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Forget about the leftovers, the Grade 1 Clark Handicap is on the traditional day after Thanksgiving Day menu at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • Pebbles via Disqus · Hoppertunity, Protonico and Keen ice. I cannot pick the winner for these three but believe it will be one of them...and the others coming close... · 1 day ago
  • cugel the clever · Win Contenders: 8-Effinex, 1-Keen Ice Board Contenders: 6-Hoppertunity, 7-Shotgun Kowboy, 9-Race Day Toss: Protonico, Frivolous, Mr.Z, Looks to Spare Bet: $2 Super: 1,8/1,8/6,7,9/6,7,9 ($24) Bet: $0.20 SuperBox> 1,6,7,8,9 ($24) · 20 hours ago
That looked catastrophic :(
Beholder and Rachel’s Valentina join American Pharoah on the 2015 Vox Populi poll.Read More
That was bad
Wins yesterday's Swatara stakes!!!
Conformation: http://lovacres.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Merit-Man-10-20-15-DSC_3176-a-aas-a-300x236.jpg
Conformation: http://lovacres.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Governor-Charlie-DSC_3103-aa-as-21-300x232.jpg
Nice win in the River City!!
LA Verdad / Palace n/o however would love to see LV finish up a winner :)
BREAKING NEWS : Bob Baffert tells DRF'S Jay Privman that Dortmund's status for the Native Diver is still up in the air. Baffert says that Dortmund has been training well all week despite the quarter crack after his November 21st workout, but says the patch to heal the quarter crack was put on this morning. So Dortmund will be race time decision before Baffert decides to run him or not. According to DRF
Won the Furlough at Aqueduct.
Finally broke his maiden today at Gulfstream by 2 1/2!
Will be bred to Tapit for a 2017 foal
Breaking: Frivolous scratched from today's Falls City Handicap & Friday's Clark Handicap because of sore tendon; 5yo mare retired.
Calumet Farm’s Mr. Z is targeting the $500,000 Clark Handicap (GI), which will be his 12th start this year for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Read More
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  • Ferrisjso26 · Why do they keep running him? I know this crop is deep but Mr Z was just a decent early bloomer who's outclassed against any G2 field nm a G1. Has no business facing down KI, Dortmund or Effinex. KI beat a TC winner and Dortmund is one of the best horses I've ever seen at 9 furlongs(until the Haskell you could honestly say Dortmund was better at 9 than AP). I love Calumet the famous devil red is my avatar on HRN but come on retire him and stand him for 7,500 or something. Just having came in second to AP in the Rebel and being an early bloomer with an affinity for shorter distances should make him one of the better Calumet stallions(assuming they don't sell him). This horse will be painful and potentially deadly to watch if he runs at 4. · 7 days ago
  • Kelso5timeHOTY via Disqus · ZERO shot to win. Zip, zilch, nada. · 3 hours ago
1 Clearly Now, 8 Speightsong, 6 Officer Griffin, 7 Nates Mineshaft
As I do every year pre-Turkey, I'd like to let HRN know how thankful I am for all of you; buckpasser, Mary Z, Tmalios, Sullivan, Travel Vic, Goblin and the rest. Now some thoughts: Thanksgiving to me is more about racing than football. I will celebrate this year as I do each by watching the Thanksgiving Handicap, (This year I am going with Ride on Curlin, my 2nd choice behind Chrome in the 140th KD) then, while the women gossip around the Black Friday ads to game plan their early shopping strategy, I will be looking at the pp's for the Clark and Cigar Mile with my Maker's 46( A bourbon to truly be thankful for.) out of my lucky 139th Kentucky Derby Julep glass it used to be the 08 glass until IHA. I was hoping Dortmund would run and I have been high on Keen Ice all year but without Dortmund's front running, I think the race will set up for Effinex. I may need a second bourbon or two to help me figure out the Cigar Mile. Private Zone always scares me, I know Tonalist is gifted but he looked a bit shakey last time out.
Thursday's 7th race (2:00pm PT) from Del Mar is the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (Rail at 6 feet).#7 Ganesh (8-1) is 0-for-5 this year in the U.S. with a trio of graded placings. He won three group races in Argentina last year and ...Read More
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  • amino998 · Time to beat the 'logical' horses with the elephant in the room. Happy Thanksgiving and Good Luck · 6 hours ago
  • mdracing69 · Happy Thanksgiving, amino998! · 5 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who will win the 2015 Clark Handicap?

  • Hoppertunity
  • Protonico
  • Mr. Z
  • Effinex
  • Shotgun Kowboy
  • Race Day
  • Looks to Spare
  • Keen Ice
  • Frivolous

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Dmr 11/26/2015 R7 - Ganesh can step up his game in the G2 Hollywood Turf Cup

Thursday's 7th race (2:00pm PT) from Del Mar is the Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (Rail at 6 feet).#7 Ganesh (8-1) is 0-for-5 this year in the U.S. with a trio of graded placings. He...

Aqu 11/26/2015 R8 - La Verdad tackles the boys in the Fall Highweight

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