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Collapsed and died on the track at Del Mar this am after working 5F. Heart attack suspected. RIP :(
I highly doubt he will be horse of the year, and he is not the best horse. Best turf but not best.
How this horse is being treated is beyond wrong. The fact he was given up on by Pletcher and his old owners is extremely sad.
I have always been a bit of a Shared Belief skeptic, but I've started to get excited about him after watching the Los Alamitos Derby.
Big Brown's Darwin makes it back to the winner's circle in the Belgrave Stakes at the Fairyhouse, outlasting Russian Soul. He was purchase for over $1M as a 2 yr old, and has been winless since his G3 score by over 7 lengths iin The Minstrel at The Curragh a year ago. Record now is 8-4-0-1.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Jamesie, who ran well in Dubai over the winter for trainer David Marnane was 3rd in the Belgrave Stakes, only a 1/2 length behind Russian Soul. · 51 minutes ago
On July 13th, he worked 6F in 1:16.80 over Fast Dirt at Monmouth Park finishing 2/2
Was bred to Orb in 2014
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Do you know how many mares were bred to Orb? I'm just curious. I know Point of Entry was well received from what I read in Bloodhorse · 2 hours ago
On July 13, he worked 5F in 1:01.57 over Fast Dirt at BP finishing 5/11
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Leaves later today for Saratoga. Will have final breeze next weekend for the Jim Dandy. Love this guy. · 2 hours ago
Looking forward to seeing this colt run, curious if the switch from turf to dirt will help him, loved his debut, looks very strong
Untapable to win the Haskell, face california chrome in los alamitos
I can't wait for her first foal!
This is the the best horse . He will be horse of the year again. If for some reason he doesn't get back to form I like palice malice next .
slade power what a lovely horse,i would love to own this horse what a lovely true racing horse he is,i am so glad for his trainer,owner,stable staff boy oh boy did he win well sweating did not affect his winning
Be on the LOOK OUT for this one. Maybe twice a year does one see a two year old run like this one did Saturday in the 6th at Woodbine. Setting a solid pace, this one was headed by TWO others outside of it down the lane and rallied to easily run away from them a second time. When this one knows how to run he has some real potential ahead of him. Wow
From Gulfstream: "Atreides, a 3-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro and half-brother to Dreaming of Julia, who won the 2013 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) by 21 3/4 lengths, left quite an impression Saturday when breaking his maiden at first asking. 'To be honest, that's one of the best horses I've ever ridden," said jockey Edgard Zayas, who was carried to a 5 1/4 length victory by Atreides in 1:08.69. "That's a really classy horse.' Owned by Stonestreet Stable and trained by Marty Wolfson, Atreides, won for fun after going by the pacesetter and runner-up Back to Seattle entering the stretch. Atreides is out of Dream Rush, who won the Prioress (G1), Test (G1), and was second in the Acorn (G1)."
  • jonquil · *Love* the name, and he sounds like a very classy colt to boot! Definitely gonna follow this guy. · 16 hours ago
  • Dressage3295 · I've been waiting for this one to make his debut! It was quite the impressive win. Wonder where they'll be pointing him next. Maybe an allowance race and then a stakes race? · 14 hours ago
Why has she not worked since the Debutante?? Is she getting a break or is there a physical issue?
  • Goblin · Don't know, but she was pointing to the Schuylerville on 7/18 per Calhoun interview with BH right after the Debutante, so something must have changed. · 15 hours ago
On July 9th, Winning Prize worked 3F (h) in 36.60 (17/27) over fast dirt at Santa Anita.
On July 7th, Sweet Reason worked 4F (b) in 47.32 (1/32) over fast dirt at Belmont Park's training track.
On July 7th, Stopchargingmaria worked 4F (b) in 47.69 (11/50) over fast dirt at Saratoga.



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