• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 19 hours ago
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  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 1 day ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 1 day ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 2 days ago

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BREAKING NEWS: Stonestreet Farm has post via Instagram that Jess's Dream is feeling alot better and has enjoyed his time off, Jess is back to full health and clear to resume light training, he will go back under tack and is expected to rejoin Kiaran McLaughlin's barn sometime in December.
I don’t know about you, but for me, this past holiday weekend’s results only further muddied the picture as to who most deserves this year’s Eclipse Award for Older Dirt Male.Read More
Ashley Mueller is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · You have admirable goals, Ashley. Good luck. · 18 hours ago
  • be082 · Alright ashley. Now comes your first foray into the world of reality. If you want to get the real "racing experience" churchill downs, first saturday in may, infield. Thats where the real world lives. You want to see what will make horse racing popular? Unfortunately, you arent old enough to have experienced the preakness infield until say 10 years ago, with the AR-15 toting military police everywhere, people running on the track, various exhibitions of unmentionable debauchery, wheeling garbage cans full of beer through the geto Those were the days. I'm just sad the lawyers and beer vendors stole it. Thats what will make horse racing popular. When it becomes an experience the common person can relate to. When its not full of stupid hats and blazers and snobs with their pinkys in the air sipping their makers mark super 1911 double casked mint juleps. This is what you want to change, not avoiding breakdowns because they cant be avoided. People cant relate to the scene. Second. TV will not save or change horse racing. It will never be the NFL, Its just not as good. I can watch races anytime I want at any track i want. All streamed online. I rarely do.You want to change horse racing? Make it a better gambling experience. Its gambling Ashley. Like slot machines or blackjack or powerball. Its no different. You have to make it easier and more attractive for gambling. A 20% house take is unacceptable. Make it a 1% house take and multiply the gamblers by 20X. Its too hard, its too slow, and the house take is too much. And no drugs. If a horse cant run without drugs, it shouldnt be running. And its not because of peta. Because the perception is that its fixed, and many people will not bet on fixed events. Government control, so people know the fix isnt in. Too many races, too many meets, too many wednesday afternoons at aqueduct. Bigger fields, less races, better meets, more events, more entertainment, easier and better gambling opportunities. This is reality. The problem with horse racing is the people in it. They want to keep it what it is. You adjust or you fail. They dont want to adjust. They like it just the way it is. You want to make horse racing more popular, study marketing, psychology of gambling, and night club management. · 13 hours ago
Effinex- one G3 win, a G2 win and a G1 win and a head to head win over Honor Code not at his best, Beat horses: Tonalist, Coach Inge, Frosted, Keen Ice, Hoppertunity, etc. Liam's Map- two G1 wins (hard to believe that's it) a head to head win over Effinex not at his best, and beat horses such as Tonalist, Noble Bird, Lea, Wicked Strong, etc. Last but not least- Honor Code- one G2 win and two G1s, a head to head win a game Liam's Map at his best, beat horses such as Private Zone, Tonalist (3x), Lea, Noble Bird, Moreno, Bayern, Wicked Strong, Keen Ice, Frosted, etc. In my opinion- finishing anyting other than first place doesn't and shouldn't matter, unless it was a DQ (or should have been a DQ as in a la BC 2014) so I didn't mention non win performances. There it is ladies and gents- it's up to the voters and not us but for fun- who is your pick?
  • Pebbles via Disqus · You forgot Tonalist - 2 G1 wins and a G3 win and a head to head win over Effinex by 11 1/2 lengths in the JCGC. He beat: G1 winners Constitution, Effinex, Private Zone, and Wicked Strong. You also forgot that Effinex has no head to head win over: Frosted, Honor Code or Keen Ice. He finished ahead of them in a race. In order to have a head to head win, you need to actually win. He finished in front of Honor Code, Frosted, Keen Ice, Noble Bird, Moreno. He also finished 11th in the Brooklyn Handicap losing to a slew of horses on Belmont Stakes day. · 22 minutes ago
He's sticking around for 2016, right?
Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Hoppertunity, who exited Friday’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (GI) in “good shape” after a runner-up effort behind Effinex, will be pointed toward to the $10 million Dubai World Cup (Group I) on March 26 at Meydan Racecourse, according to...Read More
  • Ruffianlover · Does anyone else think this is a little bit of a stretch for him? · 1 day ago
  • bronzeprincess33 · He might hit the board in Dubai, but I don't think he'll win (as of his current form). His connections should drop him in class for a race or two, let him build up his confidence, then go for the big times. He's a very good horse, and he's due for some victories. · 1 hour ago
Could be champion older male
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  • cugel the clever · I think it's between Liams Map and Effinex. I would give it to Effinex if it were my vote because of his solid record at classic distances and his run in the BCC where he proved he was clearly second best to AP, but I think the voters will give a lot of weight to a Breeders Cup Day victory and give it to Liams Map. · 17 hours ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Really? I will grant you that Effinex's win in the Clark was more impressive than Tonalist's in the Cigar Mile (though Tonalist's win looked very good and was quite impressive in its own right) given that the best horses in the field performed better than the best horses in the Cigar Mile. However, the notion that a horse with a 2nd in the BC Classic by widening lengths, and a win in the G2 Suburban and G3 Excelsior has had a better performance than either Honor Code or Tonalist is misplaced. · 5 hours ago
I would love to see him run against Nyquist.
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · Agree · 1 day ago
  • bronzeprincess33 · I realize that many things can happen in the meantime, but I'm looking forward to a meeting between this two colts. · 50 minutes ago
hey jbrynes I knew American pharoah was gonna be special and win the triple crown before he even raced, ohh wait no I didnt.
  • Jbyrnes1 · Is this an insult, because if it is, read the facts, I didn't say he was gonna win the Triple Crown, I said he was special, get you facts right pal. · 8 hours ago
With the retirement of his celebrated stablemate, is Dortmund now the most exciting horse in training?Read More
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  • Anne Shaw via Disqus · Yes he is, Brian for sure the most exciting. Hope he can keep his (beautiful and healthy frame) intact. Love to hear about him. · 15 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · 103 BSF for Dortmund · 7 hours ago
Monday's 8th race (5:52pm ET) from Fair Grounds is a $38,000 entry level Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up dashing five and one-half furlongs on the turf course.#5 Hail to the Nile (6-1) is a nose shy of a perfect 4-for-4 turf record at Fair Grounds and today's rider Torres was aboard for ...Read More
  • travel_vic · 3 Eden Grey's Kitten 8 Prima Storm 5 Hail to the Nile 6 Dynamite Stick are the contenders there. · 2 hours ago
Airoforce worked his way through the pack to seize the lead late and take the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.Read More
Announced last week that NEXT season (2016) we are going to have about 25 turf races run CLOCKWISE. Will have to reverse the sweep on the cameras to capture it correctly. I see where Emma Jayne Wilson posted on You Tube a reverse angle video during the testing (on Twitter). Also hinting that in 2017 there will be 2 separate turf courses after the standardbreds vacate the place.
