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  • The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 3 days ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 4 days ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 4 days ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 10 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 10 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 10 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 11 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 11 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 11 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 11 days ago
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Kentucky Derby 2015 - Itsaknockout Pedigree Profile

The latest newcomer to the Kentucky Derby Trail scored a technical knock out in the Fountain of Youth. Will his pedigree knock him out of Derby conten...

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 6Promise Me Silver
Silver City
Bret Calhoun
Two Altazano
 4Dortmund
Big Brown
Bob Baffert
Robert B. Lewis
 3Blofeld
Quality Road
Todd Pletcher
Nashua
 3Itsaknockout
Lemon Drop Kid
Todd Pletcher
Fountain of Youth
 3Lady Eli
Divine Park
Chad Brown
BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
 3Mr. Jordan
Kantharos
Eddie Plesa, Jr.
Smooth Air Stakes
 3Ocho Ocho Ocho
Street Sense
James Cassidy
Delta Downs Jackpot

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Thursday’s Santa Anita Early Pick 4 Tickets (3-5-15)

Sunday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – March 1 (Winning Early Pick 3 Ticket) Edge to early-pressing types (2 wire jobs – 8f, 5.5f) on the fast main track. ...

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Thursday, March 5

Coldest Paces of the Day
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Aqueduct, Race 5
Laurel Park, Race 2
Gulfstream, Race 9

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Gulfstream, Race 4
Santa Anita, Race 8
Oaklawn, 
Race 3

