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ThreeMustangs
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:49 am

A John Gosden trainee for Juddmonte has won the Oaks, with O'Brien horses in 2nd and 3rd:

1st Enable 6/1
2nd Rhododendron 8/11 favourite
3rd Alluringly 16/1
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:42 pm

Enable is by Nathaniel, a classy colt who had the bad luck of being born the same year as Frankel. :P
However, I think he's beaten Frankel to the wire in being the first of the two Galileo sons to sire an English Classic winner.

ETA: Highland Reel is one of the fastest, toughest, most consistent horses I've had he pleasure of watching. Talk about a horse who doesn't need to take his track with him.
Nice run by the Kitten's Joy colt, Hawkbill, who made a race of it with HR until the very last, and finished a respectable third. Pretty good, considering his connections almost didn't run him because they felt the ground wouldn't suit him.
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Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:55 pm

Update from Kenny McPeek on Daddys Lil Darling:
Letting everyone know that Daddys Lil Darling is fine. Peslier got along fine with her a week ago. I should've gotten her a pony. I'm sorry
I wonder if a pony would have kept her together, since it was a 'bolt of lightning,' along with 'pouring rain,' that made her bolt. Those conditions are a big ask for almost any young filly.
I see that the winner, Enable, is by a grandson of Sadler's Wells, out of a mare by Sadler's Wells. That's a lot of Sadler's Wells. Although the dam, Concentric, is a stakes-winning full sister to the dam of Flintshire. Can't argue with the quality in that pedigree.
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:44 am

An excellent run from Highland Reel considering the Coolmore plane from Ireland to England was delayed, causing the horses to sit on the tarmac for 4 hours yesterday, giving Highland Reel just over an hour between getting off the van and being loaded into the starting gate.

Also, people complaining that Olivier Peslier shouldnt have bailed on DLD. Being on a horse that has bolted is scary enough, but a 3 year old Thoroughbred, in the pouring rain with one foot in the stirrup and one hand on the buckle of the reins, with the starting gate directly ahead of you and no outriders in sight?? Tuck and roll!!
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:33 am

Sunny and warm at Epsom today--and the O'Brien horses arrived with no drama this time.
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:47 am

A small shocker, as the other, other, other, other, other O'Brien horse runs down O'Brien's more-favored Cliffs of Moher. :lol:
I've tried to look up Wings of Eagles' pedigree on Bloodhorse, but all it really tells me is that the colt is a French-bred. Maybe not a Galileo?
Very nice run by Cliffs of Moher, since the British commentators were dissing his chances because he was sweating like he just came out of a soapy car wash.
ETA: I should have used RacingPost for my research first. Wings of Eagles is by Pour Moi (IRE) out of the Kendor (FR) mare, Ysoldina (FR). Would this be Pour Moi's first classic winner?
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A small shocker, as the other, other, other, other, other O'Brien horse runs down O'Brien's more-favored Cliffs of Moher. :lol:
I've tried to look up Wings of Eagles' pedigree on Bloodhorse, but all it really tells me is that the colt is a French-bred. Maybe not a Galileo?
Very nice run by Cliffs of Moher, since the British commentators were dissing his chances because he was sweating like he just came out of a soapy car wash.
ETA: I should have used RacingPost for my research first. Wings of Eagles is by Pour Moi (IRE) out of the Kendor (FR) mare, Ysoldina (FR). Would this be Pour Moi's first classic winner?
I think he's the first G1 winner for Pour Moi, let alone classic winner. He's now a National Hunt stallion.

You gotta like a jockey named Paddy Beggy. First ride in the Derby and he wins on a 40-1 shot.

I thought the Frankels ran okay, finishing 3rd and 4th.
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:31 pm

I wonder if 'Eagles' victory in this classic will inspire breeders to try Pour Moi for flat racers? The colt had a tremendous kick in those last yards.
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:09 pm

European turf racing is thousands of times more interesting than the cramped garbage American version.

It's also real world gambling, since they show different pricing for each horse depending where you shop. The sport has no chance to grow, or even remain at current level, in the United States if the powers that be continue to insist on parimutuel only. I noted during the Preakness coverage when Belinda Stronach was asked about the possible venue switch she eventually veered the conversation and said they were looking into adding different types of wagering.
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:36 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A small shocker, as the other, other, other, other, other O'Brien horse runs down O'Brien's more-favored Cliffs of Moher. :lol:
I've tried to look up Wings of Eagles' pedigree on Bloodhorse, but all it really tells me is that the colt is a French-bred. Maybe not a Galileo?
Very nice run by Cliffs of Moher, since the British commentators were dissing his chances because he was sweating like he just came out of a soapy car wash.
ETA: I should have used RacingPost for my research first. Wings of Eagles is by Pour Moi (IRE) out of the Kendor (FR) mare, Ysoldina (FR). Would this be Pour Moi's first classic winner?
I think he's the first G1 winner for Pour Moi, let alone classic winner. He's now a National Hunt stallion.

