Spinaway Stakes (G1)

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CoronadosQuest
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Saratoga STAKES

Purse $350,000. For Fillies Two Years Old. Seven Furlongs.
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Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Tap to It (KY) 2/F L J Rosario 118 R E Nicks 7/2
2 Rachel's Valentina (KY) 2/F L J R Velazquez 118 T A Pletcher 5/2
3 Tonasah (PA) 2/F L J Castellano 118 T A Pletcher 7/2
4 Anna Rae (KY) 2/F L L Saez 118 J C Englehart 12/1
5 Constellation (KY) 2/F L I Ortiz, Jr. 118 S M Asmussen 3/1
6 Banree (KY) 2/F L R M Hernandez 118 W A Ward 8/1

Owners: 1 - Whisper Hill Farm LLC ; 2 - Stonestreet Stables LLC ; 3 - StarLadies Racing ; 4 - Allread, Neal, M. ; 5 - LNJ Foxwoods ; 6 - Dodson, Mark

Breeders: 1 - Summer Wind Farm; 2 - Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC; 3 - Smart Angle, LLP; 4 - Frank J. Schaffer; 5 - WinStar Farm, LLC; 6 - Adena Springs

Pedigrees (Sire - Dam, by Dam Sire): 1 - Tapit - Leave Me Alone , by Bold Badgett ; 2 - Bernardini - Rachel Alexandra , by Medaglia d'Oro ; 3 - Malibu Moon - Quanah County , by Valid Expectations ; 4 - Tiz Wonderful - Fonda Ronda Two , by Prized ; 5 - Bellamy Road - For Royalty , by Not For Love ; 6 - Macho Uno - Grand Glory , by Distorted Humor ;

Equipment Changes: 3 - Tonasah - Blinkers off
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Insane Crazy
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 3:42 pm

Not gonna lie, seeing Valentina perform well here would be a real thrill.
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:03 pm

Sentiment will be with 'Valentina, but Tap To It may be the most impressive two-year-old filly I've seen this year. RV will look like a Connemara next to the strapping grey daughter of Tapit.
LostADream
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:10 pm

Rooting for Valentina and Constellation. The former for obvious reasons, the latter, well, I just love her unique coat and the name it inspired.
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:16 pm

LostADream wrote:Rooting for Valentina and Constellation. The former for obvious reasons, the latter, well, I just love her unique coat and the name it inspired.
Just looked her up on PedigreeQuery. What a fun coat!
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:10 pm

This is a great field. Four of these look like legit runners.
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CoronadosQuest
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:27 pm

When I saw the field, I was hoping for a three way dead heat between Tonasah, Rachel's Valentina and Constellation because I want them all to win!
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:51 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Sentiment will be with 'Valentina, but Tap To It may be the most impressive two-year-old filly I've seen this year. RV will look like a Connemara next to the strapping grey daughter of Tapit.
Agree about Tap To It. She should appreciate the smaller field this time around, but talk about crummy luck, drawing the rail again. She blew the doors off that field on debut, though.

I get the feeling that Rachel's Valentina is going to be more of a two-turn runner, but thinking this is a good spot for them to try to swoop in and pick off a Grade 1 when there aren't many other places she can run.
Tessablue
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Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:19 pm

Rooting for Constellation, who is basically a filly straight out of a Thoroughbred book.

(and she'd still be a big lovely filly even without that awesome coat)

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Treve
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:44 pm

My heart is with RV, but I'm interested in constellation on the long term. Tap To It of course a serious contender. Won't be RV's best distance I think, but neither was her debut, and she still handled it well. Could be fun to see her in the BC Juvenile Fillies.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
carole
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:48 pm

I so hope Rachel's Valentina pulls it off! It would be lovely to see her do well here but if she doesn't end up winning and runs a very nice race, I'll still be very happy. I hope she can show at least half the talent her mom showed as a 3yo, winning the Oaks would be a nice bonus :lol: The Preakness would be the icing on the cake, both her parents won it after all! :mrgreen:
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Treve
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:29 pm

carole wrote:I so hope Rachel's Valentina pulls it off! It would be lovely to see her do well here but if she doesn't end up winning and runs a very nice race, I'll still be very happy. I hope she can show at least half the talent her mom showed as a 3yo, winning the Oaks would be a nice bonus :lol: The Preakness would be the icing on the cake, both her parents won it after all! :mrgreen:
The oaks? Pf, not ambitious enough. She has to be the first filly to win the TC obviously :D
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
LostADream
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Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:24 pm

Treve wrote:
carole wrote:I so hope Rachel's Valentina pulls it off! It would be lovely to see her do well here but if she doesn't end up winning and runs a very nice race, I'll still be very happy. I hope she can show at least half the talent her mom showed as a 3yo, winning the Oaks would be a nice bonus :lol: The Preakness would be the icing on the cake, both her parents won it after all! :mrgreen:
The oaks? Pf, not ambitious enough. She has to be the first filly to win the TC obviously :D
:shock:
Shhhh we have to keep that thought under wraps! No jinxing!!
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Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:04 am

Tonasah and Constellation should run 1-2 most of the way, with Tap to It and Rachel's Valentina flying late.

Rachel's Valentina
Tap To It
Tonasah
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Insane Crazy
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:20 am

When is post time for this race?
Not a wholesome trottin' race, no, but a race where they sit down right on the horse!
Like to see some stuck-up jockey boy sittin' on Dan Patch? Make your blood boil? Well, I should say!
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:23 am

Insane Crazy wrote:When is post time for this race?
Race 9 $350,000 Spinaway S. 7 Furlongs Dirt 6 5:11 PM
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:28 am

NBCSN is carrying this and the Woodward live.
middleground
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:11 pm

Tap To It looks huge.
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Treve
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:14 pm

RACHEL'S VALENTINA!
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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Flanders
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Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:14 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!

Rachel's Valentina
Tap to It
Constellation
Anna Rae
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