Blue Grass S. (Grade II)

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With Anticipation
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:55 am

Keeneland - April 6th, 2019
RACE 10 Toyota Blue Grass S. (Grade II) POST TIME - 6:23 PM Double-Exacta ($1 min)-Trifecta ($.50 min)-Superfecta ($.10 min)-Super High Five ($1 min)

STAKES. Purse $1,000,000. For Three Year Olds. Weight: 123 Lbs. One And One Eighth Miles.

1 Somelikeithotbrown (NY) 3/C L T Gaffalione 123 M J Maker 10/1
2 Vekoma (KY) 3/C L J Castellano 123 G Weaver 9/5
3 Signalman (KY) 3/C L B J Hernandez, Jr. 123 K G McPeek 5/1
4 Market King (KY) 3/C L J K Court 123 D W Lukas 20/1
5 Chess Chief (VA) 3/C L P Lopez 123 D Stewart 30/1
6 Dream Maker (KY) 3/C L F Geroux 123 M E Casse 12/1
7 Admire (KY) 3/C L R Albarado 123 D L Romans 15/1
8 Win Win Win (FL) 3/C L I Ortiz, Jr. 123 M J Trombetta 7/2
9 Sir Winston (KY) 3/C L J R Leparoux 123 M E Casse 15/1
10 Lucky Lee (KY) 3/C L C Landeros 123 J C Servis 20/1
11 So Alive (KY) 3/C L L Saez 123 T A Pletcher 15/1
12 Parsimony (PA) 3/C L M Gutierrez 123 D F O'Neill 20/1
13 Moonster (KY) 3/C L J McKee 123 D L Romans 30/1
14 Aquadini (KY) 3/C L C J Lanerie 123 D Stewart 30/1
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:41 am

Signalman should run a good one with the race under his belt off the layoff.
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Mylute
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:30 pm

Love races like this where just about everybody has a shot.
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:09 pm

Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek
5h5 hours ago
Signalman getting paddock schooling @keeneland
https://twitter.com/jigjag00/status/1113818207817805825

Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek
3h3 hours ago
Kenny McPeek Retweeted Waingro
He’s always done that. Stringhalt affects only one rear limb, the limb will suddenly jerk upward, with a spasmodic motion toward the belly, usually when the horse is asked to move.The cause is unknown. The condition is usually persistent and does not resolve. It isn’t painful.


I've ridden my friend's mare who has Stringhalt. You can feel it a little at a walk. Sweetest disposition in the world. It doesn't seem to affect her at all, but it does leave strange footprints in the sand when riding at the beach.
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Starine
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:04 pm

I'm going with Dream Maker. I know he was lackluster in his last, but he clearly has ability and I love his bullet work coming into this.
Three Ring
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:30 pm

Sparrow Castle wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek
5h5 hours ago
Signalman getting paddock schooling @keeneland
https://twitter.com/jigjag00/status/1113818207817805825

Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek
3h3 hours ago
Kenny McPeek Retweeted Waingro
He’s always done that. Stringhalt affects only one rear limb, the limb will suddenly jerk upward, with a spasmodic motion toward the belly, usually when the horse is asked to move.The cause is unknown. The condition is usually persistent and does not resolve. It isn’t painful.


I've ridden my friend's mare who has Stringhalt. You can feel it a little at a walk. Sweetest disposition in the world. It doesn't seem to affect her at all, but it does leave strange footprints in the sand when riding at the beach.
I don't understand how stringhalt wouldn't be a serious problem for a racehorse. Isn't it neurological? If nothing else, it looks scary as hell.

I had a TWH that got stringhalt. I was a kid at the time and it scared me to death. Old timers claim its caused by eating dandelions.
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Sparrow Castle
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Three Ring wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:30 pm
Sparrow Castle wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek
5h5 hours ago
Signalman getting paddock schooling @keeneland
https://twitter.com/jigjag00/status/1113818207817805825

Kenny McPeek @KennyMcPeek
3h3 hours ago
Kenny McPeek Retweeted Waingro
He’s always done that. Stringhalt affects only one rear limb, the limb will suddenly jerk upward, with a spasmodic motion toward the belly, usually when the horse is asked to move.The cause is unknown. The condition is usually persistent and does not resolve. It isn’t painful.


I've ridden my friend's mare who has Stringhalt. You can feel it a little at a walk. Sweetest disposition in the world. It doesn't seem to affect her at all, but it does leave strange footprints in the sand when riding at the beach.
I don't understand how stringhalt wouldn't be a serious problem for a racehorse. Isn't it neurological? If nothing else, it looks scary as hell.

I had a TWH that got stringhalt. I was a kid at the time and it scared me to death. Old timers claim its caused by eating dandelions.
Last I read about it, there are various causes, even an injury could cause it, and sometimes cause unknown. My friend's mare was more exaggerated than what I see looking at Signalman. She raised her leg higher and slapped the ground hard with it, unmistakably so. I barely noticed it in him. He's already raced six times and won or placed in five of them, so it doesn't seem to be affecting his race track performance.
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