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  • Belmont runner-up Commissioner returned to the work tab Nov 22 (3f in :38.12 at Palm Beach).Posted 1 day ago
  • Sunbean raises his career record to 12-for-19 lifetime with a Delta Mile victory! Posted 1 day ago
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho edges Mr. Z in the Delta Downs Jackpot! Posted 1 day ago
  • Take Charge Brandi scores again, this time in the Delta Downs Princess!Posted 1 day ago
  • Strike Charmer flew away with the Cardinal! Posted 2 days ago
  • Yahilwa and Mike Smith get the job done in the Treasure Chest!Posted 2 days ago
  • Honor Code returns a winner in an Aqueduct allowance! Posted 2 days ago
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Monday, November 24

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Over the last twenty years, colts that have been victorious in the Kentucky Derby have followed a fairly specific training pattern. Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/rosem · Punctuate would be a great story. Come to think of it, could you imagine the sons of Peppers Pride, Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra all running in the Kentucky Derby. Also, I think a great discussion would be "if these colts could only win one classic, who would win which race and why? Just thought if would be a fun thing to throw around. · 40 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · This retro-fit data formulations are that much hooey as they have been around for years. It is the evaluation of make up of the abilities of the colts in the race the first Saturday in May that counts, the rest is correlation without predictability. · 7 minutes ago
Big and strong looks like it'll run through the family!
Tapit Colt out of Justwhisltedixie, half to BC Juvenile winner New Year's Day, who was sold for $2.2 million at the Keeneland September Yearling sale, has been named "Mohaymen", according to DRF
  • Mary Z. · I already re-named it Mayhem or Virpennmarydeljersey. J, if I ever need help burying a body, I will call you ;) · 1 hour ago
Tapit filly out of Super Espresso, sold for $1 million to Chiefswood Stable at the Keeneland September sale, has been named "Espresso Time" according to DRF
Tiznow colt out of Dream Supreme, sold for $1.35 million to Mark Casse at the Keeneland September sale, has been named "Tour De Force", according to DRF
Filly by Dubawi out of Epsom Oaks winner Causal Look, sold for $1.45 million to Flaxman Stables in Ireland at Keeneland September yearling sale, has been named "Eyeshine" according to DRF
Monday's 7th race from Turf Paradise is a $6,250k claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won three races. They will be traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #2 Cinnamon Mocha (10-1) was clearly second best at a mile on the turf here Nov 5. She doe...Read More
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  • travel_vic · key 3 and 6 after scratches and then add 2 Cinnamon Mocha 7 Plazarita 10 Calesita Bay 9 Twilightinpriddis to the exotic ticket · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 9 could easily be the pace setter here · 2 hours ago
The Tapit filly by She be Wild, sold for $1.15 million to Solis at Fasig Tipton Saratoga, has been named Propositioned, according to DRF
The filly by War Front Out of Charming, sold for $1.25 million at Fasig Tipton Saratoga to Willis Horton, has been named Take Charge Tressa, half sister to Take Charge Brandi, according to DRF
Who has the best Thanksgiving holiday racing: Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, or Del Mar?Read More
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  • ekindy · IMO it is the track that has the most competitive races, but it has to have quality as well. That makes for better wagering and more excitement. And that for me most years is Aqueduct. But this year I think it's Churchill. But I'm looking forward to all the holiday races. The lull in both the weeks leading up the the BC and the weeks after always seems to increase the anticipation. And this is the time when the late bloomers (well, actually I'd categorize them as non-early bloomers) who still have a chance at making a Derby/Oaks run start hitting the MSWs. Exciting times ahead. · 16 hours ago
  • Bill B. via Disqus · The Cigar is coming up lighter than normal and the Clark, while interesting to see how Constitution and Hoppertunity perform (think it's possible Constitution could be another 3 year old monster in a year full of them), is certainly no match for last year's running and filly turf division has been light all year, so not looking for any fireworks there. Some of the other Aqueduct races could be good ones and the Falls City suddenly became a lot more interesting, but THE race of the four day weekend is very obviously the Hollywood Derby. I have great fears about it though and will probably not breathe during it's running. I hate to say it, but my gut feeling is that I am going to be very upset by the results. I've never wanted so much to be wrong. · 2 hours ago
Is now officially retired. She is at Darby Dan's and will be bred to Tiznow next year.
Are you any relation to John Jennings, born 11 Nov 1780- He was a Cabridgshire farmer, and horse breeder. He was the son of William Jennings and his mother was Catherine Thorowgood. If so, we are related and would love to trade horse stories!
Will run this weekend in the G2 Jockey Club at Churchill as a prep for the Los Al Futurity. Blinkers off.
