• Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 2 days ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 2 days ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 2 days ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 2 days ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 2 days ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 3 days ago
  • Brody's Cause flies home to win the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tepin runs away and hides in the Grade 1 First Lady -- BC Mile next.Posted 3 days ago

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Greenpointcrusader became the latest graded stakes winner in his illustrious family with a sparking victory in the Champagne Stakes.

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Trainer Charlie LoPresti looks back on the career of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and talks about plans for the gelding's retirementRead More
wrong spot
I think it was a great prep for him, I dont think 2 back to back 10 furlong races would have worked for HC,
I feel another loss is on the way
If i am Baffert and Zayat,i am chomping at the bit as to the prjected field tat is lining up for this years Classic.Look at the field closely and you will see one glaring thing. There are only 2 legitimate pace horses in the projected field. That would be A.P. and Liam's Map. For some unknown reason to me,fans of Honor Code are all excited in that he will get a pace to run at. Neither of these 2 horses is a runawaway freak. Both have run very fast in the early stages of their prior races. But they have also been relaxed when doing so. Long as you can get a horse to relax,there is no reason for them to get away from the jock. One can never say never,but in most cases , more than 2 horses are needed to establish a suicidal speed duel in a top caliber race like this one. Liam and A.P are quality racehorse,they go fast early because they are fast horses. By that i mean ,they have the ability to run a full race and can maintain speed throughout. More than likely Liam will be setting the fractions. He will probably go in 23 and have a length lead on A.P.. Unless some jock is auditioning for the lead role in an upcoming "Ben Hur" movie. He will probably back it down to .47 ,with minimal pressure. This should be music to Bafferts ears. Not because he does not think that Liam is not a horse of quality,or that he can't get the distance. But because he knows how good his horse is,and under that scenerio. There isn't a horse in the World that will run him down. So all of those that are looking for a pace meltdown. Try watching the BC Sprint.
Maggie, where are you sending him in retirement?
Mark Kennedy, I just saw a report on twitter from a woman named Susan Montanye, she says that she is one of the owners of Off the Tracks and says that the report of the bucked shins that DRF reported is false and that she is getting a 60 day break for rest and recuperation. So IDK what's going on with her status for the rest of the year.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · J Byrnes thanks for the update. Weird today I went back and watched her schylerville race replay and thought to myself. Dam I wish she would have been healthy for the BC that win was impressive · 1 hour ago
Last year BCC still bothers me else? I am always looking for a wise guy. Last year I had Toast of New York as my upset. This year a think SmoothRoller could be the colt.
Equinometry 101 analyzes the opening weekend Breeders' Cup prep races at Keeneland.Read More
Can Beholder join Zenyatta in becoming just the second female winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic?Read More
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  • elhubbo · Beholder is a contender, no question. She earned her shot. I really hope she's in the gate for the Classic, I'm all for her attempting to make history. This is a very tall order, and it should be. While I've said time and again she's the best dirt female on the Planet, it's a big step to be the best on the planet period. To rank her as the best right now is most certainly overrating her. Her connections have stated she doesn't travel all that well. Keenelands new dirt will be a challenge for everyone especially the west coast horses. I don't want to marginalize the task, as to not marginalize the accomplishment. · 1 day ago
