• Diversify (1-2) rolls home a big winner in the Evan Shipman.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Blackjackcat (8-1) holds off Vyjack to win the Del Mar Mile.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dak Attack (2-1) is an impressive winner of the Ellis Park Juvenile.Posted 1 day ago
  • Channel Maker (8-5) wins the photo and survives multiple objections to win the Breeders' Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Kelly's Humor (11-1) rolls late to win Ellis Park Debutante.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dream Dancing (6-1) nips Beau Recall in the Del Mar Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Collected (3-1) holds off Arrogate in the TVG Pacific Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hunt (3-1) scores his second graded stakes win of the meet, this time in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 2 days ago
  • Elate (4-1) rolls home a big winner in the Alabama.Posted 2 days ago
  • Money'soncharlotte (5-2) holds off Martini Glass in the Lady Jacqueline.Posted 2 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

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Girvin just doesn't get much love from the fans. I blame his name because he is a fine horse.
Should be interesting to see if he can stretch out.
I'd love to see her race in Dubai on World Cup Night. The World can then see how good this mare is.
Do yourself a favor and watch this one's debut from Canterbury. She is going to be something special. Just insane. https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/usa/cby/2017/8/20/6/northern-lights-debutante-s
Last comment for now..Only "2" Grade 1s at age 3..only "2" at age 4.."only" 4 Grade 1 victories..including 2 that had a ridiculous inflated purse.This is not even including only 10 starts with 3 losses and losing his last 2 starts including a complete Flop..Hall of Fame horse?..All Timer?...The GOAT?...What the heck kind of Resume is this??..No offense but it is ridiculous and VERY disrespectful to Horse people like me and Horse racing in general to Annoint a horse with a resume like this as the next secretariat or as his trainer said, "Best horse since secretariat"...and i am gonna speak up for whats right sorry..in time if Arrogate proves himself worthy i will have NO problem giving him the respect he deserves
  • Mike in SB · Ghostzapper only won 4 Grade One races in his career and one of those a sprint and he is in the Hall of Fame and plenty of people on this site are calling him one of the best horses of this century. · 6 hours ago
Just like Chrome, this horse will never get the respect he deserves. RIP
  • Patricia King via Disqus · I hope Chrome gets the respect, he earned it on the track. I also hope he produces offspring that will do him proud. Hard to believe that Shared Belief will have been gone 2 years soon. Very tough part of the sport losing a great horse suddenly, and to soon. · 6 hours ago
Dude, I still watch the replay over and over of your historic '14 Big Cap Win where you did the d a m n thing!
For all the people whom "somehow" claimed Chrome was "Overrated" and not an "All Timer"...Kentucky Derby Winner..Preakness Winner..Dubai World Cup Winner..Also ran 2nd in his other Dubai try..Put together a win streak of 6 two times..Once leading up to his Derby win and the other leading up the the 2016 BCC where he ran 2nd getting caught late at the wire by Arrogate..Averaged an 8 length margin of victory in his 7 victories in 2016..4 Eclipse Awards..2 Horse of the Year Awards..13 Stakes wins..7 Grade 1 wins..Close to $15 Million in earnings..27-16-4-1 Lifetime Record..Sorry but to me it certainly takes an All Timer to accomplish all of this..Perhaps if "Bob Baffert" trained Chrome the "Talking Heads" would call him an All Timer and Special..And certainly would never be called "Overrated"
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · lost the belmont lost the pa derby lost the classsic two times lost dubai world cup first time lost the san gabriel 9th in the pegasus . didnt run in the haskel or the travers He had some impressive wins but an all time great he is not · 5 hours ago
When are they going to update it on race results?
Who did Littleprincessemma get bred for 2018?
Chasing Yesterday has pedigree of California Chrome and half American Pharoah. Should turn out to be an amazing filly. Best of luck.
Princeofthebes might have his name changed, but younger brother to grand slam winner American Pharoah, American Cleopatra, and St. Patrick's Day. Good luck to Princeofthebes.
Arrogate fans on "Suicide Watch" on his page..Figured i would come over to see how things are doing in the "Chrome Camp"
Why is this horse still number 1? And any update on his next race?
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · The horse has not been on the worktab. The connections had mentioned that He Hate Me was an immature horse they thought would do well with racing. After that last race they said they planned to bring him back in the fall. · 8 hours ago
Does anyone think St. Patrick's Day and Zatter are running in the Del Mar Futurity? If I had to guess, I would say only Zatter.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · I wouldn't be surprised to see Zatter and Soul Streit in the race for Baffert. Serengeti deserves another chance after a horrible break as well in the Best Pal. SPD should be pointed towards a maiden event. · 8 hours ago
Full brother to the grand slam winner, American Pharoah. Also full brother to St. Patrick's Day, and American Cleopatra. Looks amazing the last time I saw a picture of him. Best of luck to the horse of 2019, Irish Pharoah.
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Irish Pharaoh is St Patrick's Day... · 15 hours ago
  • Goblin · St. Patrick's Day is the name Coolmore chose for the colt. His original name was given to him by his breeder, Jane Lyon; Coolmore changed it from Irish Pharaoh to St. Patrick's Day. · 15 hours ago
And the jockey silk is awful. Just all dark blue? I liked the one that was on here before he raced, the silk with an orange circle and blue surrounding it. Please change his silk Mrs. Magnier. It is plain and non interesting.
The fact that St. Patrick's Day didn't have a good start, but rushed right out quickly, to take the inside spot, shows that he could of easily won that race if it wasn't his first. I agree with pointgiven23, I think Zatter is a horse that is for shorter furlongs. And in the last 100 yards, St. Patrick's Day looked like he was just jogging, and only lost by 1.5 lengths to an amazing time by Zatter. St. Patrick's Day also galloped after the race showing he had a lot of stamina left, which is a good sign. Looks great form what I saw, and the more he races, the better he will get.
Off Topic..Many writers wrote articles agreeing and disagreeing on if Bayern should have been DQd in the 2014 BCC..Andrew Beyers article was the worst piece of logic i ever read..He compared Bayern to a last second pass with contact between the players in a Super Bowl..And a player driving to the basket with contact in final seconds of an NBA game..His claim was the referees should let the play happen wit no foul called being the circumstances..This comparison is obnoxiously ridiculous..number 1 those plays are at the END of the game..ton of diff plays during an entire game..an NBA/NFL game is not determined by ONE play..in horse race you dont have up to 70 plays (ways to win)..Bayern knocked Shared Belief out of the race right out of the gate in a 2 minute race..He didnt have 60 minutes to make all kinds of plays to get back into the race or win the race..Once a horse gets impeded to that magnitude he does not have "4 quarters" and "70 plays" to try and win..Andrew Beyer had on his "Dunce Cap" writing that article
Honor Code could have been the greatest closer other than Zenyatta this 21 century so far... could have possibly been the Kentucky Derby winner had he not gotten injured and the same thing could be said for Violence who gotten injured in 2013
  • BeastBob via Disqus · *at 8-9 furlongs!!! Based on what I've seen, at 10f, Honor Code is a closing plodder!!!!! · 16 hours ago
  • ruffianlover · What does this have to do with Arrogate? · 16 hours ago

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