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Unlike the first two subjects in my series on “Southern California Racing Greats,” this next immortal thoroughbred was a bit of a late developer. Befo...

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American Pharoah Gallops in Slop at Churchill (Video)

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (G...

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Just got through watching stretch drive of Derby a zillion times.I have trouble picking up Materiality earlier,but if the trouble they say he had early is accurate,then this colt ran a brave and very good race.I'm going to take Pletcher,home track and posited improvement of this lightly raced guy..plus the 3 weeks rest and make him my Belmont pick.Unless it rains because(in my opinion)no one is going to beat AP on a muddy track.if the track comes up drying and therefore "tiring" from earlier rain I'll take a flier on Itsaknockout who has the pedigree package to make some noise at the distance and who is by several accounts "suddenly training markedly well".
American Pharoah wins the 2015 Belmont Stakes by 8 lengths. You heard it here!
  • amdaman via Disqus · Maybe... if Materiality, Frosted, Keen Ice, Carpe Diem, and Mubtaahij don't enter. · 10 days ago
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · No he won't...you heard it here! · 5 minutes ago
American Pharoah, Carpe Diem, Frosted, Keen Ice. Ask me next week and I'll have a different line up. lol I do believe Pharoah is going to make history. Carpe Diem may be a better horse than his last race. He didn't use much energy that's for sure. Frosted reminds me of Wicked Strong and Keen Ice's odds, pedigree, etc., makes him appealing. Might toss Carpe for Materiality. I don't see the bottom 4 hitting the board so I've narrowed it down to 6 horse to choose my super from. 2 more horses to go.
Was euthanized Friday after a paddock accident. He was just wrapping up his first season at stud at Saratoga Stud, LLC. RIP
Early 10 day forecast for the local area. Calls for 80% chance of afternoon/night thunderstorms for Friday June 5th. Here is hoping that they are isolated and do not carry over into Saturday. Maybe those rain dances that Pharoah is doing in between his gallops, are maybe working.
If American Pharoah completes the sweep of the Triple Crown, how will racing change?Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · The only thing it would do is stop the constant chatter about re-formatting the TC. Some racing fans might be thrilled, but it would do little in creating new fans to the sport if he's gone from the public eye quickly afterwards. · 21 hours ago
  • be082 · people would care for about 7-10 business days. then go back to what really entertains them, like the kardashians or game of thrones · 14 hours ago
Multiple Grade 1 winner Palace Malice has been declared out of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on June 6 at Belmont Park, according to trainer Todd Pletcher's assistant, Byron Hughes.Read More
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Have a feeling we've seen the last of him, again. The Met Mile was always the goal. Why squeeze in a prep race and then use the excuse the Met came up quick and he needs more time. · 3 hours ago
Stained with strong accusations, big performances, too many defeats to mention, and a heaping helping of bear grease, the career of Moreno has been as colorful as the Cajun who trains him. Read More
American Pharoah took his preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) to the next level breezing a half-mile in :48 over a fast track Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Baffert , thank you so kindly for speaking your mind - wisdom about what you truly think and believe about American Pharoah from the very beginning ! When he ran 5th in his Debut , this was when how much you truly believed in AP actually took over : and from that moment on - you have been 100% right on Q about AP conditioning and training for his races : Your truly one in a million when it comes to RESULTS : · 16 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · Wow Woww Wowww Surely not good news for the other 10 contenders after this morning as their connections were hoping that AP slows it down abit by showing getting tired : This morning workout with Baffert here was EXACTLY what he wanted to see with BOTH Thumbs Up ! American Pharoah just makes it all seem so easy : makes Baffert look younger too . . . · 14 hours ago
Street Story turned back a late charge by Heykittykittykitty to win Monday's Grade 3 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs.Read More
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Coolmore has sold Cape Blanco to JBBA in northern Japan -- they they have enough Galileo representation, and Japan would like more...
