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  • Saturday, August 23 Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover - $106,668Posted 4 days ago
  • Close Hatches runs away with the Personal Ensign! Posted 4 days ago
  • Bern Identity takes them all the way in the Tale of the Cat! Posted 4 days ago
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Melanie Martines recaps an exciting weekend at Del Mar in beautiful Southern California where sunshine, beaches, and Horse Racing can be used in one sentence.Read More
  • travel_vic · fun place but TOO HOT and unless you have a seat you are in for a very long tiring day. · 1 hour ago
  • Goblin · Thanks for the positive, energizing report on the weekend at Del Mar, Melanie! Appreciate the many photos as well! · 1 hour ago
With just over one month to go before the curtain comes down on the 2014 Monmouth Park meeting on Sept. 28, the races for top honors show some very familiar faces leading the way. In the jockey’s contest, Paco Lopez has a commanding lead, having booted home 109 winners through last Sunday’s card. Lopez, a 28-year-old native ofVeracruz, Mexico, was top rider at Monmouth in 2010 and 2013. Orlando Bocachica, with 43 wins, is next in the standings, followed by Gabriel Saez (40 wins) and the duo of Trevor McCarthy and Eddie Castro, each with 36 victories.The trainer’s race is a near carbon-copy of last year with Jorge Navarro (28 victories), holding a one win lead over Eddie Plesa Jr. David Jacobson is third with 22 wins, two more than Todd Pletcher, who has two more than Hugh McMahon.Over in the owner’s column, White Wabbit Wacing LLC has visited the winner’s circle 16 times, eight more than Red Oak Stable and Patricia Generazio.
Question. Lets just say that a horse or two from California decided to fly into your state for a little million dollar race - and that race happened to be scheduled for the same day as your cousins wedding... When you inevitably miss that wedding, how big of a gift would you send? Ya know, hypothetically.
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  • Mary Z. · I'd go to the race. Would chip in on whatever Jessie bought. Giggles! Nephew was married on Preakness Day 'o8, niece on Super Derby day '09, daughter on BC Day 2, '11. Pitas, ha,ha. · 11 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/p.dav · how close are you to your cousin? attend the rehearsal dinner and make a video for them. a gift? $100 gift card and a cert to clean their house for them once. what time is the wedding? can you do both? · 56 minutes ago
Looks like we may get to see the past 2 winners of the G1 English St Leger, Encke in 2012 and Leading Light in 2013 go head to head with each other for the 1st time in the G1 Irish St Leger next month. Godolphin says that Encke remains firmly on course for the race after a promising 2nd in the G3 Coutts Glorious Stakes after being off the track for 23 months, and Leading Light won the G3 Irish St Leger Trial over the weekend and has always had this race in his sights. You know Coolmore would love nothing better than for Leading Light to beat Encke in Ireland after he played spoiler to Camelot's 2012 English Triple Crown bid.
Donn Handicap winner Lea will not run in Woodward. Could enter Bernard Baruch as MTO. Likely ends up in Ack Ack at Churchill on Sept. 6., according to DRF
Laurie Ross takes a look at the Top Ten Freshmen Sires with a mid-season review of their offspring.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Just because a horse's name does not appear on the PUBLISHED workout list does NOT mean that the animal has not worked either at a private training facility, or at in a time that was too slow, or "falls off the tab," as it is known. · 3 hours ago
  • pedigree_power · I agree, Travel Vic. It can be very hard to follow specific horses unless you have insider info, especially for an unraced 2YO. Just finding out who the owner is seems to be a huge secret. Many horses trade hands privately after the sales and good luck tracking them. So many dissapear into the void and are never heard of again. · 2 hours ago
After failing to make an impact in this year's G1 English 2000 Guineas or G1 St James's Palace Stakes, trainer Richard Hannon, Jr. has decided to go a tried and tested route next with Toormore next in the International Topkapi Trophy at Veliefendi Racecourse in Turkey on Sunday week. The Hannon's won last year's renewal of the International Topkapi Trophy with Producer.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey plan to offer multiple grade I winner Stephanie's Kitten at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November sale. Article on Bloodhorse.com
Averie Levanti captures all the action of Travers Day in living color ...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · I think it is really nice that you have so many photos showing the grooms. Are you friends with Jayro, son of Goldencents' groom? · 11 hours ago
  • hannahWTC · The Big Beast is BIG! Fast Anna was completely covered in that picture. No wonder he can close so well, with those giant strides · 3 hours ago
Last year's G1 Epsom Oaks winner and G1 English St Leger 2nd, Talent, has been retired after finishing a well beaten 5th in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks in her last race. Trainer Ralph Beckett said: "she gave us some of our best days last season when she won the Oaks and ran right up to her best in the English St Leger, but it has become clear she's just not the same filly this year." Talent will return to Ashbrittle Stud where she was bred and she will be covered next spring.
