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Moreno Seeks Another Wire Job in Woodward

Whitney hero Moreno attempts to annex the other major open Grade 1 route race of the Saratoga meet when he runs Saturday in the Woodward at 1 1/8 mile...

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Thursday, August 27

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Saratoga, Race 4
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Whitney hero Moreno attempts to annex the other major open Grade 1 route race of the Saratoga meet when he runs Saturday in the Woodward at 1 1/8 miles. Read More
  • Mike in SB · The Woodward was once one of the great races in the United States, but in my opinion has really suffered since being moved to Saratoga. Why are there two Grade One races for older horses at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga? This is a very disappointing field for a race with such a great history. It is the victim of the effect of the Breeders Cup and the modern trend in racing where trainers want 6-7 weeks between races. I would at least like to see it run at 1 1/4 mile, instead of just being the Whitney Part Deux. · 6 hours ago
  • amino998 · While Guillot is dreaming of HOTY and concentrating on Plesa, Godolphin and the Ortiz Bros may pull an invisible pace rabbit out of their ghutra. · 3 hours ago
Just heard that Princess of Sylmar has recovered from the thumps and will soon be on her way to Belmont to prep for the Beldame.
A dream came true for a young fan at Saratoga.Read More
  • AndyScoggin · The thrill of being in the winner's circle never wears off. I'm glad you got to experience all of that at Saratoga. · 6 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · That's great that you were able to do all that!!!!!!!wow!!!! · 1 hour ago
Melanie Martines recaps an exciting weekend at Del Mar in beautiful Southern California where sunshine, beaches, and Horse Racing can be used in one sentence.Read More
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  • skipaway2000 · Would love to see any "outtakes" of Game On Dude if you have them :) · 11 hours ago
  • Runnin · I apologize for the duplicate photos. Was having issues downloading photos then logged back in and duplicates were made. Unable to delete the duplicate photos of Game On Dude. · 1 hour ago
Wednesday's 8th race (5:35pm PT) from Del Mar is the $150k Generous Portion for CA-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on Polytrack.  #7 Easter Fever (7-2) smartly captured her course-distance bow as the favorite and Miller bought her for $50k. Kent D sticks, she worked well h...Read More
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  • cognibene · Two year old races can be easy and predictable or difficult and frustrating. Because our evaluations are based on past performance, and two year olds have very little, our analysis can be very flawed. However, based on what is known, contenders before scratches are: #9, 4, 7, 10. Adjusting the race to model the most likely winner comes up with the #9 Lost Bus (9/2) Espinoza/Heap...good connections with a runner who won her first race and is knocking on the door again. Bet #9 to win. Exotics...9/4, 7, 10, 2 and reverse. Good luck!!! · 16 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · 8 10 9 and the 7 had a bum trip behind slowing down horses with no place to go · 1 hour ago ·
Shared Belief departed Del Mar on Wednesday morning on a van to the Golden Gate Fields headquarters of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer while praise for the 3-year-old gelding’s TVG Pacific Classic-winning performance continued to echo throughout the country.Read More
Race Clue #1 - A field on nine, including a two-horse entry, lined up for this historic race. Race Clue #2 - Both the winner and the 3rd place finisher were coming in off stakes wins over the track.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Also, went with a Saratoga Stakes. Followed the clues after that. · 4 hours ago
  • ErnieMunick · Ack! I was in the right year, wrong race (that made no sense regarding anniversary - Champagne). Nice, Mary! · 4 hours ago
A tribute to ROn RIppey, 2006 NHC Champ.Read More
  • JudyWagner · Maven - What a wonderful tribute! From a personal standpoint I feel as if I have lost a fraternity brother. I am so happy that my last communication with him was a response to a congratulatory email following his Wynn success. He & Arlene were a great partnership. We will miss a true champion but most of all a great man. My heartful condolences to his entire family. From the time you met him you knew his love, Arlene, and his family were number 1, but his Horseracing family was important to him. I am happy to feel I was in his extended "horse racing/handicapping" family. Ron, our champion, our friend will be missed! Judy Wagner Sent from my iPad Judy Wagner Sent from my iPad · 4 hours ago
