• Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 2 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 3 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 3 days ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 3 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 3 days ago
  • Hard Aces by a whisker over Hoppertunity in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 3 days ago

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7,3,2 GL all.
Very impressive youngster be Sea The Stars. Beats the German Derby favorite in his maiden race. Then runs almost to the outer rail switching leads multiple times in his second start. Should be a monster when he figures it all out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH-o8qT-tOM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYHZCFi6vxY
  • Kelso5timeHOTY via Disqus · So much like Sea Moon last year. Quirky colt. But super talented. · 20 minutes ago
What the current Queen of the turf is doing is truly reaching uncharted territories.Read More
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  • DDelgado via Disqus · What a horse she is! · 1 day ago
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · I really need to pay attention to European runners as I am obviously missing out on some wonderful horses, including this one. · 21 hours ago
In traditional horse racing lingo, it is time to handicap the Best Championship ESPY, and see where American Pharoah stacks up against his esteemed award candidates.Read More
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  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · Let's get the vote out and we can help American Pharoah win this one!!!! · 19 hours ago
  • Larry via Disqus · I agree. Hands down, AP wins. Bumgarner can get the award next year but a TC winner can't. I am saying this even my cap in the pic is a SF Giant's one and I am from the BayArea. · 17 hours ago
The duo of Bob Ike and Phil Bongiovanni were able to hold off a strong group of handicappers to capture the Santa Anita Closing Weekend Handicapping Contest. Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Samraat, last seen finishing 6th in last year's Belmont stakes, will make his 2015 debut Saturday in a third-level allowance race at 1 1-16 miles. Rick Violette tells DRF'S David Grening that Samraat is coming into the race in good form and says that if he performs well, he could target the Whitney Handicap in August. Accordingto DRF
I was sure Competitive Edge was going to run the Preakness...that would be an easy race for him and AP wouldn't win the race in such a mediocre time of 1:58:2 + . Compared to California Chrome's 1:54:2+ last year. 2013 Oxbow 1:57:2+. 2012 I'll Have Another 1:55:4 coming from behind.. and so on.. AP shouldn't have won the TC if wasn't by the weak bunch of losers he run against..
Finally got around to watching 50 to 1. Overall I was pleased by the movie. Although am I the only one annoyed by how they portrayed Baffert as a joke? I mean it was just over the top...
Why won't my post be approved. No harsh language, nothing out of the ordinary.
Blew them away in the 6th race at Belmont.
Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion, away from the races for more than a year in part because of a fractured right front sesamoid, is scheduled to return in a $36,000 allowance event July 1 at Delaware Park. Trained by Larry Jones, Normandy Invasion, a 5-year-old Tapit horse with second-place finishes in three graded stakes, has been working nicely at Delaware Park, where Jones is based for the summer. He most recently breezed one mile in 1:38 3/5 on a fast track June 22. "He has been training well," Jones said June 25. Article on Bloodhorse
  • amino998 · K. 'D-Day' Clark in the saddle :) minion Blabs >> you welshing {PC???} on The Bet??? · 1 day ago
  • amino998 · Contenders after scratches... (3) Normandy Invasion, (1) Our Caravan (1st G), (6) Grey Beau · 1 hour ago
Hillaby is strictly one to beat with her solid speed and record on AW and Woodbine but coming off a long layoff and at 8-5 ml odds, I'm looking to beat her with Resistivity at 6-1 and Sweater Weather at 15-1. Resistivity has run against solid fillies at GP and Kee and she can handle the distance. The only concern is her AW track. Keeneland's old AW probably was different than WO so taking a shot here that she'll like it. Also, Sweater Weather has a solid record at WO and forced the pace in her last and faded just a bit but she should come off the pace at this shorter distance.
Jim Rome, a prominent Thoroughbred owner and the host of “The Jim Rome Show” on CBS Sports Radio and “Jim Rome On Showtime,” will deliver the keynote address when OwnerView, The Jockey Club, and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association host the second Thoroughbred Owner Conference in Halland...Read More
  • amino998 · :"Start the discussion..." ... OK "I would love to get in a discussion with this "vocabulary impeded" idiot Rome when he did not have access to the cut off microphone. This one is a real idiot almost on par with our clown of a mayor in Toronto.....but not quite." · 3 hours ago
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Any word on whether Dortmund is running on Saturday in the Los Al Derby?
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · I would consider that extremely doubtful. He's only had 2 workouts since the Preakness at 4f so I would be shocked to see him running without proper training. He just recently got his weight back. There's bigger fish to fry in August for this big colt. I would assume Baffert will try stretching Gimme Da Lute out after his game win in the Affirmed · 10 hours ago
Apparently the connections of Australian sprinter Brazen Beau weren't overjoyed with the ride he received at Royal-Ascot in the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes by jockey Craig Williams. Williams has been let go and replaced by Godolphin stable jockey James Doyle, who will ride Brazen Beau in the G1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket's July Course on July 11th.
I like Florida Won at 12-1 ml odds. Liked his win in the Ontario Derby two starts back at Woodbine. Out of Birdstone, he should be able to handle the distance. Also like the veteran Pender Harbour at 6-1 ml odds. Liked his two starts this year. He seems to be rounding into his old form and always dangerous on third start off a layoff.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I don't like the short time since his last race, but Patrioticandproud had an easy enough time with that win. Patrioticandproud, Midnight Aria, Pender Harbour. · 1 day ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Florida Won does worry me. GL. Hope his odds stay that high for you. · 4 hours ago
The London Times has a story about Kauto Star this morning and the fall he sustained was in the paddock in the yard of the dressage trainer where he was being retrained. There appears from the article that a great deal of bad blood over the decision to retrain him for dressage.
Tuesday's 6th race (2:50pm ET) from Tampa Bay is a $16,000 Maiden Claiming event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course.#7 Boa Twelve (5-1) is out of 12% first turf sire Lemon Drop Kid and dam Boa (Rahy) has tossed two turf winners (6 winners overall, 1 stakes winner)....Read More
It was a DerbyWars Double this weekend for Edward "Ted" Hanna (Sulemark) - he won the $20,000 Game on SAT and $5,000 Game on SUN!Read More

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