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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish

 

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Hard to realistically classify this one against the rest of the Derby field until the pace numbers at the 9 furlong plateau are available. May be competitive, who knows as of yet?
This horse beat horses who beat him in the Rebel in a bad time. Creator is just a typical mediocre major Derby prep winner IMO.
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  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · As you know, 3 year olds improve in leaps and bounds. This one is headed in the right direction imo...whether or not he remains eligible for a win in the derby remains up to each handicapper to decide. I would not say he's going to win but he is a contender to hit the board for sure. · 9 days ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Win lose or draw. As long as a three yr old continues to improve that's about all u can ask for · 12 hours ago
Well, really like this horse and love the forward move he made in Arkansas, that said he would have to continue to improve to compete with Nyquist.
  • travel_vic · Winners OFTEN come from a group that get really good, really quickly (Charismatic, War Emblem, Lil ET etc.) · 1 hour ago
In my observation of the Arkansas Derby, it really didn't have any proven quality G1 or G2 horses in the line up. Therefore, it is hard to consider him a treat to Win against the quality that he will face in the Derby and coming from that far back will be a tough test in such a big field. However, as long shot closer, he may have a slight chance of finishing in the money.
  • coyne.kaylor · There are hardly any Grade 1 races up to that point for a young horse. There are probably about 5 grade 1's on turf or dirt that I can even think of before the 100 PT preps, 4 on dirt... Do you know how many of the 100pt prep winners beat a field that contained a single Grade 1 winner? Zero. · 2 hours ago
The only guaranteed winner of this year's DERBY will be... THE FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check out this field of 14 for Golden Gate race 8 on Saturday. Thank you, whoever posted the entries.
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  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Paladin, Thank you. · 8 hours ago
Thank You MaryZinke - My question is not a fake = I really wasn't sure which way to bet- as I mention I am first time to bet- I also trusted this site so thats why I posted here - I also was just looking to see who this horse was that folks were talking so much about- a person I know was a jockey and said he quit riding in 93 as the horse tripped- I actually deleted my comment but then i saw that my question got answered - Have a great evening and best wishes
Since she's supposed to debut this summer, could it be she could start at Del Mar? Oh, I hope so!!
Had an Awesome Again filly in 2016 and will be bred to Uptowncharlybrown for 2017.
A client tried to talk to me about horse racing today. She said 'I think I'm going to go with that good horse NyQuil' My face............. -_-
BREAKING NEWS : Jerry Hollendorfer announces that champion Songbird will return to training on Sunday, her fever is all better and she will be ready to go in a little while. No timetable when she will race again.
I'm trying to add his Woodhaven stakes win to his results, but the Woodhaven is not in the stakes list. Can someone add it?
I do believe he is feeling good. Hope he can make Nyquist earn those roses on Derby Day! Got a good feeling he is going to surprise some folks
Dortmund is back in training with baffert
Wishing Hope's Love all the best wishes for this coming Sunday's (May 1) Campanile Stakes race at GGF. Hope that she has recovered well from her injury and is 100%. By the way, the ownership needs to be updated here on HRN. Steve Coburn no longer has any ownership interest in her.
Has Creator's jockey ever raced in the derby?
Dortmund is back in training! He's at Los Alamitos and will possibly be ready to race by late Summer.
I have never bet before but on Kentucky Derby Day I would like to bet on Nyquist - I read a good way to bet is just to "Show" - then I read to bet "Win Place & Show across the board - May I ask what the difference is?
It is a strange year, but no horse has won the Kentucky Derby off a 10 week or more lay off except Regret who had no Derby prep at 3 and no horse that I can remember has won the Kentucky Derby without a 9 furlong prep race. So those of you backing Destin will be going against tradition. But with Nyquist doing the Derby sprint/route prep schedule which is the first time that has been done that I am aware since War Admiral, and with other novel approaches who knows? :-)
Art Sherman officially announces that California Chrome's return race will be the G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on July 23rd. They will target this race as a prep for the Pacific Classic. CC is expected to return to California on May 7th.

Meet Matt Scott 

My horseracing journey began when I was 16 years old and my mom took me to Hollywood Park. Although I did not fully appreciate it at the time, the experience stuck with me forever. 10 years later, during one of my many international business trips to Hong Kong, I visited Sha Tin racetrack to watch the races. This is where my true passion began. 

 

Holding a masters degree in mechanical engineering, the puzzle of handicapping intrigued me. I have made a career of making decisions based on trends, patterns, and formulas, which is why I think I was initially drawn to the sport. However, I have truly learned to appreciate the horses and how magnificent they are as athletes. 

 

I currently live in San Jose, CA, and when not following racing, I like to spend time with my wife, mountain bike, and design high-speed bicycles that I build and race For reference, 55,000 furlongs is the distance from Hong Kong to my home in San Jose. Also, I have 1-year-old dachshund (aka wiener dog) that I am training to race in the annual Wiener Nationals held at Golden Gate Fields.   

 

The purpose of this blog is to help give people the viewpoint of a fan that is newer to the sport and eager to learn. I like to respectfully speak my mind, and often the ideas come out of left field, which could give a fresh perspective on a sport rich with tradition and history. hope to represent the many future fans that I wish to follow my footsteps into the Sport of Kings. 

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