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How did yesterday's stunning defeat of American Pharoah effect the Top Ten of Zipseatthetrack? Find out now ...Read More
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  • Ambitiousd · Brian, where did Sheer Drama end up on your list? She's putting together quite the 2015 resume, and while not quite at the level as Beholder, I think she is still deserving of the #2 spot in the filly/mare division at the moment. · 10 hours ago
  • Vic-S · Top 5 1. American Pharoah 2. Beholder 3. Frosted 4. Keen Ice 5. Honor Code Honor Code could conceivably be lower, the interior fractions he has been given to run at are laughable. He will never win a G1 route race with a 111 or 112 interior fraction - NEVER. 22-2, 44-4, 108-3....Met Mile 22-3, 46-0, 109-3....Whitney Easily the most overrated horse this year. Let him run at non-suicidal fractions for the speed horses and he finishes mid-pack. So sick of the accolades he's receiving. He loses the Whitney to a nobody if Liam's Map runs a 109-4, or 110. He loses the Met Mile if Private Zone and Bayern don't decide to rip a hole in the wind. · 1 hour ago
The comments by Baffert are disappointing. "AP didn't feel right today..." Really?? I guess all the other horses beaten by AP "didn't feel right" those days. This was the first and ONLY time that AP was pushed near the top of the stretch. I've been saying for months that AP was able to run his race during the TC season. Look, although it's obvious I'm a KI fan, ap is the best 3 year old...but he is far from a historic thoroughbred. The 3 yr old crop is slow-and that includes keen ice. AP would have never won the crown vs hard spun n steet sense-just an example. He benefitted from an extremely weak n slow 3 year old crop. But, he won the TC-no one handed that to him my point from the beginning has been that although a great horse-not a comparable horse to the true greats because of the lack of competition.
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  • icyhotboo · It's remarkable how many horses in defeat show true class. In the stretch when Frosted passed AP, AP dug deep down and pulled away from him. When a horse does that, you know it's a special horse. I was truly surprised they ran him at Saratoga. One of the most demanding dirt tracks. All signals from Baffert were he didn't want to go prior to the decision. AP is an exceptional horse, but horses do get tired, and most of the time you don't find out until the race. Running all the TC races is by design extremely tiring. Yet this is his second race after winning the TC and he still ran a credible race. · 1 day ago
  • Meathead Rob Lowe ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ via Disqus · Not sure how you can say the best 3 year old crop in quite some time is weak but whatever. I watched the race, it was obvious to me AP was not right. Baffert's comments were spot on in my book. · 45 minutes ago
Showing no signs of fatigue or sorrow from his first loss in more than a year, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah met with some lucky fans one last time Sunday morning before saying goodbye to Saratoga Race Course.Read More
  • elhubbo · The Travers proved what kinda mettle Pharoah has. The way he dug deep and put Frosted away only added to his legend for me. As a fan he owes me nothing. If he retires, I am fine with his body of work. I however firmly believe he'll be in the gate for the classic, not for the fans, not for Bob or Ahmed, but because he's more than earned the opportunity to go out on top. Bob said he'd let Pharoah decide, nothing from Saturday showed me he has any quit in him. · 57 minutes ago
A little peculiarity I spotted when checking her PP's. She won on 8/5/15 at Saratoga. She was on the work tab on 8/20/15 at Saratoga. Where the oddity developed was, that two days after her Spa workout, she was boarded on a plane, hopped off the plane, and partook in another workout at Churchill. Very strange turns of events, but the end result was what was desired.
  • Georgie's Miracle · Unbridled Forever has a full sister for the same trainer in training at Churchill. Her name is Forever Unbridled, I suspect they got the two confused. She was on the work tab for August 30th at Churchill. · 1 hour ago
Good evening friends . SUPERFECTA BOX BABY!!!! I knew Texas Red wouldn't be a factor here! Upstart ran well . Frosted ran amazing . Keen Ice, WOW! Keen Ice rolled out the cash. I had Unbridled Forever for 2nd. Got Lucky , The Big Beast, and Red Rifle, they all came 2nd, but they all got me lots of money . BANG!!!!!!!
