• Paulassilverlining (8-5) wins the stretch battle in the Honorable Miss (G2).Posted 58 minutes ago
  • Cool Catomine (14-1) wins the Prince of Wales over Aurora Way and State of Honor.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Miss Ella (5-2) wins the Caress Stakes at Saratoga for the second straight year.Posted 2 days ago
  • Madam Dancealot (21-1) rolls from last to win the San Clemente going away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Abel Tasman (4-5) edges Elate in the Coaching Club American Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Accelerate (7-1) wins in a romp as Arrogate finishes way back in the San Diego Handicap. Posted 3 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) waits and then blows by in the Grade 2 Eddie Read.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lady Eli (9-10), giving eight pounds, edges Quidura on the wire of the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 4 days ago
  • Firenze Fire (12-1) holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (7-10) scores a hard-earned win in the New York Derby.Posted 4 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

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Did anyone see his win at Saratoga? That was crazy!
7/26 - On the track today https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a32fab0bd3b8de3bfc258d8bf7173d114770ce1903e15f3fb9b697a387cfe377.jpg
What's next?
Now trained by Michael Maker.
Full sister to Malagacy debuts Saturday at Canterbury.
One month away.
Glad he is fine.
Mo Town worked 5f, July 26th, in 59.33 (b) finishing 1/17.
Yorkiepoo Princess worked 5f, July 26th, in 1:01.18 (b) finishing 6/17.
Tu Brutus worked 5f, July 26th, in 1:00.65 (b) finishing 3/17.
Carrumba worked 4f, July 26th, in 48.79 (b) finishing 5/28.
Long on Value worked 4f, July 26th, in 50.00 (b) finishing 19/28.
Collected worked 6f, July 26th, in 1:12.20 (h) finishing 2/10.
Midnight Storm worked 5f, July 26th, in 1:01.40 (h) finishing 16/45.
Won the 4th at Saratoga today by 3 1/2 lengths!
Songbird worked 4f, July 26th, in 48.60 (b) finishing 12/36
Airoforce worked 4f, July 26th, in 51.87 (b) finishing 52/62.
Celestine worked 3f, July 26th, in 38.58 (b) finishing 8/34.
Regal breeding, laid a complete egg and ruined my pick 3!
Is anybody else worried? I mean biggest flop maybe ever with no apparent excuse, showed nothing at all zilch. Arrogate has globe trotted had things not go his way and he still over came. Mike Smith said: he gallops faster than that in his workouts. I'm sorry but to say Baffert trained Super Star was that short off a layoff makes no sense.

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