• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 2 days ago
  • Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 3 days ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 3 days ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 3 days ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 3 days ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 3 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 3 days ago

Mohaymen Captures the Remsen Stakes

After today's impressive win in the Remsen, Mohaymen is a major contender for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

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I wonder what Stakes they'll name in his honor. Maybe it'll be a nice one. Heck, Bayern got a Stakes named after him while he was still active!
  • jrem1 · I wonder too. And also will they call it the A P Stakes, American Pharoah , " or just Pharoah." · 1 day ago
  • Paladin · I wonder what track will be first to pick it up. Oaklawn maybe? He got 2 wins there. · 12 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS: Undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli, continuing her recovery from laminitis, arrived at trainer Chad Brown's shedrow at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida Nov. 29, and Brown is thrilled to have her. "I couldn't be happier with how she looks," said the trainer, who has guided Lady Eli to six consecutive victories, three last year and three this season. After winning the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes July 4, Lady Eli stepped on a nail returning from the test barn and subsequently began showing laminitic changes in both front feet."She is doing some tack-walking now with a rider on her back, and so far she is enjoying that," Brown said. "Dr. Bryan Fraley has been working with her feet since this started, and they look outstanding. Her X-rays look perfectly normal. There is no evidence of this episode, which is remarkable. "Her condition looks excellent. She's trotting perfectly sound on the shank. She's back to being her old self: sweet but territorial. We're thrilled with her."Brown stopped short of giving a timetable for Lady Eli to head to the training track, other than to say: "Eventually. There is no date on the calendar. I'm just going to take it week to week with her." Des Ryan, who manages Dell Ridge Farm, agreed that Lady Eli had not lost one bit of her attitude in recovery. "We're excited to get her back to Chad and follow her from here. It's a sad story that now is turning back into hopefully a great story that will give us something to talk about." Article on Bloodhorse
Rival Clue #1 - Born the same year, both rivals were a son of the same legendary American sire. Rival Clue #2 - Also produced by well known mares, each rival won in their career debuts at Belmont Park.Read More
Keen Ice was so much the best there, if there was just another furlong he absolutely blows by those horses. I didn't think the distance would matter but he does need 10F. Although once again he was just way to far back.
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  • Shackleford · Can not believe that after watching this horse all year, the jockey and/or trainer have learned nothing about this horse. He needs to be 4-5 off the pace and he will not be turned away in the stretch. Unbelievable that he was so far back. · 3 days ago
  • Zack Rush via Disqus · He definitely wasn't the best horse, and at another furlong, he would have been at the same point closing as if it was this same distance, at another furlong. he would have been in the same position trying to close it out. · 1 hour ago
He'll be in the Derby if he does not get injured, that's for sure.
Most likely, there won't be a Triple Crown winner in 2016. But if there will be one, Nyquist is the one.
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · I would consider SWIPE before NYQUIST all things considering ! But I very much agree with you that will Most Likely will not be watching a Triple Crown winner this year . If I was to set those odds by faith , I would set the odds at 99-1 . · 5 hours ago
  • Southern.humor · If Nyquist even makes it into the gates Kentucky derby day, I'll give you a whole dollar. Don't hold your breath. · 4 hours ago
After today's impressive win in the Remsen, Mohaymen is a major contender for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · From watching what has Progressed thru out this season with these w yr olds , My 1st : YOUNG BRIAN never was able to show just how much talent he actually had from all the horsemen Hype regarding how good he was going to be . My 2nd : SWIPE was the colt that I really thought was going to give YOUNG BRIAN his toughest task early then was hoping to see SWIPE ship out East to compete for his Preps . Instead , NYQUIST became the beast that YOUNG BRIAN was to be and SWIPE just never gained any ground while staying out West . Though I have always thought SWIPE was going to become better n better as the distance became longer . And I still believe this way . But very disappointed that SWIPE has not been good enough yet to defeat NYQUIST . My 3rd : EXAGGERATOR has not shown me any signs at all about going to like going longer . This one I believe is in trouble when the longer races become demanding . My 4th : MOHAYMEN I have always liked but Not for the Derby based on the X Factor Jinx that KM carries with him leading into the Derby . Just wished some other trainer had him , like hahahaha Baffert ☺ or someone that had success in the Derby at Wins , Places , in the money . My 5th : GREENPOINTCRUSADER I actually thought would have had a race before the BCJ that was run over a Mile that would had helped set him up better for the BC . With not making up any excuse , I thought this one was going to run much better in the BCJ . Just not sure now . My 6th : MOR SPIRIT only based on Baffert seems to have action all around him and since Justin and Arabian some what had not produced the Stats that once thought , that this one could be in the mix . As you can see , I am some what lost in my shuffle by not THINKING too highly of these at this stage WHILE wondering WHOM might step it up a notch that I have not mentioned . I will not take NYQUIST no way no how . . . I will not take MOHAYMEN no way no how . . . I did not play a Single wager in Pool 1 this year Based On that I just didnt feel all that sure of anything . But if I had played , I was going to Wheel ( SWIPE and GREENPOINTCRUSADER ) in 2nd for a Exacta . I do believe that the Derby Winner will pay at least $38.00 and maybe as high as $58.00 or so . I am actually talking about POST TIME odds on Derby Day . I have to give crops to those that Really Truly have alot of Confidence , Faith in someone at this time . Because I sure dont . I decided to wait till Pool 2 to begin my Derby Futre Wagers only because I dont think there will be much change in odds If Not Better because I already know THOSE I AM COMPLETELY TOSSING . There just might be afew more GOOD SIGNS for us all to see which way to lean towards by Pool 2 . Best Wishes to all . . . I found the BCJ race to be like a Train . The race ran according to what we have been seeing thus far without anyone taking that extra step forward . Something Big Time will start to show as the Cream Always rises to the top . · 1 day ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Douglas Rutherford / Staff ( 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY ) Our 36 Horses That We All Came Up With Starting From ( April - October 2015 ) YOUNG BRIAN / SWIPE / EXAGGERATOR / UNBRIDLED OUTLAW / GREENPOINTCRUSADER / BRODYS CAUSE / GIFT BOX / MOR SPIRIT / GUN RUNNER / FLEXIBILITY / NYQUIST / MOHAYMEN are the ones that had the far most votes leading into the final week of September . ( October - November 2015 ) Was Not Able To Come Up With A Top 5 List At This Time Due To The Fact We Have Not Matched Up Together Very Well Thus Far This Year . * With YOUNG BRIAN not in the picture due to injury this would lead me to believe SWIPE will most likely be one of them in our Top 5 . I have listed our 6 colts that we seem to have the same feeling about . Though we need to still come up with my TOP 5 for the 2016 Kentucky Derby . December 31 is the dead line . So with the Pool 2 taking place in 2016 , I truly believe by Dec 31 should be able to feel much more confident with what the TOP 5 will actually be . SWIPE / EXAGGERATOR / UNBRIDLED OUTLAW / BRODYS CAUSE / GREENPOINTCRUSADER / GIFT BOX These happen to be the colts that each one of myself , staff do agree on together as having the same horses from our List that we had started off with back in April . We had a total of 36 horses in all from the beginning , then by Oct I just listed them in order from the highest % votes . *** UNBRIDLED OUTLAW *** I was really surprised that we all agreed on this one to be up as highly voted from what Pool 1 offered . *** SWIPE *** I was not surprised at all because we all like this one going further . · 3 hours ago
This first installment covering New York's contenders for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · This year its very difficult to say the least . The top 8 on points are already consider pretty much a lock for the start of the Derby IF they stay "sound fit healthy" . Which we all know those are 3 words that make horsemen FEAR THE WORSE / HOPING FOR THE BEST . Gift Box will need to be pointed in afew smart conditioned races with only collecting 2 pts thus far . Its so important to consider in mind are they focusing on only the Derby or the Derby Preakness or the Derby Preakness Belmont or Derby Belmont . Most certainly dont want to start needing to start chasing after points by running too much or running in the wrong conditions to where you have really nothing left hardly for the Derby . By sake you do however Win the Derby then making sure your good enough to go for the Preakness . I know everyone has been aware of what im saying already . Like Duh ! But time after time we do how ever see this trend to where a good colt gets bad breaks from weather , bad trip , or the track doesnt suit the style . This is where the trainer needs to be spot on from the wisdom that they have within themself . Last Year take KEEN ICE in mind by going to Gulfstream Park . It took longer than should have to have learn that the track was all based on pure Top Speed . And the ones that had that closing kick style , well taking too much chances by knowing your basically running for 3rd or so . Once again in 2016 it will become MORE SO IMPORTANT about WHERE n WHEN to run because this year up for grabs from 12th on back at this point NOBODY can have too good of a feeling believing . This years contenders seem so ( Evenly Matched ) in my opinion . Its not that this year seems not like a good crop . In my opinion for me is that there DOES NOT seem to be a whole lot that separates so many even if your undefeated , trust me your number is coming down soon . ( I AGREE ) with your Top 3 for sure . My big time concern regarding MOHAYMEN is the X Factor Jinx that KM has always had leading