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  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 3 days ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 3 days ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 3 days ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 3 days ago
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Wednesday, October 22

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Delta Downs, Race 6
Gulfstream West, Race 9
Remington, Race 5

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Belmont, Race 4
Indiana Grand, Race 5
Hawthorne, Race 1

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The Breeders' Cup is less than two weeks away. Here's a look at five live long shots that might be flying under your radar.Read More
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  • bennings via Disqus · Cavorting is another 2yo filly who could bounce-back from a lackluster race as the favorite. She was soundly bumped at the start while breaking from the rail (Wonder Gal veered left and thumped her good right out of the gate) and that gives us two reasons to draw a line through her last (sloppy track being the other). Her prior race was as good as any filly has run this year, albeit a much shorter distance, and she looks every bit the part as an imposing filly. · 3 hours ago
  • bennings via Disqus · I think Shared Belief is a standout in the Classic. However, I think the door is opened for a longshot running 2nd to fill out a juicy exacta. I'll offer two (in case you want a super-juicy TRI). First, Big Casanova, who was literally stiffed in the JGC; he was going along beautifully at 24-1 on the front end when the jockey started pulling on the reigns and standing up in the saddle for the next 1/8th mile, inexplicably. He set a 1 and 1/8th track record at SA, nothing to sneeze at. The other possible longshot exacta/tri partner is last year's upset BC Classic winner, Majestic Harbor. I've always loved this angle, at a price. 2ndly, much ado about Belief's ground loss in his prep race when taken out by Espinoza's charge, but guess who also lost virtually the same amount of ground (65 feet) in that race when running 4th (beaten 3 and 1/2) - that's right. That's two proven older horses over the grounds. I give the latter the slight edge if you seek a straight tri. · 3 hours ago
At least they were smart this time to go with a different trainer rather than Asmussen.
The six-time champion, Ambitious Dragon is set to make his return to racing after an 18 month layoff, and his return spot could not have turned out any tougher.Read More
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  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I cannot wait to see him race again, as long as he is well. · 16 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/joey. · Is the brilliant speed the same horse that raced in America In the last couple of seasons? If so, I believe he ran in the breeders cup turf a year or two ago. · 5 hours ago
Get to know the Cox Plate better with a look both at the history of the big race, as well as, a preview of the field for Saturday's 2014 edition.Read More
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  • zatt · Yes, he finished a narrow 2nd to Mr Speaker in the Belmont Derby. · 21 hours ago
  • yukichan · Love Adelaide, do not love his barrier draw--most unlucky 13--unless you're Sunline, last to win from there. Fawkner will be the one to beat. I think Sacred Falls will do it. · 5 hours ago
Zayat got rid of Baffert and Asmussen and I would have too based on the lack of longevity with horses at that time. Prayer for Relief has a big shot in the Classic and has a grinding style that works. He beat and competed with the best horses all year. He's coming in fresh and working like a machine....definitely going to pay off big!!
BBC sets up for a closer. More often BCC at SA is won by closers. Zivo is a good closer. I like him here. Other than that I see a battle in the stretch Tonalist and CC. Speed bias favors CC if he is in his best form.
  • DeleriousTyme via Disqus · Also, if two horses provide for a perfect trip for CC, that will favor CC if he is in his best form. · 6 hours ago
Danza (3-Year-Old Colt) Date: October 19, 2014 Track: PALM BEACH DOWNS Distance: Three Furlongs Time: 38:05 Breezing Track Condition: Fast Surface: Dirt Rank: 1/1
Hey Blabs, no hard feelings about the Greeks in a wooden horse gag??? Let's buy a Mass-bred >> http://www.drf.com/news/raffetto-signs-consultant-new-england-hbpa
  • Sullivan · Great guy - best guy in the business. Understands the game, understands what fans want, understands what horsemen want, understands what makes history... I was lucky enough to meet him just once before. Wish I was old enough to have had it mean something, but this guy is really the real deal. He's the first person to implement any points or win and you're in concept. He knew Holy Bull's connections and heard they were going to the Donn and then the Pimlico Special, so he put up an additional million to the horse that won both if it ran in the MassCap. Just his luck, Holy Bull breaks down and Cigar takes the bait. Why he came back for the second year? Got to love Mott. And to think I could almost hear Moseley turning over in his grave... · 7 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · None was ever taken Nathan. You should know me better by now. Stuff like that does not bother me. · 7 hours ago
I now own this mare and she is making a lovely dressage horse. How would I get in contact with her owners or a win photo from this race she won?
  • amino998 · The photo finish cameraman @ Woodbine posts here occasionally, Chrystal... goes by travel_vic · 8 hours ago
  • travel_vic · contact the track photographer · 8 hours ago
This is the ONLY arena I think where a trainer REALLY can make a difference: keeping an animal OUT of contests that will negatively effect HIS running style.
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  • amino998 · Gee Mary, one would think you'd concur in disagreement with the assertion that trainers ONLY REALLY can make a difference by keeping an animal OUT of contests that will negatively effect HIS running style. t_v using the rare "I think" screams doubt :D · 10 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Gee amino, Go for front page news whydontcha. Since when does thinking come into our usual blank-offs? · 8 hours ago
As I have followed the career of Main Sequence, I have been left with one nagging question: Is he an American or European runner?Read More
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  • woodbine-based handicapper · That being said, if Main Sequence can pull it off, it would be truly sensational. Magician and Main Sequence are my picks at this point, and the odds on the latter should be very descent. · 9 hours ago
