Racing

Scott: Would Zenyatta have accomplished all she did if she’d been campaigned as a 2-year-old? It’s doubtful

Jeff Scott points out perhaps the greatest lesson learned from Zenyatta’s majestic three year run as Queen of racing. Had John Shirreffs pushed her before she was ready, we may have never seen her greatness. “Would Zenyatta have accomplished all she did if she’d been campaigned as a 2-year-old and contested the major early races […]

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Foolish Pleasure: It’s a filly and mare world

Need more proof the last year was dominated by fillies and mares? Blogger Foolish Pleasure put together a list of all the top honors the ladies have won worldwide and its an impressive one for sure.

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Bourbon Bay successful in San Marcos bid

Press Release Bourbon Bay, unbeatable in four turf marathons including three Grade II fixtures at Santa Anita last season, avenged a subsequent Hollywood Park setback at the hands of rising star Champ Pegasus Monday when returning “home” to dispatch his better fancied nemesis  by 1 3⁄4 lengths in Santa Anita’s 59th running of the Grade […]

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Zenyatta Wins Horse of the Year!

Superstar mare Zenyatta won the Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards tonight. Below are quotes from connections of Zenyatta and runner-up Blame: Jerry Moss, co-owner, Zenyatta—“We always think positive, and we believe in her.  She is one in a million.  We are just so thrilled for her.” Ann Moss, co-owner, Zenyatta—“You always hope.  We always […]

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No decision on Tapizar but will be California dreamin’

After an impressive showing in the Sham Stakes on Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen doesn’t know where Tapizar will go next, but he does know he’ll stay in California. “His last two races have been impressive,” Asmussen said. “He established that the maiden race was not a fluke.” Most likely, the son of Tapit will run […]

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Santa Anita plans for more sand

The grounds crew at Santa Anita will add more sand to the racetrack Jan. 18 to bring it back to the proper mix of sand, clay and silt that the track started with in December. “The racetrack may have changed during periods of heavy rain, and we want to get it right back to where […]

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Always A Princess upsets Blind Luck in El Encino

Always A Princess was on the early pace but still had enough left in the tank late to beat Blind Luck in the Grade 2, $150,000 El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Sunday. Under Rafael Bejarano, Always A Princess sat just off Champagne D’oro through swift early fractions but pulled away in the stretch to […]

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NYRA Race of the Year: Eskendereya’s Wood Memorial

Press Release Eskendereya’s powerhouse victory over a talented field in last year’s Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack has been voted by fans as NYRA’s “Race of the Year.” The 3-year-old colt’s performance edged four other compelling races on the NYRA circuit, including Horse of the Year finalist Blame’s win over Quality Road in […]

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A vote for Goldikova

Goldikova is unlikely to win the Horse of the Year at Monday’s Eclipse Award ceremony in Miami, but she will be getting some votes. In the Augusta Chronicle, turf writer Bill Marshall explains why he has gone with the European champion: “Goldikova did not make her seasonal debut until May 23 of last year and, […]

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By the “sheets”, Blind Luck would be HOTY

If Horse of the Year were based solely on Ragozin numbers, Len Friedman with Ragozin Thoroughbred Data says neither Zenyatta nor Blame would win.  The winner would be Blind Luck, who Friedman says had a longer and faster string of races than either of those two. “On her best day, Blind Luck could have beaten […]

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