3 YOs of 2017

blamethewinner
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:58 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Here's a question that should get a rise from some folks: What if Yoshida wins out his year, snagging wins in prestigious turf races, ending with a victory in the BC Turf? And what if the dirt colts keep taking turns beating each other?
Could a superior grass colt gets the Eclipse for 3yo male?
No.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:45 pm

I know the Older Male was changed to specify dirt, but why would the 3yo Male title be confined to only dirt runners when there is no separate 3yo Turf Male category? :P
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:12 pm

Woodford Racing's Timeline kept his undefeated streak alive, coasting to an easy victory in the $100,000 Betfair.com Pegasus Stakes (G3) June 18 at Monmouth Park.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... egasus-win
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:17 pm

Nice win by Timeline, but... :(
Timeline suffers cut on hind leg in Pegasus triumph
Timeline did everything asked of him at Monmouth Park on Sunday and is Haskell-bound after winning the Grade 3 Pegasus by 3 1/2 lengths.
But sometimes things are not as simple as they seem, and on Sunday night trainer Chad Brown said Timeline had been stepped on during the race and had a cut on his right hind leg.
The injury appears superficial, according to Brown, who added that Timeline sprung a shoe and "showed his toughness today. He is a very tough horse."

Read more: http://www.drf.com/news/timeline-suffer ... us-triumph
Happy Endings
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Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:35 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Nice win by Timeline, but... :(
Timeline suffers cut on hind leg in Pegasus triumph
Timeline did everything asked of him at Monmouth Park on Sunday and is Haskell-bound after winning the Grade 3 Pegasus by 3 1/2 lengths.
But sometimes things are not as simple as they seem, and on Sunday night trainer Chad Brown said Timeline had been stepped on during the race and had a cut on his right hind leg.
The injury appears superficial, according to Brown, who added that Timeline sprung a shoe and "showed his toughness today. He is a very tough horse."

Read more: http://www.drf.com/news/timeline-suffer ... us-triumph
Oh, dear! :-( Hope it is superficial and he will be okay.
sweettalk
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:47 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I know the Older Male was changed to specify dirt, but why would the 3yo Male title be confined to only dirt runners when there is no separate 3yo Turf Male category? :P
wasn't the older turf changed to just turf, to cover all ages? or was it always all ages?
edit; kitten's joy and high chaparral won it at age 3 in '04 and '02 (and in '03 at 4, good horsey! was very sad when we lost him) respectively. so i still say yes, he should (assuming the hypothetical scenario plays out), but he's probably ineligible or whatever :roll: '02 and '04 3yr old colt went to war emblem and smarty jones, respectively, for what that's worth.

every age and every surface needs a gold star, so with all the bickering i didn't keep up, except the "TOLDJA SO" that came along with the change (which wasn't nearly as bad here as elsewhere).
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:02 am

wasn't the older turf changed to just turf, to cover all ages? or was it always all ages?

I don't remember there ever being an Older Turf Male category, or an Older Turf Female, for that matter. My brain is more steel sieve than steel trap these days, so I may be 'miss-remembering.' ;)
So, it would seem that, as it stands, there are awards for 3yo Males & 3yo Females, and Older Males & Older Females, and those are supposed to go to dirt runners?
But there are only single awards for Turf Males & Turf Females, open to 3yo & up? :?
I'd like to see the wording of the rules for the Eclipse Awards that stipulates that the 3yo Male or 3yo Female can not go to a grass runner.
sweettalk
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:07 am

i sure hope that isn't the case, but after 5 minutes of googling i couldn't find anything stating either way. hopefully someone can jump in and let us know?
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Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:53 pm

West Coast (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 21, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/23
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:32 pm

American Anthem (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 23, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 9/39

Also, look who is a gelding now:

Bronze Age (3-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: June 22, 2017
Track: JUDDMONTE FARM
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37:20 Breezing
Track Condition: Yielding
Surface: Turf
Rank: 3/5
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 12:09 am

Sonneteer (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 24, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/71

Klimt (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 24, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: One Mile
Time: 1.41:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/1
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Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:34 pm

Cloud Computing (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 25, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:49 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 45/66
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Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:35 pm

West Coast (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 28, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 7/29
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:43 pm

American Anthem (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: July 1, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/39
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:09 pm

Cloud Computing (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: July 1, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:84 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/5

Practical Joke (3-Year-Old Colt)

Date: July 1, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:84 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/56

Timeline (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: July 1, 2017
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:84 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/56

Klimt (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: July 1, 2017
Track: LOS ALAMITOS
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.12:40 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/2
firehorse
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Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:31 pm

Congratulations to Three Rules, winner of todays Carry Back (G3) at the Summit of Speed, his first win since sweeping the Florida Stallion Series as a 2 year old :D
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:12 pm

West Coast (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: July 4, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 58:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/27
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:57 pm

The Belmont Derby this coming Saturday could be a very exciting race. Along with the speedy Kitten's Joy ridgling Oscar Performance, we get a couple of Coolmore War Front colts, Whitecliffsofdover and Homesman. But, for me, the horse I'm watching is the Heart's Cry colt, Yoshida. He's been very impressive in his two races, winning both from the front and from behind, but this step up to G1 competition will be quite a test.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... rformance/
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Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:13 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The Belmont Derby this coming Saturday could be a very exciting race. Along with the speedy Kitten's Joy ridgling Oscar Performance, we get a couple of Coolmore War Front colts, Whitecliffsofdover and Homesman. But, for me, the horse I'm watching is the Heart's Cry colt, Yoshida. He's been very impressive in his two races, winning both from the front and from behind, but this step up to G1 competition will be quite a test.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... rformance/
They've done a nice job with this day. The sprint race should be great. Really looking forward to it.
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Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:15 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The Belmont Derby this coming Saturday could be a very exciting race. Along with the speedy Kitten's Joy ridgling Oscar Performance, we get a couple of Coolmore War Front colts, Whitecliffsofdover and Homesman. But, for me, the horse I'm watching is the Heart's Cry colt, Yoshida. He's been very impressive in his two races, winning both from the front and from behind, but this step up to G1 competition will be quite a test.
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... rformance/
They've done a nice job with this day. The sprint race should be great. Really looking forward to it.
Not according to Frank Mirahmadi. While I think MYBs is the well deserving favorite going 7 furlongs, FM dismissed Unified rather cavalierly on the Belmont Live broadcast on Monday, suggesting he'll never defeat Biscuits again.

I like MYB, but let's not crown him the modern day Groovy or Housebuster just yet. He beat a rather suspect field in Dubai after losing to Unified straight up on a day when he held a fitness advantage. He better hope for a pace duel between Unified and Green Grotto because he's going to have to try and go get Unified late again, imo. Both training like beasts (could only say 'wow' after seeing the breeze where he was in company with Green Grotto) , but I see Jerkins trying to bridge that last 1/16th gap in Unified's recent breezes with 5 furlong works. Wouldn't be shocked with a blowout today or tomorrow to signal he's blasting out of there on Saturday to loop outside GG and straight to the front, and hope he's put enough bottom into him to finish, because of relative odds, he's the only one of the two I would bet. Tommy Macho will be coming late also, and a much better betting option odds-wise as well.

Hopefully, gonna be a great matchup again.
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