2019 Two-Year-Olds

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Starine
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Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:54 pm

tcw wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Very impressive win at DMR today by Eight Rings! By Empire Maker out of the Pure Prize mare Purely Hot and trained by Bob Baffert, definitely one to watch going forward. Reminds me somewhat of his sire in appearance/conformation.
Definitely a big effort. Large margin, fast time. And with his pedigree he should only get better with added distance.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:21 am

Eight Rings was amazing. :21.83 opening quarter. :45.41 half

Did he think he was at OBS Under Tack sale or something?
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:19 am

I just cannot get behind a horse who comes from a sire line of big, slower maturers and with a grandsire with zig-zag legs... who runs THAT fast. How long is he going to be around???
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:23 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:19 am
I just cannot get behind a horse who comes from a sire line of big, slower maturers and with a grandsire with zig-zag legs... who runs THAT fast. How long is he going to be around???
His dam made 32 starts—maybe he’ll take after her.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:41 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:19 am
I just cannot get behind a horse who comes from a sire line of big, slower maturers and with a grandsire with zig-zag legs... who runs THAT fast. How long is he going to be around???
Smile and enjoy him while he’s here.
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Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:26 pm

94 BSF for Eight Rings.
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:29 am

A little more on Eight Rings.....

The ownership group paid $520,000 but that wasn't their only purchase as they also paid $500,000 for Aficianado.
Eight Rings goes to Baffert and wins at least one in a row and $36,600.
Aficianado goes to Mott's former assistant Rodolphe Brisset where he runs third at Indiana Grand and wasn't bet down to favoritism but collects a check for $3,100.

Good luck to;
SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stables LLC, Hertrich, III, Frederick, Fielding, John D. and Golconda Stables
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:31 am

Garth (KY)
TB, B, C, FOALED MARCH 5, 2017
( INTO MISCHIEF - COUNTRY STAR, BY EMPIRE MAKER )

Runs Saturday in the opener at Del Mar for Baffert.
Working like a superstar! (alongside Eight Rings)

Del Mar 8/5/2019 Dirt 4F 47.20 Handily 1/50
Del Mar 7/31/2019 Dirt 5F 59.60 Handily from the gate 1/36
Del Mar 7/25/2019 Dirt 5F 1:00.00 Handily from the gate 1/50
Del Mar 7/18/2019 Dirt 5F 59.40 Handily from the gate 1/37
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:08 pm

Super John Takes The Scenic Route To Impressive Maiden Win At Laurel
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... at-laurel/
Eight lengths in front of his closest pursuer with the length of the stretch still ahead, Super John drifted toward the outside rail approaching the wire before being corrected by jockey Sheldon Russell and coasted to a 19 ½-length romp Thursday at Laurel Park.
Great picture too.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:51 pm

Gozilla (Flatter-Atlantic Dream-Stormy Atlantic) looked fantastic today in a maiden race at Saratoga. Myrtlewood shows up way, way back in the pedigree.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm

Green Light Go won the Saratoga Special in dominating fashion. With his size and pedigree (Hard Spun out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare), the tall bay should be able to handle increasing distance. I hope we get to see him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:32 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Green Light Go won the Saratoga Special in dominating fashion. With his size and pedigree (Hard Spun out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare), the tall bay should be able to handle increasing distance. I hope we get to see him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
Running without Lasix, too.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Green Light Go won the Saratoga Special in dominating fashion. With his size and pedigree (Hard Spun out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare), the tall bay should be able to handle increasing distance. I hope we get to see him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
I can't recall seeing the name Sheikh Albadou in a pedigree before.
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Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 pm

middleground wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Gozilla (Flatter-Atlantic Dream-Stormy Atlantic) looked fantastic today in a maiden race at Saratoga. Myrtlewood shows up way, way back in the pedigree.
I love his pedigree. Stormy Atlantic and Flatter both very underrated horses.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:27 pm

Izvestia wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:32 pm
middleground wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Gozilla (Flatter-Atlantic Dream-Stormy Atlantic) looked fantastic today in a maiden race at Saratoga. Myrtlewood shows up way, way back in the pedigree.
I love his pedigree. Stormy Atlantic and Flatter both very underrated horses.
Flatter has become a fantastic sire..... he was a really talented horse, but injuries prevented him from showing it. His full brother, Congrats, has become a good sire as well.
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Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:15 pm

Collusion Illusion Trumps Wrecking Crew In Del Mar’s Best Pal
In just the second start of his career, the bay colt Collusion Illusion raced to a $17.40 upset over five rivals in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes for 2-year-olds Saturday at Del Mar. The winner clicked by a length and a quarter under rider Joe Talamo.
Finishing second in the six-furlong headliner carrying a $200,351 purse was an unlucky Wrecking Crew, who broke badly and spotted his rivals several lengths to start, then came back to close belatedly behind the winner. Finishing third a neck farther back was Fore Left.
Collusion Illusion, a $300,000 purchase at the OBS April sale of 2-year-olds in training, covered the Best Pal distance in 1:11.34 and earned a check for $120,000. He had won his other start in a straight maiden race at Del Mar on July 21 for trainer Mark Glatt. He now has earnings of $156,600. The Florida-bred by Twirling Candy is owned by three Washington State residents – Dan Agnew (Vancouver), Gerry Schneider (Auburn) and John Xitcod (Tacoma).

Read more: https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thor ... -best-pal/

Twirling Candy is getting runners and IMHO may be Candy Ride's best sire son.
Of course, we still have to wait to see how Gun Runner does. :P
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Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:02 pm

Green Light Go Earned 84 Beyer In Saratoga Special, Pointed To Champagne
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:30 pm

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The 92 Beyer earned by $62.5k mcl winner Leucothea in fifth race Thursday at Del Mar is highest Beyer of year by juvenile filly North America. Peter Miller trains Leucothea, second-time starter sired by Midshipman. Leucothea won 5.5f race by more than 14 lengths in 1:03.89.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:49 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:28 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Green Light Go won the Saratoga Special in dominating fashion. With his size and pedigree (Hard Spun out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare), the tall bay should be able to handle increasing distance. I hope we get to see him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
I can't recall seeing the name Sheikh Albadou in a pedigree before.
I read that he died of a heart attack during his first season at stud, so, only one foal crop. That would account for his name not turning up a lot.
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Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:46 pm

Happy Endings wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:49 pm
Mylute wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:28 pm
BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Green Light Go won the Saratoga Special in dominating fashion. With his size and pedigree (Hard Spun out of a Pleasantly Perfect mare), the tall bay should be able to handle increasing distance. I hope we get to see him in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.
I can't recall seeing the name Sheikh Albadou in a pedigree before.
I read that he died of a heart attack during his first season at stud, so, only one foal crop. That would account for his name not turning up a lot.
Not quite. He entered stud in 1993 in Kentucky, and did suffer a heart attack in his first season at stud... since moving to England. A while he did pass at the relatively young age of 11, he just wasn't a very prolific sire even before then.
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