Older Horses - 2019

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Starine
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Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm

World of Trouble Retired to Hill 'n' Dale Farms
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms

UGH.
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:00 pm

‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker
A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday's G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, or possibly the Mile or Dirt Mile.
Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... kerbocker/

We haven't gotten to see a lot of him this year, but if his connections decide on the Classic, it makes that race even more interesting IMO.
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Starine
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:05 pm

Still hoping he takes his shot in the Classic, regardless of how unlikely it may be.
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Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:48 pm

Starine wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm
World of Trouble Retired to Hill 'n' Dale Farms
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms

UGH.
There has to be some sort of underlying issue with this, although I wonder why they're not mentioning it. That's concerning. If his issue was like a bone chip that wouldn't be healed in time, that's nothing, but...

While I know that it is fashionable as of late to retire your stallion prospect ASAP due to potential injury and value decreases, it don't see why they would want to retire him sound before his last race, which is the Breeders Cup.
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:24 am

Mylute wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Starine wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm
World of Trouble Retired to Hill 'n' Dale Farms
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms

UGH.
There has to be some sort of underlying issue with this, although I wonder why they're not mentioning it. That's concerning. If his issue was like a bone chip that wouldn't be healed in time, that's nothing, but...

While I know that it is fashionable as of late to retire your stallion prospect ASAP due to potential injury and value decreases, it don't see why they would want to retire him sound before his last race, which is the Breeders Cup.
I read somewhere he has a hoof bruise and couldn't make the Breeders Cup. They were planning on retiring him at the end of the year so he wouldn't have had time to race again.
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Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:03 pm

Flanders wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:24 am
Mylute wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:48 pm
Starine wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:07 pm
World of Trouble Retired to Hill 'n' Dale Farms
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... dale-farms

UGH.
There has to be some sort of underlying issue with this, although I wonder why they're not mentioning it. That's concerning. If his issue was like a bone chip that wouldn't be healed in time, that's nothing, but...

While I know that it is fashionable as of late to retire your stallion prospect ASAP due to potential injury and value decreases, it don't see why they would want to retire him sound before his last race, which is the Breeders Cup.
I read somewhere he has a hoof bruise and couldn't make the Breeders Cup. They were planning on retiring him at the end of the year so he wouldn't have had time to race again.
It’s actually in that very article.
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Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:31 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:00 pm
‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker
A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday's G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, or possibly the Mile or Dirt Mile.
Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... kerbocker/

We haven't gotten to see a lot of him this year, but if his connections decide on the Classic, it makes that race even more interesting IMO.
Catholic Boy finished a flat fourth in the Knickerbocker
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:47 am

This article by Haskin about the 2018 Classic runners states that Discreet Lover has been resting due to "minor issues" and could return to training this December.

Not sure whether he actually will, since IIRC Uriah said he had actually had several offers for him to stand at stud, one of them being Taylor Made, but he has a bigger chance of it than say a MG1W.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ic-runners
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Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:24 pm

barbaro111 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:31 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:00 pm
‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker
A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday's G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, or possibly the Mile or Dirt Mile.
Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... kerbocker/

We haven't gotten to see a lot of him this year, but if his connections decide on the Classic, it makes that race even more interesting IMO.
Catholic Boy finished a flat fourth in the Knickerbocker
For some reason just not the same horse this year after initial win earlier
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Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:19 pm

Squeaky wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:24 pm
barbaro111 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:31 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:00 pm
‘It’ll Answer Some Questions’: Catholic Boy To Prep For Breeders’ Cup In Knickerbocker
A grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, Catholic Boy has been supplemented to Monday's G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup, reports drf.com. The 1 1/8-mile turf race could lead to the 4-year-old son of More Than Ready pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, or possibly the Mile or Dirt Mile.
Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... kerbocker/

We haven't gotten to see a lot of him this year, but if his connections decide on the Classic, it makes that race even more interesting IMO.
Catholic Boy finished a flat fourth in the Knickerbocker
For some reason just not the same horse this year after initial win earlier
He has been retired now
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Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:29 pm

Looks like Bravazo will make his return in the Clark Handicap against Seeking the Soul and Tom's d'Etat.
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Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:41 am

Midcourt looked like Star in the making taking Native Diver by over 5 lengths for John Shirreffs and Victor Espinoza. Roadster a dull last in scratch-reduced 4 horse field.
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Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:57 pm

GSW Guest Suite found the winner's circle again after going winless for a long time in Race 4 at Churchill.

Also in the race was GSW Remembering Rita (2nd), Colonelsdarktemper (3rd), GSPSW Big Dollar Bill (4th), GSP Thirstforlife (5th), and GSPSW filly In The Mood (last).
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Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:41 pm

Gronkowski ‘Going The Right Way’ For Bin Ghadayer In Dubai
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... -in-dubai/
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Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:09 pm

Gift Box, McKinzie put in Friday workouts
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:29 pm

Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan, who has encountered some stiffer competition since moving to the U.S., won the Copa Confraternidad del Caribe Stakes at Gulfstream this afternoon (12/8/19) with Irad Ortiz on board. Even though his impressive win streak came to a crashing conclusion in the Pegasus this year when he was ground into the floor, I still take a shining to him. Still don't think he understands English though...

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Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:19 pm

Starine wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:41 pm
Gronkowski ‘Going The Right Way’ For Bin Ghadayer In Dubai
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... -in-dubai/
Finished third, beaten 4 lengths after leading in the stretch but weakening last 200 m of 2000 m race. Winner was Military Law. Likely needed the race.
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:14 am

WarBiscuit wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan, who has encountered some stiffer competition since moving to the U.S., won the Copa Confraternidad del Caribe Stakes at Gulfstream this afternoon (12/8/19) with Irad Ortiz on board. Even though his impressive win streak came to a crashing conclusion in the Pegasus this year when he was ground into the floor, I still take a shining to him. Still don't think he understands English though...

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I enjoyed seeing him crush. Decent horse and classy, within his limits.
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:06 pm

Gotta wonder what Kukulkan thinks when reporters and the like are buzzing around him but he can't understand English.

Not that animals can *understand* it and talk back, but you know.
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