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by middleground
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Race Got You Into This?
Replies: 56
Views: 2386

Re: What Race Got You Into This?

I went to the track with my dad a lot as a kid, beginning in the late 1960s. I remember that I would spend hours pouring over the Form the night before while making my selections; he would, however, only look at the horses in the paddock and then invariably pick winners I had eliminated in my carefu...
by middleground
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: What Race Got You Into This?
Replies: 56
Views: 2386

Re: What Race Got You Into This?

The first race I remember being really intrigued by was Kauai King's 1966 Derby. My dad was a regular racegoer, so my interest was encouraged. For my tenth and eleventh birthday presents I received copies of Anslie's Complete Guide to Thoroughbred Racing and William Robertson's History of Thoroughbr...
by middleground
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Fountain of Youth
Replies: 35
Views: 1791

Re: 2020 Fountain of Youth

Impressive win by EI. His performance in here, receiving a 97 BSF, flatters Tiz the Law who received a 101 BSF in the Holy Bull. EI has nice stamina influence on his dam's side through Verbatim and Graustark 4x back. In fact, it's great to see Graustark that close-up in a pedigree nowadays, arguabl...
by middleground
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Fountain of Youth
Replies: 35
Views: 1791

Re: 2020 Fountain of Youth

Ete Indian wins by six.

Looks like Dennis' Moment was last--he was, I think, galloping out OK.
by middleground
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby
Replies: 83
Views: 10605

Re: Top Ten Lists 2020 Kentucky Derby

Nice list. I'm a huge fan of walsh and am hoping for Maxfield to make the gate, but I usually don't use horses who have had any kind of setbacks and he's a bit behind on the worktab now. As for Tiz the Law, not into him at all for the KY Derby. There will be some good horses coming out of Oaklawn t...
by middleground
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Zenyatta News
Replies: 1058
Views: 252313

Re: Zenyatta News

Zellda working out earlier today; I think she's more focused than in the past and perhaps has grown a bit: https://www.xbtv.com/video/zellda-and-pelican-way-worked-4-furlongs-in/zellda-and-pelican-way-worked-4-furlongs-in-50-00-at-santa-anita-park-on-february-8th-2020/ Shirreffs visits with and disc...
by middleground
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2020 Three-Year-Olds
Replies: 124
Views: 14832

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: 124
Views: 14832

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: 938

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: 938

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: 3348

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: 13610

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: 7465

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: 15186

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: 3145

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: 3145

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: 2494

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: 16332

Re: 2019 Keeneland September

Hard Spun-Oatsee filly RNA'd at $240,000.