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Citation had been an exceptionally good 2-year-old champion, but there was no reason to expect anything more from him at three that was expected, say, from Pavot or Bimelech, both of which were unbeaten at two. Citation’s first two starts at three, however, suggested a greatness the Turf had not seen since Man o’ War… Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who has seen Hamburg and Sysonby and Colin and had trained several nice horses himself, including a couple of Triple Crown winners, was asked what he thought of Citation: "Up to this point, Citation has done more than any horse I ever saw." He paused: "And I saw Man o’ War." - From Kent Hollingsworth's The Great Ones
After his work today, trainer John Shirreffs said Cozmic One could make his debut in the next month. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, who raced Zenyatta, Cozmic One will need additional works and gate schooling before he runs. Article on DRF
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  • Northport · I feel like we have been told Cozmic One will start 'next month' almost every other week since October. · 1 day ago
  • Sara Maguire via Disqus · I personally wouldn't even consider him a potential starter until he has stretched out to at least 6 furlongs... the shortest I have ever seen a dirt maiden special weight is 6 1/2 furlongs · 52 minutes ago
Very impressive run today, I love this family. What a broodmare Delta Princess was, she deserves an Eclipse award for outstanding broodmare!
  • Jbyrnes1 · Absolutely, it's such a shame that we lost her in 2014, she is such an amazing broodmare, her last foal is a colt by Street Cry who is now a two year old, he should also be a good one to watch · 1 hour ago
Mary this guy will be making his debut at Gulfstream Park on Saturday for Todd Pletcher. Half to Royal Delta and Crown Queen. Pal Boots is giving nice reports..
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  • Mary Z. · Just got home. Will watch the replay. Very positive comments here. · 6 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I watched all of the trackus videos. Then, I see there is a video link here. GP online does not make it easy to watch replays. They should have the replays easily available like calracing does. anyway, he did run wide. Could be good. So far, he is. · 2 hours ago
Any babies racing this year? What happened to her Bernardini foal, now 2?
charge now has been bought and is being sent to commence stud duties in the Philippines this 2015 season...
Christopher Street, Alert Bay, Bench Light, Stoney fleece, Awesome Return.
9 Spirit Rules,3 Rousing Sermon, 7 Marino's Wildcat, 2 San Onofre.
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  • Mary Z. · Iggy ride. Cute dress on that one chick. · 4 hours ago
  • sully · Didn't see this. Nice pick on Spirit Rules, Mary · 3 hours ago
IGGY! Nice win, bud!
Wow!!!! Khozan earned a 102 beyer speed figure for his maiden victory today at Gulfstream Park
Upstart earned a 105 beyer speed figure for his victory today in the Holy Bull Stakes
Absolutely CRUSHED them today!! Needs a step up in class
Looks tough especially with that PP draw. 8,9,14 to kick off the l8 P4. 7 is a must-use underdeath
  • sully · Or Go West Marie can get the perfect trip while everyone else is fanned wide for the win. · 4 hours ago
Tribal Spy / Go West Marie / Kathleen Rose / Heat Trap n/o although I do like Tribal Spy a lot
Is it me or did he look A LOT like Flat Out? They have the same sire...
BIG DAY for Besilu at GP today. Not often when you win a Stake,yet a firster who broke his maiden is the Star of the day for the Stable.
Oof so close, still like this guy. He has lots of potential.
What was that, Acceptance was unacceptable and Tough Sunday, not so much on Saturday. At least this Saturday. I understood that he had a stone bruise but they still ran?
  • Mary Z. · Saw that. Looked like they had their own race, early. Acceptance "won" over the 1, but lost. Won the battle, lost the war. · 4 hours ago
  • Goblin · Much earlier today HRTV showed his (Tough Sunday's) work on 1/21, in which he ran without shoes. They said, I believe, that he had sore feet (plural). They said he would be shod, and if he seemed to tolerate the shoes, then he would run today. However, the anchors both thought he might be scratched at any time prior to the race. I assume they obtained their info from the barn. · 4 hours ago



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