• Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 10 hours ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 13 hours ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 13 hours ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 15 hours ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 15 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 5F in :58.80 (1/47) on Saturday at Santa AnitaPosted 15 hours ago
  • Deceptive Vision just holds off Lunar Surge to win the Doubledogdare.Posted 1 day ago

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Off a 9 month layoff, Arab Spring out last Pether's Moon & Romsdal to win the G3 John Porter Stakes at Newbury.
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I am forever all about my girl Mamdooha. Contesting her first Graded race. Facing a very short, but talented field. If you listen closely my house will be rocking when they turn for home. My neighbors already think I'm nuts.
  • Jbyrnes1 · I think Mamdooha will win. La Verdad is in here, but she is coming into this race off for 6 months. Mamdooha is in good form and already got that first start out of the way. I think she wins nicely today. · 17 hours ago
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Wow nice debut for this guy. He was up against the rail and in tight. Found a way out and came won. I think this guy has a future.
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  • Mary Z. · Yah, dq'd after the photo. Decision took so long. I finally figured out that it was the 2012 Berkeley H'cap at GGF where that also happened. Involved Awesome Gem. Funny tidbit(to me anyway): son asked, "What is that clicking? Did you forget to pause a video(again)?" I said, "No. It's the Keeneland live chat. You can finally hear The Famous(name withheld, giggles) clicking away." No offense. It was just funny. Son had a response about not giving something. He shouldn't talk like that. Must have a bad influence. · 10 hours ago
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Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, whose victory in the Louisiana Derby (Grade II) completed a sweep of Fair Grounds’ trio of Kentucky Derby prep races, took a brief van ride to Churchill Downs Saturday for a five-furlong work over the one-mile dirt course that will host the 141st Kentucky D...Read More
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · KEEN ICE : Dale Romans , this colt seems to like it here at Churchill . Seems to have a whole different attitude : a good one . Travels smooth over the track as well . Just what your looking for . I have been pulling for this colt to make the starting gate for the Derby since last year . But to be honest with you , I thought you would have had him already locked into the Derby . It was good to see you waisted no time at all getting KEEN ICE over to Churchill . One of the 1st colts to arrive . Now : its wait n see · 7 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · All I want for my November birthday from last year is that my Birthday ( WISH ) comes true with KEEN ICE making the Derby as my Longshot : I have been talking non stop about this colt being my Longshot for the 2015 Derby . I wished for American Pharoah / Carpe Diem / Keen Ice to all make this years Derby as those were my 3 main selections hoping to make it into the Derby . And if by chance they make it - then they should be sitting good . ( IM MISSING KEEN ICE ) . . . My Key Player · 8 minutes ago
Two weeks from the Kentucky Derby, the Dark Horse took a deep dive into some Kentucky Derby data to see if there are any historical trends which might help on Derby day!Read More
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  • 1JoeP via Disqus · Good article. I've got bolo with mujtahiib , listed as a field horse in kdfw pool 3 exacta box · 5 hours ago
  • John Jones via Disqus · Ocho Ocho Ocho, been my pick since January. · 16 minutes ago
It was a bittersweet morning for Bob Baffert.Read More
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Dortmund looked razor sharp this morning according to Baffert working out back home . Fastest at the distance once again . It will be good to see him here at Churchill Tuesday . Im hoping he takes to the track as well as he has SA . Just because he won last year in a gallop in a non stakes race - does not mean he will take to Churchill once again . This track has a personality of its own . Dortmund has it all going for him leading into the 1st Saturday in May ! A Stablemate / Deputy Shefiff that doesn't come around often . An outstanding team mate : Too bad the Shefiff is American Pharoah . . . Wowwww Dortmund is huge n powerful : I sure hope these two and Carpe Diem stay healthy n sound for the Derby . Dortmund has had an extra race in him than plan , but this colt was ready to take on that task Baffert said . He could not wait till the SA Derby . Its going to be good seeing all the colts at Churchill next week - finally . I think Firing Line will be the last colt to arrive on the grounds - or close to it : That will turn out to be a big mistake . In my opinion · 3 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · Pity. One Lucky Dane had a shot. · 1 hour ago
The Charles Town Classic took an unexpected turn on Saturday as Shared Belief was eased midway through the race, leaving Moreno to power through to a track record-breaking victory.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · im not disrespecting this colt : im just saying I thought the right thing to do is take our best and take on the best : I have to give mike smith all the praise for being the jockey , person he is : he puts the horse 1st : it takes a good hearted jockey to pull up a horse fast when he knows something is not right . first class jockey and family man . this jockey also works out harder , better than most . mike smith : you will be missed when you retire from riding . · 3 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · I would not consider a horse that does not travel out of state to be voted this highly as he is or has been . I have been saying this for a very long time , even though I know how good he really is : Nothing like winning in your own back yard ! I like this horse , dont misunderstand me about that . Outstanding Horse : Just ashame that JH never took this horse other places to show the world what he truly has . Vegas would have liked that even more . . . Even the slick , clever Baffert waited for the big spotlight to run up against this horse with Bayern . And did what Baffert is so good at . If Baffert has a goal , a horse for the course , you can pretty much count on good results . · 2 hours ago
Whatever happened to this girl? I loved her. Loved her race in the Battaglia. I have her stall sign from the Kentucky Oaks framed in my den. I think of her often.
