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2012 Best Pal Stakes (G2)

Date/Track:
8/5/2012, Del Mar
Post Time:
5:43 PM PT
Distance:
6 1/2 f (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
2 M
Time:
1:16.14

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Best Pal Stakes (G2)...

Besides entering the history books as the Best Pal winner, Know More will also be noted as the only first time starter to win his initial race in a graded stakes at Del Mar. Read More
What was your favorite race of the year?Read More
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  • Paladin · Don't forget about the dead heat in the Travers · 490 days ago ·
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  • jay s. · Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby and Shackleford's Met Mile, Churchill Downs, and Clark. · 490 days ago ·
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The latest future odds from Wynn Las Vegas offer some newcomers to the Road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby.Read More
  • cocoa2 · I would be more interested in reading the article if the future kentucky derby odds could be easily read... · 562 days ago ·
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  • cocoa2 · http://blogs.courier-journal.com/racing/2012/10/02/2013-kentucky-derby-future-odds-from-wynn-las-vegas/ · 562 days ago ·
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So far who's in and what key Graded Stakes Races are left? Let's find out ...Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · I think he is that good, I am sentimental and a fan of his connections but at this point he looks great. · 584 days ago ·
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  • seattleslewgal345 · Floridaf, I too think he is that good. To me, he comes off as one of those who will improve and get better. Forget about Know more's connections, and just focus on the colt and what he has shown us so far. And no, I am not going to jump on the Shanghai Bobby bandwagon. Forget about that, it's not happening. he may be undefeated, but give him factors. Give him problems. Make him go the distance, and make him run into troubles, and then lets see how he comes out of it. · 584 days ago ·
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When it comes to the Breeders Cup you either come in loaded and ready rumble, or you have your one big horse in your one big race. This year there are a couple connections ready to roll into the Breeders Cup with guns a blazing. One of those is the infamous Bob Baffert.Read More
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  • Floridaf · Baffert does look to be sitting pretty this year, especially since he has the home track advantage. I'm not sure that he'll win all that he has horses in; I have a few that I like better than his contingent, but he is rather loaded. · 584 days ago ·
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  • dani.pugh · It is never a given that you'll win everything. The juvenile has a few nice horses. Turbulent Decent is a very good filly, the sprint division still has some nice horses and the Classic division is as deep as i've ever seen. · 584 days ago ·
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After sending Lakerville out for allowance level turf victories on Opening Day and, one week later, last Wednesday, trainer Barry Abrams will give the 4-year-old Unusual Heat colt a rest. Read More
  • Mary Z. · Gomez just has to get him to the outside for his blazing fast stretch run. Lakerville's been a personal favorite since his debut win on the Santa Anita hill. · 618 days ago ·
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  • jeffrey.n.munson · Is anyone concerned with the lack of pace in today's Green Flash? Louisiana invader is overmatched and not much else in there? · 617 days ago ·
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My favorite race so far of the 2012 racing season for several reasons is the Preakness. One of the biggest explanations for my love of this year’s middle jewel is the admiration I felt for I’ll Have Another that day as he dug deep down for every ounce of courage he could muster to catch Bodemeister....Read More
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  • travel_vic · Just learned today the I'll Have Another's halter was donated for an acution for the Canadain Horse Racing Hall of Fame. If you want to bid on it come to the Mississauga Convention Center August 16th at 5:30 PM · 625 days ago ·
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · well, if I win the lottery between now and then I'll be there. · 622 days ago ·
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First time starter Know More wins the G2 Best Pal for the connections of I'll Have Another.Read More
  • BrianZipse · The 2013 Kentucky Derby could not be farther away, but so far so good for Know More ... I was impressed. · 626 days ago ·
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  • cpsoren121 · Wow, to break your maiden as a first timer in a graded stake? That's impressive and the connections must have known something. Stay on this path and who knows! · 625 days ago ·
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So much for Amarish.
Unbelievable race by Know More! Great run.
  • yukichan · Wow, what confidence his connections had. His debut race is a G2, and he wins. That is pretty special. · 627 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · I like the filly that placed, Heir Kitty. Two fillies in the money. Not really like CCs win last year. · 627 days ago ·
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Owner J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O”Neill, who gained national attention this spring through the exploits of star three-year-old I”ll Have Another, unveiled another outstanding prospect Sunday when Know More, a two-year-old colt making the first start of his life, won the featured $150,000 Best ...Read More
Saturday Del Mar Recap – August 4 (6 out of 6) Polytrack played fair. A patient type nabbed the turf sprint opener, and a presser and a stalker made up the two turf route winners (rail at 14 feet). Hat trick for Rafael Bejarano. Apprentice jockey Eswan Flores booted home a pair. Bob Baffert saddled ...Read More
Who do you have in this race?
Scherer Magic, who provided a quick return on investment for owners Gary and Cecil Barber after they claimed him for $50,000 by winning the Hollywood Juvenile Championship a month later, will be trying to build on his burgeoning reputation Sunday when he competes in the Grade II $150,000 Best Pal St...Read More

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