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Moreno Seeks Another Wire Job in Woodward

Whitney hero Moreno attempts to annex the other major open Grade 1 route race of the Saratoga meet when he runs Saturday in the Woodward at 1 1/8 mile...

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Looking forward to seeing you back on the track working and running races Samraat!! He has run some great races in his career so far!
Great race Stopshoppingdebbie!!!! Would love to see her go up against some some top filly's like Untapable and Close Hatches!!!
Laurie Ross takes a look at the Top Ten Freshmen Sires with a mid-season review of their offspring.Read More
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  • pedigree_power · I agree, Travel Vic. It can be very hard to follow specific horses unless you have insider info, especially for an unraced 2YO. Just finding out who the owner is seems to be a huge secret. Many horses trade hands privately after the sales and good luck tracking them. So many dissapear into the void and are never heard of again. · 10 hours ago
  • snake37 · Check out Concord Point's 2 year old, My Point Exactly, WON 3rd time out, going a mile on the dirt at Gulfstream by 10 1/2. Next race sept. 6th, Stakes Race · 1 hour ago
Whitney hero Moreno attempts to annex the other major open Grade 1 route race of the Saratoga meet when he runs Saturday in the Woodward at 1 1/8 miles. Read More
  • Mike in SB · The Woodward was once one of the great races in the United States, but in my opinion has really suffered since being moved to Saratoga. Why are there two Grade One races for older horses at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga? This is a very disappointing field for a race with such a great history. It is the victim of the effect of the Breeders Cup and the modern trend in racing where trainers want 6-7 weeks between races. I would at least like to see it run at 1 1/4 mile, instead of just being the Whitney Part Deux. · 1 hour ago
A dream came true for a young fan at Saratoga.Read More
  • AndyScoggin · The thrill of being in the winner's circle never wears off. I'm glad you got to experience all of that at Saratoga. · 1 hour ago
New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up.Read More
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  • desertracing · Really want to see how he handles 10 furlongs. Could be a big threat in the Classic. Had the exacta in the Whitney looking forward to his run in the Woodward. Unfortunately the price won't be nearly as good as it was on him in the Whitney. · 5 hours ago
  • shackleford · Such a weak field, especially compared to last year. G3 at best. · 1 hour ago
  • slewcrew7778 · For such a huge Chrome fan, I noticed you do not have a single comment on his page. Why is that? Here you are- http://www.horseracingnation.com/horse/California_Chrome · 1 hour ago
A little more than three months removed from emergency colic surgery, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to make his return in Saturday's Bernard Baruch at Saratoga.Read More
  • amdaman · "He's not going to abuse him and chase some horse around there just to get a win in him." WHAT?!?! Aren't jockeys supposed to actually try to win a race -- even if it means asking the horse for all it's got (I presume that's what the trainer meant by "abuse")? It's not a workout, it's a pari-mutuel race!!! Are these people forgetting that bettors money is at stake? It makes me sick each time I see a jockey stop asking a horse before the wire, only to get nipped in the last jump out of the money by a hungrier jockey. The worse part is that stewards do absolutely nothing about it. · 2 hours ago
He's no Favorite Trick but give this guy a look in for a tag in the nightcap @ Saratoga tomorrow.
TRAKUS FACTS FROM SUNDAY: Pacific Classic winner Shared Belief and third place finisher Imperative ran the same final quarter, timed in 24.84 seconds.The early pace set by Obviously in the Del Mar Mile took its toll in the final quarter. The heavily-backed favorite finished fourth and ran his final two furlongs in 24.70 seconds.Winner Tom’s Tribute came home in 23.86 seconds while second placer Rock Me Baby was home fastest in 23.69 seconds. Fifth place finisher Tigah had the fastest final furlong in 11.86 seconds.First time starter Conquest Panthera rallied from off a slow pace and won easily, running the final quarter in 23.52 seconds and a final eighth in 11.91 seconds.
wins a non graded stakes race and now he's the next mucho macho man?
  • Paladin · Who called him the next MMM? I do like his chances in the Super Derby. Should like that long stretch at La Downs. · 4 hours ago
Race Clue #1 - A field on nine, including a two-horse entry, lined up for this historic race. Race Clue #2 - Both the winner and the 3rd place finisher were coming in off stakes wins over the track.Read More
