• Free as a Bird finds room and gets there in the Smart and Fancy! Posted 1 day ago
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  • Saturday, August 23 Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover - $106,668Posted 4 days ago
  • Close Hatches runs away with the Personal Ensign! Posted 4 days ago
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New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set t...

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will r...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I hope Dude loves it. Give me a giant ice cream scoop of speed, and a triple decker of it. Love the Calis. · 4 hours ago
Andrew Champagne made his maiden voyage to Del Mar and came away conflicted.Read More
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  • vodkak · amino, Michelle said the breeders are trying to produce faster horses without worrying about their "confirmation" not conformation, lol · 16 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Comments to the recent Del Mar thread now close. Really? No more room for any more belches, upheavals, horror stories? So looking forward to your next positive blog about So Cal racing, even if you only talk about the nice weather. Maybe as I suggested a while ago, mdracing would write something positive about Cali racing. Amino might do a good job, too. And I do mean factual. Factual doesn't just mean the worst parts. · 4 hours ago
Averie Levanti captures all the action of Travers Day in living color ...Read More
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  • jockey2be. · Thanks for sharing you GREAT pictures Averie!I really enjoyed them!!!!! · 7 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I think it is really nice that you have so many photos showing the grooms. Are you friends with Jayro, son of Goldencents' groom? · 5 hours ago
Question. Lets just say that a horse or two from California decided to fly into your state for a little million dollar race - and that race happened to be scheduled for the same day as your cousins wedding... When you inevitably miss that wedding, how big of a gift would you send? Ya know, hypothetically.
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  • ktw321 · I'm sorta kinda half way kidding. It's an evening wedding and Parx is only about a half hour ride from the reception. So Ill be a little late. No one will even notice. My thoughts on the silliness of weddings aside, Ive seen plenty of em. Never had a chance to watch a Kentucky Derby winner tho · 7 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I'd go to the race. Would chip in on whatever Jessie bought. Giggles! Nephew was married on Preakness Day 'o8, niece on Super Derby day '09, daughter on BC Day 2, '11. Pitas, ha,ha. · 5 hours ago
Tuesday's 2nd race (5:50pm ET) from Presque Isle is a $5,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on Tapeta footing.#1 P. Buck (6-1) is a 4-time local winner exiting a place finish vs. similar local foes at 6.5f. The inside post is clicking at a 23% rate at the current stand an...Read More
New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up.Read More
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  • Josh Blah via Disqus · Hope it works would love to see this horse win a grade one. I won't put my money on him but that's who I will be cheering for. Do you really think putting blinkers on a seasoned 4 year old can make that big of a difference? · 1 day ago
  • idavis via Disqus · Would LOVE to see him beat Moreno! · 7 hours ago
Who the best 3yo or horse in America is or will be is very subjective. What i find amusing is the jumping bean effect by many of the HRN so called "faithful" and visitors. All of a sudden S.B. is the modern day Julius Ceaser . He is being hailed as the greatest thing since slice bread. How is it that a vote has not been taken to have a parase in his honor. Mind you that this post has nothing to do with his talents. It is all about you,the bandwagon jumpers and you know who you are. Yes you will come back and throw your barbs at me .and say not me. Not one of you ever thought anything of California Chrome. He was mocked as winning on juiced up tracks.He could not get the distance. Then after the S.A. Derby and the Kent. Derby. He was everyones favorite. He was the springtime Julius Ceaser with the accolades and the bandwagon hoppers. Prior to the Belmont he was awesome. Now i guess it is true. Out of sight and out of mind. Now we have a new Boob tube idol to look at. S.B. is the greatest thing,you always thought that. C.C. was never as good. Absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to see if S.B. stubs his toe in his next race. I just enjoy seeing people who haven't a clue as to what is a top horse or not ,jump off the bandwagon. You wan't proof,look how you abandoned PLACE MALICE.Absolutely hilarious. Now take your shots at me.
