10/13/2010 3:27PM

Who has Zenyatta beaten? Past performance requests


Any chance you can review Zenyatta's record and make a list of all the Grade 1, 2 and 3 horses she's beaten in her career like you did for Rachel Alexandra?
Wayne Crimi

Dan, would you do a "whom has she beaten" rundown like that for Zenyatta? That was interesting.

For Rachel Alexandra, we found that she defeated 77 rivals in her 13 victories.  She beat 13 past or future Grade 1 winners, 11 Grade 2 winners, 8 Grade 3 winners, 12 listed stakes-winners, and 1 restricted stake-winner. 

You can find the complete list below:


Zenyatta has beaten 88 horses in her 19 races to date.  Among the vanquished are 20 Grade 1 winners, 14 Grade 2 winners, 6 Grade 3 winners, 13 listed winners, and 5 restricted winners. 

Grade 1 winners:

*Tough Tiz's Sis (Lady's Secret Stakes, Ruffian Handicap) *Tough Tiz's Sis also won the Grade 2 Hollywood Breeders' Cup oaks, the Grade 3 Hawthorne Handicap, the listed Harry Hensen Handicap, and the listed WinStar Oaks*
*Romance Is Diane (Hollywood Starlet Stakes) *Romance Is Diane also won the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap, the restricted California Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the restricted California Cup Matron Handicap*
*Ginger Punch (Personal Ensign Stakes, Go For Wand Handicap, Ogden Phipps Handicap, Breeders' Cup Distaff, Ruffian Handicap, Go For Wand Handicap) *Ginger Punch also won the Grade 2 First Flight Handicap, and the Grade 2 Louisville Stakes*
*Santa Teresita (Santa Maria Handicap) *Santa Teresita also won the restricted Santa Lucia Handicap*
*Double Trouble (Santa Maria Handicap) *Double Trouble also won the Group 2 GP C T and C G da Rocha Faria in Brazil*
*Hystericalady (Humana Distaff) *Hystericalady also won the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher Stakes, the Grade 2 Delaware Handicap, the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap, the Grade 2 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Handicap, the Grade 2 Hollywood Breeders' Cup Oaks, the Grade 3 Azeri Stakes, and the listed Gonzalez Memorial*
*Cocoa Beach (Matriarch Stakes, Beldame Stakes) *Cocoa Beach also won the Group 3 Clasico Jose Saavedra Baeza in Chile, the Group 3 Clasico Juan Cavieres Mella in Chile, the Group 3 Seleccion de Potrancas in Chile, the listed UAE 1000 Guineas in Dubai, the listed UAE Oaks in Dubai, and the restricted De La Rose Stakes*
*Music Note (Mother Goose Stakes, Coaching Club American Oaks, Gazelle Stakes, Ballerina Stakes, Beldame Stakes)
*Carriage Trail (Spinster Stakes) *Carriage Trail also won the Grade 3 Doubledogdare Stakes, and the restricted De La Rose Stakes*
*Life Is Sweet (Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, Santa Margarita Handicap) *Life Is Sweet also won the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes, and the Grade 2 El Encino Stakes*
*Gio Ponti (Shadwell Turf Mile, Man o 'War Stakes, Arlington Million, Man o' War Stakes, Manhattan Handicap, Frank Kilroe Handicap) *Gio Ponti also won the Grade 2 Virginia Derby, the Grade 3 Sir Beaufort Stakes, the Grade 3 Hill Prince Stakes, and the listed Bourbon Stakes*
*Twice Over (Eclipse Stakes in England, Champion Stakes in England) *Twice Over also won the Group 2 Prix Eugene Adam in France, the Group 3 Craven Stakes in England, and the listed Foundation Stakes in England*
*Summer Bird (Jockey Club Gold Cup, Travers Stakes, Belmont Stakes)
*Colonel John (Travers Stakes, Santa Anita Derby) *Colonel John also won the Grade 3 Sham Stakes, the listed Real Quiet Stakes, and the restricted Wickerr Stakes*
*Richard's Kid (Goodwood Stakes, Pacific Classic, Pacific Classic) *Richard's Kid also won the Grade 2 San Antonio Handicap, and the listed John B. Campbell Handicap*
*Awesome Gem (Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap) *Awesome Gem also won the Grade 2 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap and the Grade 2 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes*
*Mine That Bird (Kentucky Derby) *Mine That Bird also won the Grade 3 Grey Stakes, the listed Swynford Stakes, and the listed Silver Deputy Stakes*
*Rip Van Winkle (Juddmonte International Stakes in England, Queen Elizabeth II Stakes in England, Sussex Stakes in England) *Rip Van Winkle also won the Group 3 Tyros Stakes in Ireland*
*Einstein (Turf Classic Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, Turf Classic Stakes, Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes, Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Stakes), *Einstein also won the Grade 2 Clark Handicap, and the Grade 2 Mervyn Muniz Jr. Handicap*
*Girolamo (Vosburgh Stakes) *Girolamo also won the Grade 2 Jerome Handicap*

