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In this week's edition of HorseCenter, Matt and Brian discuss what lays ahead for American Pharoah.Read More
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  • John Karczewski via Disqus · Zipse has a new back drop. Congrats on the move and lots of luck to you. I am with Matt here. I hope it is the Haskell for obvious reasons. Haskell/JCGC is what I'de like to see. · 16 hours ago
  • amino998 · Like the go for the gusto attitude, Brian. Pharoah could greatly add to the Pacific Classic’s “Historic” status for new and future fans. Running 1 ¼ miles is historically more significant than 1 1/8th… and that ‘stride’ :) · 1 hour ago
I like Distorted Beauty and looking for Photo Call to bounce back.
3/5 on Tonalist..I'm going to try to beat him with the every improving Coach Inge at 4-1 ml odds.
Lady Eli and Spanish Queen are the top of their class but I might try to beat them at this distance with Euro invader Olorda and consistent runner Consumer Credit (like her 12-1 ml odds).
Lady Eli will try to stay undefeated in Saturday’s Belmont Oaks, part of a huge holiday card at Belmont Park.Read More
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  • zatt · I want to know ... just how good is Capriana? · 6 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · I'm afraid to say just how good I think she is, because I don't want people to think I'm crazy. So could you say it think she's "crazy good"? No, she's better than that. · 57 minutes ago
Post Time 8:13 PM EDT: All barns headed north this weekend to launch the brief Los Alamitos meet and on this opening day we have a wide open renewal of the Bertrando stakes with a full field of 10 horses.  #1 Spirit Rules projects to be your pace leader launching from the rail position with si...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I do agree that 9 and 8 are good value plays. 8 wins at big prices when he feels like it, and as you said, he's improving. I have those two with Los Al lover 7 Soi Phet, and the very speedy 1, Spirit Rules. What I like to try to find are ones that have won at a little longer than whatever the Los Al race distance is, since they have to last in the long stretch. It was hard to leave out Alert Bay, but in his Zia race he was alone on the lead and I don't know if he runs well in heat. GL. 7,8,1,9 · 1 hour ago
I'm leaning towards Stiffed in this one.
Clearly Now, Beast, C. Zee
  • jinlie01 · I'm thinking Private Zone and The Big Beast but will be waiting for ml odds before final selections. · 1 hour ago
In traditional horse racing lingo, it is time to handicap the Best Championship ESPY, and see where American Pharoah stacks up against his esteemed award candidates.Read More
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  • Larry via Disqus · I agree. Hands down, AP wins. Bumgarner can get the award next year but a TC winner can't. I am saying this even my cap in the pic is a SF Giant's one and I am from the BayArea. · 1 day ago
  • Vote4Incitatus via Disqus · AP should win! Damn straight! .. The reaction from fans and non-fans alone should propel him to get the award! · 1 hour ago
Trainer Reade Baker will saddle a trio of top contenders in Sunday's $1-million Canadian Classic led by Oaks-winning filly Academic and the maiden-winning colts Bear At Last and Breaking Lucky.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Baker is a journeyman horseman who gets good stock. Those two together make for positive outcomes. · 1 hour ago
  • Vote4Incitatus via Disqus · Post #1, Who Cares! I still like Shaman Ghost! · 1 hour ago
going with effinex
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I don't think I have ever done this for the win, but I'm going with Mylute. · 1 hour ago
Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, who went on to serve as Director of Publicity at Hollywood Park and who was an integral part of Santa Anita’s publicity efforts for many years, passed away at his home in Irvine on Monday at the age of 80 followi...Read More
  • mmidland · Just like the article said, Diz was beloved by all. As a young writer, I always looked forward to him red-penning my work, because it was always much improved by the time I walked out of his office! · 13 hours ago
  • travel_vic · The writers who ACTUALLY know what they were talking about are getting scarce. As more and more of the corporate structure of racing evolves to the aggressive and PITIFULLY ignorant MBA mold, we see less and less of these good old types around. How can a shiny new MBA clone be able to express what one who has been around racing all their life can. The "bottom line" boys continue to erode the essence of our game....It is a damn shame. · 1 hour ago
