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2010 Whitney Handicap (G1)

Date/Track:
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:48.88
*Rank is current Power Ranking among all active horses, based on highest HRN rating. Rating is based on HRN member voting.

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Whitney Handicap (G1)...

All week I thought of the Whitney that was approaching, I thought about the Whitney’s that I had a chance to watch. The older versions that I had to search for and YouTube, all the way to the recent ones I watched live on TV. What a great race it is, one of my favorites! I read everyone’s commentary...Read More
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  • icyhotboo · Very nicely written. I believe Blame to this day doesn't get the credit he deserves. Not only did he run down QR but held off a monsterous charge by Zenyatta in the BCC. Where he belongs in the ratings I don't know or really care. His heart proved to be the largest part of him. Watching the Whitney I never thought he would get to QR who at that distance can be called formidable. · 981 days ago ·
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  • zxswordxz · ICY...There are some people that are so bitter about the BCC 2010 that the dislike a wonderful horse like BLAME...he has the heart of a champion. · 981 days ago ·
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Sorry about the long break, it has been a hectic time personally for me and a rather slow time in horseracing. The Triple Crown is over with three different horses winning leaving us with a very non-eventful rest of the year. I am having a hard time feeling the excitement right now. The older divisi...Read More
  • BrianZipse · That's the great thing about this game ... there is always a new star coming just around the corner. · 1025 days ago ·
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  • RamonDimas · I KNOW MOST OF THE GOD HORSE LEFT BUT WE STILL HAVE BLIND LUCK I THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AT HER SHE WAS 3 YEAR OLD FILLY CHAMPION LAST YEAR.SHE WON THE KENTUCKY OAKS,ALABAMA AND SHE WAS SECOND IN THE BREEDERS CUP LADIES CLASSIC!!!!! · 1003 days ago ·
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Many of the year’s most memorable races took place at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, and beginning today and through January 15, 2011, fans can choose from among five thrilling races and cast their ballots for The New York Racing Association, Inc.’s (NYRA) “Race of the Y...Read More
Brian Zipse runs through his favorite races of 2010. Read More
Trainer Derek Ryan had some harsh words about Saturday's Whitney Handicap, where Blame upset heavily favored Quality Road by a head.Ryan's runner, Musket Man, finished third, beaten just a length-and-three-quarters after pressing the pace set by Quality Road.A good effort, but it could have been bet...Read More
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  • blindadosalas · Mike, dear friend I can assure you that I've looked up the race six times, including the first, which I saw in person at a sports book in Caracas, until I saw that Haynesfield hits his door in the starting gate, I can assure you also that not have happened this mishap, Haynesfield out another, and another had been the result. Tell Mr. Ryan might not be as fussy and if you want to go further than what good has achieved in his career, to look for Bob Baffert or go to the grave of Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Thanks .... PS: The worst hockey I've seen in my life is called Pat Valenzuela, I leave you there, buddy. · 1346 days ago ·
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  • blindadosalas · Seem like you are a gambler that is breathing thru a painfull lost, horse that can brake or hit the gate doors usually do not start good even though look fine to the vet behind the gate. Do not start good and perform poorly..... · 1346 days ago ·
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Mike, dear friend I can assure you that I've looked up the race six times, including the first, which I saw in person at a sports book in Caracas, until I saw that Haynesfield hits his door in the starting gate, I can assure you also that not have happened this mishap, Haynesfield out another, and another had been the result. Tell Mr. Ryan might not be as fussy and if you want to go further than what good has achieved in his career, to look for Bob Baffert or go to the grave of Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons Thanks .... PS: The worst hockey I've seen in my life is called Pat Valenzuela, I leave you there, buddy.
With a determined charge through the stretch, Blame caught heavily favored Quality Road at the wire to win a thrilling 83rd edition of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap Saturday afternoon at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
  • humphrey · Less than stellar ride for QH. When you have the ONLY speed in the race, that will last anyway, you go out quickly, open up,give the horse a breather and then go again..Did not happen that way. · 1350 days ago ·
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WHITNEY (G1) QUOTES   Al Stall, Jr., winning trainer of Blame (No. 2): “I’m thrilled to death for everyone involved. The fact we were within four or five lengths from the three-eighths pole to the wire – he’s pretty tough. He’s got a great turn of foot. If he’s within striking distance of a hor...Read More
Really, how big of a shock could it be that Blame was able to beat Quality Road in the Whitney Handicap? I've been saying for sometime, that Blame is just as equally talented as Quality Road. He just hasn't gotten nearly as much publicity as Quality Road has. Look at the field that Blame beat in November's Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. It was a G2 race, with an all G1 winners field. Blame beat Santa Anita Handicap winner, Misremembered. Multiple Grade 1 winner, Einstein. G1 winner, Etched. Plus Bullsbay, Macho Again, and other very tough, Grades Stakes winning horses that were in that race. I think Quality Road and Blame are without question the 2 best conventional dirt COLTS in America. Just today was Blame's day to be #1 among the colts. JMO.
