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Itsmyluckyday to don blinkers for Woodward

New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set t...

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Wednesday, August 26

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wins a non graded stakes race and now he's the next mucho macho man?
  • Paladin · Who called him the next MMM? I do like his chances in the Super Derby. Should like that long stretch at La Downs. · 1 hour ago
Actually, Shared Belief may be joining the Champ, California Chrome, at PA Derby. I don't like that track, it is not as well cared for and scares me. I would not race there if I had a top horse, would be afraid of injuries. We had 1 horse race there and win, but he was a tiny claimer who appeared to like it there. It is a tall order for CC to enter a Grade 2 race across country 1st off an injury layoff. May God be with him.
  • travel_vic · What evidence do you have for that being a NOT well cared for track? · 2 hours ago
  • Goblin · I'd like to see/hear the reasons for declaring the track "not as well cared for" as well. · 1 hour ago
Forego: 1 Capo Bastone 2 Big Business 3 Vyjack 4 Zee Bros 5 Sensational Slam 6 Palace 7 Falling Sky 8 Clearly Now 9 Weekend Hideaway 10. Confrontation
Woodward 1 Itsmyluckyday 2 Long River 3 Micromanage 4 Moreno 5 Prayer for Relef 6 Romansh 7 Zivo 8 Norumbega 9 L Gunfighter 10 Stephanoatsee
New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up.Read More
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  • idavis via Disqus · Would LOVE to see him beat Moreno! · 17 hours ago
  • desertracing · Really want to see how he handles 10 furlongs. Could be a big threat in the Classic. Had the exacta in the Whitney looking forward to his run in the Woodward. Unfortunately the price won't be nearly as good as it was on him in the Whitney. · 2 hours ago
Actually, shared belief was injured before the triple crown and it's preps. So we will never know how'd he'd do vs chrome and what he's accomplished. It's up to what shared belief will do from here on out
  • https://www.facebook.com/p.dav · really. he's not injured now. why did he DODGE the races up at Saratoga? most of his resume is garbage. how hard it is to stay undefeated when you've been mostly running against, mr ed, my little pony, trigger, hee haw and the likes?? · 2 hours ago
Shared Belief took another big step forward by easily defeating older horses in the Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic.Read More
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  • Maynard Runkle via Disqus · The matchup with California Chrome will be hard to predict a winner. But there is one race that CC is much more likely to win. - the race to the Breeder's Shed. · 3 hours ago
  • desertracing · Why not? Ya we would love to see him run at 4 (CC vs SB could be something special as 4yo's ie. Big Cap, Gold Cup, Pacific) but if he wins the Penn Derby and hits the board or wins the Classic (notice I said if, I think he can and will but it's still a large task) he will have champ 3yo and possibly HOY wrapped up. If all that happens they would be taking a huge risk to ever put him back on the track. · 2 hours ago
Melanie Martines recaps an exciting weekend at Del Mar in beautiful Southern California where sunshine, beaches, and Horse Racing can be used in one sentence.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Thank you for writing this. Very nice photos. Goldencents has always been a beauty. · 4 hours ago
  • skipaway2000 · Would love to see any "outtakes" of Game On Dude if you have them :) · 3 hours ago
Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will r...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I hope Dude loves it. Give me a giant ice cream scoop of speed, and a triple decker of it. Love the Calis. · 14 hours ago
  • aardvark6 via Disqus · The same stuff Del Mar will get next season. · 4 hours ago
2014 SHARED BELIEF 2014 earnings $ allowance race at Golden Gate Fields on May 26 gr 2 Los Al Derby won by 4 1/4 lengths beat 6 other 3 yr olds (longest straighaway in the US) Pacific Classic gr 1 won by 3 lengths (faced older horses) beat 10 other horses CALIFORNIA CHROME 2014 earnings $ Highest points earner going into the K Derby at 150 Classics Kentucky Derby (2014) gr 1 beat 18, opened over 5 lengths then won by 1 3/4 eased at wire( also to note- this was.his first time on a plane) Preakness Stakes (2014) gr 1 won by 1 1/2 Belmont Stakes (2014) deadheated for 4th beat 5 others, injured, missed the TC by 1 3/4 lengths Graded stakes wins: Santa Anita Derby (2014) gr 1won by 5 1⁄4 lengths-- second fastest time in the history of the Santa Anita Derby San Felipe Stakes gr 2 (2014) won by 7 1⁄2 lengths .wire to wire WIN Stakes wins: California Cup Derby (2014) won by 5 1⁄2 lengths Rival trainer Bob Baffert compared California Chrome favorably to War Emblem Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who had no entries in the 2014 Derby, told a reporter that he intended to bet on the horse and commented, "He's looked like the real deal ... I like everything about him."
