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  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $167,021 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 19 days ago
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Grade 3 Excelsior winner Romansh remains on track for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney despite missing a scheduled work Monday morning due to ...

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A very talented field of nine has come together for the 2014 Whitney (G1). Up for grabs is a purse of $1,500,000 and a "Win and You're In" spot in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic.Read More
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  • ScottDick · Will Take Charge is going to run a big race. I predict an upset! · 43 minutes ago
  • UnionRagsRules · Once again, Will Take Charge gets a terrible post for him. Great. I swear some horses have a rail magnet! · 17 minutes ago
Dominant Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Bayern flew from New Jersey to California early Monday afternoon, but Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is eyeing a trip back east for the Offlee Wild colt's next start. Read More
  • travel_vic · The way Bayern is running right now, and the history of pressers and pace setters in the Travers, it is a good fit to try this one....Who can go with this one (for very long) and survive. · 1 hour ago
  • amino998 · If Bayern could cruise those 24.40 – 24.48 – 24.55 opening 3 quarters like last year's Travers he’d be long gone. · 42 minutes ago
A field of nine is ready to do battle in the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby, including a trio of colts who competed in this year’s Kentucky Derby.Read More
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · If Candy Boy runs his type of race I like him. As much as I like Vicar's In trouble, I think Candy Boy and Tapiture are too good to let VIT win · 4 hours ago
  • niorock · I think Tapiture will win this one... · 49 minutes ago
Think about it I got it right a lot of hot air from your mouth for that your use for therapeutic purpose, the electricity is other peoples post energizing you reason your here posting , as far as Dances goes I was with him at the end not late to the party first post 10 minutes after he was down. Very sad and emotional time. Vic it appears all your post are negative and without merit . His knee came apart at the joint when hitting the rail had nothing to do with fine bone mass. Yes horse racing is a money sport. But trust me you get attached to your horse as part of the family. as Dances was part of mine.
  • travel_vic · reality, especilly when it is tempered by emotion is a Very bitter pill to take. I ran into this same response in literally hundreds of people over the years whose "wishful thinking" overwhelmed the realities of the diagnoses they were presented. Diagnoses that were backed up by documented fact. This is the same situation: horse was running WAY over its competitive level. Very sorry that the animal ended up the way it did, but that does not alter the human logical that put him into situations where he had little to no chance to win. · 54 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · ORTHOPEDICS, the study of same, includes the study of all the connective tissue which supports that boney mass. Bone, and ligament are just two variants of the same tissue and BOTH rise and fall together (as in the case of the modern fragile thoroughbred). I really wish some one ELSE would recognize (many do) and more effectively DO something about this ongoing inbred fragile monster creation and breed back to sold bone and the skeletal support that goes with it.....Read a copy of Campbell's Operative Orthopedics the fundamentals are all there and are not species specific. http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/orthopaedics/campbell-operative-orthopaedics-expert-consult/9780323072434/ · 50 minutes ago
Drew post 2 for the Test. Same post as she had for the Adirondack. Not happy with the inside draw. Post 2 of 12, in the Acorn she was post 3 of 13.
Andrew Champagne made his maiden voyage to Del Mar and came away conflicted.Read More
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  • skipaway2000 · "...how Goldencents could have ever gotten beaten by a former $20,000 claimer..." If I remember correctly, that time a 100-1 shot beat a Triple Crown winner happened at Saratoga, and they named a race after the 100-1 shot. That's just horse racing, not some indictment of the track. · 2 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · In reference to Skipaway's comment, in this year, 2014, Big Macher has only run in stakes and graded stakes, as I said the other day, only losing once, to Sahara Sky going 7 furlongs. Was Havre De Grace beaten by a claimer in the Del 'Cap? I wouldn't say so, at that point in Blind Luck's career. Check it out. Maybe the fans would have to be calracing addicts to have known who Big Macher is, but while I love Goldie, Big Macher was no surprise at all. · 1 hour ago
Jeff Gural is still making some big noise down at the Big M. Today it was announced that The Meadowlands lease-holder (Gural) has signed an agreement with The Hambletonian Society to host the race that has been the track’s headline event for the past 3 decades. Bigger still, in 2013 the event will r...Read More
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  • driveon · Update: The 3YO filly mentioned in this blog, "St Lad's Penny Lane" came back with a dazzling win last night in her 2nd start - erasing a 9-length deficit in the 2nd half and drawing off by a rapidly-expanding 5 lengths at the wire. Her time off 155.0 on a wet track was the 2nd fastest mile of the night and her 27.2 last 1/4 was by far the fastest of the evening recorded by a race winner (28.4 was the next fastest). Video to follow in this weekend's "Drive On" blog post. · 915 days ago ·
