01/01/2010 12:50PM

Quick Picks, PP's, One-Turn Mile Stats

Email

Happy New Year!  Here are some quick-and-dirty selections for some upcoming stakes races:

Tropical Park Derby (Friday, Calder) - Trippo
San Gorgonio (Saturday, Santa Anita) - Life Is Sweet
Impressive Luck (Saturday, Santa Anita) - Quietly Mine
Minaret (Saturday, Tampa Bay) - Rate of Exchange

More importantly, who do you like this weekend?  I want to know.

***

Dan and the Formbloggers,
For those of us who weren't in the game back then, what's Montbrook's story?...Why did he drop out of the racing ranks, and how long was it until he started producing his first crop?
David H.

Montbrook was injured following his final career start in 1993 and began his stud career the following season.  His first two-year-olds raced in 1996.

***

Hey Dan could you please post the PP's for my dad's horse Gregory Hines, he ran in the mid 90's and was famous for kicking Bailey in the head before his maiden race.
Michael Dee

Here they are:

Download Gregory Hines

***

Hi Dan,
In honor of Mr. Terrill's passing, could you please post the pp's of my namesake, Turnbackthealarm?...If you threw in the pp's of Black Tie Affair, it would be a bonus.
Thanks
Turnbackthealarm

Here they are:

Download Turnbackthealarm

Download BlackTieAffair

***

I'd like to make a request for some PPs that might interest people and are fun to look at.  Bambera, the Mexican star she beat last  time, Vivian Record, and last year's Clasico del Caribe winner Sicotico.
I don't want to push my luck, but some latin stars of the past who came here to race would also be great:  Pikotazo, Mat Boy, and Trinycarol.
Feliz ano nuevo!
Hector

Here's what I have for those horses:

Download Latin Stars

***

Dan, after 100+ posts, you maybe won't see this, but I have been wanting to see Pleasantly Perfect's past performances for a while now.  He's probably the most underrated $7M earner ever, and since he never earned an Eclipse Award, he's not in
"Champions".  I loved him to distraction and want very much to see a picture of his career.  Thanks Dan.
Paseana

Here they are:

Download Pleasantly Perfect

***

Can't wait until the Hal's Hope.  I love 1 turn mile races for some reason.  Dan, will you post the top Beyers ever earned in a 1-turn mile race?  I love the combination of speed and endurence.  You must have a lot of both to run big at a 1-turn mile.
Captain Bodgit

Swept Overboard - 122 (Met Mile, 2002)
Holy Bull - 122 (Met Mile, 1994)
Ghostzapper - 122 (Met Mile, 2005)
Congaree - 120 (Cigar Mile, 2003)
Congaree (2) - 120 (Cigar Mile, 2002)
French Deputy - 119 (Jerome, 1995)
Commentator - 119 (Optional Claimer, 2008)
Wagon Limit - 118 (Westchester, 1998)
Left Bank - 118 (Cigar Mile, 2001)
Bribon - 118 (Optional Claimer, 2008)
Wild Rush - 118 (Met Mile, 1998)
Yankee Victor - 116 (Allowance, 2000)
Dream Scheme - 116 (Churchill Downs Distaff, 1998)
Discreet Cat - 116 (Cigar Mile, 2006)
Pico Central - 116 (Met Mile, 2004)
Gygistar - 115 (Westchester, 2005)
There's Zealous - 115 (Cigar Stakes, 2002)
Leroidesanimaux - 115 (Atto Mile, 2005)
Fusaichi Pegasus - 115 (Jerome, 2000)
Cigar - 115 (NYRA Mile, 1994)
High Finance - 115 (Optional Claimer, 2007)
Yankee Victor (2) - 115 (Met Mile, 2000)
Bowman's Band - 115 (Met Mile, 2004)

***

Back Monday with the weekend recap and more.

Dan