• On Leave (9-5) wins the Riskaverse for her third consecutive victory.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Chad Brown earns career victory #1,000 as Mr. Maybe scores in the John's Call.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 3 days ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 4 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Harmonize (7-2) gets there in a blanket finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gallops to ten in a row with an easy Grade 1 Alabama score.Posted 5 days ago

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Trainer Phil D'Amato announces that the target for Enola Gray after the Torrey Pines is the G2 Lexus Raven Run at Keeneland in Oct and she will not point for the Breeders Cup this year, but perhaps will target the Breeders Cup next year.
The unbeaten filly, Lady Eli makes her long-awaited return in the $400,000 Ballston Spa (G2) at Saratoga.Read More
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  • Brian Zipse via Disqus · This could be the moment of the year in racing ... Good luck, Lady Eli! · 12 hours ago
  • Kimberly Beth via Disqus · So glad she is amongst us - safe ride Lady Eli! · 10 hours ago
What a joke trying to find this webinar. All I get are commericals. Been trying 20 minutes
Join us tonight at 7pm for a Travers Stakes 2016 webcast!Read More
Songbird is the latest to be featured in this series featuring active racehorses whose brilliance and great performances have contributed to what appears to be a new golden era of racing.Read More
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  • nu-fan via Disqus · Nice job, Mary. You did a great recap of this exceptional filly. I wonder if, at times, some people forget what Songbird has accomplished? Probably is true about other wonderful horses as well. Over time and many races, it helps to remind everyone about some of these racing histories. · 6 hours ago
  • sczen50 · Very nice job,Mary! :) · 6 hours ago
The 1 ¼ miles Travers Stakes features a field of 14 three-year-olds chasing after $1.25 million and an important Grade 1 victory. Read More
  • John Smith via Disqus · Didn't Rachel win the Preakness, Haskell, Travers?????? · 7 hours ago
OK, in the following scenario: Frosted wins the Woodward - let's say by three lengths, then beats Chrome in the Classic, coming from behind by a length. Songbird finishes the year undefeated and defeats Beholder in the Distaff. Chrome wins the AA convincingly but, as stated above, loses to Frosted by a length in the Classic. Now, a question - who is HOTY?
  • BeastBob via Disqus · If they come into the BC weekend as you described above, then the winner of the 2016 BCC will be the 2016 HOY. · 2 hours ago
Happy to see Frosted gets some new challengers. Moob and Samraat were both pulled from the Whitney. Bradester also conceivably can get HOTY if he somehow beats Frosted and goes on to the BCC. Also nice to see Comfort again but at 9, not 10 I don't see Comfort having a shot especially if Frosted runs his normal closing style. Bradester is the main threat here.
  • bronzeprincess33 · Bradester has no chance for Horse of the Year; even if he does win this, Chrome will be waiting for him at Santa Anita, and he won't go down easily. And even if Bradester DOES beat him, if Chrome wins the Awesome Again, then his resume for the Eclipse will already be too good for Bradester to overcome.. Songbird may win it if she goes unbeaten. · 7 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Sorry but Bradester has no chance at HOTY. Right now these are the horses in running for HOTY in order 1. Chrome: 5-0, four graded stakes wins, two grade ones 2. Tepin: 5-0, five graded stakes wins, three grade ones 3. Frosted: 3-1, three graded stakes wins, two grade ones 4. Songbird: 6-0, six graded stakes wins, three grade ones 5. Exaggerator: 3-4, three graded stakes wins, three grade ones 6. Nyquist: 3-2, three graded stakes wins, two grade ones 7. Melatonin: 3-1 two grade ones · 5 hours ago
Exaggerator will be favored, but there will be no shortage of prime competition for the son of Curlin in Saturday's Mid-Summer Derby.Read More
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  • Stay Thirsty via Disqus · Wow. I agree with almost every sentence on this article. Time for the Governor to set down his power! Destin will be 2nd again. Connect, Creator, and Gift Box could all easily jump into the money. Forever d'Oro is a nice longshot but I don't think he's board quality. Exaggerator and American Freedom and Laoban are the good ones I decided to dropped out. My Man Sam has potential but I like Forever d'Oro better. Gun Runner has no chance. I don't know who would bet on Arrogate at 10-1! Ridiculous! · 18 hours ago
