• Royal Posse edges Saratoga Snacks in the Evan Shipman.Posted 11 hours ago
  • In a pouring rain, Harmonize rolls on by to a big win in the With AnticipationPosted 1 day ago
  • Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 2 days ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 4 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 6 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 6 days ago

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Jerkens Saddles Formidable Pair in Woodward

Looking to finish the meet strong, trainer Jimmy Jerkens will saddle a formidable pair of 4-year-old graded stakes winners in Saturday's Grade 1, $600...

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No apologies are needed for American Pharoah's Travers performance. In fact, it should set him up just fine for the Breeders' Cup Classic.Read More
  • Dee via Disqus · Great article, thanks! Agree with all your sentiments. · 13 hours ago
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · If he wins the BCC, I think he has a claim to the best three year old season since the Bid and the best horse of the 21st century so far. I guess I don't understand how one win (if he wins) against older horses will send him off in an unprecedented blaze of glory topping the best 3 year old season ever ahead of three year olds who won against older horses multiple times and set multiple stakes and world records. In any event, I hope he does run in the BCC. There's lots of talent expected to show and it should be a great race. · 12 hours ago
NBC is Wrong - American Pharoah did not have it easy in the TraversRead More
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  • Michael Castellano via Disqus · AP may have run his best race in the Travers. Frosted destroyed both himself and AP in the fractions after the half, making them both game losers. To second guess Victor, he might have done better getting AP out much clearer early. Frosted does not have the early speed to keep up with him in the first half mile, he was likely only able to do it because the first fractions were slower. After the first half, things proved to be much more even as far as speed was concerned. I guess the slow half mile convinced Victor that he did the right thing. Some riders would have gunned him early, not suicidally, but to force any horse that wants to challenge to get tired making up 3 -4 lengths. By running a slow first half, VE took away his biggest advantage -- his great early speed. Still AP ran a game race, reminding me of Seattle Slew's race against Excellor in the JGC. · 16 hours ago
  • Kalar Walters via Disqus · I agree. NBC was wrong. · 14 hours ago
As if we needed just a little more pepper to spice up the potential field for this year’s Breeders' Cup Classic, one of Europe’s brightest stars will be coming to America.Read More
AP/Curlin So, I was thinking about Curlin's career yesterday after I heard that AP may not race in the Breeders. To sum it up, Curlin was obviously unraced as a 2 year old and was extremely green in both the Derby and Preakness. 3rd in Derby and although thrilling, an awkward ride and win in the Preakness running down a great horse in Street Sense and tying the Preakness record in a distance that probably didn't suit him. Goes to Belmont and loses to a well rested horse by a neck in another thrilling stretch run. Goes to Monmouth and throws out a dud finishing 3rd. The next month his handlers push him by putting Curlin up against the best horse in the world, at the time, Lawyer Ron who was simply a beast. Notice that Curlin was willing to challenge the 4 year olds after grueling battles against an exceptionally strong Street Sense and Hard Spun. He runs down Lawyer Ron in the stretch in an unreal race. The next month he runs what I've called a perfect race and defeats a very, very strong field by 4.5 lengths running a 2.01 in the slop. Horse of the year in 2007. Curlin goes on to win a few more Grade 1s as a 4 year old and wins HOTY AGAIN. It just makes me laugh how AP is being wussified by his handlers. Here is this "all time" great in AP and there is discussion of shutting him down? I get the reason-money-but lets see him challenge the 4 year olds next month at the Jockey Club and then go to the Breeders-and win both-AND then do it all over again next year and repeat as HOTY. If AP's career ended today-is someone really willing to argue his career was better than Curlin's. ???
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  • meowdog · There will always be that argument because AP won the triple crown · 3 days ago
  • slewcrew7778 · Would have been nice if he wasn't running on Winstrol as a 3yo. But he certainly proved at 4 that he could run without it. · 2 hours ago
can't wait for his return! He's awesome.
Shug is sticking to what he feels the horse knows. Whilst I'm dissapointed he's not going to take on the very best, I'm sure he'll take care of business this route. And business is business.
Del Mar r6, 9/4/15, aoc, 5f T: 2 Serbian Syclone, 7 K38, 4 Rocket Heat, 8 Inkling.
It’s almost time for opening day at one of racing's hidden treasures, Kentucky DownsRead More
