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General Quarters

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General Quarters
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What the Nation is saying about General Quarters...

sold to Crestwood Farm.
Owner-trainer Tom McCarthy, the septuagenarian former high school principal who became the feel-good Kentucky Derby week story of 2009 after he saddled his lone horse General Quarters to win Keeneland’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes, brought a three-horse stable to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last ...Read More
This guy may not have won many races, may not have been the flashiest but nature sometimes rewards these underated horses with awesome prodigy. I like this horse and admire the connections and how they took good care of him.
General Quarters, owned and trained by the septuagenarian Tom McCarthy during a career that included wins in Keeneland’s Grade I Blue Grass in 2009 and Churchill’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf Classic in 2010, is commencing a stud career at Stonewall Farm in Ocala, Florida, McCarthy reported during...Read More
  • AnnaK · GQ figured rather prominently in the PBS Thoroughbred doc, McCarthy would be looking over the interviewers shoulder to admire GQ, wanted to do the grooming himself, very nice to see, and wish them both the best. · 779 days ago ·
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General Quarters, the two-time Grade 1 winner who made his septuagenarian owner-trainer one of the most popular Kentucky Derby stories of recent years, was retired Monday after finishing last of 13 in the Clark Handicap on Friday at his home track of Churchill Downs.Tom McCarthy said General Quarter...Read More
Preston Stables LLC’s Flat Out and George and Lori Hall’s Ruler On Ice, two major players from the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade I) run at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5, will be searching for Eclipse Award championship momentum when they face 11 rivals on the famed Louisville track in Friday’...Read More
Ruler On Ice has been confirmed for the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Nov 25. Read More
New York-bred Future Prospect and 2009 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner General Quarters finished one-two in the WinStar Kentucky Cup (G2) on September 24 at Turfway Park and will meet again on Saturday in the 53rd running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2) on closing day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meeting. ...Read More
Future Prospect and General Quarters, 1-2 finishers in the WinStar Kentucky Cup (G2) at Turfway Park on September 24, will likely meet again in the 53rd running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2), a 1 1/8-mile race for three-year-olds and up on closing day at Keeneland.   Those two horses, as well as...Read More
Your Beautiful,Big Guy! and you've a wonderful personality,it's a pleasure to know you everyday!
General Quarters will stay on a synthetic surface in his attempt to make the Breeders’ Cup when he runs Saturday as one of the favorites in the $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup, the showcase event in the newly revived Kentucky Cup series at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. Owned and trained by 77-year-old...Read More
Future Prospect gave Dodson Skaggs his first graded stakes winner in 42 years as a trainer when the 7-year-old gelding left General Quarters behind in the stretch to capture the $169,999 WinStar Kentucky Cup (gr. II) at 18-1 odds at Turfway Park Sept. 24."It's a pretty good feeling," an emotional Sk...Read More
Future Prospect and General Quarters...nice to see the "old guys" do so well. GQ--loved his determination!
The Grade 2 WinStar Kentucky Cup Stakes has attracted a fascinating field of eight, including former star General Quarters, turf veteran Strike Impact, and gem of consistency Baryshnikov. Read More
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  • CraigBradshaw · watch out for p val. he can sneak a horse up to the winner's circle. · 938 days ago ·
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Lothenbach Stables’ Mister Marti Gras rallied from far back to nail front-running favorite Workin For Hops in the final strides to win the Grade III $100,000 Washington Park Handicap Saturday at Arlington Park.  Eduardo Perez was astride the homebred son of Belong to Me who ran the mile and an ...Read More
Making one full trip around the Arlington Park oval this Saturday are the entrants of the 79th Washington Park Handicap. Workin for Hops and General Quarters are two of the bigger names entering the event which has been dominated by Mike Stidham’s Gran Estreno each of the last two years. Hopefully o...Read More
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  • tonykelso · I would consider General Quarters bouncing back his allowance dirt race at CD was very good. The Firecracker is a tough race, I don't think the distance of one mile against top horses really fit him.. Demand value. · 960 days ago ·
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  • RobertPotter · If Working For Hops reproduces his Hanshin performance,he most likely wins. If not, the steadily improving Illinois bred-Color Me Blue- can win this running of the Washington Park Hcp. · 959 days ago ·
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A troika of accomplished stakes winners – Thomas McCarthy’s General Quarters, Estrorace LLC’s Workin for Hops and Lothenbach Stables’ Mister Marti Gras – share top starting impost of 119 pounds for Saturday’s Washington Park Handicap.  The Grade III race carries a $100,000 purse and will be run...Read More
Tom McCarthy’s General Quarters, who won Keeneland’s Grade I Blue Grass Stakes over the Lexington Polytrack in 2009 and Churchill’s Grade I Woodford Reserve Turf over the Louisville lawn last year, will return to Polytrack for the first time since his Blue Grass victory for Arlington’s Grade III Was...Read More
Mort Fink’s Wise Dan stalked the pace and rallied to take over from Strike Impact in deep stretch to draw off and win the Firecracker Handicap on Monday to close out the Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. Read More
Maggi Moss’ multiple stakes winner Native Ruler split horses in mid-stretch and beat Tom McCarthy’s General Quarters to the wire to take the Friday afternoon feature at Churchill Downs by a neck.   Trained by Chris Richard and ridden by Miguel Mena, Native Ruler was fifth in the field of six at...Read More

