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2011 Pat O'Brien Hcp. (G1)

Date/Track:
8/28/2011, Del Mar
Post Time:
3:07 PM PT
Distance:
7 f (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:21.56

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Pat O'Brien Hcp. (G1)...

The Malibu Stakes, run at Santa Anita in December of every year, features some of the finest horses in California ...Read More
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  • freddycaple · The Factor just rolled!! That is the horse to watch this spring! derbydeals.com · 835 days ago ·
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  • GregRiessland · dead heat that didn't have to be his best race, the point was he felt the effects of a heated match thats what caused him to drop later. oh yes he did roll! · 834 days ago ·
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When you’re a single man on Christmas Eve & you’ve made a habit for years of declining everyone else’s pitied invitations for a friendly holiday gathering, you learn to find things to do. Tonight was easy. Past performances for opening day at Santa Anita in hand. Let’s dig in.Read More
Not seen since falling off the Triple Crown trail after a seventh place finish in the Arkansas Derby (Grade I) in April, The Factor returned to his preferred sprinting game ...Read More
What race caught your eye? Who dazzled you the most? Who were you most impressed with and why?Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · DeadHeat, thanks for the acknowledgement. I didn't expect many, if any, to support my choice. THAS and ST met once, in the Florida Derby, and THAS was the better in that race(although a ways back). His time in this last race was 2 seconds faster than when he ran in the Florida Derby(although different tracks). I do believe he's on the upswing, but, then again, he can prove me wrong in the Pa Derby. Looks like that race could shape up to be a good one, with Uncle Mo possibly committing. · 961 days ago ·
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  • jinlie01 · THAS did look strong in his second start off the layoff...just like ST...he looks to get better in the latter part of the racing season. Keeping an eye on him. · 961 days ago ·
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24 hours after Uncle Mo made an impressive return to the races, albeit in a narrow loss in yesterday’s King’s Bishop Stakes, The Factor did him one better by winning the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Handicap today at Del Mar. Making his first start since being diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his hind a...Read More
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  • AubreyKidder · I think Uncle Mo's was. He came back from a possibly deadly disease and almost won even after losing a shoe! He ran the fastest 7F on the card that day. Don't get me wrong, The Factor's return was very impressive, but I go with Mo all the way. · 962 days ago ·
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  • jinlie01 · The Factor looks solid for BC Sprint if he stays healthy...the light schedule might be beneficial...he'll be pretty "fresh" towards end of year. · 962 days ago ·
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24 hours after Uncle Mo made an impressive return to the races, albeit in a narrow loss in yesterday’s King’s Bishop Stakes, The Factor did him one better by winning the Grade 1 Pat O’Brien Handicap today at Del Mar. Making his first start since being diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his hind a...Read More
The Factor, lone three-year-old in a field of top sprinters, reaffirmed his credentials as one of the fastest horses in America with an impressive victory in Sunday's Grade I Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar.Read More
Trainer Bob Baffert left the disappointment of a last-place finish by Coil in Saturday afternoon’s Travers Stakes at Saratoga behind him and was home at Del Mar before midnight Pacific Time. Baffert who was in Saratoga last year when Richard’s Kid won the Classic, took a private jet out of Schenecta...Read More
Trainer Mike Machowsky said Caracortado, entered in Saturday’s $200,000, Grade II Del Mar Mile on turf and Sunday’s Grade I, $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at 7 furlongs on the main track, will go in the Mile. “I wanted to see the options, and he’s good at a mile and on the grass, so it was the best,” ...Read More
A field of six was entered Thursday for Sunday’s Grade I, $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes. The second of the major sprint events of the meeting, coming a month after the 6-furlong Bing Crosby Handicap, the 7-furlong O’Brien will go as the fifth race on an 11-race program beginning at 1 p.m. From the rai...Read More
Smiling Tiger, beaten 1 1/4 lengths as the even money favorite after a slow start in Sunday’s Grade I, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes, has recovered from the  race in good order and his connections are looking to the next major sprint stakes  on the Del Mar calendar. “He came out of the race ...Read More

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