• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 2 days ago
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  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 8 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 9 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 9 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 9 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 9 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 9 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 9 days ago

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Tuesday's 6th race (2:40pm ET) from Parx is a $44,000 Maiden Special Weight event for 4-year-olds and up dashing seven furlongs on the main track.  #6 So Valor (5-1) ran well in his last three local Maiden Claiming sprints for John Servis. New pilot Kendrick Carmouche clicks with this outfit an...Read More
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  • travel_vic · fairly good odds distribution with about 10 to go; 1 9/2 The Toddfather 1A 9/2 Danny Ocean 2 11 Economic Data 3 21 Springers Point 4 10 Freelander 5 10 Judi's Joy 6 7/2 So Valor 7 9/2 Center On the Moon 8 2 Princeps Senatus 9 12 Easy Ten · 7 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · 8 now even money.....Not a good bet · 52 seconds ago
I said it was the wrong move to start with. The horse ran giant over the TB surface. I am glad someone came to their senses.
Now imagine a fog rolls in from places unknown, and suddenly you find yourself lost in that fog and your path is not familiar any longer.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · I highly recommend the Sports Illustrated article about Jeff Lukas and his life since his TBI that Tim Layden wrote ---> http://www.si.com/longform/lukas/ · 36 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · My cousin did great things as he was deprived of oxygen for almost 25 mins at his birth. Served as a great role model for me to understand the meaning of tenacity and pride. Also was the impetus for me to study medicine. Thanks Wayne, I think about you often. · 9 minutes ago
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
  • Jbyrnes1 · The Tampa Bay Derby was the original choice for Ocean Knight. Seeing the weather report in the NY and NJ area (I Live in New Jersey) we are expecting to get bad weather over the next 3 days. So staying in Florida is a good thing for him, it's warm, no rain Saturday, and he already has a victory and experience over the Tampa Bay track, something Carpe Diem doesn't have. I applaud this move for him.This will be great, all three of my Derby horses run this weekend. Ocean Knight, Dortmund, and Capre Diem. This will be a good race, I love Ocean Knight!!!!!! GO OK!!!!! · 9 minutes ago
Louisiana Derby possibly.
Glad to see Dolniya back and winning again! In a perfectly timed run to the front she beat Flintshire by a short neck.
Shared Belief work today!3/3/2015 All Weather Track 4F 50.80 Handily 8/15
Undefeated and headed to the Louisiana Derby!
In an unexpecting turn of events, DRF's Marty McGee reports that Ocean Knight, the Sam F Davis winner, will now run in Saturday's Tampa Bay Derby and not the Gotham at Aqueduct, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Tuesday. Ocean Knight was scheduled to be on a1 0 am flight from Florida to New York Tuesday but those plans changed at around 8:30 a.m. when McLaughlin heard from owner Barbara Banke of Stonestreet Stable. "They prefer for us to run at Tampa and I do too," McLaughlin said. "It's a 3 1-2 hour van ride. It just makes sense." Ocean Knight was being pointed to the Gotham because Stonestreet was pointing Grade 1 winner Carpe Diem to the Tampa Bay Derby. It now appears that both horses will run in that race. Carpe Diem is trained by Todd Pletcher who indicated via text on Tuesday that he was still pointing Carpe Diem to that race. According to DRF
Possibly allowance heading into the florida derby
Roman Chapa, the jockey who was summarily suspended in Texas in January for allegedly using an electrical device on a horse, has been banned for five years and fined $25,000 by the Texas Racing Commission, according to a copy of the Monday ruling provided by the commission. Article on DRF
  • tmallios via Disqus · This is what i do not understand about the Racing Game,and its so called dedication to the highest degree of integrity. This is not a ticky tacky offense. By using an electrical device,he put horse and other riders in potential danger. Not to mention he tried to cheat the rules of Gambling. As they say in other sports, it should be a privalege to compete at the highrst levels,and not an obligation. Why a 5 year suspension after all of this.Why not a lifetime ban.Chapa had his chance and he blew it. There are some offenses that are cut and dry. This is one of them. No wonder the majority of the betting publics faith in those who run the game is very low. · 2 hours ago
  • Goblin · Tom, The DRF article explains that this will, in effect, probably lead to a de facto lifetime ban in all jurisdictions. I'll link the entire piece. Meanwhile, the CRIMINAL investigation/charges are separately being pursued by the Harris County D.A.'s office. They sent (or are sending) the case to the grand jury to secure an indictment. What I find on that front is that a hearing will be held on March 18. Chapa is still facing charges. http://www.drf.com/news/chapa-suspended-five-years-texas-commission · 2 hours ago
Trainer Bret Calhoun said the undefeated Promise me silver will be entered in the Grade 3, $150,000 Honeybee at Oaklawn, but her status for Saturday's race will depend on the weather. Temperatures are forecast to dip into the teens overnight on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, according to The Weather Channel. According to DRF
Worked out today. 49 and 3. Hope he goes in Palm Beach.
Shared Belief should win this with ease. So I guess the only real debate among the rest of the field is who will come in 2nd.
I finally made it. After closing in on the big number the past few years, I finally attended my 50th thoroughbred racetrack for live racing. Just two days removed from my first ever visit to Sam Houston Race Park, I have to say that I could not be happier that I chose the Houston, Texas oval for th...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · 50 is an amazing number from an amazing fan of racing. I am looking forward to getting my #25 with you in a few weeks! You da' man, Zipse! · 7 hours ago
  • jasen.mangrum · Congrats on getting to 50, Brian! Others I've spoke with have nothing but nice things to say about Sam Houston too. I only have 33 more to go to pull even! · 3 hours ago
has ran 3 VERY credible last races. second to Designs On Rome last time out beating Military Attack.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @kaitlin.free, Couldn't agree more. He was only 1-1/4 lengths behind Designs On Rome last time out in the G1 Hong Kong Gold Cup with some very talented horses finishing behind him. Might've been the best race he's ran since he won the G2 UAE Derby at Meydan in 2013 when he was still was racing as "Lines of Battle" for trainer Aidan O'Brien. · 4 hours ago
It's official, Take Charge Brandi, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2014, will take on the boys in her next start in the Grade 2, $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on March 14, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Tuesday. Her presence in the race sets the stage for a showdown between last year's 2-year-old champions, as the race also is the target for American Pharaoh, the champion 2-year-old male of 2014. Article on DRF
  • MarkKennedy · Im going to go on and say a prayer for this filly i dont mind the rebel but i think its just a stepping stone to her demise · 4 hours ago
Hey everyone,just wanted to say I will be gone visiting family for 2 weeks...will miss a lot of big races lol.Anyway,I won't be online but I am def rooting for OK,anyway!!!!!Im sure he'll run very very well!!!!!
Good morning Ladies , I noticed a Feb 28th workout for Pletcher's amazing Anchor Down . Any info would be greatly appreciated .
My main concern is the weather ?!?! j
  • Jbyrnes1 · Saturday will mostly sunny with a high of 40. According to weather.com. o don't think it will be a factor. · 7 hours ago

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Tuesday's 6th race (2:40pm ET) from Parx is a $44,000 Maiden Special Weight event for 4-year-olds and up dashing seven furlongs on the main track.  #6 So Valor (5-1) ran well in his last three local Maiden Claiming sprints for John Servis. New p...

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