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  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 1 day ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 2 days ago
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I'd like to see Connect move forward he looked good last time out Uncle vinny as well
Congrats to a tour de force filly.
Good looking horse. Responded well to the challenge at the top of the stretch. Northern Dancer blood line means she has a big heart. No one left in the 3 yr old filly class so time to take on the 3 yr old boys.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · HERE WE GO AGAIN ugh I wont even respond its obvious · 2 hours ago
No works in two weeks... not very encouraging.
What is with everyone saying she ran a slow time? The stakes record is 1.49.15 and songbird ran 1.49.56 in a gallop at the wire. She was just off the stakes record and probably could have made it had Mike kept her in a drive instead of easing her. She ran faster than the previous four winners which included Curalina, Stopchargingmaria, questing, princess of sylmar- all quality top notch fillies. She won against the track bias of speed not winning and the rail being dead. She put away the second best filly in training easily. She literally does everything right and people still try to find a reason to bash her. It's unbelievable.
I think Songbird should skip the Alabama...too soon...less than 4 weeks...I would run her only 1 more time prior to Breeders Cup...Cotillion on 9/24 is a better fit....Just my opinion
I said 2 weeks ago it'll be another 5 length victory.....First time Mike Smith had to give her a couple love taps with the whip to wake her up...what added to the greatness of the race...Songbird did it off that rail.....
Thanks for posting the mares he covered. Wow impressive list! Untouched Talent and Take Charge Lady excited to see the outcome of these.
cant wait to see the lad run again
Oh what the heck. You've got the horse, think big! Take all comers.
I believe he will win the Curlin 💚
Gift Box Should win this race! Then go on to the Travers
I really like this filly but she keeps going up against awfully tough competition.
Pebbles was right, no way she would have won the Triple Crown. Silly silly me.
I didn't think Songbird was going to lose but I have gained A LOT of respect for Carina Mia after her brave performance.
Dortmund earned a career best 125 RPR for his effort in the San Diego Handicap.
Which of the three year old fillies except Songbird looks likely to be effective at 10 furlongs. Mike Smith said after the race that Songbird got a little tired but he thinks she will move forward off this performance. Carina Mia put up a gutsy race and threatened for a little over a mile which makes me wonder what would have happened if she had gone in the Test instead. As good as Cathryn Sophia is she does not look like a 10 furlong horse. Catch A Glimpse may be but it is unlikely she'll be back on the dirt any time soon. After the Alabama the races for this division revert to 8.5 or 9 furlongs until the Distaff. Songbird's tactical speed gives her a huge advantage over her competition. Anything can happen in a horse race but as of now someone will have to run the race of their career to beat her. Carina Mia just did that but the result was the same.
The last walkover in a Grade 1 was Spectacular Bid in the 1980 Woodward. The Alabama won't actually be a walkover but it might just look and feel like one. Songbird has the talent to become one of the great fillies of all time. She may not be there yet but she is certainly on the right track.
Fair Eva's performance on Saturday at Ascot in the G3 Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes along with Lady Aurelia's performance at Ascot in the G2 Queen Mary Stakes during last month's royal meeting are 2 of the most explosive performances by a juvenile on turf that I've seen this season, male or female. Both fillies possess a wicked turn of foot. I'd love to see them face off at Newmarket in September in the G1 Cheveley Park Stakes, which is where trainer Wesley Ward recently told the media that Lady Aurelia would be pointed provided she comes out of the G1 Prix Morny in good order. The Cheveley Park Stakes would be a hugely anticipated race with Fair Eva & Lady Aurellia both in the field, but I fear that by September, trainer Roger Charlton will have already gone up in trip to at least 7f with Fair Eva and have his eye set more on the G1 Dubai Fillies' Mile vs. dropping back to 6f again for the Cheveley Park Stakes. I'll still keep my fingers crossed though that at some point on down the road we might get a chance to see these 2 super-talented, super-quick fillies in the same starting gate together.

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