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What the Nation is saying about Points Offthebench...

It’s funny that this time of a lack of outstanding sprinters comes simultaneously with a move in the last few decades of breeding for speed. It all forces me to ask … If United States breeders are indeed ruining our racing stock domestically by breeding for speed … where are all the fast horses? Read More
Tim Yakteen has put on his game face and soldiered on like the professional that he is ever since Points Offthebench was euthanized due to a training mishap eight days before he was scheduled to run as the favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita last Nov. 2.Read More
Mary Cage explains her choices for the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards.Read More
Remembering the beloved equine athletes we lost in 2013.Read More
TimeformUS Analyst Doug Salvatore goes through his 2013 Divisional ChampionsRead More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/joey.benson.121 · also, will take charge is the best horse in the country. the blinker change turned him into a monster · 191 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · "Game On Dude saw his form deteriorate when it mattered most" nope, his form didn't deteriorate, this horse always runs the same race win or lose. He tells you what time he'll run, what internal fractions, what position he'll have, and what lane he'll be in throughout. The best part of it is, he does all this before the race, every single time he runs without deviation. That's a step up from merely being a horse for a year. How about "bettors delight" for all time award. · 191 days ago ·
Who was the top American horse of each month? Read on ...Read More
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  • Sully · Hey, FF. I thought the same, but Zipse may be exclusing that because AK didn't race in America that month? · 200 days ago ·
  • BrianZipse · I did because at that point it was clear that he was no longer running in America ... a judgement call. · 200 days ago ·
Can a horse win an Eclipse Award with only two starts? Should a horse who has not run since May be considered? Will a tragic passing sway the vote?Read More
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  • tmallios1 · In theory Goldencents is a better horse than those being considered for the Eclipse award as a top sprinter.In Reality,judge him by his races up to 7F.That is a sprint,1 mile races are the middle distance. Regardless if he is running and winning the Cigar Mile..Other than maybe Groupie Doll,he will not be facing any sprinters in this race.So how can he be rewarded and credited with a sprint victory. Judge him by what he did in sprints.He did nothing,he lost to horses that were nothing special.Yes he was close,but bottom line he lost.Any horse during a race can have bad luck.Regardless of who wins the award,there will be controversy.There is no clear cut winner,that is not a good enough reason to try and invent one. · 238 days ago ·
  • DerbyHorse16 · Secret Circle deserves it · 237 days ago ·
I think this horse needs to win male champion sprinter, come this will be his only chance at this award
Multiple Grade I stakes winner Points Offthebench, widely favored to win the $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders’ Cup Sprint next Saturday, was euthanized this morning after suffering a training injury on Santa Anita’s main track shortly before 8 a.m. Read More
In my eyes he deserves to win the eclispe award for sprinting tho it seems everyone but me is on secret circles back to get it cause he won the big race
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  • goblin · I'll answer my own question--yes, they both received Eclipse awards after their deaths. Easy to find by clicking a few links. · 248 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · The American Racing Manual says yest to both of those · 248 days ago ·
This horse had so much upside and it''s sad to see this. R.I.P.
From Oct. 23 until Nov. 1, we'll be counting down the Top 10 Breeders' Cup Buzz horses. Today's horse: Points OffthebenchRead More
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  • AndyScoggin · He was to be Trainer Tim Yakteen's first BC starter. · 256 days ago ·
  • meleen · It hurts to know this. My heart goes out to Point's connections who like us are left asking why... · 255 days ago ·
If a longshot wins the Sprint, do you think he could still get the Eclipse Award for Male Sprinter?
Shown schooling yesterday at Santa Anita... https://twitter.com/DRFLivingston/status/394142332531912704/photo/1
just broke down midwork. as reported by DRF "awful scene, horse in bad shape." Mike Smith was aboard. Moreno & Wine Police were forced to stop their works because of the incident.
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  • sosotricksy · This one was my favorite older sprinter. Definatly not what I wanted to read about this morning. RIP · 256 days ago ·
  • sosotricksy · This one was my favorite older sprinter. Definatly not what I wanted to read about this morning. RIP · 256 days ago ·
RIP baby.
Nice win for him
A had ride producing back to back Grade 1 wins? Actually, no whip in the last three races. Pretty impressive.
I'll surely use him in the BC Sprint.
  • Floridaf · Very game win, and his 2nd Grade 1 in a row. He's looking like a major BC contender. · 277 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Quality animal who will definitely be a contender in the Sprint. · 277 days ago ·

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