2018 Royal Ascot

luvsgeldings
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

yes for sure - that is wonderful for shanghai bobby!!

does anyone know.... the silks on the horse that came in second in the Norfolk, they looked like the b wayne hughes silks - but with different color sleeves - is he an owner of that horse?
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Flanders
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:05 am

luvsgeldings wrote:yes for sure - that is wonderful for shanghai bobby!!

does anyone know.... the silks on the horse that came in second in the Norfolk, they looked like the b wayne hughes silks - but with different color sleeves - is he an owner of that horse?
No
luvsgeldings
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15 am

thank you!
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Sparrow Castle
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:42 pm

Very happy the filly Shang Shang Shang got this win! She punched her ticket to the BC Juvenile Turf Sprint. And what a great run to finish 2nd by Dialed In's Pocket Dynamo, who was bought at the Keeneland September 2017 sale for $35k and went unsold a week ago at the London sale for $170k.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:51 pm

Glad to know that Ward will go home with at least one winner. He really brings quite a few over every year so I like to see him rewarded for his endeavors. And goodness, he's so good with young horses.
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:10 pm

Earlier today, TVG's Simon was talking about how Wesley Ward has found the perfect spot to succeed at Royal Ascot.
The common style of European training is to bring juveniles along more gradually, and they don't usually target these early two-year-old stakes races with their best stock. They also don't tend to have them schooled to break like sprinters going 100 yards.
Ward's juveniles are precocious types who have been trained to break like jets launched off an aircraft carrier. :o
When a Ward juvy breaks on top, they can often carry that speed for five furlongs. And Wesley loves to run his best fillies in a race like the Norfolk against colts, where his gals get a significant weight break. :D
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:46 am

Gidu actually ran pretty well there. Not sure where he finished but it was in the top half and not too far behind. Looked like he was in deep water a furlong from home but he rallied late, maybe the 6f was a bit short for him.

Edit- 6th beaten 2 1/2 lengths. Nice effort.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:54 am

Are all the jockeys white males or does it just seem that way?

Men's hats, they all appear to be identical, are they of equal quality? Does Sir Michael Stoute wear the same one every day? (I assume that ladies aren't allowed to wear the same thing twice?)

Are there hat boxes for men similar to the women's that are a pain in the neck when travelling?

When it comes to jockey skills, some are better than others no doubt, but do you think it requires more or less special skills that separate jockeys when running around the turns or a straightaway race?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
luvsgeldings
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:53 pm

that filly that won the mile race today, man, she was quite impressive.
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Flanders
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:47 pm

luvsgeldings wrote:that filly that won the mile race today, man, she was quite impressive.
The female family has produced some excellent milers. Its great to see another one.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:00 pm

I believe you are referring to the grey filly, Alpha Centauri? She was one of two winners sired by Mastercraftsman today. That miler has turned out to be quite a good sire.
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 am

Get you tissues ready, Arthur Kitt, whose dam (Ceiling Kitty) won the Queen Mary stakes for the owners but died giving birth to this foal (the foal was resuscitated 6 times in order to save him) just won the Chesham Stakes!
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:48 am

carole wrote:Get you tissues ready, Arthur Kitt, whose dam (Ceiling Kitty) won the Queen Mary stakes for the owners but died giving birth to this foal (the foal was resuscitated 6 times in order to save him) just won the Chesham Stakes!
Talk about a fairy tale ending. The photo of him with his nurse mare—adorable. I think he can stretch out to a mile, being by Camelot.
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:51 am

oh my gosh I just watched the race - huge congrats to Arthur Kitt - and the story... heartbreaking - so tragic for his mother - but her legacy lives on with this wonderful boy - and what a fighter he is to be sure - tremendous win!!
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:54 am

Talk about wheeling back: Cliffs of Moher, who finished fourth in the Prince of Wales on Weds, is running in the Hardwicke next.
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:10 am

Another Royal Ascot winner for Sea The Stars this week as Crystal Ocean wins the Hardwicke Stakes! Red Verdon 2nd, Cliffs of Moher 3rd. Idaho trailed off in last
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CoronadosQuest
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:29 am

Wow Harry's Angel was being so bad in the gates. I am sort of surprised they opened the gates when they did.
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:35 am

CoronadosQuest wrote:Wow Harry's Angel was being so bad in the gates. I am sort of surprised they opened the gates when they did.
It looked even worse on the replay. No chance at all for Harry Angel.
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CoronadosQuest wrote:Wow Harry's Angel was being so bad in the gates. I am sort of surprised they opened the gates when they did.

i don't think they would have opened the gate here with how the horse was acting up: they said he broke out of the gate on three legs- in my opinion
they should not have let the gates open until they got the horse calmed down or scratched him
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:45 am

HA's head went down right as the gates were opened... the two were simultaneous. It was bad luck, but I don't think the starter erred.
The top 3 all ran great. Bound for Nowhere got a little tired and also got pinched, but I don't think that affected his placing.
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