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  • California Chrome sports blinkers, covers 5F in 1:00.60 at Los Al (5/15)Posted 1 day ago
  • Overcontrol announces himself with a strong debut performance at Gulfstream Posted 1 day ago
  • Shared Belief refuses to lose in the Grade 1 Malibu! Posted 1 day ago

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Sunday, December 28

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Gulfstream, Race 1
Sunland, Race 10
Fair Grounds, Race 5

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Turfway Park, Race 1
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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

A close fifth between horses around the far turn, favored Lady Pimpernel found a seam turning for home and held off the late charge of Diversy Harbor to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes by a nose.Read More
  • Mary Z. · mog, look at the split times. "I think we'll just hang back here a while longer." #lostquotesofthedamned · 14 minutes ago
Bolo is likely to make his main track debut in the $200,000 Robert Lewis Stakes for 3-year-olds on Feb. 7 after winning his stakes debut in Saturday’s Eddie Logan Stakes for 2-year-olds on turf. Trainer Carla Gaines said she would like to try Bolo on the main track to gauge the colt’s ability on the surface as the Triple Crown races grow closer. Article on DRF
Enjoy part one (of two) of a selection of Heidi Carpenter's favorite photographs from 2014.Read More
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  • Jeff via Disqus · Some excellent photos. I'm guessing part 2 will show some more horses from some additional tracks like Saratoga, Del Mar and some others in Californy where some people have their panties in a knot if you don't agree with them about CC winning HOTY. · 2 days ago
  • Mary Z. · Wonderful photos, Heidi. Data Link was a favorite turf miler of mine. Thank you for including beautiful Dance With Fate. · 37 minutes ago
POST TIME 7:04 EST -- My good friend Jarrod has tabbed some key horses for the win spot here in the G3 Daytona Stakes.  I like his top three--#11 Lit Bit O' Fun, #1 Sweep Swap and #9 Betty's Bambino for the win spot.  I would also add #6 Ankeny Hill as more of an exotics inclusion but with...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Good luck, Mike. I like your exotics bombers, especially Play Hard to Get. · 1 hour ago ·
  • Mary Z. · 8 Mr Sexy finished right with my 4th choice Eddie's First in the Eddie D. BC Turf Sprint prep, 4th to Chitu in the Damascus on dirt, then pressed Heir of Storm at Del Mar on syn., and is a good burn out longer shot to add, underneath. Otherwise, I have "everyone's" 1,11,9, plus 4. · 1 hour ago ·
Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course this summer.Read More
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  • papine01 . via Disqus · Moving the New York showcase to Friday is a good move.Don't know why you would keep it on a weekend in the 1st place.As for the other upgrades,good move also.Use money to make more money.Agreed attendance is not a problem at Spa,but upping purses to get more interest can't be that bad. · 4 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · I love this, it makes a great day even better! I believe this is the thing of the future, stakes grouped into a Super Saturday like event throughout the year. Every track will be doing this soon and I believe it will be good for the sport and tracks. · 1 hour ago
12/28/14, Santa Anita, 3f dirt, 36.20, 6/26.
Plans to visit King Kamehameha for her first season.
Picks in GP3? 2-3 for me (pending scratches?).
  • https://www.facebook.com/mike. · watch 15 in the 5th · 2 hours ago
  • rafirox · No bets obviously since the top pick (and easy winner by 4 1/2 lengths) went off at something like 2/5 or whatever. Think she paid just $2.60. I was hoping for 8/5 or better but the insiders and railbirds chirped a little bit too much I guess. Obvious pick very talented racehorse. #2 threw a clunker. Wonder what happened. Mike, will do. Is #15 running? AE. · 2 hours ago
ROC had a work today at Oaklawn, going 5 in 102.4 Goooo ROC jlp
  • Jbyrnes1 · Wouldn't be surprised to see him return in an allowance race around opening weekend at Oaklawn, should set him up good for the older division there · 2 hours ago
Irish Mission patiently waited for the stretch run to pounce on the slow pace and post a 3/4-length victory in the G3 La Prevoyante Handicap at Gulfstream Park.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · The Clement/Clement exacta paid $78, the heck with handicapping! · 19 hours ago
  • Jbyrnes1 · Noble Mission + Irish Mission = Frankel's Mission!!!!!!!! Superhorse, I'm telling you!!!!! · 2 hours ago
Hey everyone. Just wanted to share this bad boy on here: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/LRL/2014/12/27/8/maryland-juvenile-futurity .... Ghost Bay is extremely talented! In his first two starts he made up tons of ground in his first couple starts, showing some major promise. I don't have the numbers in front of me, but in his second start I believe he had something like a 68 / 72 / 98 BRIS pace figures. He had trouble in his first two starts distributing his energy going 6f, but going 7f he was able to make a big step up and distribute his energy and such. The longer the better for this guy. He loves ground and has shown so. The talent in this field was not spectacular, but it did include a pretty hyped Brown horse (or whoever the trainer was) that insiders knew about names Sunrise Sunset. I don't remember if he fired or not, but he was pretty highly regarded coming in. As well as a few decent local horses. The competition was not terrific but not terrible, and a really nice stepping stone for this boy. Distance should be no problem and I don't think class should be either. But, time will tell. Hopefully he stays healthy so he shows us what he can do at higher competition. He was one of the best bets all year, if not the best, and at 7-2 at the gate! Of course kudos to Mr. Bender, Mr. Murray and Forest Boyce as well as all the men and women behind the scenes who have helped develop this guy. Put him in your virtual stable list, keep an eye on him and cheer him on :). Go Ghost Bay!!! Anyway, hope everyone here had a safe, healthy and happy holidays with your families. Hope everyone here enjoys the remainder of a healthy 2014 as well as best wishes in the future heading into 2015. Have a good one and happy new years :) ~Eddie.
