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G1 winner Evening Jewel, who on March 19th, gave birth to a filly by Tapit, will be bred to Tiznow for a 2016 foal. According to http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/restricted/pdf/tdn/tdn150530_1.pdf
Another work this A.M. with Irad aboard. He went 5f. in 24.53, 36.27, 1:00.97; changed leads and finished willingly without being asked. Six in 1:14.12, etc., per an "impressed" DRFWelsch. http://live.drf.com/nuggets/15854
Commanding Curves return to the races begins 6 MTP R2 at CD. CC is the heavy favorite at 1-2
It seems that the rallying cry by many is now........Why did Baffert keep him away from Belmont without a work. Some even go as far as to say that is the reason he has missed on his 3 oopportunities to get the job done. If it were all that simple,wheras a work over the track was the straw that broke the camels back. What then happened to Smarty,Funny Cide and California Chrome to name a few. I know what........They probably worked on the wrong day.
If people actually saw up close what track condition he ran through in the Preakness, they would not be worried about him adapting to the Belmont surface. The way I see it, any horse that can run through that, can run through anything.
Does anyone know what happened to High Yield?
Ben's Cat
Albano / Golden Lad / Cousin Stephen. Oye. I like more than just these 3 I listed
Trainer Todd Pletcher tells DRF's David Grening that Dame Dorothy would not run in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps due to a temperature. He will still be represented in the race by multiple G1 winner Stopchargingmaria, who worked a sharp half-mile in 47.80 seconds Saturday morning. According to DRF
Like Night Prowler / Force the Pass
World Approval / Divisidero
Frac Daddy will be tough, but beware of the longshots in this race. Enterprising and Key to Power are worth a look. I'm leaning toward Enterprising. He's had a nice refresher, a hard test in the American Stakes, and should be ready to get back to the form he showed in SoCal last year.
The Truth Or Else finished a very respectable 5th in the very rugged Grade 3 Pat Day Mile. WTF??????? Frosted wins easy. Yes, that's right. Easy. Bet and Cash.
I'm expecting Work All Week to dominate this field coming down the stretch. He's a fine sprinter and Geroux does well judging what's left in the tank, and when to use it.
Private Zone worked 6f, May 29th, in 1:13:80 (b). It was the only work at that distance.
tale of verve best long shot............
Undrafted worked 5f, May 29th, in 1:02:20 (b). It was the eighth fastest of 15 works.
Poor Mr. Z unfortunately worked 4f today, May 30th, in 49:00 (b). It was the twenty-fifth fastest of 68 works at that distance.
Promise Me Silver worked 5f, May 29th, in 59:40 (b). It was the fastest of 17 works.
Effinex worked 1 mile, May 29th, in 1:41:04 (b). It was the only work at that distance.
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For as long as i can remember I have always loved horses and writing. The first race I ever watched was War Emblem's Preakness Stakes, but I didn't really start to get into racing until the next year where watched and cheered Empire Maker through the Derby, and yes, the Belmont.

I didn't begin writing until a few years later, when I created my own blog Horsin' Around. It didn't take long for me to realize that my niche was stirring the pot and creating heated debates, especially during the time of Big Brown vs Curlin and Rachel Alexandra vs Zenyatta. I was a Curlin and Rachel fan.

Now I am here under the name of Dead Heat Debates, and hoping to live up to that name. Have fun and let the opinions fly! 

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