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carole
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:34 pm

It sure was an impressive win, though he didn't beat anything special really. Still, will be interesting to see if he goes to the Arc now!
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Starine
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:34 pm

I've heard it was a weaker group I but even if they were mediocre horses he beat them the right way. Lovely animal and he deserves a chance in the Arc while he is going great guns.
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Mylute
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:26 pm

The Worst Ever: Nine-year-Old Chicago Socks Retired After Hopeless Windsor Debut
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... but/398048

~ "He's not a racehorse," wow, you think?
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:39 pm

Mylute wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:26 pm
The Worst Ever: Nine-year-Old Chicago Socks Retired After Hopeless Windsor Debut
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... but/398048

~ "He's not a racehorse," wow, you think?
What. An. Idiot.
That’s all that came to mind.
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Mylute
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:10 pm

Chicago Socks sure is a pretty boy with a cute name, so I hope he makes it in the show ring.
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barbaro111
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:21 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:39 pm
Mylute wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:26 pm
The Worst Ever: Nine-year-Old Chicago Socks Retired After Hopeless Windsor Debut
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... but/398048

~ "He's not a racehorse," wow, you think?
What. An. Idiot.
That’s all that came to mind.
I agree: i came across that article in the Racing Post and was floored---- thank goodness the guy has the good sense to retire him
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:55 pm

Kiseki in France... a thread of hilarious not-quite-stellar headshots :lol:

https://twitter.com/annelouechevin/stat ... 2125483008
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Mylute
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:06 pm

Rare Set of Twin Thoroughbreds in County Cork
https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/v ... ork/394265

~ Brothers out of Kerry's Kingdom (Persian Brave) and by Craigsteel. The big one, Kerry Steel, is going to Tattersalls and the little one, Craig's Kingdom, is going to a general sale (meaning hunter, eventing, or racing).

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... her/392938
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Mylute
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Group 1 Winner Without Parole to Race in North America
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... th-america
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Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:09 pm

That's exciting! I was bummed to see his form tail off after Royal Ascot last year, but hopefully he will be competitive in some North American graded stakes. Seems kind of ambitious that their current plan is already prep race then Breeder's Cup, but if anyone knows how to do it, it's Chad Brown.
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Crystal Ocean has been retired after suffering a severe injury on the gallops today. I can't access racingpost.com at work, which I'm sure is more in depth, but it appears he fractured a cannon bone and required two screws and surgery. They are optimistic that he'll recover and become a stallion.

https://www.racingtv.com/news/crystal-o ... ing-injury

It's been a hard year to be a fan of Sea the Stars progeny.
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carole
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Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:14 pm

Northport wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Crystal Ocean has been retired after suffering a severe injury on the gallops today. I can't access racingpost.com at work, which I'm sure is more in depth, but it appears he fractured a cannon bone and required two screws and surgery. They are optimistic that he'll recover and become a stallion.

https://www.racingtv.com/news/crystal-o ... ing-injury

It's been a hard year to be a fan of Sea the Stars progeny.
Yep, I agree with this unfortunately :(

Such a shame about Crystal Ocean. But connections have said that the injury will not affect his stud career. With his excellent pedigree and toughness I hope he makes a great stallion.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:41 am

The lovely grey Frankel colt Logician won the St. Leger (G1) for Juddmonte/Gosden/Dettori.

ETA: He set a NCR.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:22 am

Magical wins the Irish Champion S (G1) over Magic Wand and Anthony Van Dyck. AOB/Galileo 1-2-3.
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Mylute
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:55 pm

I have a question about Irish racing.

There's only two Irish TC winners, and it's been a coon's age since them. I can't remember the last time a horse even had a shot at the ITC. It probably wasn't in my lifetime.

Is there a reason for this? Is it just that hard? I've read that the reason there's so few English TC winners is because the last race is a stamina race (as usual) and horses who won the first two legs skip out because speed > stamina.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:28 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:55 pm
I have a question about Irish racing.

There's only two Irish TC winners, and it's been a coon's age since them. I can't remember the last time a horse even had a shot at the ITC. It probably wasn't in my lifetime.

Is there a reason for this? Is it just that hard? I've read that the reason there's so few English TC winners is because the last race is a stamina race (as usual) and horses who won the first two legs skip out because speed > stamina.
Opening up the Irish St. Leger to older horses in 1983 sort of made the whole Triple Crown thing moot.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:30 pm

-- replay of the Irish Champion Stakes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqdcNvXb1po
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Mylute
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:35 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:28 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:55 pm
I have a question about Irish racing.

There's only two Irish TC winners, and it's been a coon's age since them. I can't remember the last time a horse even had a shot at the ITC. It probably wasn't in my lifetime.

Is there a reason for this? Is it just that hard? I've read that the reason there's so few English TC winners is because the last race is a stamina race (as usual) and horses who won the first two legs skip out because speed > stamina.
Opening up the Irish St. Leger to older horses in 1983 sort of made the whole Triple Crown thing moot.
Oh, I forgot. Yeah there it is.
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Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:47 pm

Yeah, I feel like if you have a 3 year old colt who likes like he could be a nice stayer, you would try for the English Leger instead.

Unless you're Aidan O'Brien and you have two really nice staying 3 year old colts and the year is 2018. So you win the Irish with Flag of Honour and the English with Kew Gardens.
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:06 am

So Hartnell runs his 30th G1 (Makybe Diva Stakes ) and a big longshot (Gatting) wins (by Hard Spun out of Stubborn)

Anyone have articles ---- its certainly been under-reported

I think Hartnell got 4th?
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