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  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 1 day ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 1 day ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 2 days ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 3 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 3 days ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
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One thought that comes to mind is that Godolphin Racing definitely should've retired Frosted after the Pegasus, this is his ideal distance in which he generally runs well although he was a disappointment at the BBC, I definitely think at this distance he'd have come in the money and possibly would've been the spoiler and run a time similar to his win in the Met...
Watching Shared Belief run down California Chrome in the San Antonio will never get old. RIP Champ!
Tonalist's first foal born this afternoon at Lane's End! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/178057f0ca816a8f2fe847e7e812c6d3d2b6f04f1c1bdd439d47f251e01344fe.jpg
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Jess's Dream has been retired. He's standing at Ocala Stud in Florida. Neither of Zenyatta's boys look to be worth a damn on the track. Hope one of them races soon and gets a win. She's expecting a Medaglia D'Oro foal this time round. Hope she gets a winner this time.
Is this true that Cozmic One has been retired and going to Ocala? Has someone a confirm? I hope he will be better sire than racehorse.
First foal. A filly out of the mare Pastel Princess.
Arrogate, Keen Ice, Chrome, Shaman Ghost is my early prediction in that order. Followed by Neolithic, Eragon, Breaking Lucky, Noble Bird, Prayer for Relief, War Story, War Envoy, then Ralis last.
Dortmund worked today at Los Al; his first official work since 10/30/16. Equibase has the work at 3f., on dirt, in 36.60, 10/17. BH has an article as well. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/219133/dortmund-drills-for-sherman-at-los-al
Outside of Arrogate/Chrome, the horse with the biggest upside IMO is Neolithic. In some freak scenario where Arrogate/Chrome don't fire, he is the only horse I can see winning. I also think he's the best shot to fill the trifecta as well. It's early, but I will go cold trifecta Arrogate/Chrome/Neolithic.
I have not seen the splits for Chrome's last work anywhere...and this was all I could come up with... 24.51, 1:00.72, 1:13.20
sig bouncer the clown ? the fool ? no an utter moron of the highest order
maybe we can just focus on arrogate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaeZ2L9-mA0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPHrkuIS9z8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX1hiPqsxEc
I wonder why Baffert would ask his groom to lie about how morphine got into his system? How cruel to drug a horse with morphine. https://tuesdayshorse.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/deadly-to-horses-the-baffert-effect-part-1/ "If administering morphine to enhance a horse’s performance isn’t bad enough, Baffert had the audacity to coerce a groom in his employ to lie to investigators. Baffert testified that the positive finding was a result of “unintentional contamination” from a food source containing poppy seeds (e.g. baked goods). While it is true that poppy seeds can generate false positive drug tests, Baffert went a step further. When notified of the positive result he repeatedly contacted his groom and encouraged him to admit to eating bakery products while in close proximity to “Nautical Look”. Unfortunately for Baffert the groom told the truth and testified he had not consumed any food while handling the horse." See http://goo.gl/uiAwXH.
while sig is acting a fool , lets just pause and remind ourselves about the look on victors face as arrogate sped past him in the BCC
I was watching TVG Classic this morning, and they were talking about the Hollywood Gold Cup in 1988, where a horse called Cutlass Reality came in first by about seven lengths.... over Alysheba and Ferdinand. Could Prayer for Relief or Ralis or War Envoy do the same?
I think Eragon and Neolithic have a chance at 3rd, 4th, or 5th
  • Sig Bouncer via Disqus · It doesn't sound like they were overly happy with Eragon's latest work. See if he picks up the pace on Sunday when he has another one. From the Paulickreport yesterday: A day after James McIngvale's Eragon worked four furlongs in 49 4/5 seconds under jockey Edgar Prado for his North American debut in the Pegasus, trainer Laura Wohlers said all was well with the 6-year-old. “We just walked today and we'll jog him tomorrow. It looks like he's good and he ate well. That's all you can hope for,” Wohlers said. “I would have liked him to go a tiny bit faster in the work, but I'm fine with it. I told Edgar if he had some horse left, to gallop out a good five-eighths, and he did. It was his first time working in awhile. He got stuck in quarantine. He probably didn't need to do more than that yesterday.” · 1 day ago
  • Mr. Ed via Disqus · No and yes. · 1 day ago
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Meet Jasen Mangrum

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.

 

The point of this blog is to get everyone out there a few winners, but also to go in depth at how I come to the conclusions that I do.  From week to week, I’ll explain angles I think are important to locate winners.  I encourage others to post picks they like too, but please explain how you come to your conclusions.  That way everyone can learn a little more about this great game, and add another weapon to their handicapping arsenal.-Best of luck, Jasen Mangrum

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