Older Horses - 2019

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Mylute
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Wed May 01, 2019 12:10 am

He has a win on turf I see, so maybe if he keeps progressing (who knows) we'll see him in the longer turf races.
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Thu May 02, 2019 8:31 am

The multiple graded stakes winning sprinter Limousine Liberal fractured a sesamoid in his left front ankle, an injury that will end his career, according to trainer Ben Colebrook.

Limousine Liberal, a 7-year-old gelding, was entered to run in Saturday’s Grade 1 Churchill Downs Stakes, a race he won the last two years when it was a Grade 2.

Colebrook said the injury happened when the horse was galloping Wednesday at Keeneland.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri May 03, 2019 9:22 pm

Pablo Del Monte, a ghost of Derby's past, finished third in an allowance at Arlington Park.
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Sat May 04, 2019 3:06 pm

World of Trouble Cruises to Turf Sprint Score
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... rint-score

Turf or dirt? It doesn't matter to World of Trouble, who was coming off a score in the Carter Handicap, his first grade I.
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Sun May 12, 2019 8:19 pm

Afterwards, Thomas said a start next Saturday in the Grade 2 Dixie at Pimlico Race Course remains under consideration for Catholic Boy to make his 2019 debut as well as long term goals to target the Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban at Belmont on July 6 as well as the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 and Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward on August 31 at Saratoga.

“The Dixie is possibly a soft target. We're going to talk to the owners and our other partners about some other options. We could, off of that, from what I saw today possibly be ready for the Dixie. We'll know in a couple of days,” said Thomas. “We'd love to target races like the Suburban and even the Whitney or Woodward would be massive targets. The fact that he's been productive as a 2-year-old and 3-year-old in Saratoga, to do something nice up there this summer would be great.”
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... for-dixie/
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Sun May 12, 2019 8:31 pm

Wasn't sure where else to put this:

Locally-owned Magnum Moon has an 'incredible will of wanting to live' after career-ending injury
https://www.news-leader.com/story/sport ... skbaS_q7u4
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Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 pm

Triumphant Return For Catholic Boy in Dixie Stakes
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... xie-stakes

Suburban may be next.
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Sat May 18, 2019 11:47 pm

Starine wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Triumphant Return For Catholic Boy in Dixie Stakes
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... xie-stakes

Suburban may be next.
I thought his race was stellar. He’s a very powerful looking horse.
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Sun May 19, 2019 6:51 pm

There's really no good thread for this, but I need to point out that race 9 at Suffolk today was won by Irish Lassie. The official margin was 31 lengths, and the official chart says that she was "moving like a tremendous machine into the stretch."

I just thought that was adorable and had to share.
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Mon May 20, 2019 12:02 am

Tessablue wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 6:51 pm
There's really no good thread for this, but I need to point out that race 9 at Suffolk today was won by Irish Lassie. The official margin was 31 lengths, and the official chart says that she was "moving like a tremendous machine into the stretch."

I just thought that was adorable and had to share.
Love it! Chart writers gotta have fun too.
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Mon May 20, 2019 8:20 pm

Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan is looking to get back to the winners circle in much friendlier company than in his last race.

Churchill Downs - 5/24/19 - Race 8 - AOC, $91,000 purse - 1 and 1/16 miles.

Good luck to him - they threw him into some pretty deep water last time out...

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Thu May 23, 2019 3:43 pm

Sad not to have him out there defending his Mile victory, but glad Howard's playing it safe with him.

Tendon tear sidelines Barkley for season
Barkley, the top older horse at Emerald Downs, will not race again this year.

“He has a slight tear in one of his tendons so we’re going to stop on him,” said his trainer, Howard Belvoir. “It doesn’t seem to be bothering him, and Jennifer Whitaker, who gallops him, said he was training better than ever. It’s really not that a big of a deal, and if we ran him he would probably be okay. But, he has just been too good to everyone, so I’ll work on him and bring him back when he’s ready to go. There isn’t enough time to have him ready for Emerald this year, and I won’t send him south, so it will be next year before he races again.”

Barkley has raced exclusively at Emerald, where he has compiled a 10-4-1 record from 18 starts for earnings of $363,625.

The Kentucky-bred horse by Munnings closed out his 5-year-old campaign last year with a victory in the Grade 3 Longacres Mile and he looked better than ever when he won a 5 1/2-furlong allowance race in his first start this year.

“It will be tough on the local industry,” said Belvoir. “He is fun to watch and had quite a following.”
https://www.drf.com/news/tendon-tear-si ... ley-season
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Thu May 23, 2019 9:15 pm

Catalina Cruiser will make his return in the June 7th True North (gr. II) at Belmont.
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Thu May 23, 2019 10:05 pm

Starine wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 9:15 pm
Catalina Cruiser will make his return in the June 7th True North (gr. II) at Belmont.
Gosh, I'd forgotten about him!
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Fri May 24, 2019 1:10 pm

wow me too - thanks for that info about CC - looking forward now to seeing him run again - he sure is a big handsome boy!
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Fri May 24, 2019 2:58 pm

Good luck to 11yo fave SoiPhet in the 7th @ Santa Anita today.
Safe trip.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri May 24, 2019 5:16 pm

Kukulkan won pretty easily at 11-1.
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Fri May 24, 2019 7:16 pm

Diver52 wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 5:16 pm
Kukulkan won pretty easily at 11-1.
Hawaakom, ColonelsDarkTemper, Casino Star, and My Boy Jack were in there, too.
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:02 pm

G1 winner Annals of Time returns off a 629 day layoff in Belmont's sixth. He's the...favorite.
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Mylute wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:02 pm
G1 winner Annals of Time returns off a 629 day layoff in Belmont's sixth. He's the...favorite.
He finished second to Gidu. Noble Indy was third.
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