The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Dusty » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:35 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:10-Year-Old Soi Phet Seeks Graded Glory in Californian
Not many horses in training still have Hollywood Park show up on their lifetime past performances, let alone a stakes horse still capable of running at a high level.

Benowitz Family Trust, Mathilde Powell, and Paul Viskovich's Soi Phet fits that unlikely billing, however, and could have his best shot at graded stakes glory—at the age of 10—April 28 in the $200,000 Californian Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

The California-bred Tizbud gelding has been an unquestioned success since his first race off the claim for trainer Leonard Powell. A $16,000 claim by Powell out of a conditional claiming race at Hollywood in May of 2013, Soi Phet won his next four starts at allowance levels, then finished third in the Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. Since the claim he's won six stakes (four in Cal-bred company), placed in six others, and has turned that $16,000 investment into $854,170 in earnings for his connections.

But since the 2013 Awesome Again, graded tries have not gone so well. In five attempts at the graded level, he's yet to hit the board, but there also won't be a dominating standout among the six entered in Saturday's Californian.

"I would have preferred to run him in a Cal-bred stakes, but there's really nothing available to him until (the July meeting at Los Alamitos Race Course)," Powell said. "I don't want to risk him for a tag again this year and this probably didn't come up as strong as it should for a grade 2."

His reference to a claiming tag relates to Soi Phet's 2018 debut, when he was up for $62,500 in a 1 1/16-mile optional-claiming allowance at Santa Anita. Despite a less-than-comfortable trip, Soi Phet finished second to fellow Californian entrant Prince of Arabia, and went unclaimed.

"It was nerve-wracking (running him for a claiming tag), but every time we run a horse it's nerve-wracking," said Powell, who has saddled the dark bay 40 times in his 56-race career. "He's 10-years-old, so if somebody wanted to put up that much, it would have taken a lot of (courage)."

More: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/227174/10-year-old-soi-phet-seeks-graded-glory-in-californian


LOVE this horse - I hope and pray he runs well and comes home SAFE - WHAT A WARRIOR
May they run with the WIND
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:12 pm

Soi Phet finished 5th beaten by 18 1/2 lengths, on April 28, 2018, at SANTA ANITA PARK in Race 5.
Off odds: 6.20
Your comments for this horse were: 2008 G Tizbud - Summer Jersey, by Siberian Summer
http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pdf/SA042818USA5.pdf
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby genuinerizk » Tue May 01, 2018 7:56 am

Bank of Dad came in last in his race yesterday, beaten by 13 1/2 lengths. According to the chart had to check hard. Thank goodness this old warhorse came home safe. And WarBicuit- thank you for teaching me about a feature of equibase that I didn't know existed! Although now they changed much of their format again, so there 's a lot of new things to get used to again.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Sun May 06, 2018 3:38 pm

No garland of roses, but a nice picture in the winners circle and a few bucks stuffed under the saddle cloth for these runners:

10yo m Z Lovlee Linda (Alysweep - I'm Exclusive, by Premiership), 1st at Finger Lakes (4/23/18). 84 - 17-18-14, $148, 921.

10yo g Epic Cast (Freespool - Murderer's Row, by Grand Slam), 1st at Sun Downs (4/22/18). 52 - 22-8-10, $63,435. SW.

10yo g Surf N Ski (Unbridled Native - Oceans N Mountains, by Manilla), 1st at Sunray (4/28/18). 43 - 17-4-5, $270, 756.

11yo g Gunsmoke N (Scottish Halo - Jessica's Answer, by Welcome Suitor), 1st at Will Rogers Downs (4/28/18). 36 - 5-4-4, $141, 940.

11yo g Credit Report (Songandaprayer - Cash No Credit, by West by West), 1st at Prairie Meadows (4/29/18). 84 - 21-15-15, $426,614.

10yo g Just Chillin Boss (Sweetsouthernsaint - Aleutian Gold, by Prospector's Gamble), 1st at Belterra (5/6/18). 71 - 17-13-6, $247, 776. SP.

10yo g Diesel's Prize (Pure Prize - Whisperifyoudare, by Red Ransom), 1st at Fonner (5/5/18). 55 - 13-8-11, $232,232.

11yo g Pure Vertical (Hidden City - Hagerstown, by Benton Creek), 1st at Lethbridge (5/5/18). 45 - 7-11-14, $28,181. (MX) race.
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Placed: Mitt - 12g, Bellamy Jones - 10g, Worth a Punt - 11g, Small Town - 11g, Caneros - 10g, Holiday Boy - 11g,
Bullzaboy - 10g, Catfeinated - 11g, Roll On Diego - 10g, Akapesche - 10g, Boss Hogg Who - 11g, Trelawny - 11g,
My Charming Clyde - 11g.

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3rd: Dark Desire - 10m, Z Lovlee Linda - 10m, Roarin Missile - 11g, Walkers Landing - 10g, Cozy Bar - 10g, Sportive - 10g,
Say Mr. Sandman - 10g, Brutally Handsome - 11g, Basketball Bella - 10m, Startingold - 11g, Lagoon of Diamonds - 10g ,
Dorothy's Diamond - 11gAlbacore Bob - 12g, Lotto Cat - 10g.
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12yo g Casa O (Pure Prize) finished Race 3 at Turf Paradise yesterday (5/5), and came in 7th, but was vanned off afterwards.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby stark » Sun May 06, 2018 3:55 pm

10yo Slim Shady has a good shot in Belmont's 9th today, 5/1 on the morning line.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby katmandu » Sun May 06, 2018 5:05 pm

Perhaps not an official War Horse yet, but definitely a stab from the past.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun May 06, 2018 5:54 pm

A seemingly-ageless Slim Shadey won by five, and pretty easily. :D
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby WarBiscuit » Fri May 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Posted by TapitsGal on the "In Memoriam" thread, as a true War Horse he deserves to be here as well. 17yo Catlaunch passed into legend at Old Friends in
Kentucky yesterday. Got to see him many times at Beulah, including his final victory in the Sydney Gendelman Memorial Handicap in June, 2013. A blue collar hero for sure,
I'll never forget the roar from the crowd whenever he set foot on the track. Old Friends lost 20yo Tour of the Cat on the same day.

RIP Catlaunch and Tour of the Cat.

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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat May 12, 2018 2:19 am

Trelawny (11 year old gelding) deadheated for the win today at Emerald Downs. That old boy is as honest as the day is long.

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pdf/EMD051118USA7.pdf
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Re: The WAR HORSE Chronicles

Postby genuinerizk » Sun May 13, 2018 9:03 pm

13yo Bank of Dadin at Thistledown again tomorrow, Race 8. Fingers crossed for this old warrior to come home safe.
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