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  • Kitten's Point gets there late to win Keeneland's Bewitch.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Keen Ice is now in at #20 for the Kentucky Derby following the defection of Madefromlucky.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 5 days ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 5 days ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 6 days ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 6 days ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 6 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 6 days ago
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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Yep. Kinda sad and absurd because his "horrible" work was still quicker than Far Right's & Noble Moon's-and their camps are beaming with praise.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Surprise-Surprise-Surprise, maybe now people will start looking at Pletcher as someone who is not so greedy,that he would run a horse in the Derby for the sake of running ahorse in the Derby. · 8 hours ago
  • Deano · Had a few bucks MFL in the future book to win the Derby, but I'm not sure he would have fared very well if he had run. I know a lot of people are happy Keen Ice is now in, but I don't see him hitting the board in the Derby either. This is a very tough group of formful horses for this year's Derby. Not saying a longshot can't sneak in but it will take some doing to crack the top 5 horses. · 45 seconds ago
Did Saturday prove that either Dortmund or Carpe Diem is clearly superior than the other?Read More
I saw a statement supposedly from DRF that Shared Belief will be pointed for the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. I haven't been able to get confirmation of this story. Has anybody else heard or seen anything about this?
  • Melann Johnston via Disqus · He will not race the rest of the year. · 22 minutes ago
Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Golden Gate Fields.  And that must mean I'm talking about the San Francisco Mile Stakes!This is Race 7, set for a mile on the turf, is restricted to 3-year-olds and up,...Read More
  • Mary Z. · Pepper Crown is good. I have worry about him, but I know he benefited last year from Summer Hit tiring on that yielding turf. I'm going to chance that Pepper crown is a bit better on synthetic than turf, and go with Summer Hit trying to wire, The Woodbine runner, now with Neil Drysdale, Are You Kidding Me, and Edge Of Reality up from SA, was an Easterner. Lastie will be GG Ryder or Pepper Crown. GL. Really looking forward to this race. ( I know I like Tiz Dynamic in exactly one race. Hopefully, he doesn't "get" me here.) Must check turf condition, of course. 6,3,8 · 1 hour ago ·
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We are 13 days from the Derby and we have 2 of the very best jocks in America without a commited mount. The 2 are Castellano and Smith, for that matter 3 top Jocks. The other is John Velasquez. Logic tells us that they are already slotted for the 3 Pletcher horses,just a matter of who rides who. Johnny gets 1rst choice in the selection process. Javier is on Materiality and Smith gets Stanford.
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  • smokinloudveryproud via Disqus · Dont Forget Joel Rosario · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · On second thought, I have a "hankering" to visit Texas. · 1 hour ago
his races are terribly slow ...and has beaten nobodies
Retired to Keane Stud NY.
It's been really bad here. A large portion of the Texas Mile card has been cancelled, the Texas Mile has been rescheduled for next week. I really hope they don't cancel tomorrow's card, there's a two year old maiden race with some intriguing babies.
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  • travel_vic · good friend Lyn, I introduced to the game in Louisiana. loves to take clients to Sam Houston. he tells me that it is empty all the time and getting quieter over the years. Facts don't lie · 3 hours ago
  • Goblin · Exterminator, You're speaking of the thunderstorms wreaking havoc this afternoon, are you not? Saying the card was cancelled for that reason? The field for the Texas Mile was supposed to be large this year. Maybe they can get the track dried out enough for tomorrow. Did you have high wind where you live? Northeast of LSP? We had heavy rain in east Fort Worth, but not the 60 mph wind others were having. · 3 hours ago
Mike Shutty : remember back in November when I mentioned how much I was looking so forward to this years 141st Derby : Because of AMERICAN PHAROAH Because of my Deep Closer in KEEN ICE : my friend , I sure hope you give KEEN ICE a chance to make your CRUSH THE DERBY ( EX TRI SUP PLAYS ) . . . Your one of the very best when it comes to narrowing down the selections . My main concern about DANZIG MOON is the jockey J L ! For some odd reason , he just doesn't ride smart in the Derby . And that's a big concern : Mike Shutty : its always a pleasure comparing your awesome racing analysis selections with what I have come up with : I am looking forward to hear what you have to say about KEEN ICE : I have already played him strong in Pool 3 Pool 4 even harder ! This is my COMMANDING CURVE runner from last year - im hoping . . . Hope he hits the SUPERFECTA : don't care if he is 15 back from the winner , as long as keen ice shows up in the SUPER : I do though - have a very good feeling You will have this colt HIGH in your DEEP CLOSER LONGSHOT . . . I am already sold on AMERICAN PHAROAH all the way . . .
Looks like no alysheba for him
