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by middleground
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: The Pennsylvania Derby Saturday
Replies: 32
Views: 1002

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: 5651

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: 4666
Views: 784358

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: 5651

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: 133

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: 57
Views: 2819

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: 213

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: 289

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: 57
Views: 2819

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: 4048

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.
by middleground
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4048

Re: Travers 2019

Tessablue wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:25 pm


Anyways, interested to see where Code of Honor goes next. Seems like a horse with many, many options.
Same with Mucho Gusto. He's already at least as good as his sire was at 3. Is MMM going to get horses who improve with age as he did?
by middleground
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4048

Re: Travers 2019

Migliore may have had the best take on Shancelot; after a replay of the Amsterdam, he pointed out that the young jock kept urging ( whipping :roll: ) Shancelot to the wire and thought the horse might regress after such an extreme effort. The Mig said that, when he was a young rider, his trainers wo...
by middleground
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4048

Re: Travers 2019

I was wondering how in the world anyone was going to be able to beat Shancealot. Now I know. :(
by middleground
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4048

Re: Travers 2019

That was a heck of an effort by Come Dancing. Broke slow, wide trip, won drawing away.
by middleground
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2832

Re: Saratoga 2019

Big day for Animal Kingdom: 3 winners, 2 in stakes.
by middleground
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses
Replies: 5339
Views: 698128

Re: Siblings (and offspring) of well-known horses

Snap Decision (Hard Spun-Salute-Unbridled) won over the fences at the Spa today by 38 1/2 lengths. ( I think he's found his true calling.) Half to Mr. Speaker; Personal Ensign is the second dam.
by middleground
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2019 Two-Year-Olds
Replies: 89
Views: 6638

Re: 2019 Two-Year-Olds

Gozilla (Flatter-Atlantic Dream-Stormy Atlantic) looked fantastic today in a maiden race at Saratoga. Myrtlewood shows up way, way back in the pedigree.
by middleground
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 2019 Keeneland September
Replies: 186
Views: 5651

Re: 2019 Keeneland September

I've spent all morning looking through my dresser drawers and under the couch cushions trying to scrounge up enough change to buy hip 498. ;)

http://apps.keeneland.com/sales/Sep19/pdfs/498.pdf
by middleground
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Saratoga 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2832

Re: Saratoga 2019

Tom's d'Etat was just the easiest kind of winner today in the Alydar. Second dam is a full sister to Candy Ride. I was sort of hoping for a better showing for Backyard Heaven; about a year ago I thought he was going to have a top class career.
by middleground
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion News
Replies: 4666
Views: 784358

Re: Stallion News

Such distressing news for certain. I wonder if the stress of travel and quarantine is too much, will he just remain in New Zealand permanently. I know Ribot ended up in the US permanently because of issues flying him home. Ribot was pretty much nuts, right? An argument was advanced that Ribot's beh...