• Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 1 day ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 1 day ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 1 day ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hard Aces by a whisker over Hoppertunity in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago

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 5Lady Eli
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Chad Brown
Wonder Again
 4Golden Horn
Cape Cross
John Gosden
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Casse going for two straight in the Queen's Plate

Trainer Mark Casse, a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top conditioner, will try for a second consecutive Queen’s Plate win on Sunday. Th...

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What the current Queen of the turf is doing is truly reaching uncharted territories.Read More
  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · Oh those French race calls!! Treve is amazing. · 4 hours ago
A FB group has formed to honor the memory of the great Lady's Secret and fund raising efforts are underway to ensure that her final resting place remains hallowed ground, Lady's Secret Garden. Please find it at
TVG analyst and former trainer Simon Bray has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. Information on how you can help support his cause provided.Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · This is really so sad. I remember when he first started on TVG. He was like a kid in a candy store he was so enthusiastic about taking on this new job. He's such a likable & knowledgeable guy. There are some good commentators on TVG, though not all, but he is among their best as is Paul LoDuca who brought tears to my eyes with his emotional and clearly deeply felt commentary. · 8 hours ago
  • Paula Higgins via Disqus · He is in my prayers. I believe he can beat this. I know he will be getting state of the art care and he is young and strong. All that counts and makes a difference. · 57 minutes ago
Wow! What a bullet workout! 5F in 1:00:10? Amazing! 1/12
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · Very fast workout over the big sandy, i think he will end up running in a race at belmont during the fall. I also do think that there will be a different running position because last is not his spot, I have the feeling he ran that fast to prove he could be a front runner · 5 hours ago
This race just showed how lucky we are to have such a quality older division this year and especially these two horses. It shows how special they both are by how far ahead they finished ahead of the field. They both are phenomenal horses and I hope they meet up again. Shared Belief and Chrome are awesome! Some of the best we have seen in awhile
  • vodkak · The Dortmund - Firing Line match up was a better duel/race. How many times can 2 horses run nose to nose? · 142 days ago
  • David via Disqus · Shared Belief doesn't have top matches under his belt like the Kentucky Derby or Belmont. I feel he might be overrated. · 1 hour 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
21,528 racing fans were treated to an incredible rendition of the $500,000 Grade I Gold Cup as Hard Aces and Hoppertunity hit the wire together in a race that was too close to call.Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · The writer is getting a little carried away here. This was not even remotely an "incredible" rendition of the Gold Cup. So-so field for a Grade I, slow time, unimpressive Beyer and a win and your in winner who will be over his head should they take that route. Good ride by Espinoza though. He's the reason this horse won. Thought Catch a Flight might be special, but maybe not. · 1 day ago
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · An incredible ride by Espinoza. Any other trip, or even any other head bob at the wire and Hoppertunity gets this race. Even rewatching the race knowing that Hard Aces won, it looks like Hoppertunity got there first. · 3 hours ago
Although their is no official race pointed out for American Phaorah yet, it appears Ahmed Zayat has narrowed it down to two. When asked by TDN for American Pharoah's next start, Zayat added, We have no races chosen at the moment; it's between the [Aug. 1] GII Jim Dandy and the [Aug. 2 GI] Haskell Invitational. Article on http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/restricted/pdf/tdn/tdn150630_1.pdf
The second Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos will begin Thursday, July 2 and there were no shortage of entries for opening day. Read More
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Soi Phet is the 7, between Ambitious Brew and Solid Wager. · 3 hours ago
The half sibling to G1 winners Beholder and Into Mischief, by Curlin, who was sold for $1.1 Million at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, has been named Head Quarters. He is now being offered at the Fasig Tipton Summer Selected Horses of Racing Age.
Take Charge Brandi worked 3f, June 27th, in 36:60 (b) finishing 4/13.
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · She is back! I respected this filly very much, and at 1 point thought that if she ran against the boys in a big race at a mile to 1 mile and an 1/8, She could beat them, not of AP caliber but high caliber horses · 5 hours ago
I personally think that Dortmund will turn into a handicap racer, he seems built more for handicapping as a big horse has a bit of an advantage over a smaller horse in a handicap race
Ahmed Zayat announces via twitter that multiple Graded stakes winner El Kabeir will ship up to New York back to the barn of trainer John Terranova this week. He was freshened up during the last two months and could make a start at the Saratoga meet.
With heavily favored Going Somewhere racing erratically early and late, longshot Crucero, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux and trained by his brother, Keith, prevailed by a neck to win Sunday’s closing day Grade III, $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita. Second in a mile and a quarter...Read More
  • Jim Fields via Disqus · Crucero's win validates a theory I have had for a long time. Sound horses usually recover very quickly from a race. Jiggy-joggers do it all the time successfully. I once ran eight horse on a ten race card, and five of them won, with two seconds and a fourth (the fourth was a 3-5 favorite and got left in the gate by ten lengths. A young jockey by the name of Twe Lian rode four of those winners for me. The interesting thing is, that four of those five winners, had ran the day before. That was not a normal regimen, but it was the last day of a winter race meet, and we wouldn't be running for another three months, and opportunity knocked and we got lucky, but I have ran a couple of horses on consecutive days, and they always ran better the second day. Maybe, the only ones we hear about, are the successful ones. · 6 hours ago
Monday's 4th race (6:40pm ET) from Presque Isle is a $27k Maiden Special Weight event for fillies and mares traveling a mile and seventy yards on Tapeta footing.#2 Shungo (3-1) showed marked improvement (2nd by a neck) in a 3-horse field at this course/distance June 8 and show finisher Erica Le...Read More
Gimme Da Lute worked 5f, June 29th, in 59:60 (h) finishing 4/39.
Bal a Bali worked 4f, June 29th, in 50:60 (h) finishing 26/29.
American Pharoah worked 3f, June 29th, in 36:40 (h) finishing 3/13.
Winning Prize worked 6f over firm turf, June 28th, in 1:17:20 (h) finishing 2/5.

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Tam 6/30/2015 R6 - Turf pedigree angle in the 6th at Tampa Bay

Tuesday's 6th race (2:50pm ET) from Tampa Bay is a $16,000 Maiden Claiming event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course.#7 Boa Twelve (5-1) is out of 12% first turf sire Lemon Drop Kid and dam Boa (Rahy) has tossed two ...

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