The first Saturday card featuring two Grade I stakes races is on tap Saturday (there will be three in total) and the best horse in North America is going postward in the Whitney Handicap. Quality Road will look to continue his march to the Horse of the Year crown this afternoon as he brings in [...]Read More
Saturday’s Whitney Handicap is by far the most exciting race of the year thus far. In a division rampant with early retirements, injury and mediocrity, the raw speed and ability of Quality Road feels like a throwback to the days when Beyer figures in the mid-to-high teens were more common. And of co...Read More
The script didn’t play out that well for Quality Road last year during his 3-year-old season, but in 2010 it’s so far, so good, trainer Todd Pletcher said.Quality Road, owned by Edward Evans, looms the prohibitive choice for the Aug. 7 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga. “If anything, he has been ...Read More
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  • humphrey · Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 7 Quality Road Velazquez 2.50 2.10 2 10 3 Musket Man Dominguez 3.50 2.90 2 Tizway Maragh 5.50 · 1352 days ago ·
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  • cugel the clever · MM is the only horse in the field with even a remote chance of beating QR, but I stress REMOTE. I watched the videos again of QR's Donn and MetMile races. Track record in the Donn and the 2nd fastest Met in 111 years after a layoff of 3 months. They could have run once more around the track and MM wasn't going to catch him. QR's a monster. Blame's from the clouds stretch run works against inferior horses but he's never seen the likes of QR (or even MM) before. · 1352 days ago ·
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If Mine That Bird beats Quality Road in Saturday’s Whitney, you bet it’s a monumental upset. Mine That Bird, the 50-1 winner of the ‘09 Kentucky Derby, is 12-1 on the Whitney morning line; Quality Road, the dominant horse in the handicap division, is holding at 2-5. Lukas got 4-year-old Mine That Bi...Read More
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  • mike · btw,,, reading the ny papers and listening to the owner and trainer of Musket man, it sounds like Dominguez is on Haynesfield only because the MM crew was undecisive about the Whitney and not because he thinks Haynesfield is the better horse...Probably a good business move by the Dominguez connections... · 1353 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · Poor old Darryl Wayne.......Take away the pharmacy and what do you have? just another trainer. · 1352 days ago ·
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Todd Pletcher, trainer of Quality Road (No. 3): “That [post] is perfect. I wouldn’t think post position is important for anyone.   “I think Quality Road certainly belongs in any conversation about the best horse in training. I think if you look at his Donn Handicap, for example, that was just a...Read More
Quality Road and Blame, two of the top older males in training, face off for the first time Saturday in the 83rd running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.   Trained by Todd Pletcher for Edward P. Evans, Quality Road will be going for his third stra...Read More
Quality Road had a special schooling session on the main track Monday morning at Saratoga Race Course, working with the NYRA gate crew in front of the grandstand as part of his preparations for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap.   The 4-year-old Elusive Quality colt beh...Read More
Blame, winner of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster, also worked Sunday morning for the Whitney, going an easy half-mile under jockey Garrett Gomez. Working in company with an unnamed 2-year-old filly, the Arch colt was timed in 49.02, which ranked 34th of 67 at the distance.   “Our plan in coming up h...Read More
Stepping onto the main track shortly after the renovation break, Quality Road turned in an effortless five-furlong breeze Sunday morning in his final serious move for Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.   Under exercise rider Patti Barry, the 4-y...Read More
This will be the best conventional dirt race we'll likely see for sometime. I don't think there's any question about the fact that Quality Road and Blame are the two best colts in America over conventional dirt. Blame has 6 wins in 7 lifetime starts. His only defeat was a 2nd place finish to Regal Ransom in the 2009 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. Blame has won the Curlin Stakes, Fayette Stakes, Clark Handicap, Schaefer Handicap, and most recently the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap. Quality Road has 7 wins, 2 place, and 1 show in 10 lifetime starts. Including wins in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, the Florida Derby, Amsterdam Stakes, Hal's Hope Stakes, Donn Handicap, and most recently the Met Mile. Blame and Quality Road are certainly both at the height of their game right now. So it was almost inevitable that the two were going to collide eventually. With both of these great colts in the 2010 Whitney Handicap. It should make for one of the most interesting conventional dirt showdowns for quite sometime. JMO.
  • humphrey · How many arces touted to be match races in a race turned out to be nothing of the kind: Whicheone/Gallant Fox, Aloma's Ruler.Conquistadore Cielo etc etc. Tunnel vision can be costly. · 1358 days ago ·
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Mine That Bird, the 2009 Kentucky Derby winner, worked six furlongs in 1:12.40, handily, over the Oklahoma Training Track Thursday morning with Calvin Borel aboard in preparation for the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational at Saratoga Race Course on August 7.   “I was real pleased – I thought it was ...Read More

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