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  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 1 day ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 2 days ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 2 days ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 2 days ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 2 days ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 2 days ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 2 days ago

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Had his first work back today:)
Good news about the Dude. "Fully recovered from colic surgery, back in his paddock." https://twitter.com/Oldfriendsfarm/status/805874187428622336
Release The McCraken!!!!!! If he pans out its gonna be running around all spring yelling that... @pinfante97 (shameless plug)
Effortless in the Hope. Looks like should get 10 furlongs with ease. Like to see what he does with a target to run at. Got him at 10-1 in Derby Pool 1.
Mark Casse often likes to use Keeneland for BC and Derby prep races. I wounder with the Bluegrass Stakes losing its G1 status if he thinks of heading elsewhere for a prep.
Classic Empire will be the Nyquist of 2017.
The winner of the Pegasus Cup is The Pizza Man. You heard it here first.
Breeders Cup Turf winner, Highland Reel, worked 800m on the all-weather track at Sha Tin this morning in 1:01:90 in preparation for his defense of the G1 Hong Kong Vase on December 11th. Trainer Aidan O'Brien's travelling head lad, Pat Keating said: "He's a great traveler and when he arrived here at Sha Tin his head immediately came up, he looked around him, and he knew exactly where he was. He's well and I have no worries about him, everything is good."
Looks like a short field will be lining up against Mastery next weekend. Was hoping he would have some competition.
Shared Belief wins the classic by 3 lengths
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Well, I wish he was here to give us that thrill. · 21 hours ago
  • Sullivan · I doubt it -- he was nice horse, but did not have the spark to keep up with Arrogate down the lane and it's not fair to assume he would've progressed into this year as Chrome did · 14 hours ago
Bred to Malibu Moon for 2015 foal
I saw an article in 2015 where Baffert was interviewed about Dortmund. Here are some of his honest assessments of Dortmund: 1) He thought Dortmund, for all his size and success, was a grinder. 2) He compared Dortmund to Wisconsin's star player, Frank Kaminsky "he can dunk!"
  • sczen50 · Ahh!! Excellent a comment relating to our Badgers! ;) He can dunk huh? hmm.. Decent~ · 16 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Testament to his fear of Chrome and Arrogate if he entered a grinder into as fast a mile as this year's was · 14 hours ago
Lani will return December 4th in the Champions cup Gr I @Chukyo
  • Pebbles via Disqus · He finished 9th. NOt a good ride. Had to check in the stretch and flattened out. http://japanracing.jp/_news2016/161204.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCvegIuk_iw · 22 hours ago
  • triplechrome · Did Lani run on 12/04 and how did he do · 19 hours ago
Beautiful mare despite her not so great career. Looking forward to seeing how her foals do.
American Cleopatra is arguably the quickest Pioneerof the Nile's 2 year olds to date. But she hits the wall after the first 4 furlongs.
There was talk of Mo Town pointing to the Gotham Stakes for his Derby prep race, and then usually the winner there runs in the Wood Memorial. Does the downgrading of the Wood Memorial affect where he may point?
  • Mike in SB · I wouldn't think so, what is important for the Derby is the points. The Wood is still 100 points, a win and your in for first and second and it is I believe a million dollar race. In my opinion most trainers pick the schedule for getting to the Derby on the points, where the weather is best for training etc. Getting a Grade One is nice but the big goal is the Derby, if they were planning on running in New York before the Derby I doubt the change in grade will cause them to go somewhere else. · 20 hours ago
He's still the best, he travelled like a DREAM in the Classic, he cantered all over his rivals and had 'Arrogate' in BIG TROUBLE, just a shame that 'Arrogate' found a 2nd wind in the last 30 yards or so to grab a 'last grasp' victory!! If and when they meet again, California Chrome will get his revenge, 100%. :-)
  • slewcrew7778 · lol...That's one way of looking at it I guess!... · 2 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · I think you mean last "gasp" victory and Arrogate did not seem to be too winded at all after that effort. :-D · 21 hours ago
Got to see him in June at winstar. Wish he was staying in the states
TERRA PROMESSA RUNNING THIS WEEKEND WHOO HOO
ANY baby precocious enough to get 9 panels at two is well on their way to getting 10 that first Saturated in May. NOW, many peak out at that level and do not advance, so we shall see but BEFORE the Breeder's Cup this race was the indicator of a good three year old campaign with Northern Dancer, Damascus, Jim French, Key to the Mint, Pleasant Colony, Mohaymen, No Biz, Toccet, Go for Gin, Pine Bluff, Court Vision, Instrument Landing, Javas Gold and others who won it...
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  • triplechrome · That was my thinking with Mohaymen last year. I see that Falcon Wings has ran 1 1/4 already · 4 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · True, but the last Wood Memorial entry to do anythiing of import in the Triple Crown was Funny Cide who finished second in the race in 2003, 13 years ago, before that Monarchos in 2001 finished second in the race. Wood Memorial recent Triple Crown history 2003 Funny Cide 2nd Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes 2003 Empire Maker 1st, Belmont Stakes 2001 Monarchos 2nd, Kentucky Derby 2000 Fusaichi Pegasus 1st, Kentucky Derby 1994 Go For Gin, 2nd, Kenutcky Derby 1989 Easy Goer 1st, Belmont Stakes 1981 Pleasant Colony, 1st, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes 1980 Geniuine Risk 3rd, Kentucky Derby 1977 - Seattle Slew 1st, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes 1976 - Bold Forbes 1st, Kentucky Derby 1975 - Foolish Pleasure, Kentucky Derby 1973 - Secretariat, 3rd, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes The race averages 2 Derby winners every decade. 1970s - Secretariat, Foolish Pleasure, Bold Forbes, Seattle Slew, Genuine Risk 1980s - Pleasant Colony, Easy Goer 1990s - Go For Gin, Fuscichi Pegasus 2000s - Monarchos, Funny Cide 2010s - Please add if you know I missed some... · 22 hours ago

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