The Gelding Thread

Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby Starine » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:12 pm

PJMIII wrote:
Starine wrote:Ageless Hogy Stretches Out to Take Canadian Turf
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... adian-turf


Great win for the old guy.


Wasn't it? He's my favorite horse in training.
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:46 pm

Oh dear...

Chautauqua Refuses Again
For the third time in nine days, champion sprinter Chautauqua (Aus) (Encosta de Lago {Aus}) refused to jump from the barriers during a trial on Thursday at Rosehill. Chautauqua was given two chances to trial at Randwick on Feb. 27 and stayed in the gates both times. The 7-year-old gelding has now been banned from racing in Sydney until he completes two successful barrier trials. Co-owner Rupert Legh told Racing.com Chautauqua would be sent to Melbourne to trial next Friday.

“He will get a change of environment, he will probably be on a truck today or tomorrow to Melbourne and have a jump out next Friday at Flemington. Hopefully fingers crossed it is one of those incidents we can get out of his head quickly. We don’t want him to develop bad habits.”

“If he doesn’t jump next Friday, then it would be to the paddock, give him a good freshen up and start again,” Legh added.

Chautauqua is being targeted at a fourth straight G1 TJ Smith S. at The Championships at Randwick on Apr. 7.

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/chautauqua-refuses-again/#.WqL54h4QNi0.twitter
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:14 pm

He refused twice at Randwick and then was given "a change of environment" at Rosehill...and still put it in Park. :shock:
Leigh sounds like he's trying to pretend that what is happening isn't actually happening. This is a Group 1, experienced sprinter for whom barrier trials are old hat. If he's refusing to even leave the gate, IMHO he has clearly filed for his retirement and would now like to draw his well-earned pension, thank you very much. :P
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby Starine » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Masochistic, Richard's Boy to Meet in Sensational Star
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby Northport » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:He refused twice at Randwick and then was given "a change of environment" at Rosehill...and still put it in Park. :shock:
Leigh sounds like he's trying to pretend that what is happening isn't actually happening. This is a Group 1, experienced sprinter for whom barrier trials are old hat. If he's refusing to even leave the gate, IMHO he has clearly filed for his retirement and would now like to draw his well-earned pension, thank you very much. :P


He isn't exactly a spring chicken, and has won so much and become such a fan favourite. I hope his connections just call it a day and send him to Living Legends for a well earned retirement.
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby ThreeMustangs » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:54 pm

War Story wins the Challenger S at Tampa Bay by several lengths.
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby PJMIII » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:11 pm

Page McKenney (8-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 10, 2018
Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.01:15 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/24
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby Izvestia » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:51 am

Whitmore won the Hot Springs Stakes today!
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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby WarBiscuit » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:49 pm

I don't think too many people remember Matuszak (Bernardini), who at the beginning of his career danced on the big stage (Remsen, Jerome, Belmont S. (DNF)) under the care of Bill Mott, but the now 7yo gelded warrior has steadily dropped in the claiming ranks and is entered in Race 1 at Will Rogers Downs this Tuesday (3/13/18).
Looks like he struggled through his Oaklawn Park claiming races this year, and was put on the bus to WRD. Next stop - Rillito? Good luck to him, and I hope he stays safe.

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Re: The Gelding Thread

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:22 pm

Masochistic was last in the Sensational Star, eased up on as he passed the wire. :(
The horse just isn't the same G1 sprinter that we knew from 2016 or even 2017. Sadly, even Bsquared can't seem to get the gelding right; maybe his connections should be calling Old Friends to see if the retirement facility has room for this fellow.
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