He told all that wanted to listen. "Come get me if you can. He to ran a spectacular speed figure. Yet he just like the filly are given no real credit. It was the fact they were alone on the lead that did the trick. Yet a horse like Palace Malice can go to The Fair Grounds. Meet up against a 6 horse field loaded with substandard talent. He sat half a length off of a crawling pace,then in the final quarter ran away and hid. Then he came to Belmont Park. Here he faced 3 other substandard horses. He SURPRISINGLY "wink-wink-wink) won off and hid by 15 lengths. Yet immediately after. Not only to the Palace Mites,but to many more. This was reason to call him the best dirt horse in America. I guess it all comes down to who the public likes and dislikes.
The track where the turf meets the surf has generated massive payouts this month. Will HRN's SoCal reporter cash in on Sunday's late Pick Four?Read More
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  • travel_vic · quote:Del Mar is tricky since you really have to know which horses like its surface and which ones don't. THAT is true for ANY race track anywhere, not simply Del Mar · 1 day ago
  • Floridaf · Those off the turf races really threw a wrench in things. Hope you had a great time at Del Mar! · 43 minutes ago
Starstruck made her return to the Jersey Shore a successful one, winning the Grade 3 WinStar Matchmaker by 1 1/4 lengths for the second consecutive year.Read More
  • AndyScoggin · Starstruck earned a 97 BSF in this year's Matchmaker compared to a 94 last year. · 13 hours ago
  • Floridaf · If she really is a horse for course, the G3 Violet looks like a good spot for her. Or if they wanted to step outside her division, they could take a shot at either the G3 Philip H. Iselin or the G3 Cliff Hanger. · 48 minutes ago
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Bayern, in just his seventh start, won the Haskell (G1) by 7¼ lengths, giving trainer Bob Baffert victory number seven in the Jersey Shore Invitational.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I still believe Bayern is more of a sprinter/miler type. Loose on the lead is hard to run down, and that's exactly what happened in the Haskell. Right now, it's overreaching to say that Bayern is the best 3-year old, and personally, I want to see him in a few more races before I put him in any Eclipse discussion. · 1 hour ago
  • Floridaf · With all that being said, Bayern ran a damn good race. You certainly can't take that away from him, especially with the Beyer figures he earned yesterday and in the Woody Stephens. · 59 minutes ago
Just didn't fire- and no excuses for her. She still ran down the stretch with her ears pricked- didn't seem to be full out at all. Really stinks because she could have really finished well if she actually ran hard. But I also don't think any horse was beating Bayern today once he had the lead. I hardly think she disgraced herself though- it's not like she finished dead last like Ria Antonia. She still finished well for not putting in any run whatsoever
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  • Northport · I'm with the others saying she absolutely did put in a run, as Rosie going to the whip multiple times would suggest. No one was beating Bayern today, but if you can honestly say that she didnt run hard you may need a bigger tv · 13 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · First of all this is insanely annoying that you can't comment from the home page. Second of all, I completely disagree. The filly had her ears clearly pricked around the turn and down the stretch, Rosie had the whip out because she was trying to urge her to run harder, do you really think Rosie would have been such a poor sport and been so angry after the race if she ran hard but just lost to a horse she has already ridden and knows is insanely fast when things go his way? No. She was angry because she knows the filly is better than what she displayed today. Like I said- she didn't run her race. No excuses as to why though because she checked hard in the mother goose and still won easily and she has been wide in a lot of her races (kentucky oaks) and still won easily. This horse has run with lightning fast paces and won before so It wasn't the pace. No excuse because she just didn't show up today for whatever reason. Say what you want but that was not her absolute best effort for sure · 1 hour ago
First of all let me say that i do not know the story first hand. I have read and heard from many accounts that Rosie is being accused of being a sore loser after the Haskell. I believe the main point is that she refused to talk after the race. If that is the case,then a very big thumbs down to you Rosie. Through the recent years you have shown to be a capable and competent rider. Nowhere near what your press clippings call for. Be it you ,your agent or if you have a P.R. team working for you. You have attracted National interest not only from the Racing Community ,but also the National audience . As a team,you guys have played and maximized the female jockey to tremendous proportions. It has landed you mounts you could never get based on the talents you have shown to date. On your behalf,you are entitled to an off day. You are entitled to be pissed off when you lose a big race. But not on the biggest platform your sport and livelihood demands. Forget the common racing fan for a second. Your massive fan base wanted to hear from you and get an explnation as to what happened. You let them all down by now playing the regular Jockey card. Who knows,when you get over the pouting ,that cute and lovable smile will return to your face. When it is time for your agent to seek mounts. I am sure you will become the good ole lovable Rosie,
I looked at past winners of the Haskell, and noticed that only one horse has went on to win the BC Classic(Skip Away). Since they have dubbed this race as a 'Win And You're In' race, I don't seem to understand the reasoning. Seems that horses that win this race are pretty close to finality. This race seems to be a stepping stone to nowhere. So, if the case seems to be this, then, good bye, Bayern.