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  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · Jeff Gural had nothing to do with The Hambletonian going back to heat racing, or with the creation of the Hambletonian Maturity. That was all John Cashman's project and set in motion before Jeff Gural even owned the Meadowlands. · 2 hours ago
The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the 2015 Preakness logo for the 140th running of the $1.5 million Preakness® Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.Read More
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  • Mike in SB · I guess this means they are going to keep the Preakness two weeks after the Derby, at least for one more year. That is very good in my opinion. · 1 day ago
  • Fiddler's Green Standardbred via Disqus · I guess this means they won't be moving the Preakness back. · 2 hours ago
I just watched the Sussex Stakes replay again after RacingUK uploaded it onto YouTube and now that I've seen the race for the 2nd time, I think Darwin's 3rd place finish, only a head behind Toronado and only a length behind Kingman was the most eye catching performance of this race. Thought Darwin stayed on and saw out the mile really strongly for a horse who's by and large been more of a 7f specialist since he was brought to Europe from America by Coolmore. JMO.
Katie Hindt is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • Meleen Leigh Drewery via Disqus · Your well thought comments show you are someone who has there head together at an early age. I look forward to reading about you for many years to come! · 7 hours ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Good luck, we need more like you! · 3 hours ago
Kingman wins the G1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, defeating Toronado in 2nd and the very game Darwin in 3rd who finished only a head behind Toronado.
  • Northport · I was surprised to see Toronado the favourite over Kingman after Kingman's flashy win at Ascot. He took awhile to get organised today when Doyle pressed the button but once he did he blew by them like they were standing still and kept on rolling past the finish. I wonder if a step up in distance may be considered after this. Also thought that Darwin ran a blinder considering the class horses he was up against, he didn't really get collared till the end · 3 hours ago
Grade 3 Excelsior winner Romansh remains on track for Saturday's Grade 1, $1.5 million Whitney despite missing a scheduled work Monday morning due to the weather.Read More
Class prevails in the G3 Gordon Stakes, as Juddmonte's Snow Sky beats Windshear and Somewhat across the line at Goodwood. Snow Sky's first win since his impressive win in the Lingfield Derby Trial back in May.
In the first edition of "Morning Track Stars", Mary Cage features Allyson Walker, the regular rider of Will Take Charge.Read More
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  • DANCERS1FAN · Thanks for the behind the scenes look at racetrack life! Happy for Allyson that she has gotten this amazing opportunity. Will Take Charge is a terrific horse! Best of luck and safe trip in the Whitney! · 14 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Good one, Mary! · 5 hours ago
Kingman will run in today's Sussex Stakes showdown after Lord Grimthorpe walked the course to his satisfaction this morning.
Trainer Roger Charlton reporting to the European racing media this morning that Thistle Bird has unfortunately aggravated an old injury and will not run in Saturday's G1 Nassau Stakes on Saturday. Thistle Bird finished 2nd behind Juddmonte's Winsili in last season's renewal of the Nassau Stakes. She was coming into the race off back to back wins in the G3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom and G1 Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. No word yet on whether this injury will keep her from making a planned trip to America next month for the G1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park?
 Equibase Company LLC today announced the launch of a redesigned equibase.com website that features a multi-homepage concept with user-chosen pathways for new/casual fans, regular visitors, and seasoned players / expert handicappers. The new site is more tablet-friendly and offers several new f...Read More
  • Mary Z. · How are "quick results" now accessed at equibase? I need that feature for when I am trying to find out who "Oh, no" or "He almost had it" is. With the new equibase, only summary(no worries, hrn-ers, those results will still show up in Fall, Winter and Spring, not just Summer, as in Summery) and full results work. · 10 hours ago
baby will be shuttling back & forth to Brazil! hopefully they don't permanently keep him.
Me and my sisters are going to watch the movie Seabiscuit in a few minutes!
If Charlie Appleby has him race fit and ready to run, watch out of Cat O'Moutain in this year's G1 Pacific Classic. This is a horse that's been first rate on polytrack in Great Britain, and at Meydan during this year's Dubai Carnival he stepped up from handicap for the first time at the Dubai Carnival to finish 4th of 14 in the G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3 and 3rd of 16 in the G1 Dubai World Cup itself. Toast of New York is another will command a lot more respect back on a synthetic surface at Del Mar than he showed on turf in his lack luster G1 Belmont Derby performance, IMO.

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  • Departing
  • Last Gunfighter

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Dmr 7/30/2014 R5 - Up the Alley can go better on Polytrack for Ellis

Wednesday's 5th race (4:05pm PT) from Del Mar is a $30,000 Maiden Claiming heat for fillies and mares traveling one mile on Polytrack.#7 Up the Alley (4-1) finished 9th as the beaten favorite on turf June 28. Ellis keeps her above her claimed price a...

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