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Pedigree:
Talkin Man  -  Bendita  by  Baldski
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What the Nation is saying about Better Talk Now...

The third of five top ten countdowns, revealed ... Dead Heat Debates' Laura Pugh gives you her Top 10 Turf runners from 2003-present.Read More
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  • Sullivan · I don't recall her saying he won the BC Classic. I think you need glasses. · 128 days ago ·
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  • johnbarbaro · No Better Talk Now??? He won the Breeders Cup Turf, Sword Dance, United Nations, Man O' War,Manhattan and he was considered a top horse for multiple years. He is most certainly on my list. I would also give consideration to The Tin Man. Cool to see Presious Passion on the list · 42 days ago ·
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On Saturday, July 7th two graded stakes races will be run at Monmouth Park, both are stakes races that have been adopted from other tracks in the Garden State. Read More
  • zatt · Upset alert in the U.N. ... I've said it before, do not sleep on Al Khali! · 649 days ago ·
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  • mdracing69 · Al Khali is my underneath key in the trifecta. · 649 days ago ·
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How does Game On Dude stack up against America's greatest geldings of recent years...Read More
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · Before I say what I'm about to say, I'd like it noted for the record that I'm a huge fan of Game on Dude, and admire this horse a ton!! That said, I'm not sure the word "Great" actually applies to Game on Dude? I think he probably has as much heart and pure desire to win as any gelding racing in America, or any horse period for that matter. But 6-wins, 4-places, and 1-show in 15 lifetime starts is a long way from being labeled "Great" in my view. TJMO. · 799 days ago ·
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  • xmango93x · Could be the best since Lava Man, but I am so biased toward Better Talk Now that I'm probably ineligible. I don't think I'll ever love a racehorse as much as I love that old gelding. Of course, that's because he was "THE horse" for me - the one who got me into racing when the most beautiful black horse I'd ever seen won the 2004 Breeders' Cup. This sport needs more great geldings that stick around and build fan bases. I don't think he was ever as popular as a horse like Lava Man, but to me Brass Hat was another one of those geldings that just stole my heart. The old, classy type that doesn't always win but always gives an honest account of himself. Evening Attire also comes to mind. Right now, I'll say Game on Dude is the best since Lava Man, but it'll take a lot to out-do that. Well Armed was a terrific horse on his day, also, but I'll put GOD above him based on consistency. · 795 days ago ·
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The best editions of the Breeders' Cup Turf in history? Let the countdown begin... With VIDEO Read More
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  • ruhlmann · What about Prized, he' not on the list! Won the BC Turf as a 3 year old and first time on grass. I was so pissed when he beat Sunday Silence at Hollywood Park.....maybe he shouldn't be on the list. · 918 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · LOL ... as was I. · 918 days ago ·
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Former Breeders' Cup Turf winner Better Talk Now has been hospitalized with a gastrointestinal problem. Formerly trained by Graham Motion, the gelding is at the New Bolton Center (NBC) in Pennsylvania.Writing on the trainer's website, office manager Sue Kenny disclosed that the 12-year-old was take...Read More
Sometimes it is the quiet, unassuming person who really shocks you. In trainer Graham Motion’s case, he has stunned the racing world twice on its grandest stage. Motion’s first jaw-dropper came in 2004, when Better Talk Now defeated eventual champion turf male Kitten’s Joy to win the John Deere Bree...Read More
BETTER TALK NOW (Talkin Man), the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) winner, will be retired from racing due to an injury sustained in the suspensory ligament of his left hind leg. The injury is believed to have occurred during training for an expected start in Saturday's Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitatio...Read More
The weather forecast for this weekend at Saratoga is Hot and Humid, not exactly the perfect weather conditions for my attempt at the Saratoga Double on Saturday. Read More
