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Dusty
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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 ... alifornian
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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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/pd ... 18USA5.pdf
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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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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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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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Sun May 06, 2018 5:05 pm

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

http://live.drf.com//nuggets/42369-sant ... tyboyfloyd
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Sun May 06, 2018 5:54 pm

A seemingly-ageless Slim Shadey won by five, and pretty easily. :D
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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.

http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... aunch-pass


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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/pd ... 18USA7.pdf
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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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Mon May 14, 2018 8:41 pm

10yo g Prime Number (Maria's Mon) began his racing career under brighter lights with John Sadler at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, and sadly, it ended today at
Presque Isle Downs in Race 2. "Prime Number was outrun, pulled up in the upper stretch and was put down".

Prime Number (Maria's Mon - Winter House, by Deputy Minister) 62 - 14-5-11, $195,221. RIP.
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genuinerizk wrote:13yo Bank of Dadin at Thistledown again tomorrow, Race 8. Fingers crossed for this old warrior to come home safe.

Bank of Dad finished 9th (last) today in his 128th start, at Thistledown. I think it's about time to call it a day. This guys stats tell you that he's done enough, and has
been nothing but a good hard trying blue collar boy for his entire career. You can't squeeze anything else out of him...

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Tue May 15, 2018 11:30 am

Agree, WarBiscuit- but the owner/trainer has been approached about selling him and she has refused. She intends to keep racing him, unless someone claims him first.
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Winners in the first half of May:

12yo g Strike A Spider (Concorde's Tune - Made Ya Look, by Strike The Gold), 1st at Sunray (5/7/18). 127 - 12-16-14, $137,013.

10yo g Slim Shadey (Val Royal - Vino Vertitas, by Chiefs Crown), 1st at Belmont (5/6/18). 73 - 13-15-4, $1,208,355.

10yo g Jaguar Ridge (Cactus Ridge - Jaguar Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo), 1st at Fairmount (5/8/18). 72 - 13-8-7, $130,914.

10yo g Lucky Lotto (Pure Prize - Kirsche, by Defrere), 1st at Evangeline Downs (5/10/18). 63 - 14-13-12, $536,578. SP.

10yo g Moorestown Jackie (Toccet - Moorestown, by Allen's Prospect), 1st at Penn National (5/10/18). 79 - 17-10-16, $347,480.

10yo g Taking Charge (Pulpit - French Braids, by Personal Flag), 1st at Evangeline Downs (5/10/18). 76 - 12-11-15, $220,174.

10yo g Robie The Cat (Distorted Humor - Kelli Cat, by Storm Cat), 1st at Mountaineer (5/9/18). 49 - 8-6-6, $128,452. SP.

10yo m Wild Aspen Flower (Aspen Ridge - Buck Flower, by Buckaroo), 1st at Mountaineer (5/8/18). 47 - 4-10-11, $84,940.

10yo g City Sage (City Place - Mystical Susan, by French Deputy), 1at at Prairie Meadows (5/12/18). 65 - 15-17-12, $419, 915. SW.

11yo g Trelawny (Three Wonders - Volatile Vickie, by Elusive Quality), 1st at Emerald Downs (5/11/18). 80 - 21-17-10, $522,118. SP.

10yo g Vernon Cat (Stormy Victory - Wild Rose County, by Katahaula), 1st at Lethbridge (5/13/18). 46 - 10-6-6, $64,499.

10yo g Storms Battle (Storm Victory - At The Ball, by Bold Laddie), 1st at Northlands Park (5/12/18). 49 - 9-4-10, $76,180.

10yo g Excess Baggage (In Excess - Shush, by Petionville), 1st at Lethbridge (5/12/18). 44 - 12-5-7, $71,975.

10yo m Thisladyisadiamond (Diamond - Secret Package, by Sea of Secrets), 1st at Assiniboia (5/13/18). 74 - 13-17-12, $160,127. MSP.

11yo m Impulzive Kate (Pulzarr - Katherine Louise, by Swoon), 1st at Lethbridge (5/13/18). 71 - 31-14-10, $67,572.

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Placed:
Dark Desire - 10m, Chaotic Bull - 10g, Sons of Missouri - 10g, Vernon Cat - 10g, It Doesn't Add Up - 10g,
Credit Report - 11g, Diesel's Prize - 10g, Dreymore - 12m, P R's Orphan - 10g.

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3rd:
Romeo Royale - 11g, Run To The Bank - 10g, Eighty Eight - 12g, El Grande Rojo - 10g, Dance Caller - 11g,
Jupiter - 11g, He's Very Rare - 10g, Bob's Gone Wild - 10g, Duty Calls - 10g.



