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Oxbow
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Oxbow

Status:
Retired
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Trainer:
Bred:
Kentucky (USA) by Colts Neck Stables LLC
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Rating:
 
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Oxbow...

Mucho Macho Man’s nose victory in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic has been voted by fans the 2013 National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Moment of the Year.Read More
Winners of the 2013 Eclipse Award will not be announced until Saturday evening, but we already know that D. Wayne Lukas will be walking out with a trophy. The Hall of Fame trainer will be presented the Eclipse Award of Merit. It is a fitting honor for the 78-year-old trainer, but I have to wonder if...Read More
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  • amino998 · it's in the Archives. · 96 days ago ·
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  • goblin · The litany of complaints regarding Lukas breakdowns goes on ad infinitum, but he seems not to learn from past occurrences; that, to me, is a central problem. Had he incorporated past mistakes into his thought process, we would never have heard him say, "Gary was just over-reacting," when Oxbow was pulled up, never to be seen again on the track, in 2013. I think the Award of Merit is a nice gesture and quite sufficient for Lukas. · 95 days ago ·
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Will Take Charge is an amazing racehorse. Not only has he flourished despite an almost unheard of demanding schedule by today’s standards, but the way he finishes every race, in which he has any chance at all to hit the wire first, is truly unique.Read More
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  • amino998 · This thread includes some of the many things I like/meh about this place… outlandish takes, talking out of both sides of the mouth, provocative takes, solid opinions, lively debate, interesting interjections by others, pissing matches with interjected quips {lol Mary and jenna) and fade to black as another 5 day defilement of a “ZIPSE AT THE TRACK” comes to a close :D · 100 days ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Horses have NO IDEA where the finish line is ..They couldn't tell it from a carrot · 100 days ago ·
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Take one last look at 2013 from all of the HRN Bloggers - with photos and video!Read More
Conformation: https://twitter.com/mbauerherzog/status/419877340890398720/photo/1
Will Take Charge is primed to become a champion for D. Wayne Lukas, but where does he fit in with the best of the Hall of Fame trainer's Triple Crown runners?Read More
If you thought the Horse of the Year award was a foregone conclusion after the Breeders' Cup, Zipse at the Track is here to say, "Not so fast, my friends!"Read More
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  • joan.cleaver.31 · GOD threw in one bad race, WTC,MMM threw in plenty. My book it is between WD and GOD! Europe has been touting their recent miler as horse of the century, do we wear colored glasses? · 128 days ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · Joan - You mean that recent Miler who also won at 10f and 10.5f in hand.... · 127 days ago ·
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Gary Stevens as the 2013 Big Sport of Turfdom? I’d say so!Read More
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  • LennyGeorge · And don't forget....He rode Seabiscuit to victory hahahaha .... Congrats Gary · 156 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · Great choice! Saying his Classic victory with Mucho Macho Man was popular is quite the understatement, though. · 156 days ago ·
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Leading 3-year-old Oxbow, this year’s Preakness (G1) hero by Awesome Again, has been retired and will stand at Taylor Made Stallions for the 2014 breeding season.Read More
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  • kay.robinett · Bridgett, I also hate to see horses this young and this good retired. But if the colt is too injured to race, I would rather see the retirement than a potential breakdown. As Kait said, it was pretty obvious something was really off with him in the Haskell. Maybe it turned out to be something he could not recover from enough to be racing sound. · 177 days ago ·
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  • joan.cleaver.31 · Not happy to see Oxbow retired, he's a personal favorite, but this crop of 3 year olds proven much more durable than last year! · 177 days ago ·
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From what ive heard Brad Kelly has put so much money into rebuilding Calumet Farm and his racing operation its time to start getting some of that back and with a pedigree and talent like oxbow he can get good mares and good money breeding him then racing him. And I also hear mr Kelly will also be sending a bunch of mares to him and promote his breeding
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  • Dressage3295 · I'm hoping this beautiful colt will excel at stud. Considering how hot tempered he is though, it may limit his options. · 177 days ago ·
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  • Buckpasser · TCglory. You are absolutely right about the money Kelley put into Calumet. Not only of course the many millions to buy the farm, but he has put in millions in refurbishing the farm as well. When I was there this fall, our guide said that he had put into renovations at least 5 to 10 million. Keeping up the white fences costs easily several hundred thousand. Also he is in the process of buying back from an owner in Brazil, the legendary colors of Calumet the Devil Red and Blue. That venture alone will cost him in excess of half a million. · 177 days ago ·
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retired today to Taylor Made. i'll miss you Oxbow!!!!
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  • Dressage3295 · For a one time G1 at his first year at stud, $20k is exactly where he should be at. · 177 days ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Derek,regardless if it is cheap or expensive.The so called Breeding game is going down hill.There are plenty of sires out there.I think and always thought,the only stamd alone race for value is the Derby. That is why you will now be seeing horses race into their 4 ,5 or older careers.With the purses getting stronger at some venues due to Racinos.It is now wiser to race to earn money,if you have a top notch horse.Once the Shiek abandoned the sales,the bottom basically fell out. The only way now for a sire to gain value is for them to drop winners.For the racing fan,this should be good news,they will get to see top horses run much longer.That is assuming they do not break down.I think the last of the big buck bonus babies was Big Brown. The connections basically cashed out after the Preakness. · 177 days ago ·