  • brucefdb via Disqus · Mr Zipse is right.....you can make a case for a lot of horses in here. For that reason I am going to try using MARKING and, of course, FLINTHSIRE as singles in a pick 3 and spreading with a little extra on my top 3 in the Travers.....good chance to 'be alive' as Flintshire looks like a walkover unless Javier falls off, and Marking seems like a standout to me. If GUN RUNNER 'FINALLY' gets the dry track he craves he might surprise but 10 furlongs is a question, he should get a price. DESTIN benefits from the last, gets a favorable weight shift from GOVERNOR MALIBU. IF the track is dry those are my top 3 with the edge to Destin. Extra on these in the pick 3. I'll just use Exaggerator as a saver in the pick 3.....still NOT as good on a fast track and will be underlaid. Others I'll throw in for a small amount are the Baffert twosome (Cal based horses have been dominant) and maybe Creator. Will also use CATALINA RED to FLINTSHIRE and my top 3 in the Travers. Gift Box, Connect and Laoban all pick up too much weight. Even though there are a lot of horses that like to be forwardly placed there are no absolute need the lead types (American Freedom BOFF) so I expect a fair but not suicidal pace. WHAT A GREAT RACE IT SHOULD BE!!! Best to all. · 1 hour ago
If you’ve never been to Canterbury Park, I can personally recommend the Minnesota oval, just a short short drive from the Twin Cities, highly. Nice racing, a friendly atmosphere, and low takeout, all make it a track worth both visiting and playing. First open for racing in the summer of 1985, Canter...Read More
Is this filly injured? I notice that she has not had a work since July 15. She looks like a promising one for her sire.
Thursday's 9th race (5:40pm ET) from Saratoga is the $100,000 Riskaverse for 3-year-old fillies traveling one mile on the inner turf course (rail at 18 feet). #8 Pricedtoperfection (3-1) lost her punch in an even 4th place finish at ten furlongs in the G1 Belmont Oaks last time. She packs a ni...Read More
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  • travel_vic · cotenders in field that is left: 10 Queenofthechannel 5 Bright Side Up 1 Crags 8 City Section · 7 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Taking a chance with Baciama Piccolo · 6 hours ago
RIP big guy you will be missed
2015 BC Sprint winner Runhappy returned to the worktab this morning at Keeneland. Going 3F in 34 4/5. Trainer Laura Wohlers says if all goes well. Runhappy could make his four year old debut in the G3 Ack Ack at Churchill Downs with a possible start In the BC Dirt Mile.
  • Goblin · Jb, I'm adding a short video of his work from DRF Russo. :) Will need to scroll down a bit. https://twitter.com/drfrusso · 9 hours ago
  • bronzeprincess33 · Finally. That was a long wait. · 8 hours ago
1st- Lost Raven 2nd- Sky My Sky 3rd- On Leave 4th- Stella Rose
Who do you like in the Travers? And why. I have choices how about you.
Entered in the Torrey Pines Sunday at Del Mar.
Creator looks like a good price pick here especially with all the speed in this race.
Chrome is the Rodney Dangerfield of thoroughbreds right now. Destroys a stacked field with ease and still gets no respect.
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  • travel_vic · stacked filed? You must have watched a different race than I did. · 1 day ago
  • Dan K via Disqus · I think Chrome is the best horse going. Who's not giving him his props? The BC Classic is gonna be interesting with Frosted and some of our 3 year olds. · 3 hours ago
When i dug in to handicap Saturdays Travers,it never dawned on me that i would land on this guy. I loved him in the Jim Dandy, and came up a bit short. The logical horse for me is Exagerrator. I still feel that he is the best of this crop. He will be my second choice in the Travers.The Guv has put in 3 very strong speed figures. The Belmont may not show it,but after adjusting for the multiple trouble stops. He did run a big race. He has the tactical speed and running style,to sit off about 5 to 7 lengths off of a pace,that figures to be contentious. Because of the running style with many of the horses,i expect this to be a strung out field. This should play nice with the Gov. May not get the wide trip or traffic jam,when Joel puts him in the game.

Poll of the Day

Who will win Travers Stakes 2016?

  • Forever d'Oro
  • American Freedom
  • Destin
  • Majesto
  • Gift Box
  • Creator
  • Governor Malibu
  • Gun Runner
  • Arrogate
  • Connect
  • My Man Sam
  • Anaximandros
  • Laoban
  • Exaggerator

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Sar 8/26/2016 R9 - Tapitation can capture another state bred stakes race in West Point

Friday's 9th race (6:03pm ET) from Saratoga is the $150,000 West Point for NY-bred 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the inner turf course. #3 Tapitation (4-1) scored in 4 of his last 6 and the fragile sort finally runs wit...

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