• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 1 day ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 1 day ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 1 day ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 8 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 8 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 8 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 9 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 9 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 9 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 9 days ago

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Crimson Giant Set to Make Start #67 in Big 'Cap

Depending upon who you ask, Crimson Giant is: a.) A racing rarity. b.) A throwback to a bygone era. c.) A continuously overmatched iron horse. Or, d.)...

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What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

From DRF'S Barbra Livingston, man, Palace Malice got bigger and stronger. Looking good!!!!!!!
Four jockeys, four Thoroughbreds and two trainers comprise the 10 finalists on the National Museum of Racing’s 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, as selected by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza, Corey Nakatani and Craig Perret; Thoroughb...Read More
  • DANCERS1FAN · GOOOOOOO Lava Man!!!! First horse (and one of only two in history) to win California's big three races in the same year!!! A historic feat such as that is certainly deserving of the Hall Of Fame!!! · 13 minutes ago
Does anyone know the Ragozin sheet numbers for Upstarts FOY and Holy Bull? The Beyers were 95 -105. While the times were wildly different due to the track condition, I see these two races as approximately the same number wise, whatever that may be. Frosted again finished 5 lengths behind and except for the inclusion of a very good Pletcher young horse the rest of the field was nowhere close. Same race to me.
  • tmallios via Disqus · I do not know the Rag numbers,but in this case the numbers are almost in tune with with the Thoro Graphs. In his first race he ran a (-2) and then he ran a 0. I have heard it said that 3 Beyer points = 1 length. At a mile or over,1 TG point is worth about 1.3 lengths. So they both have the race about the same. Even if you added ground loss for both races,it was about the same. He had the same trip. The discrepency is on the next day. Khozan ran a 103 in his first race,he lost about 3 lengths on the turn.So that should in theory bump him up to a 112. The TG number for that race was ( -1.5). In the mile race Beyer gave Khozan a 90,and there was no ground loss since he was on the rail. TG number was a (1). Means that in theory,the race was about 2 lengths slower. Now the discrepency, Beyer is telling us that the race was about 8 lengths slower. · 26 minutes ago
I hope he does well next weekend, but after seeing what Kiaran's horses did last weekend in stakes action, that plays in the back of my mind for Ocean Knight.
  • Jbyrnes1 · I hope he does well, hasn't made any mistakes so far. He's in good form right now and I'll be rooting for him. · 2 days ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Well the good thing J is that he's fresh and probably didn't get pressed to be anything great because of frosted and imperia. I think that's what I love about the curlins. Yes they miss out on the fall of their two yr but get that time to build more stamina and let their bones get stronger · 36 minutes ago
Depending upon who you ask, Crimson Giant is: a.) A racing rarity. b.) A throwback to a bygone era. c.) A continuously overmatched iron horse. Or, d.) Just a healthy, happy horse that likes to play and play often.Read More
  • Normanson via Disqus · I will never respect the connections of this animal for the way they have handled this gelding. · 1 hour ago
  • hannahWTC1 · While it is almost impossible, can you imagine if Crimson Giant were to win the Big Cap? Biggest upset since Upset! · 52 minutes ago
Shared Belief, “the best horse in the country,” will carry his greatest impost ever, top weight of 125 pounds, in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Handicap.Read More
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  • Pick6Sam via Disqus · A good horse on a good day with a substantial weight difference could very well beat Shared Belief in the Big Cap. I don't see it, but don't be too surprised either.. These are good horses that can have great day and a mile and quarter is that classic tricky distance that could see a closer get up to possible come close to snatch a victory away. I don't see.. But its horse racing. · 3 hours ago
  • hannahWTC1 · Shared Belief could literally start backwards, turn around and beat this field by 5 · 1 hour ago
Looking forward to this race on the Big Cap under card. The likely, and deserved, favorite will be Curlin's Fox, but I'm excited to see She's a Big Winner stretch out to a mile. She's gone two in a row on the hill in sprints and has shown some good fight against favorites.
Another bullet work for Team Weaver's large son of Warrior's Reward. March 1st he was 1/35 at 5F. Velasquez back up on him for the work. I can't help but think this guy is better the longer he goes. He may be up there if Cornelio can get him to change leads on command. Hard to do for horses that size and that young. If he does, we may see him sweep by the rest in the last 110 yards.
White Rose worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 51 seconds flat. It was the 27th fastest of 41 works at that distance.
War Dancer worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 50:60 (b). It was the 24th fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens is in a south Florida hospital with a serious infection that has led to complications, his son Jimmy Jerkens said Monday. Allen Jerkens, 85, is in and out of consciousness, according to his son, but on Monday afternoon was showing signs of being responsive. He is breathing with the help of a respirator, Jimmy Jerkens said. “He squeezed my hand and opened and closed his eyes. It looks like the antibiotics are kicking in,” Jimmy Jerkens said Monday. “As of right now, things are looking a lot better than they were yesterday. He’s making pretty good strides.” Article on DRF
This horse is not retired because he worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 50:20 (b). It was the 18th fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Radiator worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 50:20 (b). It was the 18th fastest of 41 works at that distance.
My Miss Sophia worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 50:20 (b). It was 18th fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Miss Besilu worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 50 seconds flat (b). It was the 14th fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Should final running times of Kentucky Derby preps help separate Contenders from Pretenders? Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · Time on different tracks is completely irrelevant. Not only was the Southwest run at a different track, the track was sloppy. · 11 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/richa · Dont known why everybody is making an issue of the FOY and how slow it was. In the previous race did not US win in racehorse time..he was expected not to run to his best... and the track was also very tiring... what is the big deal.. the horse showed true grit and determination ...i think that these are the factors we are looking for in picking a derby horse · 2 hours ago
Maximova worked 4f today, March 2nd, in 50:40 (b). It was the 22nd fastest out 41 works at that distance.
Lea worked today, March 2nd, at 4f in 49:60 (b). It was the eighth fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Tiz Windy worked 5f today, March 2nd, in 1:02:00 (b) (4/8).
Long River is now in Dubai and will race in the colors of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum(younger Sheikh Hamdan), and is curently being trained by Salem bin Ghadayer. At present, Long River holds entries in the upcoming G3 Burj Nahaar & G1 Al Maktoum Challenge Rd. 3. on the Super Saturday card at Meydan on March 7th.

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