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Wicked Strong has arrived at Palm Meadows in Florida, looks like he will be back training at some point in the next week or so, either way, Wicked is officially back on the comeback trail, via Centennial Farms twitter
I was listening to an interview today with someone who has a HOTY vote,he shared with the interviewer who and why he would be voting for. He said his selection is California Chrome. He spoke of why Main Sequence in his mind is not a serious contender. He said that in all respects to The BC Turf Classic, The Joe HirschTurf Classic, The Sword Dancer and The United Nations. They are not The KY. Derby nor The Preakness . So in 1 fell swoop,this pin head has labeled The BC Classic irrelevant, as well as The Belmont Stakes-The Haskell- The Travers to name a few . He mentioned that running only 4 times ,hurt his chances. Then this pin head really made me laugh. He closed out the interview by stating that if Wise Dan had run and won the BC Mile,he would of been his selection as HOTY. In other years,the opinions of knucleheads like this guy would go in one ear and out the other to most. But if i am not mistaken ,this year they have Parimutual wagering on the award. Vegas has got to love it.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Well said Ekindy. The entire thing can also be summarized in 1 sentence. He was voting for a horse he was a fan of. Can you imagine in the NFL , if when the season ended we did not use the playoff structure and allowed pin head media types who never played the game to vote the NFL Champion. Sort of like the College Football mess. When a human element is involved,things like being haters of Batern because of Baffert and the controversy play a big role. · 15 minutes ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · I am in a fun mood,so i will stir up a bit of controversy and wake up my critics by talking about one of their favorites. The favorite is Shared Belief in this case. Using their argument against Main Sequence that the reason they can't vote for him is that he only ran 4 times. Then Shared Belief should not even be,nor have been in the discussion even if he had WON THE BC CLASSIC. After all he only raced 4 times this year so far. OOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS my bad,he ran 5 times. So a cheap Allowance walkover at Golden Gate woul of been the final straw in getting him voted in. Because if SB won the Classic. There is no way he runs in the Malibu. · 6 minutes ago
ZATT fires up the time machine in an attempt to project who might be best in the 2015 racing season.Read More
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  • richard jaimungal via Disqus · As long as palace malice is racing you will never be objective in your assessment of top sand horses. · 10 hours ago
  • Sam228 · Horse of the year Palace Malice but Untapable stole my heart and filled my wallet · 19 minutes ago
Somebody please give "Artie the Smarty" a 2015 Calender for X-Mas. I read that CC drilled a bullet work today at Los Ala, in preperation of the San Antonio. That race falls on Feb. 7th 2015. That is 50 days away, at an average of 1 work per 7 days or so. Does Artie really think that C.C is in need of 6 or 7 works to get him ready for that race. Maybe ease up on him a bit now ,just let him feel his oats. Get serious in his last 3 works. After all he is only 3 weeks removed from a race and one that included 2 workouts in 1 week. If Artie is putting the knuckles to CC in the mornings this early in the Season. I would say that CC just might be making his last start of his career around June or July.
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  • Sullivan · Thought it was bizarre he was doing more than galloping at the moment. Horse might make it to the Breeder's Cup - After the San Antonio/Big Cap double, he should end up in the Oaklawn Handicap or Charlestown Classic which gives him at least a two month break between the Gold Cup @ SA or a little less for the Stephen Foster at the site of his greatest win. Then he gets another two months off depending on if they decide to go to the Arlington Million or Pacific Classic, and by that time it's Awesome Again>BCC or the more likely Joe Hirsch Invitational for $350,000 more · 9 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · My point,why are they even working him right now. Funny ,just like the 2nd workout on the Turf. They try to downplay them. He is being exerted in the process. Are they going to keep doing this for 2 months now. You can't pull back mid stream. This horse should be razor sharp now. Look at SB and his prep for the Malibu. They didn't work him immediately after the BC. · 20 minutes ago
Keeneland has cataloged 4,026 horses for its 2014 November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 4-14. Thoroughbred breeders from around the globe will attend the sale to acquire broodmares in foal to the world’s leading stallions and recently retired stakes-winning fillies ready to become broodmares...Read More
  • Robin Isteak via Disqus · wow!! It's so beautiful. and the idea is so great. thanks · 1 hour ago
Travis Stone, race-caller at Monmouth Park in 2014 and backup announcer at NYRA this winter, has been named the new track announcer at Churchill Downs.Read More
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  • terri.zeitz · Congratulations to Travis Stone. Best of luck to you. · 12 hours ago
  • MR. Smith via Disqus · WE LOOK FORWARD TO HIS CALLS! · 2 hours ago
Noosa Beach was a good one in the Pacific Northwest. ran against Winning Machine several times
Any hints on when his next race might be?
