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Treve
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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...

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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 ;)
weeeeeeeee
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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
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... s-running/
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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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Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:07 am

It's been brutally hot in London the last few days. Hope it cools off for Ascot; those horses aren't used to exertion when it's 90F and humid. :(
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:17 am

Not used to seeing Pletcher in a top hat. Human social customs are weird...
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:26 am

It's 90 degrees at Ascot...bad news for all those poor men encased in tuxes and top hats. Might be hard on some horses, as well.
Really bad news for most of the Wesley Ward horses...Frankie Dettori, who was to ride Lady Aurelia and a bunch of other WW runners, suffered some sort of injury a few days ago and will not ride at all at Ascot. :shock:
Johnnie V. picks up many of Frankie's rides. While IMO he's a fine rider, he is not as familiar with Ascot's racecourse and how to ride it.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:38 am

Ribchester won the opener as expected. My boss came in with a work issue right before the gates opened so I missed the race (the only one I was planning on watching during work hours, stark!) ;) . I know he's not a fan of that... ha ha.


Who was 2nd?
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:52 am

peeptoad wrote:Ribchester won the opener as expected. My boss came in with a work issue right before the gates opened so I missed the race (the only one I was planning on watching during work hours, stark!) ;) . I know he's not a fan of that... ha ha.


Who was 2nd?
Mutakayyef followed by Deauville, both Americans waaaaay back.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:25 am

Wesley Ward's entry in the 2yo race that followed popped and stopped. Hard to imagine the Americans blaming the weather, since it must feel an awful lot like Saratoga in August there, but the USA is off to a woeful start. Then again, the winner and second-place horse (especially) in that last race had a lot of heads being scratched.
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:46 am

Lady Aurelia---brilliant---made my day
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Lady Aurelia---brilliant---made my day
BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:47 am

OMG...Lady Aurelia just walloped that field!
She is amazing!
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Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:49 am

She looked like the winner right from the break. Fantastic effort!
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