• Lady Shipman dominates in Saratoga's Coronation Cup.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 1 day ago
  • American Pharoah wins the Haskell completely in hand!Posted 1 day ago
  • Heart to Heart takes them wire to wire in the G3 Oceanport.Posted 1 day ago
  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 2 days ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 2 days ago
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Tbh I love American pharaoh but I wish frosted was the triple crown!
On August 2, Race Day worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:32 (b) finishing 17/72.
On August 2, Princess Violet worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 49:66 (b) finishing 52/72.
If it wasn't for horses such as Texas Red and Frosted both G1 winners American Pharoah's victories would not have meant as much. Both horses were not in anyway an embarrassment! Think Breeder's cup juvenile, Derby, Belmont! I think a rematch with an older and more mature "Texas Red" would be nice to see. Maybe Zayat and Bafford are avoiding racing Texas Red. His injury was unfortunate and he had already qualified for the derby back in November. Hard to say that's an embarrassment! He is one of the better 3 year olds out there! I think he proved that by beating "FROSTED" in the Jim Dandy. After Frosted's performance at the Belmont its hard to say he is an embarrassment! The Jim Dandy had a much stronger field then the Haskell. Except for Keen ice and Upstart, the Haskell were mid grade at best a GI race with G2 horses. You can't actually believe that Upstart and Keen Ice were top ten three year olds! That's just my opinion.
On August 2, Mylute worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:34 (b) finishing 19/72.
On August 2, Merry Meadow worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 47:82 (b) finishing 7/72.
On August 2, Honor Code worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 50:22 (b) finishing 60/72.
On August 2, Constitution worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 50:34 (b) finishing 61/72.
On August 1, Mshawish worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:01:55 (b) finishing 10/36.
On August 1, Liam's Map worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 58:58 (b) finishing 1/36.
On August 1, World Approval worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:02:99 (b) finishing 6/17.
Ahmed Zayat has confirmed American Pharoah will not run in the Pacific Classic. Zero shot.
On August 1, Recepta worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:02:13 (b) finishing 1/17.
On August 1, Daring Kathy worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 49:43 (b) finishing 19/40.
Well here's his second workout..On August 1, Ziconic worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratog in 49:49 (b) finishing 57/94.
On August 1, Ocean Knight worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:25 (b) finishing 26/94.
On August 3, King Kreesa worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 50:05 (b) finishing 76/94.
what do you all think about his race the other day?
As incredible as this Horse is turning out to be. The scary part is that,if he stayed healthy and developed as he should. They knew exactly how good this horse was going to be,before he even stepped on the Race Track. People will now talk about racing Older Horses and other things. But the only regret that i have this year. Is that a healthy Pharoah and a healthy Khozan ,never got to go at it head on. I am not trying to be a Monday Morning QB,and take away from A.P. . What he has accomplished to date is Historical. But as i said back in February,when many questioned these 2. They are truly in an Area Code all by themselves. That is the race i would loved to have seen.
  • elhubbo · There were only 2 colts that really wowed people. We never got to see Khozan go against strong competition but folks in the know we're using the term special on him too. · 6 hours ago
  • Dna0571 · I'm with you on this, I actually posted on Khozan's page last week. He is the only other 3 year old who was spectacular in his races. · 6 hours ago
quote from beholders trainer in regards to the pacific classic- I would definitly go if american pharaoh came, I hope we haven't scared him off. my response- wow.
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My interest in the Sport of Kings goes back over 25 years with my father taking me with his friends to the old Ak-Sar-Ben Race Course in Omaha, NE.  From those early experiences I was able to read the Daily Racing Form before the age of 10.  Once The Woodlands opened in Kansas City in 1988, I became totally hooked on the sport studying racing charts after homework and tennis practice.  In recent years, with the explosion of handicapping tournaments, my love for handicapping the races has risen to a new level.  Primarily focused on New York, Chicago and Louisiana racing, I have now been forced to study races far and wide in attempt to find “cap horses” in the tournaments I play.  I have also dabbled in horse ownership within syndicates and on my own.


My fondest memories in racing include Silver Charm’s 1997 Kentucky Derby victory.  Both my father and I selected him, which made for a memorable day.  The best race I’ve seen was Tiznow’s first Breeders Cup Classic win in 2000 when he outdueled Giant’s Causeway down the length of the Churchill Downs stretch.   My biggest windfall as a gambler was a pool-scooping pick-4 win, paying over $6,600 at The Woodlands in 2005.


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