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Tuesday, January 27

Coldest Paces of the Day
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Sam Houston, Race 3
Portland Meadows, Race 1
Turf Paradise, Race 4

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Parx Racing, Race 7
Sam Houston, Race 5
Mahoning Valley, Race 6

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In 2015, Gentildonna will be bred to King Kamehameha, according to Longines WBRR
Jess’s Dream, the first foal of the champion mare Rachel Alexandra, continues to progress toward his much-anticipated career debut, which could come here in late January, article on DRF
Tuesday's 7th race (3:45pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $6,250 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 14 feet). #4 Russian Dancer (7-2) exits an easy $3k dirt sprint win here and the runner-up came back to score. The lightly raced 5-yea...Read More
Her filly by Midnight Lute: https://twitter.com/HillnDaleFarm/status/560078595612094464
Texas Red will be taking the road less traveled by beginning his three-year-old season in a sprint.Read More
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  • Alexis Taylor via Disqus · His win in the Breeders' Cup really caught my eye, it was a phenomenal victory. I thought for sure Carpe Diem would be the winner that day, but Texas Red really put on a show. I like the idea of a slow build up, work up to training them over longer distances, let them work up to it instead of throwing them in at a distance they've never encountered before. Plus, a loss in the beginning like that, due to the animal not expecting, or being unprepared for the longer distance, could result in the risk of disheartening them. Plus working them up to it may also result in less muscle strain early on that they'd have to contend with for the rest of this vital prep (and big day) time. I can't see any draw backs to slowly building up a 3 year olds stamina instead of just throwing him in there. You mention it hasn't been done for quite some time, maybe the old school trainers knew something... I mean the horses you listed that started with a sprint (outside of the most recent) were all our most recent triple crown winners... you don't train a triple crown winner without knowing a thing or two (or several thousand). Also if you look at the UK triple crown, they use a slow build up. Their races are much more spaced out, but from 1 mile to 1 3/4 miles (ours only goes from 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 a much smaller jump in length) they slowly work their horses up to longer distances, they haven't seen a triple crown in forever either, but that's more because it takes a VERY rare horse to start off his season racing at 8 furlongs and end it racing at 14. I'm rooting for him, I loved watching his daddy run, and he seems to be real treat to watch too. He has a classy name Texas Red (for an example of a name I don't like Stopchargingmaria, great filly, just not a fan of the no-spaces approach, doesn't look good written out) · 2 hours ago
  • Brandon Layer via Disqus · No way Texas Red wins the Kentucky Derby. · 1 hour ago
Jockey Roman Chapa has been charged with a felony by the Harris County district attorney in connection with his alleged use of an illegal electrical device while riding Quiet Acceleration to victory in the Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston, Texas, on Jan. 17Read More
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  • ConquestCastiel · I hope he's banned. That's so awful. People in this sport should and want to put the horse's health and safety first. They don't deserve to be punished like that because they're getting tired. It's not always a horse's best day. Anyone who hurts a horse or does something stupid like that should be fined and suspended or banned. It gives racing a bad name and we need more honest, caring people in the sport to begin with! · 11 hours ago
  • amdaman via Disqus · How's this guy still riding horses? The first report of him being caught with a buzzer was in 1993. After that he's been repeatedly caught, suspended for months, or banned for years at some tracks, but then he just moves his business to another track. He's been charged with cruelty to animals on several occasions; one of them was for using a nail on a quarter horse and another for whipping a horse on the face. Asmussen uses him a lot, and surely he knows his reputation, probably even condones and encourages what he does. Chapa's already served time in jail, 10 days for a misdemeanor pleaded down from a felony charge for torturing a dog. Hopefully there'll be no plea deals this time around. They should make him an official felon so he can ride no more. · 4 hours ago
The Gomper is entered friday Jan.30 3rd race Alw/Oc $80,000 at 1 mile Santa Anita.5 horse field.
RIP American Sun! Gone way to soon! Run Free little girl, run free!
It appears that his second workout on dirt went much better. Looked terrific!
Does anybody know what Carla thought of his workout today? I watched the video and listened to Jeff Siegel's comments. More curious about what the trainer thought.
  • philipforan · really, the horse had the bullet for the distance and from the replays he probably did it easy and if you look at the horse you can see growth every time out. this horse is for real...!!!! and 75 to 1 on futures right now get your bets in · 11 hours ago