Grade 2 winners:

*Dawn After Dawn (La Canada Stakes) *Dawn After Dawn also won the listed Wishing Well Handicap, and the restricted Moscow Burning Stakes*
*Kettleoneup (Falls City Handicap) *Kettleoneup also won the Grade 3 Sixty Sails Handicap, the listed Pippin Stakes, and the listed Autumn Leaves Stakes*
*Bear Now (Cotillion Handicap) *Bear Now also won the Grade 3 Selene Stakes, the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup Distaff, the listed Ontario Matron, the listed HIll N Dale Stakes, the listed Duchess Stakes, and the listed Hill N Dale Stakes)*
*Briecat (Bayakoa Handicap) *Briecat also won the listed Las Madrinas Handicap, the listed Chandler Stakes, and the listed Arizona Oaks*
*Lethal Heat (Hollywood Oaks) *Lethal Heat also won the Grade 3 Santa Paula Stakes, the restricted Real Good Deal Stakes, and the restricted Fleet Treat Stakes
*Made for Magic (Milady Handicap) *Made for Magic also won the listed Las Madrinas Handicap*
*Regal Ransom (Super Derby, UAE Derby in Dubai)
*Striking Dancer (La Canada Stakes)
*Pretty Unusual (El Encino Stakes) *Pretty Unusual also won the restricted Melair Stakes*
*Just Jenda (Molly Pitcher Stakes) *Just Jenda also won the Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks, the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes, the listed Monmouth Beach Stakes, the listed Serena's Song Stakes, the listed Tiffany Lass Stakes, and the listed Brandywine Stakes*
*Zardana (Bayakoa Handicap) *Zardana also won the listed New Orleans Ladies Stakes, the listed Clasico Luiz Alves de Almeida in Brazil, the restricted Swingtime Stakes, and the restricted Osunitas Stakes*
*Switch (Hollywood Oaks) *Switch also won the listed Torrey Pines Stakes)
*Satans Quick Chick (Raven Run Stakes)
*St Trinians (Santa Maria Handicap) *St Trinians also won the listed Paseana Handicap*

Grade 3 winners:

*Indescribable (Arlington Matron Handicap, Cardinal Handicap, Doubledogdare Stakes, Kentucky Cup Distaff)
*Brownie Points (Ouija Board Handicap) *Brownie Points also won the listed Cimarron Stakes, the listed Martha Washington Stakes, the listed Stonerside Stakes, the listed DeBartolo Oaks, the listed Remington Park Breeders' Cup Oaks, the listed Iowa Distaff Breeders' Cup, and the listed DeBartolo Memorial Handicap*
*Sealy Hill (Bourbonette Oaks) *Sealy Hill also won the listed Glorious Song Stakes, the restricted Woodbine Oaks, the restricted Bison City Stakes, and the restricted Wonder Where Stakes*
*Super Freaky (Providencia Stakes) *Super Freaky also won the listed La Habra Stakes*
*Be Fair (Lake George Stakes)
*War Echo (Silverbulletday Stakes) *War Echo also won the listed DRF Distaff Stakes

Listed winners:

