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I wonder how the Pacific would have turned out if a 5 year old beholder raced a 5 year old chrome? The times make for an interesting thought.
http://d3v7caevx73rbm.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/Air-Force-Blue-conformation-web.jpg Standing at Coolmore America
When was the last time a Kentucky Derby winner couldn't win another race before winning the BC Classic in the same year?
I think Tom's Ready or Schivarelli. I am really pulling for Tom's Ready in this race for the simple reason that his great grandsire on the dam side is none other than Ack Ack. What a nice story if he wins.
If Stellar Wind shows up in the Zenyatta like she did in the Clement Hirsch, she will win again!
  • Pebbles via Disqus · So you believe Richard Mandela was lying when he said that Beholder was not fully cranked for the Clement Hirsch? Interesting. My take is that if Stellar Wind runs the same race she did in the Clement Hirsch she gets beat. This is a different Beholder coming to the race this time. She will be fully cranked and ready to go. · 2 hours ago
Why is Mr.Z in this race?
I think Nyquist took a bit of a confidence knock. You see it happen in show jumping all the time. Distance isn't the problem, he won the Florida Derby at 9f and the Kentucky Derby in excellent time, and the undefeated Nyquist would not allow a horse to go past him in the stretch, but in Penn Derby it looks like he stopped trying. I think the Preakness and Haskell took more out of him than anyone realized.
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  • Cugel the clever · This is exactly the reason I'm not yet on the Arrogate bandwagon. Everybody is gushing over the Travers and saying he's unbeatable. But most people said the same about nyquist after his outstanding campaign leading to the KD. Given the KD result he should have, on paper, won the Preakness, Haskell, and Penn Derby. What if an off track comes up? What if he's not fit after a 3month layoff? What if the pace scenario doesn't work and he gets shuffled back at the start? What if Chrome is good enough to battle him toe to toe... will he have the toughness to grind it out? A single overwhelming performance doesn't guarantee a similar future performance. · 1 day ago
  • Justkrispy · Agreed . He's lost his "try". Maybe quit working him solo. The need to teach him to pass horses again . · 19 hours ago
Anyone give her a chance against So Mi Dar in the Prix de Opera?
This expensive filly ($1.5 million) makes her 2nd start Friday after a so-so 3rd in her debut routing. The full sister to, To Honor & Serve should appreciate routing again. Faces California Chrome's full sister who has sprinted unsuccessfully 3 times and faces open company. She has looked like a horse who will appreciate more distance.
1st: California Chrome 2nd: Dortmund 3rd: Hard Aces 4th: Win The Space
  • Brian Hayes via Disqus · Race is not even worth wagering, absolutely no value in this race. I agree with your picks though, that's my order to, but it would be shocking if CC lost but I highly doubt it. I think I'll pass on this race and focus more on the other races on the card. · 1 day ago
  • Chiefs Crown via Disqus · Chromes BC Classic prep race, why waste him on this one, ....Dortmund, Chrome, Hard Aces. · 4 hours ago
I agree with cugel. One race does not make a career. I understand it was record breaking but I don't understand how people are already handing the horse wins in the eclipse awards and breeders cup classic. Does every horse get automatic win status after a big performance? Pharoah demolished the Arkansas derby in a canter yet was all out to Win the derby in his next race. Chrome won the Dubai World Cup wrapped up with his saddle slipping yet Dortmund really gave him a challenge in his next race out and he only edged him out due to his class and heart. Arrogate may very well win the classic easily but history tells us that is very unlikely. Until he has been looked in the eye and tested, encountered a bad trip, had some type of bad racing luck happen to him, and still found a way to win- I won't be automatically handing anything over to him. He is talented but he will have to run the best race of his life and potentially overcome some obstacles to win the classic. Better horses have lost this racenfor the reasons mentioned above.
Give the other guy the "Award". Give me the best horse!...
After watching the races at Parx this past weekend, I wonder what kind of freak Bayern was winning the 2014 Penn Derby like that.
How A Modest Race Became One Of America's Marquee Events https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/how-modest-race-sneered-racetrack-became-one-americas-marquee-events/
Does anyone know the origin of this horse's name???
1st: Frosted 2nd: Dortmund 3rd: American Freedom 4th: Runhappy
  • anthonyd73648 · Gun Pit is a wild card, · 3 days ago
  • Stay Thirsty via Disqus · As of the current list, 1st Frosted, 2nd Marking 3rd Anchor Down 4th American Freedom. Tamarkuz will likely be 4th because Frosted will target the Classic instead. · 5 hours ago
Retired!
I think the JCGC will be more exciting than the AA
Do you think CC will bounce in this race, I highly doubt it, but if he does, who do you think can upset, maybe Dortmund?
Kentucky Derby Field - Where Are They Now? Arrogate has become the buzz horse in the division with his record setting performance in the Travers. He has one start left this year and should he win the Classic over California Chrome would that be enough for him to win the Eclipse? In comparison to Tiznow, he does not have a long enough resume. History seems to point to the notion that this year’s Three-year-old Male Champion is likely to come from a horse that has competed in the Derby.
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  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · i have always felt that eclipse and HOY should be based on a full yrs body of work · 1 day ago
  • BeastBob via Disqus · KD, Preakness winners Nyquist and Exaggerator are plodding into the Breeders Cup. The Belmont winner Creator, who got a couple of cheap wins with the wabbit Gettysburg leading the way, is now out for the rest of the year. · 22 hours ago

 

 

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Growing up across the river from the Bluegrass State I was able to spend a lot of summer days at Ellis Park, Henderson, KY. 

 

Likewise, the first Saturday in May was always a celebrated family event. In 2000, I made my inaugural Kentucky Derby appearance and since, I have made it an annual tradition because there’s no other city, or weekend, in the racing world like Louisville, KY on Derby Day. 

 

Although the story of a Kentucky Derby winner is legendary, a champions trail is what The Kentucky Derby Post is all about. The coverage begins when Juvenile season starts and continues until the field is set, the picks are in and the roses are earned. 

 

 

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