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by Happy Endings
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Some catching up....

Quick Spin won race #7 at Goulburn in New South Wales, Australia on August 13. His record is now 29-3-4-5.

video replay: https://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFie ... W,Goulburn
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Steve Haskin had this to say about Spinoff and the Travers.... As for the influence of the Belmont Stakes, many believe runner-up Tacitus was the best horse after a wide trip throughout from the outside post and bumping hard with War of Will in the upper stretch and then lugging in. Tax was fourth, ...
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 127
Views: 7873

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

I can't recall seeing the name Sheikh Albadou in a pedigree before. I read that he died of a heart attack during his first season at stud, so, only one foal crop. That would account for his name not turning up a lot. Not quite. He entered stud in 1993 in Kentucky, and did suffer a heart attack in h...
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 127
Views: 7873

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

Green Light Go won the Saratoga Special in dominating fashion. With his size and pedigree ( Hard Spun out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare) , the tall bay should be able to handle increasing distance. I hope we get to see him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. I can't recall seeing the name Sheikh Albadou ...
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Hoping Todd Pletcher decides to send Spinoff to the Travers now that Maximum Security and Game Winner won't run there. Spinoff ran lights out at Saratoga a few days ago. Travers would be 2 weeks between races for Spinoff. https://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/Saratoga-notes-14294080.php Earlier...
by Happy Endings
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Today's 1st race at Saratoga was a hurdle race, which SNAP DECISION won by 38 1/2 lengths. Chart said the rest of the field was not in the same zipcode! Lol! Good for him. May have found his calling! Video replay: https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/results https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/r...
by Happy Endings
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Has anyone heard any news about Out For A Spin?
by Happy Endings
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Green Light Go just won race #8, the Saratoga Special by 3 or 4 lengths. Very impressive. He's now 2 for 2. Could be a "special" one! I think he is Hard Spun's 74th stakes winner. Unusual for Hard Spun to have a stakes winner at 2. Most of his blossom later. Hard Not To Like won the Cup and Saucer ...
by Happy Endings
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Spinoff in the paddock at Saratoga today.

https://twitter.com/DRFRusso/status/115 ... 40994?s=20
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Old Faithful won race #7 at Penn National on August 8. His record is now 19-8-1-0.

video replay: https://www.hollywoodpnrc.com/racing/video-and-replay
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Jareth won race #1 at Ellis Park today. His record is now 12-2-2-2.

video replay: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -on-8-9-19
by Happy Endings
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Spinoff won his allowance race (race #5) today at Saratoga by about 5 lengths. Lost his hind footing coming out of the gate, but recovered quickly. Good to see him back in the winner's circle. Not clear to me if the blinkers made a difference, but it didn't seem to hurt him. Curious to see where th...
by Happy Endings
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Bloodhorse has reported that A Thread of Blue is pointing to the 1 1/2 mile Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes on September 7. McLaughlin says they aren't sure he will get the distance, but they are going to try as long as the course is firm. He didn't handle the soft ground in the Penn Mile in J...
by Happy Endings
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Hard Up won race #7 at Echuca in Victoria, Australia on August 5th. His record is now 17-3-4-2.

video replay: https://www.racing.com/form/2019-08-05/bet365-echuca#/
after the race is over there is another video with an interview with the jockey
by Happy Endings
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Weave won race # 6 at Wodonga in Victoria, Australia on August 6. His record is now 41-6-8-4.

video replay: https://www.racing.com/form/2019-08-06/wodonga
after the race is over there is another video with an interview with the jockey
by Happy Endings
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Green Light Go is entered in the Saratoga Special this coming Saturday. He won on debut last month. His lastest work was a bullet half mile in 46 and 1/5th. Here is that maiden win: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -on-7-4-19
by Happy Endings
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

I didn't know this. A Thread of Blue spiked a fever in mid June. Accounts for the longer break between races. Apparently they would have run him in the Belmont Derby otherwise.

https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/news/a-th ... vitational
by Happy Endings
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

A Thread of Blue wins race #9, the inaugural Saratoga Derby Invitational! Led the whole way. Brilliant ride by Luis Saez! The freshening did help! Some good horses in that field and they could not catch him! That was grade 1 level competition in that race. Too bad he won't get credit for that. His ...
by Happy Endings
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Red Cactus won again today in Sweden. Race # 6 at Jagersro.

video replay, this one called in English: http://www.swedishhorseracing.com/repla ... ogalopp/6/
by Happy Endings
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Horse Followings
Topic: Hard Spun Foals
Replies: 1370
Views: 169122

Re: Hard Spun Foals

Spin Cycle won race # 3 at Monmouth Park today. His record is now 35-5-2-3.

video re play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRAcNoHL8UU