Older Horses - 2019

Somnambulist
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:13 pm

Mitole goes in the Oaklawn Park H. Saturday.

Pleeeeeease let this horse stay sound and get to the Met Mile.
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katmandu
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm

He's in the Count Fleet Sprint at Oaklawn, I'm sure you've caught that. Should be an interesting race, Whitmore will be coming. . .
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Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:36 pm

Flameaway, Solomini Enter Ben Ali Off March Wins
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Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:13 pm

katmandu wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm
He's in the Count Fleet Sprint at Oaklawn, I'm sure you've caught that. Should be an interesting race, Whitmore will be coming. . .
I am rooting for Whitmore. He is one of my favourites, and will run his usual tough race. The gelding has some serious heart and afterburners!
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:43 pm

In a match race, the speed usually wins. . . and Mitole has it in spades. Whitmore was all on his own today. It didn't help Whitmore that he doesn't corner quite as well. They're going to have to tag team Mitole to win, lol.
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Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:16 pm

Quip won the Oaklawn Park Handicap with Lone Sailor in second and Pioneer Spirit in third.
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Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:44 am

Mylute wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Quip won the Oaklawn Park Handicap with Lone Sailor in second and Pioneer Spirit in third.
This was Quip’s first win since the Tampa Bay Derby, I think. Really like the horse and hope he can put a good year together. Lone Sailor is also a horse I liked last year, so I am hoping for big things from him too.
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Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Imperial Hint gets vacation at Fair Hill
There’s a new little big horse at Fair Hill Training Center, though you might not see him.

Grade 1-winning sprinter Imperial Hint checked into the on-site therapy center last week for a break. He’ll get some turnout time, sessions in the cold saltwater spa, plenty to eat and at least a little bit of special attention. He most likely won’t ever see the racetracks so don’t worry about him threatening whatever the fastest half-mile breeze times are at the facility.

“He’d probably go in :45 and change, maybe faster,” trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. said with a laugh.

But it’s not happening.

“He’s just here for some R-and-R,” said Bruce Jackson, who owns and manages the therapy center in a barn at the training center. The facility includes barns, turnout paddocks and round pens, the cold spa, a hyperbaric chamber, salt vapor room, and other amenities designed for recovery and rehabilitation. “The horse looks great after the trip he’s been on. His weight is good, he looks good, he acts super.”

Imperial Hint finished third in the Dubai Golden Shaheen March 30, and will use Fair Hill as a recovery step toward a summer campaign. The 6-year-old won four races in each of his first three seasons on the track – 2016, 2017 and 2018 – including Grade 1 triumphs in the Alfred Vanderbilt and Vosburgh last year. Imperial Hint opened 2019 with a third in the Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, then chased X Y jet and Japanese runner Matera Sky home in the Dubai race.

The Florida-bred, owned by Raymond Mamone, has earned more than $1.8 million. Carvajal said the Fair Hill stay involves recovery after a long trip to Dubai, the race and the return trip. Plans call for a stakes campaign through the summer and fall so now is the time for a break.
More: https://thisishorseracing.com/news/inde ... -fair-hill
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Starine
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Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:09 pm

Former Derby Contender Strike Power Back To Racing After Eight-Month Layoff
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... th-layoff/
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Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:00 pm

Strike Power, Mark Hennig Breathe Easier After Comeback Win
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:30 pm

$100,000 Crystal Water Stakes @ Santa Anita today.

1 The Street Fighter (CA) 5/HL A T Gryder 123B Headley 5/1
2 Hardboot (CA) 4/CL V Espinoza 121M Dollase 4/1
3 Tule Fog (CA) 5/HL B Blanc 121J J Sierra 12/1
4 Brandothebartender (CA) 6/GL J Talamo 123C Dollase 5/2
5 Soi Phet (CA) 11/GL A Quinonez 121L Powell 4/1
6 Accountability (CA) 5/HL D Van Dyke 121 R Becerra 6/1
7 The Hunted (CA) Owner Link 4/GL T J Pereira 123R Baltas 7/2
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:01 pm

I thought Soi Phet was retired. :(
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:15 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:01 pm
I thought Soi Phet was retired. :(
Santa Anita 04/21/2019 Dirt 4F 49.40 Handily 28/57
Santa Anita 04/15/2019 Dirt 5F 1:01.60 Handily 6/39
Santa Anita 04/07/2019 Dirt 5F 1:01.60 Handily 22/61
Santa Anita 03/30/2019 Dirt 5F 1:01.40 Handily 17/64
Santa Anita 03/22/2019 Dirt 5F 1:01.20 Handily 12/60
Santa Anita 03/14/2019 Dirt 4F 49.40 Handily 6/31
Santa Anita 03/01/2019 Dirt 4F 49.00 Handily 29/115
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:33 pm

stark wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:30 pm
$100,000 Crystal Water Stakes @ Santa Anita today.

1 The Street Fighter (CA) 5/HL A T Gryder 123B Headley 5/1
2 Hardboot (CA) 4/CL V Espinoza 121M Dollase 4/1
3 Tule Fog (CA) 5/HL B Blanc 121J J Sierra 12/1
4 Brandothebartender (CA) 6/GL J Talamo 123C Dollase 5/2
5 Soi Phet (CA) 11/GL A Quinonez 121L Powell 4/1
6 Accountability (CA) 5/HL D Van Dyke 121 R Becerra 6/1
7 The Hunted (CA) Owner Link 4/GL T J Pereira 123R Baltas 7/2
Soi Phet ran out of gas late, and came in last. Didn't look bad though, considering this was his 2019 break- in run. I'll give him a few more shots.

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Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 pm

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The 10-year-old gelding Muchos Besos adds blinkers in his 76th career start and goes straight to the winner's circle after R2 @ SA!
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:57 pm

stark wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:56 pm
Quigleys_Corner
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The 10-year-old gelding Muchos Besos adds blinkers in his 76th career start and goes straight to the winner's circle after R2 @ SA!
YAY!!!
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Mylute
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:51 pm

Umm...Sonneteer just won a blacktype stakes by open lengths at Churchill, setting a track record for 1 1/2 miles.
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:31 pm

Good for him! I always thought Sonneteer was handsome, and with more talent than he always showed.
Who would have guessed that champion sprinter Midnight Lute would sire a 12 furlong record setter. :P :D
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:13 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:31 pm
Good for him! I always thought Sonneteer was handsome, and with more talent than he always showed.
Who would have guessed that champion sprinter Midnight Lute would sire a 12 furlong record setter. :P :D
He's one truly beautiful animal. He's not registered as a black -- but he surely looks it.
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Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 pm

Mylute wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Umm...Sonneteer just won a blacktype stakes by open lengths at Churchill, setting a track record for 1 1/2 miles.
Sonneteer Goes the Distance in Champions Day Marathon
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... y-marathon

Sonneteer is one of the most inconsistent horses around but I can't help but root for him. I didn't even realize he was running today and was so tickled when I got home from practice and saw the Bloodhorse article. I hope the connections run him in the Brooklyn next.
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