• Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 3 days ago
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  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 5 days ago

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Anyone here on H R N know what is going on with Beach Bum ? After a great 7F race I heard this horse had some issues and was out of training, but was returning to training in the middle of Dec. Anyone have updates on this horse?
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  • Pamela Mac via Disqus · Yes, I heard that from the farms as well. Faversham just needs to grow a bit yet · 1 day ago
  • acinoyx · Awww, this face at the second photo <3 Where he is now? · 2 hours ago
California Chrome's dam Love the Chase will be bred to Pioneerof the Nile of a 2018 foal.
Will be a scratch from the Lecomte.
NEWSFLASH: California Chrome is going to win the Pegasus World Cup by 5+ lengths with effortless ease! Track = perfect, 9f = perfect, track will be riding fast = perfect, and my prediction = perfect. Enjoy watching California Chrome COAST to glory on Jan 28th. ENJOY!!!! :-)
At a Mile and an eighth I think The Runner would have a shot at being close & up at the pace-he can do that distance-even with the best as has been proven...But... I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ALL OF YOU..SERIOUSLY.... What do you think the odds would be for him if he would go in the Peg????
Gun Runner Deal Struck For Pegasus World Cup; Contingent On End Of Fair Grounds Quarantine A deal has been struck for Grade 1 Clark Handicap winner Gun Runner to be in the starting gate for the inaugural running of the $12-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Jan. 28. Ron Winchell, who co-owns the 4-year-old Candy Ride colt with Three Chimneys Farm, announced on Twitter Thursday night that the deal is contingent on the EHV-1 quarantine being lifted at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., where Steve Asmussen has had Gun Runner in steady training for the last month. Officials with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said the Fair Grounds quarantine could be lifted by Saturday in barns not directly affected by the infectious disease outbreak, provided there are no further confirmed cases of EHV-1. XBTV.com reporter Camilla Yakteen reported the Gun Runner deal was made with Ruis Racing, which purchased one of a dozen guaranteed starting berths in the Pegasus World Cup last May for $1 million. Ruis Racing had previously declared that War Envoy, a 5-year-old son of War Front with just two wins from 21 starts, would carry their silks in the Pegasus World Cup. If Gun Runner is able to leave Fair Grounds and there are no blockades put in place by officials with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or Gulfstream Park, Mick Ruis told Yakteen the Craig Dollase-trained War Envoy would instead race in the Poseidon Stakes on the Pegasus under card. Gun Runner recorded two five-furlong breezes Dec. 24 and 31 and two six-furlong works Jan. 7 and 15. He may have another timed workout on Sunday morning at Fair Grounds before leaving for Gulfstream Park. Gun Runner has won six of 12 starts with two seconds and two thirds, earning $2,037,800. Prior to his victory in the Nov. 25 Clark at Churchill Downs, Gun Runner finished second to Tamarkuz in the G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/pegasus-world-cup/gun-runner-deal-struck-pegasus-world-cup-contingent-end-fair-grounds-quarantine/
in chromes 1st 6 races who did he beat that actually won much ?
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  • Pebbles via Disqus · Well, I have been through this before so you must not have been around that long or you must have a poor memory and you just want to stir the pot like Sig. In his first race, he faced Hoppertunity who next out won the San Antonio and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. He also faced Hopp iin the DWC where he finished 3rd and San Diego Handicap. He also faced G1 winner Hard Aces and graded stakes winner Imperative. In his third race, he faced more G1 winners than Arroagte faced in the Travers Stakes: Mshawish - multiple G1 winner, one of the top ranked US 2016 handicap horses before his retirement Frosted Hoppertunity Special Fighter over his home track after winning in track record time in the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3. Hokko Tarumae - Japan's all-time G1 winning dirt horse with 11 wins I believe Keen Ice - Travers Stakes winner who beat American Pharoah In his 4th race, he faced multiple G1 winner Dortmund in his career best performance. In his 5th race, he faced Dortmund again and 11 time G1 winner Beholder, Hopp, Hard Aces, Imperative and G1 placed Win The Space. In his 6th race he faced many of the same horses and Dortmund yet again. Please share with us all the top horses that Arrogate faced in his 1st 4 races...LOL · 17 hours ago
  • marcos via Disqus · Doesn't matter he did his job, · 8 hours ago
Any news
After going to frankel twice she will come home in 2018
Is it true the yearling filly is named California Chromet? I am looking for photos of her
Excited to see this one run this year
Pegasus bound. They have a deal to run him in the Pegasus assuming he's allowed to leave quarantine.
First foal. A filly out of the mare Peeker.
I got a horse for you. Hes called Devileye and hes undefeated. Looks like a talented horse.
There needs to be an age restriction for the comments section. Stubborn, rude, ignorant children should not be allowed. There are enough adults acting childish without having to endure "expert advice" from someone who doesn't even have a driver's license!
First foal. A colt out of the mare Look to the Stars.
I can't believe all you bandwagons...no way Arrogate or anyone else beats Chrome.
Standing at Ballena Vista farm for $3500

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