do you think he will still run in the met mile??? or is that wishfull thinking?
  • slewcrew7778 · From what I've read, it will likely depend on where and how severe the injury is. He could be out for 6 months to a year. Hopefully it won't be that long. But I'd say the Met is better than 90 % out of the question. · 4 hours ago
Donegal Racing’s Puca, runner-up in Aqueduct’s Gazelle (GII) and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) hopeful of Hall of Fame trainer and all-time Churchill Downs win-leader Bill Mott, tuned-up for her Oaks bid with a four-furlong work in :48.20.Read More
  • nu-fan via Disqus · I like Puca and still remember that Belmont race. She's got stiff competition in the Oaks but I will not discount her abilities. May she run her best race ever at the Oaks! · 4 hours ago
Cozmic One, the first foal of Champion Zenyatta, came home last in his long awaited debut in the second race at Santa Anita.Read More
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  • Rachel via Disqus · I'm glad the Moss's treat their horses like family. Either Cosmic One will take a lot of time, or breeding early is a good choice. You can have the greatest parents in the world, but maybe the conformation of their offspring isn't able to handle huge strides at the end of the race. This was indeed hard to watch, he wasn't focused, and might lack confidence. Most of all the expectations were ridiculous, as with Jess's Dream. Not all horses have the desire to run, you can train a horse silly but he may not like the activity, he might be lazy and wanting to go back to the barn. I had a jumper, now playing in my friend's backyard, to this day, he has the temperament of a mule, I tried to get him into show jumping in the Bay Area, he wanted to eat , and sleep, yes though not a dumb horse, he had the worst horse ADD I ever saw. Every trainer told me, he's unfocused and lazy by nature. · 5 hours ago
  • lakin via Disqus · Maybe he needs a different jockey.... · 4 hours ago
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This champion is reason I love horse racing! Underated runner and sire! #1 sire of all G1 winners on dirt! Stay healthy AA!
Moreno, winner of the 2015 Charles Town Classic, came out of the race in good shape. Trainer Eric Gulliot was very happy with Moreno's performance. "He's a speed horse," Guillot said. "This is track has three turns, a short stretch, and was biased to speed today. And he didn't know where the wire was. I told (Velasquez) you have to stay busy on him, and he did exactly what I said. He listened to instructions and knew the logistics of the race perfectly." Plans call for Moreno, who is out of the A.P. Indy mare Danceinthesunlight, to take a short break and return in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs in June. Guillot said a trip to Saratoga Race Course, where Moreno won the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) last summer, is in order again, followed by the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland. Article on Bloodhorse
With a powerful stretch run, Deceptive Vision fought on the outside of a group of four horses, and crossed the finish line the winner by a head in the Doubledogdare Stakes.Read More
  • airedale2008 · Mods - This so called "guest" continues to publish repetitive rubbish on your horse racing website. Please ban them from further posts. · 5 hours ago
Danzig Moon, second to Carpe Diem in Saturday’s Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, came out of the race in good shape. Danzig Moon was shipped to Churchill Downs on Monday morning to join trainer Mark Casse’s string in Louisville. Bred in Ontario, Danzig Moon, owned by John Oxley, also is considered a top contender for the $1 million Queen’s Plate at Woodbine on July 5. Casse said having the Queen’s Plate as a long-term target would not prevent Danzig Moon from running in the Kentucky Derby. So it looks like he will run in both the Kentucky Derby and the Queen's Plate later this year. Article on DRF
  • Incitatus4Consul via Disqus · Queens Plate favourite for sure! He's very talented! He's gonna surprise people.. · 5 hours ago
Danzig Moon worked a 58 Flat at 5F at Churchill today! 1/49! That is fast! Dortmund at Santa Anita worked 5F as well.. He clocked in at 58:80. This colt can run! Serious sleeper pick come May 2
Here's the report on Shared Belief, Shared Belief suffered a stifle injury during the Charles Town Classic on Saturday and was pulled up six furlongs into the 1 1/8-mile race by jockey Mike Smith. He was then vanned back to his stall in the equine ambulance.  Shared Belief stumbled at the start of the Classic and dropped far back in the nine-horse field. After failing to respond to Mike Smith's urging, Shared Belief was pulled up on the second turn of the thre-turn race.  According to steward Danny Wright, West Virginia state veterinarian, Elizabeth Daniel, told the stewards that "Shared Belief appears to have a stifle injury more than anything else. It doesn't appear life threating or career ending. it is a soft tissue injury."  Article on DRF
  • slewcrew7778 · Thanks for putting the bullshit to rest, Jeff. Hopefully he won't be out too long. · 7 hours ago
  • Incitatus4Consul via Disqus · thx for the update! Missed the race live.. Just watched on YouTube and my heart skipped a beat.. · 5 hours ago
A sesamoid injury has likely ended the racing career of Diversy Harbor, a two-time stakes winner. In Saturday's Grade 3 Santa Barbara Handicap, Diversy Harbor was pulled up on the turn with an injury to her left foreleg. Owner Craig Bernick of Glen Hill Farm sent out a twitter message within a half-hour after the race, stating he had been in contact with trainer Tom Proctor and that Diversy Harbor would be unable to continue racing. Proctor expressed optimism to Bernick that Diversy Harbor could be saved. X-rays were being taken at the stable to determine the extent of the injury. According to DRF
  • Mary Z. · Thanks for the updates, j, yukichan, goblin. · 6 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Yes, it was also reported after this by Bernick that she broke both sesamoid's in her leg but that her prognosis was really good for recovery. · 6 hours ago
Dang, she took a bad step around the turn. Worst 30 minutes of racing i've seen in a while. 2 of my favs being eased
  • yukichan · Agree--very sad afternoon of racing, also folding in Down Town Allen. · 8 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Just about the worst in that short span of time, yes. Hopefully the filly goes on to her next career. · 6 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

  • Firing Line
  • other
  • Carpe Diem
  • Dortmund
  • Materiality
  • American Pharoah
  • Mubtaahij
  • International Star
  • Frosted
  • Upstart

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