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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:38 pm

Twenty horses are listed as entered for the Arc.
https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/21 ... -07/708553
I don't think the post positions have been drawn, but the list includes some of Europe's best middle distance horses.
Three-year-old star filly Sea of Class has been supplemented to the race, where she will face likely favorite Enable. Also on the 'possibles' list are Waldgeist, Cracksman, Kew Gardens, Study of Man, Talismanic, Capri and Cloth of Stars.
Aiden O'Brien could have five entries, although John Gosden's Enable and Cracksman are an enviable team.
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Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:48 pm

Hmm. Wonder if they plan on bringing Talismanic back for a defense of his BC Turf.

Or Study of Man for that one; I know Niarchos usually support the BC events.
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:15 pm

The field has been drawn and Enable got a favorable spot in post 6. Sea of Class was not so lucky, drawing 15 in the 19-horse field.
https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/21 ... -07/708553
Cracksman will not run, with Gosden choosing the Champions Stakes for the colt's last race.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/arc-cou ... ace/348101
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Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:38 am

What a gutsy victory from Laurens(FR) in the G1 Sun Chariot!! :D
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Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:23 pm

It was close, but Enable (GB) got it done, Sea of Class (IRE) second, a gutsy short neck separating them.
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:04 pm

Post positions were privately announced for the Everest, after public outcry when it was proposed that the post positions for each horse would be projected onto the Sydney Opera House. Betting for the race was suspended and everything due to security risks.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ict/348749

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-09/e ... w/10355376

Kind of a weird hill to die on... I get that it is an iconic building, but... like... they have projected other sports related images onto the Opera House before. It's not like they're projecting "Enjoy the 2018 Everest while drinking an ice cold Coca-Cola™".

If I saw such promotion of an event on say, the CN Tower or SkyDome, or some other Torontonian thing, I'd think it would be pretty cool.
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Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:15 pm

From what I understand it was more about the way the CEO of the Opera House said No and then was bullied and overruled by the Sydney racing authorities and the local Parliament representatives. Then it was made out to be "advertising gambling" on the iconic structure....
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:23 pm

TVG is promoting the race, which it will be showing Friday night/very early Sat. morning here. It's about 10:15 PM Pacific, 1:15 AM Eastern.
I see that Home of the Brave has been withdrawn, but I haven't read why.
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Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:02 pm

A lot of whining about a lot of nothing?

The sky is blue.
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
~ Robin Williams 1951 - 2̶0̶1̶4̶ ∞
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:21 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:23 pm
TVG is promoting the race, which it will be showing Friday night/very early Sat. morning here. It's about 10:15 PM Pacific, 1:15 AM Eastern.
I see that Home of the Brave has been withdrawn, but I haven't read why.
He spiked a temperature earlier this week.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 pm

I am definitely setting the DVR for early next Saturday morning. :D

Roaring Lion and Cracksman set for mouthwatering Champion Stakes clash
Roaring Lion and Cracksman are set to go head to head in next Saturday's Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot, with the latter set to bring the curtain down on his career "whatever the ground".
Trainer John Gosden is in the healthy position of having three favourites for Champions Day, with how he fares likely to determine whether he is crowned champion trainer for the third time. He leads nearest rival Aidan O’Brien by over £900,000 going into racing on Friday.
As well as his high-profile pair in the Champion Stakes, Gosden has star stayer Stradivarius, who is 4-5 for the Group 1 Qipco Long Distance Cup, and St Leger runner-up Lah Ti Dar, who is 7-4 market leader for the Group 1 Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes.

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ash/349143

If Roaring Lion is running in the Champion Stakes, I wonder if that will mean that we won't get to see him at Churchill for the Breeders' Cup two weeks later. :?
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 pm

Flanders wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Too Darn Hot won the Champagne S.(G2), he is a full brother to Lah Ti Dar.

Interesting this story says he was injured when he was very young and they thought he wouldn't make the track. Their advisors told them not to even try to sell him at auction, like the Lloyd-Webers do with all their male foals.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... run/346051
Too Darn Hot is the heavy favorite in the Dewhurst (G1) tomorrow at Newmarket. The Lloyd-Webers did sell his full brother at Tattersalls this week...for a sale-topping 3.5M guineas.
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:13 pm

Not necessarily, Baroque, they have been known to race twice a week. There are several
looking to run in both the Champion and BC.
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Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:40 pm

From your lips to the Prince's ears. ;)
I'd love to see a grey Kitten's Joy turf star swoop in and take the Classic.
Not likely, but........ 8-)
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:52 am

James Doyle suspended for his ride on Blair House in Australia today for 10 meetings
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BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:13 pm

What did Doyle do to incur such a penalty? There's nothing on RacingPost about it.
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:40 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:13 pm
What did Doyle do to incur such a penalty? There's nothing on RacingPost about it.
I will look closer a bit later today but here is the original story

https://www.racing.com/news/2018-10-13/ ... -caulfield
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:41 pm

Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, TVG didn't show the racing from Caulfield last night, concentrating only on Royal Randwick. As a result, I didn't see any of those races, which sound a bit too 'exciting' for the stewards' tastes. :(
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:41 pm
Thanks for the link. Unfortunately, TVG didn't show the racing from Caulfield last night, concentrating only on Royal Randwick. As a result, I didn't see any of those races, which sound a bit too 'exciting' for the stewards' tastes. :(
There is usually a rise in suspensions at this time of year as jockeys take a few more risks than normal (except Hugh Bowman who is riding quietly)

I tried to screenshot the stewards report but having trouble (again) so follow this link and click on stewards report if you want to have a look!
https://www.racing.com/form/2018-10-13/caulfield#/
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Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:55 am

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Flanders wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:39 pm
Too Darn Hot won the Champagne S.(G2), he is a full brother to Lah Ti Dar.

Interesting this story says he was injured when he was very young and they thought he wouldn't make the track. Their advisors told them not to even try to sell him at auction, like the Lloyd-Webers do with all their male foals.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... run/346051
Too Darn Hot is the heavy favorite in the Dewhurst (G1) tomorrow at Newmarket. The Lloyd-Webers did sell his full brother at Tattersalls this week...for a sale-topping 3.5M guineas.
Too Darn Hot won going away for fun, reinforcing his favouritism for the 2000 guineas and Derby. His life really is out of a movie!
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... als/349291
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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