Let's let history tell us what it will take to win this year's Three-Year-Old Male Championship.Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · For Baffert to pass on a Million Dollar race against 3yos'. Assuming he passes all physicals,he will most likely make his next start in either the BC Mile or The BC Sprint. He will probably try the distance options next year. · 17 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/p.dav · Why are ppl saying Chrome dodged SB in the Pac Classic? So we can also say SB dodged Chrome in the TC series. both horses were coming off an injury and layoff and weren't in peak racing form to compete in each others races at the time. I am sick of the biases!!! · 3 hours ago
Wednesday's 8th race (5:35pm PT) from Del Mar is the $150k Generous Portion for CA-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on Polytrack.  #7 Easter Fever (7-2) smartly captured her course-distance bow as the favorite and Miller bought her for $50k. Kent D sticks, she worked well h...Read More
  • travel_vic · before scratches the top three contenders appear to be:6 Grand Yodeler 4 Desert Steel 9 Lost Bus Lots of "front end" here but that is typical of a baby field with no less than 6 "potential" front runners: 6 7 9 4 5 1 Also have to add the 10 (My Fiona) as a possibility underneath. In fields that are unbalanced, pace wise, almost anything can happen but 4 6 2 9 have come from the fastest paces of race to get here today · 4 hours ago ·
  • cognibene · Two year old races can be easy and predictable or difficult and frustrating. Because our evaluations are based on past performance, and two year olds have very little, our analysis can be very flawed. However, based on what is known, contenders before scratches are: #9, 4, 7, 10. Adjusting the race to model the most likely winner comes up with the #9 Lost Bus (9/2) Espinoza/Heap...good connections with a runner who won her first race and is knocking on the door again. Bet #9 to win. Exotics...9/4, 7, 10, 2 and reverse. Good luck!!! · 3 hours ago ·
What happened to him!!! Hasn't been seen or heard from since the Queen's Plate, is he ok?
  • travel_vic · That one reared in the gate and lugged out badly down the lane: suggests that something got smacked in that interaction. · 4 hours ago
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Under the direction of Track Superintendent Dennis Moore, Santa Anita’s one mile main track has been totally renovated and its original sand and clay mix has been replaced by a single-source natural material known as El Segundo Sand. The track, which has been closed to training since July 11, will r...Read More
  • Mary Z. · I hope Dude loves it. Give me a giant ice cream scoop of speed, and a triple decker of it. Love the Calis. · 9 hours ago
Andrew Champagne made his maiden voyage to Del Mar and came away conflicted.Read More
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  • vodkak · amino, Michelle said the breeders are trying to produce faster horses without worrying about their "confirmation" not conformation, lol · 21 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Comments to the recent Del Mar thread now close. Really? No more room for any more belches, upheavals, horror stories? So looking forward to your next positive blog about So Cal racing, even if you only talk about the nice weather. Maybe as I suggested a while ago, mdracing would write something positive about Cali racing. Amino might do a good job, too. And I do mean factual. Factual doesn't just mean the worst parts. · 10 hours ago
Tuesday's 2nd race (5:50pm ET) from Presque Isle is a $5,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on Tapeta footing.#1 P. Buck (6-1) is a 4-time local winner exiting a place finish vs. similar local foes at 6.5f. The inside post is clicking at a 23% rate at the current stand an...Read More
New Jersey-based trainer Eddie Plesa said his multiple graded stakes-winning 4-year-old Itsmyluckyday will van up from Monmouth on Friday and is set to run the following afternoon in the Grade 1 Woodward, a 1 1/8-mile dirt fixture for 3-year-olds and up.Read More