Is it horse for course, or horse for race? Grand Couturier's success in stakes is lacking victories save for the Sword Dancer. The grade one turf marathon has been won twice by the 6-year-old and on Saturday, he goes for three.Read More
With two previous winners of the Sword Dancer Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) slated to contest this year's running at Saratoga Aug. 15, it's safe to say the day will not be lacking in excitement.Read More
New York Racing Association stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes said trainer H. Graham Motion confirmed that 10-year-old Better Talk Now would skip the July 11 Man o' War (gr. IT).Read More
Veterans of the turf come together on Saturday in the United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park. Presious Passion seeks a repeat against Court Vision, Better Talk Now, Brass Hat and others.Read More
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  • Duvalier · Better Talk Now is scratched...injured a splint bone in his hind leg. · 1747 days ago ·
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  • ruby · Has anyone else noticed that the Monmouth Turf course is a paved highway... Presious Passion is a nice horse, but really, going out by 20 and then setting a new course record? · 1747 days ago ·
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Belmont track announcer Tom Durkin made note of Gio Ponti being at the back of the pack as the field turned down the backside in the $400,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT), but the colt came from last to first to win the race in dramatic fashion.Read More
Saturday's $400,000 Manhattan H. (G1) shapes up to be a dandy. A full field of 14 is set for the 1 1/4-mile inner turf affair, which will take place one race before the 141st running of the Belmont S. (G1), and there is plenty of depth with six Grade/Group ...Read More

Better Talk Now - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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Race
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2nd
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View DetailsView Video08/15/09Better Talk Now2ndSar101 1/2mTSword Dancer Invitational-G1 3+ MTellingBetter Talk NowBrass Hat2:25.43
View DetailsView Video06/06/09Better Talk Now3rdBel101 1/4 mTManhattan Handicap-G1 3+ MGio PontiMarsh SideBetter Talk Now2:02.91
View Details04/24/09Better Talk Now6thKee91 1/2mTElkhorn-G2 4+ MSpice RouteMusketierBrass Hat2:29.23
View DetailsView Video10/25/08Better Talk Now8thSA81 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MConduitEagle MountainDancing Forever2:23.42
View DetailsView Video08/16/08Better Talk Now2ndSar81 1/2mTSword Dancer Invitational-G1 3+ MGrand CouturierBetter Talk NowInterpatation2:32.21
View DetailsView Video07/12/08Better Talk Now3rdBel91 3/8 m TMan O' War Stakes-G1 3+ MRed RocksCurlinBetter Talk Now2:12.60
View DetailsView Video06/07/08Better Talk Now5thBel101 1/4 mTManhattan Handicap-G1 3+ MDancing ForeverOut Of ControlPays To Dream1:59.62
View Details03/29/08Better Talk Now9thNad61 1/2mTDubai Sheema Classic-G1 4+ MSun ClassiqueViva PatacaDoctor Dino2:28.45
View DetailsView Video10/27/07Better Talk Now4thMth101 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MEnglish ChannelShamdinanRed Rocks2:36.96
View DetailsView Video11/04/06Better Talk Now2ndCD91 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MRed RocksBetter Talk NowEnglish Channel2:27.32
View DetailsView Video11/27/05Better Talk Now12thTok101 1/2mTJapan Cup-G1 3+ MAlkaasedHeart's CryZenno Rob Roy2:22.10
View DetailsView Video10/29/05Better Talk Now7thBel91 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MShiroccoAce Azamour2:29.30
View Details09/10/05Better Talk Now1stBel91 3/8 m TMan O' War Stakes-G1 3+ MBetter Talk NowKing's DramaRelaxed Gesture2:11.65
View Details08/13/05Better Talk Now4thAP91 1/4 mTArlington Million-G1 3+ MPowerscourtKitten's JoyFourty Niners Son2:03.38
View DetailsView Video10/30/04Better Talk Now1stLS81 1/2mTBreeders' Cup Turf-G1 3+ MBetter Talk NowKitten's JoyPowerscourt2:29.70
View Details09/11/04Better Talk Now4thBel91 3/8 m TMan O' War Stakes-G1 3+ MMagistrettiEpaloKing's Drama2:14.65
View Details07/17/04Better Talk Now2ndBel81 3/8 m TBowling Green Handicap-G2 3+ MKicken KrisBetter Talk NowGigli2:12.19
View Details02/13/03Better Talk Now3rdGP91 1/8 mTAlwOC 4+ MMr. PleasentfarWertzBetter Talk Now1:51.60
View Details06/19/02Better Talk Now2ndCD11 1/16 mDMSW 3+ MA. P. Five HundredBetter Talk NowDevine Time1:43.62