2018 Two-year-olds

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BaroqueAgain1
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:44 pm

As if Baffert doesn't have enough good two-year-olds, he now has a very promising turf filly. Rayana, by Scat Daddy out of the Speightstown mare Tipping Point, just ran a nice field off their feet to win the 8th at Del Mar, a 1-mile MSW on the turf.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:15 pm

Mind Control Holds Off Mucho to Win Hopeful Stakes
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ful-stakes

Congrats to Mind Control but I'm more keen to see what runner-up Mucho can do down the road. Love his pedigree: Blame over Pulpit and Cox's Ridge. Same female family that produced Archipenko, Cease and Blame himself.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:16 pm

Baffert's "other" colt, Game Winner, just ran down Rowayton to win the Del Mar Futurity. Roadster a close third.
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Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:30 pm

Starine wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Mind Control Holds Off Mucho to Win Hopeful Stakes
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ful-stakes

Congrats to Mind Control but I'm more keen to see what runner-up Mucho can do down the road. Love his pedigree: Blame over Pulpit and Cox's Ridge. Same female family that produced Archipenko, Cease and Blame himself.
My thoughts exactly. And Ridan, Moccasin, Stormy Atlantic, Fairy Bridge, Sadlers Wells, Gamely, Nureyev, etc., etc., etc., as Yul Brynner might say.

Good to see that the Rough Shod II line is still alive and kicking.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:11 am

Game Winner's a hunk, and I love the pedigree (Candy Ride x an AP Indy mare). I just wonder if he's an early-mature juvenile and they'll catch up to him. Baffert also has two other recent impressive debut winners--Tale of the Union (Union Rags) and Magic on Tap (Tapit). The American Pharaoh (formerly the Frontrunner, formerly the ??Oak Tree???) should be quite a race, with Instagrand against the Baffert brigade.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:51 am

Diver52 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:11 am
Game Winner's a hunk, and I love the pedigree (Candy Ride x an AP Indy mare). I just wonder if he's an early-mature juvenile and they'll catch up to him. Baffert also has two other recent impressive debut winners--Tale of the Union (Union Rags) and Magic on Tap (Tapit). The American Pharaoh (formerly the Frontrunner, formerly the ??Oak Tree???) should be quite a race, with Instagrand against the Baffert brigade.
The race was originally called The Norfolk.
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Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:33 am

Norfolk! that's it, thanks. I knew the filly race used to be the Oak Leaf but the Norfolk wouldn't come to me. I'm not always a fan of changing race names but "Frontrunner," referring to the track restaurant, is no loss at all!
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Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:58 pm

Aurelius Maximus, a colt by Pioneerof the Nile out of La Reina (by A.P. Indy) broke his maiden in the slop at Belmont by 7 1/2 lengths. (A PotN winning in the slop? No wonder he went off as the 3-5 favourite lol!) This was his second lifetime start after finishing 3rd this summer at Saratoga.
Was a bit green in the stretch but he easily skipped over the mud like he was prancing home.
Trained by Chad Brown, ridden by Joel Rosario.
Owned by Stonestreet, he was a 625 000$ RNA at the Keeneland Sept Sale last year. One to keep an eye on?
http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/pi ... mont-slop/
Replay: http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/ra ... 91435BED3/
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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Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:07 am

La Reina was a talented filly. Nice female family!
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:33 pm

Don't worry, I think he's just been put on TDN's Rising Star list. They spotted that quick.
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Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:24 pm

I believe Aurelia Maximus sold privately for $1 million. He got a 79 Beyer for his win. Firster Looking at Bikinis got a 91 Beyer for his 6.5F debut four races later.
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 pm

Cairo Cat takes the Iroquois, but Serengeti Empress runs off with the Pocahontas by almost 20.
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Sparrow Castle
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:32 pm

I'm beyond excited to see Alternation get such a promising filly in Serengeti Empress. That was spectacular!
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:54 pm

I'm surely rooting for my friend Tom Amoss to have a top horse, but Cairo Cat went 0.12 seconds faster, which begs the question....what was behind Serengeti Empress?

Don't get me wrong, she's obviously very good, and could turn out to be a top horse in her division, but big margins usually have a lot to do with the competition.
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Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:28 pm

thinair wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:54 pm
I'm surely rooting for my friend Tom Amoss to have a top horse, but Cairo Cat went 0.12 seconds faster, which begs the question....what was behind Serengeti Empress?

Don't get me wrong, she's obviously very good, and could turn out to be a top horse in her division, but big margins usually have a lot to do with the competition.
For me, I'm just hoping this one will turn out to be like another Rachel Alexandra who's just going to keep getting better and better, lol. I'm mostly rooting for Alternation and his connections, wonderful people who've been very good to me. She did look good in the Ellis Park Debutante too. The word now is "promising," but time will tell...anything's possible with the babies.
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:57 am

Starine wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:22 pm
Cairo Cat takes the Iroquois, but Serengeti Empress runs off with the Pocahontas by almost 20.
YAY I am beyond thrilled to see Cairo Prince get his first graded stakes win as a sire! Nice update to any remaining yearlings of his in the Keeneland catalogue too :D
Empire Maker’s blood marches on 8-)
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:42 am

Instagrand, the California-based 2-year-old colt that won both starts by 10 or more lengths including the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes, will miss the remainder of the season including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said owner Larry Best decided to “freshen the horse up.” Instagrand, purchased in March for $1.2 million, will ship to Kentucky for a break. Details to follow at drf.com.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Squeaky
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:58 am

Not sure I believe this. Likely has some minor physical issue that needs time that they choose not to share. Hope he comes back strong next year. Certainly makes the BC Juv less exciting.
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:09 pm

Roadster became the second major defection from the 2-year-old division Tuesday morning at Santa Anita, following news that Instagrand is out. Roadster and Instagrand were the two favorites in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Future Wager. Roadster story to follow at drf.com.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:33 pm

well that sucks. I believe Instagrand has some type of physical issue; don't the fans (who bet money) have a right to know if there is a
physical issue with a promising two year old? Baffert said Roadster will get a 60 day vacay.
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