• Callback game in victory in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes. Posted 6 hours ago
  • Avanzare and Gary Stevens get to the wire first in the Arcadia. Posted 7 hours ago
  • Conquest Two Step runs 1:08 flat to score in the Palos Verdes. Posted 7 hours ago
  • Take Charge Brandi holds on to win the Martha Washington. Posted 7 hours ago
  • Ocean Knight gets up in the Sam F. Davis in only his second lifetime start. Posted 8 hours ago
  • Testa Rossi gets the win via DQ over Hard Not to Like in the EndeavourPosted 8 hours ago
  • Include Betty surprises with a big late run in the Suncoast.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Lady Shipman sets a new track record in the OBS Sprint Stakes (Fillies). Posted 4 days ago
  • Constitution covers 5F in 1:00 1/5 , fastest of 7 at Palm BeachPosted 5 days ago
  • Pure Tactics score down the hill in the Clocker's Corner. Posted 6 days ago

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

East Hall did a nice easy breeze this morning with Saez up, just a maint breze did it well and easy, all systems are go for Sat. Donn. Seems to be better than he's ever been, looking for a big effort.
No matter if you are a fan or a player. Saturday Feb 7th promises to be 1 of the best Racing Days Nation wide. From Aqueduct to Gulfstream Park. All the way out to Santa Anita. Promises to be a great day.
Is horse racing a dying sport? Not by a long shot.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Foal crop on the decline, MAJOR players now run by "bottom line" hard nosed MBA's who know NOTHING of horse racing only trying to grab EVERY DOLLAR, negative press and NO organized push to stop it, tax loopholes on breeders closing and the casino metastasis eating away at the game from the inside and SURE the game is DYING slowly and steadily. The game will surely die a slow death since not a SINGLE group is willing to let go of their autonomy and work for the good of the overall product: too many chiefs and not enough Indians. · 11 hours ago
  • mvg7113 · I am optimistic that horse racing will continue to see growth. I am also optimistic that the governing bodies of the sport will come together to address some of the concerns and and necessarily improvements that need to be made to see the sport reach it's potential. Look for horse racing to continue improving. · 34 minutes ago
Gotta root for my guy Distinctiv Passion. That kid is FAST. Besides, I kinda like him a lot ;)
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Conquest Two Step paddock pick · 7 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Glad someone caught that... Casse has a nice four year old. Surprised he managed to beat SC · 1 hour ago
Even though there were no qualifying points, Ocean Knight's victory stamped the Sam F. Davis as an important Kentucky Derby prep race.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · 93 BSF for the Sam Davis win equals his MSW 93. · 4 hours ago
  • Captain Obvious via Disqus · Impressive win on the corky surface from post 11. Kentucky Derby contenders have come through Tampa in recent years. It will be interesting who shows up for the Tampa Bay Derby this year. OK is looking good. · 1 hour ago
Best filly on the west coast and maybe the filly in the Midwest!
Ride On Curlin worked seven furlongs in 1:29.60 Saturday morning in preparation for the $100,000 Essex Handicap Feb. 14.Read More
Wowza! Sarah's Sis might have been best with that poor break, but TCB was something amazing because she shook her off once, and then dug in again when she came at her from the inside. Well done ladies, that was a fun race!
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · I agree, she has fought gamely and she deserves this win and her others too · 6 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Terrible ride by Court · 1 hour ago
WOW!! Geared down to dominate the 96rock stakes at Turfway!!!! That BC Juvenile form is looking better and better every week!!!!
  • geldedridgling · The last time the Breeders' Cup Juvenile allowed lasix (2011), 9 horses from the race made it to the Kentucky Derby. We're probably looking at another year like that. · 4 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Let us remember the field for a listed stakes at Turfway in January may not be the highest quality... · 1 hour ago
Conformation: http://eurekathoroughbreds.com/photos/mrbesilu1thumb.jpg
I think either Shared Belief or Chrome can win this race. They are both training well. They both look great. That's what is going to make this race so exciting.
On Sunday at Gulfstream Park in Race 8. Tennessee will be making his debut. Keep an eye on him.When the smoke clears, he just may turn out to be one of Todds best.
  • amino998 · Strong tail female line back to Relaunch's dam Foggy Note. Word is good from the track {Phineas J. Whoopee, you're the greatest!} so in the quest for the Derby and/or :) 3yo of the Year... Tennessee Tuxedo will not fail · 4 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Avalanche Girl a few races earlier also has Boots endorsement. · 3 hours ago
As I recall Bluegrass Cat screamed TURF and therefore was far too late for 10f
Former trainer, Fred Tunks inaugurates his Super Seven series with the Kentucky Derby edition.Read More
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  • Trainers · Update: The Gomper (Sky Mesa-Tri Delt Girl by Sefapiano) ran second in a NW1OC at Santa Anita 12/31/14 to Serbian Syclone still looked good, and still think I like this guy stretching out. · 31 days ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/fred. · The Great War validated his spot on this list as he rolled home the easiest of winners in a minor Stake at Turfway today. On the ofter hand the Gomper ran an unimpressive 4th at Santa Anita and it seems as Baffert is playing chicken with Punctuate who continues posting nice works but hasn't ran since September. · 4 hours ago
It wasn’t exactly how a 2-5 shot is supposed to win, but for the fourth consecutive time Take Charge Brandi proved tough, and found the winner’s circle in another stakes race. Read More
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  • ruffianzenyatta · Read in the Bloodhorse this week about fillies in the Kentucky Derby. Lukas has obviously traveled this road many times before, as referenced in this article. It would be great if Take Charge Brandi ended up another Winning Colors, but hopefully she won't end up like Althea, who won the Arkansas Derby but tired in the Kentucky Derby and was never the same again. · 5 hours ago
  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · I think she got a little bored up front, and wanted to look someone in the eye. When Sis got even, Brandi just hit another gear to come back for the win, didn't seem all out, considering it was a hand ride. I noticed that Sis passed her after the wire, but then Brandi came back and passed her again! Very competitive and full of fighting spirit! · 4 hours ago
Ocean knight earned a 93 Beyer speed figure for his victory today in the Sam F Davis.
With fast fractions to run at, trainer Mark Casse’s Conquest Two Step flew through the stretch to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under a high-riding Joe Talamo who registered his third win on the card.Read More
  • Southern.humor · So remember than 70-1 shot that SB 'labored so hard to beat' what a dud he's turned out to be -_- what say the nay Sayers now ? · 5 hours ago
It is time for thoroughbred owners to start coming up with names for their two-year-olds, however that task is much easier said than done. Read More
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  • Abel Magwitch via Disqus · Great article Matt, the first one I've understood. · 8 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Just saw a Twitter post with a great name. · 5 hours ago
11,7,10,12,5 finale.
So sad he had to be put down because of colic =(

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