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Is Hansen or Creative Cause good enough to be considered one of the best gray thoroughbreds? If so, they would have to be better than some of the greatest horses of all time. Read More
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  • travel_vic · EVERY tim Lady's Secret is brought up, and I can remember is that poor overworked mare bolting on the clubhouse turn at Saratoga after old bucked tooth D Wayne had ground her almost into bits. · 18 minutes ago ·
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  • amino998 · And write about it. · 6 seconds ago ·
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Was sad to learn of her passing due to imfirmities of old age. Who could forget her game win over Dayjur and Black Tie Affair. And Dayjur's odd jump whilst driving for the finish...
Well, Socialbug is entered to run in a AOC at C.D. on the 26th. jlp
Chitu will scratch from the Derby Trial, work on Sunday at CD, be entered into the K. Derby with Martin Garcia to ride. Per DRF Privman via Baffert
Grandeur looks likely to be heading back to America soon, but this time not to California but to New York. Trainer Jeremey Noseda said he'll be heading to Belmont Park with the G1 Manhattan Handicap & G1 Man O'War Stakes at the top his agenda to contest. Noseda said he may start Grandeur out in something like the G3 Fort Marcy Stakes in May to get him acclimated to American racing again.
Ruffian without a doubt!
has been confirmed for the Kentucky Derby. no rider has been selected yet.
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  • sonofjorel89 · TV, is that time of 2nd call÷ total time? · 1 hour ago ·
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  • travel_vic · for what factor veocity of the third fraction divided by velocity to the 2nd call is deceleration...I could better understand the question if I knew WHAT factor you are looking for. % median is caluclated first by finding the percent of each of the three factions to the total energy. THEN the sum of the first two percentages equals % median. Please state WHICH factor you are after and I will define the math to get it. · 19 minutes ago ·
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She will be bred to Candy Ride.
Maybe North American racing can learn how to promote their racing like the BHA. Check out this promo from Racing UK. THIS IS HOW IT IS DONE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IXMd0xnwDY
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  • amino998 · This could be one of the contributing factors as to why they don't break down as often on course or on the Gallops at a younger age · 1 hour ago ·
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  • Sullivan · "Turn back history's pages..." · 25 minutes ago ·
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Stymie or Assault?
thats Little Mike IN FRONT
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  • EP Taylor · he has beaten stakes horse many times. I know you hate FACTS, but deal with it. · 54 minutes ago ·
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  • Sullivan · EP, if he is improving every race, then the horses he has beaten were shit seeing as he couldn't keep pace with allowance runners at Keeneland. Wow, he beat a juvenile G1 winner who means nothing these days in G3's and a nice G1 horse. That definitely means he is good enough to beat a two time HOY... · 27 minutes ago ·
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People keep comparing him to horses such as Bellamy Road but they are very different. Bellamy Road was a lightly raced colt who blew away one field. CC is a horse with 10 starts, and has blown away 4 fields in a row and is undefeated at 3. Instead of showing a brief glimpse of potential, he has consistently shown a push button, devastating kick while also flashing potential at 2.
Horse Racing's Top 10 Events have history, tradition, quality, and the biggest crowds.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Yes, she did. Not bad description, EPT. I really liked the Queen's Plate winner of that year, too. · 44 minutes ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · not a bad description · 43 minutes ago ·
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What's in a name? Wicked Strong, renamed from the Boston Marathon tragedy, goes from unknown to Derby contender.Read More
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  • EP Taylor · Ken kept telling the guys on the set..no chalks. So they picked Bellamy Road and such, and he laughed and stuck with his Giacomo pick. Nobody gave him a look. His reaction when he spotted him at the 16th pole was priceless. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • amino998 · Ken Rudoloph and “Commander McBragg”, draw to that pair and hope to improve your hand :D · 55 minutes ago ·
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The field for the Run for the Roses is taking shape ... here's the early HRN morning line, and the final Down and Derby before the big race.Read More
This one is just taking up space in the starting gate and is set to bounce in his next start, not for my money nor in the exoctic's.
Who was better, Assault or Armed?
