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  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 4 days ago
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  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 8 days ago
  • Time and Motion wins the Memories of Silver for Jimmy Toner.Posted 10 days ago
  • Finest City sets new track record in Great Lady M.Posted 11 days ago
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I liked Cigar when I was a kid
World Approval / Slumber
No Tepin? Well, that's disappointing. She has already beaten most of the boys in this field, why would they not point her here instead of the 'easier' lady's race in prep for Ascot, where she will face much tougher competition?
Nyquist and Mohaymen next to each other in the gate. Mohaymen will be mentally defeated before the race even start.
i like nyquist,mor sprit, exaggerator and mohaymen for my top 4 all though i could trade Mohaymen for Gun runner
This is a weird and interestingly talented field. I wonder how Speightster will come back?
Stageplay perhaps...
Any information?
Uncle Mo never wanted to run much more than a mile...
I'll give Spelling Again another shot..
C'mon Force The Pass!.... Howe Great?? Where has he been?
Majestic Harbor
The only one I'm familiar with in this field is Selenite... so?
My top 2 Rachel's Valentina / Go Maggie Go. There are a couple of others I like here too- Royal Obsession, Lewis Bay & Cathryn Sophia any of them could round this out for me.
Rematch! Tepin all day long for me.
Here we go again ! Lets skip ahead to May 8th , the day after the Derby and this is what I'm hearing at the Kentucky bars. " Why didn't I bet my last $ 1000 on Nyquist ? " , " When Brody's Cause owner said he would donate the winnings to his school I should have jumped on that ", " Exaggerator was for real , no exaggerating " , " I love rum , why didn't I bet Rum Runner " ( ps : that dude had too much to drink ) " Destin was my first choice , he was destined to win ", MoTom + Mohaymen , it all makes perfect sense that they would run one two " , Cupid , with Mothers Day , Why didn't I think of that ? " , How about that Lani ? born in KY , studies in Japan, wins in Dubai , and easy winner in yesterday's Derby " , " Whitmore and Mor Spirit , Why didn't I play that ? We can do this all day to cover all 20 entries , but I'll let you guys and gals finish it for me . LOL + GOOD LUCK TO ALL !
Excellent position for Nyquist..Triple Crown here we come !! Just need to ensure I have the 2nd, 3rd and 4th finishers behind him :)
Trojan Nation draws the dreaded 1 post for the Kentucky Derby.
How much is it to box a superfecta with 18 horses?... Rhetorical.
Any betting suggestions yet? I actually hit on some posted on here prior.

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Greetings and welcome to my "dark" blog!  I have been a fan of horse racing since I was about 12 years old.  Growing up in Minnesota, my dad would take me and my brothers to Canterbury Downs and I would practically beg to go every weekend!!  I made my first "big" score there hitting the win, place, and exacta in the same race at age 14 (pulled in $84 with horses named Railroad Red and Racers Dream!).  I even had a poster in my bedroom of Lost Code winning the 1987 St. Paul Derby!
 
While finishing school in Chicago, I spent every possible moment at Arlington Park with my dad.  We took the time to develop computer programs (on the ever popular Lotus 1-2-3 for DOS) to try to find patterns and handicap races more accurately.  My dad taught me a lot about handicapping races, paying particular attention to class moves!

Since then, I have become more involved with horse racing each passing year through a variety of different media-based roles. Once deemed the "second best racing ambassador in Chicago" (hey I've been called worse), 
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