Unique Bella

Kay16
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Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:15 pm

Kurenai wrote:Sidenote: Steve Haskin posted today on Facebook that Mike Smith adopted a pit bull female from the shelter. He named her Unique Bella, cause she is grey. :D
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:01 pm

Works of note from this Sunday morning: Unique Bella (first work back, 3f, 36.40)
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:22 pm

Hallelujah. :D
This filly was seen as the best of her crop...before she got injured. I hope she can come back as strong as ever, although, after missing so much of this year, I also hope that there are plans to race her next year. She could be an outstanding four-year-old.
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Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:29 pm

58'n2 well off the rail this morning is racehorse time!
https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/908382410911268865
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:00 pm

I think I felt the whoosh all the way out here in SC. 8-) She's certainly been training out of her mind.
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Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:19 pm

Likely @BreedersCup Filly & Mare Sprint favorite, #UniqueBella, worked 5F in :59.00 @santaanitapark as she prepares for the LA Woman Stakes.
https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/910579314285936640
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:26 pm

Wide around the turn.......six furlongs in 1:11n3 !!!

https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/913101604735217664

Next quickest this morning was 1:13.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:49 pm

Seems like Unique Bella is, as they say, training out of her mind.
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Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:17 pm

This Sunday!

Horse name Unique Bella
Notes 03/02/2014 F Tapit Unrivaled Belle
Activity type Entry
Activity date 10-08-2017
Track Santa Anita
Surface Dirt
Distance 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race number 5
Purse $100,000
Race type Stakes
Post position 5
Jockey Smith M E
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Plenilune wrote:This Sunday!

Horse name Unique Bella
Notes 03/02/2014 F Tapit Unrivaled Belle
Activity type Entry
Activity date 10-08-2017
Track Santa Anita
Surface Dirt
Distance 6 1/2 Furlongs
Race number 5
Purse $100,000
Race type Stakes
Post position 5
Jockey Smith M E

1 Sturdy One (ON) 5/M L N Arroyo, Jr. 122 I Kruljac 20/1
2 Cuddle Alert (CA) 6/M L E A Maldonado 122 R Saldana 15/1
3 Bad Ju Ju (CA) 5/M L D Van Dyke 122 P Miller 6/1
4 Princess Karen (KY) 3/F L K J Desormeaux 119 J Bonde 8/1
5 Unique Bella (PA) 3/F L M E Smith 121 J Hollendorfer 1/5
6 Dis Smart Cat (CA) 4/F L G L Stevens 122 M Chew 20/1
7 Lunar Empress (KY) 4/F L F Prat 122 R Baltas 15/1
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:50 pm

Easy win but an eventful trip at 1/9.
Starting with an odd break where she was off slow, Mike$ says she was rockin and off balance in there.
Then to the naked eye (TVG hosts) she looked rank and climbing down the backstretch wanting to run, but Mike$ said she actually settled really well and waited for his signal.

Mike$ wrapped it up by saying it was a better race for her educationally than if she were to break on top by two and run around the track like a lonely workout.

BC will be tough off just one prep with no significant competition, but she's a classy one for sure!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:17 pm

stark wrote:Then to the naked eye (TVG hosts) she looked rank and climbing down the backstretch wanting to run, but Mike$ said she actually settled really well and waited for his signal.!
She was rank. Watch the race again if you missed it. Throwing head, hits the bit, running head up and hollow, but she does settle. M$ just left out the first part. . . .
BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:22 pm

Well, she had been off for seven months and her workouts indicated she was a powder keg ready to blow. I'm not surprised that she was beyond eager to run, run, RUN. I would have been a little worried if she settled like it was just a walk around the barn. :P :lol:
Now that she's been able to burn off some of that pent-up energy, IMHO she'll be perfect for the F&M Sprint. :mrgreen:
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Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:09 pm

Gate work a good idea.
47n2
when watching, don't expect too much nearing the wire, the work was from the gate to the 1/4 pole, (some of the commenters were concerned)

https://twitter.com/WatchXBTV/status/920747648369401856
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:21 pm

Unique Bella’s 109 Beyer in Santa Maria romp Sat, mile sixteenth in 1:43.45, is highest fig by California filly-mare since Beholder’s 114 in 2015 Pacific Classic.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:55 pm

Daily Racing Form @DRFInsidePost
8h8 hours ago
.@DRFAndersen reports Unique Bella may miss next weekend's Santa Margarita. For more on the story, read below.
ARCADIA, Calif. – A recent bout with a cough may prevent the champion Unique Bella from starting in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita on March 17.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Friday that Unique Bella has resumed training, but was unsure about immediate race plans for the sensational 4-year-old filly.

“She had a little bit of a cough and we haven’t ruled the race out yet,” Hollendorfer said.

“We have been very conservative. We’re taking things day by day.”

Unique Bella was galloped on Friday morning, Hollendorfer said. She has not had a workout since Feb. 25, when she ran five furlongs in 58.60 seconds.
DRF Plus: http://www.drf.com/news/unique-bella-ma ... ita-stakes
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Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:19 pm

Dang...just about everyone I know has had to deal with a cough this winter and it looks like 'Bella did not escape the horse version of the hacking scourge. :(
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Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:51 pm

Jeremy Balan Verified account @BH_JBalan
3m3 minutes ago
Don Alberto racing manager Fernando Diaz-Valdes says Unique Bella is now pointing to the April 13 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park. She came up with a cough recently, had to go through some antibiotics, and missed training because of weather, so will miss the Santa Margarita.
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Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:57 pm

Unique Bella - 5F :57 4/5 breezing!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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