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  • Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 1 day ago
  • Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 5 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 5 days ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 5 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 5 days ago
  • Golden Lad surges late to score in the Prairie Meadows Cornhusker.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bent on Bourbon has his coming out party in the Iowa Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 6 days ago
  • Sarah Sis just holds off Pangburn in the Iowa Oaks.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cosmic Evolution edges away to victory in the Debutante.Posted 6 days ago
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I am really liking this guy more and more in Tommorrows Los Als' Derby. The track is playing very strong to inside speed. After getting my speed sheets,i see that Kentuckian is hardly as fast as adverised. Martin should be in perfect position on the front end.
Shared Belief needs to practice his rating skills. Getting crossed over by other horses in a race like Breeders is no excuse for losing. It takes skill to get through the pack and if he can do that he can be more consistent. Otherwise he may never recover to his best and beat other horses with better rating skills.
Like Big Beast / Clearly Now / Bay of Plenty n/o
I like Force The Pass & Canndal
Pink Poppy. P-I-N-K P-O-P-P-Y.
Very impressive 62k Allx1 win 7/3/15 away since 10/14 impressive physical specimen.Conditions await.Chad Brown.Saratoga?
Tonalist- and without blinkers
Jerry Bailey on the Belmont Stakes coverage mentioned that he is done for the year. Bob Ehalt made a similar statement in a recent column on ESPN. It seems like he may be taking the rest of the year off. Get well soon Shared Belief. We miss you.
  • David via Disqus · Unfortunately he may never recover, but he is a good horse. Unfortunately he missed some of the big races. · 3 hours ago
Tonalist disappointing in the Met Mile I thought sure he would win.
Shrinking Violet and Sharp Sensation
I like Strut The Course and longshot Winning Rhythm
Betting on Warriorscmoutoplay and I'm a Looker in this one.
Sticking with Distorted Beauty and Photo Call (if she runs here).
Going with Blofeld and Tommy Macho to beat Texas Red.
Going 6-4/2- all
One more month till we see the greatest horse of the twenty first century run!! Interesting to see how many(and which) quality horses decide to challenge AP. AP came out of the TC in better shape then most horses who run all three races and on a two month break I don't see anyone beating AP over 9f. The horse in this crop with the best chance to beat AP over 9 would be Dortmund but he'll probably be in Saratoga for the Jim Dandy.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings
ROMPS in the Molly Pitcher!!!! Finally gets her graded win!!
Grade 2 winner Horse Greeley has been sold to Haras La Leyenda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Racing Post reports. The 11-year-old son of Mr. Greeley previously resided at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., where he retired to stud for the 2009 breeding season. He stood in 2015 for an advertised fee of $2,500.Horse Greeley is the sire of four crops of racing age, with 47 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $3.8 million. His leading runners include Canadian champion Go Greeley, Grade 2 winner Leave the Light On, Grade 3 winners Clearly Now and Really Mr Greeley, and Grade 2-placed Scotland. Article on DRF
Ziconic..I have high hopes for this champion

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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), 
I now reside in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA and will be covering many different aspects of racing - in my unpredictable DARK HORSE STYLE!  
 
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