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Trainer Dallas Keen’s string of bad luck since shipping into Gulfstream Park in the spring came to an end when Katillac Charm ($7.80) powered to a 2 ¾-length victory under Juan Leyva in Thursday’s second race.Read More
  • Brian Poppenberg via Disqus · What respect I did have for you is gone after reading this. To blame the owners like myself and my partners for the results in Florida is factually incorrect. Every placement of the horses was done in coordination and in discussion with the trainers. We also were @ the mercy of the condition book last I checked. While I personally didn't start many there, my partners started numerous times and are some of the classiest people I know, and for you to speak of them like that is just wrong. We supported your outfit in many ways outside of racing as well and always put horses first. Instead of blaming owners, maybe take responsibility for their performances. Without owners, you have nothing. · 13 hours ago
  • Peter via Disqus · Mr. Keen is really unbelievable. Here are the facts which he continues to ignore and this journalist fails to investigate. 11 Horses arrived from Lone Star Park to Gulfstream Park and ran within the first 30 days. Of those, 8 of them ran for a lower class and claiming price. Those horses and their finishes were Fear The Beard 6th, Warren’s Morgan 3rd, Tiz Now My Choice 2nd, Scatman Blues 3rd, Most Wanted 5th, Costaud 2nd, Sassy Badger 2nd and Hy Hand Poker 7th. The other 3 ran for the same class and condition after finishing in the top 4 at that condition in Texas. Those horses were Deputiformer 5th, Magnum Force 2nd, Mon Petit Pote DNF. The average odds of those 11 starters were 5.94 and the median odds were 4.3. Six of the 11 starts were in the top three with no winners. In the second start for those same horses, 5 horses ran back at the same class level. Those horses and their finishes are: Fear The Beard 7th, Warren’s Morgan 6th, Magnum Force 5th, Mon Petit Pote 6th and Deputiformer 5th. Two horses then moved up in class. Tiz Now My Choice ran at a higher class off his second place finish and was the favorite finishing 10th while Most Wanted also ran at a higher class level at long odds and finished 5th. Three horses dropped in class from their first start at Gulfstream which were Sassy Badger 9th, Hy Hand Poker 6th, Scatman Blues 6th. Costaud did not make a second start in Florida. The average odds of those 10 starters was 10.3 with a median of 5.2. There were no wins and no top 3 finishes out of 10 starts. Only 5 of those horses ran back for the Keen barn a third time along with a horse they claimed named Political Justice. Political Justice was claimed for $6,250 while running third and ran back for the same $6,250 and finished 2nd where he was claimed away. Four of the five horses dropped in class. They and their finishes are as follows: Fear The Beard 7th as the favorite, Most Wanted 5th, Magnum Force 10th, Mon Petit Pote 5th. Tiz Now My Choice ran back at the same level and finished 4th. From those 6 starts there were 0 wins and 0 top three finishes. Average odds were 8.23 to 1 and the median starter was off at odds of 6.65. During those first three races, Mr. Keen has three horses claimed off him at Gulfstream Park for prices which the other trainers deemed were not inflated. Those horses and their claiming prices were Warren’s Morgan $6,250, Political Justice, $6,250 and Fear The Beard $6,250. Their finishes while running at the very bottom level that day they were claimed were respectively 6th, 2nd, and 7th. Their finishes and claiming prices in their next race for their new connections were Warren’s Morgan $6,250 2nd, Political Justice $12,500 1st, Fear The Beard $6,250 1st. Since arriving from Texas to Gulfstream Park on May 5th until some his owners whom were responsible for all his losses left him on July 29th, Mr. Keen and his staff had 31 starts with only 7 finishes in the top 3 for a win percentage of zero and a top three percentage of less than 25%. This hardly constitutes “a lot of seconds and thirds”. It is apparent by the average and median odds and the claim activity at the class levels that Mr. Keen’s horses looked spotted correctly to most of the betting public, the track handicappers that consistently selected him to win and the other trainers who claimed his horses and won or finished second. These figures included horses with owners that still employ Mr. Dallas Keen and the horse Hy Hand Poker which was owned by the trainer himself. Only three of the horses were from California and two of the three ran for lower claiming and class levels than they did when obtained in California. Keen’s argument that they were inflated is absurd and not accurate. The ego on this trainer to blame his owners is embarrassing at best and damaging to the sport. For a man that claims he is an advocate for the game, yet puts the blame on his poor performance in Florida on those that · 2 minutes ago
Dumbass stables got greedy and did not prep Chrome + Jock kept him in a box until the top of the lane = no Horse of the Year. But how can you keep saying he has done more than Shared Belief ? SB already has BEAT older horses in a Grade 1 race. Bayern will not go 1 1/4 against top older horses. We will see next week.
