• There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 17 hours ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 2 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 2 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 2 days ago
  • Clearly Now breaks the 7f track record at Belmont - 1:19.96.Posted 5 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $28,880 when racing resumes July 4 at Los Al.Posted 7 days ago
  • 1-9 Frac Daddy upset by Sky Captain in the Dominion Day! Posted 9 days ago
  •  Size holds off Ria Antonia in the Iowa Oaks!Posted 12 days ago
  •  Declassify game in the Triple Bend!Posted 12 days ago
  •  Riposte proves best in the New York Handicap!Posted 12 days ago

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Intense Holiday had survived a near death tragedy just a few days into his life to become a graded stakes winner and legitimate contender for the Kentucky Derby...Read More
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  • SSilence86 · Thanks Brian for the nice article. I was just looking through my photos. I was lucky to see him in both the Risen Star & The LA Derby. It really is hard to believe. He was gone just so quickly. Bond Holder was another that was gone so fast. · 1 day ago
  • Dennis Morgan via Disqus · It is always sad when we lose a great horse and athlete. He is in good company with the other great ones that went before him. · 7 minutes ago
This past few months his problem was very telling as he just wasn't himself. Time catches up to everyone. While he's young as far a life span, being a jockey has to be a most strenuous occupation and one needs all their abilities. Look at Rosario when he recently came back not fully healed and the difference now. At Belmont in the 9th race I believe, if not for his strength and being 100% his horse would have gone down coming out of the gate as she crossed her right leg over her left one step out. He straightened her up, calmed her down, and made a good run to get third. Look at what beat me: 17/1 and an 11/1. I had the #9 boxed with the #8 as I liked her and am partial to Prado, as well as a win bet. Even then Prado won by a head bob at the wire. 8 Miss Frost E. Prado $36.00 $15.40 $7.20 2 Bartiromo C. Velasquez $10.00 $5.90
So I guess now is a good time for an impromptu poll: Gary or Jerry?
  • cedar · Love Jerry, but Gary won me my first ever bet on a wonderful older gelding named Rochester in a G3 at Keeneland, so I'd have to go with him. · 4 hours ago
  • Goblin · Gary, as a rider. As commentators/analysts, I would say they are approximately equal in knowledge, but Jerry has a more polished style of delivery. · 45 minutes ago
Jockey Meet-and-Greet Saturday: "This Saturday racing fans can come to Monmouth Park to meet their favorite jockeys for Monmouth’s commemorative jockey poster signing and giveaway. Members of the Monmouth Park jockey colony will be in the paddock from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. to meet and greet their fans and sign the 2014 commemorative jockey colony poster, which fans will receive for free with the price of admission. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, with first post set for 12:50 p.m."
Haskell Classic Car Show Sunday at Monmouth: "Over 100 classic rides are set to roll into Monmouth Park this Sunday for the Haskell Classic Car Show as the mania around the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational officially begins. The show will start as the gates open at 11:30 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Automotive aficionados can also enjoy great music and meet New Jersey’s biggest disc jockey as Big Joe Henry broadcasts his Jersey’s Favorite Hits Show live until 3 p.m. for 101.5 FM. As always, fans can also enjoy a full card of live racing at Monmouth Park, with post time set for 12:50 p.m. The Grade 1 Haskell is set for Sunday, July 27. Tickets can be purchased by calling 732-571-5563, or by visiting the reserved seat booth (2nd floor of the Grandstand) on any live racing day. In addition, fans can pre-purchase Haskell seats directly through monmouthpark.com."
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  • AndyScoggin · One week until Opening Day, Johnnie. I hope our paths will cross at the Spa. I will be there the first week. · 1 hour ago
Welcome back. How is Peter doing?
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Thanks Buck. Peter had a rough outing on June 28th, he ran at the front despite being more of a closer and finished 6th, but that was after a good string of wins, places and shows. There is a cold going around the barn now so he's on a bit of a break. Should run end of the month or early August. But despite not running, things are buzzing here with all the Casino news and events going on. How has your summer been? · 2 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Glad to hear Peter will be starting soon. Good luck · 1 hour ago
A FIVE time HOTY, a feat that will never be duplicated. Beat more good and great horses, more other Hall of Famers and Champions than any thoroughbred in history. Set nine track records and 2 world records...one of which still stands today...60 years later. Carried 130 to 136 pounds to victory consistently spotting substantial weights to many great opponents including champions and Hall of Famers. Considering those facts, may be the greatest thoroughbred race horse in history.
