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After a recent re-evaluation, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been cleared to resume galloping.Read More
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  • Fred Tunks via Disqus · Really nice to see the horse is doing good but at this point of his life and after all he has done, I'd be considering making the old man the stable pony. Even if the prognosis is good why risk another racing injury to old boy. I guess I just fail to understand why, in some cases, people find it so hard to say, "enough is enough." · 11 hours ago
  • richard jaimungal via Disqus · Good to see the DAN is getting ready to step out of the barn...A true quality well managed race horse...best of luck...Time to start kicking some pretenders butt... · 2 hours ago
Matt and Brian have a great time discussing each of the unlucky 13 since Affirmed got the best of his rival Alydar, including the reasons why they came up short, and plenty of replays.Read More
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · 1997 was one of my favorite crops of 3 year olds too Brian. I was 9 and that was the first year I really actively followed the Triple Crown trail. I loved Silver Charm. I disliked McCarron for a long time after that, he put in one of the best rides I've ever seen in the Belmont. · 2 hours ago
Throughout his spring campaign on the path to the Kentucky Derby, D. P. Racing’s Ocho Ocho Ocho always appeared to have a virtual asterisk next to his name as one member of the racing media after another prefaced their comments about the colt by saying he would eventually wind up as a turf runner. Read More
Stained with strong accusations, big performances, too many defeats to mention, and a heaping helping of bear grease, the career of Moreno has been as colorful as the Cajun who trains him. Read More
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  • VEGASJIM1952 · CATCH A FLIGHT will have no problem running down the speed in here. Horse has improved with racing here and will probably go off the favorite but with Moreno showing up will not be 3/5. Hope to get 5/2.... · 15 hours ago
  • Barbara Quiles via Disqus · ∎∎∎∎∎∎✈✈✈✈✈Take Easy with horseracingnation < my buddy's step-mother makes $74 hourly on the computer . She has been without a job for 7 months but last month her paycheck was $14216 just working on the computer for a few hours. official website ===---->-> SEE MORE DETAIL · 15 hours ago
Dating Lady Luck and Mrs. McDougal
Like Woodwin W and Granny's Kitten
To the guy who saids his sources is right 80% of the time well buddy this is the 20% of the time they wrong.Dont you know Afleet Alex is his sire and he won the 2005 Belmont and was best 3 year old male horse of the year in 2005.Why you post on other peoples knowledge don't you have any of your own,
Upstart, who was eased to the wire far behind American Pharoah in the Kentucky Derby, returned to trainer Rick Violette's barn at Aqueduct on Thursday and went to the track to jog for the first time this morning. Upstart spent 2 1/2 weeks at WinStar time to "rest and unwind" after the Derby. His main goals this summer will be the Jim Dandy and Travers at Saratoga. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, Frosted, Keen Ice. Ask me next week and I'll have a different line up. lol I do believe Pharoah is going to make history. Carpe Diem may be a better horse than his last race. He didn't use much energy that's for sure. Frosted reminds me of Wicked Strong and Keen Ice's odds, pedigree, etc., makes him appealing. Might toss Carpe for Materiality. I don't see the bottom 4 hitting the board so I've narrowed it down to 6 horse to choose my super from. 2 more horses to go.
*Bred in Kentucky, my sire earned an important victory in the state of Illinois. *Unraced at two, I began my career in New York early in my sophomore season.Read More
Wondered what happened to her...http://www.drf.com/news/i%25E2%2580%2599ll-have-another%25E2%2580%2599s-first-yearlings-offered-japan-select-sale
Gary Young has been on American Pharoah’s bandwagon from the get-go, and with a Triple Crown in close proximity, the private clocker isn’t about to bail out now.Read More
