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Keeneland Day 11 Sales Up 61%

The largest across-the-board increases to date highlighted Day 11 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

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California Chrome Gallops at Parx

After having a slow mile jog over the Parx surface Wednesday morning, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, owned by Steve Coburn and...

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Churchill, Race 5
Remington Park, Race 5
Arlington, Race 6

 

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Belmont, Race 8
Churchill, Race 2
Gulfstream, Race 4

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Fiftyshadesofgold, the winner of the $200,725 Eight Belles Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) on Kentucky Oaks Day, has been made the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s $100,000-added Dogwood (GIII) at Churchill Downs. Read More
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  • travel_vic · you expect that the MORNING LINE ODDS will be the ones you are offered? Fantasyland. · 1 hour ago
  • Exterminator · Nah, of course not. But I doubt it will change enough to matter. She's that much better than these. · 27 minutes ago
It's been a great run,Princess!
Gary Stevens will resume his riding career, no ifs, ands or buts.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Gary Stevens RETIRED, and then began collecting DISABILITY insurance premiums not long after. You cannot even attempt that without substantive medical evidence to show that it is the CAUSE that you are unable to continue. That has been the standard requirement as long as I have know anything about degenerative joint disease as insurance companies have this "hang up" in paying out a person who JUST wants to retire. I am amazed he lasted as long as he did this time round... · 49 minutes ago
  • hannahWTC · That is a surprise. I really thought he would stay retired this time. Happy to hear he's coming back though!!! He is one of my favorite jockeys · 41 minutes ago
Friday's 8th race (5:30pm PT) from Los Alamitos Race Course is a $20k Maiden Claiming dash for fillies and mares traveling six furlongs on the main track. #8 Alissa R N (8-1) earned her best number in her lone start at this level second time out Aug 15. She flashed speed vs. better $50k foes at Del ...Read More
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  • travel_vic · correction 8 10 9 4 · 54 minutes ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · 8,10,9,6 I just didn't like how the 8 had run on dirt at SA, but then again it was her first race. These girls ran faster than ever today. · 43 minutes ago ·
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Now confirmed, Princess of Sylmar officially retired, per owner Ed Stanco. Now she will enter the next phase of her life." No decision yet on to whom she will be bred.
  • ekindy · I'll ditto what TV and tmallios and a few others have said on the GOD thread. She had a great run and is retiring in one piece. All smiles. · 52 minutes ago
Goldencents, winner of the Santa Anita Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile last year, is scheduled to make his turf debut in the Shadwell Mile at Churchill Downs on Oct. 4.Read More
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  • Exterminator · "A Wise Dan type performance"? They've gone loopy. One does not simply pull a Wise Dan performance. That's an insane expectation. · 1 hour ago
  • geldedridgling · At least they are willing to experiment, even if it's just an attempt to increase his value at stud. One fundamental difference between Dan and Golden Cents is Dan's probably a 9 furlong horse who's dominate at 8, whereas Golden Cents is an 8 furlong horse that is dominate on a good day at 7. His front running style on turf is only good if he can get loose on the lead, so if Silver Max shows up he could easily run into a buzzsaw. · 1 hour ago
Lava Man tweeted,saying he was looking for an assistant and would be happy to teach Dude!I hope Lava Man gets his assistant...
Love you Dude! VP award!
From Santa Anita: "Corey Nakatani would like nothing better than a repeat victory aboard Unbridled’s Note in the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, opening day feature next Friday at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Nakatani hopes to capture the race named for the retired Hall of Fame jockey, arguably the most popular rider ever to compete in Southern California. “First and foremost, he’s a class act,” Nakatani said of Delahoussaye, who recently moved back to his home state of Louisiana. “He’s a great ambassador for the sport. Even though he’s retired, he’s got a love for the sport . . . He’s a great guy all the way around. “What more can you say? He’s a Hall of Famer. I won the Eddie D. last year and it was an honor because to me he’s one of the all-time greats.” Delahoussaye will be at Santa Anita next Friday to present the Eddie D. trophy to the winning connections."
  • amino998 · Artest, Big Bane Theory, Dimension, Enterprising, Marchman, No Silent, Schoolofhardrocks and comebacking Cali Surfcup all nominated. · 2 hours ago
Ran today for Mott and did the same thing he did for Tagg,he ran 6th. This horse is in need of a drop in class.
From Santa Anita: "Trainer Neil French is in Arcadia Methodist Hospital after suffering a serious injury to his left leg in a fall at his barn early this week. “I saw him two days ago, just a day after surgery,” said trainer Richard Mandella, “and he was pretty comfortable and doing well that evening, but he said he was in intensive care the day before.” French stable foreman Tomas Nunez said Friday morning that he had visited his 62-year-old boss yesterday and he was talking and in good spirits."
HorseCenter looks forward to this weekend, as the guys discuss the long awaited return of California Chrome, in detail, as well as Untapable, and all the big doings at Parx.Read More