This is your classy trainer, what a great guy!! Trainer Rudy Rodriguez, currently serving a 20-day suspension from the New York State Gaming Commission for two medication positives that’s set to expire Thursday, two days before he saddles top Kentucky Derby prospect Vyjack in Aqueduct’s Wood Memorial, could be facing another positive. “I think we’re getting way ahead of ourselves here,” said Rodriguez’s lawyer, Karen Murphy. “I haven’t heard anything yet from the state. No one has heard anything.” But according to two of Rodriguez’s owners who spoke to The Post Friday, the reputed new positive is said to be for Flunixin (Banamine), the same medication involved in the two previous positives from last year. One of those owners, Michael Imperio, heard the level found is so far over the limit, officials have admitted privately that Rodriguez, who is currently in Mexico, could not possibly have administered the drug, but he is still liable under the trainer responsibility rule. So Imperio said he is offering a $20,000 reward for information on whoever might have set Rodriguez up, and that other owners might contribute to that total. Contrary to rumors sweeping the racetrack yesterday, the horse in question was not Vyjack, sources said.. “It’s obviously very upsetting,” David Wilkenfeld, Vyjack’s owner, told The Post. “I think he’s being unfairly profiled. It makes me sick. I go to the barn in the morning and see how hard they work. He’s not an overnight sensation, and he should be enjoying this moment [with Vyjack possibly heading to the Derby]. “Rudy has my full support, and the other owners are 100 percent behind him. Hopefully, things will sort themselves out.” This was from last year!! two drug violation, yup what a classy guy, right up there with Dutrow and Baffert the horse killer and Assmusen!!
The 2014 edition of the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot gives the winner Ocho Ocho Ocho (Street Sense-Winner, by Horse Chestnut) three wins now in as many starts, having won the Juvenile Turf Sprint on the 2014 Breeders’ Cup undercard in his last start. The dark bay son of Street Sense was sent off as t...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I'd play up Goldencent's' and Big Drama's resumes a little more :) Not such bad results by the winners of the Jackpot. It doesn't have a very long history, does it? But, looks like, so far, sprinters or milers tend to come out of the winners. Rule was a favorite of mine, but he did have some sort of injury and layoff. · 1 day ago
  • Melann Johnston via Disqus · Why do they always do this?? This horse is awesome and will make his own mark on the history books. Who cares about stats. of other horses that ran this race. This was Ocho's time to shine!! I hope that he is in the gate on the first Saturday in May and wins with Mike Smith aboard by a Mile!!!! Don't remember Big Drama, and Goldencents was awesome!! · 4 hours ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in 52 seconds under regular jockey Victor Espinoza with trainer Art Sherman looking on from the second level of the grandstand.Read More
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  • Eddie Schneider via Disqus · California Chrome was such a disappointment last year. It is hard not to think the jockey either held that horse back or it needed a nap. Bonnie · 14 hours ago
  • FollowMal · They left his blinkers off so he could look around and get it out of his system, in my opinion. He's a looky loo anyway and this lets him look all he wants to and feel the surface and understand that they want him to run on it, not eat it. Next work he'll be asked for concentration and speed, I'll bet. · 5 hours ago
CT was running extremely fast in the DD Jackpot then suddenly hit the wall - hopefully all is well and it was not anything serious.
Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red will make his next start in the $350,000 Sunshine Millions Classic on January 17 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Jose Garoffalo said. Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Looking for a great four year old season for WCR. · 17 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · Go Wildcat Red!!!!,I think he will have his big break in 2015!!!!Come on,Boy!!!!! · 15 hours ago
Well looks like another matchup between East Hall and Wildcat Red, Jan 17th, GP, both appear to be doing very well at GP.
Personally at their best,i do not think that Sb is anywhere near the Racehorse that California Chrome is. But that is not the point of this post. This is to laud Hollendorfer, Rome and the rest of the connections as to how they handled this horse in the publics eye. From early in the year,when all scribes were looking for that it factor moment ,and tried to get Hollie to crack and show his hand. They never cracked and went about their buisiness and kept the pressure off. You see that was very strategic on their part. The more self inflicted pressure you put on yourself,the more results have to be achieved. Even now,the media is speculating that SB will do this and do that. To their credit they are keeping their mouths and lips sealed. Their counterparts are to busy holding daily press meetings and sort of enjoying the attention paid to them. But you almost can't blame them to a degree. They are only catering to a starved for prime time media outlets and fans that are just as hungry.
  • Mary Z. · Had to giggle at "never cracked". I doubt they felt any pressure. · 19 hours ago
  • amino998 · The "Clones" should also be recognized for their diffidence · 19 hours ago

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TuP 11/24/2014 R7 - Cinnamon Mocha is a late running price player at Turf Paradise

Monday's 7th race from Turf Paradise is a $6,250k claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won three races. They will be traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #2 Cinnamon Mocha (10-1) was clearly sec...

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