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Kodiak Kowboy

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What the Nation is saying about Kodiak Kowboy...

With one of the more interesting looking Cigar Mile fields just a few days away, I decided to have a little fun with the prestigious, late-season race at Aqueduct. In 24 editions, there have been 23 winners (Congaree won it twice), of the Grade 1 race. Today, I took on the unenviable task of ranking...Read More
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  • tmallios1 · I will give you a more recent example. Countess Dianna,who my friend vetted. She was refused to the owners to buy , because of so called obvious issues. He approved her.Not a bad call,if i say so myself. I have been told by many a trainer and vet. The next completely clean race horse you see.That horse will be the first. All of these horses that ran or are running have some sort of story behind them.Just because the public is not privy,does not mean it does not exist. Like they say in Sports,You play when you are hurti, but you sit when you are injured. · 143 days ago ·
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  • Buckpasser · As far as durability goes, Seabiscuit was a chronic cripple who ran well. · 142 days ago ·
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It can be almost impossible to handicap a race when there's no previous form. Canny handicappers look at the pedigrees of these youngsters for precocity. But what if the juvenile is by a first crop sire? Will they want to win early or take to the surface? Read More
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  • LAZMANNICK · Thanks Buckpasser. Of course I ALWAYS enjoy you posts. · 324 days ago ·
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  • DAVIDM9999 · I thought Kodiak Kowboy could have won a couple more graded stakes. Jones was using Gabriel Saez at the time to ride him. He gave several questionable rides on the horse. First time Saez was off and another rider took over he won a major stakes easily. I think he could drop some precocious ones. Any idea why so few of his offspring have went thru the sales ring. · 323 days ago ·
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With another showdown against Blind Luck just a few days away, Matt Shifman explores Havre De Grace's place ...Read More
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  • crazymomof4 · Proud Spell - Hard Spun - Grace - Eight Belles - Jenda · 805 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · Hey, it is fun to look back at this question seven months later. Clearly now the answer is YES, HDG is the best horse Larry Jones has ever trained. · 805 days ago ·
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Back in July, before the Delaware Handicap, we had a lively discussion: “Is Havre De Grace the Best Larry Jones Trained Horse Ever?” I think it is time to revisit that question.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · I think we all agree that a rematch between HDG and BL would be the best way to end this year! · 945 days ago ·
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  • icyhotboo · NYC, There is no place like it in the world. If you can't get it there it doesn't exist. The rest of the East Coast might be pleasantly surprising to you, it has a lot. Then again so does the West Coast. I joke around a lot but America is a great country to live in and I have traveled and lived in other countries. Our medicine, hospitals, universities are the best I've seen. · 944 days ago ·
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Kodiak Kowboy was a symbol of versatility his championship season as a 4-year-old. He was a grade I winner not only at sprint distances of six and seven furlongs, but also at a mile.Read More
Just down the road from the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel, site of tonight’s Eclipse Awards dinner, is beautiful downtown Burbank and the world-famous studio where the “Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” was produced for many wonderful years after Carson and his entourage moved West from New...Read More
Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta had shorter coattails than one might have imagined when the finalists for Eclipse Awards were announced on Wednesday by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. Read More
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  • bband · Can't believe Borel can't get a little credit - what he did in May was simply sensational! · 1563 days ago ·
