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Had his first winner today!
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  • Mary Z. · Which race, jmac? · 126 days ago
  • Sullivan · r2 @ Keeneland. Nice little sprinting colt. Quality Road had a lot of speed, his get should be quite talented. I didn't see many in sales. Doubt his book would be small, knowing Farish. Perhaps people just don't want to let them go. · 126 days ago
Hootenanny in Race #2 today at Keeneland ... I believe the bay gelding is the first son or daughter of the talented, but enigmatic, Quality Road to hit the races.
The Bloodhorse reports that Quality Road's first foal is a colt out of stakes winner Dorm Fever.
qr was always a top notch horse during the regular racing season. he got 2 top bsf's last season, and througout his career always hit the board. only problem was when classic time came around, he couldn't show up, twice. todd should have put him in the dirt mile in both 2009 and 2010, as 10f just was not his distance to win.
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  • CraigBradshaw · you will get tired of carrying that silver dollar because you'll want to spend it! anyway, beyer was a groupie to this horse as he gave him so many hign bsf's, but he would fizzle on the world stage. · 1061 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Icy, you know weight makes a difference, especially 5lbs. with that small of a margin of victory. Or else why would weights even be assigned? And usually the only time you won't argue is when you don't disagree. Heck, you even argue when you agree sometimes. · 1061 days ago
In the classic. If everything pans out, RA, and QR could set the pace. And, most likely it will be a fast one. I believe zenyatta can handle conventional dirt. If the classic is a fast track, and the pace is even somewhat fast, then zenyatta will engulf them both with ease.
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  • sdnaples · Do you really think JJ will run RA in the Cup against Zenyatta? He races for breeding money not for racing! 3 losses in one year might hurt the sales price of a RA/Curlin yearling! · 1475 days ago
  • bob46 · Hey curlin you continue to discount the poly advantage Z has. Unless you accept this fact there is no sense in having this conversation. · 1465 days ago
The whitney will be interesting with blame firing at quality road from off the pace... will get a good idea of how we stack up leading into breeders
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  • mike · what happened to my comment..? If your not politically correct , they remove your opinion on this site ????? · 1479 days ago
  • medlocke · Much agreed jackjackson. I just made the same comment myself the other day. That the results of the Whitney Handicap should help clear up the picture, somewhat, for those already trying to handicap this year's Breeders Cup Classic. · 1478 days ago
He is a great horse but he will not win the classic or any other 10 furlong race for that matter. When he finished 2nd and 3rd in the jcgc and travers last year he was fading fast after the mile and eigth.
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  • mistique1990 · RA wasnt ready at the apple blossem to race Zen i mean her next 2 races prooved that! · 1528 days ago
  • mistique1990 · now she is but i doupt that will happen till the BC. thats when Zen shows up onto RA play ground, and i ope to see RA defeat her. Bambera came to the usa to beat Zen but cut herself in the first race in florida. now they are fixing her up. so once she is back watch out for her too. she is a great horse. but im all RA she has my heart. sorry Zen i only have one heart too give. · 1528 days ago
Zenyatta better polish off her jock strap if she's going to get Horse of the Year. Quality Road the clear leader at this point.
  • medlocke · Cigar, right now I'd have to agree. After giving away 7lbs. to Musket Man, and still cruising home to win without Velazquez even really asking, I don't think there's any question about the fact that Quality Road is the best older male in the U.S. right now on conventional dirt. Over synthetics, I'd say the best older male in the U.S. is Rail Trip. The only older male I can think of that I believe could potentially challenge Quality Road with any kind of meaningful race, in a field where all carry equal weight, would be Blame. I don't really think Blame would beat Quality Road, but it would be interesting to see the two in the same race. IMO. As for Zenyatta, I love the big, behemoth mare. But like you said, she's gonna have to "man up" so to speak. And do something different than she's done in her previous two seasons to likely beat Quality Road for HOY. It may ultimately come down to which of the two are is the best at Churchill Downs in November to settle the issue. TJMO. · 1543 days ago
I wonder what kind of speed figure that idiot Andrew Beyer gave Quality Road for his performance in the Donn Handicap? That race, with maybe the exception of the 09' Kentucky Oaks, was far more impressive than any race that Rachel Alexandra ran in 2009, IMO. But I'll bet Beyer doesn't give him a speed figure anywhere close to what he always give's Rachel when she win's.
I made the comment after his B.C.Classic meltdown that Quality Road was a colt who's best races were still ahead of him. Now, as a 4yr.old, he's bigger, stronger, and faster than ever. His win today in the Donn Handicap was, IMO, by far his most impressive race of his career to date. I'm not certain that any horse in racing, male or female, could have beaten Quality Road the way he performed today. This colt absolutely loves and owns Gulfstream Park. I'd like to see him race again against Summer Bird over a dry track. As much as he dislikes an off track, he still always managed to hit the board. I think on a dry track, he leaves Summer Bird in his wake. I also wouldn't mind seeing Quality Road and Rachel Alexandra go at it on a dry track. That would be a real speed dual. Of course, after Rachel get's dusted by the mighty mare from the west at Oaklawn.
