• Kingman defeats Toronado in the Sussex!Posted 7 hours ago
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  •  Better Lucky rolls late in the Shine Again!Posted 9 days ago
  •  Fashion Alert outduels Take Charge Brandi in the Schuylerville!Posted 12 days ago
  •  Enterprising flies late to win the Oceanside!Posted 12 days ago
  •  Belle Gallantey shocks Princess of Sylmar in the Delaware Handicap!Posted 18 days ago
  •  Finnegans Wake defeats Admiral Kitten by an eyelash in the Arlington 'Cap!Posted 18 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 19 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 21 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 22 days ago

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Strong renewal of the Thoroughbred Stakes to be a G3 race. Some talented colts & fillies both entered in this year's field. Key among them are Shifting Power who finished 2nd behind Kingman in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and 2nd behind Charm Spirit in the G1 Prix Jean-Prat, and Lightning Thunder who finished 2nd behind Miss France in the G1 English 1000 Guineas and 2nd behind Marvellous in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas. Also are entered are Bow Creek who won the International Trial Stakes at Lingfield and finished 2nd behind Kingfisher in the Dee Stakes at Chester and 2nd behind Hong Kong bound Born in Bombay in the Britannia Stakes at Ascot, What About Carlo who won the Investec Out of Ordinary Stakes at Epsom and the Esher Cup at Sandown, and Windfast who was 3rd of 10 in the listed King Charles II Stakes and 4th of 23 in the G3 Jersey Stakes.
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 Equibase Company LLC today announced the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned players / expert handicappers. The new site is more tablet-friendly and offers several new f...Read More
  • Mary Z. · How are "quick results" now accessed at equibase? I need that feature for when I am trying to find out who "Oh, no" or "He almost had it" is. With the new equibase, only summary(no worries, hrn-ers, those results will still show up in Fall, Winter and Spring, not just Summer, as in Summery) and full results work. · 13 hours ago
  • AnneShaw · There is an ap for iphones and androids called Horse Races now that seems to give results almost immediately. I was surprised it was so fast. Their site is www.horseracesnow.com its powered by equibase but it seems the results are quicker · 34 minutes ago
Don t want debate this issue I am referring to one horse one situation hit any horse on the knee cap with a sledge hammer and same results. Check his record not in over his head. As far as Arabian breeding was cross breeding Arabian with Appys in Oregon same argument with quarters turned out to be a great working horse with more endurance then Quarters and no problems breaking down ? Since you feel as strong as you do why don t you do something about it. Perhaps post an editorial in a publication.
  • travel_vic · Johnny Come Lately....been on the agenda for over 20 years, published in many places with that same lament. · 52 minutes ago
Pointing toward Travers/King Bishop!
Just didn't fire- and no excuses for her. She still ran down the stretch with her ears pricked- didn't seem to be full out at all. Really stinks because she could have really finished well if she actually ran hard. But I also don't think any horse was beating Bayern today once he had the lead. I hardly think she disgraced herself though- it's not like she finished dead last like Ria Antonia. She still finished well for not putting in any run whatsoever
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  • Ruffianlover · Unlike some people on this site I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong- so I'll do just that. The announcers after the race def made it sound like Rosie was too frustrated to talk with interviewers and just walked straight to the locker room. Maybe I misheard it. And to me- I have never seen a horse be full out with it's ears still pricked so if Rosie thinks she really ran her hardest then I'm shocked she did it while looking like she wasn't breaking a sweat because she didn't seem to be running her hardest to me. All in my opinion. I still love this filly, I still support the connections even though she didn't win. I still think she didn't disgrace herself and finished better than Ria Antonia in the Preakness, I still think this filly is head above the other fillies in her division, and I will end on this quote "it is easy to support those who succeed, but that is not what I am about" · 1 hour ago
  • UnionRagsRules · I agree with you, Ruffian. Just because Rosie went to the whip doesn't mean Untapable fired. She really didn't even try. Still was just a length or so from being 2nd without trying. But, I disagree with you never seeing a horse run full out with their ears up. Zenyatta ring a bell? · 1 hour ago
Multiple graded stakes winner Wildcat Red, third in Sunday's Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, may make his next appearance at Saratoga Race Course.Read More
Wednesday's 5th race (4:05pm PT) from Del Mar is a $30,000 Maiden Claiming heat for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#7 Up the Alley (4-1) finished 9th as the beaten favorite on turf June 28. Ellis keeps her above her claimed price and she hit the board in three straight on dirt bef...Read More
  • travel_vic · contenders: 2 Puppy Manners 5 Crux 4 Rocked Twice 6 Red N Black Attack 5 3 go out and then 2 4 come later on Babies usually graduate after showing the best time to the 2nd call. · 2 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · that was the 4th, now the 5th contenders are: 2 Ann's Gold 7 Up the Alley 6 Nero's Pleasure 3 Veronica Bay 2 6 3 all come later together 6 8 3 seem to be the pacesetters but no one is dominant · 2 hours ago ·
Andrew Champagne made his maiden voyage to Del Mar and came away conflicted.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · In reference to Skipaway's comment, in this year, 2014, Big Macher has only run in stakes and graded stakes, as I said the other day, only losing once, to Sahara Sky going 7 furlongs. Was Havre De Grace beaten by a claimer in the Del 'Cap? I wouldn't say so, at that point in Blind Luck's career. Check it out. Maybe the fans would have to be calracing addicts to have known who Big Macher is, but while I love Goldie, Big Macher was no surprise at all. · 4 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · And the Breeders' Cup is a comin' to Del Mar in 2017. · 2 hours ago
A field of nine is ready to do battle in the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby, including a trio of colts who competed in this year’s Kentucky Derby.Read More
A very talented field of nine has come together for the 2014 Whitney (G1). Up for grabs is a purse of $1,500,000 and a "Win and You're In" spot in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic.Read More