Looking forward to seeing you back on the track working and running races Samraat!! He has run some great races in his career so far!
Great race Stopshoppingdebbie!!!! Would love to see her go up against some some top filly's like Untapable and Close Hatches!!!
Laurie Ross takes a look at the Top Ten Freshmen Sires with a mid-season review of their offspring.Read More
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  • pedigree_power · I agree, Travel Vic. It can be very hard to follow specific horses unless you have insider info, especially for an unraced 2YO. Just finding out who the owner is seems to be a huge secret. Many horses trade hands privately after the sales and good luck tracking them. So many dissapear into the void and are never heard of again. · 15 hours ago
  • snake37 · Check out Concord Point's 2 year old, My Point Exactly, WON 3rd time out, going a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream by 10 1/2. Next race sept. 6th, Stakes Race · 6 hours ago
New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up.Read More
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  • desertracing · Really want to see how he handles 10 furlongs. Could be a big threat in the Classic. Had the exacta in the Whitney looking forward to his run in the Woodward. Unfortunately the price won't be nearly as good as it was on him in the Whitney. · 10 hours ago
  • shackleford · Such a weak field, especially compared to last year. G3 at best. · 6 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · For such a huge Chrome fan, I noticed you do not have a single comment on his page. Why is that? Here you are- http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/California_Chrome · 6 hours ago
A little more than three months removed from emergency colic surgery, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to make his return in Saturday's Bernard Baruch at Saratoga.Read More
  • amdaman · "He's not going to abuse him and chase some horse around there just to get a win in him." WHAT?!?! Aren't jockeys supposed to actually try to win a race -- even if it means asking the horse for all it's got (I presume that's what the trainer meant by "abuse")? It's not a workout, it's a pari-mutuel race!!! Are these people forgetting that bettors money is at stake? It makes me sick each time I see a jockey stop asking a horse before the wire, only to get nipped in the last jump out of the money by a hungrier jockey. The worse part is that stewards do absolutely nothing about it. · 6 hours ago
He's no Favorite Trick but give this guy a look in for a tag in the nightcap @ Saratoga tomorrow.
TRAKUS FACTS FROM SUNDAY: Pacific Classic winner Shared Belief and third place finisher Imperative ran the same final quarter, timed in 24.84 seconds.The early pace set by Obviously in the Del Mar Mile took its toll in the final quarter. The heavily-backed favorite finished fourth and ran his final two furlongs in 24.70 seconds.Winner Tom’s Tribute came home in 23.86 seconds while second placer Rock Me Baby was home fastest in 23.69 seconds. Fifth place finisher Tigah had the fastest final furlong in 11.86 seconds.First time starter Conquest Panthera rallied from off a slow pace and won easily, running the final quarter in 23.52 seconds and a final eighth in 11.91 seconds.
wins a non graded stakes race and now he's the next mucho macho man?
  • Paladin · Who called him the next MMM? I do like his chances in the Super Derby. Should like that long stretch at La Downs. · 9 hours ago
Actually, Shared Belief may be joining the Champ, California Chrome, at PA Derby. I don't like that track, it is not as well cared for and scares me. I would not race there if I had a top horse, would be afraid of injuries. We had 1 horse race there and win, but he was a tiny claimer who appeared to like it there. It is a tall order for CC to enter a Grade 2 race across country 1st off an injury layoff. May God be with him.
  • travel_vic · What evidence do you have for that being a NOT well cared for track? · 10 hours ago
  • Goblin · I'd like to see/hear the reasons for declaring the track "not as well cared for" as well. · 9 hours ago
Forego: 1 Capo Bastone 2 Big Business 3 Vyjack 4 Zee Bros 5 Sensational Slam 6 Palace 7 Falling Sky 8 Clearly Now 9 Weekend Hideaway 10. Confrontation
Woodward 1 Itsmyluckyday 2 Long River 3 Micromanage 4 Moreno 5 Prayer for Relef 6 Romansh 7 Zivo 8 Norumbega 9 L Gunfighter 10 Stephanoatsee

Poll of the Day

 Who will win the Woodward?

  • Moreno
  • Long River
  • Romansh
  • Itsmyluckyday
  • Stephanoatsee
  • Prayer for Relief
  • Zivo
  • Micromanage
  • Last Gunfighter
  • Norumbega

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Dmr 8/28/2014 R4 - Always an Angel can go all the way at Del Mar

Thursday's 4th race (3:35pm PT) from Del Mar is a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling one mile on Polytrack.  #9 Always an Angel (7-2) dueled and ended up 4th (beaten 2.75 lengths) ...

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