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What the Nation is saying about Excelebration...

Excelebration's first foal was born Thursday evening.
Races 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9: Quick Picks for the Juvenile, Turf, Sprint, Mile, and Classic!Read More
  • amino998 · Alex, nice job 'capping last year! Saw Litfin using your *The Dude abides* and wondered if you think GOD will Saturday >> Good Luck · 171 days ago ·
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Which of these two champions will take the ultimate Eclipse award?Read More
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  • thatbigbay · It's about time for a turf horse to take home the big prize. If IHA gets the award, HOTY is officially meaningly. He may have been a good horse, but what about the OF THE YEAR yart? He was only around for a couple months. · 505 days ago ·
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Yeah but he won bigger races. None of Wise Dan's races compare to the Derby or Preakness. He dodged the BC classic. · 504 days ago ·
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Wise Dan stakes his claim to Horse of the Year with a devastating performance in the Breeders' Cup Mile!Read More
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  • Capper · Just watched the race again & even though AK had some traffic at the top of the lane, Wise Dan had them in his pocket the whole way. They could've gone around again & they weren't getting him, IMO. · 530 days ago ·
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  • timgsmith10 · Wise dan = Unreal.. HOY for me · 530 days ago ·
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Wow…after watching a weekend of nothing but the best Thoroughbreds duking it out, a weekend of upsets jumping up and favorites proving their mettle, all I can say is what a fantastic Breeders Cup.Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · That is interesting other than Groupie Doll my 4 other hits were my "long shot" or just for fun picks. · 531 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · With that in mind, we'll call it a tie, then. Kudos to Little Mike and Ramon Dominguez for a well run race. · 530 days ago ·
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Who is looking good at Santa Anita? Who may not be looking so good before the Breeders' Cup?Read More
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  • zatt · Two great wins and a good second from the horses that caught me eye ... it pays to see them in the morning. · 532 days ago ·
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  • footlick · I had some big win bets on Calidoscipoco, Flotilla, George Vancouver and Tapizar. And I had the Tapizar exacta. Lost some too, but overall it was a surprisingly profitable BC for me for a change. After the Turf, I thought any Euro would have to run an atypical race to contend. Aiden must have sensed that too because Joseph was riding them very agressively early. Euros tend to like to settle and make one big run. But, that is the risk when they ship here. And they know it. · 532 days ago ·
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As the Breeders’ Cup fast approaches, it is not too early to start thinking about your betting strategies. No doubt there will be some very heavily bet horses, which of the favorites are you going to use in your tickets?Read More
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  • travel_vic · great day for keyed veritical exotics · 536 days ago ·
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  • AndyScoggin · Excluding the scratches and horses that ended up in a different race, I missed picking the favorite in the FM Turf, Emcee was a few dollars favored in the Dirt Mile, Shanghai Bobby in the Juvenile, and Amazombie in the Sprint. · 532 days ago ·
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No vacation, strictly business for Wise Dan, who came to Santa Anita on Wednesday to throw his hat in the Horse of the Year discussion.Read More
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  • travel_vic · effort is not given out like food on the shelf. Each effort is from a young rested athlete · 532 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · How is it a horse runs out of energy suppossedly but an Olympic athlete runs every few days and no one thinks a thing about it? · 532 days ago ·
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This year, with Goldikova absent having retired to the breeding sheds, Head sends his new stable star, Moonlight Cloud.Read More
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  • yukichan · Excelebration would have been my top choice had there been more time between this and his stunning performance at QE2. I think Aidan is asking quite a bit of him to face the likes of this BC field. He's one of the best horses racing and will indeed be quite the legend (and training job) if he can pull this off. Same goes for Animal Kingdom. Heart wants him to win, heads says probably not. · 533 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · another horsey statement based upon nothing but heresay: a horse leaves its best on the track. These are athletes. YOUNG ones at that. For a period of three years I studied charts of horses coming back from hard taxing stretch battles with comments like "all out, driving, etc," to see how they did next out. ONLY fillies showed any signs of "bounce" when the follow up was at least 7 to 10 days. Think hard: How did you respond when you were YOUNG at hard exercise after a few days rest? Fallacy that has been exposed. p. 95 Winning at the Races Dr. William Quirin. "suppose instead we study horses involved in a prolonged drive from the quarter pole to the wire...Maybe this woud be enough to tap a horse's energy reserves. BUT, as the following figures prove, the answer is an emphatic NO." · 533 days ago ·
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This is such an exciting time for us all! I can’t wait for the Breeders’ Cup to begin! Here is the analysis of my selections. I can tell you that NONE of these were easy… My son Gabriel (aka the Little Dark Horse) also chimed in with his picks and analysis as well…Read More
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  • b1ueeyes03 · Ceiling Kitty is trying dirt for the first time and, during training, broke out of the gate super slow... maybe something to think about? =/ · 533 days ago ·
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  • footlick · the Euro filly last year was also trying dirt for the first time · 533 days ago ·
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Wise Dan sat a perfect ground saving tactical trip and blew the doors off his rivals in Saturday's Grade I Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park. Read More
It's Europe vs. America as classy overseas invader Excelebration squares off against razor sharp US hope Wise Dan in Saturday's Grade I Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita Park. Read More
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  • Dressage3295 · Like I've said before, my confidence in Motion is strong- he wouldn't have entered AK if he didn't think he could work some magic. I'll be shocked if he doesn't hit the board · 535 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · I would wager aganist ANY horse coming from that long a layoff first out back · 534 days ago ·
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Having cleared quarantine Wednesday evening, Aidan O’Brien’s powerful Breeders’ Cup team took to the Santa Anita track for the first time to stretch their legs Thursday morning. Leading the group was St Nicholas Abbey, who will be bidding to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf for the second time in successi...Read More
While the horses from Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stables remain in quarantine until they are able to make their first appearance on the track Thursday, the trainer was at the barn on Wednesday morning and spent some time with members of the international media discussing some of his Breeders’ Cup ho...Read More
No horse has won the Woodbine Mile and the Breeders Cup in the same year. Betting this horse all the way
Excelebration has my money in the BC Turf Mile. He knows how to kick horse butt.
