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Eskendereya

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Kentucky (USA) by Sanford R. Robertson  -  [Add Data]
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Older Comments about Eskendereya...

I've been waiting for his offspring to debut! Three are set to start this week--2 on Thursday in R1 at Belmont and 1 on Friday R4 at Belmont-all trained by Pletcher.
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  • yukichan · We have a winner!!!! Isabella Sings (and wins!) · 170 days ago
  • tcglory · comapred to other freshman sires ekendreya has alot of ground to make up, and for a first winner is a turf winner · 170 days ago
Q: What horse may have had the best shot at being competitive in, but did not participate in the TC? (whether due to injury/illness etc)
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  • Exterminator · A.P. Indy in the Derby and Preakness. · 192 days ago
  • EP Taylor · Holy Bull. I would have been curius to see him run that derby over a fast track. Then watch him crush the PReakness field cutting back in distance, BUT I think the Belmont could have been his downfall going 12f. He didn't run so who knows. · 191 days ago
what are some other promising horses that retired or passed away early in their careers? ones we never got to see what "could" have been?
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  • travel_vic · called Cahill Road · 533 days ago
  • rafirox · Afleet Alex a recent one who had unfilled potential... I'll Have Another, Bodemeister, and Smarty Jones all somewhat recent ones who never got to strut their stuff. · 533 days ago
His Wood Memorial was one of my favorite races of 2010. Still saddens me to see all the talent that was lost. In my opinion, he could have been a great one.
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  • rafirox · Actually, I overdid that post. I like him as a HORSE the first time I laid eyes on him. But, I didn't really like him as a racehorse until his Santa Anita Derby. · 687 days ago
  • kay.robinett · given how good Jackson Bend turned out (who kept coming in second in their early three year oldraces), it only emphasizes how good Eskendereya probably was/could have been. · 686 days ago
The Bloodhorse reports that Eskendereya's first reported foal is a filly out of the Unbridled's Song mare Trendy Lady.
happy birthday, Eskendereya<3
This horse absolutely does not belong anywhere near the Top 100. Seriously, it's a joke.
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  • zenyatta02 · Why not? He had potential, that's why he's getting good reviews. He was the best of last year's 3 year old crop. · 1420 days ago
  • cigar · Eskendereya, had he stayed healthy and barring bad luck, would have crushed what last year's 3-year-old crop ended-up being. · 1420 days ago
Why?
Todd Pletcher said today on the NTRA Teleconference that Eskendereya was in Lexington, with test results expected later tomorrow and that there would be an "announcement" within the next day or two. Sounds like the "R" word...
How many lengths would Eskendereya won by on Saturday???
  • humphrey · This is on par with saying who would win between Man O'War and ____________. Impossible so irrelevant. · 1699 days ago
Questions about the Derby favorite. From the DRF - "Eskendereya had a workout planned for Saturday postponed because of wet weather, and while Eskendereya did have a routine gallop, there is at least circumstantial evidence that Pletcher is trying to nurse Eskendereya through some issues. After training hours on Saturday, every horse at Pletcher's barn who was walking the shed row had their training bandages removed except for Eskendereya. This follows a postponed final prep, from the Florida Derby to the Wood Memorial two weeks later, and the addition of front bandages for the Wood Memorial."
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  • luvzenyatta · saw it coming MD? (I missed this post:( · 1707 days ago
  • mdracing69 · luvzenyatta: I don't know if I saw the scratch coming but Eskendereya was being handled with "kid gloves" since the Wood. · 1707 days ago
