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How the * was the Zenyatta a G1 while the Suburban was a G2?!?! The Suburban had 3 super amazing horses and 2 more good horses while the Zenyatta had only 1 almost amazing horse and 1 more halfway decent horse. Beholder has raced 0 competition this year except Hoppertunity and Red Vine and Imperative , who are good but not amazing .
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  • cugel the clever · If the horse racing industry were logical (which it isn't), then a stakes race would be graded AFTER the result of the race, not before and would be based on the quality of the entries (which in turn is based on their past performances in graded stakes races) and the running time of the race adjusted for track variants, bias, and surface/weather conditions. At the moment, comparing horses based on their performances in graded stakes is almost useless because the grading system itself is so flawed. · 1 day ago
  • Steve Brabant via Disqus · Blanking on the name but the horse that was 2nd in the PAC. Classic is better than those...just not at his best goin a 1 1/4. But agreed she didn't beat much really, and considering the ridiculous pace horses went 45 and change that Arazi type move was a mirage...great resume and top notch human connections make great food for thought though.. · 1 hour ago
Chances of winning : Tonalist 30% Honor Code 20% American Pharoah 10% Keen Ice 10% Frosted 9% Effinex 10% Wicked Strong 6% Beholder 4% Gleneagles 1%
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  • Sullivan · Who made the percentages? ALSO -- most stupidest? · 21 hours ago
  • Anthony Lopez via Disqus · It's funny how people make percentage predictions without taking into account track conditions, post positions, late changes, travel, and oh yeah... overall health and fitness of a horse! · 18 hours ago
Anyone hear anything about Dortmund? I want to keep up and watch his prep before the Clark Handicap Next Month. Thanks
Although both GOLDEN HORN (GB) [130] and TREVE (FR) [126] posted impressive victories over the course of the past month, neither was able to displace AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) [131] from the top of the eighth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015.Read More
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  • slewcrew7778 · Would be great if these ratings had a not so misleading title of 'World's Best Racehorse' other than what a horse can do under the most perfect race setup. Note what Timeform had to say about Bayern's Haskell last year - "It was a career-best on Timeform figures and means he tops the ratings for this race with a weight-adjusted mark of 127. It’s fair to say that the way the race was run at Monmouth Park saw him to maximum effect, as Bob Baffert’s three-year-old was allowed to set a steady tempo in the early stages before winding it up from halfway. He then forged clear in the closing stages in taking style and was worthy every yard of the seven-and-a-half length winning distance." ...Sound familiar???... Or how about last year's PC where Shared Belief had a 137 rating going in, and the nobody he beat, Majestic Harbor, came into the race with a 136 rating. · 4 days ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Shared Belief ranking Tied for 4th has been so far fetched . What are some of these people smoking n passing it around . 2015 worst ranking as being consider Worlds Top 4 Best ! · 6 hours ago
Still reveling in 4-year-old Tonalist's back-to-back Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup victories, trainer Christophe Clement reported his star colt has come out of the race in great shape and will put in a pair of works at Belmont before shipping to Keeneland to compete in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Oct 31st ( Rutherford Staff Members Complete Top 5 Breeders Cup Selections ) Will be posted on HRN comments section the morning of Oct 31st . We feel once again for another Fabulous out-come from our Selections . We will be posting our entire BREEDERS CUP DAY SELECTIONS for the first time here on HRN comments section . Those that just want to see how GOOD or BAD our out-come will be will be able to view for them self . Not looking for rude comments , Not looking for pat on the backs , We only want to share to those that have been ( so nice and kind ) as well as those that have been ( some-what rude , mean ) to my post thru out this year - to be able to share to all - our strongest opinion of what we believe will become our ( Top 5 BC Selections ) thru out the BC card on Oct 31 . We have been on a Roll all season long thru out the Derby preps . One of our best seasons thru out our 12 years together . We have afew people from our Staff Members that have been focusing all season on just the 4 yr olds n up as well - which is what makes our Breeders Cup day each year a very enjoyable day at the races . Last Year we was able to Cap off ( 5 ) Winners from the BC card , with ONE of our Best Bets Winning ( BAYERN ) as well as ONE of our Longshots Winning ( Take Charge Brandi ) . We was able to Cap off on 4 nice paying Exactas from our Top 5 BC Selections as well as Cap off on 3 nice Paying Trifectas . Was able to luck out and Cap off Winning 2 Superfectas as well from our Top 5 BC Selections . . . Over-All we were very satisfied with our outcome from last year . We happen to like how this years Breeders Cup day is shaping up at this point n time - though we still have a lot of homework yet to do before coming up with what we will need to Group Together and decide on together as what will make our Breeders Cup Top 5 Selections another good year . I am by no means trying to talk anyone off their own selections . What we have decided to do this year is to ( SHARE ) our opinion to those that want to see for them self . TRUST ME : We are up to this challenge feeling good thus far about our work that has been in place thru out this year . · 8 hours ago
