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

Is Hansen or Creative Cause good enough to be considered one of the best gray thoroughbreds? If so, they would have to be better than some of the greatest horses of all time. Read More
Recapping the Spiral in 8 GifsRead More
Who is the best active trainer who has not won the Kentucky Derby? Read More
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  • travel_vic · Coworker is in the vet clinic and I will ask her to talk to him about that · 27 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · ONE THING I was told to NEVER mention to him (well that is if you want him to ever respond to you again later) is the handling of Izvestia. Horse had done enough for syndication. ads in the journals about his services being at Gainesway and then they HAD to race him one more time in the Fall with tragic results. I had noted that he had been fouled in a race in New England on the same back leg that gave way at Woodbine and wondered if that was the reason that he had been off most of that last summer. Topic never to be mentioned so I stayed away. · 27 days ago ·
Hansen's first foal reported per BH! Photo shows chestnut with large white blaze. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/83117/juvenile-champ-hansen-sires-first-foal
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  • goblin · I started to e-mail BH to ask about the discrepancy and saw that a question has already been posted to the writer. I'm interested to see her response. · 75 days ago ·
  • amfuller · I know, when I read it I was thinking I know I saw that Hansen already had a foal born before then. Oh well. :) · 75 days ago ·
Before we look ahead to a new racing season, let's take pause to say good-bye and good luck to those that are leaving the track and moving on to their second careersRead More
Has American thoroughbred racing become too enamored with one weekend of racing while forgoing the importance of a solid, yearlong campaign?Read More
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  • ekindy · @Ruffianlover I think the differences are greatly exaggerated. Remember Princess took some time off after the Oaks as well. Princess ran exactly one more race for the year than Beholder, and ran exactly one more race than Beholder between the Oaks and the Distaff. Yes it's a difference but it's not so much of a difference that you take the award away from Beholder. And also remember Princess stayed home when other contenders (in fact ALL other Oaks runners if I am not mistaken) ran in March prep races. Are we going to discount her Oaks victory because of that? · 81 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Also WESTERN turf has very little rain and is closely cropped like a putting green where a course like Arlington or Belmont has much more depth to it · 81 days ago ·
Does anyone remember all of the reasons that make Union Rags a major contender to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes?Read More
Hansen has been sold to South Korea. I wish I could say I'm surprised at Kendall Hansen's decision, but sadly, I'm afraid I'm not. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/81181/champion-hansen-sold-to-south-korea
Funny tweet regarding Hansen's sale - "Korea Racing ‏@korearacing 15h Always amused at the reaction to any US stallion coming to Korea. Hansen is here to cover mares. We're not going to pop him in a casserole."
  • goblin · Heaven knows what comments circulating in cyberspace prompted such a statement..... · 188 days ago ·
  • Mary Z. · http://cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com/n1325676465_295056_4630-474-1-_tplq.jpg?w=500&h=375 · 188 days ago ·
Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 and winner of that year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to South Korea, former owner Dr. Kendall Hansen confirmed Oct. 8.Read More
Keep an eye on the winners of these baby races, for they will determine the shape of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and year-end honors. Read More
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  • travel_vic · comparing a baby to the Derby preppers is mostly luck · 230 days ago ·
  • DAVIDM9999 · I have usually considered the Champagne and Norfolk as the primary preps for the BCJ. Keeneland with the synthetic surface has become almost irrelevant in dirt preps. They have a ton a good racing but looking to that track to produce dirt winners has not been productive for me. Good to know the East coast horses can hold up at SA. · 230 days ago ·
Once things have thawed out on the northern plains, horses from Oaklawn, Fair Grounds and Keeneland make the annual trek back to Prairie Meadows.Read More
  • BrianZipse · I look forward to being there for the Festival of Racing ... Will I see you there, Jasen? · 363 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Larer fields insure bigger payouts. This Oaklawn, Canterbury, Woodbine, Evangeline and Tampa all have this wonderful thing in common. · 363 days ago ·
Here's his conformation pic. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7500387@N04/8360580242/in/set-72157627731570980/
Talent is one thing, but it is the will to win at any cost that separates the great ones from so many a talented horse that will never become a champion. Chances are that the undefeated three-year-old Flashy Dresser will not become a champion, because so few do, but after watching his first six week...Read More
Todd Pletcher sends undefeated Eclipse Award winner Shanghai Bobby into the Holy Bull as the likely favorite, but history is against the Champ winning his first start as a three-year-old.Read More
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  • Lisa111 · dani.pugh, I am very glad that I took the time to read your posts today. It allowed me the chance to revisit the entire race with a different mindset. As most who are looking to beat the favorite for a payoff one still must make the best decision no matter what the payoff is offering. I dont like going into a race being "afraid" of any horse so I went back and forgot about Bobbys name and the fact that he is the favorite. He will be on my exotics. Thanks again for your posts. · 445 days ago ·
  • ruffianlover · I agree with dani. Bobby is similar to the Biscuit where he seems to enjoy a challenge. He seems to not like having a horse pass him. I think that he lost focus when on the lead and was not sure what to do now that he had the lead. As soon as he saw HHE come close to him- he was sort of like "Oh crap I have to run again- no way I let this guy pass me". He also showed he had that extra kick left in him when running very close to the flying pace with title contender at the begging of the race. Can this horse get the distance? Not sure yet. But is the Juvenile an accurate race to justify that he can't? No. · 445 days ago ·
I sure loved this horse on the track. I find it incredibly hard to believe how few people have the eyesight and horse racing knowledge to know this horse had great talent. The only race he lost truly was the Holy Bull. And who knows why? He might have had an off day. He came a game second to a synthetic monster in Dullahan. You can throw the derby out, just like you can with Trinniberg. Hansen did not belong in that field. According to vets, it was "highly probable" that he ran the WV derby with a tear in his leg, at that point about 15%. IMO, he was better than IHA, at WHAT HE DID. IHA would crush him at ten, but if the two faced at 8 or 8.5, Hansen could have won. The connections tried to make him something he was not. He was best at a mile, and there is nothing wrong with being a spectcular miler, like Shack or Caleb's Posse. I consider him one of the best in the crop, IMO. The only horse I think could beat him at 8.5 was Bode. Other than that.... any horse from that crop would see hansen's blue tail run away from the stretch.
