• Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 2 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 2 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 2 days ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hard Aces by a whisker over Hoppertunity in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 2 days ago

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John Gosden
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Casse going for two straight in the Queen's Plate

Trainer Mark Casse, a seven-time Sovereign Award winner as Canada’s top conditioner, will try for a second consecutive Queen’s Plate win on Sunday. Th...

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In traditional horse racing lingo, it is time to handicap the Best Championship ESPY, and see where American Pharoah stacks up against his esteemed award candidates.Read More
Multiple Grade 2 winner and globetrotting sire Twining died Sunday in Japan due to an aortic rupture. The 24-year-old son of Forty Niner’s death was confirmed Tuesday by the Japanese-based Paca Paca Farm’s Twitter account. Twining resided at Breeders Stallion Station in Hokkaido, Japan. Bred in Kentucky by Helen Alexander and Helen Groves of King Ranch, Twining was the second-to-last foal out of the 1983 Broodmare of the Year Courtly Dee, whose 15 winners from 17 runners included champion Althea, Grade 1 winners Ketoh and Ali Oop, Grade 2 winners Aishah and Aquilegia, Grade 3 winner Native Courier, stakes winner Princess Oola, and Grade 1-placed Press Card. Twining has sired 18 crops of racing age, with 644 winners and combined progeny earnings of $80,262,237. His best North American runners at stud include Grade 2 winners Two Item Limit and Dawn of the Condor, and Grade 3 winners Pie N Burger, Connected, Top Hit, and Tugger. Twining also sired Twin Sparks, who set a world record time on dirt for six furlongs, covering the distance in 1:06.49 in the Caballos Del Sol Handicap at Turf Paradise in 2009. Article on DRF
What the current Queen of the turf is doing is truly reaching uncharted territories.Read More
  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · Oh those French race calls!! Treve is amazing. · 1 day ago
Breeders Cup Sprint Winner..............He was that dominate and can be rated. Private Zone has company at the top.
Would be magical if she could pull off a third arc
Churchill Downs announces the Homecoming Classic has been renamed the Lukas Classic, to be held Sept. 26. This race is named in honor of trainer D.Wayne Lukas. According to DRF
Any word on whether Dortmund is running on Saturday in the Los Al Derby?
Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner American Pharoah who became America’s 12th Triple Crown winner after breaking a thirty-seven year draught since 1978 on June 6 at Belmont Park remains the unanimous leader of his division and now for all horses of all ages in the latest NTRA...Read More
Genuine Reward, one of only two live foals produced by Kentucky Derby-winning filly Genuine Risk, will become one of the newest residents of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility in Georgetown, Ky. The 22-year-old son of Rahy began his stud career at a Thoroughbred farm in Virginia, but later moved into other disciplines. He most recently stood as a polo stallion in Sheridan, Wyo., with the American Polo Horse Association listing Perk Connell as his owner. The horse has been pensioned from stallion duty and, late last week, was listed on the Fort Collins, Colo., Craigslist site, with the ad stating, “We haven't used him for a few years, so we're looking for a retirement home for him.” Noted author Laura Hillenbrand was among those to spot the listing, which was brought to the attention of Old Friends founder and president Michael Blowen. Article on DRF
QUOTE: "Those types NEVER win the percentage of races they should." Still very true in all statistical analysis ventures.
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  • amino998 · travel_vic · "stats can be skewed easily. I reacall the old breeding stats in the BloohHORse before they set up the COMPARABLE index. Since the popular and "top" sires bred to the most exclusive and potentially the best mares. OF COURSE having two tickets on the sweepstakes imporved their shot. Once the comparable index was started we could see just how the SIRE half of the equation did without the boost from the blue hen mares. "· · 7 days ago
  • amino998 · Has the difficulty in arguing your point been my "protected status" which censors your replies? :) · 3 hours ago
Tuesday's 6th race (2:50pm ET) from Tampa Bay is a $16,000 Maiden Claiming event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the turf course.#7 Boa Twelve (5-1) is out of 12% first turf sire Lemon Drop Kid and dam Boa (Rahy) has tossed two turf winners (6 winners overall, 1 stakes winner)....Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Hey, tv, your well-prepared newby 7 beat my beautiful tri :) 7,2,4,8 o.o.f. TBD turf looks gorgeous. · 5 hours ago ·
  • Mary Z. · Jarrod--congrats on that nice paying first time starter · 5 hours ago ·
Trainer Paul Nicholls with whom Kauto Star was with for much of his career did an interview this morning with AtTheRaces.com and said the accident to Kauto Star actually happened about a week ago and they had been fighting to save his life until complications set in to the point he had to be euthanized.
TVG analyst and former trainer Simon Bray has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer. Information on how you can help support his cause provided.Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · This is really so sad. I remember when he first started on TVG. He was like a kid in a candy store he was so enthusiastic about taking on this new job. He's such a likable & knowledgeable guy. There are some good commentators on TVG, though not all, but he is among their best as is Paul LoDuca who brought tears to my eyes with his emotional and clearly deeply felt commentary. · 1 day ago
  • Paula Higgins via Disqus · He is in my prayers. I believe he can beat this. I know he will be getting state of the art care and he is young and strong. All that counts and makes a difference. · 21 hours ago
Masochistic, American Pharoah, tough beats, no respect, Gosden monsters, Travers rematch, and Blame part deux are all part of this week's Bits and Pieces.Read More
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  • Capper · Racing this year has been awesome! Obviously the Triple Crown, but there's been no major injuries as well, so the racing has been great! Once California Chrome & Shared Belief get healed up, we'll have all the stars back! · 1 day ago
  • Brown_Babi via Disqus · Check out with this site horseracingnation _____< my classmate's mom makes $60 every hour on the laptop . She has been out of work for 7 months but last month her pay was $18561 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Check it out > ...............Keep Reading · 5 hours ago
I like Florida Won at 12-1 ml odds. Liked his win in the Ontario Derby two starts back at Woodbine. Out of Birdstone, he should be able to handle the distance. Also like the veteran Pender Harbour at 6-1 ml odds. Liked his two starts this year. He seems to be rounding into his old form and always dangerous on third start off a layoff.
Upstart worked 4f, June 30th, in 49:07 (b) finishing 2/22. Welcome back buddy.
Neck 'n Neck worked 5f, June 30th, in 1:02:45 (b) finishing 2/2.
Quality Rocks worked 4f, June 30th, in 50:05 (b) finishing 17/22.
My Miss Sophia worked 4f, June 30th, in 50:61 (b) finishing 20/22.
Lea worked 4f, June 30th, in 48:33 (b) finishing 1/22.

Plays of the Day


GP 7/1/2015 R7 - Tale of the Heart can score off the Walder claim

Wednesday's 7th race (4:00pm ET) from Gulfstream Park is an Optional Claiming event for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 120 feet).#6 Tale of the Heart (3-1) was last seen winning a local $30k claim...

WO 7/1/2015 R2 - Conquest Soprano can improve for Casse

Sunday's 8th race (4:45pm ET) from Woodbine is the $125,000 My Dear Stakes for  2-year-old fillies dashing five furlongs on Polytrack.#4 Conquest Soprano (6-1) finished a solid 2nd as the beaten favorite in her Churchill debut June 12 and s...

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