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BREAKING NEWS : Bob Baffert tells DRF'S Jay Privman that after talks with the Zayats, it has been decided that American Pharoah will NOT BE retired and will train up to the Breeders Cup Classic with a possible prep in between. Baffert says that AP came back to California in good shape and says he's gotten better over the past few days. When asked about the possible prep, he said it could be either the Awesome Again at Santa Anita or possibly in Kentucky, but most likely he will train up to the Classic. According to DRF
Read the article to the left ( NBC WAS WRONG ) Its right and to the point. It wasn't an easy race. Its not an excuse but is the truth. Espinoza got sucked into a two horse race and forgot about the others. His horse didn't get a breather at all. I'm not blaming it all on him. Thats racing.
AP has blessed us all with an amazing career. His loss doesn't discount what he's done on the track at all. He is clearly the best 3 year old in training regardless. In my opinion, it looked like Frosted's rider didn't even try to win the race. Seems like he just wanted to burn AP, and Victor fell right into the trap. As for the Breeders Cup, AP should be game with a nice rest going in. I do think the mare has a big shot to upset though. In a few years we will all be debating about Irish Pharoah's (Full Brother to AP) Kentucky Derby chances. Until then, what a ride 2015 has been.
NBC is Wrong - American Pharoah did not have it easy in the TraversRead More
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  • Kevin777 via Disqus · When the winning time was put up anyone who paid attention must've of known after the moderate first two fractions the last 3/4 mile must've been Lighting fast. If American Pharoah has that much left in his tank down the stretch at the BCC look out. · 2 hours ago
  • steve via Disqus · 24+change and 48+ change is not overly fast by any stretch of the imagination, at his best AP puts frosted away coming into the final turn no problem regardless of pressure, it was clear to see he was empty by that stage, guts and determination saw off frosted yet he still only lost by 3/4 of a length running below his best, at his best I think he wins comfortably · 1 hour ago
The win early, sprint-oriented stallions will slip down the ranks as the miler-middle distance types start to make their presence felt. Read More
"Advising rookies to chase odds-on horses, notsomuch, imo" amino998 / I actually advised them to chase situational odds on horses on the top of exotics with odds of 24/1 in that particular case. I made the assumption that even a newer player could read the form well enough to logically place most of the horses in the placement of finish, and thereby have some inkling off the probable odds, and when something doesn't seem right. I was offering this advise as only another "tool" in their handicapping kit, nothing more as stated originally. I don't need the glory, I'm to old for that. If HRN hadn't changed their format I would have remained an anonymous person, but for a mistake, just like you. Something we both have a preference for, but only you enjoy. How sweet to be able to dole out the criticism behind the mask of anonymity, without any blowback or stain on your reputation. Then again when handing out the criticism in the volume you do anonymity shouldn't be allowed.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Nathan you are giving the "Ice-Man" more than his Tru Capote prescribd 15 minutes of Fame. It is obvious that he has missed us with his return. I agree with you, his justifications make absolutely no sense at all. But not really worth it. · 111 days ago
  • amino998 · icyhotboo --> amino998 6 hours ago "Your preoccupation with Yannis doesn't make sense! What I write while handicapping before the race comes under "thinking out loud." What I post as my definitive plays, is what you can hold me to. As I had the only prerace winner out of all commenters. Clearly there's no plausible argument here. Unless you want to rewrite history." Poor sheltered icyhotboo... 50 years in the game and NEVER heard the term redboard. To Redboard IS to rewrite history. As for not needing the glory... YOUR --> "If I followed horses on a daily basis the way you and snoops do my win percentage would be unworldly." screams otherwise :) · 1 hour ago
Entered in a AOC at Saratoga on Thursday. Hopefully he does alright
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  • staythirtsty · You know what , I'm going to switch . NUMBER 1 IS NOW TONALIST . Honor Code 2. · 19 hours ago
  • Vote4Incitatus via Disqus · Tired colt. He may have trained like it took nothing out of him but he was just winded. Feel bad for him... He's that good! So tired but kept fighting. An exhausted American Pharaoh still beats rested G1 class horses! Think it got away from everyone that this colt has run further than any horse in world on track.. Not to mentioned he's shipped furthest as well too! He showed that he's mortal but no shame at all. What heart to keep digging so deep! We all love him cause of his talent, now with this loss you got to respect him more for being tested hard and coming back the way he did. I saw it in his eye running as hard has he could,.. Still feel sad for him cause Im sure he knew he lost and couldn't do much about it but give his best. · 4 hours ago
AP/Curlin So, I was thinking about Curlin's career yesterday after I heard that AP may not race in the Breeders. To sum it up, Curlin was obviously unraced as a 2 year old and was extremely green in both the Derby and Preakness. 3rd in Derby and although thrilling, an awkward ride and win in the Preakness running down a great horse in Street Sense and tying the Preakness record in a distance that probably didn't suit him. Goes to Belmont and loses to a well rested horse by a neck in another thrilling stretch run. Goes to Monmouth and throws out a dud finishing 3rd. The next month his handlers push him by putting Curlin up against the best horse in the world, at the time, Lawyer Ron who was simply a beast. Notice that Curlin was willing to challenge the 4 year olds after grueling battles against an exceptionally strong Street Sense and Hard Spun. He runs down Lawyer Ron in the stretch in an unreal race. The next month he runs what I've called a perfect race and defeats a very, very strong field by 4.5 lengths running a 2.01 in the slop. Horse of the year in 2007. Curlin goes on to win a few more Grade 1s as a 4 year old and wins HOTY AGAIN. It just makes me laugh how AP is being wussified by his handlers. Here is this "all time" great in AP and there is discussion of shutting him down? I get the reason-money-but lets see him challenge the 4 year olds next month at the Jockey Club and then go to the Breeders-and win both-AND then do it all over again next year and repeat as HOTY. If AP's career ended today-is someone really willing to argue his career was better than Curlin's. ???
