Sunday, 28 December 2008

Japan - 28 Dec 2008

(Gr 1) Nakayama 2500 metres 3yo+
28-Dec-2008 Turf,Firm ¥346560000
1. DAIWA SCARLET by Agnes Tachyon--Scarlet Bouquet, by Northern Taste
bred by Shadai Farm (JAPAN)
trained by K. Matsuda
ridden by K. Ando
2. ADMIRE MONARCH by Dream Well--Split The Night, by Tony Bin
bred by Northern Farm (JAPAN)
trained by H. Matsuda
ridden by Y. Kawada
3. AIR SHADY by Sunday Silence--Air Deja Vu, by Northern Taste
bred by Shadai Farm (JAPAN)
trained by M. Ito
ridden by H. Goto
Margins- 1 3/4 length, 3/4 length

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Friday, 26 December 2008

New Zealand - 26 Dec 2008

Zabeel Classic

Gallions Reach.

Eight Carat Classic

Alagant Satin.

Great Northern Guineas

Le Baron.

Newmarket Handicap


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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Hong Kong - 14 Dec 2008

Hong Kong Mile

Good Ba Ba.

Hong Kong Sprint


Hong Kong Vase

Doctor Dino.

Hong Kong Cup

Eagle Mountain.

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Saturday, 13 December 2008

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Australia - Melbourne Cup

Melbourne Cup _ Flemington


I have never in all my time watching classic races seen such a mess up????

I note that since this race finished a certain trainer was questioned about is tactical set up for the race.

I could not for one moment make any form of accusation other than reiterate an old argument of mine. Multi entered horses (Same trainer / same owner/ or both) must be monitored and penalties of weight should be applied.

Now back to race - Two horses shone here Viewed who stole a march and Bauer who would appear to be unlucky.

If the race pans out in the future like this year then just enter an horse of proven ability at 12f at about Euro grade 2 and wack the dosh on???????

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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Saturday, 25 October 2008

US - Breeders Cup 25 Oct 2008

Breeders Cup Dirt Mile

Albertus Maximus.

Breeders Cup Marathon


Breeders Cup Turf Sprint

Desert Code.

Breeders Cup Mile Turf

Goldikova (Fast and easy)

Breeders Cup Juvenile Dirt


Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf


Breeders' Cup Sprint

Midnight Lute.

Breeders' Cup Turf


Breeders' Cup Classic

Ravens Pass.

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US - Breeders' Cup 24 Oct 2008

Emirates Airline F&M Turf

Forever Together.

Bessemer Trust Juvenile Fillies

Stardom Bound. (Impressive)

Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies Turf


Sentient F&M Sprint

Ventura. (Impressive)

Breeders Cup Ladies Classic

Zenyatta. (easily)

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Monday, 13 October 2008

Casino Drive - Oak Tree

The commentary and after comments make it sound that this win was just a stroll. I differ, This race was not a stroll.

It was obvious that the run was needed. The horses front legs and head dropped slightly when hurried by the jockey, although was in hand drive. The after statements are beyond my comprehension.

Obsession with times especially after a 1/2 mile doddle mean nothing and the race became a sprint. A true run race will probably suit Casino Drive. Yet i see horses that can sit on his back and wipe him away?

Seriously good horse tho. So try this one for a saver on the big race - Ravens Pass this horse was run all wrong for ages and when connections allowed a closer running style beat Henrythenavigator at 3rd attempt and sure this horse is better than Red Rocks.

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Saturday, 11 October 2008

Australia 10 Oct 2008

Winning Edge Presentation Stakes - Caulfield

Dolphin Joe

Caulfield Guineas


Yalumba Stakes

Douro Valley

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Thursday, 9 October 2008

Peppers Pride

This video is not about a group winner/race but Peppers Pride who as just beaten the longest winning sequence for a racehorse in North America. Enjoy.

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Monday, 6 October 2008

France - 5 Oct 2008

Prix de I'Arc de Triomphe

Zarkava ( RP - 129+) shows her class - The bridesmaid Youmzain ( RP - 128) was flying at the finish.

Prix de L'Opera

Lady Marian ( RP - 123). Lush Lashes (RP - 120) had trouble in running though probably did not affect winner.

Prix Jean- Luc Lagardere

Naaqoos ( RP - 119) - Mastercraftsman (RP - 113) well beaten.

Prix Marcel Boussac. Criterium des Pouliches

Proportional impressive (RP - 113).

