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

Always controversial, Dead Heat Debates' Laura Pugh gives her take on a decade of Classic Males.Read More
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  • dani.pugh · Bernardini raced seven times. Blame ran 5 and was beaten badly in the Gold Cup. He beat some very very good horses, but he did it on a light schedule. Bernardini won the Withers, Preakness, Jim Dandy, Travers, and Gold Cup, and was second to a great horse in Invasor. His season was nothing short of dominating while Blame was not. · 98 days ago ·
  • johnbarbaro · Just out of curiosity where would Zenyatta be on this list if mares were included? By the way great article and great job. This has really peaked my interest · 97 days ago ·
mineshaft should be in the hall of fame, If he gets a classic winner he will get in.
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  • Dressage3295 · He's one of my favorite modern day studs. If I was a breeder for racing, I'd definitely take my mares to him · 526 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Brillance not long term dominance makes headlines but not plaques in the hall of fame.....As Tyrell told the Android in Blade Runner "The light that shines twice as bright burns half as long." · 526 days ago ·
Who are the best of the best of the first dozen years of the 21st century? Help me decide...Read More
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  • racingrooter · I'm with winplaceshow. I think Ghostzapper is the best horse of the 20th century thus far. There are some other great horses mentioned here, but GZ would have left them all eating his dirt. · 814 days ago ·
  • racingrooter · Oops, meant 21st century. I'm only 12 years behind. :-) · 814 days ago ·
Where have those 120 Beyer horses gone? I miss them. You should, too. When I broached the subject of this column to Andrew Beyer, he said it was going to be depressing reading. True enough, but also, hopefully, educational. I have questions. Perhaps, somebody has answers. Read More
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  • travel_vic · Beyers as innacurate as ever, can never be compared one season to the next. · 862 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Beyer himself began to understand the phrase "It is not how fast you run but HOW you run fast" · 862 days ago ·
The HRN team took a little time out to reflect on what we are thankful for this year in racing.Read More
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  • woodbinemile · Look forward to your blog about Woodbine. I think it is a positive move for the fans, and the Handle. · 869 days ago ·
  • driveon · It's up! Check it out by clicking on the "Driveon" blog. ..thanks for reading:) · 869 days ago ·
When we think about jockeys, our thoughts immediately go to the ones we watch at Santa Anita or Churchill, but when we think about their beginnings our thoughts wonder to Louisiana. This state has a reputation for churning out great jockeys. In recent years, we have seen numerous Triple Crown winnin...Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · You need to read the book "Cajun Racing" by Ed McNamara. It describes the success of the Cajun riders, and how they came to be. · 953 days ago ·
  • champion2011 · Eddie D was defintely a class act..met him and his agent at the time ex jockey Terry Lipham..nice guys. Miss his patented late stretch running rides! · 953 days ago ·
The betting odds are sure to be tight when it comes to the “big three” in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Of course, I am speaking of Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, runner-up, Nehro, and Preakness victor, Shackleford. Read More
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  • 12thCrown · This outcome is a fresh dose of reality that in horse racing, there are no locks! (especially for younger horses) · 1041 days ago ·
  • xMystix · 12thCrown, so true! That's why I don't go out of my way to talk about Horse of the Year and Three-Year-Old Champion honors and bestow them on horses that have't raced all year to prove themselves. There is no sure lock for either. After all, we are only half way through the year. · 1041 days ago ·
It happens every single year, people see a hot new closer running on late to just barely miss, and then they go hog wild over him. For this year’s Derby, that horse’s name would be Nehro.Read More
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  • ldeckergreenvalleytrainingcenter · Nehro did really well in the Kentucky Derby...so congrats to his connections! Looking forward to seeing him in The Belmont · 1067 days ago ·
  • blooy · psh nehor was a tough bastard, this was the extra room he needed, and the jockey really blew it, bad timing. you know he comes from out of the clouds not on turn, not sure what happend there. we saw it all the time down the strech near miss by nehro, then he makes the move on the turn, wait man, you fly on the strech. had they went on the strech, like animal kindom , could have been closer. but thats horse racing, guess a spoiler for the belmont? those closers all on timing, still congrats to him . · 1066 days ago ·
Once again, the Kentucky Derby has changed drastically from what we all thought it would be at this point in the season. Horses like To Honor and Serve failed to progress from their juvenile form to three year olds. Promising looking two year olds like Brethren proved to only be hype. Dialed In show...Read More
