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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:01 pm

Add 10yo Slim Shadey to the above list of old timers running this week. He's entered in the Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington this Saturday (7/7/18).

It's interesting that he's being shipped to Arlington to race. He's been running very well in NY, but maybe this Saturday's Stars & Stripes turf races have drawn too tough for him to be competitive. I love him, but those races have attracted good turf horses; even Coolmore has brought over horses to run in the lucrative NY grass races.
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:35 pm

Wow, what a race in the Bertrando! And I think Soi Phet just kept his nostril in front at the wire. :D
That venerable warrior knows just where the wire is, as he kicked hard just before the wire.
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Sparrow Castle
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:39 pm

What a warrior! Soi Phet's the winner by a whisker!
Old Bones
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Soi Phet - that was awesome! Looked like a dead heat but he won it and leaves the track to a standing ovation!
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 pm

Old Bones wrote:Soi Phet - that was awesome! Looked like a dead heat but he won it and leaves the track to a standing ovation!
WOW!!! That was a race- he is now a millionaire!!!!
May they run with the WIND
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:27 pm

That was great to see!
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:41 pm

It's a good feeling to watch these old timers showing the youngsters how it's done. A lady was holding a small banner that said "In Soi Phet we trust". She knows.

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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:25 pm

It sounds like his trainer, Leonard Powell, likes his horse so much that his car license plate reads 'SOI PHET.'
If it's not Powell, someone who drives around near Del Mar has that plate.
Soi Phet is a very handsome horse. When it comes time for him to hang up his racing shoes, I can imagine that more than a few riders would love to have him in their barn. 8-)
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Soi Phet's win is sweet but very sad to hear about 8 year old Magic Mark who was eased in the race.

Soi Phet becomes a millionaire with tight victory in Bertrando Stakes
The amazing 10-year-old Soi Phet surpassed $1 million in career earnings and won the 15th race of his career with a thrilling victory by a nose over B Squared in Wednesday’s $101,035 Bertrando Stakes at Los Alamitos.

The win was not confirmed until four minutes after the two runners reached the wire nearly together in the one-mile race for California-breds. Until the result of the photo was announced, trainer Leonard Powell doubted whether Soi Phet had won the seventh stakes of his career.

Powell watched the race about a sixteenth of a mile from the finish and said he could not judge the margin. Even a video replay left him unsure.

“I watched it here and you have no idea,” he said while walking toward the winner’s circle. “When I watched the replay, I had no idea.”

Soi Phet ($9.60) prevailed by the narrowest of margins over B Squared, the 2-1 favorite. The result left Powell amazed at the resiliency of Soi Phet, who was claimed for $16,000 in 2013.

“That’s what racehorses are,” Powell said.
After the race, Magic Mark, the 5-2 second choice, collapsed and died in the stable area, according to a racing official. Magic Mark was second to the quarter pole before quickly fading from contention. He was eased and finished 52 lengths behind the winner.

Magic Mark was walked to the stables where he was stricken. A cause was not immediately known. A necropsy will be performed, which is standard when a horse dies at a California racetrack.
More: http://www.drf.com/news/soi-phet-become ... nable=true
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Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:22 pm

After the race, Magic Mark, the 5-2 second choice, collapsed and died in the stable area, according to a racing official. Magic Mark was second to the quarter pole before quickly fading from contention. He was eased and finished 52 lengths behind the winner.

Magic Mark was walked to the stables where he was stricken. A cause was not immediately known. A necropsy will be performed, which is standard when a horse dies at a California racetrack.
More: http://www.drf.com/news/soi-phet-become ... nable=true[/quote]

Yes, very sad indeed. RIP Magic Mark.

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Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 am

Ron Ellis was interviewed on TVG before the race and the gist was that Magic Mark was doing well and they expected a good effort. But obviously something went wrong with him during the race, maybe cardiac or pulmonary. I've seen this guy for years. RIP, warrior.
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Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:14 pm

I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Miss Woodford
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:31 pm

Classic Wildcat finished 11th and last in his first race outside of King Leatherbury's barn. :(
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:15 pm

Miss Woodford wrote:Classic Wildcat finished 11th and last in his first race outside of King Leatherbury's barn. :(
I don't like that. Still scratching my head trying to figure out who in the hell claims a 12yo horse from an 85 year old trainer? Hope Classic Wildcat can get back on track, or better yet, retire him.

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:36 pm

I have to think that horses notice when they suddenly aren't in their "home" stall or being cared for by the people they know and trust. Wouldn't surprise me that Classic Wildcat ran so poorly because he's really unsettled...and unhappy.
I hope he gets back to King and his 'home' stall soon.
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Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 pm

A 12-year-old who's happy at what he's doing. Khan of Khans won his 30th race Saturday at Suffolk Downs!

