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11 May 2009

Bold Hawk Is Back Working Out At Belmont

Bald Hawk, the 2007 winner of the Hawthorne Derby has been missing in action since the 2007 Hollywood Derby. When I first saw this gelding as a three year I was blown away by his size, he is over 17 hands with long legs. He looked like he was built to go long over the turf. He proved that he was a runner going long on the turf by winning a 10 furlong allowance race at Belmont with complete ease. Then he shipped to Hawthorne and won the 9 furlong Hawthorne derby. After a grade 1 placing in the Hollywood Derby the expectation was that he would be a premier turf horse going long in 2008 and beyond.

He had potential to be the successor to Better Talk Now as a graded stakes gelding going long on the turf year after year. Jimmy Toner is a talented conditioner with turf horses and he had a horse with potential in his barn. Instead of a year of thrilling runs we have not heard or seen from this gelding in a year and a half. He got lost like Jimmy Hoffa or Amelia Earhart. After all this time and asking around to no avail I received a workout notification via e-mail that Bold Hawked worked three furlongs at Belmont. It was like thinking that you would never see a childhood friend ever again only to find a message in the mailbox that he is alive and well. It was great news and I hope he is recovered from whatever kept him away from the track the last year and a half.


Amateurcapper said...

I remember this horse...he had all the potential in the world. By Silver Hawk, wasn't he???

Perhaps gelding him will prolong his racing career. Perhaps he'll turn into THE TIN MAN, a gelding with more class than soundness.

Toner is a perfect conditioner to keep BOLD HAWK going strong.

G. C. said...

You are right, he is by the late Silver Hawk. He has a good turf pedigree, let's see if he can make it back to the races. I thought he could be a force in the turf races at 10 furlongs and beyond.