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Mylute
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:17 pm

Let’s see bout the Cartier awards.
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:18 pm

Low key shocked.

Roaring Lion Named Cartier Horse of the Year

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -top-honor

~ He’s the first USA-bred horse to win Europe’s top honor since Fantastic Light in 2001.
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:34 pm

2018 Cartier Award Winners and Nominees

Horse of the Year - Roaring Lion, Cracksman, Alpha Centauri, Enable, Stradivarius
Champion Older Horse - Enable, Cracksman, Poet’s Word, Lightning Spear
Cartier Sprinter - Mabs Cross, Merchant Navy, Sands Of Mali, Battaash
Champion Stayer - Stradivarius, Holdthasigreen, Kew Gardens, Vazirabad
Champion 3-Year-Old Colt - Roaring Lion, Sands of Mali, Masar, Saxon Warrior
Champion 3-year-Old Filly - Alpha Centauri, Laurens, Sea of Class, Wild Illusion
Champion 2-Year-Old Out - Too Darn Hot, Advertise, Quorto, Ten Sovereigns
Champion 2-Year-Old Filly - Skitter Skatter, Fairyland, Hermosa, Pretty Pollyanna
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:26 pm

I mean, who would beat Roaring Lion?

He won the Coral Eclipse, the Juddmonte International, the Irish Champion Stakes, and the QEII on the trot. He didn't race against Enable or Cracksman, but Cracksman won the not-as-prestigious Prix Niel, then had to grind out the win in the Coronation Cup, then was below par in the Prince of Wales's, then missed 3 months due to unsuitable ground, before an outstanding performance in the Champion Stakes. He won 1 less G1 than Roaring Lion, and he missed every big dance of the Summer.

As for Enable, she only raced three times, and while the Arc and Turf were amazing, only one was in Europe, and it's only two G1 wins.

Alpha Centauri was great but didn't finish the season and only had one win against open company. It will take a very quiet year for a stayer, even a star like Stradivarius, to win HOY.

I was/am a big fan of all the nominees, but Roaring Lion had the best season of 2018.
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:35 pm

Great points, Northport, and I completely agree.

There were some very nice horses up for the honor -- Cracksman was sensational in a few out his outings (and not in the others), and Alpha Centauri was a model of consistency but largely in restricted company. Enable didn't put a hoof wrong but just had missed too much of the year. Roaring Lion absolutely had the best overall season and I'm tickled for him. I hope he has a successful career at stud.
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Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:55 am

Should be underlined that Roaring Lion has done something no colt in thlonger US has ever done that is to say win 4 G1s (or the equivalent thereof) against older males as a 3yo. Closest have been 3 G1s against olders (Arts and Letters, Secretariat, Easy Goer.
As for Europe, he is in select company. Sea the Stars and Giant’s Causeway have been the last two to accomplish such a feat, that not even the likes of heroes from the 70s or 80s did (came close with 3 a piece).
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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Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:51 am

https://twitter.com/JuddmonteFarms/stat ... 3798677504

We are pleased to announce that dual Arc winner and recent @BreedersCup heroine Enable will stay in training for 2019.

A third Arc will be her main target
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:42 am

Eminent, a classy group performer by Frankel, has been brought out of retirement and will be returned to training in Australia.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ard/362418

There was a lot of hype around this horse as a 3 and 4 year old, but he never really lived up to it. Tbh, I forgot he existed and had no idea he was retired, but Meade said he had a fibrillating heart, which would be a good reason to retire him in the first place. Meade sounds not too thrilled about the decision.
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Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:29 pm

Eastern Lady the First Indian-bred Winner in Britain in Almost Ten Years

https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/b ... ars/372823
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Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:40 pm

Northport wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:42 am
Eminent, a classy group performer by Frankel, has been brought out of retirement and will be returned to training in Australia.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ard/362418

There was a lot of hype around this horse as a 3 and 4 year old, but he never really lived up to it. Tbh, I forgot he existed and had no idea he was retired, but Meade said he had a fibrillating heart, which would be a good reason to retire him in the first place. Meade sounds not too thrilled about the decision.
He finished 2nd in a G1 at Rosehill last week. They’re throwing him in the really deep end next: he’s scheduled to run against Winx in her final race on 13 April.
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:44 am

Does anyone know what racing in Scotland is like? I know they have a Grand National, but what else and do they breed or just import from England and Ireland?
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:23 pm

Mylute wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:44 am
Does anyone know what racing in Scotland is like? I know they have a Grand National, but what else and do they breed or just import from England and Ireland?