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Sunday, 5 October 2008

USA/Canada 4 Oct 2008

Pattison Canadian International

Marsh Side (RP - 117) wins in a soft race.

E. P. Taylor Stakes

Folk Opera (RP - 111) all the way in soft fractions (Dettori tactics pay off)

Nearctic Stakes

True To Tradition (RP - 105) wins in a grind.

Frizette Stakes - Belmont

Sky Diva scoots off.

Champagne Stakes - Belmont

Vinyard Haven impressive.

Lane's End Breeders Futurity - Keeneland

Square Eddie takes the bull by the horns. wins by a mile.

Shadwell Turf Mile - Keeneland

Thorn Song (RP - 116) holds on.

Indiana Derby Grade - Hoosier Park

Tin Cup Chalice wins.

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Saturday, 4 October 2008

France - 4 Oct 2008

Prix de La Foret G1 - Longchamp

Paco Boy (RP - 127) utterly superb.

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UK - 3 Oct 2008

Middle Park Stakes

Bushranger (RP - 119) nicely.

Cheveley Park Stakes

Serious Attitude (RP - 110) looks impressive filly.

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Australia/NZ 4 Oct 2008

Turnbull Stakes - Flemington

Littorio (RP - 110) wins easily. Weekend Hussler (RP - 97) as an off day.

Epsom Handicap - Randwick

Theseo (RP - 110) takes Bankrobber (RP - 108).

Kelt Capital Stakes (NZ)

Princess Coup (RP - 112) swoops.

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Sunday, 28 September 2008

US 27 Sep 2008

Beldame Stakes. (G1)

Cocoa Beach (RP - 118) beats Ginger Punch (RP - 117) in stretch dual.

Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes. (G1)

Dynaforce (RP - 118) all the way.

Vosburgh Stakes (G1)

Black Seventeen (RP - 117) beats Fabulous Strike (RP - 117) in duel.

Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (G1)

Grand Couturier (RP - 123) impressive end speed.

Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1)

Curlin (RP - 123) takes the richest race horse title.

Lady's Secret Stakes (G1)

Zenyatta (RP - 119) classy.

Oak Leaf Stakes (G1)

Stardom Bound in nice fashion.

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UK - 27 Sep 2008

Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes-Gr2.

Juke Box Jury passes tiring Cityscape.

Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile Gr1.

Rainbow View (RP - 115+) is a class act. Hope she fills out during the winter she is still on the small side.

Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Gr1.

Ravens Pass (RP-130) finally gets his head in front of Henrythenavigator (RP - 127). Both these horse are serious Breeders' Cup visitors.

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Australia 27 Sep 2008

Tabcorp George Main Stakes (Group 1)

Mentality (RP - 107) wins well.

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Sunday, 21 September 2008

US 20 Sep 2008

Massachusetts Handicap - Suffolk Downs

Commentator in a stroll.

Tiznow Handicap - Louisiana Downs

Jonesboro tidily.

Gallant Bloom Handicap - Belmont

Indian Blessing Oh so easy.

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Saturday, 20 September 2008

Australia 20 Sep 2008

Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes

Orange County.

Underwood Stakes

Weekend Hussler will make Septimus/Yeats work hard in the Melbourne Cup.

Hill Stakes

Fiumicino (RP - 107) makes hard work of it.

Tea Rose Stakes.

Samantha Miss (RP - 107) Impressive.

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Curragh(IRE) 13 Sep 2008

Irish Field St.Leger (Group 1)

Septimus (RP - 121) in a canter.

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Doncaster (UK) 13 Sep 2008

Ladbrokes Sprint Cup (Group 1) (Class 1)

African Rose (RP - 116+) previously second to Marchand D'Or wins well.

Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes (Group 1) (Entire Colts & Fillies) (Class 1)

Conduit (RP - 122) (Ex Handicapper) easily.

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Sunday, 14 September 2008

Australia - 13 Sep 08

Myer Theo Marks Stakes (Rosehill).

Hurried Choice (RP - 98) holds on.

Arrow Training Services Stocks Stakes (Group 2)

Tuesday Joy (RP - 109) Cozily.

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Belmont - 13 Sep 08

Only 2 out of 4 at the moment

Matron Stakes.

Doremifasollatido easily (Great commentary at finish)

Futurity Stakes.

Charitable Man nicely.

Monmouth Stakes - 13 Sep 08

Big Brown (RP - 117+) runs the fractions in game win.

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Tuesday, 9 September 2008

US graded races w/e 6/7 September

Ruffian Handicap

Tough Tiz's Sis (RP - 119) easily.

