3 YOs of 2017

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Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:04 pm

Always Dreaming (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 18, 2017
Track: SARATOGA
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 16/55

Tapwrit (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 18, 2017
Track: SARATOGA
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:24 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 35/55

Dabster (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 18, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 38:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 15/16
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Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:08 pm

Cloud Computing (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 19, 2017
Track: SARATOGA
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:65 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 11/11

Practical Joke (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 19, 2017
Track: SARATOGA
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:33 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/48

Klimt (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 19, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 22/81

Sonneteer (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 19, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.13:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/14
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:27 am

Chief Know It All Digs in to Win Canadian Derby

After battling with two rivals in the stretch of the $150,000 Canadian Derby (G3), Chief Know It All managed to get a minor advantage and held on to win by a half-length Aug. 19.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dian-derby
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:18 pm

West Coast (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 20, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 17/61

American Anthem (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 20, 2017
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 17/61

Timeline (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 20, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:21 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 13/84
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:54 pm

Gormley returns on Saturday in the Shared Belief at Del Mar; will be interested to see if he returns to form. Klimt and Battle of Midway are also entered.
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:45 pm

Dabster (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 25, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 15/23
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Diver52
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Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:57 pm

Ah yes, Dabster--ever famous for knocking me out of "Showvivor" on opening day at Santa Anita last year, by winning. . . and getting DQ'd to fourth! :o
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
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Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:22 am

Twisted Tom finished 1st by 4 1/2 lengths, on August 25, 2017, at SARATOGA in Race 10 (Albany Stakes)
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:00 pm

Battle of Midway Cruises to Shared Belief Stakes Win
Free of trouble and with an ideal stalking trip, Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm's Battle of Midway thrived by the beach at Del Mar in the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes Aug. 26.
As Cistron sped away from the gate to set a hot pace with race favorite Gato Del Oro not far off, Battle of Midway relaxed in third under a confident ride by jockey Flavien Prat. He breezed by the leading pair in the final turn, and cruised to the wire to win by 6 1/4 lengths in his first start with blinkers.

"Much better today," Prat said in reference to his rough, sixth-place finish in the July 30 Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1). "The blinkers had to help. He seemed much more focused. He did just what I asked him to do. He's a good horse."
Jockey Tyler Baze ensured a quick pace as he asked Cistron to run as soon as they left the gate, and the fractions through a half-mile went in :22.44 and :45.96. Gato Del Oro, the 9-5 favorite, inherited the lead when Cistron tired harshly in the final turn, but it was short-lived.
"Good trip for me and no excuses," said Gato Del Oro's jockey, Rafael Bejarano. "The winner was just much the best today."
Jerry Hollendorfer-trained Battle of Midway took over soon after, covered six furlongs in 1:10.46, and pulled away steadily in the stretch to finish off the mile in 1:35.94. Gato Del Oro was clearly second best and finished 4 1/4 lengths in front of Klimt, who edged fellow grade 1 winner Gormley by a half-length. Stone Hands and Cistron completed the order of finish.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... stakes-win
peeptoad
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:48 am

I thought Battle of Midway looked great with the blinks on; apparently they're helping him focus. Curious to see where he goes from here...
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Diver52
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:37 pm

Mentioned PA Derby after the race.
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 1:45 pm

Bonus Points (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 28, 2017
Track: SARATOGA
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:95 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 13/57
barbaro111
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:33 pm

Just saw a headline at DRF that Classic Empire will not run in the PA derby but cannot access article---can anyone here access DRF??

By the way I am not one bit surprised but saddened that we are not going to see this fine horse show his stuff
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:43 pm

barbaro111 wrote:Just saw a headline at DRF that Classic Empire will not run in the PA derby but cannot access article---can anyone here access DRF??

By the way I am not one bit surprised but saddened that we are not going to see this fine horse show his stuff
From the Paulick Report:
“We're not going to make the Pennsylvania Derby,” Casse said. “He's doing fine, but I still haven't got him where I want him. We're going along, playing it day by day. I'm not going to worry about a race. I want to get him where I'm happy with him.”
(https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... nia-derby/)

At this point I wouldn't be surprised if they just run him in the Classic off the layoff.
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Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:31 pm

Tessablue wrote:
barbaro111 wrote:Just saw a headline at DRF that Classic Empire will not run in the PA derby but cannot access article---can anyone here access DRF??

By the way I am not one bit surprised but saddened that we are not going to see this fine horse show his stuff
From the Paulick Report:
“We're not going to make the Pennsylvania Derby,” Casse said. “He's doing fine, but I still haven't got him where I want him. We're going along, playing it day by day. I'm not going to worry about a race. I want to get him where I'm happy with him.”
(https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... nia-derby/)

At this point I wouldn't be surprised if they just run him in the Classic off the layoff.


Thanks for the link
sweettalk
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:09 am

i expect him to be retired without racing again.
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:47 pm

barbaro111 wrote:
Tessablue wrote:
barbaro111 wrote:Just saw a headline at DRF that Classic Empire will not run in the PA derby but cannot access article---can anyone here access DRF??

By the way I am not one bit surprised but saddened that we are not going to see this fine horse show his stuff
From the Paulick Report:
“We're not going to make the Pennsylvania Derby,” Casse said. “He's doing fine, but I still haven't got him where I want him. We're going along, playing it day by day. I'm not going to worry about a race. I want to get him where I'm happy with him.”
(https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... nia-derby/)

At this point I wouldn't be surprised if they just run him in the Classic off the layoff.


Thanks for the link
Story on Bloodhorse.com : https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -undecided
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:59 pm

I'm not sure when Coolmore bought his breeding rights, but I suspect they were expecting to be retiring a multiple-graded stakes winner at the end of this year, and moving him right into the breeding shed next spring.
I wonder if they'll be patient and let him race next year?
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:22 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'm not sure when Coolmore bought his breeding rights, but I suspect they were expecting to be retiring a multiple-graded stakes winner at the end of this year, and moving him right into the breeding shed next spring.
I wonder if they'll be patient and let him race next year?
He is a multiple-graded stakes winner.
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Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:53 am

Yes, he is. Perhaps I should have worded that differently.
I imagine they were hoping for several graded stakes victories this year from the two-year-old champ.
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