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How hard is it for a jockey to win the Kentucky Derby? Read More
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  • buckpasser · I was rereading an old Turf and Sport Digest, August 1965 to be exact, and here are some famous trainers and jockeys answer to this question.sunny Jim Fitzsimmons said the horse is 90%. However much depends on the jockey and the race. Take Arcaro you could depend on him to be there for the entire race. Others not." Hadley Woodhouse said" if you don't have the horse you'll get nowhere." Allen Jerkens "felt some jockeys help a horse a little bit." Bill Boland felt the jockey was most important with a difficult or unruly horse. Hirsch Jacobs said" If I get the best horse, there are plenty of riders who can win on him." Buddy Jacobson said "only on rare occasions does a jockey contribute much." Shoemaker said that"some horses run better for certain jockeys." Woody Stephens said "jockeys can be important on certain horses. Take Bald Eagle. He had to be handled just so to do his best and only Manny Ycaza could do it. We put Hartsck on him and he got rank and wouldn't put out his best." I quoted Hirsch Jacobs previously but the full quote is "give me the horse. If I get the best horse, there are plenty of riders that can win on him. If I get a bad horse, it doesn't matter." Jacobs quote pretty much sums up their opinions on jockey importance. The article concludes that it was generally agreed by the trainers and riders interviewed that the jockey was only 20 percent of the team. ( Turf and Sport Digest August 1965 pp.18, 31-32) · 18 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · REALISM pays a visit from another village · 11 hours ago ·
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. · 37 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. · 37 days ago ·
I thought of the enchantment that a year of the horse could bring, and hope that a calendar that warmed me in December can thrill me in May.Read More
War Emblem did not cover any mares in 2013. He covered 2 in 2012, neither of which were in foal. He will go two years in a row without any offspring
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  • travel_vic · My late wife never got to see the Derby, but we followed through with her choice (she loved the black ones and had been a very big Ack Ack fan)..Had lots to cheer about that first Saturday in May as I was expereincing the Derby "alone" for the first time in decades · 207 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · we were at a standarbred OTB and I whsipered to my good friend Alvin "IF he gets to the 6 furlong point at 1:12 2/5 or better (slower on the front end) WE are in business.......The three of us (me Alvin and his wife) were just about the only ones yelling all the waY down the lane · 207 days ago ·
What kind of running style has been best in the Preakness? It's not as different from the Kentucky Derby as you may think.Read More
35 years and counting, Triple Crowns of the past are now just a wonderful, but distant memory.Read More
As the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby approaches, attention turns to picking a winner. Accordingly there is a lot of discussion about the running style that will win the Run for the Roses.Read More
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  • Capper · Orb, Normandy Invasion & Revolutionary are the only horses improving as the distances increase, on dirt. Palace Malice & Will Take Charge are my sleepers. · 356 days ago ·
  • mkstorm · Have to agree with the last comment, but will these three closers get a clean trip? Even if he skims the rail, I think Revolutionary is going to have to make an early move like he did going into the far turn in the LA Derby. I definitely think he'll be coming from the inside while Orb and Normandy will be wide coming down the stretch. It should be an exciting finish. · 356 days ago ·
This old boy gets select mares to breed to due to his stubbroness but he has sired 2012 jappiness 2 year old filly of the year.
His daughter, Robe Tissage, won the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies, Group 1, Japan, 12/9/12. Story at Bloodhorse.http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/74980/war-emblem-filly-wins-at-top-level-at-hanshin His second Group 1 winning daughter. The first was Black Emblem
Time for Black Beauty to come home.
