• There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 10 hours ago
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  • Solow wins the Qatar Sussex Stakes over a stubborn Arod.Posted 1 day ago
  • Breaking Lucky edges Shaman Ghost in the Prince of Wales.Posted 2 days ago
  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 3 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 4 days ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 5 days ago
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 5 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 5 days ago

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While the latest update on Lady Eli is fabulous, unlike the zealots who are attempting to turn this into the Horse Racing Nation Church, I want to thank the ones truly responsible for the care of this magnificent filly: Drs. Bryan Fraley and Robert Agne. They are the ones who are actually by her side and tending to her illness. While she is not out of the woods yet, their veterinary skills have led to much improvement in her condition. Keep up the good work gentlemen.
Thursday's 5th race (4:10pm PT) from Del Mar is a $72,000 entry level allowance event for CA-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 30 feet).#1 Fritz Johansen (5-1) got caught in a speed duel (late runners fared best) here July 16. He looked good graduat...Read More
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  • cognibene · Congrats Jarrod....I liked the horse too...too bad they killed the price! · 5 hours ago ·
  • mdracing69 · Thanks, cognibene. I was hoping the bad last out running line would help the price. · 28 minutes ago ·
I take a look back at Wednesday's Saratoga card, a winning bet and a lucky rider. Read More
  • Andy Scoggin via Disqus · The "urge to play" sure can be very strong, Tony. · 3 hours ago
Can't wait to wake up to see A-P gallop tomorrow morning.If anyone is in town, the clubhouse will be open to the public from 7-8am and A-P will gallop sometime between 7:30-750. Also heard he will be in the paddock before tomorrow's 1st race
The 2015 Haskell Invitational is the 48th running of Monmouth Park’s signature race, but this year it could easily be called the Historic American Pharoah edition. Read More
Protonico has pulled out of the Whitney Handicap, and instead will race this Sunday in the Monmouth Cup Stakes.
Wednesday Del Mar Recap: July 29 Edge to early/pressing types on the fast main track. Stalkers nabbed all three turf races (5f, 8f, 8f). The turf rail was set at 30 feet. Doug O’Neill saddled five winners (3 on turf) on the program and Mario Gutierrez rode two (both on turf). Wednesday’s suggested P...Read More
The celebration dinner following Doug O’Neill’s single-day training record five victories was held at the Pamplemousse Grill, just across Via de la Valle from the racetrack.Read More
  • Piquetour via Disqus · I know that there is some controversy about Doug,but when he was in Baltimore,he couldn't do enough to promote horse racing: eating in crab houses,throwing out the first pitch at Camden Yards,visiting sick kids at Hopkins. · 3 hours ago
As a prelude to the planned debut of Rachel Alexandra's daughter, Rachel's Valentina, on Sunday at Saratoga, please enjoy Matt Shifman's video shot at the Todd Pletcher barn.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Beautiful! Good luck to Rachel's Valentina. · 23 hours ago
  • Mary Moore via Disqus · If I heard right, she had a foster mother to nurse her, a Quarter Horse. · 3 hours ago
Two-time graded stakes winner March will try to tackle a talented group of sophomore sprinters, including Chick Lang hero Holy Boss and Grade 3 Hutcheson winner Barbados, in the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam, kicking off a trio of graded stakes on the Jim Dandy undercard on Saturday at Saratoga Race C...Read More
  • jinlie01 · Leaning towards Barbados and Victory is Sweet. Can't ignore March in here but not sure if 6 1/2 might just a bit short for him. Need to at least keep in the exotics. · 15 hours ago
  • be082 · Going with barbados · 4 hours ago
I like Keen Ice and Mr. Jordan to round out the trifecta with AP. Upstart has been off too long. Maybe the next time out for him.
Breaking Lucky came from last to spring a 13-1 upset in the 80th edition of the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes, second jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown of Racing, Tuesday at Fort Erie. Read More
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  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · majorly disappointed in Shaman Ghost. · 16 hours ago
  • Chester Field via Disqus · Fort Erie Summers hot times and hot tickets ! Wish I was there and 20 years old again! · 5 hours ago
Damm the Jim Dandy and Haskell have shuffled. Im going with AP, Upstart and Keen Ice. Upstart is the only other horse than AP from one of the big 5 derby preps and finished second. Keen Ice on the other hand hasnt won a stakes race or even come in second. Keen Ice came in fourth over 9 furlongs in the Louisiana Derby. Competitive Edge should set a really fast pace but hasnt ran this far before and probably cant. For fourth I probably am going with Mr Jordan who knows and likes the Monmouth track.
Frosted and Texas Red both look to start a big second half of the season when they headline Saturday's Grade 2 Jim Dandy at the Spa.Read More
YESSS!!! Ladies and gentlemen the time has come!! Rachel's Valentina, the 2nd foal by 2009 horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, will make her highly anticipated career debut this Sunday at Saratoga!! Race 2, 6 furlong maiden special weight. John Velazquez will ride! !!!!!!!!
Meet Anthony Williams, the youngest to take on the July Head to Head Final Four. Read More
Leon is the best trainer still active. With very limited opportunity he has won grade 1 stakes with horses he developed
Multiple Grade 1 winner Real Solution has been sold to Calumet Farm and will take up stud residence there for the 2016 season. The son of Kitten's Joy began his breeding career this past season at Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., the outfit for which he was campaigned. He stood for an advertised fee of $12,500. Real Solution began his career in Italy, where he was a stakes winner, Transferred to the U.S. barn of trainer Chad Brown, he scored Grade 1 victories in the 2013 Arlington Million and the 2014 Manhattan Stakes. He recorded four other career Grade 1 placings, retiring with a bankroll of more than $1.3 million. Article on DRF
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Great video, I think Matt just doesn't want us betting her down.lol. That heart on the forehead is amazing. She looks a little small but her workouts look like she's ready to go. I hope this turns into an amazing story.

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Dmr 7/31/2015 R5 - Nahem should offer value for Prat/Mathis

Friday's 5th race (6:00pm PT) from Del Mar is a $25,000 claiming event for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course (rail at 30 feet).#1 Nahem (8-1) has been part of the Trifecta in all seven NoCal starts this year....

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