*Fleet Caroline (Sun City Handicap)
*Lemon Drop Mom (Go For Wand Stakes, Ghost Goblin Stakes, Winter Melody Stakes)
*Model (It's In The Air Stakes)
*West Coast Swing (Prairie Meadows Oaks)
*Taste's Sis (Kachina Handicap)
*Anabaa's Creation (Prix Isonomy in France)
*Tidal Dance (Ladies Stakes, Affectionately Stakes)
*Dance to My Tune (La Lorgnette Stakes) *Dance to My Tune also won the restricted Jammed Lovely Stakes*
*Taptam (Pippin Stakes, Wigwam Stakes) *Taptam also won the restricted Valor Farm Stakes and restricted Martanza Stakes*
*Will O Way (Corte Madera Stakes, California Oaks)
*Rinterval (Wintergreen Stakes)
*Princess Taylor (CTT & TOC Handicap)
*Emmy Darling (Landaluce Stakes)

Restricted winners:

*Kris' Sis (Osunitas Handicap)
*Silver Z (Warren Thoroughbred Stakes)
*Gambler's Justice (Melair Stakes, CTBA Marian Stakes)
*Champagne Eyes (Santa Lucia Handicap)
*Moon de French (Adoration Stakes)


Are you and Olivia related to the Amanda Duckworth who just wrote a touching article about Real Quiet on ESPN.com? Just curious.
Laura Lawduck

No relation, but I enjoyed the piece on Real Quiet as well.  Here it is:



What was Zenyatta's BSF?

Zenyatta received a 100 Beyer Speed Figure for her nineteenth straight victory in the Lady's Secret at Oak Tree on October 2.


This is my only request for lifetime past performances. The year was 1972 and I attended the last, sparsely attended, Preakness on a rainy Saturday with my new bride. Bee Bee Bee was a required bet for me.

Jim, I'd love to get you the pp's for Bee Bee Bee, but I don't have them in my system.  Sorry.


Dear Dan, Thank you for the Old Favorites PPs. Which brings us to another question. Handi Jet made 128 lifetime starts. Is this a record? Why can a $5000 claimer run 128 times and our top handicap stars run a half dozen times a year? It was eye opening.Thanks!!

I doubt it's a record.  For a sound and hearty horse like Handi Jet, a claiming animal that won't receive many opportunities at stud, it makes the most financial sense to race him.  Unfortunately, our top handicap runners have the golden carrot being constantly dangled in front of them.  That golden carrot is a lucrative stud career, a career that will earn them far more than they can ever make on a racetrack.  How do the connections of a top handicap horse build the best credentials for stud?   They map out a campaign geared to only the biggest and most important races (i.e . The Breeders' Cup).  Four or five races are considered "enough" to get them fit for the big day.  Do I agree with this form of training?  No, of course not.  But this is not a racing game anymore.  It is a breeding game, and as long as stud farms are going to throw out large sums of money for even second-rate handicap horses, you can expect racing campaigns to grow shorter and shorter.


Richard Dutrow vs Rudy Rodriguez...
Any way of finding out the trainer stats for Richard Dutrow ever since his stable jockey/helper went 'supposedly' off on his own to train?
Anyone who follows New York racing knows what this question is about...
KYL Syndicate

Rudy's first starter was on February 18, 2010.  Since then, the Dutrow barn has 389 starts, 88 wins, 90 seconds, and 54 thirds.  That's good for 22% winners, 59% in the money, and an ROI of $1.50. 


What is your opinion on some of our local jockeys?...and comments on any particular ones?..just curious...
Also if you could..could you put up the pp's for Oliver Mellors and Opposing Force?...thanks

I've felt that Ramon Dominguez has been one of the more underappreciated riders in the country for quite a bit of time, and it's nice to see him get some big horses like Gio Ponti.  He's as dependable as they come.  Javier Castellano has had a wonderful year and I think he's moved into the upper echelon of the New York jockey colony.  John Velazquez is rock-solid.  Edgar Prado's numbers are down, but he still can get it done when partnered with the right horse.  Cornelio Velasquez and Alan Garcia are very consistent and Rajiv Maragh is underrated.  Although Jose Lezcano struggled at Saratoga, he's shown flashes of talent and I'd really like to see David Cohen ride more quality stock.  It's a very strong colony right now.

The past performances for Oliver Mellors and Opposing Force are located at the bottom of this blog post. 


