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Good luck to all.
Ocho Ocho Ocho, unraced since winning the Delta Jackpot Stakes in Louisiana in November, worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds at Santa Anita on Thursday. After the work, Jim Cassidy tells DRF's Steve Andersen that the work was so good, that he now could be ready in time to start in the Feb.7th Robert B. Lewis Stakes, though definite, Cassidy says he's seriously considering it, according to DRF
Vercingetorix canters home easily past True Story under a hand ride by Christophe Soumillon to win the G2 Al Rashidiya at Meydan for trainer Mike De Kock. A hugely impressive 2015 carnival debut considering Vercingetorix had been off the racetrack since finishing 3rd in the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin back in April, 2014.
Sometimes i just do not get the Racing Industry as a whole . At Aq. today, they carded an 8 Race Program. In 2 of these Races(25 % of the card ). We are looking at a basic match race. In the 2nd race,it was scratched down to a 3 horse field. In the 4th race, it is a true match race( 2 horse field). I understand that there is absolutely no way to control this. But ever since the Ruffian tragedy, it seems as though "Match Races" have become a 4 Letter word. Yet today on the same card, we are presented with 2 of them. To compound the matter, i beleve on the balance of the card, we have at most a 6 horse field. I have no idea as to why so many scratches. Maybe the Snow storm had something to do with it. But i do not think so. It seems the days after 1 or multiple cancellations, there are multiple cancellations on those cards.I tip my hat to any of the brave people that are willing to brave the elements and attend todays races. I would be very interested to see what portion of todays handle is live and home network betting outlets. I would not be one of those to say cancel winter racing. To many people depend on this time . But there has to be a middle ground solution.
  • amino998 · Many of the scratches were entries erroneously taken in violation of the 14 day rule. Will report back on handle :) http://www.drf.com/news/more-scratches-loom-thursday-card · 2 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · That in itself makes it more embarrassing for NYRA. They put rules in order to cover their butts . They make sure that all the P.R. is handled to get the message out. The one thing they forget to do is put in a system to monitor these rules. Almost similar to the Belmont Stakes fiasco,when some did not get the memo about arriving in the Paddock. Leads one to wonder in a very strong manner. Do these guys running the show actually have a clue what is going on,or do they just pat themselves on the back. · 1 hour ago
Any idea when or where they are pointing to bring him back to the races?
Cladocera much the best in the G2 Cape Verdi at Meydan for trainer Alain De Royer-Dupre.
Multiple grade I winner Palace Malice threw a shoe while galloping Jan. 28 and sustained a minor bruise to his left front foot, causing a slight delay in his training regimen in Aiken, S.C. "It looks very minor but we're going to get him right, which we expect to do in a few days, and then regroup and either breeze him here next week or send him down to Todd. That's indefinite until he gets right, and we have every reason to believe he will recover shortly." Said owner Cot Campbell, Article On bloodhorse
wow what a weak bunch he faces in the 96 rock. has all the makings of a Public Work. after finishing right behind the holy bull winner i'll be shocked if he pays more than $3. looks like a True 1-9 shot
Dr. Fager's trainer John Nerud turns 102 on February 9th. The last racehorse for the horseman, appropriately named Final Chapter, won his maiden recently at Aqueduct. Said Nerud of the victory: "I won with the first horse I ever owned and bred and I've won with the last horse I owned and bred. And I've had a few good ones in between."
I just went back for the first time in quite sometime and took another look again at Frankel's devastating performance in the 2012 Queen Anne Stakes. I describe that race as being akin to watching a bunch of cars all with 4-cylinder motors trying to run down a 1968 Chevelle with a 454 big block.
  • Patrick Maher via Disqus · I felt sorry for Excellebration in that race. He actually made a run at Frankel with about 3/8s to go but then Quely asked Frankel to go and he blew poor Excellebration off the track. He came alomg the wrong year. · 9 hours ago
Good luck to oceans knight Hopes are high that he will win the Sam Davis this weekend
Dr fager was the best horse I ever saw. I saw them all secretariat was next. Just look at dr fagers pps and then get back to me. Kelso,slew,bid, forgeo, were great but no way they would they beat Fager and yes he was better than damacus.
Got to go with oceans knight for me.
Back on the work tab after 30 day freshening.
Don't know the odds but Ami's Flatter and My Johnny Be Good look good.
the HORSE here is the competitor, not the passenger, and Tampa's 14th ranked passenger can ride the ability of the horse in the contest just as well as an import.
Ocean Knight draws post 11 of 12 for the Sam F Davis at Tampa Bay Downs. Go OC!!!!!!
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  • tmallios via Disqus · The most optimistic news of your post,just may be that Irad is traveling with the Horse. Looks as though he does not want to lose him. He is very promising. Ran a hole in the wind his first time out. Based on his spotty spacing leading up to the race.I doubt he was as tight as could be.Should be top notch come Sat. · 22 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · I second that!!!!GO OK! · 18 hours ago
Shared belief worked six furlongs at goldengate in 1:11 today. That's a great work if he did it easy. I was thinking chrome would beat him by 5 lengths, maybe a hard worked 2 lengths now.
  • bradleymichael47 · The Chrome will beat him by a hard fought head or nose if he ever defeats him again · 21 hours ago
  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · Wouldn't get to excited over just a work. Chrome worked 1:11 en route to a 6th place finish at PARX. Do you know if there is footage anywhere? · 19 hours ago
Ladies and Gentlemen, you have witnessed one of the most amazing developments in the sport of kings... A top level trainer has actually learned Gulfstream is the best place to retire a horse! After learning the hard way with Cairo Prince, it would seem McLaughlin actually wants a horse to make it to the Derby this year.
Will be sidelined for a few months. He is set to undergo a minor knee operation at Rood & Riddle next week. There was heat in the joint and after an xray was taken a non displaced fracture was discovered in the upper portion of his left knee. He will be turned out at WinStar for 60-90 days. Hopes are to have him back at the barn by May- Per trainer M. Tomlinson.

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