You gotta like a jockey named Paddy Beggy. First ride in the Derby and he wins on a 40-1 shot.

I thought the Frankels ran okay, finishing 3rd and 4th.
Wings of Eagles' win has to be wonderful news for the Montjeu sire-line. :D
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:49 pm

tachyon wrote:
ThreeMustangs wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:A small shocker, as the other, other, other, other, other O'Brien horse runs down O'Brien's more-favored Cliffs of Moher. :lol:
I've tried to look up Wings of Eagles' pedigree on Bloodhorse, but all it really tells me is that the colt is a French-bred. Maybe not a Galileo?
Very nice run by Cliffs of Moher, since the British commentators were dissing his chances because he was sweating like he just came out of a soapy car wash.
ETA: I should have used RacingPost for my research first. Wings of Eagles is by Pour Moi (IRE) out of the Kendor (FR) mare, Ysoldina (FR). Would this be Pour Moi's first classic winner?
I think he's the first G1 winner for Pour Moi, let alone classic winner. He's now a National Hunt stallion.

You gotta like a jockey named Paddy Beggy. First ride in the Derby and he wins on a 40-1 shot.

I thought the Frankels ran okay, finishing 3rd and 4th.
Wings of Eagles' win has to be wonderful news for the Montjeu sire-line. :D
Hoping this is a good sign for Camelot's babies who should start racing this year!
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:11 pm

For what an outstanding sire Montjeu was, his sons havent really set the world on fire. Im definitely excited for Camelot's first crop this year as well. If Wings of Eagles can maintain this form througbout the rest of the season he will definitely be a nice prospect, and Pour Moi may even return from National Hunt exile ;)
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:25 pm

It feels like bad luck has followed Montjeu's bloodline. Not only did we lose him far too soon at 16, the colt who may have been his best son, St. Nicholas Abbey, died in 2014 from colic...which followed on the heels of laminitis, a complication of a fractured right foreleg. :(
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Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:21 pm

Really pleased with Wings of Eagles' win today. I'm happy for the jock, and also the sire Pour Moi. The damsire is the late Kendor, who really has proven to be a terrific broodmare sire.
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:24 pm

U.S.-based connections ready for Royal Ascot
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... oyal-ascot
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Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:30 pm

Royal Ascot is less than four days away and there are a few American horses who stand a chance this year, like Lady Aurelia, McErin and La Coronel...although Winter may be hard to beat in the Coronation.
From the DRF article (my bolding):

The Queen Anne is run on an uphill straightaway and was won by the American champion Tepin last year, a historic breakthrough for an older horse in an English Group 1. Two Americans, Miss Temple City and American Patriot, are expected to be among the Queen Anne starters in a race that has Ribchester as a heavy favorite.
Also:
Tuesday’s third Group 1, the King’s Stand at five furlongs down a straightaway, has the Ward-trained filly Lady Aurelia at the head of betting markets. Ward also runs the first of his seven 2-year-old starters on Tuesday, Arawak, who goes in the Group 2 Coventry.
And:
Thursday’s program starts with the Norfolk, which Ward could win with the speedy McErin...
And finally:
Winter already has won the English and Irish 1000 Guineas, appears still to be improving, and will take a lot of beating under Moore in Friday’s featured Coronation, a one-turn mile for 3-year-old fillies. La Coronel, part of the American contingent, starts in the Coronation. Ward will be in action with Princess Peggy and perhaps Fairyland in the Albany for 2-year-olds and has the live longshot Bound For Nowhere in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup, a six-furlong dash for 3-year-olds.
Saturday’s closing card features the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee over a straight-course six furlongs, which sometimes draws horses coming out of Tuesday’s King’s Stand. Bill Mott has his first Ascot starter here, Long On Value, who at 33-1 in betting Friday looks like value indeed.

Read more: http://www.drf.com/news/moore-has-horse ... scot-title

While I may set the DVR for much of the meet (which to DVR? TVG or NBCSN?), Tuesday's card is so exciting that I may have to get up at the crack of dawn to watch it live. :D
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:09 pm

Paulick has a handy schedule to let fans follow the US horses.
Thanks, Ray. :D
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:01 pm

Senga won the Prix de Diane (French Oaks). I'm really pleased for young sire Blame, as I was quite fond of Arch (really, I have an affinity for the whole Kris S. line).
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:30 pm

Is there a link for Royal Ascot entries for all days?
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