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With an eye on the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup in two weeks, trainer Jimmy Jerkens had V. E. Day and Wicked Strong breeze over the Belmont Park train...

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Trainer Mark Casse said Conquest Tsunami would be pointed to the Grade 1, $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity on dirt on Oct. 4 or the Grade 3, $250,000 Bourbon Stakes on turf on Oct. 5, both at Keeneland, considering his first dirt work went well, he might go for the Breeders' Futurity, article on DRF
Despite having an unfavorable trip, the Tapit filly came through. Undoubtedly this best 3 yo filly and a member of the Top 10 3 y/o horses list.
Does anyone know when Cozmic one will be racing again?
The chase for the 3yo male championship is now as wide open as it has been since before the Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • Jennifer Quail via Disqus · Atreides wins easily. Shared Belief just wins because if he's a G1 horse, he ought to have won the three so far. Right now the best he's beaten is Candy Boy (I said at the time, it wasn't impressive to beat Game On Dude and gee, the trainer and owners thought exactly what I was saying, the horse was done.) He hasn't even got a record to compare with Bayern as far as company kept goes right now. It's how he'll stack up against G1 horses who aren't ready to retire (Dude) and three-year-olds who aren't middling at best (really, I went and looked at the fields after everyone started hailing SB as the next Secretariat.) And really, V.E. Day? Don't get me wrong, I liked how much that late P3 paid, but I don't think he's even in the conversation unless he pulls off a shocking upset by a more decisive margin. · 40 minutes ago
  • geldedridgling · Whether fair or not, the only way to wrest the 3 year old title away from California Chrome is for another 3 year old to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. · 27 minutes ago
Why would one of the best dirt milers in the country experiment with grass on the final BC prep? This really make zero sense. (and Im all for experimenting with grass!!! but not now)
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  • buds · understandable, but 2 dirt victories and then go to grass makes more sense · 3 days ago
  • arazi via Disqus · Right on buds. ZERO SENSE..at this time..Now he is being asked to run at a distance he really doesn't like. All of those seconds at 6 furs is all class. Not because he is a 6 furlong horse. What's wrong with these guys...And didn't co owner Josh Kaplan say he won't be running in a 6 furlong race.. · 40 minutes ago
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: 4-time G1 winner Kingman has been retired due to having to undergo treatment for a sore throat, which rules him out of any Autumn targets.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Quite an interesting decision. I find it questionable that this was the only reason as they could easily race him as a 4 yr old. · 1 hour ago
  • Northport · ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh · 1 hour ago
Frequent flyer Bayern won the Pennsylvania Derby in dazzling, front running style, while breaking the track record in the process.Read More
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  • trollman via Disqus · Victor Espinoza has ridden California Chrome like a cheap claimer his last 2 races, I take that back, he's ridden this horse as if he were a fragile 8 year old. Really now, does anyone not think this horse can't run at least a 23 first quarter after an alert break from the gate? Even Art was bewildered why Victor didn't go on with the horse. Victor has compromised CC's chances by either not having a clue about pace time, riding scared, or wait for it... something dubious. Of course the Belmont could have been excused for the poor break and being stepped on but doesn't anyone think it was eerily identical to his ride on War Emblem when that horse was going for the Triple Crown? The Penn Derby can be excused for the lay-off but Art Sherman seemed rather agitated with the ride when interviewed immediately after the race. Victor shut CC down mid-stretch claiming he didn't want to abuse the horse. I guess Victor is the owner and trainer as well. Perhaps that was what Art told Victor to do if the race was out of hand but Art's comments tell me otherwise or else these guys are Academy Award winning actors. Another poor ride by Victor should warrant him being taken off the horse. Victor used California Chrome's tactical speed in prior races to get position, why then did he abandon those tactics in the last two? Something's not quite right. After the Preakness you could tell Victor's success on CC was going to his head, making comments about how the horse does what he tells him to do. It's about time Victor Espinoza starts actually riding this horse like a real jockey should. · 11 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · amino, speaking of Australia, Sea the Moon retired last week with an undisclosed injury; this week it's Kingman with a throat infection. Australia's days are numbered. So much for the superior "soundness" of the Euro Champions. When money talks, the language is irrelevant! · 1 hour ago
