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Bred to War Front
Bred to Curlin
What's going on with him?
Spot is cool!
Bred to Bernardini
Bred to Candy Ride
Bred to War Front
Bred to Medaglia D'oro
Bred to Speightstown for 2015 foal
Bred to Speightstown
Bred to Candy Ride
Bred to Tiznow
Another talented filly by Sea The Stars being pitched right into the deep end of the pool by trainer John Gosden. Stella Bellissima will run on Thursday in the G3 Lillie Langtry Stakes over 14f at Goodwood with only one prior maiden stakes start and win to date to her credit. She's out of the Danehill mare Dolores, which makes her a half-sister to Duncan, another former Normandie Stud horse who also never had any problem with long trips. During his career Duncan won such races at the Prix Foy, Yorkshire Cup, & Irish St Leger and finished 2nd in the Hardwicke Stakes and Lonsdale Cup. I don't think Gosden would pitch this filly in this spot unless he felt like she'll run well against some other very good older fillies & mares, IMO.
Read the story about Taxi (Magna Fortuna). Made me weep with joy.
Amino there is a great hunch bet at Saratoga on Saturday in the 3rd race. Where so many firsters are running without the Lasix. Maker/Castellano combo have a horse named Firespike.
  • amino998 · Cordero on Cordero if he had a smooth trip to England. · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · I am sure will be the wagerig favorite. Any Opines on the Stakes Races? · 4 hours ago
Saw him get 6th at Monmouth,glad he won this time!:)
Won the first race I ever saw at the track!I'll always remember her!
This one's got potential!
Comparative statistics for the Ship And Win Program: Through two weeks of the 2013 season, 50 Ship and Win horses raced with nine winning; through two weeks of the 2014 season, 78 have raced with seven wins … Average field size for the first two weeks of 2013 was 8.6, for 2014 the figure is 9.4.
Kool Kat won Sunday’s ninth race and never came close to saving ground. His second consecutive win, this daughter of Scat Daddy traveled 54 feet more than second place Personal Diary. The margin of victory was only a head, but Kool Kat’s extra ground covered equated to about six lengths more than Personal Diary’s trip.



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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!