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Souper Colossal will be scratched from the Tampa Bay Derby after coming down with a temperature this morning at his Gulfstream Park West stable.
Myositis Dan worked 4f today, March 5th, in 50:40 (b). It was the ninth fastest of 16 works at that distance.
This race has 6 front-runners. El Kabeir and Classy Class are surrounded by similar running style. I would be concerned about the first 25 yards. It could be a mess. The two closers, Combat Diver and Tencendur could mop this up. I think Tencendur has a better shot because he has been training huge and he has an enviable outside post outside of the fray that will be the first 1/16th. I agree with Deano. Tencendur only switched leads in one of his three races and still did well. Weaver has a very impressive 17 hand horse.
  • travel_vic · at a mile that surprises you ? · 12 hours ago
  • vodkak · He did not say he was surprised. Once again you twist statements only to denigrate someone's opinion. · 9 minutes ago
Seduire worked 5f today, March 5th, in 1:00:60 (h). It was the fifth fastest of 32 works at that distance.
Horse racing in Georgia is closer to the winner’s circle after a constitutional amendment to allow voters to decide to permit racing with pari-mutuel wagering was voted out of a Senate committee Wednesday. Read More
  • Sarah via Disqus · As a Georgian, this can't come quickly enough! · 32 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · Did not work in neighboring Alabma, what makes this slight geographical shift any bit a difference? · 17 minutes ago
Initially i conceded this race to Shared Belief,just like everyone else. But after looking at the entries,from a horse i had winning the race at about 93 % positive. I change the odds to about 80 % . The presence of Moreno makes this race a bit more interesting. A loose speed is always dangerous,especially when he is fresh and has some quality to him. Unless the ghost of Bejarano comes alive and he goes after Moreno,with absolutely no regard for his own. Moreno will be loose in here. Makes it a bit tough for the Hall of Famer. He now will have to use Shared Belief a bit more than he would of wanted to. Not saying that he will lose. But the chances sure increased with this entry. Never been a fan of The Rajin Cajun and his Amateuristic attacks in an attempt to Trash Talk. But i think that he has this guy on as much a tilt mode as possible. Nathan now i can get into the race,rather than be a spectator.
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  • travel_vic · vocabulary refreshment is a good habit I cultivate and how apropos that today's addition is the timely word poltroon. · 1 hour ago
  • vodkak · Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools because they have to say something. Fits tv to a tee and I'm not referring to the wise portion. · 19 minutes ago
Nice easy breeze this am, 101.1, he's on the comeback, looks great, grown, put on some weight and ready to go very soon.
POST TIME 7:30PM EST – The last two races at Santa Anita today are very attractive from a wagering perspective.  I landed on the nightcap which features a 12-horse field of filly and mare claimers going 5.5 furlongs.  At this distance, I become a little less concerned about pace and more ...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Cheapy short sprinters are almost all earlies or early/pressers with a +10 or more early/late balance. Not very adaptable on the whole they rarely run two in a row. FORM wise, 11 may be the top here and 2 has some back class to consider. A mixed bag who will hit the 2nd call on top...an open race so far. · 57 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · 5 appears the best late mover so that one should be one key here....maybe 11 the other · 56 minutes ago
Unbeaten Dortmund heads a field of 10 Kentucky Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes, an important steppingstone to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4.Read More
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  • veyedoublenwhy · Dortmund is a freak of a horse. Horses are going to have to run their A race in hopes to beat him. · 2 hours ago
  • MarkKennedy · might hurt him in the derby trying to navigate 20 horses a horse like that if he gets stopped or slowed he will lose all chance · 1 hour ago
Thursday's 3rd race (1:57pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $56k Maiden Special Weight event for CA-bred or sired fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 30 feet). #3 High Intensity (3-1) exits an improved 3rd in a local $75k maiden claimer at this trip on dirt. Today's longs...Read More
Led by Zayat Stables' El Kabeir, winner of the Grade 3 Jerome and runner-up in the Grade 3 Withers at Aqueduct Racetrack, the 62nd running of the Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham drew a field of ten emerging 3-year-olds on March 7 at the Big A. Read More
Our Joesphina, dam of G1 winner Dortmund, will bred be bred to Malibu Moon today at Spendthrift Farm. According to DRF
The decision to run Ocean Knight in the Tampa Bay Derby sets up a showdown against 2014 Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Carpe Diem.Read More
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  • Captain Obvious via Disqus · Tampa Bay Derby could be a great race this year. Glad to see Ocean Knight returning to Tampa. Got to attend this one since it's in my back yard. Wish Daredevil and Souper Colossal would show up and that would really make this interesting. · 1 day ago
  • drayton.nay · Dortmund towers over Bolo ? I don't think so.... · 2 hours ago
Shared Belief stands over the expected Big Cap field like LeBron James balling with a group of kindergartners. Read More
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  • DANCERS1FAN · A horse cannot control who shows up to run against him. When you're that good, owners and trainers now days avoid running against you whenever possible. As far as not leaving California yet, exactly right - he has not needed to, as the biggest race was located there. Later in the year, he will need to for sure. But everyone needs to remember that the planes fly both ways so why is nobody from the east coming out for a million dollar race???? · 4 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Wouldn't take Moreno off his ankle chip surgery and last place finish in the Classic. Would have to see at least a race from him before I'd go near him on top. · 3 hours ago
Iconic Hialeah Park, known the globe over as “the world’s most beautiful race course,” set a number of wagering records during the sixth season of live Quarter Horse racing, which concluded with a special nine-race program on Tuesday March 3.Read More
  • Sheldon Glass via Disqus · Not only was Premier Ethics race incredible, but the race call is right up there with one of the greatest quarter horse race calls ever. Pete did an amazing job. Lets hope next season they race on a Saturday-Tuesday schedule. · 4 hours ago
Mr. Z worked five furlongs in 1:03.80 Monday morning without blinkers, equipment he has worn in his last five races.Read More
  • ivan kalchen via Disqus · It amazing how things can change..if you want. As I said before mind over matter can be applied in every aspect of life. Nothing can be more motivating than this and no one could tell you anything if you believe enough in it. Also even the big said it when SJ Sports and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXk_3zb2-gQ said it. So start. And Bravo to you! Hope I was of help · 6 hours ago
The horse produces it segmental velocity times against a recorded documented pace of race. All one has to do is figure the lengths behind to get the velocity of the HORSE. HORSE no one else. That is where all the data comes from
  • amino998 · So this HORSE, Shared Belief, is too WHAT for the Met Mile? · 12 hours ago
  • travel_vic · One can NEVER project the isolated HORSE in the absence of the projected (accumulative) pace of race that he/she is contend with. ANYONE evaluating a horse ALONE without considering the pace pressure ahead is headed straight for the poor house. The effect of a single negative pace pressure (ex. Siphon to Cigar in their Pacific Classic) can negate altogether what that special horse could do in a vacuum. · 12 hours ago
Should final running times of Kentucky Derby preps help separate Contenders from Pretenders? Read More
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  • LennyGeorge · alot of differences in the surfaces · 14 hours ago
  • travel_vic · FINAL time means nothing. As Beyer finally had to admit and I quote:"It is not how fast horses run that counts, but it is HOW they run FAST." If animals cannot project sustained/presser status into the 10 furlong contest, forget about them in the win slot. · 12 hours ago
Soon you will all know the name Prospect Park , if you don't know it now , you will !
I am a sucker for Valid. Tough field.

Poll of the Day

Who will win the San Felipe? 

  • Bolo
  • Lord Nelson
  • Kenjisstorm
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho
  • Pulmarack
  • Dortmund
  • Sir Samson
  • Prospect Park
  • Pain and Misery
  • The Gomper

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mshutty

SA 3/5/2015 R8 - Underhill Drive stands out in SA 8th

POST TIME 7:30PM EST – The last two races at Santa Anita today are very attractive from a wagering perspective.  I landed on the nightcap which features a 12-horse field of filly and mare claimers going 5.5 furlongs.  At this distance, I b...
mdracing69

SA 3/5/2015 R3 - High Intensity getting better for Cassidy

Thursday's 3rd race (1:57pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $56k Maiden Special Weight event for CA-bred or sired fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 30 feet). #3 High Intensity (3-1) exits an improved 3rd in a local $75k ...

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