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Hoppertunity made the most of his Kentucky Derby 2014 prep opportunity in a rough renewal of the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park.Read More
Ria Antonia looks to pick up where stars of the past, like Winning Colors and Genuine Risk, tested the gender barrier before the Triple Crown had even begun.Read More
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  • AnneShaw · After the interview with her owners and connections following the BC I was completely turned off. Tiger was on lead. Ria didn't have to take such a close path. Just like in basketball, she drew a foul if indeed there was one. I can't wish her well except for good health which I hope they all are. · 81 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Anne you will not have to worry about her. These Eric Guilliot wannabees just talked all through the winter to get print. I thought they were doing it to put her in the limelight and increase her value. I think they were trying to sell a piece or all of her. When nobody bit,they withdrew their plans to face the boys and are now pointing to the filly Stake. You are correct,they did not take the high road after the race. But as Bill Parcells always says. You are who you are. · 81 days ago ·
With one of the more interesting looking Cigar Mile fields just a few days away, I decided to have a little fun with the prestigious, late-season race at Aqueduct. In 24 editions, there have been 23 winners (Congaree won it twice), of the Grade 1 race. Today, I took on the unenviable task of ranking...Read More
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  • tmallios1 · I will give you a more recent example. Countess Dianna,who my friend vetted. She was refused to the owners to buy , because of so called obvious issues. He approved her.Not a bad call,if i say so myself. I have been told by many a trainer and vet. The next completely clean race horse you see.That horse will be the first. All of these horses that ran or are running have some sort of story behind them.Just because the public is not privy,does not mean it does not exist. Like they say in Sports,You play when you are hurti, but you sit when you are injured. · 143 days ago ·
  • Buckpasser · As far as durability goes, Seabiscuit was a chronic cripple who ran well. · 142 days ago ·
With the Travers just around the corner, ZATT decided to have a little fun with the historic and prestigious race, by ranking the 35 winners since Affirmed and Alydar...Read More
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  • EP Taylor · I really liked the 94 Travers. The Bull/Concern. As GAME as a race horse can be. · 239 days ago ·
  • MikeRullo · chiefs crown won 5 2yr old stakes and bernardini only lost was to a hall of famer. You should take this list down, Thunder gulch was slow, your list is way off please take it down. · 238 days ago ·
I love the Louisiana Derby. It may not hold the ultimate importance towards the Kentucky Derby as the Wood, or Florida, Arkansas and Santa Anita Derbies historically, but what it lacks for in Kentucky Derby winners, it makes up for in other ways. Not only has the race attracted solid, deep fields in...Read More
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  • buckpasser · I have always thought Secretariat was quite a good sire and as Rafi says an even better broodmare sire with Storm Cat among others. In all fairness to Secretariat as a sire, given the level of mares that went to him, he would have had to sire at least one TC winner and many other classic winners to live up to the type of mares he got. In many respects, this will be Frankel's issue to deal with-- given that the mares he is being bred to are the creme de la creme of racing. · 386 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Good points, Buckpasser. I believe we, the general public, just put him on much to high a petistool, and he would never exceed our unrealistic excpectations. Risen Star had all the talent in the world, he could have won the Triple Crown. Lady's Secret was a fine mare. As a broodmare sire I don't even have to repeat. You, and everybody, knows what he did as a broodmare stallion. Good post, Buckpasser "Like".. · 385 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. · 462 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? · 462 days ago ·
In what ways will the 2012 three year-olds become part of the history of the Haskell? Let’s measure your Haskell IQ by answering these ten trivia questions.Read More
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  • DarleneManfra · Skip Away. · 630 days ago ·
  • forego139 · I remember celebrating in the winner's circle with Sonny and Carolyn Hines after Skip Away won the Breeder's Cup Classic at Hollywood Park The Home Of Champions. · 618 days ago ·
Travers or Haskell? One blogger still prefers the Travers, and the classic 1 1/4 mile distance...Read More
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  • LAZMANICK · DeadHeat……….I’m not trying to argue with you and I’m no saying that you commented one way or another. I just wondered if you had ever heard of anyone calling the Travers Saratoga’s signature race. Regarding the fields for the Haskell. They seem to be getting deeper with talent in the past few years than they used to be and I think that one reason is the 9F distance. I also agree with Mike that the Travers is the greatest race for three year olds outside the Triple Crown. The Haskell to me has always been like a Blue Grass or a Florida Derby or a Wood Memorial, a top G1, but not on the same level as the TC races and the Travers. · 996 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · I have heard it called that and I most certainly believe in that name. However, I would disagree with you on the level of the Haskell. I would actually liken it to the Preakness, the baby child when standing next to the Derby which has so much age and prestige. While it still draws some wonderful deep and talented fields, it in no way can be called equal to the Derby. · 996 days ago ·
Hello Haskell, my old friend. It's almost time for you again... A child of the Garden State, there is no race so deep in my being as Monmouth's signature mile and an eighth. I still have goosebumps begotten of great Haskell's past, like the day Majestic Light scorched the summer earth, or the way Fi...Read More
Ever since I was a very young racing fan, I have always looked forward to The Fountain of Youth Stakes. Perhaps as a youngster it was the catchy name that caught me eye, but as the first serious Kentucky Derby prep for the Eastern three-year-olds, no doubt it has been the stature of the race has kep...Read More
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  • GeorgeTierney · been a long time since this race produced anything truly spectacular for the triple crown series. last 2 horses that won didnt even run in the derby...but I like soldat today... · 1147 days ago ·
  • zatt · You were right, George ... and unfortunately, yesterday's race did not threaten to crack this list in any way. · 1147 days ago ·
By JOSEPH DURSO Published: June 9, 1996 D. Wayne Lukas returned to the winner's circle yesterday when Editor's Note won the 128th running of the Belmont Stakes over Skip Away and the filly My Flag, giving Lukas his third straight victory in the Belmont and his seventh in the last eight Triple Crown ...Read More
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2000 D. Wayne Lukas-trained High Yield set the pace in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday and held off a late bid by More Than Ready to win by a head.Read More
By STEVEN CRIST, Risen Star, a son of Secretariat, benefited from a rough early duel between Forty Niner and Winning Colors to win the 113th Preakness Stakes today at Pimlico Race Course.Read More

Forty Niner - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video11/05/88Forty Niner4thCD101 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MAlyshebaSeeking the GoldWaquoit2:04.80
View DetailsView Video09/17/88Forty Niner2ndBel81 1/4 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MAlyshebaForty NinerWaquoit1:59.40
View Details07/30/88Forty Niner1stMth91 1/8 mDHaskell Invitational -G1 3+ MForty NinerSeeking the GoldPrimal1:47.40
View DetailsView Video05/21/88Forty Niner7thPim91 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MRisen StarBrian's Time Winning Colors1:56.20
View DetailsView Video05/07/88Forty Niner2ndCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MWinning ColorsForty NinerRisen Star2:02.20
View DetailsView Video08/19/87Forty Niner1stSar16 fDSanford-G2 2 MForty NinerOnce WildVelvet Fog1:10.00