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  • Blingismything wins a wild photo in the Wilshire at Santa Anita.Posted 1 day ago
  • Irish Jasper comes from last to upset the Belle Harbor at the Big A.Posted 1 day ago
  • Big Looie upsets Social Inclusion in the latter's first race since the Haskell.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 2 days ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 2 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago

Upstart has more than just a little in common with Funny Cide

Perhaps history will repeat itself and Upstart will pull a Funny Cide in this year's Run for the Roses.

Undefeated Watch

  # UndefeatedTrainer/Last Win
 7Promise Me Silver
Silver City
Bret Calhoun
Instant Racing
Big Brown
Bob Baffert
Santa Anita Derby
 4Lady Eli
Divine Park
Chad Brown
Afleet Alex
Todd Pletcher
Florida Derby
 3Competitive Edge
Super Saver
Todd Pletcher

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HRN's Brian Zipse Says These Contenders Might Just Be Pretenders on Derby Day!

#7 - Stanford 

#1 - Mr. Z  (4/21/15)
#2 - Ocho Ocho Ocho  (4/22/15)
#3 - Madefromlucky  (4/23/15)
#4 - Bolo  (4/24/15)
#5 - Itsaknockout  (4/25/15)
#6 - El Kabeir  (4/26/15


2015 Kentucky Derby (G1)

El Kabeir, Carpe Diem Arrive at Churchill Downs

Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir and WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem arrived at Churchill Downs early this morning for Saturday’s $2 million ...

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Turf Paradise, Race 2

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

What a shame. The world is rapidly spiraling into oblivion.
I don't know if I'm the only one that has noticed..but It's pretty obvious that Baffert is keeping American Pharoah away from Dortmund until they meet at Churchill. I guess he wants to make sure AP will at least come to the starting gate for his whip down
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  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · Yes, you are the only one that notices things that are not based in reality. · 17 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · If you would happen to question that to Bob , his reply would be that he was keeping Dortmund apart from American Pharoah thru these prep races because Dortmund was still growing into himself . Bob knew with time and distance thru the preps in California , that he would have Dortmund ready to meet Dortmund once the Kentucky Derby came . Bob would tell you there was no rushing Dortmund and American Pharoah to face off together : They both needed to develop better when 2015 came . As for racing fans - of course that's what people would have wanted to see early : This is why Bob gets paid the big dollars TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS · 12 minutes ago
Get to know Mubtaahij, the Derby mystery horse!Read More
  • greatest via Disqus · If he runs like how looks,its gonna be good on saturday.Looks like grandpa millinium. · 12 minutes ago
Saturday he will put down a big time ride. Please believe it.
You can't take nothing away from Mike.Smith. The man has achieved greatness just like any of the other greats that have done it. Pat.Day, Jerry.Bailey, Gary.Stevens, Chris.McCarron, Eddie.Delahoussaye. Those are big names, and so is Mike.Smith. Check his file. The facts speak for themselves. He will ride in graded stakes like a big name is supposed to ride. He's not perfect, but then; What in this world is?
In my opinion Calvin Borel one of the worst jockey but best lucky,another time he ride in Ky derby
  • amdaman via Disqus · A hall of famer, with close to 100 graded stakes, 3 Kentucky Derbies, 1 Preakness, 1 BC Juvenile, and more than 5,000 wins. Yup. Sure looks like one of the worst jockeys. · 43 minutes ago
the best longshot FIRING LINE
Wheres Alice?
Hes ready to shave.
Mr. Wong didnt last long
I never figured out his first name.
This guy is a real Horse's
Ever heard of Secretariat? Oh yeah thats American Pharoah's Great-Great-Great- Grandfather.
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  • Mike Galusha via Disqus · Ever heard of Mumtaz Mahal? · 1 hour ago
  • Mike Galusha via Disqus · How bout Bold Ruler and Nasrullah? Might as well go back to Mumtaz Mahal. ☺ · 1 hour ago
A full brother to American Pharoah was born last month. The colt has already been named. The Colts name is Irish Pharoah. According to Thoroughbreddailynews.com
The worst racetrack caller I heard is the one in Turf Paradise. His voice is very annoying and I have to turn off the volume in the end of every race he calls. I believe Trevor Denman is the best active caller in the business, but I love the voice of the caller in Golden Gate. He calls the race very clear and his voice is solid. I will never understand the calls of races in Australia & Japan, but their races are very exciting. Who is your favorite active race callers?
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  • https://www.facebook.com/fred. · I enjoy the races called by the guy at Woodbine his deep rumbling voice is unique as is the caller from Arlington and that guy can really build excitement as the horses are into the stretch and as they approach the finish line. Both of these guys are terrific race caller in my mind. · 153 days ago
  • Alfred Hernandez via Disqus · Trevor Hands Down! · 2 hours ago
American Pharoah equals Bodemeister to me. Similar running styles, and both won the Ark in impressive fashion. Bodemeister nailed in the last 75 yards by a hard charging I'll Have Another. Now, who is this year's I'll Have Another? I'm still trying to figure that one out.
  • myjumper21 · I agree but I think American Pharoah is even better than Bodemeister which I didn't even know was possible. In his last start he showed that he can relax early and stalk, that is something Bodemeister couldn't seem to do very well. It's almost impossible to wire the Kentucky Derby, and it is incredible that Bodemeister almost did it with those blistering fractions. Also if you watch them side by side in the Arkansas Derby his time was even faster than Bodemeister, and he wasn't even asked. Bodemeister was also whipped a few times in the stretch, American Pharoah effortlessly took off all on his own. · 8 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · There'll be two. Frosted and Mubtaahij. · 2 hours ago
How the hell did he lose his debut?
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  • travel_vic · he was a baby that's why · 3 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · He and Martin Garcia didn't see eye to eye. · 2 hours ago
Great photo, thanks. He is my pick. Derby will probably be the first time he is not the favorite.
Bal a Bali will run in the American Stakes on May 9th, a one mile turf race at Santa Anita.
Comparisons between American Pharoah and Seattle Slew are a little premature.Read More
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  • jockey2be. · AP reminds me of Bodemeister a lot. · 3 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · Thanks for this much needed reminder, Brian. There were so many characteristics and attributes that made Seattle Slew the stallion that he was. Most of which seem to have been forgotten by those making these unjustifiable comparisons. · 2 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

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

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