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Wednesday, January 28

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Turf Paradise, Race 4
Aqueduct, Race 2
Mahoning Valley, Race 3

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Charles Town, Race 2
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Tuesday's 7th race (3:45pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $6,250 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 14 feet). #4 Russian Dancer (7-2) exits an easy $3k dirt sprint win here and the runner-up came back to score. The lightly raced 5-yea...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Nice-looking horse, that 4, Jarrod. Congrats. · 6 hours ago
  • mdracing69 · Thanks, Mary. It was nice to throw Turf Paradise in the mix. · 25 seconds ago
Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76, he owned stopshoppingdebbie and others.
Updated nominations for the Dubai Racing Carnival, including the Dubai World Cup itself, are listed in this link. The top 7 finishers in the Breeders' Cup Classic are all shown for the DWC, and Main Sequence is shown for the Dubai Sheema Classic. http://www.dubairacingclub.com/sites/default/files/2015_dwc_noms.pdf
  • Goblin · Interesting to see that Metaboss is nominated to the UAE Derby; Big Cazanova, Constitution, Lea, Liam's Map, Golden Ticket, and Hopportunity are all nominated to the Godolphin Mile. · 7 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Amino, your boy Footbridge is nominated · 1 hour ago
The Gomper is entered friday Jan.30 3rd race Alw/Oc $80,000 at 1 mile Santa Anita.5 horse field.
  • VEGASJIM1952 · Yes, there was a change of plans. Work outs are fine but needs to race now. · 2 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · When i questioned this horses ability a few days back, i was branded as someone who knocks everyone. I must of been a mind reader,when i compared him to Top Billing. Bark is greater than the bite i said. Look at the similarities. Last year Shugs charge won at first asking in slow time. He ran an acceptable race in an Alw,yet could not win. So now rather than going in the Stake ,where progression of a Derby Contender should take him. They back down and run in Alw just like Shug did. So now if he wins and i stress IF. Then they have to rush back and over race him. More than how they run when handicapping. One must observe how confident the connections are in the horse and their intent. This move shows that they have absolutely no confidence at the present. They are more interested in a cheap win,then they are to Dare to be Good. Not a good sign. Now i will await how i am a hater. · 1 hour ago
Per Thoroughbreddailynews.com, Punctuate will be entered in Sunday's G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita.
TM, Mary Z and whoever else feels inclined to contribute here...It's no secret that I'm an Anglophile and so when a British-raced 2yo jumps on the Derby trail I can't help myself but to become a fan. Don't see this happen very often, after all. So, obviously this guy will be a definite favorite on Saturday in the Battaglia S. at Turfway (or whatever the heck it's called now) but what were your impressions of the colt's run in the BC Juvenile, given that he'd never ran on dirt or farther than 6.5 furlongs? Clearly Coolmore and Co is trying to test the Derby waters here but they've picked a fascinating horse and route to do it with.
  • tmallios via Disqus · A.O.R let me get the negative out of the way. Wesley Ward has shown to be a very good shorter distance trainer. He still has yet to develop a top distance runner. Last year he had 2 promosing colts including Pablo De Monte and the stablemate to Saamrat. As far as the horse goes,i never even payed attention to him before today. I looked at his replay in the BC. All things considering,he ran excellent. Forget the winner,he fluked and ran out of his skin. This guy was in the Photo with Carpe and Upstart(enough said)I thought he was ridden poorly ,without knowing the full story. He seemed to be to keen and was restrained severely and never stretched his legs. Maybe thy were trying to keep off the fast pace.Either way,he never visually looked comfortable.That is why i say he ran an excellent race. Also it was his first time on a dirt track. I went back and saw the replay of his previous race,when he won at 6F. You can see he is a different horse. In this race he relaxed and when asked took off. If they can get him to relax and settle into stride. He definately has the talent to be a player in this years Derby and beyond. Getting on the poly this weekend. Without knowing the competition,but assuming he is on his game. I cannot see him losing.Also an advantage he will have on Derby Day.History has shown that Turf meant horses negotiate the surface alot better than at other Tracks. But i like what i saw. · 1 hour ago
