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Apr 18 17 7:48 PM
Chick With Brains
Apr 19 17 8:43 PM
RIP Lynn Whiting! The trainer of 1992 Kentucky Derby winner Lil E. Tee was 77. He (yes, he) was a true horseman. His fellow trainers respected him and knew it wasn't smart to underestimate him. Even Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas said of Whiting, "Lynn doesn't run his horses in a race just to watch them in the post parade."
Say hi to Lil E. Tee when you see him, Mr. Whiting!
Apr 20 17 9:03 PM
RIP Dragon Again! The just-pensioned harness racing stallion was 22.
And RIP to Baby Zip! The former Broodmare of the Year and dam of champion Ghostzapper and top stallion City Zip was 26 and had laminitis.
May 3 17 8:24 PM
May 3 17 10:18 PM
So far, I'm leaning toward the three 'G's'--Gunnevera, Gormley, and Girvin. I am wondering if Girvin will actually run, though, or if the hoof crack will keep him out.
I'm thinking about Irish War Cry, too. Got to admit, I like his name.
Bet my dad will be partial to Battle Of Midway, since he's a WWII Navy buff.
May 6 17 8:51 PM
Always Dreaming made his connections' dreams come true by winning the Derby! Longshots Looking At Lee (33-1) and Battle Of Midway (40-1) finished second and third.
Thunder Snow came out of the gate, fell back, started bucking and jumping, and was pulled up. He walked off the track on his own, so hopefully he's ok.
May 20 17 11:48 AM
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May 20 17 10:39 PM
Anybody betting on Cloud Computing to win the Preakness before the race would have been considered to have their heads in the clouds. After the race, however, they would have been on cloud nine!
He paid $28. Nice return on a $2 bet, no?
May 20 17 10:41 PM
Just-retired champion mare Tepin has been confirmed in foal to Curlin.
Her connections were going to wait until next year to breed her, but when she unexpectedly went into heat, they felt they couldn't pass up the opportunity.
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Jun 13 17 8:01 PM
Mastery has been retired. He was one of the top KY Derby contenders this year, until he got hurt in one of the prep races. Going to be a stallion at Claiborne now.
Can't say I'm surprised. There was talk of it being a career-ending injury when it happened, and because he was unbeaten (in all of FOUR starts), the feeling was he was going to be retired regardless, and that all the "We'll wait and see how he recovers first, and then decide" was just talk.
Runs four times and suffers a career-ender...if I was a breeder, this is the last stallion I would go to. And they wonder why today's racehorses never seem to last....
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