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Is Tamarando still in training?
  • Mary Z. · I'd look for him to run at Del Mar, main track, but I don't have news. · 54 minutes ago
  • Gotizzy via Disqus · Thanks. I haven't seen any works ,I figured he would get a rest . · 49 minutes ago
I highly doubt he will be horse of the year, and he is not the best horse. Best turf but not best.
  • Exterminator · Dan is best. Dan is beast. Do not doubt the Dan. · 1 hour ago
  • cedar · There is not a horse in training, nor has there been one in the past 2 or 3 years that has displayed the sheer talent and dominance that Wise Dan has had in his division. If you don't like the caliber of his competition, just look at his times. Others wish they could run as well as Dan on his bad days. · 1 hour ago
on July 13, Alpha worked 5F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt in 1:00.11 b finishing 3/25.
Just watched what could have been one of the best performances by a 2yo in a long time. His huge win in the Rockville Center was amazing! Yes it was a weak field, but it was a well bred field. Sure to be someone to watch.
The Andre Fabre trained Gallante holds off Prince Gibraltar by a short neck to win the G1 Grand Prix De Paris at Longchamp for owners Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor, & Susan Magnier.
  • jonquil · He really did travel the best in those conditions. Coolmore should send some of their 2yo crop to Fabre. · 1 hour ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · What odds on a horse that was reported suffering from the virus that plagued Fabre's barn earlier this year. My one wager today! He should progress and looks to be a threat for the Arc if he does · 1 hour ago
On July 13th, Unlimited Budget worked 4F (b) in 48.55 (8/23) over fast dirt at Saratoga.
  • buds · Its unfortunate this Graded stakes winner is now nothing more than an allowance horse, local stakes at best, ruined at last years Belmont Stakes · 1 hour ago
On July 13th, Big Blue Kitten worked 4F (b) in 51.32 (56/59) over fast dirt at Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track.
On July 13th, Real Solution worked 5F (b) in 1:02.34 (3/8) over firm turf at Belmont Park's inner turf course.
Was bred to Orb in 2014
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Do you know how many mares were bred to Orb? I'm just curious. I know Point of Entry was well received from what I read in Bloodhorse · 4 hours ago
  • kaitlinefree1 · didn't even know she was retired, let alone bred to Orb. exciting. · 1 hour ago
on July 13, Samraat worked 1M at Aqueduct on Fast Dirt in 1:43.01 b finishing 1/1.
on July 13, Ring Weekend worked 5F at Fair Hill on Fast All Weather training in 1:02.40 b finishing 1/1.
on July 13, Take Charge Brandi worked 4F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt training in :51.23 b finishing 54/59.
I am sorry Princess of Sylmar didn't hit the wire for the win, I am not surprised. She is a GREAT Athlete no question there. When it comes to TB racing like life, nothing is ever guaranteed. I live by the quote "always expect the unexpected". That is what makes it ALL so interesting.
on July 13, Bern Identity worked 5F at Monmouth Park on Fast Dirt in :59.80 h finishing 1/25.
on July 13, Wildcat Red worked 5F at Gulfstream Park on Fast Dirt in :59.83 b finishing 1/14.
on July 13, Sweet Reason worked 5F at Belmont Park on Fast Dirt training in 1:02.85 b finishing 3/5.
on July 13, Dance With Fate worked 4F at Santa Anita on Fast Dirt in :49.60 h finishing 30/40.
on July 13, Capo Bastone worked 4F at Belmont Park on Fast Dirt training in :49.82 b finishing 19/38.
How this horse is being treated is beyond wrong. The fact he was given up on by Pletcher and his old owners is extremely sad.
  • Tcglory · Jma hes not a good horse I mean he barely beatva weak field at canterbery let i4 go hes not a great horse · 2 hours ago
Collapsed and died on the track at Del Mar this am after working 5F. Heart attack suspected. RIP :(



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