• Irish Jasper comes from last to upset the Belle Harbor at the Big A.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Big Looie upsets Social Inclusion in the latter's first race since the Haskell.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Cinco Charlie goes gate to wire in the William Walker at Churchill Downs.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 1 day ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 1 day ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 1 day ago
  • Kitten's Point gets there late to win Keeneland's Bewitch.Posted 2 days ago

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  • Mary Z. · No pps, My tops scratched early. Took a look. Posted 7,6,8,4. Smove It's been running so well lately. GL I'm watching that speed 5. · 3 minutes ago
3 & 4 in the 6th. Think the 3 likes the stretch out and blinks added
Goblin, Does racing post give a number for AP's last race at oaklawn
We are missing one important thing. It's called The Dream of your horse prancing on Churchill track as they play my old Kentucky home. The rare opportunity to make the starting gate. Sometimes for a trainer it also gets ur client to spend more money. We are all forgetting 20 horses at a longer distance. Anything can happen. Insert Mine that bird So while we may see him as not the Ky derby winner. The owner may not get it. He sees his horse having a chance not to mention bragging rights that you have a horse in the Derby. We tend to forget just how really hard it is to have a colt make the gate. While the Belmont would be a wonderful thing to win To have 2 weeks of dreaming your horse wearing t he roses is priceless to some
Ran right by Dortmund at the top of the stretch in the Robert Lewis then proceeded to gawk into the grandstand for the last 1/16th while Dortmund kept to business.. Crushed nobody in Texas next out but got some good rail experience and when he headed for home he was all business. Maybe he's starting to get the idea.. Look Out.
another front runnerer to be on the or close to 1st turn,lets see the draw,use underneath only
  • Anthony Lopez via Disqus · So I guess I should only use AP underneath as well! Bad analysis my friend, needs more substance! · 2 hours ago
Slow work today 103.50 for 5 f. Guess he's saving it up for the Derby.
Time to admit that this hard working horse isn't in the top ranks. He should be in G3's where he has a chance for a nice career. 3 wins in 17 starts; a Maiden and two Optional Claimers. He obviously doesn't belong with the big boys.
  • Sullivan · New trainer and a bit of a mental case. How can he not belong when he runs 4th or better? · 2 hours ago
The lasix issue can be a catch 22. You don't know if it's going to help the horse or hurt the horse. I believe that "if it aint broke don't fix it". Let the horse run under the conditions he is used to.
Where do you find his beyer speeds?
  • Goblin · To my knowledge he has only one Beyer, a 95, estimated for his UAE Derby win. (Lots of discussion on that subject below on this thread over the past few weeks.) He is rated by Racing Post at 118 for the same win; obviously a very different system. BTW, this entire thread is informative, with quality conversation and remarks; worth reading, IMO. http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/prince-bishop-world-class-speed-kills-as-prince-picks-up-the-pieces/1846586/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews · 2 hours ago
his races are terribly slow ...and has beaten nobodies
  • Sullivan · At the time he beat his competition he has been facing top class horses. Pat Day Mile has the potential to show his talent. · 1 day ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Slow by whos' standards. In his return,he ran a speed figure that will win any 3yo sprint race this year. Add to it that he did it under a complate stranglehold. · 3 hours ago
From Hronis Racing's twitter page: Stellar wind had arrived in Kentucky. She looks great!!!!!
This Colt's Top notch trainer is no stranger in grade 1 wins. Mike De Kock probably has just as many grade 1 victories in the last few years as any trainer in the world. I don't like this colt not running on LASIX. I know he ran well without it but why would you chance him bleeding in this prestigious race. I know he didn't beat much over there but last years winner(Toast of New York) ended up being a true stayer and ran really well against our competition. Does any one know who's riding him???
  • Goblin · Christophe Soumillon retains the mount. Lots of info on BH about de Kock's plans/reasons for decisions made regarding the colt. · 3 hours ago
  • buzzcat859 · thnx goblin Do u like him?? · 3 hours ago
If one takes a closer look at Frosted, one may think that they are looking at a mirror image of Wicked Strong. Both horses ran big races as 2 yos' in the Remsen. From there,both set off for Florida and the sunshine State. Both either had trouble with the surface or the heat. Upon their return to N.Y. , their training picked up noticebly. They both won the Wood Memorial with eye-popping performances and speed figures. Unfortunately for Wicked Strong, the effort was so draining of his power. He had nothing to offer on Derby Day,but a workmanlike performance.Something tells me that the comparisons just may continue with these 2.
  • amdaman via Disqus · The comparisons will end when Frosted wins the Kentucky Derby. Hopefully he's not mired in traffic like Wicked String was. · 3 hours ago
maybe johnny V. took the wrong horse LOL This guy has a huge chance at a decent price Badly Overlooked LOL That curse is something big to deal with!!!
Mubtaahij on the track at Arlington this A.M. https://twitter.com/JohnGDooley/status/590221507466395649/photo/1
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  • Cara James via Disqus · hope works out more than once, this is not a sprint, and this horse is not on drugs, needs to work out more, /Espinoza,s a.p has worked 6 days this week,that,s too much, i think.over kill,all were a mile and 1/2 · 18 hours ago
  • Goblin · Cara, I'm responding to your posts to both DerekFisher and me ~15 hours ago. I posted a still photo of Mubtaahij on the track at Arlington on 4/21 after he had cleared quarantine. He worked the next day; 3f. in 36.20. He worked again yesterday, 4/25; 4f. in 49.70, with the final 3f. in 35.30, and last quarter in equal splits of 11.50. There is no "hold up on his works". He is long out of quarantine and has worked twice at Arlington Park. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/91545/mubtaahij-in-missed-work-at-arlington · 3 hours ago
Doesn't anybody care about the fillies? This list is terribly out of date.
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