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Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:50 pm

Smiling for the camera:

12yo m Miracle in May (Songandaprayer - Logia, by Bon Point), 1st at Mountaineer (7/8/18). 78 - 18-11-11, $283,834.

11yo g Dorothy's Diamond Oratory - Hester Prynne, by Colonial Affair), 1st at Mountaineer (6/26/18). 95 - 20-16-18, $200,891.Survivor of the great Penn wreck, 12/13/11.

10yo g Moments Notiz (Tiznow - ABC Amanda, by Alphabet Soup), 1st at Charles Town (6/29/18). 62 - 25-15-8, $492,877. 3rd consecutive win.

10yo g Star of Sarava (Sarava - J Star, by Arch), 1st at Penn (6/30/18). 70 - 13-10-9, $252,431. MSP.

12yo g Pacific Tsunami (Magic Cat - Pacific Echo, by Eastern Echo), 1st at Marquis Downs (6/29/18). 94 - 28-9-21, $256, 690.

10yo g Guzzlingin (City Zip - Go For Bail, by Go For Gin), 1st at Grants Pass (6/30/18). 63 - 16-11-12, $57,174.

10yo g Soi Phet (Tizbud - Summer Jersey, by Siberian Summer), 1st at Los Alamitos (7/4/18). 59 - 15-7-6, $1,015,250. GSP.

10yo g Storms Battle (Storm Victory - At The Ball, by Bold Laddie), 1st at Northlands Park (7/2/18). 52 - 11-5-10, $82,919.

10yo m Keen Smee (Keen Falcon - Smee, by Honour and Glory), 1st at Mountaineer (7/2/18). 44 - 14-7-6. $88,427.

10yo g Bigshotinthenews (Read The Footnotes - Mrs, Bigshot, by Anjiz), 1st at Finger Lakes (7/7/18). 100 - 15-16-18, $307,507. MSP.

12yo g Khan of Khans (Storm Boot - Mondra, by Digression), 1st at Suffolk Downs (7/7/18). 108 - 30-20-7, $412,397. SP.

10yo g Executive Five (Bold Executive - Carah Five, by You and I), 1st at Fort Erie (7/8/18). 71 - 12-17-12, $523,399. MSP

10yo g General Day (For Really - Galpin Appeal, by Skip Trial), 1st at Grande Prairie (Sprint Series S. 7/8/18). 74 - 27-15-13, $132,843. 4th consecutive win.

10yo g Black Circle (Black Mambo - Circle of Friends, by Maudlin) 1st at Mountaineer (7/8/18). 60 - 10-6-15, $181,287.

10yo g Bingo Bango Bongo (Saarland - Archivist, by Arch), 1st at Gulfstream (5/28/18). 60 - 7-15-11, $198,129.
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Placed:
Wild Aspen Flower - 10m, Gussied Up - 10m, Husbands Folly - 10g, Bell Zone - 10g, Stormy Rush - 10g,
Impulzive Kate - 11m, Metallic Mist - 11g, Bingo Bango Bongo - 10g, Commander Sport - 10g.
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3rd:
Mr. Fuzzybottom - 10g, Honey C - 11m, Latika Love - 10m, Shane Daniel - 10g, Chaotic Bull - 10g, Aroney - 10g,
Including Gold - 10g, Guzzlingin - 10g, magical Grace - 11m , Sons of Missouri - 10g, Gentleman Jackson - 11g,
Wildwood Aragorn - 10g, Dubla Gold - 11g, Ryan's Audrina - 10m, Straight Thunder - 12g.

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Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:07 pm

Seamster Set for 100th Start at Catterick
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:21 pm

A trip to the Winners Circle:

10yo g Guzzlingin (City Zip - Go For Bail, by Go For Gin), 1st at Crooked River (7/11/18). 64 - 16-11-13, $59,285.

11yo m Silver Tresor (Congressionalhonor - Rackliffe Island, by Polish Numbers), 1st at Penn National (7/13/18). 48 - 8-4-8, $163,174.

10yo g Bullzaboy (Holy Bull - Feisty Cherokee, by Cherokee Run), 1st at Mountaineer (7/18/18). 75 - 12-13-15, $147,480.

10yo g Well's Gold (Gold Tribute - Lucky Buck's Baby, by Spend a Buck), 1st at Louisiana Downs (7/16/18), 79 - 18-17-12, $493,202. MSP.

10yo g Doinmysongndance (Songandaprayer - Catlike Dancer, by Tale of the Cat). 1st at Fort Erie (7/17/18). 59 - 12-11-12, $226,070.

