Race of the Week 2017

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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish

 

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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 · 5 hours ago
  • andthey'reoff · Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Today is the day of the 4 F's: Family, food, football, and fillies. · 4 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!!!!! · 15 hours ago
  • Ross via Disqus · Only Chrome fans would bash AP and Arrogate for their horse. · 7 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. · 14 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
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

Meet Matt Scott 

My horseracing journey began when I was 16 years old and my mom took me to Hollywood Park. Although I did not fully appreciate it at the time, the experience stuck with me forever. 10 years later, during one of my many international business trips to Hong Kong, I visited Sha Tin racetrack to watch the races. This is where my true passion began. 

 

Holding a masters degree in mechanical engineering, the puzzle of handicapping intrigued me. I have made a career of making decisions based on trends, patterns, and formulas, which is why I think I was initially drawn to the sport. However, I have truly learned to appreciate the horses and how magnificent they are as athletes. 

 

I currently live in San Jose, CA, and when not following racing, I like to spend time with my wife, mountain bike, and design high-speed bicycles that I build and race For reference, 55,000 furlongs is the distance from Hong Kong to my home in San Jose. Also, I have 1-year-old dachshund (aka wiener dog) that I am training to race in the annual Wiener Nationals held at Golden Gate Fields.   

 

The purpose of this blog is to help give people the viewpoint of a fan that is newer to the sport and eager to learn. I like to respectfully speak my mind, and often the ideas come out of left field, which could give a fresh perspective on a sport rich with tradition and history. hope to represent the many future fans that I wish to follow my footsteps into the Sport of Kings. 

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