Saturday, March 28, 2009

Quality Road prevails

Quality Road won over Dunkirk in the Florida Derby. He broke the track record by running the 1 1/8 miles race in 1:47.72. Here are the full results.

The Florida Derby

1.Quality Road
4.Stately Character
6.Casey's on Call
7.Toby the Coalman

I'm not going to be counting Dunkirk out at this point. He was clearly second best today. I still stand that Dunkirk is better than Quality Road. I just don't get that vibe that the Derby winner was in that race. As much as I like Dunkirk, I don't think he's going to get into the Derby and if he does, to be able to win it. Curlin couldn't do it. But I still think Dunkirk has a great future ahead of him if he runs in the Preakness or Belmont or goes onto the Breeder's cup Classic.

The Swale
1.Big Drama-DQ'ed to 2nd
2.This ones for Phil
3.Custom for Carlos
4.Brave Victory
5.Sabi Sabi
6.B Z Warrior

Nice win for This ones for the Phil. I do think he could have passed Big Drama if he hadn't have been bumped for the second time in the stretch and, obviously the stewards thought so too. I'd like to see another matchup with theses too. Too bad I picked the top three finishers but in the wrong order.

The Dubai world cup was great! And I picked the winner Well Armed. Aaron Gryder really deserved this win. My congrats go to Well armed and all his connections.

My current top ten

1.The Pamplemousse
2.Friesan Fire
3.I Want Revenge
4.Old Fashioned
6.Quality Road
8.Desert Party
9.Win Willy
10.Take the Points

The Derby is steadily approaching and next week The Pamplemousse and Pioneerofthenile will face off. Can't wait for that.

Have a great weekend!


  1. what a couple of good race.i too can't wait till next weekend..i like the mousse as my west coast horse..sticking with the jones horses..with a dash of shug.

  2. Yep The Pamplemousse will make Pioneerofthenile look like a stable pony. I like Friesan Fire so far though over Old fashioned. The Louisana Derby was impressive.

  3. I'll be at Santa Anita tomorrow to see The Pamplemousse and Pioneerofthenile go head to head. Can't wait!!