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  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 4 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 4 hours ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 4 hours ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 4 hours ago
  • Kitten's Point gets there late to win Keeneland's Bewitch.Posted 1 day ago
  • Keen Ice is now in at #20 for the Kentucky Derby following the defection of Madefromlucky.Posted 1 day ago
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 6 days ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 6 days ago
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#1 - Mr. Z  (4/21/15)
#2 - Ocho Ocho Ocho  (4/22/15)
#3 - Madefromlucky (4/23/15)
#4 - Bolo  (4/24/15)

 

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It was beat-the-rain day at Churchill Downs Friday with six Kentucky Derby and six Kentucky Oaks hopefuls putting in works over a fast main track.

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Saturday, April 25

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Aqueduct, Race 4
Emerald, Race 2
Evangeline, Race 9

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Charles Town, Race 2
Evangeline, Race 6
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Lexington Herald Special Report: CARPE DIEM FINISHED 6th IN THE KENTUCKY DERBY!
Summer Hit, Edge Of Reality, Are You Kidding Me.
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  • Guest via Disqus · ☞☞☞I RECEIVED FIRST DRAFT OF $13000!@ak14:<-Let's start work offered by Google!!Yes,this is definitely the most financially rewarding Job I've had . Last Monday I bought a great Lotus Elan after I been earning $9534 this-last/5 weeks and-a little over, $10k last month . . I started this four months/ago and immediately started to bring home minimum $97 per/hr ... I worked here -> < Going Here you Can Find Out >.,, ➨➨➨➨https://MediaMacHouse.com/prime/Primavera... <✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬✬> · 1 day ago
  • Mary Z. · Don't miss it. On the track now. · 8 minutes ago
Mubtaahij has never bled, so why would he run on the anti-bleeder diuretic Lasix in next week’s 2015 Kentucky Derby?Read More
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  • Mary Z. · First off, good luck to Mubtaajhij(gosh he needs a nickname). Sorry to ruin the whole thing of it, and I rarely if ever get the point the first time through, BUT, is there some new anti-bleeder med? No, that is not an actual question. Diuretic, agreed. If they bleed, to whatever microscopic or more significant degree, they are bleeding right through Salix use. "No, we are not allowing this drug on race days at our track." "Then we are not sending our horses to race at your track." And so on and so on. "I'm not giving it up first." · 39 minutes ago
  • amino998 · Use of Lasix MAY have been contraindicated in conjunction with Biancone's 2004 supplement regimen :) · 29 minutes ago
the only stakes race I'm betting on this weekend before Derby weekend...going with Blingismything with T. Baze up!
  • Mary Z. · Nice field. TBG's pretty 2 is looking good for this race. Love the 1, little Mougin. I'll take a look. 8,5,3 I know, too, but not a bad filly in here. · 32 minutes ago
Upstart and Frosted took the track just after 8:00 a.m. Saturday at Gulfstream’s satellite training facility Palm Meadows to record their final pre-Kentucky Derby (G1) breezes.Read More
  • jinlie01 · Looks like all systems go for Upstart! My derby horse since his BC Juvenile alongside Carpe Diem. Would love to see him go off at 12-1 or higher! Hoping Carpe Diem goes for at least 6-1 or higher. · 44 minutes ago
his races are terribly slow ...and has beaten nobodies
  • Sullivan · At the time he beat his competition he has been facing top class horses. Pat Day Mile has the potential to show his talent. · 1 hour ago
2,6,7,1 order of finish
  • Sullivan · Effinex! Loved the allowance win and didn't bet more on him here because I thought Jerkens was running Wicked Strong for a confidence booster. · 1 hour ago
Bayern, unraced since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita last November, worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:10.80 on Saturday. Trainer Bob Baffert said he was so impressed with the workout, that he is now considering the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes at 1 1-16 miles at Churchill Downs on Friday as his 2015 debut instead of the original target - the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs on Saturday. Though undecided, Bayern's work indicates he is ready to roll next week at Churchill, according to DRF
  • Goblin · HRTV has video of that work today. For anyone interested, here's the link. http://www.hrtv.com/videos/?VideoCategoryId=2&VideoId=QzEJViB3d5C1pQK6GwRabQi/d7U2qL/ZPE4UbrNbVzg= · 2 hours ago
  • Sullivan · He looked quite good, not sure I understand the switch to the Alysheba, unless it indicates they are bypassing the Met Mile for the Hollywood Gold Cup? · 1 hour ago
Eeek. Seriously ran squirrely today with first time blinkers. Inquiry- and I think Mr. Jordan will be DQ'd.
  • Sullivan · Super pumped, have been waiting for Royal Squeeze to get another win after all the trouble that has occurred. · 1 hour ago