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  • Exterminator · Shug also has Imagining and some others working at Belmont, they will probably ship to Churchill this week if they're going to run. Who knows. · 5 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Shug doesn't keep a string at Churchill. I would imagine they'll go for the Westchester or Alysheba, depends on if they are more afraid of Palace Malice or Race Day · 3 hours ago
Perhaps history will repeat itself and Upstart will pull a Funny Cide in this year's Run for the Roses.Read More
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  • Charlie Orrison via Disqus · Upstart has the top Thoro-Graph figs of any Derby contender. I'm hoping for 15-1 when rhe gates open......but likely I'll get around 12-1. He's tough and battle tested like Dortmund. · 8 hours ago
  • Clement Brown via Disqus · There was a time this week where I thought I settled on Upstart as my key horse, but I don't like that he has run from far outside posts his last 4 races. He has been set up nicely in all races and as someone pointed out, Carpe handled him in the juvenile in a more difficult spot. I'm concerned if he ends up on the inside he won't have the ability to rate like he has shown. You have to split hairs for the derby and this may seem trivial, but unless he blows away Bruno De Julio I will not be using him on top. Upstart's latest work doesn't show he has fully recovered in health. I hope I can accept that Dortmund is my single top horse to go deeper underneath. Danzig Moon and Itsaknockout are two bombs who have worked well, have very strong pedigrees, and have the running style to hit the board. Keen Ice seems to be turning into the wise guy horse. If I'm not mistaken, Danzig Moon is the only one in the field to carry Buckpasser in the x and Raise a Native and finished his final 3/8 and final furlong fractions very strong (I realize the beyers are low) but this angle has shown a very effective ROI in derby history based on Stan Caris' research. I'll play a Dortmund/Danzig Moon exacta for sure. · 3 hours ago
It seems some people are still more concerned about the money and don't care about the welfare of the horse. Fortunately Mike Smith was riding Shared Belief and not them. Quite a few of these people didn't belief the horse was actually hurt and there was a conspiracy to defraud the bettors. It seems some people involved in racing have much more integrity than some that only bet on it.
I conquer AP ran texas red off the track,c.d 4th
The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) has named Keeneland as the No. 1 racetrack in North America for 2013. Keeneland has earned the award for five consecutive years.Read More
  • travel_vic · This is a wealth of information there that will guide simulcast wagerers to the best field size, largest betting pools and lowest takeout. Updated yearly too. · 4 hours ago
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I wont be using him at all in the Derby. You have a situation where the jockey (Mike Smith) and the trainer (Carla Gaines) are telling the owner that this horse belongs on the grass and the owner insisting on running in the Derby. I don't need a house to fall on me to throw this horse out. A Hall of Fame Jockey and a very competent trainer are making the decision for me. Smith's choice of mounts has taken him to Far Right.
Making his first start at the Big A since capturing last year's Grade 1 Wood Memorial, Wicked Strong will face a field of seven in Saturday's Grade 2 Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct. Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · Was looking at this horse's past performances. Very surprised a top notch horse such as this has never been favored in any race. Hope he wins. He's much more than a Grade 3 horse. · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · He has a big shot to run 2nd behind Stormin Monarchos · 4 hours ago
Post Time 7:30 PM EDT: Of the 8 races offered today, this one stood out as a bit more interesting from a handicapping perspective.  There’s a full field of 10 maiden claimers of the female gender and predictability is hazier as a result… but there could be some value to capture.   In cond...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Keys here were the top choices 1 and 4 that ran a classic splitzacta so BOTH keys win with the top contenders in between/ · 4 hours ago ·
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  • amino998 · If we keyed the two 8/5 favorites in all three slots... guess we don't have to wait for the last minute watching the tote board this time · 4 hours ago ·
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BESIDES AP IS A BIG HORSE,NOT AS BIG AS DORTMUND BUT HES BIG ENOUGH!
nah AP IS a like roger ferderer smooth and full of grace! Dortmund is like nadal powerful but not as gracefull.AP will out run Dortmund AP, FIREING LINE ,DORTMUND

Poll of the Day

Who is your early top pick for the Kentucky Derby?

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GG 4/25/2015 R7 - HORSE RACING PREVIEW

Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Golden Gate Fields.  And that must mean I'm talking about the San Francisco Mile Stakes!This is Race 7, set for a mile on the&nb...
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SA 4/25/2015 R4 - SA 4th is an Excellent Wagering Race

Post Time 4:56 PM EDT: The 4th race may be the best wagering opportunity for a handsome return among the rest of the very healthy Santa Anita races today.  This down-the-hill turf sprint affair features a field of very evenly matched foes. ...
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SA 4/25/2015 R9 - Hidden Value in Maiden Race 9

Finding the likely winner or uncovering hidden value in Maiden races using traditional raw past performances can be challenging. Fractional Charting makes it easy to quickly determine if you should be looking at first-time starters which often give ...
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