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katmandu
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:06 pm

Mylute wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Crystal Ocean edged out in another thriller by Japan in the Judmonte International.
Just watched this race, Crystal Ocean laid his body down. Tough loss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W1DlbPa29w
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:04 pm

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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 ;)
Sea The Stars is too closely related as well, in my opinion. I don't really like seeing inbreeding that is closer than 3x and a breeding with Sea The Stars would result in a 2x4 to Urban Sea.

I can't imagine they would send her to anyone but Dubawi.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:04 pm

"...a breeding with Sea The Stars would result in a 2x4 to Urban Sea."

While I agree that Dubawi should be the leading candidate, I can think of worse 2x4 choices than inbreeding to all-time great blue hen mare Urban Sea. ;)
What about American Pharoah? His offspring seem to have taken well to turf and he would be a decent outcross. Of course, someone would have to cross The Pond, and I doubt that Enable would do that for her first breeding.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:49 pm

katmandu wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Mylute wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:09 pm
Crystal Ocean edged out in another thriller by Japan in the Judmonte International.
Just watched this race, Crystal Ocean laid his body down. Tough loss.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W1DlbPa29w
He was giving up 7 lbs to Japan, too.
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Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:52 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
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"...a breeding with Sea The Stars would result in a 2x4 to Urban Sea."

While I agree that Dubawi should be the leading candidate, I can think of worse 2x4 choices than inbreeding to all-time great blue hen mare Urban Sea. ;)
What about American Pharoah? His offspring seem to have taken well to turf and he would be a decent outcross. Of course, someone would have to cross The Pond, and I doubt that Enable would do that for her first breeding.
Juddmonte might want to give one of its hot young sires a boost by sending her to Kingman.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:32 am

Stradivarius wins the Londsdale Cup (GII) again and picks up the Weatherbys £1 million bonus for the second year in a row!
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:58 am

The plan for Stradivarius is the Champion Stayers (GI) in Ocotber at Ascot, then they plan to keep him in training next season and follow the same route as the past 2 years but go for the Arc as opposed to the Londsdale Cup.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:42 am

Battash finally wins the Coolmore Nunthorpe (GI) in a blistering course record of 55.90 for 5F! Previous record was Dayjur at 56.16
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:59 am

Connections of Battash say they may go to France for the Abbey (GI) and then to Santa Anita for the Breeder's Cup Turf Sprint (GI)
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:29 am

carole wrote:
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Stradivarius wins the Londsdale Cup (GII) again and picks up the Weatherbys £1 million bonus for the second year in a row!
Just saw that Stradivarius also broke the track record today for 2 miles.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am

Will I finally stop posting in this thread today? Unlikely 🤷‍♀️

Enable is now rated 128 on official British ratings making her the top rated British race horse this year. We’ll see if this holds up in the World Rankings by the end of the month to make her the highest rated horse in the world.
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carole wrote:
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Battash finally wins the Coolmore Nunthorpe (GI) in a blistering course record of 55.90 for 5F! Previous record was Dayjur at 56.16
Wow. He just ran them off their feet, didn’t he?
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:50 am

carole wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
Will I finally stop posting in this thread today? Unlikely 🤷‍♀️

Enable is now rated 128 on official British ratings making her the top rated British race horse this year. We’ll see if this holds up in the World Rankings by the end of the month to make her the highest rated horse in the world.
I don’t understand how Crystal Ocean was still ranked above her following the King George.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:18 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:50 am
carole wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:38 am
Will I finally stop posting in this thread today? Unlikely 🤷‍♀️

Enable is now rated 128 on official British ratings making her the top rated British race horse this year. We’ll see if this holds up in the World Rankings by the end of the month to make her the highest rated horse in the world.
I don’t understand how Crystal Ocean was still ranked above her following the King George.
I saw someone explain that she had a 1lb allowance over Crystal Ocean in the King George and since she had to work hard to beat him she was rated that 1lb lower. I do think that’s silly though, she’s clearly the superior horse and had a pretty rough run in the King George whereas Crystal Ocean had a perfect trip and still couldn’t beat her.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:03 pm

Roaring Lion is gone after suffering another attack of colic. Damn it.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:42 pm

This is beyond devastating. I so hoped he was in the clear at this point. My heart goes out to his connections, losing him at just the beginning of what looked such a promising stud career is just simply unfair.

This year has sucked a lot. So many huge losses in racing. Rest in Peace, Champ.
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:25 pm

Has anyone here paid for Racing Post's membership?
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:54 am

The Jess Samy Frankel twitter account has been suspended for somehow violating Twitter's rules.
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:59 pm

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The Jess Samy Frankel twitter account has been suspended for somehow violating Twitter's rules.
Jess now has @FrankelWatch13 on twitter
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:22 am

Wow! Ghaiyyath!!!!

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