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  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago

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Frivolous Scratched From G2 Falls City, Retired

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s multiple Grade II-winning homebred mare Frivolous was scratched early Thursday afternoon from a scheduled start in the 100th r...

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Om, the 5-2 morning line favorite, heads a full field of fourteen in the Hollywood Derby (G1) at Del Mar.Read More
  • Scott Weinstein via Disqus · Very cool that Del Mar is keeping these great races going · 15 minutes ago
Wildcat Wish won his second start yesterday at GPW.
Union Jackson just ran as fast as Runhappy did for 6.5F earlier in the summer in his allowance win.
Much has been written about American Pharoah and Bob Baffert. Victor Espinoza now has three wins in the Kentucky Derby, three wins in the Preakness, a Belmont, three Breeder's Cup wins and many graded stakes. He had the incredible good fortune to ride Chrome and AP back to back, tying Ron Turcotte's record for 5 wins in two Triple Crown seasons. Had California Chrome not been injured in the Belmont last year, Victor now might have two consecutive Triple Crowns. If he retired today, how should his legacy compare to the best?
Wow! He didn't win by much, 1 length or 2, but it was a fast race. He went 6f in 1:08.95 and finished in 1:15.05. He was confidently handled through the stretch
YAYYY!! Union Jackson wins again!! Went to the lead and never looked back, only was hit once in the stretch, nice performance!!!
Comparing to 40 years ago, is the "big sandy" surface or top sand layer a lot thinner now? If so, how many inches deeper was the sand layer 40 years ago?
  • By The Numbers · Here's what Jerry Brown (Thoro-Graph) had to say about Belmont (and other tracks): "When the horses of the seventies were running, the cushion at Belmont was three inches. The cushion there is now four inches. To give you an idea of what that means, there was only one day in 2003 at Belmont when the cushion was 3 ½ inches and that was the day when (the moderately talented) Najran ran the 1:32 1/5 mile (when winning the Westchester Handicap) mile. The other difference is that in order to get tracks to dry out faster they've gone to a higher sand content. When sand is dry, it creates a slower track." · 1 hour ago
Union Jackson running in 15 minutes
Pennsylvania-breds took home the gold in all three of Penn National's Wednesday night stakes.Read More
The final race card of the 2015 Woodbine thoroughbred racing season was drawn Thursday afternoon, signaling the end of the eight-month campaign, which kicked off on April 11.Read More
  • Vote4Incitatus via Disqus · Congrats to Pender Harbour on great career! Ive seen him run more than a few times at Woodbine! He's truly a dream horse. I remember when he was claimed for less than 30k and has made almost 2 million! I don't think Ive ever left him off my ticket.. And this the last time he won't be either! · 2 hours ago
Majestic Harbor, Valiant City & Commisioner
I guess I can safely say my.....hopes....are high.
This Thanksgiving holiday was especially memorable for Richard and Karen Papiese, as The Pizza Man rallied powerfully in the stretch to easily win the Hollywood Turf Cup at Del MarRead More
G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s multiple Grade II-winning homebred mare Frivolous was scratched early Thursday afternoon from a scheduled start in the 100th running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap Presented by TwinSpires.com (GII) at Churchill Downs and has been retired, according to the owner’s daughte...Read More
Come see what the fans of racing, and myself, are most thankful!Read More
Is Wavell Avenue returning for a 2016 campaign? I don't think one graded stakes win for the season, even a BC win, is enough for an Eclipse but this filly has been competitive all season and just getting better. Would love to see her back next year.
Looking forward to watching Gift Box run in a graded stakes race today. I really like the "candy" horses. I was a big fan of CandyBoy last year. He had a lot of guts & grit coming down the stretch. I'll never forget the million dollar bet someone made on him in the Kentucky Derby last year............. Mohayman & Sail Ahoy are the other 2 horses that should fair well. After seeing Mohayman win the Nashua, he's a serious contender on the derby trail...........Tapit sure is a powerful sire in North America.........
Couldn't find the way to fix this, but Hunter O'Riley broke his maiden at Churchill last out
I've got a hunch that Red Vine is going to run a big one today..............Love Private Zone & Tonalist to round out the tri........sentimental with the Candy's........
If she isn't claimed or hurt today at laurel ill be getting a minority share in her

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Who will win the 2015 Clark Handicap?

  • Shotgun Kowboy
  • Keen Ice
  • Protonico
  • Hoppertunity
  • Mr. Z
  • Effinex
  • Frivolous
  • Race Day
  • Looks to Spare

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Dmr 11/27/2015 R8 - Avanzare a dangerous fresh factor in Seabiscuit

Friday's 8th race (4:00pm PT) from Del Mar is the Grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (Rail at 6 feet).#5 Avanzare (4-1) won the G2 Del Mar Mile here Aug 23 and does some of his ...

CD 11/27/2015 R11 - HRN Video Race of the Week: G1 Clark Handicap featuring Effinex

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CD 11/27/2015 R11 - Looking for an upsetter in the Clark Handicap?

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