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Baffert takes another shot at Shared Belief in the Malibu

If Shared Belief is indeed able to get right back on the winning track, it will come at the direct expense of the trainer who has won two out of the l...

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There is an after Christmas sale at Santa Anita on Friday. It's called the Malibu Sale. At 4-5, Shared Belief will be the Best, bet against favorite on the whole Santa Anita opening day card. All the ingredients of an UPSET looms large as SB will be 5 lbs over all his rivals, plus he is coming back from a loss in a 10 furlongs race to a 7 furlongs race, plus he will be tested by some top caliber horses coming from the solid Baffert's barn, in a dirt surface that he had not shown some likeness as compared to synthetic. At 4-5 vs Chitu's 4-1 or higher, it will be a great after X'Mas sale. On the 26th as I say, "belated Pocketful Christmas to all"! Cha-ching........
The sad news came in from Coolmore Stud this morning ... High Chaparral was put down at Fethard Equine Hospital in Ireland during exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine. As one of the most influential turf horses and sires of the 21st century, it goes without saying that High Chapar...Read More
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  • Fred Tunks via Disqus · I can remember first having been drawn to the horses name, as a bit of a fan of the series The High Chaparral. Seeing that he was a son of Sadlers Wells I was hooked. It was by coincidence I had caught his derby win on TV somewhere, and I was exited to see him entered in the BCs' . I to was a With Anticipation supporter. So when the two exited the turn shoulder to shoulder I felt the goosebumps arise. It was indeed a great race and another great call by Tom Durkin. · 17 hours ago
  • Larry via Disqus · Always a 2nd stringer to his trainer but always the one who proved best. To look at his resume will give you goosebumps. He is a Champion and will always be in my mind. · 36 minutes ago
Anyone else think it's weird that they pushed his next start back? I was hoping to see him run before then. That seems like a really long layoff for a horse who just came back and is getting back into shape
If Shared Belief is indeed able to get right back on the winning track, it will come at the direct expense of the trainer who has won two out of the last three editions of the Malibu, Bob BaffertRead More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · First of all BRAVO to Eventer and Runflower. Finally someone who agrees with what i have been saying. Hannah, i so wish that one of the horses i like beats SB in this. Not because i am a hater as some think. But because i want to cash in a big way. · 1 hour ago
  • jonathanpoker · Chrome won on turf against one horse, the rest were duds and im pretty sure that his owners knew they were duds. It was an act of desperation to try and seal HOY. Now the owners can say, "How can't he win, he's won on turf and dirt". If SB wins he should be HOY, he's deserves it. · 1 hour ago
So there is an article on Shared Belief on DRF and it talks about how he's ready to go and how this race will set him up for 2015, it also said that Hollendorfer has a plan in motion for early 2015, hoe they will use this race as a prep for the San Antonio on February 7th, which means a potential showdown with California Chrome and use that race as a prep for the Santa Anita Handicap and not the Dubai world Cup, it also said that Bayern is also possibly targeting the San Antonio so that 4 ace could be the race of the year already as the San Antonio could have Shared Belief, California Chrome, and Bayern, imagine that!!!! CC and Bayern could use that race as a prep for the Dubai World Cup, while Shared Belief could target the SA Handicap, this is from the article on DRF
  • Sullivan · Depends on winner of San Antonio - if Bayern takes it and goes to Dubai, CC stays home. If CC takes it, he'll likely go abroad · 7 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · Funny, I posted similar thoughts on Zipse's latest article after reading that on DRF. Nice way to start the year!... · 1 hour ago
She deserves to be treated better. Shame on her owner and also the farm she is at. If Mark DeDomenico don't want her give her to Old Friends where she can live out her life enjoying being a horse. At least her fans can come see earn. She earned enough money for Dr. DeDomenico. She deserves better. I will never support another horse he owns or Hollendorfer trains just because of the way she has been treated. She gave her all and look what they are doing to her - discarding her like Trash! Shame on them!!! Poor Blind Luck. Hopefully Maggie Moss will buy her! If I had enough money I'd buy her and retire her to my back yard not keep bleeding her dry making babies to sell until she keels over. Disgusting.
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  • Goblin · As Mary said, Blind Luck is not being discarded; she is a broodmare, and not ready for Old Friends. Dr. DeDomenico actually owned her in partnership with three other individuals, one of them being Mr. Hollendorfer. · 12 hours ago
  • Northport · I don't think having a top-class mare sell at an esteemed auction for what is sure to be millions of dollars can be considered 'discarding'. Blind Luck will move from one world class facility to another, hardly shameful or disgusting. I am particularly confused about the whole 'bleeding her dry making babies to sell until she keels over', since she has only had two foals, neither of which have been sold as of yet. · 2 hours ago
The following can maybe be interpeted as almost Amazing. In 2013 Amino boldly predicted that almost forgotten Sprinter Secret Circle would capture the BC Sprint. I mocked him and i was wrong. Here is the amazing part. Tommorrow at Gulfstream Park in the 7th Race. Secret Chance is making his debut,who is he you ask. He is a full Brother to Secret Circle . Running on a Tuesday just before the Holidays, his MORNING LINE ODDS are 20-1. You would of thought that with this Breeding. If the horse rode the Jockey he would be at the worst 10-1. Any takers????????
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  • amino998 · Debuts @ 1 1/16th, sounds like he’s slow, but I’ll differ to t_v’s 4 2yo maiden analysts :) · 3 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Maybe he will make his Contenders list based on his Resume? · 3 hours ago
I like this guy!:)
Nathan, old M.I.A. Pal is entered Friday at the Palace. Good to see him back and healthy to run.
Secret Circle has been entered in the $100,000 Midnight Lute Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita
  • Mary Z. · Had he not started so few times this year or had the big gap from 1st to second starts , I would ask why, but he may as well pick up that check. Two big efforts last two races. · 4 hours ago
