• There will be a Pick Six carryover of $42,460 when racing resumes Thursday at Los Alamitos.Posted 1 day ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 2 days ago
  •  Assateague goes wire to wire in the Dr. James Penny Memorial!Posted 2 days ago
  • Clearly Now breaks the 7f track record at Belmont - 1:19.96.Posted 5 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $28,880 when racing resumes July 4 at Los Al.Posted 6 days ago
  • 1-9 Frac Daddy upset by Sky Captain in the Dominion Day! Posted 9 days ago
  •  Size holds off Ria Antonia in the Iowa Oaks!Posted 11 days ago
  •  Declassify game in the Triple Bend!Posted 11 days ago
  •  Riposte proves best in the New York Handicap!Posted 11 days ago
  •  Work All Week holds off Delaunay in the Iowa Sprint!Posted 12 days ago

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You talked, we listened! We've upgraded our new commenting system and added some great features. Read More
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  • Jay S. · BTW, how did I manage to get a California Chrome Avatar? · 53 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · Please post a how-to visible on the main page, because as Buckpasser pointed out, "comment" is not accessible on the main page, only by clicking on the thread heading(so, there, I kind of made the announcement). Not everyone has a teen at home to ask, "Kid, how do I do this?" giggles. I hate change :) · 44 minutes ago
saw some pictures of him from Tuesday. i really think hes going to grey out with age.
For 30 years, every time I'm passing another vehicle on the highway or interstate, or a vehicle is passing me, I'll pick a point in the distance (such as a road sign, tree, highway marking, whatever) and see if I can nose them at the wire, or hold them off till the wire, like I'm a jockey riding in the Breeders Cup Classic. I will never be able to stop doing this. Does anybody else do the same thing...or am I about ready for a padded room?
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  • Mary Z. · I make a "Zenyatta move" around slow moving walking traffic. Hardly anyone walks slower than I do. Irritating when they are just moseying along and I am in a rare hurry. · 15 minutes ago
  • shackleford · Absolutely. Usually accompanied by "And down the stretch they come!" Sometimes will even play a Tom Durkin KY Derby call via Bluetooth. · 13 minutes ago
Who are the favorites for the 2014 Horse of the Year race? Check out the current odds as offered by William Hill.Read More
  • ekindy · The reshuffle had little to do with what happened on Belmont Day. Wise Dan, MMM, and Lea are out of action, WTC isn't being given the break he desperately needs, and GOD is showing his age. Those are the only ones with any chance of winning who showed downward movement, and the ones who showed signs of upward movement (CC and PM and Untapable to a smaller extent) didn't really do anything unexpected, they basically just held serve. To me the surprise is that Tonalist, Moonshine Mullin and Shared Belief did not move upwards. · 1 hour ago
  • zatt · ekindy, I think your confusion is with the "open" odds listed here ... that just means what their odds were when they first made the list. Belmont Day did reshuffle. Going into the day, California Chrome was a heavy favorite over Palace Malice, Close Hatches was behind Beholder, and neither Tonalist, nor Bayern were even on the list. · 18 minutes ago
If you could pick any thoroughbred farm in Kentucky to visit, which would it be? Matt Shifman chose Claiborne Farm.Read More
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  • EmberAM via Disqus · Love this! So happy you guys could come visit HRN headquarters, Matt! · 1 hour ago
  • kentuckyderbypost · Great stuff @andyscoggin:disqus - Looks like Blue grass country was good to you. · 21 minutes ago
Returns on Sunday in the Klassy Briefcase!
Name should be Bob Moore. Did edit it, but not sure if it took
anybody know when this horse is going to race again? Really fast time he had first time out.
Does anyone know if shared belief and cali chrome will meet up in the pacific classic?
A reminder to everyone, the Wesley Ward trained Undrafted runs in the G1 Darley July Cup over 6f at Newmarket's July Course this Saturday with jockey Frankie Dettori in the irons. Undrafted is a general 15-1 shot with most of the bookmakers that make up the international exchanges, though I suspect he may go a little shorter with American bookmakers.
Wins the Nick Shuk Memorial Stakes at Delaware!
Amino this years winner will be making his 2nd start at Belmont Park this Sunday. None other than International Star
Exterminator made his last public appearance at Belmont Park on October 2, 1943 at age 28. He was brought out of retirement to help sell war bonds. Over 31,000 people came out to see him and over 25 million dollars was raised that day. He and his companion pony, Peanuts paraded before the crowd. From Those Wonderful Days: Tales of Racing's Golden Era by Bib Moore. P. 46. This is a great book and contains wonderful stories of the great horses and racing personalities by a man who knew them all. Found second hand on Amazon and is a wonderful read.
