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Since the first year of the Breeders’ Cup in 1984, the winner of the Juvenile Fillies race has won the Eclipse Award for two year-old fillies in all but three of the 28 years. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Sorry, Brian, it pained me to mention that running of the Personal Ensign. · 660 days ago ·
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  • jasen.mangrum · That Test that You won over Carson Hollow is still one of the greatest races I've seen. · 658 days ago ·
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Rachel Alexandra ran her last race,.......Read More
With just a few weeks left in 2010, Horse Racing Nation takes a look back at some of the highlights of a remarkable year in racing. (All photos are courtesy of Eclipse Sportswire). Read More
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  • icyhotboo · how true humphey almost makes wish I died in 79. · 1331 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · Novermber 5, 1985 I had an audience with the then, lead stallion at a little farm in Paris Kentucky and fed peppermints to the best son of BOLD RULER. Even sent Mrs. Tweedy a shot of him cribbing on the fences there at Claiborne........Better than visiting the Pope, the Queen and the President all rolled into one afternoon. · 1331 days ago ·
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We all know who the favorites are and who the contenders are. But we also know that no Breeders' Cup is complete without its share of longshots.So here goes. Try these Friday longshots on for size. MARATHON It’s actually hard to figure out who the longshots are in this race and who the contenders ar...Read More
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
Espoir City, Japan’s hope for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, drilled six furlongs over the Louisville track to lead a host of workouts on the morning of Oct. 23 from hopefuls for the two-day racing festival. This was the first of two planned works b...Read More
  • medlocke · Espoir City is a very talented colt to say the least. He lends a very good international flavor to this year's Breeders Cup Classic. 6 wins and 2 place efforts in 9 lifetime starts. 4 of his 6 win's are G1 victories. He likes to do his running on the front end, and his plenty of front running speed. I would expect to see Espoir City somewhere very near the front of the race along with Haynesfield and Quality Road. If there's a knock on this colt that could be called into question, it would be his stamina? How well, if at all, will Espoir City handle 10 furlongs? Of his 9 races on conventional dirt in Japan, Espoir City has raced 6 times at a mile, and 3 times at 9 furlongs. He's yet to ever attempt 1-1/4 in his career. The talent is certainly there for all to see with this colt. But the Breeders Cup Classic field, IMO, will be a very difficult first time testing ground to try and answer the 10 furlong question with? TJMO. · 1353 days ago ·
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  • curlin · Honestly, compared to american or european racing how tough is japanese racing? I mean, are the quality of horses on par with what we have here. I doubt it personally. · 1348 days ago ·
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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
Life At Ten, whose six-race win streak was snapped when she finished third in the Personal Ensign at Saratoga, roared back into the winner’s circle Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park with a rousing two-length victory over favored Unrivaled Belle in the 72nd running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Beldame I...Read More
Unrivaled Belle, who has been first or second in all but one of her 10 starts, and the equally consistent Life At Ten headline a group of six fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Beldame Invitational at Belmont Park.   Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Unrivaled Belle is seeking...Read More
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey continues to be pleased with the progress of Persistently as she prepares for Saturday’s Grade 1 Beldame at 1 1/8 miles.Read More
Life At Ten breezed four furlongs in 50.99 seconds Sunday morning in her first workout following a third-place finish in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign on August 29.   “It was a maintenance work,” said Jonathan Thomas, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher. “She seemed to do everything as expected.”...Read More
Nearly one year ago at Saratoga Race Course, Rachel Alexandra thrilled 31,171 spectators when she held on by a head to win the Grade 1 Woodward and become the first filly or mare to win the race in 56 renewals.   On Sunday the reigning Horse of the Year will try to accomplish a personal first –...Read More
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  • zenyatta02 · Ha! And now RA is probable to run in the BC Ladies Classic, one because she isn't good enough for the Classic and two because her connections are afraid of Zen. Your proof right there! · 1402 days ago ·
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  • gardenesque1 · '09 Horse of the Year had nothing to do with Rachel being better than Zenyatta. Rachel deserved the award because she had the best overall campaign. In reality, Zenyatta is superior to Rachel...especially in 2010. Jess Jackson realized that he had no shot against Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom after Rachel lost her 2010 opener to inferior competition, and the reigning HOY is still struggling to rediscover her '09 brilliance. Zen just keeps on winning. · 1401 days ago ·
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From a trip-handicapper’s standpoint, Sunday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes was a textbook play for an upset. You had all the right ingredients: Rachel Alexandra, a heavy favorite being asked to do something she’d never done before, carry her speed a mile and a quarter; a “now” horse ...Read More
For the second year in a row, it has become pretty clear that the winner of the Kentucky Oaks has been far more legitimate than the winner of the Kentucky Derby. On Aug. 21, Blind Luck defeated her main rival for end-of-the-year honors, Devil May Care, in the Alabama. A week later, Super Saver finis...Read More
Phipps Stable’s Persistently appeared well the morning after her one-length upset victory over reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra in Sunday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational.   “She’s doing well, I’m tired, but she seemed to come back fine,” said Persistently’s Hall of ...Read More
Persistently waited patiently behind a speed duel and made an inexorable rally in the stretch to upset Rachel Alexandra by a length on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course in the 63rd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Personal Ensign for fillies and mares.Read More
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  • arazi · Ally - you mean Hal Wiggins... was the previous trainer of Rachel. But yes, they are both awesome. · 1410 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · It wasn't a matter of which horse beat her. she has never been the same losing late three separate times while Borel punishes her un-necessarily · 1410 days ago ·
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Persistently - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
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Race
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2nd
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View DetailsView Video11/05/10Persistently7thCD101 1/8 mDBreeders' Cup Distaff-G1 3+ FUnrivaled BelleBlind LuckHavre de Grace1:50.04
View DetailsView Video10/02/10Persistently3rdBel81 1/8 mDBeldame-G1 3+ FLife At TenUnrivaled BellePersistently1:49.29
View DetailsView Video08/29/10Persistently1stSar101 1/4 mDPersonal Ensign-G1 3+ FPersistentlyRachel AlexandraLife At Ten2:04.49
View Details07/30/10Persistently1stSar31 1/8 mDAlwOC 3+ FPersistentlyTizahitFilm Charm1:49.61
View Details06/18/10Persistently3rdBel31 mileDAlwOC 3+ FZaphyraKid KatePersistently1:36.09
View Details05/14/10Persistently8thBel71 1/16 mTAllow 3+ FDaveronTalike MeGranted Tiger1:41.01
View Details04/15/10Persistently2ndAqu31 mileDAlwOC 4+ FMcVictoryPersistentlyClassofsixtythree1:37.43
View Details02/14/10Persistently3rdGP81 mileDAlwOC 4+ FQualiaGlotonaPersistently1:37.07
View Details01/10/10Persistently1stGP61 mileDAllow 4 FPersistentlySchlossgarten ParkTrippi's Greatstar1:41.88
View Details11/15/09Persistently2ndAqu46 fDAllow 3+ FLife At TenPersistentlySpina1:11.20
View Details04/19/09Persistently3rdAqu36 1/2 fDAlwOC 3 FSouthern CharmerPurrfect BluffPersistently1:18.34
View DetailsView Video10/24/08Persistently5thSA51 1/16 mSBreeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies-G1 2 FStardom BoundDream EmpressSky Diva1:40.99
View Details10/04/08Persistently2ndBel81 mileDFrizette-G1 2 FSky DivaPersistentlyGemswick Park1:37.40
View DetailsView Video09/13/08Persistently2ndBel87 fDMatron -G2 2 FDoremifasollatidoPersistentlyArgyle Pink1:24.74