• It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 2 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 3 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 3 days ago
  • Cougar Ridge holds off Departing to win the Delta Mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sky Flight edges Aztec Brave in the Artie Schiller.Posted 3 days ago
  • In his second work back, California Chrome went 4f in :50.20 this morning at Los Alamitos.Posted 4 days ago

Will American Pharoah carry Greatness to his Sire Career?

American Pharoah’s stud fee of $200,000 is the highest of any first crop sire. Can he continue to live up to expectations?

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 6Lady Eli
Divine Park
Chad Brown
Belmont Oaks
Uncle Mo
Doug O'Neill
Breeders' Cup Juvenile
 5Smokey Image
Southern Image
Greg James
Golden State Juvenile
Medaglia d'Oro
Jerry Hollendorfer
BC Juvenile Fillies
William Mott
Dwyer Stakes
 3Amis Gizmo
Giant Gizmo
Josie Carroll
Frost King Stakes
 3Eighth Wonder
Pioneerof The Nile
Dee Curry
Donna Freyer Stakes
Kiaran Mclaughlin
Nashua Stakes

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This time of the year I like to look for horses that are improving and who have a chance to move to the top of their division next year. Race Day, Hoppertunity, Effinex and Protonico are nice horses but I think we have seen them at their best. Keen Ice, however, could be a horse that is getting it all together and growing into a top horse. A win here, and I think he has a great chance to win, could lead to a very nice 4 year old season.
I want to give Sail Ahoy another shot for sentimental reasons - But I don't know that I can here: Mohaymen/ Gift Box/ Marengo Road
Words cannot describe how much I will miss seeing this horse run. As much as I love and will mis Pharoah, there was just something about Honor Code that I loved so much. Maybe it was his beauty, his stubbornness, him being from AP Indy's last crop, his incredible closing kick, or his ability to do things all on his own, I don't know but I loved this horse and I wish him a long and successful stud career, and will look forward to seeing his babies on the track. Goodbye Honor Code and thank you for the awesome memories <3
  • honor code via Disqus · Great comment💚 Honor Code was, and still is, AMAZING💚 I wrote to him after he retired, and he sent me a Honor Code hat!! I love it! Here is a picture of it😀 like we said, hes awesome😍😍😍😍 · 21 minutes ago
-Thrilled to see Lost Raven in here. Lost Raven/Lewis Bay/Thrilled
Wednesday's 5th race (2:20pm ET) from Aqueduct is an Optional Claiming event for NY-bred 2-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 18 feet).#3 Flatware (5-1) was a wide 9th (beaten 16 lengths) from post 12 in a one mile state bred stakes event on Belmont dirt O...Read More
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  • travel_vic · 7 2 3 5 at the wire...2 went out as predicted and nearly stole the show QUOTE: 2 y/o analysis:7 Wild About Harry 2 Eloweasel 8 Singsong 3 Flatware · 1 hour ago ·
  • travel_vic · odds made it a non-bettable one · 1 hour ago ·
In foal to Goldencents for 2016
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BREAKING NEWS: Undefeated G1 winner Lady Eli will ship from Dell Ridge Farm in Kentucky to Chad Brown's Palm Meadows Stables in south Florida over the weekend. Lady Eli was deemed fit to travel as her laminitis has been contained and continues to get better. She will ship to Chad Brown but no word yet on when she will begin light training, she will take it one day at a time. The fact that Lady Eli is coming back to Chad Brown is a miraculous recovery in itself. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Forget about the leftovers, the Grade 1 Clark Handicap is on the traditional day after Thanksgiving Day menu at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • zatt · Top four are still solid (2 of the top 4 from the BC Classic, and the top two from a fast Fayette), plus the Ohio Derby winner, the Oklahoma Derby winner, the Alysheba winner, and maybe a mare that has won three graded stakes at Churchill in the last 12 months ... Still Grade 1 quality, in my opinion. · 1 day ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Keen ice all the way now that dortmunds early speed is gone · 1 day ago
BREAKING NEWS: Voting is now open for the sixth annual winner of the Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. Three nominees were selected by the Vox Populi Committee, and voters again have the option to write-in a racehorse of their choice. The nominees are the following: American Pharoah Beholder Rachel's Valentina Article on http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/voting-now-open-for-secretariat-vox-populi-award-2/
