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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about the Spiral...

Can We Miss Artie follow Animal Kingdom's hoof prints to the Kentucky Derby?Read More
Recapping the Spiral in 8 GifsRead More
As three colts thundered home to the finish line in the Grade 3, $550,000 Spiral Stakes, one couldn’t wait for it to get there, while the other two wanted one last lunge at the leader.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Isn't that grave yard impressive. I stood next to Nellie Flag and took a great shot with all the Fall colors landing all around the head stone. · 22 days ago ·
  • buckpasser · TV. It is something. We spent over an hour there looking at all of the graves and thinking of all the great horses that were there. I would love to have seen Bradley's Cemetary, which is at Darby Dan. He had a beautiful bronze statue, life size I believe of Black Toney there with his great progeny buried near by. · 22 days ago ·
We Miss Artie did range into contention during the Fountain of Youth but could not sustain that run against some of Florida’s top 3-year-olds. “He didn’t really have any excuse that we could find out,” Ramsey said. “He came out of the race OK.” While Ramsey noted that We Miss Artie may not be a Derb...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I had to giggle, but Derby fever is why we will hardly ever see less than 20 in the gate. · 26 days ago ·
  • lazybettor · Ramsey is right about We Miss Artie having a shot in the Derby, but not because of his late-running Spiral victory. Like Animal Kingdom he demonstrated turn-key speed the race prior to the Spiral. Read "The Lazy Bettor's Guide to the Kentucky Derby" or go to lazybettor.com. They had the winner! · 24 days ago ·
Across the Board's Mike B. teams up with the Florida Filly, Ashley Tamulonis, to bring you a Grade 3 Spiral Stakes preview.Read More
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  • jinlie01 · looks like Solitary Ranger and Almost Famous will be the front runners. Not sure if they can stay the distance. Tamarando is definitely the top contender with his record on synthetic and experience with top prospects from CA. But taking a shot with We Miss Artie (4-1 ML) and Poker Player at decent odds..and adding Smart Cover as a longshot..not sure if he can handle these at this point but worth a small bet and exotics play especially at 20-1 or higher. · 25 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · I do not like Tamarando,in his last win where he was used hard. The horse regressed on his speed figure. If he were the real deal,he would of gone forward. Sorry Sullivan,he still could win this. Other than 1 or 2 others in the field,this is a bad bunch running for half a Million. · 25 days ago ·
All systems are go for today's $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) and $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway Park, with no defections since Ben Colebrook elected Friday not to run Turtle River in the Bourbonette.Read More
The fields for the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes and the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks, both to run at Turfway Park this Saturday, are rapidly coming together. Read More
Is there any news about possible entries for this years Spiral Stakes
Trainer Wayne Catalano saddled two in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Saturday and watched them come home first and second, with Solitary Ranger setting all the pace to win by 4 3/4 lengths over his hard-closing stablemate Poker Player.Read More
Uncaptured stormed down the Fort Erie lane to win the Prince of Wales going away.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Black Beauty is a different story by a different author...Casse Ole was the Black Stallion, a registered Arabian and the horse's name in the movie was simply The Black or the muslim man called him She-tahwn. · 259 days ago ·
  • LAZMANNICK · The rider who rode him at Fort Erie. You seem to know everything else about the movie, right down to the palm trees and the mountains. They used a Woodbine-Fort Erie jockey, Jim Fazio. You do remember him don't you? · 259 days ago ·
Many horsplayers insist that horses with turf or Polytrack form do well over the Churchill Downs dirt track. Is this fact or just popular opinion?Read More
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  • rafirox · That was a knee slapper, Jay. You've made funnier jokes before, though. Today you, Lisa, and SSilence made my ass laughed off.... Yep, hard core. @Dish. I apologize, but I'm not a fan. I have xfinity. I do like your posts though :). · 356 days ago ·
  • jay s. · ;O) · 356 days ago ·
Rockhard Ten,Black Onyz's sire,was a huge horse,and one of my personal all time favorites,who could run all day.This horse has some good breeding on the dams side ae well,and could be a possible big upset.I used Mine that Bird at 50 to 1 a few years back,for much the same reasons,I loved Storn Bird as a sire,and he had good breeding up and down.Onyx will get a 50 dollar bill on his nose,minimum,and will be useful in the gimmick betting.
The way Uncaptured is closing= Derby w/another few strides= wins.
Black Onyx is the latest buzz horse on the Kentucky Derby trail. Is he worth the hype?Read More
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  • frank.irvin.18 · If a floundering Mac The Man wouldn't have impeded Fear The Kitten on the rail at the 3/8th's pole.. Kitten would have won by a length+. Watch him in the Blue Grass!!! · 386 days ago ·
  • ErvPofelski1 · Daddy could dirt Black Onyx will too · 385 days ago ·
I traveled to Turfway Park on Saturday, March 23, 2013 to see the Spiral Stakes. On the morning of the race, I got to visit Black Onyx in his barn and he was hyped up and ready for the big race. Read More
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  • Mary Z. · I liked this very much, Stacy ! I think it helps to keep a horse from breathing in too much of the fireplace dust off of the Turfway track. I was very happy about this win, and I don't know if he's one of my Derby horses, but I'm really liking velvety Black Onyx now. · 386 days ago ·
  • Zoee42479 · Thank you :) I had a nice day and had fun putting one of my first horse videos together :) · 386 days ago ·
Black Onyx burst onto the Kentucky Derby 2013 scene with a good looking stalk and pounce victory in the Grade III Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March 23. He earned 50 Derby qualifying points and will make his next start on the first Saturday in May.Read More
Friend and turf writing icon, Steve Haskin, asked me recently why I go down to Turfway Park to see the Spiral Stakes every year. I answered with some standard answers, good race, easy trip, nice day, but it occurred to me the real reason is simply, because I do. Not to say that I don’t enjoy being t...Read More
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  • sallyeastman · So put a little bit on Black Onyx on Derby Day and if he fires you can say you saw him at the Spiral! · 388 days ago ·
  • CauseForConcern · @sallyeastman: Kinda' like those that decided to throw all in for Animal Kingdom. Good Luck. · 388 days ago ·
Crop Report looks to be a horse with a big future, and yesterday he began to make good on all the favorable impressions he’s received since arriving back in the United States.Read More
Black Onyx wasn't nominated to the Triple Crown before the Spiral Stakes, but when the dark bay colt crossed the wire 1 1/2 lengths the best, owner Sam Herzberg was immediately ready to put up the late nomination fee.Read More
I agree tony. I was happy for the connections and Black Onyx. But he is not a derby contender. The fractions in this race were slow to moderate at best. The headline read, Black Onyx finished full of run to win the spiral. Sorry, but he was getting tired in the stretch and could not keep a straight line. But was more than good enough to win. This race told me more about what Uncaptured is not than what Black Onyx is!

