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  • The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 21 hours ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 1 day ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 1 day ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 7 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 7 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 7 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 8 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 8 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 8 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 8 days ago
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The latest newcomer to the Kentucky Derby Trail scored a technical knock out in the Fountain of Youth. Will his pedigree knock him out of Derby conten...

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Monday's 7th race (3:48pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $10,000 claiming event for fillies and mares traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 21 feet).  #1 Nora's Song (6-1) almost caught loose on the lead #5 Four Times Lucky (10-1) at this course-distance Feb 18. My valu...Read More
  • travel_vic · 4 and 2 stick out here as keys...Wait until final odds before the under is constructed. · 1 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · under looks to be 1 6 8 5 at first glance · 14 seconds ago
The Gotham is shaping up to be the best race of the year so far for 3yr olds. Ocean Knight is a serious contender. His second start in the Sam F. Davis was impressive. He will be carrying the full 123lbs on the 7th of March versus 116lbs. El Kabeir has his work cut out for him with Ocean Knight going with him every step of the way. Far From Over is rumored to be missing this race. Classy Class will be there as well in the front and Tencendur, the bullet work producing late blooming son of Warrior's Reward should be closing again IF he can change leads.
  • MikeJohnsonz · Actually that would be the San Felipe Stakes, by a mile. · 12 hours ago
  • davewalsh via Disqus · I guess that's why they run horse races.... · 13 minutes ago
Albano dominated the Maxxam Gold Cup early and often on the way to a romping 6 ½-length victory, highlighting a big night for trainer Larry Jones.Read More
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  • Capper · It'll be interesting to see if you're right on Albano's G1 potential, since we don't know what the East Coast handicap division will shape up to be with the big layoffs Wicked Strong & Palace Malice will be returning from. In addition, Clement's stopping on Tonalist isn't encouraging either. · 1 hour ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/rosem · Love Albano, hope Larry keeps him healthy and happy. · 26 minutes ago
Wise Dan, the 2012 and 2013 Horse of The Year, resumed tack walking Monday, trainer Charlie LoPresti said - though his compression fracture to his right front cannon bone is not fully healed. The tack walking, expected to last for at least three weeks, was prescribed by Dr. Larry Bramlage in an effort to put some pressure in the area of the injury and increase blood flow. LoPresti said the fracture line is healed, but there "is one gray area on the outside" that still needs improvement. He emphasized that Wise Dan, now age 8, is not in any discomfort, but that he and owned Mort Fink will not return him to racing unless he ultimately x-rays 100 percent. "The biggest thing Mr. Fink and I want for him, whether he runs again or not, is that he heals 100% or 95% to where maybe he could be a lead pony someday. Obviously the goal is to get him back, but we're not risk hurting him to prove a point." Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Shared Belief, “the best horse in the country,” will carry his greatest impost ever, top weight of 125 pounds, in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap.Read More
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  • DANCERS1FAN · I guess that says something if the "best horse in the country" is only assigned 125 pounds....! · 4 hours ago
  • veyedoublenwhy · Shared Belief is going to be running in this G1 races out west all year against noone but unless he wins the BC Classic he won't get horse of the year this year. He could have 150 lbs on him for the Big Cap and he should still win under a hand ride. These West Coast G1 races need to raise the bar interms of who can ran in them. No one else in this race should be running in a G1 Race. · 1 hour ago
Lenny Moon is value shopping in the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks future pools.Read More
  • jockey2be. · Perchance is one of my favorite fillies!I just love her to death! · 10 hours ago
  • Jbyrnes1 · I love Perchance, she works in company with Ocean Knight and they get better and better with every workout. I can't wait to see her run in her next start, wether it's in an allowance or a stakes. · 1 hour ago
Should final running times of Kentucky Derby preps help separate Contenders from Pretenders? Read More
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  • buds · I almost never look at final times. It really means nothing, unless it is blistering fast. When I explain this to people new to the game I always used a horse like zenyatta, a true closer. A closer that noses out another horse has nothing to do with the final time. All that horse is doing is gauging the last 1/8th or 1/16th. My concern with Upstart was his irratic path down the stretch. He wont be able to get away with that on May 2nd. As for Itsaknockout, he progressed off his last race, if he keeps improving, watch out, he too will be a serious contender. · 9 hours ago
  • jasen.mangrum · Time on different tracks is completely irrelevant. Not only was the Southwest run at a different track, the track was sloppy. · 1 hour ago
Well my friends thats what maks racing what it is,man. INTERESTING DUAL.
