• In a pouring rain, Harmonize rolls on by to a big win in the With AnticipationPosted 5 hours ago
  • Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 1 day ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 3 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 4 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 5 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 5 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 5 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 5 days ago
  • Unbridled Forever storms to victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 5 days ago

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Jerkens Saddles Formidable Pair in Woodward

Looking to finish the meet strong, trainer Jimmy Jerkens will saddle a formidable pair of 4-year-old graded stakes winners in Saturday's Grade 1, $600...

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It’s almost time for opening day at one of racing's hidden treasures, Kentucky DownsRead More
The final weekend of the 2015 Del Mar summer meeting is upon us and that means the 65th Running of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante. Read More
Beholder had a great race. She'll probably be the biggest challenge to Pharoah if she runs in the Classic. I believe he can handle her. If anyone beats him it will be her.
Must repair ego..BCC will be by far the toughest race of his career. AP better bring his A+ game to even have a chance of winning..As for me I like Honor Code to win the Classic
Liam's Map looks to build upon his Grade 1 caliber performance in the Whitney, with a victory in Saturday's WoodwardRead More
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  • Jbyrnes1 · For some reason, I see Liam's Map regressing on Saturday, he ran so huge in the Whitney, that coming back four weeks later might hurt him. I like Effienx off the pace. · 1 day ago
  • Ferrisjso26 · I think Effinex will put on a show. Liam's Map hype will return but people were so captivated by HC's surge in the stretch they forget if Liam's Map hadn't been so gassed (he was walking home HC wouldn't have caught him). The Whitney proved that Liam's Map can't get 9 furlongs unless everything goes right for him (which basically everything did in the Whitney and he still lost). Liam's Map as a result will set a slow pace and Effinex will blast by him in the stretch. Liam's Map will be lucky to be second again I see Coach Inge having a good day(though not good enough to win). After this race Effinex will be seen as the best older male horse in the country which IMO he is. · 23 hours ago
Thursday's 5th race (4:10pm PT) from Del Mar is a $16,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up which have never won three races. They will be dashing six and one-half furlongs on the main track.#5 Harbaugh (9-2) drops and returns as a gelding for O'Neill, who reaches out for Bejarano. He is qu...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · 5 pushed the gate open. Was caught immediately, but forget that. Waste of a pick. Order was 2 Karma King, 3 Secret Command, 4 No EZ Money--that is for sure, and 1 Love De Car · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · 2 3 4 1 at the wire, 5 had to have been effected by all the commotion at the gate and having been taken out to be inspected for possible late scratch. · 1 hour ago
BREAKING NEWS: Secret Circle, winner of the 2013 Breeders Cup Sprint and the 2015 Dubai Golden Shaheen, has been retired from racing and will stand stud in 2016. Bob Baffert tells DRF's Steve Andersen that there were plans for him to return to racing later this year but he was slow to get back into training and the owners feel he has done enough and will send him off to stud. Baffert praised Secret Circle calling him a great horse and very special to train. Article on DRF
1st - Gomo (UNCLE MO with a sensational performance in the Breeders Cup Juvenile ) 2nd - Land Over Sea 3rd - Mitzi Winks 4th - My Dynamo 5th - Songbird
Takeover Target headlines a field of eight up-and-coming turf stars in the Grade 3, $300,000 Saranac at Saratoga Race Course, the first of four graded stakes on the final Saturday of the 2015 meet. Read More
Naval Command ready to run in the Uanme, Sunday at GP.
My $$$$ is on Beholder, she will circle the field and AP will come 4th. As for AP last race we know the best horse won that day.(Keen Ice)
Stonetastic absolutely demolished a field of 8 at Parx two days ago. Won by 15 3/4 lengths.
I'm glad to see they got her out of New York, she did not seem to take to the sandy conditions very well.
After a break of just over 2 months, G1 Irish Derby winner & G1 Epsom Derby 2nd, Jack Hobbs, is slated to make his return to the races on Saturday in the G3 September Stakes over 12f on polytrack at Kempton in Great Britain.
SAR r8 allowance 6 1/2 dirt track rated good. 4, 6,1,2. I don't know anything about the 2, but I figure it's a New Yorky. Hopefully no one bumps the sensitive Clearly Now.
Yeah! Just like the song!
Give this horse a f*cken trophy
While no announcement has been made at this time, Zayat's comments after the Travers seem to indicate he is leaning towards retiring American Pharoah. If the horse should be beaten again it would negatively impact his stud fee. While conjecture on my part there are several signs that Pharoah has run his last race. He is to be paraded at Del Mar this weekend which is usually a farewell type appearance. More telling is that Coolmore is shipping Gleneagles for the Breeders Cup Classic. It seems strange they would risk beating American Pharoah with one of their own horses when they own his breeding rights. I just hope the welfare of the horse is the most important factor in the decision.
Kensil is a b!itch
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Poll of the Day

Who will win the Woodward?

  • Protonico
  • Liam's Map
  • Commanding Curve
  • Effinex
  • Wicked Strong
  • Mylute
  • Coach Inge
  • Bay of Plenty

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Dmr 9/4/2015 R4 - Place des Vosges should offer value for Smith/Oliver

Friday's 4th race (5:30pm PT) from Del Mar is a $70,000 Maiden Special Weight event for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a eighth on the turf course (rail at 12 feet).#6 Place des Vosges (8-1) was no threat vs. this kind from post 11 here ...

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