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  • medlocke · No matter what's said or done, they're both great filly/mare's. They've both had incredible year's. But IMO, and only IMO, the only reason they're both being considered for HOY is both of their abilities to beat the colt's. When you look at that, the quality of competition factor has to come into play. Granted, Rachel had a couple of more win's on the year than Zenyatta. But take a look at the World Thoroughbred Rankings and see how many colt's in the top 20 or 25 that Zenyatta beat, then take a look at how many in that group that Rachel beat. It's not even close. Zenyatta beat the much tougher male opposition. As far as female opposition, they both beat good fillies, but fillies out of both of their leagues. But, even in that category, as it turn's out, Zenyatta beat the Ladies Classic Champion multiple times in 09' as well. No offense at all intended to Rachel Alexandra supporters, because I too think she's a remarkable filly. But for 09', if I had a vote, based on what I just laid out my vote for HOY would go for Zenyatta hand's down. JMO. · 1560 days ago ·
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“With the close of each racing year comes the interesting problem of the best horse…In past years this was much easier than it is in the present. Today commercialism cuts an important figure, crowding old-fashioned ‘sportsmanship’ to the wall. Horses are no longer raced purely as ‘sport’ much as we ...Read More
Could this be the one for Todd? Champion trainer Todd Pletcher has yet to win a Kentucky Derby in his illustrious career, but Super Saver looks capable of ending that drought after his impressive victory at Churchill Downs on Saturday.Read More
Though not nearly as contentious or as fascinating as the battle for Horse of the Year, the race for the sprint title is another that has voters divided and which features a leading contender who emerged thanks to some late-season heroics. After Kodiak Kowboy won the Cigar Mile Saturday at Aqueduct,...Read More
Kodiak Kowboy, whose victory in the Nov. 28 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct was one of three grade I triumphs this year for the 4-year-old son of Posse, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010 at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.Read More
Very interesting point Cigar. With Zensational finishing out of the money in his final career start in the B.C. Sprint, and Kodiak Kowboy winning his final career start in the Cigar Mile Handicap, it may just be enough to give him the edge in the eclipse award vote for champion sprinter of 2009. I think either way that the vote goes that it will be close. JMO.
Kodiak Kowboy beat Bribon down the stretch to win the Cigar Mile. Said Vinery Stables president Tom Ludt, "That’s three Grade 1’s this year. We couldn’t be happier. He was a little closer to the pace than normal, but he was just sitting there so comfortably. This horse has been so good for us. Now, ...Read More
  • cigar · Interesting now as Kodiak has 3 sprinting G1's... if you count the Cigar Mile... Zensational does too... does Kodiak Kowboy get some love for top sprinter of the year with Zensational completely exposed in the BC? · 1602 days ago ·
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When Dancing in Silks upset the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, it left the Eclipse Award in the sprint division open for debate. Kodiak Kowboy, who rarely gets mentioned in the conversation, could further the confusion with a victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile at ...Read More
Can Zensational handle the heat in this year's Sprint or will it do him in? Read More
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  • Medlocke · Great analogy, but that's why they run the race. Zentational will no doubt be tested harder than he has been in his last four win's, but he's a quality horse that know's how to win. That's why he has four straight win's. They'll all come at him hard, but Zensational will win the B.C. Sprint. · 1629 days ago ·
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  • mshutty · A bad start, rail draw and pressured pace did Zensational in. Fatal Bullet was just playing too much catch up and didn't have the conditioning. Fleeting Spirit ran a dud. Dancing In Silks ran the race of his life. Hats off to Carla Gaines for a well planned campaign, a new top in the prior prep race and taking advantage of the home court. · 1622 days ago ·
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The Breeder's Cup World Championships experienced its first defections Nov. 2 with the withdrawal of three horses from consideration. They are Kodiak Kowboy, Allicansayis Wow, and Dave in Dixie.Read More
Bob Baffert has been quoted as saying Zensational is one of the most talented horses he has ever trained in his Hall of Fame career. The 3-year-old son of Unbridled's Song will get a chance to prove it Nov. 7 in the $2-million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita.Read More
