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Today, American Pharoah, the Triple Crown Champion, was beaten for the first time in 2015 by Keen Ice in the Travers.Read More
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  • Karen Villarreal via Disqus · I didn't like the Booing of a Great Horse that ran his race. Congratulations Keen Ice and Team. · 6 hours ago
  • papine01 . via Disqus · KI another VE Day. Lets see how many more times he wins. AP was simply not himself. · 6 hours ago
Great horse but has anyone else noticed she has never won outside of California?
  • barrmorr · A great horse is a great horse no matter where they win. The accomplishments matter more than location Just my opinion. · 6 hours ago
The comments by Baffert are disappointing. "AP didn't feel right today..." Really?? I guess all the other horses beaten by AP "didn't feel right" those days. This was the first and ONLY time that AP was pushed near the top of the stretch. I've been saying for months that AP was able to run his race during the TC season. Look, although it's obvious I'm a KI fan, ap is the best 3 year old...but he is far from a historic thoroughbred. The 3 yr old crop is slow-and that includes keen ice. AP would have never won the crown vs hard spun n steet sense-just an example. He benefitted from an extremely weak n slow 3 year old crop. But, he won the TC-no one handed that to him my point from the beginning has been that although a great horse-not a comparable horse to the true greats because of the lack of competition.
  • sully · I guarantee if Rosario hadn't got hurt, AP would've cruised to the mile in 1:36 and change, and KI wouldn't have caught him. · 7 hours ago
American Pharoah is a great horse and besides PG I can't see an argument for him not being horse of the young century. This result doesn't change that. Regardless of what happens next AP will win the Eclipse Award for Champion Three Year Old and Horse of the Year. American Pharoah has also wrapped up the single season earnings record. Is he the greatest ever or even in the conversation? No. Citation, Secretariat, Count Fleet, War Admiral, Affirmed and probably Man O War are better than him. We need to put this loss in context. Affirmed like AP came back from the TC and won his return race at 9 in very similar time to AP ( 1.47.80 to 1.47.95) Also like Affirmed, AP went to the Travers against the best of his crop. Affirmed lost via DQ in 2.02 whereas AP lost by 1 in 2.01.57. How does this tarnish AP? He ran the 10 faster than Affirmed did at the same point in his three year old year. Today's Travers was a fast Travers historically the 12th fastest I've said it before and I'll say it again Frosted is far, far better than his record indicates and the fact AP managed to beat him in a speed duel at 10 says a lot. Remember at the 10 furlong KD AP was empty at the end of that race along with FL and Dortmund and the only thing that kept Frosted from the winners circle was a terrible trip. The Travers played out almost exactly the same way except this time the closer Keen Ice did not have a horrible trip and had room to catch the empty early speed in this case Frosted and eventually AP. There's nothing to be ashamed of in this race it was a tough field and unlike in the Belmont and Haskell he was put in a bad situation. I still feel AP is better than anything in the older horses division.
He's going to be eatin up by Honor Code next.
In the past month alone, Curlin's horses have won the G1 Acorn, Travers, CCA Oaks, G2 Saratoga Special, G3 Schuylerville, and his daughter G1 winner Stellar Wind runs tomorrow, through August, only four stallions have more than 2 G1 winners in 2015. They are Tapit (4) War Front (3) Scat Daddy (3), and now Curlin (3). Safe to say, Curlin is really making his mark as a stallion.
So he loses 1 race like all the other greats did and all of a sudden everyone is throwing him to the curb? He lost, all the great horses lose some. He'll be back for more just like they did.
A Grade 1 race like Saratoga’s prestigious Forego is not supposed to be this easy, but no one told that to the six-year-old gelding Private Zone. Read More
  • jockey2be. · Private Zone is in beast mode when he is in New York.Love him.And really love Red who ran a good race (doesn't he always!?).Fourth isn't anything to be ashamed of. · 3 hours ago
For those of you who know more about it than I do, why were the last two races of his career on turf?
American Pharoah will prove that he is the greatest horse in history when he wins the Breeders Cup. Victor Espinoza's signed painting of American Pharoah http://huntstudio.com/limited-editions/american-pharoah
Double-digit odds in the Belmont. Double-digit odds in the Haskell. Double-digit odds in the Travers. I think his "long shot" days are finally over.
I bet Kent is kicking himself for choosing Texas Red over Keen Ice.
105 beyer for Private Zone in the Forego.
Runhappy and veteran rider Edgar Prado dominated from start-to-finish, finishing seven-eights of a mile in a dazzling time of 1:20.54.Read More
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · Congratulations Runhappy! Nice win. · 9 hours ago
  • richard jaimungal via Disqus · I said he was a special talent when i saw him break his maiden at turfay park... · 5 hours ago
She disappointed us today too; started out strong but faded to finish 8th.
Congrats to Keen Ice. American Pharoah you are still #1 to me. GREAT JOB
KEEN ICE!!!! Amazing job coming from off the pace!! Another G1 winner for Curlin!!! He was due for a breakthrough and he came through today. Let's give credit to where credit is due.
  • Goblin · Yes, great job by Keen Ice, and I actually had thought the jockey change to Castellano might work to his advantage. Where is Jay? He must be so happy! All wins by offspring of Curlin are very satisfying to me personally, as most of you know. :) · 9 hours ago
  • Tammy Keyes via Disqus · He is also becomes Curlin's second Millionaire! So happy! · 5 hours ago
Rewatched the race over-and-over and noticed that Texas Red really did smash the gate and had problems in general.
Sheer Drama let top fillies Untapable and Stopchargingmaria duel each other into submission, before blowing past those two fillies to win in decisive fashion. Read More
  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · Great ride by "Jersey" Joe Bravo!!! · 10 hours ago
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · Sure was.....Bravo timed it perfect.....stalked just close enough to take em both down. · 5 hours ago
Look, American Pharoah is a nice horse and I respect his TC win but he should not be considered a "great". He hasn't done anything to have his name in the same breath as Man 'O War, Secretariat, Cigar, Phar Lap, Citation, Seattle Slew et al. He needs to show his mettle against older horses whilst being pressed instead of having not a challenge on his side. He needs to do so much more than race against horses he has run against in his entire career. Stop being scared and challenge your horse Zayat and Baffert.

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ANALYSIS: Long Hot Summer set the pace and held 2nd in a Grade III for 3-year-olds June 27. The winner of that heat came back to repeat in a Grade II, and, if you throw out her only dirt race, she’s never been worse than 2nd. She just...
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