Older Horses - 2018

Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Northport » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby PJMIII » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Northport » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Point Given » 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
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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Point Given » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby PJMIII » 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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Re: Older Horses - 2018

Postby Sparrow Castle » 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
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