• Far From Over is injured and off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to owner, James Covello.Posted 6 hours ago
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  • International Star reels in Stanford late to win the Louisiana Derby.Posted 3 days ago
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  • War Correspondent rolls late to win the Appleton.Posted 3 days ago
  • Prince Bishop wins the world's richest race; California Chrome 2nd.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dolniya dominates the boys in the Dubai Sheema ClassicPosted 3 days ago
  • Solow defeats The Grey Gatsby in the $6,000,000 Dubai TurfPosted 3 days ago

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Howe Great worked 5f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 58:90 (b). It was the fastest of 13 works at that distance.
Tiz Windy worked 4f today, March 31st, in 50:00 (b). It was the twelfth fastest of 20 works at that distance.
Lady Eli worked 4f today, March 31st, in 48:95 (b). It was the seventh fastest of 20 works at that distance.
Testa Rossi worked 4f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 47:90 (b). It was the third fastest of 13 works at that distance.
Rosalind worked 4f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 47:90 (b). It was the third fastest of 13 works at that distance.
Speed figures were never designed to make the top figure horse a guaranteed winner. The greatest attribute they possess is the ability to accurately assess the past performances of horses from completely disparate courses (racetracks with wildly varying par times), giving them order and meaning. A 1:09 @ Delaware is not the same as a 1:09 @ Saratoga. Prior to speed figures this was the bane of handicappers, trying to figure out how to assess horse A whose previous races are at a venue with which the horseplayer is wholly unfamiliar. These were in the days when simulcasting was not what it is today. Speed figures enabled horseplayers to accurately gauge the performance of mysterious newcomers.
  • amino998 · How much faith do you have in this colt's 95 Beyer to accurately gauge the past performance of this newcomer? :) · 6 minutes ago
Kiaran McLaughlin tells the Lexington Herald that G3 winner Imperia has been sent to Rood & Riddle Medical Center for what appears to be an examination. McLaughlin says the doctors went over him well, but haven't heard what the official diagnosis for him is. It is unknown what has happened to him, if he has suffered an injury that has plagued him, or possibly something worse, to early to tell at this point.
After impressing in his stateside debut, Brian Lynch’s Power Alert (AUS) will make his first North American stakes start in Saturday’s $75,000 Silks Run at Gulfstream Park.Read More
  • chad via Disqus · power alert is entered in the shakertown at keeneland on sat. 4/4/2015 · 15 minutes ago
Time means very little in the Kentucky Derby preps, I.E. - Materiality who ran a 1.52 for 1 1/8 and finished in a laggy 13 4/5 (generally speaking closing time is all I would care about heading into the Derby, but Gulfstream has been slow all season). I have Never bet on a foreign horse heading into the Derby, but if he trains well leading up to the race that MAY change this year. In year's past it has been close finishes or horses lacking any certain turn of foot that have won the UAE races. This year we have a horse who should be unbeaten on Dirt (broke dead last in UAE 2000 Guineas spotting the field open lengths and almost caught the winner Maftool), this same horse showed a definite acceleration heading into the final 2 poles. It looked like he sprouted wings at the top of the lane. Any other year I would be right there with the majority saying this horse is a toss, as that is what I have done with these UAE winners for years. This year is different. DeKock has been pointing for Kentucky since the Guineas and he knows he has a good horse on his hands. If he was a speed horse or dead closer I would write him off, but he's a garden-spot type, who should be fine wherever he is placed. Given the fact that the pace set-up will be much hotter in Kentucky I AGREE, he will not get the typical 24/25 fractions of UAE, but that's a different track with different dirt, so it's a different story. I'm not saying he'll win the race but he will definitely run well if given a fair trip. Final predictions are still 5 weeks away so I'm not getting ahead of myself. If there was ever a UAE winner who had a chance, it's this one. The US horses are the strongest they've looked in a long time (as a group) but there are still zero standouts, there are still 0 US horses who have showed me any certain turn of foot who have sat at least 3 off the pace. With all the hot speed this year, it may be the horses sitting just off the pace or those further back that will have a better chance. I do like Dortmund and he has lead my Derby list for 7 weeks, but I still have my doubts with him. He hasn't shown any acceleration down the lane, he's most certainly a grinder and those types generally don't have an easy-go in the Derby. I still need these final two weeks of preps before I get it all straightened away.
