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  • Sunbean does it again in the Louisana Champions Day Classic! Posted 5 days ago
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California Derby
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Thursday, December 18

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Delta Downs, Race 4
Gulfstream, Race 7

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Buckpasser >> He’s in Gulfstream’s $75K Tropical Park Derby Saturday 10-1ML
It's too bad what happened to Shared Belief in B.C.Classic, considering the trip he had he should not have been in the top 5, now with that being said, Shared Belief is IMO the best horse in the country. The good thing is he will return as a 3yr. old and even better than he was at 2. Look for continued improvement and shades of Spectacular Bid will be in the making for 2015. Dismiss this talented hombre if you will, if he can stay healthy in 2015 we will be in for a treat in regards to the exceptional individual he is and how special a runner he is and will be talked about for years to come as being one of the best to ever look through a bridle. Grade 1 Malibu is a preview as to what is to come from this gifted and super talented hombre and will be the talk of 2015 as to just how good he is and he will rank right up there with the best to ever set foot on a race track........... <\_~
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  • Mary Z. · Chitu the person, sorry to attempt math, but one win means 7f is Chitu's preferred distance? Not that he can't win if nothing bothers him on the lead, but that Midnight Hawk that might have run with him had a bad start in the Damascus. Here is what is in Chitu's favor, the SA track will be lightning fast for opening day, unless weather changes history. Who knows how small the field will be, but everyone knows Chitu's game, so hopefully someone goes with him. I won't be going against Shared Belief. GL, btw. · 2 hours ago
  • chitu77 · Mary Z, I apologize if I confuse you when I said 7F is Chitu's preferred distance. What I meant is that Chitu preferred a much shorter distance like 6F, 7F or 1 mile, so he can use his speed to his advantage. We all know he was beaten badly in the Kentucky Derby, which was run in 10F. Also, I won't be betting against Shared Belief, I will bet Chitu to win no matter who the competition are. I will always have faith that he will run his hearts out, win or lose. GL to you too!! · 1 hour ago
We will see if he can go further then a mile with better company. His Dam and dam sire Tale of the Cat were speed horses who were primarily sprinters. The 2nd dam is unraced. Better hope Big Juice can provide the stamina influence this horse requires to compete in the derby. I think he is another speed type like Bayern, but up to a mile. We shall see in time what he can do as the water gets deeper.
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  • Mike Relva via Disqus · I think there's plenty of time to determine that. · 15 days ago
  • Dave Davis via Disqus · His third dam, Lakeville Miss, was huge and won at a 1-1/2 miles. · 1 hour ago
Jess's Dream will either starter in the Second race at Gulfstream 12/26 or 12/27 depending on which race fills
  • Jbyrnes1 · Sully, you are my hero for keeping us updated thank you, I'm sure one of us will be updating his first start, thank you Sullivan · 1 hour ago
Shared Belief will look to bounce back from a rough Breeders' Cup Classic run in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes on December 26 at Santa Anita.Read More
  • tmallios via Disqus · Is this the best that Cali can offer. In the past this was always a race filled with top horses. Based on the probables,if Bullet Bob decided to stay home. There would be a 3 horse race. Based on the entries below. Looks like Shared Belief in a walkover at 3/5 odds. · 3 hours ago
  • Larry via Disqus · Shared Belief on paper walks over the race but what I find interesting in this race is the one who will come in 2nd. · 1 hour ago
Patsy's Holiday, Save the Park and Jackie's Daughter
Bashart and Ironicus
Bob Baffert, who won this race a record six times at Hollywood Park, has a chance to add to the total with the undefeated Dortmund in the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity Saturday. Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · 5 Horses for $500K Grade 1 race . I do not blame the track at all for this. They did what they could to attract horses . I think Dortmund has the potential to be an absolute monster. But should he or anyone win this race , unfortunately a great injustice will be that they are G1 Winners. I think that there should be a little bit more of achallenge than this. · 3 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · I'll be looking at Mr.Z with class and his last race against Ocho Ocho Ocho was solid. Going with the battle-tested horse and hoping for 5/2 odds at post time. · 2 hours ago
Thursday's 8th race (4:00pm PT) from Los Alamitos is an $8,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track. #6 Warren's Tyler S. (3-1) clearly favors dirt (17-3-4-2) and exits an encouraging 3rd on turf (4-0-0-1). He is back on preferred footing and won at this distanc...Read More
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  • amino998 · 15 mins to post the #1 is 9-1 -- underlay or good thing? · 4 hours ago
