• Far From Over is injured and off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to owner, James Covello.Posted 1 day ago
  • Materiality turns away the challenge of Upstart to win the Florida Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • International Star reels in Stanford late to win the Louisiana Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Pants On Fire guts out a win in the Sir Shackleton.Posted 4 days ago
  • War Correspondent rolls late to win the Appleton.Posted 4 days ago
  • Prince Bishop wins the world's richest race; California Chrome 2nd.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolniya dominates the boys in the Dubai Sheema ClassicPosted 4 days ago
  • Solow defeats The Grey Gatsby in the $6,000,000 Dubai TurfPosted 4 days ago

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

If the discussion about racing in Dubai caused a rift in between Chromies, then the news that he’s going directly to Newmarket has caused a tidal wave.Read More
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  • Lenny George Mamola via Disqus · Mr. Martin and owners of C/C...Did you read the Headlines??? Prince Bishop wins Dubai Gold Cup""""""".....So....Now you are going to ship him to Newmarket run him a different direction and on Heavy Grass????...Wow ..Your a great manager.....You say for breeding purposes??? Did all our great sires go the route you are taking ???..He will be bred to some very important and quality mares once he is retired .. They the Big $$$ people will give him the right to do so..and if he does ... he does .... become a good ... great or mighty sire ... pure and simple....Take him back home ... its still not to late..Where you know he will run BIG each and every start...He is 100% now ..... Finally !!!!.......The track beat him at Dubai...Period...Look at the time...Look at Secret Circles time...A horse who breaks 1:09 back home wins in 1:10 4/5 ??? Let them come to him keep him in Southern California and let him shine.... · 4 hours ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Fred,btw great writing. You have a gift. · 38 minutes ago
A huge day of racing Saturday at Keeneland, featuring plenty of big names, gets the Spring Meet off to a roaring start.Read More
  • BrianZipse · This turf allowance (Race 4) reminds me of the kind of allowance races I would see at Belmont or Saratoga back in the 70's ... wow! · 7 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I've been a huge fan of Mr. Speaker since he was just two years old. He's one of my favorites and I hope he can win or at least run well. His Travers 5th wasn't exactly a "sour note" (unless you bet on him) as he was beaten by G1 winners Tonalist, Wicked Strong, and V E Day as well as the very nice Kid Cruz. I think Lezcano was not the right jockey for him, and I'm glad to see a rider change. · 2 hours ago
Highlighting Keeneland's opening weekend will be the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes headlined by Carpe Diem.Read More
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  • amdaman via Disqus · It'd be smarter if all those hyperlinks pointed to the individual horse's page, and not to the same general comments page. · 17 hours ago
  • GreenSplat via Disqus · Another weak field. · 2 hours ago
Undefeated Dortmund heads a field of six in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby. Read More
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  • buds · Id say that if you have a horse that doesnt know what its like to lose and he obviously has a champions heart (his come back against Firing line). You cant take an easy trip around. I think you gotta keep the taste of winning in his mouth. Horses that can give a 2nd effort and refuse to be passed are few and very far between · 3 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · I agree with buds... gotta love a horse that is beaten, looks another horse in the eye, and comes back to win. · 2 hours ago
Half sis silent sighs won the Santa Anita oaks
Wednesday's 9th race (5:28pm ET) from Aqueduct is a $40,000 Maiden Claiming event for NY-bred 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track.  #3 G R's Giant (4-1) broke from post 10 in his last two starts (4-wide 3-12, impeded 1-15) vs. this kind and landed the place on the inner dirt...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Every once in a while you'll find an Onion, icy. · 8 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · CREATIVE MATH NOW? bet was $40.00 and collected $37.75 that means a loss of $2.25 IN THE REAL WORLD · 3 hours ago ·
