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Bayern Gallops in Preparation for Travers

On his second morning in Saratoga, Bayern galloped 1 ½ miles over the main track after the renovation break Friday in preparation for Saturday's Grade...

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She has proved she is a top filly :)
I have this horse owned by a C Brewster and scheduled to race at Remington Park tomorrow - 8.23.14
I have this horse owned by Danny Keene and trained by A. Milligan and scheduled to race at Remington Park tomorrow 8.23.14
Very good, glade to hear all is going well. I'll be watching ! ! ! jlp
Now that Jimmy finally put blinkers on him, Wicked no longer runs erratically in the stretch. I may be wrong, but I believe he may not be beat again this year.
  • cugel the clever · Could be true... WS was always gawking around in his previous races, even his big wins. Blinks made a huge difference and kept his mind on his business.... result: he scorched Tonalist and will do the same thing Saturday to Tonalist and Bayern. · 41 minutes ago
Should she prevail in the Emerald Distaff, Stopshoppingdebbie likely would make her next start in Southern California in preparation for a possible appearance in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Win or lose, said trainer Tom Wenzel, owner Jerre Paxton and his star filly are running out of options at Emerald Downs.Wenzel said the $1 million BC Filly and Mare Sprint, at seven furlongs Nov. 1, and the $2 million BC Distaff, at 1 1/8 miles on Oct. 31, are both on the table. I hope she does well, she has earned this, article on DRF
  • Goblin · I was pleased to read that Wenzel will be making the trip to California to manage her himself. Hope she travels well, as this will be her first journey from Washington. (Jb, I'm linking the DRF article because it is one of their few pay-to-reads!) http://www.drf.com/news/stopshoppingdebbie-headed-california-following-distaff · 1 hour ago
Hey y'all. Hope everyone is doing great. I heard from the experts (below) that running in this spot my overextend him, but I suppose they are wrong (shocker). And, I guess they do come back after all. Big time congrats to my favorite 2 y/o from that crop. I loved him if y'all remember. But no where near as much as URR! Congrats to her this is her favorite racehorse of all time. Also congrats to the owners for this win but more importantly Breen. HUGE kudos to Breen. I kept trying to get information throughout his layoff, but never was able to get true information, even with the best of sources. He did a very good, patient job of bringing him back and keeping information in house. I think the Vosbough is a good fit for him next out, but who knows what the connections are thinking. Maybe they want a G2 / G3 before going to a G1. Good luck to this horse and his connections; I'm rooting for him. Hope everyone still on here is doing well. Goblin, Northport, and all the other GOOD posters still on here.
  • jockey2be. · Hey,Rafi.Miss your posts:( · 1 hour ago
  • Goblin · Hey, rafi! I'm well, how about you? Team Bern has absolutely been patient and careful in bringing this colt back; I wasn't sure he would be back, but am very happy for these recent successes. · 1 hour ago
Close Hatches skipped out to the lead on the muddy Saratoga track, and never looked back on her way to her an easy five-length victory in the Grade 1 Personal EnsignRead More
Wow!So impressed with Bern Today!!!!
It’s no stretch to say that Holy Bull was on a short list of the most talented American runners of the nineties. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, the steely gray son of Great Above won 13-of-16 lifetime starts from 1993 through 1995. The Horse of the Year of 1994 often overwhelmed his opponen...Read More
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  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · His MET mile and Woodward were just as fantastic to watch. GREAT 3 year old. · 5 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Amazing performance in the last 100 yards by Holy Bull! · 1 hour ago
In hand. A solid victory over some good sprinters. Next stop The Vosburgh! I guess he has Paco's attention now!
  • Goblin · As I said earlier, good for this entire team! · 2 hours ago
  • jay.harrison.52035772 · Good sprinters they are not. Two shippers - One from Parx and one from Delaware and bahamian Squall who is over the hill. Mind you, Bern Identity may turn out to be something but he didn't beat anything today. · 2 hours ago
Travel Vic i wanted to ask you a question regarding the surface. I do not know if it is due to the Television angle or not.When i watch other tracks the racing surface although a poly blend, has the conventional light brown tint. Woodbine on the other hand almost looks like a dark charcoal color. Is this how it looks when you are there .If you know the answer,what is the determining reason?
Close Hatches and Princess of Sylmar are set to renew their rivalry in Friday's Personal Ensign.Read More
What a ride on Sole Power by jockey Richard Hughes to win the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes. He was cantering all over the leaders but had absolutely no room to go anywhere. Hughes finally found a seam and got up to nail Stepper Point in the dying strides.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · What a devastating run! There was just nowhere to go, but this horse can excelerate into any opening. · 8 hours ago
  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · Brilliant run and Brilliant Ride · 2 hours ago
That was a very good win for Close Hatches, and deservedly vaults her to the top of the Mare division. No excuses for Princess. She may not have it anymore, but she'll still always be one of my favorites.
So easy for him
Bill, do you know when her next start is?
He won again. I guess they do come back.
  • Goblin · He did indeed! Hoping he continues to thrive going forward; URR will be so pleased! · 4 hours ago
Really good renewal of the G2 Lonsdale Cup today. Thoroughly enjoyed watching this race. Two top caliber race-mares who've proven to be first rate over staying distances came to the fore with Pale Mimosa and Estimate fighting out the finish, and you also had Times Up and Cavalryman right behind them fighting out the finish for 3rd & 4th place. Trainer Dermot Weld has said on the record over the years that he thinks very highly of the toughness of Pale Mimosa, and I'm quite sure Sir Michael Stoute and Queen Elizabeth II also think equally highly of Estimate. I have a hunch we'll get to see these two classy mares knock heads again in October at Ascot in the British Champions Long Distance Cup.
Pick Of The Litter-Cigar Street down the stretch at Saratoga in today's 5th. Good battle by these boys.

Poll of the Day

Who will win the Travers? 

  • Ulanbator
  • Charge Now
  • Kid Cruz
  • V.E. Day
  • Viva Majorca
  • Wicked Strong
  • Bayern
  • Tonalist
  • Commanding Curve
  • Mr Speaker

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Sar 8/23/2014 R9 - Strathnaver can spring mild upset in Ballston Spa

Saturday's 9th race (3:59pm ET) from Saratoga is the Grade II Ballston Spa for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the inner turf course.#4 Strathnaver (6-1) finished a wide, troubled 6th of 10 (beaten 2.25 lengths) in the G1 Diana ...
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Sar 8/23/2014 R12 - HRN's Video Race of the Week: G1 Travers featuring Bayern, Tonalist, & Wicked Strong

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Sar 8/23/2014 R12 - HORSE RACING PREVIEW

Hey Guys!Due to some technical difficulties, I am just going to go thru a quick rundown of my pick for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga!1st:  Bayern.  He's won his last 2 starts by over 7 each!2nd:  JayCee Upset Special from th...

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