De Coronado

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  • KMMKMM Member
    Hi racing fan: Do you know if De Corando raced last week? If so, how did he fare?
  • I checked RacingPost.com. De Coronado has not run since October, but is entered for his new connections in the January 15 two mile and one half furlong (2 1/16 miles) Betway Live Casino Conditions Stakes (All-Weather Championships Fast-Track Qualifier) at Wolverhampton. Post time is 1:40 Eastern.
  • KMMKMM Member
    Thanks for checking. Could not find him in racing post.
  • Is that a steeplechase? It seems awfully long for it not to be.
  • Is that a steeplechase? It seems awfully long for it not to be.

    Europe tends to have a deeper collection of longer races than the US even on the flat.

    He'll have to learn how to go over fences before he's entered in a race over fences. I would be very surprised if he's been taught to "run and jump" well enough by this point to be ready for a race.
  • Sorry guys, been so busy with work, that i forgot to post that DeCoronado was scratched from his last two engagements . As zenyen has said we have a lot more staying races as we call them than you do. Regarding jumpers we normally start them over hurdles before going chasing ( as we call the true jump races) as a learning experince before progressing to true solid fences. Another point of interest is that he is still entire which is less usual in jumpers as naturally enough catching certain parts of their anatomy on birch is not usually popular. This may imply that they are stil thinking of some sort of a flat career. Will be interesting to se how he fares in this race.
  • Looks like a tough task for DeC, he will be running against Frontiersman (by Dubawi out of Ouija Board) owned by Godolphin who is a listed winner and earlier second to Highland Reel in the Coronation Cup and how has running in Group 1 or 2's for most of his career. Hopefully the increased distance will help
  • Unfortunately no success in his first try at two miles. He was held up, pushed along over 9f out, ridden over 5f out and weakened over 3f out. Finished 2nd last 78 lengths behind the winner and started at 66-1. be interesting to see what they do now with him
  • KMMKMM Member
    Thanks for the breakdown racing fan. I just saw the results, and initially he was 80-1. Distance seems to be too much.

  • Earlier today I posted this information in the "Zenyatta has a FULL BROTHER" thread, but it is really does belong in this forum topic for De Coronado. EliRose had posted a tweet that he has been sold/sent to Libya to stand stud and that info prompted me to go looking for additional information:

    Since the fall of the Gaddafi regime or at least since 2012, the man who operates Alshaab Stud ( Dr. Amad Eshaab )has worked to restore horse racing in Libya. I know they have horse racing around the World, but just never thought about thoroughbred racing in countries like Libya. They race Arabians as well. A couple of years ago, while searching for something on the web, I came across a video of a competitve game on horseback that was obviously in a Muslem country ---- it looked like hockey on horseback to me!

    The links below provide some more info on thoroughbreds/breeding and racing in Libya. Even Coolmore has provided several stallions to breeders in Libya ......

    http://www.thoroughbredexpress.com.au/news-archives/coolmore-culls-churchill-downs-to-libya

    http://www.alshaabstud.com/

    https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/risen-ashes-remarkable-rebirth-racing-libya/

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