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Nice to see Majestic City get the win today. Been watching him since he was 2. Sometimes a bit perturbed with him, but he has his good moments and this worked out for him.
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Hard Not To Like!
Trainer Dallas Stewart could not have been more pleased with the appearance of Belmont Stakes contender Tale of Verve Sunday morning as he watched the Preakness runner-up grazing outside the barn following a 1 ½-mile gallop around Belmont Park's main oval. Read More
  • Francis Cherian via Disqus · Dallas Stewart is a great trainer.He knows how to bring long shots to hit the board in Triple Crown races as he did with commanding curve and Golden Soul in 2014 and 2013 Derbies to place as long shots.So watch out with Tale of the Verve!He will win or hit the board with a lot of money presented to his supporters! · 1 hour ago
Group 2 UAE Derby winner Mubtaahij breezed an easy five furlongs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes on Sunday morning in his third official work since arriving in New York on May 15.Read More
  • Francis Cherian via Disqus · Go Irad Ortiz go!!!!!! You can bring Mubtaahij to the wire!!!You can make a winner out of him!I am going to put all my life savings on Mubtaahij,please don't let me down!I will be homeless! · 1 hour ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Unless there is a late change of plans,and this guy adds the (L) next to his name. A repeat of his flat performance in the Derby is more than a possibility. · 1 hour ago
Bolo, who finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, has been entered in an allowance race for 3-year-olds at 1 1-8 miles on turf in Friday's second race. The allowance race is a prep for the $1.25 million Belmont Derby at 1 1-4 miles on turf for Bolo, who races for a partnership that includes Santa Anita Park chairman Keith Brackpool. Bolo is entered against Hero Ten All, who was second in the La Puente Stakes on turf here on April 18; and Sky Preacher, who won the Alcatraz Stakes on turf at Golden Gate Fields on May 10. According to DRF
  • Mary Z. · Track looks muddy, possibly could be sloppy. I like the switch to a new trainer and a little time off for Majestic City. Had 2,5,6 at the blog for this race and somewhere else. Hard to find anything. GL. Texas Air scratched. · 1 hour ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I like 2 / 5 /6 no order. Hoping to see Tapiture do well here. · 1 hour ago
Like Hard Not To Like / Three Hearts
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I see this report of fog for SA today. Adds to the puzzlement and fog :) (for me) You have picked very good fillies, SSilence. I'm going to with 1 Mougin-good at this distance, the visitor 8 Danza Cavallo-figures from the AQU race make one's eyes bug out although it must have been run in a bog, 7 Elektrum-getting used to things at SA w/Sadler, and 4 Fanticola--I know she'll want to be on the lead. 1,8,7,4. · 6 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · She got the win- despite being pinned in traffic :D · 1 hour ago
Bob Baffert’s been through the Triple Crown drill enough times to know not to put the cart ahead of the horse, or the horse ahead of the cart, for that matter.Read More
  • Francis Cherian via Disqus · I do not think that Baffert has a chance to win the Triple Crown.Some horse will run down American Pharoah in the quarter pole and beat AP in Belmont Stakes on June 6th.Who will be that horse?It may be Frosted,Mareriality,Keen Ice,Conquest Curlinate,Carpe Diem or Mubtaahij or somebody else!I don't know!But that is going to happen.I like Frosted.Let us see what happens! · 1 hour ago
Race #6 is the proverbial 6 1/2f turf "down the hill," AlwOC $40,000 for f/m 3 y.o. and up.  Contenders...#1, 10, 11, 12, 4.  Favorite #10 Entrechat (5/2) is legitimate.  When I first looked at this race it looked straight forward with the logical contenders being favored.  Howev...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Good pick, cognibene. I would think her odds would have to drop and she should not be overlooked. I'd throw in Jenna's Faith, 1st time turf. GL all. · 3 hours ago
  • MarkKennedy · Curling fox. Why they overlooked her. She dominated that field today · 2 hours ago
80 Year Anniversary of a Triple Crown champion. As we hope for American Pharoah to win the Triple Crown, this horse from yesteryear will mark the 80th year since he became the 3rd Triple Crown winner, following his father, Gallant Fox in 1930, who was the second TC victor. In memory of this possibly forgotten champ, Sullivan marked the remembrance of this "legend" two years ago, with this statement: Omaha is certainly a coveted horse. We regard him as a legend, a triple crown winner on par with the greats of the 1930s. Would it surprise you to learn that on July 10, 1935 DRF published an article titled "Omaha Best Of Bad Lot"? Maybe things haven't changed so much after all.
Lubash, Kharafa, and King Kreesa have a nice little rivalry going over the last few years. They will do battle again today in the Kingston Stakes. The last several years have produced some hardy and talented NY breds which make these NY bred racing showcase days very enjoyable.
Iron Fist, breaks his maiden today at Santa Anita with Mike Smith in the irons.
  • Mary Z. · Watched him come in second at SA on Derby Day. Didn't think he liked being on the rail. Very pretty gray colt; aptly named. · 2 hours ago
I may have been as impressed with Mustajeeb's seasonal debut in the G2 Greenlands Stakes as any horse I saw race at the Curragh over the weekend. When you factor in the number of G1 winning sprinters he had in the rear view, I.E., Maarek, Sole Power, Gordon Lord Byron, & Astaire, coupled with his already having a course win at Ascot over 7f at last year's Royal Meeting in the G3 Jersey Stakes, I'd say that makes Mustajeeb very live in this year's G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. Though in fairness to Gordon Lord Byron, I did read he had a dirty scope post-Greenlands Stakes. Dropping this colt back in trip from a mile to sprinting distances may turn out to be a stroke of genius by trainer Dermot Weld before all is said and done, IMO.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey had a cadre of workers out this morning for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, but it was Grade 1 Metropilitan Handicap hopeful Honor Code who perhaps had the most eye-catching move, covering five furlongs in a bullet 59.91 seconds under jockey Javier Castellano.Read More
  • Lefty_Orioles_Fan via Disqus · I just don't think he liked the track at Churchill, or at least that's what I'm banking on," Well, lets hope so! Go get them Shuggy Baby and Honor Code. Shug is right Honor Code didn't run well at all at Churchill. If he does well here, I wonder if HC stays a miler or will he get bumped up to a mile and a quarter to go for the Breeder's Cup Championship in November if things work out that way? · 3 hours ago
like Street Story / Enchanting Lisa / Southern Honey n/o
That was very fun speed, SSilence :) Distinctiv Passion is back. Oops. Los Angeles :)
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · He is very fast. This was actually a "slow" race for him. · 3 hours ago
Would help if I got the right city. Will post at the Los Angeles, ha,ha.
Any information on where Crown Queen might resurface? Have been curious about her status for a while now.
Distinctiv Passion
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  • sully · Smitty handed that to him on a silver platter · 4 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · So hilarious, I start a thread, or two, at the San Diego H'cap page :) Was very fun to watch your guy do what he loves! · 3 hours ago
Entered in a AOC going a one-turn mile at Belmont under new trainer Todd Pletcher. He'll face a field of 5 others. He is not in for a tag. It'll be his first start since Aug of last year.

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Which competitor is the biggest danger to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont?

  • Carpe Diem
  • Tale of Verve
  • Materiality
  • Conquest Curlinate
  • Keen Ice
  • Mubtaahij
  • Frammento
  • Madefromlucky
  • War Story
  • Frosted

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