With just over one month to go before the curtain comes down on the 2014 Monmouth Park meeting on Sept. 28, the races for top honors show some very familiar faces leading the way. In the jockey’s contest, Paco Lopez has a commanding lead, having booted home 109 winners through last Sunday’s card. Lopez, a 28-year-old native ofVeracruz, Mexico, was top rider at Monmouth in 2010 and 2013. Orlando Bocachica, with 43 wins, is next in the standings, followed by Gabriel Saez (40 wins) and the duo of Trevor McCarthy and Eddie Castro, each with 36 victories.The trainer’s race is a near carbon-copy of last year with Jorge Navarro (28 victories), holding a one win lead over Eddie Plesa Jr. David Jacobson is third with 22 wins, two more than Todd Pletcher, who has two more than Hugh McMahon.Over in the owner’s column, White Wabbit Wacing LLC has visited the winner’s circle 16 times, eight more than Red Oak Stable and Patricia Generazio.
Question. Lets just say that a horse or two from California decided to fly into your state for a little million dollar race - and that race happened to be scheduled for the same day as your cousins wedding... When you inevitably miss that wedding, how big of a gift would you send? Ya know, hypothetically.
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  • Mary Z. · I'd go to the race. Would chip in on whatever Jessie bought. Giggles! Nephew was married on Preakness Day 'o8, niece on Super Derby day '09, daughter on BC Day 2, '11. Pitas, ha,ha. · 16 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/p.dav · how close are you to your cousin? attend the rehearsal dinner and make a video for them. a gift? $100 gift card and a cert to clean their house for them once. what time is the wedding? can you do both? · 5 hours ago
Looks like we may get to see the past 2 winners of the G1 English St Leger, Encke in 2012 and Leading Light in 2013 go head to head with each other for the 1st time in the G1 Irish St Leger next month. Godolphin says that Encke remains firmly on course for the race after a promising 2nd in the G3 Coutts Glorious Stakes after being off the track for 23 months, and Leading Light won the G3 Irish St Leger Trial over the weekend and has always had this race in his sights. You know Coolmore would love nothing better than for Leading Light to beat Encke in Ireland after he played spoiler to Camelot's 2012 English Triple Crown bid.
Donn Handicap winner Lea will not run in Woodward. Could enter Bernard Baruch as MTO. Likely ends up in Ack Ack at Churchill on Sept. 6., according to DRF
Laurie Ross takes a look at the Top Ten Freshmen Sires with a mid-season review of their offspring.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Just because a horse's name does not appear on the PUBLISHED workout list does NOT mean that the animal has not worked either at a private training facility, or at in a time that was too slow, or "falls off the tab," as it is known. · 8 hours ago
  • pedigree_power · I agree, Travel Vic. It can be very hard to follow specific horses unless you have insider info, especially for an unraced 2YO. Just finding out who the owner is seems to be a huge secret. Many horses trade hands privately after the sales and good luck tracking them. So many dissapear into the void and are never heard of again. · 7 hours ago
After failing to make an impact in this year's G1 English 2000 Guineas or G1 St James's Palace Stakes, trainer Richard Hannon, Jr. has decided to go a tried and tested route next with Toormore next in the International Topkapi Trophy at Veliefendi Racecourse in Turkey on Sunday week. The Hannon's won last year's renewal of the International Topkapi Trophy with Producer.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey plan to offer multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale. Article on Bloodhorse.com
Averie Levanti captures all the action of Travers Day in living color ...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · I think it is really nice that you have so many photos showing the grooms. Are you friends with Jayro, son of Goldencents' groom? · 16 hours ago
  • hannahWTC · The Big Beast is BIG! Fast Anna was completely covered in that picture. No wonder he can close so well, with those giant strides · 7 hours ago
Last year's G1 Epsom Oaks winner and G1 English St Leger 2nd, Talent, has been retired after finishing a well beaten 5th in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks in her last race. Trainer Ralph Beckett said: "she gave us some of our best days last season when she won the Oaks and ran right up to her best in the English St Leger, but it has become clear she's just not the same filly this year." Talent will return to Ashbrittle Stud where she was bred and she will be covered next spring.

Poll of the Day

 Who will win the Woodward?

  • Moreno
  • Stephanoatsee
  • Zivo
  • Micromanage
  • Norumbega
  • Romansh
  • Prayer for Relief
  • Last Gunfighter
  • Long River
  • Itsmyluckyday

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Wednesday's 8th race (5:35pm PT) from Del Mar is the $150k Generous Portion for CA-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on Polytrack.  #7 Easter Fever (7-2) smartly captured her course-distance bow as the favorite and Miller bou...

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