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Speed horses never get any respect. When they win, they "stole" the race. When they lose "see he didn't get it his way today". Bayern will be fine, he will win his share. I would rather own a string of speed types than the "got to get a trip" horses.
Two very obvious problems beset out having a new Triple Crown winner 1) these middle distance animals are running in a series of races that harken back to the more well balanced animals of years gone by, or the type of racing in the rest of the world, and in surviving the first two legs, the ones that get to the final leg are fairly well spent 2) Fresh plodder types often come in to catch these overworked babies who actually are not that good standing on their own...Of course there are exceptions......Go and Go, AP and others Just no Stage Door Johnyès are there any longer
From what i have read so far about this horse running in the Preakness. It all sounds as though many of you believe that Todd will run him in this race,just to make sure that A.P. does not have it easy. That his sole purpose is to make sure that A.P. does not win the race. I have not heard 1 person tell me,how this horse can possibly win the race. For all we know,this may turn out to be an amazing race horse. But what makes anyone think that he can win the Preakness off of 2 basic non contentious 1 turn sprints. Pletcher like any other trainer only is concerned with the chances of their own horse. They do not get caught up in the nonsense of being the sacrificial lambs, just to insure that someone else does not win. What if for some reason ,some way out reaso. Todd decides to run in the Preakness. We find out then,that C.E. can't rate yet. He gets caught in a speed duel and finishes up the track. I am sure that the same people calling for him to run in the Preakness. They will be the first ones to start the rock throwing at Pletchers direction.
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Competitive Edge & Stanford were always my two favorite Pletcher colts from this crop. I think CE is a very good colt. If he goes in the Preakness and finishes up the track- I won't cast stones at anyone. Just how good is CE? You won't know if you don't go. · 55 minutes ago
  • Fiddler's Green Standardbred via Disqus · I wouldn't call a 1 turn mile a sprint. His last race gave an indication he could handle at least another furlong. I think he was the most impressive 3 yr old of the day on dirt (for the race he ran in). If the pace is slow again, AP may not beat him in a sprint off the turn... if the hehe hey go quick, we'll find out if CE has some stamina or not. We already know the Big 3 from the Derby do. · 9 minutes ago
Unfortunately it was the race he did not run in that I will always remember most when it comes to my all time favorite colt and one of the greatest runners Southern California produced in the 1990’s. That being said, the Neil Drysdale conditioned son of Seattle Slew, A.P. Indy, was one special runne...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Thanks for sharing the AP Indy story with all of us! · 34 minutes ago
  • wulzen1 · Loved the way he ran with his head low and neck stretched out. · 19 minutes ago
Me too...I am all in if he goes...for sure....I think he wins it and Velasquez and Pletcher surprise.
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  • travel_vic · Lets go head to head on the Belmont evaluation and see who understands a race that demands % medians in the high 66 range. Materiality ran in the high 68 range.... · 3 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Vic, I'll go head to head with you on a Belmont Stakes day betting challenge. We'll set a fictional budget and see who wins. · 22 minutes ago
Riding takes its toll on the body, but this weekend jockeys Gary Stevens and Kerwin Clark proved that the heart will always prevail.Read More
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  • travel_vic · It is NOT the riding that takes the toll, it is the flipping, the denying, the starving and the psychological harm it does that creates many a problem long term for riders. · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · Jason, The photos of Kerwin Clark after his first grade 1 winner and now, after the Oaks are wonderful. Really shows his emotions. · 53 minutes ago
In a race I can see falling apart late, we'll go with #7  CENTELLA  for trainer R. Creque  & jockey M. Vasquez.....looking for 8-1 or better hopefully, we'll go $25  W    &    $25 PL......Read More
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  • travel_vic · 5 and 10 have exited much faster paces of race and the only recent decent sustained move from the 7 happened way back at Ellis Park on 8-29 · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I don't usually try non-Calis and the very slow times throw me off, but, 1,2,9,5. GL w/the 7. Seems to be improving. · 58 minutes ago
Honor Code, fifth in the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes on Friday at Churchill Downs, came out of the race in good shape and is being pointed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on Belmont Stakes Day, the connections said Monday. Shug McGaughey tells DRF's David Grening that he was very disappointed Honor Code didn't run well in the Alysheba, saying that he noticed right away that he wasn't in favor of the track on Friday. McGaughey says that putting him back at a mile will be good for him and says he expects Honor Code to run big next out. Article on DRF
10 year old Be Bullish racing today at Belmont--after racing/winning 13 days ago. He drops to $12,500. Of course DJ had no intention to retire him--in fact squeezed even more money from BB before dropping him today. Good news is that there is a private group who has raised funds to claim/retire him and two notable retirement farms who want him. Run safely today BB, there's a well-earned retirement waiting for you.
