Older Horses - 2018

BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:40 pm

Calculator has become a burly, nearly-white handsome hunk of a sprinter. If he gets tired of charging down The Hill, he could probably get a second job as a knight's charger at Medieval Times. :lol:
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Starine
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:31 pm

Talismanic pointing for dirt debut in Dubai World Cup
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Treve
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:04 pm

Starine wrote:Talismanic pointing for dirt debut in Dubai World Cup
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I really like this a lot though being the weanie that I am I'm hoping he can get a prep on dirt in first :lol:
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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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:31 pm

Hoppertunity to miss San Pasqual Stakes with foot abscess
Hoppertunity, a multiple stakes-winning millionaire, will miss Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita while undergoing treatment for an abscess in a foot. Trainer Bob Baffert said the abscess was detected Tuesday. Entries for the $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at 1 1/8 miles for older horses were taken Wednesday.

Baffert said on Wednesday that there isn’t enough time to get Hoppertunity ready for the San Pasqual.

“He looks good today, but it’s too close,” Baffert said.
http://www.drf.com/news/hoppertunity-mi ... ot-abscess
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:00 am

Mike Welsch @DRFWelsch
51m51 minutes ago
According to trainer Antonio Sano, Gunnevera will undergo surgery tomorrow to remove an undescended testicle while also confirming his next start will definitely come in the Dubai World Cup.
stark
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:51 pm

Good little race Friday @ Gulfstream going 7F

1 Big Daddy (CHI)....... 5/H Saez 121 T A Pletcher
2 Berliner (KY) 5/H J Castellano 121 N Gonzalez
3 Conquest Windycity (KY) J L Ortiz 121 M J Maker
4 One Liner (KY) 4/C J R Velazquez 121 T A Pletcher
5 Mind Your Biscuits (NY) I Ortiz, Jr. 121 C Summers
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Starine
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Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:58 pm

Undefeated One Liner returns, Chilean grade I winner Big Daddy, and of course Mind Your Biscuits. It's a short field but one heckuva one at that.
WarBiscuit
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Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:35 pm

Starine wrote:Undefeated One Liner returns, Chilean grade I winner Big Daddy, and of course Mind Your Biscuits. It's a short field but one heckuva one at that.
I'm looking forward to this race. Is Mind Your Biscuits headed back to Dubai next month to defend his Golden Shaheen title?

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Point Given
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:14 pm

Masochistic (8-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: February 8, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/25
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Starine
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:37 pm

Mind Your Biscuits and the other big names were upset by Conquest Windycity, who went out fast and never backed up.
stark
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Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:23 pm

Starine wrote:Mind Your Biscuits and the other big names were upset by Conquest Windycity, who went out fast and never backed up.
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/962027034581979137
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:41 pm

World Approval won the Tampa Bay, but two horses went down going into the last turn in tight quarters. They bounced up and were trotting off last I saw, so maybe they clipped heels or slipped on the grass? Not sure about the riders. :(
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:09 pm

Marty McGee‏ @DRFMcGee
World Approval (1-5f, @ljlmvel) wins G3 Tampa Bay S. by about a length for @markecasse in a race marred by two fallen riders, Antonio Gallardo and Manny Cruz. Both jocks still down near quarter-pole. Both horses ran thru the wire and seem OK. 7-6-3-9. Will report back asap.

Marty McGee @DRFMcGee
6m6 minutes ago
Just announced here @TampaBayDownsFL that both jockeys have escaped serious injury, with Cruz transported to a nearby hospital for observation and Gallardo returning to the jockeys' room after being shaken up. Good news all in all.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:18 pm

Om finished 1st by 1/2 lengths, on February 10, 2018, at SANTA ANITA PARK in Race 5.
Off odds: 4.70
Your comments for this horse were: 2012 H Munnings - Rare Cat, by Tabasco Cat
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 18USA5.pdf

First stakes win since he was a 3 year old in 2015, and he beat American Pharoah in AP's maiden race in Aug 2014. Earnings are now more that $1 mil. Good to see Dan Hendricks get him back to his best form.
barbaro111
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Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:36 pm

I enjoyed seeing Om win today---it is great he continues to race
PJMIII
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:56 am

El Areeb (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 10, 2018
Track: LAUREL PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Good
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/36



Aquamarine (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 10, 2018
Track: OAKLAWN PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:80 Breezing
Track Condition: Muddy
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/22
Izvestia
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:33 pm

I thought Forge ran a courageous race running after the champ. More distance and he might have caught him.
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Starine
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:54 pm

Very satisfying to see Om to return to the winner's circle -- he's run some terrific races in defeat for almost two years now.
Point Given
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:40 pm

West Coast (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 11, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 36:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 5/31

West Coast, Giant Expectations Get Back to Work
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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:41 pm

World Approval isn't going to Dubai after all.
Trainer Mark Casse told Marty McGee of the DRF on Monday that while World Approval came out of the race in good shape, he believes the distance of the Dubai Turf may be a bit too much for the gelding.
“The Dubai race is almost nine furlongs, which stretches us,” Casse said. “We've said all along a mile is his best play. You might be able to get away with it sometimes, but probably not when you're up against the best horses in the world like he would be in Dubai.”
“He's a champion, and we're going to take care of him.”
World Approval will now be pointed to the G1 Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland April 13, with a possible start in the March 10 G1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile at Santa Anita in between.

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... keeneland/

I've always found it strange that Dubai's World Cup card does not have a one-mile turf race. It's such a classic distance. :?
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