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  • Departing slips through on the hedge to win the Firecracker.Posted 6 days ago
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I like Force The Pass & Canndal
Pink Poppy. P-I-N-K P-O-P-P-Y.
Very impressive 62k Allx1 win 7/3/15 away since 10/14 impressive physical specimen.Conditions await.Chad Brown.Saratoga?
Tonalist- and without blinkers
I am really liking this guy more and more in Tommorrows Los Als' Derby. The track is playing very strong to inside speed. After getting my speed sheets,i see that Kentuckian is hardly as fast as adverised. Martin should be in perfect position on the front end.
Jerry Bailey on the Belmont Stakes coverage mentioned that he is done for the year. Bob Ehalt made a similar statement in a recent column on ESPN. It seems like he may be taking the rest of the year off. Get well soon Shared Belief. We miss you.
  • David via Disqus · Unfortunately he may never recover, but he is a good horse. Unfortunately he missed some of the big races. · 51 minutes ago
Shared Belief needs to practice his rating skills. Getting crossed over by other horses in a race like Breeders is no excuse for losing. It takes skill to get through the pack and if he can do that he can be more consistent. Otherwise he may never recover to his best and beat other horses with better rating skills.
Tonalist disappointing in the Met Mile I thought sure he would win.
Shrinking Violet and Sharp Sensation
I like Strut The Course and longshot Winning Rhythm
Betting on Warriorscmoutoplay and I'm a Looker in this one.
Sticking with Distorted Beauty and Photo Call (if she runs here).
Going with Blofeld and Tommy Macho to beat Texas Red.
Going 6-4/2- all
One more month till we see the greatest horse of the twenty first century run!! Interesting to see how many(and which) quality horses decide to challenge AP. AP came out of the TC in better shape then most horses who run all three races and on a two month break I don't see anyone beating AP over 9f. The horse in this crop with the best chance to beat AP over 9 would be Dortmund but he'll probably be in Saratoga for the Jim Dandy.
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~e.e. cummings
ROMPS in the Molly Pitcher!!!! Finally gets her graded win!!
Grade 2 winner Horse Greeley has been sold to Haras La Leyenda in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Racing Post reports. The 11-year-old son of Mr. Greeley previously resided at Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., where he retired to stud for the 2009 breeding season. He stood in 2015 for an advertised fee of $2,500.Horse Greeley is the sire of four crops of racing age, with 47 winners and combined progeny earnings of more than $3.8 million. His leading runners include Canadian champion Go Greeley, Grade 2 winner Leave the Light On, Grade 3 winners Clearly Now and Really Mr Greeley, and Grade 2-placed Scotland. Article on DRF
Ziconic..I have high hopes for this champion
Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable, winner of last year's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will ship up to Saratoga and could run in the two races for Older Mares at the track. Those races could either be the G3 Shuvee on August 1st or the G1 Personal Ensign on August 29th, or possibly both. Trainer Steve Asmussen says he likes the way Untapable looks in her works and hopes a trip to the Spa can turn her fortunes around as she has lost 2 out of her last three races. Article on DRF

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