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  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 16 hours ago
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  • Unbridled Forever storms to victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Sheer Drama makes her claim as the East's best mare with a Personal Ensign win.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Lubash runs by King Kreesa to score in the West Point.Posted 1 day ago
  • Sudden Surprise much the best in the Funny Cide.Posted 1 day ago
  • Stormy Regatta a game winner of the Riskaverse.Posted 2 days ago
  • Da Big Hoss roles down the lane to score in the John's Call.Posted 3 days ago

 

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All in all, I think he ran a good race yesterday, especially since he was kind of tired and had to deal with Frosted glued to his hip. Good second. Anyway, I think they should rest him, and then run him in an allowance race to get him back into the swing of things (no shame in that) and then go to the Breeders Cup.
He's going to be eatin up by Honor Code next.
Why is it that after one defeat by a one length after 8 wins everyone is crying out how much of a nobody he is? People seem to be forgetting that the almighty Secretariat lost the Whitney to a horse named Onion...he also lost the Woodward! Big Red is really staring to get on my nerves, because all I hear is "Oh nobody will ever be as good as him" "World's best horse ever" etc... Please stop boasting about how weak and horrible this crop is, because its really not! Just because a crop has an amount of "weak" runners in it, and just because a crop isn't a "speedy" one, doesn't mean it's a horrible one. We waited basically 4 DECADES for a Triple Crown winner to come, 13 since 1978 have tried and failed, and when we get one we hear "Oh it's just because this is a horrible crop. He'll never be a racing great." So tired of it, as I'm sure many others are.
And the connections wonder why he is a tired, flat horse. He just came out of a really hard 10f race. And what is he doing? Resting in his stall, recuperating? Nope. He is out parading for his fans. I know they want to see him. But sometimes he just needs to be left alone
Flintshire earned a 112 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Sword Dancer, the highest North American turf Beyer number at 1 mile or over since 2008.
I live in Louisville and on yesterday mornings news they said that Baffert had indicated that if all went well yesterday they were thinking of running one more prep at Churchill Downs. Im hoping the fact they sent him back to Del Mar means those plans have changed. I would love to see him run here, but Zayat said after the race that Pharoah came out of it in good order but he is a very tired horse. I think to have him on his ''A Game" for the classic its best to rest him and hope he fires fresh.. I really think the quick turnaround from the Haskell has left him vulnerable and Baffert will have to do a yeomans job to have him on top of his game for the Classic. Honor Codes connections have to be excited. Theres gonna be much more speed in the Classic , and Frosted just showed everyone the recipe to beat him. But he was without a doubt tired. Give him 2 months rest and hopefully we see the real pharoah at keeneland for his farewell ride.
Ok, does anyone know anything about AP standing at Coolmore Ireland? I thought he was standing in the states. I just read a Paulick Report article that said he would stand in Ireland. Not sure where they got there information on that one.
Wow does KI have a great pedigree! I had no idea.
Keen Ice earned a 106 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Travers Stakes.
Personal Ensign winner Sheer Drama has come out of the race in good shape and is already on her way back to Florida where she will train up to BC Distaff, per trainer David Fawkes. According to DRF
The biggest difference between Keen Ice and American Pharoah's campaign that could explain the loss? Shipping. American Pharoah should have never shipped back to California. The Zayats ought to have left him there at Monmouth to make a decision, or forgone any racing in New York.
The comments by Baffert are disappointing. "AP didn't feel right today..." Really?? I guess all the other horses beaten by AP "didn't feel right" those days. This was the first and ONLY time that AP was pushed near the top of the stretch. I've been saying for months that AP was able to run his race during the TC season. Look, although it's obvious I'm a KI fan, ap is the best 3 year old...but he is far from a historic thoroughbred. The 3 yr old crop is slow-and that includes keen ice. AP would have never won the crown vs hard spun n steet sense-just an example. He benefitted from an extremely weak n slow 3 year old crop. But, he won the TC-no one handed that to him my point from the beginning has been that although a great horse-not a comparable horse to the true greats because of the lack of competition.
