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  • Materiality turns away the challenge of Upstart to win the Florida Derby.Posted 15 hours ago
  • International Star reels in Stanford late to win the Louisiana Derby.Posted 15 hours ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 16 hours ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Pants On Fire guts out a win in the Sir Shackleton.Posted 18 hours ago
  • War Correspondent rolls late to win the Appleton.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Prince Bishop wins the world's richest race; California Chrome 2nd.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Dolniya dominates the boys in the Dubai Sheema ClassicPosted 21 hours ago
  • Solow defeats The Grey Gatsby in the $6,000,000 Dubai TurfPosted 22 hours ago
  • Secret Circle wins Golden Shaheen Sprint in Dubai.Posted 22 hours ago
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Equipoise is conspicuously missing. Round Table is overrated.
Wow!! Materiality earned a 110 Beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Florida Derby.
  • DerekFisher · That makes things really interesting. More than likely will have the highest Beyer going into the Derby, and will probably be overlooked somewhat with all the giants in CA. · 46 minutes ago
  • amino998 · Which track was slower yesterday, Gulfstream or Meydan? · 41 minutes ago
I prefer to make my Derby Future bets as close to post time as possible, so I'm still waiting. Currently "all others" still at 11-1, seems like an underlay here. I know we had Danza springboard into the picture late in the game last year, but I'm not optimistic that happens this year. Those that I can even see as being possible to even get in the gate: Stanford, Maftool, Conquest Typhoon, Tiz Shea D, One Lucky Dane, The Truth Or Else, Frammento. Of those Maftool and Conquest Typhoon are automatically out it for me, don't stand a chance. The Truth Or Else would need to make another big leap in progression, but possible. I just don't see One Lucky Dane getting the points to get in. Tiz Shea D and Frammento could get in as viable closers if they progress... So 11-1 on Stanford, with maybe Tiz Shea D/Frammento/Truth or Else if you're lucky, and the ultra slim possibility of a Hail Mary (Danza). In last years Derby field? Maybe. In this years Derby field? I can't justify it. Stanford would probably be sitting around 30 to 40-1 if he were currently in the pool, the rest would likely be well over 50-1... Also, why is Frosted listed again? I just don't think he's a distance horse. His pedigree doesn't show it, his form doesn't show it... What do you all think?
  • amino998 · I think... Stanford might be a good stand alone wager on Derby Day. You prefer to regale us with your Pick 6 bets after the 1st 5 are in the charts :) · 49 minutes ago
Kirnan McLaughlin tells DRF'S David Grening that Ocean Knight is doing well. Plans are being made to where he will start next. McLaughlin says that OK will work Monday and the Wood Memorial, Arkansas Derby, and Lexington stakes are being discussed for his next start. According to DRF
Patrick Biancone should be ashamed of what he is doing to Diamond Bachelor. I have never seen a horse so mismanaged. If he hasn't already broken Diamond Bachelor, he surely will. I am completely disgusted. Diamond Bachelor deserves so much more. I makes me cry to watch him race. And I watch every time. I feel like someone has to.
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  • Mary Z. · .comfiddl, You did math'n'stuff. Enjoy your OTTB. It was so kind of you to provide a home for this $570.000 purchase that was a length back in second to Finnegan's Wake in the Grade 2 San Marcos 10fT. Yes there was a DQ to 4th. However, check out the pace difference of the San Marcos and the San Luis Rey. Or have a big pita lunch. You are going to be upset about this horse and no mention of claimers that run more often for less money and no dates later? Also, throw out the Santa Anita Derby. You do understand favors to the racing secretary? Enjoy your stallion running around your back yard next year. I'm sure he will make a nice pet. · 7 days ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · Mary, I never uttered a word about retiring the horse. That's a bit of an inane comment. He's overrun, not just too many races, but long ones/races that don't fit his style/all over the place in the type of races/outclassed etc. Favors, schmavors... There is a major lack of horsemanship involved here. · 1 hour ago
Posting of LP's page because Chrome's page isn't active, and I'll clarify what Goblin said. California Chrome came out of the Dubai World Cup in good shape. Art Sherman tells DRF's Marcus Hersh that California Chrome will ship from Dubai to England this week in a bold bid to carry his Kentucky Derby-winning and Horse of the Year form to the European turf. California Chrome had been booked on a flight back to the U.S. on Tuesday but will instead fly to England and be based at Newmarket, trainer Art Sherman said. Although his next rave isn't decided, it looks likely the Prince of Wales at 1/14 could be his next target. The move is a strange one, considering California Chrome’s only grass win came against modest opposition in the Hollywood Derby last December, and appears to expose a rift between majority owner Perry Martin and minority owner Steve Coburn. The move surprised Sherman, who even after the World Cup still thought California Chrome was headed home. “I was looking forward to giving him a rest,” Sherman said. “I’m not sure everyone realizes that this is going to be a tired horse. That was a hard race on him.” So basically, Steve Coburn and Art Sherman wanted to bring CC home to America, but Perry Martin overruled both of them. Perry Martin is calling the Shots with Chrome. This doesn't look good as there was a huge disagreement last night between Martin and Coburn on this decision. Article on DRF
  • lisabn via Disqus · I don't get why Steve Coburn always gets bashed so hard, but not Perry Martin. He truly loves this horse and yes he said some stupid things, but only because his feelings sometimes overruled him and he wasn't used to all the cameras. At least he wants what's best for the horse, which would be going home again, taking a rest and regroup, instead of flying him to another continent and not letting him come down. This horse's style is NOT suited for a European turf race at 10f, and I don't understand why so many people are now even praising his connections for ''not ducking'' anyone. Taking on big challenges when you have a good horse is one thing, and a good thing. But you should always know your horses limits and don't forget that the horses welfare should always come first. · 1 hour ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Though I love seeing Americans taking a chance and racing in Europe, this does not seem ideal to me. If the trainer that has been with him his entire career says this will be a tired horse, perhaps bringing him home and giving him a short break, then shipping him to England to run in July would suit better. For the King George, I believe. And giving a tired horse a prep may not be ideal either. But, it is ambitious and generous. I wish them the best. I know that they chose the trainer because of Sherman's connection with him, but I would like to see him in a major yard to give him every opportunity to shine. Good luck to them. · 1 hour ago
International Star earned a 98 Beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the G2 Louisiana Derby.
