• The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 8 hours ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 3 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 5 days ago
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I'm glad Crawford did decide to run him here after saying he wouldn't like the 9F distance and needed at least 10. I really want to see how he runs without American Pharoah in the field and see if he can flatter him any. His Classic was visually terrible even though he ran an individually fast time. I didn't think he'd regress so quickly and badly after one good win and I hope he doesn't continue to regress in this race and if he races next year. If he doesn't win, he'll at least have to put in a really good effort to convince me he will be good next year if he runs.
Behrnik's Bank is a filly to watch. She's been extremely impressive in her last two races and I definitely expect her to take another big step up in class next time.
Be at peace, sweet baby :(
Champion 2yo male
I wonder if Lukas is trying to get Mr. Z killed. He's trying to milk as much money out of that horse as possible.
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · Z gives us his best every race.......he's a gutsy horse.....don't think he's a grade 1 horse......obviously, he's never won a grade 1...... · 4 hours ago
Shotgun Kowboy is a beast , if you dont know him yet , you will
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  • HideousZippleback via Disqus · With Dortmund gone he might have more of a chance. I loved SK debut. · 2 days ago
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · After reading your post I went & watched a past race of his the Oklahoma Derby.......impressive.........I am looking forward to see how he runs against arguably stronger competition........thanks for your post..... · 4 hours ago
Post Positions: 1-Keen Ice 2-Looks To Spare 3-Mr. Z 4-Frivolous 5-Protonico 6-Hoppertunity 7-Shotgun Kowboy 8-Effinex 9-Race Day Like-> Race Day/Hoppertunity/KeenIce/Effinex Super-9,6w9,6,8,1w9,6,8,1,5w9,8,5,3,7
  • chasingfiringline via Disqus · I like your picks, I am thinking Hop , KI & Race day for my trifecta..... I see you are playing around with SK.I just watched a race of his.......don't know about any recent races or workouts.......... · 4 hours ago
I like Hopportunity, KI & Race day .............Mr. Z will hit the front end.........Hop & KI battle it out for 1st & Race day hits show mark...IMHO.......It would be great to see Z win a grade 1, but he's not a grade 1 horse.
I don't understand why Mac Daddy Mac is not on the top 50 contenders after that great showing in the Bob Hope Stakes....he looked great & rallied against Toews on Ice...
This time of the year I like to look for horses that are improving and who have a chance to move to the top of their division next year. Race Day, Hoppertunity, Effinex and Protonico are nice horses but I think we have seen them at their best. Keen Ice, however, could be a horse that is getting it all together and growing into a top horse. A win here, and I think he has a great chance to win, could lead to a very nice 4 year old season.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · i agree crapola post postion though · 1 day ago
  • cugel the clever · KI did not improve from the Travers to the BCC; in fact he regressed considerably. There's no reason to think that he'll improve here. But that might still be good enough to win. He and Eff are the win contenders. · 4 hours ago
Effinex, Keen Ice, Mr.Z, Hoppertunity in no particular order.
Nicely done!
Pizza! Not a doubt! Mike Smith rode him brilliantly.
That looked catastrophic :(
That was bad
Wins yesterday's Swatara stakes!!!
Conformation: http://lovacres.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Merit-Man-10-20-15-DSC_3176-a-aas-a-300x236.jpg
Conformation: http://lovacres.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Governor-Charlie-DSC_3103-aa-as-21-300x232.jpg
Nice win in the River City!!

Meet Scott Dick 















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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