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  • rafirox · Amino, no doubt! She gave a brilliant ride yesterday. If you keep an eye on him (#7), Ghost was inside saving ground, and made up some ground heading into the turn without being asked (nice kick!). Then Forest brought him to the outside circling, about to go 6w or so, but then found a hole and he exploded threw it. A real push button horse, too! The announcer said he came out of no where, which is true, but if you keep an eye on him he was full of run. He never found an opening until like ~220 yards to go or so. And he flew by to win by 4 1/2!!! Quite the performance and ride. It's funny I actually just figured out about Fair Grounds yesterday, and as far as I know, that is still the main goal. I do know she and Mr. Murray intend for her to stay on the colt. She's a nice fit. Good finesse jockey and great instincts to go through holes. Gob and Jock, have a good one! Glad to hear from y'all hope you guys are doing well. · 3 hours ago
  • travel_vic · pace was SLOW. 23.02 46.58 1:12.61 Final Time: 1:24.73 Split Times:(23:56) (26:03) (12:12). That middle fraction was claiming level time....This one appeared better than the pace suggested. · 3 hours ago
thrilled to see her go out that way. i absolutely love this mare.
DP is the fastest horse we have ever owned, and we have owned some fast ones. Off to Dubai if we get invited off this race.
In what was a a very fitting end to the career of such a great race-mare, Gentildonna wins the G1 Arima Kinen in the final start of her career, giving her 7 Group 1 wins total. The same number of G1 wins that her brilliant sire Deep Impact had, if I'm not mistaken.
  • yukichan · There is no denying her when she is at the top of her game! A perfectly patient ride by Tosaki too! What a mare, what a career! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVylRCQABZA&app=desktop · 5 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · So happy to see her win this in her swan song. Best of luck to her in her new career! · 4 hours ago
Sunday's 8th race (4:04pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 3 Daytona for 3-year-olds and up dashing six and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 8 feet). #11 Lil Bit O'Fun (7-2) breaks from a good outer post and he likes the downhill course (3-2-0-1). Bejarano clicks with D'Aamato and...Read More
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  • tmallios · Jarrod i know that Bejarano is one of the top Riders on not only the West Coast,but in the U.S.A. . It seems to me,and maybe it is just my perception. D'amatos go to guy is usually Joe Talamo(as evidenced by the killer baby on opening day). Neither of the Jocks rode this horse recently,so that is not the determining factor. Should i read anything into the fact that Joey T. is picking up a 10-1 ML horse and not riding one of the choices. Naturally we do not know who made the decision. But more often than not,the owner will yield to the Trainer. · 5 hours ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Great comments and an interesting Sunday feature. Sweet Swap can definitely overcome the negative rail post. Eddie's First will probably be out there winging. Clubhouse Ride was once this good. Would like to see him bounce back with a competitive effort under Talamo. D'Amato has been on a roll recently (8 for last 12). Bejarano is 2-for-4 (100% ITM) the last 60-days with D'Amato. · 4 hours ago ·
like her in SA 4th at 1 mile turf..ml odds 6-1..worth a shot
El Kabier worked today, cruised half mile in 48.46 over belmont training then galloped out 5-8ths in 1.00.92 and 3-4s in 1.13.03, cranking up for three year old debut next week in the Jerome at Aqueduct
Maggi Moss’ Delaunay put in his second consecutive impressive work since gobbling up the Thanksgiving Handicap field by seven lengths on Nov. 27 when he sped a half-mile on Christmas Eve in :48 flat for trainer Tom Amoss.Read More
In 2014, Private Zone had everything go his way and the son of Macho Uno was able to win the Cigar Mile, after finishing second last year. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · 110 BSF for Private Zone · 28 days ago
  • KMracing · best race since good friends gave the horse to Alfredo Velazquez.. don't know know much about him. But you can't hide the truth. He made Private Zone really run!!! Great job to the connections for seeing i don't know what in Alfredo. its almost like good friends had a secret wepon in using Alfredo. Very well Managed · 6 hours ago
Harry 's Holiday, unraced since finishing 16th in the Kentucky Derby, is back on the work tab, working with General A Rod in 1.00.60, return race unknown to this point

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SA 12/28/2014 R8 - Superfecta Bombers in G3 Daytona

POST TIME 7:04 EST -- My good friend Jarrod has tabbed some key horses for the win spot here in the G3 Daytona Stakes.  I like his top three--#11 Lit Bit O' Fun, #1 Sweep Swap and #9 Betty's Bambino for the win spot.  I would also add #6 An...

SA 12/28/2014 R8 - Lil Bit O'Fun can laugh at rivals in Daytona

Sunday's 8th race (4:04pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is the Grade 3 Daytona for 3-year-olds and up dashing six and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 8 feet). #11 Lil Bit O'Fun (7-2) breaks from a good outer post and he likes the downhill c...

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