De Coronado

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  • KMMKMM Member
    He may turn out to be a polytrack specialist. Didn't Z win on snythectic tracks herself? For a big boy, he is showing himself well. And he has a great trainer in AOB. Plenty of time to chose his options!
  • KMMKMM Member
    The Z family had a great weekend. HOF for Z, breaking maiden for De Coronado, and Long Island Sound, a good 2nd in a G1.
  • Could of been greater if Zi had started.
  • De Coronado was supposed to race today at Dundalk, but was scratched due to "coughing." I hope he's okay.
  • Probably. Aidan wouldn't run his horses if he knew something was wrong with them. Probably saved his breathing capabilities, that's all. Don't want to run a coughing horse in a race.
    He's had other horses come out of races with coughing, but they bounce back OK. The coughing just impairs their breathing and probably indicates something irritating them (like dust or the like) so scratching them is a perfectly good thing.
    De Coronado will be back and he'll none the worse for wear. :) Just glad AOB makes sure his horses are physically ready to race no matter what level of class they possess.
  • The UK has more strict rules than the US as well. If a horse bleeds it can't race at all until that problem is solved.
  • Coughing is coughing. He was scratched from race. Why bring up bleeding...don't get it. Probably has muscous.
  • She just meant overall they have more strict rules using bleeding as an example and she's right.
  • Sorry Rachel. :)
  • Looking forward to his next start when he is in the best of health. There will hopefully be many more races in our big boy's future and they will be worth the wait. I actually made a Freudian slip and typed weight instead of wait and had to go back and correct. Was wondering if he had grown or filled out anymore.
  • Was wondering if he had grown or filled out anymore.

    I'd be interested in knowing how De Coronado would stack up against this fellow
    -- possibly the largest Thoroughbred ever to race.
  • KMMKMM Member
    edited September 2016
    You don't have to be big to be good. Smaller horses tend to do better; of course, my own personal opinion. Because he is so big, he may be like Z. Would love to hear Zenyen weigh in.
  • I will weigh in. I like to see a big horse race. To me, there is nothing like seeing a big, powerful horse hit full stride. Size notwithstanding, there is grace in every beautiful stride. Hope DeCoronado has Zeny's soundness gene, because I would like to see him race for a few years, then go on to a stud career.
  • Whoa, he was one big horse. Thanks for the link.

    I am assuming your comment was only in regards to comparing physical size and not whether or not being big equates to racing prowess.
    moshok said:

    Was wondering if he had grown or filled out anymore.

    I'd be interested in knowing how De Coronado would stack up against this fellow
    -- possibly the largest Thoroughbred ever to race.
  • I am assuming your comment was only in regards to comparing physical size and not whether or not being big equates to racing prowess.

    moshok said:

    I'd be interested in knowing how De Coronado would stack up against this fellow
    -- possibly the largest Thoroughbred ever to race.

    Exactly! If Zenyatta stands 17.2 hands, I'm thinking DC is pushing -- or over -- 18. He already outweighs her by 150 pounds.

  • At just 3, DC is probably a bit over 17. And may add a liittle more but 18, probably not in this gene pool.
  • Love these big guys like Mucho Macho Man, Dortmond, The Big Beast as well as De Coronado. And of course, The Big Girl, Zenyatta! They have some challenges that the smaller ones don't. Wouldn't want to have to squeeze my ample rear in one of those little starting gates.
  • LOL. Me either. But maybe being against the back of the gate will give them an extra push forward.
  • I wonder what's going on with this guy. Haven't heard anything about him in a while. I hope he's okay.
  • Think they are waiting for 2017 races.
  • Hopefully we'll here something on him soon.
  • Any news on this guy?
  • This year he has had four races so far.

    A tenth out of thirteen finish over good/yielding ground at Leopardstown on April 8 in the Summer Membership Handicap going a mile.

    A third out of nine finish over good ground at Leopardstown on June 15 in a rated race going a mile and a quarter.

    A fifth of six finish on good to firm ground at Leopardstown on July 13 in the Summer Pass Handicap going a mile and five furlongs.

    His last start was a third of thirteen finish at Dundalk going a mile and five-sixteenths in the "Red God" Handicap on August 18.

    He has three entries coming up:
    Aug 31 - Meadowview Stables @ Tipperary, nine furlongs, facing twelve
    Sept 24 - Group 3 Loughbrown @ Naas, two miles, one of forty-two pre-entries
    Sept 29 - Group 3 Diamond @ Dundalk, a mile and five-sixteenths, one of thirty-nine pre-entries
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