• Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 5 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 5 days ago

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Defrog got some temperature (sick). More likely Defrog will not run in the San Vicente according to the Radio show with Steve Byk and talking with Bob Baffert.
When are they going to realize Zenyatta is not going to be a producer Great champion but not a champion broodmare. Most aren't
  • Mouse via Disqus · You never know!! Ziconic looks pretty darn good to me!! Some horses just take longer to learn. Zenny was like that herself!! He is a 3 year old. You never know what will happen. · 9 hours ago
Did a little experiment on truenicks, for all Zenyatta fans, I believe that the next stallion she should go to after giving birth to her War Front foal should be this guy, Medaglia D'Oro. On truenicks, the crossing got a grade of A++ rating , there is no inbreeding in the first five generations, stamina top and bottom, I think it's the perfect match, what do you guys thinks.
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  • kaitlinefree1 · i like Medaglia d'Oro with her or Empire Maker. but i also really really like Curlin. he rates extremely well with her. · 86 days ago
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · I'm late to the game but I love Medaglia d'Oro as a sire and he would be perfect for her. And if it's a filly the mare will be super valuable as well since he's making himself a name as a broodmare sire. All upside. · 3 hours ago
If Bird of Trey lays another egg I'll be dive rolling off the bandwagon.
Returned to the worktab this morning
  • Dna0571 · Saw that, excited for him to come back. · 2 days ago
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · What was wrong with this horse? · 6 hours ago
does anyone know if this race will be on tv? I'm trying to search for it. also a time would be helpful.
Cced just won by at least 5 lengths at Fairgrounds going wire to wire. F Geroux was doing all he could to slow her down as she was ready to go. I forgot who added her to HRN for me, but I really appreciate it. This filly is special. Cced went off at 1/5 in just her 2nd lifetime race and coming off a loss by a neck. 1m 70y MSW.
The Risen Star usually shows what 3yold horses are starting to mature. Horses like Gift Box and Gun Runner will either continue to improve or be passed by other horses who are maturing faster. This race is kind of a barometer of what was and what will be talent wise.
BREAKING NEWS: Charming Kitten, the most recent winner of the 2 mile H.Allen Jerkens stakes at Gulfstream Park, has been transferred from the barn of Todd Pletcher and has been sent to Europe to the barn of trainer Dermot Weld. Charming Kitten will be pointed to the Royal Ascot meet, possibly the Ascot Gold Cup, will the ultimate goal being the $six million dollar 2 mile Melbourne Cup in Australia at the end of the year.
“Einstein thought gravitational waves were too weak to detect, and didn’t believe in black holes. But I don’t think he’d have minded being wrong!” - Bruce Allen, managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) :) https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20160211
For what it's worth, she ran the UAE 1000 Guineas a full second faster than Market Rally ran the UAE 2000 Guineas on the same card today.
This horse for whatever reason will miss the derby.I was expecting him back sooner but does anyone know why he hasn't recorded a work since the Remsen.?
WOW!! Add another Curlin three year old to watch in 2016. Cced brilliant in victory, eased up to win sharply. AWESOME!!!
Looks like a contender for the triple crown.
  • thess44 · Any notion as to where he's pointed? Would love to see how he does in a Derby prep race. · 16 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Stay far, far away from any horse with "Ami" in it. · 13 hours ago
Any word on why he was scratched today?
  • reshuffler · At the start he fell to his knees and his rider was thrown off. He was officially declared a non runner. · 12 hours ago
First start . Churchill Downs in May
1/23/16 Morning Fire won the Pasco Stakes (ungraded 7 furlong dirt) at Tampa Bay Downs. You might want to correct your records. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/TAM/2016/1/23/7/pasco-s
Davona Dale with Rachels Valentina? It could be interesting.
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · Rachel's Valentina, Cathryn Sophia and Carina Mia. Don't see such promising young fillies hook up this early very often. After Cathryn Sophia's dominant win in the Forward Gal, I'm surprised any of them want to tangle with her. · 15 hours ago
I take that back. Wrong horse

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