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Shared Belief refuses to lose in the Malibu

After tasting defeat for the first time, while banged around hard in the early stages of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Shared Belief returned today to hi...

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I have a question to pose. All I seem to read on this site is how people really love this horse or that horse and think they are very good horses but then they go and tear the horse down while building up a case for their "favorite". My question is why should I believe any of these three year old horses are better than average ability for a dirt horse? The fields they have faced when looking into their resumes are not strong. Bayern needs the race to go exactly his way or else he gives up. Not a trait I would like in my champion horse. California Chrome got hot in the earlier part of the year but then could not close the door when he needed to in the Fall and had to run against a poor field of turf runners to win a race. And Shared Belief seems steady enough but has not had that breakthrough race on dirt that you really want to see of an American Horse of the Year and a champion, and yet his field in the Malibu was classier than the turf race the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner ran in but Shared Belief's win has been less well received. And yet all these horses are considered better choices for Horse of the Year than a horse who defeated Flintshire who in my opinion is pounds better than any of the dirt horses running in your country as far as class is concerned. So, I would like to know what the three horses in the running for Horse of the Year have done to make them more worthy of that award than Main Sequence? And I do understand that dirt is the main surface of racing in the US.
Always been a fan of Distinctiv Passion & Heir Of Storm
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  • Mary Z. · Not today for Secret Circle. Congrats to the winner, Distinctiv Passion. Wow, really nice paying exacta, SSilence. · 12 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · Bigger than usual show prices with Secret Circle coming in fourth. · 11 minutes ago
Glad to see you working Honor Code! Keep us posted on your return to racing....just take your time.
Christophe Clement tells DRF's Mike Welsch that Tabreed, who was runner up to Irish Mission in the La Prevoyante Handicap, has race for the last time and in 2015, will be bred to Australia, article on DRF
Wow,evil. 7,14,3 and 6. I like Avie's Quality, but not in this. If he surprises me, great.
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  • Mary Z. · I had the 4th and 5th. Turf rated good. Bring on the Socal pool tables ;) · 30 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · 3rd and 5th. · 29 minutes ago
There are so many inherent errors in utilizing Beyer's to compare performances I hardly know where to begin. FINAL time is approached a myriad of different ways and WITHOUT that consideration, the final time is meaningless.
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  • travel_vic · simple, PROOF is in the pudding. There is NO single way to cap a race just some are MILES ahead of the crowd and then MANY approaches are no better nor any more relevant than throwing a dart at the form. All these HUMAN stats to try and tell us how the HORSE does belong to the first and largest manure pile. · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · since you actually know little to nothing about the methodology, let me enlighten you that the FIRST fraction is never evaluated for projection. The ENTIRE projection PIVOT is the second call....Always has been...matter of fact several calculations 2nd fraction, velocity TO the 2nd call and % median are ALL based upon the first TWO fractions. · 1 hour ago
POST TIME 7:04 -- A field of 10 filles line up in a contentious edition of the G3 Robert J Frankel Stakes.  Our top choice here is #8 Kathleen Rose.  Talk about a horse for course, she is 8 for 9 in the Exacta on the Santa Anita turf course.  This tough filly has not missed the Trifec...Read More
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  • amino998 · Gary fits Diversy, think you're right · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · 5 11 primes and then 2 3 6 8 one analyst loves the 4 but none others do 5 2 3 6 11 seem the best to choose from · 1 hour ago
Like Maximova & Irish Mission. Honey Lake is interesting.
  • Mary Z. · 12,1,4,5 · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · 12,1,3,5 final. Man, that pace was weirdslow. The 12 can run with boys. Good mare. I underestimated the Euro 3. · 1 hour ago
Saturday's 8th race (3:58pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is the Grade 3 La Prevoyante for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (rail at 36 feet). #3 Photo Call (5-1) smartly captured her entry level U.S. bow at Keeneland and was flattered when the 2-3 finishers both returned ...Read More
  • travel_vic · LATE movers dominate these contests and the top sustained horses are: 2 Clearbrook 7 Julie's Love (GB) 10 Angegreen (ITY)12 Irish Mission 5 Always Kitten overall turf analyst has them this way 12 Irish Mission *11 Cay Dancer (GB) 3 Photo Call (IRE) 5 Always Kitten · 7 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 12 1 3 5 at the wire · 1 hour ago
Been a while but is Barbaro's Mum still alive?
Diversy Harbor/ Three Hearts / Rusty Slippers / Winning Rhythm
