Older Horses - 2017

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Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:01 pm

Drefong (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: September 26, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 6/54

Hoppertunity (6-Year-Old Horse)
Date: September 26, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/44

Mubtaahij (IRE) (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: September 26, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/44

Cat Burglar (7-Year-Old Horse)
Date: September 26, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/6
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:34 am

I wonder how many of these latest workouts from the Baffert horses indicate a horse being tuned up for a race soon? Could he have Collected, Cat Burgler, Cupid, Hoppertunity and Mutaahij all running in the Awesome Again? :shock:
The AA could be like one of the Irish Classics, where a majority of the field is trained by an O'Brien. ;)
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Diver52
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:23 am

Go Hoppy! But I think he might wait for the Clark. . .
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:27 pm

Awesome Banner (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: September 28, 2017
Track: LAUREL PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/7
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Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:09 pm

Mor Spirit (4-Year-Old Ridgling)
Date: September 28, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.13:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/20
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Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:48 am

Morning Fire (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: September 30, 2017
Track: DELAWARE PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:40 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/12

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Accelerate (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: September 30, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/24
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Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:47 pm

Collected (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 1, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 26/87
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Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:02 pm

Drefong (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 2, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 19/66

Cat Burglar (7-Year-Old Horse)
Date: October 2, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/12
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Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:56 pm

Hoppertunity (6-Year-Old Horse)
Date: October 3, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/42
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:33 pm

BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:03 pm

It may be time for The Grey Gatsby to hang up his racing saddle. He didn't run very well a few weeks ago in the C.L.Hirsch. Just now, in the G2 Knickerbocker at Belmont, he crossed the wire last, well behind the field. Sort of eased up and looking kind of ouchy. :(
He was a top racehorse in Europe for quite a while, but it appears that even a move to the Colonies, with ostensibly easier competition, hasn't rejuvenated him.
Is he intact (Bloodhorse has him as a "colt," FWIW), or a gelding? At six, I would have thought he would be retired by now if he were still an entire.
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Starine
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:02 pm

I believe he is still entire.

It's a shame he has tailed off so much; I first started following after he landed the French Derby. I always thought he was so eye-catching, being a grey with all of that chrome.
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:44 pm

Drefong (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 9, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/58

Hoppertunity (6-Year-Old Horse)
Date: October 10, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 7/40
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Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:21 pm

I've noticed that when people (like on TVG) talk about the horses running in the Classic, Hoppertunity's name never comes up. :? No respect?
It sure looks like he's being trained for a race, and I can't think of another BC race besides the Classic that would suit him.
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Starine
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:40 pm

So... it's been confirmed Hoppy is running in the Classic?
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:44 pm

I had the same question, more or less. Anyone know the answer? :P ;)
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Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:49 pm

I don't know any more than you two but I do know Santa Anita usually runs an overnight stake named the Big Bear at the end of its' meet. If Hoppertunity fits the condition of that race, I would guess he'd go in there and then the Clark. With his breeding, no stud deal is probably imminent so we may see the equine ATM/Everready Bunny back next year at seven. But if Baffert loves the way he's training.......
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:25 am

"Smooch" Hoppy. :) My guess is that the Clark is the goal.
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Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:39 pm

Indian Sensation to Join Motion Barn
Serjeant At Arms (Ind) (Ikhtiyar {Ire}), winner of 12 of his 14 starts, including 10 black-type events, will soon join the Graham Motion barn to continue his career in the United States, the conditioner confirmed via text Thursday afternoon.

Winner of his first five career trips to the post, the son of Rahy’s Serenade (Rahy) took out the 2016 Kingfisher Ultra Derby Bangalore last July (video, gate 1 http://www.indiarace.com/VideoFiles/BAN ... 10/146.mp4), but tasted defeat for the first time in the Mysore Derby (2000m) last October. He atoned for that effort with a convincing success in the Indian 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Mumbai in December (video, gate 3 http://www.indiarace.com/VideoFiles/MUM ... c18/65.mp4). Runner-up in the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby this past February, the bay has since rattled off five straight in stakes company, including a latest score in the Karnataka Mile Championship Cup (1600m) at Bangalore Aug. 4 (video, gate 2 http://www.indiarace.com/VideoFiles/BAN ... g4/179.mp4).
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/in ... otion-barn
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Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:36 pm

Collected (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: October 14, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.14:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/19
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