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1/26 - 4F in 51.40H ... 64/71 https://www.xbtv.com/video/workout/honor-a-p-worked-4-furlongs-in-51-40-at-santa-anita-park-on-january-26th-2020/
1/26 - 3F in 40.80B ... 7/9
I guess flip a coin
Little Lady Apple fought past Serengeti Empress in the stretch to win the Houston Ladies Classic! She's starting the year out nicely. Always loved her spirit.
That's how you start off 2020, way to go Lady Apple!!
Express dominates today doesn't she? Alternations always get better as they get older. Cold Exacta Serengeti to Curlin.
Damascus won the most famous Woodward Stakes in 1967 by 10 lengths in spectacular fashion. Billed as the "Race of the Century", three Horses of the Year finished 1-2-3. Buckpasser, the blueblood who had his idiosyncrasies, finished just ahead of Dr. Fager and was retired the following Monday. Dr. Fager, who could not be rated, was pushed by Frank Whiteley's rabbit Hedevar to run splits of :22 2/5, :45 1/5, and 1:09 1/5. Without Hedevar in the mix, the results would likely have gone in his favor. Edith Woodward Bancroft, the eldest daughter of William Woodward of Belair Stud, owned Damascus and ran him in polka dot silks ala Belair. She must have been thrilled to win this stakes named for her father. Belair Stud triumphed in three Kentucky Derbies, three Preakness Stakes and six Belmont Stakes. Sadly, the 3,000 acre farm was sold to William Levitt of Levittown fame and turned into suburbia. The city of Bowie purchased the last remaining stables, which are now the Belair Stable Museum. I'd like to visit to see memorabilia of Gallant Fox, Omaha, Nashua, Johnstown, Faireno and Granville. On the same trip, I'd go to Sagamore Farm and pay my respects to Native Dancer.
Powerful powerful take off out of the 3 hole and he just kept pouring it on.....ran so relaxed...always have loved this colt from the start...always gave everything he had...well now he's got some more...good job team Baffert and bold ride Mr Ortiz...and Gusto had his ears pricked up forward pulling up...wasnt that tired....lets hope he comes out of this healthy...he's fast!!!!
1-Serengeti Empress, 4-Lady Apple, 6-Street Band, 2-Mylady Curlin
Metropol resurfaces today, now in the Brad Cox barn.
My Lady Curlin if I had to pick one? They're all good and ready for this race. Good luck to all.
FWIW, DRF Privman, this A.M., reports Mucho Gusto's Beyer as 107.
Calling this race wide open is an understatement. However, if you win you're in. (probably) See you at GP Saturday!
1 Serengeti Empress, 2 Out For A Spin, 5 Mylady Curlin
I want to thank Stronach for charging me for walking ring seats and then doing nothing to assure those in the seats had tickets. We chased people out of our seats 3 times and no one ever asked to see our tickets, We finally gave up after the 9th race and just stayed in General Admission. It was a beautiful day and the racing was good. We particularly liked watching Tyler Gaffalione pull the upset in the Turf Championship at 35-1. I kind of wonder if there will be another Pegasus. It is definitely not on the upswing.
Good second after a long layoff for Three Technique in the Smarty Jones. Looking forward to his next KY Derby Prep to move forward off his last effort. Glad to get him at 39-1 in KDFW1.
tax get 4/1 and I said to my self this is madness
Pacific classic is just a name of a race i believe higher power beat draft pick on selling favorite in Pegasus without lasix that crazy
Talamo kept him from picking up big checks.Lets go to Dubai get the $ and come back and pick up horse of the year.Sturdy horse.Irad took him off layoff and showed his quality that with time will only get better.He did Flatter daddy and granddaddy.Im not surprised.Probally could'nt blow out a match when it was over.
  • RoJo via Disqus · You aint kidding. I can't help but wonder how many lengths he would have gotten with Irad in the irons. And it's not just Joe, Irad could hope on a donkey and beat half these horses now. How often do we see a jock win the BC Miles, Turf and Classic? He's the 'it' thing now. Him and Baffert would be unstoppable. · 23 hours ago
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Mucho Gusto

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