Thursday, September 03, 2009


A multitude of the Thoroughbred news on Thursday focused on the excellent Einstein. First of all, he was purchased by Magna magnate, Frank Stronach. The five-time Grade 1 winner was purchased from Midnight Cry Stables for an undisclosed amount.

Secondly, Einstein was entered in this weekend's Grade 1 Pacific Classic to be run over the Polytrack at Del Mar in southern California. So, the first time Einstein will run in the Stronach colors will be another try to score his sixth Grade 1 win. Some of the top-flight competition he will be facing in what will be a fabulous race includes Hollywood Gold Cup winner, Rail Trip, Colonel John, who returned to racing with a turf win last time out in Wickerr Stakes and has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line choice, Mast Track, who ran 3rd in the Classic last year, Awesome Gem, the Classic runner-up two years ago, and the runner-up to Rail Trip in the Gold Cup, Tres Borrachos.

It should be just a fabulous race and, of course, They Are Off will provide thoughts on this race tomorrow since I don't think anyone would be overly excited if I pick Rachel Alexandra in the Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga on Saturday at odds of 3-5.

Tune in tomorrow for those Pacific Classic selections. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!

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