3yos of 2018

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Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:29 pm

'Superb' Secretariat Stakes Winner Carrick Takes on Elders in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... f-classic/
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:35 pm

Good Magic retired to Hill n' Dale.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm

Flanders wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:35 pm
Good Magic retired to Hill n' Dale.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms
I thought they were going to let him rest out the year then come back next season? Oh well...
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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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:44 pm

No reason given for this sudden trip off to the shed, not even the 'minor injury which won't heal in time for the Classic' that we got for Justify.
I think they realized that he just isn't good enough to compete with peers who have matured into better runners than he is now. Or maybe he's gotten sour, and there is little hope for him to get over that, even with turn-out.
Depending on the fee they set, would you breed to him?
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:44 pm
No reason given for this sudden trip off to the shed, not even the 'minor injury which won't heal in time for the Classic' that we got for Justify.
I think they realized that he just isn't good enough to compete with peers who have matured into better runners than he is now. Or maybe he's gotten sour, and there is little hope for him to get over that, even with turn-out.
Depending on the fee they set, would you breed to him?
Maybe they found something they didn't like when they sent him to Rood & Riddle? He was supposed to go there after he got back to Kentucky since he had been sick since the day after the Travers.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:55 pm

What might have been found that connections wouldn't want the public to know? :?
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:01 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:55 pm
What might have been found that connections wouldn't want the public to know? :?
It could be something as simple as he needed treated with steroids for whatever illness he had and wouldn't have been able to run in the BC. Let's face it, if you are a Champion 2yo colt, you aren't going to race beyond your 3yo year. I posted in another thread but, since 1990 almost 90% of Champion 2yo Males(not counting the 2 geldings) have retired to stud during their 3yo year, only 3 didn't. They had a significantly higher rate of retirement than even Kentucky Derby winners.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:03 pm

I thought they weren't aiming at the BCC. Or did I have him confused with another 3yo? I thought they originally announced he'd get the year off and be brought back for a 4yo campaign. But I may be getting my horses crossed.
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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Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:06 pm

Treve wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:03 pm
I thought they weren't aiming at the BCC. Or did I have him confused with another 3yo? I thought they originally announced he'd get the year off and be brought back for a 4yo campaign. But I may be getting my horses crossed.
In the Bloodhorse article where he was being sent to Stonestreet for time off it said this:
Brown said he wants Good Magic to be well and have a clean bill of health before he speculates on his campaign leading up to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1).
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... r-time-off

Then they said in this article:
Trainer Chad Brown told DRF's David Grening that Good Magic "needs some time," and that "a decision on his future will be made in the coming weeks."

"No major problems," Brown added, "just a couple of little things where he could use a break.”
Given the connections, he's surely a stallion prospect, but e Five's Bob Edwards has also expressed an interest in racing Good Magic at age 4.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... _year_123#
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:13 pm

Poor Bravazo- he looked like an exhausted horse in Philly. Hope he gets some well -earned rest now, but you never know with Lukas. He likes to have some action in the big races.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:12 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:13 pm
Poor Bravazo- he looked like an exhausted horse in Philly. Hope he gets some well -earned rest now, but you never know with Lukas. He likes to have some action in the big races.
Yeah, this guy has accumulated a few furlongs this year. If any horse deserves a rest, it's Bravazo. But I also have a suspicion that he'll turn up again before the year is out. The Risen Star was a nice (if ever so close) win, but I'd really like to see him have his day in the sun before he retires.

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Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:21 pm

Thanks that explains my confusion! (re: Good Magic)
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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Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm

Maybe a 2-3 month rest, then a class drop for Bravazo would do the trick. I really hope Lukas doesn’t push for the BC with him.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:20 pm

Good Magic will have plenty of time off. He is now retired.
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Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:47 pm

Treve wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:37 pm
Flanders wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:35 pm
Good Magic retired to Hill n' Dale.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms
I thought they were going to let him rest out the year then come back next season? Oh well...
That’s disappointing. If he’s not injured, whyyyyyyyy?
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Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:09 am

Squeaky wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:33 pm
Maybe a 2-3 month rest, then a class drop for Bravazo would do the trick. I really hope Lukas doesn’t push for the BC with him.
Does Lukas ever give horses time off? I just think he is a horse that will race at least once a month until he is done racing. He'll go in a BC race, then in the Clark or Cigar Mile. A race in December is a possibility and then the Pegasus in January and the cycle will continue.
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:48 pm

This made my day!
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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Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:32 pm

Lone Sailor finally got that stakes win in the Oklahoma Derby!
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:35 pm

It was three noses separated by a whisker on the wire and I hoped that Believe In Royalty, the beautifully-bred son of Tapit and Believe You Can, had his in front. Really good race from all three colts.
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