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Watch trainer Dale Romans as he talks Keen Ice, his chances in the Belmont, Shackleford and more!Read More
This is now the hardest of the 3 races to handicap,and come out with a winner. No longer can we say that this or that horse is the best. If that were the case,Zayat and company would be celebrating already. If American Pharoah has not convinced you that he is absolutely head and shoulders above the rest in the talent department, then a win in the Belmont should not be the straw that broke the camels back. It is hard because we do not know which horse is at his absolute best physically. You see,everyone points for the Derby , so more often than not the horss are in the best condition that we can ask for. The 12 F distance of the Belmont is a very overated thing in my opinion. Unless you get a fluke scenerio, the jocks usually turn this into a 9 or 10 F race. By that i mean, they walk around the track for the first 3 furlongs and supposedly jockey for position. After the lights go on, then they start to put their horses into the race. Hard to figure out as to how American Pharoah is doing physically. Baffert is doing an amazing job in not showing his hand. Please do not listen to those they say that they know this and they know that. There are just a very small handful that really know how he is doing. The rest of us are only speculating. Last year was a bit easier to do that, Chrome was an open book for everyone. When he went to the bathroom,it was like we were all there with him.This race is not about rooting for or against A.P in what is ahead of him. Believe me, wanting or not wanting him to win ,is not going to be the determining factor. As i look at the race,i personally think that it is between A.P. and Carpe Diem. A few notches bellow are Marerialistic and Frosted. But after that, should anyone else win this race. In my opinion it will be the ultimate in when we say"The Race fell apart"
When you hear the comments of the Trainers of horses like Truth or Else, Frammento,Keen Ice and any other horse that is supposedly tailor made for the SCARY 12F distance. Read between the lines and see what they are really telling you. Do not buy and drink their Kool-Aid. To begin with, how many 12F races on the dirt are there. They are telling you ,that in comparisson to the upper tier 3 yos'. Their horses do not belong in the more conventional distances. Their only hope to winning is that the others do not handle the distance,and that their horses can negotiate it in a time that can win. Bottom line is that these have shown to be slow Race Horses. Many get seduced into thinking that they are the one,because they make up 2 lengths from the back of the pack.What they fail to realize is that ,even with that artificial close. They are nowhere near contending. So to you owners, here is a tip. If your trainer is whispering in your ear that your horse can run all day. Pray to the racing gods , that he can somehow run on the Turf. If he can't, you have a Graded plodder on your hands.
After a strong 2-year-old season in which she won a turf stakes race at Gulfstream Park, trainer Jane Cibelli couldn’t have found a tougher spot for her Red Sashay to make her 3-year-old debut. Read More
  • jinlie01 · I'm going to bet on Pangburn again...hoping the rider change and switch back to turf will make a difference. · 56 minutes ago
I assume Espinoza will ride Sky Kingdom.
Conquest Curlinate has pulled out. They saw Pharoah up close down at CD and got nervous. lol American Pharoah reminds me of early Mike Tyson. The fight was over at the weigh-in. With Pharoah it's over with the breeze. lol
You can see why he'd be a threat to AP in the Belmont. A rested TOV vs a tired AP with another 5/16 of track to work with and maybe there isn't a horse in his way this time? If you were ever going to bet on a horse in the Belmont who just broke his maiden two races ago, this would be the time to do it.
Right now I have to toss this horse. I just don't believe he can compete here in America. The change of feed, change of jockey, etc. I'll take my chances betting against him rather than with him.
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · Has had a lot more time to adjust. I think it was a mistake to bring him for the KD so close to the race. He was one-paced, but didn't do badly. I think we'll see him showing a lot more in the Belmont. As far as jockey-change is concerned, he's been ridden by different jockeys before. I think Irad will suit him well, and he has a bone to pick with Frosted. · 3 hours ago
The two most unattainable records in sports are Gretzky's points record in hockey and Secretariat's Belmont. Any opinions?
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Mary gets the prize,for her top selection. Did you enjoy the Derby Mary????? Unless Vyjack shows up on Belmont Stakes Day,looks as though i will be a no-show.All signs are pointing to another run at the Triple Crown. I can't go through a repeat of last year. · 23 days ago
  • imisswilltakecharge · I think Cal Ripken's consecutive games played is right there too; also the 56-game hitting streak of Joe D. More likely that could go down than Cal's streak for sure though. Secretariats record-Ripken-Gretsky-Joe D's hitting streak I think in that order for me. Although most average sports fans don't understand how dominating Secretariats record is, they should at least be able to see its importance based on historical perspective like the other records! I'm 36 and it's feasible that I could randomly see a string of 3 or 4 Triple Crown winners (just saying--weak years, a great horse, etc.) over 30 years maybe. Love me some old records coming tumbling down in any sport! Always cool and unique to say you saw it! I remember the last Yankee game I went to with my dad was when Randy Velarde (with the Oakland A's at the time) had an unassisted triple play. That was kind of cool and it made me always remember a way to look up the date! · 3 hours ago
Irad up!...
Matt and Brian have a great time discussing each of the unlucky 13 since Affirmed got the best of his rival Alydar, including the reasons why they came up short, and plenty of replays.Read More
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · 1997 was one of my favorite crops of 3 year olds too Brian. I was 9 and that was the first year I really actively followed the Triple Crown trail. I loved Silver Charm. I disliked McCarron for a long time after that, he put in one of the best rides I've ever seen in the Belmont. · 13 hours ago
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Brian and Matt : Thank you kindly for making sure the listeners got it correct ~ that this video was NOT ABOUT the ( Negative ) side of American Pharoah ! Thank you for addressing that from the start : Thumbs Up . . . Great Video · 5 hours ago
Here is my early Belmont trifecta....American Pharoah, Frosted, Materiality.....will Frosted be able to catch AP? No.....I don't think so.....
