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Monday, November 24

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Turf Paradise, Race 5
Finger Lakes, Race 4
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Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in 52 seconds under regular jockey Victor Espinoza with trainer Art Sherman looking on from the second level of the grandstand.Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · Not what I was hoping for and clearly they're not sure as Sherman stated he hopes to get him back on the turf later in the week. I don't like the sound of it. · 16 hours ago
  • Eddie Schneider via Disqus · California Chrome was such a disappointment last year. It is hard not to think the jockey either held that horse back or it needed a nap. Bonnie · 7 hours ago
CT was running extremely fast in the DD Jackpot then suddenly hit the wall - hopefully all is well and it was not anything serious.
Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red will make his next start in the $350,000 Sunshine Millions Classic on January 17 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Jose Garoffalo said. Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Looking for a great four year old season for WCR. · 11 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · Go Wildcat Red!!!!,I think he will have his big break in 2015!!!!Come on,Boy!!!!! · 8 hours ago
Who has the best Thanksgiving holiday racing: Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, or Del Mar?Read More
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Love seeing my favorite old guy's Cigar Mile photo at the top of the page. I still watch the replay from time to time. :) · 12 hours ago
  • ekindy · IMO it is the track that has the most competitive races, but it has to have quality as well. That makes for better wagering and more excitement. And that for me most years is Aqueduct. But this year I think it's Churchill. But I'm looking forward to all the holiday races. The lull in both the weeks leading up the the BC and the weeks after always seems to increase the anticipation. And this is the time when the late bloomers (well, actually I'd categorize them as non-early bloomers) who still have a chance at making a Derby/Oaks run start hitting the MSWs. Exciting times ahead. · 9 hours ago
Monday's 7th race from Turf Paradise is a $6,250k claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won three races. They will be traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #2 Cinnamon Mocha (10-1) was clearly second best at a mile on the turf here Nov 5. She doe...Read More
Well looks like another matchup between East Hall and Wildcat Red, Jan 17th, GP, both appear to be doing very well at GP.
Personally at their best,i do not think that Sb is anywhere near the Racehorse that California Chrome is. But that is not the point of this post. This is to laud Hollendorfer, Rome and the rest of the connections as to how they handled this horse in the publics eye. From early in the year,when all scribes were looking for that it factor moment ,and tried to get Hollie to crack and show his hand. They never cracked and went about their buisiness and kept the pressure off. You see that was very strategic on their part. The more self inflicted pressure you put on yourself,the more results have to be achieved. Even now,the media is speculating that SB will do this and do that. To their credit they are keeping their mouths and lips sealed. Their counterparts are to busy holding daily press meetings and sort of enjoying the attention paid to them. But you almost can't blame them to a degree. They are only catering to a starved for prime time media outlets and fans that are just as hungry.
  • Mary Z. · Had to giggle at "never cracked". I doubt they felt any pressure. · 12 hours ago
  • amino998 · The "Clones" should also be recognized for their diffidence · 12 hours ago
Saw him run the slop at Belmont back in Oct - can't wait until he can go on a firm track.
American Pharoah won 2 grade ones, Texas Red won 1, and Carpe Diem won 1. Wonder who will be 3 year old champ?
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  • Sullivan · As far as I'm concerned, it takes more than wins. American Pharoah only has 2 victories, though both are G1 and over quality horses. What if Mr. Z runs away with the Los Alamitos Futurity? Ostrolenka takes the Remsen? There are still 3 big races · 16 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Somehow in a Fantasy World . If Zayat were able to Trade Pharoah for any 2yr old in the land. I seriously doubt he would pull the trigger. Red may or not win the Eclipse based on his Juvi race. Personally i think that is where the comparisons end. As ggod as Red ran in the race. He did get the perfect set up. · 13 hours ago
Big Macher, Red Outlaw, Sermon, Patriots Rule.
  • Mary Z. · Good job by Sermon to hold on to place against the very nice sprinter Big Macher. Exciting finish with the stretch duel and Patriots Rule closing fast. First defeat for Red Outlaw, but a close finish for him. Whatever the Native Diver is called now, I'd look for Sermon to run in that. · 14 hours ago
Brittlyn Stable’s Gantry will get back to work this Thursday and defend his $60,000 Thanksgiving Handicap title in what will be his first start since June 21 for trainer Ron Faucheux.Read More
  • jazz mania via Disqus · Heitai ran today 11/23 (2nd pl.) and Delauny beats Gantry Thurs. · 14 hours ago
Sunday's 8th race (4:16pm ET) from Woodbine is the Grade 2 Kennedy Road for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on Polytrack. #1 Go Blue or Go Home (6-1) dons the hood off the shelf and is working well for Baker. He reunites with winning pilot Contraras and owns running style versatility in a ra...Read More
