• There's no catching Moonlight Song in the John Morrissey over Saratoga's slop.Posted 1 hour ago
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  • Breaking Lucky edges Shaman Ghost in the Prince of Wales.Posted 1 day ago
  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 2 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 3 days ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 4 days ago
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Great video, I think Matt just doesn't want us betting her down.lol. That heart on the forehead is amazing. She looks a little small but her workouts look like she's ready to go. I hope this turns into an amazing story.
To stand at EA Ranches for 2016
Nice win in the John Morrissey S.!!
Going with AP, followed by nonnas boy and keen ice. Nonnas boy ran 1 1/16 in 1:41 over the track recently and was just as good as stanford and Japan 3rd by 1/2 in that 3 horse field. I like nonnas boy here, showed well against good cometiton and has a dazzler over this track. This track is going to be lightning fast. I wouldnt be at all shocked to see pharoah win this in sub 1:47 because of the pace that is going to be out there with competitive edge. If the race is competitve, you could see near track and world record times in this one. If its a romp it will be slower. This could be the race that finally puts the final nail in the critic/hater/chromie coffin. I love the way this one sets up for pharoah to do something dazzling.
scratch that. the nonnas boy win was on turf. have to reevaluate that one
Nathan >> Los Hermanos Pollos Racing or Santa Ines and 'back from vacation' A C Avila of Masochistic renown claimed her last out June 7 @ GG... love a freshly hooded Can Can Babe... she can do, can do @ Old Del Mar Saturday :)
Bred to Pioneer of the Nile
In foal to Kittens Joy
In foal to More Than Ready
In foal to Elusive Quality
In foal to Medaglia D'oro
Bred to Distorted Humor
Does anyone know how much the winners purse is now that Monmouth increased the total from 1.0 to 1.75? I know the winner got 600,000 before I'm guessing it's 1 million now?
Its all messed up. according to the saratoga website, tekton, competitive edge, and upstart are entered in the dwyer
The field for the 2015 Haskell is as follows: 1. Upstart, 2. Competitive Edge, 3. Nonna's Boy, 4. American Pharoah, 5. Mr. Jordan, 6. Keen Ice, 7. Top Clearance, 8. Dontbetwithbruno. Odds and other info at both BH and DRF. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/93275/seven-to-face-american-pharoah-in-haskell
In another of Chad Brown's weekly statements today, he says Lady Eli continues to progress in her recovery from laminitis. She is showing "excellent" hoof growth and is able to graze for 30 minutes daily. He says she has a weekly list of goals that she is continuing to achieve at this point. BH has the article. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/93274/lady-eli-showing-improvement-from-laminitis
On July 30, Take Charge Brandi worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:00:94 (b) finishing 1/7.
On July 30, Wicked Strong worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:00:10 (b) finishing 1/5.
On July 30, Mr. Z worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 50:23 (b) finishing 7/18.
On July 30, Xtra Luck worked 5f on fast dirt at Churchill Downs in 1:03:40 (b) finishing 13/17.

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Matt Shifman has been on the Horse Racing Nation staff since 2011 and currently serves as Assistant Editor. Matt covers Aqueduct, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, and Saratoga in his two HRN blogs Racing at the Jersey Shore and New York State of Racing.


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