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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Dahlia...

One of his greatest achievements was winning the Woodward Stakes in four consecutive years beginning in 1974.Read More
In your opinion, what was the best crop of all time? I think 1970's crop was the best because of the incredible quality AND quantity that was developed. Secretariat- One of if not he greatest racehorse of all time. He won the 1973 Triple Crown, beating Sham, he broke the track record in the Kentucky Derby while running each quarter faster than the last, he showed incredible acceleration in the Preakness and he obviously romped the Belmont by 31 lengths will trashing the record. He went on to a solid three year old season and appeared to be better on the turf! Forego- Probably one of the top 10 racehorses of all time. Winning the Malboro Cup carrying tons of weight! He was so agile and flexible, he could run any race against top competition. Sham- Despite losing to Secretariat, he too beat the Kentucky Derby track record. He was a pretty good horse that could have won the Triple Crown if not for Secretariat. Dahlia- Very good racemare who competed against the best of the best. She won stakes races all over the world and unlike MOST top racemares; she duplicated her performances in the shed. Our Native- Was a decent horse with an ok record. Linda's Chief- Owned California from 1972-1974 and I've heard MANY experts say that he could beat Sham. Stop the Music- Pretty good racehorse and remains in many blood today... Forgetting anyone? On Bloodhorse Top 100, this crop alone has #2 Secretariat, #8 Forego, and #50 Dahlia. Pretty impressive.
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  • goblin · Gen. Duke, Clem, Barbizon, and Federal Hill should be added to those above--here is a nice, fairly concise piece on Bold Ruler. http://www.spiletta.com/UTHOF/boldruler.html · 323 days ago ·
  • Buckpasser · Also add the Derby winner Iron Liege to the 1954 crop too. · 322 days ago ·
Maybe the greatest traveler ever with stakes wins in France, Ireland, England, America and Canada
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  • buckpasser · I think Allez France is better than Dahlia only because what out of seven meetings between them Dahlia never finished ahead of Allez France. And if the Arc is the great race, then Allez France won that over the best in Europe · 427 days ago ·
  • amino998 · OTG- Yes. Head to head records count for something. Seems your strawman “Best American filly ever” might not even be the best of her crop. · 427 days ago ·
The top females thoroughbreds are some of our favorite and most memorable. Zenyatta, Ruffian, Rachel Alexandra. Genuine Risk, Go For Wand and Personal Ensign. Twilight Tear, Gallorette and Regret. All time greats, every one of them. But who belongs in the top 10? Who belongs at the top? Jump on now ...Read More
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  • RobGlycenfer · if awesome feather wins the ladies classic with this solid a field, does she crack the top 10? · 531 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Awesome Feahter in the same breath as Gallorette or Fashion or Miesque?.....Nope · 531 days ago ·
In a most unlikely turn, Santa Anita Park and The Grateful Dead have collided today on ZATT. Do yourself a favor and throw a little Dead on the stereo, sit back, and start handicapping The Great Race Place's long weekend of racing ... for the Showvivor begins tomorrow!Read More
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  • gocashking · My first pick: March 2nd, 2012 - Race 2 - #03 Brass Plate - Good Luck, all! GB · 776 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · I'm in for Friday with a horse who hasn't finished in the money in two years??? · 775 days ago ·
How many Canadian International winners have gone on to Eclipse Award titles since 1971? It turns out, quite a few, just not too many lately.Read More
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  • Woodbine · The Sky Clasic BC Turf was a thriller! I remember it well. · 914 days ago ·
  • Woodbine · mshutty: The bulky field makes it seem better, but how many of these horses belong in BC Turf? Admittedly, the big money and the G1 bring quite an eclectic bunch out of the woodwork. The International has done wonders for the Stockholm Invitational! · 914 days ago ·
She is the only horse ever to win three Breeders' Cup races of any kind. In three months she will no doubt be favored to win an almost unbelievable fourth consecutive BC Mile. She races against males more often than against her own gender. As if we needed any more proof of the greatness of Goldikova...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · I really hope the turf comes up firm for the Prix Jacques le Marois in a couple of weeks, that would make Group 1 #15 if she wins! Rooting for her all the way. · 988 days ago ·
  • CraigBradshaw · she's a very impressive horse at one mile. she'll be in very competitive company this november if all the suspects show up. · 939 days ago ·
Very tough mare with little current attention paid to her.
  • protagonist · I agree with you Larry, Dahlia was awsome back in the 70's , she even beat the boys . Just as these newcomers talk about Zenyatta, back then there were fantastic fillies and Dahlia was one of them. I think I hear Striesand warming up with "The Way We Were". looking back brings back some fond memories! · 940 days ago ·
  • protagonist · Yes Larry, Dahlia was awsome in her day( 70's) She even took on the boys and defeated them as well. Just as Zenyatta has done recently. Thinking of her Dahlia brings back some fond memories,of all of the great horses and horsemen that we had around back then. · 940 days ago ·
With her scheduled start against older males in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Sept. 5, Rachel Alexandra is taking a path seldom traveled by 3-year-old fillies.According to research done by National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame historian Allan Carter, Summer Guest is the only 3-year-old ...Read More

Dahlia - Race Results & Past Performances

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