Taris, purchased for $2.35 million in November, will be sidelined until the second half of 2015 after injuring an ankle during a second-place finish Friday in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita. On Saturday, trainer Simon Callaghan said the injury was diagnosed in the hours after the La Brea, adding Taris will undergo surgery Monday to stabilize her right front ankle. Callaghan described the injury as a non-displaced condylar fracture that will require the insertion of screws to repair the break. Article on DRF
fanfriggintastic hill runners. Sweet Swap gets the dreaded 1 post, but r8 on Sunday should be extra-exciting. Hopefully the only scratch is Indianapolis who already ran on Friday.
After tasting defeat for the first time, while banged around hard in the early stages of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Shared Belief returned today to his familiar spot in the winner’s circleRead More
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  • travel_vic · Relativity is only important to pace of race NOT other horses in the race. · 4 hours ago
  • amino998 · "Now Shared Belief CLOSED in that second fraction" ... that would be FALSE. The 'other horses in the race' ARE the pace, there is no imaginary bunny... also disagree with YOUR DOGMA that the jockey's were just slaves as it all unfolded · 4 hours ago
Shared Belief earned a 99 beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Malibu Stakes
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  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · I was expecting around 101 · 7 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I thought it'd be around 100. Nice race, not the best of his we've seen, but let's hope this didn't take too much out of him so he comes back strong. · 5 hours ago
Irish Mission patiently waited for the stretch run to pounce on the slow pace and post a 3/4-length victory in the G3 La Prevoyante Handicap at Gulfstream Park.Read More
In keeping with its theory that big race days mean big business, the New York Racing Association has beefed up Travers Day at Saratoga in 2015 to include seven stakes, six of which are Grade 1s, worth $5.1 million in total. Former Grade 1 standalone events such as the Sword Dancer Invitational – which had its purse doubled to $1 million – and the Personal Ensign – which received a 50 percent purse increase to $750,000 – have been added to the Aug. 29 Travers Day program. The Grade 1 Forego, previously run on the final Saturday of the meet, has been moved to Travers Day and had its purse increased by 40 percent to $700,000. The Grade 1 Travers for 3-year-olds, the centerpiece of every Saratoga summer, retained its purse of $1.25 million from a year ago, as did the Grade 1, $500,000 King’s Bishop. The Grade 2 Ballston Spa, for fillies and mares on turf, had its purse increased from $250,000 to $400,000. The last two years, with 14-race cards that included four stakes, all-sources handle on Travers Day has averaged $40.6 million. Martin Panza, NYRA’s senior vice president of racing operations, said his goal is to have Travers Day 2015 handle between $70 million and $80 million. To do that, Panza said, “We need some other big races that can attract top horses.” ...The Million Dollar Sword Dancer is a shot across Arlington's bow
  • tmallios via Disqus · Reading in between the lines,this is now a terrible precedent that NYRA has established,and is sending out a terrible message towards the game. They are telling us that these once great races can no longer support themselves and stand on their own merits. From a Marketing and profitability angle, it is the right move . This maximizes the Big on track crowd,but more important it maximizes the huge Off-Track Crowd that tunes in. They figure that at Saratoga,85 % of the crowd would show up if they raced Thorobreds or Mules. They are there for the experience. But the game is suffering,pretty soon other enues will follow suit. · 6 hours ago
The Bowling Green Handicap has been moved to Saratoga race Course for 2015, the race will be run August 1st
The G1 Sword Dancer Invitational purse has been elevated from 500k to $1 million dollars for the 2015 running, part of the now released 2015 Saratoga schedule, article on DRF
Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year contender Bayern worked four furlongs Saturday morning in 47.80 under regular rider Martin Garcia in a drill that could lead to a widely anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome and male 2-year-old champion of 2013 Shared Bel...Read More

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SA 12/27/2014 R8 - Diversy Harbor in the Gr. III Robert J. Frankel

Today’s eighth race (12/27) at Santa Anita is the 47th running of the Gr. III Robert J. Frankel Stakes.  This race will feature Fillies and Mares covering a mile and an eighth of the turf. #4 – Diversy Harbor (9-2): Trained by Tom Proctor ridden...
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SA 12/27/2014 R8 - Kathleen Rose wires them in the G3 RJ Frankel Stakes

POST TIME 7:04 -- A field of 10 filles line up in a contentious edition of the G3 Robert J Frankel Stakes.  Our top choice here is #8 Kathleen Rose.  Talk about a horse for course, she is 8 for 9 in the Exacta on the Santa Anita turf course...
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GP 12/27/2014 R8 - Photo Call gets picture taken in La Prevoyante

Saturday's 8th race (3:58pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is the Grade 3 La Prevoyante for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a half on the turf course (rail at 36 feet). #3 Photo Call (5-1) smartly captured her entry level U.S. bow at Keeneland and w...

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