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  • jockey2be. · I agree.Waaaaaaay to much jumping on and of bandwagons going on. · 7 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Thank you Jockey for understanding my post. It has nothing to do with who is the better horse. You are such a fan of horses and the racing game,it is refreshing to read your positive posts. This Saturday in The Forego Stakes, one of my best friends horse will be racing. His name is VYJACK, he is probably the only horse that i have a personal attachment to. Regardless how he runs,he will be my favorite. It would be an honor to have you adopt him as one of your favorites and root him on with that positive energy. Good luck to you. · 7 hours ago
We all have a right to say what we think. I didn't say anyone was wrong or right. I didn't say I knew more then anyone els. I was talking about both bandwagen jumping and that i liked both horses but felt that SB was a better horse. I liked SB before he got hurt and I like him more now and if he wins the BC it will prove that he was the best in that race. I don't feel that I know more than anyone about horse racing or horses even. I will say this. I have spent more time on a horse than most people. Training for all things , even racing but that don't make me smarter then anyone els. I do know a good horse when I see one and I don't care what he runs on, he is a very good horse and when he runs on dirt we will see that. No tmallios1, I'm not disputing anything that you said, I'm just making my own statment just like you. I might not know as much as you and I don't claim too but I am not clueless
  • tmallios via Disqus · Michael i am sorry that again you misinterpeted my post. I was not talking about your post regarding my post. The clueless comment was directed at those that tried to get away by saying that the Travers field this year was not strong at all. The field included the runnerup in the Derby,the Belmont Winner,The Wood/Jim Dandy winner/ The Curlin Stakes winner and lets not forget the Haskell/Woody Stephens winner. Those are the ones the comment was directed to. My apologies if you misunderstood. · 7 hours ago
Awesome run Shred Belief!!!! Stay undeafted!!!
Looking forward to seeing you return Wise Dan!!!
Awesome run Goldencents!!!!! Great job!!!
Excited for his return saturday in the bernaud baruch agasint wise dan.
too bad that a horse cannot choose its owner. Case here AGAIN, as it has been often, has TONS more class than his crude mouth goon of an owner.
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  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · If only Chris Everett grew a set...and became Jim Everett, Rome would be eating through a straw to this day. · 13 hours ago
  • amino998 · “The second Shared Belief crossed that finish line and survived that inquiry, the discussion started,” Rome said on his show Monday. “‘Can you beat California Chrome for Horse of the Year?’ I don’t know. But that’s the good thing about it. "Assuming everything is right and both horses stay healthy, they’ll settle it on the track, not on Twitter, not in chat rooms, not in boards. The horses will do the talking and they’ll do it on the dirt. That’s the way it should be.” · 11 hours ago
Let's let history tell us what it will take to win this year's Three-Year-Old Male Championship.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Baffert said Bayern will NOT run in PA Derby after the last place Travers finish. · 13 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · For Baffert to pass on a Million Dollar race against 3yos'. Assuming he passes all physicals,he will most likely make his next start in either the BC Mile or The BC Sprint. He will probably try the distance options next year. · 11 hours ago
Competitive Edge looks like to have just that as he seeks a Grade 1 victory in only his second career start in Monday's Hopeful.Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · This just may be the most exciting 2yo at the Spa since Uncle Mos debut. · 13 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · Love Competitive Edge! · 12 hours ago
Obviously, beaten favorite in Del Mar Mile, came out of race fine, will train straight into BC Mile, per trainer Phil D'Amato
  • Mary Z. · Good. · 16 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Yes he did lose the race and finished off the board. But did people see the start of the race,he broke bad and came out last in the field. Just was not his day,it happens. I have liked this horse in the past but never thought he was as good as Dan the past 2 years. This year ,barring any Euro Killers coming over and running . With a clean break, i seriously doubt that there is a Turfer in America that will beat him.Wise Dan has been amazing in his career. But based on his first 2 races of the year, i think he has lost a couple of steps. That is not a criticism,just Father time calling. It happened to the Dude. Dan in my opinion and i have stated before.He was the fastest Turf Miler in the past 20 years. · 12 hours ago
Mary, cugel, here's my opinion: Obviously is fast, unfortunately for him Dan is faster. Both are awesome milers and so much fun to watch. Obviously is second only to Wise Dan IMO.
  • Mary Z. · Dan has closed faster in the BC Mile. If Talamo can budget out Obviously's speed just a tad,Obviously can win that race. And there is something to not giving all at Del Mar or in September at SA. You really need to get that this is some personal bias against Obviously by the thread opener cugel. If one checks what the gelding can do and has done, one would not dismiss him as a contender, obviously. · 16 days ago
  • Acewinsagain via Disqus · Did any of you see "Rock me Baby" he was so much better than obviously and the winner toms tribute, hope he goes in breeders cup · 13 hours ago
The earliest important race in Doncaster's history was the Doncaster Gold Cup, first run over Cantley Common in 1766. St Leger was 1776.
Go Honor Code! <3
Nice post Michael, but why the "It's to bad SB is a gelding,that means they will run him until he drops and that my friend is bad for horse racing" supposition?

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