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California runners have great odds of finding the winners circle when the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is hosted in California. Let's take a look at the numbers. Read More
Excellent horse
Vale of York, the 2009 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, and French group winner Alexandros will enter stud in 2011 for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley.Three-year-old Vale of York (Invincible Spirit—Red Vale, by Halling) retired with three wins from seven starts and earnings of $1,224,215. ...Read More
A bout of colic will keep 2009 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Vale Of York out of the 2010 UAE Derby (G2), Godolphin reported Sunday.  Fifth in his 2010 debut in the Al Bastakiya, no updated plans were available for the son of Invisible Spirit, who had been given a 10-1 chance in the DubaiR...Read More
GODOLPHIN'S Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner has been hit by a bout of colic and will miss Saturday UAE Derby on the Dubai World Cup card.Read More
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Vale of York made a disappointing 3-year-old debut March 4 in Dubai, as he was rank in the early part of the 1 3/16-mile Al Bastakiya Stakes and then flattened out in the stretch to finish fifth as the favorite in a field of 14. Read More
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  • arazi · Great points on Mendip, RaceNight. Are they even thinking about Derby for Mendip? · 1504 days ago ·
  • DubaiRaceNight · I don't think they believe Mendip is a major contender...time will tell, and so will the UAE Derby. · 1499 days ago ·
Saturday might be a good time to kick off a two-prep campaign for the Derby. Last year Mine That Bird made his first start of the year Feb. 28, while the year previous Big Brown kicked things off March 5. Street Sense opened his two-prep slate in 2007 on March 17. Average them together and what do y...Read More
Can become a serious Derby contender with a big race tomorrow morning.
  • SlewStablw · Mendip look much the best - Godolphin owned - Vale may go European route. Look for Mendip coming to America. · 1505 days ago ·
  • ruby · Any horse with a name like Mendip couldn't possibly win the Derby... · 1505 days ago ·
Godolphin's Vale of York is set to return to competition on March 4 in the $250,000 Al Bastakiya, the middle jewel of the United Arab Emirates Triple Crown and one of six lucrative stakes at Meydan.Read More
  • Medlocke · I'd be the first to admit that Vale of York looked impressive in his win in the Breeders Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita back in November. But other than that run that he made over the synthetic main track at Santa Anita, all of his other racing has been done on turf at race tracks primarily in Great Britain. If Godolphin is looking to make a potential Kentucky Derby contender out of Vale of York, you'd think they would be looking to race him in some of the conventional dirt track Derby Prep races, just to see how he's going to respond to the surface. JMO. · 1507 days ago ·
A handful of graded events were contested on Feb 20th, and the performance of the day belonged to my new number one Derby contender…Eskendereya. The Todd Pletcher trainee came into the ‘Youth off a sharp allowance score, and the early-pressing sort went off as 3rd betting choice behind Buddy’s Saint...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Jackson Bend - Part of exacta all 8 starts. Hard knocker reminds me of '96 Preakness winner Louis Quatorze (also Zito). Dublin had a solid start to 3yo campaign. · 1513 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · As for Rule, I have a rule. Pletcher cannot take up more than 30% of my list...lol. · 1513 days ago ·
Of the 23 individual betting interests in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, 10 are running this weekend and six ran last weekend. That means the fabric of this year’s Derby picture is going to be greatly altered by Sunday. It also means that a good number of Future Wager tickets will be virtually wor...Read More
A couple of graded events were contested over the holiday weekend, and the Southwest from Oaklawn Park has been rescheduled for Feb 20th after inclimate weather forced the cancellation of much of their card on Monday. Rule did his wire job thing in the Sam F Davis at Tampa Bay. I have no idea how go...Read More
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  • cigar · Lookin at Lucky is going to be Looking at the TV when the Derby is run if the status-quo continues. · 1520 days ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Same goes for Noble's Promise, Super Saver, and Vale of York. Time to get the running shoes on. · 1519 days ago ·
Winslow Homer joined my top ten list on January 25th,  but his Derby trail run is over after a stress fracture in his cannon bone was discovered late last month. His defection leaves an open space on my list, and I have decided to fill it with Drosselmeyer...Read More
Led by Eclipse Award winners Lookin At Lucky and She Be Wild, a total of 366 horses have been made early nominees to the three Triple Crown races, it was announced late Saturday night by the Triple Crown racetracks, Churchill Downs, Pimlico, and Belmont Park.Read More
It's that time of year again. Turf writers, handicappers and bloggers get an extra early start on predicting who will be in the final field of 20 on that first Saturday in May. Is it premature? No doubt. Is the field set in any way? Not on your life. But ...Read More
Vale of York is a money horse. he travels, wins big purses, dodges no surface or challenge and finishes in the money. Trainer/jockey/owner combo may not be as popular as Baffert/Gomez but that just creates more value. Look for Vale of York to win big on Meyan surface as prep to Derby. Hell drop from 18 to 10 on any decent performance.
