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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Get Your BC Beyers

- Here are those Beyers:

Dreaming of Anna - 90
Street Sense - 108
Ouija Board - 108
Thor's Echo - 116
Miesque's Approval - 109
Round Pond - 100
Red Rocks - 111
Invasor - 116
- Mr. Greeley doesn't have a North American Grade 1 winner this year, but his fee for 2007 has been doubled to $70,000 partly on the strength of the performance of his progeny in the sales ring. The 14-year-old son of Gone West averaged $486,250 at the Saratoga sale and was represented by a $5.7 million colt at the Keeneland September sale. [Bloodhorse]

- The Sprint division is in shambles, so Doug O'Neill will take his Eclipse shot with Thor's Echo, and why not? He'll run him in the Grade 1 Frank J DeFrancis at Laurel on November 25.
"If we can get another Grade 1 in there, they'll have to consider us, that's for sure. We came out of the race good. He's a big, good-looking horse, and the races don't take that much out of him. He's doing really, really well." [Washington Post]
Well, O'Neill is forgetting how much the Dubai race took out of him, but why dwell on that? The Sprint was just his third race since then. Two G1 wins to go along with his two G2 seconds just might do the trick, you think?

4 Comments:

Handride said...

he is on top the TBA sprint division standings. and that's without counting his Dubai 2nd.

Mike said...

I would like to see some sort of numbers about the horses that return to racing from the UAE and how effective they are vs. length of layoff. And vice versa... why does the trip to Dubai hurt so bad? Is the same true for trips to Japan?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of high-priced colts, anyone see/hear of The Green Monkey breaking a sweat anywhere?

Stalusk said...

Day 3 of the Flemington spring carnival saw Miss Finland score a commanding two and a half length victory in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (12.5 furlongs) in front of a crowd of over 104,000. The Redoute's Choice filly settled sixth in the early stages, took the lead at the two furlong mark and stayed on strongly to defy all challengers. Miss Finland has remarkably won Group 1's this calendar year over 6, 8 and now 12.5 furlongs. Her mother is a sister to English Oaks winner Moonshell. Tuesday Joy (Carnegie) tried valiantly but could only manage second, backing up from her Wakeful Stakes victory the previous Saturday. Anamato (Redoute's Choice), stablemate of the winner and third in the Wakeful, was a game third.

The final day this Saturday showcases milers in the Emirates Stakes among a swag of other stakes races.