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  • Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 4 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 5 days ago
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Any word on why he was scratched today?
  • reshuffler · At the start he fell to his knees and his rider was thrown off. He was officially declared a non runner. · 11 minutes ago
Looks like a contender for the triple crown.
  • thess44 · Any notion as to where he's pointed? Would love to see how he does in a Derby prep race. · 3 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Stay far, far away from any horse with "Ami" in it. · 44 minutes ago
First start . Churchill Downs in May
1/23/16 Morning Fire won the Pasco Stakes (ungraded 7 furlong dirt) at Tampa Bay Downs. You might want to correct your records. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/TAM/2016/1/23/7/pasco-s
Davona Dale with Rachels Valentina? It could be interesting.
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · Rachel's Valentina, Cathryn Sophia and Carina Mia. Don't see such promising young fillies hook up this early very often. After Cathryn Sophia's dominant win in the Forward Gal, I'm surprised any of them want to tangle with her. · 2 hours ago
I take that back. Wrong horse
Good to see Inheritance back on the worktab, very very excited to see this filly going forward. Her 16 length maiden win was a thing of beauty.
Can Sail Ahoy please come back to the Derby Trail?
The connections of Polar River are going to send her to America to run in the Kentucky Oaks, as long as she is 100%, multiple sources reporting. If she runs like this in May, Songbird will be in for a fight.
Any news on her?
  • chasingmytale via Disqus · Yes, she had her first workout of the year today. I'm so excited to see her back in training. · 6 hours ago
Inheritance had a workout today at Fairgrounds. She worked 4f in 52:40 in her first workout of the year.
Mentioned her in the Cathryn Sophia/Songbird conversation yesterday, and all she does it go out and CRUSH the 1000 Guineas. Does anyone know if her owners are considering the KY Derby/Oaks?
  • Byrnzzz · Yes, the owners are possibly going to send her as long as she is 100%. She will be America bound · 6 hours ago
Undefeated watch?
To me, Polar River has been one of the real bright spots so far at this year's carnival. Once again, she bolts up to beat Promising Run easily, this time by a city block, to win the UAE 1000 Guineas, keeping her unbeaten record in tact.
  • ChessChamp · Assuming she runs/does well in the UAE Derby, do you know if her owners will try and point her to the KY Derby/Oaks? · 7 hours ago
Come on Exaggerator & take it to the champ. I know you can give him a run for his money at least.
His mother will be bred to American Pharoah :) via Ahmed Zayat twitter.
She will be bred to American Pharoah ^^
Toews on Ice out of San Vicente with quarter crack.
I am starting to suspect that Songbird is really a colt who just identifies as a filly.

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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!

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