Post Time 4:56 PM EDT: The 4th race may be the best wagering opportunity for a handsome return among the rest of the very healthy Santa Anita races today.  This down-the-hill turf sprint affair features a field of very evenly matched foes.  Working through the pace analysis, it appears th...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · GL w/that 12 amino. Tough to figure out. Should be fun to watch. Hope someone here cashes in. 3,4,5,11. numeric order. Hill has been slow lately. · 2 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · 11,4,12,3 o.o.f. 1:14 + What's with the turf course or hill course this week? Nice one w/that 12 taking show. · 1 hour ago
7,8,1,3
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – April 24 Four wire jobs (8f, 8f, 6.5f, 6f) on the fast main track. A midpack stalker (8f), a downhill wire job, and a patient runner at 8f made up the three firm turf winners (rail at 30 feet). Santiago Gonzalez booted home a pair. Doug O’Neill saddled two winners. ...Read More
Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Golden Gate Fields.  And that must mean I'm talking about the San Francisco Mile Stakes!This is Race 7, set for a mile on the turf, is restricted to 3-year-olds and up,...Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/dustin.robinson.9406 · I still can't locate Jaycees facebook.. Says page doesn't exist · 9 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Dustin, use caps for each name/word, so when you are logged into fb, search JayCee's Horse Racing Preview My early Derby "likes" did not exactly pan out, although one will make the gate. Early like was Ocho Ocho Occho. I still like him, but they do have to show something in the three year old preps. A later Derby "like" is one of the top or at least probably top four contenders, Carpe Diem. Of the prime Bafferts, I like Dortmund, but I know I cannot disregard the easy dominance of Pharoah, even though I wish his groom would weave extensions into his tail. See, things like that bother me. Both this year and last year, I missed quite a few Derby preps so I really don't know how they all run. I read the final results but I do like to see the horses, not just review the numbers. Oaks, I like all of the top girls, but my special like is I'm A Chatterbox. GL and have fun. · 3 hours ago
Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, prepping for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, worked six furlongs Friday in 1:12.80 for John Sadler, who trains the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin for Hronis Racing LLC.Read More
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  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Love the Curlin Blaze. She'll be flying at the end. · 1 day ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · Although I've had Condo Commando as my top pick, I will have to admit that Steller Wind is starting to piqué my interest. Nice workout! · 3 hours ago
Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund worked six furlongs in 1:13.60 in company at Santa Anita on Saturday in preparation for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2. Dortmund was ridden by jockey Martin Garcia and worked in company with stablemate Lady Bull, an unraced 3-year-old filly. Dortmund began about five lengths behind Lady Bull, with trainer Bob Baffert communicating to Garcia via walkie-talkie not to urge his mount early. Dortmund quickened between the quarter-pole and the eighth pole and ran to the finish line with minimal urging. "Beautiful," Baffert said as Dortmund ran under the line."He worked a little fast last time, so were hoping he'd relax," Baffert said after the workout. "He's getting very push-button." According to DRF
Prospect Park, who was taken off the Derby trail after suffering a brief illness following the Santa Anita Derby, had his first work since that race when he went a half-mile in 49.40 seconds Saturday morning at the San Luis Rey Downs training center. Prospect Park is expected to return to action later this meet at Santa Anita. According to DRF
Kentucky Derby Contenders- Then & Now.... http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/the-latest/news-stories/2015/4/26/kentucky-derby-contenders-then-and-now/
Mylute continued his odd work schedule with a 4f move in 47.66 (3/70) at none other than Belmont... email has been sent to connections to see if he was switched to the barn of Chad Brown. He has been working randomly since early February.
impressive colt!!! AP STILL IS MY CHOICE!
No horse running in the Derby has ever seen a 20 horse field and probably never will again in their racing lives.

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Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

  • International Star
  • American Pharoah
  • Carpe Diem
  • Frosted
  • Materiality
  • Firing Line
  • Upstart
  • Dortmund
  • Mubtaahij
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Aqu 4/25/2015 R8 - Wicked Strong Looks Tough in the Gr. III Excelsior

Today’s eighth race (4/25) at The Aqueduct is the 103rd running of the Gr.III $200,000 Excelsior. This race will consist of four year olds and upward running a mile and a quarter over the main course. #7  Wicked Strong – (1-1): Trained by James ...
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SA 4/25/2015 R1 - Hot Market Will be Hot Today

Race #4 start of the P6 is the 6 1/2f t "down the hill," with a full field which may bring a price.  This is an AlwOC for 3 y.o.s and up for $20,000.  Contenders (with apparently no scratches) are...#8, 1 , 10, 11, 4.  The favorite #11...
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GG 4/25/2015 R7 - HORSE RACING PREVIEW

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