2012 Fleur De Lis (G2)

6/16/2012, Churchill Downs
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What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Fleur De Lis (G2)...

Was 2012 a year of disappointment? Was it a year where the depth of divisions was so lacking that a Turf Miler would be named Horse of the Year, Turf Champion, and Champion Older Male? Or was 2012 a year with such an outstanding group of horses, that it took one so brilliant, so versatile, and so ta...Read More
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  • dani.pugh · Just because a turf miler is named HOTY doesn't mean a weak older male division. If the times of the races were sub par and the numbers were way down, I could see it but that was far from the case. The numbers that the older males threw were higher than numbers we have seen in recent years. Times were just as good if not better for that group. Just because one did not establish themselves doesn't mean it was a bad bunch. That could just as well me the group all around was talent and full of depth. It wasn't like a longshot beat the favorite. The horses that won were already well respected. RTG had a very consistent year, as did Fort Larned, MMM, and Flat Out. The Whitney, FO, FL, and RTG went 123. Look at their records, you see they run consistently fast. They were evenly matched, but also one of the best groups of older males we have seen in a long time. Times and numbers say that. · 450 days ago ·
  • cocoa2 · "Just because a turf miler is named HOTY doesn't mean a weak older male division." LIKE · 450 days ago ·
Ron the Greek's win in the Foster capped a huge evening for trainer Bill Mott under the twin spires.Read More
Royal Delta returned to the scene of her greatest victory with a jaw-dropping, eight-length victory in the Fleur de Lis on Saturday night at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • AnnaK · She is exquisite in every way, so nice to see her running again. Lucky people to be her connections. · 668 days ago ·
  • AnnaK · Think I wouldn't even mind losing on Bode & Paynter if it meant I could ride her,. · 668 days ago ·
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