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Fame And Glory

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It's fun to imagine the possibilities of what you would do given the opportunity to breed your ideal race horse.Read More
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  • manuelsch97 · We do not have triple crown winners any more, because of the problem Matt tries to solve here, what is more eye catching? the winner of the Derby, the preakness and the BC classic, or the winner of the belmont, the JC gold cup and the brooklyn hdcp? people try to breed the fast miler that can go 10 fourlongs, than the big strong horse that can go the big distances, the middle distances sell more than the so called "dead distances", this problem does not appear in south america, or england, because the important races are run in 2400 meters just like the belmont, so a horse that runs a mile or 10 fourlongs has no chance of being the top horse inthe country. To fix this problem here, we need some big farms to stop focusing on the big money for lets say 4 to 5 years, and start breeding stamina horses with stalliond from england or maybe argentina, to mix the offspring with milers from here and eventually in 4 to 5 crops, we'll have a horse that can run 9 fourlongs and 13 as well, its not an exact science, because if it would be everybody would be breeding triple crown winners every year, but its not a secret that year in and year out, the long distance races are won by second tear horses, not the top ones because they are not build for those races. · 87 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · Since 1979, 20 horses have won two jewels of the Triple Crown, out of 34 runnings, for a 59% near miss. In other words almost 60% of the TC's since 1979 were near misses. It would seem bad luck is the culprit, not the horses. The figures show the ability is there just not the luck needed to go with it. Think about how many of those near misses in reality should have been hits. Out of those 20 misses there were more horses with a better chance than not. I'm not going to list each horse and give a reason. Have some fun and form your own opinion. · 87 days ago ·
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Coolmore is standing Fame and Glory for 5000 Euros. Is this the best deal going in Europe?
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  • SSilence86 · Here are the stride markers... http://www.flickr.com/photos/91093795@N00/10908951396/ · 158 days ago ·
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  • Jay S. · Wow! Man O' War really stretched-it-out. To add perspective, I think Carl Lewis' best-ever long jump was 29' 2 1/4", wind aided. · 158 days ago ·
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A fond farewell to Fame and Glory who was formally retired to Coolmore yesterday. He was a winner 14 of his 26 starts including 5 G1 races such as the Irish Derby, the Ascot Gold Cup and the Coronation Cup. A simply gorgeous son of Montjeu, he will no doubt be popular at stud. It is a shame that his debut in America, as well as his final career start, was the BC Marathon. Surely, they could have found a better swan song for him.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @yulkichan, I couldn't agree more and said just about the same thing myself identically. Fame and Glory was a class act during his racing career for Coolmore/Ballydoyle. He was a multiple G1 winner at distances of 10f, 12f, & 20f. Plus, a listed, G3, & G2 winner at distances of 10f, 14f, & 16f. He rarely ever ran a bad race during his career and took every step up in trip ask of him by Aidan O'Brien in stride, and more often than not excelled when stepped up in trip. When he came back in ran in the G1 Ascot Gold Cup & G3 British Champions Long Distance Cup for a second time in 2012, he wasn't quite the same horse he'd been when he won both races the year prior, but he by no means disgraced himself the second time around, either. He sure deserved a hell of a lot better than being brought to America and basically just thrown to the wolves on a surface his bloodlines have never fared very well on. You're 110% right in saying he deserved a better swan song than he got!! · 429 days ago ·
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BC Races 1 & 2: The Juvenile Sprint and the MarathonRead More
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  • head_heart_hooves · Wish I would have realized Calidoscopio was 9. Old horse for a long race! Grassy didn't mind the dirt either. · 538 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · stamina is a facet that is added over time. Look at human cross country skiers at the top...all 25 to 35 · 537 days ago ·
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An in depth look at the difficult challenge of handicapping the 2012 Marathon. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · Besides RD I thought The Fugue was much the best but one of the perils of drafting is you can get a bad trip. · 538 days ago ·
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  • footlick · You are so right about The Fugue, icy. · 538 days ago ·
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Not since the rail-running victory of Sir Henry Cecil's Midday in 2009 have Europe reigned supreme in the Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf, but with the Cup returning to Santa Anita yet again this year, Europe have set dead aim on regaining the turf tiara with a quintuple hand of exceptional ability.Read More
Nine-year-old Argentinian becomes the oldest Breeders' Cup winner.Read More
Having cleared quarantine Wednesday evening, Aidan O’Brien’s powerful Breeders’ Cup team took to the Santa Anita track for the first time to stretch their legs Thursday morning. Leading the group was St Nicholas Abbey, who will be bidding to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf for the second time in successi...Read More
While the horses from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stables remain in quarantine until they are able to make their first appearance on the track Thursday, the trainer was at the barn on Wednesday morning and spent some time with members of the international media discussing some of his Breeders’ Cup ho...Read More
The Breeders' Cup Marathon is always a handicapping puzzle and the 2012 renewal is no exception. Read More
A late addition to Coolmore's Breeders Cup roster, Fame and Glory will run in the BC Marathon. Certainly there's no question he'll be one of the class horses in the field and the 1-3/4 will not be an issue either. Only the same question that comes up for the European's in this race and the Classic every year. How will F&G handle the switch from turf to conventional dirt?
