• It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 1 day ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 3 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 3 days ago
  • Cougar Ridge holds off Departing to win the Delta Mile.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sky Flight edges Aztec Brave in the Artie Schiller.Posted 3 days ago
  • In his second work back, California Chrome went 4f in :50.20 this morning at Los Alamitos.Posted 3 days ago

Will American Pharoah carry Greatness to his Sire Career?

American Pharoah’s stud fee of $200,000 is the highest of any first crop sire. Can he continue to live up to expectations?

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 6Lady Eli
Divine Park
Chad Brown
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Uncle Mo
Doug O'Neill
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 5Smokey Image
Southern Image
Greg James
Golden State Juvenile
Medaglia d'Oro
Jerry Hollendorfer
BC Juvenile Fillies
William Mott
Dwyer Stakes
 3Amis Gizmo
Giant Gizmo
Josie Carroll
Frost King Stakes
 3Eighth Wonder
Pioneerof The Nile
Dee Curry
Donna Freyer Stakes
Kiaran Mclaughlin
Nashua Stakes

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Texas Red, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita in 2014, is undergoing preliminary training at WinStar Farm in Kentucky, trainer Keith Desormeaux said. Texas Red is expected to join Desormeaux's stable at Santa Anita next month to begin training for a 2016 campaign. Desormeaux says that there are no current plans for where Texas Red will race first, but says the Santa Anita Handicap is a race they want to point to. Article on DRF
  • QueenBlitzkrieg · Thanks for the update. I really love Texas Red and hope he can stay sound and healthy for next year. Can't wait for his comeback race! · 11 minutes ago
Hope he has a great year next year and will be able to race as a four year old. Good luck Nyquist!
QUOTE:"his acceleration at the end of a 1.5 mile race when other horses were backing up." I was impressed with the colt as he ran by us at the 1/8th pole, BUT any acceleration was minimal (hundredths of a second) at that point in the race as he made all the fractions. His run was a classic sustained move from wire to wire.
Does anyone know what happened to him to make him vanish from racing for the time he did? And also he got seventh in the Bet On Sunshine stakes at Churchill Downs a few days ago.
BREAKING NEWS : Trainer Bob Baffert tells DRF'S Jay Privman that Dortmund dud not travel to Kentucky this morning and says he will not run in the Clark Handicap on Friday. Baffert said Dortmund needs extra day to patch quarter crack. But it's better this morning. However, owner and trainer decided to not send him to Kentucky. However, Dortmund instead could run this Saturday in the Grade 3 Native Diver at Del Mar depending on his status. More information will be available later today, as thus story is just breaking. According to DRF
I know some people knock American Pharoah for not running big speed figures or being lucky or beating weak fields, but in this Thanksgiving season I believe all racing fans should be thankful for American Pharoah and his connection for two big reasons. First by winning the Triple Crown he has hopefully ended the calls to change the triple crown series by either shortening the races or increasing the time between the races. The Triple Crown is one of the few things that is working in racing today, as a believer in the "If its not broke don't fix it" idea, any change in the Triple Crown would be a huge mistake in my opinion. And second, many people believed that if there was a Triple Crown winner than they would have immediately been retired. How many times today have we heard either "He has done enough" or "He has nothing more to prove"? But by keeping him in training and running in the biggest race of the year, the Breeders Cup Classic, his connections has set the example that others hopefully will follow. In my opinion American Pharoah and his connections have helped save racing as a sport.
  • Jeremy via Disqus · Those who refuse to give Pharoah his due make me so, utterly perturbed. Are they really that jaded? Before he came along a horse like him was all any and every racing enthusiast wanted. And he did more than just win the Crown, he did more than any of us asked for or thought he would. But this vocal minority, who should be celebrating AP and shouting his name and accomplishments from the rooftops obdurately has responded to it all with a collective yawn and eye roll. Far too many people don't or refuse to recognize greatness until it's passed them by, and these aforementioned "fans" will realize that soon enough. You, I and all AP's fans should consider ourselves lucky for having had the perspicacity to realize his greatness while it was on display and for witnessing every bit of it. Who knows? It's entirely possible we may never see another Triple Crown in our lifetimes. · 1 day ago
Tuesday's 8th race (9:56pm ET) from Delta Downs is an Optional Claiming event for fillies and mares dashing five furlongs on the main track.#7 Diamond Cutter (5-1) won her first two starts here including her debut at this distance. She exits back-to-back good efforts at this distance on turf (Louisi...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · 1-9 on the 5. Everything else high odds, so 4 and 3 to beat the 5. GL. · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Ah, no. 5,7,2,3 o.o.f. · 3 hours ago
Forget about the leftovers, the Grade 1 Clark Handicap is on the traditional day after Thanksgiving Day menu at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • zatt · Top four are still solid (2 of the top 4 from the BC Classic, and the top two from a fast Fayette), plus the Ohio Derby winner, the Oklahoma Derby winner, the Alysheba winner, and maybe a mare that has won three graded stakes at Churchill in the last 12 months ... Still Grade 1 quality, in my opinion. · 13 hours ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · Keen ice all the way now that dortmunds early speed is gone · 10 hours ago
