Older Horses - 2018

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Northport
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:08 am

That's a bummer. I'm surprised that they think he won't get 9f around one turn on a track that's firm 90% of the time, but they know him best.

The 9f hasn't scared off too many top globetrotting milers. I agree it is a classic distance but maybe they wanted variety on the card without going full Breeder's Cup and expanding to 2 days 10+ races? The race started out as a 10f dirt race so maybe they are open to changing it again :P
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BaroqueAgain1
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:20 am

The race started out as a 10f dirt race so maybe they are open to changing it again...

What race started out 'as a 10f dirt race?' :?
The Dubai World Cup started out at 10 furlongs on dirt, and (after a spell on synthetic) it's still a 10 furlong dirt race.
The race the World Approval connections are talking about is the Dubai Turf, which is shorter than the Sheema Classic. I just wondered why the Dubai Turf isn't a mile.
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:05 am

Cool Arrow (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 12, 2018
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/18
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:37 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The race started out as a 10f dirt race so maybe they are open to changing it again...

What race started out 'as a 10f dirt race?' :?
The Dubai World Cup started out at 10 furlongs on dirt, and (after a spell on synthetic) it's still a 10 furlong dirt race.
The race the World Approval connections are talking about is the Dubai Turf, which is shorter than the Sheema Classic. I just wondered why the Dubai Turf isn't a mile.
The Dubai Duty Free, aka the Dubai Turf, started out as a 1 1/4 mile race on dirt for the first 4 years of it's life. It was switched to a 9f turf contest in 2000.

I know what race the Dubai World Cup is and I know what race World Approval was being aimed at, the Dubai Turf.
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:53 pm

Sorry...I did not know that about the Duty Free. I think I only began watching the Dubai Carnival when TVG started showing those races, which IIRC would have been around 1999 or 2000. Thanks for the information.
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Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:36 pm

Hoppertunity (7-Year-Old Horse)
Date: February 13, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 12/23
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:15 pm

The 6th at Santa Anita is a pretty nice race for 4yo + up. The 1 1/16-mile AOC has horses like Hot Sean, Dalmore, Dressed in Hermes and Cat Burgler. I'd love to see CB, the favorite workmate for just about every stakes horse that has been in the Baffert barn for last couple of years, get a win here. :D

ETA: Cat Burgler was 2nd far behind a rather impressive Dalmore.
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Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:13 am

Masochistic (8-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: February 15, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/25
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:04 pm

Calculator (6-Year-Old Horse)
Date: February 14, 2018
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:00 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/14
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:01 pm

Really happy to see this son of Brownie Points get a graded stakes win in the Fair Grounds H.

Synchrony finished 1st by 2 lengths, on February 17, 2018, at FAIR GROUNDS in Race 8.
Off odds: 4.50
Your comments for this horse were: 2013 CH H Tapit - Brownie Points, by Forest Wildcat; Pin Oak homebred
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 18USA8.pdf
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 pm

West Coast (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 17, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 46:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/37
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:54 pm

Does anyone know if Baffert intends to give West Coast a race before he heads to Dubai?
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:34 pm

Hoppertunity (7-Year-Old Horse)
Date: February 19, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Six Furlongs
Time: 1.14:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/16
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:30 pm

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Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:47 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Does anyone know if Baffert intends to give West Coast a race before he heads to Dubai?
Has Baffert ever said for sure West Coast was going to Dubai?
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:17 pm

Curtis wrote: Has Baffert ever said for sure West Coast was going to Dubai?
Well....1/29 per Paulick.....

Following his solid runner-up performance in the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Gary and Mary West's West Coast may have earned a trip to the Dubai World Cup in March. Trainer Bob Baffert won't make any firm decisions until he sees how the 4-year-old son of Flatter comes back to training, according to drf.com.

“It looked like at the quarter pole he had a chance to swallow him up, but Gun Runner just kept on going,” the trainer said. “I haven't really planned anything out with Gary West yet. I want to get him home, wait a couple of weeks, let the horse tell us.”

Santa Anita 2/17/2018 Dirt 4F 46.60 Handily 2/37
Santa Anita 2/11/2018 Dirt 3F 36.60 Handily 5/31
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:37 pm

Irish War Cry Returns in Hal's Hope Stakes
Had the final furlong of the final leg of the Triple Crown gone a couple lengths the other way, Graham Motion might not be entertaining his current train of thought.

Turning for home in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) last June, it was Motion's trainee Irish War Cry leading the procession into the stretch, a position the son of Curlin only yielded to Tapwrit just past the eighth pole. It was a stinging defeat, but one that validated to Motion his belief in the colt's depth of talent.

If the conditioner's present theory holds water, it is an outing that will go down as a prime example of the breadth of Irish War Cry's ability.

Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred multiple graded stakes winner will be cutting back to one turn for the first time since his 2-year-old season when he makes his 4-year-old debut in the one-mile $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24.
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:55 pm

stark wrote:
Curtis wrote: Has Baffert ever said for sure West Coast was going to Dubai?
Well....1/29 per Paulick.....

Following his solid runner-up performance in the Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Gary and Mary West's West Coast may have earned a trip to the Dubai World Cup in March. Trainer Bob Baffert won't make any firm decisions until he sees how the 4-year-old son of Flatter comes back to training, according to drf.com.

“It looked like at the quarter pole he had a chance to swallow him up, but Gun Runner just kept on going,” the trainer said. “I haven't really planned anything out with Gary West yet. I want to get him home, wait a couple of weeks, let the horse tell us.”

Santa Anita 2/17/2018 Dirt 4F 46.60 Handily 2/37
Santa Anita 2/11/2018 Dirt 3F 36.60 Handily 5/31
Well not having seen either work, I'm not sure if that's West Coast saying let's go after the big guns in Dubai or let's go after the tomato cans in the Big 'Cap. ;)
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Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:36 am

Fleetway (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: February 22, 2018
Track: FAIR GROUNDS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 16/52
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:47 pm

Economic Model won the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream, but Send It In went down approaching the final turn. Looked like a catastrophic breakdown. :(
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