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Monday, September 22

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Mountaineer, Race 1
Mountaineer, Race 5
Mountaineer, Race 6

 

Coldest Paces of the Day
(favors frontrunners)

Parx, Race 2
Presque Isle, Race 2
Mountaineer, Race 2

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

How thrilling was Artemis Agrotera's win in the Gallant Bloom? Enough for a longtime race fan to suggest it was Forego-like.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · 5 Willet The NY regular filly. · 1 hour ago
  • Pam Harris via Disqus · I remember Forego. I doubt he would mind your comparison, it was an exciting race and she was spectacular! · 12 minutes ago
Frequent flyer Bayern won the Pennsylvania Derby in dazzling, front running style, while breaking the track record in the process.Read More
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  • buds · Bayerns no Game on Dude, Bayern actually wins as a 3 year old, GOD wasn't good until all the other quality horses retired! · 14 hours ago
  • trollman via Disqus · Victor Espinoza has ridden California Chrome like a cheap claimer his last 2 races, I take that back, he's ridden this horse as if he were a fragile 8 year old. Really now, does anyone not think this horse can't run at least a 23 first quarter after an alert break from the gate? Even Art was bewildered why Victor didn't go on with the horse. Victor has compromised CC's chances by either not having a clue about pace time, riding scared, or wait for it... something dubious. Of course the Belmont could have been excused for the poor break and being stepped on but doesn't anyone think it was eerily identical to his ride on War Emblem when that horse was going for the Triple Crown? The Penn Derby can be excused for the lay-off but Art Sherman seemed rather agitated with the ride when interviewed immediately after the race. Victor shut CC down mid-stretch claiming he didn't want to abuse the horse. I guess Victor is the owner and trainer as well. Perhaps that was what Art told Victor to do if the race was out of hand but Art's comments tell me otherwise or else these guys are Academy Award winning actors. Another poor ride by Victor should warrant him being taken off the horse. Victor used California Chrome's tactical speed in prior races to get position, why then did he abandon those tactics in the last two? Something's not quite right. After the Preakness you could tell Victor's success on CC was going to his head, making comments about how the horse does what he tells him to do. It's about time Victor Espinoza starts actually riding this horse like a real jockey should. · 1 hour ago
Belmont Park will host TVG Super Saturday, which includes six graded stakes worth a total of $3.4 million. Topping the list is the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup.Read More
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  • Shadowman · Does anyone know if Toast of New York is racing on this Saturday · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Photo caption is, So That's How You Win. · 2 hours ago
i wish they would bring him home so he can live out his days here. i'd like to see him.
And who's the joker who added Close Hatches as a possible to the BCC? She's never gone over 9f, and she's iffy even at that distance.
  • Northport · If you go on the page for the race itself (Breeder's Cup Classic), rather than the page for the specific year (like this one) it tells you which member added a horse as a probable · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · In the realm of that subject, but veering off-subject , I just added three possibles to the BC turf sprint. Why do apostrophe s(es) come out as a bunch of symbols and 39? These races are sometimes added many months in advance, so someone could have thought those fillies were possibles when they added them. They can be edited from the possibles. No idea how to add races to stakes tracker. · 3 hours ago
How the heck did Dreaming of Julia make this list?
  • The Doctor · Wishful thinking I guess. Hasn't had a published work in 4 or 5 months. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a retirement announcement soon. · 3 hours ago
Will be offered for sale at the upcoming November sale at Fasig-Tipton through the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment. Mandy Pope?
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · What about Stonestreet? · 5 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Stonestreet seems to favor them when they can race them, although they did purchase Sassy Image. Thinking Mr. Rutherford picks her up. · 5 hours ago
Duel G1 winning mare Samaready has been retired after a disappointing 9th in Saturday's Sportingbet Sprint. She will be bred to All Too Hard.
Is anyone aware of the next race for this colt?
Coming off a fourth-place effort in the $300,000 Smarty Jones (Grade III) at Parx, Chuck and Maribeth Sandford LLC’s Almost Famous will make his turf debut in Saturday’s $100,000-added Jefferson Cup (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Pat ByrneRead More
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  • travel_vic · The "turf" at Parx, if one can really call it that, is NOTHING like the courses where regular grass racing takes place. Success there does NOT suggest good moves over a "real" turf surface. · 6 hours ago
  • amino998 · Winning the Jefferson Cup will suffice for now, · 6 hours ago
Sunday's 7th race (5:00pm PT) from Los Alamitos Race Course a $12,500 claiming heat for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track. #5 Fonz (6-1) can improve 3rd off the shelf for sharp synthetic-to-dirt trainer Pender. The show finisher from his last came back to score and Maldonado ...Read More
I think if she wins the Beldame she gets 3YO Filly Honors, because Untapable has been great against other 3YOs but Stopcharingmaria would have a win against older.
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  • Northport · If 2013 is any indicator, the result in the Distaff is everything for the 3 year old filly division. As jockey2be stated, whoever has the higher finish in the Distaff will get the honours (assuming that Maria wins the Beldame). · 8 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Disagree. Untapable has beaten better quality in her wins. The Beldame is coming up weak and a win there isn't saying much. If sweet reason wins the sprint- it will make untapables cotillion win all that much more favorable for the voters. Also she took on the boys and beat social Inclusion and medal count who hit the board in the preakness and Belmont. Did Maria try the boys? No · 8 hours ago
I currently own Comox Bluff out of Pine bluff and Lil orphan Julie. Would be interested in breeding. Need info.
I am currently the owner of Comox Bluff out of Pine Bluff- Lil orphan Julie. I would be interested in breeding her but am new to this and need info.
Jake Ballis and Rashard Lewis’ graded stakes winner Cigar Street is expected to ship to Churchill Downs on Thursday for a start in Saturday’s $125,000-added Homecoming Classic for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.Read More
The Classic horses are disappearing fast.
Hotwalked this one a bit over the Summer and he finally broke his maiden! Was always a bit cheeky but very sweet, always tried hard every time out - so thrilled that he finally won!
From DRF on Mike Repole's claim yesterday of 9 yr. old Be Bullish: Repole claimed Be Bullish cause he always liked him -- once claimed him for $75K. Will evaluate his condition before deciding to race/retire. Good to know his new connections will do right by him.
Recap of last week's action in the Breeders' Cup Distaff division and a preview of the upcoming week.Read More
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  • Capper · It appears to be that way. Close Hatches, Untapable, Beholder, Iotapa and everybody else. · 13 hours ago
  • jimmy.powell.395 · Stopshoppingdebbie will try to make some noise in this divion stating with the LA woman, then we'll see. jlpl · 11 hours ago
Will Take Charge, who clinched Champion 3-Year-Old Male honors last year with a win at Churchill Downs in the $550,700 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), was retired to Three Chimneys Farm on Sunday due to a mild strain to a branch of his suspensory apparatus.Read More

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PID 9/22/2014 R1 - Sweetsoutherndame needs some pace help at Presque Isle

Monday's 1st race (5:25pm ET) from Presque Isle a $30,000 Allowance event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be dashing six and one-half furlongs on Tapeta footing.  #4 Sweetsoutherndame (5-1) ran well in her last th...

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