Read the article to the left (NBC was wrong) Its right and to the point.
2015 Kentucky Oaks runner up Shook Up will be offered at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, Three Chimneys Farm will consign, she will go through the sale as a racing or broodmare prospect. According to the Lexington Herald.
AP showed great courage, but wasn't enough to win...The season is getting hot, those colts and older horses could get the right shape to fight the upcoming big races...HC; KI, LM, FROASTED and many other; AP's connections must to enter BCC expecting unmeasurable challenging
Here's the article: Gleneagles, the dual Guineas winner who has missed both the Sussex Stakes and Juddmonte International in the past month, and did not take up an entry in the Prix Jacques Le Marois due to unsuitably rain-softened ground, will be aimed at a possible start in the Breeders Cup Classic. The son of dual Derby winner Galileo is entered in the Irish Champion Stakes next week for which he is an 11-4 chance, and should the going at Leopardstown prove suitable he will still run there. "Given suitable ground, Gleneagles will run in the Irish Champion Stakes on Saturday week and, failing that, he will be aimed at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October,” Aidan O’Brien said."His end-of-season target is the Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland where he may face American Pharoah." O’Brien’s comments increase the possibility that American Pharoah will not participate in the ten-furlong dirt event, following his defeat in the Travers Stakes to Keen Ice on Saturday. Gleneagles has yet to race over further than a mile in nine starts, although there are reasons to believe beyond the faith placed in him by O’Brien that he will stay the distance and act on the alien surface. Gleaneagles’ dam, You’resothrilling, is out of top US sire Storm Cat and is a full sister to Giants Causeway, who famously went down narrowly in an epic encounter with Tiznow in the 2000 event at Churchill Downs. Article on http://www.racinguk.com/news/article/37506/gleneagles-aimed-at-breeders-cup
Loving the consistency of these works... another 5F at Keeneland on the main track in a flat minute finishing 2/8.
Flintshire earned a 112 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Sword Dancer, the highest North American turf Beyer number at 1 mile or over since 2008.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Wow, kind of surprising to see Beyer go so large on a turf performance. He usually only goes large on the big performances from the conventional dirt horses. I'm curious though, I've wondered this for a long time, what formula do you use for conversion to convert a 112 Beyer over to what Timeform's # would be if this performance had been in Europe? · 16 hours ago
How many subpar races does she have to run since last years Haskell before the normal handicapper realizes and assmussen, see that she is far from what she was last year. She is now a grade 2 horse at best.she, like the rat Bayern who has half of his races otb should also be retired as they're an embarrassment. Stop charging Maria showed the track was bias Saturday. She's a monster over the track and unless she has a reason she proved the lead or just off wasn't cutting it Saturday
BREAKING NEWS: Aidan O'Brien told Pressassociation.com that Gleneagles is being targeted for the Breeders Cup Classic at the end of the season. Not confirmed, but when the story comes up, I'll share.
Going forward to the rest of the year and next year, Frosted will be a very interesting enigma. His racing styled changed completely, from closing style to speed horse style. Next year he may win a lot if not all the 1 mile races if he trained for it. Looking at what he did the middle 4 furlongs in the Travers, he went 4f in 46 and change (the speed could have been a lot faster maybe even sub 45 if Espinoza and Lezcano didn't bump boots with each other for over half a mile). Carrying that kind of Travers speed (the middle split) for over the last 4f of a 1 mile race will win a lot of races.
Second in an allowance yesterday at Saratoga
Thrilled isn't running here. Still an amazing field . 1st - RACHEL ' S VALENTINA 2nd - Island Saint 3rd - Simple Surprise 4th - Tonasah 5th - Just Wicked 6th - Tap To It 7th - Gomo 8th - Big Thrill 9th - Delicate Lady 10th - Land Over Sea 11th - Backwood Bay

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