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tachyon
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:31 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:13 am
barbaro111 wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:16 am
Enable just won the September Stakes At Kempton over Crystal Ocean; she won by I think 2 lengths. Lovely come-
back after a long lay-off. she will be on her way to France for her next race. love her.
Happy dance! Crystal Ocean is no slouch.
And John Gosden said she was 80 per cent,
Can't wait for the Arc!!! :D
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:20 pm

It was three-and-a-half lengths. :D
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... urn/345278
She is a tremendous racehorse, but it would be amazing if she could win the Arc with just one prep race since last year's win in the French classic.
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Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:19 pm

Saxon Warrior to Battle Old Foe Roaring Lion
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... aring-lion

Alpha Centauri Bids for Fifth Consecutive Group 1 Win
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... roup-1-win

Awful hard to look past Alpha Centauri in the Matron so I'm more excited about the Irish Champion. Because I'm a fan of the mares Cambiocorsa and Miesque, I'd love to see a 1-2 finish of Roaring Lion and Study of Man.
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I'm looking forward to both races, which I'll be able to see in real time on TVG, as they're going off after 9 AM Pacific time. I'm a happy Left Coaster. :D
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ThreeMustangs
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:28 am

The St. Leger is today as well, with Lah Ti Dar running against Kew Gardens.
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Mylute
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:54 am

Kew Gardens holds off a charging Lah Ti Dar to win the Irish St. Leger!
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ThreeMustangs
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:58 am

Not Frankie’s best ride on Lah Ti Dar. Should have moved sooner.
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:41 pm

Laurens upset Alpha Centauri in the Matron!
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tachyon
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:50 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Laurens upset Alpha Centauri in the Matron!
Who is going to be named the European champion 3yo filly?
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Mylute
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:46 pm

Roaring Lion just gets there in the Champion Stakes, running down rival Saxon Warrior yet again!
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:02 pm

That was a great race between two very good colts. Saxon Warrior got the jump on Roaring Lion, but the Kitten's Joy son was the better horse, overtaking SW to push his head in front.
That grey is really a tough competitor, and IMO KJ passes an intense competitive drive down to his offspring, along with the talent to run. 8-)
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Mylute
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:22 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:46 pm
Roaring Lion just gets there in the Champion Stakes, running down rival Saxon Warrior yet again!
With Roaring Lion's win, Kitten's Joy just overtook Candy Ride as North America's leading general sire.

What a time to be alive.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:52 pm

Looked like she took a couple of bad steps...hope she's okay.

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Alpha Centauri was found to be clinically abnormal when examined by a vet after finishing second in the Matron Stakes.
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ThreeMustangs
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:57 pm

tachyon wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:50 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Laurens upset Alpha Centauri in the Matron!
Who is going to be named the European champion 3yo filly?
I’d still give it to Alpha Centauri. She has more G1 wins, including one over older males. She beat Recoletos in the Jacques le Marois (G1), who then came back to win the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (G1) in his next start.
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Mylute
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:10 pm

Watch Roaring Lion REALLY kick it in gear at 2:28. Scary.

https://youtu.be/FqVQdF5Zpw0
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Flanders
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:39 pm

Too Darn Hot won the Champagne S.(G2), he is a full brother to Lah Ti Dar.

Interesting this story says he was injured when he was very young and they thought he wouldn't make the track. Their advisors told them not to even try to sell him at auction, like the Lloyd-Webers do with all their male foals.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... run/346051
barbaro111
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:23 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Looked like she took a couple of bad steps...hope she's okay.

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Alpha Centauri was found to be clinically abnormal when examined by a vet after finishing second in the Matron Stakes.

what does that mean?
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:16 pm

barbaro111 wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:23 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:52 pm
Looked like she took a couple of bad steps...hope she's okay.

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Alpha Centauri was found to be clinically abnormal when examined by a vet after finishing second in the Matron Stakes.

what does that mean?
I assume she was showing signs of lameness or pain on flexion. Probably won't know how she is until tonight or tomorrow after the adrenaline wears off and they see how well she's eating. Often it's minor and just need a little time to recover.
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Starine
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:26 pm

Saxon Warrior ran well, but Roaring Lion was so much the best to overcome that trip. Got wound up down the lane and when he switched leads it was never in doubt.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:37 pm

Ah well, this isn't good...still hoping it's minor.

Alan Cooper @AkcAruna7
1h1 hour ago
Replying to @WHR
Unfortunately Alpha Centauri sustained an injury to her right front fetlock and has been sent to the Fethard Equine Clinic for further evaluation.
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