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We have seen some brilliant sprinters over the past decade, but who was the best? Find out who makes the cut on Dead Heat Debates Top Ten Sprinters!Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · A filly that caught my attention, was Honest Lady, who ran a fast closing 2nd to Kona Gold in the '00 BC Sprint. She was past him, just beyond the finish, and he had set a track record at Churchill Downs for 6 furlongs. Check her run out. You will not see her until they are near the finish line, and she was flying. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIM8fQHHiY8 · 137 days ago ·
  • LAZMANNICK · Honest Lady came from a great family. She was a half to Chester House (the 2000 Arlington Million winner), Decarchy a $700K winner and Empire Maker (Belmont winner and top sire, etc.) Earlier in 2000 she finished second in the Met Mile when coming from 8th and last place. · 137 days ago ·
2012 marks just the 6th time that the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint has been run. Before we get to this year's edition, let's look at some of the numbers from previous runnings.Read More
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  • buds · I think Groupie Doll is the best single of the entire BC weekend · 544 days ago ·
  • ashley.tamulonis · I would love to see another time like Ventura's, but unfortunately the times have been progressively getting slower each year. However, if Groupie Doll shows the same effort that she's been giving all year, then I think we'll be in for a real treat performance and time wise this year. · 544 days ago ·
Retired and bred to Street Cry this year
It’s hard to believe it has been ten years since Monarchos exploded past the field early in the Churchill Downs stretch to win the 127th Kentucky Derby going away. Ridden by Jorge Chavez, the grey flash finished 4 ¾ lengths in front of runner-up Invisible Ink, while big favorite Point Given finished...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · While I agree with your thoughts on only two-races before the Derby, Monarchos was not one of them. Winless at two, he raced three times in Florida in 2001, before running 2nd in the Wood Memorial on his way to Louisville. · 1095 days ago ·
  • Bold Ruler · Hope he gets well. He's has the second fastest time in the Derby. Might have been the race of his life but still a nice feat. · 1095 days ago ·
Astute horseplayers who attended the last two Breeders’ Cup Handicapping Chats at the Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds website ( http://www.ironmaidensthoroughbreds.com/ ) named several long-shots to watch and attendees claimed a positive ROI overall. Discover the benefits of reviewing each horse’s p...Read More
The Grade I Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint returns to a dirt surface for the first time since its inaugural running won by Maryfield at Monmouth Park in 2007.While even the thought of back-to-back Breeders' Cups held on Santa Anita's synthetic Pro-Ride may have had many considering tearing up...Read More
Julien Leparoux, the 2009 Eclipse Award winner as America’s top jockey who has dominated the standings the past four years at Churchill Downs, will be a busy man next weekend with mounts in 12 of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races. Winner of the 2009 Eclipse Award, Leparoux also earned the Bill Shoemaker Aw...Read More
An ‘ANGEL continues the “bridge” of American pop culture to a vibrant turf legacy. George Strawbridge, Jr., grandson of former Campbell’s Soup owner Dr.John Thompson Dorrance, has cultivated a breeding/racing operation that is building a Hall of Fame resume in both steeplechase and flat racing.FUGIT...Read More
Champion Lookin At Lucky fired a bullet on Monday at Hollywood Park as he continues to progress toward a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on November 6 at Churchill Downs. The three-year-old Smart Strike colt has won all three of his starts since he was all but eliminated from contention at t...Read More
Last week we highlighted our “Sleeper Six,” a list of potential Breeders’ Cup entrants who likely will offer extreme value to handicappers. This week we are pinpointing our “Suspect Six,” a group of high-profile Breeders’ Cup contenders whose chances for success may not be nearly as good as advertis...Read More
It’s hard to believe we’re almost there. Monday, Oct. 25, is pre-entries day, and then we can dissect the plethora of Breeders’ Cup races in earnest. You better ingest what follows quickly, because you can bet it’s going to change by the minute, as was the case with our rundown of the Nov. 6 races a...Read More
Dubai Majesty, who narrowly lost to Informed Decision last out, turned the tables on the champion Oct. 9 at Keeneland, notching the biggest win of her career in the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II). The 5-year-old mare earned a berth in next month’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Fi...Read More