I love this fiily. wish she never would've gone in the belmont.
Returned to the work tab yesterday for Linda Rice @ DEL MAR.
Is there a link to a free video replay of the Sky Bet York Stakes? A few of those may go in the Arlington Million.
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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  • Mark Colgan via Disqus · My list is smaller but I'm expanding it every year. Presque Isle, Woodbine, Fort Erie, Keeneland, Tampa Bay, Retama Park, Sam Houston, Delta Downs, The Curragh (IRE), Thistledown, old Commodore Downs and Del Mar. I hope to make 30 or 40 before I die lol · 2 days ago
  • Ray Manley via Disqus · I have 42 thoroughbred and at least 10 harness tracks. I did add in Fair Hill (MD) to the thoroughbred list for a day with the jumpers. Several tracks have bitten the dust for the flats including Green Mountain, Scarborough Downs, Garden State Park, Commonwealth (old Miles park in Louisville), Northampton Fair, and Marlboro (MD). Always love hitting a new track. The last new one for me was Presque Isle last summer. Maybe I can talk the folks into a day at Finger Lakes on the way home from the Spa sometime. Glad you had a good time and a safe trip. Kepp up the great work. · 3 hours ago
Featuring the debut of Tapit's half brother & the week's results.Read More
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  • pedigree_power · Thanks for the comment Sandi. Take Charge Brandi has been profiled on the Kiddie List a few times, including just last week in the previous Kiddie List post. · 3 days ago
  • DavidM9999 · I was at SAR ths weekend. Competitive Edge looked much superior on the track. I expect his run to continue in next start at minscule odds. Most impressive horse I saw relative to his field over the four days I was there. There were some good colts in this field. · 3 hours ago
For the fourth consecutive year, the Queen's Plate winner will not pursue the Prince Of Wales Stakes. Read More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y28S6jlZCB4 at about 1:40 into this watch the winner just about take out the 6 at the top of the lane: created a hole where there wasn't one.
  • mikebalaz · Watch the head on @hrn-0fb7b94859270979acba00a01fdbf08e:disqus the grey was laying into horses the whole way around. He did it to dynamic sky the whole way down the backstretch. It just looks a little different because the winner won the battle haha. if you think that a bumping really changed the outcome of the race i would seriously question your judgement in the racing world. · 7 hours ago
Bayern just destroyed them today. We found out many things in this race.The 2 most important points. Number 1,anyone that can but refuses to race without Lasix has to seriously reconsider their mindset. I liked SI before i heard he was running without it. He easily became a toss. The other is that i seriously hope that once and for all that these ridiculous notions to run fillies with the boys are put to rest. That includes your Closed Hatches and Beholder. Today THE FILLY SAW WHAT IT TAKES TO BEAT RACEHORSES.
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  • Mary Z. · Now, about the Lasix and Social Inclusion, when was he ever all that hot outside of the speed-favoring GP wins? How about it being one of those blinkers off-on-off type moves? A bit of desperation. Would have to ask the trainer, if one had his confidence. Just not good enough. Until someone pointed it out the other day, I hadn't even noticed the L or not for Social Inclusion and would not have considered him for the Haskell with or without it. And as far as someone bringing up the Royal Delta team as an example of running a horse(mare) without the L and winning, first off, they don't need it. Want to ask me, what about bleeders? Well, they still bleed straight through it, so you tell me. And I wonder if maybe it was best to have her off of the unnecessary diuretic for most of her last season because they wanted to send her overseas to be bred, and have the foal or foals respected?? I doubt it was an anti-Lasix activist move since that barn still runs their horses on it. Hope this makes the front page. Don't know how that is decided , what makes the cut. · 17 hours ago
  • supercool666 · This race was a step too far for her, that's for sure!!! Some defenders are saying it's because she had a "wide trip" and got unsettled in the stalls because of Social Inclusion, but that is all B.S, she was just not good enough! · 7 hours ago
Once I saw Bayern get the lead I knew it was over. He ran a nice race today. He reminds me a lot of game on dude- pure speed and can dominate any horse if he gets alone on the lead. Dangerous horse! Congrats to Baffert he's a good guy and I like him as a trainer
  • triple_double · Is Martin Garcia a better rider than Hall of Famer Mike Smith? I think so, especially on a frontrunner horse like Bayern & Game On Dude. I hope martin gets the nod this time on G.O.D. · 16 hours ago
  • supercool666 · It was a really great performance, I knew he would lead, because of his amazing speed, but I thought he would tire in that final furlong, but the beast just keep going!!! This is a special horse, I wonder where he will go next?? He has to turn up at the Breeders Cup, I would say the Dirt Mile would be the ideal race. · 7 hours ago
Showcasing an affinity for the Monmouth Park track, Majestic River showed the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher field her heels en route to a 2 1/2 length victory.Read More
He may come here for the BC I have a feeling the BC will be going to a foreign horse this year

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