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can someone tell the owner to retire this horse and give him a break. This horse has been raced like a 14 year old gelding. Whens the last time you had to click the next or page 2 link on a horse's profile here on HRN?
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  • Sullivan · Some would call it gaining foundation. When it works like with California Chrome, all is fine. When it doesn't, you are running the horse into the ground. · 144 days ago
  • LAZMANNICK · Foundation is properly building up of young horses, both physically and mentally, so they can reach a level for optimum performance. Optimizer, at his age, is well beyond building up a foundation, at least initially in his career. He isn’t being run into the ground. He appears to be sound physically, but he is probably suffering mentally because he’s racing against horses that he cannot compete with. It’s called searching for a proper class level. Put him in a 40K claimer and he would probably be a star. That’s what racing is about, competing at a proper level, not just about stakes horses and if they can’t compete at high levels then retire them. · 144 days ago
on April 21, Optimizer worked 4F at Churchill Downs on Fast Dirt in :50.00 b finishing 23/46.
on April 13, Optimizer worked 5F at Churchill Downs on Fast Dirt in 1:00.60 b finishing 1/17.
on April 6, Optimizer worked 5F at Churchill Downs on Fast Dirt in 1:01.40 b finishing 4/4.
on March 18, Optimizer worked 4F at Oaklawn Park on Fast Dirt in :50.60 b finishing 24/46.
returns this weekend in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile! now that he has had a long rest & is fresh, i really think he has a shot here.
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  • kaitlinefree1 · i'm pretty impartial to Lukas horses as well. but i love Optimizer here. · 195 days ago
  • tcglory · The distance is the only question for me. What ive seen from his is he dosent wanna go this short but he dosent wanna go 12 furlongs 9-10 furlongs is his desired distance and with so many good milers in the race is the only thing that would make me doubt · 195 days ago
on February 28, Optimizer worked 5F at Oaklawn Park on Fast Dirt in 1:01.80 b finishing 13/46.
on February 14, Optimizer worked 4F at Oaklawn Park on Fast Dirt in :49.40 b finishing 10/34.
on February 2, Optimizer worked 4F at Oaklawn Park on Sloppy Dirt in :50.80 b finishing 18/52.
on January 27, Optimizer worked 3F at Oaklawn Park on Fast Dirt in :38.60 b finishing 13/17.
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Great. My favorite turf horse. Hope he's back in action soon · 233 days ago
  • Sullivan · Glad he's back again. If Lukas takes it a little more slowly, he could show up and smoke them in those flat G1 turf races late in the season like the several run at Woodbine. · 232 days ago
on November 26, Optimizer worked 4F at Parx Racing on Fast Dirt in :53.41 b finishing 38/38.
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  • Sullivan · I am sure Calumet will ask him to. I wish he would race in the old handicaps too, he can take both surfaces · 294 days ago
  • amino998 · Say it ain't so, cocoa. · 294 days ago
Anyone think he can win at the BC?
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  • Northport · Perhaps if 3/4 of the probables don't show up, his form seemed to be on the rise this spring but he hasn't done much since. D Wayne is full of surprises this year though · 349 days ago
  • LAZMANNICK · No. · 349 days ago
on September 30, Optimizer worked 4F at Parx Racing on Fast Dirt in :51.02 b finishing 3/4.
  • ruffianlover · Really like this horse- it is amazing that he has stayed injury free after how much he has ran. Wish more horses were able to compete as much as he does- still do well like he does, and not have any soundness issues. Go optimizer! · 352 days ago
on September 9, Optimizer worked 3F at Parx Racing on Fast Dirt in :39.15 b finishing 4/4.
D.Wayne will run this horse into the ground. If the greedy owners do not step in Optimizer will die on the track
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  • Ruffianlover · If I had a mare I would definitely send her to him rather than a horse like Violence who hardly was out of diapers by the time he was injured and retired and whisked off to the breeding shed. Optimizer is a rare horse nowadays. The fact that he has been injury free and raced so much and still don't so well (made POE fight for a win over him) is impressive. This is also why I liked Shackleford so much · 382 days ago
  • Ruffianlover · Still does so well* · 382 days ago
He's been over raced by D Wayne. I mean really - how many races has he been in lately? Every 4 weeks or so, maybe even sooner? Are they trying to kill him? Campaigning a turf horse thru the 2012 Triple Crown races? HELLO? Please someone can we get an update on him?
having a breathing issue. "seems" to be okay.
i hope hes okay. i saw him WAY back on the turn.
