• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 3 days ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 3 days ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 3 days ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 9 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 10 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 10 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 10 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 10 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 10 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 10 days ago

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East Hall will skip the razorback and stay home for the Skip Away Mar 28th. He's doing very well, just relaxing, had an easy breeze the other day. The added distance should be right up his alley..
Nice post for Dortmund, even the 1 post for Lord Nelson is good here. 1st Dortmund 2nd Lord Nelson 3rd Bolo 4th Prospect Park 5th Ocho Ocho Ocho I expect there to be some scratches leading up to the race.
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · Who the hell is Sir Sampson? This year's Belmont Winner! :) · 36 minutes ago
1st Lasix for the Tampa Bay Derby. Who knows!
Ben’s Cat has rejoined King Leatherbury’s Laurel Park stable following a winter vacation. “He’s galloping nice and soft and easy,” Leatherbury said of the $2.3 million earner, who is now 9. “I absolutely think he has another good year in him. He’s his old self.” He will return to training very soon, however, since Laurel Park dropped the Mister Diz, the stakes race Ben's Cat used to start his racing year, Leatherbury will have to come up with a new plan. However, they have already circled the Jim Mckay turf sprint as an early goal for him. I’m not sure how we are going to approach his comeback yet, but we have the Jim McKay for him the day before the Preakness. Might have to use an allowance before that.” Article on DRF
Any news on Uncle Sigh
Any news?
Here's the field for the Santa Anita Handicap: 1. Cool Samurai 2. Diamond Bachelor 3. Sr.Quisqueyano 4. Dynamic Sky 5. Shared Belief 6. Moreno 7. Patrioticandproud 8. You Know I Know 9. Crimson Giant 10. Imperative 11. Bronzo 12. Catch a Flight 13. Hard Aces
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Whoops. Posted the same on another thread (I didn't see this one, sorry)- I did put M/L odds too. Other than the heavy favorite, I like Hard Aces. I liked him a lot in his last win, and he looked fantastic on his walk to the paddock that day. Hard Aces following. · 1 hour ago
1.) Cool Samurai 30-1 2.) Diamond Bachelor 50-1 3.) Sr Quisqueyano 10-1 4.) Dynamic Sky 15-1 5.) Shared Belief 3-5 6.) Moreno 6-1 7.) PatrioticandProud 20-1 8.) You Know I Know 30-1 9.) Crimson Giant 50-1 10.) Imperative 30-1 11.) Bronzo 10-1 12.) Catch a Flight 12-1 13.) Hard Aces 12-1 Big Field. Speed breaks next to the heavy favorite. Nice.
Here's the field for Hillsborough Stakes:(6 year old debut of Stephanie's Kitten) 1. Ball Dancing 2. Stephanie's Kitten 3. Pink Poppy 4. Principessa Ava 5. Lots o' Lex 6. Maria Maria 7. Speed Seeker 8. Night Song 9. Filmbi 10. Lori's Store 11. St.Borealis 12. Sparkling Review
Met Mile? sounds a bit short for that one
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  • Mary Z. · He'd be fine, but the trainer has Sahara Sky that needs a stallion deal. Then again, Sahara Sky is trying to come back and Shared Belief is the top horse. However, different owner groups. · 2 hours ago
  • cedar · A mile didn't seem ideal for Palace Malice either... · 1 hour ago
Has been entered in the Challenger Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday, John Velasquez to ride
Here's the field for the San Felipe: 1. Lord Nelson 2. Ocho Ocho Ocho 3. Dortmund 4. The Gomper 5. Kenji's Storm 6. Prospect Park 7. Bolo 8. Pulmarack 9. Sir Samson 10. Pain and Misery
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I find Pain and Misery an interesting colt. I like him to at least hit the board. · 1 hour ago
Field of 13 for the Santa Anita Handicap. Shared Belief draws post 5, according to DRF
Take Charge Brandi has not been entered in the Honeybee, so it looks like she 100% committed to running in the Rebel. Article on Bloodhorse
Here's the field for the Tampa Bay Derby: 1. Divining Rod, L.Garcia, 10-1 2. Ocean Knight, I.OrtizJr., 5-2 3. Carpe Diem, J.Velazquez, 8-5 4. Ami’s Flatter, L.Contreras, 12-1 5. My Johnny Be Good, A.Gallardo, 10-1 6. Souper Colossal, J.Rosario, 5-1 7. Great Stuff, L.Goncalves, 30-1 8. (S)Moolight Bandit, J.Lezcano, 15-1 9. Danzig Moon, J.Leparoux, 10-1
Moreno being the lone speed puts SB on Upset Alert.
Coltimus Prime worked 5f today, March 4th, in 1:02:80. It was the fastest of 4 works at that distance.
"Hughesie" announced today via the Racing Post that 2015 will be his last and final season in the saddle.
Bradester worked 5f today, March 4th, in 59:95 (b). It was the fastest of 10 works at that distance.



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