• Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 22 hours ago
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  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 23 hours ago
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  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 1 day ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 1 day ago

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Fans came to Monmouth Park to see a show, to witness a spectacle, and to get a glimpse of greatness. Thanks to American Pharoah, they would not go home disappointed.Read More
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  • Casey Phillips via Disqus · Great comments Brian! That was such a dominant win, especially geared down. The fractions were getting faster up until the stretch. Pharoah is truly a great horse · 3 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · http://youtu.be/GbK1ZlJr5d0 · 3 hours ago
This an excerpt from the book that Peter Moody wrote about Black Caviar: "I've been around horses all of my life and I've never known one better than Black Caviar. I find judging her place in racing history hard because I'm so close to her, that's why I've always deferred to other people's opinions. What I do know is this, Black Caviar is the finest horse I've ever seen or worked with.......until I saw Frankel race on that Tuesday at Royal-Ascot(Queen Anne Stakes)" End Quote. I'd say that comment speaks volumes about Frankel's ability coming from a man who was writing this book about an unbeaten race-mare who was at the time the best sprinter in racing and may arguably be recognized by many as the greatest sprinter ever.
Though she be but little, she is fierce!!
  • Sooberman via Disqus · I saw her in the paddock next to those big fillies and was a bit scared for her maybe being too undeveloped to race so early. And then...WOW! · 2 hours ago
Stop calling it the "GRAD SLAM" that is a baseball term! Grad slams happen all the time in baseball. Call "THE SUPER CROWN"! OR WHATEVER.
Please stop calling it the "GRAND SLAM" that is a baseball term! And Grad slams are not that uncommon. Call it what it is, THE SUPPER (SUPRA)CROWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it wasn't for horses such as Texas Red and Frosted both G1 winners American Pharoah's victories would not have meant as much. Both horses were not in anyway an embarrassment! Think Breeder's cup juvenile, Derby, Belmont! I think a rematch with an older and more mature "Texas Red" would be nice to see. Maybe Zayat and Bafford are avoiding racing Texas Red. His injury was unfortunate and he had already qualified for the derby back in November. Hard to say that's an embarrassment! He is one of the better 3 year olds out there! I think he proved that by beating "FROSTED" in the Jim Dandy. After Frosted's performance at the Belmont its hard to say he is an embarrassment! The Jim Dandy had a much stronger field then the Haskell. Except for Keen ice and Upstart, the Haskell were mid grade at best a GI race with G2 horses. You can't actually believe that Upstart and Keen Ice were top ten three year olds! That's just my opinion.
With how hard Victor pulled up to save AP, they should seriously consider the Pacific Classic. Then they should go to the JCGC then the Bc. AP has already beaten Red and Frosted- no need to keep embarrassing these three year olds that are not in the same league. It would be neat to see Beholder against AP. I really hope they avoid the Pa Derby at all costs. A waste of a trip- this horse should not ever see a grade 2 ever again. That race would just be a paid workout. He needs to stick to the pacific classic, awesome again or JCGC and the bcc. With how good he is if I owned him I would bring him back next year for the big cap or Dubai. A horse of this caliber deserves to show what he can do at four. The breeding shed can wait and more wins will only earn a higher stud fee- so it's in everyone's best interests! I pray to god they don't retire this year
Thanks for the update...glad he is ok!
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, who electrified the record 60,983 fans at Monmouth Park and across the racing world with a dominant victory in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, was in fine fettle the morning after and was headed home to California.Read More
  • elhubbo · Glad to hear Mr. Jordan came out alright after pulling up. Let the speculation begin, the pacific classic has to be on the radar. Hopefully they announce soon, if it was the Travers they surely would have left him out east. Beholder v. Pharoah anyone? Didn't see that coming. · 2 hours ago
On August 1, Coach Inge worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 50:20 (b) finishing 80/94.
On August 1, Blofeld worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:25 (b) finishing 26/94.
On August 1, Angela Renee worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:25 (b) finishing 26/94.
It's better to be lucky than good. Once again, Upstart had trouble at the start giving AP an easy pace. Hopefully, his connections finishing a second off the track record will show them they still have a lot to prove. The graveyard of champions, Saratoga, and the Travers with Texas Red awaits. Go Texas Red!
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  • slewfan1977 · Did you notice American Pharoah WASN'T leading? It doesn't matter what pace is up front. He has proven 3 times that he can rate! · 17 hours ago
  • Patrick Huff via Disqus · You are the only person in the world that doesn't think this horse is great. He has kept his form throughout, and that has impressed even Baffert. I guess when he beats the older horses to win the Breeders Cup Classic, then you'll be a fan. · 1 hour ago
On August 1, Daredevil worked 4f on firm turf at Saratoga in 47:98 (b) finishing 1/29.
I would love to see Texas Red and AP go at it again. I have always thought they were the 2 best two year olds. Good to see Texas Red back from injury and running well. Wish "Calculator" could have been involved this season. Just my opinion.
On August 2, Private Zone worked 5f on fast dirt at Monmouth Park in 59:00 (b) finishing 1/13.
Nice to see Z pointed towards 7-8 furlongs. He's the hardest working horse in the game. Is there another on the planet that has 16 starts at eleven different tracks in 54 weeks? I thought he was named after Zayat, but with that itinerary I'm thinkin it was Zipse.
With his victory in the Jim Dandy (G2), Texas Red made claim to be the second best three-year-old in the country behind the Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah.Read More
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  • KaitlynDeRose · Huge fan of Texas Red and absolutely love his new running style! If American Pharoah doesn't come to the Travers, I think Red marches onward and upward :) · 5 hours ago
  • Eva Johannsen via Disqus · The BC classic is going to be epic if all these guys show up. · 2 hours ago
In her debut at Saratoga Rachel’s Valentina made her mom, the 2009 Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra proud with an impressive two-length victory. Read More
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  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · So happy for her. She was a great racehorse and now a great broodmare. Congrats to her first foal to run. Rachael's Valentina wins her debut · 23 hours ago
  • Eva Johannsen via Disqus · Reminds me of her momma. Very impressive, · 2 hours ago
The excitement after Beholder’s victory in the Grade I $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes and possible next start in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic permeated Del Mar following the race Saturday evening and lingered through Sunday morning.Read More
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · I'd put her chances at less than 1% that she actually runs. Mandella is always ambitious after a race until he goes the conservative route. It would be great to see her run in the Classic as her division out west isn't going to challenge her. She loves Delmar but obviously the distance is a huge question mark. The race they should be looking at is the Personal Ensign, but I have a feeling Mandella would be opposed to shipping her to NY after last years race.. · 5 hours ago
  • VEGASJIM1952 · As much as I enjoy watching this great mare 1 1/4 is not her best distance to try against the "boys". She ran at Del Mar like she does at Santa Anita so we know she likes the track but the distance is definitely a big ? . Breeders Cup should be the goal. · 2 hours ago

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