It is time for thoroughbred owners to start coming up with names for their two-year-olds, however that task is much easier said than done. Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · You are correct Zatt, but that was because of his Dad Ceaser Kimmel. He had a reputation for off the wall and eccentric names. I knew Cesar very well as Toner trained many of his horses in partnership with Ron Nicholson. I do not know of Cesars current status,but he was a charecter(in the most complimentary way) in the Racing game. · 10 hours ago
  • John Murray via Disqus · Nothing beats Hoof Hearted · 2 hours ago
Retired and will stand at Tomorrow Bloodstock
Retired and will stand at BG farm
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Retired and will stand at BG farm in CA
Does anyone know who stopshoppingdebbie is going to be bred to this year
Texas Red will be taking the road less traveled by beginning his three-year-old season in a sprint.Read More
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  • jeff via Disqus · Not a fan of racing in a 7f sprint. Go to derby prep race and pick up some points to guarantee being in the show. Solid horse but don't know if I like him in the derby. Too many horses to contend with and lots of room for trip trouble for an off the pace horses. His win at breeders cup was awesome but still think he isn't a better horse than American pharaoh. · 5 hours ago
  • Mary Richter via Disqus · I do like to see everything broken down into baby steps as much as possible so starting off in a sprint is just dandy with me. It seems more fair to the horse. Best wishes to them. Thought he looked like the real deal in the Juvenile. · 4 hours ago
Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76
  • Goblin · I saw that as well. I'm wondering if his wife will continue the breeding and/or racing operation in his absence. · 4 hours ago
Watching Texas Red's Race in the 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile, I get really excited, and I can't explain why. I'm a average discerning horseman, but something's telling me this one here, is a very special individual. Really excited on how's he's training, and the desormeaux duo are doing really well with him. Expect nothing but good things from this colt on the 2015 Triple Crown Trail.
The Gomper is also entered at Santa Anita Friday Jan 30 3rd race Alw/Opional Claiming 1 mile dirt in a 5 horse field.
DRF's Brad Free says on HRTV that Lady Eli is starting to train again and Chad Brown says that she will make her three year old debut in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland on April 12th, according to DRF
  • jockey2be. · I don't know what I didn't see this before!!!!!!!!Thanks so much for posting!!!!I'm so excited now,Lady Eli is so fun to watch,her turn of foot is just incredible!!!!! · 5 hours ago
Upstart carries the bloodlines of Triple Crown heroes. Can this latest upstart on the Kentucky Derby trail live up to the hype? Read More
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  • jockey2be. · I love him.I hope he makes it to the Derby and wins! · 6 hours ago
  • papine01 . via Disqus · Watch out all.Flatter has a 1/2 brother to Orb named Shore Leave coming this year with Shug.Orb was by Malibu Moon,so Shore Leave coming from the same AP Indy sire line.Could be another derby for Shug.And a full brother to Orb in 2016. · 6 hours ago
Firespike just won at Ocala by 2 1/4 !! Do these races have points involved ?
  • jockey2be. · I was so happy to see him win!And no,the race was not included on the road to the derby,so no points.I wouldn't be too suprised to see him in a road to the derby race soon though:) · 6 hours ago
Jockey Roman Chapa has been charged with a felony by the Harris County district attorney in connection with his alleged use of an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 17Read More
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  • amdaman via Disqus · How's this guy still riding horses? The first report of him being caught with a buzzer was in 1993. After that he's been repeatedly caught, suspended for months, or banned for years at some tracks, but then he just moves his business to another track. He's been charged with cruelty to animals on several occasions; one of them was for using a nail on a quarter horse and another for whipping a horse on the face. Asmussen uses him a lot, and surely he knows his reputation, probably even condones and encourages what he does. Chapa's already served time in jail, 10 days for a misdemeanor pleaded down from a felony charge for torturing a dog. Hopefully there'll be no plea deals this time around. They should make him an official felon so he can ride no more. · 18 hours ago
  • Mike Cavanagh via Disqus · Ban his ass from the sport period. There is no room for that kind of shit. · 6 hours ago

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Tuesday's 7th race (3:45pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $6,250 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 14 feet). #4 Russian Dancer (7-2) exits an easy $3k dirt sprint win here and the run...

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