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by middleground
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: 2020 Three-Year-Olds

I don't know what Joel Rosario was doing in Dubai, but he may be sorry he didn't get back in time to ride Nadal at SA. (Blame x a Pulpit mare) Not surprisingly, pedigreequery lists about 15 "Nadals" including one from Serbia! :lol: Nadal very impressive in every way - not only in the race today but...
by middleground
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 36
Views: 1872

Re: 2020 Three-Year-Olds

Independence Hall acted up before the race, was slow out of the gate, but still won by 4 lengths. Bourbon Bay and Prince of Pharoahs dead-heated for second. All three are from their sire’s first crop (Constitution, AP, and Bayern). Breeders who have mares booked to Constitution this year at 40K mus...
by middleground
Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: G1 Clark Today $600,000
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: G1 Clark Today $600,000

Spirit Bear f. o/o Wonderfully (Galileo) - Filly foaled in Ireland, according to the Breeders' Cup nominations site. She's not on Racing Post, though. Listed as a colt on PQ. Cataloged for the Tattersalls December mare sale next week; in foal to Lope de Vega. Lots of black type on her page: http://...
by middleground
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: G1 Clark Today $600,000
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: G1 Clark Today $600,000

Is Tom’s D’Etat from the last ( or one of the last ) crops by the late Smart Strike? I know it took the 6yo a while to become a G1 horse but, with his pedigree, I hope he finds a home at a farm when he retires. "His final crop of foals, conceived early in the 2015 season before he developed laminit...
by middleground
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The BC Picks and Analysis Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 1907

Re: The BC Picks and Analysis Thread

Sorry if I'm talking to myself in here; been making this thread for years and it's weird not to have Kennedy or peep in here to bounce ideas off of :( My deep dive for tomorrow... I'm sure you're all dying to hear the latest analysis from the poster who confidently called the Juvenile a "straightfo...
by middleground
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 89
Views: 8949

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

MTO wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:54 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Well, look at Liam's Map getting 2 G1 winners in his first crop.
Very Impressive for Liam's Map!
I've been hoping that he would be a success; I love his pedigree, with all its crosses of Genter-Tartan Farm superstars of yore.
by middleground
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland November 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 5047

Re: Keeneland November 2019

You don't see Dubai Millennium mares up for auction very often, but there are a couple (hips 687 and 4035) in the sale.
by middleground
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch
Replies: 108
Views: 8493

Re: 2019 Breeders Cup Classic and Watch

sorry for the back to back comments.... but forgot to mention - it would be a real hoot if Tacitus wins the BC Classic - sort of ala Cat Thief winning it years ago - Cat Thief waited until the final big race of the year to win a good one Cat Thief is clawing his way to the lead! Durkin was so corny...
by middleground
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey Club Gold Cup
Replies: 34
Views: 2203

Re: Jockey Club Gold Cup

Not sure this clarifies anything for the BCC.

Where are the Volponis of yesteryear?
by middleground
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Jockey Club Gold Cup
Replies: 34
Views: 2203

Re: Jockey Club Gold Cup

This looks like a heck of a good race. I don't have much of a feel for how talented any of these horses are. I think Preservationist may be very good, but... (On an unrelated note of minimal/no interest: when I was a small, slightly demented child, still struggling to decipher a set of past performa...
by middleground
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Pennsylvania Derby Saturday
Replies: 33
Views: 1943

Re: The Pennsylvania Derby Saturday

Bleh. Really?? I'm quite intrigued. Will Maximum Security get away with an uncontested lead? Or will War of Will take it to him from the outset? Improbable is a good horse but I'm taking a long look at Mr. Money. Yes, it's a step up in class for him, but he has been waltzing home in consecutive gra...
by middleground
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Keeneland September
Replies: 186
Views: 10842

Re: 2019 Keeneland September

Hard Spun-Oatsee filly RNA'd at $240,000.
by middleground
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 5174
Views: 901305

Re: Stallion News

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by middleground
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Keeneland September
Replies: 186
Views: 10842

Re: 2019 Keeneland September

The vendor of the Leslie's Lady filly said that it was the nicest looking foal that she's ever produced. Quite a contrast considering her foal (a colt?) last year went for less than $500,000, no? Though that one wasn't quite as good looking, and probably had lots of vetting issues. Just looked into...
by middleground
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Tiz A Minister
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Tiz A Minister

I was looking at the Bloodhorse article about him siring his first winner. I decided to look at his pedigree. I saw something you don't see often in pedigrees, at least not as close as it is in him. If you go back his tail female line to Meadow Fescue(1937), they do not know the dam of either her s...
by middleground
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Honor Code ...
Replies: 64
Views: 4522

Re: Honor Code ...

Slewfan2 wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:49 pm
Ok, this thread took an unfortunate turn. I wasn’t concerned about Honor Code being sent anywhere, FYI.

I think he'll be a successful sire.
by middleground
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Keeneland Life's Work Oral History Project: Seth Hancock
Replies: 0
Views: 937

Keeneland Life's Work Oral History Project: Seth Hancock

"The Keeneland Library introduces the Life's Work Oral History Project, designed to capture treasured stories from the Thoroughbred industry and preserve and promote them for future generations. " The first episode features Seth Hancock. I thought the interview was extremely well-done/interesting. h...
by middleground
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Woodward
Replies: 3
Views: 406

Re: 2019 Woodward

Great ride by Alvarado. Watch him working the reins at the end of the race:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p549JF2MzPI
by middleground
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Honor Code ...
Replies: 64
Views: 4522

Re: Honor Code ...

I've eaten a lot of Korean food and the meat is rarely smoked. I think Americans are mostly in love with smoked meat. I know I am. I don't view Korea as the death sentence most people do. But it's not even September I think the rumors of Honor Codes demise are greatly exaggerated. The thread drift ...
by middleground
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 5859

Re: Travers 2019

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:39 pm

105 for Code of Honor, btw. Nice figure, nice race.
Midnight Bisou 104
Mitole 105
Come Dancing 96
Mind Control 97

David Grening @DRFGrening: "Just a fabulous, fabulous day of racing." I agree; just one great race after another.