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2009 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1)

Date/Track:
10/10/2009, Keeneland
Distance:
1 mile (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:38.68

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1)...

IEAH Stables’ Diamondrella (GB) and Court Vision left the Keeneland barn area at 7 a.m. Sunday to return to their home bases in New York after capturing the First Lady (G1) and the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), respectively. “Everything is good this morning; he came back fine,” said Michelle Nevin, assis...Read More
Court Vision had not visited the winner’s circle in five starts since prevailing in the Hollywood Derby (G1) last November, but the four-year-old Gulch colt battled gamely in the stretch of the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course to snap a five-race winl...Read More
The Polytrack was fast as always. Back on the turf, and the condition was listed as soft. Seven races run on synthetic, and only one wire job as off the pace types scored six times. Stalkers and closers best on the sod. Read More
Keeneland Recap – Oct 9th: The Polytrack was fast as always. The two turf races were transferred to the synthetic surface. The two 6f races favored speed. Stalkers best in the three 7f races carded. Patient runners best in the five route races on the afternoon. Read More
ESPN Classic will air three races from Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park and two races from Keeneland Race Course on Saturday in a Breeders’ Cup Challenge telecast from 5 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. EDT. The Goodwood (G1) and Lady’s Secret (G1) Stakes from Oak Tree, meanwhile, also are scheduled to be simulcast li...Read More
Keeneland's 2009 fall meet starts Wednesday and will continue through October 31. As always, the October session features a strong stakes schedule and tough overnight competition among top horses and horsemen. The meet opens with a giant "FallStars Weekend" with $3.2 million offered in nine stakes e...Read More
Leading U.S.-based TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) contender Justenuffhumor will put his six-race winning streak on the line on Saturday in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (G1) at Keeneland Race Course.Read More
Augustin Stable’s Forever Together drew post position five and will face eight rivals on Saturday when she attempts to become the first repeat winner of the $400,000 First Lady (G1) for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at a mile on the Haggin Turf Course.Read More
Battle of Hastings should pick up this payday and with Gio Ponti's connections announcing yesterday on Bloodhorse.com that since winning 4 straight grade 1 races on turf, that they felt they didn't have anything left to prove on turf in America, if BOH can get the mile and a half distance in the Breeder's Cup Turf, he may even pick up the big check since Gio Ponti's connections seem to be committing their colt to the Breeder's Cup Classic.
Augustin Stable's FOREVER TOGETHER (Belong to Me) and Circle E Racing's MR. SIDNEY (Storm Cat) are expected to take their shots at Keeneland racing history this weekend when the fall meeting kicks off a 17-day session on Friday that runs through October 31.Read More
I still don't understanding Battle of Hastings skipping the Secretariat with the big bonus?? He's useful, but the 3yo turf division is weakish.
Battle of Hastings may be the 2nd best turf horse in America right now behind Gio Ponti. Even with Gio Ponti's recent loss, you have to figure that either the soft turf or the 11/2 in the rain caused his defeat.

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