  • papillon · this is for those who think that the JCGC was superior to the PC, and those, almost every supporter below of the NY contingent, who have no clue how horses qualify for the BCC and why almost all of the horses in the JCGC don't. this is going to be long,so i'm breaking it up by replying to myself. first, that appealing tale and red vine finished 1-2 in the kelso over the what almost all consider the best older male on the east coast, if not in the country, at his best distance and on his favorite track--flatters the PC, beholder, and the quality of the top cali horses. that's a classic betting strategy--not pulling $#!& out of you a$$ because you like this horse and don't like that horse. Red Vine was a distant 3rd to Beholder and Appealing Tale has been coming in 2nd all year to Catch a Flight, the 2nd place horse in the PC. now: horse for horse compariosn. there is no horse in the JCGC that can be compared to beholder. not one. and of the horses def. going into the BCC, only AP compares. but in case you don't know: 20: 15-3-0 lifetime, 5: 5-0-0 2015, 2012 champ 2yo filly, 2013 champ 3 yo filly. guaranteed 2015 champ older mare regardless of BCC, the only horse in the country to be raised as a possible upset for 2015 HOY. has only raced in graded stakes since 2 msw and an allowance at 2yo. 9 g1s, 1 g3, 3 ls. winner of BCJF, winner BCD as a 3yo against older mares. 6th in earnings in 2013, 16th in earnings in 2012, on track to be high on earnings list for 2015. In achievements--Tonalist only is on the same level as Bayern, and when bayern was at his best, he was better, much better than tonalist. tonalist: 14:6-4-2 lifetime / 5:2-2-1 2015/ 5th by earning 2014, all in graded stakes but 2 msw and 1 allowance. bayern: 15:6-1-3 lifetime/ 5: 0-0-2/ 1st by earnings 2014, all in graded dtakes but msw and allowance tonalist: g1s up to point when bayern was retired--2, total 3; g2s-1, g3-1 bayern: g1s-2, g2s-0, g3-placed 2nd by DQ tonalist: best races--belmont, JCGC 2014, JCGC 2015 (marginal stallion prospect races) bayern: best races--haskell and BCC (prime stallion prospect races) tonalist: has only won at one track bayern: has won on two coasts, and crossed line first at churchill tonalist: best horse beaten, california chrome bayern best horses beaten: shared belief, california chrome head to head--bayern 1, tonalist 0, tonalist well beaten tonalist has never had to sit just off the fractionslike those bayern threw down in the PC, like beholder did. the one time he was faced with fractions like those in the PC, he finished up the track. bayern may have came in second to last in PC, but he as competition in the race he made that race much more difficult than wicked strong/ constitution did for tonalist in the JCGC on to the number 2 horses: catch a flight and wicked strong · 2 hours ago
Hey J O.K. is entered for the 9th. Belmont race 8.
This would be incredible.
Anyone else find it interesting that Castellano rode Liam's Map in his workout the other day at Keeneland? Dirt mile?
A look at the final 2015 Breeders' Cup prep races run at Belmont and Santa Anita.Read More
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  • rubs23 via Disqus · Greenpointcrusader is a ky bred who broke his maiden vs open company maiden at Saratoga. Barclay Tagg had minimum 4 first out winners at Saratoga this summer. I'd say he had savall cranked first out. · 23 hours ago
  • Clint LJ via Disqus · the Frizztte was not won by a maiden. Nickname won her 2nd out. · 2 hours ago
What a milestone!!!!! He just surpassed 1000 comments!!!! The word is getting out. It won't be long!!!!!
BREAKING NEWS: B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm has acquired the breeding rights to top sprinter Palace, the multiple grade I-winning millionaire son of City Zip . The colt, who is set to retire at the end of his 2015 campaign, is being aimed for the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland. "Palace is the best colt by perennial leading sire City Zip, and he's a great-looking individual," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. "He's been one of the classiest and fastest sprinters in the country the last couple of years, and we believe breeders will find him to be an exciting opportunity through our 'Share The Upside' program in 2016. We're thrilled to have him, and believe he has a big shot in the upcoming Breeders' Cup Sprint." Article on Bloodhorse
Check out this article on Stellar Wind, it says they skipped the preps because they don't want to be overly aggressive, but she is training lights out, she will be fresh, and they are confident going into the Distaff. That, and she will return to race at age four. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/94933/stellar-wind-fresh-for-distaff
Preview of the Grade 3 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland, the last of the Win And You're In Breeders' Cup races for Juvenile Fillies Turf.Read More
where is the early speed, if no horse pushes AP, Beholder, or Honor code, the closers have no chance
Eight years of data show similarities among the victors of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Here’s how to pick this year's winner.Read More

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Who is the horse to beat in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic?

  • Honor Code
  • Liam's Map
  • Smooth Roller
  • Effinex
  • Keen Ice
  • Gleneagles
  • Tonalist
  • American Pharoah
  • Beholder
  • Frosted
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Kee 10/7/2015 R7 - Lilly's Dream should enjoy added ground in Jessamine

Wednesday's 7th race (4:24pm ET) from Keeneland is the Grade 3 Jessamine for 2-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course.#7 Lilly's Dream (6-1) edged past her rivals late in her flat mile turf bow at Ellis Park Aug 2 a...

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