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  • Rolan via Disqus · good job · 14 hours ago
  • vodkak · Superfecta box?? Morning of the Travers you had the order of finish as: 1st Frosted, 2nd Keen Ice, 3rd AP, 4th Mid Ocean. Another after the fact rafi. · 2 hours ago
From the RacingPost.com web-site: Telescope, winner of last year's Hardwicke Stakes, 2nd in the King George and 4th in the BC Turf has been retired due to injury. In 3 starts this season Telescope won the listed Aston Park Stakes, was 2nd in the G2 Jockey Club Stakes, but finished a well beaten 6th in this year's Hardwicke Stakes. The article says Telescope re-aggravated an old injury which kept him out of this year's King George which has ultimately caused Highclere Thoroughbred Racing to call time on his career.
Getting lost in the excitement of the weekend was the renewal of the Lubash vs King Kreesa rivalry on Friday in the West Point Stakes. My boy Lubash, the 8 year old vet, stormed down the lane to grab the victory with the always honest and oh so likable King Kreesa taking second.
Peaked at the right time. He's no Onion but I wouldn't make him a favorite until he wins a few more G1 races. One race does not a champion make or break.
Reports are Divine Tale was euthanized after suffering multiple fractures to pelvis in 10th at Del Mar. This 5 yrs old mare was known for racing well in spite of having just one-eye.
What are you talking about? It didn't affect his reputation in my eye's, I have trained horses for most of my life. i wanted to be a jockey but got to big so I settled for exercising and training. Horses can't tell you if they really don't feel up to running today,you have to hope that they will. If you can't read that there not them self's you send them out there and hope. AP is the best thing that has happened to racing in a while and as fare as retiring him, I would of after the Belmont, Not because of his rep but because he is special, Not many stallions have his disposition and his talent. I wouldn't take a chance on him getting hurt or worse. Money make people make some bad decision and some time it comes back on them. I've seen to many good horses have to be put down and it has hurt. I would hat to see that happen with him. I can't wait t see his first babies run and I want that to happen ASAP. I care about him more then seeing him race. He's done all he should have too. I don't care if he runs in the BC or not. I'm sorry for my rambling.
  • cugel the clever · The best horses and the best horsemen don't take their ball and leave the game the first time something goes wrong for them. AP is a tremendously talented horse. If he's as good as you and many others say, then he should be able to absorb this defeat, train hard, and come back to beat Keen Ice, Beholder, and Honor Code at the BCC. If his owner is too afraid to try, then his horse hasn't earned the "greatest ever" accolades. I want to see him in the BCC as do most true racing fans. And I would love to see him win. · 15 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · You obviously love the horse. There's nothing to apologize for. · 13 hours ago
Today, American Pharoah, the Triple Crown Champion, was beaten for the first time in 2015 by Keen Ice in the Travers.Read More
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  • staythirtsty · Did anybody else get the superfecta box? Did anyone else not have Texas Red hitting the board ? My race preview was nearly perfect, except the fractions were a little slower than I expected until the half mile pole. In the stretch, I had Frosted running at American Pharoah with Keen Ice closing fast and Upstart behind and finishing 4th. Except I had Frosted beating Keen Ice by a head and American Pharoah by a neck . · 14 hours ago
  • Bev via Disqus · Great job Castellano! You watched, saw what was happening, sat until the right time and went for it. WELL DONE. Congratulations! Was a great thrilling race well played out. And the perfect horse to do it! Was GREAT to see Keen Ice finally accomplish his goal. WE KNEW HE COULD DO IT. AND he did. Was a great race!! · 14 hours ago
Keen Ice's victory in Saturday's Travers Stakes was so cool that trainer Dale Romans' smart phone actually froze.Read More
  • Bev via Disqus · haha.....that Keen Ice sandwich is MY favorite I make all the time! So many of us just KNEW Keen Ice would do it in the Travers. Was perfect for him to make his move. Hell, he did great! Kudo's to Keen Ice and his team. We'll be crossing our fingers he trains great, stays safe and sound and is nice and fresh for the big BCC in Oct. What ever you're doing...keep doing it. Keen Ice is amazing. AND it was SUCH a goose bumply joy that the son of Curlin was the one who won over a Triple Crown winner. AMEN. I love Curlin. Keen Ice has a nice future. Stay safe big boy. You are awesome! Great job Team Keen ice! :) · 14 hours ago
Why is he not racing closer to the front. He's not a closer.
