• Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 3 days ago
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  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 4 days ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 4 days ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 5 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 10 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 10 days ago

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Bob Baffert
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Quality Road
Todd Pletcher
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Divine Park
Chad Brown
BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
 3Mr. Jordan
Eddie Plesa, Jr.
Smooth Air Stakes
 3West Coast Belle
Wayne Catalano
Golden Rod Stakes
 3Ocho Ocho Ocho
Street Sense
James Cassidy
Delta Downs Jackpot
King Glorious
 3Exit Stage Left
Jerry Hollendorfer
California Derby
 3Solid Sender
Early Flyer
Samuel Breaux
John Franks Memorial

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Parx Racing, Race 3
Gulfstream, Race 10

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Gulfstream, Race 3
Turf Paradise, Race 9
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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

You have to walk the walk, talk the talk and dance all the dances to win an Eclipse Award. So says Bob Baffert, who has won his share, capped in 2001, when Point Given was named Horse of the Year. Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Baffert is not saying that. He is saying that his horse came in at the start. But just like many,he does not feel that it was as bad as Advertised. When he says the other Horses blocked him. That was when they came to the wire the first time and afterwards,that prevented SB from a clear path. It is just a matter of what side of the fence you are on. It has been argued back and forth for the longest time. One side will not convince the other of the result. He is just giving his point of view. But he is correct in his assertion of the Publics perception.When CC and SB had rough trips ,they are excused. When Bayern did not get the trip he wanted, it was because he was not good enough. The Arkansas Derby is held against him as a loss.Regardless that he was coming off of an injury that kept him out of many races. This was as much a show me as it was an actual race. Yet he lost in the minds of some of the public. When CC came back at Parx off the shelf and threw a clunker. All were willing to forgive the effort. From 1 excuse to the other,it was constant. I am not smart enough as to who will win or deserves to win HOTY. My only contention and it has been from the beginning of this debate. Due to the circumstances and who was involved,Bayern has not gotten his due in regards to status. He is still looked upon as a speed freak who needs a clear lead. · 2 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · >>"Shared Belief did not break well. He broke a little slow and Bayern broke like a shot. When he came in, he (jockey Martin Garcia) straightened him out, but Shared Belief was bothered by horses coming down on the outside." This is a load of crap Bob, and takes away from your otherwise fair assessments. Bayern broke about 1/2 length better than Shared Belief. If you're saying your rocket cleared him and made no contact or in your words, he was not "bothered" out of the gate by your horse, you just lost your argument!... · 46 minutes ago
Enjoy part one (of two) of a selection of Heidi Carpenter's favorite photographs from 2014.Read More
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  • Matt Murphy via Disqus · Great photos. Thank you. · 4 hours ago
  • Goblin · Really like the photos--especially the Our Mims ladies! · 2 hours ago
A dream comes true for Dana Steidle, courtesy of King of Prussia Stable.Read More
There's still time for one horse to make an impact on the 2014 Eclipse awards.Read More
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  • gojro9 · I do have to admit, i dont know where jeff is coming from. look at there stats. California Chrome. 6 grade 1 starts. . four wins, one third, and one forth. bayern 5 grade 1s two wins, one third, one 9th ,and one tenth. . The stats tell the story . Except for the penn. derby chrome showed up every time. and that one was excusable if you know anything about racing. Bayern is an all or nothing type. He either shows up or he doesnt. with no excuses in the ones where he doesnt. .Its a no brainer. And theres not a doubt in my mind chrome will win hoy. Its better than any lock ive ever had in racing. As i have been told many times , bet the farm on this one. · 12 hours ago
  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · This article is wishful thinking at best. Shared Belief literally has no shot at HOY. Yes, he would have one more G1 win then Bayern, but some G1's count as multiple (The Triple Crown, Breeders Cup Classic), and Bayern happened to win one of those races. Chrome and Main Sequence are the only candidates that I can actually see getting the award. Main Sequence had an undefeated G1 season. Chrome won 4 G1's, including the Derby and Preakness. Yes, Bayern beat Chrome twice. But in the PA Derby, Chrome had more than 1 excuse. You can also scratch the Preakness, because Bayern had a number of excuses. That leaves 1 meeting, the Breeders Cup Classic. If you know anything about horse racing, you know Chrome was the best horse that day. Bayern got a loose lead on a fast track, with EVERYTHING his way. Chrome, on the other hand, was far from 100% and went wide, covering several lengths more than Bayern. Add the controversial victory by Bayern, and Chrome comes up HOTY · 12 hours ago
My Christmas present to you all DD......7th Race RED OUTLAW to 8th Race SHARED BELIEF..........2-8 MERRY CHRISTMAS and let a NEW YEAR bring winning tickets to all. My Christmas present is always the day after Christmas SANTA ANITA OPENING DAY !
