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2011 Garden City Stakes (G1)

9/17/2011, Belmont Park
Post Time:
5:26 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Turf)
3 F

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Garden City Stakes (G1)...

The gorgeous gray, and seven-time graded stakes winner, has been retired due to a degenerative bone disease ...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · “The X-ray showed that she had some bruising in the condyles, which in itself is not a major issue, but you can’t run,” he said. “Right now it’s not serious; it’s not even an injury.” ~Jimmy Toner · 618 days ago ·
  • likin sparks · Well not sure if it's just bruising or degeneration of the condylar, if it's a degenerative bone disease then possibly down the road she'll end up lame, non curable and partially heriditary. Bruising cures with rest so hopefully it's not a serious condition. · 618 days ago ·
After her neck winning thriller over Theyskens’ Theory in Saturday’s Garden City Stakes (Gr. I), I began to ponder about all of the grey and roan thoroughbreds out there today. The greats usually come few and far between but last couple years have proven different as there are a handful of them whic...Read More
Together Goldikova, Black Caviar and Winter Memories pack a powerful punch and possess some of the most electrifying turns-of-foot in the world. Read More
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  • yukichan · It is unlikely that a much anticipated match up between Black Caviar and Sepoy will happen this spring campaign (as in Southern Hemisphere spring). Sepoy will run in the G2 Caulfield Sprint on Caulfield Cup Day--the goal is the Coolmore Stud Stakes at Flemington on October 29. BC will run in the G2 Schweppes Stakes on Cox Plate Day, and in the G1 Patinack Farm Classic two weeks later at Flemington on November 5. You must check out Sepoy's win in the Manikato Stakes (G1) against older horses. Missed the start, yet won so impressively! · 927 days ago ·
  • lonhro · Sepoy is great but BC is something else. You can watch archival film of sprinters of days gone by and IMO you just won't find any more impressive than her. · 927 days ago ·
Winter Memories, Turallure, and Unbridled Humor ... The Nation's homepage is littered with Grays on the Grass!
  • tiznow · Hey, you all should start posting the usernames of who people pick in the polls you all do. Would be neat to see who is picking who. · 944 days ago ·
The outstanding 3-year-old filly Winter Memories was once again sensational, overcoming traffic troubles to capture Saturday's Garden City (G1) by a neck... Read More
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  • zxswordxz · What a freaking horse....This horse should have never lost the Lade Placid. Too much power. I love the look Castellano give Theysken Theory when he was about to pass it. It was like he was saying, sorry I'm going to pass you and there is nothing you can do. · 944 days ago ·
  • tiznow · That burst was eye popping. Very nice to watch. An easy horse to cheer for. · 944 days ago ·
Yesterday proved a big day for the three-year-old turf fillies. First at Belmont, Winter Memories turned in a breathtaking performance...Read More
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  • BrianZipse · The QE II is the best, of her age group, plus it always attracts a few Europeans. We may all be a little disappointed that it will be her last race of her year, but this is a filly that will not be retired anytime soon. How would you like to see a more mature Winter Memories running at four and maybe five? · 944 days ago ·
  • tiznow · She seems capable with the right trip, but after that trip WM had against that crawling pace, to kick past the rest which included a couple good horses...my answer would have to be no. · 944 days ago ·
Trapped behind a wall of horses in midstretch, Winter Memories unleashed a breathtaking last-to-first run on the far outside through the final yards to nab Theyskens' Theory at the wire in Saturday's Grade 1, $250,000 Garden City at Belmont Park. Although forwardly placed behind More Than Real throu...Read More
Winter Memories tries for her first Grade 1 win in the Garden City Stakes this Saturday and will be looking for redemption after her 4th place finish in the Lake Placid Stakes...Read More
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  • BrianAppleton · @medlocke - I think Theysken's Theory has a good chance to hit the board, but I wasn't able to see replays of her races in Europe so I can't say too much about her chances back here. I don't like that she hasn't had a race in the US to "warm up" and is jumping straight into a Grade 1. I'd be surprised to see her win but I do on the other hand agree completely on her breeding...excellent pedigree! · 947 days ago ·
  • zatt · I pity the field! · 946 days ago ·
Having already collected nine graded stakes wins among them, an outstanding field of 3-year-old fillies will vie for their first Grade 1 victory Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park in the 34th running of the $250,000 Garden City. Read More
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  • jinlie01 · Liking Pinch Pie as longshot along with Pletcher's More Than Real as possible upsetters here. · 948 days ago ·
  • medlocke · To my mind, Winter Memories is the class of the American turf fillies. More Than Real ran over her head in last year's BC Juvenile Fillies Turf, and hasn't reproduced anything close to that as a 3yr.old. I believe the Garden City Stakes will come down to a 2-horse affair between Winter Memories and the Brian Meehan trained, Theysken's Theory, who's coming over from the UK for the Garden City. Theysken's Theory tried conventional dirt in last year's BC Juvenile Fillies. But has proven to be far more effective on turf in the UK. She's won 2 of 3 starts so far in 2011. Including the Atalanta Stakes at Newbury last time out. · 947 days ago ·
Hungry Island is good, but I don't think she will like what she sees when she meets the real Winter Memories.
MSG Plus will present a telecast from Belmont Park this Saturday that will include the live running of the Grade 1, $250,000 Garden City for 3-year-old fillies on the turf. Coverage will run from 5 – 5:30 p.m. EDT.   In the Garden City, Winter Memories, a four-time graded stakes winner, will lo...Read More
Winter Memories turned in her final workout in preparation for her Grade 1 debut in next Saturday’s Garden City, breezing five furlongs in 1:03.48 Sunday morning over the inner turf course at Belmont Park, labeled good with the dogs out. Read More
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  • annmatt · Amen to changing jockeys! Javier will give her a chance to run her race! Hungry Island has a great record as well, and no disrespect to her or to Kathmanblu, but I'm hoping for Winter Memories to at least have the opportunity to run her race. If she gets beat fair and square, so be it, but here's hoping she reaffirms her prior successes and comes out in front at Garden City. · 951 days ago ·
  • igetzwinners · probably the horse with the most obv jock switch in the country... castellano just got him a breeders cup win · 951 days ago ·
Hungry Island, upset winner of the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid on August 21 at Saratoga Race Course, turned in her second work since the 1 1/8-mile turf race, covering a half-mile over the main track in 47.43 on Sunday morning at Belmont Park.   “She went like clockwork,” said Buzz Ten...Read More
Trainer Jimmy Toner reported Monday morning that Winter Memories came out of her fourth-place finish in the Woodford Reserve Lake Placid in good order, and that the Grade 1 Garden City on September 17 at Belmont Park remains the next objective for the big gray filly.   “She came out of it fine,...Read More
  • GoTexas · I'm SO glad Winter is healthy; she got a bad deal in the Lake Placid and ran her heart out anyway. I just love this filly, my 'cinnamon sugar' girl. Hoping the best for her going forward. · 969 days ago ·
Hungry Island was reported to be “very good” following her upset victory in Sunday’s Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid. The filly’s Hall of Fame trainer, Shug McGaughey, was pleased, but not surprised by her Lake Placid triumph.   “Her races all year long have been good,” McGaughey said. “I...Read More
Hessonite returned from her victory over the boys (and girl) in Thursday’s NYSS for 3-year-olds on the turf in good order, and trainer David Donk has some big plans for the New York-bred daughter of Freud in mind.   “Should I be crazy and contemplate the [Grade 1] Garden City [September 17, Bel...Read More

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