Maggi claimed and retired Tortuga Straits - 9 year old gelding with 60 odd starts - this week. Would love to one day be able to afford buying some old claimers and retire them!
It is her first race, I wouldn't get too stressed about it
His full name is Michael Earl Smith, yes it is his real name
I wouldn't be surprised to see him at the Carnival in the coming months
Here is the website for the King's Farm. I just sent an email inquiring to the whereabouts of Fly Down, but whether or not they will respond is anyone's guess - http://www.janadriafarm.com/index.php
Its*** not his
Darley has already released all of his new stallions for 2014 so it looks almost certain that Alpha will remain in training as a 5 year old.
Confirmed that has has been sold to King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia. He will stay in training in early 2014, with possible targets including the King’s Cup in Saudi Arabia in February and/or the Dubai World Cup in March. However, he is not staying with Bill Mott, and will be leaving for Saudi Arabia any day now
Midnight Lute I think has an extra year on Pioneerof the Nile, but I would still pick Midnight Lute
Damn. He hasn't been the most consistent but has a decent record in the race in 2012 and 2011
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