Actually, Shared Belief may be joining the Champ, California Chrome, at PA Derby. I don't like that track, it is not as well cared for and scares me. I would not race there if I had a top horse, would be afraid of injuries. We had 1 horse race there and win, but he was a tiny claimer who appeared to like it there. It is a tall order for CC to enter a Grade 2 race across country 1st off an injury layoff. May God be with him.
  • travel_vic · What evidence do you have for that being a NOT well cared for track? · 5 hours ago
  • Goblin · I'd like to see/hear the reasons for declaring the track "not as well cared for" as well. · 5 hours ago
Forego: 1 Capo Bastone 2 Big Business 3 Vyjack 4 Zee Bros 5 Sensational Slam 6 Palace 7 Falling Sky 8 Clearly Now 9 Weekend Hideaway 10. Confrontation
Woodward 1 Itsmyluckyday 2 Long River 3 Micromanage 4 Moreno 5 Prayer for Relef 6 Romansh 7 Zivo 8 Norumbega 9 L Gunfighter 10 Stephanoatsee
Actually, shared belief was injured before the triple crown and it's preps. So we will never know how'd he'd do vs chrome and what he's accomplished. It's up to what shared belief will do from here on out
  • https://www.facebook.com/p.dav · really. he's not injured now. why did he DODGE the races up at Saratoga? most of his resume is garbage. how hard it is to stay undefeated when you've been mostly running against, mr ed, my little pony, trigger, hee haw and the likes?? · 5 hours ago
Shared Belief took another big step forward by easily defeating older horses in the Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic.Read More
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  • Maynard Runkle via Disqus · The matchup with California Chrome will be hard to predict a winner. But there is one race that CC is much more likely to win. - the race to the Breeder's Shed. · 6 hours ago
  • desertracing · Why not? Ya we would love to see him run at 4 (CC vs SB could be something special as 4yo's ie. Big Cap, Gold Cup, Pacific) but if he wins the Penn Derby and hits the board or wins the Classic (notice I said if, I think he can and will but it's still a large task) he will have champ 3yo and possibly HOY wrapped up. If all that happens they would be taking a huge risk to ever put him back on the track. · 6 hours ago
Melanie Martines recaps an exciting weekend at Del Mar in beautiful Southern California where sunshine, beaches, and Horse Racing can be used in one sentence.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Thank you for writing this. Very nice photos. Goldencents has always been a beauty. · 8 hours ago
  • skipaway2000 · Would love to see any "outtakes" of Game On Dude if you have them :) · 6 hours ago
Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will r...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I hope Dude loves it. Give me a giant ice cream scoop of speed, and a triple decker of it. Love the Calis. · 18 hours ago
  • aardvark6 via Disqus · The same stuff Del Mar will get next season. · 8 hours ago
2014 SHARED BELIEF 2014 earnings $ allowance race at Golden Gate Fields on May 26 gr 2 Los Al Derby won by 4 1/4 lengths beat 6 other 3 yr olds (longest straighaway in the US) Pacific Classic gr 1 won by 3 lengths (faced older horses) beat 10 other horses CALIFORNIA CHROME 2014 earnings $ Highest points earner going into the K Derby at 150 Classics Kentucky Derby (2014) gr 1 beat 18, opened over 5 lengths then won by 1 3/4 eased at wire( also to note- this was.his first time on a plane) Preakness Stakes (2014) gr 1 won by 1 1/2 Belmont Stakes (2014) deadheated for 4th beat 5 others, injured, missed the TC by 1 3/4 lengths Graded stakes wins: Santa Anita Derby (2014) gr 1won by 5 1⁄4 lengths-- second fastest time in the history of the Santa Anita Derby San Felipe Stakes gr 2 (2014) won by 7 1⁄2 lengths .wire to wire WIN Stakes wins: California Cup Derby (2014) won by 5 1⁄2 lengths Rival trainer Bob Baffert compared California Chrome favorably to War Emblem Trainer D. Wayne Lukas, who had no entries in the 2014 Derby, told a reporter that he intended to bet on the horse and commented, "He's looked like the real deal ... I like everything about him."

Poll of the Day

 Who will win the Woodward?

  • Zivo
  • Romansh
  • Norumbega
  • Micromanage
  • Long River
  • Stephanoatsee
  • Moreno
  • Prayer for Relief
  • Last Gunfighter
  • Itsmyluckyday

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Dmr 8/28/2014 R4 - Always an Angel can go all the way at Del Mar

Thursday's 4th race (3:35pm PT) from Del Mar is a $16,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling one mile on Polytrack.  #9 Always an Angel (7-2) dueled and ended up 4th (beaten 2.75 lengths) ...

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