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Slop today and likely slop tomorrow.
tmallios•an hour ago The recent announcement that he will be bypassing The Woodward and pointing to the JCGC is music to my ears. Congrats to the coach for showing that one can never keep learning. To win the Classic you not only need a fit and fast racehorse,almost as important you need a FRESH RACEHORSE. DWayne is showing that the BC is his main goal. As far as PLACE MALICE is concerned.If they have any true aspirations of winning the Classic,they will follow the Lukas lead. They are making a mistake if they run in The Woodward. You see that their egos have been hurt by his poor showing in The Whitney. If ge runs in The Woodward,he will be cranked to the Max. They will need to re-establish his reputation. Personally because of this mentality. PLACE MALICE becomes an incredible betting opportunity in The Woodward. This will almost be his BC Classic. The only problem is that it will probably empty the tank. Just depends on what side of the fence Cot is standing on. Can he curb the ego to re-establish the reputation,or will he come out with guns ablazing next weekend. Either way it makes no difference to me. If he runs,he will most likely be the 2-1 betting favorite. I will be all over that. Then will be a great bet against when he goes against a rested and energized WTC.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Only those who have absolutely no clue as to when good opportunities come up,would ever make a statement like that. In reading your posts,the shoe does fit. Price is irrelevant,they have to win to collect. · 50 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · For Woodward theoreticals, I wouldn't give up on Alpha just yet. He hasn't always been the best behaved, and maybe he was antsy with the time off. Wished they'd run him in the Cigar Mile instead of the BC Dirt Mile and that Hawthorne race last year. · 19 minutes ago
Now to stand at Bridlewood Farm
Winstar finally updated the stallion page. New conformation pics! They look great! http://www.winstarfarm.com/stallions.html
Conformation: http://www.winstarfarm.com/horses/overanalyze.html
Conformation: http://www.winstarfarm.com/horses/take-charge-indy-4578.html
conformation: http://www.winstarfarm.com/horses/paynter-9263.html
Based on pedigree and previous race experience it seems the Travers make be perfect for Tonalist. Read More
  • Gribbel07 . via Disqus · Believing that Tonalist isnt the best horse in the race is a defensible position, the idea that he is a fluke is not. Breaking from the outside post in the Belmont and then racing four wide throughout and winning is not a matter of racing luck, neither can winning a GR2 in the slop a surface he had never raced on before be considered a matter of good fortune. · 53 minutes ago
Thursday's 6th race (4:40pm PT) from Del Mar is a Starter Allowance affair for fillies and mares dashing five and one-half furlongs on Polytrack.  #2 Q' Viva (9-2) exits a sharp local maiden score from post 11 at 6.5f and show finisher Mom's Winner came back to graduate here last weekend. She s...Read More
  • travel_vic · before scratches, the first time through the contenders appear to be: 10 Bunuska 2 Q' Viva 5 Pearl de Vere 8 Fly to Freedom 10 3 go out and then 5 8 2 come later · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · if the odds are right, 5 can almost be a first line key here in exotics. top 4 rankings this one ran against the fastest pace of race in thie entire field · 1 hour ago
Bayern was named the 2-1 morning line favorite over Tonalist, Wicked Strong, and seven others in the 145th running of the Travers.Read More
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  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Tough race to call. I like Bayern cause of the Rider/Trainer combo, plus he's a late foal and usually late foals peak higher in later summer rather than early spring. Boxing 2/6/1 for the TRI · 6 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · Bayern, Tonalist and Wicked Strong are top 3 yr olds and proven stakes winners and Mr. Speaker is a solid horse on turf but Charge Now does intrigue me with Tiznow as his sire and being half to KY Derby winner Super Saver...he seems to be progressing nicely...and Saratoga is known to be the "graveyard of favorites". Might take a long look at him since he should be 15-1 or higher. · 1 hour ago
Does anyone know where is she and what happened to her? There is no news about her for a long time..
If Shared Belief beats Cal Chrome in the Breeders Cup Classic would he be a clinch for best 3yr old? HOY?
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  • Shanon · Probably, this year they've shown that they're the best 3yo colts this year. You probably know that the Breeder' Cup Classic is a complicated race, there will be the best horses of all ages. Shared Belief, also of be compared with California Chrome, must demonstrate his quality. · 30 days ago
  • cugel the clever · Gotta do a lot more than beat Candy Boy at 2nd level tracks in order to challenge for 3yo HOY. At the moment, CC is the undisputed 3yo leader with Tonalist and Wicked Smart both ahead of Shared Belief. Undefeated record is only important if you beat someone. SB hasn't proven anything yet. He would need to win both the Pacific Classic and the BCC to surpass CC. · 2 hours ago
I would like to See the "Dude" win this :)
  • buds · if he fires one of his "good" races he certainly could win. I still think we might be seeing a changing of the guard in this race.... Shared Belief! · 4 hours ago
  • ollagua · Mystery Traing is going to ruin his race, MT it's a natural good speed horse and will go right to the lead and press Game on Dude all the way. He won't win because he just made it to the US but he'll take GOD out of the race. Shared Belief it's going to have a donation. · 2 hours ago