@Paladin, I'm not sure why or how Optimizer can be listed as "probable" for the G1 Sword Dancer Invitational on August 17th when Arlington Park's web-site already have Optimizer as "entered" for the G1 Arlington Million on the same day with Jon Kenton Cort booked for the ride for D Wayne Lucus. That is unless he's gonna run in the Million and then immediately shuttle right on over from Chicago to Saratoga to make the Sword Dancer also? LOL.
Who are your 5 favorite horses still currently racing. Optimizer, graydar, renesgotzip, wishing gate, skyring

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Optimizer - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video08/30/14Optimizer2ndSar51 1/16 mTBernard Baruch Handicap-G2 3+ MWise DanOptimizerFive Iron1:39.08
View Details04/25/14Optimizer12thKee91 1/2mTElkhorn-G2 4+ MUnitarianWar DancerTemeraine2:32.60
View Details03/08/14Optimizer9thSA81 mileTFrank E. Kilroe Mile-G1 4+ MWinning PrizeLochteSuggestive Boy1:32.44
View DetailsView Video08/17/13Optimizer12thSar91 1/2mTSword Dancer Invitational-G1 3+ MBig Blue KittenTwilight EclipseNutello2:26.46
View DetailsView Video07/13/13Optimizer5thBel91 3/8 m TMan o' War Stakes-G1 3+ MBoisterousTwilight EclipseExclusive Strike2:14.11
View DetailsView Video06/08/13Optimizer2ndBel101 1/4 mTManhattan Hcp.-G1 3+ MPoint of EntryOptimizerReal Solution 2:02.55
View Details05/18/13Optimizer3rdPim111 1/8 mTDixie-G2 3+ MSkyringWillcox InnOptimizer1:47.87
View DetailsView Video05/04/13Optimizer2ndCD101 1/8 mTWoodford Reserve Turf Classic-G1 4+ MWise DanOptimizerMiddie1:51.84
View DetailsView Video04/13/13Optimizer4thOP81 1/8 mDOaklawn Handicap-G2 4+ MCyber SecretTaptowneSabercat1:49.67
View Details03/20/13Optimizer5thFG101 1/8 mTMervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap -G2 4+ MAmira's PrinceWillcox InnString King1:49.76
View DetailsView Video02/23/13Optimizer1stFG71 1/8 mTFair Grounds Handicap-G3 4+ MOptimizerBim BamTwo Months Rent1:56.06
View Details01/26/13Optimizer1stFG91 1/16 mTColonel E. R. Bradley Handicap-G3 4+ MOptimizerString KingBim Bam1:46.22
View Details12/15/12Optimizer3rdHP71 1/2mTHollywood Turf Cup-G2 3+ MGrandeurInteractionOptimizer2:27.95
View Details11/25/12Optimizer5thCD101 1/8 mTRiver City-G3 3+ MKeep UpBoisterousSkyring1:48.05
View DetailsView Video11/03/12Optimizer11thSA91 1/2mTBreeders Cup Turf-G1 3+ MLittle MikePoint of EntrySt Nicholas Abbey2:22.83
View Details09/22/12Optimizer1stDel71 1/8 mTKent-G3 3 MOptimizerExcaperTwo Months Rent1:47.27
View Details08/25/12Optimizer1stSar81 3/16 mTAlwOC 3+ MOptimizerFilm MakingArc Above1:53.16
View Details08/10/12Optimizer5thSar91 1/8 mDNational Museum of Racing Hall of Fame-G2 3 MQuick WitCsabaDaddy Nose Best1:51.95
View Details07/21/12Optimizer4thCnl91 1/4 mTVirginia Derby-G2 3 MSilver MaxLucky ChappyFinnegans Wake2:04.05
View DetailsView Video06/09/12Optimizer10thBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MUnion RagsPaynter Atigun2:30.42
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