Post Positions: 1-Keen Ice 2-Looks To Spare 3-Mr. Z 4-Frivolous 5-Protonico 6-Hoppertunity 7-Shotgun Kowboy 8-Effinex 9-Race Day Like-> Race Day/Hoppertunity/KeenIce/Effinex Super-9,6w9,6,8,1w9,6,8,1,5w9,8,5,3,7
Which horse will fit all of tonight's clues, and more importantly ... who will be the winner of tonight's Who Am I ???Read More
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I think this horse will turn into a nice sprinter! Big hopes on him!
This novel im about to type probably should have been an article but since I have no access to that- it's going here. During this week every year, I like to reflect on what I am thankful for the past year. In doing this today, I started to think about what my most thankful moment of 2015 was. This led me to want to share my personal opinion of 'hose racing's 2015 moment of the year with you all. You would think it would be a tough feat, with the incredible year the racing gods blessed us with. From what was titled the showdown of the year: California Chrome versus Shared Belief in the San Antonio and impressive Derby preps including Dortmund's hard fought battles, all the way to Beholder destroying the boys in the Pacific Classic, Honor Code uncommonly winning both the Met and the Whitney in heart stopping fashion, and ending the year with the first time grand slam winner and two undefeated fantastic juveniles successfully earning their championship honors in the Breeders Cup. It's been one year of amazing races, hard fought battles on and off the track (Lady Eli) and heartwarming stories. I'm not sure what we did to deserve such a year of racing, but I am thankful and this year will be one for the memory books. When I look back and try to pin point a single 'moment' that stood by itself, and outshines the others- it is an immediate decisions for me. As impressive as American Pharoah's BC Classic win was, or how easy his Haskell win was- nothing looked more impressive or easier than his Belmont win. Everything about this race- from what he did, to the crowd, to the celebrations- cement this as the moment of the year. His amazing early speed, ability to relax once he grabbed the lead, his ease at running the sweeping Belmont turns, and his acceleration at the end of a 1.5 mile race when other horses were backing up, and his ears pricked majority of the way- stood on a pedestal of its own. I'll never forget Larry's announcement as he came to the finish line: 'finally the one', the stunned silence of the announcers during the roar of the crowd, and will never forget the feeling this moment gave me. A feeling that took 37 years to instill in most of us. A feeling that will last a lifetime. Thank you racing gods for this amazing year of thrills and talented horses. Thank you for this sport and all of the joy it brings us. Thank you American Pharoah for being the super star we hoped for, the super star we needed.
be back in 2 to 3 weeks
Below is a nostalgic look, through my eyes, at Churchill Downs from twenty years ago until now. This past weekend I returned to Churchill Downs after a twenty year hiatus. I was shocked by the amount of changes that have taken place, and how much this iconic track had changed. Read More
  • brw26 · Thats a great looking picture!!!! Glad you guys had a great time. We did as well. · 12 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS: WinStar Farm has announced that Commissioner will be retired to stud for 2016, his stud fee will be $7,500. Commissioner will make the final start of his career in the G2 Hawthorne Gold Cup on Saturday. According to DRF
Well, you know, it is way easier with Dortmund out, but I did say Hoppy earlier.
I know where Private Zone will be, so.
Dortmund this year!
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Unfortunately he did not make the flight with his hoof issues and looks pointed to the Native Diver. · 8 hours ago
Trainer Dale Romans said "there's a strong possibility" that Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, who famously snapped American Pharoah 's eight-race win streak with a upset win in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) could make another start this year in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) Nov. 27 at Churchill Downs. "I think he could've had a better performance in the Breeders' Cup," Romans said. "I just don't think that things set up for him from track conditions to everything else. What I think you'll see at this time next year is a horse that will be talked about as Horse of the Year or champion older male. He's doing that well and moves forward so much every time he runs that at the end of his 4-year-old year, you'll see an even better Keen Ice and a special horse that goes down in history. So with this statement, it looks like Keen Ice will return to racing in 2016 with big targets in his future. Article on Bloodhorse
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Great news jay. Also today another two yr old filly by curlin Terra Promessa wins at Churchill race 9 · 9 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Some bold predictions. What if the track conditions in half of his races next year do not set up for him like the Breeders Cup Classic? I expect him to be very good, but he certainly needs to be able to close into a pace that is faster than a 26.5 second final quarter as he did in the Travers Stakes. · 8 hours ago

Poll of the Day

Who will win the 2015 Clark Handicap?

  • Keen Ice
  • Looks to Spare
  • Shotgun Kowboy
  • Protonico
  • Effinex
  • Frivolous
  • Hoppertunity
  • Race Day
  • Mr. Z

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Wednesday's 5th race (2:20pm ET) from Aqueduct is an Optional Claiming event for NY-bred 2-year-old fillies traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 18 feet).#3 Flatware (5-1) was a wide 9th (beaten 16 lengths) from post 12 in a ...

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