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Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:48 am

Another G1 winner for Scat Daddy as Skitter Scatter (I love that name) takes the Moyglare Stud S at the Curragh. NOT owned by Coolmore.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:50 am

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Ah well, this isn't good...still hoping it's minor.

Alan Cooper @AkcAruna7
1h1 hour ago
Replying to @WHR
Unfortunately Alpha Centauri sustained an injury to her right front fetlock and has been sent to the Fethard Equine Clinic for further evaluation.
Chip in her right front fetlock and she has been retired. Priceless broodmare prospect, but I was really hoping to see her in the BC.

Saxon Warrior was also injured in his race and has also been retired.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:18 am

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:50 am
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:37 pm
Ah well, this isn't good...still hoping it's minor.

Alan Cooper @AkcAruna7
1h1 hour ago
Replying to @WHR
Unfortunately Alpha Centauri sustained an injury to her right front fetlock and has been sent to the Fethard Equine Clinic for further evaluation.
Chip in her right front fetlock and she has been retired. Priceless broodmare prospect, but I was really hoping to see her in the BC.

Saxon Warrior was also injured in his race and has also been retired.
I saw Alpha Centauri's retirement coming but I'm shocked about Saxon Warrior, what a shame. Would have been a brilliant older horse I'm sure.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:19 am

Waldgeist wins the Prix Foy at Longchamp, a major prep for the Arc
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:04 pm

carole wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:19 am
Waldgeist wins the Prix Foy at Longchamp, a major prep for the Arc
He looked really good. I was pulling for Talismanic, but Waldgeist just blew right on by him.

Another Galileo, Flag of Honour, won the Irish St. Leger (G1).

Two new G1 winners for Dubawi today: Quorto in the National S at the Curragh and Kitesurf in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:09 pm

This isn't across a "pond" but I don't know where else to ask.

Does Canada have a Gr.I dirt race?
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:13 pm

I don't think so. The Prince of Wales, the 3rd leg of Canada's Triple Crown, is on dirt at Fort Erie, but since those races are restricted to horses bred in Canada, I believe they don't get a Grade 1 rating.
The G1's are run at Woodbine, on either the all-weather or turf.
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Mylute wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:09 pm
This isn't across a "pond" but I don't know where else to ask.

Does Canada have a Gr.I dirt race?
No. They only have 5 G1 races and all are on the turf (Woodbine Mile, Northern Dancer S., Natalma S., Canadian International and E.P. Taylor S.). So many of their stakes races are restricted to Canadian breds only so they are ineligible to be Graded Stakes by the NA Graded Stakes Committee.

The Woodbine Mile originally started as a G1 Stakes on the dirt for 3yos named the Molson Export Challenge, its name was changed the following year to the Molson Export Million. The race then moved to the turf in 1997, was changed to 3+ and then the name was changed in 1999 to the Atto Mile/Woodbine Mile.
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:13 pm

Another blow for British racing as now Poet's Word is out for the rest of the year with an injury. His future is up in the air.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -to-injury
Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior and now Poet's Word? I don't think I've seen so many top Euro grass runners suddenly out or retired due to injury. I expect it with American dirt runners, but not with Euro turf horses. :?
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:40 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:13 pm
Another blow for British racing as now Poet's Word is out for the rest of the year with an injury. His future is up in the air.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -to-injury
Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior and now Poet's Word? I don't think I've seen so many top Euro grass runners suddenly out or retired due to injury. I expect it with American dirt runners, but not with Euro turf horses. :?
With all of these good Euros out, it will be interesting to see what the turf races at the BC look like. Not sure if Poet's Word was looking at the BC but I know that Alpha Centauri was.

Makes the races more interesting though.
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:45 pm

According to the Bloodhorse article, he was being aimed at the BC Turf.
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