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Gate Dancer

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Florida (USA) by William R. Davis  -  [Add Data]
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Older Comments about Gate Dancer...

Dude, I made tv's picture of Gate Dancer my screensaver. Not only is it a great shot of Gate Dancer, it's also a great shot of Pincay. I've stared at it for about an hour now.
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  • jay s. · Just clicked...Pincay is on Affirmed, Swale, and Gate Dancer in all your pics. Nice. · 454 days ago
  • travel_vic · He signed most of them too....Have another Belmont, but did not get him to sign that one on Caveat. · 454 days ago
Folks, go to Gate Dancer's profile and see an awesome post parade photo taken up close and personal by travel_vic. It's a snapshot of approximately 8 minutes before history was made. Go to Gate Dancer's profile and click "photos." It's the far right tab. Thanks tv.
Is it just me...or has the level of true, top competition thinned recently? Look at Gate Dancer for instance. Every time he went to the gate he had a very good probability of several of the following being there: Swale, Precisionist, Wild Again, Slew O' Gold, Turkoman, Proud Truth, Chief's Crown, Vanlandingham, Creme Fraiche, Stephan's Oddyssy, etc. And I KNOW I'm forgetting several legitimate others.
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  • LAZMANNICK · If there was one thing about Sword Dancer it was that in an era when top horses carried weight, the most weight he ever carried was 129 lbs. and the most he ever won with was 126. He and Nashua were oddities at that time in that they were HOY winners that never carried 130 lbs. or more. Or course we would never see a horse even carry 130 lbs. in this day and age, at least not in N/A. · 682 days ago
  • ruffian75 · Laz, once again, thanks for your input. That's an impressive story. Look forward to your next posting. · 682 days ago
I had the privilege of watching Gate Dancer compete in the Oaklawn Handicap against Turkoman and Red Attack. He was such a ham in the saddle area and during the parade. He was a great racehorse. When I go back and watch the Breeder's Cup races, he was obviously the fastest in the stretch. He catches Wild Again and Slew O Gold with no problems, he just has no interest in passing on by. He looks like he's jogging next to them. Next year when he gets the lead mid-stretch, he practically throws out an anchor until he has a buddy to run with. Once Proud Truth gets there, Gate Dancer goes with him in what appears to be a trot. Oh, if he wasn't such a silly boy!
  • travel_vic · he was a nut. Only one to get Dq'd in the Derby in recent memory for mugging Fali Time then AGAIN in the Breeder's Cup Classic. I was fifteen feet from it as Laffit yanked him out and he continued to lug in on Sle O'Gold while the winner lugged out the rail making that poor Slew bounce like a billiard ball. DQ'd. NEXT year at the BC Classic he did the same thing to a lesser degree with McCarron up. He had the lead at the top of the lane over Turkoman, but Proudn truth blew by the both of them. Poor trainer and his nutty horse. Wore ear plugs. shadow roll, spit the bit device etc and could rarely run a straight line. Entertaining owever. · 689 days ago
My horse is a colt from Gate Dancer, and he looks kist like his daddy!!!
Gate Dancer was a great horse!

Gate Dancer - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/02/85Gate Dancer2ndAqu71 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3 MProud TruthGate DancerTurkoman2:00.80
View DetailsView Video11/10/84Gate Dancer3rdHP71 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3 MWild AgainSlew O' GoldGate Dancer2:03.40
View Details09/22/84Gate Dancer1stLaD101 1/4 mDSuper Derby-G1 3 MGate DancerPrecisionistBig Pistol2:00.20
View Details06/09/84Gate Dancer6thBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MSwalePine CircleMorning Bob1:27.20
View Details05/19/84Gate Dancer1stPim81 1/8 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MGate DancerPlay On Fight Over1:53.60
View DetailsView Video05/05/84Gate Dancer5thCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MSwaleCoax Me ChadAt The Threshold2:02.40
View Details04/21/84Gate Dancer3rdOP91 1/8 mDArkansas Derby-G1 3 MAltheaPine CircleGate Dancer1:46.40