Miss O'Connell I was wondering if you could put me in touch with just for fun stable ?
Having the opportunity to train a highly thought of 2 yr. old is what most trainers dream about. They all want the hot shot that will be next in line to Don the Roses in the first Saturday in May. That being said,this honor comes with numerous pressures to the Trainers. With the more than likely outlandish expectations to be met,if the horse does not meet them. The trainer usually will be the fall guy. People see Zenyatta in the family and expect Greatness. Come to think of it,was it not Eblouissantes that was been hailed as the 2nd coming a year ago. Just because Zenyatta was a freak on the Racetrack(that is a compliment,to those that want to think i am being disrespectful), does not give her a license to all of a sudden be a top Broodmare.If you want additional proof,look at Zenyattas incredible half sister Balance. She was all the talented her more famous half sister is getting the credit for. Look at the lack of success she had in the role of Mom. One major advantage that Cozmic One has,that he might not of had if he were owned and trained by someone else. That advantage can be defined in 1 word,that word is "PATIENCE" In the Mosss' and Shirreffs,this guy will not be sent to the wolves before his time is due. They will not succumb to the Public pressure of racing him before his time.They have a good barometer to go by. Previously mentioned Ebby did not meet expectations. It had nothing to do with what they did or did not do. They are smart enough to deal in Reality.
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  • David Ramirez via Disqus · Dortmund has heart, but he runs too upright and doesn't reach with his neck and front legs. He will have a hard time getting 9 or 10 furlongs. · 5 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/mimi. · Dortmund's pedigree is more than a little inbred - resembles a quarter horse pedigree - a little mild yet, but there aren't very many mares who aren't related to him. On his conformation - the angle of his shoulder matches the angle of his pastern. The angle of his back legs also match. It's said here that he doesn't paddle, so his hooves should hit the ground pretty much square, so the sideways force on the joints is not there. The pasterns act like shock absorbers and buffer the concussion of the hoof hitting the ground - a good track surface should help him stay sound. He'll be interesting to watch. · 5 hours ago
Monday's 4th race (1:46pm ET) from Parx is a Starter Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up traveling seven furlongs on the main track. #5 Synchronous (4-1) exits a sharp local sprint win off the Farro claim and was flattered when the runner-up returned to score. He should be forwardly placed at a s...Read More
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  • travel_vic · MORE than that YOU HAVE TO EVALUATE THE MARKET, right up to the moment it closes. Same thing as in futures, stocks, real estate. · 6 hours ago
  • amino998 · That was a t_v quote, cognibene... non-scratches not withstanding. He MAY want to share :) t_v >> That's just how the PF's work. · 5 hours ago
There is an article on DRF from Steve Andersen and he talks about Cozmic One, he talks about the work he had today and the plan for him with nice, easy workouts, then he goes on to say that if everything goes according to plan, Cozmic One could make his career debut in with January or February, he looks really good and I hope the article is accurate
  • reversecowboy77 · Steve is a very credible person. They are working Coz lightly. It looks like he will be on the derby trail if he wins first time out. · 1 day ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · I just saw a workout on HRTV.Forget the pedestrian clocking,this was not a workout. It was just a gallop. That being said,this horse looks as though he is a ways from a race. If he shows up on February,i think the connections should be doing the Irish Jig. This is one instance wheras knowing who this horse is and his bloodlines. It is giving not only the commentators,but most watching him work. They are giving them the want of being nice and respectful in regards to how he looked. If this were any other horse , and put on this showing. The next comment would of been............NEXT!!!!!!!! · 5 hours ago
1965 would have been an exciting time for any young girl living in America. For one Carol Louise Neloy, however, exciting would climb to a new level. For Americans, 1965 presented several events that would go on significantly to affect changes that are still present in their society today.For one th...Read More
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  • Felton51 via Disqus · My favorite horse of all times! I was seven at the end of 1965 and would wait breathlessly for my dad to bring the drf home so I could read all the charts for the week, but when there was an article about Buckpass (what I called him at 7), I was in heaven! · 2 days ago
  • jetsom1000 . via Disqus · cool story and cool pics....... · 6 hours ago
Big fields are entered in stakes for two-year olds on Friday and Saturday at Laurel Park, the Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship and the Maryland Juvenile Futurity.Read More
Will he stay in training? Sprinter or a miler? What does everyone think?
  • Shanon · Hi, he is resting right now for the winter at Spain. He'll be back next year and probably will run at france. · 8 hours ago
Not like some races, Dortmund's race was filled with talent.It was an outstanding effort on everyone's part. Congrats to his owners and connections on a super effort. If I owned him I would love the new track record. Big Brown and a Tale of The Cat mare. Beauty and speed. Go Dortmund!!!
The heavily favored Dortmund made it to the winner’s circle, but he had to survive a heart thumping three-way photo finish with Firing Line and Mr. Z, to earn the tough victory. Read More
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  • Ruffian31 via Disqus · Only time will tell how good this colt is and whether he makes the Classics, but his pedigree is all early/sprint/miler types with not a lot of girth or longevity in it. His 3rd dam though won the CCA Oaks at 12f and was a CH 2yof in 1977 who also produced Mogambo. There's also a Preakness runnerup way back in 1936 under the dam line. Having Tale of the Cat as a BMS doesn't help his case much though to show for getting a distance of ground. Big Brown has also been hit or miss as a stallion thus far, much like his sire was. BUT that said Dortmund is still an exciting colt to watch. Let's see what he does as he matures. Very good race though. · 22 hours ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · I think the talent is there and maybe the real deal,providing a few factors doesn't get in the way and of course he remains sound. · 11 hours ago

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