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  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 1 day ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 1 day ago
  • Madefromlucky takes the G2 West Virginia Derby.Posted 1 day ago

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As incredible as this Horse is turning out to be. The scary part is that,if he stayed healthy and developed as he should. They knew exactly how good this horse was going to be,before he even stepped on the Race Track. People will now talk about racing Older Horses and other things. But the only regret that i have this year. Is that a healthy Pharoah and a healthy Khozan ,never got to go at it head on. I am not trying to be a Monday Morning QB,and take away from A.P. . What he has accomplished to date is Historical. But as i said back in February,when many questioned these 2. They are truly in an Area Code all by themselves. That is the race i would loved to have seen.
  • elhubbo · There were only 2 colts that really wowed people. We never got to see Khozan go against strong competition but folks in the know we're using the term special on him too. · 22 minutes ago
  • Dna0571 · I'm with you on this, I actually posted on Khozan's page last week. He is the only other 3 year old who was spectacular in his races. · 21 minutes ago
Plesa said: He came out of the race fine, and he doesn't really have an explanation for his performance. He has endured a grueling campaign and will probably get a 30-60 day refresher on the farm to just be a horse.
Not that this horse owes us fans anything but if healthy I think the people in California deserve to see this horse race at least one more time in his home base. Really hoping Del Mar comes up with something huge and the connections decide to stay home for the Pacific Classic.
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · Yes. But sadly, that ain't gonna happen. Ironically, running, hiding and beating up upon tomato cans in California is the accusation we've heard plenty in the past. Z didn't venture out east enough. Team AP is making sure they will never say that about him when it's said and done. · 3 hours ago
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Doubtful after the comments about not facing older before the Classic. Delmar will put on the pressure but 3 weeks rest seems way too short, its no the TC where the pressure is to keep racing on. Not to mention Baffert is already pointing Bayern & Hopportunity there. · 29 minutes ago
With how hard Victor pulled up to save AP, they should seriously consider the Pacific Classic. Then they should go to the JCGC then the Bc. AP has already beaten Red and Frosted- no need to keep embarrassing these three year olds that are not in the same league. It would be neat to see Beholder against AP. I really hope they avoid the Pa Derby at all costs. A waste of a trip- this horse should not ever see a grade 2 ever again. That race would just be a paid workout. He needs to stick to the pacific classic, awesome again or JCGC and the bcc. With how good he is if I owned him I would bring him back next year for the big cap or Dubai. A horse of this caliber deserves to show what he can do at four. The breeding shed can wait and more wins will only earn a higher stud fee- so it's in everyone's best interests! I pray to god they don't retire this year
I really hope Pharoah holds his form and Baffert lets Espinoza open him up in the Classic. Starting to believe the Kentucky Derby was his worst day, and we maybe haven't seen what he can actually do.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Maybe so. He might not have liked the track too much & the fact that his only 2 preps & 2 races in 14 were complete walkovers he hadn't been asked to actually run hard. In the Derby Firing Line gave him all he could handle, but that race according to Baffert got him fit for the rest of the TC. The Derby was an impressive win because it proved he could win a dogfight. · 31 minutes ago
On August 3, Imperative worked 1 mile in 1:40:80 (h) finishing 1/1.
On August 3, Ganesh worked 7f on fast dirt at Del Mar in 1:28:00 (h) finishing 1/1.
On August 3, Stellar Wind worked 6f on fast dirt at Del Mar in 1:15:60 (h) finishing 6/11.
What a great time to be at Saratoga in August 2015. Just the potential field for Whitney Handicap and Haskell Invitational has all the makings for races that will talked about for years.
On August 3, Hard Aces worked 6f on fast dirt at Del Mar in 1:13:80 (h) finishing 1/11,
exciting youngster great Melbourne cup prospect in the future, this year or more so next year..................I would love to own him.
On August 3, Sunday Rules worked 5f on fast dirt at Del Mar in 1:01:60 (h) finishing 11/36.
On August 3, Big John B worked 4f on fast dirt at Del Mar in 48:80 (h) finishing 11/36.
On August 3, Legendary worked 6f on fast dirt at Fair Hill in 1:12:40 (b) finishing 1/2.
On August 1, Miss Temple City worked 6f on fast all weather track in 1:15:60 (b) finishing 1/4.
On August 1, Eastern Belle worked 6f on fast all weather track in 1:15:60 (b) finishing 1/4.
On August 1, Peace and War worked 5f on fast dirt at Fair Hill i 1:01:00 (b) finishing 1/9.
On August 1, Hoop of Colour worked 5f on fast all weather track in 1:01:60 (b) finishing 8/19.
On August 1, Mango Diva worked 4f on fast dirt at Fair Hill in 51:00 (b) finishing 43/46.
I'm wondering the same thing! Can't find a peep about it!

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