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  •  Danza shocks 'em in the Arkansas Derby!Posted 8 days ago


What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

i didn't use to like her that much before, but i've really fallen in love with her lately. Gary Stevens said today that Beholder is "probably the most intelligent horse i've ever sat on" i know some people that work at Santa Anita or visit Beholder frequently that says she is an absolute sweetheart & a sucker for attention. what a nice filly.
Javier Castellano will be aboard We Miss Artie for the Derby.
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  • kaitlinefree1 · yes Castellano was planning to ride Constitution. · 21 minutes ago ·
  • furlonger · man - - I love Castellano, but I don't like his horse. damn it - I wish he were on a real contender. · 20 minutes ago ·
So now who will she be bred to? Galileo? Kittens Joy? Distorted Humor? Tiznow? Medaglia D'oro? Elusive Quality? SMART STRIKE!!!!!
  • kaitlinefree1 · would love to see her bred to Galileo, but i doubt they would do that. i'd like to see Medaglia d'Oro or Awesome Again. maybe Curlin? Pioneerof the Nile maybe? · 4 hours ago ·
  • EP Taylor · I hope for Elusive Quality or Lonhro. If they want to travel...Galileo or Deep Impact · 27 minutes ago ·
Happy Easter to everyone on HRN, have a great one.
Happy Easter everyone! In this week's report I will discuss some special offspring, the return of a classy sprinter, a classic of a race, and my latest thoughts on the Kentucky Derby!Read More
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  • tcglory · It wont be the year of the 3 year olds I can see that. I see it being the year of Belmont Park a Meet we wont ever forget · 1 hour ago ·
  • https://www.facebook.com/john.karczewski.39 · This is the year in general. The older male dirt division is awesome, that Santa Anita Hcp was one of the best non BC fields in awhile. The older filly division is stellar once again. The Champ Wise Dan is still doing his thing, "The Titan of the Turf". Judy the Beauty may pick up right where Groupie Doll left off in the filly sprint division. And Cali Chrome and Untappable could end up being something unforgettable. Top to bottom 2014 is looking like an exciting year · 38 minutes ago ·
I bet him in the Big Cap but didn't last night and of course he runs the race of his life. Good win!
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  • amino998 · icyhotboo · and ur the guy that complains about people not being "man" enough to use their own name. Try using yours more, if that's even possible. Set a trap, catch a rat. >> OR... set a trap and be hoisted by your own petard... LMAO · 6 hours ago ·
  • Mary Z. · icy is not rafi. Why would anyone think that he is? · 38 minutes ago ·
Any updates? Hope he's recovering well
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  • Northport · From what I've heard, Winstar is more of a training and rehab facility (in addition to its breeding operation). It has a Hyperbaric chamber, Aquiciser, Equicisers, and a poly training track. Lane's End is more strictly breeding and boarding, so it doesn't have any of the amenities needed for horses in training · 1 hour ago ·
  • kaitlinefree1 · i can think of a lot of horses that went there for "special care" · 55 minutes ago ·
Best Horse Ever
Will he wear blinkers May 3
Will win the Derby.
Oh sure, I know that CC is the glam horse of the Spring Thoroughbred Couture Season....I get that....yet somehow I'm not convinced that he will put away all of the challengers in the manner of a Big Brown Favorite this KD.....something tells me we are more likely to see an upset a al Charismatic, Animal Kingdom or Monarchos.....watch the replays of all the preps .....there is one out there in Prepland who will eventually best the Cal baby! I just hope that the masses don't bet down Wicked Strong to fave status by race time bc that's the one I think who is going to nab CC.....any thoughts, racing fans???????
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  • jockey2be · Wildcat Red by 2 · 1 hour ago ·
  • Stagedoorjohnny · Go with the leader...California Chrome, a horse with six wins at five different distances on three different racetracks with the highest Beyer this year over a quality group of three years olds. Easy choice. · 1 hour ago ·
Any news on how Honor Code is doing???
Next on deck...Vinceremos. In the hole we have...Harry's Holiday. Deep hole we have...Commanding Curve and PabloDel Monte. It will take a miracle to get Bayern or Social Inclusion in the gate.
The Queen now has a Princess! an Easter baby. can't wait to see pictures of her!
is he even going to the derby? last I heard he was on edge 50/50 and if he was going it was for the owners sake not cause bob had confidence he can win
  • striped mentality · The horse has never finished worse than 2nd. I have a REALLY hard time beliving that Baffert thinks he has no shot in the derby, plus he has already said he was really impressed by his work over the track. I would be Shocked if he didn't enter. · 1 hour ago ·
Saturday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – April 19 Main track seemed to tilt toward speed as the day wore on (1 wire job @ 5.5f). The turf course yielded three wire jobs (6.5f, 8f, 8f,), and an off the pace winner in the 9f feature (rail at 15 feet). Rafael Bejarano rode four winners (3 on turf). Edwin Ma...Read More
WATCH OUT! They were not trying to win the Santa Anita Derby with Candy Boy.They were only placing the target on California Chrome's back. If you look at the video, you can see the strangle hold Stevens had on the horse. he let Candy Boy press Chrome, and then back off. so the horse lost nothing in that race,and 3rd olace got him in. this horse is dangerous.
Happy Easter Everyone! Q of the D today will be simple. who did you LIKE better? Affirmed or Alydar? not who was BETTER.
3-5-11 in the 4th
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Imperative!



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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!