toward the Kentucky Derby as well in the Derby . His crop has become an Automatic Toss for the WIN / PLACE . Yes , I had FROSTED last year in my 4th and 5th postition from my Top 5 . How Ever I never once consider him as a Derby threat . This is exactly how im looking at MOHAYMEN too . What will be important at Gulfstream is Will the track still play SPEED FAVORING . If so , then MOHAYMEN will be looking even better to others WHICH MEANS NOTHING towards Churchill Downs at this time . The perfect person to know anything about the track at Gulfstream Park happens to be the one n only ( TOBY CALLETT ) . This person will guide anyone in the right dirrection regarding Gulfstream . · 8 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Thanks Matt as always . From what we have seen thus far , you have it down as good as any that can become understood . GIFT BOX I thought actually got my attention more so than MOHAYMEN . I pretty much expected that run in the Remsen from MOHAYMEN . I have had GIFT BOX on my top 12 run down list as Watch List before Debut races of 2 yr olds . I was satisfied from both starts . Then going 1 1/8 I was really wanting to see a good move by GIFT BOX . Which I think we all did . Actually made his sudden burst of energy before MOHAYMEN did . I truly believe what COST GIFT BOX a much better chance at winning was the ( 7 week gap ) . I was some what concerned about the Remsen for GIFT BOX knowing just how good MOHAYMEN has been and will be even more once at Gulfstream to that SPEED FAVORING track . Matt : Thanks again for your topic · 7 hours ago
Conquest Big E winning on Saturday. Picture by Alivia Sierra.
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Tuesday's 8th race (5:20pm ET) from Hawthorne is a $5,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races, They will be traveling a mile and seventy yards on the main track.#11 Julie's Lil Devil (5-1) has run four routes on conventional dirt with a win and three 2nds. She wa...Read More
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  • travel_vic · so far a good odds board. Noted that Seven Zip comes off all turfers which may not be a good sign in this contest. shortest prices 4 2 1 and 11 · 5 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · 2 4 11 up there for third 2 4 11 3 at the wire...NO one can pick the 4th horse over time..7 was too far back as suggested by the surface switch · 5 hours ago ·
Just Google Me, a winner in both of her starts at Los Alamitos, is the headliner among 11 2-year-old fillies nominated to the $100,000 Soviet Problem Stakes.Read More
Although it was a close competition for most of the year, Italian-born, British-based jockey Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori has defeated North America’s Victor Espinoza and England’s Ryan Moore for the title of 2015 Longines World’s Best Jockey.Read More
http://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17&start=280 EWWWWWW
How a weekend in Cicero, IL provided a fantastic racing experience. Read More
I don’t know about you, but for me, this past holiday weekend’s results only further muddied the picture as to who most deserves this year’s Eclipse Award for Older Dirt Male.Read More
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  • Ruffianlover · A case can be made for any of these horses (except for Tonalist as he lost four races- three grade ones and one grade two to both honor code and Effinex who are being considered). The question is- what will the voters make their choice based upon? Who won the most graded stakes? Who had the most impressive visual win? Who would win in a race where all five had everything their way and were at their best? The answer could be different for each scenario. I see this being one of the closest votes in recent memory- like I said: a case could be made for Liam's map, honor code, and Effinex. I think it will go to honor code based on him being a huge fan and expert favorite, or Effinex. Liam's map and shared belief not running enough times this year will hurt their chances. Tonalist has no shot to win this in my opinion even though he is a good horse and ran really well this year inside of New York. His losses were nothing to be ashamed of- he just wasn't best on those days. · 1 day ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · I like effinex or tonalist · 13 hours ago
Wait, what... Nyquist and Swipe have run 1-2 in four straight races? That could be a nice rivalry in 2016.
With the 2016 Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Nyquist was the 9-1 second choice.Read More
  • Ernest Vincent via Disqus · What ever happened to: Nyquist Top Pick for- First Saturday in May, Derby Roses, to win 2016 Derby in Pool 1 and tail the all others as an after thought? · 1 day ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · In my own opinion , from the 2 yr olds that did not start in the 2015 BCJ I would like to see MOR SPIRIT and GIFT BOX in their next start . GIFT BOX came back in the Remsen off a 7 week gap to run very game I thought . Could be something to pay attention to towards Pool 2 . Just my thought · 13 hours ago

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Dmr 11/29/2015 R6 - Ninety One Assault can earn diploma in G3 Cecil B. DeMille

Saturday's 6th race (5:59pm ET) from Del Mar is the Grade 3 Cecil B. DeMille for 2-year-olds traveling one mile on the turf course.#6 Ninety One Assault (8-1) rallied to finish a nose behind today's rival #3 Tusk (6-1) in his course/distance bow Nov ...

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