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  • LaurieB
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    Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    Interesting that one of the likely favorites in the first division, Charlatan, needed the race to split to get in. He didn't have enough earnings to get into the 14 horse gate if the Arkansas Derby didn't split.
    Charlatan has only raced twice so far. He has an impressive maiden win, followed by an impressive allowance win. If the Derby was being run next weekend he wouldn't have been ready to compete (nor would he have gotten in). He's one of those 3yo colts whose career will probably be enhanced by the Derby's move to September. He may be peaking when some of the earlier impressive colts are starting to tail off.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Very nice. On March 20, Oaklawn said the Arkansas Derby purse would be reduced from $1M to $750K after the casino closed.

    When the Arkansas Derby originally split into two divisions, it was announced that the KD points would be split between the two divisions.

    Now, Oaklawn has committed back to the $1M purse split between the two divisions as well as now each division will get 170 KD points each (100-40-20-10).

    Nice to see racing doing their best for both the horsemen, bettors, and spectators (yeah, even if only on TV ).

    Interesting that one of the likely favorites in the first division, Charlatan, needed the race to split to get in. He didn't have enough earnings to get into the 14 horse gate if the Arkansas Derby didn't split.

    This weekend should be good at Oaklawn.

    Hope more tracks are able to get up and going in the next few weeks...

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Originally posted by mommy peanut View Post
    Curious if there’s been rebooting for the 3 yr old filly races.
    I know the KO is scheduled for Sept 4th.
    What about the Black Eyed Susan & other major spring/early summer races
    I haven't seen/read anything but for the 'major' filly races that normally would run in conjunction with the Preakness or Belmont, those races would move at the same time as the colt races.

    I know some of the premier filly races are 'standalone', ie not tied to a major colt race. Those, we may not know until tracks start opening up again. So far, I don't think we've seen any track "re-open" after racing was shut down (not talking about spectatorless but no racing at all). Suspect this is why tracks like Fonner Park and Tampa Bay Downs are extending their seasons... nothing to replace them where in a 'normal' year, when one track's meet ends, another track's meet starts.

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  • mommy peanut
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    Curious if there’s been rebooting for the 3 yr old filly races.
    I know the KO is scheduled for Sept 4th.
    What about the Black Eyed Susan & other major spring/early summer races

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Arkansas Derby - 2 divisions, each with an 11 horse field. Couldn't not find in a skim of the Bloodhorse article why some horses are weighted at 118 while others will be carrying 122.

    May 2 (next Saturday) is the end of the 2020 Oaklawn Park meet. Their closing day card... 14 races with an average of 13 horses per race. The entire 14 race card be broadcast on FS1 and TVG. The stakes races will also be shown on NBCSN from the TVG feed.

    The Oaklawn Handicap (G2), Race 12 for 4yo and up also has a tasty field Bravazo, Mr Freeze, Tacitus, Tax, By My Standards, Improbable among others (14 horse field)

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  • RHdobes563
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    I am watching "America's Day At The Races" (FS1), and they have been talking about it all afternoon.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    TVG just said that Oaklawn was going to have to re-draw but didn't say why. But yes, 2 divisions.

    Couldn't find anything more on this and so far TVG hasn't said more...

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  • mommy peanut
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    Arkansas Derby will be split into 2 divisions.
    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac..._medium=social

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Not impressed with Eight Ring's performance today. Long Weekend looked nice. Baffert needs to go back to the drawing board on this one (Eight Rings) perhaps who was the race favorite at post time.

    Similar with the Carousel Stakes. Bellafina went off, I think, as the race time favorite. Not the best trip, slow to start and then had to check up. Mia Mischief looked good... Amy's Challenge tried her hardest but the race was Mia Mischief's with a nice stretch dual.

    Hard when there are currently 7 tracks listed as racing on Equibase. Not many options for trainers who don't really know what to target next for their different horses... end of the summer is too far away to plan.

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  • LaurieB
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    2yo G1 winner Eight Rings just got his butt kicked in the Bachelor Stakes at Oaklawn. The 4-5 favorite, he finished 5th of 6.

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  • Laurierace
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    These are not the kind of tents we are used to seeing them erect at Pimlico every spring.

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  • mommy peanut
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    Tiz The Law makes it look EASY....

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...-florida-derby

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  • findeight
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    Been watching Nadal, he’s maturing nicely and quite professional. Makes it look like he’s not trying that hard. IIRC the fractions in that race were pretty impressive so he’s working harder then it looks.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    On a, IMO, better note

    Nadal today in the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn Park (remember AP in that same race in 2015??? ). Nadal looked impressive. Two turns, blinkers off, just about led the entire way... good horses early and late and he held on.

    If you're into comparing to Justify, Charlatan ran in a 1m allowance, optional claiming race at SA (only his second start). Again led most of the race, and ended up winning by 10 1/4. Charlatan's second start.

    Both trained by Baffert.

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  • Maythehorsebewithme
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    Authentic pretty impressive in the San Felipe, as was Mischevious Alex in the Gotham.

    (Into Mischief had a good day.)

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  • jherold
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    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...trophic-injury

    Taraz was just euthanized.

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  • findeight
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    Caught that race. He’s still green and when the gates opened, you could clearly see he wasn’t sure what to do. He figured it out. That's the most impressive effort by any of the a Derby hopefuls so far. IMO. Impressive looking colt too, as he should be, Breeders paid 1,3 million for Mom at FT Nov. a few years back and he was a 700k Keeneland colt. No cute ugly duckling story there. Hope he continues to develop as they step him up to bigger fields, longer runs and better, more experienced competition.

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  • mommy peanut
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    Baffert has another possible Derby contender on his hands.
    We’ll have to see how he does as he steps up against better company, but he sure made this look easy.

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...derby-hopefuls

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  • mommy peanut
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    Mr. Monomoy wins the first division of the Risen Star
    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...t-fair-grounds

    Modernist wins the second division of the Risen Star.
    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...ky-derby-trail


    Azul wins in the El Camino Real Derby
    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...at-golden-gate

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