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Should she prevail in the Emerald Distaff, Stopshoppingdebbie likely would make her next start in Southern California in preparation for a possible appearance in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Win or lose, said trainer Tom Wenzel, owner Jerre Paxton and his star filly are running out of options at Emerald Downs.Wenzel said the $1 million BC Filly and Mare Sprint, at seven furlongs Nov. 1, and the $2 million BC Distaff, at 1 1/8 miles on Oct. 31, are both on the table. I hope she does well, she has earned this, article on DRF
  • Goblin · I was pleased to read that Wenzel will be making the trip to California to manage her himself. Hope she travels well, as this will be her first journey from Washington. (Jb, I'm linking the DRF article because it is one of their few pay-to-reads!) http://www.drf.com/news/stopshoppingdebbie-headed-california-following-distaff · 16 minutes ago
Hey y'all. Hope everyone is doing great. I heard from the experts (below) that running in this spot my overextend him, but I suppose they are wrong (shocker). And, I guess they do come back after all. Big time congrats to my favorite 2 y/o from that crop. I loved him if y'all remember. But no where near as much as URR! Congrats to her this is her favorite racehorse of all time. Also congrats to the owners for this win but more importantly Breen. HUGE kudos to Breen. I kept trying to get information throughout his layoff, but never was able to get true information, even with the best of sources. He did a very good, patient job of bringing him back and keeping information in house. I think the Vosbough is a good fit for him next out, but who knows what the connections are thinking. Maybe they want a G2 / G3 before going to a G1. Good luck to this horse and his connections; I'm rooting for him. Hope everyone still on here is doing well. Goblin, Northport, and all the other GOOD posters still on here.
  • jockey2be. · Hey,Rafi.Miss your posts:( · 45 minutes ago
  • Goblin · Hey, rafi! I'm well, how about you? Team Bern has absolutely been patient and careful in bringing this colt back; I wasn't sure he would be back, but am very happy for these recent successes. · 26 minutes ago
Close Hatches skipped out to the lead on the muddy Saratoga track, and never looked back on her way to her an easy five-length victory in the Grade 1 Personal EnsignRead More
  • AndyScoggin · Another Impressive performance for this Mott trainee. Looking forward to seeing her in the Distaff! · 29 minutes ago
She has proved she is a top filly :)
Wow!So impressed with Bern Today!!!!
It’s no stretch to say that Holy Bull was on a short list of the most talented American runners of the nineties. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, the steely gray son of Great Above won 13-of-16 lifetime starts from 1993 through 1995. The Horse of the Year of 1994 often overwhelmed his opponen...Read More
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  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · His MET mile and Woodward were just as fantastic to watch. GREAT 3 year old. · 4 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Amazing performance in the last 100 yards by Holy Bull! · 59 minutes ago
In hand. A solid victory over some good sprinters. Next stop The Vosburgh! I guess he has Paco's attention now!
  • Goblin · As I said earlier, good for this entire team! · 1 hour ago
  • jay.harrison.52035772 · Good sprinters they are not. Two shippers - One from Parx and one from Delaware and bahamian Squall who is over the hill. Mind you, Bern Identity may turn out to be something but he didn't beat anything today. · 1 hour ago
Travel Vic i wanted to ask you a question regarding the surface. I do not know if it is due to the Television angle or not.When i watch other tracks the racing surface although a poly blend, has the conventional light brown tint. Woodbine on the other hand almost looks like a dark charcoal color. Is this how it looks when you are there .If you know the answer,what is the determining reason?
Close Hatches and Princess of Sylmar are set to renew their rivalry in Friday's Personal Ensign.Read More
What a ride on Sole Power by jockey Richard Hughes to win the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes. He was cantering all over the leaders but had absolutely no room to go anywhere. Hughes finally found a seam and got up to nail Stepper Point in the dying strides.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · What a devastating run! There was just nowhere to go, but this horse can excelerate into any opening. · 7 hours ago
  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · Brilliant run and Brilliant Ride · 1 hour ago
That was a very good win for Close Hatches, and deservedly vaults her to the top of the Mare division. No excuses for Princess. She may not have it anymore, but she'll still always be one of my favorites.
So easy for him
Bill, do you know when her next start is?
He won again. I guess they do come back.
  • Goblin · He did indeed! Hoping he continues to thrive going forward; URR will be so pleased! · 3 hours ago
Really good renewal of the G2 Lonsdale Cup today. Thoroughly enjoyed watching this race. Two top caliber race-mares who've proven to be first rate over staying distances came to the fore with Pale Mimosa and Estimate fighting out the finish, and you also had Times Up and Cavalryman right behind them fighting out the finish for 3rd & 4th place. Trainer Dermot Weld has said on the record over the years that he thinks very highly of the toughness of Pale Mimosa, and I'm quite sure Sir Michael Stoute and Queen Elizabeth II also think equally highly of Estimate. I have a hunch we'll get to see these two classy mares knock heads again in October at Ascot in the British Champions Long Distance Cup.
Pick Of The Litter-Cigar Street down the stretch at Saratoga in today's 5th. Good battle by these boys.
I think you are right.. I think Bill has been pointing the horse toward this?
Friday's 6th race (6:30pm PT) from Del Mar is the $90,000 CTT & TOC for fillies and mares traveling eleven furlongs on the turf course.  #9 Rhagori (7-2) exits a rallying 3rd in the 8.5f Osunitas, her first start in almost two months and a race without much pace. I have always liked this ma...Read More
  • travel_vic · before scratches: 4 Customer Base 9 Rhagori (GB) 6 Charlie Em (GB) 3 Ann of the Dance 7 goes out and then 4 9 6 come late together here BIG TIME · 10 hours ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Customer Base, Scarlet Strike, Rhagori, Charlie Em. · 3 hours ago ·
Yes. His trainer just said that would be the race he returns in.
Good trip Debbie ! ! ! Stopshoppingdebbie is entered on August 24, 2014 at EMERALD DOWNS. Your comments for this horse were: Another very good win, looded really good. Full Entries for Race Emerald Distaff H. Race: 9 - 5:56 PM $2 Daily Double /$1 Exacta / $1 Trifecta $.50 Superfecta / $1 Pick 3 (Races 9-10-11) STAKES Emerald Distaff H. Purse: $ 65,000. For Fillies And Mares, Three-years-old And Upward. By Subscription Of $100 Each, Which Shall Accompany The Nomination, $500 To Enter, $500 Additional To Start With $35,750 Guaranteed To The Winner, $13,000 To Second, $9,750 To Third, $4,875 To Fourth And$1,625 to fifth. Field size will be limited to 12 starters. High weights preferred. Starters to be named through the entry box by the closing time of entries. NOMINATIONS CLOSED SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, 2014 WITH 10. One And One Eighth Miles. PPHorseA/SMedJockeyWgtTrainer1Stopshoppingdebbie4/FBLRocco Bowen124Tom Wenzel
  • Goblin · As always, I hope she does well and comes home safely, jimmy! Will be watching. · 4 hours ago

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