Flamboyant and very productive stable likes to see their charges running, so whatever reason this one is absent, it is for a very logical reason.
The Cigar Mile and the Remsen are the featured races on the final NYRA Super Saturday card of the year.Read More
Like Scarly Charly and Amelia's Wild Ride.
I will never understand how anyone can call themselves a fan of horse racing and not love this horse with all their heart. His mechanics are mesmerizing and incredibly unique. Everyone's a critic, but the critics with the most highly qualified credentials are the ones who's opinions mean the most, and they routinely fall all over themselves gushing about him.
Going with Point Piper and Rebranded
This novel im about to type probably should have been an article but since I have no access to that- it's going here. During this week every year, I like to reflect on what I am thankful for the past year. In doing this today, I started to think about what my most thankful moment of 2015 was. This led me to want to share my personal opinion of 'hose racing's 2015 moment of the year with you all. You would think it would be a tough feat, with the incredible year the racing gods blessed us with. From what was titled the showdown of the year: California Chrome versus Shared Belief in the San Antonio and impressive Derby preps including Dortmund's hard fought battles, all the way to Beholder destroying the boys in the Pacific Classic, Honor Code uncommonly winning both the Met and the Whitney in heart stopping fashion, and ending the year with the first time grand slam winner and two undefeated fantastic juveniles successfully earning their championship honors in the Breeders Cup. It's been one year of amazing races, hard fought battles on and off the track (Lady Eli) and heartwarming stories. I'm not sure what we did to deserve such a year of racing, but I am thankful and this year will be one for the memory books. When I look back and try to pin point a single 'moment' that stood by itself, and outshines the others- it is an immediate decisions for me. As impressive as American Pharoah's BC Classic win was, or how easy his Haskell win was- nothing looked more impressive or easier than his Belmont win. Everything about this race- from what he did, to the crowd, to the celebrations- cement this as the moment of the year. His amazing early speed, ability to relax once he grabbed the lead, his ease at running the sweeping Belmont turns, and his acceleration at the end of a 1.5 mile race when other horses were backing up, and his ears pricked majority of the way- stood on a pedestal of its own. I'll never forget Larry's announcement as he came to the finish line: 'finally the one', the stunned silence of the announcers during the roar of the crowd, and will never forget the feeling this moment gave me. A feeling that took 37 years to instill in most of us. A feeling that will last a lifetime. Thank you racing gods for this amazing year of thrills and talented horses. Thank you for this sport and all of the joy it brings us. Thank you American Pharoah for being the super star we hoped for, the super star we needed.
Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in 2014, is undergoing preliminary training at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, trainer Keith Desormeaux said. Texas Red is expected to join Desormeaux's stable at Santa Anita next month to begin training for a 2016 campaign. Desormeaux says that there are no current plans for where Texas Red will race first, but says the Santa Anita Handicap is a race they want to point to. Article on DRF
  • QueenBlitzkrieg · Thanks for the update. I really love Texas Red and hope he can stay sound and healthy for next year. Can't wait for his comeback race! · 14 hours ago
Hope he has a great year next year and will be able to race as a four year old. Good luck Nyquist!
QUOTE:"his acceleration at the end of a 1.5 mile race when other horses were backing up." I was impressed with the colt as he ran by us at the 1/8th pole, BUT any acceleration was minimal (hundredths of a second) at that point in the race as he made all the fractions. His run was a classic sustained move from wire to wire.
Does anyone know what happened to him to make him vanish from racing for the time he did? And also he got seventh in the Bet On Sunshine stakes at Churchill Downs a few days ago.

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Who will win the 2015 Clark Handicap?

  • Shotgun Kowboy
  • Race Day
  • Keen Ice
  • Looks to Spare
  • Protonico
  • Mr. Z
  • Hoppertunity
  • Effinex
  • Frivolous

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