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Retired
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Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Darley
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on July 6, Alpha worked 5F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt in 1:01.17 b finishing 2/13.
on June 28, Alpha worked 4F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt in :48.46 b finishing 3/23.
Wonder where he will point towards? Suburban?
on June 1, Alpha worked 3F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt training in :38.90 b finishing 21/25.
hes a miler and I dont think he should run on turf synethic yes since he ran ok in dubai turf nooooooo
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  • Dressage3295 · How is he not a distance horse? All his wins have been over a mile (excluding his maiden). His best race, IMO, was at 10f. I say give him a shot at the turf. If he takes to it, great! If he doesn't, then I think they should focus in on more NY races, where he seems to be comfortable at. Out of his 11 starts in NY, he's been out of the money 3 times. It also seems that he never places well when there's early speed. In his Woodward win, the half mile was a good second slower than when he placed 6th in the Whitney. In fact the Woodward was his only win since his 2 yr old year when the 1/4 mile was run faster than 24 seconds · 316 days ago
  • Floridaf · Alpha is definitely a distance horse and he has some very long-winded siblings. Distance is not going to be an issue. First time starter on grass...that's where the big question lies. · 316 days ago
some interesting saddle cloths for sale on ebay - Alpha's Whitney cloth, Sahara Sky's Met Mile cloth, Tattenham's Secretariat Stakes cloth, & Curlin's Breeder's Cup Classic saddle cloth.
on February 2, Alpha worked 5F at Palm Meadows on Fast Dirt in 1:01.90 b finishing 15/27.
on January 25, Alpha worked 4F at Palm Meadows on Fast Dirt in :50.05 b finishing 38/57.
on January 18, Alpha worked 4F at Palm Meadows on Fast Dirt in :49.65 b finishing 23/49.
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  • Mary Z. · That thing don't mind running 10f. It would have had , you do the math, like $25,000 more dollars and a grade 2 win added to its record. Excuse the grammar. I'm eating. · 342 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Maybe that was if he skipped the BC and ran only in the Hawthorne race. The dollars difference. I had it figured out once. Really thought he'd run in the Hawthorne Gold Cup after he had won that other slow 10f. · 342 days ago
on January 11, Alpha worked 4F at Palm Meadows on Fast Dirt in :50.00 b finishing 49/67.
on December 24, Alpha worked 4F at Palm Meadows Training Center on Firm Turf in :50.85 b finishing 5/14.
i bet he retires this year.....
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  • Northport · Darley has already released all of his new stallions for 2014 so it looks almost certain that Alpha will remain in training as a 5 year old. · 371 days ago
  • Northport · Its*** not his · 371 days ago
on November 23, Alpha worked 5F at Belmont Park on Fast Dirt training in 1:01.07 b finishing 5/21.
on November 16, Alpha worked 4F at Belmont Park on Fast Dirt training in :48.14 b finishing 7/79.
my pick in the cigar mile
One ofthe kids I work with, has to do an alphabet project for school, he asked me for advise on a good unique topic that not many others would pick, jokingly I said he should do it on race horses. To my suprise he jumped all over the topic . I know it's something he could easily look up on the internet, but who are some of you favorite horses by letter - just to give him some ideas. {I figured Alpha would be a pretty fitting start}
I think this trip solidifys the fact, that he just doesn't travel well. I hope they will finally do what is best for the horse and keep him in NY.
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  • kaitlinefree1 · i think Alpha needs a break in general. · 418 days ago
  • icyhotboo · Alpha isn't a fast horse, put in in grade 2 or lower grade 1s and he'll be fine. horses don't have to run at a grade 1 level to be considered very good. · 418 days ago
on October 25, Alpha worked 4F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt training in :48.12 b finishing 2/11.
on October 17, Alpha worked 4F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt training in :49.22 b finishing 4/23.
Woodward winner Alpha has been confirmed for the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile rather than the Classic.
  • tmallios1 · Personally,if i were cutting him back in Distance, i would of preffered the Sprint.At least in that race he could close off of fast fractions.In the Mile ,he is in middle of the road territory. He is not fast enough to track the pace.Definately not good enough to close and win. · 435 days ago
  • kaitlinefree1 · i think he fits nicely here. the Dirt Mile is shaping up to be a great race. · 435 days ago

Alpha - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video09/05/14Alpha5thBel81 mileDLeft Bank 3+ MGolden TicketPants On FireIntegrity1:35.00
View DetailsView Video08/17/14Alpha3rdSar91 1/8 mDAlydar 4+ MFarhaanStormin MonarchoAlpha1:49.87
View DetailsView Video02/15/14Alpha5thGP101 3/8 m TMac Diarmida-G2 4+ MTwilight EclipseAmen KittenSlumber2:15.18
View Details11/30/13Alpha4thHaw81 1/4 mDHawthorne Gold Cup-G2 3+ MLast GunfighterMister Marti GrasStreet Spice2:06.11
View DetailsView Video11/01/13Alpha8thSA81 mileDBreeders Cup Dirt Mile-G1 3+ MGoldencentsGolden TicketBrujo De Olleros1:35.12
View DetailsView Video09/28/13Alpha6thBel91 1/4 mDJockey Club Gold Cup-G1 3+ MRon The Greek Palace MaliceFlat Out1:59.70
View DetailsView Video08/31/13Alpha1stSar101 1/8 mDWoodward-G1 3+ MAlphaFlat OutSuccessful Dan1:49.28
View DetailsView Video08/03/13Alpha6thSar101 1/8 mDWhitney Handicap-G1 3+ MCross TrafficSuccessful DanMucho Macho Man1:47.89
View DetailsView Video07/06/13Alpha4thBel91 1/8 mDSuburban Handicap-G2 3+ MFlat OutLast GunfighterFast Falcon1:46.87
View DetailsView Video03/30/13Alpha5thMey21 mileSGodolphin Mile-G2 3+ MSoft Falling RainHaatheqMoonwalk In Paris1:39.97
View DetailsView Video02/07/13Alpha12thMey61 3/16 mSAl Maktoum Challenge - Rd. 2-G2 4+ MHunter's LightSurferPrince Bishop1:58.19
View DetailsView Video11/03/12Alpha12thSA121 1/4 mDBreeders Cup Classic-G1 3+ MFort LarnedMucho Macho ManFlat Out2:00.11
View Details09/22/12Alpha6thPrx111 1/8 mDPennsylvania Derby-G2 3 MHandsome MikeMacho MachoGolden Ticket 
View DetailsView Video08/25/12Alpha1stSar121 1/4 mDTravers Stakes-G1 3 MAlpha Fast Falcon2:02.74
View DetailsView Video08/25/12Alpha1stSar121 1/4 mDTravers Stakes-G1 3 MGolden Ticket Fast Falcon2:02.74
View DetailsView Video07/28/12Alpha1stSar101 1/8 mDJim Dandy-G2 3 MAlphaNeck 'N NeckLiaison1:50.47
View DetailsView Video05/05/12Alpha12thCD111 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MI'll Have AnotherBodemeisterDullahan2:01.83
View DetailsView Video04/07/12Alpha2ndAqu91 1/8 mDWood Memorial-G1 3 MGemologistAlphaTeeth of the Dog1:50.96
View DetailsView Video02/04/12Alpha1stAqu91 1/16 mDWithers -G3 3 MAlphaSpeightscityTiger Walk1:44.23
View DetailsView Video01/07/12Alpha1stAqu81 70yDCount Fleet Stakes 3 MAlphaStephanoatseeIl Villano1:42.83
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