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  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 1 day ago
  • The Gurkha wins a Sussex thriller over Galileo Gold and Ribchester.Posted 1 day ago
  • Amis Gizmo romps home in the Prince of Wales at Fort Erie.Posted 1 day ago
  • Long On Value (7-2) cuts back and rolls in the Lucky Coin Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 3 days ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 4 days ago

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Looking forward to watching the Queen race this weekend. Just watching all her races again, she is just amazing.
American Cleopatra will make her highly anticipated career debut this Sunday at Del Mar race 3. Full sister to American Pharoah.
Anyone know if he's still pointing to Juddmonte?
Minding's presence in the field must have scared away many of the other top middle distance fillies & mares this year. Only 5 will go to post at Goodwood on Saturday, with only 4 other fillies & mares willing to oppose Minding after the 5 entries that stayed in through the confirmation stage were announced for Saturday's G1 Nassau Stakes. In past years, the Nassau Stakes has usually been the race that's always drawn the top middle distance fillies & mares, and often times has been the race where we'll get to see the best of the classic generation collide with best of the older generation for the first time. Doesn't look like that's gonna be the case for this year's renewal though.
  • jonquil · Some of the potential candidates have had health issues and are just unlikely to be ready for this, tbh. Others just weren't being aimed for this from the start. · 2 hours ago
  • ChessChamp · She should beat this field by double-digit lengths. · 1 hour ago
So, when are AP's first foals scheduled to drop? I should think the earliest would be September. But I'm not really sure.
  • kaitlinefree1 · January. any foals that drop in September were bred in the Southern Hemisphere. & he never stood there, last fall he was still racing. · 2 hours ago
  • Mike in SB · Next January, horses have a 11 month or a little longer gestation. The breeding season for Thoroughbreds starts early in the year so the foals will be born after January 1st which is the official birthday for all racing horses. A horse born on December 31st would be a year old the next day. · 1 hour ago
List of nominated horses for this race?
Heard he's out of the Haskell?
  • Paladin · Maybe he will be rerouted to the West Virginia Derby where he'll actually has a chance. Monmouth doesn't play to his running style. · 2 hours ago
Haskell draw: 1. Nyquist 6-5; 2. Sunny Ridge 20-1; 3. Awesome Slew 15-1; 4. Gun Runner 4-1; 5. American Freedom 3-1 6. Exaggerator 5-2
  • Ruffianlover · Very interesting draw. Nyquist will now have to shoot out of there and will most likely be on the lead with gun runner pressing him. I just hope he doesn't burn himself out. It is not 10f though and maybe he will run this race like he ran the Florida derby. Hopefully he is in shape because this is one tough race to win! Gun runner and exaggerator will probably make him earn it like her never has before · 3 hours ago
Arrogate worked 6f today in 1:12 3/5, the fastest of 6 moves at the distance. I fear they will run him in an upcoming N2x Allowance at Delmar on Wednesday. This horse is better than allowances, its why they were pointing to the Dandy/Travers. Maybe he'll come east for the West Virginia Derby but with a race he's eligible for out of his stall he may go there
RIP Ruffian, the horse that should be remembered as THE greatest of all time. Instead we are stuck with the what could have and should have been, this extremely bitter heartbreaking and unfinished story forever. We will never see one like her again, she is truly incredible.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · 10,000,000 percent on the money. Most talented race horse i have seen in my lifetime. There will never be another one like her. To mention any other Filly/Mare in the same Class with her, is just wishful thinking. · 296 days ago
  • Ayrafeneres · I never saw her, WAY before my time. But I know tons about her. The reason no one will ever come close to her ever again, is really shown in how she died. If she had acted the normal way horses do, she would have lived. But Foolish Pleasure had gotten ahead of her, that was unacceptable, so, despite her broken leg, she kept going. No other horse would ever have that much fire and drive to win. To the point of their downfall. Her star shone brighter than any other, to me, even more than Triple Crown winners. But, it is always the case that the brightest burning stars burn the shortest. She was so brightly burning, that she burned herself out. The brighter they shine, the shorter the amount of time they shine. That's truly the case with Ruffian. I wish I could have met her. A horse like no other. · 5 hours ago
Big Orange makes it back to back wins in the G2 Goodwood Cup after earlier this month posting back to back wins in the G2 Princess of Wales Stakes.
  • jonquil · He seems to really like the Goodwood Cup and the Princess of Wales Stakes! Pretty nice consistency with some tough competition. I really hope some changes will be made in UK racing to give horses like this guy more races to go for and more money to win. It'd probably be better in the long run for everyone. · 6 hours ago
Wins the G2 Richmond Stakes by a neck to the favourite Blue Point in 2nd with Intelligence Cross 3 lengths back in 3rd!
I love the name of this guy.
This guy right here strikes me as the horse that is not that good at age 2 or 3, but really good at 4+.
Suddenbreakingnews is my pick.
Luminance won a nice allowance event at Delmar yesterday in a very quick 1:08 1/5 for 6f. Broke slow, caught the field and came up the rail to take the lead against the big favorite Bendable. She had plenty in the stretch and won nicely. This filly looks to have grown considerably from last year. Has to be stakes bound
I know how cynical horseplayers can be but I hope no matter how she runs or where she finishes a standing ovation awaits her when she gallops back. What Chad Brown has accomplished bringing her back could have not been done with a horse that didn't have tremendous heart and will. To put it in royal terms Tepin may be the Queen but the Lady is back.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · I'm sure she will get an ovation. She'll be in the winners circle anyway · 9 hours ago
Anyone know what or where his next race is?
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · I'm assuming La Jolla in a few weeks at Delmar. He just worked the other day 4f. Should move forward off the Oceanside · 9 hours ago
Hello to bad I did not get my ticket in :(. Maybe next time I'm real Sad ,, how could this happen
Did not see that coming. Totally thought he'd go to the Jim dandy. Very confusing as Keith said he has not been training well and he can't figure out why yet let's send him again Nyquist and gun runner instead of the Jim dandy where I thought he had a great shot to win it
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  • Lkb via Disqus · I'm going to say the 60% chance of rain on Sunday had something to do with the decision . · 23 hours ago
  • bronzeprincess33 · If this race comes up sloppy (or even if it doesn't, really), and he loses to Nyquist, then he can pretty much kiss the Eclipse Award goodbye. They're taking a big risk here, and I'm not sure it'll pay off. · 16 hours ago

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