Doug O'Neill says turf experiment with Goldencents on hold for now, will point for SA Sprint Championship then either BC Dirt Mile or Sprint
  • Mary Z. · He shied from the cones. Probably didn't get over the turf too well either. Oh, well, have to enjoy him repeating in the Dirt Mile. · 1 hour ago
Its Official. Next Start will be LA Woman on Oct. 4 at Santa Anita
Why are you selling Princess of Sylmar at action? Why not retire her to your farm? Or find a PA stud far for her to go to.
  • Anne Shaw · I was shocked at this news. If they have the means seems this one deserves a lifetime home. · 2 hours ago
How thrilling was Artemis Agrotera's win in the Gallant Bloom? Enough for a longtime race fan to suggest it was Forego-like.Read More
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  • jmac500 · I'm still shocked she pulled it off. · 2 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Hey, I, too, am partial to a nice closer in the BC Sprint races. Artemis caught a very tired horse in the Gallant Bloom, just as Forego caught a very tired Honest Pleasure in the Marlboro Cup. · 2 hours ago
they now have her listed as possible in THE L>A> WOMAN
  • ekindy · Who is "they"? L.A. Woman and Zenyatta were the two possibilities mentioned about a month ago. · 3 hours ago
  • Goblin · BloodHorse is reporting that Debbie is going to the LA Woman on October 4; according to Wenzel (trainer) that is their choice, rather than the Zenyatta. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/87520/stopshoppingdebbie-to-start-in-la-woman · 2 hours ago
Funny, everybody's claiming shared belief to be so good but this guy never got mentioned.
  • Robert Lee via Disqus · You are right on with toast of New York /2 so-so efforts on turf/distance not an issue/ his numbers line up/fairly well rested/switch from synthetic to santa anita is the bet/it's not that far-fetched/I'm leaning towards shared belief-wicked strong-toast of New York top 3 bc classic!!!thanks for info the way this year is going he could win it! · 3 hours ago
In first dirt workout, Conquest Tsunami worked 5F in 1.00.40, (1/36) fastest work out of 36 to take the distance, guess he likes dirt
Duel G1 winning miler Toronado, who has been a flagbearer for his owner Sheikh Joaan's Al Shaqab Racing, will take up stallion duties at the National Stud in Newmarket next year.
i hope she proves the naysayers wrong and makes a great showing of herself I think you have the right stuff DEBBIE the numbers are there as well as the heart Best of Luck
VE Day, working by himself, a good-looking 5-8ths in 1:.00.69, out 3-4s in 1:14.28 double out 1:28.36 over BEL training track
Will run the 8th race from the 7th spot in her last ever start at Suffolk Downs. Ill be headed there for my last ever trip to the old local track.
Bob Baffert said if Bayern shows him he's holding his form, he'll run in the BC Classic. "He could have run a mile and a quarter yesterday". From Baffert
  • michael via Disqus · i keep going back to the travers,is the dirt mile a 2 million race or a million??? · 23 hours ago
  • ekindy · I'd imagine he'll be double entered and they'll make a last minute decision based on posts drawn, competition, how Bayern is looking going into the race, and of course how the track is playing. · 7 hours ago
Belmont Park will host TVG Super Saturday, which includes six graded stakes worth a total of $3.4 million. Topping the list is the Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup.Read More
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  • Shadowman · Does anyone know if Toast of New York is racing on this Saturday · 13 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Photo caption is, So That's How You Win. · 12 hours ago

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PID 9/22/2014 R1 - Sweetsoutherndame needs some pace help at Presque Isle

Monday's 1st race (5:25pm ET) from Presque Isle a $30,000 Allowance event for fillies and mares which have never won two races. They will be dashing six and one-half furlongs on Tapeta footing.  #4 Sweetsoutherndame (5-1) ran well in her last th...

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