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Will make career debut Saturday at Aqueduct in race 5 maiden special weight
always wondered how good this one could have been at 4 or more. Over-reaching at three killed her.
Conformation: http://i.bloodhorse.com/sroimages//medium/0000167216_2.jpg
Will stand at EA Ranches for 2015
Retired and will stand at Poplar Creek
Easter Gift.
one of the best of his generation, full of heart a real racehorse til the finish
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/UNOCon_resized10-15-2014-20-52-14-418.jpg
  • Sullivan · Hard not to believe he isn't being penalized for his obscure pedigree. Built beautifully like the rest · 2 hours ago
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/TIACon_resized10-15-2014-20-58-19-995.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/POECon_resized10-15-2014-20-56-11-462.jpg
Really never paid attention to the points system,nor do i unless someone i know is running. That being said,i was just watching TVG and saw thae graphic of the updated point s. I get it that these are 2 yo races,but i think it is embarrassing that the richest 2yo race (Colt bc jeuvenile dirt) IS ONLY WORTH 10 PTS. That should not only carry a 50 pt maximum to the winner,but the winner should get an Automatic entry into the Derby. Seems that the Good Ole Boys from Churchill Downs still do not believe legitimate racing occurs outside of the Bluegrass State
  • Sullivan · Is it worth having Hansen, Shanghai Bobby, New Year's Day in the Derby when only a single winner has won and gone on? · 2 hours ago
Retired and will stand at Adena Springs Florida
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/ConHiRes1114_resized11-11-2014-9-44-20-676.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/HuntersCon1114_resized11-11-2014-9-46-32-870.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/AWECon_resized10-15-2014-20-32-27-217.jpg
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Top Billing is at Payson Park where he will be joined by Honor Code, McGauhey says that if all goes to plan and he remains healthy, Top Billing will return to racing in February 2015. According to DRF
Honor Code, fresh off his impressive comeback performance last weekend in New York, is slated to arrive at Payson Park on Sunday said trainer Shug McGaughey while leading six horses off the van and into his barn at Gulfstream Park late Wednesday morning. McGaughey said if all goes well, Honor Code could make his 4-year-old debut in the Grade 3 Hal's Hope on Jan. 10. According to DRF
Should a hypothetical scenerio exist going into the race on Saturday . One wheras every horse in the race will run their best race . Then the only horse that i would have concerns about will be Itsmyluckyday. Happy Gobble Day to all.
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Have a Good Holiday! · 4 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · If they all run their best , then Secret Circle followed by Private Zone and Luckyday. On Turkey Day I don't have to cook :) Enjoy Zia today, AQU& CD Thursday(Falls City upset?), CD Friday, Del Mar on Saturday, as well as the Cigar Mile. I hope all have a nice Thanksgiving meal with family or friends. Go outside, breathe :) · 3 hours ago



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