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AP is the Bryce harper of raceing!!! super talented and getting better every day.and young! shame AP IS GOING TO RETIRE.after the Belmont.i know its a business but its a shame we wont be able to see him run with the likes of s.b,c.c Bayern etc etc.the one thing I don't like about raceing..
Frightening thought. As Baffert is only nine days from the Belmont, the past week he has only had two maidens show up for a Maiden race on Memorial Day at Santa Anita, and two horses scheduled to run on Sunday in an Allowance/Optional Claimer in two separate races at Santa Anita. Only four horses running in the past week. With a stable as deep as his, there is no distractions, to keep him from not focusing on American Pharoah's bid to make it a dozen. Though I will try and beat him, best of luck to Bob.
Ziconic is going to be a big brother again! Zenyatta is in foal to War Front.
In the previous 13 failed Triple Crown attempts, all but Big Brown had logged more miles of running than American Pharoah.Read More
  • tmallios via Disqus · I know where you are trying to go with this point. But in looking at your graph, i take a different approach.Look at Smart Jones, he ran 53 and still had plenty of gas in the tank. Look at Silver Charm and Real quiet, they were both in the mid 40s', yet had plenty left in the tank. Just because they lost, does not mean that they did not run big races. The only 2 horses that have the profile of American Pharoah , are Big Brown and I'll Have Another. One never showed up,and the other packed it in 5 jumps out of the gate. · 12 minutes ago
  • Bryan R. Horn via Disqus · The key is finding this year's Commissioner. Is it Mubtahiij? Materiality? The horse that just goes 1 speed and comes in the top 3. I could see Materiality wearing AP out as I see those 2 on the lead. Then it's a question of pace and where the closers are positioned. Deep closers only win this race when fractions are stupid. I like Frosted over AP, Mubtahiij and Frammento. · 12 minutes ago
Bob Baffert is the only trainer in history to win the Preakness Stakes with all 3 of his Kentucky Derby winners.
  • amino998 · All 4 KD winners... but this time it's AP :) "The thing about Pharoah... the way he moves—I've never had a horse that moves or travels over the ground like he does. I've had some really good horses but I've never had a horse that moves like that," Baffert said. "There's something in there that makes him so different than the other horses. That's what we have in our favor." · 2 hours ago
Duel Tenno Sho (Spring) winner Fenomeno has suffered a tendon injury and has been retired. He will stand at Shadai Stallion Station.
me either....
Far be it for me to question a World Class trainer like De Kock. But from May 10th until the present. He has given this horse only 5 workouts within a 17 day period. Should we be worried that all is nor right with the horse. Maybe he purposely skipped a workout as to play mind games on the competition. Maybe the pattern worked so good just prior to the Derby, he had 3 works within a 9 day period. DeKock figures,why ruin a good thing.
Trainer Graham Motion said Miss Temple City, winner of the Hilltop Stakes May 15 at Pimlico, is on schedule to ship to England for the June 19 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot. Read More
I'm going back and fourth on this one and Materiality but I can't decide.
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 · 10 hours ago
I need some help. This has been bothering me all day and I can't find who I am thinking of. He was a Ken Mcpeek horse that hit the board at big odds in one of these big international races in the early 2000's? Not sure if it was the Arc, it could have been one of the big English races for older horses. Anyone?
Watch trainer Dale Romans as he talks Keen Ice, his chances in the Belmont, Shackleford and more!Read More
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  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Blueyedhusky ~ one comment for you : True Horseman know the truth · 5 hours ago
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Many of us actually KNOW why you made that type of comment : It wasnt really so much about the audio : You just didnt like hearing the Truth : So you had to DOWN PLAY this situation in a Negative way : I listen to it 3 times : Didnt complain one time : Yes , I do agree the Thumping on the table was abit much : The the interview was very well said and done : Stop Complaining about things that are brought to us on HRN : Feel Thankful that they even take the time for us all · 5 hours ago
Cocked and Loaded set a new track record at Keeneland for 4 1/2F in :51.64
Groupie Doll's colt has returned home!!! Article later on Blood Horse.
Well you never know how the genes are gonna shake out but the blood of Danzig runs through his dam side as well as albeit,a little further back,the tenacious Icecapade(Wild Again) and I love the presence of Nureyev and !!!Hawaii on his sire side.The Nureyev line is hallowed in European turf blood and I have found that pedigrees carrying Nureyev,Drone,Turn-To and Hawaii show a prepotence for explosive tactical speed.Remember the pace should be moderate and runners with tactical speed may find runaway speed(AP) in the shadow of the wire.
This horse has serious talent, I had him ranked in my top five horses going into the Kentucky derby . The other four came in 1 2 3 4. With the time off this horse will win the belmont. Pletcher had palice malice , now its carpe . By the way , if your going to put your money on horses you need to be able to think outside the box at times. Dallas Stewart has had both longshots come in at the Kentucky derby the past two years. Thats the reason I had the 1_ 5 excata on 100 dollars which payed 6000 at the preakness. Goodluck ill be boxing carpe , frosted , materialty, itsmyluckyday for a exacta box.
Retired with a hairline fracture to one of her sesamoids.
Throughout his spring campaign on the path to the Kentucky Derby, D. P. Racing’s Ocho Ocho Ocho always appeared to have a virtual asterisk next to his name as one member of the racing media after another prefaced their comments about the colt by saying he would eventually wind up as a turf runner. Read More
  • darlene · Thanks for all the good info This is a race to look forward to · 19 hours ago
  • jetsom1000 . via Disqus · good story , not a big fan of the track, not a reputable track, no question · 3 hours ago

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