• Champion Sprinter Work All Week has been retired due to a fracture.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Harmonize comes widest of all to win the Jessamine Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 4 days ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 4 days ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 4 days ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 5 days ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 5 days ago

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Greenpointcrusader became the latest graded stakes winner in his illustrious family with a sparking victory in the Champagne Stakes.

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Homebred debuts Saturday in Keeneland's 7th
Wolf King.... http://offtrackthoroughbreds.com/2015/10/09/parx-enforces-zero-tolerance-policy-on-slaughter/
Drawing a talented field of 11 runners headlined by defending champion Legendary and multiple graded stakes winner Mr Speaker, Saturday's Grade 3, $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at Belmont Park will look to establish some order in the older turf horse division on the ...Read More
  • Ute Piechotta via Disqus · Mr. Speaker ran a 46:98 breeze for 4f on 10/5. If he gets a good trip the race is his. · 2 hours ago
I can't believe Liam's Map is out! Such a disappointment and a huge hit to what was a dream championship field. Still a great field even for the Breeders Cup . 1ST - TONALIST ! !! 2nd - Honor Code 3rd - Keen Ice 4th - Frosted 5th - American Pharoah 6th- Effinex 7th - Gleneagles 8th - Beholder 9th - Wicked Strong .
111 Beyer for Smooth Roller in Awesome Again
AP is the best horse in the world, and Keen Ice may be second best.......Beholder will be in over her head, and may opt for the Distaff when push comes to shove. As far as Honor Code goes, no way he can close from way back against this field.....not gonna happen, and you know how I feel about Wicked strong, just an average horse, my friend.
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After the deflection of Liam's Map: I will have to pick American Pharoah in this race, but my long shot would be Honor Code or Keen Ice. Although I do think Beholder is good enough, and is coming into the Classic fully loaded- I don't think any horse in the race can handle The beast- UNLESS someone pushes him to suicidal fractions. I don't see Frosted playing that role again, and Beholder's connections would not dare do that either. Pharoah will either run a Haskell type performance- sitting just off Beholder or whoever else goes to the lead and then pounce, or will get to the lead himself and if he gets away with 24/48- it's game over. If for some reason, there is a suicidal pace- I see Honor Code and Keen Ice picking up the pieces with Frosted not far behind. For some reason I just have a gut feeling Frosted is going to be 'worn out' and not going to put up a good performance enough to win. No specific reason for that- just a gut feeling I have. I'll never pick Tonalist outside of New York, I never pick the England invaders (just like I never pick American horses in Dubai), and no other horse in the race is talented enough even on their best day to beat Pharoah.
Anyone watch XBTV's "Training with the Stars"? They have 1-2 minute videos of AP and Beholder training almost everyday. Watching AP train, he is finally starting to look like his old self. After the Travers, he'd pleasantly gallop, without tugging on the reins or anything. He just looked dull. But after his last work, he's really rounding back into his top-form. He's fighting the exercise rider to gallop faster, comes back fighting to keep galloping, and his neck bowed. I have a feeling he is really gonna bring it October 31st, and he's really gonna put on a show.
Thursday's 6th race (3:42pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a Starter Allowance event for fillies and mares dashing six and one-half furlongs on the main track.#2 Cadet Roni (4-1) added blinkers, dropped in for a $50k tag, and smartly graduated at Del Mar Aug 19. She stalked from the rail and ende...Read More
BREAKING NEWS: Work All Week, 2014 eclipse award winner for champion sprinter, has been retired from racing after his trainer found a stress fracture in his knee after a gallop. According to his trainer, the injury could have gotten worse as it was leading to a slab fracture, so they are lucky they caught it at the time they did. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
American Pharoah is the only horse in this field who races on a different track every time out, and it doesn't bother him. If it weren't for Frosted challenging him in the Travers he would still be undefeated in 2015, and that challenge was from a jock that rode Frosted for the first time....a suicide mission, I believe it was called. If this happens in the BCC, Victor will not make the same mistake. Expect AP to win this race, after all, he is the best horse in the world, can run on any track, in any conditions, and he has won at this distance in the Kentucky Derby, with a crowded field. AP by 2 lengths, with Keen Ice, Frosted, and Tonalist in the Super.
The ladies of 2015 have a shot to break records and make Breeders’ Cup history.Read More
Imperia finally worked! Went three furlongs in 38 flat. Hope to see him back soon.
WS ran well in the JCGC, however, he was blown away by Tonalist, so, what would change in the BCC?
Do you expect WS to set the pace, or to win??
Wicked Strong??? What does that mean Blueyedhusky??
Although both GOLDEN HORN (GB) [130] and TREVE (FR) [126] posted impressive victories over the course of the past month, neither was able to displace AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA) [131] from the top of the eighth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015.Read More
  • Mike in SB · Pretty impressive that Shared Belief is still No. 4, boy what a year this could have been with a healthy Shared Belief and California Chrome in addition to the Triple Crown winner and the great year by Beholder. I am not sure how good the remaining older horse are, Tonalist and Honor Code are looking good, not too sure about the rest, but we will find out in the Breeders Cup. · 19 hours ago
Hop on board the Breeders’ Cup Time Machine and travel back to November 5, 1988, where we will join 71,237 people at Churchill Downs for an exceptional day of racing.Read More
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  • Chris Miskell via Disqus · One thing that always strikes me as I watch old Breeders Cup replays is the change in profile of our champion sprinters over the years. Granted there have always been sprint specialists, but looking back you find more horses like Gulch who were blazingly fast yet did so much more than run six furlong races. Precisionist, Smile, Gulch, Cherokee Run, and even Housebuster won races at a variety of distances, some up to ten furlongs. Heck, Gulch even finished third in the Belmont. · 3 days ago
  • Mike in SB · I just watched the Classic video for the first time in a long time, I had forgotten how close Seeking the Gold was to Alysheba at the finish, nice run by Seeking the Gold and Waquoit also ran well. But watching the video shows how dark it was, you couldn't see the horses on the backstretch. My wife and I had seats in a box with 4 guys from Milwaukee, very nice guys, every time one of them went to get a drink they brought one for us, and they went for drinks a lot. This Breeders Cup was one of my favorites, I am expecting this next one in Keeneland to also be special, but probably with fewer free drinks. · 17 hours ago
Tonalist was closing fast his last two races. This time it wasn't even close. Sure the time wasn't good but this is a pure distance horse so you shouldn't expect 10 f in 2 minutes from him. Tonalist is certainly staying in my superfecta with AP, Frosted and Beholder. IMO those 4 horses are the elite in this group. I was expecting Effinex to prove something to him and while he made the money and will l be a GREAT longshot bet for the BCC the Surburban is looking more like the exception not the rule for him. Not sure if Tonalist will win the BCC but barring injury he'll be a player mid stretch or later.

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Who is the horse to beat in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic?

  • American Pharoah
  • Frosted
  • Smooth Roller
  • Effinex
  • Tonalist
  • Gleneagles
  • Beholder
  • Honor Code
  • Other
  • Liam's Map
  • Keen Ice

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SA 10/9/2015 R8 - Canadian Exchange can earn diploma for new outfit

Friday's 8th race (4:30pm PT) from Santa Anita Park is a $20,000 Maiden Claiming event for fillies and mares dashing six furlongs on the main track.#11 Canadian Exchange (6-1) was a disappointing 6th from post 12 vs. this kind at Del Mar Aug 28....

Kee 10/9/2015 R9 - Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes

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