The Gelding Thread

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Starine
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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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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.
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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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Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:35 pm

Masochistic, Richard's Boy to Meet in Sensational Star
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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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Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:54 pm

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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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Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:51 am

Whitmore won the Hot Springs Stakes today!
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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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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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Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:36 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote: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.
Owners Will Shamlian and Samantha Siegel have decided to retire grade 1 winner Masochistic after his poor performance today in the Sensational Star Stakes.

Shamlian: “He’s 100% sound and he’s going to have a 2nd career as a trail horse. He’s had enough and he’s telling us that."
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:42 pm

Thank you, Samantha and Will. :D
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Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:47 pm

Skyler’s Scramjet Takes Tom Fool In Graded Stakes Debut
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Whitmore Makes 2018 Debut A Winning One In Hot Springs Stakes
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Grade 1 Winner Masochistic Retired From Racing
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Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:23 am

John Jones (6-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 11, 2018
Track: LAUREL PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 59:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/13
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Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:53 am

Expected Ruler (5-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 12, 2018
Track: TAMPA BAY DOWNS
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.04:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Wet Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/10
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:45 am

Roy H (6-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 13, 2018
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.00:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 12/106
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Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 pm

A shout out for an amazing and popular horse approaching War Horse status...
Starts: 62
Firsts: 14
Seconds: 10
Thirds: 11
Earnings: $408,309
Earnings Per Start: $6,586

http://www.equibase.com/static/chart/pd ... 18USA6.pdf

Even at age 8, Too Fast to Pass lives up to his name; claimed for 18th time
Too Fast to Pass ($4.10) was just that as the 8-year-old gelding jumped out oof the gate running and never looked back, wining for the 14th time in his 62nd career start.

Too Fast to Pass, who was dropping down for $10,000 after having run third for $25,000 claiming, was claimed by Gary Contessa in a two-way shake. It was the 18th time in his career that Too Fast to Pass was claimed.
http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41112-even- ... -18th-time
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Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:12 am

Bird of Trey (5-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 17, 2018
Track: LAUREL PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 38:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 24/32
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:43 am

Page McKenney (8-Year-Old Gelding)
Date: March 17, 2018
Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 1.03:45 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 25/28
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Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:33 pm

Grade 1 Winner Big Macher Puts in Work at Turf Paradise
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Definitely worth a read, if only for the drama ;)
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