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  • Got Lucky (A.P. Indy - Malka, by Deputy Minister) Todd Pletcher - I keep thinking that it is just a matter of time that this talented filly finally breaks through. She did get up for second in the Rachel Alexandra, but she wasn’t even in the picture with the winner. I have not given up on her completely yet, but maybe it is time to come to the conclusion that the Demoiselle field was just not very strong
  • RachelRachel Member
    edited February 2014
    Indy indy snow *giggles*

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  • Is this indeed the elderly, dignified AP Indy of fame and lore playing in the snow??!!?
    If so, precious picture. Thanks Rachel.
  • I think its from when he was younger but still a great pic
  • It sure looks like him because of the way he's holding his head. And no question, it's his blaze.
  • That pic was posted on facebook from his facebook page, so it is him
  • Commissioner | T. Pletcher | J. Velazquez | WinStar Farms A.P. Indy - Flaming Heart by Touch Gold Last: G2 Fountain of Youth - 6th Next: Undecided

    Flying under the radar without a start in any official Kentucky Derby qualification races Commissioner was considered a legitimate sleeper with a solid pedigree. However, his first shot at a breakthrough performance fell flat. The G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes was a perfect place to get the ball rolling but Commissioner just didn’t have it. Not only did he fail to make an early impression he also tired down the stretch leaving me to question his ability to compete at the Kentucky Derby distance of 1 ¼ Mile.
  • Honor Code is #3 on this weeks Derby Dozen list: Honor Code Shug McGaughey

    A.P. Indy—Serena’s Cat, by Storm Cat

    The more I watch his races, the more important he becomes on the Derby trail and the more we can’t afford to lose him. His stride is something to see and he has all the qualities of a star. All we can hope for is no more setbacks and two good efforts at Oaklawn. With Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner New Year’s Day retired, Champagne winner Havana out with a quarter crack, and CashCall Futurity winner Shared Belief looking more and more like a no show with each day, he, along with Cairo Prince and Tapiture are all that remain from the elite group of major 2013 stakes horses. His half-mile breeze in :52 appeared at first to be a slight step backward, nearly three seconds slower than his previous breeze, but according to McGaughey, although it was slower than he wanted, it actually was a 5f work from the half-mile pole and he was strongest in the furlong after the wire. McGaughey said he galloped out strong and he would work him in company next time and have him pick it up, which he did on Sunday, tearing off 5 furlongs in :59 breezing, so all systems appear to be on ‘go.’



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  • Honor Code (A.P. Indy - Serena’s Cat, by Storm Cat) Shug McGaughey – The long lost winter book favorite for the Run for the Roses has been conspicuous in his absence, but it seems that his juvenile races have only been flattered by what has happened so far this year, especially by the emergence of Cairo Prince. His recent works seem to say that he is feeling good again. I guess all we have now is to trust in the training ability of one of the best in the business. It’s certainly not too late. He does not need to win the Rebel, nor does he have to win the one after that, but if Shug can get in two solid efforts before May, there is no reason to believe that he can’t have him at his very best by the time we get to May. All we have to do is think back to the last furlong of the Remsen, against none other than Cairo Prince, to realize that would be a very scary proposition for the rest of the Kentucky Derby field.
  • Honor Code (A.P. Indy)
    3: 2-1-0 $388,000
    Owner: Lane’s End and Dell Ridge
    Trainer: Shug McGaughey
    Jockey: Javier Castellano
    1st Remsen Stakes (G2) – BSF 88
    2nd Champagne Stakes (G1) – BSF 93
    14 Road to Kentucky Derby points
    Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 1: 10-1
    Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2: 12-1
    Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3: 11-1
  • Honor Code is entered March 12th in an allowance at Gulfstream Park.1 1/16th over dirt.5 horse field
  • Hmm so no Rebel Stakes for him March 15th? Guess they feel he needs lesser competition to get back in the game
  • Hmm so no Rebel Stakes for him March 15th? Guess they feel he needs lesser competition to get back in the game
    I would think he would skip it? i was shocked when i saw this on facebook so i checked equibase to see if it was true.
  • He was on target for it all along. Idk
  • Honor Code to make 3-year-old debut Wednesday

    McGaughey’s other top Kentucky Derby prospect, Honor Code, is slated to launch his 3-year-old campaign in a 1 1/16-mile allowance race here Wednesday. Honor Code had a minor setback of his own earlier this winter that cost him 10 days of training but has been working forwardly for his return since being transferred from Payson to Gulfstream Park in late January.

    McGaughey had originally planned on bringing Honor Code back in the Grade 2 Rebel next Saturday at Oaklawn. But P.J. Campo, vice president of racing for the Stronach Group, approached McGaughey and asked if he’d be willing to keep Honor Code in Florida if he could fill a two-turn allowance race for him next week.

    “The biggest factor in the decision to remain here for the allowance race and not go in the Rebel is that we don’t have to ship,” said McGaughey, who won the 2013 Kentucky Derby with Orb.

    McGaughey had originally been eyeing the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 5 for Honor Code’s final Kentucky Derby prep. But with Top Billing now out of the race, McGaughey left the door open that Honor Code could possibly remain here for the Florida Derby, depending upon his performance on Wednesday.
  • Honor Code - TVG 2014 Kentucky Derby Profile:
  • Trainer Shug McGaughey prepares Honor Code for 2014 debut:
  • Honor Code is #3 on this weeks Derby Dozen list: Honor Code Shug McGaughey

    A.P. Indy—Serena’s Cat, by Storm Cat

    I have mixed feelings about his change of plans to run in a March 12 allowance race. On one hand, I can certainly understand why McGaughey would prefer not having to ship to Oaklawn. On the other hand, I’m concerned about him getting enough out of the race to have him battle tested come the first Saturday in May. He’s already had a physical setback, which you never want to see, and is fortunate to still have sufficient time and racing to be ready for a top effort in the Derby, especially with the foundation he built at 2. But do the brilliantly fast colt, Social Inclusion, with only one six-furlong maiden romp in his career, or the hard-knocking allowance horse We’re All Set have the class to even make Honor Code work up a sweat? McGaughey said he’d love a nice easy race in case he decides to run him back in the Florida Derby. But he’ll have to have a real stiff test in the Florida Derby to toughen him up for such an arduous test on May 3. He did have an excellent half-mile sharpener in :47 4/5 Sunday in case he needs to chase Social Inclusion, so perhaps this race will out well in the long run.



    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/kentucky-derby-dozen/archive/2014/03/10/derby-dozen-march-10-2014-presented-by-shadwell-farm.aspx#ixzz2vb4aT5Ud
  • Sad news :( Social Inclusion romps over Honor Code in track record time!
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