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  • ekindy · If Bayern had to go another furlong in this race or the Haskell he still would have beat any other horse on the planet. It has nothing to do with being able to get 10f or not, it has everything to do with track bias. Put him on a track with a strong early speed bias and he'll win every time no matter who you put him in with and no matter how long it is. I'm as big of a Shared Belief fan as you are, but if Bayern goes in the Classic and you get the same speed bias as last year's Friday BC, Bayern will win by open lengths again. If they fix the speed bias like they promised they would, then Shared Belief would likely win. · 1 hour ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · SB hasn't won a Derby/Preakness. If they voted tomorrow,he still would win over SB. Trust me,HOY is still on the table. · 46 minutes ago
Look Shared Belief can win the awesome again, classic, and clark and still has no shot at 3 year old honors end of story
Frequent flyer Bayern won the Pennsylvania Derby in dazzling, front running style, while breaking the track record in the process.Read More
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  • triple_double · Bayern can win the BC Dirt Mile, BC Sprint and BC Mile (Turf). He can't win the BC Classic. This will be a big decision for Bob Baffert on where to run in the BC. · 1 hour ago
  • rbrown1 via Disqus · Sherman's comments were not confident about Chrome and the reports on his workouts weren't great--plus the layoff--put up big red flags on him IMO. If it weren't for the 100k I doubt they would have brought Chrome out for this race. He should be an overlay in the classic now and I don't think I'll bet against him next time. · 1 hour ago
We often forget how much the jumpers of today carry and JUMP with that high weight. They stay sound. What gives?
  • Exterminator · Vic I suggest you get involved with eventing. They carry weight, don't run on Lasix or Bute, and do it for miles over 3 tough days. · 1 hour ago
watch the race yourself. Rider kept himself in almost a blind switch NO ONE ELSE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9YW_IeEKYk
Well stated, Southern Humor, and triple_double. Refreshing observations!!!
what happens if VE Day wins the JCGC and the Classic, hhhhhhmmmmmm!!!!
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  • travel_vic · The stewards would immediately suggest DRUGGING. · 1 hour ago
  • ekindy · The 3YO colt Eclipse is very much wide open now. VE Day, Wicked Strong, Tonalist and Shared Belief all can win it if any of them win both their respective preps and the BCC. Chrome and Bayern can win it if either of them wins the BCC. If Bayern passes the BCC for the Dirt Mile and wins, he can win it if all of the rest lose the BCC. Many, many scenarios now. · 1 hour ago
Today’s eighth race (9/20) at Belmont Park is the 21st running of the Gr. II $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap.  This race will feature Fillies and Mares running six and a half furlongs over the main track. Post Time – 4:45pm ET #1 – Artemis Agrotera (4-5): Three year old filly by Roman Ruler has...Read More
  • travel_vic · 2.80 2.10 2.10??? and 1 6 5 at the wire · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · MOST top two WIN prospects more often run 1st and 3rd. The place horse is usually a horse of differing style. In sprints a deep closer and in routes an early horse. Read Dr. Howard Sartin's article the 55% Solution. · 1 hour ago
Breed, Own & Train horses like Bobcat Greeley in DerbyVille! [Edit] Bobcat Greeley will this pedigree travel 1mile +6farlong
YOOO!!!! If Shared Belief and CC lose there remaining races, and this gal wins her next two, she could steal the HOTY title, she has three G1's and if she wins the Spinster and the BC Distaff, she will have 5 G1's this year, now that deserves HOTY
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  • jockey2be. · True! · 3 hours ago
  • ekindy · She still has to withstand the inertia of a 2 time defending HOTY still very much in the running despite battling a major medical issue this year. · 1 hour ago
Bouncing back after a loss in the Haskell, Untapable proved once again that she is the mistress of her domain with a one-length victory over Sweet Reason in the $1 million Cotillion. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · A truly impressive performance by Untapable. On a speed favoring track, she sat close to the pacesetters and then took charge down the stretch. Congratulations champ. · 2 hours ago
  • Shadowman · Looking forward to the close hatches, untapable showdown · 1 hour ago
The great Discovery carried 130 or more 19 races out of 33 in a two yr period. The highest amount he carried was 143. The highest weight he won under was 139.
