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Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (G...

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It's a bit sad he won't run in the MET Mile (probable to Woody Stephens now). The MET went from a potential race for the ages to now an average rendition.
After a recent re-evaluation, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been cleared to resume galloping.Read More
Would anyone know how late entries (paying a substantial supplemental entry fee), like Conquest Curlinate, have fared in the Belmont Stakes? And how often do these late entries occur? I'm guessing Sarava in 2002 was a late entry but I can't find much data on this angle.
Go Pharoah! I want to be in attendance for a Triple Crown. I attended the first 2 jewels of the crown as I did last year. I root for any horse in this position. It's tough to do and the odds are not in this horse's favor but racing needs it.
Competitive Edge, the unbeaten winner of the Pat Day Mile in his most-recent start, is more likely to run in the Grade 2, $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes for 3-year-olds on June 6 at Belmont Park rather than the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Mile against older horses the same day, trainer Todd Pletcher said. If Competitive Edge does go in the Woody Stephens, Pletcher conceded he likely would not have a runner in the Met Mile. He trains the race’s defending champ, Palace Malice, but it was announced earlier this week Palace Malice would skip the race. “Competitive Edge is possible, but I’m leaning toward the Woody Stephens,” Pletcher said. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
I'm up in the air about Materiality and Made From Lucky. Divining Rod hard 3rd and AP 4th.
American Pharoah took his preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) to the next level breezing a half-mile in :48 over a fast track Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Baffert , thank you so kindly for speaking your mind - wisdom about what you truly think and believe about American Pharoah from the very beginning ! When he ran 5th in his Debut , this was when how much you truly believed in AP actually took over : and from that moment on - you have been 100% right on Q about AP conditioning and training for his races : Your truly one in a million when it comes to RESULTS : · 18 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Wow Woww Wowww Surely not good news for the other 10 contenders after this morning as their connections were hoping that AP slows it down abit by showing getting tired : This morning workout with Baffert here was EXACTLY what he wanted to see with BOTH Thumbs Up ! American Pharoah just makes it all seem so easy : makes Baffert look younger too . . . · 16 hours ago
Stained with strong accusations, big performances, too many defeats to mention, and a heaping helping of bear grease, the career of Moreno has been as colorful as the Cajun who trains him. Read More
Dallas Stewart is pointing Tale Of Verve to the Belmont.
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  • Sullivan · What a mistake! Horse ran great but I would hope Stewart had learned by now that it is too much to ask these horses to run big again on the big stage that quickly, specifically in the Belmont. Cool the horse down, bring him back to the barn, and then see. The Super Derby is a good target for the horse, perhaps with a minor stakes at Prairie Meadows in between or a shot on turf much later in the season during the Stars and Stripes at Big Sandy. · 10 days ago
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · Another one-trick pony (no pun intended). His Macho Again (2nd in Preakness, 5th in Belmont) did pretty good afterwards, but Commanding Curve and Golden Soul (both 2nd in the KD and 9th in the Belmont), haven't amounted to much. · 1 hour ago
Was euthanized Friday after a paddock accident. He was just wrapping up his first season at stud at Saratoga Stud, LLC. RIP
American Pharoah will have to defeat the biggest field of any Triple Crown winner if he is to become the first since Affirmed in 1978. No horse has swept the series facing more than seven contenders in the Belmont.
Just got through watching stretch drive of Derby a zillion times.I have trouble picking up Materiality earlier,but if the trouble they say he had early is accurate,then this colt ran a brave and very good race.I'm going to take Pletcher,home track and posited improvement of this lightly raced guy..plus the 3 weeks rest and make him my Belmont pick.Unless it rains because(in my opinion)no one is going to beat AP on a muddy track.if the track comes up drying and therefore "tiring" from earlier rain I'll take a flier on Itsaknockout who has the pedigree package to make some noise at the distance and who is by several accounts "suddenly training markedly well".
American Pharoah wins the 2015 Belmont Stakes by 8 lengths. You heard it here!
  • amdaman via Disqus · Maybe... if Materiality, Frosted, Keen Ice, Carpe Diem, and Mubtaahij don't enter. · 10 days ago
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · No he won't...you heard it here! · 2 hours ago
American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, Frosted, Keen Ice. Ask me next week and I'll have a different line up. lol I do believe Pharoah is going to make history. Carpe Diem may be a better horse than his last race. He didn't use much energy that's for sure. Frosted reminds me of Wicked Strong and Keen Ice's odds, pedigree, etc., makes him appealing. Might toss Carpe for Materiality. I don't see the bottom 4 hitting the board so I've narrowed it down to 6 horse to choose my super from. 2 more horses to go.
Early 10 day forecast for the local area. Calls for 80% chance of afternoon/night thunderstorms for Friday June 5th. Here is hoping that they are isolated and do not carry over into Saturday. Maybe those rain dances that Pharoah is doing in between his gallops, are maybe working.
If American Pharoah completes the sweep of the Triple Crown, how will racing change?Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · The only thing it would do is stop the constant chatter about re-formatting the TC. Some racing fans might be thrilled, but it would do little in creating new fans to the sport if he's gone from the public eye quickly afterwards. · 23 hours ago
  • be082 · people would care for about 7-10 business days. then go back to what really entertains them, like the kardashians or game of thrones · 16 hours ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Palace Malice has been declared out of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 6 at Belmont Park, according to trainer Todd Pletcher's assistant, Byron Hughes.Read More
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Have a feeling we've seen the last of him, again. The Met Mile was always the goal. Why squeeze in a prep race and then use the excuse the Met came up quick and he needs more time. · 5 hours ago
Street Story turned back a late charge by Heykittykittykitty to win Monday's Grade 3 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs.Read More
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Coolmore has sold Cape Blanco to JBBA in northern Japan -- they they have enough Galileo representation, and Japan would like more...
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  • Northport · Apparently it is a two year lease, not a sale. I guess if his progeny start burning it up in North America he will return to Ashford at the end of his lease · 215 days ago
  • ILuvTurfRacing · When you're career resume' says you have wins in the G1 Irish Derby, G1 Irish Champion Stakes, G1 Man O'War Stakes, G1 Arlington Million, & G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, any country with a quality breeding program is gonna want to breed with that stallion if possible. Because he had 5 major G1 wins for his career, something that often gets lost in the shuffle about Cape Blanco was his beating Epsom Derby & Arc winner Workforce to win the G2 Dante Stakes at York as 3YO and as a 2YO his winning the G2 Futurity Stakes & G3 Tyros Stakes in Ireland. · 12 hours ago
Moonlit Stroll, a narrow third in last month's G1 Humana Distaff, has been euthanized after breaking down during a workout on May 23rd

Poll of the Day

Which competitor is the biggest danger to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont?

  • Madefromlucky
  • Mubtaahij
  • Materiality
  • Frosted
  • Tale of Verve
  • Carpe Diem
  • War Story
  • Frammento
  • Keen Ice
  • Conquest Curlinate

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