Older Horses - 2018

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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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
weeeeeeeee
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.
PJMIII
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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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Northport
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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.
weeeeeeeee
BaroqueAgain1
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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.
Point Given
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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.
Point Given
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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
PJMIII
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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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