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  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hard Aces by a whisker over Hoppertunity in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago

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Race Clue #1 - A field of nine lined up for this prestigious one-turn race. Race Clue #2 - The field included a Preakness winner, a Cigar Mile winner, an Arkansas Derby winner, a future ...Read More
Oh dear sweet boy... RIP magnificent one .... http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/kauto-star-clive-d-smith-laura-collett-valley-equine-hospital-vet-says-secondary-incident-may-have-accelerated-star-s-death/1907917/top/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
In this week's edition of HorseCenter, Matt and Brian discuss what lays ahead for American Pharoah.Read More
Wildcat Red draws post 2 out of 9 for the G2 Smile Sprint this Sunday. Javier Castellano will ride.
Ziconic is being allowed to really stretch out in his gallops, FAR earlier than Cozmic One - and the majority of Shirreff's other horses, for that matter. Exciting stuff!
Favoured Red Rifle and jockey Alan Garcia held Florida Won safe in a late stretch duel, then had to withstand a steward’s inquiry before officially being declared the winner of the featured $150,000, Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes on Canada Day at Woodbine.Read More
  • travel_vic · Winner ABRUPTLY went from lane 6 to 4 in one to two strides requiring Pender Harbor to take up costing him at least a placing. Should have come down for that. Very hard to believe that he stayed up. · 1 hour ago
I heard AP is a gelding and his owners didn't know that until they sold his breeding rights.
Apparently has been nominated for the Juan Gonzalez memorial stakes on July 4, according to the Facebook page Hope's Love - DAP Racing. Just looked it up, it's for 2 year old fillies at 5 1/2 furlongs.
Moreno, who finished eighth in the $501,500 Gold Cup at Santa Anita last Saturday as the 4-1 third choice, will be pointed for the $1,250,000 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 8, a race he won in 2014. Trainer Eric Guillot says he doesn't understand why Moreno ran so bad in the Gold Cup but hopes a return trip to the East would make him run better. Article on DRF
Summer Wind Farm has announced that Littleprincessemma, dam of triple crown winner American Pharoah, is confirmed in foal to Tapit and is carrying a filly. She is due in early 2016. According to https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/established-breeders-dare-dream-connection-triple-crown-royalty
Champion filly Indian Blessing is confirmed in foal to Triple Crown sire Pioneerof the Nile for a 2016 foal.
I was sure Competitive Edge was going to run the Preakness...that would be an easy race for him and AP wouldn't win the race in such a mediocre time of 1:58:2 + . Compared to California Chrome's 1:54:2+ last year. 2013 Oxbow 1:57:2+. 2012 I'll Have Another 1:55:4 coming from behind.. and so on.. AP shouldn't have won the TC if wasn't by the weak bunch of losers he run against..
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  • Jbyrnes1 · You can't be serious... maybe AP was just that good. · 4 hours ago
  • hannahWTC1 · Competitive Edge finished LAST in his next race, which was way behind the Preakness in class. I don't think you understand how bad the conditions were Preakness day. The jockeys came back 9 or 10 lbs. heavier, the horses didn't have mud caulks, etc., etc., · 3 hours ago
A pair of Hall of Famers - trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Mike Smith – will try to make it consecutive wins in the Grade II Los Alamitos Derby when the promising Kentuckian stretches out for the first time Saturday. Read More
  • elhubbo · A little disappointed in the field. If Kentuckian is as good as a lot of folks say, this should be an easy workout. Big purse grade 2, what da heck? · 4 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Long stretch, but I'll take him. Potential is absolutely there. In the Laz Barrera he ran like he had a monkey on his back. Baffertesque workouts since then. Kentuckian, winner. · 4 hours ago
Fox Hill Farms' Normandy Invasion, away from the races for more than a year in part because of a fractured right front sesamoid, is scheduled to return in a $36,000 allowance event July 1 at Delaware Park. Trained by Larry Jones, Normandy Invasion, a 5-year-old Tapit horse with second-place finishes in three graded stakes, has been working nicely at Delaware Park, where Jones is based for the summer. He most recently breezed one mile in 1:38 3/5 on a fast track June 22. "He has been training well," Jones said June 25. Article on Bloodhorse
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  • amino998 · Contenders after scratches... (3) Normandy Invasion, (1) Our Caravan (1st G), (6) Grey Beau · 6 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · With only three running, it was a pretty good match race with Normandy Invasion and winner Our Caravan. But why all of those scratches? · 4 hours ago
7,3,2 GL all.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I keep leaving out one or the other. 4, too. Have to include good ol' Pender Harbour · 5 hours ago
Very impressive youngster be Sea The Stars. Beats the German Derby favorite in his maiden race. Then runs almost to the outer rail switching leads multiple times in his second start. Should be a monster when he figures it all out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH-o8qT-tOM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYHZCFi6vxY
  • Kelso5timeHOTY via Disqus · So much like Sea Moon last year. Quirky colt. But super talented. · 5 hours ago
Lady Eli will try to stay undefeated in Saturday’s Belmont Oaks, part of a huge holiday card at Belmont Park.Read More
Multiple graded stakes winner Samraat, last seen finishing 6th in last year's Belmont stakes, will make his 2015 debut Saturday in a third-level allowance race at 1 1-16 miles. Rick Violette tells DRF'S David Grening that Samraat is coming into the race in good form and says that if he performs well, he could target the Whitney Handicap in August. Accordingto DRF
Finally got around to watching 50 to 1. Overall I was pleased by the movie. Although am I the only one annoyed by how they portrayed Baffert as a joke? I mean it was just over the top...
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