• Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 2 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 2 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 2 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 2 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Actress (12-1) edges Lights of Medina in a sloppy Black-Eyed Susan.Posted 3 days ago
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My wife and I adopted this horse and he is wonderful. His name is Ready to Defer but we call him Ret. He is in rehab right now for a month and then we will move him to his new home. He is so sweet and willing to learn. The vet gave him a clean bill of health. He has some joint issues but hopefully they will get better with some conditioning and a better diet and supplements. The vet said his front right leg goes outward. The vet was surprised he won as many races as he did because it would cause him to lose speed. Shows how much of a fighting spirit he has. He is with three other Thoroughbreds in the same pasture and when we visit they all come running and are so affectionate and gentle. If anyone is looking to get a new horse I would look to adopt a off track thoroughbred. So many go to Mexico to the killing pens. You would not only get a great horse but you would be saving a precious life.
Love money Mikes ride on this Quality hoss.Notice the left handers and the right hand too finish........Awesome too make mindset go forward.....Mikey has always gone right right ....and finish lefthanded.....This horse needed too be retrained....Interesting too see if Travers is in his Path.....Would not count him out....Last 2 rides were atrocious including The 5 wide Arkansas race.....My new name for him is it ain't over yet..... .
If you haven't checked out Cirrus des Aigles's Facebook page yet, then I highly recommend it. When most race horses retire you almost never get a glimpse into how they're doing or what they're up to, but that's not the case here! There are plenty of videos and photos and it's updated fairly regularly by a person who truly cares for Cirrus. It's great to see him doing so well! Link: https://www.facebook.com/cirrusdesaigles/
1st: Minding 2nd: Solow 3rd: Ribchester 4th: Miss Temple City Sorry, but Solow gets beaten in this race.
Lookin at Lee for the win
For anyone still hung up on the name, this is how it came about - -->> "Seth Klarman and William Lawrence, – the co-owners of Cloud Computing and many other graded stakes winners like G1 winners Practical Joke, Annals of Time and Currency Swap – have the resources. Each man runs a company that manages investments measured in the billions of dollars. Klarman and Lawrence like giving names to their horses that reflect their vocation: among other graded stakes winners they've campaigned in recent years are Takeover Target, Deeply Undervalued, Pricedtoperfection, Strict Compliance, Consumer Credit, Balance the Books and Central Banker."
How About Personal Time ( Malibu Moon-Lady Liberty.) Working at Fair Hill for Shug. Hope he gets these horses running at Saratoga.
One to watch after msw.
I believe Meantime and Twisted Tom might run
I think Gunnevera is sitting out this race, also heard Practical Joke might commit to the Belmont
Just posted on the Racing Post web-site about 30 minutes ago: The G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe is the one glaring omission from the glittering CV of trainer Dermot Weld, and the Master Of Rosewell House has turned to a mare to try and give him his first success in the French showpiece. Zhukova has been given the ultimate aim of lining up in this year's Arc by her ambitious trainer, who reports the five-year-old to be in great shape following her wide margin win in the G1 Man O'War Stakes at Belmont Park nine days ago. Harzand gave Weld his first ever win in the G1 Investec Derby at Epsom in 2016, but could finish no better than 9th behind Found at Chantilly last October. Zhukova has now been handed the baton by Weld, who told the Racing Post, "we've mapped out her plan for the rest of the season, which includes running in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks at York in August on the way to the Arc, which runs at Chantilly again this year.
Enola Gray worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:00.20 (h) finishing 1/4.
Mor Spirit worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:01.60 (h) finishing 10/21.
Midnight Storm worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:02.00 (h) finishing 15/21.
American Freedom worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:01.60 (h) finishing 10/21.
Abel Tasman worked 4f, May 22nd, in 49.80 (h) finishing 21/32.
Divining Rod worked 3f, May 22nd, in 38.60 (b) finishing 4/4.
Gun Runner worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:01.20 (b) finishing 6/20.
Darn shame he didn't win yesterday, but Cloud Computing had the better race; at least he's come back strong and is proving his haters wrong - this colt is the same one that dominated the track as a 2YO. I can't wait to watch him strut in the Belmont!

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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!
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