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  • Northport · Apparently it is a two year lease, not a sale. I guess if his progeny start burning it up in North America he will return to Ashford at the end of his lease · 215 days ago
  • ILuvTurfRacing · When you're career resume' says you have wins in the G1 Irish Derby, G1 Irish Champion Stakes, G1 Man O'War Stakes, G1 Arlington Million, & G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, any country with a quality breeding program is gonna want to breed with that stallion if possible. Because he had 5 major G1 wins for his career, something that often gets lost in the shuffle about Cape Blanco was his beating Epsom Derby & Arc winner Workforce to win the G2 Dante Stakes at York as 3YO and as a 2YO his winning the G2 Futurity Stakes & G3 Tyros Stakes in Ireland. · 10 hours ago
I'm up in the air about Materiality and Made From Lucky. Divining Rod hard 3rd and AP 4th.
Moonlit Stroll, a narrow third in last month's G1 Humana Distaff, has been euthanized after breaking down during a workout on May 23rd
Right now I have to toss this horse. I just don't believe he can compete here in America. The change of feed, change of jockey, etc. I'll take my chances betting against him rather than with him.
Mylute, fifth in the 2013 Kentucky Derby and third in the Preakness when trained by Tom Amoss, will make his first start for Todd Pletcher on Friday in a $85,000 third-level allowance race going a one-turn mile at Belmont Park. It will be Mylute's first start since he ran in the Governor's Cup last August 2. According to DRF
  • tmallios via Disqus · As is the norm, they are giving Mylute a Cookie for his comeback race. This is done all over the country. As good as Mylute is, this is truly a public workout. For NYRA to do this, i am sure that the connections have un-officially commited to a Stakes Race at Belmont for his next out. Assuming of course he comes out in good order. · 18 hours ago
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes hero American Pharoah remains the unanimous leader of his division in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll.Read More
anyone know if this horse is in training?//
Let's face it, American Pharoah is not a sure thing in the Belmont Stakes. Who will play spoiler if he is indeed upset? Materiality is a strong candidate.Read More
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  • be082 · He is going to have to be on the front of a slow pace to have any real shot. Hes a slow fronrunner who relies on a slow pace. I dont think he gets the slow pace and if he goes out fast I dont see him holding on. Pharoah is the speed in this race and i doubt baffert lets materiality lope around on the lead at :50 and 1:13 like was allowed in the florida derby. If he goes out fast I think the stalkers get him. I think he has a better chance of being last than first unless they give him a slow lead, which i dont see happening. If i'm baffert i'm taking pharoah to the front and saying come get me. No way materiality is on the lead at 1 mile and if he is he will be running faster than he ever has, which lines up well for him to fade and the stalkers to blow by. If you feel you REALLY need to bet on pletcher I like made from lucky better based on his strong showing in the peter pan, appears to like the track and can stalk. · 14 hours ago
  • be082 · The article as usual is filled with things that make no difference, like the trainer, jockey, what has happened in past belmonts, the sire and or dam, whether or not they ran in the derby or other. how i would rank 1. Pharoah- much the best under just about any other circumstance 2. Frosted- his run in the wood and derby make him the biggest threat, as he closed well in both from not too far off the pace. The best case spoiler. 3. Conquest curlinate- good run over the track in the peter pan and appears to want to run further based on prior results 4. madefrom lucky- nice run over the track, but may not want the distance 5. mubtahijj- the big wild card, closed super in the UAE, showed nothing in the tank despite rating nicely with a clean derby trip 6. Keen Ice- likely to be mid pack the whole way. could be enough to hit the board. 7. Tale of verve- only a chance with a suicide pace or severe thunderstorm right before the race. Watch if track sloppy only 8. Materiality- Will need to be on the slow front to be close. 9. Carpe diem- perfect derby trip. doesnt appear to want the pace or distance 10. Frammento- why is this horse here · 14 hours ago
Far Right is nominated to a mile stake race at Prairie Meadows this Saturday. Not sure if they entered him yet, or if they will.
East Hall and My Point Exactly on there way to Penn National, should be a fun weekend.

Poll of the Day

Which competitor is the biggest danger to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont?

  • Mubtaahij
  • Keen Ice
  • War Story
  • Frosted
  • Madefromlucky
  • Tale of Verve
  • Carpe Diem
  • Frammento
  • Materiality
  • Conquest Curlinate

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