Sunday Silence met Easy Goer at Gulfstream Park in front of 51,342, and folks, this was truly for all the marbles, as HOY and the Three-year-old championship were on the line.Read More
Horrific tragedy and a great loss for us all. Condolences to all the connections. RIP beautiful Tacticus.
Who will be better in the Breeders' Cup Classic, the three-year-olds, or the older horses?Read More
Despite dawdling early fractions, Messi uncorked a powerful late rally to score by a nose in Saturday's Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park.Read More
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  • rogueclown · it absolutely screamed to me that John Velazquez stayed in NY to ride Messi instead of staying with Miss Temple City at Keeneland. on that alone, i was so ready to bet Messi. loved seeing him come through despite the lone speed. · 1 day ago
  • audy · Messi won because Mr. Speaker couldn't break free on time. That's how they win against him. Jail him up. Wouldn't stand a chance fair and square. · 8 hours ago
She did it again. What a girl.
American Pharoah's half brother Xixixi was sixth in this race and has not raced since.
How this horse can be rated below Secretariat is absurd. His record was much better(20 wins, 1 controversial 2nd in 21 races) and he established 3 world records, 2 (5) American records,, 7 track records, and equaled one more while carrying 130 to 138 pounds nine times. Even the great Secretariat can't match that.
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  • HorseRacingReigns via Disqus · Look at his races, seven with only one horse entered. No one can take away that he was a great horse and it is difficult to compare horses across the decades. However, you have to note that Secretariat races, indeed Citation's and Kelso's had far more competition. · 141 days ago
  • Cha We via Disqus · AMEN! · 10 hours ago
What a lot of people also don't bring up about Man O' War was that in most of his races, he was being choked back. Go read all of the old race summaries from the DRF from those days and you'll see "under a strong hold" all over the place. Considering all of the records he smashed, and the weight he carried, that's pretty impressive.
  • hannahWTC1 · The only records he "smashed" were the times he wasn't being held back though · 261 days ago
  • Cha We via Disqus · Exactly. · 10 hours ago
People who were THERE, people in the KNOW, rank this colt very high. Hollie Hughes however (Hall of Fame trainer) was there to see them BOTH and said after Secretariat's Belmont : "He's the greatest horse that has yet developed in this century," said Holly Hughes, the senior trainer of America who saw Man o' War run and saddled the 1916 Kentucky Derby winner. "Yes, he's the Horse of the Century." https://espn.go.com/classic/s/secretariatadd.html
  • Cha We via Disqus · Your comment might be true, however; there are some who have seen both, not just Mr. Huges, and think Man O' War is better, so the point Sec fans try to make by saying exactly what you did are sort of at a loss for anything to prove Sec is better. Sorry. · 10 hours ago
Tepin and Grand Arch reach for the wire....
What is the chances of Liam's Map winning the 2015 older horse of the year, under or over 50%?
What a tragedy !! Keeneland needs to find out (and soon) what Is going on with their track, before more deaths occur !! I feel terrible about this... What a wonderful horse with so much yet to give. God rest you Rock Fall !! You did your best...brilliantly !!
After seeing Brody's Cause closing the Futurity and the way Keen Ice closing the Travers, maybe Dale Romans had found the magic button with his closers. Expect Keen Ice to be in top form heading into the BCC.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Excited about his chances · 3 days ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Keen ice was moved from closer to stalker that's why he hit the win. If the do the sad in the classic he's got a major shot but if they go Vick to closer with no real lace now he has no shot · 11 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS: Claiborne Farm announces that War Front's stud fee will increase from $150,000 to $200,000 for the 2016 Breeding season. Article on Bloodhorse
Hill N Dale announces that G1 winner Bayern will stand for $15,000 for the 2016 Breeding season. According to DRF

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Who is the horse to beat in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic?

  • Other
  • American Pharoah
  • Honor Code
  • Smooth Roller
  • Effinex
  • Liam's Map
  • Frosted
  • Tonalist
  • Gleneagles
  • Keen Ice
  • Beholder

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Mnr 10/13/2015 R8 - Tap That Word switches surfaces at Mountaineer

Tuesday's 8th race (9:34pm ET) from Mountaineer is an $18,400 allowance event for 3-year-olds and up which have never won three races. They will be traveling one mile on the main track.#3 Tap That Word (4-1) hit the board in his last three turf ...

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