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wanting to learn more about this horse. she was stabled, born, & owned in Chillicothe, Ohio. which is where i live. i'd like to know where her stable was. i would love to get a plaque or a memorial made for her. perhaps a paper article.
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  • Sullivan · Her living descendants as of May 2014 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By707IYhSjtjOFBPdDN6eEkzLVE/view?usp=sharing · 11 hours ago
  • kaitlinfree · i have located where the farm once stood. i believe the sign is still there. not sure what else. i'm going to go there tomorrow & take some pictures! i will share on here. thank you Sullivan! · 6 minutes ago
For those on twitter, owner Craig Bernick posted a video of Diversy post surgery: Craig Bernick @craigb1818 48 hours post surgery Diversy Harbor doing well. Everybody happy. Long way to go.
  • Jbyrnes1 · She looks good, very happy that surgery has gone well, praying she can recover good. · 37 minutes ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · It's posted on the Glen Hill Farm facebook page too... https://www.facebook.com/pages/Glen-Hill-Farm/147252455303733 · 17 minutes ago
Video of Mubtaahij this morning from Arlington Park- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TO3iXd1mSA&feature=youtu.be
  • slewcrew7778 · There appears to be no change in his condition or dispsttion due to feed, travel or atmosphere. So far so good! · 1 hour ago
According to DAP Racing's Facebook, her first race will be May 15.
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · I wish her the best. Maybe she also inherited those iron genes that keep Chrome cruising along race after race after race. · 1 hour ago
Good luck to Rudy , Dubb and the rest of the connections. Here is hoping they take down the Oaks with this filly. Initially i thought that this was a very balanced field on paper.After looking at the PPs', i have to amend that statement. Condo looks to be in a very nice spot. I have no idea as to how her Bloodlines compare to the competition for the distance. But thankfully for. C.C. that is now a moot point. She not only won at the distance twice , she demolished her competition. She has run faster going the 9F distance,than others have run going the shorter distances. From the perspective of the oval and its dimensions. It suits her to a tee, There is a long run into the first turn,giving Rosario plenty of time to put his plan into action. As the controlling speed going into the race, this should be very adventagious for her.
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  • vodkak · Tom, you better hope she gets the lead out of the gate. Only time she didn't she finished 4th. I'm not sure she'll be 1st out. · 1 hour ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · That would not bother me at all. That was in her 3rd race,since then she has developed mentally and physically.Same thing they said about American Pharoah.As long as she is in her stride,that is all that matters. But if push came to shove. There isn't a filly in the race that can run with her,if Joel is hell bent on the lead. · 1 hour ago
Mining My Own, the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and multiple G1 winner Dullahan, will be bred to Medaglia d'Oro for a 2016 foal. According to Darley Stables.
why doesn't Rafael Bejerano have a mount for the Derby?
Hi all. Newbie here. Very grateful for this site - have learned so much over the past few months. Question about analyzing workouts - does anyone have any advice/science that they like to use? Keying off Danzig Moon - is it a slamdunk that his blazing fast workouts are a good thing? Is there any possibility that his workout was TOO fast and that could hurt him down the road? Thanks in advance for any comments!
  • Hasty's twerp · The workouts are not all about times...Danzig Moon's work was faster than they would like, but it shows me that the way he broke off at the beginning screams that he is feeling good. He also came back and showed good energy galloping a couple of days later. The workouts to me are what a horse gets out of them and as long as they look interested and in the bit then time should not matter too much. Each horse is different though, some go faster in company and some will just not show much interest without company. It is mostly up for interpretation by others and only the trainers know their horses best. I hope that doesn't confuse you too much and good luck on the derby! · 1 hour ago
I won't lie. This is a nice (and large!) assembled field for 12F. I will root for my girl Caroline Thomas.
G2 winner Fiftyshadesofhay will be bred to Distorted Humor for a 2016 foal. According to Stonestreet Farms.
I have to believe that this colt cannot go off at 33-1. Anything over 20 to 1 and I must take a serious position. only 6 horses have triple digit Beyers [his is 100],his Brisnet speed figures are improving every race and now at 105 ranking him 4th fastest and his last Thoro-Graph figure is monsterous. He now has Manny Franco in the stirrups and he rode him beautifully for his only win. (Why his connections lost Franco is a mystery.) This horse is a must have in any superfecta or triple strategy. I'm sure the real plungers will see the logic soon enough and he will descend to14-1 by post time.
Thank you Perry Martin and Steve Coburn for putting together a marvelous team to support California Chrome and his adventure of a lifetime. Bringing our boy onto the international track really opened my eyes to the possibilities available to the small owner. I am so proud of our American treasure.
Dortmund is going to win by 3 lengths after going around twice!
Lovely lady. Met her and Perry at the Belmont.
I really liked Martin's straight forward style.
Mub worked 4 fur in 36 1/5 this morning at AP (synthetic) :)
The down time will do him good, maybe "sprout" some wings! He seems to like being airborne...keep good spirits boy, you'll be back in no time, and hopefully better than ever!...
OOPS!!!!!!!!!! sorry 3 fur duhhhhhhhhh! :)
To those of you that pay attention to Derby trends. They mentioned the following one, on TVG today. In the past 10 years,which means 30 horses . Animal Kingdom and California Chrome are the only 2 horses to hit the board while wearing blinkers. Don't worry,none of the top contenders in this tears race will be wearing blinkers.
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · Also of interest...no derby contender that ate hay on the night of a full moon while standing on his head has ever won either...no worries though, none of the top contenders are doing that this year! Lol...just having some fun ;) · 7 hours ago
train him as a front runner
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  • travel_vic · In all my experience in the game I have seen 2, count 'em TWO horses that were a datable enough to do that. It just does not work. · 8 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Typo giggle, tv. I have a whole list, starting with Acclamation ;) Just kidding. I think the word was adaptable or ratable, not datable. · 8 hours ago

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