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  • The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 1 day ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 2 days ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 2 days ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 8 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 8 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 8 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 9 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 9 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 9 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 9 days ago
jonquil Silks

jonquil

User Since: 6/21/2013
Racing interest:
Nowadays mostly European/Australian/Japanese racing. American turf/synthetic as well.
First track attended:
Louisiana Downs
About me/racing interests:
Largely a fan of the underdog, I get excited seeing underrated horses suddenly shine. My personal favorite has been Workforce. Despite losing money on him vs. So You Think, I've always loved what a tough guy he was and how much heart he had. I lucked out hugely with betting on/fangirling horses in 2013, especially with Al Kazeem and Chicquita who thrilled me when I was worried I'd be wrong. :) Sometimes I'm too sentimental about the horses I back, and this is why I never bet a lot. I enjoy watching them grow and following their careers even after they leave the track when possible.

How did I get into racing?
When I was in elementary school I collected the Walter Farley Black Stallion series. I watched the movie and even, at the time (!), the tv series which was kind of terrible, but I was too entranced by the horses to really care. Mr. Farley Sr.'s works instilled a passion for horses and horse racing in me from a very young age. It may seem like a silly, even childish introduction to racing and perhaps it is, but it has managed to keep me coming back to racing stronger each time. I think that's a pretty good testament to Mr. Farley Sr.'s writing.