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  • Favorite Tale is long gone in the Smile Sprint.Posted 1 day ago
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  • Bradester a strong winner of the Salvator Mile.Posted 1 day ago
  • Aldous Snow just holds off Dynamic Sky in the Singspiel.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dogwood Trail cannot be caught in the Grade 3 Azalea.Posted 1 day 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 2 days ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 2 days ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 2 days ago
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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.
Of all the great performances turned in last weekend, 3 stood out heading towards the Breeders' Cup.Read More
AP is an exceptional horse, but if they're going to run him in the BCC I doubt they would run him at such a demanding track as Saratoga at 10F in the Travers. There's nothing to prove there as he's already devastated the rest of the 3yos. Running against older horses is a win, win, situation for AP. It didn't hurt the legacy of horse who lost to older horses like affirmed, Spectacular Bid, and even Secretariat. It won't hurt him either. He might, IMO, have a very good chance of winning against any of the older group. He's probably near maturity as was Damascus, Secretariat, Seattle Slew, etc. He'll get a little better, but I believe he's good enough now to more than hold his own. He runs his race at any track, in any weather, and does it as he pleases. I don't believe this is an inferior crop of 3yos, but a good one he just ran into the ground. Dortmund, Firing Line, and Frosted would be considered good grade1 horses in many other years, so why not now. I probably left someone out but that's just off the top.
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner American Pharoah who became America’s 12th Triple Crown winner after breaking a thirty-seven year draught since 1978 on June 6 at Belmont Park remains the unanimous leader of his division and for all horses of all ages in the latest NTRA Top...Read More
Lady Eli, American Pharoah, Private Zone, Main Sequence, Golden Horn, Prospect Park, Amira J, and more covered on this week's Bits and Pieces according to ZATT.Read More
  • rogueclown · YES. i was at Arlington for Amira J's maiden-breaker...she looked like the field's class on paper, but you never know with unraced two-year-olds. it was breathtaking when she really got running. i tried to beat her at the windows...though if i'd have known what i later found out, that she'd been comparing favourably with Katie's Eyes in the morning works, i wouldn't have bothered trying to beat her. i'm looking so forward to seeing what she does next...as a Chicago local, i'm hoping for the Lassie, though i know there's more high-calibre two-year-old racing out at Del Mar. · 17 hours ago
2015 has already provided us with immortal history, but what else does this year have in store for racing fans?Read More
Have tried to add his win in the King Cugart Jun 20, but can't get it to record.??
won the King Cugart can you guys post that??
Plans for the ‘Pharoah Phan Phest’ are underway for American Pharoah’s visit to Monmouth Park and the Haskell Invitational.Read More
Tough race. He needs to not run so wide down the stretch. Maybe a jockey upgrade would help.
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."
Big Blue Kitten won the United Nations (G1) for the second time by upsetting Champion Main Sequence.Read More
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  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · 105 BSF for Big Blue Kitten! · 1 day ago
  • zatt · BBK is the best turf horse in America right now, the best male horse, that is. · 12 hours ago
I think he has to go to the JCGC. Waiting to face older horses in the BC is a bad idea. If for some ungodly reason he loses the BC, every hater will be all over he fact that he only won restricted races. You are putting all of your eggs into one basket- and I think Bob is smarter than that. They have to try older horses before the BC and I think the ideal spot is the JCGC. A historic race that he could possibly run against top competition in Chrome, Tonalist and Honor Code. Just my opinion. Thoughts? If he romps in the Haskell I just don't see the Travers or PA Derby being appealing or a logical spot at all
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  • unbridled_68 · They'll go for the Travers most likely. If they've run the Haskell They'll run the Travers as its a more prestigious race. PA derby is nothing race for triple crown winner - unlikely. Couldnt figure why Chromes connections took him there last year. Older horses will be the next step after. As for the haters there's not point bothering about them they have convenient memories - Zenyatta had a very sheltered career and they see her as a great.Simply winning the triple crown with no difficulty has cemented his place in racing history. As for his legacy the boys at Coolmore America will see to that. · 12 hours ago
  • zenyatta mondatta · I don't see where this horse owes any of us anything. Hasn't he proven he is the best there has been in 37 years? IF he retires tomorrow he will still be the absolute best there has been in 37 years. What does it mean in this day and time to be a Triple Crown Winner? Apparently, not much if he is still having to prove himself. · 12 hours ago
Hopefully He Runs In The Haskell Against AP. Would Love To See That.
Chitu, a speedy colt who pushed the early pace in the 2014 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired, according to trainer Bob Baffert. Baffert said the decision was made to retire the 4-year-old son of Henny Hughes because he would be unable to get back to the same level at which he competed before developing an ankle problem following a third-place finish, three-quarters of a length behind winner Shared Belief, in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) last Dec. 26. While there has been some interest, Baffert said there has been no commitment on where the colt will stand at stud. Article on bloodhorse
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
I don't see AP going to the PA Derby. Like several on here have said it just simply doesn't make any sense logistically or competitively. I honestly think though that if everything goes to plan Zayat and Baffert plan to send him to the Travers over JCGC. Traditionally the Travers is the most important race outside of the TC and BC and Saratoga can put on a big show for AP (that tracks gorgeous). Zayat has made it clear besides the horses well being that this is most important to him. Belmont for the JCGC would be arguably better for his legacy than the Travers with older horses but not enough to make up for the greater risk of him losing. Their would be substantive benefit to AP winning the Travers as well.The Travers is something only one TC winner has won and classics in Saratoga in general have been the bane of elite horses for literally almost a century. This allows him to write off a loss more easily (if secretariat can do it, he can do it too) Making the turn around for the Travers is very difficult but Baffert's best horse (before AP) Point Given was sent to both and won both. I would personally prefer AP to go to the JCGC(I would be able to attend) which is itself prestigious. I just don't think his connections will send him. AP's run at Belmont already and self declared horse racing ambassador Zayat from the lookd of things wants to keep brining him to new tracks that can put on a party. Belmont would make a huge deal for AP like any track but not more than Stakes day. From experience 120,00 people confined in Belmont park isn't a great experience and the JCGC would do fine without AP anyway. Saratoga seems to be what Zayat is looking for. If AP isn't ready for the Travers IMO it's more likely they just retire him rather then run him elsewhere.
Favorite Tale rocketed out of the rail post and dared the rest of the field to catch him if they could. No one could en route to a 4 ¼ length victory in the Smile Sprint Stakes at Gulfstream Park.Read More
Shaman Ghost, winner of the 2015 Queen's Plate, came out of the race in good shape and will likely make his next start in the July 28th Prince Of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie, becoming the first Queen's Plate winner to attempt to win the 2nd leg of the Canadian Triple Crown since 2010. Trainer Brian Lynch says as long as he is happy and healthy , he will try to win the Prince of Wales and attempt to become the 13th Canadian triple crown winner, saying he believes he has the horse to do it. Article on DRF

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