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Union Rags

Status:
Retired
Owner(s):
Trainer:
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Phyllis M. Wyeth  -  [Add Data]
Pedigree:
Dixie Union  -  Tempo  by  Gone West
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Stepping away for awhile. Thanks to everyone who I have enjoyed great conversations and debates with. It's been real, so long HRN!
Have you seen his baby out of Gleaming? The bone on that little one is impressive, especially for a TB!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/57840647@N04/12229422485/ first foal of Union Rags.
The birth of his reported first foal was on Jan. 19th. A colt out of Gleaming (by Dehere).
http://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/classic-winner-union-rags-sires-first-foal/ eeeekk his first foal is a colt!!! With a nice pedigree too. Can't wait to see a picture to see if he got that big beautiful blaze. I hope matz gets him!!!
Union Rags's first foal is a colt! Born Jan. 19 out of Gleaming (By Dehere) Cant wait to see this one on the track! Union Rags's is my favorite!
  • zXSwordXz · Any one have pictures of his colt? UR is one of my favorite horse, he is a big beauty of a horse. I feel he was retire prematurely but I do hope his filly's and colt's make it up. · 212 days ago
Anyone know what mares have visited him?
  • carmen.kenney.58 · On the Lanes End website it said that he had bred to 125 had bred successfully to Union Rags. The only two mares that I know of, so far, are Ingenue and Maiden of Heaven, both in foal. · 247 days ago
Just so in love with this horse. Wonder what mares he will get. I can't wait to see his babies out on the track! http://youtu.be/DP3hJ7d6uQ0
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  • Sullivan · Buckpasser and Secretariat were regarded as the best built. Personally, I prefer Omaha · 323 days ago
  • Northport · Buckpasser just had the look of a tremendous athlete, I am also very partial to Sea The Stars conformation... Jon Oxx said it best "He’s perfect, the perfect racing machine. He is the point to which thoroughbred breeding, after 300 years, has arrived." · 323 days ago
Really wish we could have seen you come back from your injury and run again this year. Such great connections and such a beautiful and talented horse. Really don't think we got to see the best he could do.
Official conformation - http://oi43.tinypic.com/99q9nc.jpg
For me this year's Belmont just wasn't as exciting as the Rags getting the win. I will never forget "Union Rags has got him! Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes!" and the thrill of joy I felt for Matz and Mrs. Wyeth. Wasn't sure if he would get there over Paynter- a really good horse- but he did it.
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  • ruffianlover · Dressage. I'm sorry if my wording was confusing. What I was referring to was the fact that rafis favorite is palice malice and mine is union rags. What I was saying is that last years belmont wasn't my preference over this years just because I love the rags. I was saying it was my favorite because it was a last second win which to me was more exciting than pm's win. That's all · 433 days ago
  • ruffianlover · Like Kaitlin said- palice malice was in the lead most of the stretch and no one really challenged. Union rags fought paynter down to the last few strides and no one knew if he would get there it not. It was just more thrilling to me in my opinion · 433 days ago
For me this year's Belmont just wasn't as exciting as the Rags getting the win. I will never forget "Union Rags has got him! Union Rags in the Belmont Stakes!" and the thrill of joy I felt for Matz and Mrs. Wyeth. Wasn't sure if he would get there over Paynter- a really good horse- but he did it.
I think he would've been even better as a four year old!!!
  • Sullivan · Yes, that is generally how it goes. Union Rags did mature into a big horse earlier than most of the other horses, though, and while he was still class until he was retired, his 2 year old season was his best. Maybe he wouldn't have gotten better? He and Mylute share a sharp resemblance. · 440 days ago
I wonder what's wrong with cocoa2 ... such bad behavior nonplusses me.
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  • Sullivan · Mmm... can you really predict that it would transfer over generations? · 448 days ago
  • travel_vic · A myriad of things have know predictive genetic patterns, and them a lot do not....It is hilarous to hear someone attributing a trait all to genetics since we have NO idea how environmental keys interact, and what do they interact with? Is speed. Stamina, great weight carrying ability brought out by a single pathway? DOUbtful as most of the attributes associated with phenotypes are overlaid on offspring via frank story telling · 448 days ago
Interesting. Out of the all the new stallions standing in Kentucky (biggest ones: Union Rags, Bodemeister, To Honor and Serve, Americain, Shakleford, Stay Thirsty, Creative Cause, Gemologist, Tapizar, Hansen, The Factor Brilliant Speed, Caleb's Posse, Jersey Town, Midas Touch, Bullet Train, Algorithms, Snativa, Dominus, etc) Union Rags, out of new stallions in KY, has the highest stud fee (35,000)....
Love this horse. Sad to see him retire but looking forward to his babies on the track.
anyone in foal to him yet?
Confromation pic. https://twitter.com/ejplantain/status/319571726855962624/photo/1
One of the most beautiful race horses. For sure.
He was so talented. People always bag him. He never ran a poor race on his own. In the juvenile, sure he lost, fair and sqaure. But, the FL Derby? sorry, no. He had an awful ride, and was stuck on the rail, switched to the outside with one furlong to go, no chance to eat up the ground. Then, the derby. Just a horrendous trip. 17th for the first six furlongs, boxed in completely, and managed to get 7th! That is incredible. He never lost a race without reason, maybe besides the juvenile. But, now just his losses he had bad rides. Go back and watch his champagne. He was boxed, and flew home, won by 5. Man oh man, If Johnny would have ridden him all along....... Don't want to imagine the possibilites of what he could have done.
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  • ruffianlover · I agree. I liked this horse before all the hype. This horse just screamed I'm one to watch out for. His immaturity cost him the Juvenile- if he doesn't drift out he beats Hansen. Johnny V should have been on him from the start. The Rags was like a 6 foot kid playing basketball with 5 footers. Too bad we never got to see what he could really do. And I wish they would have run him in the Preakness. With less chance for traffic issues he could have shaken things up with IHA and Bodemeister. · 619 days ago
  • rafirox · It scares me how much we missed with him and his immense talent. He could have beat IHA in the Derby, Preakness, and possibly the Belmont. He was ALMOST as good as IHA, IN MY OPINION.... And that is a compliment, because IHA was a monster. · 618 days ago

Union Rags - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video06/09/12Union Rags1stBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MUnion RagsPaynter Atigun2:30.42
View DetailsView Video05/05/12Union Rags7thCD111 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MI'll Have AnotherBodemeisterDullahan2:01.83
View DetailsView Video03/31/12Union Rags3rdGP111 1/8 mDFlorida Derby-G1 3 MTake Charge IndyReveronUnion Rags1:48.79
View DetailsView Video02/26/12Union Rags1stGP111 1/16 mDFountain of Youth-G2 3 MUnion RagsNews PendingDiscreet Dancer1:42.68
View DetailsView Video11/05/11Union Rags2ndCD91 1/16 mDBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MHansenUnion RagsCreative Cause1:44.44
View DetailsView Video10/08/11Union Rags1stBel91 mileDChampagne-G1 2 MUnion RagsAlphaRight To Vote1:35.55
View DetailsView Video08/15/11Union Rags1stSar86 1/2 fDSaratoga Special-G2 2 MUnion RagsStatIndian Evening1:18.33
View DetailsView Video07/12/11Union Rags1stDel75 fDMSW 2 MUnion RagsJake N ElwoodFreddie One Bite0:58.25