• Far From Over is injured and off the Kentucky Derby trail, according to owner, James Covello.Posted 1 day ago
  • Materiality turns away the challenge of Upstart to win the Florida Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • International Star reels in Stanford late to win the Louisiana Derby.Posted 4 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox sweeps the 3yo filly stakes at Fair Grounds with today's win in the Oaks.Posted 4 days ago
  • Pants On Fire guts out a win in the Sir Shackleton.Posted 4 days ago
  • War Correspondent rolls late to win the Appleton.Posted 4 days ago
  • Prince Bishop wins the world's richest race; California Chrome 2nd.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolniya dominates the boys in the Dubai Sheema ClassicPosted 4 days ago
  • Solow defeats The Grey Gatsby in the $6,000,000 Dubai TurfPosted 4 days ago

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

If the discussion about racing in Dubai caused a rift in between Chromies, then the news that he’s going directly to Newmarket has caused a tidal wave.Read More
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  • tmallios via Disqus · I am sorry for saying this. But i am surprised at how betryed(if that is the right word to use), that Chromies are feeling towards Perrys decision to run him in England for his next race. Assuming they brought him back home instead of flying off to England. 99.9 % of you,would still be watching his next race over a Television / Computer Screen. So what is really the difference as to where he runs. Do you honestly think that Chrome will be mistreated in England. Do you think that the absence of Art Sherman will hurt his chances. Well to be fair about it,Artie the Smarty has not exactly laid out the Red Carpet for him with his schedule, following the Belmont Stakes. Even when he was prepping for the Belmont Stakes,Artie was an absent trainer.Aminos' new best pal,Alam "camp Grenada" was the adult in the room when he trained. I am sure he discussed all training with Dad,and hardly made a decision on his own. But last i heard with modern technology,the phones and video streaming work between the U.S. and Britain. So please tell me what is the difference of Chrome being in England. · 3 hours ago
  • Paula Higgins via Disqus · You said it well in your article. I am not sure this is the best idea, sending him to Ascot, but no one will be happier than myself to see him succeed (except maybe Perry Martin). I am sure he will be well cared for by his British trainer/groom etc. I do feel bad for Art Sherman and hope that CC returns to him right after Ascot. But I also think that the three of them: Perry, Steve and Art need to remember they are the team that helped make CC the wonderful horse that he is. The horse deserves a team that speaks with one voice and supports each other. · 23 minutes ago
So many questions, so little time, as the Kentucky Derby trail nears the end of the line.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Boils down to a single question: who can run 9 panels in an evenly distributed fashion that projects to 10 furlongs down the road? MANY pretenders are exposed getting this far along on 2 year old form and never get any better than that. · 53 minutes ago
  • travel_vic · quote: "Jason, you may have to wait until after the Arkansas Derby for the late running horse for the Derby." If you ever watched and kept records on Ark Derby winners, you would know that the majority of winners are pressers NOT late movers. · 19 minutes ago
According to the statement released today by Perry Martin regarding California Chrome being sent to Europe. Martin goes on to say that he absolutely regrets sending CC to run in the San Antonio in February. "Both Art and Steve wanted to prep in the San Antonio against Shared Belief. The argument was that the matchup was good for racing. I did not want to disappoint them so abstained. This was an emotional decision and it was wrong." I do not believe that this trip [to Britain] is a mistake, however I freely admit I have made one mistake in the management of Chrome. I wanted to travel to Dubai early and prep in one of the [Al Maktoum] Challenge races there. This is a proven formula that allows the horse more time to recover from the long trip and gives him the benefit of a race over the surface." So long story short, he's very upset Chrome raced in the San Antonio and he believes that race was one of the reasons California Chrome did not win the Dubai World Cup. Article on racingpost.com
top of his game.really looking foward to the met mile! bayern should race that one.like to see a little payback.
*Bred in Kentucky, my sire was a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner. *My first three career races were at three different tracks, but all in the same state.Read More
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  • Chris Miskell via Disqus · It was the clue about finishing second to a BC Juvenile winner in a derby. With the track record of BC Juvie winners over the years it narrowed it down a bit. Plus the clue about leading earner of gender also made me think it was probably a filly. · 1 hour ago
  • zatt · Correct on all accounts ... Well solved, Champ! · 59 minutes ago
really like Bolo with M. Smith back as his jockey
Looking forward to seeing this tiz shea d run.Love to see a horse that i put my hands on at the sale do well.
No some very good HORSES were in his barn and he kept them healthy. Any good journeyman trainer, given the same level of horse, could have exactly the same result. There are dozens and dozens of trainers toiling on the back side who have horsemanship skills easily on par with the top statistical ones, they just never get the horse quality. Horses make trainers not the other way around.
