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  • mommy peanut
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    Nadal wins the San Vicente.
    The article states Storm the Court didn’t fire, but I saw a horse coming on strong towards the end, a horse that might just relish 2 turns. I liked what I saw, considering it’s his first race this year.
    Guess we’ll see how many of these colts do once they get a bit more bottom on them & go 2 turns.

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...at-santa-anita

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  • mommy peanut
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    While he’s not run against much, he sure looks good winning.
    Happy for his connections.
    It’d be nice to see how he does in one of the KD prep races.
    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac..._medium=social

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  • dressagetraks
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    I like Independence Hall, but I'm just not quite convinced yet that he's able to handle the Derby, either the chaos or the distance. I might be wrong. He's got probably my favorite name on the trail so far. Yes, I know that names have no relevance to their speed, but still, I love a good, dignified name.

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  • mommy peanut
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    Sole Volante wins handily over Independence Hall
    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac..._medium=social


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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    The Honeybee at Oaklawn Park is next on tap for Taraz. A start against the boys in a pre-Derby prep hasn't been ruled out.

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-rac...ybee-in-sights

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Originally posted by Texarkana View Post

    I also read that. I hope they do it.
    I like this idea to see how she does against the boys before the Derby to help decide Derby or Oaks.

    She is a big girl for sure. Yes, small field and the Martha Washington field didn't have any big 'names' in it but her stretch run looked nice.

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  • Texarkana
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    Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post

    Caton Bredar was saying this filly, Taraz, might be a candidate for the Rebel to see how she runs against the boys.
    I also read that. I hope they do it.

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  • LaurieB
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    Originally posted by ravenclaw View Post
    So far, Taraz is undefeated in 3 races.
    These days it takes a very brave owner (in this case it would be Juddmonte) to run a filly in the Derby.

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  • ravenclaw
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    So far, Taraz is undefeated in 3 races.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    I will admit Tiz the Law looked good today but for me, still a bit early.

    I would also say that I saw nothing of interest in the Withers at Aqueduct.

    Was hoping for better from Toledo in the Robert B Lewis.

    Who totally impressed me today was Taraz in the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn. She kicked some serious booty in that race. She's huge compared to many of her compatriots. Only a 4 horse field but her break was less than stellar (last), moved up to first after the first 1/4 and cruised down the stretch in a hand ride with an ever increasing distance.

    Caton Bredar was saying this filly, Taraz, might be a candidate for the Rebel to see how she runs against the boys.

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  • LaurieB
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    Tiz the Law made the Holy Bull look like a walk in the park. He just moved to the top of my Derby list.

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  • mommy peanut
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    Robert B Lewis (Glll)
    nice finish by the top 3.
    Thousand Words hung tough to get to the line first.
    Royal Act (American Pharaoh) got up for 2nd, for his first start on dirt.
    High Velocity 3rd

    *with Thousand Words win, Baffert now has 3,000 wins in the USA).

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  • mommy peanut
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    Tiz The Law wins easily in the Holy Bull
    Broke well, settled. Had to tap the breaks pretty good, but came right back.
    A bit green once he hit the lead, but was much the best.

    I’m rather excited to see Sakatoga Stables back in the lime light.

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  • ravenclaw
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    Originally posted by smoofox View Post

    That is even better than the blooper a commentator (I forget who) had on TVG once during a story about Zenyatta.... he referred to her trainer as Shug Shirreffs.... has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
    That would be a good name for a country singer.

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  • mommy peanut
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    Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    T Pletcher being mistaken for D Wayne Baffert is a triple whammy on all three of them

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  • smoofox
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    Originally posted by Where'sMyWhite View Post
    T Pletcher being mistaken for D Wayne Baffert is a triple whammy on all three of them
    That is even better than the blooper a commentator (I forget who) had on TVG once during a story about Zenyatta.... he referred to her trainer as Shug Shirreffs.... has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

    I rewound the DVR a few times to make sure I heard him correctly...

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    T Pletcher being mistaken for D Wayne Baffert is a triple whammy on all three of them

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  • dressagetraks
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    I remember seeing an interview with Todd once on TV. He said he ran into a woman in public, and she kept looking at him, and then she finally said, "I know who you are! You train horses, don't you?" He smiled and nodded, glad to be recognized, and she went on to say, "You're D. Wayne Baffert!"

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  • Palm Beach
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    I see the typo, and prefer it to the correct spelling!

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  • ASB Stars
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    Originally posted by Palm Beach View Post
    Plethcer has a Tapit named Fort McHenry, and it would be so Hollywood if he won the Preakness, but he’s probably too slow.
    There’s a new trainer in town!

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