Can anyone tell me what happened to Rule. I havent heard anything about him since Todd Pletcher said he wasnt training up to the Derby well enough to enter this year, even though his last work I saw was a bullet best of 30 or 40 that day. Considering the winner I think Rule would have done better than the filly he entered and probably the lucky winner who beat a weak field on a sloppy track. Tom Welchel

Rule finally made his return to the work tab on October 10, breezing three furlongs in 37.60 at Churchill Downs.  It was his first work since late April when he was withdrawn from consideration from the Kentucky Derby.  If all goes well, I would expect a return run during the Churchill Downs meeting. 


Dan can you post the pp's for 2 horses
Bedside promise & mark the lark. Thanks!!

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


Love the info you provided on Frankel. I see that you post PPs for some people. Would you mind posting Raw Harmony? He is an old OH bred from many, many years ago who was apparently very good going around the country from what my grandpa tells me. I'd love to see his PPs.

Ryan, I can't find anything for Raw Harmony.  Are you sure you have the name right?


With the Secretariat movie coming out I started thinking about one of his grandson's because he was a good runner and looked just like him. His name was Full Moon Madness and made money for me when i was younger. Can you please post his PP's

His past performances are available at the bottom of this blog posting.


One of 2010's more interesting jockey pure plays, Johnny Gihua, has just lost his bug. Without having you go too crazy, does DRF keep any stats on jockey records (including the all important ROI) pre and post losing the apprentice weight allowance?
As always....Thanks!

Alan, I'm sure there's a way, but I haven't found it yet.  Then again, all I'd need was the date he lost the bug and search from there. 


I was reading Watchmaker latest blog entry in which he states that the jamaica should have never been upgraded to a grade 1. Now i dont neccesarily disagree with him (in fact i think the whole grade system could use some revamping), however, when he listed the past 5 winners i felt that several were clearly grade 1 types and that he may be minimalizing there accomplishments by using them as evidence of why this race is not grade 1 worthy. I would like to see the pp's for these 3 if you could.....maybe refresh my memory a bit: court vision, nobiz like shobiz, and showing up. Thanks in advance and also what do you think? Is it just me or were these 3 all solid grade 1 types? Just curious.
eric t

The Jamaica winners are available at the bottom of this blog posting.


It's a long story, but if you could possibly post the Past Performances for the following 4 horses, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much.

I have nothing but cybertime on my hands.  Tell the story if you get a chance.  The pp's are at the bottom of the blog post.


Dan, this request is so far down on the thread....I don't know that you'll see it. But I would really like to see the past performances of Memories Of Silver. She was a hickory daughter of Silver Hawk, and her own daughter crushed the 2yo turf stakes last week. I know that Memories Of Silver won the Beverly D, but after that, I don't remember much.
A reminder would really be nice! Thanks!

Memories of Silver was a really nice turf mare.  Her past performances are available at the bottom of this blog post.


Can you please help me with a Trakus question (perhaps ask your friends at Keeneland):
How accurate are the Trakus times (vs the actual race calls) and where do they actually put the timer on the horse? An example of a timing issue was in Race7 on the turf from yesterday. At the finish, #5 High Quality finished in 2nd-place, a head in front of #9 Jonmil's Edge....yet by final Trakus time High Quality finished .02 seconds behind the 3rd-place finisher.

Honestly, I don't know much about Trakus.  I did find this on their site.  Perhaps it will help.



HG Glowing Honor
$100 Exacta Stormy Publisher/Quebrada Shiner.
The two Argentines look a cut above the rest. Both are training well with great works. Quebrada Shiner has beaten up on Sandy's Ready (finished ahead of her 3x) as well as Looky Here. Also, Quebrada Shiner demonstrate solid consistency and regularly puts up performances that would be considered good for this group. Stormy Publisher is coming off a long layoff, but has been training well for a few months. She recently had an impressive bullet work, doing 47 and 3/5ths on September 20th. Her other works have been very impressive as well. Furthermore, her trainer has proven adept at converting imports into winners.

Congrats to Jeffrey for finishing first in last week's HandiGambling exercise.  He chooses the seventh race at Keeneland on Thursday. 

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.

I'll post the Beyer spreadsheets in the next day or so.



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