• Royal Posse edges Saratoga Snacks in the Evan Shipman.Posted 7 hours ago
  • In a pouring rain, Harmonize rolls on by to a big win in the With AnticipationPosted 1 day ago
  • Azar gets there late to win Saratoga's With Anticipation.Posted 2 days ago
  • High Noon Rider wins the Better Talk Now as the longest shot on the board.Posted 4 days ago
  • It's all Stellar Wind in Del Mar's Torrey Pines.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lady Shipman both Smart and Fancy in winning another one at the Spa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Keen Ice shocks American Pharoah in the Travers.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flintshire flaunts his class in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nothing but a walk in the park for Private Zone in the Grade 1 Forego.Posted 6 days ago
  • Runhappy runs them off their feet in the Grade 1 King's Bishop.Posted 6 days ago

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Looking to finish the meet strong, trainer Jimmy Jerkens will saddle a formidable pair of 4-year-old graded stakes winners in Saturday's Grade 1, $600...

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Del Mar r6, 9/4/15, aoc, 5f T: 2 Serbian Syclone, 7 K38, 4 Rocket Heat, 8 Inkling.
It’s almost time for opening day at one of racing's hidden treasures, Kentucky DownsRead More
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  • FirstTurf · Great meet for fans and horse players. Tough track to cap! · 20 hours ago
  • jjflash67 · the camerawork is so crappy you can't tell where they are. is this the stretch? is this it? oh maybe this is it? · 25 minutes ago
As if we needed just a little more pepper to spice up the potential field for this year’s Breeders' Cup Classic, one of Europe’s brightest stars will be coming to America.Read More
Friday's 4th race (5:30pm PT) from Del Mar is a $70,000 Maiden Special Weight event for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a eighth on the turf course (rail at 12 feet).#6 Place des Vosges (8-1) was no threat vs. this kind from post 11 here July 25. She was beaten a neck in back-to-back nin...Read More
OMG, I'm not ready for this yet! Between all the brouhaha over CC & AP the past 2 years, I need a rest.
The comments by Baffert are disappointing. "AP didn't feel right today..." Really?? I guess all the other horses beaten by AP "didn't feel right" those days. This was the first and ONLY time that AP was pushed near the top of the stretch. I've been saying for months that AP was able to run his race during the TC season. Look, although it's obvious I'm a KI fan, ap is the best 3 year old...but he is far from a historic thoroughbred. The 3 yr old crop is slow-and that includes keen ice. AP would have never won the crown vs hard spun n steet sense-just an example. He benefitted from an extremely weak n slow 3 year old crop. But, he won the TC-no one handed that to him my point from the beginning has been that although a great horse-not a comparable horse to the true greats because of the lack of competition.
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  • Meathead Rob Lowe ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ via Disqus · Not sure how you can say the best 3 year old crop in quite some time is weak but whatever. I watched the race, it was obvious to me AP was not right. Baffert's comments were spot on in my book. · 4 days ago
  • Deano · Your comments are pretty much on the money. The jock, Baffert, and all AP's fans had excuses for him. · 2 hours ago
Does anyone have word on him?
Well in his return, i learned one thing. Jose Ortiz does not know how to ride him for some reason. This horse does NOT belong 2 lengths off the lead. I hope Jose Lezcano gets back on him.
Some of the horses haven't even run and I know one might not run at all before the Kentucky Derby and just because of his dame who he might not even be good
Yeah!!Very impressive maiden win for this guy!So happy and really excited to see where he goes next!
Love Honor Code!
  • staythirtsty · I think Honor Code is the best horse in the world . But now it's time for other amazing horses (Liam's Map , Coach Inge , Protonico , Bay of Plenty ) to shine in a very high quality G1 race . · 4 hours ago
Going to throw a c-note on that superfecta just for fun (7-2-6-1)..........see you guys at the window after the race ;-)
The final weekend of the 2015 Del Mar summer meeting is upon us and that means the 65th Running of the Grade I Del Mar Debutante. Read More
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  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Nice Field. Pretty N Cool will win, she proved me wrong LTO. I thought she would regress off the sloppy track debut huge beyer but she dusted that field without breaking a sweat. This is a much tougher race but when Bob has a 2 year old locked in he rarely loses at Delmar. Baffert says she's a special filly & her works since the Sorrento have been super. Songbird was mighty impressive. Hollendorfer's other filly looks to have some class although she's beat weaker upstate. She can rate which is rare for a young horse. · 11 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · I like Gomo, One True Kiss and Come to Mischief. · 5 hours ago
