• Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 5 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 5 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 5 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 6 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 6 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 6 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 6 days ago
  • Long On Value clearly Best in the Canadian Turf. Posted 6 days ago
  •  Street Babe surprise the Mineshaft field at Fair Grounds.Posted 6 days ago
  • Main Sequence storms home late to win the Mac Diarmida! Posted 6 days ago

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Footbridge finishes a well beaten 4th of 7 behind Henry Clay, Tenor, & Emirates Flyer in his Dubai Carnival debut at Meydan in the IPIC 2000 Handicap for 100+ rated horses.
Cavalryman has broken down in the GIII Nad al Sheba Trophy. No update yet but hopefully he can be saved, he's been an incredible servant for Godolphin
  • ILuvTurfRacing · I cringed when I heard Terry Spargo say Cavalryman had broken down. I've been a huge fan of this horse going back to his days with Andre Fabre in France. He's not gelded, so hopefully they'll be able to at least save him to where he'll get a chance to go to the breeding shed someday and pass on those classy genes. · 9 minutes ago
BC Juve runner-up Carpe Diem 4f in :49.57 this am at Palm Beach Downs for Pletcher. Slated for 3yo debut in TB Derby next Sat. He looks like he's ready to roll next week. According to DRF
Almoonqith wins the G3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy for trainer Mike De Kock and Shadwell, but in a very sad foot note in the race, Godolphin's long time classy stayer, Cavalryman, broke down in one of his hind legs during the Nad Al Sheba Trophy running. No word yet on whether Cavalryman has to be euthanized?
I hope he does well next weekend, but after seeing what Kiaran's horses did last weekend in stakes action, that plays in the back of my mind for Ocean Knight.
  • Jbyrnes1 · I hope he does well, hasn't made any mistakes so far. He's in good form right now and I'll be rooting for him. · 43 minutes ago
Ocean Knight works!!! In company with Perchance, OK goes 4f in 49.95 (26/44) at Palm Meadows, final work before is next run possibly in the Gotham!!!
Growing up in the Playgrounds of New York City, and playing Basketball. There were always some guys that would hit shots that were beyond Lucky. We would say that these guys, had the lucky horse shoe wedged up their butts. Well you can put Daredevil into that grouping. This confirmed MUD MONSTER ,is entered to run on Saturday at Gulfstream Park in the Swale Stakes. Not that this speedball needed any help. They are expecting overnight Rain tonite in the SUNSHINE STATE. Do not know if it is the horse shoe or he has his own Rain Dance pro. But he will of raced 4 times in his career,and 3 of them will be over a wet track.
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  • amino998 · Hope to see a China Horse Club/Al Shaqab {running out of the same barn - coincidence?} matchup in May · 1 hour ago
  • Sullivan · Artemis Agrotera and several others did the same · 50 minutes ago
After the race, Eddie Plesa tell's HRTV's Caton Bradar that Souper Colossal will go back to the dirt and run in the G2 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park on 2/28
  • Mary Z. · I'll take him. If rain. soup in the soup. · 10 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Changed my mind, but he could win this. I'll go with Ready For Rye. Ready For Rye, Souper Colossal, XY Jet · 1 hour ago
Left up north, looks like a prep, any boots on the tundra reports, Blabs? :D
I am a CC fan but I think his main competition is right here with Shared Belief, Iam not so sure of CC connections wanting to ship to Dubai ?
A s the saying goes. Put a gun to my head ,and make me chose. This is the 2015 Oaks winner as of right now.She has developed from 2 to 3 ,the way you want to see them do it. Forget that she did not win her last. Next time out,be it at GP or Aqueduct . That is when they turn her loose and get serious about The Kentucky Oaks. On that note,after looking at the fillies. There is not 1 in the bunch that should even consider the colts,even in their sleep.
Howe Great worked 3f today (2/27/15) in 39:55, fastest of one work at that distance.
Moreno worked 6f today (2/27/15) in 1:13:60. It was the ninth fastest of 11 works at that distance.
His first mare is confirmed in foal :)
Does anyone know what's next for this horse? I believe he is extremely talented, and not just a sprinter. The bottom half of his pedigree does have some distance limitations, but just the eye test tells me that he wants more. He may at least be a middle distance horse. Made me a boatload in the P4 last time out, only leg I singled in a big one.
Another big prospect. Debut anytime now and if he wins. On to the derby! Woo woo!
Kentucky oaks here she comes!woowoo!
Friday Feb 27 worked 1:12 and change 3rd best of day. Outworked 4 going in San Felipe now can he out RACE them Saturday? Keeping the Faith.... 302 workers this am to beat the rain coming this weekend. It was awesome..............
Far Right jogged on Wednesday before the snow. Just a little exercise.
GO HONOR CODE!!!! This is a really tough looking field so far! So many horses I love, but I really have to go with Honor Code! I also want PZ, WS, and PoF to do well.



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