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What the Nation is saying about Animal Kingdom...

not sure if i'll ever see another horse race for awhile that gave me chills the way he did. sure i LOVE Game On Dude, but AK was special. when he was good he was probably one of the best horses in the world.
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  • Dressage3295 · I am eagerly waiting for his offspring to hit the track. I don't typically follow racing out of North America (besides a few big races), but AK's legacy will change that · 3 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Animal Kingdom's ky Derby win was my very lasr memory of watchin horseracing wit my dad. We knew he would not make it to the 2012 KY Derby, so I think it was not a coincidence the big guy upstairs had the pieces in place for his favorite jockey, Johnny V, to hop on his KY Derby horse, Animal Kkingdom. He nailed him at 20-/1 and it was probably the last time I ever saw him smile and yell "JOHHNNNNNNNYYYYY VVVVV!!!!!!". For that, Animal Kingdom will forever be one of my favorite racehorses of all time. · 3 days ago ·
The 8-year-old MD-bred gelding keeps getting better with age according to his trainer.Read More
  • AndyScoggin · All I have to say is that Ben's Cat is the MAN! · 48 days ago ·
  • coyne.kaylor · He allowed me to single both the front and back ends of that P4... He just keeps on winning. Amazing animal. · 46 days ago ·
Have you ever thought about the historical significance of the Kentucky Derby and the impact that a Derby victory has on a jockey or trainer’s career? Read More
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  • Toasting · Great article, Matt. As far as the HOF goes, Curlin is a lock, and Asmussen is a near-lock. That leaves the eight others essentially vying for two spots. Antley's talent isn't in question, but like fellow nominee Garrett Gomez, his off-track demons may weigh heavy on the minds of voters. On ability, he's a Hall of Famer, but I'm not sure the voters will shut out his habits away from the track. · 120 days ago ·
  • goblin · Well, I guess dennis.mathews' statement is amusing as well as containing truthful elements; but I have both heard Steve A. say and read written accounts in which he gives credit for "his" success to his entire team, family (wife Julie), and his assistant trainers with special mention of Scott Blasi. · 120 days ago ·
which horse was better Animal Kingdom or Mine that Bird
special for johnbarbaro... Which horse is better Animal Kingdom or Fusaichi Pegasus
  • Dressage3295 · Animal Kingdom · 124 days ago ·
  • johnbarbaro · These are two of my favorites. Neither one of them were healthy for any significant stretches in their career. Fu-Peg's pre derby resume was better. His Derby was way faster , both got beat in the Preakness. but AK won the Dubai World Cup and Fu-Peg never raced past 3 and didn't show up in the BCC in his finale but AK didn't show up in his finale either. Toss up but if they were going 10F on the dirt in their prime I would go with Fu-Peg · 124 days ago ·
As the Kentucky Derby prep season continues to heat up, we look at the top TimeformUS speed figures turned in by this year's three-year-old crop.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · When they say they incorporate pace into their speed figures, and their top two speed figures for 2013 are given to a horse running loose on the lead, what's to wonder about? · 133 days ago ·
  • buzzcat859 · these #s will change after the Swale LOL · 132 days ago ·
Success for Will Take Charge as a 4yo will not be the thing that bucks a trend, but rather his connections’ willingness and sportsmanship in bringing him back for moreRead More
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  • travel_vic · Late movers on dirt win far less than they should as the very nature of energy exertion on that surface favors the speed · 156 days ago ·
  • furlonger · UnionRagsRules is a realist! God Bless you man! you got that right when you stated that WTC is better then Mucho "Monkey" Man. · 155 days ago ·
This is a complete hypothetical but what if Animal Kingdom and Zenyatta mated. I think it would make a great race horse. Feel free to comment
After seeing the Eclipse Nominees for 2013, I think we should rename the Eclipse Awards to the Breeders Cup Awards!Read More
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  • travel_vic · I still lament the day I stayed home when he ran at Hollywood · 179 days ago ·
  • airedale2008 · Dr. Fager did what so many eastern horses could not do - win with authority on the hard, pasteboard surface at Hollywood Park. Drawing post 11 in a 14 horse field with speedsters Kissin' George, Dr. Roy E and Rising Market gunning for the lead, he cruised home to win by three. John Nerud flew him out Thursday, raced Saturday and flew back to Belmont Park Sunday. You should have skipped work that day, being as close as you were. · 178 days ago ·
Settling in nicely at Darley KY - https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1505084_10152152428610148_1839966237_n.jpg
glad to see him in kentucky
Conformation; http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/slideshows/slideshow/new-sires-of-2014/new-sires-of-2014
i still get sad sometimes when i think about this horse. i think if he would have been put in different races he would have had even more success. he was best on synthetics at a CLASSIC distance.
