• Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 6 hours ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 2 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 3 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 4 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 4 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 4 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 4 days ago
  • Unbridled Forever storms to victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 4 days ago
  • Sheer Drama makes her claim as the East's best mare with a Personal Ensign win.Posted 4 days ago

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The win early, sprint-oriented stallions will slip down the ranks as the miler-middle distance types start to make their presence felt.

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West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve, runner-up to California Chrome in last year's Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, joined trainer Dallas Stewart's Sara...

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I don't know how breeding farms work, but does Lanes End have to suck it up? Would they be angry and would the connections of Curlin have a hard time going back to Lanes End if they chose to at a later date?
Curlin is a proven sire so it's just a matter of getting the right mares and I think they are genuinely committed to getting him the best mares, relative to Hill n Dale.
BREAKING NEWS: Stonestreet Farm has announced that its two-time Horse of the Year Curlin , whose Keen Ice took down the colors of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the GI Travers S. last Saturday, will be relocated to John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm for the 2016 breeding season. Earlier this year, Hill ‘n’ Dale was announced as the successful bidder of the 20% interest in the stallion previously owned by Shirley Cunningham and Midnight Cry Stables. Stonestreet’s Barbara Banke owns the other 80% of the sire. Curlin has stood at Lane’s End Farm since his retirement in 2008. “We believe that the owners of the horse are in the best position to direct his stallion career,” explained Banke. “John Sikura has assembled a unique world-class broodmare band and has pledged his best mares to the sire. This year we bred multiple graded stakes winner Dayatthespa and multiple graded stakes winner and producer Dream Rush to Curlin and will continue to support him with top-quality mares."Curlin becomes the 11th stallion on the Hill ‘n’ Dale roster, which is anchored by sprint champion Midnight Lute. Article on http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/curlin-relocating-to-hill-n-dale/
Spendthrift farm announced Malibu Moon, currently 14th on the North American General Sire list, will stand for $95,000 live foal in 2016, the same fee he commanded this year.
Spendthrift Farm announces that G1 winner and sire Into Mischief's stud fee will increase from $35,000 to $45,000 for the 2016 Breeding season. Into Mischief covered 203 mares in 2015. He is a half to dual eclipse award winner Beholder. Article on Bloodhorse
The horses older than 3 have been dominated by Honor Code and Tonalist , but this field is still a very high quality G1 race. If Tonalist races , he wins, but if not, then 1st - PROTONICO 2ND - LIAM'S MAP 3rd - Coach Inge 4th - Bay of Plenty 5th - Effinex 6th - Mylute 7th - Wicked Strong 8th - Commanding Curve
Wednesday's 7th race (5:10pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming event for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf course (rail at 30 feet).#2 Over Par (5-1) started improving when he returned to the maiden ranks in June with a good 2nd, followed by a...Read More
  • Mary Z. · Too evil. Rail way out, 30 ft) so best didn't make it in. No pps. Not feelin it, ha,ha. 9,7,6,4(1) GL · 6 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · o.o.f. 8,2,9,4. There was your super if boxed. · 40 minutes ago
Love Honor Code!
The win early, sprint-oriented stallions will slip down the ranks as the miler-middle distance types start to make their presence felt. Read More
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  • turnbackthealarmpgh via Disqus · Love the breeding of Girolamo. · 1 day ago
  • staythirtsty · UNCLE MO!!!! He's the best new sire, but I'm sticking with Bernardini and Tapit. Paddy O'Prado, Big Drama, Court Vision , are also great . · 1 day ago
As per the article on TDN, Curlin is being relocated to Hill 'n' Dale
will take up stallion duty in 2016 at Daehling Ranch in Elk Grove, Calif.
i still think Pharoah is the horse to beat in the classic. I don't think Keen Ice will hit the board.
Six OLG, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, stakes tonight, 9/2, at Woodbine, starting with r 2. "Millions" night. Lots of old and new favorites, r2 Asserting Bear, Hampstead Heath, r3 Pender Harbour, r5 is the Algoma with a very nice field of fillies. Sprinters Bear No Joke and Spadina Road in r6. 2 yo Conquest Twister in r7.
Trainer Shug McGaughey tells DRF'S David Grening that Honor Code, the Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney Stakes winner, will “most likely” make his next start in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap, a one-mile race at Belmont Park on Oct. 3, trainer Shug McGaughey said Tuesday. McGaughey says that they could go here instead of the Jockey Club Gold Cup because he feels the Kelso would give him a better chance at getting pace and feels the spacing is right for him going a mile than 1 1/4 before the Breeders Cup Classic. Article on DRF
  • Larry Ahr via Disqus · Thanks Jbyrnes1....There's been silence re: this wonderful animal who I feel may be the horse to beat in the BC... · 7 hours ago
Haven't seen a closing like that in a long time. A "Silky Sullivan" finish. For those of you too young to know about him, put his name in search on Youtube then watch and be amazed.
Keen Ice will be a real tough horse to beat the rest of the year. Just keeps getting better each start. big shot in the BC Classic. Should be rated second here.
Liam's Map looks to build upon his Grade 1 caliber performance in the Whitney, with a victory in Saturday's WoodwardRead More
The horse could run in the classic and maybe even win, with AP on the ropes, beholder not decided yet, and honor code, he could get in to the winners circle since the wood
So glad the opening day of the meet is this week even though this is one of most difficult tracks to handicap.
BREAKING NEWS: Ahmed Zayat announces via twitter that the Zayats and Bob Baffert had a four hour meeting yesterday going over every aspect of American Pharoah's future. Apparently yesterday's report by DRF's Jay Privman could be false, Zayat said they are thinking long and hard over AP's future in wether to continue racing him. Multiple media outlets have already reported AP is pointing to the Breeders Cup Classic with a possible prep in between, but Zayat may dismiss those reports. Zayats says that a decision over AP's future could come as early as tomorrow.

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Who will win the Woodward?

  • Coach Inge
  • Mylute
  • Wicked Strong
  • Commanding Curve
  • Liam's Map
  • Effinex
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Protonico

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