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  • travel_vic · quote: "Time means very little in the Kentucky Derby preps",,,of course it does or how could you evaluate them? It is not final time but How the got to final time:pace ,,works almost every year · 1 hour ago
  • DavidBenning · good comment - I will evaluate the UAE horse on his own merits, there's no question that the trainer is a big upgrade over Suroor. I do get the feeling (although it's early days) that this runner is being hyped into a classic "wise guy" horse, most of whom finish without distinction. That being said, the turn of foot issue is a good discussion point. Far From Over, who unfortunately just scratched, showed an excellent turn of foot around the far turn in his Feb race. He was on my short list. Sometimes it's beneficial to have a colt who has shown he can win near the front and closing, El Kabier fits this mold. Carpe Diem is the one that everyone expects to show that turn of foot, but ever since the BC where he got caught flat-footed by the winner, I have been in the "show me" camp. He has one more chance to show it. Pharaoh has never been tested or looked in the eye, and likely won't be heading into the KD where he will favored! If that happens, I will toss him from the win end. · 17 minutes ago
Anyone using times to rate this horse didn't watch the race. He was basically pulled up to a gallop at the quarter pole. What needed to Be seen is the extra gear he had and the explosion of foot once he got to the leader. That what you plant to see from a derby prep. A stalker with an extra gear. Easily the best performance this yr with out being tested. This is a derby horse and if your leaving him off then I'm glad. I'll take the money and laugh to the bank
Ragozin Sheets , Thoro-Graph Sheets , Beyer Numbers , Bris Net ,Equibase , Timeform and the actual timing of a race . Unless i missed another product on the market. This data is the most popular in determining how fast or how slow a horse runs . Each product comes with its' own rules regarding certain patterns as to how fast a horse will run in their next race. Believe me,other than Timeform and Equibase, i am very familiar with the other products. The only certainty and common denominator to all f them, is that they rarely agree. Some have races faster than the others,and at times slower than the others . I see where people are chiming in with opinions that this horse or that horse has no shot. They are not fast enough they say. That statement may be true, all depends on what product one subscribes to. The worse thing that one can do,is handicap the race using all products combined. All of course but Travel Vic . Handicapping is irrelevant t him. Just consider the entire field contenders,and bet the best prices. What you should be looking for , is for the product you subscribe to . That the opinon be the minority of the betting population. This means that the horse you feel will win the race, will not be backed by the wagering public.
Work All Week worked 4f today, March 31st, in 47:80 (b). It was the fastest of 26 works at that distance.
The Pizza Man worked 4f today, March 31st, in 48:60 (b). It was the sixth fastest of 26 works at that distance.
Undrafted worked 5f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 1:04:00 (b). It was the seventh fastest of 8 works at that distance.
Today’s announcement of Far From Over’s injury is another reminder of just how fleeting the dreams of Kentucky Derby glory can be. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Knock on wood when I say this, but we have not lost many Derby contenders to injury this year. I hope this continues. · 1 hour ago
  • carlymay · All I've got to say is DANG IT. · 32 minutes ago
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  • jonathanpoker · worked 5f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 1:03:40 (b). It was the third fastest of 8 works at that distance. · 33 minutes ago
I think it's pretty funny how Jess's Dream and Cozmic One are ranked in the top 50 and haven't even raced. I guess having awesome moms has its perks.
Hootenanny worked 5f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 1:02:40 (b). It was the fastest of 8 works at that distance.
Emotional Kitten worked 5f over firm turf today, March 31st, in 1:04:00 (b). It was the seventh fastest of 8 works at that distance.
@hrn-5817b9ce0166e6e9a3bbf012af91e781:disqus I honestly could care less about the trip he got. I rather see him get a dream trip and visually see him throttle away from horses then to see him run like most of this years crop and win a race by about a length with little or no acceleration.

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