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Old 03-19-2022, 05:59 AM
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5/7: Kentucky Derby - Churchill (10f)

1. Epicenter (Not This Time) 164 (Asmussen/Rosario)
2. Zandon (Upstart) 114 (C. Brown/Prat)
3. White Abarrio (Race Day) 112 (Joseph/Gallalione)
4. Mo Donegal (Uncle Mo) 112 (Pletcher/I. Ortiz)
5. Tiz the Bomb (Hit It a Bomb) 110 (McPeek/B. Hernandez)
6. Cyberknife (Gun Runner) 100 (Cox/Geroux)
7. Crown Pride-JPN (Reach the Crown) 100 (Shintani/Lemaire)
8. Taiba (Gun Runner) 100 (Yakteen/Smith)
9. Simplification (Not This Time) 74 (Sano/J. Ortiz)
10. Smile Happy (Runhappy) 70 (McPeek/Lanerie)
11. Classic Causeway (Giant's Causeway) 66 (Lynch/Leparoux)
12. Tawny Port (Pioneerof The Nile) 60 (Cox/Santana)
13. Barber Road (Race Day) 58 (J. Ortiz/R. Gutierrez)
14. Messier (Empire Maker) 40 (Yakteen/J. Velazquez)
15. Zozos (Munnings) 40 (Cox/M. Franco)
16. Summer Is Tomorrow (Summer Front) 40 (Seemar/Barzalona)
17. Charge It (Tapit) 40 (Pletcher/Saez)
18. Happy Jack (Oxbow) 30 (O'Neill/Bejarano)
19. Pioneer of Medina 25 (Pletcher/Bravo)
20. Ethereal Road 21 (Lukas/Contreras)
21. Rich Strike 21 (Reed/Leon)
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AE/22. Rattle N Roll 20 (McPeek/Graham)



5/21: Preakness - Pimlico (9.5f)

Epicenter (Asmussen)
Secret Oath (Lukas)
Simplification (Sano)
Early Voting (C. Brown)
Creative Minister (McPeek)
Armagnac (Yakteen)
Skippylongstocking (Joseph)
Fenwick (McKathan)
Happy Jack (O'Neill)


6/11: Belmont Stakes - Belmont (12f)

We the People (Brisset)
Rich Strike (Reed)
Barber Road (Ortiz)
Mo Donegal (Pletcher)
Nest (Pletcher)
Golden Glider (Casse)
Creative Minister (McPeek)
Skippylongstocking (Joseph)
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Old 03-20-2022, 11:13 PM
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Barese is pointing ( I said pointing, not winning ) to the Wood
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Old 03-21-2022, 07:06 AM
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3/26: Louisiana Derby - Fair Grounds (9.5f) 100-40-20-10

1 Silent Power (Gelner/Melancon) 50-1
2 Zosos (Cox/Geroux) 8-1
3 Call Me Midnight (Desormeaux/Graham) 6-1
4 Curly Tail (Stewart/C. Hernandez) 30-1
5 Kupuna (Calhoun/R. Gutierrez) 8-1
6 Epicenter (Asmussen/Rosario) 7-5
7 Pioneer of Medina (Pletcher/Gaffalione) 5-1
8 Galt (Mott/Alvarado) 8-1
9 Rattle n Roll (McPeek/B. Hernandez) 6-1



3/27: Sunland Derby - Sunland (9f) 50-20-10-5

1 Costa Terra (Negron/Asmussen)
2 Classic Moment (Rosario/Asmussen)
3 Fowler Blue (Maldonado/Mendez)
4 Slow Down Andy (Gutierrez/O'Neill)
5 Bye Bye Bobby (Chirinos/Fincher)
6 Pepper Spray (Valenzuela/Kereluk)
7 Chrome King (Garcia/Hernandez)
8 Straight Up (Gonzalez/Baltas)
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Old 03-24-2022, 01:43 AM
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High Oak not 100% from Fountain spill (ankle) and will bypass Wood in favor of Pat Day Mile as target.
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Baffert refugee plans: Blackadder (Jeff Ruby or Blue Grass); Messier/McLaren Vale (Santa Anita Derby); Doppelganger (AR Derby)..
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Baffert refugee plans: Blackadder (Jeff Ruby or Blue Grass); Messier/McLaren Vale (Santa Anita Derby); Doppelganger (AR Derby)..
https://www.yahoo.com/news/four-kent...173700382.html
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Old 03-27-2022, 05:01 PM
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Arkansas Derby

1 KAVOD (Murrill/Hartman)
2 CHASING TIME (Lezcano/Asmussen)
3 BARBER ROAD (Gutierrez/J. Ortiz)
4 DOPPELGANGER (Velazquez/Yakteen)
5 UN OJO (Vazquez/Courville)
6 SECRET OATH (Contreras/Lukas)
7 BEN DIESEL (Court/Stewart)
8 CYBERKNIFE (Geroux/Cox)
9 WE THE PEOPLE (Prat/Brisset)
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What race is Pappacap pointing for? Working a hole in the wind at the Casse private training center.

Never mind Baffert, it won't be the Derby unless that barn shoehorns one in, even if the only decent race was over 6 months ago. Plus would he be the only representative from that great renewal of the BC Juvenile?
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What race is Pappacap pointing for? Working a hole in the wind at the Casse private training center.

Never mind Baffert, it won't be the Derby unless that barn shoehorns one in, even if the only decent race was over 6 months ago. Plus would he be the only representative from that great renewal of the BC Juvenile?
Going forward, when you refer to Pappacap, please call him "Steve Byk's Eclipse Finalist PappaCap."

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Going forward, when you refer to Pappacap, please call him "Steve Byk's Eclipse Finalist PappaCap."

