• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 4 hours ago
  • Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 1 day ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 1 day ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 1 day ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 1 day ago

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Now that I've seen what horse choking looks like with Martin Pedroza and Private Zone, was Victor Espinoza choking American Pharoah a little bit during the middle stretch of the Belmont Stakes (watching the video, it looked as if he was being held a lot tighter than the other horses and his head was arching more than others too during that stretch)?
Curlin's Fox was terrible. She can win in 1:33 but gets a bit of pressure and folds to come last in 1:35. She's not classy enough.
I harbor extremely strong doubts that Nyquist will ever come close to staying 10 furlongs. Uncle Mo never won past 8 and a half. Even 9 could be a bit too much to ask of Nyquist. And you can forget about a Triple Crown for him. He's never powering through 12. I think Songbird has the best chance of winning the Kentucky Derby of any 2 year old at the moment, and I really don't think it's all that close, either. I'd put Swipe 2nd behind her. If Songbird keeps dominating in the lead up to the Triple Crown series, I very much hope her connections reconsider and run her against the boys. As of now, she's better than any of them.
  • jrem1 · I'd like to see her go for the Derby too. Swipe seems to have some potential. Do you think that Exaggerator can be a factor in the Triple Crown races for 2016? · 4 hours ago
Anytime I see a curlin on turf go to the front I know the result. Horrific
Out for a few months with a slightly torn suspensory sustained in her Goldikova victory
Happy Retirement
May not have won but still the Champ
Could be champion older male
Inspector Lynley looking very handsome before the fourth race at Aqueduct yesterday.
I screamed this girl all the way to the wire!
Pretty soon there will be little Goldies being born. So excited :) I loved this guy.
This horse will be in high contention come Derby time, watch and see.
Great run by Recepta!!! Love this girl.
Love to see curlins fox win a big one I also like stormy Lucy
Stormy Lucy won and Recepta was second.
Hard Not To like stumbled very badly just now!
What's this horse's record? 1 for 1?
3:14 Pacific time(in a few minute) at Golden Gate Fields. Good bunch of Calis going 8.5f T.
Silentio, Poshky, GG Ryder,Tamarando
Great job winning!

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