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by Izvestia
Sun Dec 29, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jacobson sets NYRA win record
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

Re: Jacobson sets NYRA win record

Obviously something is going on. He does some strange things with the horses he claims... claims them for higher prices ($40-62,500), they usually have back class, they run ok, then steadily drop, nobody EVER claims off him, and then they show up for bottoms at Suffolk. OR, he claims them and bumps ...
by Izvestia
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Maibu Stakes (Grade 1) - 12/26/13
Replies: 30
Views: 4272

Re: Maibu Stakes (Grade 1) - 12/26/13

Hollendorfer is hot right now, so I wouldn't disregard Zeewat.
by Izvestia
Thu Dec 26, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Daytona Stakes (Grade 3) - 12/28/13
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Daytona Stakes (Grade 3) - 12/28/13

I like Unbridled's Note in this. He always runs a good one.
by Izvestia
Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Horses that are gonna make 2014 great
Replies: 52
Views: 8818

Re: Horses that are gonna make 2014 great

I agree Kennedy. He's a talented little horse. I don't think we've seen the best of him!
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 22, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Mean Season
Replies: 26
Views: 4521

Re: Mean Season

I'd be curious if Pletcher trained him, would you feel differently?
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 22, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Trainers that need websites/social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Trainers that need websites/social media

Gamblers haven't always had access to all of this information, and they got on just fine.

Good grief, is this necessary??? http://www.bobbaffert.com/ How is Bob Baffert's close up photo, or Bob Baffert riding his palomino have ANYTHING to do with horse racing???
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?
Replies: 152
Views: 20005

Re: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?

Well, the favourite or "best" horses don't always win now, do they? Sometimes a horse ships and runs a big one. Dangerous Midge in the Turf in '10 is one off the top of my head. Also, sometimes horses aren't bred to be a freak at 5 furlongs on the dirt, and get better as they age. I am thinking of Z...
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Trainers that need websites/social media
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Trainers that need websites/social media

Trainers are a little busy to be fooling around on social media! I think some trainers have websites for the partnerships they train for. I like the secrets they keep to themselves. Take Hollendorfer- when a horse of his gets injured he never totally reveals what it is. Really, it's nobody's busines...
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:16 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?
Replies: 152
Views: 20005

Re: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?

Would you say horses like Ouija Board or Goldikova are third string horses?

And of course they'd pick dirt, it's where the money is. I don't get how that is inferior. It's almost like saying my neighbour who makes $20,000 a year more than me is superior to me.
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 22, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?
Replies: 152
Views: 20005

Re: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?

I really don't think our turf horses are inferior. Ask Woodbine. The horses that do well on turf usually run a certain way (their action) and have a good turn of foot. Take Mizdirection. She could FLY on turf, but it doesn't make her inferior to Groupie Doll. They are just different moving horses, t...
by Izvestia
Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ranking the older horses for 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Re: Ranking the older horses for 2014

"The most talented horse in the barn"...has been said a lot, especially from that barn. I take that with a grain of salt. "Considering what he has done and who his mother is"... he must be the next ??? MSW and allowance winner. Graydar and Cross Traffic were both wonderfully talented horses who had ...
by Izvestia
Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Ranking the older horses for 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3154

Re: Ranking the older horses for 2014

Allow me.

Zaikov has won a MSW and an allowance, both impressively, but you might want to see him WIN a couple grade 1's or at least run in one, to give him #2. You basically just listed your favourite 3-year-olds from this year.
by Izvestia
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?
Replies: 152
Views: 20005

Re: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?

And the Awesome Again (G1) was a good field, compared to what??? The knock on Game on Dude is that he often beats crappy fields. And the knock on Wise Dan is that he's only racing against turf milers. The Awesome Again field was terrible. The best horse won, the second best horse was 2nd, the rest w...
by Izvestia
Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2 year olds of 2013
Replies: 110
Views: 19263

Re: 2 year olds of 2013

Unknown Road looks like a nice one, with a pedigree to boot.

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 13USA4.pdf

He was 2nd in his first start to Coup de Grace, by 3/4 of a length.
by Izvestia
Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?
Replies: 152
Views: 20005

Re: Time to Put Andy Beyer out to pasture?

He's ridiculous. People have been griping about Wise Dan only running in turf miles all year, then he wants to award the Horse of the Year to a horse that couldn't win an ungraded stakes earlier in the year, and wins twice at the end of the season at the same track. How can you penalize Wise Dan for...
by Izvestia
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Catching up with GANDER
Replies: 10
Views: 2430

Re: Catching up with GANDER

What a wonderful story. He had a cult-like following.
Thanks for sharing.
by Izvestia
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Haskin Top 10 Racing Movies
Replies: 65
Views: 7773

Re: Haskin Top 10 Racing Movies

For once I agree with him... Phar Lap was the best racing movie ever.
by Izvestia
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: New Conformation Photos
Replies: 2545
Views: 420998

Re: New Conformation Photos

Prospective looks like his sire.
by Izvestia
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Whatever Happened To?
Topic: Krz Ruckus
Replies: 3
Views: 1124

Re: Krz Ruckus

Krz Ruckus was such a great horse up here! Glad to see he was retired to a good home.
by Izvestia
Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5002
Views: 859042

Re: Stallion News

http://www.oldfriendsequine.org/default.aspx https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.158652991049.127444.62777301049 I think people care. I also think it is a very public issue. I agree, the horses look amazingly well cared for. I think when people fly off the handle about stallions going overseas...