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  • bellesforever · AAA I am liking a lot.He has been very consistant all year..Nehro is on my list as well..how can he be left off?I am not convinced that DI will get the distance. · 1088 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Bells, I am not sure what to expect of Nehro. At this point he reminds me of Ice Box but with more negatives. Ice Box came into the Derby off of only one big effort in 6 weeks, while Nehro has 3 in the same amount of time. For a horse just starting to roll, I think a bounce could easily happen. If not, then you have to consider the pace. Last year's Derby had a blazing pace set by 2 huge speed balls in Conveyance and SC. There is no horse with that kind of speed this year and most will probably try to throttle down and bunch up the back a bit. Without a pace to stretch out the field and possibly cause a pace collapse, look for him to get caught very wide and have trouble making up ground on stalkers or even pacemakers who are not burnt out by a rapid pace. · 1088 days ago ·
Based upon his late-closing victory in the G1 Florida Derby, Dialed In has established himself as a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender. Those interested in horse betting consider various factors when selecting horses they think can traverse the 10-furlong Derby distance: running style, workouts, po...Read More
Zipse’s Kentucky Derby Daily – Day 61 Pedigree Spotlight written by Scott Dick Alternation Alternation has been a model of consistency, finding the winners circle three times in four career starts. Boasting a perfect record at Oaklawn Park, Alternation is coming off two impressive victories. The Don...Read More
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  • ScottDick · Well,Ernie Munick comes from Royal Horse player bloodlines. But even more impressive is the heritage of one of the greatest Canine's this world has ever seen. Jelly Roll truely is the modern day canine Seattle Slew. · 1137 days ago ·
  • dipak1 · 1. DIALED IN , 2. PREMIER PEGASUS 3. LEY SITO · 1129 days ago ·
Question: Who is the man that would risk his neck for his brother man? Question: Who is the cat that won’t cop out when there‘s danger all about? The answer to both of those questions is Nick Zito of course. How is this trainer who will celebrate his 63rd birthday on Sunday and is 17 years removed f...Read More
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  • coolcoleman · <3 Mineshaft Zito CCM Morningline flydown robert lapenta et al great barn and its nice to see the great barn do great work · 1169 days ago ·
  • zatt · I have not many people who aren't fond of Nick. I'll say it again ... he's a bad mutha, and 2011 could be a very big year for him. · 1169 days ago ·
Should Dialed In have lost the Holy Bull Stakes on Sunday at Gulfstream, there were several reasonable excuses he could have used.Making just his second start in the Holy Bull, Dialed In was the least-experienced member of a deep field. Mucho Macho Man, sent off as the favorite, had twice finished s...Read More
Mineshaft (TrueNicks,SRO)’s first two years with runners didn’t go exactly the way supporters of the Horse of the Year might have hoped. However, the following year, 2009, he began a revival that gained further pace in 2010, and juding by the victory of Dialed In in the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at...Read More
Dialed In’s story begins in late April, 20 years ago, when a gelding named Dinard was the 1991 Kentucky Derby favorite. The son of Strawberry Road had just worn down Best Pal to win the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) for owner-breeder Allen Paulson. With the defections of Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Cah...Read More
On Sunday, January 30, 2011, Dialed In showed up with his best "Zenyatta at Hollywood Park" impression in the Holy Bull Stakes (G-3) at Gulfstream Park. Take a closer look at the pedigree of this week's Derby buzz horse. Read More
Franny Freud has had very few slips in her career; in fact she has never been beaten sprinting on the dirt. In a six-race juvenile career, she won four races, including the Ontario Debutante Stakes, Lady Finger Stakes and Fifth Avenue Stakes, her only defeats coming when second in the My Dear Stakes...Read More
Question: What do Curlin, Tiznow, Azeri, Mineshaft and Saint Liam have in common -- besides being named Horse of the Year this past decade?Answer: None of them raced as a 2-year-old.Neither did Zenyatta, Pleasantly Perfect, Bernardini, Rock Hard Ten, Roses in May, Albert the Great, Kona Gold, The Ti...Read More
We have seen numerous occasions when horses who do not have an abundance of stamina in their pedigree fall short going a mile and a half. So, you can do all the handicapping you want, but if your horse can’t get the trip, no Beyer numbers or speed sheets numbers are going to help get him to the winn...Read More
Fly Down (Mineshaft – Queen Randi, by Fly So Free) soared to a six length victory in the 1 1/8 mile Dwyer Stakes (G-2) on Saturday in the local prep race for the Belmont Stakes. The lightly raced colt, ridden by Jose Lezcano, who is also the jockey for Fly Down’s stable mate Ice Box, soundly defeate...Read More

Mineshaft - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video09/06/03Mineshaft1stBel91 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MMineshaftHold That TigerPuzzlement1:46.21
View DetailsView Video07/05/03Mineshaft1stBel91 1/4 mDSuburban Handicap-G1 3+ MMineshaftVolponiDollar Bill2:01.57
View DetailsView Video06/14/03Mineshaft2ndCD101 1/8 mDStephen Foster Handicap-G1 3+ MPerfect DriftMineshaftAldebaran1:47.55
View Details05/16/03Mineshaft1stPim111 3/16 mDPimlico Special-G1 4+ MMineshaftWestern PrideJudge's Case1:56.16
View Details04/25/03Mineshaft1stKee91 1/8 mDBen Ali Stakes-G3 4+ MMineshaftAmerican StyleMetatron1:48.52
View Details03/02/03Mineshaft1stFG91 1/8 mDNew Orleans Hcp.-G2 4+ MMineshaftOlmodavorStrive1:48.92
View Details02/09/03Mineshaft2ndFG91 1/16 mDWhirlaway Stakes-G3 4+ MBalto StarMineshaftBonapaw1:43.74
View Details01/19/03Mineshaft1stFG91 1/16 mDDiplomat Way 4+ MMineshaftLearnedDiscreet Hero 
View Details11/27/02Mineshaft1stCD91 mileDAllow 3+ MMineshaftRevised NoteRoar of the Tiger1:36.24