In observing the Travers again, I am convinced this was the best prep AP could've had for the CLASSIC, as Baffert stated "...We could tell that's the first time he got a lot out of (a race). He was blowing pretty good."(via www.bloodhorse.com ; Karen Johnson) A tough gritty race, some time off, and a well-prepared training regiment could have AMERICAN PHAROAH at his racing peak in his final bout!
ANALYSIS: Long Hot Summer set the pace and held 2nd in a Grade III for 3-year-olds June 27. The winner of that heat came back to repeat in a Grade II, and, if you throw out her only dirt race, she’s never been worse than 2nd. She just seems to have talent in a field where most of the...Read More
Well put Michael. Even though i feel they shouldn't take a chance I can see were your coming from. I can also tell you know what your talking about. I like you would love to see him race if i knew he wouldn't be hurt. I would love to see he and SB. That would be a race and then add Beholder in there. Are people really comparing him to Secretariat? I don't know about that. His race time are good but not like Secretariats.
Do not retire Pharoah. Let him rest, then send him to Churchill or even Keeneland in early October to train up to the Classic. Knowing how good he is overall, I doubt he needs anymore prep races before the big dance. His place in racing history was secured on June 6, letting him race past that date came with the condition that a defeat may happen. But how much more satisfying will it be, if he comes back to blow everybody out of the water in the Classic, which we know he is capable of. If Pharoah must be compared to Secretariat, then we cannot forget that Big Red's races following defeats, (The Derby after the Wood Memorial, the Marlboro Cup after the Whitney, and the Man O' War after the Woodward), were all run in record time. While I doubt that Pharoah will come close to Ghostzapper, or the Bid's records at 10f, knowing that this will be his last hurrah, he will race with even more "guts and glory" than we saw in the Travers. To hell with the "Grand Slam" monikers, between Pharoah, Beholder, Honor Code, and now Keen Ice as well as Frosted, this race (arguably next to Pharoah's Belmont) is shaping up to be the race of the decade.
OK, lets try this again. 8/30 p4s: 4,6,10/4,8,9,11/9,10/7,10 & 6/4,5,7,8,9,11/9,10/7,10 & 6/4,8,9,11/9,10/6,7,10
  • Mary Z. · GL. I have 1,9,10,8 in r 9. Every once in a while the 3 can close. I don't know about the Hollendorfer 4. GGF on turf ran w/ some pretty good dirt fillies at SA this Spring. No word, though. · 15 hours ago
Saginaw's legacy lives on through the Saginaw Paddock at Old Friends Retirement Facility.Read More
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  • MaryMatthews via Disqus · great article · 396 days ago
  • Gerry Rutz via Disqus · How many of their horses have they retired there now? · 15 hours ago
By the way Mr.Kennedy I may have miss read your comment and I apologize for doing so but you still don't have the right to try to bully people and you don't know me at all. I have spent most of my life training so you don't know what your talking about. My main point here is that you don't have the right to tell people to stop making there comments or as you say excuses. I don't know you and you don't know me but i don't like bullies and that's what you come off as to me. I will not make any more comments towards you or in answer to you.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · I gave never suggested I know more than anyone else If you are. Trainer as you say and are heartbroken over ap loss then wow I'm shocked. Everyone has their right to their opinion To not acknowledge a great race and congratulate the winner is classless You has a trainer should understand that of all people. Tat is the only point I was trying to make · 15 hours ago

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