• Big Macher best in the Cary Grant! Posted 1 day ago
  • Calgary Cat blows by the field in the Kennedy Road! Posted 2 days ago
  •  California Chrome works 4f over Del Mar turf course in :52.00Posted 2 days ago
  • Belmont runner-up Commissioner returned to the work tab Nov 22 (3f in :38.12 at Palm Beach).Posted 2 days ago
  • Sunbean raises his career record to 12-for-19 lifetime with a Delta Mile victory! Posted 3 days ago
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho edges Mr. Z in the Delta Downs Jackpot! Posted 3 days ago
  • Take Charge Brandi scores again, this time in the Delta Downs Princess!Posted 3 days ago
  • Strike Charmer flew away with the Cardinal! Posted 3 days ago
  • Yahilwa and Mike Smith get the job done in the Treasure Chest!Posted 3 days ago
  • Honor Code returns a winner in an Aqueduct allowance! Posted 3 days ago

2015 Kentucky Derby Watch: Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem, the good looking son of Giant’s Causeway, was one of the top two-year-olds in the nation, and his prospects to progress as a three-year-ol...

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Samuel Breaux
John Franks Memorial
 3Exit Stage Left
Jerry Hollendorfer
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 3Ocho Ocho Ocho
Street Sense
James Cassidy
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Quality Road
Todd Pletcher

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Tuesday, November 25

Hottest Paces of the Day
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Turf Paradise, Race 5
Delta Downs, Race 10
MountaineerRace 1

Coldest Paces of the Day
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Mahoning ValleyRace 6
Parx RacingRace 8
Turf Paradise, Race 3

