• Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 3 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 3 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 4 days ago
  • Patrona Margarita (23-1) draws clear in the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uni (6-5) runs down La Coronel in the Grade 2 Sands Point.Posted 4 days ago
  • Johnny Bear (9-1) noses out Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.Posted 4 days ago
  • Chublicious (10-1) upsets the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.Posted 4 days ago
  • The Tabulator (4-1) holds on in the Grade 3 Iroquois despite drifting out.Posted 4 days ago
  • Quidura (2-5) proves best in Grade 2 Canadian.Posted 4 days ago
  • Winx rolls late in the Colgate Optic White Stakes for her 20th straight victory!Posted 4 days ago

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Winter Memories 2016 Tapit Filly being sold at the September Yearling Sale. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD_b46o2_ak&feature=youtu.be
Her 2016 Tapit colt was sold at the Keeneland September yearling Sale. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bdAjw37xxw&index=27&list=PLlZoDcJi5q5i8hxOoPy3FqrWKXQbaMtJ4
He's racing on September 23 at Alrington Park, Race 2
This is her 2017 tapit foal that is being sold at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. He is Hip#56. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6dNjQsbKKo&index=35&list=PLlZoDcJi5q5i8hxOoPy3FqrWKXQbaMtJ4
Nice filly! Where's she going next?
Elliot Walden announces that Jim Dandy winner Good Samaritan will make his next start in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on October 7th.
How can I watch this race? I really wanna see it I hope Winter wins
Multiple Graded stakes winner Farrell makes her return to the races Saturday at Churchill Downs in the Dogwood Stakes.
Vale Dori worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 1:00.60 (h) finishing 9/44.
Unique Bella worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 59.00 (hg) finishing 1/44.
Mubtaahij worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 1:00.20 (Hg)finishing 6/44.
Mor Spirit worked 5f, Sept 20th, in 1:00.20 (hg) finishing 6/44.
Hoppertunity worked 4f, Sept 20th, in 47.60 (h) finishing 2/18.
Attached is a show done by 60 Minutes Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0FZ6vqH8Y4
I have to ask this, as long as we are talking about foreign racing. How good is the racing in Japan, and why does it get absolutely NO coverage elsewhere? Many of the top sires were from North America, and they have the largest purses. I can't believe the racing is not at least as good as in Australia, and likely better than Argentina/Chile.
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  • kingofthewholewideworld · Don't really rate the Japanese horses very highly, certainly when compared to the rest of Europe. The one superstar horse from Japan in recent times was "Deep Impact", that horse was a monster. · 8 hours ago
  • soonboomer via Disqus · Japanese turf horses are actually very good. They've sent numerous horses to France that have performed well and have placed in the Arc more than once in the past decade or so. Also, they've fared well in the distance turf races in Dubai......much better on both fronts than US horses or Australia's. · 7 hours ago
Here's my question - I assume they are staying in Australia to play it fairly safe and break the Black Caviar streak. But what if (and I know I am not supposed to ask this) she gets beaten on the way to setting the record? (She's had a couple of close calls recently) Would that propel them to sending her abroad sooner?
  • Dave Hunter via Disqus · The Aussies still remember the last time they shipped a champion to the U.S. · 11 hours ago
For those who are interested in comparing GR's forms in the DWC and Woodward at 9f, here are the results from my simulator for the 2017 DWC (which also includes an 80 feet runup): 1) GR would beat Arrogate by about 1/2 length 2) GR's winning time = 1:46 4/5 over 1800 meters. Converting to miles, 1:47 3/5 over 9 furlongs. And he's closing the final furlong of the 9f in 12 2/5 seconds. 3) GR's Timeform = 142 and RPR = 130 So the DWC would have been one of his top and winning races at 9f. But we saw what happened to him in the final 200 meters (or final furlong) of that race. Arrogate went by him as if he was standing still.
  • disqus_VDMOBiuPfw via Disqus · Those numbers are invalid without an explanation of how you got them. · 11 hours ago
I have to be honest, I didn't expect this. I hope she can hold her form for another fourteen months. To take on the world at seven is ballsy. I'm excited but she needs to be at her absolute best to attempt this. The thought of her lining up at Ascot and Breeders Cup next year gets my blood pumping. She's a living, racing legend, gawd I hope she can pull this off.
Winx to go global! https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/news/australian-racing/waller-unveils-plans-for-winx-to-go-global/403599
Is she retired ?

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