  • maverick · when a horse wins the Breeders Cup Juvenile he is usually awarded 2 yr old honors OR at the very least is named the winter book favorite for the following yrs Derby...Vale of York falls in neither category. His win in the Juvenile was NO fluke. He encountered trouble at various stages of the race, start, 1st turn, far turn, upper stretch and STILL got to the wire in time. Has to winter and prep in Dubai which hasnt worked out yet for Godolphin. One yr Sheikh Mohammed will win the Kentucky Derby his way, just dont know if it will be the 2010 edition with this horse · 1539 days ago ·
  • horses · I have to admit, when they crossed the wire in the BC, I thought it was pretty fluky. But sdberg's right, a horse that travels, faces big fields and wins is a money horse. He ran a beautiful race in the BC. Rated super-patiently, encountered some traffic, and made a big run. So he's got a good running style and stamina will be no prob. Can't rule him out. I should also point out that he did hug the rail and that was the place to be that day, but this horse did everything right... somehow you have to feel that we haven't heard the last of Vale of York! · 1539 days ago ·
Champion Lookin At Lucky and the only horse to beat him, Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Vale of York (Ire), shared the highweight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2009 Experimental Free Handicap, a hypothetical ranking of last year’s two-year-olds as if being handicapped for a 1 1/16-m...Read More
In my last Derby post, I stated that a new player (Take Control) had arrived on the scene. Unfortunately, the Baffert trainee has shin problems and needs a few months to recover, so he’s off the Derby trail. Barn also has Conveyance, who had to work for his San Rafael (G3) tally on Jan 16th. He will...Read More
Two potent armies are gathering en masse on opposite ends of the country. Their objective: Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The generals: Bob Baffert, who is assembling a large force on the slopes of the San Gabriels, and Todd Pletcher, who is matching him horse for horse, with his main...Read More
The end of the year has arrived, and this is my final derby Top 10 of 2009. All Derby hopefuls turn three on January 1st, and as we inch closer to the first Saturday in May, a new player (Take Control) has arrived on the scene. Read More
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  • thedodge · Take Control is to green to make the Kentucky Derby his next start is going to be an allowance race. He needs the seasoning and will lack the graded stakes money also to make the derby a horse needs a good mind and talent. He is talented no doubt about it maybe second half of the year that's my guess. · 1558 days ago ·
  • thedodge · As for Baffert be absolutely loaded, I don't thing so from the two i liked one Clutch Player died the other Tiz Chrome he's bred to route acts like an old pro has run fast 97 beyer yes only 6 1/2f. My worry with him he has short legs maybe he's the next Northern Dancer will have to wait. For the other's Tiny Woods Sprinter no doubt, Conveyance Dr. Steven Romans says Indian Charlie his sire and Holy Bull his dame sire are intermediate Speed (non chef-de race). And in conclusion Looking At Lucky has'nt run that fast so i'am not buying. · 1558 days ago ·

Vale Of York - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video03/04/10Vale Of York5thMey21 3/16 mSAl Bastakiya 3 MMendipDella BarbaEnak1:59.42
View DetailsView Video11/07/09Vale Of York1stSA51 1/16 mSBreeders' Cup Juvenile-G1 2 MVale Of YorkLookin At LuckyNoble's Promise1:43.48
View Details10/11/09Vale Of York2ndSsi11 mileTGran Criterium-G1 2 MHearts Of FireVale Of YorkMata Keranjang1:38.80
View Details09/26/09Vale Of York3rdAsc11 mileTRoyal Lodge Stakes-G2 2 MJoshua TreeWaseetVale Of York1:39.40
View Details09/08/09Vale Of York1stGoo17 fTStardom Stakes 2 MVale Of YorkMata KeranjangAtlantis Star1:26.60
View Details08/18/09Vale Of York5thYor27 fTAcomb Stakes-G3 2 MElusive PimpernelEmerald CommanderPoet's Voice1:22.40
View Details07/24/09Vale Of York1stYor37 fTMedian Auction Maiden Stakes  2 MVale Of YorkHot ProspectOur Joe Mac1:26.04