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  • Buckpasser · LAZ. It is a tough one as you had a very deep handicap division. I don't believe Armed met Stymie in his top year of 1947. · 8 hours ago ·
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  • LAZMANNICK · IMO, these horses were very close. In 1946 Assault was voted three year old champ and HOY; and in the Bloodhorse Top 100 was pegged at #33. His best year was at three when he won the TC, Experimental Free Handicap, Wood Memorial, and later in the year defeated older horses in the Pimlico Special and Westchester. His record that year was 15-8-2-3 and a highlight, besides winning the TC, was splitting wins against Stymie in a rivalry that would accelerate the following year with both horses defeating each other. Though he was HOY in 1946 I think it was his TC that actually was the decider because he did have a 6 race losing streak after it before winning his final two starts. The following year, though only running 7 times, he rattled off 5 straight wins in the Grey Lag, Dixie, Suburban, Brooklyn and Butler, all handicaps, and carried as much as 135 lbs. in the Butler when he defeated Stymie and Gallorette, 133 in the Brooklyn when again defeating Stymie, and 130 lbs. in the Surburban when getting the 10F in a then swift 2.01 4/5. The race that possibly cost him a second consecutive HOY was a Special Match Race against Armed, a race that Armed led all the way and won by 8 lengths while running normal race fractions. Assault did face Noor in 1950 when 7 in a 9F allowance and the Hollywood Gold Cup, losing both, but by then he was only a pale semblance of himself and those were his final two races in a career that spanned 6 years (42-18-6-7)……………Armed was a real warhorse with a record of (81-41-20-10) spanning 7 seasons. He was voted #39 on the Bloodhorse Topp 100 list, was champion handicap horse in 1946-47 and HOY in 1947 with a record of (17-11-4-1-1); and in 10 of those races carried 130 lbs. or more. He was good at all distances up to 10F (9 wins at 10F) and actually ran in a lot of allowance sprints (38 of his 81 starts) used mostly as prep races. The sad part is that after his 1947 HOY campaign he won only 6 races in what would be his final 18 starts and never won a stakes after 1947 even though he raced to 1950. Perhaps it was his two meetings with stable mate Citation in February 1948, only two months removed from his HOY and Handicap Champ campaign, that broke his spirit. Citation, just turned three, soundly defeated him both times. Citation’s three year-old running mate, Coaltown, also Armed’s stable mate, beat him all four times they met the following year in 1949. Both Armed and Assault were good horses, but the way in which Citation handled Armed at distances in which he was very good at, and having just secured multi titles two months before, just goes to show you that even when rated in the top 30 of so many thousands of race horses, it’s still a long way from the top three. · 1 hour ago ·
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Travers now $1.25 million, Whitney $1.5 million, and Woodward is 600K.
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  • Northport · People are going to show up for the major 3 year old races anyway, why do they feel the need to keep boosting prize money. Put some of that money into races for older horses and maybe owners will decide to keep their nice colts in training instead of retiring them with a single G1 win · 1 hour ago ·
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  • Sullivan · I don't get why they would reduce it · 1 hour ago ·
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Im starting to get anxious now ... been sat on 'STS offspring to win a 2014 Classic' bet for nearly 5 yrs now, my hopes are all on My Titania to bag the Guineas or Oaks .... HERES HOPING ...
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  • ILuvTurfRacing · @EP Taylor, Apparently you didn't see the same replay of the 2009 G1 Juddmonte International Stakes that I saw, because Sea The Stars anything but hammered Mastercraftsman at York that day. Actually, many racing analist say it was the closest that Sea The Stars came to being beaten in his 6-G1 run, and they both broke the track record for 10-1/2f that day at York. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • Sullivan · The whole time I have been thinking two horses was one... Impressive horse, though. I like him a lot · 1 hour ago ·
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Is he skipping the Derby now?
  • SSilence86 · Not sure. I read a quote from Baffert earlier that he did NOT like one of his works recently and that he wasn't sure what he was going to do with him. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • Paladin · He's entered in the Derby Trial along with Bayern · 1 hour ago ·
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Wednesday's 9th race (9:16pm CT) from Evangeline Downs is a $23,500 entry level Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up dashing five and one-half furlongs on the main track. #7 South Floyd (5-1) shows up in the sharp Broberg barn and gets pace to...

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