Ticker
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 5 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 8 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 11 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 11 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 11 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 11 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 11 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 12 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

2009 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1)

Date/Track:
6/13/2009, Churchill Downs
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3+ M
Time:
1:49.75
comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about the 2009 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1)...

Great closing effort by Macho Again in this race. Especially as wide as he was forced to go. But I don't think there's any question that if Einstein had gotten through that first gap that closed on him, he would've been much the best in this race. He had to wait for another gap to appear, and then still made an awesome run at Macho Again with a late start doing it. TJMO.
Even though Einstein did get pinched off trying to get through between horses in the Stephen Foster, if he had gotten through clean Macho Again was just much the best on that day. Einstein is one of those very rare horses, in that he is still extremely competitive, on any surface,and he's still able to race effectively for a much older horse than the horses he's facing. I do still feel like he's the most affective on grass, so he'll really have to bring what's left of his "A" game to pull off a victory over Gio Ponti in the Arlington Million. But I'm rooting for him, and Commentator in the Whitney. It's that soft spot I have for the old guys. I just rooted for Magnum in the Hollywood Gold Cup for the same reason.