Post by Athena (In Memory) on Oct 30, 2018 19:21:49 GMT -5
Mom was fortunate to live in Chicago for half of her lifetime. Chicago is a good city for horse racing with 3 tracks: Arlington, Maywood and Hawthorne. When Mom lived in Chicago there was a fourth track -- Sportsmans'. Arlington is thoroughbred racing, Maywoood is harness racing and Hawthorne has seasons for both.
Part of the A Team: Athena, Apollo and Aragorn, followed by the S Team: Shade, Sterling, Sundance and Shannara
Post by Twinkle (My Sweet Angel) on Dec 2, 2018 8:39:50 GMT -5
This race was such a heartbreak on so many levels. First, I'm always upset whenever a horse breaks down (especially if they have to be put down.) Corona Del Inca lost her life. Second, Stellar Wind turned in a lousy performance. I was pulling for her to either be 2nd or 3rd, I didn't really care much which it was. Third, I really wanted Songbird to win so that she could go out undefeated. I really love Beholder as well, but I was rooting for Songbird. This was certainly one heck of a race with one heck of a finish, but it was bitterly disappointing for me.
Post by Twinkle (My Sweet Angel) on Jan 24, 2019 14:02:57 GMT -5
Here's a look at post positions, odds and jockey assignments ahead of the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, set for 4:50 p.m. Saturday with the broadcast on NBC.
1. Magic Wand, 9-2 (Aidan O'Brien/Wayne Lordan): The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo represents elite connections as Coolmore's runner. She was fourth in her last start, the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
2. Yoshida, 5-2 (Bill Mott/Jose Ortiz): The Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) hero last spring at Churchill Downs ran respectfully at Royal Ascot and switched to dirt to end his 2018 campaign, winning the Woodward (G1) before fourth in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
3. Channel Maker, 12-1 (Bill Mott/Javier Castellano): The Ontario-bred didn't fire in the Breeders' Cup Turf, finishing 11th, but going two starts back he struck in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1) against some of the division's best.
4. Aerolithe, 8-1 (Takanori Kikuzawa/Florent Geroux): The Japanese shipper, a 5-year-old mare, is a Group 1 winner over males. She'll make her international debut here while first or second in nine of 13 career starts.
5. Next Shares, 15-1 (Richard Baltas/Tyler Gaffalione): Campaigned in partnership by Michael Iavarone, formerly of the IEAH Stables operation, this 6-year-old by Archarcharch won the San Gabriel (G2) on Jan. 5 and has run some of his best races outside of California.
6. Fahan Mura, 30-1 (Vladamir Cerin/Edwin Maldanado): A victory in the Dec. 29 Robert J. Frankel (G3) at Santa Anita Park encouraged connections to take a shot with this 5-year-old mare, a multiple stakes winner.
7. Bricks and Mortar, 5-1 (Chad Brown/Irad Ortiz Jr.): Chad Brown's always dangerous on the green. This one enters off an allowance victory on Dec. 22 over the course following more than a year away from the races.
8. Delta Prince, 15-1 (Jimmy Jerkens/Frankie Dettori): The runner for race host Stronach Stables, he has won a graded stakes on turf but actually last appeared on the main track, finishing third in Aqueduct's Bold Ruler (G3).
9. Catapult, 7-2 (John Sadler, Joel Rosario): Second to Expert Eye in the Breeders' Cup Mile last time, he runs for trainer John Sadler, who will saddle the Pegasus dirt favorite Accelerate.
10. Dubby Dubbie, 30-1 (Bob Hess Jr./Luca Panici): Purchased by Ron Paolucci for this spot, the newly turned 4-year-old has contended mainly in the allowance ranks, where he won last time at Churchill, but did start in Arlington Park's top turf races for 3-year-olds on grass.
Post by Twinkle (My Sweet Angel) on Jan 24, 2019 14:04:48 GMT -5
Post positions were drawn Tuesday for the field of 12 with these morning line odds and jockey assignments for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational. Post time is 5:40 p.m. ET with NBC to broadcast.
1. Bravazo, 12-1 (D. Wayne Lukas/Luis Saez): Now 4, this colt showed up at every big spot as a sophomore and contended against older in his final two starts of 2018. He has to break through at some point, right?
2. Something Awesome, 20-1 (Jose Corrales/Edgar Prado): The Stronach Stables runner represents the race host here. While a multiple stakes winner, the son of Awesome Again is facing a class hike from his regular spots.
3. City of Light, 5-2 (Michael McCarthy/Javier Castellano): The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner has proven versatile and beat race favorite Accelerate the last time they ran at this distance in the 2018 Oaklawn Handicap (G2).
4. Seeking the Soul, 12-1 (Dallas Stewart/John Velazquez): A Grade 1 winner back in 2017, he ran in the 2018 Pegasus as well. Seeking the Soul was part of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile field that included City of Light and Bravazo.
5. Accelerate, 9-5 (John Sadler/Joel Rosario): The Horse of the Year finalist swept California's Grade 1 races for older horses in 2018 and capped it with a win outside his base in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.
6. Tom's d'Etat, 20-1 (Al Stall/Shaun Bridgmohan): The fragile son of Smart Strike has always carried high expectations. Kept healthy recently by Al Stall, it's time to take a shot in a big race off a minor stakes victory at Fair Grounds.
7. True Timber, 30-1 (Kiaran McLaughlin/Joe Bravo): A name from the 2017 Derby trail, this Kiaran McLaughlin trainee ran second in the Cigar Mile (G1) in his previous start in what appeared a big move forward speed figure-wise.
8. Gunnevera, 8-1 (Antonio Sano/Irad Ortiz Jr.): A fast-closing second in the Breeders' Cup Classic, this 5-year-old fan favorite has been knocking on the door of a signature win for a while. He was third in the 2018 Pegasus.
9. Kukulkan, 30-1 (Fausto Gutierrez/Frankie Dettori): Having never lost, the Mexican Triple Crown winner enters off a Gulfstream victory in the Clasico del Caribe in December. Still, that race offered speed figures well below par.
10. Audible, 10-1 (Todd Pletcher/Flavien Prat): Last year's third-place Kentucky Derby finisher will be back at the site of his Florida Derby (G1) score as a 4-year-old and offers value given his defeat in his Pegasus prep, the Harlan's Holiday (G3).
11. Imperative, 30-1 (Anthony Quartarolo/Tyler Gaffalione): The longshot campaigned by Ron Paolucci finalized the 12-horse Pegasus field over the weekend when McKinzie was officially pulled from consideration.
12. Patternrecognition, 10-1 (Chad Brown/Jose Ortiz): He could just be getting good for Chad Brown, who has notched consecutive graded scores in the Kelso (G2) and Cigar Mile (G1) with this 5-year-old who hadn't tried a stakes until September.
Thank you, Athena You can tell that I wasn't too happy, at that moment, at being moved. MOL! The moment I walked out of my crate at my new home, however, I swaggered around like I owned the place. MOL!
Rosco is that annoying and noisy dog at my house. I am an angel, but I kept him in line when I was on earth! I replaced Bootsie when Bootsie went to the Bridge.
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