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Have you ever thought about the historical significance of the Kentucky Derby and the impact that a Derby victory has on a jockey or trainer’s career? Read More
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  • Toasting · Great article, Matt. As far as the HOF goes, Curlin is a lock, and Asmussen is a near-lock. That leaves the eight others essentially vying for two spots. Antley's talent isn't in question, but like fellow nominee Garrett Gomez, his off-track demons may weigh heavy on the minds of voters. On ability, he's a Hall of Famer, but I'm not sure the voters will shut out his habits away from the track. · 40 days ago ·
  • goblin · Well, I guess dennis.mathews' statement is amusing as well as containing truthful elements; but I have both heard Steve A. say and read written accounts in which he gives credit for "his" success to his entire team, family (wife Julie), and his assistant trainers with special mention of Scott Blasi. · 40 days ago ·
Handicappers subscribe to theories, some logical, some outlandish, to get an angle on the Kentucky Derby winner. One such theory is Dosage. What is it, and does it work?Read More
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  • travel_vic · the complexity of what is transferred to the offspring has an entirely new set of complexity over riding that one the cistrons are IN the individual. There is no static contribution from a pre-potent sire. · 60 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · the complexity even at the MOST BASIC LEVEL is so far out of predictive control as to be almost impossible to predict accurately over time. Even in the human genone. "For each of the 23 pair of chromosomes, there are 2 to the 23rd power DIFFERENT combinations of chromosome that could occur in a gamete and the likelihood that one set of parents will produce two offsring with the identical complement fo chromosomes (or even CLOSE for that matter) is 1 in 2 to the 23rd power or 1 in 8.4 million(assuming no monzygotic twins." Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine p. 341. · 60 days ago ·
Friend and turf writing icon, Steve Haskin, asked me recently why I go down to Turfway Park to see the Spiral Stakes every year. I answered with some standard answers, good race, easy trip, nice day, but it occurred to me the real reason is simply, because I do. Not to say that I don’t enjoy being t...Read More
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  • sallyeastman · So put a little bit on Black Onyx on Derby Day and if he fires you can say you saw him at the Spiral! · 392 days ago ·
  • CauseForConcern · @sallyeastman: Kinda' like those that decided to throw all in for Animal Kingdom. Good Luck. · 392 days ago ·
“Tis no sin to be tempted, but to be overcome.” William PennRead More
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  • kedez2012 · El Padrino and Union Rags are my top two at the moment, but I'm not sure which is #1. They both took such huge steps in the right direction in their last races--UR finally behaved himself down the lane and EP won a gutsy duel over a dry track. I'll have to wait and see their final preps before making a decision! · 782 days ago ·
  • MikeRullo · the problem with el padrino, he lacks a quick turn of foot. the belmont might be a better race for him. on big race days pletcher horses have not shown up.I would be more worried keeping this horse sound in the pletcher barn. · 782 days ago ·
Rest in peace, our dear friends ... Read More
Strike the Gold, the 1991 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, was euthanized at Karacabey Stud Farm in Turkey Dec. 13, it was confirmed by the Turkish Jockey Club. The 23-year-old son of Alydar had been the oldest living Derby winner. Strike the Gold, who was still the leading active stallion in Turkey, ...Read More
Joseph M. Cornacchia, co-owner of Kentucky Derby winners Strike the Gold and Go For Gin, and a former member of The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors, passed away on Sunday at the age of 78.   Born and raised in Queens, New York, Cornacchia made his mark in the board g...Read More
Between them, jockeys Joel Rosario and Rafael Bejarano have won every riding title at a major meet in Southern California since 2008. However, in search of their first triumph in the Run for the Roses, each will ride long shots in the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (Grade I) presente...Read More
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  • alwaysruffian · I started on my first farm at 17.....I don't bet unless I can see the horses warm up, I'll set and watch races to learn the Derby is tough, I know not to bet. · 1082 days ago ·
The Chaos Theory – “You hit a pool ball, and it starts to carom off the sides of the table. In theory, that's a fairly simple system, almost a Newtonian system. Since you can know the force imparted to the ball, and the mass of the ball, and you can calculate the angles at which it will strike the w...Read More
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  • Tiz_A_Cal_ Bred · Since Tiz Blessed didnt stay healthy, Im going with Nehro and Midnight Interlude... Nehro can sit anywhere and put in the same type of run in the final 1/4th. lets hope I can still get 10-1 on him. · 1087 days ago ·
  • railbird1 · That long stretch at CD won't hurt his chances either. I think he has a decent shot considering his improving pattern and the increase in distance. Picking this years winner is going to be tough any way you look at it. The main saving grace being the price should be right on whoever you settle on. It will be a fun race to watch with the outcome so up for grabs. That being said a serious wager on this years Derby seems out of the question unless you're just a gambler. Good luck to all. · 1087 days ago ·
It’s been a few years since Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito experienced that most magical moment of seeing his horse cross the Kentucky Derby wire before all the rest. 17 years to be exact. Back then, Zito won it twice in a span of four runnings with Strike the Gold in 1991 and Go For Gin in 1994, bu...Read More