Curlino obviously well meant, broke slow and didn't run a lick. Having Mark Casse for a trainer the poor horse is doomed for failure. Trainer has never had anything in the States. Stick to mopping up at Woodbine, Mark.
  • MedoMoreno1 · $ earned / start was 2nd only to Hollendorfer Dmr 2014 - 9th leading money winner at meet with many fewer starts · 2 hours ago
Emerald Downs website said she reached Santa Anita safely Wed., Sept 17. Now we just wait and see.
He would have a better record, Allen. The greats of the past carried weight. Forego carried more than 135 pounds nine times. Damascus ran in six consecutive races with 130 to 134 pounds. Seabiscuit carried 130+ thirteen times. Dr. Fager carried more than 130 in his last eight races, with the last outing at 139. Sister Ta Wee carried 142 in her last race. Then there is Kelso, who carried 130 or more in twenty four contests. These days weight variances are nowhere near what they used to be. Ta Wee carried 29 more than Hasty Hitter in her last Interborough. You saw Secretariat win the Belmont. What were other memorable races?
In todays race Bayer set a track record and his time at the mile split was 134.71, Bebbie ran the mile in 134.2, My piont is she can run at this level. This was the boys !!!! jlp
Who would be a good match for her? Hard Spun is doing well, maybe even Super Saver, or Distorted Humor
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  • AmbitiousD · Very nice analysis, Sullivan. What are your thoughts on Gio Ponti or Animal Kingdom? · 6 hours ago
  • Sullivan · In considering matches for her I would tend to lean to faster horses with Mr. Prospector's influence. Speightstown is one who I am sure would be good with her, but I did not try due to his stud fee. · 2 hours ago
Nathan at least it is good to know that Boots confidence and how good this guy was early in his career came true. But to all the HOTY experts that said if SB beat CC ,he was worthy of The HOTY Honor. What happens if this guy wins his next BC race and The Classic is won by an upset. Using your logic then, Bayern is HOTY.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Southern Humor ,the one thing you said that is right. This game is all about dancing dollar signs. If not about that,do you honestly think i would waste my time rooting for a race horse to win for the sake of winning. Unless a friend owns and trains them,i could be doing alot of better things with my time. To those that enjoy the rooting aspect,all the power to them. Do exactly what you enjoy and gives you pleasure. To me it is a waste of my time. Someone asked me that if i were not allowed to partake in the pari mutual side of the sport. How much less would i follow it. About 95%. As far as boots is concerned.He may be my made up friend,but only the shadow will know. Glad to see you are still miserable and jealous. · 4 hours ago
  • triple_double · "Boots" also picked Noble Moon to win the Penn Derby. Unfortunately he finished in a DEAD HEAT for 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ps Mallios, I can still keep my HRN account. hahaha · 3 hours ago
Good race big girl, you looked very good in the sloppe. Another stakes winner for Curlin. jlp

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