• Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 2 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 2 days ago

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After big performances by Mohaymen, Songbird, and Mor Spirit, can the undefeated 2yo champ follow suit, and impress in his sophomore debut?Read More
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  • Al Gauthier via Disqus · Sorry 2yr champions · 1 day ago
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Nyquist should have no problem winning this race at 7f and easily. He's been prepared as such to win. Usually a 7f race would be a good start to campaign if you had horse who needs a sprint to sharpen speed for races down the line. I can't imagine this is the case with Nyquist showing world class speed in past. I would have ran in the Lewis or Southwest to find where his conditioning is for longer races. Honestly don't understand the campaign they have picked out but if it works then all the credit to O'Neill and company. · 10 hours ago
Will Nyquist be the first to break the triple digit BSF barrier for this year's 3 year old crop?
Last horse to win the Dubai World Cup and Breeders Cup Classic in the same year was... NOBODY!!! I'd much rather stay in the US and map out a nice schedule that doesn't have much risk, not even mentioning a horse who has a history of fragile legs to boot. As much as I would love to see DORTMUND in Dubai, there's just not much of a greater benefit going there than staying home and getting healthy! There's alot more fish to fry this year!
The amount of disrespect this horse gets and the doubt too, is ridiculous
Stageplay worked today at Fairgrounds. Her official workout time for 6F was 1:12.2. She galloped out 7F in 1:25.4. She worked in company with Gun Runner.
Keen Ice has been written off by most after the Donn. I didn't bet him in that race, one of the main reason being that he was guaranteed to be over-bet since the Travers. This has changed. I expect he'll have much longer odds in his next race, whether that be Dubai or something in the States. And I'll definitely consider him strongly in said race. If you never liked him much, than I can't fault you for continuing to choose against him. But if you were a fan, but are now turned off, I don't think the Donn was the race to decide that. 1) It's Gulfstream Park. Only Tommy Macho managed to win from off the pace, and the Fred Hooper had a wicked second 1/4 that knocked the front-runners out. 2) It was his first start off the bench. He took some time off, give him a race to shake off the rust. Who knows, he may be one of those horses who runs on racing (like Chrome) - the results of 2015 certainly suggest this is true. 3) There was pretty much no pace to run at. The leaders ran the final 5f in :59.76, and the final 3f in :36.01. Keen Ice ran these in :59.61 and :35.80. How is a grinder supposed to close any faster? If the race had any pace, these fractions at least get him on the board, and he could've won if it was :47 or so.
BREAKING NEWS: Wide Range, an 11-year-old half sister to 2015 champion 2-year-old filly Songbird, has been purchased privately in Thailand by Team Valor International, which plans to breed the mare this spring. Team Valor said the mare, in foal to English Colony, will go to Denali Stud and be bred back to either Animal Kingdom for Team Valor, or Medaglia d'Oro, sire of Songbird.
GR worked today at Fairgrounds. His official time for 6F was 1:12.2. He galloped out 7F in 1:25.4. GR worked in company with Stageplay. It looks as if my KD pick is doing well.
Still unbeaten and untested, if ever there was a filly who truly had it all in front of her, it's Fox Hill Farms' Songbird.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · The ( Owner ) has said thru out the last several ( Months ) that no matter how good Songbird is : That he will NOT put Songbird thru any of the Triple Crown races . Will Not Face The Boys . . . So people can just Stop THINKING about it . We just need to give this Owner respect for his Loss . Like It or Not · 1 day ago
  • farrightwinsderby · This horse will run in the Santa Anita Derby then on to the Kentucky Derby, no doubt about it. They will not waste this horse in the Oaks, book it now. · 1 day ago
Monday's 3rd race (1:42pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $14,000 Allowance  event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #2 I'z a Sweet Ride (8-1) is lightly raced and improved her speed fi...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · I don't always have the power, but when I do it is scream aided. 6 Peach Time wins, dh second 1 the Kitten's Joy, 7 the Cali · 5 hours ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Thank you, tv. The turbines were squeaking. Wind. 6 is the daughter of a TC race placer, dam is Blessmymary :) Also, this mares closes on turf and she's been running on dirt. · 5 hours ago ·
thank goodness SOMEONE understands pace