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  • Northport · Why would two year olds be brought into the question if classic distances are the topic of discussion? · 215 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · You challenged more distance being harder on horses by using horses in their prime. those jorses can take anything. Two year olds cannot that is why we are using them. They are rffected by distance. · 215 days ago ·
Can Pants On Fire do something special on the ten-year anniversary of Fleetstreet Dancer’s big win in the Japan Cup Dirt? Read More
Where does the spectacular Haskell winner, Verrazano, stand in his quest for an Eclipse Award from a historical perspective?Read More
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  • EP Taylor · Silent Name By Sunday Silence Out of a Danehill mare Danzigaway. 7 stakes winners from 18 Stakes starters. IF ANYONE wants toread up on him......http://www.adenastallions.com/stallions/Silent_Name/ · 246 days ago ·
  • amino998 · Silentio almost got dad some pub. · 246 days ago ·
A basic unknown to the casual American race fan, other than possibly as the horse who won Animal Kindgdom’s final career start, Declaration of War is coming to Santa Anita to run the final race of his own career in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. So just who is this horse that has given his connections r...Read More
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  • travel_vic · want a frame of reference for unbelievable consitituion: just look at the great gedlings · 259 days ago ·
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Declaration of War is a very classy horse that's all business once he's out on the track. This will obviously be his first time ever racing on conventional dirt, but War Front offspring has burning up all 3 surfaces in America and abroad. Plus, last season Declaration of War won the G3 Diamond Stakes over 10-1/2f on Dundalk's synthetic track in Ireland, which I've been told probably plays as close to being like conventional dirt as any synthetic track in Europe. The distance or the class isn't an issue at all with this horse. The only question that has to be answered is how he'll handle the switch to dirt? I don't know if Declaration of War will prove good enough to win the BC Classic or not? But I do think he gives Coolmore the best chance they've had of winning the race since Giant's Causeway in 2000 where the race has been held on conventional dirt and not synthetics. · 259 days ago ·
John Velazquez became the leading jockey by earnings in North American racing history today at Belmont Park.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · He is not doing that,he is comparing the times.Something many do here when trying o compare horses of different generations.Somehow they wind up tearing down greatness. · 265 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Hey, I could be biased ,but I didn't take the purse comparison comment that way. · 265 days ago ·
per DRF, a few mares have been confirmed in foal to Animal Kingdom.
"He's the smartest first season stallion I have seen in the barn," said Arrowfield operations manager Sam Fairgray said of the son of Leroidesanimaux, "an absolute natural and a pleasure to work with."
The first time I ever laid my eyes on Suntracer was in a maiden special weight at Arlington Park in the summer of 2010. He ran fourth that day on the Polytrack in his second career start. Perhaps you’ve heard of the horses who finished 1-2 in that one. The winner, Willcox Inn, went on to be a multip...Read More

Animal Kingdom - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video06/18/13Animal Kingdom11thAsc11 mileTQueen Anne Stakes-G1 4+ MDeclaration Of WarAljamaaheerGregorian1:38.48
View DetailsView Video03/30/13Animal Kingdom1stMey91 1/4 mSDubai World Cup-G1 4+ MAnimal KingdomRed CadeauxPlanteur2:03.21
View Details02/09/13Animal Kingdom2ndGP81 1/8 mTGulfstream Park Turf Handicap-G1 4+ MPoint of EntryAnimal KingdomUnbridled Command1:47.00
View DetailsView Video11/03/12Animal Kingdom2ndSA111 mileTBreeders Cup Mile-G1 3+ MWise DanAnimal KingdomObviously1:31.78
View DetailsView Video02/18/12Animal Kingdom1stGP51 1/16 mTAlwOC 4+ MAnimal KingdomMonument HillBell By The Ridge1:42.72
View DetailsView Video06/11/11Animal Kingdom6thBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MRuler On IceStay ThirstyBrilliant Speed2:30.88
View DetailsView Video05/21/11Animal Kingdom2ndPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MShacklefordAnimal KingdomAstrology1:56.47
View DetailsView Video05/07/11Animal Kingdom1stCD111 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MAnimal KingdomNehroMucho Macho Man2:02.04
View DetailsView Video03/26/11Animal Kingdom1stTP101 1/8 mSSpiral-G3 3 MAnimal KingdomDecisive MomentTwinspired1:52.32
View DetailsView Video03/03/11Animal Kingdom2ndGP81 mileTAlwOC 3 MPowhatan CountyAnimal KingdomExtensive1:34.66
View DetailsView Video10/23/10Animal Kingdom1stKee61 1/8 mSMSW 2 MAnimal KingdomBonarooGrind1:49.01
View DetailsView Video09/18/10Animal Kingdom2ndAP91 1/16 mSMSW 2 FWillcox InnAnimal KingdomMavericking1:45.14