2012 Orchid (G3)

3/31/2012, Gulfstream Park
Post Time:
6:20 PM ET
1 1/2m (Turf)
4+ F

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Union Rags and El Padrino top a short field of nine in the 63rd running of the Grade 1 Florida Derby.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · He's by Curlin's sire, Smart Strike, and has the same damsire, Deputy Minister. · 746 days ago ·
  • icyhotboo · If the odds pemit I'm going to throw in a 3/6/8 tri box. UR just needs a prep and EP needs 1st or 2nd, #3 has a lot of upside 2nd off layoff and EP being the fastest horse with about the same LP. Michael Matz may just be there for a tune up for KD even though the purse is big. On a personal note sadly I didn't win the lottery, I didn't even want 1st second for a million - taxes would've been just fine. I think I need another job due to the fact every doctor I go to has at least 3 friends who want to shake my hand for a couple hundred. · 746 days ago ·
Undefeated Aqsaam pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the Gulfstream Park meeting on Jan. 29 when she captured her third straight victory without a loss. Read More
  • annmatt · This filly is not to be believed! Watched her Jan. 29 run a 1 7/16 mi allowance race at Gulfstream. She led most of the way, regained the lead near the wire and then held to finish by ½. In her debut/maiden last Sept. at Saratoga, 7 furlongs, bad start, trailed until the final stretch and then she just mowed 'em down on the dirt, in the slop!!! (The race was to be run on grass, but, rain moved it to the dirt, and she just splashed her way as if it was her favorite surface!) Jan. 8, she ran a mile on the turf at Gulfstream, coming from the back nearly out of it altogether to win it going away! She is just amazing: turf, dirt, slop, sprint, middle distance or marathon, there doesn’t seem to be anything she can’t do! Where has this filly been hiding herself! Never raced at 2, just barely ran at 3 in a maiden race, and she looks like she could take on Secretariat! She has no inbreeding to the fifth generation! I can’t find any flaws in her. She's due for some stakes quality races. If she wins the upcoming Grade 3 Orchid, they better jump her up to some Grade 1s and then look out Breeders' Cup! · 747 days ago ·
Keertana defines high class and consistency with earnings of more than $1 million and a career record of 28-11-6-7 for trainer Tom Proctor. Read More

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