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Gotta love Constitution in this race.Just look at the work out patterns between his comeback race on Oct. 12 th and this one. Like Todd knew that this guy was nowhere near ready to fire a big one. Only really conditioned him with works. Look at his recent tab. Consise speed works. Friday this guy is ready to fire his best.
The worst racetrack caller I heard is the one in Turf Paradise. His voice is very annoying and I have to turn off the volume in the end of every race he calls. I believe Trevor Denman is the best active caller in the business, but I love the voice of the caller in Golden Gate. He calls the race very clear and his voice is solid. I will never understand the calls of races in Australia & Japan, but their races are very exciting. Who is your favorite active race callers?
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  • travel_vic · IF you rank this guy as the worst then you MUST have never heard some of the standardbred callers at Philadelphia or Rick Uppal at little Fraser Downs in British Columbia. By comparison, this one is Shakespeare. · 16 minutes ago
  • Sullivan · Wrona is alright over at Golden Gate, sure. Denman is alright but TD Thorton is pretty good as well - has that sound of interest and passion that is devoid from Durkin and Denman who have seen so many races end that they are no longer interesting to them. Hannon wasn't bad - just smoked too much. Here's Thorton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16U1KVeXOAk · 7 minutes ago
Tuesday's 9th race 94:01pm ET) from Parx is a Starter Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track. #2 Pretty Mr. D (4-1) has never been better and looms a large pace player at a speed friendly distance. The 3-time local winner is not a need to lead type ...Read More
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  • amino998 · t_v >> listing 5 of the 7 runners and then claiming that out of your contenders #s 7-4-2-8-6 somehow the #2 actually should have been less than 2-1 {the favorite #7 was 1.70-1} and not the **Genius Play @ 7/2** is the same as or worse than the redboarding you gripe about ENDLESSLY. I’ll believe your rendition if you’ll believe others :) · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · for what seems to be the 50000th time: Handicapping is NOT wagering and Wagering is NOT handicapping. The contenders start the play and the odds board (the crowd's contribution) determines the direction of the wagers created IF they are at all. · 21 minutes ago
From an early age, Carson Sullivan, knew he wanted to be a jockey. He was born into the sport of racing and hung around some of the best riders in the country when he was a kid. But little did he know then, that the road to getting on his first horse, would be so far away. Sullivan, now an apprentic...Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · Great piece, Don. I've seen that name in result charts, but had no idea where he came from. Really cool stuff. · 2 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Interesting story about a 30-year-old bug boy! · 1 hour ago
Online voting is now open for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the spo...Read More
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  • FollowMal · Oh, how I love Wise Dan. I hang on the edge of my seat when he runs and I always leap to my feet and yell when he wins. Game on Dude is so big, beautiful and personable. Chrome is flashy, a ham and gorgeous to watch. Untapable is beauty incarnate- a true winner and so lovely she takes your breath away. Shared Belief is scrappy, beautifully built and runs with a great heart. I don't know much about Ben's Cat, but I bet if I did, I'd love him too. How in the world to choose? Which horse has had the biggest influence on me and been most popular with me and made me want to watch racing as much as I can? California Chrome and his rags to riches story and his beautiful floating runs and his heart. That's who. He gets my vote. But it's with hesitation because I love the others as well. · 5 hours ago
  • JerseyGirl via Disqus · I'd have to go with Chrome on this. His derby trail and 2 wins of the legs made him America's sweetheart. The crowd roared several times during th BC, when he came out of the paddock, during post parade and often during the race. The Dude and Dan are still fan favorites, I love them all! · 2 hours ago
This year's Vox Populi offers six excellent main ballot choices to decide who will be named the fan’s favorite for 2014Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/richa · Two horses captured the public imagination.CC and Wise Dan. The rest were good but not oustanding . If panted got it for surviving illness. Tell me how much more worthy is wise Dan .He survived and came back and won at the highest level. Califonia chrome on the other hand was simply awersome. I hope people make the choice based on the athele and not the owners · 2 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/richa · Voice of the people. Should not be one third. The award should be renamed . (The voice of The commitee, and chenery because your vote out scores the people · 2 hours ago
Ready for his comeback at Gulfstream. Centennial's 4 yo. surprise!
11/2/14 winner's circle photo posted of "The Biter" Woodmans Luck.. He bit a rival's bridle during a stretch duel after he'd had a string of second place finishes, 8/11/2012.
Over the last twenty years, colts that have been victorious in the Kentucky Derby have followed a fairly specific training pattern. Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · You knucklehead, similar to what you do. He selected half of the field running. · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · EVERY ONE of any competence at this game STARTS with a list of contenders then WAITS to see if the crowd has made enough mistakes to allow a wager. THEN one uses a doublet to construct the exotic and embraces the idea that UNDERNEATH randomness is alive and well. This STUPID ridiculousness and mania about JUST locating the WINNER is a sure ticket to the poor farm as NO ONE ALIVE can exist over time doing just that. NO ONE · 3 hours ago
If they do put Chrome into this Turf race, my only wish for the year would be that Shared Belief was entered and as well. Would love to see SB show up in the gate right next to Chrome. Because there is no question, turf or dirt, Shared Belief is in a league all his own and then he would own HOY without question. I know that is wishful thinking. The excuses would be rampant. So if I can't have that wish, my other would be that the HOY be scrapped entirely and instead of awarding it to simply "The Derby Winner who lost his last three"... this year, change the name of the award and give it to the three year old who had serious crazy potential and had it all cut away way too soon - Give it to Dance with Fate. Change it up a little and recognize a great one who left way too soon. I know, a bit sentimental, but If only wishes could come true!
  • James Corum via Disqus · lisa , agreed love to see belief line up w my boy chrome , needless to say chrome would show ur boy up ... #bring that #bayern fella to for good measure oh yea , HOY... dance w fate ... yes , see , we agree on sumthin .;.. thats a start · 4 hours ago
Can the well-bred Ocho Ocho Ocho buck the trend of previous Delta Downs Jackpot winners?Read More
  • AndyScoggin · 888's pedigree may say that he can get a KY derby distance, but I don't think his Jackpot performance showed it. He barely beat Mr. Z, a horse that now has definitely become a hanger. · 4 hours ago
JoJo declared yesterday
Should a hypothetical scenerio exist going into the race on Saturday . One wheras every horse in the race will run their best race . Then the only horse that i would have concerns about will be Itsmyluckyday. Happy Gobble Day to all.
Can American Pharoah carry over his excellent juvenile form to become a true player on next year's Kentucky Derby trail?Read More
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  • hannahWTC1 · As long as he can rate, he seems like a very solid Derby contender. His a acceleration at the top of the stretch is always a good quality · 8 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Babies mature in many ways and more important VARIABLY: body, limbs, coordination, pulmonary capacity, experience etc etc, so that their running style in the Spring of their 3 year old season is NOT KNOWN until they all try 9 furlongs at graded stakes status. The rest is guesswork! · 5 hours ago
Tamarando and Blueskies :)
This is true, Atredies is out of the cigar mile because Marty Wolfson couldn't find a top level rider to ride him in the race, says the Hal's Hope will be the next race for him according to DRF
Leading Light has been retired to Coolmore's National Hunt division. Was hoping to see him stick around as a top class stayer but it sounded like he got pretty mangled in the Long Distance Cup
Big Macher fought off the two-pronged attack of Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win the featured $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes Sunday at Del Mar. Read More
  • Mary Z. · Big Macher beat Goldencents(although bumped start for Goldie) at 6f and was only beaten a half length by Sahara Sky going 7f, in graded stakes earlier this year. He's only run in stakes races in 2014 after moving up from claiming races. Had one bad race, then the poor start in the BC Sprint. If anyone hasn't watched this race, it was a small field, but these are nice Cali regulars. Exciting. Sermon ran so well. Maybe he'll remain a sprinter. Looking forward to much more from these speedy guys. · 9 hours ago
Honor code earned a 106 Beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the Aqueduct allowance race
I,for one feel that JJ is not a good fit for this Magnificent horse. I think Shug should use Johnny V. as JJ is a open and git type style jock where as Johnny relaxes at the start and feels the rhythm of the race, places his mount in a place he feels is close to where he wants to be, and then rides with authority using that natural rhythm saving every ounce of precious energy till it's required. Running up to that brick wall of 5 horses last Saturday has convinced me this horses style of racing would greatly improve if he were handled differently. Continued running full tilt boogie up to 5 horse brick wall, then slamming on the brakes, is what put this horse out of contention for the Classics in the first place. JJ's race riding style just does not fit this very powerful animal.
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  • ekindy · Good point TV, like I've always said, it's just pure coincidence that Calvin Borel's horses seem to always take the rail. Luck of the draw. The jockey is just there for weight. · 19 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · I think Johnny would be a good fit but Javier has done a good job riding him too. · 9 hours ago

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Pen 11/26/2014 R4 - Tightend Touchdown vs. Ben's Cat in Fabulous Strike

Wednesday's 4th race (7:22pm ET) from Penn National is the $200k Fabulous Strike for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track. #4 Tightend Touchdown (6-1) is a turf sprint specialist exiting a competitve 6th of 14 in the G1 BC Turf S...

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