• The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 18 hours ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 4 days ago
  • In her 2017 debut, Winx was sensational again, raising her winning streak to 14.Posted 6 days ago
  • Iliad (2-1) much the best in the San Vicente Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chanel's Legacy (13-1) pulls off the upset in the Martha Washington Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Bolo (6-1) surges late to win the Arcadia for a second straight year.Posted 7 days ago

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BREAKING NEWS: Trainer Mark Casse announces that Classic Empire will NOT make the March 4th Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream as had been tentatively planned but that all subsequent preps for the 143rd Kentucky Derby remain entirely possible. The reigning divisional champion was scheduled to breeze this morning toward the Fountain of Youth, but that plan has been scrapped because of a nagging hoof abscess. "He's not going to miss any training, I just want the foot to heal a little better. Making the Fountain of Youth isn't that important to us. We still have plenty of time and we want to do the right thing by the horse."Casse said the abscess on the right front hoof "still has a touch of drainage" and the affected spot is being treated accordingly.
Can't see this one making any sort of impact in the KD, he won a very weak looking Withers in a slow time (pushed out all the way to the line as well). Nope, he's not for me thank you very much!!!!!
  • disqus_VDMOBiuPfw via Disqus · You're full of it. He ran with no urging for the last 1/16 f. and not much for a good bit before that. Go slam some other horse. · 55 minutes ago
Ok what is the link to the website that shows who the mares were bred to and what they had? Like a thoroughbred nomination website?
Had a Pioneerof the Nile colt. She will be bred back to Speightstown. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2314faf3eaae4e7abf4717a99a8769cfd73e3dba12d3d6cc499ac644cf1bfe74.png
Unique Bella worked 4f, February 16th, in 48.20 (h) finishing 28/136.
Stanford worked 4f, February 18th, in 48.00 (b) finishing 1/23.
Wake Forest worked 4f, February 18th, in 49.65 (b) finishing 11/27....special report for mdreynolds lol.
He is on a roll right now! His babies are picking up one win after the other. :)
Morse Code makes his turf debut today at Gulfstream Park, his half brother Noble Tune was a multiple graded stakes winner on turf, so I think he can handle it, plus he worked a 47 flat bullet on turf last week.
Gold Dream punches his "win and your in" ticket to the next Breeders Cup in November should his connections so choose to make the trip to Del Mar with a win in the G1 February Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse in Japan.
He's currently the 10-1 favourite in the UK, for the Kentucky Derby.
What an incredible horse this was!! I'm sure he could have won a Breeders Cup Classic EASY!!! RIP "Champ". :-)
Slew's Tiznow-1-2
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She has an amazing stride; I would love to see a foul between her and Pharoah, once she retires.
ran chrome down like a saluki on a desert hare ,pure poetry in motion
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  • SharedBelief1 via Disqus · More like a cheetah and an antelope · 1 day ago
  • Mike via Disqus · Lol · 12 hours ago
Wow! She has that same stride American Pharoah has.
  • BeastBob via Disqus · No. That's Arrogate's stride and head action. · 12 hours ago
He´s ready to take te #1
Shaman Ghost worked 4f, February 18th, in 50.20 (b) finishing 35/52.
Noble Bird worked 4f, February 18th, in 49.45 (b) finishing 19/52.
Miss Temple City worked 3f, February 18th, in 38.65 (b) finishing 3/4.

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