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Track Side Talk - May 1, 2014

Street Winner, our two year old filly by Street Boss, has a steady work pattern at Webb Carroll Training center and could be ready to ship to the race track in mid May.  We are pulling for Danza, by Street Boss, to win the Kentucky Derby at a morning line of 10-1.  Master Game  worked 5 furlongs recently and will race later in May, as will Tiara Gold, which won two races back and then ran near the pace before tiring in her last.

 

All eyes are on the weather report in Kentucky, which is changing daily. Horrible storms in the South have caused rain to hit Louisville, and Friday's forecast for the Oaks calls for rain, with the weather clearing on Saturday for cloudy conditions for the Derby. Any predictions made today must be reconsidered if we have muddy conditions for the Classics.

 

My pick in the Oaks is the odds-on favorite Untapable, which drew a poor post outside of thirteen. The upset could be accomplished by Fashion Plate with  Gary Stevens, which drew better and is the 6-1 second choice on the morning line.

 

In the Derby,  we will back Danza to upset heavy favorite California Chrome, which was installed as the 5-2 favorite and drew post position five, with Danza just to his inside in the four slot. Others to watch include Hoppertunity from post eleven, and  Candy Boy (pp 18). The third choice in the wagering could be Wicked Strong, which breaks from the outside in post position 20.  Both Danza and California Chrome have a good inside post to get a run into the first turn, with California Chrome having an advantage there over Danza with his speed.  It would be no surprise if California Chrome carried his speed the entire Derby trip, but at odds of maybe only 2-1, we cannot bet him to win.

 

Our bets, subject to change due to weather, and how horses look in the post parade, will be an Oaks Derby double with two horses going to five in the Derby, with extra tickets from Untapable to Danza and the Chrome.  On Saturday, we may do a part wheel with Chrome and Danza on top of the exacta, tri and superfecta to the other three (with more horses in 4th in the super). At 10-1, we will back Danza to win and place with more money than we put into the exotics.  If we are right, we will see the value of Street Winner increase as an added bonus.


Green Hill Stables, an Idaho company, was formed in Coeur d'Alene in 1995. In 2008 Ray Hussa became the General Partner of Green Hill Stables, LLC, along with investor Darrell Lewis. The stable offers their partners shares in Thoroughbred Horses at a reasonable price.

 

Tom Bell and Ray Hussa syndicated Jury Box. This colt, originally purchased for $ 10,000, was sold by D. Wayne Lukas for $ 350,000.00 after he won by eleven lengths at Hollywood Park. In addition, Efrain (Arg) won five consecutive races. High Caste won her first start at Santa Anita and Hidden Magic (GB) placed in the Will Rogers Stakes, GR-2.  Le Weaver won by nine at Emerald Downs, defeating a field of colts. She was the first starter for Caren English.

The Two Year Old Filly Trifecta
Green Hills Stables, LLC
RAY A. HUSSA, General Partner - DARRELL LEWIS, Partner
Ray A. Hussa, General Partner of Green Hill Stables, LLC
Office Manager Caren English in Lexington with exercise rider Brooke
Ray keeping fit.
Office Manager Caren English in Lexington
with exercise rider Brooke.
Ray Hussa with Anita Alfieri and Julio Canani at Hollywood Park.
Thomas R. Bell Jr. (cener) with Lester Piggott and Vincent O'Brien
Above, Ray Hussa with Anita Alfieri
and Julio Canani at Hollywood Park.
Advisor Thomas R. Bell Jr. (center) with
Lester Piggott and Vincent O’Brien.
   
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About Thoroughbreds

The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses, known for their agilityspeed and spirit.

The Thoroughbred as it is known today was developed in 17th and 18th-century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Oriental stallions of Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman breeding. All modern Thoroughbred race horses can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported into England in the 17th century and 18th century, and to a larger number of foundation mares of mostly English breeding. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Thoroughbred breed spread throughout the world; they were imported into North America starting in 1730 and into Australia, Europe, Japan and South America during the 19th century. Millions of Thoroughbreds exist today, and more than 118,000 foals are registered each year worldwide.

Thoroughbreds are used mainly for racing, but are also bred for other riding disciplines such as show jumping, combined training, dressage, polo, and fox hunting. They are also commonly crossbred to create new breeds or to improve existing ones, and have been influential in the creation of the Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Anglo-Arabian, and various warmblood breeds.

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