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A huge day of racing Saturday at Keeneland, featuring plenty of big names, gets the Spring Meet off to a roaring start.Read More
  • BrianZipse · This turf allowance (Race 4) reminds me of the kind of allowance races I would see at Belmont or Saratoga back in the 70's ... wow! · 2 hours ago
Call me crazy- but I like Singing Kitty here a little bit (to at least hit the board?). Tough field. Some good fillies in this one.
nice ride joe ..go back to the west coast
  • Deano · Joe wasn't the problem, War Story always makes a good move but refuses to pass horses in deep stretch. I've been pulling for him and every time no matter who rides him he gets to or near the lead and flattens out. One time is O.K, but three times in a row is a disturbing pattern. He doesn't have the killer instinct you need to win a Derby. You have to be able to pass alot of horses down the lane to win the big one. War Story has not improved in that area in his last 3 attempts. Wish he did, but the proof he's not improving is evident. · 2 hours ago
Those were Wise Times indeed!
When Phil Gleaves was on his game he was one of the top 10 trainers in the USA. His horses ran for him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cELYu5bpgRk Not sure if this was already posted, but quite the fall for the jockey. He walked off course.
East Hall possible for Excelsior (GIII) at Aquaduct Apr. 25th, will have to see how he is in a week or so.
Initially i was looking to bet the Wise Guy Horse,and take a shot with Tencendur. I am not getting rid of him that fast, he will be used in my horizontals. But after seeing the field for the Wood Memorial, i am changing my approach . Frosted is looking like more and more the right horse to beat,even with Rosario on his back. In taking a closer look at his 2 races in Florida, only the Fountain of Youth was out of charecter. But he had a major excuse in that race.As it turns out,the track was very tiring on the horses that weekend. Frosted made a big move on the front end,and just got tired running on the wrong part of the track. In the Wood ,unless Chuckie goes after Daredevil. Frosted should be sitting right off him in pedestrian fractions. Just a matter of how good the "Devil " is. We know one thing,he is a very fast horse.To those that believe in the old Adage ,horses for courses. Frosted arguably ran his 2 best races over the Aqueduct Main Track. He broke his Maiden by running a hole in the wind speed figure. Then was as good and as game as they come,running the entire race against the most pronounced inside bias at Aq. over the past 3 years. Kiaran had a rough go at it in the Sunshine State and the Bayou. Nothing like Home Cooking in this race.
Here's the problem with the SA Derby: Dortmund! Anyone who needs points to qualify for the KD is fleeing to find lesser company they can manhandle or beat to get the points needed. Firing Line & Mr. Z have tried, had their hats handed to them and want no mas... Only reason Bolo & Prospect Park are in the race is because they're SA homers with too much dignity to pull a chicken shiat Firing Line maneuver...
  • DerekFisher · This is one of the dumbest posts I've seen. The goal for most owners in horse racing is TO MAKE MONEY. To call Firing Line's going to the Sunland Derby a 'chicken sh$$' move is classless on your part. I would call it genius...I wish I could have a horse that dominant to win that type of race and make the KD. I'm sure they didn't want to harm their 'dignity' to stay at SA. · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Dortmund looks tough has shown the most grit of any heading to the Derby · 4 hours ago
Undefeated Dortmund heads a field of six in Saturday’s Grade I Santa Anita Derby. Read More
  • Brian Shaw via Disqus · Kent's comments were pretty funny after the race, I don't think he saw the replay until after he said that. Dortmund let up and toyed with the field. Dortmund should just go to the lead and go wire to wire, easy win. · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · One thing is more than likely true. Bullet Bob will run 1/2 in this race. nfortunately for Dortmund, It will be Our Lucky Dane that will be paraded in the Winners Circle. Not because he is a better horse than Dortmund . Because there is no way that Baffert will be cranking up Dortmund for a huge effort. Maybe he is that good,that he can beat this field with 1 hand tied behind his back(D). But given the running styles, this looks as though it will be similar to a Harness race run at a half mile track. They will line up , and race around the track in a Merry Go Round fashion. Dane will be on the lead,with Dortmund biding his time in 2nd place.Depending how much enertgy they want to extend,the winner should more than likely come from the Baffert Barn. Regarding Bolo and Prospect Park who will be positioned behind the 2 leaders. Just depends on what their priorities are in this race. If winning the S.A. Derby is #1 on their list,then assume 1 of them will go after the leaders down the backside. Personally i feel that they are running for a guaranteed spot in the Derby. Therefre they just may be playing a cat and mouse game,waiting and not making the pre-mature move that might cost them 2nd place, and an invitation to the Derby. · 4 hours ago
Wednesday's 9th race (5:28pm ET) from Aqueduct is a $40,000 Maiden Claiming event for NY-bred 3-year-olds and up traveling one mile on the main track.  #3 G R's Giant (4-1) broke from post 10 in his last two starts (4-wide 3-12, impeded 1-15) vs. this kind and landed the place on the inner dirt...Read More
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  • icyhotboo · +$37.50 Jarrod. To bad Secretariat was in the race with your horse. · 4 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Every once in a while you'll find an Onion, icy. · 4 hours ago

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