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Just watched his workout yesterday in company with Madefromlucky. Under a very snug hold, he just toyed with him throughout the race. Add to it that he looked to be very warm during the work. From what i am hearing from people i trust at CD, American Pharoah is nowhere near a horse that is over the top. That being said, i seriously doubt that there is any horse in the race that will beat him. The only horse with a serious chance(A.P. himself) looks like he will be a non factor. I will gladly settle for the EXACTA.
Though American Pharoah has shown us he has the talent, the same was also said for the Triple Crown contenders before him. Read More
Fan favorite Ben's Cat is searching for his 30th lifetime victory in the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup.Read More
Trainer Chad Brown is pointing a strong contingent of horses to possible Belmont Stakes Racing Festival assignments, led by multiple Grade 1 winners Big Blue Kitten, who is targeting the Grade 1 Knob Creek Manhattan on June 6, and Stephanie's Kitten, who is likely for the Grade 2 New York on June 5.Read More
  • z girl · What a lucky man you are Chad Brown....loaded with talent! I'll be rooting for two of my personal favorites...Lady Eli and Stephanie's Kitten! · 11 minutes ago
At this stage of the game, the majority of the focus is on the horse attempting to capture the glory. What about the Trainers of these horses? Here are 3 major accomplishments that go un noticed by many. In no particular order............Woody Stephens winning the Belmont Stakes for 5 consecutive years. Then of course the modern day star, Bob Baffert. American Pharoah is the 4th separate horse that he is bringing into the final leg, with a chance to take down the elusive title. Last and not least, let us not forget D Wayne Lukas, everyones favorite Mad Scientist. Beging in 1994s Belmont Stakes and thru the 1996 Kentucky Derby. All D Wayne did was win 5 Triple Crown races in a row, with 4 different horses. What are some of your favorite Trainer accomplishments.
It seems that the rallying cry by many is now........Why did Baffert keep him away from Belmont without a work. Some even go as far as to say that is the reason he has missed on his 3 oopportunities to get the job done. If it were all that simple,wheras a work over the track was the straw that broke the camels back. What then happened to Smarty,Funny Cide and California Chrome to name a few. I know what........They probably worked on the wrong day.
A lot of people on this site have been saying if a 3yo wins the triple crown it would automatically same him horse of the year solely based on tradition and precious triple crown winners getting HOTY. My question to those people is: should a 3yo triple crown winner still win HoTY if say you had a year where a horse like Chrome or SB won the Dubai World Cup, then beat the TC winner in the BC Classic?? Decisions decisions
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  • DrHW via Disqus · If a 3YO Horse wins the Triple Crown he Will Be Horse of the Year. · 1 day ago
  • Ruffianlover · No one answered the question · 13 hours ago
Can someone please tell me why Baffert has American Pharoah in Kentucky instead of up at Belmont. The horse should have at least one work over the track and a couple of sightseeing jogs. Maybe that's why Baffert never wins this race.
  • hannahWTC1 · Baffert wants to keep him away from the media circus and let him be in a more familiar environment. Also, Baffert said if AP doesn't like the track, some gallops and a workout aren't going to magically make it better · 21 hours ago
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Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Penn National, and that can only mean one thing:It's time for the Penn Mile!This is Race 4, set for a mile on the turf, restricted to 3-year-olds, and carries a purse of $50...Read More
  • Mary Z. · Ocho Ocho Ocho. Intentions last Fall were that he run down the hill, so now he gets a turf chance. Possibility of wiring. Monkeys are not native to Pennsylvania and this is Penn's one graded stakes race. Yes, I know he has a filly in the ungraded turf stakes. Off turf, still Ocho Ocho Ocho. · 5 hours ago ·
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Any one care to venture a guess at what odds Muttahib will go off at?And am I right...no one here thinks he has a shot.Could be the bomb in bombs away on the Belmont tote board?
Sad news from Northview Stallion Station as they announce Graded Stakes placed Lion Hearted died of an apparent heart attack at age 19 Thursday. According to DRF
honor code never liked Churchill downs ...never trained well there either
Godolphin Racing's Frosted wrapped up his major preparations for the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes with a half-mile drill in company with Met Mile contender Tamarkuz on Friday morning.Read More
Moreno should romp in this!
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  • Anne Shaw · Hope he does! · 2 days ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I may have had a different order somewhere, on one of these threads, after Moreno, but: Moreno win, Sammy Mandeville, Catch A Flight, Big Cazanova. · 7 hours ago
For the first time in a 36-year riding career, Charles C Lopez got the chance to ride against two of his sons.Read More
I don't think there's much that separates American Pharoah from his Belmont competition. In the end, the Belmont winner will be the one who handles Belmont's surface the best and has some run left after 10f. Of course pace and jockey strategy are important, but if a horse dislikes the deep sandy surface, then he's toast. Having run or worked at the track helps, having performed well in it is a huge plus, and American Pharoah has done none of that. Baffert didn't run or work Real Quiet, Silver Charm, or Paynter at Belmont either. They all lost. The only Belmont winner he's had is Point Given, who was 2nd in the Champagne at Belmont. Coincidence?
  • tmallios via Disqus · I honestly could care less if you interpet this response as rude. But enough is enough as to your possible hatred for Baffert. The examples you use to prove a point, just may be the worst in HRN history. Real Quiet and Silver Charm. 1 was beaten by the slimmest of noses by the horse hebarely defeated in the 2 previous TC races. To boot,Victory Gallop who beat him never ran over the Belmont strip. Then there is Silver Charm, he lost to Touch Gold by the slimmest of necks. Touch Gold in the Preakness,coming off the bench ran a monster race. Oh yeah,lets not forget that Touch Gold never ran over the Belmont surface prior to that. Paynter coming off of a mile race at Pimlico and going 12 F for the first time in his life,gets narrowly beaten by a major underachiever who was considered the top 3 yo going into the race. I thought i was arrogant. But nothing compared to you. You are so smart and know so much about this game. You can disect the reason horses lose,down to the slimmest of margins. · 19 hours ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · This is a big stretch you are trying to make here. Baffert's horse's handled the track fine. Do you really think that training at Belmont Park would have moved his horses up from 2nd to 1st? A horse running 2nd in the Belmont Stakes has certainly shown that he can handle the track. The same goes for Paynter. How do you explain Point Given's performance? He won the Belmont Stakes. You also ignore the fact that it takes a horse more than 3 weeks to acclimate to a track. In acclimating a horse can face soreness and even injury. You remember I'll Have Another trained at Belmont and was scratched. Better to bring a fit horse to the Belmont Stakes for a run than have him scratched before the race. · 17 hours ago
From the Racing Post.com web-site: A tug of war is developing between the camps of California Chrome and Criterion, both camps hoping to secure the services of jockey Frankie Dettori to ride their respective horses at Royal-Ascot in the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes. Dettori is scheduled to ride California Chrome in an Ascot workout in the next few days, however, the jockey's services are also very much wanted by recent G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Criterion. At present, Dettori has not yet been confirmed to ride either horse in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Wise Dan was recently cleared to resume galloping and Mary Cage was there to take photos of his first gallop of 2015.Read More
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  • Maya Joffe via Disqus · Wise Dan! My favorite racehorse! · 16 hours ago
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · I am so happy to see this great gelding back on the track. His connections have done NOTHING but put his best interests first and this horse just loves to run and they'll let him as long as he wants to. What an incredible career and not over yet! We need more owners and trainers like Wise Dan's. · 15 hours ago

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