• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 12 hours ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 1 day ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 1 day ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 7 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 7 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 7 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 8 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 8 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 8 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 8 days ago

Kentucky Derby 2015 - Itsaknockout Pedigree Profile

The latest newcomer to the Kentucky Derby Trail scored a technical knock out in the Fountain of Youth. Will his pedigree knock him out of Derby conten...

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Fans are very funny when it comes to this great game. Up through the 1rst Saturday in May,they act as though no other race exists,than the Run For The Roses. Then after the Triple Crown Chase(assuming there is no winner of all 3 races)they completely forget how important the Derby was,and look in other directions. The Travers run at the Spa , more affectionately known as The Mid-summer Derby. That being said,and how important the race is at the time.Do you know that of the 15 winners in this Century.Only 2 were probably predicted after the Derby was run. They would of been Point Given and Street Sense. Since it seems that the in vogue horse now,rarely win this race. Tell me some of your potential winners.I have 4 of them.They are ......Todds Blofeld and Tennessee. Bafferts Power Jam.Lastly Top Of Mind from Laurel.Who are some of your selections?
  • amino998 · in an odd turn of events, John F Kennedy preps for the Arc & BC Classic with this restricted win...is my guess · 2 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I should get to know the New Yawkies better. Liked Alpha for the Travers from his early Derby preps in NY. Very early '15 Travers likes(just for fun) Ocho Ocho Occcho, Far From Over, Texas Red, Lord Nelson. · 26 minutes ago
Ocean Knight is a serious contender. His second start in the Sam F. Davis was impressive. He will be carrying the full 123lbs on the 7th of March versus 116lbs. El Kabeir has his work cut out for him with Ocean Knight going with him every step of the way. Far From Over is rumored to be missing this race. Classy Class will be there as well in the front and Tencendur, the bullet work producing late blooming son of Warrior's Reward should be closing again IF he can change leads. The Gotham is shaping up to be the best race of the year so far for 3yr olds.
  • buds · Id call it the 2nd best prep of the DAY afetr the San Filipe! LOL. They both look pretty good. · 13 minutes ago
Shared Belief, “the best horse in the country,” will carry his greatest impost ever, top weight of 125 pounds, in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap.Read More
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  • AmbitiousD · Hey, at least this is 4lbs more than Constitution carried in the G1 Donn 3 weeks ago. Perhaps the more relevant stat is that the weight setter only thinks Shared Belief is 11 lbs better than the four low weights in the field. If high weights scare folks away, at least drop the lower end to make the gap a bit more realistic to a horse of the talent levels like Shared Belief. · 50 minutes ago
  • buds · Nobody got this upset when Game on Dude won a handful of G1's that were "walks in the park" and won about $5,000,000 in purse money in SoCal. · 21 minutes ago
Should final running times of Kentucky Derby preps help separate Contenders from Pretenders? Read More
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  • AmbitiousD · I only find myself comparing times to other races run at the same distance during the same day. In the instance of the Fountain of Youth, the 1 mile split was 1.5s slower than Davona Dale run a few hours earlier. Dortmund's Robert B Lewis was over 1.5s faster than the other 3 year old maidens at the same distance two races prior. Just a reference, that race was won by Stonestreet Stable's 1.7 million dollar purchase, Cyrus Alexander. The best reference for "time irrelevance" I can think of was last year's Kentucky Derby run in nearly 2:04 only to have that winner come back and run the Preakness two weeks later in the fastest time since Curlin. Times, like everything else in horse racing handicapping are subject to interpretation by the handicapper. · 1 hour ago
  • buds · I almost never look at final times. It really means nothing, unless it is blistering fast. When I explain this to people new to the game I always used a horse like zenyatta, a true closer. A closer that noses out another horse has nothing to do with the final time. All that horse is doing is gauging the last 1/8th or 1/16th. My concern with Upstart was his irratic path down the stretch. He wont be able to get away with that on May 2nd. As for Itsaknockout, he progressed off his last race, if he keeps improving, watch out, he too will be a serious contender. · 24 minutes ago
Can anyone please tell me where this horse is? I haven't seen Willy on the work tab and he hasn't racd since this 5th place finish in May of last year at SAP. I have scoured the web and cannot find him?
  • Guest via Disqus · Someone posted on Facebook today that both him and Teaks North are both deceased. · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · One must handles these things delicately or you'll hurt the spell . Now, here's the deal-io, kids. When searching for retired horses that were taken in by OTTB charity type places, be careful with the wording , because they can sometimes be touchy, thinking someone is accusing them of something and not appreciating their work to rehab and re-home these Thoroughbreds. Often, there are huge vet costs for the horses. I did read the way emotional comment made to I believe the inquirer by a friend of the retirement Ranch(Royal Star Ranch) owner.. Me, you can say just about anything any way. If I'm offended, I will just offend right back. Other people one, must be treat delicately. So, GL with your search for info. Hints for Thoroughbred searches, in general: Add the word Thoroughbred to your searches. Use the custom time setting to narrow your searches. Ranch is in Orange County, CA. They have a fb page. · 59 minutes ago
Value shopping in the futures pools.Read More
Will be the favorite in the Wood. Most likely 2-1
Well there goes his derby dreams
If he runs in the World Cup, dibs and dibs on Sir Fever.
Stanford is now running again on Friday in another very small easily winnable 6 horse race that GP obviously set-up just for Pletcher.....again. I only recognize one of the other horses in the field......'Lucky Delfino' who looked like a Central Park carriage horse his last time out.
Nathan, old M.I.A. Pal is entered Friday at the Palace. Good to see him back and healthy to run.
If in the World Cup, like.
he moved up!!!! but I don't think he's on derby trail.
The Gotham is shaping up to be the best race of the year so far for 3yr olds. Ocean Knight is a serious contender. His second start in the Sam F. Davis was impressive. He will be carrying the full 123lbs on the 7th of March versus 116lbs. El Kabeir has his work cut out for him with Ocean Knight going with him every step of the way. Far From Over is rumored to be missing this race. Classy Class will be there as well in the front and Tencendur, the bullet work producing late blooming son of Warrior's Reward should be closing again IF he can change leads.
Albano dominated the Maxxam Gold Cup early and often on the way to a romping 6 ½-length victory, highlighting a big night for trainer Larry Jones.Read More
  • AndyScoggin · Albano 99 BSF, Day in Paradise 81, Kitten's Queen 87. I always like it when Larry Jones wins. · 12 hours ago
  • zatt · ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Albano! · 3 hours ago
POST TIME 7:39 PM EST – Today’s 9th race hints as loaded with value as the “obvious” may not live up to that label and others deserving attention may get overlooked.  First the pace analysis.  Rarely is it this clear but the favorite, #7 Sky Heart, possesses the early energy distribution ...Read More
The Big Beast returned with a 2 length win in an Allowance at Oaklawn. won handily & Ricardo didn't even need the whip. Beastie is back!
Sunday's 11th race (5:30pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is an Optional Claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track. #3 Curlin's Gem (4-1) has improved his numbers since moving to the Wolfson barn. He smartly graduated at 6f here Jan 15 and finished a solid 3rd in his first...Read More
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  • travel_vic · quote: after scratches: 4 Saa Mi 5 Strike Tone 7 Matrooh 3 Curlin's Gem 4 goes out then 5 1 6 come later NO bet, but it was right there, he entire trifecta SEVEN SIX FIVE · 6 hours ago
  • amino998 · correction: t_v pulls a trifecta out of his a$$ · 5 hours ago
Rumor going around that he died. Has anyway heard anything?

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