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Here another talented horse who had a shot at greatness, along with constitution, shared belief, indianapolis, and a few others that are off the derby trail. Im sick and tired of politics and bullcrap in horseracing, i think we could have had the best field in over 20 years and now its over, at least five legitimate stars and i think shared belief was the best out of all of them. What a shame, all because of crooked politics and corruption in horseracing, until it stops, there will be no triple crown winner.
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  • tmallios1 · Buds ,unfortunately just like our Dollar. The word Greatness does not have the same meaning as it used to. Why i always laugh when it is thrown around that horses are competetive in the Elite races. Great means winning them all and dominating. Not running 2nd and 3rd. That exclusivety is reserved to nice horses. · 41 minutes ago ·
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  • buds · Agreed tm, great comment, I Mean good solid comment · 19 seconds ago ·
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Will now race in the Derby?
Mike Mitchell will step down as head trainer to spend time with his family more. Philip D'Amato will take over while Mitchell will be his assistant. Via Bloodhorse.
Johnnie Carrier is determined not to jinx California ChromeRead More
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  • buds · If chromes runs like he has with out boncing, he should be fast enough to stalk any pace, lead if he needs to, and pull away so far that that last furlong that we all say he cant get, he should be able to gallop in and score a victory. Almost sounds too easy. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • jmac500 · Will finish 4th. · 8 minutes ago ·
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Im still newer fan of horse racing, but in the three years since Ive been into it, California Chrome has me the most excited since Shackleford won the Preakness. My concerns are; will he travel well and be comfortable to perform outside of California, has he ever even seen a rain drop (jk), and of course his gate pick. I fear if he is late out of the gate like the SAD, he will be stuck mid pack taking a face full of dirt for at least a mile. But, this is my year folks, I mean C,mon, my Seahawks won the Super Bowl!
Got a question for you guys! Which AP Indy son is the best sire? Malibu Moon? Mineshaft? Jump Start? Pulpit? etc
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  • The Doctor · Bernardini will end up as the best. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • Northport · Malibu Moon got less than stellar mares when he started in Maryland for $3,500 and has taken off pretty incredibly... Bernardini has kind of done the opposite considering the incredible mares he has gotten and the fees he has stood for · 49 minutes ago ·
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Happy Birthday Cigar. Yes it's his actual birthday
Wins a much deserved Broodmare of the Year! Just hoping she delivers a colt out of War Front. He'll be a monster
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  • Sullivan · Life Happened has Vyjack and Tepin ready for stakes year round. My favorite Stage Stop has only Mylute and Springsteen Road, the latter of which is an admirable but slow sprinter. Older older bro's wins at Ruidoso won't mean too much. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Also with Life,she was not privy to the hot shot bachelors as T.C.L was. As evidenced by her sale price recently. She brought in 3/ of a mil. in foal to Harlans Holiday. · 57 minutes ago ·
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Wildcat Red has been ridden by five different jockeys in his last five races at Gulfstream Park while establishing himself as a prominent Triple Crown contender. Rafael Bejarano is slated to become No. 6. Read More
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  • hannahWTC · Since no jockey has committed to this horse, I'm going to take that as a sign that he's not a top contender. Especially since Luis Saez opted to stay on Cairo Prince even though he finished behind WCR · 1 hour ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Vic that statement is GENIUS.How long did it take you to think it up. He will either run big or he will fizzle out. What other option is there. Then you added the cherry to the dessert. We will find out,when will we find out. Maybe after the Derby when it is to late and have be the horse. CLASSIC ANALYSIS. · 59 minutes ago ·
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Calvin Borel to ride Sugar Shock in the Oaks! Run fast and win.
On her progeny it's showing 10 which might be true.
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  • Sullivan · Kudos · 2 hours ago ·
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  • The Doctor · vic it seems to me that you discount the sires influence by saying that it's all a crap shoot and then turn around and say that the reason they are the best sires is that they get the best mares. wouldn't it be a crap shoot for both if your theory is correct? · 1 hour ago ·
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Where's he going next
I'm not totally sure what they do. I can't tell by the name and it looks like they have absolutely no activity. I'll have to go check them out. John Bond | http://www.tcortrialatty.com/
although i do not care for Tapit or Bernardini babies, i favor Ziconic over his older brother!
It’s no wonder that Game On Dude has been installed as the 4-5 favorite against six challengers in Saturday night’s $1.5 million Charles Town Classic.Read More
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  • Sullivan · Maybe you have access to what Baffert says to Smith. In the San Antonio, I assume he told him to gun foe the lead, seeing as he took several jocks off the horse when they didn't. After being burned out that way, I assume he said be close to the lead. The question this time is how much respect does he have for Moreno. If the horse opens up 6 lengths on the second time around, it will be VERY hard to catch him. · 2 hours ago ·
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  • tmallios1 · Unless they think they are much the best,gun him or do this or that are instructions rarely given. With a horse like the Dude. I would bet my bottom Dollar that the instructions are the same every time Smith rides him. That would be>>> Let him break clean,after 10 jumps its in your hands what to do. Like in the San Antonio,Smith was content to sit off of Bejarano. When Beja saw that he tried to grab a hold of his horse and back it down. Then the cat and mouse game continued. Smitty seeing this sent for the lead. Bejarano because of his sour taste for being tossed from the horse went again. ERGO the speed duel that knocked them both out. In the big Cap,they were a little more aggressive out of the gate,there was not a speed horse in the race.Why play games and be caught wide. Same with California Chrome.The only reason he went to the front the race prior was that there was no speed. On Saturday , i would be shocked if Baffs did not feel he is tons the best. Why kill your horsein the process.If someone is hell bent on the lead. Give it to them,when the heat gets to much for the other horse. Then you turn it up even more. · 2 hours ago ·
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Question- What was everyone's favorite single performance by any horse from 2000-2010? There are no restrictions on location. I know a decade is broad, but somewhere in there is that one standout performance that stays in your mind.
Can some on tell me if this horse is running in the oaks? is it good enough to get in? was going to be one of my yearly novelty bets on the american classic races. thanks
  • EP Taylor · Paul- Stay away from that poor filly. She was DQ'd for having tested positive for methylprednisolone in her system, and her trainer fined. She lost her Oaks points for her Honeybee placing. She seems to be a sore horse who needs some time off, and not more joint injections to get her in the gate, just like her last start. Look elsewhere for an Oaks filly. · 2 hours ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/please-explain-dqd-from-third-place-finish-in-honeybee/ · 2 hours ago ·
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Vic- What can you tell me about that young Jock at woodbine. Tommy Wong?. He gets decent compliments coming off his Apprentice year. have you seen him ride? I never heard of him.
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  • EP Taylor · Good stuff. Nice to have some talented young riders locally. · 2 hours ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · To bad for Skye. I am sure she will find something in this business if her weight stops her from riding longer. · 2 hours ago ·
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Glad to see him have a timed work at least. Would have loved to see him in the TC, but if he gets back into form, he's the monster that will win the BC Classic easily.
  • Sullivan · Pacific Classic is probably too soon... Could work on the turf towards the Hollywood Derby. Nothing on synthetic for him. · 2 hours ago ·
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Q of the D : in honor of Ruffian's birthday today, who do you consider to be the best filly of all time aside from her and Zenyatta?
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  • travel_vic · yes thsi POOR old nothing of a horse. All in all, Imp started in a grueling 171 races, coming in the money in 126 of them. She won 62 times, placed 35 times, and came in third 29 times. A sprinter as well as a stayer, My Coal Black Lady defeated the best males of her times. · 3 hours ago ·
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  • Sullivan · You rank her above Personal Ensign? · 2 hours ago ·
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