Even though this one's Preakness was a bomber and even though we won't see him in the Belmont, he provided one of the greatest second place finishes in Kentucky Derby history! I got hoarse screaming Firing Line at the top of my lungs from the Infield as he roared down the stretch! I hope he is enjoying his rest and I hope we see him later this year and next!
The most exciting Belmont EVER was the victory by Victory Gallop....loved that horse as a spoiler and as a closer!!!!!
Gary Young has been on American Pharoah’s bandwagon from the get-go, and with a Triple Crown in close proximity, the private clocker isn’t about to bail out now.Read More
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Gary Young : Enjoy your column : I take in alot of input thru what you do as well as other Clockers from other tracks : When there are as many Clockers saying the same thing about ( 1 ) colt : Thats a huge advantage : not just thru luck : I have been on the AP band wagon myself since the beginning : American Pharoah / Carpe Diem / Keen Ice were actually my SOLID colts from ( Last Year ) going into the 2015 season : By the grace of GOD , they have all made it to the final dance of the TEST OF CHAMPIONS race Belmont Stakes ! I am still a believer in Keen Ice to make the Superfecta : Its about a 90% GIFT that it will happen : I give Keen Ice a huge advantage over abunch of these MAYBES ( Boys vs Men ) ! I agree 100% with you about American Pharoah winning the TC : In my opinion , its not a question will he : But By How Far : Your a Clocker : you know the talk from the horseman : Its going to be one heck of a show watching AP open up on this field when they turn for home , and the announcer can hardly talk after losing his voice from Excitement : Gary : enjoy the BEST colt we will ever see I believe in our time : American Pharoah was given a perfect nickname ( FREAK ) . . . · 2 days ago
  • Paige Wheat via Disqus · As a slow Derby winner and a very slow Preakness winner I would not complain about AP. As they say, time only counts in jail. What makes me feel that he is not a deserving TC winner and hopefully will not be one, is that he has had no challenges on the trail and has had everything his own way. He gets the benefit of his stablemate running the slowest fractions in a long time in the Derby, so naturally he had plenty left. In the Preakness, he gets a downpour and he was the only one who ever experienced a wet track. The track was wet fast as shown by the early fractions and yet he comes home in plow horse fashion. Again, his stablemate could have challenged him for the lead as he has been equally fast. Look at the Santa Anita Derby, but although he broke out of the gate the fastest AP was allowed to grab the lead. I believe if Garcia had Dortmund's best chances in mind, he would have fought for the lead. But, being AP's exercise rider and a team player, maybe he was not about to try. I do not think AP can handle the Belmont distance and I will be hoping to see him passed by three or four others in that long, long race. What we need more than a Triple Crown Winner, is a worthy Triple Crown Winner. · 16 hours ago
Let's face it, American Pharoah is not a sure thing in the Belmont Stakes. Who will play spoiler if he is indeed upset? Materiality is a strong candidate.Read More
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  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Brian : im glad that you made it a point right away to say ( Nothing Negative ) about American Pharoah before your video : I have been ONE OF MANY that have been some what disappointed by many of Certain leaders of this Sport ( STILL ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE ) about AP : which becomes very disrespectful for what AP has shown us all . . . We need to become more POSSITIVE about the GOOD side of life that we have been able to witness : Not being affraid of failure again : Thanks Brian for addressing that · 5 hours ago
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · 1 ( Main Reason ) WHY Materiality ( WILL NOT ) Spoil the likes of this TC is because he will not even be good enough at this time to defeat KEEN ICE : This happens to be the BEST false favorite going into tge Belmont Stakes : They are seeing too much of what AFLEET ALEX had done : Pletcher will be sending this colt out so fast : KEEN ICE will be sitting back just galloping along waiting waiting in the wings : By the time KEEN ICE begins to make his big rally , AP will have already put this race IN HAND under wraps : · 5 hours ago
The Truth or Else, a recent allowance winner at Belmont Park , is likely to join the Belmont Stakes field, trainer Ken McPeek said Thursday. McPeek, who won the 2002 Belmont with longshot Sarava - a race in which the Bob Baffert-trained War Emblem was going for the Triple Crown -- said The Truth or Else is 70 percent to run. McPeek said Edgar Prado would ride The Truth or Else if he runs. Prado rode Sarava and Birdstone (2004) to victories in the Belmont Stakes. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice, who finished a troubled seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), breezed six furlongs in 1:13.60 over a fast track Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for a showdown with Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the 147th running of...Read More
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Is anybody writting this down : This Colt will out run Materiality in the Belmont Stakes ( Without a Question ) . . . Keen Ice ran a worse trip by far than Materiality in the Derby with not much separating the two : In a wide open track , space , area , KEEN ICE will over whelm the likes of Materiality : Maybe not in any other race this year : But as for the Belmont Stakes , Materiality will get schooled by KEEN ICE · 5 hours ago
Yorkshire-GB trainer Mel Brittain died Thursday morning at the age of 71. Brittain trained over 500 winners in his career which began in 1985 from Northgate Lodge Stables near York.

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