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J. O. Tobin - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details07/23/78J. O. Tobin1stBel77 fDTom Fool Handicap 3+ MJ. O. TobinWhite RammerIt's Freezing1:20.80
View Details09/17/77J. O. Tobin5thBel81 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MForegoSilver SeriesGreat Contractor1:48.00
View DetailsView Video07/03/77J. O. Tobin1stHol81 1/4 mDSwaps-G1 3 MJ. O. TobinAffiliateText1:58.60
View DetailsView Video05/21/77J. O. Tobin5thPim81 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MSeattle SlewIron ConstitutionRun Dusty Run1:54.40
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jackie999's ratings: J O Tobin 10 Shuvee 10 La Zanzara 5 Prove Out 6 Gio Ponti 7 Swale 7 Sir Barton 6 Winning Colors 6 Landaluce 6 Dr. Patches 7 . ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
SEATTLE SLEW needed a rest, but J.O. TOBIN really let him have it that day in a performance for the ages. J.O. TOBIN blazed around that track as if he were ACK ACK and NATIVE DIVER rolled into one. That was a great race! There was just no catching him that day.
Shocking upset of Seattle Slew.
  • travel_vic · trainer told them not to ship, they did, he lost and they blamed HIM and was subsequnetly fired · 1895 days ago
Great horse! He should be ranked higher.
Here's another horse that should be in the Top 250 but he's not even anywhere near the Top 500! Must be jealous SEATTLE SLEW fans voting him down.
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  • ajump08 · bband, simply type J O Tobin or Key to the Mint in equibase.com's horse search. You'll find this tool on the left hand toolbar of the website. It doesn't get too specific, but at least lists all of the races they ran in, and year-by-year summary of their records. Looking for actual pp's I recomend commenting on Dan Illman's blog located at drf.com. He often gives out life time pp's to horses requested on the blog. · 2181 days ago
  • MikeSek · J.O. Tobin had a career record of 21 starts 12 wins 2 seconds and 2 thirds, and was the co-champion Sprinter in 1978 (tied with DR. PATCHES). J.O. Tobin won the Coronado, Swaps Stakes (Gr-1, beating SEATTLE SLEW by 16 lengths and running 1:58-3/5), San Bernardino, Premiere Hcp, Los Angeles Hcp, Californiian Stk (Gr-1), Tom Fool Stk, etc. KEY TO THE MINT had a record of 29 starts, 14 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, and was champion 3 year old colt of 1972. He won the Remsen Stk, Derby Trial, Withers Stk, Brooklyn Hcp, Whitney Hcp,Travers Stk, Woodward Stk, Excelsior Hcp, Suburban Hcp, etc. · 2181 days ago
This was a fine horse! He ran Seattle Slew into the ground in a powerhouse performance. No one could have beaten J.O. Tobin that day! He ran a lot of other very fast races as well. He deserves a lot better than a 3.5 rating!
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  • icyhotboo · Jackie999 I knew all along you were right but I was more than a little sore at you for running Seattle Slew down because he lost a race because of his owners ignorance,greed,or both.As far as horse racing history I remember it very well but up to this time had never realized J O Tobin was that caliber of horse because when people talk horses or even write about horses ,both great and not so great he never comes up.If footlick didn't clue me in I still wouldn't know. BTW as a 4yo Spectacular Bid was a monster.Where in the top ten I would rank him I don't know but he would be there along with Slew.Naturally these rankings are purely subjective but I never saw the value of degrading one horse to elevate another. · 2188 days ago
  • Jackie999 · Sorry for running Seattle Slew down. I didn't mean to. He's a great horse. I can't knock him out of the Top 10 of all time. He was a monster! I agree that he should not have been in the Swaps Stakes at all, and his owners should have listened to the good advice of their trainer. But I really do think that J.O. Tobin ran an incredible race that day. He deserves some recognition - and he deserves some high votes on this site - for all his accomplishments. Getting back to Seattle Slew and the other greats, I think when it comes to the Top 10 or 12 horses of all time it gets hard to determine exactly which one is best, or which one is better than the other, it's that close! So I don't blame or begrudge anyone who thinks Seattle Slew is the best, or Secretariat, or Spectacular Bid, or Affirmed, or Forego, or Dr. Fager, or Damascus...or whatever. I think an excellent case can be made for most any of them! I'm glad we're all still friends. :) I didn't mean to get out of line. Sorry if I did. · 2188 days ago

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