Hey look Limato is back in the Diamond Jubilee! Remember this guy @thelookofeagles?
For those who don’t remember this was the horse that for some reason was the post time favorite for last years BCs Mile. Even though there was nothing to suggest that he wanted a mile having finished off the board in both mile starts.
Another old warrior of the turf says goodbye to racing and hello to retirement. Obviously is a 9yr old Irish-bred gelding with a 13-6-4 record from 29 races and over $2million in earnings.
After coming to the US as a 4yr old he was mainly a turf miler, contending the Breeders’ Cup Turf Mile every year from 2012 – 2015 with his best finish being a 3rd behind Wise Dan & Animal Kingdom in 2012. For the 2016 Breeders’ Cup, Obviously dropped from the BC Mile to the BC Turf Sprint and finally got his big win.
Originally pointing for a 2017 campaign, Obviously was found to have bone bruising that – while not going to effect his long term soundness – would keep him away from defending his Breeders’ Cup title.
Big Wins: G1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint, G3 Poker, G1 Shoemaker Mile (x2), G3 American, G2 Del Mar Mile H (x2), G2 American H, G2 Arroyo Seco Mile.
I think Runhappy may have worked too fast this morning…hopefully his last work, maybe two, before the Breeder’s Cup aren’t that blistering because otherwise there might not be a horse left. :57 and 4/5 and out in 1:10 3/5? That’s insane.
Happy retirement to two time Champion Female Sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll. She retired as a winner after she won the Hurricane Bertie Stakes at Gulfstream Park on 9 Feb. 2014.