The Maryland Jockey Club is moving ahead with improvements for guests at Pimlico, which opens May 12. A new LED, high-definition board - measuring 21-feet high and 32-feet wide - has been installed in the infield.Read More
  • elhubbo · Wow this is good news, I thought it was doom and gloom at Pimlico and there was talk of moving the Preakness to Laurel. Nice to hear, this sport is really all about tradition. · 7 hours ago
Hot City Girl came in a package deal when half-sister La Verdad was purchased by trainer Linda Rice for the Lady Sheila Stable three years ago.Read More
KI is a good closer but this race makes it even more clear that he's not going to win unless the situation is tailor fit for him. Just right off the pace, a distance of least 10 furlongs and a really fast pace that burns out the leaders. If one of these things isn't there he doesn't win it's that simple. This was a relatively weak field to what KI has faced (I know some people like Msawish but cmon) and on class alone he should have won or at the very least hit the board. Truth of the matter is KI hasn't been in the trifecta the last three races. After the Travers KI was put on the same level as Frosted and Dortmund because he actually beat AP. This race reveals that the reason for his win was the perfect conditions and that of the big four AP rivals (Frosted, Dortmund, FL and KI) KI is probably the worst horse by far. Don't get me wrong KI is the best son of Curlin yet but in the end he hasn't been in the trifecta his last three starts (as impressive as the Clark was and as tough as the BCC field was)
Taxable had her 8th workout today. She has worked regularly since December 11th while only skipping one week. She worked 5f in 101.20 at Fairgrounds. I'm excited to see her working as this filly was impressive winning her maiden race by 7 lengths. I hope she has improved as she will be one to watch going forward if she has improved.
Granted, who wins my weekly star of the week may be pretty small potatoes in the grand scheme of things, but the voice of the fans is not. I am a fan. ZATT’s Star of the Week, is … Songbird!Read More
Of the 3 so far Kasseopia looks the best.
In what turned out to be the most thrilling finish of the day, favored Hoppertunity beat Imperative by a nose in Saturday’s Grade II, $500,000 San Antonio Stakes.Read More
  • Elhubbo · Hoppertunity just keeps cashing checks and ripping up my tickets. Very exciting race, hopper seemed to get low and stretch himself out right at the wire. Live I thought there was no doubt imperative won. Felt like I was pick pocketed. · 1 day ago
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · can't believe he got his nose down, what a stretch drive that was. Such a honest horse, finally caught a field he could win against · 11 hours ago
Mor Spirit flashed the kind of push-button acceleration that only good horses have, on his way to a measured 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3 Robert B. LewisRead More
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  • be082 · another pedestrian outing. Not the one · 1 day ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Its a good FEELING when us people on HRN are able to hear the WORDS from Gary Stevens / Bob Baffert regarding the outcome of the Robert B Lewis : These connections have a far more superior mind set of how easy this Win was than from any of our mind set . It was a good feeling to see that Stevens never had to shift into Mor Spirit HIGH GEAR . This race actually turned out better than though . Baffert / Stevens exstreamly Pleased n Happy . That is a positive feeling for all those that might like Mor Spirit as a possible Derby threat 👍 This was the answer the connections were looking for . Its always a concern how a colt will return back to ( 3 yr old debut race ) looking towards the Kentucky Derby . Baffert is so good at not showing his Full Hand when others want to see it now : Fabulous Work Out Race 🏇 ! According to the horsemen around the stables Every Where in California : I would say ( 90% ) of those Horsemen will agree that this year Kentucky Derby picture looks Wide Open at this time more so than thru most recent years . Those are the WORDS by so many . Not just from my opinion . Any Preps Run In The ( 90s ) At This Time Have A Good Hand . . . Rather any of us people on this site believe it to be so or not . And for those that Dont Believe this to be the case , They have that right as well from the other ( 10% ) . · 1 day ago
WIth a very sad heart I announce that Pride of Dubai has been retired.

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TuP 2/8/2016 R3 - I'z a Sweet Ride can keep getting better at Turf Paradise

Monday's 3rd race (1:42pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $14,000 Allowance  event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #2 I'z a Sweet Ride&nbs...

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