Better Talk Now

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2008 Media

Better Talk Now Headed to Dubai Bloodhorse 2/20/08


English Channel Eclipses Own Course Record in UN Victory

Better Talk Now Ready for U.N. Encore

Better Talk Now not slowing

Congrats on your win in the Manhattan BLACKIE!

Better Talk Now likely not coming for Million

Discussion on BTN's Manhattan win

Thoroughbred Times Article on the Manhattan


NTRA article on Manhattan with video

Sports Illustrated Article on The Manhattan Better Talk Now driving for the finish in the Manhattan The Paddock for the Breeders Cup! coming down the stretch!! trying to get Fenella off my back! This is my best bud and rabbit "Shake the Bank"

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Better Talk Now Stats

Better Talk Now Stats Updated Through: 6/10/2007 Trainer: H. Graham Motion Jockey: Ramon A. Dominguez Owner: Bushwood Stables Brent Johnson, Karl Barth and Chr Age/Sex 8-year-old Gelding

2007 Stats:

Starts 2



Earnings (Rank)

$266,647 (54)

Win % (In-the-Money %)

50% (50%)

2006 Stats: Starts 5 1st-2nd-3rd 2-1-0 Earnings (Rank) $931,064 (33) Win % (In-The-Money %) 40% (60%)

In The News:

Sky conqueror Faces Better Talk Now, English Channel in Manhattan

Racing Career: Date Purse Race Name Track Grade Finish

05/05/07 $500K Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S. Churchill Downs 1 4

11/04/06 $3M John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf Churchill Downs 1 2

09/24/06 $300K Sky Classic S. Woodbine 2 1

08/12/06 $1M Arlington Million S. Arlington Park 7

07/08/06 $750K United Nations S. Monmouth Park 1 5

05/20/06 $250K Comp USA Dixie S. Pimlico 1

11/27/05 $4M Japan Cup 1 2

10/29/05 $2M John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf Belmont Park 1 7

09/10/05 $500K Man O' War S. Belmont Park 1 1

08/13/05 $1M Arlington Million S. Arlington Park 1 4

07/02/05 $750K United Nations S. Monmouth Park 1 1

Strengths: Classy 8-year-old has been there, done that, proving his class by winning the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf. Beat BC Mile hero Artie Schiller in 2006 on neutral ground at 9 furlongs at Pimlico, in 2007 won the grade 1 Manhattan off a slow pace. He gets better!

Weaknesses: Deep closer has needed the aide of a pacesetting "rabbit" in many of his wins and is susceptible to the early pace scenario every time out. Older veterans often lose that explosive turn of foot, and historically those aged 6 and older have struggled mightily in the BC Turf. Obviously Blackie is an exception!

In The Genes: Son of Canadian champion and Wood Memorial winner Talkin Man. Dam, Bendita, also produced Grade 2 turf stakes-placed runner B.A. Way and Grade 3-placed Beat The Play.

Bet You Didn't Know: Better Talk Now registered his first career win July 6, 2002 at Churchill Downs.

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Pedigree tree from Pedigree query

Things you might not know about me

Did you know: my barn name is Blackie, I like to stand in my stall with my back legs crossed, I had a temper after the Woodford Reserve this year (you would have too!), I get hand walked every afternoon which is when I like to eat. You see, I really don't like to eat my own food, it seems to me that the food of others is much tastier than mine! I also live for the limelight and attention from the public. Just look at this pose I struck here for my adoring fans! Did I mention I hate taking baths? Oh and BTW, Fanella is my best friend!