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  •  Imperative shocks 'em all in the Charles Town Classic!Posted 10 hours ago
  •  Dynamic Impact edges Midnight Hawk in the Illinois Derby!Posted 13 hours ago
  •  Mr Speaker rolls in the Lexington Stakes!Posted 15 hours ago
  •  Frac Daddy lays down the law in the Ben Ali!Posted 15 hours ago
  •  Sisterly Love game in the Doubledogdare!Posted 1 day ago
  •  Daring Dancer rolls in the Appalachian!Posted 2 days ago
  •  Stormy Lucy flies late to win the Santa Barbara!Posted 6 days ago
  •  Ready to Act wins the Beaumont!Posted 6 days ago
  •  Danza shocks 'em in the Arkansas Derby!Posted 7 days ago
  •  The Potrero Grande goes to Big Macher!Posted 7 days ago


 

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Two weeks to go is she ready to fly
The wild card race is unsuccessful, and Midnight Hawk may skip the Kentucky Derby.Read More
  • Roses4U · Also trending is anyone with a future exacta with the field. Cairo was the only individual betting interest in all 4 pools and Midnite Hawk was in 2 pools. Vinceremos, Harry's Holiday and Commanding Curve are part of the field in all 4 pools. · 8 minutes ago ·
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This caballo has class. Very good looking win!
  • audy · Agreed, great race. So happy, he won. Once he found his way through he seemed unstoppable. Wondered whether he even might like the lead instead of stalking. He is so amazing, seems so keen on running. Best of luck to him and his connections. · 40 minutes ago ·
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First Picture and they look a lot alike! http://instagram.com/p/nAMK10IqGx/
I love how he turns on the afterburners within the final furlong! Ran another good race today.
Go Frac Daddy!
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  • amino998 · Eire traveling money. nice tri, minions get a cut? :D · 9 hours ago ·
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  • Sullivan · Perhaps, minions need assistance at the machine and actually singled Imperative on top of Dude and Moreno. That being said, they also decided to think for themselves and put $5 across on Powerful. Cue the "oy vey" · 3 hours ago ·
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Q of the D : do you think Zenyatta could give Ruffian a run for her money?
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  • travel_vic · In theory, one would not know until she tried it · 7 hours ago ·
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  • Sullivan · This is what bothers me. Balance and Zenyatta were both strongest off dirt. We know Eblouissiante has talent; why isn't she showing it in the green? · 3 hours ago ·
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Track is absolutely playing to speed tonight.
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  • CauseForConcern · re: Game On Dude. If you're going to take a defeat, for the connections it must be a fuzzy feeling when you are still rewarded with $300K for 2nd place. · 5 hours ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · They were there for the million. Maybe they are writing a nice letter of recomendation to send to an organ grinder. · 5 hours ago ·
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Im starting to get anxious now ... been sat on 'STS offspring to win a 2014 Classic' bet for nearly 5 yrs now, my hopes are all on My Titania to bag the Guineas or Oaks .... HERES HOPING ...
  • paul.nathan.946 · does it only include classics in ire/uk as hes got a chance of a german derby winner. 1000 guineas looks very week this year my tutania looks a decent chance won't be winning the oaks i don't think though O'Brien has that race covered · 5 hours ago ·
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  • paul.nathan.946 · weak* titania* · 5 hours ago ·
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gotta give credit where credit is due. he ran a hell of a race!
  • travel_vic · softened up the pace then sprung · 8 hours ago ·
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  • Mary Z. · As fate would have it, same closing fraction as the Funny Proposition Fleur De Lis. Missed the race, but not surprised. Monkey can say he was worried about his girl. I think monkey knows by now that pace makes the race, but his whacko ways at least make for giggles. · 6 hours ago ·
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The Queen now has a Princess! an Easter baby. can't wait to see pictures of her!
Imperative scores the major upset over Game On Dude in the Charles Town Classic. Read More
Z had a War Front filly! It was reported on her official twitter page!
Wildcat Red has been ridden by five different jockeys in his last five races at Gulfstream Park while establishing himself as a prominent Triple Crown contender. Rafael Bejarano is slated to become No. 6. Read More
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  • travel_vic · the analysis of the race will be along after it is avalable. Suggesting that ANYONE could use logic to figure it out without knowing the field or having the PP's handy is just plain nuts. · 8 hours ago ·
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  • travel_vic · This one has been uneven, but Jim Bannon told me that he watched a very good move my this one in Florida several months ago and was impressed with his action. · 7 hours ago ·
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I just heard on HRTV that Larry Jones has been hospitalized after a training accident at Delaware Park today. They (HRTV) are awaiting an update apparently.
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  • goblin · Yes, he has always seemed like a good guy; genuine and down to earth. I've really loved the way he actually rides/works the horses he trains. I hope he recovers and is able to resume riding because that seems central to his methodology. · 9 hours ago ·
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  • travel_vic · At least he did not go back in from anti-perperant overdose. · 8 hours ago ·
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Of course my favorite horse out of the derby. This KD is going to be such a joke. Im going to compare California Chrome to Man O Wars 100 length victory against Hoodwinked. Such a shame these champs are breaking down. Honor Code, Top Biling, now Cairo Prince. Jesus.
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  • Dressage3295 · This is years Derby is hardly a joke- there's excellent talent in there. CC so far seems to be a bit of a monster so far, so we'll see how he does come Derby day. Wicked Strong is finally coming into his own away from the speed favoring GP track. Hoppertunity, Wildcat Red, Chitu, General A Rod and quite a few more have proven to be worthy contenders. I, personally, think Samraat is a toss seeing he couldn't handle 9f. I liked Cairo Prince as well, but after seeing his FL D, I question his ability for 10f and think he is much better as a miler. Top Billing, looking very promising in the beginning, proved to have little against graded stakes colts. Despite my support for Honor Code, he never proved (not that he had the chance exactly) that he could come back at three just as good as he was a two. That being said, try to look pass your established bias and see that we actually seem to have a good grouping of 3yr olds this derby. · 8 hours ago ·
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  • travel_vic · hear this same exact lament each year as the closet experts voice their drivle · 8 hours ago ·
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Todd Pletcher very quietly has a streak going where he has hit the board 6 straight times on the Turf at Aqueduct going back to November 15, 2013. Read More
Why is Larry Collmus calling tonight?
  • SSilence86 · He comes in and calls most of the the CT Classic card for at least the last few years · 11 hours ago ·
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  • jerzmade · was watching the replay and was wondering the same exact thing. Thanks for the update tho SSilence. · 9 hours ago ·
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rest in peace, my unbelievable girl..
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  • EP Taylor · Thanks for the update Northport. RIP Undbridled Belle. · 20 hours ago ·
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  • Northport · Kate Hunter ‏@KeibaKate @KetaHagen @raypaulick @BloodHorse I can confirm that Unbridled Belle has indeed passed at Oiwake Farm. · 9 hours ago ·
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HRTV announced this morning that Cairo Prince is OUT of the Derby?!
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  • coyne.kaylor · Definitely never said that, just talking about hypotheticals... If horses dropped off at the same rate as last year, and his owners had Derby fever, he could find his way in... I guess Cleburne and Strong Mandate could be added to that list. · 9 hours ago ·
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  • coyne.kaylor · I don't think any of them have a chance, but in a "Giant Finish" scenario they could find their way to the gate. · 9 hours ago ·
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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!