2011 Test (G1)

Post Time:
5:12 PM ET
7 f (Dirt)
3 F

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Test (G1)...

Hoosier State of Mind teams up with the "Chicago Dark Horse," Chris Sorenson to discuss which horse should be given the Eclipse Award in the two sprint divisions.Read More
  • Show All 20 Comments
  • Mary Z. · No way is Turbulent Descent going to get the Female Sprint Eclipse. First off, not all of her wins can be considered sprints and her sprint wins weren't exactly fast, which is sort of the main theme of a sprint if I can for once openly like speed. Musical Romance is likewise not a fast sprinter. Too bad the fast females had injuries, like Hilda's Passion or Sassy Image-another one that had some bad races at Gulfstream. Here's a handicapping minor rule I use: throw out bad finishes for fillies at GP and any bad race by a horse that was stuck on the rail there. So I don't really have a pick for top female sprinter but I would really like some explanation as to why Switch was not run on dirt at 7f. as much as possible this year and not all the other experimentation? Not that I'm owed an explanation. Just put one in my stocking if inclined, thanks. Male sprinter: simply put Amazombie. Want more detail? I'll whip out equibase or it's there for all to review. Add in his DQ as a win cuz, truly not long ago he wouldn't have been taken down. Nowadays, yes, ancient times, probably not. · 857 days ago ·
  • GregRiessland · zombie gets the sprint and caleb should get 3 year old male. i say turbulent descent for female sprint. i think she could beat older girls, just like zazu did. · 857 days ago ·
Turbulent Descent has defeated Zasu three times in her career ,and also plum pretty. It's Tricky in my opinion is the only 3 year old filly with a chance to beat Turbulent Descent for the Eclipse if Turbulent Descent wins the Breeders.
Turbulent Descent and Zazu both turned in excellent performances on Saturday, proving the 3-year-old filly division remains strong, and form has held up exceptionally well during the year.Read More
  • Show All 4 Comments
  • BigAConfidential · Nice work as always, Brian. Agreed on Zazu, game in defeat. Very interesting to see where she goes from here. Love to see her come east for the Beldame. · 984 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Thanks Joe. I'm guessing they'll send her back against her own age group next time. If she doesn't she risks losing the award if another filly (like It's Tricky) continues to dominate their age group. · 983 days ago ·
Turbulent Descent cruised to an easy victory in Saratoga's Test Stakes on Saturday. Read More
  • Liv · Good job Turbulent Descent! Keep it up! · 985 days ago ·
  • ethan · I think she is good enough to run against the boys in the BC Sprint.......I doubt Puype will go for it though......Turbulent Descent Rocks!!!!! · 985 days ago ·
Turbulent Descent will try to regain her status as best one-turn filly in the nation when she takes on 8 other fillies in the Test Stakes. Read More
Turbulent Descent will try to regain her status as best one-turn filly in the nation when she takes on 8 other fillies in the Test Stakes. Read More
Turbulent Descent is the 6-5 morning line favorite against eight others in Saturday's Grade 1 Test at Saratoga. Read More
Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Mission Impazible and Bobby Flay’s Her Smile, who are respectively pointing toward starts in next Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Invitational Handicap and Grade 1 Test, turned in separate four-furlong breezes at Saratoga on Sunday morning.   “Her Smile went [four furlong...Read More
Salty Strike, most recently fourth in the Grade 1, 1 1/16-mile Mother Goose at Belmont Park, breezed four furlongs over the Oklahoma training track in a bullet 48.44 this morning in preparation for Saturday’s Grade 1 Test for 3-year-old fillies.   “She worked great early this morning,” said Ken...Read More
Trainer Mike Hushion will be well-represented next Saturday when he sends out Met Mile runner-up Rodman in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational and Roman Treasure and Ava K. in the Grade 1 Test.   Rodman, who will likely work on Sunday for the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, has been no worse than third in fou...Read More
He’s won two graded stakes. He’s trained almost exclusively at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course since mid-May. And yet Mission Impazible has yet to race in New York.   That is all expected to change when Mission Impazible competes in the Grade 1 Whitney Invitational on August 6. Trained by...Read More
The 2010 Champion Juvenile Filly returns with two solid moves on the work tab and a review of how the Acorn Stakes field is shaping up. Read More
  • Show All 14 Comments
  • Thoroughbred44 · Only time will tell if she can come back to her 2010 form. Hopefully she can, I'm a fan, she's a great filly, too bad she had to miss a lot of basically her biggest season. · 1047 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · I hope she comes back and is able to run at the same level she left at, that would be very special. Hopefully she'll be able to put together a strong season in the last half of the year (and maybe next year as well). · 1044 days ago ·
Salty Strike and Hilda's Passion take control of the spotlight on the filly and mare front this weekend with their strong victories in the Dogwood Stakes and Vagrancy Handicap.Read More
  • Show All 4 Comments
  • icyhotboo · AK and Brilliant Speed will be in my mix.If you watch the KD replay you'll notice that Brilliant Speed ran an excellent race and I would look for better this time.As for AK he probably is the best horse in the race as he can run good no matter how the race shapes up at 1 1/2 mile · 1047 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · Sorry don't know how I misplaced my Belmont post · 1047 days ago ·
Trainer Mike Puype could wind up looking like a genius by year’s end if Turbulent Descent continues to dominate her competition the way she has in five of her six lifetime starts. After finishing her juvenile season undefeated in three starts including the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet many people had t...Read More
  • Show All 9 Comments
  • acarl · Good point. I completely agree. Has Pletcher ruled R Heat Lightning out of the Derby? · 1095 days ago ·
  • Tell a Kelly · So what that Tell a Kelly came fifth. It's my favorite girl. · 1092 days ago ·
Turbulent Descent, impressive winner of Saturday’s Santa Anita Oaks, will aim for a Grade 1 summer campaign in New York including the Acorn on Belmont Stakes Day, June 11, and the Test at Saratoga on August 6, according to trainer Mike Puype.Read More

Top Stories