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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Pin Oak Stud LLC
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Multiple graded stakes winner Alternation has been retired and will stand at Pin Oak Stud in 2014.
  • goblin · He never quite developed the way I had hoped, but was a nice horse. · 450 days ago
  • ssinn96 · Probably will struggle to get mares cuz his dad is still living · 450 days ago
And in the midwest--Alternation goes toe to toe with Prayer for Relief in Gov's Cup, at RP.
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  • Mary Z. · I used to be mad at Alternation, but I started to like him. Hope the time off did him some good. · 495 days ago
  • yukichan · 6,5,1 Prayer for Relief, Worldy, Stachys, Alternation · 495 days ago
Trainer Donnie Von Hemel said that Pin Oak Stable’s four-time graded stakes winner Alternation would be pointed to a late summer/fall campaign following an eighth-place finish in the Oaklawn Handicap (GII). “There is a minor issue and he will jog for 40 days, no galloping at all,” Von Hemel said, effectively ruling out a return run in the Stephen Foster Handicap (GI) on June 15. Alternation finished fifth in last year’s Stephen Foster.
Not preferable results
No run in him at all today.
Quietly, Alternation has won five stakes races in six starts this year.
Nice win again for horse that always races well.
One of the best horses this year.
Alternation did not look ready good at all in the Jim Dandy, washed out in the P Parade and at the gate. They need to get him to calm down before a race.
Alternation could be the Belmont sleeper. Great pedigree. I like this horse. Hope he stays healthy for the Belmont. Having run on the track is pretty important for that race.
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  • cigar · If they all go, the Belmont is shaping-up to be quite the horse race. · 1313 days ago
  • jinlie01 · I am keeping my eye on Alternation for Belmont. He looks like he's getting better with each race and he showed gameness in Peter Pan. · 1310 days ago
my pick for Petar Pan was SwayAway, but he did not run in the Petar Pan, he was 4th in the arkansas dreby befor Alternation, so you are right Alternation has very good sire, Distorted Humor pout of Fortyniner, very strong sire indeed.
Intersting field for the Peter Pan ... I am looking at Alternation as my top pick right now.
Has anybody heard anything about Alternation sense the gate scratch on Saturday?
A gate scratch in the Rebel, watch him show up in the Louisiana Derby. That's the logical spot, right?
This horse is improviing, I think that he could be the next Endorsment. He's very well bred and he has two routes under his belt, and each race he looked like he ran better, the Rebel looks like his next start, but if they really want to get to the Derby, Sunland after possibly? Have to wait and see how he runs, but he looks very promising, I'm looking forward to seeing him race more.
Good shot in the Derby if he gets some preps in. Ran right at the speed of ArchArchArch and then closed it out in less than 7 seconds while under a hand ride. I feel he would have beated AAA but this one is improving quick and looking for the next race overlay when he faces tougher.
  • bstaubs22 · I just watched his race and was pretty impressed. He was still a little green in the stretch and seemed to want some more ground. Very nice pedigree and I have a feeling this one could be better than "E. Alex." Does anyone have a final eight come home time for him???? · 1400 days ago
Alternation, a member of HR_Nation's Dark Horse Bulletin, easily takes an allowance at Oaklawn.
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  • arazi · Wow - how did you get that information that quickly? Did they call you after the race? · 1403 days ago
  • zatt · My ears and eyes are always open ;-) · 1403 days ago
Thought it was odd for Donnie Von Hemel to leave this promising three year old out of the Southwest; anyway, he pulled away late for any easy score in an non-winner of 3 allowance race on the President's day undercard. No choice but to move him into stakes next time, most likely the Rebel.

Alternation - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View Details08/17/13Alternation4thRP81 1/8 mDGovernor's Cup  3+ MPrayer for ReliefWorldlyStachys1:50.42
View DetailsView Video04/13/13Alternation8thOP81 1/8 mDOaklawn Handicap-G2 4+ MCyber SecretTaptowneSabercat1:49.67
View DetailsView Video03/09/13Alternation5thOP91 1/16 mDRazorback-G3 4+ MCyber SecretGolden RonAtigun1:44.80
View Details10/06/12Alternation6thHaw81 1/4 mDHawthorne Gold Cup-G2 3+ MPool PlayCeaseEldaafer2:06.36
View Details08/11/12Alternation1stRP81 1/8 mDGovernor's Cup  3+ MAlternationPrayer for ReliefGet In Da House1:49.27
View Details06/16/12Alternation5thCD81 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 3+ MRon The Greek Wise DanNates Mineshaft1:50.51
View DetailsView Video05/18/12Alternation1stPim121 3/16 mDPimlico Special-G3 3+ MAlternationNehroEndorsement1:57.60
View Details04/14/12Alternation1stOP101 1/8 mDOaklawn Handicap-G2 4+ MAlternationRon The Greek Yawanna Twist1:49.94
View Details03/10/12Alternation1stOP91 1/16 mDRazorback-G3 4+ MAlternationTapizarColor Me Blue1:43.20
View Details02/04/12Alternation1stOP81 1/16 mDEssex Handicap 4+ MAlternationColor Me BlueTwice The Appeal1:44.95
View Details10/16/11Alternation2ndRP101 1/8 mDOklahoma Derby 3 MRedeemedAlternationPrayer for Relief 
View DetailsView Video09/10/11Alternation4thLaD111 1/8 mDSuper Derby-G2 3 MPrayer for ReliefAwesome BetPopulist Politics1:52.29
View DetailsView Video07/30/11Alternation4thSar101 1/8 mDJim Dandy-G2 3 MStay ThirstyMoonshine MullinDominus1:48.78
View DetailsView Video05/14/11Alternation1stBel91 1/8 mDPeter Pan-G2 3 MAlternationAdios CharliePrime Cut1:49.53
View DetailsView Video04/16/11Alternation5thOP111 1/8 mDArkansas Derby-G1 3 MArcharcharchNehroDance City1:49.34
View DetailsView Video02/21/11Alternation1stOP71 1/16 mDAllow 3 MAlternationDreaminofthewinBluegrass Bull1:45.24
View Details01/15/11Alternation1stOP71 mileDAlwOC 3 MAlternationElite AlexCommander1:42.16