11/30/2010 5:21PM

Past Performance Requests Galore


Let's get to your comments.

Does anyone know last yr how many horses came back from the BC to run in the Cigar??
Eric T

The 2009 Cigar featured a field of six.  Only one of those runners, Pyro, contested the Breeders' Cup.  You could argue that the three-week turnaround coupled with shipping across the country (2009 Breeders' Cup was in Southern California) forced the connections of other Breeders' Cup/Cigar aspirants to pass the Cigar (note that no Breeders' Cup runners from Santa Anita in 2008 tried that year's Cigar).  In 2007, when the Breeders' Cup was at nearby Monmouth Park, two runners that ran on the two-day Breeders' Cup mini-meeting returned to race in the five-horse Cigar (Midnight Lute, Xchanger).


This is the first time I have posted under the new blog format. The format itself does not bother me, but I am still concerned about the less frequent updates. There are many times when important info does not get posted until after its useful time has elapsed. I know this is not your (Dan's) fault, as we all know you are arguably the hardest working and most reliable professional writer and public handicapper in the business. Anything that can be done would be much appreciated. Also, thank you for the many strong selections over the years.
John N.

Under the old format, I could easily connect to the blog from anywhere via mobile devices and update poster comments at the drop of a hat.  Unfortunately, this new system needs a VPN connection, something that I only have at home or at the office.  Currently, I am unable to connect to the blog via phone, Blackberry, etc., and that makes things extremely limiting.  If I'm traveling, at the track, or just out, I'm unable to update comments.  Since this is a one-man show from a publishing standpoint, I've been begging for a mobile device with VPN so I can update comments from anywhere instead of waiting to get home or to the office.  Hopefully, this will be resolved soon.  


Annie, I'd love a MKB horse again this year.  I think I had Backtalk in 2010.  I think he finished last in the Derby.  At least I made "The Show."


Now, to the past performance requests.


Hi Dan,
Could you please post the pps of these champions retired: Rachel Alexandra, Quality Road, Cloudy's Knight and Rip Van Winkle. Thank you so much in advance!  
Jose Iglesias Garcia

The past performances are available at the bottom of the blog posting.


Could it be.. Strategic Reward, Very True, Sovereign Kitty or Fighting Jet?
thanks for these, could be.
Dan, any chance of finding these?
sorry if I double posted this...
p ensign

Let's find out.  You'll find those past performances below.


My aunt owned a few horses back in the day. Family legend has it that one of them stopped and sat down during a race. Could you please post the PPs of Allervale? Curious to see if there's a strange line in there. Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Unfortunately, my past performance retrieval system can't find Allervale (foal of 1969). Oddly enough, it does show data for his half-siblings Royal Doulton, Saratoga Gal, and Vallauris.  Sorry about that.


Could you post the lifetime pps of Forest Wildcat and Crafty Prospector?

You can find what I have on those two quick sprinters below.


Hi Dan,
If possible could you post the past performances for a few of these old timers?
Fabersham, Wallenda and Key Contender
Oh What a Dance

The golden oldies are available below.


dan, could you please post the pp's for "vinny the viper" thanks
richard nagy

Vinnie the Viper was one of my favorites back in the day.  You can find him below.


can you please find the PP for a old family horse named Leaptothelead a WA bred who ran in the late 80s-early 90s. A x-mas present for someone.
nick scribner

Leap to the Lead's past performances are available at the bottom of the blog post.


Dan, can you please post the PP's for Personal Ensign and a horse named Accomplice, who came from NZ or Australia I believe.

Their past performances are below.


Dan, Could you please post the PP's for Gen. Duke, and a couple of my old favorites, Lost Code and Waquoit? Thanks!

Gen. Duke (foal of 1954) is a bit too old for my past performance generator.  Waquoit was one of my favorite "mud-larks."  Waquoit and Lost Code's past performances are at the bottom of this blog.


HG 212 Cigar Mile.
#4 Haynesfield coming off a longer route in BC with two good workouts. Will control the pace.
$6 WIN / $12 PLACE / $18 SHOW.
Turfmeister Maz

Congrats to Turfmeister Maz for cashing in our Cigar Mile HandiGambling exercise.  He selects Friday's eighth race at Fair Grounds. 


Remember that you have a mythical $100 with which to wager on the race, and the entrant with the highest money total will receive a "Monthly Enhanced 60-Card Past Performance Plan." Anyone going over the $100 limit will be disqualified. Please post your plays and analysis to the blog. In the event of a tie, the earliest post gets first preference. One entry per person please. I reserve the right to approve or deny any entries.

I know that there is a time issue for some of you, but let's remember why we began the HandiGambling races in the first place. The goal was to share ideas on why we like these horses, and why we're betting them the way we are. I'm not asking for a novel, but if you could spare a sentence or two outlining your handicapping angles, and thought processes about wagering, it would be appreciated.

Best of luck to all.

2010 Stars.pdf100.33 KB
Schosberg runners.pdf89.84 KB
Fast sprinters.pdf54.88 KB
Oldies.pdf98.19 KB
Vinnie the Viper.pdf45.64 KB
Leap to the Lead.pdf74.03 KB
Personal Ensign.pdf61.97 KB
Accomplice.pdf65.27 KB
80's Handicap Stars.pdf51.75 KB
HG213.pdf155.58 KB