  • travel_vic · front half is the more difficult with 7 Heart to Heart 4 Alert Bay 10 Long On Value 9 Home Run Kitten 1 Patriot's Rule as contenders and then the 8th only four: 8 Shared Belief 2 Chitu 6 Midnight Hawk 3 Indianapolis · 13 hours ago
*My sire, his sire, and his sire, were all bred in France, but I was a Kentucky homebred. *It took a few starts, but my first two wins came at a famous Florida track, and were by an average of nearly nine lengths.Read More
Worked out. Payson Park Training Center 12/20/2014 Dirt 3F 38.40 Breezing 3/4
Worked on the 22nd. Belmont Park 12/22/2014 Dirt training 6F 1:15.36 Breezing 1/4
Just curious, does anyone know how tall he is?
During a visit to Lexington, Kentucky recently, I met David and Debbie Clay and learned about their new broodmare farm. David’s roots run deep in Kentucky, as he’s a descendant of the great Statesman Henry Clay. David and Debbie invited me to their abode deep in the middle of nowhere, Kentucky. At l...Read More
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  • Casey Laughter via Disqus · this is an amazing story!!! wow! · 17 hours ago
  • Brenda Eversole via Disqus · Beautiful Story! · 16 hours ago
My early DERBY selection. Next start 12/31 Santa Anita....
Just wanted to wish everyone on here a Very Merry Christmas!!!!I hope you all have a great holiday!
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Merry Christmas to you and to every one on HRN · 18 hours ago
  • Larry via Disqus · Merry Christmas to you too Jockey2be !! Merry Christmas to all ! · 18 hours ago
Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad and Mele Kalikimaka from sunny, but cold, northern New Mexico!
Zipse at the Track's favorite horses of 2014 from each of his ten favorite horse racing nations.Read More
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  • richard jaimungal via Disqus · It's the first time you did not put palace malice ahead of everybody else. Lol. Nice article. But for me .In the u.s its CC because of his humble beginning to his meteoric rise to stardom. Capturing the hearts of the American people. ...Merry Christmas and god bless · 20 hours ago
  • tmallios · Honestly i am far from a huge fan of International Racing. Other than when they ship over for a race Stateside or a high profile race is shown abroad, i have no interest. That being said ,i have come to really respect 1 horse based on his last 3 efforts. That horse is Flintshire. On 3 separate Continets and all within a very short Span, this guy has run 2nd and won races whos' purses exceeded 1 Million Dollars. In his 2 defeats,he was right there with the best in the World. I doubt that he will be mentioned for any year end Awards. But his accomplishment over his past 3 races is something Special. · 19 hours ago
And down the stretch they come!
My long shot pick for the Malibu. Undefeated until the Breeders Cup Sprint, he is one fast pony, running 1:08 1/5 for 6f. His Breeders Cup performance is better than it looks, after breaking sluggish, he went wide and was closing lots of ground in the stretch on the SA strip, which does no favors to closers. The extra furlong of the Malibu will also help him, giving the frontrunners more time to weaken, and giving Indianapolis more time to make his run. While looking unbeatable, Shared Belief has a few chunks in his armor. While seeming to have an incredible burst of speed in his races, those were at routing distances and he was only running to the beat of 12, not quite fast enough to compete with sprinters. The Malibu is also on dirt. In Shared Belief other 2 races over the SA dirt, he ran an uncharacteristically low Beyer and didn't appear to have the same explosive turn of foot. In his other start on the SA dirt, he suffered his first loss.
This Curlin is a very good horse, watch him this weekend Sat, Gulf- , race 9. jlp
  • Goblin · Thanks, jimmy; lots of Curlins running this weekend! I believe Little Curlin, Diversy Harbor, and Wabel are all running on the west coast, as well as the one you mention above. I'll try to watch them all. Merry Christmas! · 19 hours ago
Upon identifying Midnight Aria as an attractive prospect to add to his stable nearly two years ago, trainer Nick Gonzalez was swayed to make a move by two little letters in the Gulfstream Park program: ON.Read More
  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Talented horse! Saw him win the Plate live and he was impressive..course that was two years ago!.. Followed him since he was a yearling and the article is dead on. This colt likes the polytrack! His speed figures are lopsided between dirt/poly/turf with poly being upwards of 20-25 Beyer figures higher. Not sure if he'll get this race win but he'll be in my horizontals.. · 20 hours ago
Newly named the 223rd chef - de - race as an Intermediate/Classic >> Tapit's and Ice Box's, and to a lesser extent,Chrome's numbers just got prettier with the stroke of a pen.
  • Goblin · Thanks for bringing this info to our attention, amino; y Feliz Navidad y Prospero Ano desde Tejas! · 21 hours ago
  • travel_vic · For about a golden 15 year period dosage actually was predictive, but alas, that is now history. · 21 hours ago
Our boy had a strong two min lick the other day, finished out 3/8ths in 37. He'll breeze Sat or Sunday, doing great! Should be ready to roll by the 17th...

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Who will win the Grade 1 La Brea? 

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Plays of the Day


Prx 12/22/2014 R4 - Synchronous finds his rhythm at Parx

Monday's 4th race (1:46pm ET) from Parx is a Starter Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up traveling seven furlongs on the main track. #5 Synchronous (4-1) exits a sharp local sprint win off the Farro claim and was flattered when the runner-up retur...

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