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @AmbitiousD, I think F&G will definitely be the class of the BC Marathon field. If he's within 3 or 4 lengths of the leader turning for home I think he wins the race. JMO. · 546 days ago ·
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · Aidan O'Brien has also said on Racing Post.com that win, lose, or draw this will likely be Fame and Glory's final race before being retired and sent off to stud. Frankly, they've kept him racing longer than I ever thought they would. I thought they might retire him after the 2012 Ascot Gold Cup? Then when they decided to keep him training for the Irish St. Leger and BC Long Distance Cup, I thought for sure Ascot on Champions Day would be his final appearance. But I'm certainly not complaining. Fame and Glory's a class horse and his unexpected entry into the BC Marathon field was a very pleasant surprise. · 546 days ago ·
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Probably one of the most interesting surprise entries into any Breeder's Cup race. Instantly becomes a good chance on his love for staying distances. The question I need to try and answer is if transition to dirt will be less of hinderance than all the dirt horses adding extra distance? I love seeing European turf horses make their dirt debut in the Marathon
DRF is reporting that European multiple Group 1 winner Fame And Glory has been pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Marathon.
It got a bit rough in the final stages, but Godolphin managed a 1-2 sweep of the Ascot Gold Cup as Colour Vision, with Frankie Dettori, bested Dubai Gold Cup (G3) winner Opinion Poll, ridden by Mickael Barzalona, by a half-length. The two met in the stewards’ room after the race, which was under a [...Read More
Fame And Glory will face eight rivals when he bids to follow up last year's victory in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday. The Aidan O'Brien-trained six-year-old stormed to success last year under Jamie Spencer and the pair will face up against Godolphin pair Colour Vision and Opinion Poll, who...Read More
Undefeated superstar Frankel capped off his tremendous 3-year-old season when he was named 2011 Horse of the Year at the Cartier Racing Awards ...Read More
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  • Zenyatta-Perfection Personified · Just a thought: did SYT have any excuse for getting beaten by Cirrus Des Aigles? If not, it seems that CDA proved he was the better horse and was thus voted champ older horse. And Danedream is awesome. · 887 days ago ·
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  • WilliamCaple · Enjoy the blog, please keep up the good work!! derbydeals.com · 833 days ago ·
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FRANKEL added two more honours to his impeccable cv on Tuesday night when he was named Cartier Horse of the Year and three-year-old Colt of the Year.Both awards were a formality following a magnificent campaign in which he stretched his unbeaten run to nine with wins in the 2,000 Guineas, St James's...Read More
An already excellent year just got a whole lot better for the 15-year-old stallion Montjeu. The Coolmore stud had a great career on the racetrack with 11 wins in only 16 starts. The European champion won such big races as the 1999 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Irish Derby, Prix du Jockey Club as well a...Read More
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  • zatt · I know. There are too many good ones to mention them all ... how about Jukebox Jury? · 920 days ago ·
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  • yukichan · I am a fan! He is also represented in the Cox Plate by Wall Street, who has earned over 1.3 million (AUS) so far... · 920 days ago ·
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After he let his class show at Ascot back in June, winning the G1 Ascot Gold Cup. Fame and Glory's had a couple of very disappointing races since. An unexpected loss to Fictional Account in the Irish St. Leger Trial, and a very lackluster effort in the G1 Irish St. Leger, where he faded to a distant 4th place. But Fame and Glory was back to his best again at Ascot in winning the Champions Long Distance Cup over 2 miles. Beating his old Gold Cup rival, Opinion Poll. Who had won the Goodwood and Lonsdale Cup's, and a Doncaster Cup 2nd since his Gold Cup run. I really felt like Fame and Glory was the class horse in the race today. He's had by far more G1 success than any of the other horses in the Long Distance Cup field. I was happy to see an effort like this again from Fame and Glory. I was starting to wonder after seeing him suffer back to back losses if that grueling 2-1/2 mile Gold Cup run hadn't taken more out of him than anyone really knew?