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner American Pharoah who became America’s 12th Triple Crown winner after breaking a thirty-seven year draught since 1978 on June 6 at Belmont Park remains the unanimous leader of his division and now for all horses of all ages in the latest NTRA...Read More
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  • Arlinda2 via Disqus · American Pharoah, big bold beautiful and the fastest horse in the world. He is the stuff of legends and myths. He was worth the 37 year wait. · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · fastest horse in the world? hardly · 1 hour ago
sticking with the two A's...Alert Bay and Ambitious Brew. Soi Phet is the horse for course but he might've lost a step since last year.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I'm going with a lot of S's. 7 Soi Phet, 8 Solid Wager, 1 Spirit Rules, 9 Raised A Secret. · 1 hour ago
The Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby has attracted a strong field of nine, including Kentucky Derby contestant Bolo and American Turf hero Divisidero.Read More
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  • jinlie01 · On paper, looks like a very solid field. Divisidero and Takeover Target look solid and this is there home turf. Canndal is an intriguing french invader. I might put some money on him depending on ml odds. I've always like Bolo and his turf form. Depending on ml odds, he will be my pick but I am cautious about how he responds to shipping across country. His last wasn't great albeit it was the Derby. Hoping he is 5/2 to 3-1. · 4 hours ago
  • Vote4Incitatus via Disqus · Samraat returns to the track in Race 4 at 2:05pm in a AOC! Great race day! Looking forward to the Oaks and seeing if Lady Eli can get 'er done! Awesome weekend of racing! Gonna be glued to NYRA Saturday and then Sunday I got my club seats for the Queen's Plate! w00t w00t!! · 1 hour ago
Do nice to see a devoted group of us who support curlin. I believe in my hear he will produce a Ky derby champ and a BC Classic winner. We are getting closer and closer. Go Curlin
  • Goblin · BC Distaff winner as well! Maybe soon.... · 24 days ago
  • David via Disqus · Curlin won't amount to much. · 2 hours ago
...and that generic principle is... "Make no mistake - analyzing the odds board can get a horseplayer in a heap of trouble. Some bettors monitor the board for odds fluctuations to determine if the so-called "smart money" has entered the pool. The concept is ridiculous, and reduces the art of handicapping to random gambling. Individual bettors unable to make personal wagering decisions without consulting the direction of the "smart money" will be forever lost, even while following the crowd.” - Your Source
  • icyhotboo · Another isolated excerpt that suits your purpose. It's just a caution reminding one the tote board is just another tool. If the tote has little bearing of the wagering, then why do you "wait until about 3 minutes to bet"? · 2 hours ago
Ami's Flatter, currently a top prospect on the Kentucky Derby trail for trainer Josie Carroll, was today installed the early 5-2 favorite for the 156th edition of The Queen’s Plate.Read More
  • travel_vic · Ami's Flatter did not look sharp in the comeback attempt. Big field, weather should be good. I suggest anyone who can find it, to read Lou Cauz's great book “The Plate – A Royal Tradition”... a great and inclusive history of the oldest continuously run major stakes race in North America..It has changed much on over 158 runnings. ...Ringers, rule changes, surprises, continuity through two wars when racing was banned...One year it was the ONLY major horse race run that year in the guise of a horse show. · 5 hours ago
  • Vote4Incitatus via Disqus · Bought it at Chapters! Great book! From the first run up until 2009 if I recall ~ Eye of the Leopard. Really interesting is the very rare old photos of and drawings of way back when and the PP's or that era. Typically you can't find any information on any of the horses except Wikipedia here and there but to read a full length "from foal to Plate win" is really the best part! · 3 hours ago
Overdose, once dubbed the "Budapest Bullet", has died at the age 10 of colic. Article via RacingPost.com web-site.
Mr Speaker worked 4f, June 29th, in 47:85 (b) finishing 2/15.
  • Pebbles via Disqus · That's a sharp work. Any idea where he is pointed next? · 3 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who will win the $1.25 Belmont Derby?

  • Closing Bell
  • Force The Pass
  • Takeover Target
  • Divisidero
  • Granny's Kitten
  • Canndal
  • Startup Nation
  • Postulation
  • Bolo

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