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  • Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 3 hours ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 2 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 3 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 3 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 4 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 4 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 4 days ago
  • Unbridled Forever storms to victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 4 days ago
  • Sheer Drama makes her claim as the East's best mare with a Personal Ensign win.Posted 4 days ago
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2015 Woodward (G1)

West Point's Commanding Curve is Woodward bound

West Point Thoroughbreds' Commanding Curve, runner-up to California Chrome in last year's Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, joined trainer Dallas Stewart's Sara...

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Keen Ice will be a real tough horse to beat the rest of the year. Just keeps getting better each start. big shot in the BC Classic. Should be rated second here.
Liam's Map looks to build upon his Grade 1 caliber performance in the Whitney, with a victory in Saturday's WoodwardRead More
The horse could run in the classic and maybe even win, with AP on the ropes, beholder not decided yet, and honor code, he could get in to the winners circle since the wood
i still think Pharoah is the horse to beat in the classic. I don't think Keen Ice will hit the board.
So glad the opening day of the meet is this week even though this is one of most difficult tracks to handicap.
BREAKING NEWS: Ahmed Zayat announces via twitter that the Zayats and Bob Baffert had a four hour meeting yesterday going over every aspect of American Pharoah's future. Apparently yesterday's report by DRF's Jay Privman could be false, Zayat said they are thinking long and hard over AP's future in wether to continue racing him. Multiple media outlets have already reported AP is pointing to the Breeders Cup Classic with a possible prep in between, but Zayat may dismiss those reports. Zayats says that a decision over AP's future could come as early as tomorrow.
1988 Forty Niner and Seeking the Gold just about repeated their head to head race in the Haskell except at the Travers, Seeking the Gold pressed as third until the mile to the wire head to head battle. SO they probably the last who were as close a duo of head to head three year olds at 10 furlongs.
Trainer Shug McGaughey tells DRF'S David Grening that Honor Code, the Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney Stakes winner, will “most likely” make his next start in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap, a one-mile race at Belmont Park on Oct. 3, trainer Shug McGaughey said Tuesday. McGaughey says that they could go here instead of the Jockey Club Gold Cup because he feels the Kelso would give him a better chance at getting pace and feels the spacing is right for him going a mile than 1 1/4 before the Breeders Cup Classic. Article on DRF
  • Larry Ahr via Disqus · Thanks Jbyrnes1....There's been silence re: this wonderful animal who I feel may be the horse to beat in the BC... · 4 hours ago
Mind blowing performance for a 2 year old!
NBC is Wrong - American Pharoah did not have it easy in the TraversRead More
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  • PharoPhan · A Public Post by another American Pharoah Fan/ Here is a photo that is on the NYRA, Saratoga Galleries..The 2015 Travers Stakes.. www.nyra.com/saratoga/photos.. IT CLEARLY SHOWS FROSTED'S JOCKEY LEANING TOTA...LLY OVER TO HIS LEFT, ARM AND ELBOW OUT, BUMPING AMERICAN PHAROAH..CHECK OUT THE BACK JOCKEYS AND VICTOR..THEY ARE NOT POSITIONED THAT WAY..DEFIANTLY A INTENTIONAL FOUL, WHICH IS A VIOLATION OF A PROVISION OF RUNNING A HORSE RACE..IF THE STEWARDS OR ANY GAMING COMMISSION, CAN NOT OR COULD NOT SEE THIS, THEN THEY ALL SHOULD BE FIRED.. · 11 hours ago
  • hannahWTC1 · Can anyone remember the last time 2 3yo's went eyeball to eyeball for 10f and ended up on the board? (In a full field) Only Bodemiester in the KYD has run a race similar to this one and finished close to the winner. He ran crazy fast fractions, but didn't have another horse breathing down his neck. And even though Bodemeister hit 6f in 1:09.80, AP and Frosted still got to the Mile mark .11 faster. · 7 hours ago
On this week's edition of HorseCenter, Matt and Brian analyze the 2015 Travers beginning to end, unlocking the reasons why Keen Ice was able to upset the Triple Crown champion American Pharoah at Saratoga.Read More
Post Draw- 1.) Tap To It 2.) Rachel's Valentina 3.) Tonasah 4.) Anna Rae 5.) Constellation 6.) Banree
Post Draw- 1.) Wicked Strong 2.) Liam's Map 3.) Commanding Curve 5.) Bay Of Plenty 6.) Mylute 7.) Coach Inge 8.) Effinex 9.) Prontonico
The stars were in alignment for Keen Ice, the most important one was that Kent Desormeaux who usually rides & always takes him way back early was on Texas Red, so, kudos to Javier Castellano keeping Keen Ice within 5 lengths from start until the Quarter pole started to move, any other scenario, American Pharaoh wins, plain and simple!
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · bet KENT IS KICKING HIMSELF IN THE A@@ LOL · 3 hours ago
The first change in six years of running the popular horse racing trivia game, Who Am I ??? is here. Just play the video, enjoy, and most of all ... Good Luck!Read More
Todd Pletcher tells DRF'S David Grening that Constitution, a multiple Grade 1 winner on dirt who has been away from the races since February, will make his return on Monday in the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap on turf at Saratoga. Pletcher said he plans to start him on turf because he feels that it would be the right spot for a comeback. Article on DRF
Wednesday's 7th race (5:10pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming event for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf course (rail at 30 feet).#2 Over Par (5-1) started improving when he returned to the maiden ranks in June with a good 2nd, followed by a...Read More
  • Mary Z. · Too evil. Rail way out, 30 ft) so best didn't make it in. No pps. Not feelin it, ha,ha. 9,7,6,4(1) GL · 3 hours ago ·
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One of the most gorgeous horses I've ever seen. His sister, named FEAR NOT raced at Monmouth Park on Mother's day and won, She is just as stunning.
Do we know what's next ?
Peaked at the right time. He's no Onion but I wouldn't make him a favorite until he wins a few more G1 races. One race does not a champion make or break.

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Who will win the Woodward?

  • Coach Inge
  • Liam's Map
  • Wicked Strong
  • Effinex
  • Protonico
  • Mylute
  • Commanding Curve
  • Bay of Plenty

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Dmr 9/2/2015 R7 - Over Par back with state bred friends at Del Mar

Wednesday's 7th race (5:10pm PT) from Del Mar is an Optional Claiming event for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf course (rail at 30 feet).#2 Over Par (5-1) started improving when he returned to the m...
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Sar 9/2/2015 R2 - Race of the Day

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Dmr 9/2/2015 R6 - Free Fractional Charting Play of the Day

ANALYSIS: Awesome Encounter beat his 17/1 odds when rallying to be 3rd of 10 debuting with $50,000 Cal-breds Aug 9, a race common to a few of these. He rallied past 2/1 second choice Counterplay and has a right to improve with recency...

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