Let’s face it, the Illinois Derby is not the strongest of preps for the Run for the Roses, but on the other hand, last time I checked it was still a Kentucky Derby prep. Not so according to the decision makers at Churchill Downs. Kind of odd for a race that I always enjoy attending and in the past d...Read More
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  • travel_vic · how many time has Baffert finished second in the big dance. Didn't he run second to Grdinstone? Another colt destroyed by old D. Wayne · 659 days ago ·
  • ruffian75 · More like a "flaring nostril"!!!! I always felt that McCarron(who was on Cavonnier) was on cruise control late in the race, running alongside the rail to victory, when Bailey came flying on the extreme outside with Grindstone. I don't think McCarron ever saw that horse, until after the finish line. · 659 days ago ·
Bodemeister will be in the Haskell field on July 29. Will he meet Union Rags and Gemologist at Monmouth Park or will they all run in Saratoga? Read More
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  • wcbguy1 · Bodemister should be a contender for the haskell, im not saying he's gonna win it, but i dont think nobody should doubt bodemister · 663 days ago ·
  • jmac500 · Teeth of the Dog will dominat3 in the Dywer. · 663 days ago ·
Is the Belmont any less special with I'll have Another out? Clocker Molly Jo Rosen says, "Of course not!"Read More
As usual, trainer Bob Baffert attracted a crowd everywhere he went on the backstretch Thursday morning, two days before Zayat Stables’ colt Paynter runs in the 144th Belmont Stakes.Read More
Part 2 of Tony Bada Bing's analysis of the last 11 horses to come to the Belmont Stakes with a Triple Crown on the line ...Read More
“No kidding around ... I have not had a case of Triple Crown Fever this bad since 1989.” Read More
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  • icyhotboo · I think IHA is a much better horse than any of the others and the added distance of the Belmont will suit him best of all. · 695 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · "Velazquez picks up mount on Union Rags" lethal combination. This is a definite threat. · 695 days ago ·
I’ll Have Another will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. Since Spectacular Bid in 1979, eleven 3-year-olds have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness only to fail in their Triple Crown quest at Belmont Park. Spec...Read More
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  • AnnaK · Would love a Triple Crown, mostly because it would pull people in to the races, (already started I like to think), plus IHA is such a strong red engine and Mario is excellent, that it just might be. Can't see Dullahan doing it, 27 in the last q good to know, that fancy inefficient leg work, so IHA and UR and anyone else can duke it out. · 697 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · Icy, Dullahan is the best Allowance horse I have ever seen, especially since he has won graded stakes. Or was I not to take you literally? · 696 days ago ·
Have I’ll Have Another and Bodemeister begun a beautiful rivalry?Read More
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  • icyhotboo · IHA, can't get off after two big scores with him. Should get 3/1-7/2. That's a lot for this one. If CC gets a decent trip he wouldn't surprise me, had a hard dreby trip but he's one of the three contenders along with Bodemeister. These three are so far superior to the rest but IHA is my selection to win. · 699 days ago ·
  • ruffian75 · Floridaf: Another threesome could be Silver Charm, Captain Bodgit, and Free House. Or, a HOF threesome: Bold Ruler, Round Table, and Gallant Man. · 699 days ago ·
Marc Doche, of SoCal Scoop, previews the Road to the Roses through Southern California... Read More
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  • Cardly Knot · Forgot to mention Fly Lexis Fly...who I believe is headed to SA to Drysdale's Barn??? · 839 days ago ·
  • broxtone · Hey bloggers why would Baffert run two of his best derby prospects aginst each other so early on the derby trail? · 806 days ago ·
War Emblem is welcome to retire at my house, when they are done trying to make him breed.

War Emblem - Race Results & Past Performances

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View DetailsView Video08/04/02War Emblem1stMth111 1/8 mDHaskell Invitational -G1 3 MWar EmblemMagic WeisnerLike A Hero1:48.21
View DetailsView Video06/08/02War Emblem8thBel101 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MSaravaMedaglia d'OroSunday Break2:29.71
View DetailsView Video05/18/02War Emblem1stPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MWar EmblemMagic WeisnerProud Citizen1:56.36
View DetailsView Video05/04/02War Emblem1stCD91 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MWar EmblemProud CitizenPerfect Drift2:01.13
View DetailsView Video04/06/02War Emblem1stHaw81 1/8 mDIllinois Derby-G2 3 MWar EmblemRepentFonz's1:49.92
View Details03/17/02War Emblem1stSpt81 mileDAllow 3 MWar EmblemColorful TourBoston Common1:39.22
View Details02/17/02War Emblem6thFG91 1/16 mDRisen Star-G3 3 MRepentBob's ImageEasyfromthegitgo1:43.17
View Details01/26/02War Emblem5thFG91 mileDLecomte 3 MEasyfromthegitgoSky TerraceIt'sallinthechase1:37.98
View Details11/23/01War Emblem1stFG81 mileDAllow 2 MWar EmblemNo TroubleSki Hero1:39.15
View Details10/20/01War Emblem7thAP81 mileTManila  2 MRylstoneU S S TinosaJaha1:39.61
View Details10/04/01War Emblem1stAP51 mileDMSW 2 MWar EmblemCastnerThrym1:39.29