• Nomorerichblondes, a daughter of Hard Spun, runs to victory in the UAE Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 4 days ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 6 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 6 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 6 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 6 days ago

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Some will pay more than others to try to find lightning in a bottle. A wonderful example of this can be found on the 2017 Kentucky Derby trail.Read More
Galloping this morning - 2/24 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5c6T8nUsAAgqOt.jpg
Looking for this horse to move forward now that he is in O'Neill's barn. Nice work in company w/So Conflated on 2/24/17.
Any updates on her? Has she gone back into training yet?
The Grade 3 Mineshaft Handicap includes some highly anticipated returning horses, but it could be an underdog to upset the field.Read More
  • Neigh Sayer via Disqus · In a race where all the "name" horses who might be more accomplished are coming off layoffs, I think December Seven is a fine selection. However, I know how tough Eagle is as a hard working horse who gives everything every time, and appears to be working very well coming back here after a very long layoff, so I think he will be tough to beat but the horse he might have to beat is Dec Seven, but have a feeling he will go off lower than that morning line of 8-1 and more likely around 5-1. The lone speed of Rise Up is always dangerous but will most likely get reeled in with Mo Tom making a late run. · 11 hours ago
  • Joseph Brunner via Disqus · If Mo Tom is put 4W its over. his late charge is 40MPH+ LOL NO rail tricks team! NONE. Watch JJ Castellano in Ohio if you wanna win this race. · 1 hour ago
John C. Oxley’s champion Classic Empire leads an all-star roster of 146 sophomores, including 18 of the top 20 point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), nominated to the 93rd running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. Read More
  • elhubbo · At what point does Todd Pletcher look himself in the mirror and ask "what have I become?" He makes it easy to pull for the little guy. 18 freakin entries?! Exactly how many three year olds does he have that are nominated to the triple crown? I have really liked a lot of his horses over the years but it's frustrating to see these horses getting one chance and he moves to the next one. I'm sure he has a great team and all but to call Todd a trainer anymore? · 8 hours ago
She is being bet off the board already in the Oaks only futures pool. This is a big value scenario to go against her if there is a horse you like. She's already less than even money, which is hilarious 2 months out. This is what happened to Songbird last year, and I went with Cathryn Sophia, and played her back in exacta 2nd as a hedge.
Well it looks like nobody pays attention Good So I can make some money if my pick of the risen star comes through. Reason to pick arklow . Take a good look at his first race let's see how far he can go fast . Second race lets just stick with the plan Waite for speed to wear then go for the kill. Take a good look at him in the race if he runs the same on dry surface you guys will be shocked . I am 100% sure he be 3erd 80% 2nd 70% 1st Now for a horse to go first race no where to be found . Second race almost second to a real strong field.( if he wasn't bumped 3 times) He is on his way to Derby
Mastery vs McCraken?
Scratches pending- So Conflated, Arklow & Takeoff
The horses that ran behind American Pharoah Derby: Firing Line Dortmund Frosted Danzig Moon Preakness: Tale of Verve Divining Rod Dortmund Mr Z Belmont: Frosted Keen Ice Mubtaahij Breeders Cup Effinex Honor Code Keen Ice. Not a fan of the horses who ran behind him and Equibase gave him a best of only 119. Also he got some candy leads. What I did like was he won three of the races big.
Mubtaahij ran second in the Curlin Stakes at Meydan on Thursday. He spotted the winner, Eltijah, 15 pounds and was beaten about 3 lengths. The time for the 10f was 2:03 and change. I'm sure this was just a prep for the DWC but he'll have to improve quite a bit to challenge Arrogate.
Local Hero Arklow Mo Town Untrapped
Officially entered in the Rachel Alexandra, let's go!
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I cannot go this year. Something severe came up, forcing our plans to drastically change. I was looking forward to going too. · 1 day ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Ha! Everything turned out PERFECT! We are a go for tomorrow. · 5 hours ago
