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Slade Power completes the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes/G1 Darley July Cup double with a win in the July Cup at Newmarket(July). Last horse to complete the double was Coolmore's Starspangledbanner back in 2010.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Wesley Ward's Undrafted ran a cracking good race himself, finishing 4th of 13 in the G1 Darley July Cup. Well done to the connections!! · 23 minutes ago
Ruffian or Zenyatta 10f?
  • hannahWTC · IMO, Ruffian by 15. Ruffian is one of the few frontrunners who kept getting faster as the stretch went on, Zenyatta's move would look childish compared to Ruffians sheer speed and stamina · 1 hour ago
Farraaj looks back to his best again winning the John Smith's Cup at York, one of the more valuable and prestigious 10f handicaps on the racing calender.
that horse is beautiful.
If he does not wind up in Todds' barn. It then becomes a negative sign before he steps on the Track.
I bet he's going to Kiaran something or other.
To no one's surprise, Starspangledbanner will be returning to Coolmore for the 2015 Northern Hemisphere season
Guest of Honour gets up to win the G2 Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot. Mull of Killough was 2nd for the second year in a row and Godolphin's Long John ran on well for 3rd.
Heard may be declared from the Cup?
  • yukichan · Gleneagles is a non-runner from the Superlative-major scratch. The track seems to be drying out a bit. · 2 hours ago
  • yukichan · Indeed, Sole Power is NR. Ground now good-to-soft. · 2 hours ago
Uncle Sigh likely to miss remainder of 3 yr old season with pulled muscle in back, per @GaryContessa. Sigh to be turned out for 60 days. According to DRF
who was the best filly/mare in your opinion?
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · I would also put on that list Busher and Twilight Tear, both HOYs who beat colts and Gallorette who competed against one of the deepest handicap divisions with Assault, Stymie and Armed · 1 day ago
  • hannahWTC · Ruffian, easily · 2 hours ago
On July 5th Obviously worked 5F (h) in 1:00.80 (2/5) over fast dirt at Santa Anita's training track.
On July 4th Winning Prize worked 4F (h) in 50.40 (50/60) over fast dirt at Santa Anita.
I liked the jock switch I just don't think a mile and a quarter is his best game.
wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! http://www.intagme.com/teamzenyatta/762400928323248257_196887215/
I love Untapable but I want Wildcat Red to win the Haskell sooooooooooooooooo bad!
Shug had a nice one in this race. Security Risk who finished third. Dam is Smuggler
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Some nice two year olds out there. · 13 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Does not have the ring of "Orrrrrbbbbbb" but a very nice looking baby. · 12 hours ago
:( RIP
Finally got a picture of him up!
This one is a first time starter today. R4 at Belmont. Another Esky baby, gonna tune in and see how he goes. Best of luck to him
  • UnionRagsRules · Anxious in the gate; had to be backed out. Broke VERY slow due to his greeness; made a premature middle move but was running awkwardly the whole way around. Needs dirt, IMO. · 15 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Nice guy. Loved his sire. Will be watching him. · 14 hours ago



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