Woodbine Mile

Rahy's Attorney (RP - 114) grinds it out.

Sunday, 31 August 2008

US Graded races 30th August

Woodward Stakes

Curlin (RP - 122+) takes game Pass the Point (RP - 118) in last furlong.

Forego Handicap

Bad audio

First Defence (RP - 118) scoots off.

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German races - 24th - 31st August

Walther J. Jacobs-Stutenpreis - Group 3

Goldene Peitsche

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Monday, 25 August 2008

US Graded races 24 Aug 2008

Del Mar - Pacific Classic

Go Between (RP 122) takes Well Armed (RP - 121) in last few yards.

Del Mar - Del Mar Mile

Whatsthescript (RP - 110) win nicely from Bold Chieftain (RP - 109).

Del Mar - Pat o'Brien

Lewis Michael (RP - 119) wins in easy fashion.

Del Mar - Rancho Bernado

Dearest Trickskie (RP - 107) holds on at the line.

Saratoga - Ballerina

Intangaroo (RP - 120) wins (Looks a good one).

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Sunday, 24 August 2008

US Graded Stakes 23 Aug 2008

Travers Stakes

Colonel John (RP - 126) pips Mambo in Seattle (RP - 125).

Kings Bishop Stakes

Visionair (RP - 114) takes all the field in home stretch.

Bernard Baruch Handicap

Shakis (RP - 107) wins smartly from rear.

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Sunday, 17 August 2008

Us Group races 16 Aug 2008

Sword Dancer Invitational

Grand Couturier (RP - 121) wins well. Better Talk Now (RP - 116) finishing flourish was nullified.

Alabama Stakes

Proud Spell (RP - 123) (1st) fights it out with Music Note (RP - 123).

Del Mar Oaks

Magical Fantasy (RP - 110) wins well.

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Sunday, 10 August 2008

US Group Races - 9 Aug 2008

Arlington Million

Spirit One (RP - 122) wins for France.

La Jolla Handicap

Sky Cape Nicely.

Beverly D.

Mauralakana (RP - 113) stalked pace. Ex French.

Secretariat Stakes

Winchester (RP - 118) was a dissappiontment in the Irish Derby. This should point to the excellence of New Approach, Henrythenavigator,Ravens Pass & Montmartre.

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Saturday, 9 August 2008

Preis Der Diana Group 1 - Dusseldorf

Rosenreihe (RP - 107)

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US Group races 3 Aug 2008

Monmouth - Haskell Invitational - Big Brown

A slight scare for Big Brown (RP - 121) at the furlong pole then reeled in Coal Play (RP - 113).

Del Mar - John C Mabee - Black Mamba.

Black Mamba (RP - 113) cozily

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Sunday, 3 August 2008

US group races - 2 Aug

Saratoga - Test Stakes.

Indian Blessing (RP - 114) wins in a stroll.

Mountaineer - West Virginia Derby.

Ready Set (RP - 103) in a dour race.

Del Mar - Clement Hirsch Handicap.

Zenyatta (RP - 121) wins easy. Not sure about the poetry in motion quote?

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Thursday, 31 July 2008

Sussex Stakes & Nassau Stakes (Goodwood) Group 1

Sussex Stakes 30 July
Henrythenavigator (RP - 125) wins again to the perpetual bridesmaid Ravens Pass (RP - 124). I am still totally convinced that Ravens Pass can reverse this placing in the BC classic, with a run. If Curlin runs it will come 3rd????

Its all about keeping up with pace (Stalking) then unleashing a 2f all out drive these two horses have this ability.

British Bookies are already hot on the trail with Henrythenavigator and are posting him as fav for the race.

Nassau Stakes 2 Aug

Halfway to Heaven maintains the Coolmore stranglehold on Euro Group 1 races.

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Monday, 28 July 2008

Saratoga - A funny race courtesy of Tom Durkin

ARRRR. In true Long John Silver verbals. Say no more.

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US Group Races 27 July

Jim Dandy - Saratoga - Macho Again (RP - 108).

Not a good race Macho Again wins a muddling event. This race enforces my opinion about dirt bred horses.
Curlin attempted to crack the turf barrier and quite gamely, so good on Curlin.

World Champions beat the rest. Dirt horses only beat there peers.

Bing Crosby - Del Mar - Street Boss (RP - 120).

So now a quite opposite race from the Jim Dandy. This is the way to go (AW). The horse also as a chance to realise its potential on turf. And of course if administrators realised that the turf course should always be an outer track and diminish all the races with MTO runners.

