• CRUSH the Derby - Get The 2015 Kentucky Derby Super Screener!Posted 20 hours ago
  • Blingismything wins a wild photo in the Wilshire at Santa Anita.Posted 1 day ago
  • Irish Jasper comes from last to upset the Belle Harbor at the Big A.Posted 1 day ago
  • Big Looie upsets Social Inclusion in the latter's first race since the Haskell.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 2 days ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 2 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago
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Posting on LP's page because CC's page doesn't come up on the main page. California Chrome is no longer is being aimed at the J T Lockinge Stakes on May 16 at Newbury, the race that was to have marked his first start in England. Multiple sources in England, including Rae Guest, at whose training yard he is based, and the International Racing Bureau, which worked closely with California Chrome's principal owner Perry Martin to facilitate his move from Dubai to England, reported Tuesday that the new plan for the 2014 U.S. Horse of the Year is to go straight to a race at the Royal Ascot meeting in June. California Chrome had been generally targeting the Prince of Wales's Stakes there. Guest was quoted on the Racing UK website saying "with all the time and climate changes, it's just taken him another week to get over it all." Assistant trainer Alan Sherman is scheduled to fly to England next week and check in on California Chrome. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
American Pharoah equals Bodemeister to me. Similar running styles, and both won the Ark in impressive fashion. Bodemeister nailed in the last 75 yards by a hard charging I'll Have Another. Now, who is this year's I'll Have Another? I'm still trying to figure that one out.
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  • amdaman via Disqus · There'll be two. Frosted and Mubtaahij. · 8 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · you just answer your own question ( to you ) that's what you think . if anyone would just listen to the man himself that well knows your question , the point is NOBODY SEEMS to want to believe in what Baffert has been saying about AP : ( LAST YEAR ) about 5 weeks before the BCClassic I was talking about how high Baffert was on BAYERN , that he could surprisingly take off and not be caught : I was sounding like a scratched , skipped record over n over about how much Baffert loves his chances to upset the CHROME and BELIEF . . . Yes : I will admit in all honesty - I would have DQ Baffert colt when they left the gate : but they didn't . My Point - as much as I respect Mike Shutty and Alex in what they have put together over the years - I was totally BLOWN AWAY when I hear with my own ears that Mike Shutty on Super Screener was TOSSING BAYERN out completely from the Superfecta . I was in total shock because I know how they get a lot of there input , by talking to the horseman : And how in the world can ANYONE toss out a horse completely WHEN Baffert goes public and say how much he likes BAYERN chances : Anybody that knows Baffert up close and well CAN READ his comments so easily . I just could not believe my ears when Mike tossed that horse out : ( MAY 2 ) ( KENTUCKY DERBY ) I don't think Mike will take that chance again SINCE already knowing how high Baffert is with AP : BODEMEISTER doesn't hold a candle to the form Baffert has AP in for this Derby : Ask Bob him self : this has been Baffert best colt coming into the Kentucky derby : And come Saturday : it will be such a Special win · 2 hours ago
Watch out for firing line had dortmund beat not once but twice. had the fastest 1/1/8 mile speed of any of these horses 147.39 that's impressive.
Dortmund really looks like he is growing up at the right time. He will be tough to pass in the Derby but I thing Carpe Diem will get him at the wire in a photo.
BREAKING NEWS: Todd Pletcher tells DRF's Jay Privman that John Velazquez will ride Carpe Diem in the Kentucky Derby, picking him over Florida Derby winner Materiality. Velazquez has been riding both Carpe Diem and Materiality, both trained by Pletcher. They are considered among the top candidates for the May 2 Derby. Carpe Diem has won 4 of 5 starts, most recently the Blue Grass Stakes. Materiality is unbeaten in three starts, and comes off a victory in the Florida Derby. According to DRF
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Ignoring Materiality would be a huge mistake. In a short span, i think he has moved into the #2 slot as the most talented horse in the race. Carpe Diem is now 3rd on the list. Then there is about a 3 to 4 way ties for the final spot. · 5 days ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · JV was never getting off of Carpe Diem ( 1st of all ) : Its not like JV was having a difficult time deciding whom . JV played his hand correctly . Colts get scratched at times around this time frame , and JV wanted to keep his options open as long as he could between the two : According to JV agent - JV was never getting off Carpe Diem . Just to clear this up incase some are thinking Maybe JV thinks Materiality is better at this time than Carpe Diem : · 5 hours ago
I actually REALLY like Carpe Diem. I have liked him ever since his debut. I think he's got a shot but it does make me nervous that he was beaten soundly by Texas Red in the juvenile when AP toyed with Red like it was nothing. It just makes me feel that AP is head and heels that far above the rest but Carpe is my sentimental pick.