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  • icyhotboo · I actually started in harness racing where the distance was a standard mile. Making the transition to thoroughbreds was very difficult for me because of the distance factor so at first I stayed only with graded stakes at 1 1/8 and 1 1/4 mile then eased my way in but only as a bettor. I never owned a thoroughbred other than one cheap claimer at Finger Lakes. · 922 days ago ·
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  • footlick · the first harness horse I followed was Bret Hanover · 922 days ago ·
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Fame And Glory - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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View DetailsView Video11/02/12Fame And Glory13thSA51 3/4 mDBreeders' Cup Marathon-G2 3+ MCalidoscopioGrassyAtigun2:57.25
View Details10/20/12Fame And Glory5thAsc12 milesTBritish Champions Long Distance Cup-G3 3+ MRite Of PassageAikenAskar Tau3:35.98
View Details09/15/12Fame And Glory6thCur71 3/4 mTIrish St. Leger-G1 3+ MRoyal DiamondMassiynBrown Panther3:08.47
View DetailsView Video06/21/12Fame And Glory7thAsc32 1/2 mTAscot Gold Cup-G1 4+ MColour VisionOpinion PollSaddler's Rock4:42.05
View Details05/20/12Fame And Glory1stNav41 3/4 mTVintage Crop Stakes 4+ MFame And GloryUnaccompanied Steps To Freedom3:06.90
View Details10/15/11Fame And Glory1stAsc92 milesTBritish Champions Long Distance Cup-G3 3+ MFame And GloryOpinion PollColour Vision3:26.50
View DetailsView Video09/10/11Fame And Glory4thCur41 3/4 mTIrish St. Leger-G1 3+ MDuncan Red Cadeaux3:08.01
View DetailsView Video09/10/11Fame And Glory4thCur41 3/4 mTIrish St. Leger-G1 3+ MJukebox Jury Red Cadeaux3:08.01
View DetailsView Video08/20/11Fame And Glory2ndCur11 3/4 mTIrish St Leger Trial 3+ MFictional AccountFame And GlorySaddler's Rock2:57.49
View DetailsView Video06/16/11Fame And Glory1stAsc32 1/2 mTAscot Gold Cup-G1 3+ MFame And GloryOpinion PollBrigantin4:37.51
View Details05/29/11Fame And Glory1stLeo11 3/4 mTSaval Beg Stakes 4+ MFame And GloryVivacious VivienneRite Of Passage2:58.66
View Details04/17/11Fame And Glory1stNav11 3/4 mTVintage Crop Stakes 4+ MFame And GloryNebula StormFictional Account2:55.89
View DetailsView Video10/03/10Fame And Glory5thLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MWorkforceNakayama FestaSarafina2:35.30
View Details08/08/10Fame And Glory1stCur21 1/4 mTRoyal Whip Stakes-G2 3+ MFame And GloryDixie MusicGrand Admiral2:06.62
View Details06/04/10Fame And Glory1stEps11 1/2mTCoronation Cup-G1 4+ MFame And GlorySariskaHigh Heeled2:33.42
View Details05/23/10Fame And Glory1stCur51 1/4 mTTattersalls Gold Cup-G1 4+ MFame And GloryRechargeChinese White2:13.57
View Details05/03/10Fame And Glory1stCur11 1/4 mTMooresbridge Stakes-G3 4+ MFame And GloryRechargeGalileo's Choice2:13.92
View Details04/11/10Fame And Glory3rdCur11 1/4 mTAlleged Stakes 4+ MShe's Our MarkPopmurphyFame And Glory2:23.04
View DetailsView Video10/17/09Fame And Glory6thNew31 1/4 mTChampion Stakes-G1 3+ MTwice OverMawatheeqSariska2:01.31
View DetailsView Video10/04/09Fame And Glory6thLon61 1/2mTPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe-G1 3+ MSea The StarsYoumzainCavalryman2:26.30
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