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Has been retired
"Pace makes the race" is an old and famous adage. Let's take a look at the extreme pace scenarios we've seen in this year's Breeders' Cup preps.Read More
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  • icyhotboo · TM, I'm curious as to where you're going to get those desperately needed 2/5 of a second at the second call? Make no mistake, he, GOD has less chance this year than last. The only way he can finish in the money IMO is if MMM scratches. Even though I doubt MMM will win, his pace will put GOD away. It's probable four horses will leave the gate faster than GOD, two of those will hit the 3/4s faster, I just don't see a win or money finish with both MMM Fort Larned in the race. For GOD to finish in the money one of the aforementioned horses has to falter, namely MMM who will be running along side him. Just so you know where I'm coming from GOD is a favorite of mine, the most predictable horse to ever set foot on a track. He always runs the same race, anyone who hasn't made money wagering on him whether for or against is hard to imagine. Even if Baffert works him to the point he does get the second call fractions, he's then in the position he was last year, over extended and unable to finish in the money. For GOD to win he has to hit the second call in 1:10.3/5,and have enough energy left to not falter, besides that Mike Smith is a definite bet against all day long, this isn't the early 90s. · 189 days ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Icy,that is Bullet Bobs worry,the reason i am so on board with him,is how he is finally handled.The days are gone where they emptied his tank in worthless races.You saw the monster that ran in the Pacific Classic off of a layoff.The 2 months off will make him that much better.If all i have to worry about is 2.5 ths of a second.Maybe i will take Lisas adviceshe gave me for Noble Moons debut. I shall seek out loan officers. I go into the races assuming they will all run their best,except for horses like MMM and Ron The Greek,who emptied their tanks in the preps.That being the case.For right or wrong.This in my eyes might be over when the Marshall in the paddock says "Riders Up' · 189 days ago ·
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As another year of racing at Monmouth Park has come and gone, it’s fun to look back on some of the more memorable moments of the 2013 racing season. Read More
  • AndyScoggin · When you see all of those very good horses listed, you see that the quality of racing was quite good this summer at the Jersey Shore. · 195 days ago ·
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  • Floridaf · I think the Monmouth was probably my favorite New Jersey race. Plenty of quality and those Monmouth stars are doing well elsewhere, too. · 195 days ago ·
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Can a horse who floundered through each leg of the Triple Crown, possibly end the year as the Three-year-old Male Champion? In the case of Will Take Charge, the answer is yes.Read More
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  • jmac500 · WTC gets no love. · 212 days ago ·
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  • ruffianlover · It's not that he is not getting any love. It's just that he is throwing away his chance to win 3yo honors (well not him but his owners). I just gave him some love! haha I said he has a good chance to hit the board in the Classic ( I don't think he will win but I wouldn't be surprised if he got third). I see him doing better than Orb honestly. But I just think him not running in the JCGC gives Orb and PM a much better advantage over him should they win, place or show · 212 days ago ·
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Who will ultimately be crowned Three-Year-Old Male Champion? Let's go through the Eclipse Award ScenariosRead More
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  • tmallios1 · Then we agree mschneider. you have a good day.Either way it will be some race. · 221 days ago ·
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  • mschneider · Tmallios1 - A good day to you aslo. I hope you know I am a huge fan of Verrazano, just not of the opinion he should be 3YO Eclipse winner. Is Cross Traffic the rocket ship you are referring to? · 221 days ago ·
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It’s been 35 years since Affirmed swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont at the expense of his talented adversary, Alydar. This year, there were three different winners in Orb, Oxbow, and Palace Malice. Since Affirmed, 2013 marks the 16th time we have had three separate winners of the seri...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Two riders came back from rehab this year in Toronto...ONE is doing well, and the other, who used to be leading rider, is not. · 241 days ago ·
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  • goblin · I don't know anything about Jeff Fell per se, but I've always thought many of the top riders were emotionally/psychologically damaged before they ever began riding professionally. Then the stresses, both emotional and physiological (starvation), make things much worse. Chris Antley was truly tragic. · 241 days ago ·
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reading the undertones of the article, it seems oxbow might not return to racing. http://www.drf.com/news/oxbow-will-not-race-again-2013
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  • ruffianlover · This is a complete disservice to the sport. Oxbow has one grade one win and from that they get 2.5 million? It's ridiculous. These people are filthy rich and try to squeeze every penny out of these horses. I completely agree with giving him the time he needs and not letting Lukas run him into the ground and a possible euthanasia, but why not let him return at 4? This is what is wrong with this sport, and it seems like it will never change. Such a shame. Just as upsetting as when they retired Union Rags- Michael was definitely not happy about that decision. But I guess when there is more money in the shed than for them to earn out on the track- that is what owners resort to. Again, such a shame. · 244 days ago ·
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  • kay.robinett · ruffianlover, it sounds like the final decision has not been made yet, so perhaps (hopefully) we will see him back next year. It does sound as if the injury is probably more serious than Lukas initially thought directly after the race, and that Oxbow's jockey was absolutely right in easing him. No overreaction - the 100% correct action. · 244 days ago ·
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Oxbow go eat some fresh green grass, .......you need the rest...../).
Lukas made the decision today that Oxbow will be sidelined & rest the rest of 2013, & will return at age four.

