• Spanish Queen impressive in her Honeymoon victory.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Loki's Vengeance scores in the Affirmed Success.Posted 1 day ago
  • Private Zone takes the Churchill Downs Stakes, Bayern last.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tonalist returns a solid winner in the Westchester.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dame Dorothy edges Judy The Beauty in the Humana Distaff.Posted 2 days ago
  • Divisidero gobbles them up late to win the American Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • Competitive Edge remains perfect with a romping win in the Pat Day Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • International Star has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lovely Maria and Boo Boo Clark strike to victory in the Kentucky Oaks for Jones & Jones.Posted 3 days ago
  • El Kabeir has been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.Posted 3 days ago

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A rabbit....okay....Competitive Edge is no RABBIT and has just a good of chance of winning the Preakness as Firing Line or Dortmund. Now Am Pharoah is a great horse who got one of the 4 best posts in the derby, but anything can happen. That race may have taken a lot out of him. Competitive Edge is my pick to win the Preakness and Materiality is my pick to win the Belmont.
If as expected A.P. dusts off the Preakness field ,and heads to the Big Apple seeking the Triple Crown. Be advised that pedigree for 12F or to some,lack of it . That this will be the reason that he won't win the Crown. His chances will be gauged on the same parameters that California Chrome had to deal with. How will he handle the 3 races in 5 weeks. That is what people should be focusing on. Not if he is bred or not. He has already shown he is superior in talent to any of these horses. So beating them again will hardly be a chore. As i stated earlier,APs' chances are a bit better. The Belmont will only be his 5th race of the year.
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  • Ruffianlover · His running style also suits the Belmont. Deep closers don't fare well in the Belmont, it's almsot always won be a pace stalker who survives the distance · 20 hours ago
  • triple_double · As expected TMallios is on the bandwagon after the horse wins. In January & February this year, AP is no where his choices and now after he wins the derby, he is always on the bandwagon, same old story as last year with Chrome. smh · 8 minutes ago
The two most unattainable records in sports are Gretzky's points record in hockey and Secretariat's Belmont. Any opinions?
Can American Pharoah move one step closer to Triple Crown glory 13 days from now in Baltimore? Let's take an early look at what the field for the 2015 Preakness could look like.Read More
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  • dwane · Will there be a "Special Bonus" "Preakness 5.5" for this year's Preakness winner? · 17 minutes ago
  • jetsom1000 . via Disqus · I always look to beat the fav. this horse is going to be tough to beat, i had the exacta in derby, not sure any of these will beat AP..but anything is possible · 10 minutes ago
his time was faster then c.c !!
  • slewcrew7778 · So much for a Derby winner with Storm Cat in their pedigree, curse. How about ST in the pedigree of the 1st three finishers! · 11 minutes ago
As much as I thought AP was a super horse coming into the derby based on how easy he made things look in the Reb and AD as well as the way he was training, I suspect something is going on with this horse health wise. We all know he runs with a plate in his left front but the way he washed out so badly going into the gate (first time I have seen that from him), the way he was whipped to oblivion coming down the stretch and then the way he jogged back to the winner circle all tell me this horse has something that he is dealing with. Coming back in two weeks will be very difficult for this horse. I don't see him improving with the short turn around. I hate to piss on anyone's party and I hope I am wrong but I would not be surprised if this horse shuts it down. We all know trainers doctor these horses up (yes even the great ones) but not sure he is fine. I did very well on the derby but will probably watch the Preakness hoping I am wrong.
I never really bought into the Ascot idea unless de Kock was going to give him a rest in the UK. That's not the meet you want to go to with a colt that's still a maiden on the turf.
  • Mary Z. · Please translate your last paragraph. Sounds freaky, but interesting. Thanks. · 52 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · Oh, is group 1 hot? And the Thai food makes you amorous? · 51 minutes ago
I've been trying to tell people about this horse and now maybe they will learn. When Long Dong speaks, you would do yourselves a favor to listen.
