• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 1 day ago
  • Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 2 days ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 2 days ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 2 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 2 days ago

Mohaymen Captures the Remsen Stakes

After today's impressive win in the Remsen, Mohaymen is a major contender for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.

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I don’t know about you, but for me, this past holiday weekend’s results only further muddied the picture as to who most deserves this year’s Eclipse Award for Older Dirt Male.Read More
This first installment covering New York's contenders for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. Read More
Most likely, there won't be a Triple Crown winner in 2016. But if there will be one, Nyquist is the one.
Any word on what plans they have for Tonalist next year?
Royal Obsession won a MSW at Churchill Downs on 11/29 at 7 1/2 furlongs. RO Broke slow and ended up in last place. RO went wide around the turn and eagerly carried on to catch the horse on the lead to win by about a length. RO was a Keeneland November 1.15 million Stonestreet Stables purchase and trained by Steve Asmussen. Seems to be a talented two year old filly to watch going forward.
BREAKING NEWS: Dortmund has come out of the Native Diver in good shape and now, trainer Bob Baffert tells DRF's Jay Privman that he has three races at Santa Anita under consideration as a possible next start for Dortmund. Those three races are the G1 Malibu, at 7 furlongs, the G2 San Pasqual, where he could face 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, and the G2 San Antonio Handicap. baffert says he is thinking of running him in the Malibu but isn't committed to the race 100%, he will take a couple of weeks to make up his mind, but his next start will be at Santa Anita. Article on DRF
BREAKING NEWS: Bob Baffert confirms that Hoppertunity will race as a five year old and will target the Dubai World Cup as an early season goal. According to DRF
After today's impressive win in the Remsen, Mohaymen is a major contender for the 2016 Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • peege · He was lucky to get that space in between Donegal Moon and Flexibility - it was a tiny bit of daylight. That said, a good win going away. A lot of good consistency this year among 2-year-olds · 1 day ago
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · winning in NY then shipping to Florida, that will make him the winter book favorite unless we see something extraordinary in the Los Al Futurity. I know its different owners but its certainly looking like the 2nd coming of Frosted but more precocious at this point for winning. · 9 hours ago
Dortmund at 17.3 hh reminds me of Forego, who was the same height. It took Forego to age four before he really came into his own. Forego was adaptable for a big thoroughbred, being the only winner of the JCGC at two miles who was also voted Champion Sprinter the same year. To demonstrate his versatility, he won four of his five starts, with one second, at distances of 1 1/2 miles or longer, and won eight of his 12 starts, with two seconds and two thirds, at seven furlongs. I hope Dortmund shows the same talents in the Malibu and beyond, and wish him and Baffert much success.
Dortmund is my horse, he was always my horse. Those shootouts with Firing Line clinched it for me. Yup, he got beat in the Derby, but then the Preakness was a freak washout and he didn't get to run anymore. (This "triple" crown is still missing one as far as I'm concerned, since it was such a throwaway) So glad to see him going gangbusters again. 10 years from now, let's see who is the best sire. Dort, or AP?
I have good feelings about Swipe.
My Christmas wish is that Gary Stevens rides Dortmund from now on. Such patience!
Now that I've seen what horse choking looks like with Martin Pedroza and Private Zone, was Victor Espinoza choking American Pharoah a little bit during the middle stretch of the Belmont Stakes (watching the video, it looked as if he was being held a lot tighter than the other horses and his head was arching more than others too during that stretch)?
BREAKING NEWS: DRF'S Jay Privman reports that Dortmund, winner of yesterday's Native Diver Handicap at Del Mar, carried the incorrect weight in the race. Dortmund was suppose to carry 121 pounds in the race, instead, he carried 124 pounds, and still won by open lengths. The Del Mar VP Tom Robbins confirmed the error but nothing will happen. Just goes to show, despite carrying the wrong weight and spotting the field more weight, he still won with authority. Nothing will happen, just an error on Del Mar's part, but makes Dortmund's win look even better. According to DRF
