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  • California Chrome draws the #9 post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Firing Line romps home in the Sunland Derby by a pole!Posted 3 days ago
  • Maybellene is put in the Sunland Park Oaks, as Callback is disqualified.Posted 3 days ago
  • El Kabeir works 5F in 59.97 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Wood Memorial on April 4Posted 4 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar surprises in the San Luis Rey at Santa AnitaPosted 4 days ago
  • Dubai Sky upsets Turfway Park's Spiral Stakes Posted 4 days ago
  • Don't Leave Me takes the Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway ParkPosted 4 days ago
  • By The Moon rolls in the Caeser's Wish.Posted 5 days ago
  • Daredevil breezes 4F in 48.14 (1/30) at Palm Beach Downs on 3/21Posted 5 days ago
  • Palace Malice worked 4F at Palm Beach Downs in :49.76 B (15/30) on 3/21Posted 5 days ago
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Kentucky Derby 2015 - Firing Line Pedigree Profile

Firing Line shoots to the top of Kentucky Derby lists after blasting away rivals in the Sunland Derby (G-3).

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 6Promise Me Silver
Silver City
Bret Calhoun
Two Altazano
 5Dortmund
Big Brown
Bob Baffert
San Felipe
 3Blofeld
Quality Road
Todd Pletcher
Nashua
 3Itsaknockout
Lemon Drop Kid
Todd Pletcher
Fountain of Youth
 3Lady Eli
Divine Park
Chad Brown
BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
 3Mr. Jordan
Kantharos
Eddie Plesa, Jr.
Smooth Air Stakes

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2015 Florida Derby (G1)

Inexperienced Materiality Heavy on Talent

Last March, trainer Todd Pletcher showed up in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) with a bay colt that was light on experience but heavy...

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Active power rankings are updated each Monday night.  Also visit the Kentucky Derby 2015 contender rankings.
 
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Thursday’s Santa Anita Early Pick 4 Spread Tickets (3-25-15)

Sunday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – March 22 Edge to early-pressing types (2 wire jobs – 5.5f) on the fast main track, especially earlier in the day. A ...

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Thursday, March 26

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Fair Grounds, Race 4
Santa Anita, Race 6
Penn National, Race 7

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Aqueduct, Race 6
Charles Town, Race 2
Fair Grounds, Race 8

