• Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 49 minutes ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 1 hour ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 2 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 4 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago
  • Exaggerator is going in the Haskell, according to Steve Edelson of the Asbury Park Press.Posted 3 days ago

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Older Comments...

When I saw that he was still in front at the eighth pole, I started laughing and cheering him on all the way to the wire. He totally just showed up that classy field of 3 year-olds. Good for him, go Laoban!
Does anyone know what became of Mr Saturdaynight? Last seen racing in New Mexico.
Well... stranger things have happened I suppose.
was he and ap Indians jockey the only ones who could see it had to be off the front end ?
great win and a very good ride from the jock
Way to go Connect. Another stakes winner for Curlin. Wins his dads race. ( Cutlin Stakes)
  • Byrnzzz · Considering what just happened in the Jim Dandy, I think his chances are gonna go dramatically up to win the Travers. · 32 minutes ago
They don't call Saratoga the "Graveyard of Champions" for nothing.. wow
Thankful that horse and rider ok after stumble after race..
very good ride from the jockey
I swear, every single week, a horse by Uncle Mo wins a big race. Amazing.
Great ride by Jose Ortiz and great run by Laoban!
Congratulations to Laoban and connections. Hope they all came out of the race well and not injured
Uncle Mo's struck again! It was over after 6f when Laoban was allowed to set it in 1:12 and change. Creator had no chance in this one without a rabbit!!!
Who remember this fella, he's back and running in the Super Derby Prelude stakes on August 6th. Welcome back!
Mohaymen Governor Malibu Destin Creator
What might have been...that was a gutsy win in last year's Vanderbilt
Flintshire could have run blindfolded, all legs tied up and running backwards and still would have won, what a horse.
Lexie Lou wins the Victoriana!! She's a fighter, what a win! Love you Lexie!
the juddmonte steamroller rolled em flat in a canter

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