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Empire Maker captures the 2003 Belmont Stakes over Ten Most Wanted and Funny Cide
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What the Nation is saying about Empire Maker...

A true champion!
  • tmallios1 · I agree with you 100 %. But if you listen toi some,had nothing to do with the horses ability. It was all about the first time blinkers in the Florida Derby. He went from an average horse to a beast,just with a minor equipment change. Go figure! · 96 days ago ·
Come back home!!!! and bring your friend
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  • Northport · I wouldn't be surprised to see Hard Spun return in 2015 depending on how this year works out for him. One of the benefits of Darley, they aren't afraid to move their studs around to switch up their opportunities · 106 days ago ·
  • kaitlinefree1 · exactly. i hope he settles in well! · 106 days ago ·
My newest Kentucky Derby 2014 contender Gold Hawk ran his record to a perfect 2-for-2 with a good looking, late striding 3-1/2 length score in an entry level route at Fair Grounds Dec. 27.Read More
  • railbird33 · Speaking of Fair Grounds- Unknown Road on 12/19 ran an impressive time, Bernardini colt, worth tracking for now. · 112 days ago ·
Friday, December 27, 2013 could be looked back at as a day when a Kentucky Derby winner was discovered. Within a matter of a few hours, at three different tracks, a trio of promising juveniles all looked good while winning this afternoon. None of the victories came in stakes racing, but for Cool Sam...Read More
Horses either like Del Mar or they don’t. There is a trend among sire lines that can become a gold mine for the astute horse player...Read More
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  • Sullivan · I am interested in conformation for poly, it would be very enlightening... I know turf suits horses with larger hooves, longer pasterns and cannons. Wonder if poly is somewhere inbetween or small hooves? · 280 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · I am of the opinion, due to wide variances in energy parameters at Arlington, Kee, Woodbine, Turfway and Del Mar, that ther is NO uniform polytrack and it is the particular CUSHION at each track that makes it unique the way animals relate to it. That has been especially obvious since they have all aged and stabilized. EVEN with new material added regularly here in Toronto, only changes the track a little and that difference goes away rapidly after it is worked into the older poly..It dramatically changes color as it oxidizes as well. · 280 days ago ·
Proving that you do not need to be old to be a legend, Bodemeister is the subject of today’s Arkansas Derby Legend.Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · Brian, Bodemeister was magnificent in opening people's eyes of his potential. Sorry that I was harping on Curlin. I always look forward to your story. · 376 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · Thank you, CauseForConcern. · 376 days ago ·
If not for a race seven days earlier, Emollient would have been considered one of the most promising three-year-old fillies in the nation, and a big favorite in yesterday’s feature at Keeneland. What a difference a week makes. Rebounding from a 30 length drubbing at the hands of a spectacular perfor...Read More
Will it be redemption in the desert for America's mare, or will the Dubai World Cup prove just a little too tough for her once again?Read More
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  • Buckpasser · No Mary it doesn't. I used to answer those comments, but now that I have matured, I ignore them. Eventually they go away. · 389 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · The termporal shrinkage is what gets me...ONLY in the last 25 years counts. · 389 days ago ·
Can you imagine a Kentucky Derby run at the extended sprint distance of one mile in the not too distant future?Read More
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  • goblin · Yes, I have no idea how accurate the tests are or will prove to be. I find the research interesting, but realize it's being used for monetary gain. · 467 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · I haven't read the article but I must ask this: Can you imagine someone breeding to Drosselmeyer when Flower Alley and Distorted Humor are still alive and well? · 467 days ago ·
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. · 551 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 . · 551 days ago ·
On Thursday in Saratoga’s third race Todd Pletcher has entered a bay two year-old colt named Archwarrior. This son of Arch is by far the most ballyhooed and hyped juvenile of the meeting. That is really saying something when you think about the amazing babies who have already won this summer for Ple...Read More
this is a really good horse:{)
The lineage of thoroughbred breeding has only been documented for just over 300 years. In that time, we have learned a lot. But it seems that only the Japanese have been reading their history of the breed.Read More
  • sandra.frey · I really enjoyed reading your opinion on the Japanese perspective on breeding. As a horse racing fan, I always prefer our Kentucky Derby winners to stand as stallions in Kentucky. However, the USA isn't the only country who has beautifully, well run horse farms. · 669 days ago ·
Unlike their male counterpart runners in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial, the fillies who race in the Cinderella Stakes often continue to improve during their careers. Last year’s Cinderella Stakes heroine Killer Graces is a Grade 1 winner and is entered in Saturday’s Hollywood Oaks (G-2).Read More
