• Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 12 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 12 hours ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 12 hours ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 12 hours ago
  • Kitten's Point gets there late to win Keeneland's Bewitch.Posted 1 day ago
  • Keen Ice is now in at #20 for the Kentucky Derby following the defection of Madefromlucky.Posted 1 day ago
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 6 days ago

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AP has 4th or 5th written all over him....
  • michael via Disqus · way off · 2 days ago
  • Dave Joyal via Disqus · Only if he falls coming out of the gate or gets boxed behind a wall of horses like Afleet Alex did in his attempt, This horse has a ton of speed and I feel is going to run out front and pull away in a week · 6 minutes ago
Today he worked a half in 49.70 with the final 3 furlongs in 35.30. Hmmm. Looks pretty good people. Just sayin.
The sad news came in from Coolmore Stud this morning ... High Chaparral was put down at Fethard Equine Hospital in Ireland during exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine. As one of the most influential turf horses and sires of the 21st century, it goes without saying that High Chapar...Read More
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  • Larry via Disqus · Always a 2nd stringer to his trainer but always the one who proved best. To look at his resume will give you goosebumps. He is a Champion and will always be in my mind. · 124 days ago
  • Francis Cherian via Disqus · I won Pick4 two times in 2002 and 2003 Breeder's Cup paid 12000 and 9000 dollars each respectively keying High Chaparral in Arlington Park and San Anita,High Chapparel was a wonderful turfer I have ever seen in my life. · 1 hour ago
Upstart and Frosted took the track just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday at Gulfstream’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows to record their final pre-Kentucky Derby (G1) breezes.Read More
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  • jockey2be. · Upstart is looking fantastic!Come on LUCKY!!! · 2 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · I think the Fla. Derby exposed Upstart's distance limitations. On the other hand, Frosted shined in the Wood. · 1 hour ago
Sorry for those of you that feel this horse is going to compete on May 2nd, I am not seeing that, This horse should not even bother, seriously. I believe that this horse will make loads of money running 7F length races but is not going to be a triple crown winner as he does not have the stamina for the length of the Triple Crown Races, Very tired looking in the Florida Derby and while he pulled away from Upstart I don't think that he has what it takes to beat American Pharoah, International Star, Carpe Diem or Dortmund, I may put him on the Trifecta ticket but I doubt he will actually finish on the ticket
  • amdaman via Disqus · He looked like his legs were turning into Jell-o in the Fla. Derby. His final furlong was in a dismal 13.73. · 1 hour ago
Materiality. Not a trendy and flashy name that includes "American" or "California". Horses don't care how their name reads to us! Also, do not fall victim to the statistically misguided belief that a true Derby contender must have raced at 2. What would be the difference if he had raced his first 12 days earlier? This horse was given 54 days rest after his maiden win followed by 2 winning preps at 1-1/8. That is experience enough! Now 3 for 3 and working well. Fresh and fit. Afleet Alex gets the crown through this offspring. I won a good chunk on his last race and all is riding. Good luck all.
Prospector's Blues won the Gene Fleming Breeder's Derby at Turf Paradise on 4/25/15.
This was shown on Dubai Live yesterday, if anyone's interested. Good interview with his assistant trainer and video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t06vVxf-i7o
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · Hate the fact that his first race as a 3yo will be the Kentucky Derby...is it just me? · 4 days ago
  • Cara James via Disqus · this horse is a big chested horse and his legs are solid muscle, he needs to work out more,so he does not lose his edge,dont know what the hold up on works is about,? is it because we wont let him on the track because of quarantine ?,he is much more likely to catch something from our horses than our horse getting sick from him, these horses are treated better than the royal family, in the middle east race horses are like the world,s rarest diamond,and treated better than royal family · 2 hours ago
Mubtaahij on the track at Arlington this A.M. https://twitter.com/JohnGDooley/status/590221507466395649/photo/1
  • barnzo · Thanks for posting this! Love Mubtaahij - glad to see him in action! · 5 days ago
  • Cara James via Disqus · hope works out more than once, this is not a sprint, and this horse is not on drugs, needs to work out more, /Espinoza,s a.p has worked 6 days this week,that,s too much, i think.over kill,all were a mile and 1/2 · 2 hours ago
New York-bred Effinex upset his stablemate Wicked Strong in the $200,000 Excelsior (G2) at Aqueduct.Read More
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  • zatt · Wicked Strong was clearly not at his best today, but credit Effinex. Nice performance for a still improving son of Mineshaft. · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Maybe that incident in the JCGC was worse than they thought. Twice now, and he regressed. · 4 hours ago
Mubtaahij has never bled, so why would he run on the anti-bleeder diuretic Lasix in next week’s 2015 Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · And the Derby has the best horses and they all need lasix... · 7 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · No Spike,hard then to consider for the major positions · 4 hours ago
The Kentucky Derby prep races are complete. Now it is time for racing fans to turn their attention to handicapping the Run for the Roses. Read More
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  • travel_vic · POSITION in a race is IRRELEVANT unless you also know the pace of race the field was running against. You run against a pace like this guy Usain Bolt, and I guarantee you will be far back. Run against the pace of race I COULD put up and we would be seeing each other. Race to race comparison without internal fractions is useless. · 9 days ago
  • jd via Disqus · Any of you guys like think far Right could be flying late in the derby?I think this races suits him well and the pace should be hot to compliment his late kick · 5 hours ago
Dortmund will come in show..
Little brother won his debut by 2l over the other half of the entry, who happened to be his "uncle," as Ghost Trail's dam is his second dam.
Oh, I love Diamond Joe. A first and second in back to back races, not bad.
Is a 23% 1st time sire... good luck, Texans :)
Finding the likely winner or uncovering hidden value in Maiden races using traditional raw past performances can be challenging. Fractional Charting makes it easy to quickly determine if you should be looking at first-time starters which often give much better payouts. When using Fractional Chartin...Read More
  • travel_vic · almost half the field are firsters BEWARE! 3 Olympic Lady 5 Jean Edward 4 Filly On Fire 2 Awesome Luck 8 and 9 are the best of firsters. par times OVER the long run are spurious as a yardstick since the various pace fractions of each field are very different. · 17 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · 4 5 2 8 at the wire · 7 hours ago ·
the only stakes race I'm betting on this weekend before Derby weekend...going with Blingismything with T. Baze up!
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  • jinlie01 · Can't argue with your picks Mary but I'm going to make my Derby betting funds with Blingismything! : ) · 8 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I will definitely check out your girl, jinlie! · 7 hours ago
Quickies: 1,2,4,and 7
  • Mary Z. · No. It was Si Sage the 6 at 42-1, 4 didn't have enough for the steal. 6,3,8,2 o.o.f. · 7 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · A few drops of rain ;) · 7 hours ago
In the penultimate race of the Spring Meet at Keeneland, Kitten's Point surged late to victory in the Grade 3 Bewitch for trainer, Graham Motion.Read More

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

  • other
  • Dortmund
  • Materiality
  • American Pharoah
  • Firing Line
  • Carpe Diem
  • Upstart
  • Mubtaahij
  • International Star
  • Frosted

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