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  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Totally agree about The Grey Gatsby win! One of the best races of the year (so far) would have really hoped to see both Australia & Grey Gatsby at the BC.. Being from Toronto I was of course at Woodbine for the miler and was upset to first hear that Trade Storm was not nominated for Breeders Cup but this week his connection did say Trade Storm will go to Santa Anita. Watch out for Deceptive Vision in the Fillies & Mare Turf; she won the Canadian handily same weekend. Her pedigree is amazing! AP Indy (Smart Strike) / Secretariat & Seattle Slew on the top side.. doesn't get more blue blood then that! I just don't see California Chrome losing this one.. after my own 'capping I see Chrome a close 3rd at the 3/8 pole with Bayern & CJ's Awesome in front and just after the 3/8 pole the button will be pressed by V.Espinoza and by the 1/8 pole CC will run past Bayern with Tapiture coming close.. I see the PA Derby looking similar to the Preakness with Bayern and Tapiture just a bit closer to come in 2/3 and Candy Boy with Classic Giacnroll 4/5.. Not an easy race! Great show guys!!! Haven't missed one and love what you do!!! Very knowledgeable!! Keep up the great work!! · 10 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Pick6Sam, thanks for the great comments and your insights from Woodbine. Brian and I really appreciate the kind words! · 3 hours ago
In tommorrows Pennsylvania Derby, i think that this guy has a huge shot to get 2nd. Should Chrome not be at his best, Moon can light up the tote board. Lets be honest about the race. CC at his best is not only much the best in this race,but also much the best 3yo in the Country. Allow the dreamers their day in the sun. We can speculate all we want as to the fitness of CC,especially against a quality group of 3yos. But just ask yourself this question.Assuming you owned CC (arguably worth in the neighberhood of 15 Million and higher). Would you do something stupid and run a short race horse. I know i would not. So i have to go into the race with the mindset that he will be as good as good. Being that i am not in it for the rooting aspect,i need to come up with a horse who i not only feel confident will get the job done,but will add extreme value in the process. Noble Moon sticks out like a sore thumb. In his last race,coming off of an extended an extended layoff ,and still wearing the bar shoe. He ran avery impressive and buried race against everyones new found monster .....The Big Beast. Pace wise he flew home in his last furlong.It may not of looked it via the eye test,but he was running against fresh horses. In a race that was loaded with potential front ened speed, the leaders got away with 23/46. As they say,that is all she wrote for the deep closers. Moon is finally stringing up back to back races. This guy will be a major factor in the Pa. Derby.
After his workout, McLaughlin said he didn’t rule out Jess’s Dream making his debut at Aqueduct.
Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Wildcat Red departed Gulfstream Park by van Wednesday at 5 a.m., in time to make a 7:30 a.m. flight to Oklahoma. The Honors Stable Corp.’s 3-year-old colt is scheduled to run next in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (G3) at Remington Park on Sept. 28.Read More
In his final work before he resumes his racing career in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby next Saturday, California Chrome drilled six furlongs Saturday morning at Los Alamitos.Read More
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  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Ditto! · 4 days ago
  • Boknows via Disqus · May God continue to Ride with California Chrome, Victor and the Team!! God Bless!! Win Win Win! Safe and Sound Champ!!! · 4 hours ago
Where is he?
  • Northport · Back at Belmont and has had 7 works since August 12th, the most recent being a 5F move today in 1:01:30 (3/16). I wouldn't be shocked to see him entered in something soon. · 5 hours ago
Coolmore’s Adelaide, who was supremely impressive when taking the Grade I $500,000 Secretariat Stakes over Tourist on the Arlington Million undercard at Arlington Inernational Racecourse on Aug. 16, is now being pointed toward the most prestigious 1¼-miles turf race in the southern hemisphere, the G...Read More
  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · It Would have been sweet if Australia was shipped to run in the Cox Plate. · 5 hours ago
Jess's Dream worked today at Belmont going 3 furlongs in 36.9 . Ocean Knight also worked at Belmont going 4 furlongs in 47.3 . Both were good works and hopefully both will start SOON. jlp
After having a slow mile jog over the Parx surface Wednesday morning, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, had a more vigorous morning on Thursday, galloping between a mile and a half and a mile and three-quarters, again with exercise rider W...Read More
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  • travel_vic · funny stuff. UNLESS two contenders are head and shoulder above ALL the competition, most races are NOT match races. Match races within a race are rare but do happen (Noor/Citation, Alydar/Affirmed, Sunday Silence/Easy Goer) but there are negative and positive pace contributions to others in almost every other horse race on this planet and the sum total of that effect can make ore of the other of the primary contenders have LESS of chance. In his great book, Modern Pace Handicapping, Brohamer spend an entire chapter discussing those horses that ALTER the conditions of the rest of the field without EQUALLY affected others. · 23 hours ago
  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · Is there a video anywhere? I am curious to see how he is moving over the Parx surface · 7 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who will win the Pennsylvania Derby? 

  • C J's Awesome
  • Noble Moon
  • Classic Giacnroll
  • Bayern
  • Candy Boy
  • Tapiture
  • Protonico
  • California Chrome

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CT 9/20/2014 R11 - Nesso an interesting price play in CT Oaks

Saturday's 11th race (10:30pm ET) from Charles Town is the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks for 3-year-old fillies traveling seven furlongs on the main track. #3 Nesso (12-1) is an interesting longshot. She earned a career best number in a rallying place fi...

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