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I just don't understand Staythirsty?
1st - WATERSHED 2nd - Competitive Edge 3rd - Classy Class 4th - Grand Bili 5th - Mr. Z 6th - Commute 7th - March 8th - Runhappy 9th - Loose on the Town 10th - Holy Boss 11th - Limousine Liberal
1st - THE BIG BEAST 2nd - Wildcat Red 3rd - Race Day 4th - Den ' s Legacy 5th - Tamarkuz
just for the sake of argument. i dont see this happening but say beholder runs in the bcc and beats american pharoah. who wins horse of the year. its crazy to think of a triple crown winner not winning horse of the year. im not sure but has a triple crown winner ever been beaten by a filly? if not. i dont think its out of the realm of possibility that she could steal the horse of the year.
1st - DAME DOROTHY 2nd - Sarah Sis 3rd - Unbridled Forever
1st - COFFEE CLIQUE 2nd - Dacita 3rd - My Miss Sophia
4 Stopchargingmaria 6 Untapable 2 Sheer Drama 5 Got Lucky 6 out front and 2 4 5 come later. The way the "clean silk syndrome" has been doing there. would not be at all surprised if this could be a wire job and with the 2 big stars grabbing most of the parimutuel attention, a possible wager on that 2 may be a good venture, BUT it is a short short field so not much distribution of the $$$$$$$$
Does anybody know her status?
sheer drama America got lucky .....what's happened to untapable, is she a g3 horse now?
Awesome field ! ! This should be a million dollar race. 1st - STOPCHARGINGMARIA 2nd - Yahilwa 3rd - Got Lucky 4th - Untapable 5th - America . All great girls .
  • Thomas Mullally via Disqus · Thanks staythirsty-- this is the tighter field I was looking for.... stopchargingmaria is the best bet of the whole day and I am shifting my main bet onto her. She might go down to 4-5 but that is OK.... · 57 minutes ago
considering classyclass because of Gary Stevens & K.Mclaughlin combo. The trainer is really having a good summer meet at Saratoga.............
Private zone looks like the class in this race. I watched to met mile again & Tamarkuz should improve off that race, he ran big. The big beast then wildcat red..is the direction I'm going.........the undercard is so.................good......what a great race day!!
BREAKING NEWS: La Verdad, the expected favorite for the G1 Ballerina today at Saratoga, has been scratched because of inflammation to her hind leg. Trainer Linda Rice says the injury could men she is out of action for the next few months. According to DRF
My pick for superF 4 2 10 6 box $5.00
Hey ya'll, is it ok if FROSTED wins today?
1. American Pharoah 2. Frosted 3. Texas Red 4. Smart Transition 5. Keen Ice 6. Upstart 7. Mid Ocean 8. King Of New York 9. Tale Of Verve 10. Frammento
Ocean Knight has been entered in a 6 1/2 furlong allowance race at Saratoga this Sunday, race 8, Irad Ortiz Jr. will ride.
He's got a really nice stride. Even after a mile, he was still stretching those legs beautifully!
Possibly when they have a horse of the caliber of American Pharoah ( multi dimensional freak of this century) running in a race with all closers, they should allocate some of the purse money to the leaders at all points of call. It should entice some early speed horses. Otherwise I really don't see the difference in American Pharoah's competition, and that faced by Spectacular Bid 25 years ago in this same race.
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  • slewcrew7778 · Not sure who you're thinking about, but Bid did not run in the Travers. As a matter of fact he never ran at Saratoga. But the '79 Travers was won under a hand ride by General Assembly over a sloppy track. The stakes and track record holder at 2 minutes flat. The filly TC winner Davona Dale was also in that race. https://youtu.be/OxC-Sd7kT4g · 1 day ago
  • amino998 · lol... · 3 hours ago
going with Island Town and Souper Colossal

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