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  • Favorite Tale is long gone in the Smile Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
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  • Bradester a strong winner of the Salvator Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Aldous Snow just holds off Dynamic Sky in the Singspiel.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dogwood Trail cannot be caught in the Grade 3 Azalea.Posted 2 days ago
  • Gimme Da Lute just holds off Prospect Park in the Los Alamitos Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 3 days ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 3 days ago
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Ok, what is up with Lady Eli making her patented blast to the front and then mugging it up for the crowd. It's like she rears her head toward the grandstand and Irad has to re focus her. She does it just about every time, and it costs her a little momentum( not that it's mattered). It like she's saying "ya all see that?".
Plans for the ‘Pharoah Phan Phest’ are underway for American Pharoah’s visit to Monmouth Park and the Haskell Invitational.Read More
Not that she was going to beat Lady Eli on Saturday but I will not give up on this filly. Inside trip was ok until the front runners stopped in front of her as she was being put into her drive. She took up sharply and that was it. Still like this one in future races against anybody including Lady Eli.
Very glad to hear Shaman Ghost is pointed toward the PWS! Really was hoping he would try for the Canadian Triple Crown! Certainly will be making trip down to Fort Erie July 28! Can't wait!
Count Fleet, was retired following the Belmont. Of the other ten, their records after winning the TC: 1919-Sir Barton, was 24-12-5-5, and his record against other ages 16-7-4-3; (hereafter, the first record will be overall, the second record against other ages)1930-Gallant Fox, 6-5-1-0, 2-2-0-0; 1935-Omaha, 7-4-2-1, 5-2-2-1(it should be noted that his last four races were in England, where he won twice, and ran second twice. Pretty neat that a TC winner went to Europe); 1937-War Admiral, 15-13-1-0, 14-12-1-0); 1941-Whirlaway, 41-22-12-5, 35-17-11-5; 1943-Count Fleet, Retired); 1946-Assault, 27-11-4-6, 22-10-2-5; 1948-Citation, 25-14-8-2, 24-13-8-2; 1973-Secretariat, 6-4-2-0, 5-3-2-0; 1977-Seattle Slew, 8-5-2-0, 7-5-2-0; 1978-Affirmed-13-8-2-1, 9-6-1-0(NOTE: I noticed that Seattle Slew defeated Affirmed. Possibly the only race involving two TC winners. Also, I noted a horse named Exceller beat both of them. Is this the only horse to defeat two TC winners?).
G1 winner Honor Code, last seen winning the G1 Metropolitan Handicap on Belmont day, returned to the work tab for the first time in two weeks at Belmont Park, going 3F in 36.81. Trainer Shug McGaughey tells DRF's David Grening that he gave Honor Code a few weeks off because he wanted him to be fresh and because he says he's earned it. Also, he said that he did not feel it was necessary to do too much too soon before his next start in the G1 Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. McGaughey says his small vacation is over and he will crank up Honor Code for his next start in what McGaughey called possibly "the toughest test of his career", as this race could be determined to see if Honor Code is a true one turn horse or two turn horse. Article on DRF
Ocean Knight is back on the work tab going 48:34 at Saratoga, ranking it 1/20 at the distance. Nice to see him back.
Spendthrift Farm announces that GSW Medal Court has been retired on the heels of his lackluster effort in G2 Firecracker. Medal Count will stand at Spendthrift for an advertised fee of $5,000 with his Share The Upside fee being $6,500. According to DRF
Someone still isn't trying very hard during their morning works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kcFpT6HC5Y
Someone still isn't trying very hard when they work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kcFpT6HC5Y
The 2015 Haskell is sure to be the most celebrated in its near half century history, but that’s not to say there haven’t been plenty of huge editions in the past.Read More
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  • Mikaela Wilcox via Disqus · I think Verrazano was by far the most impressive Haskell winner...He completely demolished the field · 3 days ago
  • Barry Taylor via Disqus · Holy Bull in a hand ride · 3 hours ago
Timeform has seen fit to bestow on Golden Horn a rating of 130, becoming the first British trained 3YO since Frankel to reach the mark. Now don't get me wrong, I really like Golden Horn and I think he's a very talented horse, but Frankel was a freak of nature. In my humble opinion, if those 2 met over 2000/2100 meters Golden Horn would be nothing more than a good tow into the race for Frankel. I still remember watching Frankel completely annihilate Farhh & St Nicholas Abbey at York the first time he ever stepped up in trip beyond a mile to 2100 meters and those were both proven G1 winning horses with a pretty good turn of foot in their own right. Just sayin', Golden Horn's talented but not in Frankel's league, IMO.
Tuesday's 6th race (3:45pm ET) from Delaware Park is a $35,000 entry level allowance event for 3-year-olds and up traveling twelve furlongs on the turf course.#5 Halton Gully (10-1) finished 2nd in his lone try at this distance on the Penn National turf course last September. He romped in a fla...Read More
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  • travel_vic · All OFF the TURF now so that flips the pace scenario on its head here. 5 goes out and then 11 3 come later. Contenders: 5 Halton Gully 11 Winding Road 6 Minor Crisis 3 Meteoroid · 5 hours ago ·
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I made an inquiry to Darley America and was told 2014 winner of the Comely (defeating Dame Dorothy) has been retired to their broodmare band.
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This week on HorseCenter, Brian and Matt talk about Lady Eli and the Fourth of July weekend’s racing fireworks.Read More
Of all the great performances turned in last weekend, 3 stood out heading towards the Breeders' Cup.Read More
2015 has already provided us with immortal history, but what else does this year have in store for racing fans?Read More
This comment posted on facebook 3 hours ago - "Shared Belief on stall rest since April, cleared for hand walking a week ago per co-owner Kevin Nish. "he doesn't owe us a nickel" he said."
Monday's 7th race (4:15pm ET) from Delaware Park is an Optional Claiming heat for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track.#5 Alfredo Romana (8-1) went all the way at this course/distance vs. $22.5k claimers under today's rider Chiappe May 30. He exits a good 2nd in a Penn turf...Read More

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Del 7/7/2015 R6 - Halton Gully back on turf at DelPark

Tuesday's 6th race (3:45pm ET) from Delaware Park is a $35,000 entry level allowance event for 3-year-olds and up traveling twelve furlongs on the turf course.#5 Halton Gully (10-1) finished 2nd in his lone try at this distance on the Penn Natio...

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