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  • Materiality turns away the challenge of Upstart to win the Florida Derby.Posted 4 hours ago
  • International Star reels in Stanford late to win the Louisiana Derby.Posted 5 hours ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 6 hours ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Pants On Fire guts out a win in the Sir Shackleton.Posted 8 hours ago
  • War Correspondent rolls late to win the Appleton.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Prince Bishop wins the world's richest race; California Chrome 2nd.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Dolniya dominates the boys in the Dubai Sheema ClassicPosted 11 hours ago
  • Solow defeats The Grey Gatsby in the $6,000,000 Dubai TurfPosted 12 hours ago
  • Secret Circle wins Golden Shaheen Sprint in Dubai.Posted 12 hours ago
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Kentucky Derby 2015 - Dubai Sky Pedigree Profile

With all eyes on Dubai for the World Cup, what better time to review the pedigree of Dubai Sky, the latest Kentucky Derby nominee.

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Dortmund, Prospect Park Drill for SA Derby

Dortmund and Prospect Park, the favorite and likely second choice for next Saturday’s $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby at 1 1/8 miles, each had t...

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If only Prima Gianna's conformation, which boast those unstoppably powerful hindquarters and withers, had translated into her running on the track the way her magnificent pedigree intended, she'd have reached her potential and fulfilled her destiny to be in the pantheon of grade one stakes winners.
Don't want to say I told you so, but I posted this about a month ago: American's top turf horses may have beaten the world's best turfer's on American soil over the years, but haven't had much success when travelling across the pond. Want to see how he runs in the Sheema, considering he was sent to America as a horse that wasn't working out in Europe. We all know what happened to Twilight Eclipse in the stretch in last years Sheema. Big difference in beating a classy horse like Twilight Eclipse and beating a full field of world class classy horses in Dubai.
  • Sullivan · Turf is one of the most variably different surfaces out there. There is no shame in not showing up on a short course and running away on a lawn. Remember this horse didn't like the Euro courses and that's why Motion got him. · 27 minutes ago
International Star won the Louisiana Derby to sweep all three stops on the Fair Grounds Race Course Kentucky Derby Trail.Read More
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  • CauseForConcern · What grit!!!!! Didn't need to be all out, but, this colt runs with a lot of heart. He's run in seven straight Graded races. Now, if he can show that he's not a one-track pony. One thing for sure, Fair Grounds has been very good to this one, and shows that he likes this game. On to Churchill!!! · 41 minutes ago
  • CauseForConcern · Int'l Star closed in :36.87 for the final 3 furlongs; Stanford showed a lot of determination to stay, and came home in :37.44. The Florida Derby was run on a much slower track. Materiality closed in :39.79; Upstart finished up in :39.94. · 30 minutes ago
Wow how did I completely missed this? Well of course I will be rooting for Distinctiv Passion. Tough field.
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I missed the fact that this race was on Turf. No Bueno. DP isn't a turfer. · 44 minutes ago
Mary this is for you
Not impressed.
I need the meaning of Mutbaahij, PLEASE?
Can we keep him in America please, this was hopefully a learning experience that he enjoys N. America and wants no part of Europe. Keep him where he is obviously a different horse.
  • tmallios via Disqus · He was not in Europe today. Has nothing to do with where he races. Just what can he use and can't use. · 1 hour ago
The results are in and Materiality won, Upstart was second, Ami's Flatter third and Itsaknockout fourth. Materiality with John Velazquez came out a bit on but Materiality was not taken down the way Upstart was in the Fountain of Youth. The two hooked up on the far turn and raced within a length of each other down the stretch with Materiality on the rail. Neither look like they relish the added distance but the announcers said the track was slow and tiring because of being very dry.
  • sonofjorel89 · As slow as the early fractions seemed today, the final fraction was too slow for me to be too high on either in Kentucky. · 2 hours ago
Hurt my heart to see Mr. Z today. The horse has talent but you just know he's not going to get a break.
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · I seen a tweet saying Justin Zayat wants to give him 60 days off. · 2 hours ago