They have 5 racecourses; Ayr, Hamilton, Perth, Kelso and Musselburgh, which hold a mix of flat and jumps.

Trainers tend to send their horses over the border to the UK if needed and English trainers will often send theirs to Scotland, it’s not really seen as a big deal to race across the border to be honest (unless you’re the groom and have an exceptionally long day!). They have some fairly decent races but nothing on synthetic - the nearest one would be Newcastle.

From a breeding perspective, there is not a Scottish prefix on horses, they’ll just be registered with GB and they’re all registered under Wetherbys. As with an British racing, quite a lot of horses are imported from Ireland or France.

I had a quick look and there’s 14 studs registered here http://www.directoryoftheturf.com/searc ... y/Scotland but that wouldn’t include an private breeders etc. Stallion wise, I believe people tend to use the ones based in England, I can’t think of a single TB stallion standing in Scotland...
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Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 pm

Calyx looks something special. :D
Will the Kingman colt be headed to the 2000 Guineas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHx31pUoTwc
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Wed May 01, 2019 8:17 pm

tachyon wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Calyx looks something special. :D
Will the Kingman colt be headed to the 2000 Guineas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHx31pUoTwc
I think he's prepping for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. The Guineas is this Saturday (unless you mean the Irish Guineas)
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Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 am

carole wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:17 pm
tachyon wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Calyx looks something special. :D
Will the Kingman colt be headed to the 2000 Guineas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHx31pUoTwc
I think he's prepping for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. The Guineas is this Saturday (unless you mean the Irish Guineas)
I am so disappointed that Too Darn Hot and Quarto will miss the Guineas.
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Fri May 03, 2019 5:29 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:11 am
carole wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:17 pm
tachyon wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:38 pm
Calyx looks something special. :D
Will the Kingman colt be headed to the 2000 Guineas?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHx31pUoTwc
I think he's prepping for the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. The Guineas is this Saturday (unless you mean the Irish Guineas)
I am so disappointed that Too Darn Hot and Quarto will miss the Guineas.
So am I. I so wanted to see Too Darn Hot in the Guineas. But apparently he’s prepping for the Dante now which is a prep for the Epsom Derby.
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Sat May 04, 2019 10:46 am

Magna Grecia takes the 2,000 Guineas to give AOB his 10th win in the race.
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Sun May 05, 2019 12:20 pm

AOB takes the 1,000 Guineas with the Galileo filly Hermosa. In other news, the sun rose in the east.
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Tue May 07, 2019 12:56 pm

Just curious, comparing our Derby with big races around the world. Full fields like the Arc or Melbourne, wherever, what happens when there's bumping at a critical point in the race? Are there unwritten let 'em run rules that everybody understands? Any famous DQ's?
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Tue May 07, 2019 1:34 pm

stark wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Just curious, comparing our Derby with big races around the world. Full fields like the Arc or Melbourne, wherever, what happens when there's bumping at a critical point in the race? Are there unwritten let 'em run rules that everybody understands? Any famous DQ's?
I’d venture there’s a lot less bumping going on because their courses are configured differently the races are configured differently and the courses are a LOT bigger and wider, plus in some countries (well granted I’m mostly thinking Japan) 18 horse fields are the norm rather than the exception.

Also if AOB’s words are anything to go by remember what he described as the “savagery of American racing” last year after the Derby lol. Methinks the KY Derby bumper cars is a unique phenom...
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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