• Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 1 day ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 5 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 6 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 6 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 6 days ago

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Anyone know what's up with Moreno? Never made the San Antonio and hasn't had a work since 1/9. Is he retired again?
Anybody know what's next for this guy?
He has been running deceiving well. He could very well be a major player in this year's classics for older horses.
I won a bunch of money with this one
BOURNE COUNTRY won closing strong and even when held up kept going paying $11.30 to win. Sometimes it is in the breeding.
She has a horse trying turf for first time at Sam Houston tonight. Name is BOURNE COUNTRY. Hope is was as good as her on grass.
Nyquist can't possibly win any scenario here. If he win's, it won't answer any "distance" limitation questions but if he loses, well.
The field for the San Vincente: 1) Nyquist 2) Electrifying 3) El Charro 4) Denman's Call 5) Exaggerator 6) Sheikh of Sheikhs
I know nothing about breeding. Could some experts help me understand- isn't she too inbred to Pharoah to be bred to him? I see storm cat very close up in their bloodlines
  • BeastBob via Disqus · Line-bred. She's owned by the Coolmore partners. Apparently they see something they like enough for them to do this. · 7 hours ago
She is the first mare bred to American Pharoah right before Valentines Day 2016.
what were the jockeys silk colors for Count Turf??
What do the numbers in the "Rating" column stand for? Thanks!
  • Goblin · The average rating by the HRN voters on a scale of 1-10. Each horse is "rated" according to the 10 yellow/gold stars under his name on his respective HRN page. · 9 hours ago
I know that there hasn't been a comment on here for over 710 days, but for those that were wondering......I read on, I believe it was Equibase or Pedigreequiery (sp).com that Called to Serve is now doing quite well in a new career - dressage as of 2015. Apparently he's doing better at that job than racing. And to the user with the name Called to Serve, if you still have saddle cloths would you contact me at asonoble@yahoo.com. I am a serious collector of thoroughbred halters, cloths and shoes. I would be interested in, possibly, purchasing some of your items. Thanks and I hope my information helped anyone who was wondering.
I will start this comment by stating that I love Songbird. She is spectacular to watch and wins easily without apparently exerting much energy. However, Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman on this site both compared her to the immortal Ruffian. Ruffian is considered by many to be the greatest filly in history. While Songbird is certainly the best of her generation by a long way, a comparison to Ruffian is premature. When Songbird's career is over this comparison may be valid but as of now I believe that there is still a way to go.
  • Mike in SB · No filly today can be compared to Ruffian simply because horses today are trained and raced differently. Ruffian won from 5.5 furlongs to 1 1/2 miles, today fillies rarely run over 1 1/8 miles. Ruffian had run in 10 races by July of her 3 year old year, today many fillies will not run 10 times in their life. Songbird has the chance to be the best of this new era, but will never have a record that compares to Ruffian or other horses from the past. · 10 hours ago
My top 10: Nyquist, Awesome Banner, Moheyman, Amis Gizmo, Richie the Bull, Hit It A Bomb, Franklin Storm, Cocked and Loaded, Discreetness, Its My Turn
Do they usually have the entries a week in advance?
"The Belmont Stakes is the one true race where the best bred horse wins as long as he can sit close to pace." How true is this statement?
  • Deano · Too many variables but as in any race if the pacesetter gets away with mediocre splits he can go wire to wire even with suspect breeding. · 11 hours ago
Just goes to show that there are times when a good jockey counts big time . Mor Spirit was to sit just behind his stable mate thru the early going from what I understood . Stevens reacted very fast by noticing too many wanted the lead so he dropped back then back some more . Very unusual for a Baffert colt to run the type of race Mor Spirit did . But Thanks to Stevens Baffert got his 8th Win in the Futurity 👍 . It was also good to know that Baffert had Mor Spirit cranked up alittle bit more than the race in Louisville . Good to see that Baffert is getting those smart Pts early with him . Baffert can now just work on his fitness for the 1 1/8 . One thing I have always enjoyed about Baffert ways in a race has been Where He Likes His Horse to be at the 8th pole . Thats Huge
  • Pebbles via Disqus · And he showed that he can come from further back which adds to his versatility. · 11 hours ago
Boy, the way they drew posts isn't going to help Collected #1 who likes to close and also bad for 12 Luna De Loco 13 Suddenbreakingnews and 14 Discreetness. Makes the race more competitive.
Horse looks breed for turf routes. Could be really good, not don't think dirt should be in his future
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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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