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Is set for a date with Almanzor~!
Still waiting for any new info on this talented filly...
read this great story about a horse called Thanksgiving. https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2017-the-story-racehorse-named-thanksgiving
Used to be a favorite of mine to follow each year as before the Breeder's Cup it meant a lot to notch a win in this one. Contenders with the top two standing out over the field: 3 Stallwalkin' Dude 9 Seymourdini 4 Threefiveindia 8 Ready for Rye with 6 Green Grotton UNDER in case he gets a good uncontested lead..................Best two lines ever: 9 3 4 1 7 6...Best paced races: 9 3 1 7 4
9 stands out there: 9 Diversify 1 Hoppertunity 7 The Player 2 Seeking the Soul with 4 Destin under. With controlling speed the 9 can dictate the entire contest up front and should do well but then everyone knows that. Best paced race: 1 9 4 8 7 2 Two best lines ever: 9 4 1 8 7 ................. 9 and 4 vie early then 1 8 7 come later.
Has anyone heard anything about him lately?
I'm confused is she retired or is she in training with Todd because she is on his site
Yet another Tapit millionaire...nice to see him go out a winner! He's a bargain at $6,500.
Honorable Duty
Green Gratto ! C'mon; gotta root for him. He runs in everything. He's back home. Good ol' guy!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on HRN, looking forward to some Turkey and four days of outstanding racing worldwide!
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  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Happy Thanksgiving Jeff · 6 hours ago
  • andthey'reoff · Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Today is the day of the 4 F's: Family, food, football, and fillies. · 6 hours ago
California Chrome was simply one lucky horse winning weak graded stakes races against 2nd place horses that were either bad or going off form. Some of these horses after some times off (or trainer change) came back winning graded stakes again (see Hoppertunity in the 2014 G1 Clark and Mubtaahij in the 2017 G1 Awesome Again). The same case can also be made about Prince Bishop winning the 2015 DWC over Chrome. He was simply lucky to beat Chrome who was going off form and needed almost a year to recover.
"1) Horses who ran 2nd to Arrogate won 5 of 6 races in their next 3 races (within 6 months) after facing Arrogate. 2) Horses (a total of 9 different horses, scroll down to see my complete listing) who ran 2nd to California Chrome won 0 race in 15 starts in their next 3 races".. Final Analyst Conclusion?.. "5 out of 6" horses that Arrogate has beaten have came back to WIN! ..Arrogate beating them has done absolutely "nothing" to intimidate these horses.. And they just brushed it off!!...Horses who ran 2nd to California Chrome? ..Well he did a LOT more than "intimidate" these horses..They were "0 for 15" after he beat them in their next 3 races!...Yikes!!!!
"1) Horses who ran 2nd to Arrogate won 5 of 6 races in their next 3 races (within 6 months) after facing Arrogate. 2) Horses (a total of 9 different horses, scroll down to see my complete listing) who ran 2nd to California Chrome won 0 race in 15 starts in their next 3 races".. Final Analyst Conclusion?.. "5 out of 6" horses that Arrogate has beaten have came back to WIN! ..Arrogate beating them has done absolutely "nothing" to intimidate these horses.. And they just brushed it off!!...Horses who ran 2nd to California Chrome? ..Well he did a LOT more than "intimidate" these horses..They were "0 for 15" after he beat them in their next 3 races!...Yikes!!...
  • BeastBob via Disqus · joe rifkin • 2 hours ago "1) Horses who ran 2nd to Arrogate won 5 of 6 races in their next 3 races (within 6 months) after facing Arrogate. 2) Horses (a total of 9 different horses, scroll down to see my complete listing) who ran 2nd to California Chrome won 0 race in 15 starts in their next 3 races".. Final Analyst Conclusion?.. "5 out of 6" horses that Arrogate has beaten have came back to WIN! ..Arrogate beating them has done absolutely "nothing" to intimidate these horses.. And they just brushed it off!!...Horses who ran 2nd to California Chrome? ..Well he did a LOT more than "intimidate" these horses..They were "0 for 15" after he beat them in their next 3 races!...Yikes!!..." The same way Tonalist, Bayern, Shared Belief and Prince Bishop intimidated California Chrome after the 2014 Belmont, 2014 Penn Derby... 2015 DWC....!!!! lol!!!!! · 17 hours ago
  • Ross via Disqus · Only Chrome fans would bash AP and Arrogate for their horse. · 9 hours ago
For those who don't like my form validation with 2nd place horses, you can start your own with 3rd place horses...lol. 2nd >> 3rd!!!
  • jrem1 · I'm pretty open minded on things. I first came across your form validation concept a yr or almost 2 yrs back. I think there is something to it. Is there a form validation in reverse? I was noticing with Gun Runner's races that his two 2nd place finshers , one in the Classic and one in the Whitney, Collected and Keen Ice respectively, had wins in the races before their race with Gun Runner. Collected winning the Pacific and Keen Ice winning the Suburban. · 16 hours ago
Hoppy
Destin-Hopportunity- Diversify
Horses who ran 2nd to Chrome #1 Hoppertunity..Won the G2 San Antonio (twice)..Won the G1 Jockey Gold Cup #2 Mubtaahij..Won the G1 Awesome Again Stakes..G2 UAE Derby #3 Beholder..Won 8 of 9 Stakes including 5 G1s before facing Chome..Won a G1 stakes very shortly after and finishing 2nd in another G1 #4 Lexie Lou Won the G2 Nassua,G2 Dance Smartly and the Victoriana Stakes #5 Imperative..Won the G2 Charles Town Classic #6 Dortmund..2 G1 wins..2 G2 wins..G3 win..etc These are just off top of my head..Their are "plenty "more..8 G1 winners including mulltiple G2 winners etc etc without even looking into it yet...(Tada!) =)...Enjoy
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Meet Jasen Mangrum

My interest in the Sport of Kings goes back over 25 years with my father taking me with his friends to the old Ak-Sar-Ben Race Course in Omaha, NE.  From those early experiences I was able to read the Daily Racing Form before the age of 10.  Once The Woodlands opened in Kansas City in 1988, I became totally hooked on the sport studying racing charts after homework and tennis practice.  In recent years, with the explosion of handicapping tournaments, my love for handicapping the races has risen to a new level.  Primarily focused on New York, Chicago and Louisiana racing, I have now been forced to study races far and wide in attempt to find “cap horses” in the tournaments I play.  I have also dabbled in horse ownership within syndicates and on my own.

 

My fondest memories in racing include Silver Charm’s 1997 Kentucky Derby victory.  Both my father and I selected him, which made for a memorable day.  The best race I’ve seen was Tiznow’s first Breeders Cup Classic win in 2000 when he outdueled Giant’s Causeway down the length of the Churchill Downs stretch.   My biggest windfall as a gambler was a pool-scooping pick-4 win, paying over $6,600 at The Woodlands in 2005.

 

The point of this blog is to get everyone out there a few winners, but also to go in depth at how I come to the conclusions that I do.  From week to week, I’ll explain angles I think are important to locate winners.  I encourage others to post picks they like too, but please explain how you come to your conclusions.  That way everyone can learn a little more about this great game, and add another weapon to their handicapping arsenal.-Best of luck, Jasen Mangrum

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