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Treve
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Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:54 pm

Insane Crazy wrote:
stark wrote:Michael Vesce ‏@DRFVesce 4h4 hours ago

2016 BC Juv winner Classic Empire looked great this AM, was well in hand inside Kaigun in 24.80, 49.78, and out 1:03.40. early morning.
Sure gives me confidence to see the anticipated 2yo champ doing his first work back against a 7 year old.
Posted about it in his thread but he worked again with Kaigun. Still pretty high on this colt it's a struggle talking myself away from him. :lol:
In related news his first race back is projected as the Holy Bull, to which Gunnevera is also pointed
http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/G ... y_Bull_123
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Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:48 pm

Mastery (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 18, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 47:60 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/112
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Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:48 pm

With the calendar now flipping over to the new year and the TC trail heating up soon, does anyone know what happened to the early 6.5 and 7F stakes races of the past? Looking at the TC prep races coming down the pipe, I didn't notice EVEN one 6.5F or 7F early prep stakes race at any of the major tracks. It's really too bad as horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and others all began the early prep season with races like this.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:09 am

With so many trainers embracing the "two prep" mantra, those races aren't going to draw many classic hopefuls. :(
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tcw wrote:With the calendar now flipping over to the new year and the TC trail heating up soon, does anyone know what happened to the early 6.5 and 7F stakes races of the past? Looking at the TC prep races coming down the pipe, I didn't notice EVEN one 6.5F or 7F early prep stakes race at any of the major tracks. It's really too bad as horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and others all began the early prep season with races like this.
Looking at the calendar there are a quite a few 6-7f stakes races carded for 3yos, but I don't think any of them are attributed any Derby points, even the G2 Swale does not offer any points. Which means a lot of trainers aren't 'wasting efforts' on these. Because they're committed to the Derby trail unless they've already gotten a lot of points (I don't know say the Cattlya Sho winner came over stateside early for example or in the case of the BC Juvie winner) they can't really afford to miss an opportunity to earn points. Even the G2 Swale does not offer any points.
It's a shame because it's a great way to sharpen a horse up imho. One of the reasons why I miss the old stakes winnings entry system for the Derby. The other one is we are less likely to see fillies and foreign horses in the Derby now.
(That being said I do also see the benefits of the point system in weeding out those that don't belong but eh. Advantages and drawbacks to everything, I guess.)
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:38 pm

tcw wrote:With the calendar now flipping over to the new year and the TC trail heating up soon, does anyone know what happened to the early 6.5 and 7F stakes races of the past? Looking at the TC prep races coming down the pipe, I didn't notice EVEN one 6.5F or 7F early prep stakes race at any of the major tracks. It's really too bad as horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and others all began the early prep season with races like this.
How early is early? The San Vicente at 7f is going to run on February 12 at Santa Anita. It was won by last year's Derby winner.
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Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:33 pm

Curtis wrote:
tcw wrote:With the calendar now flipping over to the new year and the TC trail heating up soon, does anyone know what happened to the early 6.5 and 7F stakes races of the past? Looking at the TC prep races coming down the pipe, I didn't notice EVEN one 6.5F or 7F early prep stakes race at any of the major tracks. It's really too bad as horses like Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and others all began the early prep season with races like this.
How early is early? The San Vicente at 7f is going to run on February 12 at Santa Anita. It was won by last year's Derby winner.
It's not an official Derby prep and offers no points. I could be wrong but I think tcw's question is about the official Derby prep races/points races.
Otherwise there's actually about 7, 6-7f Stakes races on the dirt for 3yos carded between now and valentine's day.
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:49 pm

Three Rules (3-Year-Old Colt)

Your comments for this horse were: TB, DK B/, C, foaled February 1, 2014 ( Gone Astray - Joy Rules, by Full Mandate)

Date: January 21, 2017
Track: GULFSTREAM PARK
Distance: Five Furlongs
Time: 58:72 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/12
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Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:14 pm

Made You Look (3-Year-Old Colt)

Your comments for this horse were: 2014 More Than Ready x Night And Day Colt

Date: January 21, 2017
Track: PALM BEACH DOWNS
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 48:80 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 10/25
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Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:19 pm

Balandeen (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 25, 2017
Track: OAKLAWN PARK
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 35:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/14


El Areeb (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 25, 2017
Track: LAUREL PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 49:60 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 4/6
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Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:42 am

Bobby On Fleek (3-Year-Old Colt)

Date: January 22, 2017
Track: Palm Meadows Training Center
Distance: Three Furlongs
Time: 37.4 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 2/12
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Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:24 am

McCraken's connections have decided to swerve the Holy Bull (ducking Classic Empire? They are stabled and training at the same track) and are headed for the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay. Kind of disappointed to be honest.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... am-f-davis

If I am not mistaken Irish War Cry, No Dozing and Tapwrit are also currently pointed to the Sam F Davis.
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Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:15 am

I wonder where Battalion Runner shows up next? Didn't he recently have a sharp work?
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Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:14 pm

Bourbon Empire (who?) added to the list of Triple Crown nominees
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... c-nominees

It should also be noted that Unique Bella is listed as one of the TC nominees, and one of 5 fillies which include Valadorna and Pretty City Dancer.
There are 18 nominees based outside of the US, including 9 from Japan, amongst which the Graded stakes winning Pioneerof the Nile colt Levante Lion and Mont Saint Legame the winner of the Cattleya Sho the Derby points earning race for 2yo Colts at Tokyo Race Course.
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... iple-crown

Full list of Nominees can be found here:
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ominations
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Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:36 pm

Valadorna ran today at Fair Grounds today (1 Mile 70 Yards | Fillies | 3 Year Olds | ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING : $50,000 | Purse: $43,000) and won. Although it was only a five-horse field, it's still a nice way to start her year.
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Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:31 am

Kentucky Derby off the table for Klimt
http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... nner-klimt
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:56 am

Treve wrote:It should also be noted that Unique Bella is listed as one of the TC nominees, and one of 5 fillies which include Valadorna and Pretty City Dancer.
Isn't Unique Bella the one who fired that bullet :58.20 on Thursday at Santa Anita? She's quite the talent.
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Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:07 am

Starine wrote:
Treve wrote:It should also be noted that Unique Bella is listed as one of the TC nominees, and one of 5 fillies which include Valadorna and Pretty City Dancer.
Isn't Unique Bella the one who fired that bullet :58.20 on Thursday at Santa Anita? She's quite the talent.
That very one. I did find it surprising to see her nominated given the connections but, even if they don't go that route in the end, this is exactly why I love this time of year. :)
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:52 pm

Mastery (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: January 30, 2017
Track: SANTA ANITA PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 46:80 Handily
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 1/19
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Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:09 pm

The Baffert juvenile I liked best last summer went on the shelf but just returned to the work tab at SA with a bullet three furlongs in 34 and change. No hope for the Derby trail, though.
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