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  • Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 5 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 5 days ago

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“Einstein thought gravitational waves were too weak to detect, and didn’t believe in black holes. But I don’t think he’d have minded being wrong!” - Bruce Allen, managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) :) https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/news/ligo20160211
When are they going to realize Zenyatta is not going to be a producer Great champion but not a champion broodmare. Most aren't
  • Mouse via Disqus · You never know!! Ziconic looks pretty darn good to me!! Some horses just take longer to learn. Zenny was like that herself!! He is a 3 year old. You never know what will happen. · 43 minutes ago
For what it's worth, she ran the UAE 1000 Guineas a full second faster than Market Rally ran the UAE 2000 Guineas on the same card today.
The Risen Star usually shows what 3yold horses are starting to mature. Horses like Gift Box and Gun Runner will either continue to improve or be passed by other horses who are maturing faster. This race is kind of a barometer of what was and what will be talent wise.
This horse for whatever reason will miss the derby.I was expecting him back sooner but does anyone know why he hasn't recorded a work since the Remsen.?
WOW!! Add another Curlin three year old to watch in 2016. Cced brilliant in victory, eased up to win sharply. AWESOME!!!
Looks like a contender for the triple crown.
  • thess44 · Any notion as to where he's pointed? Would love to see how he does in a Derby prep race. · 7 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Stay far, far away from any horse with "Ami" in it. · 4 hours ago
Cced just won by at least 5 lengths at Fairgrounds going wire to wire. F Geroux was doing all he could to slow her down as she was ready to go. I forgot who added her to HRN for me, but I really appreciate it. This filly is special. Cced went off at 1/5 in just her 2nd lifetime race and coming off a loss by a neck. 1m 70y MSW.
Any word on why he was scratched today?
  • reshuffler · At the start he fell to his knees and his rider was thrown off. He was officially declared a non runner. · 3 hours ago
First start . Churchill Downs in May
1/23/16 Morning Fire won the Pasco Stakes (ungraded 7 furlong dirt) at Tampa Bay Downs. You might want to correct your records. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/USA/TAM/2016/1/23/7/pasco-s
Davona Dale with Rachels Valentina? It could be interesting.
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · Rachel's Valentina, Cathryn Sophia and Carina Mia. Don't see such promising young fillies hook up this early very often. After Cathryn Sophia's dominant win in the Forward Gal, I'm surprised any of them want to tangle with her. · 6 hours ago
I take that back. Wrong horse
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.
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. · 10 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?
  • Byrnzzz · Yes, the owners are possibly going to send her as long as she is 100%. She will be America bound · 10 hours ago

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