• Shared Belief will run next in the Charles Town Classic, according to Jim Rome.Posted 10 hours ago
  • California Chrome draws the #9 post in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Firing Line romps home in the Sunland Derby by a pole!Posted 4 days ago
  • Maybellene is put in the Sunland Park Oaks, as Callback is disqualified.Posted 4 days ago
  • El Kabeir works 5F in 59.97 at Belmont Park in preparation for the Wood Memorial on April 4Posted 4 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar surprises in the San Luis Rey at Santa AnitaPosted 5 days ago
  • Dubai Sky upsets Turfway Park's Spiral Stakes Posted 5 days ago
  • Don't Leave Me takes the Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway ParkPosted 5 days ago
  • By The Moon rolls in the Caeser's Wish.Posted 5 days ago
  • Daredevil breezes 4F in 48.14 (1/30) at Palm Beach Downs on 3/21Posted 5 days ago

Kentucky Derby 2015 - Firing Line Pedigree Profile

Firing Line shoots to the top of Kentucky Derby lists after blasting away rivals in the Sunland Derby (G-3).

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 6Promise Me Silver
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Todd Pletcher
Fountain of Youth
 3Lady Eli
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 3Mr. Jordan
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Upstart Schools at Gulfstream Park

Two days before he runs as the favorite in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1), Upstart had a tour of Gulfstream Park’s paddock and walki...

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Thursday, March 26

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Fair Grounds, Race 4
Santa Anita, Race 6
Penn National, Race 7

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Aqueduct, Race 6
Charles Town, Race 2
Fair Grounds, Race 8

