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A champion on and off the track, High Chaparral dies at 15

The sad news came in from Coolmore Stud this morning ... High Chaparral was put down at Fethard Equine Hospital in Ireland during exploratory colic su...

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The heavily favored Dortmund made it to the winner’s circle, but he had to survive a heart thumping three-way photo finish with Firing Line and Mr. Z, to earn the tough victory. Read More
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  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Showed heart and determination. · 3 hours ago
  • Ruffian31 via Disqus · Only time will tell how good this colt is and whether he makes the Classics, but his pedigree is all early/sprint/miler types with not a lot of girth or longevity in it. His 3rd dam though won the CCA Oaks at 12f and was a CH 2yof in 1977 who also produced Mogambo. There's also a Preakness runnerup way back in 1936 under the dam line. Having Tale of the Cat as a BMS doesn't help his case much though to show for getting a distance of ground. Big Brown has also been hit or miss as a stallion thus far, much like his sire was. BUT that said Dortmund is still an exciting colt to watch. Let's see what he does as he matures. Very good race though. · 2 hours ago
Several key races after the Breeders' Cup call for a revised edition of Zipse at the Track's Eclipse Award predictionsRead More
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  • mdreynolds1 · I agree with all your revised choices! · 1 day ago
  • AlfredLFaircloth via Disqus · http://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/zatt/Plenty_of_Changes_at_the_top_since_the_Breeders_Cup_123# · 2 hours ago
The sad news came in from Coolmore Stud this morning ... High Chaparral was put down at Fethard Equine Hospital in Ireland during exploratory colic surgery due to a perforated intestine. As one of the most influential turf horses and sires of the 21st century, it goes without saying that High Chapar...Read More
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Very sorry to hear of this. · 3 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · Losing Johar and now High Chapparal in just a few monthes is very hard for me.Both were still young.Rest in Peace. · 3 hours ago
Wabel is running 26th, race 4 at Santa Anita. jlp
Very slow race but still won.
There is an article on DRF from Steve Andersen and he talks about Cozmic One, he talks about the work he had today and the plan for him with nice, easy workouts, then he goes on to say that if everything goes according to plan, Cozmic One could make his career debut in with January or February, he looks really good and I hope the article is accurate
  • reversecowboy77 · Steve is a very credible person. They are working Coz lightly. It looks like he will be on the derby trail if he wins first time out. · 5 hours ago
He needs to be put on the undefeated watch.
Rest in Peace.
Amino next Saturday at Franks Place. Boots giving an early heads up on Materiality for Pletcher. Looks like Todd/Repole/Johnny V. trio may be his only competition.
Just when I was thinking all my Derby horses wouldn't run before the January 1st, Wabel was slotted for the sixth at Los Al this Friday. Best of luck to the 9/2 ML favorite - 5 1/2 furlongs may be a mite too short. Time to call on the diversity of great-granddaddy Ack Ack perhaps?
  • tmallios via Disqus · Very strange though. Why would Martin who is Bafferts go to guy,jump off to ride another Baffert horse. I know the other one has been highly touted,as evidenced by the betting on him. But if a Baffert so highly touted do not win after their 2nd start. Bust may be in the offing. But again,why is Martin jumping off. It definately is not because of Joel. I would think Martin gets first crack. Doubt the owner would overide Baffs.Especially since he did nothing wrong irst out. · 6 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Thought Rosario was a plus as this guy lost last out after going 21 / 44 and Joel is known for taking horses back and getting them to settle · 6 hours ago
Sunday's 8th race (3:46pm PT) from Los Alamitos is an Optional Claiming event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track. #7 Brando the Birdman (6-1) is 2-for-2 on dirt and smartly scored at this course-distance Sept 13. Belvoir excels turf-to-dirt and he figures in the hunt throu...Read More
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  • amino998 · Nice $9 exacta t_v... PFs caught the tri with the late odds-dropping Birdman :) · 6 hours ago ·
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  • amino998 · Some of us prefer to bet amongst horses on courses with which we are familiar. Handicappingly, it just makes sense · 6 hours ago ·
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So sad. We were at the track and saw the horse go down after the horse trailer arrived. According to security at the track (at the time of the incident) the jockey knew something was wrong and pulled up on the horse just after the start. RIP Wallyanna.
In an interesting comment thread today on Horse Racing Nation, we were asked which horse, barring Secretariat, was the most talented we ever saw in person. I’ve been lucky enough to see all the American greats of the last 40-plus years, yet still, I did not need to think long about my answer. It was...Read More
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  • travel_vic · How does one UPLOAD to You Tube? I have Bid beautifully running around in his paddock at Claiborne in 88. They had just cleaned him and the first thing he did was roll in the mud but ran around as light as a feather. · 7 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Go to Youtube, over on the right side there's a button that says "Upload", click on that and in the middle of the screen there's an arrow which changes to red when you move to it, click that, find your video in your files, double click it and fill out the video information. You need an account. If you have a gmail account, then you have a Youtube account, because Google + and Youtube are linked. · 6 hours ago
Kicked ass on Tripocha
Another Baffert's victory here: 1st - Jojo Warrior 2nd- Awesome Baby 3rd- Stonetastic. G1's La Brea & Malibu = Baffert's double
all in with Rocket Time
So when does the nonsense begin and the conspiracy theorist make their long awaited Comeback. Lets see Shared Belief is running,lo and behold to no end. Public Enemy NUMERO UNO and Shared Beliefs worst Nightmare.........Bob Baffert, he has entered 4 horses in the race. I am sure down deep that many are expecting a backtrack to The WWF Wrestling,by that i mean 4 against 1. I am sure that they do not want to say it,but i am pretty sure that they think that 1 of the 4 is in it to take care of SB.
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  • Sullivan · Who do you take, Diamond Bachelor, or Midnight Hawk? · 9 hours ago
  • chitu77 · 4 to 1??? Is Tamarando no longer a stablemate of Shared Belief?? · 9 hours ago
(1.) Conquest Two Step- J. Talamo (2.) Chitu- J. Rosario (3.) Indianapolis- G. Stevens (4.) Rprettyboyfloyd- T. Baze (5.) Pimpernel- M. Garcia (6.) Midnight Hawk- V. Espinoza (7.) Tamarando- J. Leparoux (8.) Shared Belief- M. Smith (9.) Diamond Bachelor- F. Prat (10.) Frensham- M. Gutierrez
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  • Mary Z. · Chitu the human, nothing is going to bash into Shared Belief this time, and since they know they have to stick with Chitu and maybe get a rest after this race, it's not like no one will go with him or be right on his be-hind, such as Midnight Hawk for one. There are several early speeds in there. 7 f can be tricky. I'd still put Chitu top three. · 9 hours ago
  • chitu77 · Mary, how many times did Chitu beat Midnight Hawk, 3 or 4 times now?? · 9 hours ago
Due to missing races on 12/26 and 12/27 at Gulfstream, Jess's Dream has only the second race 12/28 at Aqueduct going 1 1/16 miles on dirt before the end of the year.
Jess's Dream has not been entered in the 12/26 race at Gulfstream for maidens, so look possibly for him to make the first start next weekend possibly the 12/27 or the latest the first week of January, according to DRF's Brad Free
  • Sullivan · God this is hilarious... I gave the 12/26 and 12/27 dates after looking at the GP condition books and reading they were going to try and start him before the end of the year and now it is on HRTV after being read by several facebook pages · 14 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · He is not entered for either date. · 10 hours ago

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