Older Horses - 2017

BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:29 pm

Thanks for that update.
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:32 pm

Mubtaahij (IRE) (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: August 17, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 6/9
PJMIII
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:49 pm

Morning Fire (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 17, 2017
Track: DELAWARE PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37:40 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 5/14
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:49 pm

Throat Surgery Forces Shaman Ghost to Skip Woodward
Multiple grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost will undergo throat surgery, which will prevent him from competing in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 2, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Aug. 17.

Jerkens said the 2016 Woodward winner "was making a little bit of a noise that we didn't like, and we investigated it and it needs to be addressed. That doesn't always help, the surgery, but we certainly have to try it."

Shaman Ghost will have the surgery Aug. 21 at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists in Elmont, N.Y.

Jerkens did not give a timetable for when the 5-year-old son of Ghostzapper will return.
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peeptoad
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:51 pm

I had my finger on the post button, Sparrow... you beat me to it.

And bummer for Ghost and his connections. I was looking forward to seeing him in a couple of weeks too.
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Northport
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Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:07 pm

Bummer that he will be laid up for a bit, but hopefully he'll be back at the track soon. Fingers crossed he stays in training for another year.
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:06 pm

Hoppertunity (6-Year-Old Horse)
Date: August 18, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 9/16
BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:29 pm

Is this Hop's first work since Dubai?
Nice to see him back, especially since poor Bob has hardly any decent older horses in his barn. :P :lol:
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:17 pm

Drefong (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 19, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 30/81
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:00 pm

Cupid to ship east for the Sept. 2 Woodward per Baffert.

Maybe not. I just saw Cupid schooling in the Del Mar paddock (looking sensational!) and heard the tail end of a conversation about him by the TVG folks. Sounded like he was running in an upcoming Del Mar stakes on Wednesday. :?
Checked the entries for Wednesday and, sure enough, he's entered in the 1-mile, $75,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes.
Would Baffert run the Tapit colt here...and then in the Woodward on such a short turn-around? Could some other horse from his barn be headed back to the Spa? It's not like he doesn't have another older male to choose from. :P
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:14 am

Awesome Banner (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 20, 2017
Track: LAUREL PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/90
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Curtis
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:08 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Cupid to ship east for the Sept. 2 Woodward per Baffert.

Maybe not. I just saw Cupid schooling in the Del Mar paddock (looking sensational!) and heard the tail end of a conversation about him by the TVG folks. Sounded like he was running in an upcoming Del Mar stakes on Wednesday. :?
Checked the entries for Wednesday and, sure enough, he's entered in the 1-mile, $75,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes.
Would Baffert run the Tapit colt here...and then in the Woodward on such a short turn-around? Could some other horse from his barn be headed back to the Spa? It's not like he doesn't have another older male to choose from. :P
I seriously doubt he'd go to the Woodward if he goes Wednesday. My guess is that Cupid will run at DMR and Baffert can then either go the Awesome Again/BCDM route with him or the JCGC/BCC route with him. If he doesn't look to be up to the BC this year, hold Cupid out until the Clark. I'm just guessing but I wouldn't be shocked to see Danzing Candy in the Pat O'Brien with Baffert trying to decide between either the BC Sprint or Dirt Mile. If he saw enough in that race down the hill, earlier this year, it might be fun to see Danzing Candy in the Turf Sprint.
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Danzing Candy (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 21, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/52
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:38 pm

...it might be fun to see Danzing Candy in the Turf Sprint.

Yeah...but how much fun will it be for DC, watching Lady's Aurelia's pretty hindquarters powering away from him? :lol:
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Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:00 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:...it might be fun to see Danzing Candy in the Turf Sprint.

Yeah...but how much fun will it be for DC, watching Lady's Aurelia's pretty hindquarters powering away from him? :lol:
It's a long time between now and the BC. A couple of months ago Arrogate was inked as the Pacific Classic winner. Sometimes you have to put your horse where they fit and not worry about who they're going to go against.
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:54 pm

Calculator (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: August 22, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 36:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/12
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Treve
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Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:20 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:...it might be fun to see Danzing Candy in the Turf Sprint.

Yeah...but how much fun will it be for DC, watching Lady's Aurelia's pretty hindquarters powering away from him? :lol:
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:42 pm

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Update on Mor Spirit... Bob Baffert says the horse wasn't doing well at Del Mar, so he stopped his training and is giving him some time off.
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:00 pm

I feel like Bob Baffert would love to see this Del Mar meet over and in his rear view mirror. :( And that he would give one of his heart valves to have the Breeders' Cup running anywhere else. :shock:
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:31 pm

At least Cupid churned out a thoroughly workmanlike win.
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