• La Verdad wins another, dominating today's Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Solow wins the Qatar Sussex Stakes over a stubborn Arod.Posted 16 hours ago
  • 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
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 4 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 4 days ago
  • Uncle Vinny gets the win after Magna Light DQ'd for erratic stretch in the Sanford.Posted 4 days ago

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AP/Upstart/Keen Ice
SuperFrosted/Upstart/Texas Red/Competitive Edge
Like both Pletcher horses but one of the two could go to the Curlin. I like my top 4 with Stanford/BentonBourbon/Iron Fist/Madefromlucky I do see War Story possibly making a good run.
Iron Fist.
The win over Diving rod and Mr Z came on a sloppy track. lots of rain. Mr Z blew the turn otherwise tiz shea D in my opinion doesn't win. I'm thinking Tale of Verve or Stanford. Leaning more toward Stanford. That's just my opinion. If its sloppy Tale of Verve.
ThoughtZ: When Divining Rod sires a colt, I hope it will be named Diving Rod or Two Ins. And yes, I have left out the other in, too.
I really like Keen Ice in the Haskell. My picks are AP 1st and KEEN ICE 2nd. No matter who else runs. Just my opinion.
Trainer Rick Violette tells DRF's David Grening that Upstart, entered in Saturday's Jim Dandy at Saratoga, will most likely be scratched from the race and instead point for the G1 Haskell Invitational the following day, Violette says that the purse increase of the Haskell prompted the decision, according to DRF
Bred to Tiznow for 2016
BRED to Will Take Charge for 2016
Bred to Medaglia D'oro for 2016
Bred to Tapit
Bred to Tapit for 2016
Good Luck Frosted
In foal to Tiznow
Has yet to have a foal, wonder what is wrong
In foal to Perfect Soul
someone will have a very good day if this guy can upset the finale
Bred to Medaglia D'oro
In foal to Quality Road

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