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  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 4 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 4 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 4 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 5 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 5 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 5 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Long On Value clearly Best in the Canadian Turf. Posted 5 days ago
  •  Street Babe surprise the Mineshaft field at Fair Grounds.Posted 5 days ago
  • Main Sequence storms home late to win the Mac Diarmida! Posted 5 days ago
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Kentucky Derby 2015 - American Pharoah Pedigree Profile

Now that American Pharoah is back in action after a hoof injury, let’s take a look at the 2014 Champion Two Year Old Colt’s Kentucky Derby potential.

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Todd Pletcher
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 3Lady Eli
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2015 Swale (G2)

Daredevil Opens Sophomore Season in Swale

Sifting through options for his many Triple Crown prospects can be challenging, but trainer Todd Pletcher didn’t over think the process when it came t...

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Active power rankings are updated each Monday night.  Also visit the Kentucky Derby 2015 contender rankings.
 
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Friday’s Santa Anita Late Pick 4 Spread Tickets (2-27-15)

Thursday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – February 26 One wire job (6.5f) and five stalking types accounted for the six winners on the fast main track. Both...

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Friday, February 27

Coldest Paces of the Day
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Santa Anita, Race 1
Laurel Park, Race 9
Tampa Bay, Race 5

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Fair Grounds, Race 5
Aqueduct, Race 3
Hawthorne, Race 9

