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2012 Sword Dancer Invitational (G1)

Date/Track:
Post Time:
5:13 PM ET
Distance:
1 1/2m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
2:26.40

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Sword Dancer Invitational (G1)...

Brian Zipse takes a look at the pros and the cons of Point of Entry's argument to win the most important of all the year-end awards...Read More
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  • dani.pugh · Mike the mare that beat him only raced 6 times. Most older horses in the Classic division do not run all that much anymore. MMM has run five times so far, RTG has run five times, GOD I believe has raced 5 times, Wise Dan has run five times. Fort Larned is the only main contender who has raced more and he has run 7. So as you can see it is not like Blame was a great exception to the rule of racing, when it comes to number of times run. Also as i noted, he ran against the best. Whitney he took down Quality Road and in the Classic he became the only horse to deny Zenyatta. However as icy said she was given HOTY based on the belief that she was the best running, not on who had the better year. · 548 days ago ·
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  • Mike in SB · Dani I avoided the Zenyatta Horse of the Year debate for 4 years and I don't want to start now, the point I am trying to make is that neither Blame nor Zenyatta had a record that would have won Horse of the Year in the past when horses ran more than 5-6 times. And I believe you can say the same about this years HoY no matter who wins. To me this is a big problem, we need horses to race more and stay sound. The older male handicap horses and 3 year old classic horses are the glamour divisions of racing and there has not been a really good older horse since Curlin and the best recent 3 year old male, Ill Have Another, didn't make it past June. · 548 days ago ·
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Suddenly, America’s chances on the turf in the Breeders’ Cup look just a little better...Read More
"Arlington is KILLER," said Eclipse Sportswire's Scott Serio of this week's photo gallery, and we have to agree!Read More
Point of Entry powered through the stretch Saturday and easily won the Grade 1, $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Race Course. Read More
  • AndyScoggin · Dominant performance for Point of Entry's second grade one win of the summer. · 606 days ago ·
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  • forego139 · WOW, no question Point Of Entry is for real, that was one awesome performance and if he makes the trip out West for the BC Turf Acclamation is looking at running second at best, thats of course he make's it to the BC Turf with his pysical issue's. · 606 days ago ·
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With all the rain they are having at Saratoga this might have an adverse affect on the running that being said I will stick to Point Of Entry, he has the making of a very good marathoner and love the way he is being brought along by a top notch conditioner.
With all the rain they are having at Saratoga this might have an adverse affect on the running that being said I will stick to Point Of Entry, he has the making of a very good marathoner and love the way he is being brought along by a top notch conditioner.
Tubro Compressor should wire the field but Point of Entry might beat him.
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  • travel_vic · 12 furlongs is MUCH MUCH disfferent thatn the 8.5 to 9 that Turbo has been running..Rank the rail horse and the 8 with him later. Point of Entry? AT this distance??? · 607 days ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · I like 3,6,8,2, but I realize that Tahoe Lake is not a graded stakes winner yet. I'm hoping the pace is faster than 1:40 for the mile. 1:37-1:38 would be good. · 607 days ago ·
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On Saturday, Turbo Compressor will go after the biggest score of his career when he heads a field of nine in the 38th running of the Grade 1, $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
I like Point of Entry in this one he has been in top form and I see it continuing here.
With his intimidating speed, the 4-year-old ridgling Turbo Compressor has developed this year into one of the dominant turf runners in the country. Fresh off a gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 United Nations last month at Monmouth Park, Turbo Compressor will attempt to race farther than he ever h...Read More
Brilliant Speed has not won a race since last September, when the Live Oak Plantation homebred scored in the Grade 3 Saranac at Saratoga Race Course. Since then, he has run six times, five in Grade 1 turf stakes races, and not found his way to the winner’s circle. Read More

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