10yo g Husband's Folly (Decarchy - Sabella, by Atticus), 1st at Presque Isle Downs (7/16/18). 69 - 7-10-14, $417,306.

10yo m Queens Prize (Kennedy Factor - Harvest Hoedown, by Hoedown's Day), 1st at Arapahoe Park (7/21/18). 31 - 8-5-3, $39,979.

10yo g Get Back Man (Toccet - Pearl City, by Carson City), 1st at North Dakota (7/21/18). 72 - 15-15-11, $181,441.

10yo g Another Bumper (Blumin Affair - Bumperette, by Rupert's Wing), 1s at Wyoming Downs (7/21/18). $66 - 11-20-9, $83,716.
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Placed:
Looks Like Sis - 10m, The Great Caper - 10g, Pinch This Too - 11g, P R's Orphan - 10g, Lake Creek - 10g,
Brutally Handsome - 11g, Pacific Tsunami - 12g, Get Back Man - 10g.

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3rd:
Toccets Charm - 11g, Papa Frita - 11g, City Sage - 10g, Do The Math - 10g, Eighty Eight - 12g, Jazz Age - 10g,
Meet Me At Wilsons - 11g, Lucky Melissa - 11m, Local Legacy - 10g, Limestone - 10g, Dark Desire - 10m,
Impulzive Kate - 11m, Shane Daniel - 10g, Candy Train - 10g.

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Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:28 pm

We saw the Winners Circle!

10yo g Hero's Wager (Partner's Hero - Cassy Wager, by Elocutionist), 1st at Mountaineer (7/23/18). 18 - 1-1-1, $21,172. His first win !!

10yo g City Sage (City Place - Mystical Susan, by French Deputy), 1st at Prairie Meadows (7/26/18). 68 - 16-17-13, $427,718. SW.

10yo g Including Gold (Include - Gold Mirage, by Golden Missile), 1st at Northlands Park (7/27/18). 69 - 15-10-13, $136,289.

11yo m Annadu (Seattle Shamus - Marbaya, by Cool Halo), 1st at Great Falls (7/27/18). 52 - 13-10-13, $74,926.

10yo g Azote (Munasaaq - Ladys Cape, by Capetown), 1st at Camarero (7/29/18). 66 - 20-11-12, $94,161.

11yo g Swiss Arrogant (Swiss Yodeler - Exposee, by Expressman), 1st at Hastings (8/3/18). 74 - 14-12-5, $141,303.

10yo g Stormy Rush (Stormy Atlantic - Willow Rush, by Wild Rush), 1st at Woodbine (7/29/18). 37 - 10-5-4. $436,677. GSP.

11yo g Meet Me At Wilsons[/b (Old Topper - Roeshamboe, by Synastry), 1st at Wyoming Downs (7/29/18). 48 - 15-9-8, $50,376.

10yo g Captain Zippounas (Sligo Bay - Lucy Above, by Wekiva Springs), 1st at Preque Isle Downs (8/5/18). 65 - 17-7-11, $277,250.

10yo g Real Heart (Devil His Due - Real Sweetheart, by Our Emblem), 1st at Assiniboia Downs (8/6/18). 66 - 18-13-4, $83,930.
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Placed: Jazz Age - 10g, Moments Notiz - 10g, Dawn Tera - 10m, Ultimate Question - 10g, Latika Love - 10m,
Mr. Fuzzybottom -10 g , Black Circle - 10g, Get Back Man - 10g, Bully Roll - 12g, Romeo Royale - 11g,
St. Patrick's Appeal - 11g, Diesels Prize - 10g, Jaguar Ridge - 10g, Impulzive Kate - 11m,General Day - 10g,
Southbeachsandy - 10g, Metallic Mist - 11g, Magical Grace - 11m, Smack Ridge - 10g,
Smart Alex's Posse - 10g.
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3rd:
Jupiter - 11g, Justanotherbob - 10g, Shane Daniel - 10g, Ryan's Audrina - 10m, Runaway Pepper - 10g,
Chele - 11g, Eighty Eight - 12g, Union Bowman - 11h, We Taught Ed - 11g, Lizzy Lass - 10m,
Surf N Ski - 10g, Captain Zippounas - 10g, He's Very Rare - 10g.
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13 yo g Bank of Dad came in 7th in Race 6 at Thistledown on August 1st, was claimed and retired. Happy Trails old man !

Bank of Dad (Valid Expectations - Starlit City, by Carson City). 132 - 25-12-26, $375,391. Broke his maiden on first try at Evangeline on
on August 31, 2007.

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