Thanks in advance.
I don't think you realize how important the Best Pal Stakes is. Neither does the Graded Stakes Committee, because I think they downgraded it for this year...

It has produced 2yo champions Roving Boy, Timber Country, Lookin at Lucky and Nyquist, so it's association with the Eclipse Awards is well established. Furthermore, in my opinion other winners of the race, namely Best Pal, Officer, Dixie Union, and Roman Ruler could have easily been Eclipse champions were it not for racing greats like Wilko, Declan's Moon, and Anees being in the same crops.

The race has also been productive in the near term. 2021runner-up Finneus just placed in the Turf Paradise Derby and the 2020 winner Weston is entered for a $18k claiming tag next week at Santa Anita.

Plus he's the best named horse outta this 3yo crop.
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Old 03-31-2022, 04:29 AM
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Late TC nominee BYE BYE BOBBY (Fincher) will try to augment 20 points earned in Sunland Derby placement in the Lexington..
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Also from the late nominee list, SUMMER IS TOMORROW (Seemar) to take up a slot in the Derby gate off 40 points earned in qualifying race held abroad over the weekend.
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Also from the late nominee list, SUMMER IS TOMORROW (Seemar) to take up a slot in the Derby gate off 40 points earned in qualifying race held abroad over the weekend.
Fortunately they have over a month to come to their senses.
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With BLACKADDER coming out of the Ruby, here's the 9 probables for the Blue Grass per Marty McGee...

Blackadder
Emmanuel
Ethereal Road
Fenwick
Golden Glider
Grantham
Smile Happy
Volcanic
Zandon
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5/7: Kentucky Derby - Churchill (10f)

1. Epicenter 164 (Asmussen)
2. White Abarrio 112 (Joseph)
3. Tiz the Bomb 110 (McPeek)
4. Cyberknife 100 (Cox)
5. Crown Pride-JPN 100 (Shintani)
6. Simplification 74 (Sano)
7. Classic Causeway 66 (Lynch)
8. Slow Down Andy 60 (O'Neill)
9. Barber Road 58 (J. Ortiz)
10. Un Ojo 54 (Courville)
11. Forbidden Kingdom 54 (Mandella) Santa Anita Derby
12. Morello 50 (Asmussen) Wood Memorial
13. Summer Is Tomorrow 40 (Seemar)
14. Zozos 40 (Cox)
15. Charge It 40 (Pletcher)
16. Tawny Port 40 (Cox)
17. Smile Happy 30 (McPeek) Blue Grass
18. Pioneer of Medina 25 (Pletcher)
19. Pappacap 24 (Casse)
20. Grantham 21 (Maker) Blue Grass
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21. Rich Strike 21 (Reed)
22. f-Secret Oath 20 (Lukas)
23. Rattle N Roll 20 (McPeek)
24. Ethereal Road 20 (Lukas)
25. $-Bye Bye Bobby 20 (Fincher)
26. Island Falcon (IRE) 20 (bin Suroor)
27. In Due Time 20 (Breen)
28. Dean’s List 20 (Pletcher)
29. Zandon 14 (Brown)
30. Mo Donegal 12 (Pletcher)
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Old 04-02-2022, 07:38 PM
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Tough decision ahead for Ken McPeek...

Does he prep for the Derby Stakes in the Kentucky Derby or the 2000 Guineas?

I would go with the latter. If he doesn't then the horse has no shot at the English Triple Crown...
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Pretty tough not to go to the Kentucky Derby after that effort today.
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Who called the Jeff Ruby Steaks on the NBC telecast?

Loved his style. I think his approach is basically: 1) Call the correct horse on the lead and 2) never let on that you have no idea who the other horses are or what position they are in...

He even winged it on the name of the race right before the start. Pretty sure he called it the Jeffery Stakes.
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5/6 (CD): Kentucky Oaks

1. Kathleen O. 150 (McGaughey)
2. Echo Zulu 130 (Asmussen)
3. Yuugiri 114 (Brisset)
4. Secret Oath 80 (Lukas)
5. Goddess of Fire 62 (Pletcher)
6. Turnerloose 60 (Cox)
7. Hidden Connection 57 (Calhoun)
8. Venti Valentine 54 (Abreu)
– +Candy Raid 51 (Desormeaux)
– +Cleopatras Charge 50 (Cross)
9. Shahama 50 (Pletcher)
– +Beguine 40 (Peitz)
10. Bubble Rock 30 (Cox)
11. Magic Circle 23 (Asmussen)
12. Shotgun Hottie 21 (Morey)
13. Nest 20 (Pletcher)
14. Ain’t Easy 20 (D’Amato)

– +Ali Alley 20 (Summers)
– Ice Orchid 20 (Ortiz)
15. Favor 20 (Pletcher)
16. Classy Edition 20 (Pletcher)
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ASHLAND (G1) 100-40-20-10

Nest 20 (Todd Pletcher)
Awake At Midnyte 14 (Doug O’Neill)
Cocktail Moments 12 (Kenny McPeek)
Miss Mattie B 2 (Bob Hess Jr.)
Happy Soul 0 (Wesley Ward)
Interstatedaydream 0 (Brad Cox)


GAZELLE (G2) 100-40-20-10

Venti Valentine 54 (Jorge Abreu)
Shotgun Hottie 21 (Bill Morey)
Classy Edition 20 (Todd Pletcher)
Morning Matcha 4 (Butch Reid)
Nostalgic 1 (Bill Mott)
Caragate 0 (Mitch Friedman)
Greatitude 0 (Todd Pletcher)
Divine Huntress 0 (Graham Motion)


SANTA ANITA OAKS (G1) 100-40-20-10

Adare Manor 0 (Tim Yakteen)


BEAUMONT (G1) 10-4-2-1
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