• Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 5 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 5 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • Patrona Margarita (23-1) draws clear in the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 6 days ago
  • Uni (6-5) runs down La Coronel in the Grade 2 Sands Point.Posted 6 days ago
  • Johnny Bear (9-1) noses out Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chublicious (10-1) upsets the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.Posted 6 days ago
  • The Tabulator (4-1) holds on in the Grade 3 Iroquois despite drifting out.Posted 6 days ago
  • Quidura (2-5) proves best in Grade 2 Canadian.Posted 6 days ago
  • Winx rolls late in the Colgate Optic White Stakes for her 20th straight victory!Posted 7 days ago

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BREAKING: Withers and Jermoe winner El Areeb posts his first workout in six months today at Laurel Park, going 3F in 37.80. First work back, so not yet known what the target race will be for his return.
James Garfield, likely headed to Del Mar in November for this year's G1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf, wins the G2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury with Frankie Dettori in the plate, defeating Invincible Army, who was a winner of the G3 Sirenia Stakes two weeks ago at Kempton on polytrack.
LOOOONGSHOT Play of the Day : https://www.maxim.com/news/rogue-planet-destroy-the-world-sept-23-2017-9 : Good Luck :)
He looked amazing in the Makybe Diva, he's going to give "Winx" a great race in the Turnbull Stakes on October 7th, "Winx" will have to be at the top of her game to beat him, can't wait for this race, super excited!! :-)
The Turnbull Stakes in 2 weeks time is going to be very interesting, "Winx" has got a big challenger, it's "Humidor", he was very impressive last time out when he thrashed "Hartnell", he looked really good, and "Winx" is definitely going to have to step up from her last couple of runs to beat him! But I trust the mighty "Winx" will get the job done once again and make it 21 straight wins! :-)
Won this race by 11 lengths...post to wire....unbelievable performance! So excited I forgot to get all the info to record it here! But I wanted to at least give this very talented horse his due!
Airoforce worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:02.19 (B) finishing 4/4.
Neolithic worked 5f, Sept 22nd in 1:02.81 (b) finishing 2/9.
American Patriot worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:02.84 (b) finishing 3/9.
Awesome Slew worked 4f, Sept 22nd, in 49.55 (b) finishing 10/27.
Kobe's Back worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:01.20 (H) finishing 13/61.
Finley'sluckycharm worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:00.20 (B) finishing 1/22.
Stallwalkin' Dude worked 4f, Sept 22nd, in 52.52 (B) finishing 47/47.
Cloud Computing will be joining Chad Brown's barn in Florida this winter to train for a 4 y/o campaign after recovering from surgery to remove a bone chip per DRF. The procedure was done earlier this week by Dr. Larry Bramlage. http://www.drf.com/news/cloud-computing-sidelined-ankle-chip
Imo win or lose Saturday, they should take him to the dirt mile. Especially since it’s around two turns
Ok lute, ya got the rail, ya gotta go. Let's find the winners circle today.
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Cheveley Park Stud owners David & Patricia Thompson have acquired a majority share in Coral-Eclipse & Juddmonte International winner, Ulysses, where he will now stand at stud when he retires at the end of the current season. The article says he will continue to race in the colors of Flaxman Stables Ireland, Ltd. for his final two starts in the G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantily and the G1 Breeders Cup Turf at Del Mar.
Watch out for this horse, she looks very special, she has the potential to be the next "Goldikova". :-)
Sometimes great race horses just want to run from the get go and not be instructed what to do. Arrogate has the stamina and will to do so. Big Brown had it as well. Unfortunately Kent tried to impose his own will on a horse that obviously wanted to run and not rate in the Belmont and it cost them the TC. One of the worst rides ever! I will never forget that day. Big Brown should've been the 13th triple crown winner. He was a beast!
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  • OklaHandicapper via Disqus · What are you talking about? Big Brown quit running in the Belmont because the shoe on his right hind leg came loose during the race. A photographer covering the start caught a picture of it. When they checked him after the race, it was back on. The owners speculated that while or after Kent pulled Big Brown up, the horse took a step and that pushed the shoe back into place. · 21 hours ago
  • kingofthewholewideworld · "Big Brown" was a totally amazing animal, he was a "GOD" on the racetrack, his presence was immense, and for sure, 100%, "Big Brown" would have DESTROYED the MASSIVELY OVERRATED "American Pharoah". :-) · 19 hours ago

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