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  • DipakRoy · i trust Nick Zito 100%, it is now on the hands of Julien Leparaoux, how he is going to manouvare the horse. · 1088 days ago ·
  • tiznow · I think 7/1 for the favorite to go off at is very realistic. Last year we had Lucky who was very consistent and Super Saver go off similar. With the doubts people are casting on Mo, I can definitely see it around there again for the favorite. · 1087 days ago ·
I am thrilled to be heading to Keeneland today. It is not only one of America’s finest racetracks, but it is nestled lovingly in the middle of the rolling bluegrass hills of horse country. Lexington, Kentucky is the heart and soul of thoroughbred horse racing, and Keeneland is a beautiful place to p...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · I agree with you Brian, it's kind of a shame to have such a prestigious prep on synthetics after so many years of effective dirt prepping. · 1099 days ago ·
  • TiznowReynolds · Sad to say but anymore the Bluegrass just isn't a great race. Pretty much a turf race that lets a horse get in who probably won't impact the Derby. The losers of the Bluegrass lately have been one's to watch it seems like. · 1098 days ago ·
As I watched a great weekend of racing, I was very fired up when I heard some comments made by a commentator on Saturday and was all ready to unleash the fury right here for all of you. I sat here at my computer ready to unleash, but all I can think about is the victory of Dialed In in the Florida D...Read More
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  • dubby30 · He was unable to beat allowance horses prior to his running down a horse that has won 2 races and went off at 60-1, special is correct, specially slow, they should run him in the Derby trial instead, will not win another grade 1 race in his career. · 1110 days ago ·
  • RaTalk_Girl · Love this horse more and more as the days go...maybe he will win, maybe he will not but I can still appreciate a great horse and I think he is great. · 1106 days ago ·
Make no mistake, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes is a good race to win.It's a Grade I, after all. It's also the best race at the best track in the best place to breed and sell horses in these United States, if not the world."It's like having a tryout on Broadway," said Joe Drape, racing writer for the ...Read More
Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes has long been one of the most prestigious of all roads leading to the Kentucky Derby. Year in an year out, it produced, if not the Derby winner itself, then at the very least, some strong contenders for the blanket of roses. Something has changed though....Read More
By JOSEPH DURSO Published: June 9, 1991 Hansel survived a tingling stretch duel with Strike the Gold and won the 123d Belmont Stakes by the length of his head yesterday at Belmont Park. Read More
By Jack Shinar Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2005 8:37 PM The infinite patience of trainer Beau Greely and jockey Garrett Gomez paid off Sunday when Borrego thundered down the center of the lane to capture the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) before 30,741 at Del Mar.Read More
Supposedly suffering from slow workouts, fast competition and even the wrong pedigree, Strike the Gold won the 117th Kentucky Derby today with a rousing end run through the homestretch...Read More

Strike the Gold - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details06/05/93Strike the Gold3rdBel81 1/8 mDNassau County-G1 3+ MWest By WestValley CrossingStrike the Gold1:47.58
View DetailsView Video05/15/93Strike the Gold6thPim91 3/16 mDPimlico Special-G1 4 MDevil His DueValley CrossingPistols And Roses1:55.40
View Details04/21/93Strike the Gold1stAqu81 mileDAllow 3+ MStrike the GoldAlytenYaros1:35.30
View DetailsView Video10/31/92Strike the Gold8thGP101 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MA. P. IndyPleasant TapJolypha2:00.20
View DetailsView Video10/10/92Strike the Gold2ndBel81 1/4 mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MPleasant TapStrike the GoldA. P. Indy1:58.80
View Details09/19/92Strike the Gold4thBel81 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MSultry SongPleasant TapOut of Place1:47.05
View DetailsView Video08/29/92Strike the Gold5thSar81 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MSultry SongOut of PlaceChief Honcho1:47.29
View DetailsView Video08/08/92Strike the Gold4thMth81 1/8 mDPhilip H. Iselin-G1 3+ MJolie's HaloOut of PlaceValley Crossing1:46.80
View Details07/18/92Strike the Gold2ndBel81 1/4 mDSuburban Handicap-G1 3+ MPleasant TapStrike the GoldDefensive Play2:00.33
View Details06/06/92Strike the Gold1stBel71 1/8 mDNassau County-G2 3+ MStrike the GoldPleasant TapSultry Song1:46.60
View DetailsView Video05/09/92Strike the Gold1stPim101 3/16 mDPimlico Special-G1 4 MStrike the GoldFly So FreeTwilight Agenda1:54.80
View Details04/04/92Strike the Gold2ndAqu71 3/16 mDThirty Six Red  3+ MRed PineStrike the GoldAlyten1:55.70
View Details03/07/92Strike the Gold2ndGP101 1/4 mDGulfstream Park Hcp-G1 3+ MSea CadetStrike the GoldSunny Sunrise2:01.79
View Details02/17/92Strike the Gold3rdGP101 1/8 mDBroward H-G3 3+ MHonest EnsignPeanut Butter OnitStrike the Gold1:49.41
View Details02/01/92Strike the Gold6thGP91 1/8 mDDonn Handicap-G1 3+ MSea CadetOut of PlaceSunny Sunrise1:48.17
View Details01/08/92Strike the Gold2ndGP77 fDAllow 4+ MBay SharkStrike the GoldPerfect Fit1:24.31
View DetailsView Video11/02/91Strike the Gold5thCD81 1/4 mDBreeders' Cup Classic-G1 3 MBlack Tie AffairTwilight AgendaUnbridled2:02.95
View DetailsView Video10/05/91Strike the Gold3rdBel71 1/4 mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MFestinChief HonchoStrike the Gold2:00.69
View Details09/15/91Strike the Gold4thBel61 1/8 mDWoodward Stakes-G1 3+ MIn ExcessFarma WayFestin1:46.33
View DetailsView Video08/17/91Strike the Gold4thSar81 1/4 mDTravers-G1 3+ MCorporate ReportHanselFly So Free2:01.20
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