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Santa Anita Thursday, 2/27/15 Race 5 –MSW State Bred – 1 Mile Turf Horse Racing Nation Race Analysis and Wagering Strategy POST TIME 5:57 PM EST – We landed on the 5th race today at Santa Anita for our race of the day.  It features a full field of Cal bred maidens going a mile on the turf cour...Read More
  • travel_vic · Until scratches, if any, this remains WIDE open 11 The Custodian 8 Ace Deuce 12 Fort Cady 10 Prohibition Repeal 13 Generous Don 2 8 go out then 10 11 12 5 7 come late in mass · 8 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · Keys are great but the 5? in a maiden race ONE KEY? I love the iconoclast but a SINGLE late? That really goes against the grain as NO ONE, I repeat NO ONE can acurately choose the 3rd and 4th horses long term that is why most 3 and4 tiered exotics are built like pyramids.....Never too old to learn something new but the pace is backing up and the closers are moving in that slot.....VERY hard to nail the late positions at all. Still scratching my head over this one as a key, but stranger things have happened. Good luck with that choice... · 28 seconds ago
jimmy et al---Wabel is entered this Saturday, 2/28, at SA, in a 1 1/16 mi. MSW, Race 6. Hopefully the increased distance will be to his liking/advantage.
Bern Identity, a top East Coast sprinter who was being pointed to the G3 Tom Fool next Sat. at Aqu, has been retired after suffering a knee injury in a training mishap almost 2 weeks ago at Palm Meadows, per trainer Kelly Breen. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Its official! He wont be running in the derby!
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  • Paladin · Too Bad. That was part of Jess's Dream, to have in the Derby. · 1 hour ago
  • Goblin · JD's connections have never given any indication that the Kentucky Derby was ever a goal for this colt. However, if you have OFFICIAL information, you need to CITE A SOURCE, preferably a linkable one. Otherwise this is just more innuendo and gossip. · 46 minutes ago
Previous runnings of the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd produced some great races and winners. Nick Costa provides the history of that Derby date.Read More
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Ira Hanford who rode Bold Venture was the brother of Carl Hanford, who also started out as a jockey, but later became the trainer of Kelso. There was a third brother, I believe his name was Buddy who was also a jockey but was killed on the track. With the Shut Out- Devil Diver choice for Arcaro, John Gaver the trainer for Greentree tried to convince Arcaro to take Shut Out as he felt that he was the better horse over Devil Diver. This was definitely true as three yr olds, but Devil Diver proved the better one later on. · 2 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · Very interesting. This running will have to be pretty good to match the past May 2nd Derbys. My personal favorite is Alysheba, but the Mine That Bird Derby was a great story. I could see another longshot win this year. · 1 hour ago
Once-beaten male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Shared Belief worked five furlongs Tuesday in 1:00.40 at Golden Gate Fields and will have one more major drill over the Tapeta surface at his home base next Tuesday before vanning Wednesday morning to Santa Anita for final preparations for the $1 million ...Read More
  • Kaye from PA via Disqus · I wonder when Bayern will run. · 2 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · I can't believe the weight for Hoppertunity will be a problem. With the weights they are giving out today, the biggest problem seems to be can the jockey make the weight not if is too much for the horse. · 1 hour ago
Beautiful portrait of Shared Belief!... .http://www.drf.com/news/hovdey-shared-belief-shades-black
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  • jonquil · Very lovely artwork indeed. :) I really love looking at old portraits of race horses. They're always so interesting! This definitely invokes that same feel. Timeless. · 17 hours ago
  • Captain Obvious via Disqus · Nice portrait slew. I sure hope it looks even better with age. · 1 hour ago
As most handicappers know, plotting and studying times from previous performances is a basic part of handicapping. The Digest's "paper race," the daily Fractional Chart page is a projection of today's race using a representative race (chosen by our expert staff) from each horse's past performances. ...Read More
  • travel_vic · This game is about BETTING.....most people can handicap after about a year... · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · If you want to be swayed, and it can be by a wide margin, EVALUATE a horse by looking at a SINGLE line. Who knows what pace of race that horse contended against. You have to KNOW what pace of race that they COULD NOT contend with as much as the pace of race they COULD contend with. One line won't cut it, especially on the grass. · 1 hour ago
Can't believe the difference in this year's SA Handicap versus last years edition. One of the best races last year, here and now it's just another win for Shared Belief.
Friday's 5th race (3:00pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $56k Maiden Special Weight event for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 24 feet). #3 Joshie Hit a Homer (10-1) lands a better post, receives a rider upgrade to Van Dyke, and projects a decent tac...Read More
  • travel_vic · Another MAIDEN turfer? You like the least predictable conditions on any card, any day? My goodness. Before scratches, the best of a poor bunch are 8 Ace Deuce 11 The Custodian 10 Prohibition Repeal 12 Fort Cady WHY oh WHY is there this ridiculous PREVAILING belief that when a horse has a troubled line that they will positively REVERSE that trouble next out? Many of these types are chronics. Scratches will probably change this by post time. · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · The 6 may show some signs of life, BUT, typical of these fields, ONE can not predict it logically. · 1 hour ago
Mike Luzzi, America’s Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey in 1989, has been named the winner of the 2015 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award by a nationwide vote of his peers.Read More
  • travel_vic · Good Choice, solid professional for many years · 23 hours ago
  • Doug via Disqus · Congrats Mike, well deserved..and I'm sure Buddy and Betty are looking down fondly and are so very proud!!! · 1 hour ago
Like all people who have been bitten by the horse racing bug, Dennis Morgan has dreams of someday running in the Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • Doug via Disqus · The "Aiken Training Track" is not the Dogwood Training Track. It is a training facility that for over 70 years has been the home to such outfits as, Greentree, Claiborne, Buckland Farm, the Phipps and King Ranch to name a few. And even today, the major owner at the facility is Darley with a handful of others along with Dogwood. Alas, these days with the availability of training tracks closer to south Fla. and La., Aiken is having a very hard time getting horses here for the winter due to the somewhat remote location and difficulty of commuting from Miami and the other winter racetracks. That being said, I wish you the best of luck both with your horses and the advent of racing in Ga., although mutual wagering in the heart of the "Bible Belt" seems like a long shot to me. · 2 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · So how many Georgia-breds are there in any given year? · 1 hour ago
By the way, on case any one didn't know, in the Sam Davis, Ocean Knight ran 49 feet more than 2nd place Divining Rod. According to timecharts, that is the equivalent to 6 lengths more than the runner up. It impressed me more seeing that fact, because he might have won going away. I am very confident in this colt and I pray that he remains sound and healthy. Go Ocean knight!!!!!
Dortmund, unbeaten in four starts and a major player on the Triple Crown trail, worked a good seven furlongs and is now a possible for the San Felipe.Read More
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  • veyedoublenwhy · Dortmund is a monster of a horse. Bad news for everyone else in this one. · 3 hours ago
  • Kaye from PA via Disqus · No way Baffert runs Dortmund and Lord Nelson in the same race. I say Dortmund skips this one. · 2 hours ago
Is this horse ever going to race in a KD prep? Bet the horse in KD futures lol which was a bad idea. Probably wont get KD distance but he has been training well. Enter the horse in a race TP.
  • veyedoublenwhy · His connections already said that they aren't preping him for the Derby. If his comeback goes well don't be surprized if he is entered in the Preakness. · 2 hours ago
It's interesting that Stonestreet will not let either OK or CD run at GP. It's also interesting that it appears they are favoring CD a bit by making OK ship up to the NE.
  • MarkKennedy · Well I think they are just going by past performances. Carpe diem was a big name last year. OK is just now making a name and has only two races under his belt. Also maybe it's not favoring. Maybe they think OK is more versatile and a better fit against El kaiber which to me is regressing and far from over which I like a lot. Curlins tend to like the distance and hVe faired pretty good in NY. I'm not worried. I think he will get his points · 3 hours ago
For my first ever visit to Sam Houston Race Park, I will be treated to three stakes races this Saturday evening. I’m expecting a fun night at the races. Without further ado, let’s jump right into a preview of each...Read More
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  • jinlie01 · I'll be going with C J's Awesome · 15 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Don't leave out Witt Six in the Texas Heritage. Witt's horses have been running quite well lately, and Witt Six is coming in off a nice allowance win. · 4 hours ago
im excited
Next stop Florida Derby!
It's been confirmed! First mare has checked in foal to him :)

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SA 2/27/2015 R5 - Build around Upbeat Tempo in SA 5th

Santa Anita Thursday, 2/27/15 Race 5 –MSW State Bred – 1 Mile Turf Horse Racing Nation Race Analysis and Wagering Strategy POST TIME 5:57 PM EST – We landed on the 5th race today at Santa Anita for our race of the day.  It features a full field...
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As most handicappers know, plotting and studying times from previous performances is a basic part of handicapping. The Digest's "paper race," the daily Fractional Chart page is a projection of today's race using a representative race (chosen by our e...
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SA 2/27/2015 R5 - Joshie Hit a Homer can score at Santa Anita

Friday's 5th race (3:00pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $56k Maiden Special Weight event for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 24 feet). #3 Joshie Hit a Homer (10-1) lands a better post, receives a ri...

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