• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 2 days ago
  • Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 3 days ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 3 days ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 3 days ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 3 days ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 3 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 3 days ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 3 days ago

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It's been an absolutely wonderful two years following our boy. Now I've taken to looking for mares that will suit him. I think the Phipps will breed Salute to him. That would be an AP Indy stud to an Unbridled mare just like Tapit, along with 4x4 to Mr. Prospector and 5x5x6 to Phipps own Buckpasser and keeping 4x5 to Secretariat, and Northern Dancer at 5x6, Lanes End just announced Mr. Speaker to stand in 2016 - out of Pulpit and Salute - nice horse, but no Honor Code. I forgot to mention that Salute is out the 13 for 13 Phipps bred Personal Ensign. Any other matings we should look for?
I wonder what Stakes they'll name in his honor. Maybe it'll be a nice one. Heck, Bayern got a Stakes named after him while he was still active!
  • jrem1 · I wonder too. And also will they call it the A P Stakes, American Pharoah , " or just Pharoah." · 1 day ago
  • Paladin · I wonder what track will be first to pick it up. Oaklawn maybe? He got 2 wins there. · 15 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS: Undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli, continuing her recovery from laminitis, arrived at trainer Chad Brown's shedrow at the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida Nov. 29, and Brown is thrilled to have her. "I couldn't be happier with how she looks," said the trainer, who has guided Lady Eli to six consecutive victories, three last year and three this season. After winning the Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes July 4, Lady Eli stepped on a nail returning from the test barn and subsequently began showing laminitic changes in both front feet."She is doing some tack-walking now with a rider on her back, and so far she is enjoying that," Brown said. "Dr. Bryan Fraley has been working with her feet since this started, and they look outstanding. Her X-rays look perfectly normal. There is no evidence of this episode, which is remarkable. "Her condition looks excellent. She's trotting perfectly sound on the shank. She's back to being her old self: sweet but territorial. We're thrilled with her."Brown stopped short of giving a timetable for Lady Eli to head to the training track, other than to say: "Eventually. There is no date on the calendar. I'm just going to take it week to week with her." Des Ryan, who manages Dell Ridge Farm, agreed that Lady Eli had not lost one bit of her attitude in recovery. "We're excited to get her back to Chad and follow her from here. It's a sad story that now is turning back into hopefully a great story that will give us something to talk about." Article on Bloodhorse
Keen Ice was so much the best there, if there was just another furlong he absolutely blows by those horses. I didn't think the distance would matter but he does need 10F. Although once again he was just way to far back.
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  • Shackleford · Can not believe that after watching this horse all year, the jockey and/or trainer have learned nothing about this horse. He needs to be 4-5 off the pace and he will not be turned away in the stretch. Unbelievable that he was so far back. · 4 days ago
  • Zack Rush via Disqus · He definitely wasn't the best horse, and at another furlong, he would have been at the same point closing as if it was this same distance, at another furlong. he would have been in the same position trying to close it out. · 4 hours ago
He'll be in the Derby if he does not get injured, that's for sure.
Most likely, there won't be a Triple Crown winner in 2016. But if there will be one, Nyquist is the one.
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  • Douglas Rutherford via Disqus · I would consider SWIPE before NYQUIST all things considering ! But I very much agree with you that will Most Likely will not be watching a Triple Crown winner this year . If I was to set those odds by faith , I would set the odds at 99-1 . · 8 hours ago
  • Southern.humor · If Nyquist even makes it into the gates Kentucky derby day, I'll give you a whole dollar. Don't hold your breath. · 7 hours ago
Conquest Big E winning on Saturday. Picture by Alivia Sierra.
Conformation: http://i44.tinypic.com/200tm36.jpg
http://thoroughbredchampions.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=17&start=280 EWWWWWW
Wait, what... Nyquist and Swipe have run 1-2 in four straight races? That could be a nice rivalry in 2016.
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Retired and will stand at Shadewell Farm, Ky
Standing at Born Running Stallions
Well a good friend said I better keep an eye out for this colt He won his first MSW. So keep n eye out for DREFONG
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Hoping no Dubai for Dortmund in 2016, more longevity if he stays in the US. The San Pasqual looks like an interesting race, it looks more suited to Dortmund being 8.5F at Santa Anita as opposed to the 7F Malibu. The Malibu probably does more for Dortmund's stud value being a Grade 1, also shows off his versatility. I'm sure Baffert will make the correct choice, Dortmund can win either race.
Damm him and Cocked and Loaded Colonel John's doing pretty well for himself this year.
This weekend flattered American Pharoah as much as it possibly could without him actually racing. Effinex, 4 1/2 lengths behind him in the Breeders Cup Classic, wins the G1 Clark Handicap over a strong field. Tonalist, 12 1/2 lengths behind him in the Breeders Cup Classic, wins the G1 Cigar Mile over a strong field (it became weaker when Private Zone kind of ran his own race and then didn't fire, but still - He beat Mshawish and Red Vine, who are both very good milers) Dortmund, 3 lengths behind him in the Kentucky Derby, dominated the G3 Native Diver field by 4 1/2 lengths in the good time of 1:48.06 while carrying 3 lbs more than he was supposed to. While he didn't beat a high-quality field, he romped home and couldn't have looked better.
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  • DDAmasa via Disqus · Or you can look at it the other way. Effinex's main competition was Hoppertunity who has in the past been crushed by Beholder, Shared Belief and Chrome among others. Keen Ice, who beat AP, lost badly. Red Vine was also previously crushed by Beholder and Liam's Map. And Dortmund was beaten by AP only in May when be was far from his best recovering from colic. · 1 day ago
  • Ferrisjso26 · The horse that comes out on top of the Dortmund, Frosted, KI, Effinex, Tonalist, Top three year old pile next year will be seen as an all time great because of AP. · 21 hours ago

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