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Flanders
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:25 pm

War Front filly that won the Alcibiades last fall. Haven't heard anything about her since.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:41 pm

Looks like she had a slight ligament tear that kept her out of the BC. I found a little blurb that says she was going to rest at WinStar a bit before heading back to Chiddingford. There are two exports on file for her, but only one return, so she is probably still back in England.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:48 pm

It's a shame she was hurt. Hopefully she heals well and they will send her over for another try on the dirt.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:18 pm

Flanders wrote:It's a shame she was hurt. Hopefully she heals well and they will send her over for another try on the dirt.
Having nearly lost their filly, do you really think they'll put her on dirt over here again?
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:31 pm

Catalina wrote:
Flanders wrote:It's a shame she was hurt. Hopefully she heals well and they will send her over for another try on the dirt.
Having nearly lost their filly, do you really think they'll put her on dirt over here again?
Well considering a slight ligament tear isn't "nearly losing their filly" and that they have raced her on All Weather in England before, yes I think they would.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:37 pm

i think by 'lost' i think what was meant was, lost her as a race horse, not as a living entity.
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Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:37 pm

I guess if she heals well, their plans were indeed to bring her back to the US for more tries on dirt. I don't know if those have changed, based on how she's been doing--couldn't find anything more recent than mid-October:

http://robinsfarmracing.com/news/
Sadly the excitement has been short lived. A late night phone call from Kellyn broke the news that we had not even considered among the jubilation: a minor injury, a very slight tear of the tiny XYZ ligament at the base of her fetlock will prevent her participation in the Breeders Cup. It is tiny however we strongly feel that Peace and War has a very exciting year next year with a great program that could include (some of but not all of) The Ashland, The Kentucky Oaks, The Coaching Club Oaks, The Alabama, The Spinster and even another tilt at the Breeders Cup.

We are grateful to Jayne Farwell, Kellyn Gorder and his excellent team for catching this minor problem so early before it became worse. Peace and War will stay at Winstar Farm’s excellent rest and rehabilitation centre until she returns to Chiddingfold. The superb facilities and staff there will no doubt give us the best possible chance to return back to her best for an exciting campaign next year. As a trainer on the opposite side of the globe peace of mind is worth so much. Equally valuable to the trainer is the understanding of the owners which has been as matter of fact and professional as the on site management of this injury.

While this setback is unfortunate Peace and War was our first G1 winner. Her future is bright and we look forward to more Stateside ventures in the spring…back to “our old Kentucky Home”
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Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:27 pm

I've emailed them inquiring about her
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Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:32 am

She breezed well yesterday and they are targeting the Ashland and the oaks with her
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Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:29 am

She shipped to KY on Sunday and is entered in the Ashland for this Saturday :)

If she does well and gets enough points, she'll be entered in the KY Oaks.
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Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:25 am

Awesome. I really liked the looks of her last fall. I hope she runs well.
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Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:25 pm

She ran last, I think.
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Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:23 pm

I thought she was third?
Nevermind...from the brief articles I could find, she was definitely off the board.
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Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:44 pm

She was last.
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Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:35 pm

I didn't see any recorded works for her in the Keeneland program I bought yesterday. Is it possible that they ran her in this race without any prior works? That just seems crazy...
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mimi6920 wrote:I didn't see any recorded works for her in the Keeneland program I bought yesterday. Is it possible that they ran her in this race without any prior works? That just seems crazy...
One 2F breeze (1/1) on April 2.
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Catalina wrote:
mimi6920 wrote:I didn't see any recorded works for her in the Keeneland program I bought yesterday. Is it possible that they ran her in this race without any prior works? That just seems crazy...
One 2F breeze (1/1) on April 2.
She only shipped into the US about a week ago, I think. She hadn't been at Keeneland very long.
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BlindLucky wrote:
Catalina wrote:
mimi6920 wrote:I didn't see any recorded works for her in the Keeneland program I bought yesterday. Is it possible that they ran her in this race without any prior works? That just seems crazy...
One 2F breeze (1/1) on April 2.
She only shipped into the US about a week ago, I think. She hadn't been at Keeneland very long.
Yep, she did all of her preparation for the race in the UK.
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http://www.keeneland.com/racing/keenela ... s-april-19

STEVENS STILL HOPING FOR OAKS SHOT WITH PEACE AND WAR
In nine days, entries will be taken for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1). For Qatar Racing’s Peace and War to get a spot in the 14-horse starting gate, eight horses with more than the 10 points she has attained will have to pass on the race.
With the thought in mind that a slim chance still exists, trainer Olly Stevens elected to work Peace and War early Sunday morning on the dirt at Keeneland.
“Why worry about rain and work on the turf when the Oaks is what we came for?,” Stevens said. “I am praying that we get in. If we get a shot, that is where we want to go.”
With exercise rider Tegan Clark aboard, Peace and War worked a half-mile in :47.60 with fractions of :12, :24 and :36 over a fast track.
Winner of the Darley Alcibiades (G1) here last fall to earn 10 points toward the Oaks, Peace and War finished last in the Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 4 in her first race in six months.
“She has done well since the Ashland,” Stevens said. “She had a little skin infection and missed one day of training but had a nice work (last Monday). She did well this morning and I had her in :47 and a shade.
“It is frustrating. She was the fourth-ranked filly in the world last year and under the old system (of graded stakes earnings to get in the Oaks) she would be in the top 10. I know she is a good filly. Maybe I underestimated how taxing the dirt track could be.”
Stevens said Julien Leparoux would retain the mount on Peace and War, who would go to Churchill Downs “as late as possible.”
Peace and War also is nominated to the $200,000 Eight Belles (G3) at seven furlongs on the main track and the $150,000 Edgewood (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the grass. Both races are May 1, the same day as the Oaks. In Kentucky, horses may be entered in only one race on a given day.
“If the Eight Belles were at a mile, we would look at that,” Stevens said. “I will get with (Racing Secretary) Ben (Huffman) and see how it looks. I may enter (the Oaks can have 18 entries with four also-eligibles) and if we can’t get in look at the ($250,000, Grade 2) Black-Eyed Susan (at 1 1/8 miles on May 15 at Pimlico).”
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Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:50 am

I really don't think that filly has justified any decision towards racing in the KY Oaks. There are some really good fillies in the race this year, and her last race was terrible. She had excuses, but she probably didn't get anything out of that race. Seems like feeding her to do the dogs if they send her to the Oaks.
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