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If the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic was run on a dry track, he could have beaten Spectacular Bid's mile and a quarter record.
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Star filly Minding has met with a setback and will be out of action until the autumn. Speaking on Friday morning, her trainer Aidan O'Brien said, "Unfortunately, Minding has had a setback and won't be running in the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup on Sunday. She will also miss Royal-Ascot and won't be running again for a few months. We're now looking at an autumn campaign for her." Shocking news on the heels of O'Brien's announcement just earlier this week that his other star older filly, Seventh Heaven, had also met with a setback and would also not run again until the autumn.
Wow! Lost only by a nose--the little Lady!!! Very Very good though all things considered--you all know what I'm talkin' about. Losing to the 'royalty'? -Queen's Trust. Not bad!!~
So-what do you all think? Gonna put him in to Show? Place? Exotics? I think he might do pretty well.
said Hollendorfer. "It's also a bigger purse." Ominus words. That's all he cares about.
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · There is a bigger purse. Fact. I guess your other comment makes sense to you. Does it? · 9 hours ago
IWC's daddy-Curlin-was a beast and lost the Belmont by a head. IWC can handle the distance and he will be fresher than any other horse in the field. Your 2017 Belmont Winner-Book it Dano!
G1 winner Zazu gave birth to a filly by Deep Impact on January 30th in Japan.
G1 winner Contested gave birth to a colt by Deep Impact in Japan on February 17th.
Grade One winner Condo Commando gave birth to a colt by Deep Impact on January 23rd in Japan.
Good Samaritan worked 4f, May 25th, in 49.40 (b) finishing 8/36.
The Money Monster worked 3f, May 25th, in 36.00 (b) finishing 1/28.
Songbird worked 6f, May 25th, in 1:13.80 (h) finishing 2/16.
Prize Exhibit worked 5f, May 25th, in 1:05.60 (h) finishing 5/5.
Battle of Midway worked 5f, May 25th, in 1:01.80 (h) finishing 20/31.
American Anthem worked 4f, May 25th, in 48.20 (h) finishing 3/38.
I am not gonna say too much about this Belmont but just one word ..."Tapwrit" !!
From this evening's Racing Post web-site: Trainer Aidan O'Brien has decided that Acapulco will run in the G2 Greenlands Stakes over 6f at the Curragh on Saturday while stablemate Washington DC will go to Haydock Park for the G2 Temple Stakes over 5f. O'Brien went on to say he felt that Acapulco needed one more run to help put her spot on for the G1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal-Ascot next month, which O'Brien said will likely be the final start of Acapulco's career. Her last race at Naas when she won the listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes, and her next two in the Greenlands Stakes & King's Stand Stakes are all being ran by Acapulco with her already in foal to Galileo.
Looking at the probable/possible field for the 2017 Belmont Stakes, I think IWC has a good chance of winning it. CE/IWC will battle for the win and Lookin at Lee will be the distant third.
I just saw Ice Box at Millennium Farms. He looks beautiful.
This is a serious horse.
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Mary Cage, a 21-year-old avid fan of horse racing, has been around horses all her life, having owned, shown, and judged them for as long as she can remember. She began writing her own horse racing blog, Past the Grandstand, in August 2011 and has since been published in America's Horse, American Racehorse and the Appaloosa Journal, as well as with the websites of The Blood-Horse and The Equine Chronicle. She has also had photos published with Paulick Report and Thoroughbred Daily News. In addition, she works as one of the social media coordinators for the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

In her personal horse experience, Mary has been around horses all her life and has won several Appaloosa National Champion and Reserve World Champion titles in the show ring. She has also worked as a hotwalker and groom.

Mary has always aspired to have a career with horses and since her love for horse racing began, she has dreamed of pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry, possibly as a writer/photographer and marketing/communications specialist. She is currently attending the University of North Texas, where she is a journalism major with a concentration in advertising and a minor in marketing. With this blog, she hopes to show readers horse racing through the eyes of a young fan as she writes about assorted horse racing topics.

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