Oxbow - Race Results & Past Performances

Date(Descending)
Horse
Fin
Tr
#
Dist.
Sf.
Race
$
Cnd
1st
2nd
3rd
Time
View DetailsView Video07/28/13Oxbow4thMth131 1/8 mDHaskell Invitational -G1 3 MVerrazanoPower BrokerMicromanage1:50.68
View DetailsView Video06/08/13Oxbow2ndBel111 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MPalace MaliceOxbowOrb2:30.70
View DetailsView Video05/18/13Oxbow1stPim121 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MOxbowItsmyluckydayMylute1:57.54
View DetailsView Video05/04/13Oxbow6thCD121 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MOrbGolden SoulRevolutionary2:02.89
View DetailsView Video04/13/13Oxbow5thOP101 1/8 mDArkansas Derby-G1 3 MOveranalyzeFrac DaddyCarve1:51.94
View DetailsView Video03/16/13Oxbow2ndOP101 1/16 mDRebel Stakes-G2 3 MWill Take ChargeOxbowDen's Legacy1:45.18
View DetailsView Video02/23/13Oxbow4thFG101 1/16 mDRisen Star-G2 3 MIve Struck a NerveCode WestPalace Malice1:44.52
View DetailsView Video01/19/13Oxbow1stFG101 70yDLecomte-G3 3 MOxbowGolden SoulFear the Kitten1:43.30
View DetailsView Video12/15/12Oxbow4thBHP91 1/16 mSCashCall Futurity-G1 2 MViolenceFury KapcoriDen's Legacy1:43.50
View DetailsView Video11/25/12Oxbow1stCD87 fDMSW 2 MOxbowLooking CoolSaint X1:22.97
View Details10/31/12Oxbow3rdCD77 fDMSW 2 MGulfportHip Four SixtynineOxbow1:24.24
View Details10/18/12Oxbow4thKee47 fSMSW 2 MWinning CauseMarchmanAsunder1:23.00
View Details08/03/12Oxbow7thSar55 1/2 fDMSW 2 MJocosityMidnight TabooCentral Banker1:02.85