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Happy Endings
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Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:33 pm

Two stakes entries coming up this week, both at Belmont Park on Friday. Ruby Lips returns from an 8-month break and goes in the Zaftig Stakes and Slan Abhaile goes in the Aljamin Stakes.

I decided to find out what Slan's name means and found this: "Slán abhaile" is an Irish phrase used to bid goodbye to someone who is travelling home. A literal translation is 'Safe Home', which is used in the same way in Hiberno-English. Slán ("safe") is used in many Irish-language farewell formulas; abhaile means "homeward". (pronounced 'slan a walya' or 'slawn awallya').

Maybe some folks already knew this, but I didn't. I never had guessed the correct pronunciation.
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Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:14 pm

Jenner returned from a 5-month break to win at Morphettville in Australia. He is now 5-3-0-0. Got up just in time after threading through horses.
Jabhaat placed 2nd in the John Musker Fillies' Stakes(Listed) at Yarmouth in GB.
Hard Romp was 2nd at Bendingo in Australia. He is now 10-1-3-1. Had a wider trip than the winner and got caught.

Race replay for Jenner: http://www.theracessa.com.au/show_video ... 8&trial=no

Race replay for Hard Romp: http://www.australianracing.com/pages/replay/9.php
Select Australia A, Sept 17, Race #9

Race replay for Jabhaat: http://www.attheraces.com/card.aspx?rac ... av=results
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Lava Man Fan
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:15 pm

Happy Endings wrote:Two stakes entries coming up this week, both at Belmont Park on Friday. Ruby Lips returns from an 8-month break and goes in the Zaftig Stakes and Slan Abhaile goes in the Aljamin Stakes.

I decided to find out what Slan's name means and found this: "Slán abhaile" is an Irish phrase used to bid goodbye to someone who is travelling home. A literal translation is 'Safe Home', which is used in the same way in Hiberno-English. Slán ("safe") is used in many Irish-language farewell formulas; abhaile means "homeward". (pronounced 'slan a walya' or 'slawn awallya').

Maybe some folks already knew this, but I didn't. I never had guessed the correct pronunciation.
It should be noted that one of the horses Slan is facing is Shanghai Bobby.
Happy Endings
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:24 pm

Lava Man Fan wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Two stakes entries coming up this week, both at Belmont Park on Friday. Ruby Lips returns from an 8-month break and goes in the Zaftig Stakes and Slan Abhaile goes in the Aljamin Stakes.

I decided to find out what Slan's name means and found this: "Slán abhaile" is an Irish phrase used to bid goodbye to someone who is travelling home. A literal translation is 'Safe Home', which is used in the same way in Hiberno-English. Slán ("safe") is used in many Irish-language farewell formulas; abhaile means "homeward". (pronounced 'slan a walya' or 'slawn awallya').

Maybe some folks already knew this, but I didn't. I never had guessed the correct pronunciation.
It should be noted that one of the horses Slan is facing is Shanghai Bobby.
Oh, yes, that's hard to overlook!! I gulped when I noticed that in the entries.
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Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:55 pm

Happy Endings wrote:
Lava Man Fan wrote:
Happy Endings wrote:Two stakes entries coming up this week, both at Belmont Park on Friday. Ruby Lips returns from an 8-month break and goes in the Zaftig Stakes and Slan Abhaile goes in the Aljamin Stakes.

I decided to find out what Slan's name means and found this: "Slán abhaile" is an Irish phrase used to bid goodbye to someone who is travelling home. A literal translation is 'Safe Home', which is used in the same way in Hiberno-English. Slán ("safe") is used in many Irish-language farewell formulas; abhaile means "homeward". (pronounced 'slan a walya' or 'slawn awallya').

Maybe some folks already knew this, but I didn't. I never had guessed the correct pronunciation.
It should be noted that one of the horses Slan is facing is Shanghai Bobby.
Oh, yes, that's hard to overlook!! I gulped when I noticed that in the entries.
Hopefully he doesn't return to his two year old form. Slan may have been sixth in the KB, but that was a sneaky sixth. Not sure he can win, but we'll see!
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:10 pm

Slan second to Bobby only by a head.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:13 pm

Light Burst was 2nd at Wolverhampton in GB.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:16 pm

It sounds like he gave Bobby all he could handle.
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Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:24 pm

Ian Wilkes trained Free As A Bird, is running in the Jazzy Stakes at Belmont next Wednesday (9/25/13).

Jazzy Stakes - 3yo's and up - Purse $100,000 - Seven Furlongs - Race 3 - 2:07 pm - Edgar Prado, up


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Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:41 pm

Ruby Lips was sixth in the Zafitg.