This race is a do-over for those who missed out on the Travers payouts.........7-2-6-1 will hit again, in this order, just as it did in the Travers.......Why? Kismit, that's why, and the horses fit perfectly into this scenario.........the 2 and the 6 battling it out, and the 7 coming down the stretch closing on both of them, with the 1 bringing up the rear for 4th place......will be sweet! ;-)
Entered in the Bernard Baruch.. woahhhhh
According to the equibase entries for this race Magna Light and Uncle Vinny will be having their Sanford rematch in the Hopeful. Other notables are Gradation runner up Ralis and McLaughlin trained Salisaw. I think Uncle Vinny is the best horse among this group and he'll give Uncle Mo another a grades stakes winner!
Shug is sticking to what he feels the horse knows. Whilst I'm dissapointed he's not going to take on the very best, I'm sure he'll take care of business this route. And business is business.
No apologies are needed for American Pharoah's Travers performance. In fact, it should set him up just fine for the Breeders' Cup Classic.Read More
  • Dee via Disqus · Great article, thanks! Agree with all your sentiments. · 9 hours ago
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · If he wins the BCC, I think he has a claim to the best three year old season since the Bid and the best horse of the 21st century so far. I guess I don't understand how one win (if he wins) against older horses will send him off in an unprecedented blaze of glory topping the best 3 year old season ever ahead of three year olds who won against older horses multiple times and set multiple stakes and world records. In any event, I hope he does run in the BCC. There's lots of talent expected to show and it should be a great race. · 8 hours ago
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah returned to his Del Mar home Monday, two days after the three-quarter-length loss to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes and will be paraded for the fans after Sunday’s fourth race.Read More
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  • Steven Shearon via Disqus · They need to just retire AP now and not race him anymore. He did what he was mint to do so let the champion just enjoy his retirement. He will make more money studding him out then racing him anymore. And also if he gets hurt and you have to put him down then it will become all about greed. · 10 hours ago
  • baynut · I want to hear all the excuses and see all the finger pointing when he gets beat in the B C Classic. He got beat in the Travers. Doesn't detract one iota from what the horse has accomplished. No shock here when he got beat in the Travers. I have been around too long and seen too many great ones get collared. I said weeks ago that a certain poster on here thought that 3 YO's couldn't improve. That what they were in May and June was written in stone. Guess what? Keen Ice improved. He's still on here spouting his nonsense and B S. Now he is blaming the jockey. · 7 hours ago
Liam's Map looks to build upon his Grade 1 caliber performance in the Whitney, with a victory in Saturday's WoodwardRead More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · An awful lot of speed here. Kinda leaning towards Effinex. I've always liked Wicked Strong, but he just hasn't advanced with age & has not been the same since that JCGC incident. · 8 hours ago
  • jinlie01 · I like Coach Inge, Protonico and Effinex. Coach Inge has been a different horse since running on dirt. Ran a solid third in his last while contributing to early fractions and coming of a hard fought 1 1/2 win in the Brooklyn. Pletcher gave a him a breather and like his steady works since then. J. Velasquez sticking with him is a plus. Protonico is also an improving horse. Showed some promise as a 3 yr old but seems to be coming into his own as a 4 yr old. Whatever was no right with him seems to be in the past as his last few works indicate. He shows grit and at decent odds, I think he'll make his presence felt. Effinex has become a different horse as a 4 yr old. Besides his odd run in the Brooklyn, he's been unbeaten in three other races including his last win the Suburban over solid company. Liam's Map is the deserving ML favorite off his last against the best handicap field for 2015 but I'm with Jbyrnes, I'm looking for him to bounce a little off that race especially at low odds. I feel that he is an underlay. · 7 hours ago

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Who will win the Woodward?

  • Liam's Map
  • Commanding Curve
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coach Inge
  • Protonico
  • Wicked Strong
  • Mylute
  • Effinex

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Saturday's 11th race (6:24pm PT) from Saratoga is the Grade 3 Glens Falls for fillies and mares traveling eleven furlongs on the inner turf course.#4 Ceisteach (6-1) is sharp, fresh, and versatile, and Hill is 3-for-3 with her. She'll likely be ...

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