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  • FirstTurf · Great meet for fans and horse players. Tough track to cap! · 1 day ago
  • jjflash67 · the camerawork is so crappy you can't tell where they are. is this the stretch? is this it? oh maybe this is it? · 4 hours ago
Friday's 4th race (5:30pm PT) from Del Mar is a $70,000 Maiden Special Weight event for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a eighth on the turf course (rail at 12 feet).#6 Place des Vosges (8-1) was no threat vs. this kind from post 11 here July 25. She was beaten a neck in back-to-back nin...Read More
OMG, I'm not ready for this yet! Between all the brouhaha over CC & AP the past 2 years, I need a rest.
The comments by Baffert are disappointing. "AP didn't feel right today..." Really?? I guess all the other horses beaten by AP "didn't feel right" those days. This was the first and ONLY time that AP was pushed near the top of the stretch. I've been saying for months that AP was able to run his race during the TC season. Look, although it's obvious I'm a KI fan, ap is the best 3 year old...but he is far from a historic thoroughbred. The 3 yr old crop is slow-and that includes keen ice. AP would have never won the crown vs hard spun n steet sense-just an example. He benefitted from an extremely weak n slow 3 year old crop. But, he won the TC-no one handed that to him my point from the beginning has been that although a great horse-not a comparable horse to the true greats because of the lack of competition.
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  • Meathead Rob Lowe ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ via Disqus · Not sure how you can say the best 3 year old crop in quite some time is weak but whatever. I watched the race, it was obvious to me AP was not right. Baffert's comments were spot on in my book. · 4 days ago
  • Deano · Your comments are pretty much on the money. The jock, Baffert, and all AP's fans had excuses for him. · 6 hours ago
Does anyone have word on him?
Well in his return, i learned one thing. Jose Ortiz does not know how to ride him for some reason. This horse does NOT belong 2 lengths off the lead. I hope Jose Lezcano gets back on him.
Some of the horses haven't even run and I know one might not run at all before the Kentucky Derby and just because of his dame who he might not even be good
Yeah!!Very impressive maiden win for this guy!So happy and really excited to see where he goes next!
Love Honor Code!
  • staythirtsty · I think Honor Code is the best horse in the world . But now it's time for other amazing horses (Liam's Map , Coach Inge , Protonico , Bay of Plenty ) to shine in a very high quality G1 race . · 8 hours ago
Going to throw a c-note on that superfecta just for fun (7-2-6-1)..........see you guys at the window after the race ;-)
The final weekend of the 2015 Del Mar summer meeting is upon us and that means the 65th Running of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante. Read More
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  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Nice Field. Pretty N Cool will win, she proved me wrong LTO. I thought she would regress off the sloppy track debut huge beyer but she dusted that field without breaking a sweat. This is a much tougher race but when Bob has a 2 year old locked in he rarely loses at Delmar. Baffert says she's a special filly & her works since the Sorrento have been super. Songbird was mighty impressive. Hollendorfer's other filly looks to have some class although she's beat weaker upstate. She can rate which is rare for a young horse. · 16 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · I like Gomo, One True Kiss and Come to Mischief. · 9 hours ago
This race is a do-over for those who missed out on the Travers payouts.........7-2-6-1 will hit again, in this order, just as it did in the Travers.......Why? Kismit, that's why, and the horses fit perfectly into this scenario.........the 2 and the 6 battling it out, and the 7 coming down the stretch closing on both of them, with the 1 bringing up the rear for 4th place......will be sweet! ;-)
Entered in the Bernard Baruch.. woahhhhh

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Who will win the Woodward?

  • Effinex
  • Liam's Map
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Commanding Curve
  • Coach Inge
  • Protonico
  • Wicked Strong
  • Mylute

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Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!This week's feature comes to us from good ol' Del Mar Park in sunny C-A!  So that must mean that it's time for the Del Mar Debutante Stakes!This is Race 9, set for 7 f...

KD 9/5/2015 R7 - Free Fractional Charting Play of the Day

 ANALYSIS: Juvenile Stakes are a tricky proposition, as the youngsters are eligible to move forward or regress from race to race. Seaside Schiller won her debut at Belmont Park July 16 and looked sharp stalking the pace and kickin...

Sar 9/5/2015 R10 - HRN's Video Race of the Week: G1 Woodward featuring Liam's Map

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Graded Stakes - Race Replays


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