Materiality remained undefeated with a convincing victory in the Grade 1 Besilu Stables Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · The wild and crowded Derby after only 3 starts?! He looked good, but that's a gigantic next step and what will be left of him after the race? Pletcher's primary goal every year seems to be the Derby, which is kinda ironic considering he's had 35 horses lose and 1 win. Another more conservative trainer would probably wait for later races. · 2 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Snoop, another discovery for Boots. International Star come to mind? · 2 hours ago
Once again, cannot upload to the photo gallery. Yes, did all steps properly. My images are more than 2 mb? Will ask the child.
California Chrome and Lea are both looking sharp through their final Dubai World Cup preparationsRead More
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  • sully · Lea/California Chrome/Candy Boy/Hokko Tarumae · 18 hours ago
  • Floridaf · 2-3-4 in the World Cup for the Americans. Not bad! I was happy to see Candy Boy get in the mix for 4th behind California Chrome and Lea. · 2 hours ago
Dortmund / Prospect Park / Bolo / Oneluckydane
Still my derby horse!!!He best race is yet to come...
The Gulfstream Park Oaks was run in 1:47.40, the Florida Derby in 1:52.30. Can't say I'm crazy about the top two finishers for the derby or ItsAKnockout who was WAY out from the exacta.
  • CCB via Disqus · The Oaks was a mile and a sixteenth; the Derby, a mile and an eighth. · 4 hours ago
  • SnidgetAsphodel via Disqus · Well of course it would take longer to run the Florida Derby than the Gulfstream Park Oaks. GPO: 1 1/16 FD: 1 1/8 · 2 hours ago
Saturday, 3/28/15 Race 9 – Maiden Special Weight – 1 Mile Horse Racing Nation Race Analysis and Wagering Strategy POST TIME 7:30 PM EDT – The Saturday card at Santa Anita closes with a Maiden Special Weight affair to be contested 1 mile on the Turf.  A full field of 10 evenly matched foes will...Read More
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  • amino998 · The altered pace scenerio led to the inclusion of my 1st timer Volume, lol... Guess another 9) Selection or 2) Nakamoto is indicated. · 6 hours ago
  • amino998 · 1st timer Volume ran LAST t_v... will you NEVER learn about Cacophony? · 3 hours ago
Everything comes with a price. Just like the filly,Lukas made money by running evry time they called them to the post. But i said it then for these 2,and for any other horse around. This nonsense that horses should be running more is ridiculous.Unless of course you only are interested in a career that spans about 6 months
  • lisabn via Disqus · Of course horses can run more, and especially on shorter rests than they do today. Problem is only that Lukas doesn't give his horses a real break for a couple of months a year. Few of those super lightly raced 3year olds last long either, I might add. · 3 hours ago
upstart deserved to win the florida derby. He's going to be on my ticket for the derby and definitely not Materiality. Too bad his connections weren't Pletcher and Johnny V., or else he wouldn't have been taken down in the fountain of Youth. The fact it went official so quickly, shows theres an extreme issue with the stewards at Gulfstream. Now after this race if roles were reversed in the fountain of youth I bet It'saknockout wouldn't have been taken down. There needs to be a change with the stewards in Florida because its affecting the game of horse racing for the worse.
  • tmallios via Disqus · Based on the interview Violette gave just prior to the race. I seriously doubt that they are all that heartbroken for running 2nd today. Based on the timing of which race to run in. He basically told us that he is putting all his eggs in trying to win the Derby,and not the Major Prep leading to it. He said that the horse might be 1 week short of his best race. But if he held him back for the Wood. He more than likely would of run the race of his life. But in doing so,would of never been ready to follow up that effort in a 4weeks time,and run in the Derby. You made the right call Richard. · 3 hours ago
Today’s fourteenth race (3/28) at Gulfstream Park is the 68th running of the Gr. I $1,000,000 Besilu Stables Florida Derby.  This race will consist of three years old and upward running a mile and one-eighth over the main course.#9  Upstart – (8-5): Trained by Richard Violette ridden by Jo...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · vodgag. you are a crab, but for a treat, when the child returns from walking cujo, I will have him upload speedball Broadway Empire photos. Darnit if the child missed the finish line photo. But we have plenty of the paddock and winner's circle. · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I have been called a mermaid ! Cannot post those photos. · 3 hours ago

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