  • horses · QR was awesome today. He rated so well. Not many horses would have touched him today. · 1657 days ago
  • arazi · That was like a Rachel move... cruise control and pulls away from the field with ease. · 1656 days ago
Quality Road loves GP. Look for a big performance.
Quality Road run's the Gulfstream track as well as any horse out there in the racing game right now. I had seen on a couple of on-line sights that Blame may enter the Donn Handicap. If Blame run's, IMO, he would certainly be Quality Road's toughest competition. But without Blame in the race, Quality Road will take the Donn. Even if Blame run's, I still like Quality Road at Gulfstream.
Quality Road looked great today at Gulfstream in the Hal's Hope. The entire race, he ran like a horse that was full of himself, with a ton of confidence, and looked the whole way like a colt that knew there was no way he was going to lose that race. IMO. If I were Todd Pletcher, I'd get this colt back on the track in another Graded Stakes race soon. The way he looked today, another good stakes romp would really bring this colt's confidence back around full circle after what happened with him in the B.C. Classic. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Quality Road is a colt who's best racing is still to come. I anxiously await seeing him with another chance to get that 1-1/4 monkey off of his back.
  • cigar · Indeed Rossington... he controlled the entire race. Just when you thought he was empty, you realized he was just cruising along. Not sure if I love him in the Donn, but I still love him at one-turn miles. · 1691 days ago
  • invasor · Quality Road is great horse on dirt from 6.5 furlong to a one-turn mile and when he has his head about him. Beatable a longer two-turn races and on any surface other than fast dirt · 1691 days ago
Quality Road is still a class horse. Sloppy track on only its second race back??? Look out for the next time out
Agree. Quality Road has nothing to be ashamed of. He did not have the best trip and came up a tad short in Travers show finish. Another prep and he likely wins the midsummer Derby.
No shame in this loss... with the lone sprint prep, that trip... he was doomed from the start, yet he still finished third.
It's easy to knock the Florida Derby but we have to remember the Fountain of Youth was a remarkable race. Quality Road has some insane talent and if he can stretch it out, he'll be tough.
If by barely held off you mean dismissed when confronted then yes, he barely held him off. Prior to the Derby he was among one of the favorites, that's why there's such fanfare about Quality Road.
I honestly don't understand the fascination with Quality Road. He's a nice horse... a very nice horse... but he's not the second coming of Curlin or anything. He barely held off Dunkirk on a speed-favoring track at GP in a 5-horse Florida Derby.
Rumor says Quality Road is moving to Pletcher's barn...

Quality Road - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
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Race
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View DetailsView Video11/06/10Quality Road12thCD111 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3+ MBlameZenyattaFly Down2:02.28
View DetailsView Video09/04/10Quality Road1stSar101 1/8 mDWoodward-G1 3+ MQuality RoadMythical PowerTranquil Manner1:50.00
View DetailsView Video08/07/10Quality Road2ndSar101 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MBlameQuality RoadMusket Man1:48.88
View DetailsView Video05/31/10Quality Road1stBel101 mileDMetropolitan Hcp. (Met Mile)-G1 3+ MQuality RoadMusket ManTizway1:33.11
View DetailsView Video02/06/10Quality Road1stGP101 1/8 mDDonn Handicap-G1 4+ MQuality RoadDry MartiniDelightful Kiss1:47.49
View DetailsView Video01/03/10Quality Road1stGP81 mileDHal's Hope-G3 3+ MQuality RoadYou And I ForeverCongressional Page1:36.33
View DetailsView Video10/03/09Quality Road2ndBel101 1/4 mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MSummer BirdQuality RoadTizway2:02.51
View DetailsView Video08/29/09Quality Road3rdSar111 1/4 mDTravers Stakes-G1 3 MSummer BirdHold Me BackQuality Road2:02.83
View DetailsView Video08/03/09Quality Road1stSar86 1/2 fDAmsterdam-G2 3 MQuality RoadCapt. Candyman CanCaptain Cherokee1:13.45
View DetailsView Video03/28/09Quality Road1stGP101 1/8 mDFlorida Derby-G1 3 MQuality RoadDunkirkTheregoesjojo1:47.72
View DetailsView Video02/28/09Quality Road1stGP91 mileDFountain of Youth-G2 3 MQuality RoadTheregoesjojoBeethoven1:35.01
View Details01/10/09Quality Road2ndGP107 fDAllow 3 MTheregoesjojoQuality RoadObligingly1:22.23
View Details11/29/08Quality Road1stAqu46 1/2 fDMSW 2 MQuality RoadToulouse LautrecHeadache 1:16.11