2011 Spiral (G3)

3/26/2011, Turfway Park
Post Time:
5:31 PM ET
1 1/8 m (Synthetic)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Spiral (G3)...

Who would have though a gelding competing in starter allowances would cause such an enormous uproar in America? Well, Rapid Redux managed to do just that when he broke the modern American win streak last night, Thursday, November 21, 2011. The record was held by America’s sweetheart, the great mare,...Read More
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  • genie918 · While I feel Rapid Redux should be recognized at the Eclipse Awards for his accomplishment, I do not believe that he deserves HOY because of the level of competition/races he has participated in. My vote would go for Havre de Grace. This year she won 5 races--3 GI and 2 G2 that included a win in the Woodward against the boys. Her only defeats were in the G2 Delaware Handicap by a nose to the great Blind Luck and a fourth place finish in the BC Classic. In the Classic, she overcame traffic problems, being bumped and was still finishing strongly in the end, so her loss was respectable. Curlin won HOY honors in 2008 with a similiar record: 5 wins/4 GI and one ungraded race in Dubai, a second in the Man o' War and a fourth place finish in the BC Classic. Now, I realize that one of Curlin's wins came in the Dubai World Cup--a race that adds extra points to ones resume when reviewing championship honors, but we have to keep in mind the type of year it has been in 2011. Havre de grace's record has been solid and consistent ALL year, so I hope the voters recognize this and give her the year end honors. · 876 days ago ·
  • Snowking6 · Rapid Redux is already in the history books--and deserves special notice at the Eclipse Awards and in other venues, and should never be forgotten. I would love to see him retired as soon as it makes sense to the Kentucky Horse Park. But Horse of the Year--even in a muddled year, does not make sense--simply because he is not at the class level to have made his record against the other contenders for HOY--almost certainly. We love him, though!! Great to see his sort in these modern times. In some ways, he is MY Horse of the Year! · 876 days ago ·
Horsemen often like to mix it up and try new things with their horses. Changes like switching jockeys, or adding blinkers can many times lead to newfound success for their charges. An even bigger change in fortune can happen when the horse tries a new racing surface for the first time. Sometimes the...Read More
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  • blooy · a much better bet than master of hounds. i think as we all are, we don't make our final chocie till 10 mins before the race. i say 10 because the lines are nuts have to start wating then. · 1075 days ago ·
  • robbydobbybobby · Spot on. Well done. Thanks for the St. John's River notice as well. · 1075 days ago ·
Lightly raced Leroidesanimaux colt Animal Kingdom rallied from the back of the pack to wear down a stubborn Decisive Moment in Saturday's Grade 3 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. Post time favorite Positive Response went straight to the front but did not get a breather as Son of Posse an...Read More
  • mid0827 · Animal Kingdom looked good doing it, but is he another polytrack wonder? · 1117 days ago ·
  • SheldonMaze · I was more impressed with Decisive Moment. Even after being apart of those quick fractions he dug and and contenued to run. · 1113 days ago ·
This weekend's Derby prep races were rather uninspiring to say the least. I haven't been one to criticize 3-year old crops in the past, but jeez this group just doesn't seem to step up when the spotlight's on. Maybe it's because they are pretenders and those that already have the necessary graded ea...Read More
Animal Kingdom got a 91 Beyer in the Spiral and Swift Warrior got an 89 for the Rushaway.
King Congie was scratched from the March 26 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park on the morning of the race. Terry Finley, president of owner West Point Thoroughbreds, said the colt strained a hind muscle during a gallop at Turfway the day before the race and will be pointed toward ...Read More
Mucho Macho Man has his legions of fans and Astrology was an early Derby contender in 2010. This weekend both are likely to prove they don't have what it takes to be considered serious Derby contenders...Read More
Positive Response tries to win his second straight local stakes when he takes on eleven rivals in Saturday's Grade 3 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.  The likely favorite began his career in the maiden claiming ranks at Woodbine before being transferred to the Northern California ba...Read More
TVG will broadcast live from Turfway Park on Saturday, March 26, covering the Northern Kentucky track’s 12-race card that includes the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III). The network’s coverage also will be carried by FSN Prime Ticket, Sun Sports, the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, SportSo...Read More
The $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III), Turfway Park’s signature event for 3-year-olds, closed March 1 with 131 nominations.The 40th running of the nine-furlong race will be held March 26 on Polytrack. Formerly known as the Lane’s End Stakes, the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes was downgrade...Read More

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