General Quarters - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/25/11General Quarters13thCD111 1/8 mDClark Handicap-G1 3+ MWise DanMission ImpazibleFlat Out1:48.95
View DetailsView Video10/29/11General Quarters8thKee91 1/8 mSFayette Stakes-G2 3+ MWise DanIoya BigtimeWorkin For Hops1:48.72
View DetailsView Video09/24/11General Quarters2ndTP101 1/16 mSKentucky Cup Classic-G2 3+ MFuture ProspectGeneral QuartersDemarcation1:44.71
View Details09/03/11General Quarters7thAP81 3/16 mSWashington Park Hcp-G3 3+ MMister Marti GrasMaristarWorkin For Hops1:51.60
View DetailsView Video07/04/11General Quarters7thCD101 mileTFirecracker Handicap-G2 3+ MWise DanBaryshnikovStrike Impact1:34.59
View Details06/10/11General Quarters2ndCD97 fDAlwOC 3+ MNative RulerGeneral QuartersAgastache1:23.30
View DetailsView Video08/21/10General Quarters7thAP101 1/4 mTArlington Million-G1 3+ MDebussyGio PontiTazeez2:03.01
View Details07/17/10General Quarters6thAP91 1/4 mTArlington Handicap-G3 3+ MRahystradaJust As WellTajaaweed2:01.26
View DetailsView Video06/12/10General Quarters3rdCD101 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 4+ MBlameBattle PlanGeneral Quarters1:49.37
View DetailsView Video05/01/10General Quarters1stCD101 1/8 mTWoodford Reserve Turf Classic-G1 3+ MGeneral QuartersCourt VisionLoup Breton1:53.42
View DetailsView Video03/27/10General Quarters2ndFG81 1/8 mDNew Orleans Hcp.-G2 4+ MBattle PlanGeneral QuartersAwesome Gem1:49.33
View DetailsView Video02/20/10General Quarters2ndFG111 1/16 mDMineshaft Hcp.-G3 4+ MStonehouseGeneral QuartersGiant Oak1:44.09
View DetailsView Video01/23/10General Quarters2ndFG71 1/16 mDLouisiana Handicap 4+ MFriesan FireGeneral QuartersGood And Lucky1:43.39
View DetailsView Video12/26/09General Quarters2ndFG86 fDAlwOC 3+ MTempo FiveGeneral QuartersCredit Only1:10.49
View DetailsView Video05/16/09General Quarters9thPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MRachel AlexandraMine That BirdMusket Man1:55.08
View DetailsView Video05/02/09General Quarters10thCD111 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MMine That BirdPioneerof The NileMusket Man2:02.66
View DetailsView Video04/11/09General Quarters1stKee91 1/8 mSBlue Grass-G1 3 MGeneral QuartersHold Me BackMassone1:49.26
View DetailsView Video03/14/09General Quarters5thTam111 1/16 mDTampa Bay Derby-G3 3 MMusket ManJoin In The DanceJustdontcallmejeri1:43.67
View Details02/14/09General Quarters1stTam101 1/16 mDSam F. Davis-G3 3 MGeneral QuartersSumoMusket Man1:43.54
View Details01/17/09General Quarters2ndTam87 fDPasco 3 MMusket ManGeneral QuartersMiles And Miles1:23.06