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Northport
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:56 pm

carole wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 pm
Calyx, standout 2yo last season by Kingman, has been retired and has been acquired by Coolmore
Bleh.

Also, can we talk about how, at 48, Frankie Dettori is at the peak of his remarkable career? 11 Group 1s in eight weeks:

Sussex Stakes
Goodwood Cup
King George
Irish Oaks
Prix Jean Prat
Coral-Eclipse
Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud
Commonwealth Cup
Gold Cup
Prince Of Wales’s
Oaks

aaaaand leading rider at Royal Ascot with 7 wins, 4 of which coming in a row on the Thursday.

He's had his ups and downs, and after his split with Godolphin, I really thought that was the end of it. He is great for the sport, not only does he have a big personality, but he can back it up with some amazing riding.
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:44 am

carole wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:11 pm
Calyx, standout 2yo last season by Kingman, has been retired and has been acquired by Coolmore
I have long been a big fan of Kingman!
Hope Calyx will do well at stud!!!
carole
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:53 am

Deirdre has won the Nassau Stakes (GI) for Japan!!
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Mylute
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 am

Deirdre!!!
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:46 am

This makes me so happy for her connections, and all of Japan really. Some good news for the week. :mrgreen:
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Northport
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:25 pm

I know she wasn’t a descendant of Deep Impact, but I am so happy for Deidre and her connections and Japanese fans that she won
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Squeaky
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Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:07 pm

Very Sad to see Aussie Showstopper break down badly during the Molecomb at Goodwood and was euthanized. Maven off the board.
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Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:13 pm

Holy F-15, Battash is freakin' fast! :o
Battaash registers max speed approaching 50mph in King George blitz
Blistering, brazen and the boss. There is no beating Battaash at Goodwood and the fiercely fast five-year-old clocked speeds approaching 50mph on the way to his historic third King George victory.
Battaash peaked at 48.63mph during the second furlong of the five-furlong dash...

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... itz/393602
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:02 am

Another G1 win for Frankie as Advertise wins the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:18 pm

Enable will race in the Yorkshire Oaks (G1) on 22 August before she makes her bid for a third Arc win.

https://www.racingpost.com/news/lates ... k/393900
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:34 pm

Too Darn Hot Retired After Career Ending Injury
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ing-injury
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:33 pm

Mylute wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Too Darn Hot Retired After Career Ending Injury
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... ing-injury
Between the death of Sea of Class and the retirements of Calyx and Too Darn Hot, the 2019 turf season really isn't panning out entirely as I expected... or hoped.

Enable and Stradivarius need to be bubble wrapped asap.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:47 pm

Looks like a rematch coming up! Monarch of Egypt (American Pharoah o/o Up(IRE) ) - and Siskin (First Defense o/o Bird Flown) are both declared for the Gr1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at Curragh this Friday 9-August 7:25pm, https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/17 ... -09/733492

Last out for both of them was the Gr2 Gain Railway Stakes in June, and Siskin got the win; Monarch of Egypt had to settle for 2nd.
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Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:16 pm

vfan wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:47 pm
Looks like a rematch coming up! Monarch of Egypt (American Pharoah o/o Up(IRE) ) - and Siskin (First Defense o/o Bird Flown) are both declared for the Gr1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at Curragh this Friday 9-August 7:25pm, https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/17 ... -09/733492

Last out for both of them was the Gr2 Gain Railway Stakes in June, and Siskin got the win; Monarch of Egypt had to settle for 2nd.
Disappointed that Arizona isn’t running.
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:09 pm

Crystal Ocean edged out in another thriller by Japan in the Judmonte International.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:20 pm

Japan has become one of the best 3yo colts O'Brien has had in recent years. IMHO, he may turn out to be Enable's biggest threat in the Arc.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... ain/396197
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:04 pm

Enable Takes on Three to Defend Yorkshire Oaks Title
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... shire-oaks

~ Field is Enable, Magical, South Pearl Sea, and Lah Ti Dar.
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BaroqueAgain1
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Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:06 pm

May not have quantity, but the race sure has quality. ;)
carole
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:56 pm

Frankie Dettori very emotional after the race, expressed how special Enable is to him.

I really want her to get that 3rd Arc but she has already stamped herself as an all time great and I’m looking forward to seeing how she does as a broodmare. I suspect she’ll be seeing Dubawi at stud as her first mating. Galileo and Frankel are a little too closely related IMO. But Sea The Stars would be a lovely match ;)
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