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War Front  -  Leave  by  Pulpit

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

on April 9, Departing worked 5F at Churchill Downs on Fast Dirt in 1:01.40 b finishing 8/17.
is Departing still running orbis he retired?
on March 22, Departing worked 5F at Fair Grounds on Fast Dirt in 1:01.00 b finishing 8/44.
on March 14, Departing worked 4F at Fair Grounds on Fast Dirt in :47.20 b finishing 1/35.
on March 8, Departing worked 4F at Fair Grounds on Fast Dirt in :49.60 b finishing 36/107.
How do the older dirt males of 2014 compare to their predecessors of a quarter-century before? Let’s take a look.Read More
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  • Mike in SB · I think EP Taylor is right, the Canadian horses are going to be good next year. I hope to see River Seven in the Breeders Cup. · 98 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Adena Springs has some of the best breeding stock in North America · 98 days ago ·
Trainer Al Stall Jr. said the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) at Remington Park Sept. 29 will be the last start of the season for Departing, winner of the Sept. 7 Super Derby (gr. II) last time out. Read More
Looked very dull turning for home. He is still a nice horse. Time for a breather.
  • jmac500 · I didnt' like the come back so soon, the Indiana Derby was better. · 206 days ago ·
  • jmac500 · I didnt' like the come back so soon, the Indiana Derby was better. · 206 days ago ·
Finished 4th? so what he's still a special horse.
Departing is going to end his year with the Oklahoma Derby. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/80860/departing-to-end-season-in-oklahoma-derby
on September 22, Departing worked 4F at Louisiana Downs on Fast Dirt in :48.40 b finishing 4/45.
He made headlines in June as the next mate for super-mare Zenyatta. He again made the headlines as the sire of the $2.6 million Keeneland 2013 Yearling sales topper. What's so great about War Front?Read More
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  • jonquil · chelsea.devries.37: He does have a good filly or three, but it seems very telling that while Coolmore is very willing to pay out big bucks for War Front colts, I don't recall seeing them show as much/if any interest in any War Front fillies. Coolmore now has several War Front colts in training. · 216 days ago ·
  • jonquil · Of course I'm very interested to see how his next few crops turn out, seeing how the bookings to him have improved so much. · 216 days ago ·
Departing will go for his fourth Derby in his next start; here is a little quiz ... Can you name 4 horses that have won 4 Derbies?
Who will ultimately be crowned Three-Year-Old Male Champion? Let's go through the Eclipse Award ScenariosRead More
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  • tmallios1 · Then we agree mschneider. you have a good day.Either way it will be some race. · 224 days ago ·
  • mschneider · Tmallios1 - A good day to you aslo. I hope you know I am a huge fan of Verrazano, just not of the opinion he should be 3YO Eclipse winner. Is Cross Traffic the rocket ship you are referring to? · 224 days ago ·
Just another day of easy work for Departing and he is on to Indiana and maybe the Clark after that?
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  • zatt · Stall told me the BCC is still on the table, but I got the feeling that chances were less than 50-50. · 227 days ago ·
  • jmac500 · I hope he's not done after the ok derby. · 227 days ago ·
so much is said about wise dan not running in a g1 on dirt or takeing on the top competion, but in my eyes this is the one thats taking all the easy routes to wins I mean come on he should be facing the top 3 year olds not racing second hand 3 year olds
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  • Sullivan · I do think he should've been in the Travers · 227 days ago ·
  • jmac500 · Easy routes as a 3 YO can mean success down the road. He is a gelding so he could race years beyond most 3 YO · 227 days ago ·
boing boing boing > I think I'll take Treasury Bill $2/4/4 and the 3 $10 to show
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  • Sullivan · I was going to let this thread sink to the bottom of the HRN abyss, but alas some people ^^ wink, wink, nudge, nudge won't be complying :'( · 227 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Knew we had that in common, lol. · 227 days ago ·
Departing came from just off the pace to win Saturday's 34th running of the Grade 2 $500,000 Super Derby at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in impressive fashion.Read More
I continue my week of writing the Super Derby notes and articles for Harrah’s Louisiana Downs today, with a piece on the winner of the local prep, Holiday Mischief. While there have not been many Prelude winners to also win the Super Derby, the two that did are noteworthy. In 1991, Free Spirit's Joy...Read More
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  • travel_vic · This used to be an anticipate and touted graded stake...It has lost a lot of its lusture over the years as almost no one talks about it · 229 days ago ·
  • Sully · Departing-Bashaar-Holiday Mischief-Treasury Bill · 228 days ago ·

Departing - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video09/29/13Departing4thRP91 1/8 mDOklahoma Derby-G3 3 MBroadway EmpireCameo AppearanceCarve1:49.44
View DetailsView Video09/07/13Departing1stLaD111 1/8 mDSuper Derby-G2 3 MDepartingRuler Of LoveCameo Appearance1:50.08
View DetailsView Video08/03/13Departing1stMnr81 1/8 mDWest Virginia Derby-G2 3 MDepartingRuler Of LoveOveranalyze1:51.47
View DetailsView Video05/18/13Departing6thPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MOxbowItsmyluckydayMylute1:57.54
View DetailsView Video04/20/13Departing1stHaw81 1/8 mDIllinois Derby-G3 3 MDepartingFordubaiSiete De Oros1:50.78
View DetailsView Video03/30/13Departing3rdFG91 1/8 mDLouisiana Derby-G2 3 MRevolutionaryMyluteDeparting1:50.28
View Details03/02/13Departing1stHou61 mileDTexas Heritage 3 MDepartingHoliday MischiefWorldventurer1:37.94
View Details02/01/13Departing1stFG61 70yDAlwOC 3 MDepartingJohnny HandsomeParrain1:44.34
View Details12/22/12Departing1stFG116 fDMSW 2 MDepartingGround TransportStourbridge Lion1:11.30