Curlin's 20% sale (due to the dispersal of Midnight Cry's assets, see below) has been completed, with Hill 'n' Dale Farm offering the winning bid of $6,218,160. Stonestreet (Barbara Banke) retains the 80% majority of the stallion.
Frac Daddy has been retired due to a strained suspensory per BH. I'll miss him (the Skip Away connection), but I know SS86 will miss him even more. :( http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/93215/frac-daddy-retired-with-suspensory-strain
Her BSF was 92, jimmy.
Mark, you know I'm for the Curlins in all their races, but my mention of OTT in her particular race was because her win gave him another stakes winner (and graded stakes winner) per se for his resume. That all of them won today at Saratoga is even more special, of course!
Another stakes winner for Curlin this afternoon, and at Saratoga no less! Off The Tracks went from maiden win to stakes win in her second start; may she stay sound and progress from this point forward.
Brian's article does mention the first race back at Arlington, a win, as well as the second race, a loss to Onion. :) And after reading your memory inspiring reference to that world record Marlboro Cup of 1973, I found and watched it on youtube and will share it here. Very grainy, but he was flying. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huOmZH3G-Dc
Most of what I wrote was mildly sarcastic, K.D. SMH. No, the splits error should not necessarily negate the stride info. That is why I posted the link despite knowing the error was there. It's been said three times now. I'm finished with this conversation; and, as I said, if you should happen to find another, different source for the stride length, please do post it along with the method used.
Thanks. (?) I'm not a "fan" either, and I do know how to locate a given horse's splits on Equibase. I posted the link to cite my source on the stride measurement, and the rest of the article came with it. Everyone here is free to read, disagree with and/or disregard any or all of that information. Maybe the stride number(s) are inaccurate as well. If you happen to come across another published estimate of AP's stride length and how it was obtained, please post/share it here. Again, thanks.
Exactly. He would be included already based on 2 of the 3 qualifying methods; he doesn't need the BCC Challenge race. http://www.breederscup.com/races/how-it-works
Of course I posted that link in order to address the stride length question, but I wondered about the "never" a sub 23 assertion as well....Before (and since) PG LLC was in existence in 2011, Rogers occasionally posted on the original BH blogs and has jumped in on spirited discussions/debates on TrueNicks as well. (Actually he may be part of the TrueNicks team. I'm writing this from memory.) He seems always willing to answer questions and remains cordial. So, if you wanted to e-mail him at his e-address on the PG home page with your findings of a discrepancy, I'm guessing that he would reply with some sort of explanation. :)
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