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Old Bones
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:36 am

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:31 am
Alpha Centauri bags another G1, this time in the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.
I so wanted to watch this race live but could find no coverage anywhere. Looking for replay.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:43 am

Old Bones wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:36 am
ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:31 am
Alpha Centauri bags another G1, this time in the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville.
I so wanted to watch this race live but could find no coverage anywhere. Looking for replay.
This is the site I use:

http://www.dmi.ae/dubairacing/live.asp
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Starine
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Alpha Centauri is fantastic. She just seems to keep getting better.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:27 pm

Talismanic Back in Europe

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... taut-biron

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:26 pm

Excited for the return of Talismanic. Also looking forward to seeing French Derby winner Study of Man back in action

Study Of Man joined by Talismanic for a midweek treat of Group-race action
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ion/342313
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Afrashad
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:33 am

Starine wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Excited for the return of Talismanic. Also looking forward to seeing French Derby winner Study of Man back in action

Study Of Man joined by Talismanic for a midweek treat of Group-race action
https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ion/342313
Easy win for Talismanic.
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Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Switched leads multiple times down the lane but he was much the best. Excited to see where he shows up next.
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:14 pm

Thunder Snow Set for Juddmonte International Return

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... nal-return
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:18 pm

Hey all, I'm a new addition to the forum so forgive any dodgy posts from me!

Tomorrow the best racing meet in the UK starts (in my opinion)- the Ebor Festival at York. I've been a couple of times and can't remember a more welcoming crowd than the Yorkshire lot. Doesn't hurt that my first trip was to see Frankel romp in the Juddmonte...

Wednesday is the first day and is always a cracker. The racecard is below but in summary there is the Acomb Stakes (7 furlong Group 3 for 2yo), the top St Leger Trial in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur ( 12 furlongs) , and the Group 1 Juddmonte International over 10.5 furlongs. Always a stellar race. This year sees a good mix of older and younger horses. I hope that Without Parole can give a good account of himself in the spirit of his sire.

Ground is good to firm and it should stay dry during racing.

https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/10 ... 2018-08-22
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:04 pm

Welcome, KS. The field for the Juddmonte International is indeed outstanding: Dubai World Cup hero Thunder Snow, German group I winner Benbatl, Prince of Wales and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes victor Poet's Word, Irish Derby winner Latrobe and St. James Palace Stakes winner Without Parole.

Who do you like here?
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ThreeMustangs
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:39 pm

I'm really bummed Cracksman isn't running...again. But even if he were, I'd still think Poet's Word is the horse to beat.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:19 am

Thanks Starine.

I also think Poet’s Word is the one to beat- he’s achieved the best form out of any of these and seems to be on a roll. Latrobe might surprise some people though.

I would be very happy if Without Parole managed to win- I think a flatter galloping track will suit him.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:19 pm

The Lion roared his way to victory, putting on an impressive display and batting his competitors as a cat would a toy... the son of Kitten's Joy sold for 160 000$ as a yearling and now has felled the Juddmonte International. Congratulations to Roaring Lion.
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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Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:44 pm

That was a dominating win by the grey Kitten's Joy colt over a very good field.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... ork/343319

I was pleased to read that Gosden is looking forward to racing him at four (if his owner agrees), and that he feels the three-year-old will get even better.
I remember when Ken Ramsey was grumbling about his stallion not getting enough respect here, and that he might send him off to stand in Europe. Now, I wonder if the European breeders are going to be lining up to send their mares to KJ in Kentucky. :P :lol:
Thunder Snow ran a strange race; he was sent to the front, which he held for over a mile before fading to last. It looked like Godolphin chose to use him as a pace-setter for their other runner, Benbatl, who only managed 5th. I hope Thunder Snow returns to the US and gets to run his own race, without being possibly hampered by 'team' plans. :roll:
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:07 pm

"The truth is they reach their absolute Zenith at 5" - music to my ears... Gosden is having a fantabulous year.
Looking forward to him hopefully running next year at least!
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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Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:52 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:44 pm
That was a dominating win by the grey Kitten's Joy colt over a very good field.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... ork/343319

I was pleased to read that Gosden is looking forward to racing him at four (if his owner agrees), and that he feels the three-year-old will get even better.
I remember when Ken Ramsey was grumbling about his stallion not getting enough respect here, and that he might send him off to stand in Europe. Now, I wonder if the European breeders are going to be lining up to send their mares to KJ in Kentucky. :P :lol:
They certainly will! And plus, they have access to a son of Kitten's Joy in Bobby's Kitten who stands at Lanwades over there. I imagine Japan will be knocking at Kitten's Joy's door too, since he sired a Gr.II winner (Gendarme) over there last December.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:10 pm

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Saeed Bin Suroor reports Benbatl was struck into and Thunder Snow lost two shoes during #Juddmonte. Jockey Club Gold Cup still aim for TS.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:39 pm

Treve wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:19 pm
The Lion roared his way to victory, putting on an impressive display and batting his competitors as a cat would a toy... the son of Kitten's Joy sold for 160 000$ as a yearling and now has felled the Juddmonte International. Congratulations to Roaring Lion.
Hard not to root for him. I love seeing Kitten's Joy's offspring excelling abroad, and on top of that he is a grandson of the good sprinter Cambiocorsa.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:54 pm

Saeed Bin Suroor reports Benbatl was struck into and Thunder Snow lost two shoes during #Juddmonte.

When they say "struck into," does that mean that another horse stepped on or kicked his foot or leg? Ouch. :(
I've heard of a horse losing one shoe during a race, but if my horse lost TWO shoes during an important race like the Juddmonte, I'd be having a conversation with the farrier. :oops:
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:11 am

Likely either another horse or maybe Benbatl himself struck his leg at some point during the race.

I heard Thunder Snow lost one front and one back shoe. He may have overreached or something. I think it's his first race back on grass after the Dubai World Cup. Bin Suroor said he needed the race and the ultimate goal is the Breeders Cup.
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