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General A Rod has posted his first local work since the Belmont Stakes, working 1/2 in 47.60 and out in 1:01. Maker says that A Rod is planned to return in early 2015, according to DRF
very interesting race, and happy thanksgiving everyone!
3 Quality Rocks / 7 Ol' Fashion Gal / 2 Rainha da Bateria / 5 Flat Footed Mama
The Pizza Man and Holiday star Longshot: Patrioticandproud
9 Keen Ice / 10 The Truth or Else / 12 Ostrolenka / 1 Flashaway
4 Sweet Whiskey / 3 Street Girl / 5 Willet / 8 Geeky Gorgeous
5 House Rules / 2 Penwith / 4 Dame Dorothy / 6 Princess Violet - looks like a Comely worth watching for the first time in 3 decades
5 Captain Serious / 9 River Rocks / 2 Strapping Groom / 8 La Verdad
10 Power Foot / 6 Irish Surf / 8 Bench Light / 11 The Pizza Man
9 Avanzare / 7 Skyring / 5 Pure Tactics / 3 Boozer
5 Sawyer's Hill / 1 California Chrome / 2 Lexie Lou / 6 Talco
Finnegans Wake and The Pizza Man
5 Strathnaver / 1 Discreet Marq / 3 La Tia / 4 Annecdote
Tightend Touchdown (if he runs here) and Bakken
3 International Star / 10 Majestico / 6 Lucky Player / 8 Imperia
12 Seeking Paradise / 1 Carta de Oro / 4 Simply Confection / 5 Cristina's Journey
4 Departing / 1 Hoppertunity / 2 Prayer For Relief / 5 Easter Gift
3 Red Rifle / 5 Ever Rider / 10 Mister Marti Gras / 9 Fordubai
I see that Joel Rosario has the mount on Secret Circle. Did Martin think that he has a better option in staying at CD overnight to ride Lord Nelson in a minor 2yo Stake. Somehow i would of thought the lure of a $500K race would take precedence over this. Guess i was wrong.
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  • amino998 · Ron Anderson, like rust, never sleeps :) · 16 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Amino did you see who Irad is riding in the 1rst on Sat at Aq · 15 hours ago
Tom, 2 of your favorite horses are running in the Cigar Mile. I believe Vyjack is your sentimental favorite and Noble Moon will be in the exacta. Good luck....cha ching....
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  • Mary Z. · Palace Malice ran off during a workout, but all turned out well. Some link somewhere, just in case you like him. Giggles, giggles. · 16 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Those are my top 4 too Sullivan- its cute cuz your order is different on the main hrn page than it is on the Cigar thread. · 15 hours ago



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