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  • airedale2008 · Allen, Kelso's five in a row is one of the horse racing records that will never be matched. As Buckpasser has commented, no matter who the three year old champion was, Kelso still beat them for HOY. Kelly carried 130 pounds or more 24 times. He still holds the WR for two miles at 3:19 1/5, set in his fifth in a row JCGC win. Eleven days later, he set the American record for 12f on turf at 2:23 4/5 in the DC International, a race he had finished second in the past three years. This was on three turns at Laurel, and he was seven at the time. The March 19, 1966 issue of The Blood-Horse carried his retirement announcement: "Kelso demonstrated the durability of class. No horse in our time was so good, so long. His was mature greatness." · 2 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · He was very simply the best there ever was in my opinion · 1 hour ago
How can colts who have already broken their maiden be ranked below those who have not even raced yet? Pedigree shows promise but performance wins races.
Who is the top jockey in the Nation? Now you can rate the riders on Horse Racing Nation!Read More
  • cathi929 · Mike Smith is my favorite jockey. He is talented in a very big way. Ethics for not only life but TB racing. A real gentleman all around. He doesn't just care for the win, other factors come into play for each ride. I will never forget after Zenyatta had her first colt, Mike Smith went to visit her and the new addition, he didn't have to do this, but he had a connection with her, not only the win of the game. · 3 hours ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · I personally like Mario G and Tami P as my favorites. It's also hard not to love Rosie. If I had to pick one jockey to ride my horse in one race, I think I'd tap Rosario as my guy. · 1 hour ago
Has anyone been to the Cigar Mile? I am looking to plan a trip to a post Thanksgiving through February east coast trip to a couple of stakes races and visit a few different tracks. Any suggestions on great tracks/race days.
Does anyone know much about him? Has he raced since this winter?
  • Goblin · He hasn't raced since 1/30/14, but is working regularly at SA. He last worked on 7/10; 4f. in 48.20. · 1 hour ago
Amino 2 very interesting horses today at Big Sandy. In the 2nd race,our Wrong Coast pal Shirrefs brings back Shareholder and stretches him out. Guisepe returning his horse to a more reasonable distance should prove tough. But giving house jock Solis the boot for Johnny V. signals serious intent. If the Holder can't handle this bunch,then it is back to Wall Street. The other is in the 4th race. Grannys Kitten looks to be the pick of the liter. Always have to fear Todd,and Shug going Spikeless almost makes him a toss. Back to the feline. In the mornings he has held his own against Superstar International Star. Glad to see Maker sticking with Irad.
I'd have to add Danza to your two physically gifted
  • tmallios · I have really never been a fan of this guy. I would not argue against your point. I think he is more of a grinder and powerhorse. But he is a nice horse. · 3 hours ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · 100% Disagree. He was way overrated. · 2 hours ago
Finally got a picture of him up!
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  • ekindy · Here's another problem I brought up 2 weeks ago that hasn't been addressed. The horse/race/track/horseman pages to not link to related articles anymore. For example Princess of Sylmar does not link to Princess of Sylmar Tops Grade I Delaware Handicap. · 4 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · HRN. This morning is showing some improvement on the site. Replies to people are showing up on the site as public comments and not as private replies as last night. There seems to be a better merging with disqus and HRN. Last night I lost my Buckpasser avatar, this morning it is back. Putting the comment button back as it had been would be a big help for posting. Also being able to scroll down through the · 3 hours ago
Integral gets home ahead of Rizeena to to win the G1 Falmouth Stakes. Longshot Peace Burg ran a cracking race in 3rd for Aidan O'Brien. Sky Lantern finishes a well beaten 5th.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Boy this filly is compiling a really nice career resume'. Today made the 8th career start to date for Integral and with her Falmouth win she runs her career record to 8-5-2-0. Her only out of money finish to date still remains her 7th in last season's G1 Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, which if memory serves was a bit of a messy race for a few fillies & mares that day. · 4 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · She is really coming into her own. Was always a nice filly, but has stepped up this year. · 3 hours ago
Back from vacation. I hope everyone on here is doing well.
Had a nice 4f breeze on the Keeneland turf today going 50 2.5. Lopresti says he "wouldn't rule our the Woodward.. I'm going to let Wise Dan tell me." I honestly don't see him running here and would rather see him take on fourstardave, shadwell turf mile, and BC mile, but I trust Lopresti (although I think he's just teasing the public here).
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Poll of the Day

Which Was the Best Stakes Race
Last Weekend?

  • Zivo's last-to-first Suburban score
  • Lexie Lou beats the boys in Queen's Plate
  • Clearly Now's smashing Belmont Sprint
  • Shared Belief's stakes return at Los Al
  • Kid Cruz's flying victory in Dwyer
  • Fortune Pearl kicks clear in Delaware Oaks
  • Mr Speaker's Belmont Derby upset
  • Main Sequence gets the edge in U.N.
  • Minorette's hard-fought Belmont Oaks

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LA 7/11/2014 R5 - Missy Marini in winning spot at Los Al

Friday's 5th race (4:00pm PT) from Los Alamitos Race Course is an $8,000 claiming heat for fillies and mares dashing five and one-half furlongs on the main track.#3 Missy Marini (5-1) won her $20k Maiden Claiming Golden Gate debut at 6f before fading...

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