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Been a while but is Barbaro's Mum still alive?
POST TIME 7:04 -- A field of 10 filles line up in a contentious edition of the G3 Robert J Frankel Stakes.  Our top choice here is #8 Kathleen Rose.  Talk about a horse for course, she is 8 for 9 in the Exacta on the Santa Anita turf course.  This tough filly has not missed the Trifec...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · 8 is the only one that early and she has quite the 1m. record. I like her, but I'll try to beat her at this 9f distance. 4 Diversy Harbor, personal 3 yo Cali turf filly fav, likes SA turf, very classy, 2 Three Hearts, 5 Lady Of Gold, 10 Winning Rhythm. For those who look at rider switches, Diversy Harbor's regular is off of her and on the 10. · 56 minutes ago ·
  • Mary Z. · 10 is out, so 4,2,5,6 · 19 minutes ago ·
Diversy Harbor/ Three Hearts / Rusty Slippers / Winning Rhythm
  • Mary Z. · GL, j. Three of four the same for me. · 33 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · 10 is out, so back to the 6 for my fourth choice. · 21 minutes ago
There are so many inherent errors in utilizing Beyer's to compare performances I hardly know where to begin. FINAL time is approached a myriad of different ways and WITHOUT that consideration, the final time is meaningless.
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  • slewcrew7778 · Puzzling...but hardly meaningless. Without so many self-appointed "experts" insisting their WAY is the correct one, the mix would be rather dry!... · 43 minutes ago
  • amino998 · Meaningless is…… "Handicapping, when you come right down to it, requires just two simple things: 1) which horse(s) will set or prompt the pace? and 2) based upon that projected early pace, which horse(s) have shown that, ON THAT PROJECTED 2nd call pace time, can move and overtake the earlier horses. It is simply a matter as to recognizing who can keep up and who can close on it. Just about everything else is a waste of time." ___ DID YOU PROJECT 23 45 splits t_v? "When horses names, riders names, trainers names mean absolutely NOTHING to the evaluation process, why would one waste time bringing that information to the fore? Easy to function without those tidbits. Could not tell you their color, markings, or at times, even where they have run before...IT is all irrelevant" ___ HOW much LESS “in the game” could you be? "Got to love the grandstanders: swallow the dogma of the great unwashed rather than LEARN DIRECTLY from those in the game. Amazing." ... quite, Commander… the 7th floor has Chex mix, slew · 22 minutes ago
Taris, purchased for $2.35 million in November, will be sidelined until the second half of 2015 after injuring an ankle during a second-place finish Friday in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita. On Saturday, trainer Simon Callaghan said the injury was diagnosed in the hours after the La Brea, adding Taris will undergo surgery Monday to stabilize her right front ankle. Callaghan described the injury as a non-displaced condylar fracture that will require the insertion of screws to repair the break. Article on DRF
fanfriggintastic hill runners. Sweet Swap gets the dreaded 1 post, but r8 on Sunday should be extra-exciting. Hopefully the only scratch is Indianapolis who already ran on Friday.
After tasting defeat for the first time, while banged around hard in the early stages of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Shared Belief returned today to his familiar spot in the winner’s circleRead More
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  • travel_vic · Relativity is only important to pace of race NOT other horses in the race. · 2 hours ago
  • amino998 · "Now Shared Belief CLOSED in that second fraction" ... that would be FALSE. The 'other horses in the race' ARE the pace, there is no imaginary bunny... also disagree with YOUR DOGMA that the jockey's were just slaves as it all unfolded · 2 hours ago
Always been a fan of Distinctiv Passion & Heir Of Storm
  • Mary Z. · Looks like a "graded stakes winner every year he raced" credit for Secret Circle. 6,7,1,5. · 2 hours ago
Shared Belief earned a 99 beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Malibu Stakes
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  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · I was expecting around 101 · 4 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I thought it'd be around 100. Nice race, not the best of his we've seen, but let's hope this didn't take too much out of him so he comes back strong. · 3 hours ago
