Older Horses - 2017

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Point Given
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:22 pm

Cat Burglar (7-Year-Old Horse)
Date: March 18, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 5/55


Danzing Candy (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: March 18, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 5/55
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:07 pm

Really nice win by Mor Spirit in the Essex at Oaklawn. Could augur a good day for Mike Smith.
Tessablue
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Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:16 pm

That was very nice. That pace toasted everyone else but he had a second wind in the stretch. I was never convinced by him, but I'm interested to see what he has in store for this year.
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Diver52
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:09 am

He could have a useful career--sort of Hoppertunity-ish, but with a little more pop.
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Izvestia
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:43 am

Mor Spirit was a horse I liked for the Derby last year, so it's nice to see him developing into a good handicap horse. I like the way he runs with his head low, a very unique "style". Have they said where to next?
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Starine
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:50 am

Izvestia wrote:Mor Spirit was a horse I liked for the Derby last year, so it's nice to see him developing into a good handicap horse. I like the way he runs with his head low, a very unique "style". Have they said where to next?
They haven't said, but one would have to think the Oaklawn Handicap would be on their radar.
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Northport
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:33 pm

Multiple GSW Kid Cruz bowed a tendon in the 2nd at Aqueduct today and has been retired. He will be gelded and sent to his breeder, Machmer Hall in KY, and eventually retrained for a 2nd career.
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:18 pm

Northport wrote:Multiple GSW Kid Cruz bowed a tendon in the 2nd at Aqueduct today and has been retired. He will be gelded and sent to his breeder, Machmer Hall in KY, and eventually retrained for a 2nd career.
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Izvestia
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Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:16 pm

Happy retirement to Kid Cruz. I always liked him, glad to hear they'll take care of him. He deserves it!
Horsebagger
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:00 pm

So what's the latest on Drefong? Has he gone into the Baffert MIA vortex, or is he back in training yet?
Point Given
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:48 pm

Horsebagger wrote:So what's the latest on Drefong? Has he gone into the Baffert MIA vortex, or is he back in training yet?
Worked twice in February and no workouts since. This was the last one..

Drefong (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 10, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 58:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/90
Horsebagger
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:49 pm

Point Given wrote:
Horsebagger wrote:So what's the latest on Drefong? Has he gone into the Baffert MIA vortex, or is he back in training yet?
Worked twice in February and no workouts since. This was the last one..

Drefong (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 10, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 58:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/90

Thanks PG, that's the last I heard of him as well, as it was around that time that BB announced he would NOT be going to Dubai for the Golden Shaheen. I'm more curious what's he doing currently, and if there's any word that he's back in training. I'm trying to get a sense if he has any chance of making the Met Mile or if that's even under consideration.
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Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Dubai World Cup: Hoppertunity a blue-collar multimillionaire
http://www.drf.com/news/dubai-world-cup ... illionaire
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Starine
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:00 am

Mott pondering Royal Ascot for Long On Value
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... g-on-value
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:39 pm

This million dollar 2013 KEESEP yearling purchase had his first start back today since fracturing his pastern in three places in March 2016. He had shown a lot of promise in his first two career starts in 2015.

Seattle Serenade finished 4th beaten by 12 1/4 lengths, on March 30, 2017, at SANTA ANITA PARK in Race 3.
Off odds: 3.10
Your comments for this horse were: Smart Strike - Serenading, by A.P. Indy
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 17USA3.pdf
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Starine
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:39 pm

Hard Aces grinds out Tokyo City Cup victory
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... up-victory

Good for him. He may not be able to keep up with the current batch of handicap horses but he is still bringing home checks in his new career as a marathoner.
stark
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:17 pm

EASTWOOD

Just curious, 7YO with just 9 career starts was last seen almost two years ago for Pletcher in Belmont's G2 True North Stakes has been working regularly on the west coast.

Santa Anita 4/3/2017 Dirt 6F 1:13.60 Handily 2/5
Santa Anita 3/26/2017 Dirt 6F 1:14.00 Handily 2/16
Santa Anita 3/19/2017 Dirt 4F 48.20 Handily 15/80
Santa Anita 3/10/2017 Dirt 6F 1:12.40 Handily 2/16
Santa Anita 3/3/2017 Dirt 5F 59.20 Handily 3/62
Santa Anita 2/24/2017 Dirt 5F 1:00.80 Handily 8/74
Santa Anita 2/16/2017 Dirt 5F 1:00.20 Handily 38/166
Santa Anita 2/9/2017 Dirt 4F 47.80 Handily 13/9
San Luis Rey Training Center 2/3/2017 Dirt 4F 48.20 Handily 1/2

Anybody?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BigCountry
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:22 pm

stark wrote:EASTWOOD

Just curious, 7YO with just 9 career starts was last seen almost two years ago for Pletcher in Belmont's G2 True North Stakes has been working regularly on the west coast.

Santa Anita 4/3/2017 Dirt 6F 1:13.60 Handily 2/5
Santa Anita 3/26/2017 Dirt 6F 1:14.00 Handily 2/16
Santa Anita 3/19/2017 Dirt 4F 48.20 Handily 15/80
Santa Anita 3/10/2017 Dirt 6F 1:12.40 Handily 2/16
Santa Anita 3/3/2017 Dirt 5F 59.20 Handily 3/62
Santa Anita 2/24/2017 Dirt 5F 1:00.80 Handily 8/74
Santa Anita 2/16/2017 Dirt 5F 1:00.20 Handily 38/166
Santa Anita 2/9/2017 Dirt 4F 47.80 Handily 13/9
San Luis Rey Training Center 2/3/2017 Dirt 4F 48.20 Handily 1/2

Anybody?
I was curious so I tweeted at Town and Country... they answered RIGHT away, saying they still have him and, "We've been very happy with his progress in the mornings and are waiting on Mr. Mandella's plan."
stark
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:00 pm

Thanks BigCountry, lots of curious with regards to this one!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
PJMIII
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Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:57 am

Prospect Park (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: April 7, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Seven Furlongs
Time: 1.25:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/2

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Calculator (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: April 7, 2017
Track: SAN LUIS REY TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.12:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/6

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Accelerate (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: April 7, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.12:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 6/29
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