If any of yall are going to be at the Fair Grounds tomorrow, could you take lots of pictures of Silver? Please? :)
  • chitu77 · Sure! There is another 2 year-old colt, Promise Me Freedom running in race #10. Are they related at all?? :) · 10 hours ago
Two of the more exciting racing prospects for 2015 have both arrived at Fair Grounds Race Course to prepare for their 4-year-old seasons. Read More
  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · Forget Untapable, we all know who good she is. Tapiture is such an interesting horse.. Tons of talent, just hasn't gotten there yet. His prospect as a 4 year old runner is huge! If placed in the right races he could explode as a top 4 year among so many racing in 2015 that we saw this year. · 1 day ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Sam i think that you might of nailed it. Tapiture is bred to develop with age. I like your description that he can explode as a 4yo. As a 3yo he showed signs of getting to the other level. Most of the top 3yos' may have already developed to their limits. · 11 hours ago
Honor Code will workout tomorrow at Payson Park, however McGaughey says that HC will skip the Hal's Hope and instead point for the Gulfstream Park Handicap for his four year old debut, according to DRF
  • tmallios via Disqus · Absolutely not a good sign when a 3yo runs 1 race in the Spring and then is laid up for 8 months. Upon his return, they have already altered his Racing Schedule before he even got going. · 22 hours ago
  • Sullivan · I agree - real question is not his next start, but if Farish thinks hes commercial enough to stand at home · 13 hours ago
This question will take a bit of thought process. For the obvious,i will disqualify Secreteriat from the equation. Here goes............Who is the most talented Race Horse that you have seen race LIVE. By that i mean in person and not on any media feed. I know many may be younger and have not seen them all. But keep in mind,there is no right or wrong answer. Again the stipulation is the most TALENTED HORSE you have seen LIVE. Mine is Ruffian in the slimmest of margins over Seattle Slew.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Jockey seems like the Graded winner you saw live ,is running at GP tommorrow in Race9.Enjoy · 14 hours ago
  • SnidgetAsphodel via Disqus · I don't get trackside to the big races all that often, unfortunately, but the one that stays with me the most is seeing Awesome Gem who I've probably seen race more times than I have other horses. I don't consider him one of the greats by any means, but he was no slouch and damn it that horse was as tough as nails and I enjoyed watching run a few times. I have much affection and appreciation in my heart for horses made of iron that try, try, TRY. Seriously unappreciated horse. I also quite enjoyed seeing Pioneerof the Nile and little known Noosa Beach (wish he could have strutted his stuff at the Breeders Cup). If I could go back and see them run, I'd have taken the opportunity to see Zenyatta, Barbaro, Afleet Alex, Blind Luck, Ruffian, Sunday Silence, Cigar, Skip Away, Risen Star, Kinscem and many more. Those would have been such highlights. · 13 hours ago
If Zenyatta ever met the Janey horse she would be at a severe disadvantage but then again she was a freak of nature. NO horse in the last 50-60 years closed as fast as she did NONE. PACE of Race determines if beaten lenghts are significant or not, and NO HORSE could close like the Z girl...... NO Matter the pace in front of her. AND she made her own luck running through those big fields. NOW the track in 2009 helped a bit.
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  • travel_vic · Silky and Rumbo get honorable mention in final fractions · 2 days ago
  • Jbyrnes1 · Havre De Grace and Royal Delta, 2011 Beldame stakes, was there to see it, saw two great mares, a HOY and a future 2x BC Distaff winner, not a bad way to go · 13 hours ago
Friday's 7th race (3:30pm PT) from Los Alamitos is an Optional Claiming event for 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track. #2 Macho Sox (7-2) tried local dirt once before and smartly catured that starter allowance flat mile affair Sept 13. Stevens knows him now and he can improve on ...Read More
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  • chitu77 · Needs #2 & #3 to win in race 7 for the Pick-4. · 15 hours ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · Congrats, cognibene. That 5 finally broke that long string of show finishes since his win in August. · 14 hours ago ·
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If you get to see the winner at Los Alamitos Race 6 on 12/18/14, he is bay(I think) with a black mane and a cream tail. Beautiful!
Laurel Park moves its first post from 12:35 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., effective January 1, 2015.Read More
  • quillg · Love Sal Sinatra's first order of business on the job. Ya gotta love the Rolling Doubles & Pick-3s.Looks like it will be a very good 2015 for the MD racing circuit. · 15 hours ago
" I will get you to help me wash the mirror on the turf course finishing line" LOL
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  • amino998 · A lower-case Derby/Oaks double for the Janneys, I guess · 16 hours ago
  • chitu77 · Big, big, difference. 5 horses running for a $500K purse money in the West. 14 horses (full field, with top trainers, Pletchers, Mott, Casse, C. Brown, Maker, McGaughey) competing for $75,000 purse money in the East. LOL · 15 hours ago
Buckpasser >> He’s in Gulfstream’s $75K Tropical Park Derby Saturday 10-1ML
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  • amino998 · Party Now is favored in the companion Oaks... just need to figure out the intervening winner of the 9th for a sweet Pick 3??? · 18 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Thanks for the info Amino. I also like Party Now. I saw that one at Keeneland in a maiden · 16 hours ago
Red did a fast work today!I think he'll be ready for the Sunshine Millions Classic! Date: December 19, 2014 Track: GULFSTREAM PARK Distance: Five Furlongs Time: 1.00:20 Breezing Track Condition: Fast Surface: Dirt Rank: 1/8
Churchill Downs Inc. has announced that Travis Stone will replace Larry Collmus as lead track announcer, he will become the 8th Track announcer in the tracks history, Stone will call his first Kentucky Derby in 2015, according to DRF
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  • Sullivan · Fat chance Collmus goes anywhere near Canada · 18 hours ago
  • travel_vic · QUOTE: Fat chance Collmus goes anywhere near Canada...THAT is a lot of places!!!!! · 17 hours ago

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Saturday's 8th race (3:21pm CT) from Fair Grounds is the $50k Letellier Memorial for 2-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on the main track. #6 True to You (3-1) is 2-for-2 sprinting and looked good at this distance (Indiana Grand) when last seen ...
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