• Bolo nabs Obviously in the final strides of the Arcadia.Posted 21 minutes ago
  • BC Mile heroine Tepin crushes her foes in the Lambholm South Endeavor Stakes. Posted 1 hour ago
  • Dancing House is ultra-game in taking the Barbara Fritchie.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Penwith scores in the Royal Delta at Gulfstream Park.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Destin rolls home in the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 2 days ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 6 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 6 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago

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Nice comeback for Bolo. His clueless connections considering Big Cap on dirt. They will never learn. Bolo is a turf horse.
If she's still undefeated by May and running like this it would be a shame if she doesn't run in the Derby.
Nails Obviously on the wire! What determination. That was a nice return.
A fine return!
You have to wait until next week. She is ready
Love this mare.
Tepin, easy as she pleases, what a special mare this is.. nice win.
What a day for Kiaran McLaughlin, wins with Penwith in the Royal Delta, and now goes 1-2 in the Barbra Frintche at Laurel. If he keeps this up, it could be a memorable year for Kiaran.
Big fan of this knucklehead - has $20 to win on him in the Travers - longest last ten yards of a race ever - hope to see him return. Try to find a youtube helmetcam video of one of his works - he is constantly distracted by other horses - pretty funny
Look out for Mac Nichol's Sea Wizard!
John Sadler says Stellar Wind, the champion 3-year-old filly, will likely return to breezing in March, with an eye on a return to racing in April. "She didn't need to run early in the year, because we're looking toward the fall," Sadler said of his Curlin filly. "With the Breeders' Cup back here again, you can kinda work backward from there—the Vanity (gr. I), the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I), the Zenyatta (gr. I). With stakes horses, it's easier to plan than with lesser horses, because you know when all the races are."
Ziconic, the son of Tapit and Zenyatta, will likely make his first start Feb. 20 in a seven-furlong maiden special weight at Santa Anita.
If Nyquist wins the San Vincente by going 22 and change... 22 and change and following that with 12 and change every furlong for the final 3 furlongs (basically cruising and relaxing in the final 3 furlong), then we may see the same recipe on the fist Saturday of May at least before the final stretch. So far none of the 2016 KD contenders have proven they could handle stalking such fast early pace. Mor Spirit and Brody's Cause showed that they might be able to handle it, but they are closers.
Good to see Creative Cause's full brother Destin get a stakes win, he wins the Sam F Davis nicely, his race flatters the Lecomte group earlier this month.
Should run a big race today at GP, 9th race..good odds!
2nd in last start..
Retired, gone to Broodmare heaven...
Simon Callaghan says that Firing Line, the 2015 Kentucky Derby runner up, will return to the track tomorrow and will jog, he still a few weeks away from his first timed workout, but Callaghan has been really impressed with how much he has grown and matured during his break. Firing Line is expected to return in the Spring.

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