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First day back to the track after her fever- she jogged once around the Santa Anita track this morning.
Has come back to win the Prix Ganay -- he was first past the post, but it was a messy race and it looked like he had to push his way out to get to the front. Silverwave came in 2nd and Garlingari was an unlucky 3rd.
Ohhhhhh Noooooooo! The Big Beast has retired, why has he been retired? I enjoyed watching The Big Beast, I'm not happy about this!!! :-(
I will say this...Most of the time NOT even the trainers know if a horse can race a distance of grounds or if they are superior on grass or slop until they try them!! What many folks don't understand is breeding or pedigree DOES NOT guarantee that a horse will be a distance runner or a sprinter, because you just never know if a horse gets his qualities from sheer determination, parents pedigree or great great grandparents pedigree. Therefore, base on these facts, I believe one should not knock a horse until you have fully taken into account their current performance, running style, class competition, health condition, and track they will be running on!! So even though nothing is guarantee in horse race, In my book I seriously think they have not yet seen the best of this monster named Nyquist and I am looking forward to some good racing!!! Good luck in your rethinking and handicap analysis!!
Won the G2 Dahlia Stakes impressively with Arabian Queen in 2nd!
1,000 guineas in the bag for this girl
quality horse
couple him with jack hobbs it couldn't have ended any worse
VERY disappointing.
Bill Timeform figures and Beyer figures are on a different scale. Beyer figures usually run 10 to 12 points lower than Timeform figures--sometimes more. And although they are reasonably highly correlated, there are clearly significant differences between them. Nevertheless, translating Secretariat's 139 into a Timeform equivalent has Secretariat at a minimum of 2 to 4 points higher than Frankel. I have seen Frankel's very best race so many times I can't even count the number, and the same with Secretariat's Belmont Stakes. The fact is I have seen races as impressive as Frankel's best (Dr. Fager's World record mile was at least as good), but Secretariat's 2:24 by 31 lengths is what statisticians call an outlier. A point that's too far off on a scattergram of data. Nothing Frankel did is too far off any scattergram. Impressive, yes. Very impressive, yes. Extremely impressive, yes. Freakish, no. So I guess my answer is whatever number you give Frankel for his best race, it has to be lower than the number you give for Secretariat's Belmont. Timeform is saying that Brigadier Gerard's best race is as good as Secretariat's Belmont, and that Sea Bird's best race (and no one holds Sea Bird in higher regard than I do) is one point better. Look, we're all grown men here, and we know that's not true. We know that both Brigadier Gerard and Sea Bird each on his very best day would have been crushed by Secretariat the day he ran his Belmont. We both know that neither Sea Bird's Epsom Derby nor his Arc de Triomphe was even remotely in the same league as Secretariat's Belmont. So here's what I would do. Put Frankel at either 146 or 147, and put Secretariat at 150 or 151. And I would still think you're treating Frankel generously.
  • bill allan via Disqus · thanks, I was unable to access the ratings so don't know how they work?, what is the difference between MOW (934) and SEC (933) is it 1 lb, also what was Sea Biscuit · 9 hours ago
Lack luster effort...on 4/30/16. Needed a photo to keep third
Uncle Lino looked terrific today in winning the California Chrome Stakes
yes she always looks fantastic she is an amazing horse...
y are they gonna run her sunday they weren't gonna till she was a 100%... not gonna run her till june
so the horses I will be playing are Nyquist, SuddenBreakingNews, Brody's Cause, Mor Spirit, My Man Sam, and MoTom
and Brody's Cause
But with inside posts these two have no chance to win, so we have to wait til post draw.
Still like MO Tom, but not the most. I do not like Outwork at all. SuddenBreakingNews, Mor Spirit, My Man Sam, Nyquist are the ones that are intriguing to me. And I do not think Mor Spirit is good enough to win. My 2 favorite are MoTom and SuddenBreakingNews. SBN is working out really well. I mean really well. And has that Storm Cat in his pedigree.
thank you ross..lol..now where are his posts ..lol
when is he racing?

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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