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This isn’t a race we’re going to be sprinting to the windows to play. Five Palms has been away for over a year, but he won two of his first three and wins the paper race off his victory over bottom-level Allowance foes. He shows a solid work tab and will get the HF 15a. Pulling G’s and Solid Wager b...Read More
Hopefully MPE can run his best race in the Florida Derby. It is tough to fire fist out. American Pharoah did it in a soft field in the Rebel Stakes. Good luck.
Laurie Ross from Pedigree Power and Ashley Tamulonis from Coast To Coast knock things around and make their points about the Florida Derby contenders.Read More
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  • jinlie01 · Can't see any horse beating Upstart unless he veers out again. · 2 hours ago
  • Deano · The fact that everyone is picking Upstart, It's a Knockout, and Materiality in their top 3, means that someone may upset the applecart. Most likely the top 3 will be just that, but they still have to run the race. · 14 minutes ago
Breakfast in Dubai, mingling with California Chrome's connections, getting engaged on top of the world's tallest building -- Just another day in the life of Ryan Brady!Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Sounds like an awesome experience. Congrats to you and Kristen on the engagement! · 57 minutes ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · Congrats and best wishes! · 24 minutes ago
It’s almost 11pm currently here in Dubai on a Wednesday night. After arriving at our hotel, my girlfriend Kristen informed me that Jerry Noss had passed away. Jerry was one of those figures in my life that was like a father, as he cared for me as his own son. He was also was one of those rough and t...Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Sorry about your loss, Ryan. I was nice to see you at Turfway for the Spiral. · 11 hours ago
  • Trainers · My condolences to everyone involved. Fred · 35 minutes ago
Charming Thought, the only Group 1 winner for Godolphin in Britain in 2014, has suffered a setback and will miss the 2,000 Guineas. His next possible targets could be the St James's Palace or Commonwealth Cup, both G1s at Royal Ascot
Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is progressing well since he returned to tack-walking at Keeneland at the beginning of March, but the chestnut gelding will require 30 more days in recovery before he can go to the track, trainer Charlie LoPresti said March 26. A March 24 check-up with Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington revealed that the non-displaced fracture at the bottom of the cannon bone in Wise Dan's right front fetlock, announced last Oct. 13, is healing well. Bloodflow to the area, which had diminished while the 8-year-old Wiseman's Ferry runner was turned out over the winter at LoPresti's Forest Lane Farm, has reactivated since Wise Dan began walking the shedrow at Keeneland with Amy LoPresti aboard. Article is Bloodhorse.com
Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman go mano a mano in handicapping the Louisiana Derby with decidedly different conclusions.Read More
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  • amdaman via Disqus · Mr. Z is a class above this field. International Star and War Story will be fighting for the place spot; perhaps it's War Story's turn. Keen Ice may get fourth if there's enough pace to run at, but Stanford may hold on to that spot. · 1 hour ago
  • tmallios1 · I am looking at Stanford in this race. In a race that is jam packed with speed,Stanford will not be part of that scenerio as many anticipate.He has already gone the distance of ground at GP,and around 2 turns. His best races as a Sprinter are when he comes off the pace a bit. The only reason he went to the front in his last ,was the lack of another speed. He did not lose that race,he was beaten by a Superior horse. Drawing the rail,he will be closest to the pace and get first run on the far turn. I doubt that any of these can outsprint him to the wire. · 1 hour ago
Beholder, the two-time champion, is on schedule for a springtime comeback. She worked six furlongs in 1:12.40 on Thursday, continuing a steady pattern of workouts since mid-February. Trainer Richard Mandella said the $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6 is a long-range goal for Beholder, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2012 and champion 3-year-old filly of 2013. Beholder has not raced since winning the G1 Zenyatta Stakes last September. The G1 Madison at Keeneland could be her 2015 debut, but it's not 100%. According to DRF
  • cedar · Keeneland released the probables for their spring meet stakes and I didn't see Beholder's name listed. Other sources still say she's aiming for the Madison. Hopefully these other sources are true so I can finally see her in person! · 1 hour ago
Based on his past form, Commissioner appears to be sitting on a big race when he returns to Gulfstream Park for Saturday’s 25th running of the $150,000 Skip Away (G3) for older horses.Read More
  • tmallios via Disqus · Encryption will stalk the Commish all around the track. When the Running starts on the far turn. The Commissioners concern will be to hold off the oncoming field for 2nd. Encryption will be by him in a flash. Maybe even taking his picture ,before the others finish up the race. That is how easy this one will be for Breen / Paco combo · 2 hours ago
looked to me like Kid Gavilan would have won last if he could have gotten through. competition looks like they have had their chances to surprise. im a harness player (easy on the comments please) but i appreciate honest posting .. thanks to the usual posters.. and if travel vic has a handi-capping ...Read More