According to the statement released today by Perry Martin regarding California Chrome being sent to Europe. Martin goes on to say that he absolutely regrets sending CC to run in the San Antonio in February. "Both Art and Steve wanted to prep in the San Antonio against Shared Belief. The argument was that the matchup was good for racing. I did not want to disappoint them so abstained. This was an emotional decision and it was wrong." I do not believe that this trip [to Britain] is a mistake, however I freely admit I have made one mistake in the management of Chrome. I wanted to travel to Dubai early and prep in one of the [Al Maktoum] Challenge races there. This is a proven formula that allows the horse more time to recover from the long trip and gives him the benefit of a race over the surface." So long story short, he's very upset Chrome raced in the San Antonio and he believes that race was one of the reasons California Chrome did not win the Dubai World Cup. Article on racingpost.com
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  • jay.harrison.52035772 · Coming from him, it's your typical hindsight is 20/20 deal. Naturally has all the answers. Quoting Mike Tyson: Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the mouth. And unfortunately for California Chrome, Martin has the plan until Chrome takes a huge punch from his competition at Ascot. People are saying no big deal if Chrome loses, just bring him back and he'll be like his old self. Perry is not thinking this way in the least. · 4 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · The same proven formula that all other American horses have used to win the DWC, right? So now he'll be getting a prep in Newbury before Ascot. I wonder what his excuse will be this time around. Sherman publicly questioning Martin's decision to go to the UK, Martin publicly blaming Sherman and Coburn for the loss in the DWC, that doesn't sound too good. It seems Martin is pulling rank. · 3 hours ago
I really like She's a big winner. I am not sure how she'll take to the dirt, but I'll be rooting for her.
Dortmund has the rail in the Santa Anita. We'll see if the extra distance helps Prospect Park who looked to be closing well in the San Felipe.
So many questions, so little time, as the Kentucky Derby trail nears the end of the line.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Boils down to a single question: who can run 9 panels in an evenly distributed fashion that projects to 10 furlongs down the road? MANY pretenders are exposed getting this far along on 2 year old form and never get any better than that. · 5 hours ago
  • travel_vic · quote: "Jason, you may have to wait until after the Arkansas Derby for the late running horse for the Derby." If you ever watched and kept records on Ark Derby winners, you would know that the majority of winners are pressers NOT late movers. · 4 hours ago
top of his game.really looking foward to the met mile! bayern should race that one.like to see a little payback.
*Bred in Kentucky, my sire was a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner. *My first three career races were at three different tracks, but all in the same state.Read More
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  • Chris Miskell via Disqus · It was the clue about finishing second to a BC Juvenile winner in a derby. With the track record of BC Juvie winners over the years it narrowed it down a bit. Plus the clue about leading earner of gender also made me think it was probably a filly. · 5 hours ago
  • zatt · Correct on all accounts ... Well solved, Champ! · 5 hours ago
really like Bolo with M. Smith back as his jockey
Looking forward to seeing this tiz shea d run.Love to see a horse that i put my hands on at the sale do well.
No some very good HORSES were in his barn and he kept them healthy. Any good journeyman trainer, given the same level of horse, could have exactly the same result. There are dozens and dozens of trainers toiling on the back side who have horsemanship skills easily on par with the top statistical ones, they just never get the horse quality. Horses make trainers not the other way around.
Stellar wind
Call me crazy- but I like Singing Kitty here a little bit (to at least hit the board?). Tough field. Some good fillies in this one.
nice ride joe ..go back to the west coast
  • Deano · Joe wasn't the problem, War Story always makes a good move but refuses to pass horses in deep stretch. I've been pulling for him and every time no matter who rides him he gets to or near the lead and flattens out. One time is O.K, but three times in a row is a disturbing pattern. He doesn't have the killer instinct you need to win a Derby. You have to be able to pass alot of horses down the lane to win the big one. War Story has not improved in that area in his last 3 attempts. Wish he did, but the proof he's not improving is evident. · 7 hours ago
Those were Wise Times indeed!
When Phil Gleaves was on his game he was one of the top 10 trainers in the USA. His horses ran for him.

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SA 4/2/2015 R8 - Hauler an intriguing price player in the last at Santa Anita

Thursday's 8th race (4:40pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $56k Maiden Special Weight event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six and one-half furlongs on the downhill turf course (rail at 30 feet).#4 Hauler (12-1) is an interesting price possibility. ...

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