Race of the Week 2017

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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
1st Diversify 2nd Hoppy 3rd could be anyone, rooting for Destin or Mo Tom
1st- Diversify 2nd- Good Samaritan 3rd- Destin
1st- Destin 2nd- Diversify 3rd- Good Samaritan
Winning form validation for Frosted. Here are what the horses running second to Frosted in graded stakes did in the following 3 races within the next 6 months (only stakes records are listed) Tencendur (G1 Wood Memorial): 0 win in 2 starts Iron Fist (G2 Penn Derby): 0 win in 1 start Gold City (G2 Al Maktoum R2): 0 win in 2 starts Anchor Down (G1 Met Mile): 1 win in 3 starts Comfort (G1 Whitney): 1 win in 1 start (non graded stakes) Frosted's 2nd place competitors in graded stakes races scored 2 stakes wins in 9 starts!!!
Last work was 6 furlongs in 1:22 ?!?!? Did something go wrong?
Won the Zia Park Championship today.
Big shout out to Gun Runner for putting "handicapping ignorance" and the whole "He never won at the distance so he cant handle it" close minded silliness on display during the Classic..You were the "most likely winner" and you did not disappoint!...(You would have won if the race was 2 miles long)...Thanks Gun!..
Joe Sharp announces that G1 winner Girvin will be freshened and will race in 2018, he will return to the Fair Grounds around the new year.
Probably he will be better stallion than racehorse.
American Pharoah, of course!!
Who is the greatest racehorse of the 21st century so far? I personally think AP, what does everyone else think?
The two big, historically defining 9 furlong tests at Aqueduct are still to go, LA's big 2 y/o test as well, so at this point NO ONE gets a vote.
As a Voter...Who would you give 2 year old champion honors to right now?..Good Magic or Bolt d Oro?....
Bolt d Oro is 3 for 4 lifetime (including winning at first asking..Won 1st 3 lifetime starts that included 2 Grade 1 wins and a 3rd Place in the Grade 1 Juvenile)...Good Magic is 1 for 3 lifetime (1 Grade 1 win and 1 Grade 1 placing)...Taking "every" aspect of these 2 careers into consideration, Bolt d Oro clearly deserves the award right now...
Conformation: http://www.ocalastud.com/Domains/www.ocalastud.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/NobleBird_confo_resized11-14-2017-14-57-13-259.jpg
BIG news out of Minnesota. https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/canterbury-park-unveils-400-million-redevelopment-project/
It's very difficult for a horse, stallion or mare, to duplicate themselves in the breeding shed. It's a genetic crapshoot, pretty much.
tabor owns it ,,amazing

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Matt Shifman has been on the Horse Racing Nation staff since 2011 and currently serves as Assistant Editor. Matt covers Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Saratoga in his two HRN blogs Racing at the Jersey Shore and New York State of Racing.


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