  • Mary Z. · Plenty of regulars here have followed this turf horse for years. You have a way weird porny username. Was threeinches taken? · 54 minutes ago
After their classic run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, connections of Spectacular Bid were up for another "match" race within a race but the twist was that they wanted it on the grass. Affirmed worked over it, worked poorly, then Barrera & Wolfson announced his retirement. "He's done all that was asked of him." Quit while you're ahead....
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  • travel_vic · the Bid crew were clowns who could not accept that they could not beat Affirmed so, in hopes of turning the tide all their way, wanted the second chance. Why should Affirmed go again? · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · That is an interesting story, tv, and I had not ever heard it before now. I did know that cfcisoftenaholehowever. · 57 minutes ago
8th place Kentucky Derby finisher Mubtaahij came out of the race in good shape. Trevor Brown, assistant to trainer Michael de Kock, tell's DRF's Marcus Hersh that Mubtaahij will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes June 6th. Brown says that Mubtaahij will remain at Churchill Downs for one week before he ships up to Belmont Park. After talks of sending Mubtaahij to England, De Kock believes that the colt deserves another chance in a triple crown race, and he believes that he has as a better chance of staying the 12 furlongs of the Belmont than most American horses, and he probably did not run his best race Saturday. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
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  • Goblin · Thanks, Jb. I'm really happy to see this Belmont news on DRF; so much for "his" twitter report yesterday.....And yet the same site that had him going to England yesterday is reporting the Belmont news today. Since the connections went through all the necessary arrangements to ship the colt here, I think it's great that he will be allowed to stay for a while and actually be able to train over and become accustomed to the Belmont venue. I like this decision. · 5 hours ago
  • Sullivan · This horse will appreciate Big Sandy and the 12f should only help... watch out, American Pharoah! · 1 hour ago
Sweeping to the lead off the far turn, American Pharoah repelled a game Firing Line to capture Zayat Stables' first Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · I would be very pleased with a 105 over that track condition : Churchill Downs 1st of all NEXT YEAR needs to be smarter and go about putting in 2 straight DIRT races right behind the Derby : 9th 10th then the Derby . I am very pleased with a 105 : All 3 colts ran a fabulous race . Actually the top 4 were deserving : AP sure does look good coming out of the Derby : I would say Better now than what he looked going into the Derby : His spirit has up lifted alot too : Baffert Happy , so I would say thats tells the tell · 3 hours ago
  • vodkak · Kapp you make a very good point. Frequently I find Beyer speed figures "suspect". So much so I don't use them at all as I prefer Brisnet's figures. · 1 hour ago
El Kabeir, the three-time graded stakes winner who was scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby due to a foot issue, will be freshened and pointed to a summer campaign, trainer John Terranova said Monday. El Kabeir left Churchill Downs on Sunday and vanned to the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Versailles, Ky., where he will stay for several weeks, Terranova said. Article on DRF
Honor Code, fifth in the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes on Friday at Churchill Downs, came out of the race in good shape and is being pointed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on Belmont Stakes Day, the connections said Monday. Shug McGaughey tells DRF's David Grening that he was very disappointed Honor Code didn't run well in the Alysheba, saying that he noticed right away that he wasn't in favor of the track on Friday. McGaughey says that putting him back at a mile will be good for him and says he expects Honor Code to run big next out. Article on DRF
Post-race reaction from Derby jockeys and trainers. Read More
  • geldedridgling · I love to read this article after the Derby every year. Good to hear the thoughts of the trainers after the race because before the race there's a lot of smoke and mirrors. · 1 hour ago
With all the hype surrounding the field this year, those horse's should not have come the last quarter that slow is all I'm saying. Yes, he won the Kentucky Derby but a horse wins that race every year, with a lot of horses winning the race faster than American Pharoah with not nearly the hype this years field got. So with that much hype, I was expecting something special for speed and it was so anti-climatic. Long live the great 3 year old's of the 70's and rest easy Secretariat, your speed record in the Kentucky Derby will never be touched.