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Gary Young : Enjoy your column : I take in alot of input thru what you do as well as other Clockers from other tracks : When there are as many Clockers saying the same thing about ( 1 ) colt : Thats a huge advantage : not just thru luck : I have been on the AP band wagon myself since the beginning : American Pharoah / Carpe Diem / Keen Ice were actually my SOLID colts from ( Last Year ) going into the 2015 season : By the grace of GOD , they have all made it to the final dance of the TEST OF CHAMPIONS race Belmont Stakes ! I am still a believer in Keen Ice to make the Superfecta : Its about a 90% GIFT that it will happen : I give Keen Ice a huge advantage over abunch of these MAYBES ( Boys vs Men ) ! I agree 100% with you about American Pharoah winning the TC : In my opinion , its not a question will he : But By How Far : Your a Clocker : you know the talk from the horseman : Its going to be one heck of a show watching AP open up on this field when they turn for home , and the announcer can hardly talk after losing his voice from Excitement : Gary : enjoy the BEST colt we will ever see I believe in our time : American Pharoah was given a perfect nickname ( FREAK ) . . . · 2 days ago
  • Paige Wheat via Disqus · As a slow Derby winner and a very slow Preakness winner I would not complain about AP. As they say, time only counts in jail. What makes me feel that he is not a deserving TC winner and hopefully will not be one, is that he has had no challenges on the trail and has had everything his own way. He gets the benefit of his stablemate running the slowest fractions in a long time in the Derby, so naturally he had plenty left. In the Preakness, he gets a downpour and he was the only one who ever experienced a wet track. The track was wet fast as shown by the early fractions and yet he comes home in plow horse fashion. Again, his stablemate could have challenged him for the lead as he has been equally fast. Look at the Santa Anita Derby, but although he broke out of the gate the fastest AP was allowed to grab the lead. I believe if Garcia had Dortmund's best chances in mind, he would have fought for the lead. But, being AP's exercise rider and a team player, maybe he was not about to try. I do not think AP can handle the Belmont distance and I will be hoping to see him passed by three or four others in that long, long race. What we need more than a Triple Crown Winner, is a worthy Triple Crown Winner. · 5 hours ago
Moreno should romp in this!
  • Sullivan · Might be able to make a play if the pace turns up whacky · 1 day ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Should. I also like Hard Aces & Big Cazanova · 9 hours ago
Sorry to the fool who don't think Materiality will get that mile and ahalf in the Belmont just look at him when they hit the quarter pole in the Derby dead last and came flying to get 6 after a bad start, Your a FOOL to think he cant win the Belmont or get second to AP
Mr. Rutherford, This race is Materiality-AP...nothing else...good luck to you.
We all know Bayern is best when he is loose on the lead. That won't happen in the Met Mile, Private Zone is the speed of the speed in there and would make Bayern work hard and he still may not catch him. A mile and eighth in the Stephen Foster is well within Bayern's reach and the fractions won't be anywhere near as demanding. This Met Mile even without Palice Malice in there has come up exceedingly tough. Of the two races, the S F is a much softer landing place for Bayern. I think what Baffert is saying here is "If Private Zone scratches out, we will run in the Met Mile."
Really can't wait to see him back on the track again. His B C Juvenile was electric.
Sweet Whiskey worked 4f today, May 27th, in 48:09 (b). It was the fastest of 20 works at that distance.
Beholder worked 6f today, May 27th, in 1:11:20 (h). It was the fastest of 10 works at that distance.
Winning Prize worked 4f today, May 27th, in 48:40 (h). It was fifteenth fastest of 41 works at that distance.

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Which competitor is the biggest danger to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont?

  • Mubtaahij
  • Materiality
  • Frosted
  • Tale of Verve
  • Carpe Diem
  • Conquest Curlinate
  • Keen Ice
  • War Story
  • Frammento
  • Madefromlucky

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Thursday's 5th race (3:00pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is a $12,500 claiming event for fillies and mares dashing six furlongs on the main track.#2 Herecomesmisskitty (4-1) has every right to move forward 2nd off the shelf. She drops, turns back, switc...

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