It was repoerted that Brandi now will become the filly version of her once more famous stablemate Will Take Charge. As reported yesterday after a nice win, she will now be pointed to the Starlet . Many are applauding this decision and are on her bandwagon to go for The 2 YO Eclipse Award . Dwayne owns slightly a few more Graded wins than i do in his career(LOL and tongue and cheek to those that always fail to realize sarcasm). He did it with WTC last year. Rather than rest on the horses accomplishments and let them just kick their feet up on the living room table, not my cup-o-tea says Dwayne. Like WTC Brandi will be asked to travel back and forth in a short period of time. It took Dwayne all of 3 months the next year to cripple arguably one of the fastest 3 yo colts in recent history. To those applauding this move. I am sure that you were among the majority that did so with WTC. Then i am sure that you were also part of the group that trashed him when this horse could not beat basically Allowance foes. Curious as to what the over / under in Vega is for Brandi . Unfortunately for her,WTC was a strong 3yo Colt and he buckled under the stress. She is only a promising 2 yo filly with a potentially good future. One that she can be telling her grand kids after she saw the famed Brando movie. I COULD OF BEEN A CONTENDER.
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  • Sullivan · My question, Lisa: how does Lukas know if the filly is feeling good when he said she'd go to the Starlet prior to getting her back to the barn? · 16 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · It is always important to assess a horse prior to the race. You can easily do it by how they recover from the previous race,how they cool down or are their eating habits the same as before. An important thing is how they relax. Are they to much on edge and dependent on nervous energy to keep going. There are many more signs. But in this instance,where you are asking a 2yo Filly to give you her 3rd effort on the track within a 6 week or so period. The real question should not be how is she going in. You have to gauge at where he or she is,and figure out where will they be after a potentially gut wrenching effort in such a short span. I know it,nobody can predict the future and nor is Lukas a mind reader. That is why you try and analyze previous experiences. Be it with your horse or someone elses. This is a 2yr old filly.She has the world ahead of her. What good does this race really do for her. Knowing who the owner is,i doubt the small purse in relations to what she can earn being healthy mean. Bottom line is that she can win like a Champ and nothing at all happen nor affect her. But ask yourself,is the reward worth the risk. · 15 hours ago
Jess a work today at Belmont going 4 in 49.5. Glad to see him doing something I was beginning to worry ?!?! jlp
Just watched Ary and he will not commit.How shocking,when i said that the timing was terrible, all trashed me. Now Art will gallop him on Thursday. Art enough with the publicity stunts. You or your owners are trying to force a round peg into a square. Do it the right way and take your time next year. As a gambler ,i wish you run and go off 1/9. Win or lose,he will be one of the greatest bet against horses this year. To those that were convinced that the infamouss 4F work was enough. Look again.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Mary how can they run this horse in that race. This was never on the Agenda,they were grasping at straws after the BC. I kept saying that trying the turf is not the problem. It is all about the timing of it all. It seems that whoever is calling the shots on this horse has dropped the ball on multiple calls. But it was really sad to see this horse out there today being restrained from running. They were afraid to let him gallop out and have something go wrong. If that wasn't enough,they are still playing games by holding the track and public on pins and needles as to if he will run or not. If they could not gauge an opinion with a workout(wink-wink). What on Earth will a jog or gallop in the stretch show them. · 17 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Shared Belief or Chrome in the Malibu? Horse didn't look good because he had no blinks · 16 hours ago
its not just the lack of people in the sport, its the lack of tracks in certain locations. Read More
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  • Sullivan · We need many less tracks - races are barely being filled. · 16 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Also - Presque Isle must be right around the corner from you. · 16 hours ago
Big Macher fought off the two-pronged attack of Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win the featured $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. Read More
He ran a nice second in his comeback behind a good one in W V Jetsetter. Both he and Promise Me Silver ran well. Silver Akantha ran 3rd in the filly stake. It was a good night for freshman sire Silver City.
Where is Kevin Silverlaspia? How did he end up at a kill auction? Why did you NOT do right by this horse?! You should be ASHAMED of yourselves! I don't want to hear that you "gave" him to someone and didn't know this would happen because we know that's crap! Be honest!
One of the biggest surprises at Aqueduct so far this fall came two weeks ago when first time starter Eh Cumpari shocked the world to the tune of a $93.50 return for anyone lucky enough to have him on top. No doubt the big payoff secured the dark bay colt a few fans after rolling to win the off-the-t...Read More
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  • amino998 · Eh’s 3rd dam Lucky Spell is also the 2nd dam of Chrome’s sire Lucky Pulpit · 2 days ago
  • Luiz Miranda via Disqus · Amino, Pedigree is Pedigree and Class is Class. · 19 hours ago

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TuP 11/24/2014 R7 - Cinnamon Mocha is a late running price player at Turf Paradise

Monday's 7th race from Turf Paradise is a $6,250k claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won three races. They will be traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #2 Cinnamon Mocha (10-1) was clearly sec...

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