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Re: Ziconic

Postby Starine » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:01 am

Ridan_Remembered wrote:
Big Ten wrote:Benefactor of having the right horse fall on his lap like Ron Turcotte as a jockey.


What?! Are you serious? Ron was only 37 years old when a racing accident left him paralyzed. But during his career, Ron rode Northern Dancer to his maiden win, Tom Rolfe to win the Preakness, and Riva Ridge to win the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes. His Triple Crown aboard Secretariat is legendary. He was the first and only jockey to win five consecutive Triple Crown races until that feat was matched by Victor Espinoza.

Ron's career spanned only 19 years, from his days walking hots for E. P. Taylor to the day of his accident. Yet in that time he had 3,032 career wins, including many stakes. He rode some of the top horses of his day, including Arts and Letters, Crafty Lace, Dahlia, Damascus, Dark Mirage, Fanfreluche, Fort Marcy, Politely, Quadrangle, Shuvee, and Upper Case in addition to the aforementioned Northern Dancer, Tom Rolfe, Riva Ridge and Secretariat. Ron was inducted into multiple Halls of Fame.

That's one heck of a career for someone you think only had the right horse "fall in his lap."


Agreed. Nice summary.
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Re: Ziconic

Postby stark » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:03 pm

Looks like he's gearing up to avenge that loss to Arrogate last time out.

Santa Anita 3/15/2017 Dirt 4F 48.80 Handily 5/35
Santa Anita 3/08/2017 Dirt 5F 1:01.00 Handily from the gate 15/41
Santa Anita 2/27/2017 Dirt 5F 1:01.20 Handily 15/29
Santa Anita 2/20/2017 Dirt 4F 48.00 Handily 11/49
Santa Anita 2/10/2017 Dirt 5F 1:04.00 Handily 95/101
Santa Anita 1/26/2017 Dirt 5F 1:02.00 Handily 61/87
Santa Anita 1/16/2017 Dirt 5F 1:02.60 Handily 45/89
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Ziconic

Postby Life At Zen » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:53 pm

ZICONIC is entered to run March 19, 2017, at SANTA ANITA PARK

Race: 4 - 2:00PM

MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $54,000

PP 6 - ZICONIC - 4/C - L - Victor Espinoza - WGT 124 - John A. Shirreffs
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Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

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But only once. ~Joe Hirsch
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Re: Ziconic

Postby stark » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Life At Zen wrote:ZICONIC is entered to run March 19, 2017, at SANTA ANITA PARK
Race: 4 - 2:00PM
MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Purse $54,000
PP 6 - ZICONIC - 4/C - L - Victor Espinoza - WGT 124 - John A. Shirreffs


On the TURF
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: Ziconic

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:20 pm

Maybe he'll do better on the grass than Dortmund did. :P
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Re: Ziconic

Postby CoronadosQuest » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:23 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Maybe he'll do better on the grass than Dortmund did. :P


Well, really, the only direction Ziconic has to go is up. He can't be worse on turf than dirt... can he? Maybe if he stops and eats it?
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Re: Ziconic

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 am

I've been charmed by this guy since seeing his foal pictures here. (Wow, did those four years whiz by seemingly in an instant.) Anyway, I'm still charmed by him and hope he at least breaks his maiden this weekend. As with Dortmund, why not try him on grass? If it doesn't work, no harm, no foul. If it does work, then it opens up possibilities.
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Re: Ziconic

Postby blamethewinner » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:01 pm

Ridan_Remembered wrote:I've been charmed by this guy since seeing his foal pictures here. (Wow, did those four years whiz by seemingly in an instant.) Anyway, I'm still charmed by him and hope he at least breaks his maiden this weekend. As with Dortmund, why not try him on grass? If it doesn't work, no harm, no foul. If it does work, then it opens up possibilities.


Because when you have a Grade I dirt winner with modest turf pedigree to whom you can add no stallion value by winning on turf, you don't run them on turf.
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Re: Ziconic

Postby firehorse » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:11 pm

If he didn't spend so much time gawking around he might of gotten closer but not so bad, definitely a closer.
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Re: Ziconic

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:15 pm

His best placing yet, from last to 2nd.
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