• Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 12 hours ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 17 hours ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Cadet Roni relishes the slop in the Wishing Well at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flora Dora gets to the wire first in the Big A's Busanda.Posted 6 days ago
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He don't use a stick on her! What an easily win!
Wow. Paid workout. Looked great doing it too.
Each fraction in the Gander was appallingly pedestrian. I really have to question how much talent there is here. We now know distance isn't his thing. A mile appears to be pushing it.
Please, keep him out of the DWC! He's not going to win it.... I like this guy but I don't see him beat anything... Maybe race him at a lower level?
Will get annihilated by Smokey Image.
Wouldn't it be great if they took Frosted's route and sent him to Dubai now? Let him get a prep race in over there so he gets acclimated and comfortable. We'd be more likely to see the happy monster coming in first that way. As it is, the Dubai prospects are dismal. What a bummer. He'd add so much class to that race, and I already like the prospects.
Good grief people for the millionth time I was looking at something else and this popped up. Stop with the stupid comments. I'm human I made a mistake and said that all ready!! SMH
Well, that was a flop. :( He looked like he kept losing focus and his stride was inconsistent, like he was getting spent fast. Still, I hope Javier stays on board and Keen Ice just goose egged. Mshawish was ridden beautifully. Dubai's getting more and more interesting. I haven't been this excited about it since Well Armed won.
He ran is final 1/8th in 12 flat, easily the best final 1/8th run in the Donn. The Problem is Keen Ice can run whatever final fraction in good time and it doesn't matter. He always runs into something that his kick just doesn't cut it. Today they were going quick and kept going, which made him look like he wasn't even gaining much. Run 12 flat and it makes him look terrible. Smh.
Wrath of Ruthie is entered in a 6f allowance race at Oaklawn on 2/12/16. I hope she stretches out after this race.
D'casino Kat is in a feedlot in colorado....... I cannot understand why this keeps happening.
87 beyer for Songbird, 92 for Mor Spirit. Both horses won easily, Songbird more easily but I feel Mor Spirit is better going longer. 8.5F is not Mor Spirit's best distance even though he's won at it.
RIP Grachus
There was an incident at SA, whereby this name came up. Is Grachus alright?
Ran a nice 3rd today
Has been sold for $75,000 at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale and will stand at Panama.
Yah! I did not think he won that!! Does anybody have a picture of how close he finish was?
About 55% probability to win 6 Songbird 3 Street Fancy 2 Land Over Sea 4 Jade Princess
Silence any news on her?
I like this filly.

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My journey into the sport of kings has been different than most. I do not boast a royal pedigree, and in fact, before my interest in horse racing, my family thought the Kentucky Derby was the only race of the year! I'm the son of a minor league baseball player and a homemaker, which doesn't exactly scream grade I winner.

My passion for the sport started about 8 years ago.I was watching as Funny Cide was making his triple crown run. The “Gutsy Gelding” had my eyes glued to the television with each of his triple crown races. After watching Funny Cide on TV. I decided to make a trip down to our local track, Indiana Downs.This would be an experience that would change my life.

I looked over the program, while having no idea what I was doing,I decided to put my 5 dollars on a horse named Apollonea. As the gates broke and the announcer began his race call, I heard the words Apollonea to the lead. My excitement grew as I watched my horse lead all the way around the track, eventually drawing to win by an easy five lengths. Apollonea paid 58.00 to win, I was hooked from that point on.

For the past 8 years my life has been horse racing.  I've tried to educate myself on every aspect of the sport and learn about it's past. The incredible run of the Super Filly Rachel Alexandra would also change my life. It was my intense passion and love for Rachel that would bring me to meet some of the greatest  people in the world. I owe a lot to Rachel and this sport for introducing me to such wonderful people.

I want this blog to show that Indiana Racing stacks up with any track, anywhere! It will also show what great value can be found in Indiana for the bettors, and not to mention, the incredible purses for the owners and trainers.

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