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

I am heading to Fair Grounds on Saturday to enjoy Louisiana Derby Day. This is my first trip to the track and am really looking forward to it! The card is comprised of 14 highly competitive races, including a number of graded events. Let’s break down a couple of the races and see if we can’t find so...Read More
  • zatt · I don't think he is going to win the Louisiana Derby, but in I'm A Chatterbox and Albano, Larry Jones should get at least one. · 1 hour ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · It seems Mr. Z will be a big overlay. Nice. I'll key the 2 with the 5, 6, and 7. It should be a nice trifecta if the 5 comes in. · 22 minutes ago
The Dark Horse is back and he is jumping into the world's richest race card head first.Read More
I am so happy this race is back to dirt and back to relevance. I was so excited and curious to see who would show up this year. It appears as though one "top contender" Carpe Diem will be showing up. Outside of him I am not too impressed with the probable field. Its easier to judge a field years later but I just feel like this race was always loaded with "top contenders" before it went to poly
no chance bayern beat sb by 4 and he wiped him out twice...they wont pick a race with sb after a long layoff
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Also don't think Bayern will beat SB again. · 6 hours ago
Heading into Saturday’s $1 million Besilu Stable’s Florida Derby (G1), Ivan Dalos’ Ami’s Flatter is sitting 14th with 20 qualifying points for a place in the 20-horse field for the Kentucky Derby. Read More
  • DavidBenning · 2nd-time blinkers is an angle that some like to use. Flatter is a newer sire who is beginning to make some noise with his 2yos and 3yos, and we'll have to wait and see if more distance is better with his sons and daughters. I like to go with what I see on the tape, first and foremost, before I start looking at training angles, but there's no question that who's doing the conditioning matters in graded stakes. Ami was a well-beaten 2nd in latest and while he is no longer under Carpe Diem's shadow, he's still facing major league pitching. I am very surprised he didn't run in the Louisiana Derby where he would have had a seemingly much better chance. I say "seemingly" because there is the track bias to consider. The Fairgrounds can be a speed-favoring track and usually is on LD day. For whatever reason, Gulfstream has become a deeper, more tiring track in comparison to what it once was, I suppose that could be attributed to any changes that might have been made to the surface to accommodate a longer season? I have no idea, but the fact remains you can win from just about anywhere on this track if you're fit enough. · 9 hours ago
  • Deano · Had ami last time (1st Lasix and Blinkers). There was only Carpe Diem in the race. This time you could put Mike Smith on his back and I wouldn't touch him. Not a knock against Castallano but I think the horse is headed to the Queens Plate. Now if he finishes 3rd he might have enough points for the Ky Derby but I still think they'll opt for the Queens Plate. Nice horse, but I'm skeptical he can get the distance and compete with the field of the Florida Derby. He could prove me wrong, but I'll use others. · 6 hours ago
Laurie Ross from Pedigree Power and Ashley Tamulonis from Coast To Coast knock things around and make their points about the Florida Derby contenders.Read More
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  • Deano · The fact that everyone is picking Upstart, It's a Knockout, and Materiality in their top 3, means that someone may upset the applecart. Most likely the top 3 will be just that, but they still have to run the race. · 13 hours ago
  • racingfactions.com · Leg Three is the Florida Derby. Five horse PK3. · 7 hours ago
I'm A Chatterbox is going for her third straight victory this weekend in her final prep before the Kentucky Oaks.Read More
Breakfast in Dubai, mingling with California Chrome's connections, getting engaged on top of the world's tallest building -- Just another day in the life of Ryan Brady!Read More
Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman go mano a mano in handicapping the Louisiana Derby with decidedly different conclusions.Read More
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  • tmallios1 · I am looking at Stanford in this race. In a race that is jam packed with speed,Stanford will not be part of that scenerio as many anticipate.He has already gone the distance of ground at GP,and around 2 turns. His best races as a Sprinter are when he comes off the pace a bit. The only reason he went to the front in his last ,was the lack of another speed. He did not lose that race,he was beaten by a Superior horse. Drawing the rail,he will be closest to the pace and get first run on the far turn. I doubt that any of these can outsprint him to the wire. · 15 hours ago
  • racingfactions.com · The Louisiana Derby is Leg Two. · 9 hours ago
The 1994 Breeders Cup Classic winner died this week. He retired with a bank roll just a little over 3 mil, he is best known for his late closing kick and his narrow loss to Holy Bull in the '94 Travers. He was pensioned from stud duties in 2011. RIP
G3 winner Cassatt came out of the Santa Margarita with a displaced chip in one knee and a non-displaced chip in the other. She also has strained her hind suspensories. She will undergo chip removal surgery and 60 days of recuperation. Dr. Larry Bramlage will perform the surgery. According to Thoroughbreddailynews.com
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · That's too bad. I hope she makes a full recovery. · 10 hours ago
He's got 22 points. He doesn't necessarily have to win the Arkansas Derby. Anywhere from 1st to 4th and he's good.
La Tia, winner of the G1 Matriarch at Del Mar last fall and winner of 10 out of 24 starts, has been retired from racing. Nothing is wrong with La Tia, but her owners have set her up to become a broodmare and felt it was the perfect time to become a mom. La Tia will be bred to Candy Ride for a 2016 foal. Article on Brisnet.com
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Farewell La Tia. Good luck in your next career. · 11 hours ago
"Perhaps Jacobson has another Salutos Amigos on his hands. Perhaps not. No matter how Room for Me turns out, racing fans will continue to marvel at Jacobson's "first after trainer switch" stats and speculate the reasons for the drastic improvement." -- Dan Illman
  • tmallios via Disqus · This is shaby journalism at its finest.Apparently Illman is insinuating that Jacobson is doing something that others are not. Then he hides behind the fans,as though they are the ones wondering what is going on. Yes Dan many believe that Jacobson is doing things to move up his horses. You and others with the DRF and other media outlets. Why not publically call out NYRA and other Racing outlets. To my knowledge in the past 3 years. I have not seen him get hit with a major infraction. So either NYRAis turning their heads,or he is completely innocent. Seems NYRA only targets who they want. · 11 hours ago
Thursday's 8th race (4:36pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $50,000 Maiden Claiming event for CA-bred or sired fillies and mares dashing five and-half furlongs on the main track. #2 Ticaboo (3-1) took some action and ended up a non-threatening 7th of 9 in her long ago Del Mar state bred special weigh...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Top choice Ticaboo misfires but no worries. I'll take that nice She Hums-Really a Princess $17.60 exacta x 6. · 12 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Congrats, Jarrod. · 12 hours ago
imperative won this race last year how the hell did he pull that off??
another easy win for the best horse in the world!!!
Two days before he runs as the favorite in the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1), Upstart had a tour of Gulfstream Park’s paddock and walking ring Thursday afternoon. Read More
Super-chalk roomies Fury and Summer Hit are due to return from since-June layoffs in a 6f main track allowance at Golden Gate Fields, race 4, Sunday, 3/ 29/15.
Quick Casablanca worked 7f over firm turf today, March 26th, in 1:27:90 (h). It was the fastest of 5 works at that distance.

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Who will win the Dubai World Cup?

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SA 3/27/2015 R5 - Articulate can talk the talk at Santa Anita

Friday's 5th race (2:57pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won three races. They will be traveling one mile on the main track. #8 Articulate (7-2) is now under the care of quality trainer Gl...

SA 3/27/2015 R7 - Head South the choice in the SA 7th

POST TIME 7:00 PM EDT – The 7th race at Santa Anita features of field of 8 CA-bred/sired sprinters that will contest the brief distance of 5.5 furlongs. #6 Off The Deep End will show the way with #7 and Parliamentarian and #8 Gutsy Ruler hounding hi...

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