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  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 21 hours ago
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  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 1 day ago
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  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 2 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 2 days ago
  • Uncle Vinny gets the win after Magna Light DQ'd for erratic stretch in the Sanford.Posted 2 days ago
  • Postponed wins the Group 1 King George at Ascot in a thrilling finish.Posted 3 days ago
  • Big John B loves Del Mar, and is your Cougar II winner.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mrs McDougal proves best in the Lake George on the Saratoga lawn.Posted 3 days ago

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Actually I think he has a great chance at being second. In fact him and Photoshop will be lengths apart of the rest of the field at the wire if class holds true to form
First start of career was a win in a stakes race.
Both turf and dirt pedigree on both sides. I like this one.
Im keeping an eye on this colt!
Wheres Captain Picard!?
This horse is a beast!
I wanted Sharp Sensation , hopefully he can come back as a Longshot in the Al Vanderbilt Hcp. Amelia 's Wild Ride also has a good future .
Where is he running this weekend he also entered Curlin.
did they change silk colors?
I don't know why Dame Dorothy isn't here, she's the best female horse in America ! (Besides Curalina ) 2nd - Judy the Beauty 1st - Enchantress 3rd - Street Story
Pharoah dodged a stumbling block in carpe diem, im not saying pharoah would lose, but carpe diem would give pharoah a run for his money
  • Ruffianlover · Spanked him once and no reason who he wouldn't do it again. CD proved he couldn't run with the big boys in the Derby · 2 days ago
  • Christopher Browne via Disqus · Yes he would. If it weren't for the chip in his foot, Carpe Diem would have won. · 2 hours ago
Frac Daddy has been retired due to a strained suspensory per BH. I'll miss him (the Skip Away connection), but I know SS86 will miss him even more. :( http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/93215/frac-daddy-retired-with-suspensory-strain
I don't know what to think of him running in the Haskell or for that matter any top level stakes race. Sure he's collecting checks at the top level but the bottom line is he's still eligible for a NX1 allowance. I realize his connections probably think he has a better chance at getting 2nd place money in the Haskell then trying the more competitive Jim Dandy overall. I'm not so sure he can get 2nd money with his style over that track. It's like mixing oil with water. Try giving him a race in an allowance where he can maybe get a win, then put him back in with the big boys.
Toormore holds off a strong challenge from Dutch Connection in 2nd and Safety Check in 3rd to win the G2 Lennox Stakes on opening day of the Goodwood Racing Festival. His 1st first win since he won the G3 Craven Stakes in April, 2014.
According to DRF.com Tommy Macho is the likely sole Pletcher runner in this race...so with Stanford out and Tekton possibly running in the WV Derby...looks like a small field of 5 with Tommy Macho and Smart Transition being the favorites. Can anyone confirm if Tekton will be running the Curlin Stakes or WV Derby? Thanks!
What a turn of foot by Shore Runner....blocked inside angled out and came like rocket in the final 16th...he looks ready to move up the ranks to graded stakes company. Didn't have him here but looking forward to seeing where he runs next.
Anyone know what kinda beyer she got for her classy debut? I would say mid 80's
On July 27, Uncle Sigh worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:03:67 (b) finishing 11/13.
On July 27, Neck 'n Neck worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:00:00 (b) finishing 2/23.
On July 27, Watsdachances worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:01:22 (b) finishing 4/21.

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