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Risen Star

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Question of the Day! who was the best son of Secretariat? Risen Star, General Assembly, Chief's Crown, or Kingston Rule?
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  • LAZMANNICK · Kaitline, I missed where you said son. Sorry about that. Lady's Secret, because of her longevity, was Secretariat's best and most accomplished for sure, but I also think that Risen Star was one of the more underrated horses in recent memory. · 5 days ago ·
  • Sullivan · General Assembly · 4 days ago ·
I love the Louisiana Derby. It may not hold the ultimate importance towards the Kentucky Derby as the Wood, or Florida, Arkansas and Santa Anita Derbies historically, but what it lacks for in Kentucky Derby winners, it makes up for in other ways. Not only has the race attracted solid, deep fields in...Read More
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  • buckpasser · I have always thought Secretariat was quite a good sire and as Rafi says an even better broodmare sire with Storm Cat among others. In all fairness to Secretariat as a sire, given the level of mares that went to him, he would have had to sire at least one TC winner and many other classic winners to live up to the type of mares he got. In many respects, this will be Frankel's issue to deal with-- given that the mares he is being bred to are the creme de la creme of racing. · 385 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Good points, Buckpasser. I believe we, the general public, just put him on much to high a petistool, and he would never exceed our unrealistic excpectations. Risen Star had all the talent in the world, he could have won the Triple Crown. Lady's Secret was a fine mare. As a broodmare sire I don't even have to repeat. You, and everybody, knows what he did as a broodmare stallion. Good post, Buckpasser "Like".. · 385 days ago ·
The new points system has had enough debate. Let’s take a more radical look at the Kentucky Derby and think about what would change if the maximum field were 14. Read More
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  • icyhotboo · "He doesn't necessarily have to win Saturday to go to the (Kentucky) Derby, but he has to run the right kind of race. If he doesn't, we won't go. I want the horse to take me there." McGaughey/ If more owner trainers let the horse guide them, they wouldn't have to set a 20 horse limit, because about half of them in a 20 horse field aren't ready or are strictly sprinters that clog up the field at some point and foul it up for others when they rapidly fall back. · 386 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · I know this is said almost every year, but this year there does seem to be many quality horses. · 386 days ago ·
Both Derby preps on tap Saturday, The Fountain Of Youth and Risen Star Stakes are similar in that the Morning Line favorites, Violence and Normandy Invasion make their 3-year-old debut, and are expected to win. If you wager on them to WIN, you may regret that descision. Read More
  • JohnBravo · Pletcher always has them ready to fir every year in Florida. Violence should take this. He's Had Enough I expect to wake up some in this spot. · 419 days ago ·
  • JohnBravo · Super 99 looked pretty good last time out. So Code West is my pick here with Departing giving a good account. · 419 days ago ·
Immortality does not come easy, it has to be earned, and Personal Ensign had never been tested like this before...Read More
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  • forego139 · No question one of the best B.C. memories, excellent article. · 554 days ago ·
  • airedale2008 · Personal Ensign proved what a champion she was that day. Daughter My Flag won the 1995 BC Juvenile Fillies race reminiscent of her mother’s historic run. My Flag’s daughter Storm Flag Flying won the 2002 BC Fillies to make it three generations of Breeders Cup winners, all trained by Shug McGauhey. · 552 days ago ·
I think he could have done more.. Dellahouse did not ride him well in the Derby! Waited too long or we would have had another triple crown winner. He was a lot like his dad. And had an exception mom
  • travel_vic · The Derby with all that un necessary traffic, is a crap shot unless you are very good and very lucky......Secretariat's son had the ability and not the luck that year....A two time winner, and a class money rider, hardly EVER put in less than a good ride. · 644 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · ANY time a horse comes from far out of it, LUCK has a big hand in the outcome. Out front, YOU control the pace, you pick the best part of the track, you make your move when YOu are ready. ANYWHERE else you just react to some one else. · 643 days ago ·
sorry, should be an exceptional mom!
A look at the fastest winning times in the Belmont Stakes Read More
A very good horse. Ranked way too high. The 80 to 100 range sounds closer to reasonable (than the top 40).
