Sunday, August 16, 2009

Weekend stakes recap

What great racing we had this weekend. Here's a recap of the races.

Jacques le Marois in France
Goldikova, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Mile wins the Jacques le Marois in France.

Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park
Just Jenda makes it look easy in the Monmouth Oaks.

Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga
Telling shocks at 33-1 odds and the old iron horse Better Talk Now second.

John C. Mabee at Del mar
Magical Fantasy reels in Patricia's Gem and Gotta have her to win the John C. Mabee

Longarces Mile at Emerald Downs
Assessment puts in another shocker this weekend by winning the Longarces Mile over favored Awesome Gem. (Disappointed with Awesome Gem here.)

Lots of winning longshots this weekend huh? I'm really disappointed with Awesome Gem. Thought that race would have been easy for him. Magical Fantasy, Just Jenda and Goldikova did make up for that though with their wins. I'm absolutely tickled pink with Better Talk Now's performance. I've always been on his bandwagon and even though he didn't win second is pretty good for a guy his age.
Have a great evening!


  1. Better Talk Now has really turned around his career. I saw him in the Manhattan on Belmont Stakes Day and he was amazing. Rachel and Summer Bird might run against each other in the Travers...Quality Road might show up too and he can probably get the distance...should be something!

    Sounds kinda random but what types of horses have speed and are also suitable for intermediate riders?

  2. I think he might be turning a corner. I hope so. : ) I can't wait till the Travers. Though I'm kinda hoping that Rachel goes to the Woodward and faces older males. Winning that would secure her Horse of the Year if it's a decent field.
    Are you talking about breeds of horses? If so I've always liked Arabians, Quarabs and just plain Quarter Horses. But every horse is different so it's hard to say.