• Hogy (5-2) earns his 16th career victory in the Colonel Power.Posted 20 minutes ago
  • Hogy (5-2) earns his 16th career victory in the Colonel Power.Posted 20 minutes ago
  • Even money favorite Derek's Smile goes gate to wire in the Texas Glitter.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Winx wins her 15th straight and her tenth Group 1 in the Chipping Norton.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Nomorerichblondes, a daughter of Hard Spun, runs to victory in the UAE Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 4 days ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 6 days ago

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Dueling Down The Stretch


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great race against gormley in second start, watch out!
One more Derby prep for One Liner. Pletcher said races like Fla. Derby , Wood or Blue Grass likely next and final prep for One Liner .
  • Moki · Has Fletcher been handed the favorite for the KD a few times? I like One liner as top five but the trainer jinx won't end here. If I had three wishes for the triple crown Unique Bella would be one of them. · 14 minutes ago
I got no more adjectives to describe Winx. She very well may be the best ever.
Makes a nice impression. B https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e72d9421ca90b37efb9ac08f03f2db28399e3127e09aa4cf3c04a41e0ddc0829.jpg eauty
Why has Winx never shipped for the Breeders' Cup? I don't know if I've missed something or if I'm simply an amateur, but the Breeders' Cup races are some of the most prestigious in the horse racing industry, so I don't understand why the number one turf horse in the world has never participated in any of the runnings? Not looking for an argument, I'm simply curious. I've seen some people comment that Australian turf is a bit different from American turf, but is that the sole reason why she hasn't participated?
On a track that was literally a swamp Winx ran her streak to 15 straight. She was almost scratched and it was a difficult decision to run her. It had rained all through the card and was pouring about five minutes before post time. The track was listed as heavy and she was unbelievable again. A true champion.
When does Arrogate's owners have to declare that they will be in (or not be in) the DWC? What is the deadline?
Incredibly fast horse this is!!! I wonder how he would go on the turf? I'd love to see him come over to the UK in June for Royal Ascot, he could run in the 5f G1 "Kings Stand", or the 6f G1 "Diamond Jubilee", these two races are very prestigious and it would be fascinating to see if he could blitz the top class European turf sprinters. Unfortunately I don't think it will ever happen because Baffert is a "wuss", and he won't take on the challenge, Baffert needs to learn from Wesley Ward and bring some of his best sprinters over here. Show some balls Baffert, show some BALLS dammit, lol.
The only Mystic Lake Derby contender to become a TDN Rising Star this year.
Survived an objection in the 3rd at FG. 1/2 to Battalion Runner https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d94c0bcf0b462e004238853473222d68b264448158c9b9706cd0791a5f8e5913.jpg
1st of 36 works at Payson Park at 4 furlongs. I wonder if he is targeting the Palm Beach... If he is this good on the dirt it would be a shame if he missed the dirt races.
Trainer Chad Brown announces that G1 winner Practical Joke will make his three year old debut in the G2 Fountain Of Youth next Saturday at Gulfstream Park.
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Wow. The Gotham Stakes would likely be an easier spot for him. He could easily be the 3rd/4th best horse in that race, and no worse than 2nd in the Gotham. They must have their sights set on the Florida Derby...or maybe they are thinking they have to try Florida and they will point north if he does run 3rd or 4th here. A 2nd in the Gotham though makes him a Derby lock points wise, whereas a 3rd or 4th here does not. · 2 hours ago
I've been a fan of Classic Empire since last year and I'm not giving up on him. With that said, Irish War Cry is very hard to ignore. As of right now, he's my guy and I can't wait to see him in the Fountain of Youth.
Hmm. Pointed to the Rebel instead of Mastery. I find that curious, but we shall see.
Champagne Room worked 4f, February 25th, in 47.60 (h) finishing 4/48.
Neolithic worked 5f, February 25th, in 1:00.40 (b) finishing 2/8.
Keen Ice worked 5f, February 25th, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 4/8.
Tapwrit worked 4f, February 25th, in 47.80 (b) finishing 4/28.
Stanford worked 4f, February 25th, in 47.40 (b) finishing 1/28.
Madefromlucky worked 4f, February 25th, in 48.60 (b) finishing 7/28.
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