  • hannahwtc1 · All I'm saying is, last year people were saying the same thing. Then Chrome runs a hole in the wind type Preakness, faster than Big Brown and 3rd fastest since 2000 (only Bernardinis monster Preakness and Curlins record equaling win are faster) · 3 hours ago
No one hates any horse.Some of us have enough experience and insight gleaned over 45 years in the game to point out that this one (2015 Derby) was none too impressive and that running style exhibited will be very hard to duplicate over another 2 furlongs without getting nailed late..A front runner is not always early ..Affirmed for example was a stone cold sustained/presser War Emblem ran his Illinois Derby ON the lead as a late runner so that told many of us that he could easily go in the Derby.... Pace is the yardstick to compare all the colts as they reached their 3 year old month of May, and this group was slow...
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  • amino998 · You often exude confident certainty, t_v __ "In all of 45 years following the t-bred game you want to know the number of bar or plate shoed winners I have witnessed? UNDER 10" __ Is this ‘knowledge/insight’ SHOD in FACT or ignorance? As for the thread opener, you just loath and despise human connections while claiming pristine, visionary objectivity. Keep those names covered up, lol · 3 hours ago
  • travel_vic · when you evaluate horse races, you evaluate the horses....the rest is noise · 3 hours ago
Monday's 5th race (2:43pm ET) from Parx is a Starter Allowance event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the main track.  #4 Little Miss Perfect (4-1) exits a nice win as the even money favorite at Tampa Bay and the show finisher returned to score. The fresh filly was nabbed out of her ...Read More
2006 Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever, who is also the dam of Kentucky Oaks contenders Unbridled Forever and Forever Unbridled, will be bred to Medaglia D'Oro for a 2016 foal.
Next race will be this Sunday 7 furlongs at Santa Anita. New Trainer has high hopes to get his mind on racing.
I actually think the front-running overall style of the Derby may work more towards Stanford's advantage, with Pharaoh and Firing Line right there again. Competitive Edge just in the Preakness may make for an actual "pace" worth watching, at least to make it more interesting. I am thinking the waters got deep for Upstart and Materiality quickly on Saturday, but still impressed that those three really stayed tightly bunched on the lead all the way; really showed how deep the field was. AP and Firing Line, then Dortmund, Stanford, and Competitive Edge in exotics in the Preakness AT FIRST GLANCE. Has Frosted taken a step back, or did Rosario think the pace was hotter than it was and trying a slightly different approach? Do think Danzig Moon is looking great for the Belmont; wish they would bypass the Preakness honestly to keep training nicely and get 4 weeks to pull the possible Triple Crown spoiler. All the other factors come later anyways, just getting a new thread going! Glad my Firing Line beat Dortmund (FINALLY), but wish AP felt challenged more and got distracted in the stretch but he really looks great! Hard to admit, but a nice horse to come wide and still get there not looking to taxed. Crazy I really thought the way the pace was going it would have caught up to maybe a 2:02 time or so, but it never happened. On a side note, Finnegan's Wake dug me out of a major hole on Saturday, and had me throwing every obscenity his way on the trip. My last major play of the day and he looked like an amateur at Parx in the first 1/2! I think he heard be as they bunched up a the final turn hahaha! Great win, my 8-year-old son couldn't believe his eyes as he told me he lost, no way he was winning, etc.
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · Stanford is headed to the Peter Pan this weekend. I was impressed with Materiality and Frosted. Frosted closing like that into that pace, made up a ton of ground. Materiality had a horrible start and came back strongly for 6th, I like both of them for The Belmont. I really like Competitive Edge in this race. He will probably force a fast pace, those 3 got a way with murder on the front end Saturday, and I don't think they want to play that game with CE (stretch sprint-off with a huge jump on the field). · 5 hours ago

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