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Wabel is running 26th, race 4 at Santa Anita. jlp
Very slow race but still won.
There is an article on DRF from Steve Andersen and he talks about Cozmic One, he talks about the work he had today and the plan for him with nice, easy workouts, then he goes on to say that if everything goes according to plan, Cozmic One could make his career debut in with January or February, he looks really good and I hope the article is accurate
  • reversecowboy77 · Steve is a very credible person. They are working Coz lightly. It looks like he will be on the derby trail if he wins first time out. · 4 hours ago
He needs to be put on the undefeated watch.
Rest in Peace.
Amino next Saturday at Franks Place. Boots giving an early heads up on Materiality for Pletcher. Looks like Todd/Repole/Johnny V. trio may be his only competition.
Just when I was thinking all my Derby horses wouldn't run before the January 1st, Wabel was slotted for the sixth at Los Al this Friday. Best of luck to the 9/2 ML favorite - 5 1/2 furlongs may be a mite too short. Time to call on the diversity of great-granddaddy Ack Ack perhaps?
  • tmallios via Disqus · Very strange though. Why would Martin who is Bafferts go to guy,jump off to ride another Baffert horse. I know the other one has been highly touted,as evidenced by the betting on him. But if a Baffert so highly touted do not win after their 2nd start. Bust may be in the offing. But again,why is Martin jumping off. It definately is not because of Joel. I would think Martin gets first crack. Doubt the owner would overide Baffs.Especially since he did nothing wrong irst out. · 5 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Thought Rosario was a plus as this guy lost last out after going 21 / 44 and Joel is known for taking horses back and getting them to settle · 5 hours ago
So sad. We were at the track and saw the horse go down after the horse trailer arrived. According to security at the track (at the time of the incident) the jockey knew something was wrong and pulled up on the horse just after the start. RIP Wallyanna.
Kicked ass on Tripocha
Another Baffert's victory here: 1st - Jojo Warrior 2nd- Awesome Baby 3rd- Stonetastic. G1's La Brea & Malibu = Baffert's double
all in with Rocket Time
So when does the nonsense begin and the conspiracy theorist make their long awaited Comeback. Lets see Shared Belief is running,lo and behold to no end. Public Enemy NUMERO UNO and Shared Beliefs worst Nightmare.........Bob Baffert, he has entered 4 horses in the race. I am sure down deep that many are expecting a backtrack to The WWF Wrestling,by that i mean 4 against 1. I am sure that they do not want to say it,but i am pretty sure that they think that 1 of the 4 is in it to take care of SB.
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  • Sullivan · Who do you take, Diamond Bachelor, or Midnight Hawk? · 8 hours ago
  • chitu77 · 4 to 1??? Is Tamarando no longer a stablemate of Shared Belief?? · 8 hours ago
(1.) Conquest Two Step- J. Talamo (2.) Chitu- J. Rosario (3.) Indianapolis- G. Stevens (4.) Rprettyboyfloyd- T. Baze (5.) Pimpernel- M. Garcia (6.) Midnight Hawk- V. Espinoza (7.) Tamarando- J. Leparoux (8.) Shared Belief- M. Smith (9.) Diamond Bachelor- F. Prat (10.) Frensham- M. Gutierrez
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  • Mary Z. · Chitu the human, nothing is going to bash into Shared Belief this time, and since they know they have to stick with Chitu and maybe get a rest after this race, it's not like no one will go with him or be right on his be-hind, such as Midnight Hawk for one. There are several early speeds in there. 7 f can be tricky. I'd still put Chitu top three. · 8 hours ago
  • chitu77 · Mary, how many times did Chitu beat Midnight Hawk, 3 or 4 times now?? · 8 hours ago
Due to missing races on 12/26 and 12/27 at Gulfstream, Jess's Dream has only the second race 12/28 at Aqueduct going 1 1/16 miles on dirt before the end of the year.
Jess's Dream has not been entered in the 12/26 race at Gulfstream for maidens, so look possibly for him to make the first start next weekend possibly the 12/27 or the latest the first week of January, according to DRF's Brad Free
  • Sullivan · God this is hilarious... I gave the 12/26 and 12/27 dates after looking at the GP condition books and reading they were going to try and start him before the end of the year and now it is on HRTV after being read by several facebook pages · 13 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · He is not entered for either date. · 9 hours ago
I really love this colt (and his father )
I can't wait for him to race. I was looking and someone made an un-offical twitter account for him @/jesss_dream maybe there will be updates there
Shared Belief draws post position 8 out of 10 for the G1 Malibu this Friday 12/26
She and Chrome share a birthday :)
Stewart hasn't trained Flashy Sunrise for the last 3 races.
  • travel_vic · 4 Agent Di Nozzo 2 Fordubai 1 Rocket Time 6 Street Spice 1 2 go out 4 6 come later · 11 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 9 has the outside longshot or underneath role in exotics · 11 hours ago



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