The Breeders' Cup Mile features America's Most Versatile Miler, Wise Dan, & Europe's Excelebration, second only to superhorse Frankel!Read More
Sounds like BC will be Excelebration's and Fame and Glory's swan song...http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/a-p-obrien-fame-and-glory-to-have-visor-for-breeders-cup-bid/1139721/latest/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @yukichan, They said a few days ago that the BC Marathon would be Fame and Glory's final race, win, lose, or draw. But the last I had read about what they were saying about Excelebration was that if runs well in the BC Mile they might consider sending him to Dubai in March to run in the G1 Dubai Duty Free over 9f. I think it was on Sportinglife.com where I read that like on Thursday. · 539 days ago ·
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  • yukichan · That would be good news indeed! Roger Charlton reports "Dundonnell has arrived in Santa Anita for BC, travelled well (23hrs) only delay due to de-icing the plane at Stanstead and customs in LA." Any word on the other Euros' travel plans? · 538 days ago ·
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After Frankel rolled by Cirrus Des Aigles in the grade one Champion Stakes, extending his record to an unbeaten 14 for 14, there was only one thought in my mind… I had just witnessed the greatest horse to ever race of all time.Read More
Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by Qipco (Group 1) A BLISTERING performance from Excelebration put this race to bed in a matter of strides as Aidan O'Brien's 10-11 favourite landed his third Group 1 with a dominant display which saw him trounce Cityscape and Elusive Kate with ease. The first thr...Read More
  • ARBY · Great showing yesterday. Will 1 mile around two turns impact his BC showing? The Mile field will be interesting as it sorts itself out. · 546 days ago ·
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Excelebration - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video11/03/12Excelebration4thSA111 mileTBreeders' Cup Mile-G1 3+ MWise DanAnimal KingdomObviously1:31.78
View Details10/20/12Excelebration1stAsc41 mileTQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1 3+ MExcelebrationCityscapeElusive Kate1:42.33
View DetailsView Video08/12/12Excelebration1stDea51 mileTPrix Jacques le Marois -G1 3+ MExcelebrationCityscapeElusive Kate1:34.60
View DetailsView Video06/19/12Excelebration2ndAsc11 mileTQueen Anne Stakes-G1 4+ MFrankelExcelebrationSide Glance1:37.85
View DetailsView Video05/19/12Excelebration2ndNby51 mileTLockinge Stakes-G1 4+ MFrankelExcelebrationDubawi Gold1:38.14
View Details04/22/12Excelebration1stCur57 fTGladness Stakes-G3 4+ MExcelebrationCroisultanWindsor Palace1:31.37
View DetailsView Video10/15/11Excelebration2ndAsc11 mileTQueen Elizabeth II Stakes-G1 3+ MFrankelExcelebrationImmortal Verse1:39.45
View DetailsView Video09/11/11Excelebration1stLon51 mileTPrix du Moulin de Longchamp-G1 3+ MExcelebrationRio De La PlataRajsaman1:37.74
View Details08/13/11Excelebration1stNby47 fTHungerford Stakes-G2 3+ MExcelebrationBeacon LodgeMusir1:24.72
View DetailsView Video06/14/11Excelebration3rdAsc21 mileTSt. James's Palace Stakes-G1 3 MFrankelZoffanyExcelebration1:39.24
View Details05/22/11Excelebration1stCol81 mileTMehl Mulhens-Rennen-G2 3 MExcelebrationGereonAcadius1:36.20
View DetailsView Video04/16/11Excelebration2ndNby47 fTGreenham Stakes-G3 3 MFrankelExcelebrationShropshire1:24.60
View Details07/23/10Excelebration1stNewJ46 fTConditions Stakes 2 MExcelebrationPoint Du JourLocal Singer1:12.45
View Details06/04/10Excelebration1stDon16 fTMaiden Auction Stakes 2 MExcelebrationBelgian BillSilken Thoughts1:12.80
View Details05/18/10Excelebration4thNot26 fTMaiden Stakes 2 MPlanet WavesTrade StormJust For Leo1:14.62