Too bad. His first two races were promising. Didn't like the layoff and dip in class. I was rooting for him too.
Also, Pharaoh is entered in the Rebel first on March14th. We have to do a wait and see 1st if he shows up, and 2nd how he does after 4 months off.
Still not convinced Pharaoh is going to be there. They keep pushing his 3yr old debut back. However, if he does show up it will be a nice test for Far Right who just needs to finish in the money and run a decent race in prepping for the Derby. I wish they had another prep prior to the Arkansas Derby, but Moquett has done well so far with him.
Ocean Knight is a serious contender but Royal Son may have improved because he liked Turfways' synthetic surface. This takes nothing away from Ocean Knight but is a possibility.
Fans are very funny when it comes to this great game. Up through the 1rst Saturday in May,they act as though no other race exists,than the Run For The Roses. Then after the Triple Crown Chase(assuming there is no winner of all 3 races)they completely forget how important the Derby was,and look in other directions. The Travers run at the Spa , more affectionately known as The Mid-summer Derby. That being said,and how important the race is at the time.Do you know that of the 15 winners in this Century.Only 2 were probably predicted after the Derby was run. They would of been Point Given and Street Sense. Since it seems that the in vogue horse now,rarely win this race. Tell me some of your potential winners.I have 4 of them.They are ......Todds Blofeld and Tennessee. Bafferts Power Jam.Lastly Top Of Mind from Laurel.Who are some of your selections?
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  • Mary Z. · I should get to know the New Yawkies better. Liked Alpha for the Travers from his early Derby preps in NY. Very early '15 Travers likes(just for fun) Ocho Ocho Occcho, Far From Over, Texas Red, Lord Nelson. · 9 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · Upstart,Texas Red,Far From Over,Ocean Knight-my early Travers horses! · 9 hours ago
Ocean Knight is a serious contender. His second start in the Sam F. Davis was impressive. He will be carrying the full 123lbs on the 7th of March versus 116lbs. El Kabeir has his work cut out for him with Ocean Knight going with him every step of the way. Far From Over is rumored to be missing this race. Classy Class will be there as well in the front and Tencendur, the bullet work producing late blooming son of Warrior's Reward should be closing again IF he can change leads. The Gotham is shaping up to be the best race of the year so far for 3yr olds.
  • buds · Id call it the 2nd best prep of the DAY afetr the San Filipe! LOL. They both look pretty good. · 9 hours ago
Can anyone please tell me where this horse is? I haven't seen Willy on the work tab and he hasn't racd since this 5th place finish in May of last year at SAP. I have scoured the web and cannot find him?
  • Guest via Disqus · Someone posted on Facebook today that both him and Teaks North are both deceased. · 13 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · One must handles these things delicately or you'll hurt the spell . Now, here's the deal-io, kids. When searching for retired horses that were taken in by OTTB charity type places, be careful with the wording , because they can sometimes be touchy, thinking someone is accusing them of something and not appreciating their work to rehab and re-home these Thoroughbreds. Often, there are huge vet costs for the horses. I did read the way emotional comment made to I believe the inquirer by a friend of the retirement Ranch(Royal Star Ranch) owner.. Me, you can say just about anything any way. If I'm offended, I will just offend right back. Other people one, must be treat delicately. So, GL with your search for info. Hints for Thoroughbred searches, in general: Add the word Thoroughbred to your searches. Use the custom time setting to narrow your searches. Ranch is in Orange County, CA. They have a fb page. · 10 hours ago
Will be the favorite in the Wood. Most likely 2-1
Dibs.
Well there goes his derby dreams
If he runs in the World Cup, dibs and dibs on Sir Fever.
Stanford is now running again on Friday in another very small easily winnable 6 horse race that GP obviously set-up just for Pletcher.....again. I only recognize one of the other horses in the field......'Lucky Delfino' who looked like a Central Park carriage horse his last time out.

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