The $400,000 Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course kicks off the 50 point 2017 Kentucky Derby prep races.Read More
Several fillies with a chance to be wearing the lilies on May 5 will meet Saturday at Fair GroundsRead More
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  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · I say Mark has her cranked and Valadorna shows her class for the win · 11 hours ago
  • Mark hoad via Disqus · Here in U.K. only one bookmaker has odds on UB...8/11!!! · 10 hours ago
You know what it really aggravates me when people think a horse being better than AP is no big deal and Arrogate is better in just three races so wanted to show you just how much better AP and his historical peers are. AP I get the sense is seen as overrated by alot of people and not really as good as his peers. So I'm going to compare him to the consensus 4 other best horses of the past half century or so(Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Bid) AP ran twice at 2, once at 7 and once at 8.5 7 AP 1.21.48 at Del Mar 7 Bid 1.20.80 at Atlantic City 7 Affirmed 1.21.60 at Belmont(comparable track to Del Mar) 7 Seattle Slew 1.22.00 at Belmont 8.5 AP 1.41.95 at SA 8.5 Bid 1.41.60 at Laurel, 1.42.00 at Keystone and 1.43.20 at Meadowlands 8.5 Affirmed 1.44.20 I don't know about you but AP looks competitive at 2 to me. Now on to three. AP ran 9 twice, 10 three times and 12 once. We are throwing out his runs at 8.5 and 9.5 because they were on the slop. Also going to compare by peer race(what time of the year race is) Major Derby Prep 9 AP 1.48.52 Arkansas Derby 9 Spectacular Bid 1.48.40 Flamingo 1.48.80 Florida Derby 1.50.00 Blue Grass Stakes(yes this was a fast track) 9 Affirmed 1.48.00 Santa Anita Derby(and that's a faster track than Oaklawn) 1.48.20 in the Hollywood Derby another faster track than Oaklawn. 9 Seattle Slew 1.47.40 Flamingo Stakes1.49.80 Wood Memorial 9 Secretariat lost the Wood Memorial to Angle Light in about 1.50.60. Derby 10 AP 2.03.02 10 Bid 2.02.40 10 Affirmed 2.01.20 10 Seattle Slew 2.02.20 10 Secretariat 1.59.40 Belmont(Slew doesn't count because he won on slop not fair to him) 12 AP 2.26.65 12 Bid lost to Coastal with the winning time being 2.28.60(using HRN's numbers don't have the lengths so I'm not giving you Bid's time). 12 Affirmed 2.26.80 12 Secretariat 2.24.00(world record) Post TC 9 furlong race 9 AP Haskell 1.47.95(Monmouth isn't exactly a speedway) 9 Bid Marlboro Cup 1.46. 60(keep in mind this was a month later) 9 Affirmed Jim Dandy 1.47.80(stakes record) loss in the Marlboro to SS in 1.46.60 exact same time as Bid's win. 9 Secretariat Arlington Invitational 1.47.00, loss in the Whitney in 1.49.40, Marlboro Cup 1.45.40(world record) Post Derby 10 furlong race/championship race 10 Arrogate Travers 1.59.36 at Saratoga 10 Arrogate BCC 2.00.11 at Santa Anita 10 AP BCC 2.00.07 at Keeneland! 10 Bid Meadowlands 2.01.20 12 Bid JCGC lost to Affirmed in about 2.27.55. 10 Affirmed Travers 2.02.00 at Saratoga 12 Affirmed JCGC lost by almost 20 lentghs to a winning time of 2.27.20. 12 Seattle Slew lost the Swaps in 2.01.80. Is it just me or does AP stack up pretty darn good to the all time greats and at the very least deserve to be considered the definitive best since Bid? You guys see what I mean now about Arrogate's lack of a three year old year hurting him?
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross search for the latest rising star on the Kentucky Derby trail.Read More
Royal Mo worked 6f, February 24th, in 1:15.40 (h) finishing 12/18.
Stellar Wind worked 5f, February 24th, in 1:01.80 (h) finishing 30/72.

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SA 2/25/2017 R2 - Kenda can graduate at SA for Baze/D'Amato

Saturday's 2nd race (3:59pm ET) from Santa Anita Park is a $54,000 Maiden Special Weight event for 3-year-old fillies traveling seven panels on the main track.#3 KENDA (7-2) was 4th in the same race today’s favorite Dominating Woman exits and she due...

FG 2/25/2017 R11 - Guest SUite Looks Tough in Gr. II Risen Star Stakes

Today’s eleventh race (2/25) at the Fair Grounds Race Course is the Gr. II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes.  This race will consist of three-year old’s running a mile and a sixteenth over the main track. Post Time – 6:00pm ET #6 – Guest Suite (6-1): ...
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FG 2/25/2017 R9 - Valadorna rolls in Rachel Alexandra Stakes

Unload on the #5 Valadorna in all wagers....this horse is going to dominate Saturday
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