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The Breeders' Cup Juvenile showcased an exciting field that could transform into an accomplished 3yo crop next year. Did we see a future champion in New Year's Day?Read More
It was a big day for my Kentucky Derby 2014 contenders in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 2.Read More
Time to get a little personal, and explain my shot temper and irratibility over the past week or so. I lost one of my favorite horses today. It was not a shock, but it has been a bit of a battle. As I reflect upon the good times I had with this horse it brought to mind another horse I was extremely close to, and who's passing was one of the hardest days of my life ... This one. When I was younger I was given the incredible opportunity to work under an incredible man by the name of Richard Mandella. As I started, being the bottom man on the totem pole, naturally I was given the horse that no one else really wanted to work with. A big bratty colt by the name of Dixie Union. And he was a brat, I literally to this day still have a scar on my hand from him biting the lead rope from me. As time went on how ever I began to build a relationship with the horse, and the horse with me. I learned his quirks what he liked and even more so what he did not. I was at all of his races cheering him on, celebrate when he won, and 'console' him when he lost. The connections and the horse gave me opportunities I never thought possible. I will always be thankful. As his carreer came to an end so did my work with the horses. I never kidded myself enough to believe that horse racing would be my life career. But I will always be thankful for what I did get. I was excited by the fact he would be going to a quality stud barn, and thay he had made a name for himself by the end. I even went to see him once (Little did I know then i'd be the last time I would be able to see him.) And found when I did, he promptly bit me on the hand. The day I found out he had passed was very, very difficult for me. As is my recent loss.But to Answer a question posted earlier, that I was not able to answer to answer at the time due to drudged up emotional anquish I will answer now . Who was the horse that really made me care for the sport? Dixie Union, he may not have been the best of his generation, but he will always be the best to me.
Storming down the stretch in front of a large Oaklawn Park crowd, the son of Dixie Union pulled away from the rest to win the $1 million race with authority. Read More
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  • ismalli · None at HRN seem bothered Overanalyze - Has never won two consecutive starts.Arkansas Derby, the 1:51 4/5 seconds that Overanalyze ran that 1 1/8-mile in the slowest winning time since 1978, and Orb, who some consider the probable second choice behind Verrazano, ran the third-slowest Florida Derby in the last 20 years. · 366 days ago ·
  • geldedridgling · Unless a horse is in first at all calls final race time is very overrated. In this case, Overanalyze can't control how weak or strong the pace horses are, and is content to site behind a soft pace until time to draw off and, as Bejarano said, save some for the next race. · 365 days ago ·
If you could create a dream foal from any two race horses in the past 20 years - Which pairing would you choose and why ? I am often made fun of - for telling friends that I would love a Dixie Union Top / WIth a Street Sense Filly foal bottom (Mare could be raced or not) Cross. I WOuld be a happy man if I were to ever get my hands on one, if the horse succeeded on the track or not.
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  • Southern.Humor · SHe was an impressive mare - I hope to see her foals do well, as well. · 408 days ago ·
  • Dressage3295 · Ditto. Though I hope she can have more than the two. I love her new filly, she reminds me a lot of her · 408 days ago ·
If this year's crop of Triple Crown aspirants follows the trend of the last decade, chances are good that next year's Kentucky Derby hero has made between two to three starts, has been victorious in one or two of those starts and has placed in a stakes race, possibly graded, between August and Decem...Read More
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  • UnionRagsRules · Who's going to go farther... Bern Identity or Vegas No Show? I'll say Bern Identity. · 472 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Thanks for the pedigree info. It gives lots to think about as we hit 2013 and the official start down the Derby trail. · 471 days ago ·
No need to over analyze the performance of Todd Pletcher's latest star in the Remsen, but what clues do his bloodlines have for us with an eye on the Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • goblin · Okay, sorry. I found on DRF that he was transferred to Florida (Pletcher) after being treated at Alamo Pintado. · 501 days ago ·
  • MarcelloMarocco · YES you all know by now why I feel that way, But Rafirox i am far from crazy, that was just my opinion. I expected a response like that from Cocoa.... · 501 days ago ·
It is completely possible to be emotionally connected a race horse, with out being delusional in reguards to their talent. I worked with this horse while he was still active, and while I always believed he was a strong runner, I would never declare him a winner untill he hit the finish line. Obviously I am very tied to the horse, but I would not argue he was the best of his time. (I was not the jockey -obviously- or anything , just a care taker )
The Keeneland September Yearling Sale is an opportunity for fans to live vicariously and get a first look at the offspring and siblings of stakes winners Read More
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  • travel_vic · Distance ability at best....from that Broodmare sire. I have to upload the maiden win of old John at old Jefferson Downs when he was owned by two ladies: Colleen Madere and Dorthea Lingo. · 544 days ago ·
  • Buckpasser · JH's broodmare sire Double jay was top broodmare sire for 5 yrs from 1971 to 1982 and was no worse than third for the rest of this period. Stamina came from him. Nodouble, Old Hat, Irish Jay etc. we're quite durable horses . · 544 days ago ·
Union Rags has not improved since turning three. He always finds trouble. He is not bred to run a mile and a half. He is overrated. Are any of these statements true? Are all of them true? I have been reading similar comments about Union Rags on HorseRacingNation.com and it is time to find out if he ...Read More