According to Ray Paulick, and my younger sister asked him earlier today, Big Trouble has not been euthanized
  • honor code via Disqus · YAY!!! Thank you so much for posting! · 13 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · I am so happy,you just made my day!I love this horse!!!!Praying for you,Trouble! · 11 hours ago
Would a reform of the Eclipse Award structure change the way that horses are campaigned in North America?Read More
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  • travel_vic · year, end to end, whatever races the connections choose: best one wins. Why change what has worked for a very long time. A series penalizes horses with physical problems · 17 hours ago
  • LennyGeorge · you see misplacement all the time in racing but with a horse of this caliber its just bad management · 11 hours ago
To all that live up there, good luck, stay in and be safe.
Toast of New York is one of the best horses in all the world ... I wonder what Al Shaqab Racing paid to make him their own.
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  • amino998 · Me too zatt… Jaime Osbourne says Toast will go next in the World Cup - “You never know how many bullets you’ve got in your belt with these horses, and I want to make sure every time I put one in the barrel, I can hit the target. We can get him ready at home. We showed that last year. When you’ve got a horse with his mentality and his constitution, you want to think globally with him. We have a lot of fun bringing him to the states and for phenomenal prize money. The Pacific Classic will be on dirt this year at Del Mar, but he proved he could run on that at Santa Anita. And if I dare look that far ahead, I would hope to take another crack at the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland to see if we can get it right this time." · 18 hours ago
  • buds · This is a real nice horse, he kind of has flown under the radar with all the HofY talk between the others. He's done well in some pretty big races. Now that the turf experimentation is over maybe he can thrive a little more on synthetics and dirt. Keep an eye on his BC Futures, if they drift up to 35-1 range it might be worth it to throw some lunch money on him. · 11 hours ago
Will not race the remainder of the year and will instead target a trip Dubai in 2015
  • Northport · Harp Star will be ridden by Ryan Moore in the Sheema Classic. I cannot express how good of a decision this is, not only because Ryan Moore is a great rider in general, but I still cannot get over how poor of a ride her regular jockey, Yuga Kawada, gave her in the Arc · 13 hours ago
I just wanted to say I am Vester Richard Wright's son & Money Broker won the Florida Derby in 1953 the jockey was Alfred Popara
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I almost don't want bring this up but, who is her first foal be by? CC? Mucho Macho Man? Tapit?
  • Jbyrnes1 · UUHHHH she's not retired????!!!!!!! do you not see my comment below this one · 15 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Hence the use of "I almost don't want to bring this up" and "be". Freshman sires Tizway, Cross Traffic, and Itsmyluckyday all make good sense. · 15 hours ago
Metaboss has a very interesting pedigree. First, he's an outcross to the Mr. P line. Second he hails from a nice female line that's loaded with stamina types. If you follow his female tail line 7 generations, you will run into a Double Copy mare by the name of Bee Mac. The significance of this filly is she was the first foal born by the great War Admiral. Her dam, Baba Kenny, was one of Col. E.R. Bradley's best broodmares at the time. As a two-year-old she won black-type stakes, including a victory over males in the Spinaway Stakes. As a broodmare, she produced a horse by the name of Better Self, who went on to sire the American Foundation mare Aspidistra (54), who in turn produced the brilliant filly Ta Wee (66), through her son Great Above, and was the grand dam of Holy Bull. If you look at Metaboss' body type, muzzle, and ears, there's quite a resemblance between Bee Mac and MB. Perhaps through mitochondrial DNA there is a chance that Metaboss received the X-Factor from his great ancestor of the past. This horse looks like he can run on anything. His breeding suggests turf all day long, but he seems to work over the Santa Anita dirt just fine. He has a nice action that screams turf to me, to go along with a beautiful reach and wicked turn of foot. Being that he is a late foal, it would probably be best to keep this guy on the turf, and stay away from the rigors of the Triple Crown trail. This horse displays an affinity for the turf and with his style, the sky's the limit for this youngster.
shes scaring away the competition at oaklawn. Oaklawn officals have said they will be lucky to get 5 starters for the martha washington. And that there is only 2 confirmed starters so far
  • Exterminator · Another cause for a small field is the cancellation of the Dixie Belle card. Not sure how many of those fillies are going to run back here off short rest. · 17 hours ago

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TuP 1/27/2015 R7 - Russian Dancer a sharp speed threat at Turf Paradise

Tuesday's 7th race (3:45pm MT) from Turf Paradise is a $6,250 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling seven and one-half furlongs on the turf course (rail at 14 feet). #4 Russian Dancer (7-2) exits an easy $3k dirt sprint win here and the run...

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