Reigning leading sire Tapit, who stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., has broken his own single-season progeny earnings record for a North American stallion. Through Nov. 29, Tapit's 2015 earnings stand at $17,853,584, leading Medaglia d'Oro by more than $5 million on the general sire list. Tapit finished his record-setting 2014 season with $16,813,536 in earnings, shattering the previous single-season mark of $14,358,570 established by Smart Strike in 2007. Tapit will stand for $300,000 in 2016, the highest fee in North America and the same fee as he had this year. Article on DRF
Trainer Bill Mott’s assistant Kenny McCarthy believes that Golden Rod (GII) winner Carina Mia, who has gone straight to the lead in all three career starts, has the ability to sit off the pace in future starts.Read More
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · So Lukas believes Gray Sky will get better over the next 12 times he runs in a 5 month span. I would hope so · 4 hours ago
After today's impressive win in the Remsen, Mohaymen is a major contender for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • peege · He was lucky to get that space in between Donegal Moon and Flexibility - it was a tiny bit of daylight. That said, a good win going away. A lot of good consistency this year among 2-year-olds · 1 day ago
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · winning in NY then shipping to Florida, that will make him the winter book favorite unless we see something extraordinary in the Los Al Futurity. I know its different owners but its certainly looking like the 2nd coming of Frosted but more precocious at this point for winning. · 4 hours ago
Whether it is enough to sway Eclipse Award voters remains to be seen, but this afternoon at Churchill Downs, Effinex ran another big performance to score his first Grade 1 win.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Congrats to EFFINEX and Connections for a game winning G1 victory . HOPPERTUNITY has been looking fabulous lately in the mornings finally in such awhile . That was music to my ears knowing by seeing how much better HOP has been looking and now to have backed that up with a strong desired finish . KEEN ICE all I can say is Dale Romans what in the world are you thinking ! This colt should be running past all of these after passing the 1/8th pole set down for the drive into the stretch . I have no idea By Now how the training n conditioning of this Champ can be dropped so far back and just watch 3/4 of this type of race unfold in front of him with this much talent within him . Breeding Rights , I think should be putting in better , smarter runs by thinking the Winners Circle is at the 1/8th pole . By then , KEEN ICE should be home free . Cant take so many chances thinking a hot fraction pace will set up beautifully for this one giant late kick from the OutHouse to the PentHouse . Yes , KEEN ICE looked super in the drive to the finish . But how ever , a 4th place finish against this group IN MY OPINION holds not too highly bragging rights for the Breeding Shed . ( DORTMUND ) God works in mysterious ways . There was a good reason why this awesome handsome man missed Tuesday flight to Kentucky . I dont think DORTMUND was truly ready for that race that just unfolded . Just my opinion . I am aware that the CLARK was his main goal all along . And was looking so good leading up to that final week . Even I was getting somewhat excited for the CLARK with DORTMUND coming . But a setback kept him from traveling on Tuesday . And I truly believe God had his hands in on this situation . Baffert did a wonderful job by not rushing DORTMUND onto that plane Tuesday . And thank God there was no Wednesday plane . Good call from Baffert . I really like DORTMUND alot . I just dont have him rated as high as so many others do . I honestly need to see another race from him before I become too high on this Big Brown colt . I have a feeling there are going to be question marks concerning afew issues with him . Over All Though , what a Thanksgiving weekend of racing . The two yr olds even put on a good show to kickoff the Derby Future Pool 1 wagering . · 1 day ago
  • Floridaf · You called it, Brian! · 9 hours ago
With the 2016 Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Nyquist was the 9-1 second choice.Read More
WOW!! Conquest Big E dominates!!! Another good horse to watch in 2016. Loved his maiden win and thought he had a troubled trip in the Juvenile. Good horse and he looked great today.
  • HideousZippleback via Disqus · Yes yes yes! Super happy he won! And won nicely too! He sure likes those off tracks that is for sure! · 1 day ago
  • blueyedhusky · Didn't see any trouble for him in the BCJ,. · 10 hours ago
Red Vine, a stakes winner who has placed in three graded stakes, including the grade I Pacific Classic this summer, will be offered at the Fasig Tipton November Sale as a racing / stallion prospect. The son of Candy Ride is to be consigned by Brookdale Sales, agent for Jon and Sarah Kelly and Don and Joan Cimpl. Article on Bloodhorse

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Monday's 8th race (5:52pm ET) from Fair Grounds is a $38,000 entry level Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up dashing five and one-half furlongs on the turf course.#5 Hail to the Nile (6-1) is a nose shy of a perfect 4-for-4 turf record at Fai...

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