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2013 Jerome (G2)

1/5/2013, Aqueduct
Post Time:
3:48 PM ET
1 70y (Dirt)
3 M

What the Nation is saying about the 2013 Jerome (G2)...

It may not have been as easy as you want to see a 3-10 shot win, but the good news for Team Vyjack is that their 2013 Kentucky Derby runner came back a winner today.Read More
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  • LennyGeorge · I liked this horse in the Derby thought he was under rated know reason now why he did not fire · 73 days ago ·
  • zatt · Thank you, tmallios ... Best of luck with him this year! · 73 days ago ·
It’s not that I’ve never seen a horse do what Vyjack did yesterday, because I have. But in forty years of watching the races, I could probably count the number of horses that I have seen do it on one hand. What exactly did the undefeated son of Into Mischief do that was so extraordinary? Simple … co...Read More
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  • head_heart_hooves · Vyjack went from being a pace-pressing sprinter in his first 2 to be a front-running router in his next - a logical extension. Certainly no one, absent the connections evidently, expected Vyjack to be so far off of the pace. That was anomolous even though the sample size is admittedly small. The fact he was able to win his toughest race while getting dirt in his face, etc, may not impress everyone, but it sure impresses me. With adaptability and ability to make your own trip so important in the large Derby field, this off-the-pace win is a nice feather in Vyjack's cap. · 492 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Review the vast majority of maiden races...Where do the winner's reside? On or close to the pace the majority of the time. · 492 days ago ·
Vyjack came from far off the pace to win the Gotham Stake (G3) and a probable place in the field for the Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • amino998 · There's a chasm of difference between Aqueduct's inner dirt and other surfaces that he must surmount as well. · 494 days ago ·
  • railbird33 · Nice win, however, like Normandy Invasion he'll have traffic problems in a twenty horse field. History doesn't favor last to first trips in the KY Derby. · 494 days ago ·
There are a total of 2,261 points available in all of the qualifying races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. With just three months until the first Saturday in May, only 238 of those points have been won. Read More
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  • goblin · @george.obrien.3557, The horses who would not have made the Derby field last year were Liaison, Done Talking, and Trinniberg according to this Thoroughbred Times article. This information is located in the very last paragraph, but there is much more to the article, including points earned by past Derby winners over the last 15 years. http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2012/06/14/points-based-system-will-determine-kentucky-derby-field.aspx · 524 days ago ·
  • Sully · Loving me some Long River in the Withers. Think we may see this one continue on the Derby trail down the road. · 523 days ago ·
Vyjack jumped onto many Kentucky Derby watch lists after his tenacious victory in the Jerome. How far will his pedigree take him? Read More
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  • travel_vic · quote: Are there any horses these days that are bred for distance? yes they run on grass around the world in every venue EXCEPT North America. · 539 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · A synonym for stamina is Irishbred · 539 days ago ·
It’s not too late to enter the road to the Kentucky Derby as these two potential contenders begin again in 2013.Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Dynamic Sky (who had plenty of trouble in the BC Juvenile) should offer the Egg a good class test ... one that I think he will pass. · 544 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · We won't find out today. Purple Egg has been scratched. · 544 days ago ·
Vyjack remained unbeaten in three starts when he won the hard fought Jerome battle for trainer Rudy Rodriguez. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Gary, According to Rodriguez Vyjack was, and still is to some extent, a real handful to train and thus the gelding. I think that is the main reason he won his MSW at 17-1. · 548 days ago ·
  • cab2536 · marylandqq -- you may want to check the facts on that one. Mine That Bird was also a gelding when he won the Derby in 2009. · 546 days ago ·
I like Mudflats and Notacatbutallama to run 1st and 2nd.
1st- Long Rover, 2nd- Notacatbutallama, 3rd- Vyjack, 4th- Vegas No Show.
Favored Vyjack handled two turns and an unexpectedly tough opponent in 41-1 Siete de Oros on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated with a hard-fought victory in the 143rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Jerome at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More
The page has turned on the calendar marking the start of the year 2013 and of the road to the Kentucky Derby. In New York that road begins at Aqueduct on the first Saturday in January, with the mile and 70 yard $200,000 Jerome (G2).Read More
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  • BrianZipse · Vyjack, wire-to-wire! · 555 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · Brian, it sure was a speed favoring track yesterday! It is a pretty interesting field. I can't believe that Notacatbutallama will be 10-1. · 555 days ago ·
It’s a long way from the first Saturday in January to the first Saturday in May, but for eight newly minted 3-year-olds, the 143rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Jerome at Aqueduct Racetrack could serve as a road map to the future. Read More
The addition of Gulfport in this one makes it a nice race. With the probables here I like Gulfport, Notacatbutallama, Vegas No Show, & Vyjack.
Dewey Square, a prominent candidate for the $400,000 Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 26, galloped instead of working Saturday morning, but trainer Dale Romans sent Gulfport to the track for a five-furlong breeze in preparation for his 2013 debut next Saturday. Read More

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