• Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Twisted Tom (5-1) is a game winner of a sloppy Federico Tesio Stakes.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 1 day ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-5) holds on to win the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • The champion Tepin, not showing an eagerness to train this year, has been retired.Posted 4 days ago
  • Classic Empire (9-5) comes through with a hard-earned Arkansas Derby victory.Posted 7 days ago
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Want more form boost? Hedge Fund, a well-beaten 3rd in the Sunland Derby to Hence, just came back to nearly win the Illinois Derby (lost by a nose). It was also the 2nd-fastest IL Derby ever. Just keeps looking better and better.
Songbird worked 4f, April 22nd, in 48.80 (h) finishing 20/40.
On a whim, I called Buena Suerte Ranch as I am in southeastern New Mexico. I am so excited as I have a I have a date with a certain Kentucky Derby winner Saturday! Dr. Blach is such a nice gentleman, can't wait to meet the Bird and Dr. Blach!
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Hope you have a nice visit, Yukichan. · 415 days ago
  • Sharon Livingston via Disqus · I am going to see him this coming week, got a new camera, plan on some hugs and kisses too. · 4 hours ago
I hope they bring her back. With Cavorting, Beholder, Cathryn Sophia, and Curalina retired we do not want to lose any more. Forever Unbridled, Stellar Wind, Songbird and Carina Mia we at least have some good horses - competitive on the coasts.
Had her for her second win today. Late starter, but this filly is going places.
Why is Barkley in an optional claiming race?
Abel Tasman worked 7f, April 22nd, in 1.25.50 (h) finishing 1/3.
Mor Spirit worked 6f, April 22nd, in 1:11.20 (h) finishing 2/15.
Gormley worked 6f, April 22nd, in 1:15.80 (H) finishing 14/15.
Denman's Call worked 6f, April 22nd, in 1:13.20 (h) finishing 4/15.
American Freedom worked 6f, April 22nd, in 1:11.00 (h) finishing 1/15.
Battle of Midway worked 5f, April 22nd, in 1:00.60 (h) finishing 29/75.
Finest City worked 4f, April 22nd, in 45.60 (h) finishing 1/40.
Wake Forest worked 5f, April 22nd, in 1:01.60 (b) finishing 3/7.
Sea Calisi worked 5f, April 22nd, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 5/7.
Elysea's World worked 5f, April 22nd, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 1/7.
What a thrill!
Birdatthewire worked 3f, April 22nd, in 35.60 (b) finishing 1/18.
By the Moon worked 5f, April 22nd, in 1:03.66 (b) finishing 19/31.
Mohaymen worked 5f, April 22nd, in 1:00.77 (b) finishing 5/19.

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