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  • Game On Dude has been retired. Posted 1 day ago
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  • Sheikhzayedroad scoots up the rail for the Northern Dancer victory! Posted 5 days ago
  • Baltic Baroness wins the Prix Vermeille; Treve a disappointing 4th. Posted 5 days ago
  • Suntracer cashes in the Kentucky Turf Cup! Posted 6 days ago
  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 6 days ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 6 days ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 6 days ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 6 days ago
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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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As Wise Dan moves ever closer to his date with destiny, let’s take a look back at the great repeaters of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.Read More
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  • jmac500 · He'll do it again I believe. · 1 day ago
  • Northport · In my mind, if he wins for the 3rd time, many will remember him as great, legendary, vastly superior that Euros, etc. If he loses, people will say it was because of his layoff, surgery, etc. and still hail him as great. I agree with Tom though, in that if Wise Dan wins the Mile and he is HOY again I will be a little shocked. · 1 day ago
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. · 5 hours ago
  • Northport · Sad to see her go as she was my favourite filly, but I don't think the connections had any plans to keep her going past this year. That, along with her sub par performances at four and the speed biased track at the Breeder's Cup didn't really set them up to end the year better than it started. I hope they retain her as a broodmare. · 23 minutes ago
Time to play the ‘what if’ game … What if California Chrome beats a solid field in tomorrow’s Pennsylvania Derby by daylight just as he did in races like the Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, and Preakness. And ... What if the Shared Belief train keeps on rolling, and the unbeaten champion returns ...Read More
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  • Nicole-bi Wan Kenobi via Disqus · I think that Shared Belief has to beat Chrome in the Classic (and run well, if they run, say 7-8 that race'll just get thrown out) to get the Eclipse award just because Chrome has the Derby/Preakness double. That very rarely fails to get it done. · 1 hour ago
  • CierraJanay · California Chrome has won against horses that SB hasn't even seen on track. Chrome beat out the KD field, the Preakness field, and he was #4 in the Belmont. He won 6 races in a row, but in all, he has won 8. SB has won 6 races in a row. What makes him more special? Really, what does? He won against older horses that also are mediocre and suddenly, he gets deemed to be on top? That is laughable. Until SB faces the same horses Chrome has faced and other top older horses like WTC, then I do not consider him a threat to Chrome. At all. Even Chrome has to face WTC and other horses he hasn't met, but I still believe he will make it out of the BCC ahead of Shared Belief. Win or Lose. · 57 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · It's like he crawled into my mind(I know scary) and my words came out with Jarrod's voice. So much for my secret genius idea, Candy Boy. GL Candy Boy, Chrome, Bayern, longshot Giacnroll. · 1 hour ago ·
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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.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Maybe you should clarify that statement and tell us exactly which account you would be deleting. So to be truthful,that statement means nothing to me. · 3 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Candy Boy tomorrow in the Derby and House Rules will relish the the runway in the Cotillion. Should make for a good DD · 2 hours ago
Game On Dude, the only three-time winner of the Santa Anita Handicap, has been retired, trainer Bob Baffert announced Thursday.Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Baffert finally did something right for a change. Imagine that! lol · 2 hours ago
Princess of Sylmar is the perfect example of a horse dancing almost every dance.Why i always preach a conservative approach instead of the constant Running. I am not saying this had anything to do with the reasons she is being retired prematurely. Two examples of how the trainers get it are arguably the 2 best at their division. First i will take Lukas, with him it was more by necessity and almost needing a bad situation occur to get it. He was running WTC into the ground,he believed the nonsense that he was an iron horse and kept the foot to the peddle. He finally got it and spaced him towards his ultimate goal. The other os Close Hatches. Mott has been a master at spacing her. Look at last year,he gave her a break and came back for a Fall Campaign that just missed. This year he brought her out early and gave her 3 races. Then he gave her time off and ran at the Spa. Now he has her set up for the Fall Run. Why i always say,horses will never show the stress immediately,they will feel it down the line. You have to take care of them.Can't run them into the ground if you want them for the long run.
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  • ekindy · Another thing, it was not the plan to have Close Hatches sit out all of the summer of her 3YO campaign. They wanted her in the Alabama. But she spiked a fever after the Mother Goose and her training didn't get underway in time to be ready for the Alabama. So I don't think the spacing was planned, it just worked out that way. · 3 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Rafi/Triple Double will you for once make sense with your posts.I have no clue as to what you are saying · 3 hours ago
From her Facebook page: "We also want to thank the connections of Beholder, Royal Delta and Close Hatches, because without them we wouldn’t have had the world class competition that made racing the Princess so much fun.” That was a classy thing to do.
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. · 5 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Nah, of course not. But I doubt it will change enough to matter. She's that much better than these. · 5 hours 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... · 5 hours 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 · 5 hours 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 · 5 hours 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. · 5 hours ago ·
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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. · 6 hours 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. · 5 hours 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. · 7 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!! · 14 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Pick6Sam, thanks for the great comments and your insights from Woodbine. Brian and I really appreciate the kind words! · 8 hours ago
After his workout, McLaughlin said he didn’t rule out Jess’s Dream making his debut at Aqueduct.

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Who will win the Pennsylvania Derby? 

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

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Prx 9/20/2014 R12 - HORSE RACING PREVIEW

 Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Parx in PA, so that can only mean that I'm talking about the Pennsylvania Derby!This is Race 12, set for a mile and an eighth on the...
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LA 9/20/2014 R1 - Fly to the Ticket Window with......

 Race #1 at LRC is a competitive match with nine runners who appear to be equally matched.  However, the favorite #4 Counting Days (2/1) is vulnerable due to third start off a layoff with hard last races.  The race sets up for a stalke...
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Prx 9/20/2014 R12 - HRN's Video Race of the Week: G2 PA Derby

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