From the DRF... "He's got some filling. We're not sure of the extent of what we re dealing with. But he's not going to run," Pletcher said at 8:55 a.m. Eastern on Sunday. Pletcher had a press conference scheduled for 9:30 a.m., at which time more information regarding his Derby starters was expected to be revealed.
He ran away from the field in the Fountain of Youth like Barbaro in the Kentucky Derby in 2006. Definitely my Derby pick, and the best triple crown contender since Barbaro. Eskendereya looks very impressive in all of his races and is the best three year old that I've seen this year. Go Eskendereya!
  • sidneyscandy459 · he seems really good but sidneys candy could be his greatest challenger! They both break first and hold the lead all through the race lolz i love eskendereya though · 1712 days ago
Eskendereya worked this morning at Palm Meadows in 1:02... the track was a bit slow from overnight rains. All went well.
Effort reminded me of Fusaichi Pegasus' Wood; powerful and affirmed his standing as a legit leader of the class
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  • cigar · Foolish1975 - That is actually a really good comparison re: Eskendereya. · 1724 days ago
  • humphrey · It will be very difficult to beat the chalk here. · 1724 days ago
Early reports indicating the Beyer was a 109 for his Wood win. To me, this is starting to shape-up like 2008 when Big Brown was just simply a notch better than the rest.
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  • cigar · Furthermore, would it have mattered if he was 5 lenghts off the pace yesterday? Or, they had gone quicker? Doubtful. · 1728 days ago
  • arazi · Yes, but before we put the blanket of roses on Eskendereya three weeks in advance, keep in mind Monarchos and Point Given. When they went three quarters in 1:09 and change... which they could this year with all the speed. If they go that fast, would your rather be riding (or betting) on Eskendereya 7 lengths off the lead, or Lookin at Lucky 15 lengths off the blistering pace. He better be good to hold him (and others) off. Monarchos was no Point Given. But that race set up for him. · 1728 days ago
Wow... so how big of a Derby favorite is Eskendereya? Does he go off at 2-1?
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  • musket man · Schoolyard Dreams ran in the wood because hes in the upper echilon of 3 yr olds... Eskendereya is obviously a freak, but don't say Schoolyard didn't belong in that race, because he did. · 1729 days ago
  • Arrrgy · Co Fav with Sidney. Such a good betting race. Their exaxta could pay $25. · 1729 days ago
Wow! Eskendereya wins the Wood by a pole... let Derby madness ensue...
  • sdnaples · Leparoux should have let Awesome Act go on the back stretch. Same type of trip as one on American Lion last time out...American Lion was let loose today and one...Useless french Jockeys · 1729 days ago
  • Arrrgy · Agree. Every time i see my horse getting strangled, I tear up my tix. Watch him win the derby and pay $48. · 1729 days ago
THIS IS MY PICK FOR THE TRIPLE CROWN RACES. OF COURSE HE IS WELL BRED AND IS GETTING BETTER EVERYTIME OUT. MAYBE THE NEXT TRIPLE CROWN WINNER!
Breezed 4f in :49 1/5 under jockey John Velazquez at Palm Meadows on Sunday. “I thought he worked very well,” said Pletcher. “We were looking for him to go a half in :49 and that’s exactly what he did. He galloped out well and I’m very pleased. Our most likely scenario for him is to run in the Florida Derby. He still has one work to go, but I don’t see any reason to change anything at this point. That would be the logical thing to do.”

Eskendereya - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video04/03/10Eskendereya1stAqu91 1/8 mDWood Memorial-G1 3 MEskendereyaJackson BendAwesome Act1:49.97
View DetailsView Video02/20/10Eskendereya1stGP101 1/8 mDFountain of Youth-G2 3 MEskendereyaJackson BendAikenite1:48.87
View DetailsView Video01/07/10Eskendereya1stGP81 mileDAllow 3 MEskendereyaThank U PhilippeMiddle Of The Nite1:36.79
View DetailsView Video11/07/09Eskendereya9thSA51 1/16 mSBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MVale Of YorkLookin At LuckyNoble's Promise1:43.48
View DetailsView Video10/04/09Eskendereya1stBel91 mileDPilgrim 2 MEskendereyaWestern FlyerChairman Now1:37.85
View Details09/07/09Eskendereya2ndSar61 1/16 mTMSW 2 MBillions BoyEskendereyaChairman Now1:41.21