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  • LetTheHorseRun · Oh my... if IHA moves from the mid pack to the front, UR could of got through the Gap leaving Mario turning IHA to the other side of Anti gun. IHA barely beat Bode in the Preakness. · 619 days ago ·
  • LetTheHorseRun · Atigun* · 619 days ago ·
Union Rags appears to have it all, looks, talent and pedigree to be a success both on the track and eventually in the breeding shed.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · If of course some one actually used the dynamics of the race in conjuction with the speed and conditions you could throw away the form and just use them. · 670 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · QUOTE:"If of course some one actually used the dynamics of the race in conjuction with the speed and conditions you could throw away the form and just use them." That is exactly right....No form purchased here for years other than to read the BC and KD issues. · 670 days ago ·
Union Rags has not improved since turning three. He always finds trouble. He is not bred to run a mile and a half. He is overrated. Are any of these statements true? Are all of them true? I have been reading similar comments about Union Rags on HorseRacingNation.com and it is time to find out if he ...Read More
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Union Rags. Read More
Dixie Union was a right “handed” horse. He woud never make an impression on the turns with that left lead of his, but in the stretch when he did switch over, he exploded. What does this have to do with I'll Have Another and the Triple Crown finale at Belmont? Read Part II Next Tuesday right here ......Read More
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  • zatt · Dying to find out what the connection to I'll Have Another is... · 685 days ago ·
  • jasen.mangrum · Molly & Bruno, welcome to the Nation! You're wealth of knowledge will already strengthen the site as a go to place for all things horse racing. · 685 days ago ·
My favorite - My Pick to Win the Derby
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Union Rags came up a head short in his quest to remain unbeaten and to establish himself as the undisputed Two Year Old Champion.  He may well attain that status once voting begins, due to his earlier accomplishments. UNION RAGS (Dixie Union - Tempo, by Gone...Read More
The Florida Derby may have had a couple of uncharacteristically dull years, but in 2012 it looks to get back up on its feet, delivering one of, if not the best Kentucky Derby Preps this season. Read More
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  • shadowno · Take Charge Indy probably in a now or never situation after passing on Tampa so he needs to/has to come up big. UR=Take Charge Indy . · 748 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Capper the only problem I have with his race is that it was run in the slop. He did run a winning race, but with his record over a dry track, I can't help but be skeptical. If that race had been over a dry track he would be right there with Reveron for me. · 748 days ago ·
Farwell to thee … A.P. Jet (21) Japanese stakes winner was a solid sire in the States. Anjiz (22) Stakes winner in England in U.S. passed away in Argentina. I saw him win the Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland. Black Tie Affair (25) The Horse of the Year of 1991 got better every year for Ernie Poulos. I sa...Read More
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  • zatt · With good reason, Tim ... two fabulous horses! · 1200 days ago ·
  • MarcelloMarocco · Dance Smartly was the one that bothered me the most. Beautiful mare, and Great racer, but she had to be euthanized after a paddock accident. Then there is Izvestia , another Canadian TC winner who was euthanized at 4 after a catastrophic injury during a race. Finally this year the passing of the best Sire since Northern dancer....Sadler's Wells. · 813 days ago ·
People often ask me, “Hey Zipse, what did you think of so and so’s race the other day?” More often than not, I will respond with a, “he or she looked good,” with a little more information specific to that horse. It’s something I do every week of the year, and I realize it comes with the job. Don’t g...Read More
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  • AnneShaw · Pretty amazing, do you know anything about who she beat? Time was great and best it looked she was having fun. · 959 days ago ·
  • zatt · Well they were only maidens, but it did not look like a weak bunch. · 959 days ago ·
The Keeneland September yearling sale turned in a solid performance during its ninth session, posting increases in number sold and gross revenue while generating average and median prices that virtually equaled or equaled last year’s comparable figures. “We continue to be encouraged becaus...Read More

Dixie Union - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details12/26/00Dixie Union1stSA67 fDMalibu-G1 3 MDixie UnionCaller OneWooden Phone1:21.62
View DetailsView Video08/26/00Dixie Union4thSar91 1/8 mDTravers-G1 3 MUnshadedAlbert The GreatCommendable 
View DetailsView Video08/06/00Dixie Union1stMth111 1/8 mDHaskell Invitational -G1 3 MDixie UnionCaptain SteveMilwaukee Brew1:50.00
View Details07/01/00Dixie Union2ndBHP81 1/16 mDAffirmed-G3 3 MTiznowDixie UnionMillencolin1:42.35
View Details05/29/00Dixie Union2ndBHP97 fDLazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes 3 MCaller OneDixie UnionSwept Overboard1:21.10
View Details05/29/00Dixie Union2ndBHP97 fDLazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes 3 MCaller OneDixie UnionSwept Overboard1:21.10
View Details05/07/00Dixie Union1stBHP96 1/2 fDAllow 3 MDixie UnionSwept OverboardElegant Fellow1:15.25
View DetailsView Video11/06/99Dixie Union5thGP81 1/16 mDBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MAneesChief SeattleHigh Yield 1:42.29
View Details10/10/99Dixie Union1stSA71 mileDNorfolk Stakes-G2 2 MDixie UnionForest CampAnees1:35.79
View Details09/08/99Dixie Union2ndDmr87 fDDel Mar Futurity-G2 2 MForest CampDixie UnionCaptain Steve1:21.67
View Details08/18/99Dixie Union1stDmr76 1/2 fDBest Pal Stakes-G3 2 MDixie UnionExchange RateCaptain Steve1:16.40
View Details07/18/99Dixie Union1stBHP56 fDHollywood Juvenile Championship-G3 2 MDixie UnionExchange RateHigh Yield 1:09.95
View Details06/13/99Dixie Union1stBHP55 fDMSW 2 MDixie UnionCaller OneFourway Action0:56.71