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1st: Songbird 2nd: Beholder 3rd: Cavorting 4th: Stellar Wind
Harass has been retired and was bred to Mineshaft.
Updated prediction: 1st: Fish Trappe Road 2nd: Texas Chrome 3rd: Ready Dancer 4th: Seeking Blame
I have a question:Why was Songbird's Equibase speed figure so high when she ran the Cotillion in a claiming time?
Secret Passage Seeking Blame Texas Chrome Ready Dancer
Pa Derby Track 09/24/16 I like #7 Gun Runner he is the best horse but hasn’t learned to change leads (go to fresh legs in stretch). If he does he will win going away. There will be a lot of early speed in this race. In the last 10 years only 3 horses have won with Post Positions over#5 and they were two 7s and an 8. The reason no outside post has won is because the distance from the starting gate to the first turn is only 330 feet (1/2 Furlong). The chance of number 12 Hit it once More (Good pick) are slim. Last year Mr Z went from the 10 Post Position to the lead on the first turn, but tired in the stretch. I am looking at #4 connect.
He's a consistently good horse, just not a consistently *great* horse. Hopefully he'll do well in a BC race, and then improves next year. Out of curiosity, at what age do you believe these horses reach their peak?
Unfortunately she will miss the Arc de Triomphe due to a slight injury sustained in the last few days. It is minor, but she won't be able to run next weekend.
Just as Creator and Mohaymen are getting the rest of 2016 off to rest, I think Exaggerator and Nyquist should do the same.
IMO, you run at your best distance in the BC. Clearly, 1 mile is his best. He runs like a monster off lay-offs so hopefully they rest him. Plus, no one is touching CC or Arrogate in the BC Classic. It's all West Coast.
When Fox Hill confirmed that Songbird will run in Distaff, now all horses should be scratched except Cavorting, Beholder and Stellar Wind and then will be the race of the year.
Can't wait for next Wielka Warszawska and match between him and very good horse Caccini. Va Bank as polish HOTY two years in row?
Makes her American debut a winning one.
I really think he has this one...he's been training so good and he's shortening up...this should set him up perfect for the dirt mile then maybe the Malibu or cigar
Bullet 6F rank 1/18 1.11:80.......he's ready😊
I dont care what haters say he made history
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  • Pitbull via Disqus · He is a mediocre horse just like orb was. Win the derby and go downhill after that. He is done just like Moyamen . I knew that he was not going to be in the money. But I did put him in a couple of bets only to lose.He needs another jockey bottom line. · 23 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · by defying dosage? · 5 hours ago
I'm not surprised in the slightest. I could tell in the walking ring, this was not a happy horse. He wasn't happy at all. I can not BELIEVE his trainer and jockey could be so stupid! That horse is a sprinter, I've said it countless times, but no one would believe me. They would point out the races he won past a mile, but they clearly didn't see that, after every one of those, Nyquist was exhausted. After the Derby, he was so tired I was surprised he could even walk in the winner's circle. He was so bathed in sweat his coat looked about 5 shades darker. I knew he would flop unless he was put in a mile race. They need to think about him. He's going to be so dejected and unhappy. He needs to be in a mile or less race that he can win so he can get his confidence back.
I'd just like to toss something out there, because I haven't seen many others mention it, but... Nyquist didn't run a bad race. He was in a good position and seemed game. He was just coming off of a two month layoff and wasn't the fittest horse on the track. He got some fitness and he'll do better next time, hopefully :)
One of the reasons for songbird's success aside from her incredible talent- is her hall of fame jockey on her back. He lets her run her race. She has the very best taking care of her- and she also seems to take care of herself. 'Go out quickly, get a good position, make my move going into the turn, put everyone away, run clear by at least 4-5 lengths, shut it down and coast home to save something for my next race.'
  • Ruffianlover · Plus it tells you something that he said he is postponing his retirement as long as this horse is runnin! · 8 hours ago
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For as long as i can remember I have always loved horses and writing. The first race I ever watched was War Emblem's Preakness Stakes, but I didn't really start to get into racing until the next year where watched and cheered Empire Maker through the Derby, and yes, the Belmont.

I didn't begin writing until a few years later, when I created my own blog Horsin' Around. It didn't take long for me to realize that my niche was stirring the pot and creating heated debates, especially during the time of Big Brown vs Curlin and Rachel Alexandra vs Zenyatta. I was a Curlin and Rachel fan.

Now I am here under the name of Dead Heat Debates, and hoping to live up to that name. Have fun and let the opinions fly! 

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