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  • Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Polar River runs awayt with the UAE 1000 Guineas by a polePosted 3 hours ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 3 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 4 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 4 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 4 days ago

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I take that back. Wrong horse
Looks like a contender for the triple crown.
Good to see Inheritance back on the worktab, very very excited to see this filly going forward. Her 16 length maiden win was a thing of beauty.
Any word on why he was scratched today?
Can Sail Ahoy please come back to the Derby Trail?
The connections of Polar River are going to send her to America to run in the Kentucky Oaks, as long as she is 100%, multiple sources reporting. If she runs like this in May, Songbird will be in for a fight.
Any news on her?
  • chasingmytale via Disqus · Yes, she had her first workout of the year today. I'm so excited to see her back in training. · 2 hours ago
Inheritance had a workout today at Fairgrounds. She worked 4f in 52:40 in her first workout of the year.
Mentioned her in the Cathryn Sophia/Songbird conversation yesterday, and all she does it go out and CRUSH the 1000 Guineas. Does anyone know if her owners are considering the KY Derby/Oaks?
Undefeated watch?
To me, Polar River has been one of the real bright spots so far at this year's carnival. Once again, she bolts up to beat Promising Run easily, this time by a city block, to win the UAE 1000 Guineas, keeping her unbeaten record in tact.
Come on Exaggerator & take it to the champ. I know you can give him a run for his money at least.
His mother will be bred to American Pharoah :) via Ahmed Zayat twitter.
She will be bred to American Pharoah ^^
Toews on Ice out of San Vicente with quarter crack.
I am starting to suspect that Songbird is really a colt who just identifies as a filly.
Keen Ice might not be the Greatest race horse ever, but lets look at only some facts. 1. He is the only horse to defeat our triple crown champion. (yes there was a speed duel, but Keen Ice proved that he is a grade 1 horse...cannot be argued) 2. The last 2 races were at tracks that are historically tough on closers. 3. His breeding clearly suggests that his best race is yet to come. (Almost every horse with Kris S in the pedigree got better with age....Rock Hard Ten and Zenyatta to name a couple) A trainer does over a few dozen things to prepare a horse for a race. This includes "prep races". It is hard for any normal human being to understand that a trainer isn't "trying" to win a $500,000 race. If you take into account that it is preparation for a 1,000,000, 2,000,000, 5,000,000 or 10,000,000 race, it becomes easier to understand. A racehorse does his/her hardest running during 2 circumstances. 1. A horse is trying to pass, and must be fought off 2. The horse is using all his/her power to pass another horse During these 2 moments, the absolute most wear and tear occurs, which takes recovery time. Anybody who thinks that Dale Romans doesn't know what he is doing....... well if Keen Ice remains healthy, you will soon understand
  • Ross via Disqus · I almost feel bad for people who'll keep betting on the horse hoping that "That would be the race he finally wins" when they know the horse is 2-14 and needs severe pace collapse to win and yet bet on him due to his sire or his trainer or his win against AP. As soon as I saw him get bet odds on last Saturday, the highest I put him in my super was 3rd, which was even a waste of money after the fact. So please, keep betting him down so we get better odds on better horses. · 2 days ago
  • Ferrisjso26 · Yeh he's a G1 horse and when he's got a long distance a fast pace and a good trip he can do literally anything and even without these things usually is closing. However he simply can't outrun other great horses unless they're exhausted. KI will win some big money this year he doesn't need to win to do that (especially at Dubai cough cough CC) Dale Romans knows what he's doing but he can't make the horse something he's not. KI can run forever he simply can't outrun fast G1 fields. · 14 hours ago
Scheduled to return to the worktab on Tuesday (2/16)
BREAKING NEWS: Gift Box, 3rd place finisher in the Remsen behind Mohaymen, will miss the Risen Star next week after he missed a workout due to a slight cough, no word yet on how serious it is, but Chad Brown says that he could be rerouted to the Gotham in March or the Tampa Bay Derby, but too soon to tell.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · which really means he's off the serious Derby trail path. · 1 day ago
  • jockey2be. · Darn that's dissapointing news :/ · 19 hours ago
Why is Cape Speed ranked #11. He shouldn't even be on this list.

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