• Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 3 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 3 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 3 days ago

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I can't wait to see if Nyquist or Exaggerator wins. I was talking to someone who thinks Exaggerator is better, but I personally like Nyquist. Who do you think will win?
Dortmund galloping earlier this morning, physically he looks like an absolute beast.
Still unbeaten and untested, if ever there was a filly who truly had it all in front of her, it's Fox Hill Farms' Songbird.Read More
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  • chasingmytale via Disqus · I'm seeing a lot of comments regarding Songbirds owner Rick Porter. The following are Porters comments taken from a recent DRF article. “It’s not the right race for her,” Porter said. “You’ve got to remember, she won’t be 3 until April 30, which means she’s basically a May foal. There’s no point putting her in a 20-horse field going a mile and a quarter in that atmosphere.” “Absolutely not,” he replied. “Eight Belles does not play into my decision at all. I’ll never get over what happened to her, but I’m not going to let it determine where I’d race a filly. It was a fluke accident. And I was right. She did belong in the Derby.” “That doesn’t mean we might not run Songbird against colts later on,” Porter said. “But every time your horse goes out there, you think, ‘Please let them get back without a problem.’ You owe it to them to make the right decision.” · 22 hours ago
  • rubs23 via Disqus · Cathryn Sophia · 6 hours ago
A huge entry of 126 horses, the highest number since 2008, was unveiled on Wednesday for the Aintree Grand National which takes place on April 9th. This was the highest entry since 2008 and great news for the future of the race. Read More
  • travel_vic · The entire country comes to a halt for this one. Watched it on the "telly" when I was there (no commercials) and midway through the broadcast I was told to change channels:"Catch the rest of our coverage on BBC 4!" Watch a great movie about it with Dan Aykroyd and Robbie Coltrane called "On the Nose," about a anatomical specimen of a head in a jar that is used to predict the outcome of races...did real well too until he had to go back to Australia. Funny ending too ..an enjoyable show. · 7 hours ago
With the realization that thoroughbred racing needs to be progressive in both the marketing and packaging of its product in order to compete for a percentage of the ever shrinking disposable income of the consumer, creative new thinking has become essential not only for the here and now, but also fo...Read More
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  • buckpasser · As far as I am concerned, Ontario is a cautionary tale for NY racing in particular. New York State and NY City are about to run deficits to the tune of billions of dollars. They have already raised taxes and cut services. They need some stream of revenue and certainly Cuomo is eyeing gambling expansion. The industry had better be prepared for this. Pennsylvania horsemen headed off huge changes to income distributions and programs. · 1142 days ago
  • travel_vic · Beautiful race course, great food, BAD racing and even a worse place to bet, BUT that may all change very soon. Yesterday, Texas race tracks reopened their doors after the Legislature decided to give the Texas Racing Commission some funding. Previously, the commission faced a temporary shutdown when the Legislature withheld the money. But this is no grand bargain. The Legislature has only granted the commission funding for three months, meaning the future of horse racing in Texas still remains largely uncertain. Following the commission's brief shutdown, Sen. Jane Nelson (R-Flower Mound) said in a statement, "Last week's actions were disappointing, and we cannot look the other way when an agency exceeds its authority, defies the Constitution and picks fights with the Legislature." http://www.houstonpress.com/news/texas-horse-racing-will-continue-at-least-for-three-more-months-7734628 · 7 hours ago
The field should go favored, but of the individual interests, look for heavy support for Mohaymen in Pool 2 of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.Read More
Any news on her?
Silence any news on her?
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · She returned to the work tab on 2/1 going easy 4F in :51 and change. I don't know if they'll step her up yet. · 3 days ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · She is now possible for the Rachel Alexandra Stakes on Feb. 20th · 8 hours ago
This one's running style will be far more suited to a European style pace pressure set up.
Returned to the worktab this morning
Race Clue #1 - A diverse field of eleven lined up for this one, which at the time was a half million-dollar race. Race Clue #2 - The favorite and the ultimate race winner finished 1-2 in the prep for this three weeks earlier.Read More
Racing next in the Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay on 2/20/16
Keen Ice had finished in front of Frosted the last 2 times they were in the same race. He can make it 3 straight in the 2016 DWC because I don't think Frosted will be racing against Keen Ice in the Al Maktoum round 3.
Can Exaggerator hit the ultimate jackpot in the Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Pedigree discussion aside on Exaggerator. He needs to continue to progress and win races, no time left for bad trips, etc. · 17 hours ago
  • Elhubbo · This may be the best 3yo race so far this year. Drefong could really spoil the party, but Exaggerrator and Nyquist could make for an interesting dual. Gotta go with the class though. · 13 hours ago
Will Nyquist be the first to break the triple digit BSF barrier for this year's 3 year old crop?
  • Elhubbo · I think it depends on how he gets pushed. His last time going 7 he beat Swipe quite easily. If Exaggerator is indeed a Derby horse we could see high 90's or better. Really all BSF have been lower than what I've thought from California the last 6mos. Nyquist looks ready to go. · 13 hours ago
First crop is 2 years old. Something to look forward to later in the year
Worked 4 furlongs fast track 48.03b (2/15) on Feb 9th.
Noticing Uncle Mo's offspring's recent success on the Derby trail, I recall CP running down Mo in the King's Bishop. I was wondering if there was any news of Caleb's Posse's sire prospects, or was he a one-hit wonder?
Tuesday's 4th race (4:10pm ET) from Turf Paradise is a $12,500 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #3 Amp and Adrenalin (6-1) is back on turf and missed by a head in a similar $12.5k turf race here at 7.5 furlongs Dec 16. He projec...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Turf analyst, but then that is not a very strong turfy race track 7 Mesa Brute 1 Citron Kid 6 Floating Feather 5 Tribal Money Most non-turfer tracks run like the main track:1 Citron Kid 2 Charming A. J. 7 Mesa Brute 5 Tribal Money 3 may come underneath with a late late move · 16 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Mesa Brute eased midway down back stretch 1 5 4 3 it looked like at the wire..BIG late move by the place horse splitting foes · 15 hours ago
View From the Racetrack Grandstand - News Item:  Yonkers Raceway changes the standard distance for racing at their plant to 1 1/16 except for stakes and late closing events.  You would think the end of the world has arrived based on the comments pro and against this 'radical' change. ...Read More
  • travel_vic · Yonkers MUST have gotten new cameras. The photos actually have some color to them and they are not all compressed ; NOTE that the wheels are not ROUND, used to be oval. Good for them. Dad used to work close by that track when it was Empire City. · 15 hours ago

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Tam 2/10/2016 R7 - Mademoiselle Belle returns to Tampa Bay

Wednesday's 7th race (3:25pm ET) from Tampa Bay is a $25,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course.#10 Mademoiselle Belle (9-2) exits a decent 3rd at thi...

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