  • Goblin · Main Sequence aside, my mind became fixated on your characterization of Invasor. Yes, he won his early races in South America; but who knows if his wins in the U.S. had anything to do with Lasix? He was a good horse from the beginning; always managed to get a win even if compromised during a race. Possibly his most significant win was the 2007 Dubai World Cup, where it was mandatory for him (and any other entrant) to run without medication at all. Lasix? Really? I'll forever be grateful that we, in the U.S., had the privilege of being graced with the presence of this horse, Invasor. So, yes, I'm going to call him an American runner, one with world class presence and success. To quote tmallios, what does it really matter where a horse is "from", especially if he has had more than one or two American races? · 8 hours ago
Unfortunately the group that is appointed to protect the integrity and safety of the game,seems to be fueled by their greed and stupidity in protecting their brand. I am sure they are well aware of many wrongdoings involved in the game . Yes occassionaly they will pluck their scapegoats out of the hat and feed them to the public. For them at least , this buys them time to "PROTECT THEIR BRANDS"
  • travel_vic · you think it is JUST co-incidence that the "knackers" and rendering yards are located only a few blocks from this track? · 10 hours ago
Which trainers have performed best in the Breeders' Cup over the first three decades? Take a look ...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Those four wins in one Breeders' Cup year were a pretty amazing training feat by Mandella! · 12 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Yep., just count the horses that NEVER raced again or were recently broken down and this fellow is the king again. ....Not even mentioning the drugs! · 10 hours ago
From AtTheRaces.com: Connections of Brown Panther have announced he'll attempt to erase the memories of going pre-race mental prior to Sunday's G1 Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine and will in fact ship to Santa Anita to run in the upcoming G1 Breeders Cup Turf.
  • travel_vic · Id fire that idiot rider. Now have heard that radio communications among the outriders showed that after the jockey was dumped, one outrider expressed concern about helping the horse and rider to the post, BUT, the rider REFUSED and then not putting his feet in the irons, the horse was off. A good friend who works with the vets in the quarantine barn say that the horse was an known "bad actor" so all ON COURSE were prepared for his antics but the rider was NOT. · 10 hours ago
HRTV will present comprehensive live coverage leading into, and continuing through, the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. On both days, the network will televise all of the Breeders' Cup races live (which will also be available via www.hrtv.com), with the exception of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) as the only domestic horse racing cable channel of the event. Article on Bloodhorse
Strong 6F work this morning at Golden Gate, looking good! http://www.hrtv.com/videos/workout-shared-belief-102114/?VideoCategoryId=0
  • hannahWTC · He looks like he's gotten more muscular · 14 hours ago
  • FollowMal via Disqus · Watched that work. He's a goer. Very serious when he runs. Went and looked at CC's work out from the 18th. Good workout too. Slightly faster than SB, but it's the circumstances of the race that determines the winner, not just speed. Enjoy watching this gorgeous horse go! · 11 hours ago
Shared Belief, in his longest workout leading up to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, drilled six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 handily on Golden Gate Fields’ Tapeta racing surface Tuesday.Read More
I do not know how many follow or know about Finger Lakes. Keep in mind it is a tier 1 racetrack in Upstate N.Y. . What happened there today in the 5th Race is a shame and a complete embarrasment to the Racing Fan. Before i go further and not to mislead you,this result cost not only me but many others. So the following rant is on a personal level. The #1 horse shifted and acted up in the gate,you could see that the jock had to dismount the horse. Rather than taking im out and having the tarck vet look him over,they reloaded and ran the race. The horse finished dead last in the field and did not finish the race. Before you add to the sour grapes conspiracy theory on my behalf. The #1 horse was the 2/5 favorie. I will accept any handicapper to say he was not worth it. But i am sure that this is a common occurance that 2/5 shots pull up. The horse apparently got hurt in the gate. I have seen it on numerous occassions at Belmont and Aqueduct. It seems as though they do not want to scratch the horse and lose out on the big takeout from such a prohibitive chalk. They would of had to refund the entire pool on that horse.Many come on this site and attack the industry for not protecting horses from the trainers and owners that use illegal meds. Well what about the damn industry that turns its back on not only their horse,but their fans who support their game at the windows. I am sure the way this horse did not finish up the race,the injury might be permanent. If the owner of that horse does read this site. If it were my horse,i would lodge a law suit against the track and its' mishandeling.
  • Guest via Disqus · Even a non betting fan would find that appalling. I have faint memories of Barbaro's breakdown and thankfully I've never been on hand to witness · 13 hours ago
  • amino998 · It IS about keeping the money in the pool, Jackie Chiles... Sometimes karma takes millennia to work itself out... that sure thing was named Trojan Warhorse :) · 13 hours ago
Two-time Eclipse Award-winning filly Beholder will miss the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Oct. 31, Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said early Sunday afternoon.Read More
  • Ruffianlover · Well this sucks. Wanted to see her regain her three year old form in the distaff. And I also wanted Untapable to beat the absolute best and now with both Princess and Beholder out the race got a lot weaker. Too bad · 2 days ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/becca · I sure hope she recovers soon. It will be a great loss to the distaff, but now I know for SURE that Untapable will take it. Get well soon Beholder! · 13 hours ago
Wonder where Mike Smith will wind up, now that Beholder is out. Would be a shame for the BC winningest jockey to wind out without a horse in the Distaff.

Poll of the Day

Who will win the Cox Plate? 

  • Adelaide
  • Almalad
  • Royal Descent
  • Guest of Honour
  • Fawkner
  • Silent Achiever
  • Wandjina
  • Sweynesse
  • The Cleaner
  • Criterion
  • Foreteller
  • Happy Trails
  • Side Glance
  • Sacred Falls

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RP 10/22/2014 R8 - Classy Talent a dangerous speed threat at Remington

Wednesday's 8th race (10:16pm CT) from Remington Park is a $7,500 claiming event for OK-bred fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling seven furlongs on the main track. #2 Classy Talent (8-1) flashed speed and faded to ...

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