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  • Josh Blah via Disqus · Hope it works would love to see this horse win a grade one. I won't put my money on him but that's who I will be cheering for. Do you really think putting blinkers on a seasoned 4 year old can make that big of a difference? · 1 day ago
  • idavis via Disqus · Would LOVE to see him beat Moreno! · 13 hours ago
Who the best 3yo or horse in America is or will be is very subjective. What i find amusing is the jumping bean effect by many of the HRN so called "faithful" and visitors. All of a sudden S.B. is the modern day Julius Ceaser . He is being hailed as the greatest thing since slice bread. How is it that a vote has not been taken to have a parase in his honor. Mind you that this post has nothing to do with his talents. It is all about you,the bandwagon jumpers and you know who you are. Yes you will come back and throw your barbs at me .and say not me. Not one of you ever thought anything of California Chrome. He was mocked as winning on juiced up tracks.He could not get the distance. Then after the S.A. Derby and the Kent. Derby. He was everyones favorite. He was the springtime Julius Ceaser with the accolades and the bandwagon hoppers. Prior to the Belmont he was awesome. Now i guess it is true. Out of sight and out of mind. Now we have a new Boob tube idol to look at. S.B. is the greatest thing,you always thought that. C.C. was never as good. Absolutely hilarious. I can't wait to see if S.B. stubs his toe in his next race. I just enjoy seeing people who haven't a clue as to what is a top horse or not ,jump off the bandwagon. You wan't proof,look how you abandoned PLACE MALICE.Absolutely hilarious. Now take your shots at me.
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  • jockey2be. · I agree.Waaaaaaay to much jumping on and of bandwagons going on. · 13 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Thank you Jockey for understanding my post. It has nothing to do with who is the better horse. You are such a fan of horses and the racing game,it is refreshing to read your positive posts. This Saturday in The Forego Stakes, one of my best friends horse will be racing. His name is VYJACK, he is probably the only horse that i have a personal attachment to. Regardless how he runs,he will be my favorite. It would be an honor to have you adopt him as one of your favorites and root him on with that positive energy. Good luck to you. · 13 hours ago
We all have a right to say what we think. I didn't say anyone was wrong or right. I didn't say I knew more then anyone els. I was talking about both bandwagen jumping and that i liked both horses but felt that SB was a better horse. I liked SB before he got hurt and I like him more now and if he wins the BC it will prove that he was the best in that race. I don't feel that I know more than anyone about horse racing or horses even. I will say this. I have spent more time on a horse than most people. Training for all things , even racing but that don't make me smarter then anyone els. I do know a good horse when I see one and I don't care what he runs on, he is a very good horse and when he runs on dirt we will see that. No tmallios1, I'm not disputing anything that you said, I'm just making my own statment just like you. I might not know as much as you and I don't claim too but I am not clueless
  • tmallios via Disqus · Michael i am sorry that again you misinterpeted my post. I was not talking about your post regarding my post. The clueless comment was directed at those that tried to get away by saying that the Travers field this year was not strong at all. The field included the runnerup in the Derby,the Belmont Winner,The Wood/Jim Dandy winner/ The Curlin Stakes winner and lets not forget the Haskell/Woody Stephens winner. Those are the ones the comment was directed to. My apologies if you misunderstood. · 13 hours ago

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Dmr 8/27/2014 R8 - Easter Fever can win Generous Portion for Miller

Wednesday's 8th race (5:35pm PT) from Del Mar is the $150k Generous Portion for CA-bred or sired 2-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on Polytrack.  #7 Easter Fever (7-2) smartly captured her course-distance bow as the favorite and Miller bou...

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