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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Grindstone...

Will Smarty Jones become the next Derby Winner to Sire a Champion?Read More
Will Take Charge is primed to become a champion for D. Wayne Lukas, but where does he fit in with the best of the Hall of Fame trainer's Triple Crown runners?Read More
has been pensioned i believe.
Associated Press Published: Saturday, May 4, 1996 Grindstone nipped Cavonnier at the wire in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday and gave trainer D. Wayne Lukas an incredible sixth straight victory in a Triple Crown race. Read More
  • CauseForConcern · The Triple Crown that was influenced by Grindstone: After winning the Kentucky Derby, it was determined that he was injured, and be retired, to stand at stud. Since Jerry Bailey had rewarded Lukas with the Derby, it was only fitting that he provide him with the best of the rest of his stock. He decided that Bailey would ride Prince Of Thieves, who finished third behind Grindstone in the Derby, in the Preakness. This move cost Pat Day a mount, but, Nick Zito came a calling. He asked Day if he would like to ride his colt, Louis Quatorze, who finished 16th in the Derby. Day accepted the offer, and proceeded to lead wire-to-wire. As Day crossed the finish line, he threw up his hand, as if to say that this was Number 5 Preakness win. Or, was it something directed at Lukas for taking him off of a live mount? When the Belmont came around, the one that would be the victor was none other than Editor's Note, who was the betting interest entrymate of Grindstone in the Kentucky Derby. And he,not Grindstone, was probably more of the reason why Grindstone didn't pay that much in the Derby. So, there you have it: 1996, the year the Triple Crown was influenced by Grindstone. · 300 days ago ·
Can Oxbow, or one of his others, finally bring D. Wayne Lukas to the magic number of 14?Read More
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  • drayton.nay · Normandy is a beast... · 417 days ago ·
  • furlonger · Normandy should handle this Handily, but keep an eye on this bomb #8 I've Struck A Nerve. I won't be surprised if he's in the money · 417 days ago ·
Which horse has the best pedigree to handle twelve furlongs in the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, June 9 at Belmont Park? My Belmont Stakes alphabetical list continues with Street Life. Read More
Grindstone's Derby win stands up, but his other results?
To say that things are done a little differently in New York and California is a little bit like saying Justin Bieber is kinda popular with the young girls. If you believe all the stereotypes, Southern California is full of sunshine and movie stars, not to mention plastic surgeons, blondes with enha...Read More
Grindstone is turning out to be a nice broodmare sire with Street Life and RussianGreek making headway on the TC trail.
Dead Heat Debater, Laura Pugh, previews the Road to the Roses through New Orleans...Read More
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  • 12thCrown · I think FG spacing the race as is hurts their chances for top contenders. Very few will wheel back for another race like Nehro did last year. But it's shocking they don't draw better candidates with the $1 million purse! I love visiting that track... can't believe Asmussen is heading west this winter. · 839 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · 12thCrown I believe he did last year too, with Tapizar. That one got injured though, and was his top horse before Nehro was really ever thought about. · 839 days ago ·
Chalk this one up as a great idea. On Saturday, November 26, the Fair Grounds will run a race featuring contemporary horses competing in the names and silks of many of the greatest horses to compete at the historic racetrack. Now on this very blog I have created and run some terrific fantasy races, ...Read More
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  • likin sparks · Woo wee! This is a cool idea...my picks would be on a trifecta Whirlaway/Master Derby/Tenacious all three totally dominated at the Fair Grounds and of course my sleeper would be Risen Star and plug him into WPS, loved that horse. · 880 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · This is a pretty neat idea! · 880 days ago ·
1) The Arkansas Derby is a Grade 1 race restricted to 3-year-olds held at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It is run at a distance of 1 1/8 miles. 2) The race was run for the first time in 1936. The current purse is $1 million. In 2004, a $5 million bonus was offered to any colt to sweep the R...Read More
In 1996, Grindstone won the Louisiana Derby (which at the time was a grade III and run in mid-March), prepped for the Kentucky Derby in the Arkansas Derby, and went on to capture the roses by a nose. Three years later in 1999, Charismatic, who had run in a $62,500 claimer at Santa Anita in February,...Read More
I would be hard-pressed to name an individual who has had a bigger impact on American racing over the last 30 years than D. Wayne Lukas, a member of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame and four-time Eclipse Award winner as outstanding trainer. From sales pavilions in ...Read More
  • humphrey · The breakdown KING without second place even being in the same universe! How many really good ones were lost during this reign of medications. Jim Squires tells about the culture of drugs used to prep the quarter horses for show and exactly who and when it became a standard in the t-bred community. Friends at Claiborne told me of how studdish Winning Colors was for almost 6 months and how this FEMALE looked like a male (WONDER WHY?) before they could get her is foal. Darrel Wayne brings you the wonders of pharmaceuticals. Most folks wouldn't have treated a stray dog the way he treated Lady's Secret. · 1463 days ago ·
  • Arrrgy · Hear, hear. Since lukas quit the juice and tapping, he's just another man. I was sick when he went into the hall. · 1463 days ago ·
Overbrook stallion Grindstone will continue his stallion career at veterinarian Jack Root's Oakhurst Equine Farm near Newberg, Ore., according to Ric Waldman, Overbrook's advisor and manager of stallion operations.Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Had to sweat two photos. Grindstone/Cavonnier for the win + Halo Sunshine/Unbridled's Song to round out the super. The racing gods were smiling that day! · 1817 days ago ·
  • mshutty · I remember tossing the 1-5 exacta ticket in the garbage and then moments later realizing my pick, Editors Note, was coupled with Grindstone. Found the ticket with ketchup smudge and all! · 1817 days ago ·
Ah yes, I remember it like it was yesterday. Plunked down $60 in '96 Derby superfecta. I tossed Unbridled's Song & Skip Away, keying Lukas coupled entry Grindstone/Editor's Note over 5 horses, including Cavonnier, Prince of Thieves, and Halo Sunshine. The racing gods were smiling as all the photos went my way in an improbable exotic score.
  • PICKALL · That was one of the BETTER DERBIES in my life. Those photos seem to have lasted an eternity, the minutes felt like hours. That race seems like it was a Century ago. I do remember Where we went to bet the race, Delaware Park and the exact place we watched the race. There were no 10 cent supers then. That was some GREAT PICKING for then, a young Jarrod Horack. Thanks for the great memories ! Gus · 1830 days ago ·
What did the Super pay?
6/9/2004 By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY ELMONT, N.Y. — Trainer Nick Zito said before Saturday's Belmont that he would be thrilled to finish second behind Triple Crown hopeful Smarty Jones. Zito predicted the right horses at the finish line, but he just had them in the wrong order.Read More

Grindstone - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video05/04/96Grindstone1stCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MGrindstoneCavonnierPrince Of Thieves2:01.00
View DetailsView Video04/13/96Grindstone2ndOP91 1/8 mDArkansas Derby-G2 3 MZarb's MagicGrindstoneHalo Sunshine1:49.21
View Details07/01/95Grindstone4thCD96 fDBashford Manor-G2 2 MA. V. EightAggie SouthpawSeeker's Reward1:11.40