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Phoenix Stakes (Curragh) Ireland 27 July

Mastercraftsman (RP - 118) win this easily. Watch the use of the pacemaker to make sure Art Connossiuer can not get a look in.

Bad audio (Sorry)

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Sunday, 27 July 2008

US Graded Stakes - 26 July 2008

Diana Stakes - Saratoga - Forever Together (RP - 112) from last to first.

Alfred G Vanderbilt H'Cap - Saratoga - Abraaj (RP - 110) another last to first win.

Go For Wand H'Cap - Saratoga - Ginger Punch (RP - 116) took her time.

Whitney H,Cap - Saratoga - Commentator (RP - 126) all the way.

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Saturday, 26 July 2008

King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Ascot) 25 July

Duke Of Marmalade (RP - 128) fights back after losing the lead to Papal Bull (RP - 127).

French Language

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Saratoga Graded Stakes 23-24-25 July

Schuylerville Stakes 23 July - Jardin wins in the slop.

94th Running of The Sanford Stakes 24 July - Desert Party.

Lake George Stakes 25 July - My Princess Jess (RP - 103)

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Sunday, 20 July 2008

US Group Races 19 July 2008

Belmont - Coaching Club American Oaks

Music Note (RP 124) 12 lengths and going away.

Colonial Downs - Virginia Derby

Gio Ponte (RP - 110) was lucky in this. Court Vision (RP - 108) was badly hampered at the bend and was taken up.

Del Mar - San Diego Handicap

Well Armed (RP - 118) from start to tape.

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Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Irish Oaks (Curragh) Group 1 - 13 July 2008

Moonstone (RP - 118) on the nod

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Prix Jean Prat (Gr1) (Chantilly . FR) 13 July 2008

Tamayuz win well (RP - 123). Ravens Pass (118+) runs well again. I still see Ravens Pass as a Breeders Cup horse.

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Emirates Singapore Derby Group 1 - 13 July 2008

Top Spin demolishes field with final furlong speed.

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U.S Group races 12 July 2008

Belmont - Man O War Stakes.

Red Rocks (RP - 121) cozily. Curlin (RP - 118) put in a decent grass debut, Red Rocks is not the best European by a long chalk?

Calder - Princess Rooney Handicap.

Mistical Plan (RP - 118) Impressive.

Delaware - Delaware Oaks

Proud Spell very workmanlike.

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Saturday, 12 July 2008

Newmarket (UK) Group 1s- 9 & 11 July 2008

Falmouth Stakes

Nahoodh (RP - 115) Finished with a flourish and looks a good prospect.

July Cup

Marchand D'Or from last to first on favoured softish ground.

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Sunday, 6 July 2008

US Graded Stakes 5 July 2008

Belmont. Prioress Stakes

Indian Blessing (RP - 115) easily.

Monmouth. United Nations

Presious Passion (RP - 113) holds off Strike a Deal (RP - 112). Great race.

Hollywood. Cashcall Mile.

Ventura (RP - 115) lifted her head at the 50 yard pole and lost the race to Diamond Diva (RP - 111).

Hollywood. American Oaks.

Pure Clan (RP - 116) gets thru a small hole.

Hollywood. Vanity Handicap.

Zenyatta (RP - 118) wins but the tough early pace nearly caught her out.

Hollywood. Triple Bend.

Street Boss (RP - 118) ran further than rest of field running wide, so nice win.

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Sunday, 29 June 2008

Takarazuka Kinen (Group 1) (Japan) 29 June 2008

Japanese Video
Result 1st Eishin Deputy (RP - 122), 2nd Meisho Samson (RP - 122), 3rd Inti Raimi (RP - 121).

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Irish Derby 29 June 2008

Frozen Fire (RP - 123+) takes an eventful Irish Derby in which Alessandro Volta (RP - 119+) swerved violently across the field. I suspect Frozen Fire may not have won otherwise.

French language video.

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Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud 29 June 2008

Youmzain (RP - 127) gets rid of his bridesmaid tag. This is a french language video

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US Group 1 races from Belmont & Hollywood 28 June 2008

Mother Goose Stakes (Belmont).

Music Note (RP-110) may have been a little fortunate in this race. Proud Spell (RP - 107) was hampered at least twice and yet was disqualified.

Suburban Handicap (Belmont)

Frost Giant (RP-117) in 40/1 surprise

Hollywood Gold Cup.

Mast Track (RP-120) wins this nicely turned a route race in to a sprint race.

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