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Presious Passion

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Florida (USA) by Helen Barbazon  -  Joseph Barbazon  -  [Add Data]
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Ahead of the United Nations at Monmouth park, A stroll dow memory lane to 2009 and the incredibly gusty Presious Passion winning after opening up 20 lengths on the field. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kvq-_0rHps
Why is this horse still in training?
  • ugozenyatta · Because his connections feel he still has good races left in him :) · 913 days ago
  • cocoa2 · Because his trainer knows that the peak age of a horse is not 3, but 5 and up. He is a gelding, and may race into his 15's. · 913 days ago
Slow down horse! Your too fast
what word discribes this horse for me that would be "SUPER"
I was watching some of his past races, (where he won) this horse has a heart of a lion!!!!!
Man,this one is nuts!! This horse only knows one speed. Go.
Poor Mr.Passion. An old warrior running against fresh, young horses. The best he could do was a 6th, but hes still a winner in my book. The greatest Turf gelding we've seen in a long time. His heart is bigger than the sun!
  • bband · Presious Passion is a great horse, but he really needs a mile and a half (or more) for his style to be effective. · 1310 days ago
The 09' Arlington Million, the 09' Breeders Cup Turf, the 09' W.L. McKnight, and the 2010 Sheema Classic. Four races right off the top of my head I can think of that Presious Passion's ridiculous "run off from the field" front running style has cost him victories. Instead of maybe breaking sharp, and staying maybe 5 or 6 lengths ahead of the field, and then having something left in reserve. But with P.P., it's either all or nothing.
  • arazi · Presious Passion's unique run off style works only one way... on rock-hard turf courses. All of his success running off has been at Monmouth and Santa Anita, with some success at Gulfstream and Calder when they are firmer. On a deep weedy turf course like Arlington, Woodbine, Churchill, Fair Grounds, etc... he's got no shot whatsoever. · 1617 days ago
I'll give Presious Passion one thing. He never fails to disappoint. When is this horse ever going to learn, that when you're racing some of the best turf horses in the world, that "I've got to go lead by 20 lengths" strategy will only serve to spell doom. As it just did in Dubai at Meydan in the 2010 Sheema Classic. Again, he bounded right out of the gate to go out about 10 lengths ahead of all the field but one. The Irish colt Golden Sword, who's been known to put on pace himself in races, stayed about 2 or 3 lengths off of Presious Passion. But at the 400 meters mark, both Presious Passion and Golden Sword were cooked. Golden Sword ending up 14th and Presious Passion ending up 16th of 16 runners. Jukebox Jury faded all the way back to 15th, which really surprised me. But that front running strategy of Presious Passion's has only been successful when the competition has been much weaker. Albeit, his stamina did hold up in the 09' B.C. Turf, but only to be caught by Conduit, again, one of the most successful turf horses in the world. But going against the likes of Dar Re Mi, Buena Vista, Spanish Moon, Cavalryman, and Deem, it only spelled defeat for him again. That's why I will NEVER bet dollar one on this horse. Because much more often than not, he run's himself completely out of too many races. TJMO.
Today in the W.L. McKnight is another prime example of why I won't bet on Pressious Passion. He's what I call a 50-50 horse. If the right one show's up, he'll take you wire to wire. But, as in his last two races, by setting such an outrageous pace, he ran himself right out of the race. It happened to him in the Breeders Cup Turf with Conduit. And it happened to him today in a horse, Cloudy's Knight, that had already proven himself to be a strong closer in the Breeders Cup Marathon, narrowly missing a win against Man Of Iron. IMO, Pressous Passion's connections need to find some middle ground with this horse. He can be a front runner without having to blow out to a 15 or 20 length head start. If they don't change his tactics, he'll be a prime target for every race that he enters that has a strong closer. IMO.
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  • bband · Agree that his style is a double-edged sword. Looking back on his PP's, what is interesting is that he's only employed his hellbent style very recently. Other than one start almost two years ago, it's only in his last 7 races (prior to today) that he's jumped out by more than 3 lengths. His style only usually works on firm turf courses, and turf tracks that can be conducive to speed like Monmouth and Santa Anita. · 1709 days ago
  • cigar · He's very hit-or-miss... risky to put all your money in on. · 1709 days ago
The amazing thing is he goes, goes, goes, goes and still keeps going when confronted in the stretch. Very game.
His race in the BC was just awesome. Sitting there in the grandstand at Santa Anita, we were all saying he was done. The way he came back to the entire field, Conduit swooped by him, but then he fought hard and didn't let anyone else past him was just unbelievable. It's not anything I've seen before in racing. It created quite a buzz on track... and everyone was really buzzing after the next race... saying we had just seen two amazing races in a row.
Presious Passion is a horse that's really an enigma to me. There's no secret about his running style. But, if the right Presious Passion show's up, he'll take you wire to wire, no problem. But it also seem's that in some of his races that he's run himself out of the race by the time he's past the 1 mile pole. But I will give credit where credit is due. I thought he had run himself out of the race in the B.C. Turf this year. But what a fight he put up with Conduit, who is no doubt one of the world's best on turf. He really showed a ton of heart in that race, and losing ever so slightly as he did to Conduit is certainly no disgrace.

