2011 Dixie Stakes (G2)

5/21/2011, Pimlico Race Course
Post Time:
5:06 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Turf)
3+ M

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Dixie Stakes (G2)...

It is not often that I choose to remember a horse so soon after his retirement, but the news that Paddy O' Prado's racing career had come to an end hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday. I had the good fortune of seeing Paddy several times in person last year, and whether the race was on turf or dir...Read More
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  • DougLogan · Sorry to see such a Great Grey , retire ...what a pleasure to see such a versatile horse · 1057 days ago ·
  • GingerSmith · He reminded me of his sire, El Prado, whom I cheered on the many times he raced at Woodbine. Enjoy your retirement, Paddy!! Your papa would be proud !!! · 1057 days ago ·
If you are reading this then you, like me, survived the end of the world talk. So, we have that going for us. What we don't have going for us is a Triple Crown possibility in next month's Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was valiant in defeat, coming from far back and weaving thr...Read More
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  • mshutty · Brian, good call on Derby/Preakness winning connections speaking with bravado now but fading like Flashpoint as we get closer to the Big Sandy Marathon. · 1062 days ago ·
  • zatt · Don't get me wrong, Mike, I want to see them there, but ... let's just say I will believe it when I see it. · 1062 days ago ·
Heavy favorite Paddy O'Prado lived up to his top billing with a driving 1-1/2 length score in the Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday. Baryshnikov looked like the main competition on paper and he took the early initiative under Julien Leparoux. He set tepid splits of :24.76, :49.07, and 1:14...Read More
  • mark9811 · At 3/5 and against a bunch of elephants he only needed a six month layoff to beat 'em. I had $200 to W and P on him in the derby last year..we all know what happened next. Good running today though and hopefully a start of a good year for him. · 1063 days ago ·
Paddy O'Prado, 3rd in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, returns to action in Saturday's Grade 2 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.Read More
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