The Gelding Thread

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Mon May 28, 2018 8:04 pm

Wilbo, Hogy Headline Pair Of Stakes On Churchill’s ‘Downs After Dark’ Saturday
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... -saturday/
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Tue May 29, 2018 8:16 pm

Hunt Edges Heart to Heart in Shoemaker Mile
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... maker-mile

Diversify Tops Action on Big Apple Showcase Day
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... owcase-day
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Thu May 31, 2018 9:36 pm

Joking to return from long layoff in True North
The Grade 1 winner Joking, who has not raced in 20 months, is expected to return in the Grade 2, $250,000 True North Stakes on June 8, owner and trainer Charlton Baker said this week.

“I’m aiming high,” Baker said. “I might shoot a little low, but I’m aiming high.”

Joking, now 9, won the True North in 2016 and then, off a layoff of nearly four months, won the Grade 1 Vosburgh that October to earn a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. Joking got sick after shipping to Southern California for the Breeders’ Cup, and the illness morphed into a life-threatening case of pneumonia. Joking spent several months recovering in Southern California, returned to Baker in New York, and was put back into training last year.

Twice, Joking popped a splint bone – one in each leg, Baker said – forcing Baker to stop on him. Joking has worked 10 times since March 27, including a five-furlong move in 1:00.98 out of the gate on Monday over the Belmont training track. Baker said Joking would have one more work over the weekend.

“It’s a tough spot, but we’ll give it a go if everything’s good,” Baker said.

Joking is certainly a Belmont horse for the course, with six wins and three seconds from nine starts here.

Entries for the True North will be taken Sunday. Among those expected for the race are Imperial Hint, Bobby Abu Dhabi, Limousine Liberal, Recruiting Ready, Westwood, Whitmore, and possibly Skyler’s Scramjet.
http://www.drf.com/news/joking-return-l ... nable=true
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Thu May 31, 2018 11:15 pm

Grade 1 winner Gygistar dies at 19
http://www.drf.com/news/grade-1-winner-gygistar-dies-19

Chief Cicatriz Seeks First Graded Win in Aristides
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -aristides

Pink Lloyd Chases 11th Straight in Achievement Stakes
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ent-stakes

Pickett Impresses as First Winner for Goldencents
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... oldencents
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Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:11 pm

City Zip’s son Caribou Club won the G2T Connaught Cup at Woodbine today for breeder Glen Hill Farm. :D
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Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:49 pm

Hawkish, by Artie Schiller, won the Penn Mile. Beautiful gelding!
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:35 pm

Chief Cicatriz Much the Best in Aristides
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Pink Lloyd Claims 11th Straight Stakes in Achievement
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... chievement

Hawkish Soars to Victory in Penn Mile
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:30 am

Ann Arbor Eddie (4-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: June 1, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 16/43
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Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:33 pm

A Close Encounter With Mine That Bird
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:09 pm

Soi Phet (10-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: June 9, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/58
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:40 am

Spring Quality Upsets Manhattan for Motion
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2011 Belmont Winner Ruler On Ice Visits With Trainer Breen At Monmouth Park
https://www.paulickreport.com/horse-car ... outh-park/
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:52 pm

The Pizza Man, Work All Week Take on Pony Duty
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -pony-duty

World Approval Aims to Get Back on Course in Wise Dan
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... n-wise-dan
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:57 pm

Ugh. Anyone else thinks it's almost time to call World Approval's career?
That performance was painful to watch.

To be fair he was ping ponged out of the gate.
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:34 pm

I wonder if the heat took the starch out of him. The temps and humidity at Churchill are apparently so high that horses are being hosed before saddling, even after saddling, and right after the races.
While talking about the heat, Britney joked that she wasn't handling it that well, and was going to go find an ice bucket as soon as she got off camera. I think she wasn't entirely kidding.
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:18 pm

Mr. Misunderstood Back In The Winner’s Circle; Geroux Gives Perfectly-Timed Ride In Wise Dan
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... -wise-dan/

Really like this horse but it also makes me sad to think his sire was exported so soon into his stud career.
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:13 pm

SSilence86 wrote:Ugh. Anyone else thinks it's almost time to call World Approval's career?
That performance was painful to watch.

To be fair he was ping ponged out of the gate.
yes it was painful
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:33 pm

Breeders’ Cup Winner Mongolian Saturday Retired
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:59 pm

‘He’s Back’: X Y Jet Fires Bullet For Smile Sprint
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:21 pm

Match Series At Monmouth: Division Leader Page McKenney Still Going Strong At 8
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:39 pm

‘Very Healthy’ Imperative Enters Iselin Off 14-Month Layoff
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... th-layoff/
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