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I like Florida Won at 12-1 ml odds. Liked his win in the Ontario Derby two starts back at Woodbine. Out of Birdstone, he should be able to handle the distance. Also like the veteran Pender Harbour at 6-1 ml odds. Liked his two starts this year. He seems to be rounding into his old form and always dangerous on third start off a layoff.
Was humanely euthanized after sustaining neck and pelvic injuries sustained in a fall in the field. RIP
After much searching I may have found a photo of Wild Coco's first filly on this page: http://www.geocities.jp/lordlady/newpage28.html The photos were apparently taken on a tour of K. I. Farm's residents, including the foals. There are several Lord Kanaloa foals at the top out of Lady Artist, Star Collection, Lady Carnival, Lady Rouge (that's the colt kicking out his front legs), Lady Ballad, Spinning Wildcat, Eight Days Apart, Shinmei Fuji, and Angelic Ray. Underneath that is the Frankel foals - out of Perfect Tribute, Half Moon, and Wild Coco's filly who gets a full space with two photos underneath the other two. Wild Coco will be visiting Lord Kanaloa for 2015.
Up to 10 furlongs Dortmund's a great horse. He's the gold standard of what a breeders ideal foal is today (a horse that can dominate the two year old distances and maybe go 1 1/4 for the Derby). I even picked him to beat AP in the Derby. Obviously in the Derby both AP and Frosted proved to be better horses at a mile and a quarter but if the track was fast at the Preakness I'm convinced Dortmund could have given AP a run for his money. If Dortmund and Frosted both run in the 9 furlong Jim Dandy that's shaping up to be an awesome race as both colts won their 9 furlong Derby preps in style.
  • unbridled_68 · I think Dortmund has the edge over Frosted going 9 furlongs especially on a fast track. Hope they both run well though. · 4 hours ago
A FB group has formed to honor the memory of the great Lady's Secret and fund raising efforts are underway to ensure that her final resting place remains hallowed ground, Lady's Secret Garden. Please find it at
Wow! What a bullet workout! 5F in 1:00:10? Amazing! 1/12
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · Very fast workout over the big sandy, i think he will end up running in a race at belmont during the fall. I also do think that there will be a different running position because last is not his spot, I have the feeling he ran that fast to prove he could be a front runner · 16 hours ago
This race just showed how lucky we are to have such a quality older division this year and especially these two horses. It shows how special they both are by how far ahead they finished ahead of the field. They both are phenomenal horses and I hope they meet up again. Shared Belief and Chrome are awesome! Some of the best we have seen in awhile
  • vodkak · The Dortmund - Firing Line match up was a better duel/race. How many times can 2 horses run nose to nose? · 142 days ago
  • David via Disqus · Shared Belief doesn't have top matches under his belt like the Kentucky Derby or Belmont. I feel he might be overrated. · 12 hours ago
Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion, away from the races for more than a year in part because of a fractured right front sesamoid, is scheduled to return in a $36,000 allowance event July 1 at Delaware Park. Trained by Larry Jones, Normandy Invasion, a 5-year-old Tapit horse with second-place finishes in three graded stakes, has been working nicely at Delaware Park, where Jones is based for the summer. He most recently breezed one mile in 1:38 3/5 on a fast track June 22. "He has been training well," Jones said June 25. Article on Bloodhorse
Although their is no official race pointed out for American Phaorah yet, it appears Ahmed Zayat has narrowed it down to two. When asked by TDN for American Pharoah's next start, Zayat added, We have no races chosen at the moment; it's between the [Aug. 1] GII Jim Dandy and the [Aug. 2 GI] Haskell Invitational. Article on http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/restricted/pdf/tdn/tdn150630_1.pdf
The half sibling to G1 winners Beholder and Into Mischief, by Curlin, who was sold for $1.1 Million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, has been named Head Quarters. He is now being offered at the Fasig Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age.
Take Charge Brandi worked 3f, June 27th, in 36:60 (b) finishing 4/13.
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · She is back! I respected this filly very much, and at 1 point thought that if she ran against the boys in a big race at a mile to 1 mile and an 1/8, She could beat them, not of AP caliber but high caliber horses · 16 hours ago
I personally think that Dortmund will turn into a handicap racer, he seems built more for handicapping as a big horse has a bit of an advantage over a smaller horse in a handicap race
Ahmed Zayat announces via twitter that multiple Graded stakes winner El Kabeir will ship up to New York back to the barn of trainer John Terranova this week. He was freshened up during the last two months and could make a start at the Saratoga meet.
Gimme Da Lute worked 5f, June 29th, in 59:60 (h) finishing 4/39.
Bal a Bali worked 4f, June 29th, in 50:60 (h) finishing 26/29.
American Pharoah worked 3f, June 29th, in 36:40 (h) finishing 3/13.
Winning Prize worked 6f over firm turf, June 28th, in 1:17:20 (h) finishing 2/5.
Midnight Storm worked 5f, June 29th, in 1:01:00 (h) finishing 27/68.
Distinctiv Passion worked 5f, June 29th, in 58:60 (h) finishing 1/68.

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