In keeping with its theory that big race days mean big business, the New York Racing Association has beefed up Travers Day at Saratoga in 2015 to include seven stakes, six of which are Grade 1s, worth $5.1 million in total. Former Grade 1 standalone events such as the Sword Dancer Invitational – which had its purse doubled to $1 million – and the Personal Ensign – which received a 50 percent purse increase to $750,000 – have been added to the Aug. 29 Travers Day program. The Grade 1 Forego, previously run on the final Saturday of the meet, has been moved to Travers Day and had its purse increased by 40 percent to $700,000. The Grade 1 Travers for 3-year-olds, the centerpiece of every Saratoga summer, retained its purse of $1.25 million from a year ago, as did the Grade 1, $500,000 King’s Bishop. The Grade 2 Ballston Spa, for fillies and mares on turf, had its purse increased from $250,000 to $400,000. The last two years, with 14-race cards that included four stakes, all-sources handle on Travers Day has averaged $40.6 million. Martin Panza, NYRA’s senior vice president of racing operations, said his goal is to have Travers Day 2015 handle between $70 million and $80 million. To do that, Panza said, “We need some other big races that can attract top horses.” ...The Million Dollar Sword Dancer is a shot across Arlington's bow
  • tmallios via Disqus · Reading in between the lines,this is now a terrible precedent that NYRA has established,and is sending out a terrible message towards the game. They are telling us that these once great races can no longer support themselves and stand on their own merits. From a Marketing and profitability angle, it is the right move . This maximizes the Big on track crowd,but more important it maximizes the huge Off-Track Crowd that tunes in. They figure that at Saratoga,85 % of the crowd would show up if they raced Thorobreds or Mules. They are there for the experience. But the game is suffering,pretty soon other enues will follow suit. · 4 hours ago
The Bowling Green Handicap has been moved to Saratoga race Course for 2015, the race will be run August 1st
Saturday's 8th race (3:58pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is the Grade 3 La Prevoyante for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (rail at 36 feet). #3 Photo Call (5-1) smartly captured her entry level U.S. bow at Keeneland and was flattered when the 2-3 finishers both returned ...Read More
  • travel_vic · LATE movers dominate these contests and the top sustained horses are: 2 Clearbrook 7 Julie's Love (GB) 10 Angegreen (ITY)12 Irish Mission 5 Always Kitten overall turf analyst has them this way 12 Irish Mission *11 Cay Dancer (GB) 3 Photo Call (IRE) 5 Always Kitten · 5 hours ago ·
The G1 Sword Dancer Invitational purse has been elevated from 500k to $1 million dollars for the 2015 running, part of the now released 2015 Saratoga schedule, article on DRF
Two of the biggest days in North American racing will highlight the historic 147th meet at Saratoga Race Course this summer.Read More
Secretariat <3 I love him <3
Christmas Day and I have just returned home following a delicious roast beef dinner at Moms place. Cooked by my brother Monte, it was one of the best meals I have had in some time. Only to have it spoiled by a new page which I spotted on Facebook. Desiring to spread a little Christmas Cheer, I opene...Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/fred. · I just copied this from the page of Against Horse Racing...... "I'd also like to take this time to say to all the people who are posting on the this page about how we are wrong and horse racing is good to stop. I'm not trying to be rude but frankly its quite annoying and yes we respect your opinion but there is no need for you to post about it on a 'Against Horse Racing', this is for people who like us are only against horse racing. We honestly do not really care about anything else then raising awareness to the truth behind it and contributing to the ban of it in the future. It saddens me more that the people posting on our page have been fooled to think that it's a good thing. Thank you for reading". · 1 day ago
  • Mary Z. · Fred, bumping this up since your blogs are hard to access. Someone mentioned that the blog roll is in alphabetical order, and there is not a scroll down at the blog roll, yet. About the excerpt from that fb page, To paraphrase them, "Please do not post opposing opinions." Or to steal a line, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." · 13 hours ago
This horse actually has so much talent, she was gaining in the stretch in the Juvenile but was cut off and lost all chance. Easily could've been 2nd and possibly 1st with a cleaner trip.
  • winstarfarmfan · My good friend has part-ownership in this filly. He was furious she recieved such a poor ride from Rosario in the Breeders Cup. They have high expectations for this filly. They think she has a lot of potential and are very excited for her to start her 2015 season. · 14 hours ago
