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  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago

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Frivolous Scratched From G2 Falls City, Retired

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s multiple Grade II-winning homebred mare Frivolous was scratched early Thursday afternoon from a scheduled start in the 100th r...

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Much has been written about American Pharoah and Bob Baffert. Victor Espinoza now has three wins in the Kentucky Derby, three wins in the Preakness, a Belmont, three Breeder's Cup wins and many graded stakes. He had the incredible good fortune to ride Chrome and AP back to back, tying Ron Turcotte's record for 5 wins in two Triple Crown seasons. Had California Chrome not been injured in the Belmont last year, Victor now might have two consecutive Triple Crowns. If he retired today, how should his legacy compare to the best?
Friday's 8th race (4:00pm PT) from Del Mar is the Grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (Rail at 6 feet).#5 Avanzare (4-1) won the G2 Del Mar Mile here Aug 23 and does some of his best work off a layoff (5-3-1-1). He owns running ...Read More
  • travel_vic · Turfer tops are 4 Seek Again 8 Alert Bay 5 Avanzare 3 Bal a Bali (BRZ) 2 best ever list them : 4 Seek Again 8 Alert Bay 9 Big Bane Theory 7 Midnight Storm · 10 minutes ago ·
  • travel_vic · As odd as this sounds, the contenders are: 8 Effinex 1 Keen Ice 6 Hoppertunity 7 Shotgun Kowboy 3 Mr. Z 7 3 go out then 8 5 1 6 come later. Back class gives: 9 Race Day 1 Keen Ice 8 Effinex 5 Protonico so this could be a very odd one. Best Early are 8 Effinex 3 Mr. Z 9 Race Day 5 Protonico race has a good chance for a price · 14 minutes ago ·
This Thanksgiving holiday was especially memorable for Richard and Karen Papiese, as The Pizza Man rallied powerfully in the stretch to easily win the Hollywood Turf Cup at Del MarRead More
2015 has been interesting for handicappers in the 4 big races in North American dirt racing. If you picked the following horses in their respective races, then you would have lost by a total of nearly 140 lengths. 1) Upstart in the Kentucky derby 2) Firing Line in the Preakness 3) Materiality in the Belmont stakes (who boasted a 110 beyer speed figure, the highest of any 3 year old this year before the TC races) 4) Honor Code or Tonalist in the Breeders Cup Classic
Beholder and Rachel’s Valentina join American Pharoah on the 2015 Vox Populi poll.Read More
So happy for him. Can't wait to see his return and wil, wait with baited breath to see who will challenge him in the KD. All the luck for you Ny, you will need it.
Is Wavell Avenue returning for a 2016 campaign? I don't think one graded stakes win for the season, even a BC win, is enough for an Eclipse but this filly has been competitive all season and just getting better. Would love to see her back next year.
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I'm glad Crawford did decide to run him here after saying he wouldn't like the 9F distance and needed at least 10. I really want to see how he runs without American Pharoah in the field and see if he can flatter him any. His Classic was visually terrible even though he ran an individually fast time. I didn't think he'd regress so quickly and badly after one good win and I hope he doesn't continue to regress in this race and if he races next year. If he doesn't win, he'll at least have to put in a really good effort to convince me he will be good next year if he runs.
Behrnik's Bank is a filly to watch. She's been extremely impressive in her last two races and I definitely expect her to take another big step up in class next time.
Be at peace, sweet baby :(
I wonder if Lukas is trying to get Mr. Z killed. He's trying to milk as much money out of that horse as possible.
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · Z gives us his best every race.......he's a gutsy horse.....don't think he's a grade 1 horse......obviously, he's never won a grade 1...... · 11 hours ago
Shotgun Kowboy is a beast , if you dont know him yet , you will
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  • HideousZippleback via Disqus · With Dortmund gone he might have more of a chance. I loved SK debut. · 2 days ago
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · After reading your post I went & watched a past race of his the Oklahoma Derby.......impressive.........I am looking forward to see how he runs against arguably stronger competition........thanks for your post..... · 11 hours ago
Post Positions: 1-Keen Ice 2-Looks To Spare 3-Mr. Z 4-Frivolous 5-Protonico 6-Hoppertunity 7-Shotgun Kowboy 8-Effinex 9-Race Day Like-> Race Day/Hoppertunity/KeenIce/Effinex Super-9,6w9,6,8,1w9,6,8,1,5w9,8,5,3,7
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · I like your picks, I am thinking Hop , KI & Race day for my trifecta..... I see you are playing around with SK.I just watched a race of his.......don't know about any recent races or workouts.......... · 11 hours ago
I like Hopportunity, KI & Race day .............Mr. Z will hit the front end.........Hop & KI battle it out for 1st & Race day hits show mark...IMHO.......It would be great to see Z win a grade 1, but he's not a grade 1 horse.
I don't understand why Mac Daddy Mac is not on the top 50 contenders after that great showing in the Bob Hope Stakes....he looked great & rallied against Toews on Ice...
This time of the year I like to look for horses that are improving and who have a chance to move to the top of their division next year. Race Day, Hoppertunity, Effinex and Protonico are nice horses but I think we have seen them at their best. Keen Ice, however, could be a horse that is getting it all together and growing into a top horse. A win here, and I think he has a great chance to win, could lead to a very nice 4 year old season.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · i agree crapola post postion though · 1 day ago
  • cugel the clever · KI did not improve from the Travers to the BCC; in fact he regressed considerably. There's no reason to think that he'll improve here. But that might still be good enough to win. He and Eff are the win contenders. · 12 hours ago
Effinex, Keen Ice, Mr.Z, Hoppertunity in no particular order.
Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc.’s The Pizza Man, a winner of 15 of 25 lifetime starts, including the Arlington Million last summer, heads a full field of 14 Thoroughbreds in the Grade II $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup, feature of Del Mar’s Thanksgiving Day racing program Thursday.Read More

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Who will win the 2015 Clark Handicap?

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

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Friday's 8th race (4:00pm PT) from Del Mar is the Grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (Rail at 6 feet).#5 Avanzare (4-1) won the G2 Del Mar Mile here Aug 23 and does some of his ...

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