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  • travel_vic · for WAGERING advice see Four Quarters of Horse Investing by Fiero or Winning Thoroughbred Strategies by the good one, Dick Mitchell.....Finally The Odds are on your Side, by another great one Marc Cramer · 3 hours ago
  • travel_vic · at the wire 8 2 5 7 · 2 hours ago
The lack of competition for him in this race will negate the configuration of the track.
  • Lkb via Disqus · Unless Bayern shows up , that would make it interesting . · 3 hours ago
  • Lkb via Disqus · Unless Bayern shows up then it will be an interesting race . Isn't Pletcher pointing Race Day towards this as well ? · 3 hours ago
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 · 4 hours ago
Bayern, winner of the BC Classic on Nov. 1 in his last start, worked six furlongs in 1:13.40 on Thursday, his longest workout of the year. Bayern was plagued with foot problems earlier this year, but has worked steadily in recent weeks. Trainer Bob Baffert has not stated a race goal for Bayern, but the continued progression in workout distances suggest that a race in April could be possible. Two options would be the $600,000 Oaklawn Handicap on April 11 or the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic in West Virginia on April 18. According to DRF
Go figure, 4th favorite, but has to spot the field 6 lbs!!!! that's alright, no respect means better odds, better cash..
Southern Equine Stables’ homebred Grade I winner Moreno makes the second start of his 5-year-old campaign on Saturday as the expected favorite of nine entrants in the Grade II $400,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Over 1 1/8 miles on the main track, the New Orleans was w...Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · On the surface,one would have to assume that Moreno is coming into this race in probably close to the best possible shape he can be. The reason is his trainer Guillot. He is a Cajun, and is bringing his Pride and Joy back home. I seriously doubt that "The Mouth of the South" would want to embarrass himself,in front of the local folks. That being said and looking at the dimensions of the race. This field does not bode well for Moreno. There are about 3 to 4 other horses that have the quality speed to make things difficult for him. Just how much Mr. Guillot fills the tank and wants to win. · 6 hours ago
  • travel_vic · track configuration and inherent running style bias can significantly BLUNT a good horse's chances. Have not seen the past performances for comparative sake as of yet. but as tough as Moreno is up front, that long stretch will negate a good bit of that advantage unless he is all alone at the top of the lane. · 5 hours ago
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  • Mary Z. · 7,6,4,2. 7,6,2 hill experience, decent early and okay late. 4 fast. marc's 5? Finally broke its maiden last out, 18th try. Not bad this level going 7f but on dirt. But he could certainly have some other reason for liking her, such as her name. · 5 hours ago
  • travel_vic · IF there is easy money it is NOT in this contest: 2 Discatsonthesquare 7 Gouyen 4 Little But Lucky 6 Warren's Jen Fizz 5 Warrensdollarsigns ranked last in all analysts here. best sustained here are 6 8 7 3 · 5 hours ago
POST TIME 6:30 PM EDT – The 6th race at Santa Anita today casts 8 horses in a sprint affair staged for a 7-furlong battle.  What makes this a very interesting race is that the pace and pace pressure both project to be quite soft.  That makes #5 Raised a Secret a very dangerous prospect an...Read More
First foal by 2009 BC Filly and mare turf winner Midday, by Galileo, has been named Midterm. Will be trained by Sir Michael Stoute. According to Juddmonte Farms.
Thursday's 8th race (4:36pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $50,000 Maiden Claiming event for CA-bred or sired fillies and mares dashing five and-half furlongs on the main track. #2 Ticaboo (3-1) took some action and ended up a non-threatening 7th of 9 in her long ago Del Mar state bred special weigh...Read More
  • cognibene · FTS #7 Phoebe (6/1) is burning up the track in the A.M. and nothing in this race really excites. Just needs to be courageous and not intimidated to win this one. · 8 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 3 6 8 have all the early run. 8 Really a Princess 3 Dulcemia 5 She Hums 4 Racing Hope · 5 hours ago

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GP 3/26/2015 R6 - Kid Gavilan- trouble free today? and drops

looked to me like Kid Gavilan would have won last if he could have gotten through. competition looks like they have had their chances to surprise. im a harness player (easy on the comments please) but i appreciate honest posting .. thanks to the usua...
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SA 3/26/2015 R7 - It's Aine to Light Up the Board

Race 7 is my favorite 6 1/2f turf "down the hill" AlwOC $58,000 for f/m 4 y.o. and up.  Contenders before scratches...#7, 2, 6, 3, 8.  The favorite #7 Gouyen (5/2) looks vulnerable having a hard race second off a lay off.  I will try t...
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SA 3/26/2015 R8 - Ticaboo can sneak past rivals at Santa Anita

Thursday's 8th race (4:36pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $50,000 Maiden Claiming event for CA-bred or sired fillies and mares dashing five and-half furlongs on the main track. #2 Ticaboo (3-1) took some action and ended up a non-threatening 7th of ...
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