International Star won the Louisiana Derby to sweep all three stops on the Fair Grounds Race Course Kentucky Derby Trail.Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · Int'l Star closed in :36.87 for the final 3 furlongs; Stanford showed a lot of determination to stay, and came home in :37.44. The Florida Derby was run on a much slower track. Materiality closed in :39.79; Upstart finished up in :39.94. · 10 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · 98 BSF for International Star in the LA Derby · 1 hour ago
Materiality remained undefeated with a convincing victory in the Grade 1 Besilu Stables Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.Read More
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  • GreenSplat via Disqus · So, Johnny admits moving his horse out knowing Upstart was right there on his horse's hip. I guess that's just "fair play" though. Interesting... · 9 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · A 110 BSF for Materiality in the FL Derby! · 1 hour ago
YES!!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! HERE WE GO!!! HAHA!!! Gotta love this colt, so much fight and heart in him, the Ramseys have a great shot to win the Derby this year.
  • imisswilltakecharge · Wow, this is a pretty balanced horse; people are going to say the company and head to head aren't as good, but are you kidding me? This horse has overcome a few minor things in each race, DOES INDEED have a good jockey fit, Stanford is going to prove to be great company along with the previous challengers...really is shaping up to be a great horse. Another cool thing about this horse is that other than the rail I don't see his draw having as much impact as others, such as Dortmund the beast. I hope he settles on the board around 12-1 come Derby day! Biggest thing I took from this weekend was that International Star and Materiality are going in solid, but that nice long test--now on dirt--in Dubai, I mean Mubtaahij looks a little scary as an "outsider." Can't underestimate his company, and this was 1 3/16 with an absolute extra gear on the stretch with NO effort! Jumped right onto my radar-odds said he was going to win, and he was challenged on the final turn, but literally was on cruise control after a mild nudge at the top of the stretch. SO EXCITING! Can't wait for the final preps next week I am going nuts to see the field sewn up (mostly). Good luck to the Ramsey's as well; it seems to be more coincidence than anything else, but I find myself loving one their horses every year, and I love their passion. · 2 hours ago
New Jersey stable, New York trainer, lets hear it for the east coast this Kentucky Derby!
El Kabeir in the Derby!
Prince Bishop denies California Chrome an American win in the world's richest race with a 2 3/4-length win in the Dubai World Cup.Read More
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  • nu-fan via Disqus · Just been posted, elsewhere, that California Chrome is being sent to Ascot and will probably be entered in the June 17 Prince of Wales's Stakes. So much for Steve Coburn's words today. Things changed....and changed quickly! · 8 hours ago
  • Barrmorr via Disqus · Art Sherman is a class act. However, his post race comment that California Chrome lost a lot of ground by being wide is not accurate. Trakus shows that Chrome ran a total of 3 feet more than Prince Bishop. I feel sorry for Sherman that it is likely he is going to lose the best horse he has trained in his career. The good news for him is he won't have to deal with Coburn in the future. · 5 hours ago
Ryan Brady brings us the last installment of his journey to Dubai, recapping the big evening with his usual personal touch.Read More
So happy for Secret Circle. Just missing in most races since his 2013 BC Sprint win. Out of the money only once in his career
Looks like a bodybuilder in this photo.
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · He has giant legs, seriously, and he has muscle on top of muscle, he will win the kentucky derby · 2 days ago
  • SnidgetAsphodel via Disqus · Love to see legs that look like legs and not toothpicks. · 6 hours ago
Why is RfR only running in the Bay Shore-G3 and not the Wood-G1??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nRbFHJwrVo&feature=youtu.be
I posted on the Chrome page, but don't think it's active. BH is reporting that Chrome will now go directly from Dubai to England and begin training at Newmarket for a start at Royal Ascot. Perry Martin has apparently finalized the plans. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/90967/california-chrome-headed-to-royal-ascot
David Flores, a fixture on the Southern California circuit for more than three decades, will ride at Santa Anita early on after plying his trade in Singapore the past year. “I came home for Christmas and hopefully I’ll get to ride something here the first weekend,” Flores said. “I’ll go back to Singapore after the New Year.”
  • amino998 · "I was just a passenger, it's the horse" Flores said :( http://www.drf.com/news/singapore-officials-suspend-david-flores-one-year · 9 hours ago

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