Older Horses - 2018

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Miss Woodford
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 pm

If Masochistic has a "need for speed" he might do well as a foxhunter.
katmandu
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:40 pm

Treve wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:03 pm
We call it the training pyramid in French :p and that's what I was referring to, I am well aware that it is not simply a matter of go-go-go, otherwise your horse will run from both leg and hand actions as well as fall on the forehand and lose rhythm. Still you are going to have a much harder time getting correct impulsion with a horse who is not active or energetic to begin with, correct 'upwards' movement and elevation builds over time. It's much easier to harness a horse's natural energy in my experience than to force it out of a horse who has no go at all because you end up with a horse who will not only struggle forward but upwards as well.

But any horse can and should do dressage, as a matter of training and conditioning as well as strength building, I didn't mean competitive Grand Prix dressage which is already a different beast from Eventing dressage (another topic for a different day). I train in a 2 weeks jumping, 1 week dressage format and though few of these horses would go very far at the competitive level in a dressage ring, it is amply sufficient for eventing, and for those who don't event it really helps their way of going over fences regardless, their general suppleness etc.
A 2nd career doesn't need to be a 2nd career at the CCI**** level.

Masochistic obviously needs to be physically and mentally stimulated and challenged. Hopefully keeping him in training will satisfy that need until they can try a viable alternative.
Pyramid is not Frenchcentric, lol. Anyway, as someone who spent a little bit of time in the sandbox, I'll refrain from trying to make this perfectly correct, lol. . . I do know we all hope the best for Masochistic, he has more than earned a good retirement.
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Talismanic Back in Europe for Prix Gontaut-Biron
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... taut-biron
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:19 pm

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Mylute
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Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:13 pm

Tiz a Slam Could Command Sky Classic Field

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ssic-field
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:00 pm

Bee Jersey Retired With Injury

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... don-injury

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:20 pm

Collected (5-Year-Old Horse)
Date: August 21, 2018
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 8/20

American Anthem (4-Year-Old Colt)
Date: August 21, 2018
Track: DEL MAR
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 12/28
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:16 am

Dabster (Curlin x On a Roll) won the Harry F. Brubaker Stakes at Del Mar. Isotherm (Lonhro) was second, Ike Walker (Bellamy Road) was third, and Soi Phet (Tizbud) was last of four.

Mubtaahij was scratched again and so was Grecian Fire.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/spo ... story.html
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:18 am

Battle of Midway Returns in Pat O'Brien Handicap

http://www.brisnet.com/content/2018/08/ ... dirt-mile/

~ Returns in a field that includes Roy H, Ransom the Moon, and Catalina Cruiser.
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:15 pm

Anyone know why Ransom the Moon was scratched from the Pat O'Brien this morning?
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:22 pm

He’s running in something at Laurel... why? Dunno!
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm

Ok, just answered my own question. But thank you Investia.

The Pat O'Brien Handicap will be another small field as the field is down to four. Roy H, St. Joe Bay, Ransom the Moon, and Horse Greedy scratched.
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Ok, just answered my own question. But thank you Investia.

The Pat O'Brien Handicap will be another small field as the field is down to four. Roy H, St. Joe Bay, Ransom the Moon, and Horse Greedy scratched.
There was only one horse in the race.
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:53 pm

katmandu wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:18 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Ok, just answered my own question. But thank you Investia.

The Pat O'Brien Handicap will be another small field as the field is down to four. Roy H, St. Joe Bay, Ransom the Moon, and Horse Greedy scratched.
There was only one horse in the race.
Wow mate you're right (I just watched it).
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:03 pm

Catalina Cruiser crushes again. How good is he?
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Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:25 pm

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:23 pm

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Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:25 pm
West Coast Breezes at Del Mar

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... t-del-mar/
So's he's a couple of works behind Collected then... think Collected was tentatively being pointed to the AA and then Classic (if all goes according to plan).
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:39 pm

Tapwrit Aims to Get Back on Track in Woodward Stakes

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ard-stakes

~ While I’m sure there’ll be a few scratches, this is still a big field. Seeking the Soul, Patch, Gunnevera and even Yoshida have entered.
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Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:59 pm

Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Returns to Brown's Care at Belmont Park

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... mont-park/
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Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:21 pm

Irish War Cry To Make Turf Debut In Ricoh Woodbine Mile
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... bine-mile/
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