2011 Azeri (G3)

3/19/2011, Oaklawn Park
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5:30 PM CT
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
4+ F

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Azeri (G3)...

Horse racing needs rivalries. It attracts fans and media attention, which is always great for the sport. Two weeks ago on July 16, 2011, at Delaware Park, Blind Luck met up with Havre de Grace for the sixth time in their careers in what has become one of horse racing’s top rivalries. Here’s their st...Read More
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  • timgsmith10 · How can you say 1 has had a stronger career than the other yet? The season is half finished and maybe one or the other continues to race next year? As of right now HDG and B.L are VERY close in form and I wouldnt be surprised if HDG turns the tables at least 1 more time. And this realistically it will only make the rivalry stronger. · 990 days ago ·
  • footlick · They do seem evenly matched to me. Even though Blind Luck has come out on top more, not much really separates them. Blind Luck may be a little more impressive because she is not as tactical and it is always more difficult for the less tactical horse to win, but still there is not much difference between them as far as I'm concerned. · 989 days ago ·
Blind Luck vs. Havre De Grace #6 continues a wonderful tradition of rivalry in the sport of kings ...Read More
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  • ChristineDix · Alysheba and Bet Twice? Sunday Silence and Easy Goer? Wow-you could go on all day! · 1011 days ago ·
  • cpsoren121 · Good call Melaina! It's nice to see a rivalry again! I know the media was trying with AK and Shackelford, but with the injuries and all... · 1010 days ago ·
Why is it that every time you have two horses from either coast that develop a rivalry, the fans on the West Coast go completely insane?Read More
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  • shadowno · @skipaway2000, loved the Sandpit video, he was a real badass, thanks. BTW did you consider Gentleman, Southern Image, Real Quiet and Farma Way tearing up Pimlico? · 1024 days ago ·
  • GooberNation · who cares.. just where the horse was born.. the genetics could be ANYWHERE in the world · 1024 days ago ·
I know I will not be well liked for saying this, but you can ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you it is not about being liked for me, it’s about telling it straight. So here it goes, what the heck is with the West Coast double standard? Read More
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  • tiznow · Blind Luck is a true champion and it's only mid year. I am not counting her out of HOY discussion. Especially with the male divisions at this point in the year. · 1025 days ago ·
  • DeadHeat · Tiznow, nobody said she was not a special filly, but saying she is in the running for HOTY? We have horses like Awesome Maria and HDG who are both unbeaten this year. Rail Trip, Tizway, Sidney's Candy, and Twirling Candy are all capable of leading the male division with wins in their next starts. That is the biased. Yes, most of the males i listed are west coast but the females are both on the east and are unbeaten and dominant against their own sex. If any female should be in the discussion it should be HDG and AM. Another point of biased, RA loses two races to previous stakes winners then wins her next two, yet I heard many people saying there was no way for her to get HOTY. What is the differnce? Why is BL a vailid candidate and RA was not? · 1025 days ago ·
Havre De Grace, making her first start since the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic for her new conditioner Larry Jones, showed no signs of rust in an authoritative win over Blind Luck in Saturday's Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Absinthe Minded went straight to the front as expected and carved out splits...Read More
Blind Luck vs. Havre de Grace #5 ... Who do you like?Read More
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  • jpinkertoncook · Oaklawn is so deep Saturday, I've nearly forgotten we get to see these two matched up again. Love both of these fillies, but I think I'll go with Havre de Grace. · 1126 days ago ·
  • timgsmith10 · Switch,Life at ten, Blind luck, Havre degrace,miss match lots of nice fillies!! · 1125 days ago ·
You don't need stopwatches or tip sheets to tell how confident trainer Larry Jones feels after his stable stars worked earlier this week at Oaklawn Park. The important tool he was using Wednesday morning were hair clippers on his trusted pony Pal."We just got him back from his winter break and he ne...Read More
After some playful training runs this winter at Oaklawn Park, Havre de Grace is getting her mind on business for trainer Larry Jones, prompting him to solidify plans to launch her 2011 campaign in the $100,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 19. Fox Hill Farm’s 4-year-old daughter of Saint Liam worked ...Read More

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