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Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:44 pm

My wondering out loud about Spinoff worked. They decided to do something. He has just been entered in an AOC at 1 1/8 miles on Friday, August 9 in race #5 at Saratoga. Blinkers added.

Same for A Thread of Blue. He's going in the Saratoga Derby Invitational this afternoon. It's race #9. Second race in the Turf Triple that has just been inaugurated this year. Same distance as the Preakness. Hoping the 2 month freshening has helped. He had a bullet work last week.
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:02 pm

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
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:24 pm

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/
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:06 pm

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 record is now 10-5-2-1. Time was 1:52.02, two fifths off the course record.

video replay: https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/results
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:53 pm

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
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:30 pm

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
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:54 pm

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
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:03 am

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
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Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:55 pm

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 June.
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:00 pm

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 they put him next.

video replay: https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -on-8-9-19

You can see his stumble coming out of the gate in the head on view here. Make sure you have August 9th races selected: https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/results
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:14 pm

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
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:20 pm

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
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:18 am

Spinoff in the paddock at Saratoga today.

https://twitter.com/DRFRusso/status/115 ... 40994?s=20
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:51 pm

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 against males at 2, and Diadura won the Arlington Lassie stakes in 2016. I am pretty certain no other graded stakes winner at 2. Very close to the stakes record, just 11/100th of a second shy, so a very good time.

video replay: https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/replays
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:16 pm

I saw that race on TV. Green Light Go looks like a real good one. Maybe we will see him in the Kentucky Derby next year.
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Happy Endings wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:51 pm
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 against males at 2, and Diadura won the Arlington Lassie stakes in 2016. I am pretty certain no other graded stakes winner at 2. Very close to the stakes record, just 11/100th of a second shy, so a very good time.

video replay: https://www.nyra.com/saratoga/racing/replays
Gorgeous colt. He looked like a man among boys. Running w/o Lasix, too.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:23 pm

Has anyone heard any news about Out For A Spin?
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Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:40 pm

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 ... on-8-14-19
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Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:50 pm

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/artic ... 294080.php

Earlier this week, trainer Todd Pletcher stood outside his office at his barn on the Oklahoma Training Track and said that if Spinoff ran off the screen in Friday's fifth race at Saratoga, he might wheel him back in the Travers Stakes here on Aug. 24.

Spinoff won the 1 1/8-mile race by a comfortable 5 3/4 lengths. So ...

"Probably not," Pletcher said of the Travers as he walked to the paddock for the sixth race. "The logical move would be to give him some time and then run in the Pennsylvania Derby (at Parx Racing on Sept. 21). We'll see how he comes out of this and we won't make any decision for a week or so."
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:59 pm

MTO wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:50 pm
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/artic ... 294080.php

Earlier this week, trainer Todd Pletcher stood outside his office at his barn on the Oklahoma Training Track and said that if Spinoff ran off the screen in Friday's fifth race at Saratoga, he might wheel him back in the Travers Stakes here on Aug. 24.

Spinoff won the 1 1/8-mile race by a comfortable 5 3/4 lengths. So ...

"Probably not," Pletcher said of the Travers as he walked to the paddock for the sixth race. "The logical move would be to give him some time and then run in the Pennsylvania Derby (at Parx Racing on Sept. 21). We'll see how he comes out of this and we won't make any decision for a week or so."
Might happen.....and I had forgotten that Spinoff beat older in that allowance race the other week, including a stakes winner.

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/ ... ctions_123
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