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  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 1 day ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 2 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
  • Harmonize (7-2) gets there in a blanket finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gallops to ten in a row with an easy Grade 1 Alabama score.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tourist (5-2) proves best in the Grade 1 Fourstardave.Posted 3 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-1) earns a tough victory in the Monmouth Oaks.Posted 3 days ago

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Easy Goer,Cigar and Skip Away in that order.
Second, and had a very strong gallop-out. I think the Mosses and John have a really nice one here!
With ya on Zardana's 1st born... Good Luck
Chrome is the Rodney Dangerfield of thoroughbreds right now. Destroys a stacked field with ease and still gets no respect.
What about Gift Box
From today's Racing Post web-site: Trainer Henry Candy has said Limato is "unlikely" to run in the G1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on September 3rd, saying he thinks Limato needs more time between starts. Winner of the G1 Darley July Cup at 6f, Limato most recently finished 2nd, two lengths behind Mecca's Angel in the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes over the weekend in his first career start at 5f. Candy said if conditions are dry at Chantilly over Arc weekend that Limato will contest the G1 Prix de le Foret over 7f again, a race he ran 2nd in last season behind Make Believe. He'll then head to America to run in the G1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint over 6-1/2f at Santa Anita in November.
American pharoah/Frosted/Easy Goer/Songbird/California Chrome/Skip Away/Cigar/Zenyatta...rank these horses 1 through 8..if they all ran in one race together what would be the order of finish?
Congrats curlin on your two sons EXagerator and Connect to represent you in the Travers
Drew the rail (Post 1) for the Travers. Most of the speed drew to the outside, with the exception of American Freedom (Post 2). Love the post for Arrogate, should sit a good drafting trip behind American Freedom and save ground on the inside. Just hope he doesn't get boxed in turning for home.
Frosted/Chrome/Songbird/Beholder/Nyquist/Exaggerator...what a field this would be...this would be a race for the ages if it happened...but it wont
Easy Goer/California Chrome/Frosted/Cigar/American Pharoah/Skip Away/Zenyatta...can anyone rank these horses 1 through 7?..if they all ran in one race what would be the top 3 finish?
UNTESTED prodigies NEVER, having reached out for their depths in competition, can fool you. I doubt this immature one has the bottom that California Chrome has shown over and over, BUT until that limit is reached, the three year old cannot say she LOST to him yet.
10-0 against nobodies people. She was asked to go down the stretch and all shes scores is 2:03. That will beat the 3-yr old fillies but that's it. Chrome canters home in a romp in 2:00 flat. That's the horse you should be watching.
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  • Mike via Disqus · Tell me,what horse do you actually happen to have in your barn? Right. · 2 days ago
  • travel_vic · FINAL time is AFTER the race is over. · 8 hours ago
Go for Wand was very good, not yet great, only met a buzz saw that she could not get around and UNFORTUNATELY, gave her life trying to beat her. Wasn't going to happen that or any other day that season.
Im guessing he doesn't race again. They will come up with another excuse and retire him. If Reddam can't race him he won't keep paying for training and boarding. He will let him to to Darley early
Ways to identify a troll New poster who you've never seen before instead of saying hello goes straight for the jugular with controversial comments on a divisive topic. This usually occurs in the aftermath of hyped G1 races. New poster repeats themselves over and over again with an excessive amount of posts regardless if anyone has replied to the ones he's already written. New Poster capitalizes a bunch of words for emphasis. Example"DESTORYEED" (This one hasn't happened yet in this example but it usually does) New Poster starts insulting people who disagree with him/her, and usually capitalizes these insults(most common one being idiot). New Poster leaves the HRN community after a very brief stay, either because their posts are removed for being to personally insulting to individuals or because they were just here to cause chaos in the aftermath of a particular big race.
  • BeastBob via Disqus · I know who this one is. Don't respond to his posts so that HRN mods can remove them and ban him. · 2 days ago
  • RealTalk via Disqus · tough race huh...ill go with Easy Goer to close over them in stretch..but your order sounds reasonable also..especially if pharoah somehow got an easy lead · 11 hours ago
Go For Wand was another GREAT filly...too bad she broke down during race..she was on her way to becoming one of the all time GREATS
is Frosted and California Chrome supposed to be heading to the classic to face eachother this year?
Run Runner. Exaggerator. American Freedom.
Suddenbreakingnews is a nice horse but just can't put it together for a win. If I were Donnie von Hemel I'd be tempted to put blinkers on SBN for a race just to see what he does.
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · if i were him i would stop putting him in grade 1 and put him in a grade three he can win and rebuild his confidence then maybe try a 2 He isnt a grade 1 horse · 15 days ago
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · He just got gelded looks like. Maybe that's what was bugging him. That undescended marble. · 11 hours ago

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