Race Results & Past Performances

View Details03/22/14TP111 1/8 mS03 MSpiral-G3We Miss ArtieHarry's HolidayCoastline1:52.26
View DetailsView Video03/23/13TP101 1/8 mS03 MSpiral-G3Black OnyxUncapturedGiant Finish1:51.98
View DetailsView Video03/24/12TP101 1/8 mS03 MSpiral-G3Went The Day WellHoliday PromiseHeavy Breathing1:51.33
View DetailsView Video03/26/11TP101 1/8 mS03 MSpiral-G3Animal KingdomDecisive MomentTwinspired1:52.32
View DetailsView Video03/27/10TP91 1/8 mS03 MLane's End Stakes-G2Dean's KittenNorthern GiantConnemara1:50.59
View DetailsView Video03/21/09TP101 1/8 mS03 MLane's End Stakes-G2Hold Me BackFlying PrivateProceed Bee1:49.63
View DetailsView Video03/22/08TP121 1/8 mS03 MLane's End Stakes-G2AdrianoHalo NajibMedjool1:50.20
View Details03/23/02TP101 1/8 mD03 MLane's End Stakes-G2Perfect DriftAzillionRequest For Parole1:48.83
View Details03/29/98TP111 1/8 mD03 MLane's End Stakes-G2Event of the YearYarrow BraeTruluck1:47.00
View DetailsView Video03/30/96TP111 1/8 mD03 MLane's End Stakes-G2RoarEnsign RayVictory Speech1:49.60
View Details04/01/95TP111 1/8 mD03 MSpiral-G2Serena's SongTejano RunMecke1:49.65