• Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 2 days ago
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  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 3 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 3 days ago

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Race Clue #1 - A diverse field of eleven lined up for this one, which at the time was a half million-dollar race. Race Clue #2 - The favorite and the ultimate race winner finished 1-2 in the prep for this three weeks earlier.Read More
Racing next in the Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay on 2/20/16
This one's running style will be far more suited to a European style pace pressure set up.
Keen Ice had finished in front of Frosted the last 2 times they were in the same race. He can make it 3 straight in the 2016 DWC because I don't think Frosted will be racing against Keen Ice in the Al Maktoum round 3.
I can't wait to see if Nyquist or Exaggerator wins. I was talking to someone who thinks Exaggerator is better, but I personally like Nyquist. Who do you think will win?
The field should go favored, but of the individual interests, look for heavy support for Mohaymen in Pool 2 of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.Read More
Can Exaggerator hit the ultimate jackpot in the Kentucky Derby?Read More
  • Jordan via Disqus · I can't agree with you on the description of his trip in the juvenile, it was not that great, he never got clear running room. And we have to remember that in the breeders Futurity he was coming off a 7 week layoff do to illness and was not fully cranked; and in the jackpot, the track was slow all night, he didn't particularly love the mud, and he didn't love being on the lead. · 15 hours ago
Will Nyquist be the first to break the triple digit BSF barrier for this year's 3 year old crop?
  • Elhubbo · I think it depends on how he gets pushed. His last time going 7 he beat Swipe quite easily. If Exaggerator is indeed a Derby horse we could see high 90's or better. Really all BSF have been lower than what I've thought from California the last 6mos. Nyquist looks ready to go. · 4 hours ago
First crop is 2 years old. Something to look forward to later in the year
Worked 4 furlongs fast track 48.03b (2/15) on Feb 9th.
Noticing Uncle Mo's offspring's recent success on the Derby trail, I recall CP running down Mo in the King's Bishop. I was wondering if there was any news of Caleb's Posse's sire prospects, or was he a one-hit wonder?
Tuesday's 4th race (4:10pm ET) from Turf Paradise is a $12,500 claiming event for 4-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the turf course (rail at 21 feet). #3 Amp and Adrenalin (6-1) is back on turf and missed by a head in a similar $12.5k turf race here at 7.5 furlongs Dec 16. He projec...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Turf analyst, but then that is not a very strong turfy race track 7 Mesa Brute 1 Citron Kid 6 Floating Feather 5 Tribal Money Most non-turfer tracks run like the main track:1 Citron Kid 2 Charming A. J. 7 Mesa Brute 5 Tribal Money 3 may come underneath with a late late move · 7 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · Mesa Brute eased midway down back stretch 1 5 4 3 it looked like at the wire..BIG late move by the place horse splitting foes · 5 hours ago ·
View From the Racetrack Grandstand - News Item:  Yonkers Raceway changes the standard distance for racing at their plant to 1 1/16 except for stakes and late closing events.  You would think the end of the world has arrived based on the comments pro and against this 'radical' change. ...Read More
  • travel_vic · Yonkers MUST have gotten new cameras. The photos actually have some color to them and they are not all compressed ; NOTE that the wheels are not ROUND, used to be oval. Good for them. Dad used to work close by that track when it was Empire City. · 6 hours ago
It would be interesting to find out if he had the x factor or not.
  • ksweatman via Disqus · It would be even more interesting to find out what they did with his remains. Very suspicious, not a word. No memorial plans, nothing. So disrespectful for such a great champion. · 6 hours ago
Exaggerator, in his final work before the San Vicente, drills a 47.40 work today going 4F, 2nd fastest work of the distance. Runs next Monday vs. Nyquist.
BREAKIKG NEWS: Dale Romans confirms that despite his 6th place finish in the Donn Handicap, Keen Ice will ship to Dubai and run in the Dubai World Cup. Keen Ice will leave on February 18th.
Is possible for the Southwest Stakes!
Keen Ice might not be the Greatest race horse ever, but lets look at only some facts. 1. He is the only horse to defeat our triple crown champion. (yes there was a speed duel, but Keen Ice proved that he is a grade 1 horse...cannot be argued) 2. The last 2 races were at tracks that are historically tough on closers. 3. His breeding clearly suggests that his best race is yet to come. (Almost every horse with Kris S in the pedigree got better with age....Rock Hard Ten and Zenyatta to name a couple) A trainer does over a few dozen things to prepare a horse for a race. This includes "prep races". It is hard for any normal human being to understand that a trainer isn't "trying" to win a $500,000 race. If you take into account that it is preparation for a 1,000,000, 2,000,000, 5,000,000 or 10,000,000 race, it becomes easier to understand. A racehorse does his/her hardest running during 2 circumstances. 1. A horse is trying to pass, and must be fought off 2. The horse is using all his/her power to pass another horse During these 2 moments, the absolute most wear and tear occurs, which takes recovery time. Anybody who thinks that Dale Romans doesn't know what he is doing....... well if Keen Ice remains healthy, you will soon understand
Keen Ice has been written off by most after the Donn. I didn't bet him in that race, one of the main reason being that he was guaranteed to be over-bet since the Travers. This has changed. I expect he'll have much longer odds in his next race, whether that be Dubai or something in the States. And I'll definitely consider him strongly in said race. If you never liked him much, than I can't fault you for continuing to choose against him. But if you were a fan, but are now turned off, I don't think the Donn was the race to decide that. 1) It's Gulfstream Park. Only Tommy Macho managed to win from off the pace, and the Fred Hooper had a wicked second 1/4 that knocked the front-runners out. 2) It was his first start off the bench. He took some time off, give him a race to shake off the rust. Who knows, he may be one of those horses who runs on racing (like Chrome) - the results of 2015 certainly suggest this is true. 3) There was pretty much no pace to run at. The leaders ran the final 5f in :59.76, and the final 3f in :36.01. Keen Ice ran these in :59.61 and :35.80. How is a grinder supposed to close any faster? If the race had any pace, these fractions at least get him on the board, and he could've won if it was :47 or so.
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  • CB via Disqus · If the only way he can win is pace and pace alone, then he's a one-trick-pony, but I don't think that's the case. Winning is one thing, floundering in the stretch and not hitting the board is another. I still like him, but until his connections change up their strategy and run him mid pack, I can't see him winning being 10 lengths back considering the quality of horses he's facing. He's no Zenyatta by any stretch of the imagination. · 1 day ago
  • Mike in SB · I would like to see two things for Keen Ice. First, don't go to Dubai, I admit I am not a fan of Dubai racing, it just seems to take something out of American horses for some reason. And second, run him in 1 1/4 mile races and since almost all the 1 1/4 mile races for older horses are in California, point for the Big Cap, Gold Cup at Santa Anita and Pacific Classic. Remember the Breeders Cup is at Santa Anita this year. If he goes to Dubai, in my opinion, he will probably be out until June or July and if he stays in the east he will be forced to run in 1 1/8 mile races while he is a proven winner at 1 1/4 miles. · 10 hours ago

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Tam 2/10/2016 R7 - Mademoiselle Belle returns to Tampa Bay

Wednesday's 7th race (3:25pm ET) from Tampa Bay is a $25,000 claiming event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the turf course.#10 Mademoiselle Belle (9-2) exits a decent 3rd at thi...

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