Older Horses - 2018

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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
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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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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.
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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
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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
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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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Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:13 am

Cool Arrow (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: June 14, 2018
Track: CHURCHILL DOWNS
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/5
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Treve
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Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:11 pm

How about Oscar Perfromance tying a world record in winning the Poker (and in doing so breaking the 20 year old track record set by Elusive Quality) in his first race back off a layoff?
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... r-triumph/
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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Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:12 pm

Treve wrote:How about Oscar Perfromance tying a world record in winning the Poker (and in doing so breaking the 20 year old track record set by Elusive Quality) in his first race back off a layoff?
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... r-triumph/
I saw that. It sounds like he will be pointed exclusively to mile races for the remainder of the season.

Also... Mind You Biscuits is now pointing to the 9-furlong Whitney.
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Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:12 pm

Per Baffert American Anthem is likely to run next in either the San Diego at Del Mar or the Forego at Saratoga.
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Starine
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:17 pm

Also from Baffert:

Dr. Dorr --> San Diego

Hoppertunity --> Suburban

Mubtaahij --> Cornhusker
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:32 pm

Starine wrote:Also from Baffert:

Dr. Dorr --> San Diego

Hoppertunity --> Suburban

Mubtaahij --> Cornhusker
Interesting that Baffert's keeping Hoppertunity on the east coast. He does seem to really love Belmont though.
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Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:47 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:Interesting that Baffert's keeping Hoppertunity on the east coast. He does seem to really love Belmont though.
I said after the Brooklyn that I wondered why the connections did send him to Belmont more often. He's won on the west coast, obviously, but I feel his biggest efforts seem to come when he's on the road.
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Flanders
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:09 pm

Girvin has been retired following a soft tissue injury.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... in-retired
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:06 am

Good luck today, safe trip!

EIGHTH RACE.
1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'BERTRANDO STAKES (Cal Bred)'. Stakes. 3 year olds and up. State bred

1 Taman Guard Joseph Talamo 119 Richard E. Mandella 8-1
2 Soi Phet Alonso Quinonez 124 Leonard Powell 3-1
3 Magic Mark Martin Garcia 119 Ronald W. Ellis 5-2
4 Acceptance Stewart Elliott 119 Kenneth D. Black 20-1
5 Make It a Triple Rafael Bejarano 119 Keith E. Craigmyle 15-1
6 B Squared Mario Gutierrez 124 Doug F. O'Neill 7-2
7 Grecian Fire III Antongeorgi 119 Jerry Hollendorfer 9-2
8 Grazen Sky Evin Roman 119 Robert B. Hess, Jr. 12-1
9 Continental Divide Santiago Gonzalez 115 James M. Cassidy 20-1
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Flanders
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:01 pm

Where are Always Dreaming and Cloud Computing? Neither has posted a workout in the past 60 days and both their last races were around Kentucky Derby time. Seeing Tapwrit yesterday reminded me that all 3 winners of the 2017 Triple Crown races were still in training(maybe). Unfortunately none of them has managed a win since then.
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