Presious Passion - Race Results & Past Performances

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View Details06/10/12Presious Passion6thMth101 1/8 mTMonmouth Stakes-G2 3+ MData LinkGet StormyGet Serious1:45.40
View Details05/19/12Presious Passion7thMth101 mileTElkwood Stakes 3+ MCorporate JungleSuccessful MissionGourmet Dinner1:32.70
View DetailsView Video01/29/11Presious Passion5thSA61 1/8 mTSunshine Millions Turf 4+ MCaracortadoThe Usual Q. T. Soul Candy1:46.75
View DetailsView Video12/18/10Presious Passion4thCrc111 1/2mDW L McKnight Handicap-G2 3+ MPrince Will I AmFree FighterMemorial Maniac 
View DetailsView Video10/21/10Presious Passion9thKee81 1/2mTSycamore-G3 3+ MBrass HatSouthern AnthemMusketier2:30.73
View DetailsView Video06/12/10Presious Passion7thMth101 1/8 mTMonmouth Stakes-G3 3+ MGet SeriousRoman TigerDynamoor1:47.11
View DetailsView Video03/27/10Presious Passion16thMey71 1/2mTDubai Sheema Classic-G1 3+ MDar Re MiBuena VistaSpanish Moon2:31.84
View Details02/28/10Presious Passion1stGP91 3/8 m TMac Diarmida-G2 4+ MPresious PassionWinchesterFeels All Right2:13.49
View DetailsView Video12/26/09Presious Passion5thCrc101 1/2mTW L McKnight Handicap-G2 3+ MCloudy's KnightSpice RouteWinchester2:27.63
View DetailsView Video11/07/09Presious Passion2ndSA81 1/2mTBreeders Cup Turf-G1 3+ MConduitPresious PassionDar Re Mi2:23.75
View DetailsView Video10/11/09Presious Passion1stSA71 1/4 mTClement L. Hirsch Turf Championship -G1 3+ MPresious PassionMedici CodeSpring House1:59.13
View DetailsView Video08/08/09Presious Passion8thAP91 1/4 mTArlington Million-G1 3+ MGio PontiJust As WellStotsfold2:04.19
View DetailsView Video07/04/09Presious Passion1stMth101 3/8 m TUnited Nations-G1 3+ MPresious PassionLauroBrass Hat2:10.97
View DetailsView Video06/13/09Presious Passion1stMth91 1/8 mTMonmouth Stakes 3+ MPresious PassionBanrockProudinsky1:47.32
View Details03/21/09Presious Passion2ndGP101 1/4 mDPan American-G3 4+ MBuddy's HumorPresious PassionSligovitz2:02.64
View DetailsView Video02/21/09Presious Passion1stGP91 3/8 m TMac Diarmida-G2 4+ MPresious PassionQuasicobraSpice Route2:12.10
View DetailsView Video09/27/08Presious Passion6thBel91 1/2mTJoe Hirsch Turf Classic-G1 3+ MGrand CouturierInterpatationSummer Patriot2:34.84
View DetailsView Video08/16/08Presious Passion4thSar81 1/2mTSword Dancer Invitational-G1 3+ MGrand CouturierBetter Talk NowInterpatation2:32.21
View Details08/03/08Presious Passion6thMth121 1/16 mTOceanport-G3 3+ MSilver TreeGiant WreckerHotstufanthensome1:40.05
View DetailsView Video07/05/08Presious Passion1stMth121 3/8 m TUnited Nations-G1 3+ MPresious PassionStrike A DealEquitable2:13.88
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