  • icyhotboo · I personally don't pay to much attention these ratings. Many people vote the same horse high or low many times. Really not a valid reflection in my opinion. I've seen Secretartiat ranked a #3 out of 10. Zenyatta/Rachel ones, ridiculous. · 781 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · BTW:I've only rated about 20 horse total and suspect that many other members do the same so all horses arv't given appropriate consiseration · 781 days ago ·
Dead Heat Debater, Laura Pugh, previews the Road to the Roses through New Orleans...Read More
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  • 12thCrown · I think FG spacing the race as is hurts their chances for top contenders. Very few will wheel back for another race like Nehro did last year. But it's shocking they don't draw better candidates with the $1 million purse! I love visiting that track... can't believe Asmussen is heading west this winter. · 840 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · 12thCrown I believe he did last year too, with Tapizar. That one got injured though, and was his top horse before Nehro was really ever thought about. · 840 days ago ·
Last spring’s Fair Grounds Oaks winner Daisy Devine proved she could transfer her abilities to the local grassy going by winning the 25th renewal of the $75,000 Pago Hop Stakes by 2 1/4-lengths over the newly-reconditioned Stall-Wilson turf course at the Crescent City oval on Saturday.   The da...Read More
Chalk this one up as a great idea. On Saturday, November 26, the Fair Grounds will run a race featuring contemporary horses competing in the names and silks of many of the greatest horses to compete at the historic racetrack. Now on this very blog I have created and run some terrific fantasy races, ...Read More
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  • likin sparks · Woo wee! This is a cool idea...my picks would be on a trifecta Whirlaway/Master Derby/Tenacious all three totally dominated at the Fair Grounds and of course my sleeper would be Risen Star and plug him into WPS, loved that horse. · 882 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · This is a pretty neat idea! · 881 days ago ·
His career was too short, but fantastic runner. Not quite sure he should be this high.
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  • RamonDimas · i think he should he won the PREAKNESS AND THE BELMONT! · 942 days ago ·
  • Protagonist · Larry I need to correct myself, in that it wasn't Lady's Secret that Risen Star ran against ,but Winniing Colors when she won the Derby in 1988. and for Ramon Dimas s' info speaking of great fillies of the past as you do above this listing you might want to look up one of the best years for fillies and mares at the BC look up 1988. What a race you have Winning Colors, Goodbye Halo and Personal Ensign! What a TREmendous Preformance Personal Ensign gave that day ,in the slop,at Churchill Downs! INcredible,Sensational, Wow! are the best words in the English language that describe what Personal Ensign did that day. · 941 days ago ·
As the 32 years since Affirmed became the last Triple Crown winner show, it’s not supposed to be easy for a horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.In the Preakness this year, Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver was running out of energy before reaching the stretch.Lookin At Lu...Read More
Another rail-hugging victory by jockey Calvin Borel aboard Super Saver in the Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) presented by Yum! Brands has riding accolades again being directed at the popular Cajun rider and deservedly so. But with the Preakness Stakes (gr. 1) less than two weeks away and a full field...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Codex intimidating Genuine Risk was vintage Cordero and is definitely one ride I won't forget. I was a young boy watching my first Preakness in 1980 and my mom bet $2 on Genuine Risk for me. I am still mad at that bully Cordero, lol. · 1443 days ago ·
  • humphrey · Cordero would have been taken down in ANY OTHER RACE. There just has never been a DQ in that one. · 1443 days ago ·
By STEVEN CRIST Published: June 12, 1988 LEAD: Only his father ran a faster Belmont Stakes than Risen Star did yesterday, and only three racing legends have won the race more easily. Read More
By STEVEN CRIST, Risen Star, a son of Secretariat, benefited from a rough early duel between Forty Niner and Winning Colors to win the 113th Preakness Stakes today at Pimlico Race Course.Read More

Risen Star - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video06/11/88Risen Star1stBel81 1/2mDBelmont Stakes-G1 3 MRisen StarKingpostBrian's Time 2:26.40
View DetailsView Video05/21/88Risen Star1stPim91 3/16 mDPreakness Stakes-G1 3 MRisen StarBrian's Time Winning Colors1:56.20
View DetailsView Video05/07/88Risen Star3rdCD81 1/4 mDKentucky Derby-G1 3 MWinning ColorsForty NinerRisen Star2:02.20
View DetailsView Video03/13/88Risen Star1stFG111 1/16 mDLouisiana Derby-G3 3 MRisen StarWord PiratePastourelles1:43.20