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Wouldn't have expected anything less from the champ. 18 straight, all distances, all turf footings, all challengers, good breaks, bad breaks, closing late or stalking and pouncing, Winx can do it all. How's she not number 1 ranked right now I literally scratch my head ok what the voters are thinking. There's no other word to describe her except for incredible. Oh, and it won't be four months until her next race. she'll be back in two weeks.
Under a hands & heels ride by Ryan Moore, Order of St George much the best in the G3 Irish St Leger Trial at the Curragh, coming home some 4 lengths ahead of G2 Curragh Cup winner Rekindling.
Keen ice ONLY won 2 out of his last 20 races..Lot of those races he didnt even hit the board..When he beat Pharoah he lost 10 races in a ROW after that..He even ran 3RD is an "Allowance" race..i truly am BAFFLED at the comments in this section..Some even saying hes the BEST horse in the world or he should win these BIG grade 1 races coming up etc..This horse needs EVERYTHING to go his way to win a race and some bad luck by other horses..2 wins in last 20 starts..Hes a decent horse once in a blue moon but please STOP!
A second Group level win in France for Sobetsu, as she defeats the Jean-Claude Rouget trained Onthemoonagain and French Oaks winner Senga to win the G2 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville.
The best thing about Aussie racing is that they are true sportsman. They run towards the challenge this great mare poses.
Why does this Ferisjso26 person constantly throw in "Frosted" to all of his comments about all of the GREAT horses on all of these sites?..Every comment from this person on all the horse sites even SECRETARIATS site he mentions "Frosted" along side of Secretariat...Frosted??..Really??..He must be a Fan of Frosteds..Frosted is a bottom level stakes horse with a fluke race on his resume and only at a MILE distance..Please stop mentioning this horse on all the sites of the GREAT horses..it is disrespectful to the GREAT horses and to Frosted..Frosted was not a BAD horse at all but PLEASE stop..Frosted does not even SNIFF the top 100 in reality..Frosted is like a high claimer horse compared to the "GREATS"
Arrogate is a very good horse...But in reality only beat California Chrome by half of length at the wire...Other time they met in Pegasus Chrome had the HORRIBLE post and obviously was injured in that race and did not run his race at ALL as he finished 5th or 6th..Arrogates earnings are inflated due to the significant prize $$ for races these days so his earnings are really not legit..Arrogate also never beat any great horses in his entire career except 1 narrow win vs Chrome..And his last race he ran very poorly..GREAT horses like say an Easy Goer etc NEVER ran a poor race, and also set track records or close to track records in 90% of his races plus mind boggling beyer speed figures in the 120's in like 7 straight races..Arrogate is a VERY good horse but not an "All Time Great"..definitely not YET anyway..Collected has been at his absolute BEST, and maybe hes just BETTER than even Arrogates best right now..who knows..Maybe even Accelerate..But i can see it now, if One of these 2 horses wins and Arrogate runs 2nd all you will hear is "Arrogate isnt the same anymore"..Which would be just an excuse cause the other horse is just BETTER!..Hopefully Arrogate runs his race today..if he does he has a GREAT chance to win..and win BIG too..Arrogate fans are just ready to give him an "excuse" at any cost though..And that wouldnt be fair to the Winner...But lets be real...Horses like Secretariat or Easy Goer were just MUCH better than Arrogate and would have completely BLOWN him off the track
Another great win for this great horse!
18 in a row! For real this time...
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Jockey William Buick will be out of action for at least another 6 weeks after scans revealed the Godolphin jockey suffered a T12 compression fracture when falling from the ill-fated Permian at Arlington Park last Saturday. Buick will miss the St Leger meeting at Doncaster and Irish Champions weekend at Leopardstown, with the Arc meeting possibly in jeopardy as well.
She is amazing, attached is the video of another amazing win! https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/fields-results/results/warwick-stakes-results-and-replay-2017/398221
She's the greatest horse Australia has ever produced. Arrogate must be handy to be rated superior to her!
I saw talk on another board, if he loses today they retire him immediately. Thoughts on this?
By the way, given her won loss record and her streak, can someone tell me how she is not the greatest horse in Australian history? Black Caviar was strictly a sprinter. If she isn't can you tell me (apart from maybe Phar Lap), who you still consider greater, and why?
If I am the sheikhs in Dubai running the big card next March, I would be offering to double the purse of the Dubai Turf (to $10 million) if she shows up.
By the way, Super Mare won down under -- barely (by a head, after a start comparable to Arrogate in the DWC but in a much shorter race) to make it 18 straight. 55.2 seconds for the final five furlongs. Yup, no matter what Arrogate does now, she's #1 in the world, and it's not even close.
What happened? Did she look at Arrogate's Dubai World Cup and then say "Hold my beer!"?
55.18 for last 1000 metres. 31.98 for last 600 metres (10.92, 10.36, 10.70). Just extraordinary.
I wait for you here on 8-19-17 "LIKE A STONE"
Simply an amazing race mare. What an incredible race. I never thought I would be watching another fantastic horse so soon after Black Caviar. Street Cry was a great sire.

Meet Andrew Champagne

 

A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.


Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.

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