3yos of 2018

Izvestia
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:05 pm

Magnum Moon and Audible both pushed to the Derby, and oddly enough from the same barn.
Racing/training is brutal on some of these horses, it’s a wonder when horses that go through the TC prep/TC races start more than 5-10 times. Then they go on to breed- such a stupid cycle.
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Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:33 pm

High North won the Iowa Derby but the top seven finishers were only separated by 2-1/2 lengths at the wire. This Bloodhorse recap includes a neat photo of the finish by Coady Photography:

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... iowa-derby
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:03 pm

The other Baffert, Once on Whiskey, won the Los Alamitos Derby as Ax Man faded. In his debut, he lagged early then finished fast yo be second behind stablemate Curly's Rocket, with Core Beliefs third.
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:53 pm

Free Drop Billy Could Switch To Turf For Secretariat Stakes
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... at-stakes/
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:56 am

Not a particularly huge fan of Asmussen (not a non-fan either, no strong opinions at all), but I am a big fan of this horse and happy to see him getting a bigger chance!

Bolt d'Oro Moving to Asmussen Barn After Freshening
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... freshening
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:58 am

Flute wrote:Not a particularly huge fan of Asmussen (not a non-fan either, no strong opinions at all), but I am a big fan of this horse and happy to see him getting a bigger chance!

Bolt d'Oro Moving to Asmussen Barn After Freshening
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... freshening
Best quote of the day.....

The decision was made by Mick Ruis, who previously trained the Medaglia d'Oro colt himself, according to Toffey.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:35 pm

stark wrote:
Flute wrote:Not a particularly huge fan of Asmussen (not a non-fan either, no strong opinions at all), but I am a big fan of this horse and happy to see him getting a bigger chance!

Bolt d'Oro Moving to Asmussen Barn After Freshening
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... freshening
Best quote of the day.....

The decision was made by Mick Ruis, who previously trained the Medaglia d'Oro colt himself, according to Toffey.
Kudos to Mr Ruis for putting his ego aside and considering the long term good of the horse (that is to say, his well-being, his chance to reach full potential, and of course his prospective value at stud).
I think Asmussen will be a good fit for Bolt.
A filly named Ruffian...

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Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:09 pm

Agreed. Looking forward to seeing him in the flesh.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:45 pm

Aren't Ruis and his stable located almost entirely on the West Coast? If he wanted to see Bolt run back East, putting his colt with a trainer who has established barns there makes sense.
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:41 pm

Ruis seems like a good dude. Hope he continues to grow and find success!

Doesn’t he own the colt?
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:11 am

Charlie wrote:Ruis seems like a good dude. Hope he continues to grow and find success!

Doesn’t he own the colt?
Yup! Currently, he owns the racing rights, and sold the stud rights to Spendthrift who also allowed him to retain a share.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:44 am

ruis does seem like a really good man - love how he would let bolt just be a horse at his ranch in montana - and now, he is trying to do what is best for the horse in his racing career - good for him - I certainly wish bolt a lot of success - have always loved him.
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:55 pm

Dial Operator (3-Year-Old Colt)
Date: July 20, 2018
Track: MONMOUTH PARK
Distance: Four Furlongs
Time: 50:00 Breezing
Track Condition: Fast
Surface: Dirt
Rank: 24/41
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Charlie
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Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Treve wrote:
Charlie wrote:Ruis seems like a good dude. Hope he continues to grow and find success!

Doesn’t he own the colt?
Yup! Currently, he owns the racing rights, and sold the stud rights to Spendthrift who also allowed him to retain a share.
Thanks!

I thought he did but I wasn't sure. I'm glad he is still apart of the horse's career.
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:00 pm

Longshot (38-1) Carrick takes the Secretariat (G1) over Analyze It.
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Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 pm

I play in a 'capping contest on another site.
Let's put it this way, thank you Carrick.
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Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:16 am

Baffert Steering McKinzie Toward Pennsylvania Derby

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ania-derby
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:57 pm

Firenze Fire, Promises Fulfilled in the H. Allen Jerkens

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... renze-fire
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Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:25 pm

Pletcher Makes Switch From Turf To Dirt For Frankel Son Gidu In Allen Jerkens
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... n-jerkens/

Mendelssohn Connections Hoping He Rediscovers ‘That Spark’ In The Travers
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bree ... e-travers/
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:47 pm

Promises Fulfilled Reigns in H. Allen Jerkens Stakes

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ens-stakes
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