In one of the last stakes races of the year carded exclusively for 3-year-old fillies, Sam’s Sister made her stakes debut a winning one, upsetting the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita.Read More
  • Exterminator · Cute name. I like her. · 19 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · This win was a nice "surprise", although I had her in my top four. Her barn had both SA grade 1 winners today! · 15 hours ago
California Chrome, the winner of both the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been selected to receive the 2014 Secretariat Vox Populi Award.Read More
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · To a certain extent this award was tailor made for Chrome. He brought a great deal of excitement to racing and more importantly he proved once again that you don't need a million dollar youngster to win America's Classics. In the tradition of the other rags to riches horses, like Stymie, Carry Back, Canonero II: California Chrome has made his mark on racing and more power to him. · 1 day ago
  • Ruffianlover · A very deserving winner · 15 hours ago
honestly tmall I wouldnt have been surprised if SB didnt fire at all. His resume was better than most and he has had a bullseye on him all year and has often been in tight and cutting back from the 2 classic routes I thought was a horrible idea and i was already thinking he was a great bet against. Conquest was always well thought of but never delivered. I expected more of Indianapolis as he seemed to be the horse right there but down the back stretch you could clearly see SB was struggling. The cutback does hurt. As a trainer and an athlete I know this plus he spotted them all. He did not have an easy trip. I figured he would lose or win kind of easy but they went too slow early AGAIN. That is what you failed to see. They went slow and he overcame that and that is what kept him running better. I twice this year thought he would lose when he won with similar trips. The BC I knew he was done but had TONY and Bayern. Today does not help nor hurt HOTY. Those that say how tough he had it and that probably GOD coulda won the BC, yes I said it, he couldve the way the race was run, suggests Bayern has no shot. The main horse is Main Sequence and Wise Dan. If they give it to SB I wouldnt be surprised. CC had a perfect trip and couldnt win on the paved highway on either Belmont or BC day and could not muster an impressive pass of a horse either. At least SB did not have any horror races amongst the other top 5 three year olds. I would have thought if Pharaoh ran and won there would not even be a three year old on the HOTY ballot. But I have seen worse as people would say SB did an a la Zenyatta stay in CA and he proved he is at the very top at many a distance. Can he run out of CA? He only lost once and every other three year old lost sometimes badly like the horror runs of Bayern more than once. He had every excuse to have lost today and should not have even been in this race IMO but I think they are trying to do what they did last year. It would be hard pressed to see a horse win two eclipse awards wo a BC win. If he won by two more lengths that wouldve been different.
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  • hannahWTC1 · "but they went to slow early AGAIN" 45 half is to slow? · 19 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Chrome ran the best race out of any horse in the classic. Went wide the entire time, and it was only his second race after a layoff- he wasn't even in his best shape. Which is why he demolished the field in the Hollywood Derby on a surface he had never run on before. Also Chrome not even at his best, was gaining on the top two with every stride. Hardly ran a bad race compared to others who had zero excuses like Tonalist · 15 hours ago

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SA 12/27/2014 R8 - Diversy Harbor in the Gr. III Robert J. Frankel

Today’s eighth race (12/27) at Santa Anita is the 47th running of the Gr. III Robert J. Frankel Stakes.  This race will feature Fillies and Mares covering a mile and an eighth of the turf. #4 – Diversy Harbor (9-2): Trained by Tom Proctor ridden...

SA 12/27/2014 R8 - Kathleen Rose wires them in the G3 RJ Frankel Stakes

POST TIME 7:04 -- A field of 10 filles line up in a contentious edition of the G3 Robert J Frankel Stakes.  Our top choice here is #8 Kathleen Rose.  Talk about a horse for course, she is 8 for 9 in the Exacta on the Santa Anita turf course...

GP 12/27/2014 R8 - Photo Call gets picture taken in La Prevoyante

Saturday's 8th race (3:58pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is the Grade 3 La Prevoyante for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (rail at 36 feet). #3 Photo Call (5-1) smartly captured her entry level U.S. bow at Keeneland and w...

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