• Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 2 hours ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 3 hours ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 1 day ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 1 day ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 1 day ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 1 day ago

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Monday, April 20

Coldest Paces of the Day
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Mountaineer, Race 6
Mahoning Valley, Race 4
Will Rogers, Race 1

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Will Rogers, Race 7
Parx Racing, Race 8
Turf Paradise, Race 3

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

With so much of the 2015 Kentucky Derby talk centered around Bob Baffert’s dynamic duo, Todd Pletcher finds himself in unfamiliar territory. Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Pletcher will not be over bet this year! · 35 minutes ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Out of the Pletcher bunch- I like Stanford the best. Boy he had some presence at the LA Derby. · 14 minutes ago
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Moreno!
Stellar Wind earned a 95 Beyer Speed Figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita.
In less than two minutes on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, jockey C. C. Lopez's world got a whole lot bigger.Read More
  • Greg J. via Disqus · "He said, 'You don't have to worry about that no more. You ride him, win, lose or draw,' and I thanked him, because he's probably got 40 riders wanting to get aboard now, and sometimes people are influenced," said Lopez. "I can't tell you how gateful I am to have El Kabeir, Mr. Zayat, and my wife, in my life, for getting me to where I am now." Ahmed lied once again. · 40 minutes ago
Niece of Acclamation wins her debut, down the hill at Santa Anita.
I am trying to find info on the vig horse tracks take out of trifecta pools. Does anyone know where I can find it?
  • travel_vic · Consul the annual report of HANA (Horseplayer's association of North America)...Google HANA and they have yearly reports back several years available there. · 57 minutes ago
11,8,4,1,2, SA finale
  • Mary Z. · Pretty filly Desiresoftheheart, winner of the 4/19/15 Santa Anita finale is out of the half-sister of Acclamation and by Acclamation's sire, Unusual Heat. · 1 hour ago
Sunday's 2nd race (12:57pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $58,000 entry level Allowance event for CA-bred or sired fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course.#4 Water Issues (7-2) ran out of ground from the rail in her needed downhill return. She handles two turns for the recently hot ...Read More
Race #7 is the unique 6 1/2f turf "down the hill."  Seven contenders with the scratch of the #3 are, #1, 8, 2, 5.  The favorite #2 Home Run Kitten (5/2) is legitimate.  However, our choice goes to the "stranger danger,"  #1 Get Happy Mister (8/1).  Don't understand why the o...Read More
8 Sweet Swap, 7 U.S. Citizen, 2 Home Run Kitten, 4 Outside Nashville
My knowledge is only a little regarding racing. Haven't devoted my entire life-following racing forms,etc. But,what I do know is ONE LOSS doesn't translate failure. Some of the "brains" on threads casting Coz as a failure...really need to grow a brain.
  • amdaman via Disqus · When studying a race, you look for positive signs. He made a run on the turn. It wasn't enough, but at least he showed something when the real race began. He couldn't sustain the run, but he didn't lose any ground in the stretch. Maybe in his next race or two he'll have a more sustained run. He didn't lose by much. Making up 8 lengths is not unsurmountable. Any improvement would put him in contention. · 2 hours ago
can't wait to see conquest curlgirl. her dam has produced some nice winners in the past.
i got to say he showed absolutley nothing and had he kept closing one could say it was the pace but at the 1/4 pole he came almost to the hip of the second to last horse and then faded back That's not a colt that's going to be a star anytime soon
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · I admit it,was wrong about him winning yesterday. Still think one race,(his debut) doesn't define a career. · 1 day ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · Perhaps you don't have a very good depth perception. He was never at anyone's hip. He made up some ground on the turn, and then flattened out, but from the 3/4 pole to the wire, he only lost 1/4 of a length. Go to Equibase and read the charts. Coming in 8 lengths back as a first-time starter in a MSW at a mile is not what I would call "absolutely nothing." · 3 hours ago
Is a Zenyatta´a son but... why he ran last, he's not zenyatta... shirrefs you're mistaken, change the training method and this horse will be better... last place and very far? please
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Perhaps you should be training smart guy. · 3 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · Very far??? 8 lengths back in a MSW, at a mile, and being the only first-starter is not a bad race. He won't stay a maiden for long. Don't leave your day job. · 3 hours ago
Saturday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – April 18 (Winning Early Pick 3 Ticket) Two sprint wire jobs (6.5f, 5.5f) on the fast main track. A 9f stalker and two closers (10f, 8f) made up the three firm turf winners. Felipe Valdez booted home a pair. Victor Espinoza and Peter Miller teamed up for two wins. ...Read More
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  • sully · so of course i picked the wrong single for the p6 · 3 hours ago
  • sully · l8 p4: 2,3,5,8,9/8/6/all r 6-8 p3: 2,3,5,8,9/5,8/2,6 · 3 hours ago
Post Time 5:30 PM EDT: The 5th race at Santa Anita features a compact field of optional claimers going the tricky 7 furlongs distance.  The clear pace leader is #6 Got Even.  This 6 year-old gelding dispenses all his energy early and comes up empty late.  Even securing the lone lead ...Read More
In nine days, entries will be taken for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1). For Qatar Racing’s Peace and War to get a spot in the 14-horse starting gate, eight horses with more than the 10 points she has attained will have to pass on the race.Read More
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · If the trainer of Peace and War wanted to be in the Oaks so bad he should of thought about running the horse more than once in a points race instead of talking about graded earnings, knowing that system is extinct. One race in six months was taking a huge chance. · 3 hours ago
The Charles Town Classic took an unexpected turn on Saturday as Shared Belief was eased midway through the race, leaving Moreno to power through to a track record-breaking victory.Read More
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  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Mike Smith as always on his game. Glad he's the rider of SB. · 11 hours ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Anyone suggesting SB wasn't injured aren't fans of racing. · 3 hours ago
Papacoolpapacool, who extended his winning streak to three races in Saturday’s $75,000 La Puente Stakes, will make his next start in the G3 $500,000 Penn Mile for 3-year-olds on turf at Penn National on May 30. Article on DRF
With all this year's Kentucky Derby preps run and done, our Managing Editor, Brian Zipse sets HRN's early odds for the 2015 Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • Sk via Disqus · AP ran great AK Derby, on paper he looks the best horse. Last few years winner have been derby fav. like Orb and CC. if we assume fav win 33% of times assuming that theory this year Fav should not win. This year derby field is more competitive than last 2 yrs.. I am very skeptic that AP will win Derby. best of luck to everyone · 4 days ago
  • jjflash67 · Doing a 7 horse tri box. The top 4 and 3 longshots. This is the toughest year in a long time!!!!! · 4 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

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

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Prx 4/20/2015 R7 - Ration can bounce back at Parx

Monday's 7th race (3:37pm ET) from Parx is a $20,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track.  #2 Ration (7-2) exits an even 4th vs. this kind in the local slop. He looked good beating $16k rivals from post 1...

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