Older Horses - 2018

PJMIII
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Sun May 27, 2018 9:24 am

Are You Kidding Me Finer With Age in Third Eclipse

The 8-year-old son of Run Away and Hide would not be denied another win.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... rd-eclipse
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun May 27, 2018 12:24 pm

Jay Privman @DRFPrivman 9m9 minutes ago
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway found to be subfertile, back training, per WinStar's Walden.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/10 ... 9463713792
Izvestia
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Sun May 27, 2018 4:29 pm

He didn’t need to be retired in the first place!!!! He was sound and just coming into his own - Smart Strike’s get better with age. Duh.
Izvestia
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Sun May 27, 2018 4:29 pm

PJMIII wrote:Are You Kidding Me Finer With Age in Third Eclipse

The 8-year-old son of Run Away and Hide would not be denied another win.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... rd-eclipse
Just beat Melmich who was closing fast!!!
PJMIII
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Mon May 28, 2018 8:48 am

Bonus Points (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: May 27, 2018
Track: SARATOGA
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:97 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt training
Rank: 16/19

Gettysburg (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: May 27, 2018
Track: CANTERBURY PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:87 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/39
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Charlie
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Mon May 28, 2018 12:21 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:Jay Privman @DRFPrivman 9m9 minutes ago
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway found to be subfertile, back training, per WinStar's Walden.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/10 ... 9463713792

I hope he can come back and do some cool things on the track.
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Dusty
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Mon May 28, 2018 1:49 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:Jay Privman @DRFPrivman 9m9 minutes ago
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Battle of Midway found to be subfertile, back training, per WinStar's Walden.

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/10 ... 9463713792
Sorry to hear that but I was not pleased they retired him when he was just getting better - hope he goes back to Calif
May they run with the WIND
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:49 pm

Tapwrit finished third in his return race at Belmont today, which won by Timeline.
PJMIII
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:16 am

Cool Arrow (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: May 30, 2018
Track: CHURCHILL DOWNS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 5/26


Warrior's Club (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: May 30, 2018
Track: CHURCHILL DOWNS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:40 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 14/26


Into the Breach (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: May 31, 2018
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:79 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 3/21


Gettysburg (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: June 3, 2018
Track: CANTERBURY PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 36:20 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/21
stark
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:45 am

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Treve
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am

The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.
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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Katewerk
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:20 pm

Treve wrote: The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.
Are there plans for where he'll stand after retirement?
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Curtis
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:31 pm

Katewerk wrote:
Treve wrote: The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.
Are there plans for where he'll stand after retirement?
I think if there were any plans for stud, he wouldn’t still be at it at age 7. Baffert catches a lot of grumbling—deserved at times, I admit—for treating his stock as disposable. If he gets grief for that he, and his team, need praise for Hopportunity. Sending him into these marathons is first rate placement and horsemanship. I wish the folks up here in WA could put enough money together to stand Hopportunity, he’d be a good influence.
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Treve
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:36 pm

Curtis wrote:
Katewerk wrote:
Treve wrote: The mention of Hoppertunity never fails to make me smile or make my heart swell. Thanks for linking.
Also I love that picture of him, he has such a beautiful elegant face, beautiful neck but stoutely handsome body. And with his tail carriage, his general appearance is pleasing to the eye.
Are there plans for where he'll stand after retirement?
I think if there were any plans for stud, he wouldn’t still be at it at age 7. Baffert catches a lot of grumbling—deserved at times, I admit—for treating his stock as disposable. If he gets grief for that he, and his team, need praise for Hopportunity. Sending him into these marathons is first rate placement and horsemanship. I wish the folks up here in WA could put enough money together to stand Hopportunity, he’d be a good influence.
There are no set plans as of now but I don't think his connections have been shopping around. Last time it was brought up they said they were in no hurry and were enjoying him as a race horse. I believe he is exactly the kind of stallion the industry is in desperate need of, and I sure hope someone in the U.S. will have enough vision to see that and stand him. I'm low-key thinking Calumet could be interested as they've somewhat deviated from the standard patterns of the industry. Airdrie might give him a snowball's chance as well.
His 2nd dam being Davona Dale is nothing to sneeze at.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
middleground
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:58 pm

Looks like Backyard Heaven and IWC will head next to the Stephen Foster:

Marty MCGee @DRFMcGee: Turf champ World Approval breezed this a.m. at CD and is confirmed by @markecasse for G2 Wise Dan on the big Stephen Foster night card a week from Saturday. Per CD pub, G1 Foster to get Backyard Heaven, Irish War Cry, Patch, more; G2 Fleur de Lis to get Elate in her 4yo debut.
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Diver52
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:18 pm

Go Hoppy! Yeah, he's not commercial with his style and pedigree, but I think he could be a good regional stud. But if he winds up doing dressage, that's okay.
I ran marathons. I saw the Taj Mahal by Moonlight. I drove Highway 1 in a convertible. I petted Zenyatta.
Izvestia
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:02 am

Don’t be naive. If Hoppertunity was a $10,000 claimer he wouldn’t be in that barn.
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Treve
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Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:23 am

Izvestia wrote:Don’t be naive. If Hoppertunity was a $10,000 claimer he wouldn’t be in that barn.
Not being commercial =/= a 10 000$ Claimer.
Case in point, Take Charge Indy.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
PJMIII
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Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 am

Gettysburg (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: June 10, 2018
Track: CANTERBURY PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:69 Breezing
Track Condition: Wet Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 11/20


Voodoo Song (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 10, 2018
Track: BELMONT PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:66 Breezing
Track Condition: Firm
Surface: Turf
Rank: 5/7
PJMIII
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Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:21 am

Prince of Arabia (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: June 13, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.02:20 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 12/18
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