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  • travel_vic · Strong constitution or this one is well cared for....We see standardbreds run at 10 11 12 all the time and win often as well...Different gait and heartier breeding must be the difference. Love the t-bred but there is no bone left in their legs. · 3 hours ago
  • yukichan · Well, Crap.... · 1 hour ago
Forte Dei Marmi, Canada’s champion male turf runner in 2013, has been retired to Old Friends in Kentucky. The 9-year-old gelding won 10 of 39 starts, for earnings over just over $1 million, mostly for trainer Roger Attfield. “I’m really delighted,” Attfield said. “He’ll have a nice home there. A lot of his friends can go and see him, too.” According to DRF
  • travel_vic · Atfield is old school, taking a direct hand in keeping his charges running well past the time their contemporaries had to retire · 2 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · Old Friends seems to be getting a lot of top geldings lately, which I think is great. I will be back in Lexington for the Breeders Cup and am looking forward to seeing all the new horses, especially Silver Charm and Game on Dude, but I am a big fan of this horse also. All racing fans should support Old Friends and if in the Lexington area, should stop by to see some of the best horses that have run in the US. · 1 hour ago
I hope for you Firing Line/AP bettors that this is the case. If Pletcher sends either Materiality or Comp Edge into the Preakness Field then you will have a long race.....Materiality was at least 7 lengths compromised and Competitive Edge will change the whole complexion of the race.
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Well, as much as I like Competitive Edge and appreciate his BSF in the Pat Day MIle when the track was still actually a fast track before it dried out for the Derby, he has yet to beat anyone of consequence. Granted Pain and Misery was stakes placed to Firing Line in third in the Sunland Derby, but what was that 15 lengths? He was on my early Derby list, but unlike many of the other entrants who will have gone 9 furlongs against G1 company, he just has not done it yet. I know he is a talented horse and I like his breeding, and I believe that he could be a factor in the summer racing, but not yet. I see a horse like Materiality or Carpe Diem as being much more of a threat. · 2 hours ago
Watch Churchill Downs track announcer Travis Stonr as he calls his first Kentucky Derby!Read More
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  • BidandShoe via Disqus · Great video! Nice to capture the emotion at the end. · 19 hours ago
  • Capper · That's flipping awesome! · 2 hours ago
Kentuckian going to enter the 7f Barrera Stakes on May 10th at Santa Anita.
Will this be the last Preakness run at Pimlico? The MJC & owner the Stonach group expect a decision by the end of the spring meet in early June. The major question is whether the company will maintain both Laurel & Pimlico racetracks or consolidate all racing at one facility. Laurel is large enough to house enough premium seats to run the Preakness. Pimlico has one of the finest, widest turf courses in the country- but both facilities need a lot of infrastructure work.
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas hoped that a Preakness run may be in the cards for Mr. Z, who finished 13th in the Derby.Read More
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  • Incitatus4Consul via Disqus · Gosh! Give this poor horse a break!!! · 3 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · De Kock was not thrilled one bit about the beginning of this Derby ~ thats for sure : But welcome to America : They talk about how bad our races are here as far as how fast we all go early vs their way : Should have known this was coming from the Zayats , doing everything within reach to take full advantage of what they brought to the Derby : Over All YES It Was A Clean Well Run Race : I for most part though , dont like or care to see races like that where its a madd sprint to the 1st turn at a 1 1/4 race : We are lucky n blessed nothing triggered by a bad step or clipping of heals or just a poor jockey era : This Derby really lucked out as all went well : Because it sure looked ugly from the break to the 1st turn : · 2 hours ago
Todd Pletcher tells DRF'S David Grening that Stanford is not being entered in Saturday's G2 Peter Pan "but that doesn't mean he's running in the Preakness" Pletcher said. Pletcher says he's 50/50 for the Preakness but it will depend on how he trains. According to DRF
Anyone notice that he ran the entire length of the stretch on his left lead.
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  • sully · yes and also think that's why he tired so much at the end. would it have made a difference? we will never know · 2 days ago
  • Vic-S · Both the 1-2 finishers ran oddly coming out of the far turn. Firing Line ran on the wrong lead and American Pharoah came 6 off the fence. I think at about an 1/8th from the wire we saw Firing Line beginning to show signs of fatigue. He was running straight but then once Pharoah got closer it looked like he wanted to lean in on him, and proceeded to give a minor bump to the eventual winner at which time Stevens knew the race was out of grasp and decided to save him for the Preakness. All 3 of the "Big 3" are live in the Preakness. · 3 hours ago
11 works since January....I would be leery of betting my money on him. He can win as far as I can throw a baseball, or he could be staler than the discounted bread at Walmart. Weird what's gone on with this horse.
NO ONE can tell anything about a race that has not even been drawn yet. Until the match ups are investigated this is all wild assertion.
Listen..Frosted has a chance to place or show at Belmont. He will not beat Materiality if Materiality is in the race. Better horse who was compromised in Derby. You people who just look at the close and don't see other things will be the ones who lose. Frosted will be bet more then Materiality in the Belmont. Good Luck with that. The other thing is Firing Line isn't winning this race if Competitive Edge is entered. And Competitive Edge has a great chance to wire this field. He has never set an uncontested first quarter and I could see both Dortmund and Firing Line taking back. The Lip has Spoken.
  • Kirk via Disqus · Excuse your stupid ranting Lawrence, Keen Ice close way better than Materiality in the Derby if you watch it over a million times but you rant about materiality? Keen Ice was steady and stop many times and Materiality still couldn't get two lengths on him. Stop being biased for Todd Pletcher flop horses. · 4 hours ago

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