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Where is he going to race next?
any news when alpha will race again please
In the KY Derby, Vicar's In Trouble got the 1 hole, and was shoved against the rail so hard by the cavalry charge coming over on him that he got a racing stripe of hair removed off the rail, and cut up so he couldn't finish the race and had to be eased. Before that he had dominated the Louisiana Derby. His race back since the KY Derby he was 3rd in the Iowa Derby. So now he may be ready to return to his prior form.
This will be the first renewal of the G1 Nassau Stakes that I can remember where there's not a G1 winner in the field. Every filly & mare lining up for this race on Saturday will be looking for their first ever win at Group 1 level.
Garoffalo is leaning toward the King's Bishop!I think that is a good choice!GO RED!
"Nice work if you can get it" -- 'ol blue eyes' >> http://www.gulfstreampark.com/racing/race-info/news/stronach-group-names-dr-robert-o%E2%80%99neil-dvm-equine-health-and-safety-director-fl
Taghrooda is a "superstar filly", she could beat Untapable by 10 lengths, ON THE BRIDLE!
  • Exterminator · Didn't Bayern just do that? Well, he beat her by 9, but that's close enough. Irish You Well, a MAIDEN until recently, beat her. Nice filly, but no match for the boys and certainly no match for Taghrooda. · 4 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Britz, going long on turf, I'd have to agree, BUT, what an odd comparison you are making. When would Taghrooda ever try dirt racing? Silliness. Enjoy your very nice filly. · 2 hours ago
entered MTO in a 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint at Monmouth. Puzzling, as why would they run him on an off track if the race comes off the turf. I would not think they would run him over a bad racetrack at 5 1/2. It might be an easier spot than the allowance at Saratoga..but it is still confusing to me as to surface and distance.
I was afraid of hearing something along theses lines once the new governor got his mitts on the control of racing in New York State. From a close friend there: "The new NYRA is a joke, and everyone in NY racing who cares is worried about the future, especially since the Governor wants to put the franchise up for bid (even though NYRA actually has a contract to run racing to 2033). Speaking only for myself, I am expecting casinos to join Churchill Downs and Frank Stronach as bidders if this scenario unfolds." THEN, if the casinos get in there, the PREMIERE racing address in all of the US will be headed for OBLIVION!
  • tmallios via Disqus · The absolute best possible thing for NYRA would be is if it were sold to a Private entity. Hopefully a major Casino would buy this operation. Keep Stronach and CD out . A private entity would care about the bottom line dollar and tend to the important issues that will excel the game. If only it were true. They would hire the best people who know racing. Not let these Governor appointed flunkies run the show. · 3 hours ago
Still holds the Saratoga 1 mile turf track record: (L'Oiseau d'Argent - 1:33.42 - August 5, 2004)
Good ride from Gutierrez.. I'll be keeping my eye on this promising 2 yo. Yesterday was my first time at Del Mar, and it was a great experience.
I do not believe I have posted on her Haskell loss, so here's my observation- she got beat. Outrun. Brought back down to earth. I like this filly, and hope they haven't ruined her, but I've been saying for weeks that SHE ISN'T RACHEL. I stand by that opinion. She probably had 3yo filly honors wrapped up. There was no need to face the boys.
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.
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  • buds · Tom- it shouldn't come across "funny" or surprise you, or anyone, that a blog and chat site is loaded with bias opinions. Whats funny is how people state their opinion as fact, and disregard others ideas. As far as Bayern, he ran one of the best races ive seen this year. He easily handled a pretty solid field. No longer sure what his best distance is, but hes looking versatile, and there aren't many that can accomplish what he has this season. I for one didn't think he could pull it off yesterday, I was wrong, AGAIN. · 3 days ago
  • supercool666 · I really like BOTH "Bayern" and "Palace Malice", and my opinion is, Bayern would beat Palace over a mile, but Palace would win over the Breeders Cup Classic trip! What are your thoughts on the matter? · 5 hours ago
Will NOT be running in the fourstardave. Lopresti will supposedly be giving more information about WD later today.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · In response to the longer comment shown on the backside, he had a great run since the 2011 Clark. Job well done, Dan. · 5 hours ago
  • amino998 · "I want to do what's right for this horse and I kind of feel like it was maybe just wishful thinking to try and make this race," LoPresti said. "Don't get me wrong, there's not a thing wrong with him; I just need more time. he's not dragging (exercise rider) Damien (Rock) around like he should yet, and maybe we've been pushing too hard to try to make this race." · 5 hours ago
I was already a big fan of this mare, but I just gained a whole new level of respect for Missunited watching her win the G3 Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood. She overtook Nymphea to strike the front and had to fight a host of challengers flying her which included Arabian Comet, Waila, and Epsom Oaks winner Talent. Missunited defined what the word "game" means in this race.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I do have to say she is game. I was surprised at her race before this, but both you and jonquil were not, I believe. She has stepped up nicely. · 6 hours ago
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Just saw them post on the Racing Post web-site that the G3 Lillie Langtry Stakes was the final race of Missunited's career. She has now officially been retired to broodmare status. · 5 hours ago
Cavalryman at 8YO looking better than ever, holding off fast charging stablemate Ahzeemah to win the G2 Goodwood Cup!! I called this one, as Cavalryman was pick to win this race.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Very, very happy he has found his form again. Just a lovely horse! Great call ILuvTurfRacing! · 6 hours ago
We'll it looks like the three Derby horses will be the only three horses in this race. The Mountaineer West Virginia Derby is the greatest race to have ever been run.
Ivawood runs his unbeaten record to 3 for 3, bolting up to win the G2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood.
It won't be your "LUCKY DAY" in the Whitney pal.
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