  • Rossington · Not that there's even really such a thing, of all of the Breeders Cup races, this race is as close to a "sure bet" as you're going to get. My meaning by that being that in each race there's going to be a favorite. I think there's little doubt that Zensational will be the favorite for the Sprint. And of all the favorites for each race, I feel that he's the one that's most likely to win his race. As of late, Zensational has just looked unbeatable at 6 furlongs. It will really surprise me if Zensational loses this race. I'm not saying that he can't, he's definitely got plenty of competition, but I don't think he will. But given what his odd's are likely to be come race time, don't go looking to get rich off of this race. · 1632 days ago ·
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  • mshutty · One thing is for sure, when that gate opens, there will be no stopping him. He will run as fast as he can for as long as he can. Fatal Bullet will be breathing down his neck pushing him faster than he has ever run before. Keep in mind, Baffert wants a cool day thinking a hot day changes the Pro-Ride surface to be unfavorable to his charge. Don't count the filly Fleeting Spirit out. Tons of class, beating on a huge fields of boys. Dancing In Silks is capabale of the upset as well sitting just off the Zensational/Fatal Bullet duel. · 1632 days ago ·
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Indian Blessing, '08 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint runner-up, has decided to take a pass on that same race this year. Her conditioner Bob Baffert has reportedly not been happy with her recent training. She is better on conventional dirt, but it is too bad she is skipping the Cup. Read More
Canadian champion and two-time grade I winner Kodiak Kowboy will be entered in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park even though his experience on synthetic tracks is limited and he has enjoyed his greatest success on dirt.Read More
There’s no way to say this without sounding like a disparagement of Summer Bird, who owes me absolutely nothing. He saved me in the Belmont Stakes and made me a Travers celebrity for 15 minutes. I owe him. Read More
  • medlocke · Summer Bird, too, saved me in the Belmont. I had him $10.00 ATB, and he was 11-1, which netted me almost $200. That said, his performance was excellent today. I thought Quality Road would win this race, and still have to wonder if on a dry track if Quality Road may still be able to beat Summer Bird. Because Q.R. ran at him very gamely,even after seeming to not like the mud at Saratoga in the Travers and still came close to winning. But I take nothing away from S.B. He ran like a true champion today, and I wish him all the best. I do look forward to the day that Quality Road gets to race Summer Bird and other top competitors on a dry track. That's when his speed will really show itself and on that day he may turn the tables and get at least a small measure of revenge. · 1657 days ago ·
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Kodiak Kowboy - Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details01/04/14Kodiak Kowboy3rdCrc25 1/2 fDMSW 3 MMystical MylesGimme A ReasonKodiak Kowboy1:05.85
View DetailsView Video11/28/09Kodiak Kowboy1stAqu91 mileDCigar Mile-G1 3+ MKodiak KowboyBribonVineyard Haven1:35.57
View DetailsView Video10/03/09Kodiak Kowboy1stBel76 fDVosburgh-G1 3+ MKodiak KowboyFabulous StrikeMunnings1:10.08
View DetailsView Video09/05/09Kodiak Kowboy2ndSar97 fDForego-G1 3+ MPyroKodiak KowboyReady's Echo1:21.48
View Details08/09/09Kodiak Kowboy3rdSar106 fDAlfred G. Vanderbilt Hdcp.-G2 3+ MFabulous StrikeGo Go ShootKodiak Kowboy1:08.69
View Details06/27/09Kodiak Kowboy1stPrx97 fDDonald LeVine Memorial Hdcp. 3+ MKodiak KowboyCassouletCherokee Country1:21.38
View DetailsView Video05/02/09Kodiak Kowboy7thCD67 fDChurchill Downs Stakes-G2 4+ MAccreditMy Pal CharlieThe Roundhouse1:23.24
View DetailsView Video04/04/09Kodiak Kowboy1stAqu107 fDCarter Handicap-G1 3+ MKodiak KowboyFabulous StrikeDriven by Success1:22.47
View DetailsView Video03/14/09Kodiak Kowboy2ndFG106 fDDuncan F. Kenner 3+ MSok SokKodiak KowboyGarifine1:09.79
View DetailsView Video11/29/08Kodiak Kowboy5thAqu81 mileDCigar Mile-G1 3 MTale Of EkatiHarlem RockerBribon1:35.01
View Details10/25/08Kodiak Kowboy1stBel77 fDSport Page Handicap 3+ MKodiak KowboyEternal StarRoi Maudit1:24.88
View DetailsView Video09/27/08Kodiak Kowboy3rdBel86 fDVosburgh-G1 3+ MBlack SeventeenFabulous StrikeKodiak Kowboy1:09.77
View DetailsView Video08/23/08Kodiak Kowboy5thSar107 fDKing's Bishop-G1 3 MVisionaireDesert KeyI'm So Lucky1:21.94
View Details07/28/08Kodiak Kowboy1stSar96 1/2 fDAmsterdam-G2 3 MKodiak KowboyDesert KeyDevereux1:15.56
View DetailsView Video10/27/07Kodiak Kowboy3rdMth51 1/16 mDBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MWar PassPyroKodiak Kowboy1:42.76