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Interesting development. Don't get me wrong I like Dortmund a lot but just a small aside, I've been reading old Turf and Sport Digests from the 1930's and 1940's, and when you read about how top horses like Discovery were spotting rivals as much as thirty nine pounds and still won by open lengths, you can see how far today's handicap division has fallen. · 1 day ago
  • QueenBlitzkrieg · Jbyrnes1 on DRF there is a DRF+ article on Dortmund stating that there are three options for him to end this year and one on Tonalist stating where he is directed to next year. Could you summarize those on these pages please? · 2 hours ago
With the retirement of his celebrated stablemate, is Dortmund now the most exciting horse in training?Read More
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  • Anne Shaw via Disqus · Yes he is, Brian for sure the most exciting. Hope he can keep his (beautiful and healthy frame) intact. Love to hear about him. · 20 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · 103 BSF for Dortmund · 12 hours ago
This weekend flattered American Pharoah as much as it possibly could without him actually racing. Effinex, 4 1/2 lengths behind him in the Breeders Cup Classic, wins the G1 Clark Handicap over a strong field. Tonalist, 12 1/2 lengths behind him in the Breeders Cup Classic, wins the G1 Cigar Mile over a strong field (it became weaker when Private Zone kind of ran his own race and then didn't fire, but still - He beat Mshawish and Red Vine, who are both very good milers) Dortmund, 3 lengths behind him in the Kentucky Derby, dominated the G3 Native Diver field by 4 1/2 lengths in the good time of 1:48.06 while carrying 3 lbs more than he was supposed to. While he didn't beat a high-quality field, he romped home and couldn't have looked better.
BREAKING NEWS: Cavorting, winner of the Grade 1 Test at Saratoga, will try to strengthen her résumé and perhaps nab the Eclipse Award in the female sprint division when she runs in the Grade 1 La Brea on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita.
With the 2016 Kentucky Derby still 23 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the odds-on 3-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) winner Nyquist was the 9-1 second choice.Read More
Ashley Mueller is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · You have admirable goals, Ashley. Good luck. · 23 hours ago
  • be082 · Alright ashley. Now comes your first foray into the world of reality. If you want to get the real "racing experience" churchill downs, first saturday in may, infield. Thats where the real world lives. You want to see what will make horse racing popular? Unfortunately, you arent old enough to have experienced the preakness infield until say 10 years ago, with the AR-15 toting military police everywhere, people running on the track, various exhibitions of unmentionable debauchery, wheeling garbage cans full of beer through the geto Those were the days. I'm just sad the lawyers and beer vendors stole it. Thats what will make horse racing popular. When it becomes an experience the common person can relate to. When its not full of stupid hats and blazers and snobs with their pinkys in the air sipping their makers mark super 1911 double casked mint juleps. This is what you want to change, not avoiding breakdowns because they cant be avoided. People cant relate to the scene. Second. TV will not save or change horse racing. It will never be the NFL, Its just not as good. I can watch races anytime I want at any track i want. All streamed online. I rarely do.You want to change horse racing? Make it a better gambling experience. Its gambling Ashley. Like slot machines or blackjack or powerball. Its no different. You have to make it easier and more attractive for gambling. A 20% house take is unacceptable. Make it a 1% house take and multiply the gamblers by 20X. Its too hard, its too slow, and the house take is too much. And no drugs. If a horse cant run without drugs, it shouldnt be running. And its not because of peta. Because the perception is that its fixed, and many people will not bet on fixed events. Government control, so people know the fix isnt in. Too many races, too many meets, too many wednesday afternoons at aqueduct. Bigger fields, less races, better meets, more events, more entertainment, easier and better gambling opportunities. This is reality. The problem with horse racing is the people in it. They want to keep it what it is. You adjust or you fail. They dont want to adjust. They like it just the way it is. You want to make horse racing more popular, study marketing, psychology of gambling, and night club management. · 18 hours ago

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