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  • rafirox · Exactly, northport. · 451 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · Ya I believed he had talent but needed to be placed in proper spots for success.. Dr Hansen thought he had the best colt in america and in reality he had a G2-G3 runner... IMO · 451 days ago ·
Earlier this week, I ventured to Lexington, Kentucky with Candice Curtis and Stacy Edwards to visit with some of our favorite equine stars. First stop was Lane’s End Farm. We spent some quality time with the likes of After Market, Candy Ride, City Zip, Curlin, Discreetly Mine, English Channel, The F...Read More
Good horse, pretty, fast, would've liked to see him try turf and race in California
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  • cocoa2 · Worth a try. If anything it would've been nice to see his white figure against the green of the Saratoga hedges · 470 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · .........blue tail flying out behind him to emphasize his speed....... · 470 days ago ·
Frustrated over how the Horse of the Year is decided? What if racing adopted a new system...Read More
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  • sjuwill · In the end to me, it doesnt matter who gets voted HOY....i look back at all the wonderful races run, i would not knock if a mare did not run against horses or fillies run against colts or turf horses ran on the dirt or synthetic.....go out there and put on the best show possible for the enjoyment of racing fans everywhere (even the West Coast)...just a jab at our ECB editor zipse · 859 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Worth considering yet again · 474 days ago ·
Fill in the blank: I never gave a hoot about horse racing until ___________ came along this year...Read More
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  • annmatt · Have to agree with others, my most memorable moments, aside from the first two legs of the TC, have been I'll Have Another's scratch in the Belmont, and Shackleford's win in the Clark! Shack with his durability and soundness showed up time and time again, and proved class will tell at the end of the day. Shack brought that "extra something" that fans fell in love with, he made people care about him, and he demonstrated on and off the track the best of what the sport has to offer. · 483 days ago ·
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Ill have another brought me back into racing. I'll never forget thinking the derby was over and won by Bode, then out of no where IHA came through. Then watching again two weeks later! That to me was the moment of the year. Also, probably not on anyone else's list; Flotilla's win the Breeders cup. I randomly selected her and then watched the turf race, which I normally do not enjoy to watch but there was something about her that has made me rethink turf. · 483 days ago ·

Hansen - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details08/04/12Hansen4thMnr81 1/8 mDWest Virginia Derby-G2 3 MMacho MachoBourbon CourageCalled to Serve1:49.98
View DetailsView Video06/30/12Hansen1stPrM81 1/16 mDIowa Derby-G3 3 MHansenHero of OrderMacho Bull1:42.01
View DetailsView Video05/05/12Hansen9thCD111 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MI'll Have AnotherBodemeisterDullahan2:01.83
View DetailsView Video04/14/12Hansen2ndKee111 1/8 mSBlue Grass-G1 3 MDullahanHansenGung Ho1:47.94
View DetailsView Video03/03/12Hansen1stAqu101 1/16 mDGotham-G3 3 MHansenMy AdonisFinnegans Wake1:43.84
View DetailsView Video01/29/12Hansen2ndGP101 mileDHoly Bull-G3 3 MAlgorithmsHansenMy Adonis1:36.17
View DetailsView Video11/05/11Hansen1stCD91 1/16 mDBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MHansenUnion RagsCreative Cause1:44.44
View DetailsView Video09/24/11Hansen1stTP71 1/16 mSKentucky Cup Juvenile 2 MHansenFineDowntown Driggs1:45.83
View DetailsView Video09/09/11Hansen1stTP115 1/2 fSMSW 2 MHansenAdmiral NelsonGranite Harbor1:05.12