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  • AnnaK · Oh God no Mary. Maybe a good though. Finally asked after months of being on HRN what lol meant. For the longest time thought it meant (oh dear) lots of love, (real newbie) and that just confused me. Then didn't understand laugh out loud, how, given there are so many different kinds of laughter. Should've been adding lol's to mine from the beginning, that would spared me much trouble and confusion. Your humour is very apparent, it's mine that needs fine tuning on this thing. (But ain't it easy to get onto the subject of RD) :) (had to hunt for that.) · 670 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · I started a boastful thread about her, Anna. I couldn't have Bode outshine her(lol). · 670 days ago ·
A fifteen-year-old girl who has watched horse racing all her life but never the greatest feat in all of sports: a Triple Crown.Read More
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  • miracleshappen · I feel the same exact way as you. I am just like you, being only 16 I have yet to witness a triple crown. Each year I have a party for each of the jewels with my friends. I am just like you, I watch al · 684 days ago ·
  • miracleshappen · Sorry, I hit enter accidentally. But I keep up on all the prep races and pick my favorites and if I can't pick one logically, I got for looks. That's what made Hansen catch my eye. Tapit foals are amazing, I looked into his progeny and he is right up there with my favorite sires. But in the juvenile and juvenile fillies I called 1-2-3 in both. I agree I picked Hansen too for the derby even though I knew he wasn't going to get it, I can't just ditch my sentimental favorite. It even got so bad where I will paint my nails the silks of my top 5 picks for the derby. My left hand is for the derby and my right is for the oaks. I collect newspapers after each of the races and check about 5 different newspapers so I can have 5 different versions of the story. My friends don't understand it, but they are always right there beside me laughing hysterically at me when my horse hits the stretch in front, I scream so much at my horse that I am hoarse after derby day. After I'll have another won the Preakness I cried because there was a chance for the TC. And come Saturday I know I will cry either way. Let's just hope he wins. Godspeed IHA. · 684 days ago ·
I’ll Have Another will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. Since Spectacular Bid in 1979, eleven 3-year-olds have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail in their Triple Crown quest at Belmont Park. Spec...Read More
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  • AnnaK · Would love a Triple Crown, mostly because it would pull people in to the races, (already started I like to think), plus IHA is such a strong red engine and Mario is excellent, that it just might be. Can't see Dullahan doing it, 27 in the last q good to know, that fancy inefficient leg work, so IHA and UR and anyone else can duke it out. · 702 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Icy, Dullahan is the best Allowance horse I have ever seen, especially since he has won graded stakes. Or was I not to take you literally? · 702 days ago ·
When Besilu Stables' Champion, Royal Delta, steps onto the Tapeta at Meydan on Saturday night, she'll enter the gate with some of the world's greatest horses. Yes, she'll make history, because she'll become the first American female Thoroughbred to run in the Dubai World Cup. But make no mistake—she...Read More
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  • footlick · icy-lol. But skipaway2000 is right. Curlin won on dirt. This year is only the 3rd year that it has been run on the Tapeta surface. · 754 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · Thanks, that did confuse me how he couldn't run on turf or syn but won on Tapeta. I think Ill just watch Dubai tomorrow but in the Florida Derby UR can be beat, it will take a big effort but if the odds are there I'll go for the super 6/8 wt 6/8 wt 3 wt 2 two $20 supers. · 754 days ago ·
Stakes races on both coasts of Florida leave a lot of food for thought.Read More
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  • wantwoman100 · Union Rags and Awesome Marie ,you can't pick a winner out of either of these horse for the horse of the week..They just both just went out for a training run.. · 785 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · Union Rags looked very impressive, Chris, but I was SUPER impressed with Awesome Maria coming in off that long layoff. · 785 days ago ·
To say that things are done a little differently in New York and California is a little bit like saying Justin Bieber is kinda popular with the young girls. If you believe all the stereotypes, Southern California is full of sunshine and movie stars, not to mention plastic surgeons, blondes with enha...Read More
Looking for a new horse to start following on the 2012 Kentucky Derby Trail? Try these four recent maiden winning colts on for size…Read More
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  • atamulonis · Loved Ever So Lucky and Empire Way. I think next year will be the year of the letter 'E,' as I mentioned in a blog I wrote. That could be overly sentimental, but there are some good 2-year olds whose names start with 'E' (Eblouissante and Exfactor being two of the other ones). · 891 days ago ·
  • RyanBrady · Impressive 2yo Winners here, but still haven't seen anybody better or impressive as Hansen yet. Next Please... · 877 days ago ·

Empire Maker - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video04/12/03Empire Maker1stAqu81 1/8 mDWood Memorial-G1 3 MEmpire MakerFunny CideKissin Saint1:52.70
View DetailsView Video03/15/03Empire Maker1stGP81 1/8 mDFlorida Derby-G1 3 MEmpire MakerTrust N LuckIndy Dancer1:53.05
View Details02/07/03Empire Maker2ndSA71 1/8 mDSham Stakes 3 MMan Among MenEmpire MakerSpensive1:48.39
View Details11/30/02Empire Maker3rdAqu81 1/8 mDRemsen-G2 2 MToccetBhamEmpire Maker1:50.40
View Details10/20/02Empire Maker1stBel61 mileDMSW 2 MEmpire MakerBlue Skies AheadEagle Eyrie1:37.51