Age vs. Youth. Game On Dude vs. Shared Belief. Nine others will try to make Sunday's $1 million TVG Pacific Classic more than just a two-horse showdownRead More
Has California Chrome already done enough to clinch a championship, or does he need to finish the season off strong in order to collect the hardware in January?Read More
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  • Pamela Stein via Disqus · Chrome doesn't have to run another race ever and he HAS ALL READY proven he IS the best horse. If all these other horses were so great then they would have been at at least one leg of the triple crown. Oh that's right, some where and got SPANKED. As for SB. He is the one that has to prove he can beat Chrome, not the other way around. Don't get it twisted, other horses chasing Chrome not Chrome chasing other horses. · 6 hours ago
  • Josh Blah via Disqus · My thoughts on this debate are : California Chrome obviously at the top right now. I think getting stepped on is blown way out of proportion by disappointed fans. Bayern has to win the Travers and eliminate the distance question before even being in the conversation. Shared belief has one win on dirt in a field that doesn't compare to races won by other top contenders and his resume as a 2 year old was lacking so his being champ matters little in this discussion. I think this years crop is much better than the last few lots of depth and quality. I only wonder if (like always) so many of the top early horses had not been injured how good the Derbyshire could have been · 3 hours ago
Tapestry's a very progressive filly right now. I suspected she might be sitting on a big race, but didn't think she'd beat Taghrooda. The result of this race makes me wonder just how good Bracelet actually is, having beaten Tapestry in the G1 Irish Oaks last month and Lustrous(4th in today's Yorkshire Oaks) in the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes back in June.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · My dilemma is to define what Taghrooda's true form is. Was the King George her true form or a one time performance · 4 hours ago
  • jonquil · So, are you looking forward to JFK next year, too, ILuvTurf? Tapestry has been the only one of O'Brien's fillies I've really bothered to follow, and I feel like I'll probably be following JFK keenly throughout the years, too. · 3 hours ago
Jockey Jamie Spencer shocked the racing world by announcing he will retire from riding at the end of this season and will take up a role with Qatar Racing Ltd. management team, effective January, 2015.
  • travel_vic · shocked? In one career you starve, risk your neck as a private contractor in races that are very IFFY purse wise and as soon as you get hurt, AND YOU WILL if you ride long enough, you are OUT of all income for a contracted time: OR, you get to manage horses and take few physical risks and work for some of the richest people in the world...NOT a difficult decision. · 4 hours ago
These are Michael Tabor's post-race comments about Australia after today's win in the Juddmonte International. They were quote: "You go for a Derby because there's nothing like a Derby, but the truth of the matter is taking him back to 1-1/4 shows the speed he's got, and Joseph said you take him back to a mile and it would be perfect for him. In a perfect world he'll go to Leopardstown for the G1 Irish Champion Stakes next and then the English Champion Stakes. Maybe one more after that, I don't think so, but we'll have to play it one race at a time." End quote. No mention of the Arc anywhere in Tabor's comments, and should they decide to run Australia one more time after British Champions Day at Royal-Ascot, and since the Champion Stakes runs after the Arc De Triomphe, the only two logical targets would be if they came to the Breeders Cup or went after the $500,000 dollar bonus should they win the Japan Cup. Some writers are suggesting should Coolmore send Australia to Santa Anita in November that it would more likely be for the BC Classic instead of the BC Turf. They call the Classic a "no loose" race for Australia meaning that if even if he were to run sub-par in the Classic on conventional dirt it wouldn't effect his future stud fee in regard to breeding for turf.
  • amino998 · Given the Chinese connection, the Japan Cup may entice. Great colt to get off their 1st salvo on Nippon sod. · 6 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I really do not see them attempting the Classic, even with O'Brien's reputation of putting runners in. I think one of the top HK 1m2f races could fit the bill once he is done in the UK · 4 hours ago
2nd last time out in the G1 Irish Oaks, Aidan O'Brien's 3yo filly Tapestry deals Taghrooda the 1st loss of her career in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · The last race must have taken more out of her than they thought. Congratulations to the victor. · 5 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Sticking with Sea The Moon as STS's Arc hope. Very nice run by both Taghrooda and Tapestry. · 4 hours ago
going with Artemis Agrotera in a very competitive field. Trying the horse for course angle (2 for 2) at SAR.

Poll of the Day

Who will win the Travers? 

  • Commanding Curve
  • Tonalist
  • Kid Cruz
  • Mr Speaker
  • Wicked Strong
  • Charge Now
  • Bayern
  • V.E. Day
  • Ulanbator
  • Viva Majorca

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Dmr 8/21/2014 R6 - Q' Viva can make it two straight at Del Mar

Thursday's 6th race (4:40pm PT) from Del Mar is a Starter Allowance affair for fillies and mares dashing five and one-half furlongs on Polytrack.  #2 Q' Viva (9-2) exits a sharp local maiden score from post 11 at 6.5f and show finisher Mom's Win...

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