  • amino998 · 9 – 5 – 6 – 7 >> Nice 3 horse 43-1 exacta Mary!!! The PFs barely got that tri, everybody else got skunked :) · 3 hours ago
Two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder arrived at Santa Anita today after being turned out at Peacefield Farm in Temecula recovering from a fever which forced her to miss the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Oct. 31. Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Great to hear,nice horse and wonderful trainer. · 3 hours ago
RIP....... didn't know Johnny Mathis has a brother :(
David Flores, a fixture on the Southern California circuit for more than three decades, will ride at Santa Anita early on after plying his trade in Singapore the past year. “I came home for Christmas and hopefully I’ll get to ride something here the first weekend,” Flores said. “I’ll go back to Singapore after the New Year.”
Versatile millionaire Clubhouse Ride, who worked five furlongs Monday in 1:01, is a candidate for the Grade III Daytona Stakes at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf, pending another scheduled breeze on Monday. “If he comes out of that good, he might run in the Daytona,” trainer Craig Lewis said. “He hurt his back in the Pacific Classic and had some soft tissue damage near his pelvis, but he’s such a tough horse we didn’t know anything was wrong until we did a nuclear scan.”
Eclipse Award-winning trainer Bill Mott plans to run Twilight Derby winner Long On Value in the Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) on opening day at Santa Anita.
Bob Baffert says American Pharoah is undergoing massage treatment at his Santa Anita barn and is expected to resume training next month. Favored to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last Nov. 1, the son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched four days before the Juvenile due to a deep bruise in his left front leg.
Liam's Map won his first stakes race in the Harlan's Holiday at Gulfstream Park.Read More
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  • triple_double · Calling someone a "jinx" is a personal attack. The person is continually doing it if his opinion was being questioned or criticized. This is not an acceptable attitude for this site. · 7 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · My apologies Double for failing to mention it. With your lies on betting. You are the missing link to the Jinx Trifecta. Let us just say that you are the 3rd Musketeer in this grouping. Again my apologies for not giving you your due credit earlier. · 5 hours ago
I've owned nine racehorses ,this one is my favorite overall. Has so much heart ,and was stakes placed. not bad for an Ontario sired.
Jess's Dream worked today!!!!!I wonder if that means he's about to race? Date: December 18, 2014 Track: PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER Distance: Five Furlongs Time: 1.00:25 Breezing Track Condition: Fast Surface: Dirt Rank: 2/14
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  • tmallios via Disqus · On Aqueducts daily wrap up show in NY. They said that McLaughlin said that he will run him before the New Year. So if he worked today, figure he will need 6 to 7 days to recover. That places him in a race between 12/26 and 12/31. A very important thing to keep an eye on. Who the Jockey will be on him. It will give you a barometer as to how good they think he will be. Irad Ortiz recently rode the 3 debut winners at Aq. last week. He though more than likely will be in NY then. If by chance he shows up to ride him.Then he at least is perceived to be special. · 10 hours ago
  • jimmy.powell.395 · On Jess's face book page it said look for him to make a start with in the next two wks. Goooooooooooo JESS ! ! ! · 6 hours ago
Two of the more exciting racing prospects for 2015 have both arrived at Fair Grounds Race Course to prepare for their 4-year-old seasons. Read More
  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Forget Untapable, we all know who good she is. Tapiture is such an interesting horse.. Tons of talent, just hasn't gotten there yet. His prospect as a 4 year old runner is huge! If placed in the right races he could explode as a top 4 year among so many racing in 2015 that we saw this year. · 6 hours ago
Take Charge Brandi repelled the challenges of three rivals to gut out a half-length win in the Starlet (G1) at Los Alamitos.Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Personally the best thing that can be said about TCB is that she won the races she ran in from the BC on. Is she the best filly in te land. When the smoke clears,based on how fast(or may i say slow she is running and winning with). I would not take her in my Top 10. Clearly the most impressive 2 yo filly this year has been Lady Eli ,and may i say by a wide margin.As i stated before,unless the tile of your name posseses Wise or Dan , you get absolutely no respect or love when it comes to overall Awards. Anyone that votes TCB over Lady Eli,in my mind at least. Is a proponent of Quantity over Quality. · 3 days ago
  • Larry via Disqus · Interesting how this filly wants to win. Like Silver Charm, she wants to eyeball the competition. Unlike Ferdinand on the lead, she never relaxes on the lead. She thrives this way. No wonder Wayne gave up on her when he tried to be cute on her but I marvel how the cowboy discovered it. Putting the right jockey on her, wala ! She's winning races. · 7 hours ago

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