• Danzing Candy (3-10) makes it look easy going all the way in a muddy Lone Star Handicap.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2) bursts through under Gary Stevens to win his 2nd Charles Whittingham.Posted 12 hours ago
  • In his first race since the Travers, Destin finishes 3rd in the 8th at Belmont.Posted 14 hours ago
  • The well bred Souper Tapit (9-5) runs to the money in the Marine Stakes.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Cloud Computing will not run in the Belmont Stakes, instead waiting for Saratoga's Jim Dandy.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Cupid (7-1) makes a winning comeback in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 1 day ago
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cowboy Culture (5-2) is the clear victor in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lady Eli (3-5) keeps Goodyearforroses at bay to win the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 1 day ago
  • Finley'sluckycharm (1-5) runs away with the Grade 3 Winning Colors.Posted 1 day ago
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Thunder Snow this arizona man will follow you because you stomped on a Campion called Epicharis at a Grand Distance of 1 3/16th m
Would they try anything longer than 1-1/4 with her now? She has won at 11 furlongs, but her last loss was at 1-1/2 miles, and she has not attempted the Melbourne Cup, it seems.
played shippers all my time at this- time to get even - i will make Epicharis Chalk lol-n you might as well stay out of the winn p00l
chased weak field i will study
Finished 3rd in the 8th at Belmont
too bad Cloud Computing won't be back for the Belmont
Great to see you back, Runaway. Let's forget about last fall and get 2017 started in a big way!
Still love you Caixa!
Does anyone think Cloud Computing winning the Preakness can help get the Wood back to G1?
So gutted upon hearing the news of her death (she suffered a heart attack on the gallops yesterday). She was obviously very much cared for by those closest to her when she was alive and it's very touching to see the tribute paid to her on her trainer's Facebook page today. Link: https://www.facebook.com/GraffardRacing/posts/1396201803752080
This horse doesn't run how long? Something about two years. Why they don't retire him and make him a stallion with this brilliant pedigree?
The daughter of Frankel had colic surgery yesterday and is recovering at Juddmonte Farms in the UK. According to Juddmonte racing manager, Lord Teddy Grimthorpe, she will not be sent back into training until late summer/early autumn, but Grimthorpe did say she was doing well post-surgery.
Honor Code you were a great closer ! Might have even been the Kentucky Derby winner or perhaps Triple Crown winner but you needed space between races..... but no matter you are a great horse
I don't mean this comment to sound like I'm saying Winter is better than Churchill, because in no way, shape, form, or fashion do I believe that. But when you consider the races that Churchill rolled through last season, I.E., the listed Chesham Stakes at Ascot, G3 Tyros Stakes, G2 Futurity Stakes, & G1 National Stakes in Ireland, & G1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket, and then consider that Winter went to Newmarket having ran 3 times in maiden company before getting off the snide, and then once in the G3 Irish 1000 Guineas Trial where she was beaten by Hydrangea, her completing the English/Irish 1000 Guineas double may actually be more impressive than Churchill completing the English/Irish 2000 Guineas double. And lest we forget, Aidan O'Brien didn't even take possession of this filly until late November after the retirement of trainer David Wachman, who initially trained Winter, so O'Brien had much less time to work with her. I guess I'm saying Churchill completing the English/Irish 2000 Guineas double was expected, but I don't think Winter completing the English/Irish 1000 Guineas double was, or at least not until she won the English half of the equation, IMO.
  • jonquil · I don't think this is a fair comparison for Winter. She just needed time to grow and learn and improve. I think she looks like she really gets a mile now and further doesn't look like much of a stretch. That's always the thing with these classics - You never know how any of the horses will winter. In this case, I think her name is wisely chosen, heh. · 15 hours ago
Finished 9th yesterday in race 9 at Santa Anita on the turf.
Patch. So glad everyone is overlooking him. And I'm also gonna look at senior investment who was just getting going in the Preakness and also epicharis
First this horse never ran in a grade 1, second did not even win in a grade 2 race at less than a mile & a quarter. The trainer never won a grade 1 race over the last 3 years, only won very few grade 3 & grade 2 races. The owner seems to have few good horses.Is this on of them? Not for me, I'll pass
Suffused worked 5f, May 28th, in 1:02.10 (b) finishing 4/7.
Carina Mia worked 5f, May 28th, in 1:02.01 (b) finishing 3/7.
Long on Value worked 4f, May 28th, in 48.58 (b) finishing 5/48.
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