Augustin Stable’s Informed Decision will seek to become only the second horse to win the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) in consecutive years when she faces eight rivals in the 30th running of the six-furlong sprint at Keeneland Oct. 9. The $200,000 TCA, a “Win and You’re In” race for t...Read More
One big weekend kept following another in upstate New York. The second weekend of September was relatively quiet in the East — with no stars running and nothing on the track that is likely to have a major impact on the Breeders’ Cup. The biggest headline of the weekend was more bad news...Read More
After a stumble out of the gate, Informed Decision and jockey Julien Leparoux had to muster all of their championship talent together if they were going to win the biggest race at Presque Isle Downs again.In a stirring stretch drive, Informed Decision, eighth at the top of the stretch, caught Dubai ...Read More
Rightly So led every step and earned her first Grade 1 win Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course with a front-running, four-length victory over Warbling in the 32nd running of the $250,000 Ballerina Stakes.   The consistent daughter of Read the Footnotes, never worse than third in 11 lifet...Read More
Informed Decision, the reigning female sprint champion, heads a field of eight in Saturday’s 32nd renewal of the Grade 1, $250,000 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.   In a sloppy edition of the race last year, Informed Decision was third, behind 5 ¼-length winner Music Note and 2008 ch...Read More
Jonathan Sheppard’s gray gals – champions Informed Decision and Forever Together – are slated to make their next appearances at Saratoga Race Course.   Informed Decision, the reigning Champion Female Sprinter, is targeting the Grade 1 Ballerina on Travers Day. The 5-year-old will be cutting bac...Read More
Prepping for the seven-furlong Ballerina S. (G1) on August 28, champion female sprinter INFORMED DECISION (Monarchos) stretched out to two turns for the first time and led wire to wire in Tuesday's $97,500 Winward S. at Presque Isle Downs, winning the one-mile event by 1 1/2 lengths. Regular jockey ...Read More
The 2010 campaign by INFORMED DECISION (Monarchos) was expected to be an exact replica of the seven-race narrative that led to her winning an Eclipse Award as champion female sprinter, but trainer Jonathan Sheppard has called an audible. Tuesday's $100,000 Winward S. over a mile at Presque Isle Down...Read More

Informed Decision - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video11/05/10Informed Decision7thCD77 fDBreeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint-G1 3+ FDubai MajestySwitchEvening Jewel1:22.31
View DetailsView Video10/09/10Informed Decision3rdKee76 fSThoroughbred Club of America-G2 3+ FDubai MajestyOld Time ReligionInformed Decision1:09.81
View Details09/11/10Informed Decision1stPID76 1/2 fSPresque Isle Masters-G3 3+ FInformed DecisionDubai MajestySweet Lorena1:15.62
View DetailsView Video08/28/10Informed Decision6thSar107 fDBallerina-G1 3+ FRightly SoWarblingJessica Is Back1:22.58
View Details07/27/10Informed Decision1stPID71 mileSWindward 3+ FInformed DecisionHooh WhyCure For Sale1:38.53
View DetailsView Video07/04/10Informed Decision1stAP97 fSChicago Handicap-G3 3+ FInformed DecisionRintervalSecret Kin1:24.34
View DetailsView Video05/01/10Informed Decision3rdCD87 fDHumana Distaff-G1 4+ FMona De MommaPretty ProlificInformed Decision1:22.73
View DetailsView Video04/08/10Informed Decision3rdKee87 fSMadison-G1 4+ FDr. ZicDubai MajestyInformed Decision1:21.32
View DetailsView Video11/06/09Informed Decision1stSA77 fSBreeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint-G1 3+ FInformed DecisionVenturaFree Flying Soul1:21.66
View DetailsView Video10/10/09Informed Decision1stKee66 fDThoroughbred Club of America-G2 3+ FInformed DecisionCarlsbadPorte Bonheur1:09.03
View Details09/12/09Informed Decision1stPID76 1/2 fSPresque Isle Masters-G3 3+ FInformed DecisionSweet LorenaFlashing1:15.10
View DetailsView Video08/29/09Informed Decision3rdSar107 fDBallerina-G1 3+ FMusic NoteIndian BlessingInformed Decision1:22.10
View Details07/04/09Informed Decision1stAP97 fSChicago Handicap-G3 3+ FInformed DecisionUnforgottenAuthenicat1:21.49
View DetailsView Video05/02/09Informed Decision1stCD97 fDHumana Distaff-G1 4+ FInformed DecisionTemple StreetModification1:23.69
View DetailsView Video05/02/09Informed Decision1stCD97 fDHumana Distaff-G1 4+ FInformed DecisionTemple StreetDubai Majesty1:23.69
View Details04/09/09Informed Decision1stKee87 fSMadison-G1 4+ FInformed DecisionVenturaBear Now1:21.64
View Details10/18/08Informed Decision1stKee97 fSRaven Run-G2 3 FInformed DecisionSecret GypsyDubai Majesty1:20.86
View Details03/02/08Informed Decision4thGP91 mileDDavona Dale-G2 3 FBsharpsonataGame FaceRobbie's Gal1:37.97