(Speaking of Zafitg, she went to HS this year and her mom of course went by for a full sib to Zo Impressive)
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22 September 2013

Racecourse Time Race Distance Horse Result
BARRETTS RACE MEET AT FAIRPLEX
(USA) 14:40 MCL
3 yo's & up Open 4F Hard Play (USA)
3 G Hard Spun (USA) /
Zanti (Strawberry Road (AUS))
BELMONT PARK
(USA) 15:09 MSW
3 yo's & up Open 7F General Pico (USA)
3 C Hard Spun (USA) /
Queen's Lady (Storm Cat)
CHURCHILL DOWNS
(USA) 13:15 MCL
3 yo's & up Open 1 mile Safely Spun (USA)
4 G Hard Spun (USA) /
Safely (Unbridled)
LOUISIANA DOWNS
(USA) 13:49 CLM
3 yo's & up Open 6F Secret Threat (USA)
4 G Hard Spun (USA) /
Regal Miss Copelan (Copelan)
SHA TIN
(HK) 16:40 Handicap
1400m King's Spun (AUS)
4 G Hard Spun (USA) /
Sunflower Street (AUS) (Fantastic Light (USA))
23 September 2013

Racecourse Time Race Distance Horse Result
CHANTILLY
(FR) 13:30 Maiden 3yo
1400m Ghur (USA)
3 F Hard Spun (USA) /
Judhoor (GB) (Alhaarth (IRE))
KEMPTON PARK
(GB) 15:20 Maiden 2yoF
7f Sweet Lily Pea (USA)
2 F Hard Spun (USA) /
Tree Pipit (USA) (Woodman (USA))
PARX RACING
(USA) 14:40 CLM
3 yo's & up Open 5 1/2F Hard Line (USA)
4 C Hard Spun (USA) /
Drawing a Blank (El Prado (IRE))
24 September 2013

Racecourse Time Race Distance Horse Result
DONALD
(AUS) 12:30 Maiden 3yoF
1000m Melancolia (AUS)
3 F Hard Spun (USA) /
Xaaranthe (AUS) (Xaar (GB))
25 September 2013

Racecourse Time Race Distance Horse Result
BELMONT PARK
(USA) 14:07 Jazzy S.
3 yo's & up F & M (fillies and mares) 7F Free as a Bird (USA)
4 F Hard Spun (USA) /
Take the Cake (Fly So Free)
DURBANVILLE
(SAF) 14:40 Maiden
1600m Top Spinner (AUS)
3 C Hard Spun (USA) /
Calista (AUS) (Zeditave (AUS))
Happy Endings
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Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:02 pm

Hard Divorce won a maiden race on the all weather surface at Wolverhampton in GB.

Very exciting finish. Looked like a nose but chart calls it a short head.

Race replay: http://www.attheraces.com/card.aspx?rac ... av=results
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:57 pm

Here are yesterday's results


ARLINGTON PARK
(USA) 15:30 AOC
3 yo's & up F & M (fillies and mares) 7F Truly Marie (USA)
3 F Hard Spun (USA) /
Truly Blushed (Yes It's True) 3/7
BELMONT PARK
(USA) 13:36 MSW
2 yo Open 6F Wicked Strong (USA)
2 C Hard Spun (USA) /
Moyne Abbey (Charismatic) 2/8
DELAWARE PARK
(USA) 15:15 MCL
3 yo's & up F & M (fillies and mares) 1M 70Y Bunhead (USA)
4 F Hard Spun (USA) /
Belles Lettres (Sky Classic) 3/8
PARX RACING
(USA) 18:14 ALW
3 yo's & up Open 1M 70Y Slinger (USA)
4 G Hard Spun (USA) /
Binavicar (Vicar) 3/12
TAIPA
(MAC) 16:35 Handicap
1500m Hayleys Comet (NZ)
4 C Hard Spun (USA) /
Mezaire (NZ) (Al Akbar (AUS)) 3/12
WOLVERHAMPTON
(GB) 20:20 Maiden 2yo
1m 141y Hard Divorce (USA)
2 C Hard Spun (USA) /
Divorce Settlement (USA) (Stormin Fever (USA)) Won/6
Happy Endings
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:23 pm

Hard Play won race #5 at Barretts at Fairplex.

Race replay can be viewed on Cal Racing.
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Happy Endings
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Tue Sep 24, 2013 2:36 pm

Melancolia broke her maiden in race #1 at Donald in Australia. Led pretty much the whole way and pulled away at the end to win by about 3 lengths. Her record is now 2-1-0-1. Her first race was last April, so she was coming off a long break.

race replay: http://www.racingnetwork.com.au/megelec ... fault.aspx

Here's a better replay with commentary afterwards and interviews with jockey and trainer. Select Australia (A), Sept 23, race #1: http://www.australianracing.com/pages/replay/9.php
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:36 pm

Easter Gift entered into the Kelso on Super Saturday, but he is a coupled entry with Jackson Bend. So we'll see if both go or not.
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Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:35 pm

Free As A Bird was 3rd in the Jazzy Stakes at Belmont Park today. She led for the first half mile and these were her splits: :23.29, :45.92. Perhaps a little too fast that second quarter but the whole race was pretty fast. Final time was 1:20.81 for the seven furlongs.
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Sat Sep 28, 2013 4:13 pm

Easter Gift fifth in the Kelso.
Happy Endings
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Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:31 pm

Afaal won at Taby in Sweden.
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:56 pm

Hardest Core is entered into Keeneland for the Breeding Stock sale. Hoping he goes to the Jamaica on Sat (he is nominated) as I think the longer the distance the better.
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