Top 5 Desert Island Race: #3, Cesario!

Read #5 — A.P. Indy’s 1992 Belmont Stakes.

Read #4 — Frankel in 2012 Juddmonte Stakes.

#3:  Cesario’s triumph in the 2005 American Oaks at Hollywood Park.

It’s a very impressive race from the Japanese filly, but the call by Vic Stauffer is simply classic.  Starting with a bad post, you don’t see many turf races with this sort of dazzling middle-move.  The video quality is reminiscent of the early days of ADW video, but the call is crisp. Enjoy!

Top 5 Desert Island Races: #4 Frankel

Over the holiday weekend, I’m counting down my top 5 desert island races.  You can view #5 here.

#4 takes us across the Atlantic to watch the amazing Frankel in the 2012  Juddmonte Stakes.  His owners had waited for a promising foal to give  the name of the late, great Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, but no one could of known that he would be this amazing.  Some questions whether he could get the distance going into this race.  He answered them emphatically.  Known for extremely high class, an always-immediate response, variable style, and, as we see in this race, stamina up to 10 furlongs.  Timeform rated him a 147, their highest rating ever.