The Juarez racetrack in Mexico was built by Matt Winn, James Butler( the owner of Empire City Race track--now Yonkers) and Cleveland financier, Price McKinney because in the 1900's there was a wave of concern over gambling. And this track was built in Mexico to escape the hand of those opposed to gambling. Supposedly Pancho Villa was on Winn's payroll so they had no need of stewards at the track because no one dared to raise any objection with the noted outlaw, Villa around.
From AtTheRaces.com: Though no longer among the 18 entries left for the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 12f, it has been decided that Australia will be dropped back in trip with his next target set to be the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes over 10-1/2f at York on August 20th and if all goes well at York he will then run in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes at 10f in September.
I still find it odd you can get a race full of first time starters in 2 year olds and no matter what pletcher usually has the moring line favorite even tho there all first time starters and other horses nott rained by pletcher have better workouts. Who makes the ml odds for crying out loud stop with the trainer factor in making ml odds it affects peoples betting cause most people are amature betters
  • tmallios · Are you serious,you should thank your lucky stars that people are influenced to bet counterfit favorites because of the ML. Unless of course you are one of the ones who don't know better and chase this theory. · 1 hour ago ·
Buck i was having a friendly debate with my friends Dad . The topic >>>>> what was the greatest decade of racing in the U.S.A. only from the 60's going forward. To me the answer was a no brainer,The 70's by far. My main argument was the 3 Triple Crown winners and that is not even bringing in Forego and Ruffian into the discussion. He made one point that i never really gave much thought to,but does make sense. For there to be a TC winner,regardless of how good he or she is. The depth of the division cannot be that strong. That aside,his selection was the 60's. In listening to you and him talk up horses like Fager, Kelso and Buckpasser to name a few. I am slowly open to the debate. Unfortunately since i did not see any of them run. I am a bit hesitant to give in. Since you experienced the 2 decades and many times saw them in person. Which of the 2 is your flavor.
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  • Buckpasser · Rail bird. We do know how purses and handle are increased and as the casino construction continues, we will reach a saturation point, if we haven't done so already and horse racing better have made good usage of the slots monies or they are really going to be in a hole. TV. You are right. The public perception needs to be improved. The drugs have to go and the after care of the horses has to improve among other things. · 2 hours ago ·
  • tmallios · Buck ,personally to me. It is not the game i am skeptical about,it is about those running it and calling the shots. They are the ones that have a mindset of Sgt. Schultz from Hogans Heros>>>>> "I see nothing" . They have allowed to much to go on,that they are almost locked in from handing down any serious judgemants. I hink the old boy crinism approach has to go out with the bozoz running the sport. Start a new front and welcome the new potential owner. After all it is them and the gamblers supporting this game. · 1 hour ago ·
on July 10, Bayern worked 1M at Santa Anita on Fast Dirt in 1:37.80 h finishing 1/1.
on July 10, Fury Kapcori worked 4F at Santa Anita in :47.00 h finishing 3/58.
  • Mary Z. · When will Bejarano be back? It's the horse--yes, but you don't want the jockeys' arms being pulled out of their sockets and the race wasted. Blueskies/Pedroza; Fury/Bejarano. Like that :) · 2 hours ago ·
Picked her to win but a 3rd place in that field is huge and she could be special.
  • bettorthanlucky · Do you agree she received a terrible ride by "Cornhelio"... She was making a move then stopped... I believe she could have won the race... Impressive performance · 4 days ago ·
  • jmac500 · yes! · 2 hours ago ·

Poll of the Day

Which Was the Best Stakes Race
Last Weekend?

  • Lexie Lou beats the boys in Queen's Plate
  • Clearly Now's smashing Belmont Sprint
  • Mr Speaker's Belmont Derby upset
  • Zivo's last-to-first Suburban score
  • Fortune Pearl kicks clear in Delaware Oaks
  • Shared Belief's stakes return at Los Al
  • Minorette's hard-fought Belmont Oaks
  • Kid Cruz's flying victory in Dwyer
  • Main Sequence gets the edge in U.N.

Plays of the Day


LA 7/10/2014 R6 - Musical Arts looms large at Los Al

Thursday's 6th race (4:30pm PT) from Los Alamitos Race Course is a $12,500 claiming heat for fillies and mares dashing six furlongs on the main track.#7 Musical Arts (2-1) is a fresh win type (6-for-16) with an affinity for fast conventional dirt (5-...

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Delaware, Race 4
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Arlington, Race 2
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