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Sun May 20, 2018 7:10 pm

12yo Khan of Khans made his season debut yesterday (5/19) and won in a $5k claimer at Finger Lakes. It was his 29th career victory in 106 starts.
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Sun May 20, 2018 8:02 pm

"10 year old marvel," Soi Phet, won the Crystal Water S. at Santa Anita! Whoopee, he went off about 45 to 1.
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Jeremy Balan Verified account@BH_JBalan
5m5 minutes ago
Holy crap. Soi Phet on the grass at 10-years-old and 45-1. What a horse.
Jeremy Balan Verified account@BH_JBalan
2m2 minutes ago
Soi Phet came into the Crystal Water Stakes 1-for-13 on grass. Had almost all of his success on dirt.

Matt Dinerman Verified account@3coltshandicap
8m8 minutes ago
Soi Phet deserves peppermints for life after that win. What a neat horse!
Marianne @mardask33
5m5 minutes ago
Replying to @3coltshandicap
He is now a millionaire and can buy a peppermint company
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Sun May 20, 2018 8:16 pm

WarBiscuit wrote:10yo g Prime Number (Maria's Mon) began his racing career under brighter lights with John Sadler at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park, and sadly, it ended today at
Presque Isle Downs in Race 2. "Prime Number was outrun, pulled up in the upper stretch and was put down".

Prime Number (Maria's Mon - Winter House, by Deputy Minister) 62 - 14-5-11, $195,221. RIP.
Such a heartbreaking ending. RIP Prime Number.
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Sun May 20, 2018 9:03 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:"10 year old marvel," Soi Phet, won the Crystal Water S. at Santa Anita! Whoopee, he went off about 45 to 1.
YEA BABY!!! Perfect ride too! Love this guy
May they run with the WIND
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Sun May 20, 2018 9:29 pm

Dusty wrote:
Sparrow Castle wrote:"10 year old marvel," Soi Phet, won the Crystal Water S. at Santa Anita! Whoopee, he went off about 45 to 1.
YEA BABY!!! Perfect ride too! Love this guy
Chart: http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 18USA9.pdf

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
43m43 minutes ago
Pretty great quote from Leonard Powell after Soi Phet's Crystal Water Stakes win.

"The last race, when (Californian Stakes winner Dr. Dorr) passed him, he said, ‘You know what? I’m too old for this. I’ll save myself for another day’ and today was the day."
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Wed May 23, 2018 7:45 pm

The old timers are coming out of the woodwork to visit the Winners Circle in May:

12yo g I Am The King (Indy King - Star of the Ball, by Risen Star), 1st at Mountaineer (5/22/18). 90 - 24-18-9, $383,596.

12yo g Khan of Khans (Storm Boot - Mondra, by Digression), 1st at Finger Lakes (5/19/18). 106 - 29-20-7, $392,197. Stakes Placed.

10yo g Highway Fiftyfour (Kipling - Lunar Surprise, by Honor Grades), 1st at Fairmount (5/19/18). 73 - 11-13-13, $194,330.

10yo m Wild Aspen Flower (Aspen Ridge - Buckflower, by Buckaroo), 1st at Mountaineer (5/21/18). 49 - 5-10-12, $93,042.

10yo m Gussied Up (Buckhorn - Oh Say Annie, by Oh Say), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (5/16/18). 30 - 7-5-4, $113,660.

10yo g Smart Alex's Posse (Afleet Alex - Sheriff's Posse, by Silver Deputy), 1st at Fairmount (5/15/18). 56 - 10-18-13, $127,949.

11yo g Jolson (Theatrical - Amore Cielo, by Conquistador Cielo), 1st at Finger Lakes (5/22/18). 100 - 20-13-10, $277,347.

10yo g Surf N Ski (Unbridled Native - Oceans N Mountains, by Manila), 1st at Sunray (5/20/18). 44 - 18-4-5, 275,256. 3rd consecutive win.

10yo g Sportive (Bellamy Road - Party Mode, by Quiet American), 1st at Lethbridge (5/19/18). 76 - 22-22-14, $135,798.

10yo g Bigshotinthenews (Read The Footnotes - Mrs Bigshot, by Anjiz), 1st at Finger Lakes (5/16/18). 96 - 14-16-17, $298,435. MSP.

10yo g Moments Notiz (Tiznow - ABC Amanda, by Alphabet Soup), 1st at Charles Town (5/19/18). 61 - 24-15-8, $485,677.

10yo g Southern Sunrise (Dehere - Clochard, by Devil's Bag), 1st at Los Alamitos (5/20/18). 27 - 12-5-3, $128,610. 3rd consecutive win.

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Placed:
Sons of Missouri - 10g, Storm's Battle - 10g, Yes It's Persia - 10m, Savethetangoforme - 11g, Ghostwalking - 11g,
Brave Julian - 10g, Roaring Belle - 11m, Lizzy Lass - 10m.
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3rd: Chaotic Bull - 10g, Stormy Going - 10g, Dubla Gold - 11g, Zoe's Cajun - 10g, Impulzive Kate - 11m, Ann Can - 11m,
Star of Sarava - 10g, Seven Torrents - 11g, Royal Renaissance - 10m, Robie The Cat - 10g, It'sapossibility - 10h,
Latika Love - 10m, Wild Aspen Flower - 10m .

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