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  • zatt · From top to bottom, I am going to say the Whitney is the strongest field so far in 2014. · 3 hours ago
  • ekindy · I think the weather might be an advantage to Palace Malice with the possibility of rain. He ran well in the Derby last year, only a little too well due to the blinkers. · 3 hours ago
Dominant Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Bayern flew from New Jersey to California early Monday afternoon, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is eyeing a trip back east for the Offlee Wild colt's next start. Read More
  • travel_vic · The way Bayern is running right now, and the history of pressers and pace setters in the Travers, it is a good fit to try this one....Who can go with this one (for very long) and survive. · 4 hours ago
  • amino998 · If Bayern could cruise those 24.40 – 24.48 – 24.55 opening 3 quarters like last year's Travers he’d be long gone. · 4 hours ago
Think about it I got it right a lot of hot air from your mouth for that your use for therapeutic purpose, the electricity is other peoples post energizing you reason your here posting , as far as Dances goes I was with him at the end not late to the party first post 10 minutes after he was down. Very sad and emotional time. Vic it appears all your post are negative and without merit . His knee came apart at the joint when hitting the rail had nothing to do with fine bone mass. Yes horse racing is a money sport. But trust me you get attached to your horse as part of the family. as Dances was part of mine.
  • travel_vic · reality, especilly when it is tempered by emotion is a Very bitter pill to take. I ran into this same response in literally hundreds of people over the years whose "wishful thinking" overwhelmed the realities of the diagnoses they were presented. Diagnoses that were backed up by documented fact. This is the same situation: horse was running WAY over its competitive level. Very sorry that the animal ended up the way it did, but that does not alter the human logical that put him into situations where he had little to no chance to win. · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · ORTHOPEDICS, the study of same, includes the study of all the connective tissue which supports that boney mass. Bone, and ligament are just two variants of the same tissue and BOTH rise and fall together (as in the case of the modern fragile thoroughbred). I really wish some one ELSE would recognize (many do) and more effectively DO something about this ongoing inbred fragile monster creation and breed back to sold bone and the skeletal support that goes with it.....Read a copy of Campbell's Operative Orthopedics the fundamentals are all there and are not species specific. http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/orthopaedics/campbell-operative-orthopaedics-expert-consult/9780323072434/ · 4 hours ago
Drew post 2 for the Test. Same post as she had for the Adirondack. Not happy with the inside draw. Post 2 of 12, in the Acorn she was post 3 of 13.
Jeff Gural is still making some big noise down at the Big M. Today it was announced that The Meadowlands lease-holder (Gural) has signed an agreement with The Hambletonian Society to host the race that has been the track’s headline event for the past 3 decades. Bigger still, in 2013 the event will r...Read More
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  • driveon · Update: The 3YO filly mentioned in this blog, "St Lad's Penny Lane" came back with a dazzling win last night in her 2nd start - erasing a 9-length deficit in the 2nd half and drawing off by a rapidly-expanding 5 lengths at the wire. Her time off 155.0 on a wet track was the 2nd fastest mile of the night and her 27.2 last 1/4 was by far the fastest of the evening recorded by a race winner (28.4 was the next fastest). Video to follow in this weekend's "Drive On" blog post. · 915 days ago ·
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · Jeff Gural had nothing to do with The Hambletonian going back to heat racing, or with the creation of the Hambletonian Maturity. That was all John Cashman's project and set in motion before Jeff Gural even owned the Meadowlands. · 5 hours ago
The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2015 Preakness logo for the 140th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.Read More
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  • Mike in SB · I guess this means they are going to keep the Preakness two weeks after the Derby, at least for one more year. That is very good in my opinion. · 2 days ago
  • Fiddler's Green Standardbred via Disqus · I guess this means they won't be moving the Preakness back. · 5 hours ago
I just watched the Sussex Stakes replay again after RacingUK uploaded it onto YouTube and now that I've seen the race for the 2nd time, I think Darwin's 3rd place finish, only a head behind Toronado and only a length behind Kingman was the most eye catching performance of this race. Thought Darwin stayed on and saw out the mile really strongly for a horse who's by and large been more of a 7f specialist since he was brought to Europe from America by Coolmore. JMO.
Katie Hindt is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • Meleen Leigh Drewery via Disqus · Your well thought comments show you are someone who has there head together at an early age. I look forward to reading about you for many years to come! · 10 hours ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Good luck, we need more like you! · 6 hours ago
Kingman wins the G1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, defeating Toronado in 2nd and the very game Darwin in 3rd who finished only a head behind Toronado.
  • Northport · I was surprised to see Toronado the favourite over Kingman after Kingman's flashy win at Ascot. He took awhile to get organised today when Doyle pressed the button but once he did he blew by them like they were standing still and kept on rolling past the finish. I wonder if a step up in distance may be considered after this. Also thought that Darwin ran a blinder considering the class horses he was up against, he didn't really get collared till the end · 7 hours ago

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Who will win the Whitney? 

  • Romansh
  • Will Take Charge
  • Moreno
  • Golden Ticket
  • Palace Malice
  • Departing
  • Prayer for Relief
  • Last Gunfighter
  • Itsmyluckyday

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Dmr 7/30/2014 R5 - Up the Alley can go better on Polytrack for Ellis

Wednesday's 5th race (4:05pm PT) from Del Mar is a $30,000 Maiden Claiming heat for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#7 Up the Alley (4-1) finished 9th as the beaten favorite on turf June 28. Ellis keeps her above her claimed price a...

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