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  • Ferrisjso26 · I really think you're wrong about AP's level of competition. This crop is one of the best of this new century along with 2012,2007 and IMO 2011. Dortmund, Firing Line, Frosted, Keen Ice, Carpe Diem, Materiality, Upstart, Stanford, Texas Red, Calculator, Stanford, Competitive Edge, Smart Transition and Speighster. This to me is a really deep group of elite three year olds, has that list been dwindled by injuries? There's no question about that but all crops at this stage are to some degree or another. What upsets me is in a matter of months this crop has went from being heralded as the best crop in years to just a weak litter. If you guys were around for last year now that's a weak crop! There's no winning with this crop for many on this site. If AP dominates effortlessly oh it's a weak crop and he should face older horses. If he loses now AP was just the best of a weak crop. Did you ever think that AP lost this race because the field was difficult? If this crop had no depth there would have been no KI to pick up the pieces from the AP, Frosted speed duel and AP (having run the same exact race) would have hit the wire well ahead of Frosted to the praise of everyone. · 8 hours ago
  • zenyatta mondatta · Why is it when a horse runs out of gas after a grueling campaign and winning the TC after 37 years people are ready to act like he's all of a sudden nothing. I think AP done great considering his campaign. Give this horse a break. At the end of the day, KI nor Frosted will earn 2015 HOTY or be considered anything other than a good horse only beating a TC winner after the TC winner had already beaten them twice. Did Zenyatta's only one defeat take anything away from her? NO. She even earned her 2010 HOTY because of it. This second place finish takes nothing away from AP legacy. KI will only be remembered as the horse that beat a tiring horse. Nothing KI does for the rest of the year will garner him the HOTY for 2015. It's called horse racing. Every horse can have an off day. · 4 hours ago
pharoah showed alot of heart today, I thought he was beat when frosted came up to him but he fought him off like champions do . But that being said.,he is a tired horse and Im sure Honor Code is licking his chops.The Classic is gonna have much more speed in it than the Travers, and thats not a good thing for a tired horse. I know he has 2 months to recover, but for the 1st time this year Pharoah looks vulnerable. I think the quick turnaround from the Haskell may have compromised his chances in the Classic. They should have waited for Churchill for his final prep, but at this point i think his best chance is to rest until the Breeders Cup and hope he fires fresh.
Stopshoppingdebbie, Curlin's once undefeated stakes winner, was bred to Medaglia d’Oro for a 2016 foal. Her dam Taste the Passion was bred back to Curlin for a 2016 foal.
For those of you who know more about it than I do, why were the last two races of his career on turf?
  • Taylor Cooke via Disqus · It was to prove he could do it. That was according to my great grandma who watched his TC races and met him · 5 hours ago
Yes! Keen Ice has been a favorite of mine since the Derby. Great horse. Great pedigree. Congrats Donegal Racing.
Great horse but has anyone else noticed she has never won outside of California?
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  • sully · That would be a concern if she ran poorly in those races outside of Cali but she didn't. She's a completely different horse mentally than she was in the KY Oaks & Ogden Phipps. Besides, that was a tough filly class, and those competitors are no longer on the track. · 11 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · ya don't say · 8 hours ago
American Pharoah is a great horse and besides PG I can't see an argument for him not being horse of the young century. This result doesn't change that. Regardless of what happens next AP will win the Eclipse Award for Champion Three Year Old and Horse of the Year. American Pharoah has also wrapped up the single season earnings record. Is he the greatest ever or even in the conversation? No. Citation, Secretariat, Count Fleet, War Admiral, Affirmed and probably Man O War are better than him. We need to put this loss in context. Affirmed like AP came back from the TC and won his return race at 9 in very similar time to AP ( 1.47.80 to 1.47.95) Also like Affirmed, AP went to the Travers against the best of his crop. Affirmed lost via DQ in 2.02 whereas AP lost by 1 in 2.01.57. How does this tarnish AP? He ran the 10 faster than Affirmed did at the same point in his three year old year. Today's Travers was a fast Travers historically the 12th fastest I've said it before and I'll say it again Frosted is far, far better than his record indicates and the fact AP managed to beat him in a speed duel at 10 says a lot. Remember at the 10 furlong KD AP was empty at the end of that race along with FL and Dortmund and the only thing that kept Frosted from the winners circle was a terrible trip. The Travers played out almost exactly the same way except this time the closer Keen Ice did not have a horrible trip and had room to catch the empty early speed in this case Frosted and eventually AP. There's nothing to be ashamed of in this race it was a tough field and unlike in the Belmont and Haskell he was put in a bad situation. I still feel AP is better than anything in the older horses division.
In the past month alone, Curlin's horses have won the G1 Acorn, Travers, CCA Oaks, G2 Saratoga Special, G3 Schuylerville, and his daughter G1 winner Stellar Wind runs tomorrow, through August, only four stallions have more than 2 G1 winners in 2015. They are Tapit (4) War Front (3) Scat Daddy (3), and now Curlin (3). Safe to say, Curlin is really making his mark as a stallion.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · 4 grade 1s jay. Santa Anita oaks. Acorn coaching club and travers · 9 hours ago
So he loses 1 race like all the other greats did and all of a sudden everyone is throwing him to the curb? He lost, all the great horses lose some. He'll be back for more just like they did.

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