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  • CauseForConcern · Santa Anita had synthetic, and no horse could bring home the roses. The synthetic was taken up, and with the dirt surface, two of the past three Ky Derbies have gone to the winner of the Santa Anita Derby. Likewise, Keeneland went with the synthetic surface, and no horse could prevail in the Ky Derby after winning the Blue Grass Stakes. Now, Keeneland has taken up the synthetic, and returned to the dirt surface this year, so???? The winner shall be the Blue Grass Stakes winner, in following suit with the Santa Anita angle. It's so simple!!!! · 1 day ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · In my Nov 30th 2 yr old colts for my early Derby picks for 2015 was American Pharoah Carpe Diem Keen Ice Upstart I was really impressed with Carpe Diem : Honestly , what we have seen thru all these 2015 prep races it really becomes scary ( WHO WILL BOUNCE BIG TIME ) in the Derby based on too easy of preps for a lot of colts : That's what worrys me the most come Satuday ! I think though , These next few days here at the track watching these colts , it might become alittle clearer whom has that look - bounce in them . I agree with you completely about Carpe Diem and AP · 5 hours ago
Cant say enough how good this colt looks : The size , wowwww ! Bob will have some serious planning to do for his pocket of ACES once the Triple Crown races come to an end .
What a shame. The world is rapidly spiraling into oblivion.
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Lets not get carried away. The mainstream media paints a picture of a city in chaos yet they only show the image of ONE burning building. Yes, unfortunately there was unfortunate violence today in Baltimore but don't let the sensational images take away from the peaceful protests that is the majority of what is happening in Baltimore · 5 hours ago
I don't know if I'm the only one that has noticed..but It's pretty obvious that Baffert is keeping American Pharoah away from Dortmund until they meet at Churchill. I guess he wants to make sure AP will at least come to the starting gate for his whip down
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  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · Yes, you are the only one that notices things that are not based in reality. · 23 hours ago
  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · If you would happen to question that to Bob , his reply would be that he was keeping Dortmund apart from American Pharoah thru these prep races because Dortmund was still growing into himself . Bob knew with time and distance thru the preps in California , that he would have Dortmund ready to meet Dortmund once the Kentucky Derby came . Bob would tell you there was no rushing Dortmund and American Pharoah to face off together : They both needed to develop better when 2015 came . As for racing fans - of course that's what people would have wanted to see early : This is why Bob gets paid the big dollars TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISIONS · 5 hours ago
Saturday he will put down a big time ride. Please believe it.
You can't take nothing away from Mike.Smith. The man has achieved greatness just like any of the other greats that have done it. Pat.Day, Jerry.Bailey, Gary.Stevens, Chris.McCarron, Eddie.Delahoussaye. Those are big names, and so is Mike.Smith. Check his file. The facts speak for themselves. He will ride in graded stakes like a big name is supposed to ride. He's not perfect, but then; What in this world is?
In my opinion Calvin Borel one of the worst jockey but best lucky,another time he ride in Ky derby
  • amdaman via Disqus · A hall of famer, with close to 100 graded stakes, 3 Kentucky Derbies, 1 Preakness, 1 BC Juvenile, and more than 5,000 wins. Yup. Sure looks like one of the worst jockeys. · 6 hours ago
the best longshot FIRING LINE
Wheres Alice?
Hes ready to shave.
Mr. Wong didnt last long
I never figured out his first name.
This guy is a real Horse's
Ever heard of Secretariat? Oh yeah thats American Pharoah's Great-Great-Great- Grandfather.
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  • Mike Galusha via Disqus · Ever heard of Mumtaz Mahal? · 7 hours ago
  • Mike Galusha via Disqus · How bout Bold Ruler and Nasrullah? Might as well go back to Mumtaz Mahal. ☺ · 7 hours ago
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