• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 14 minutes ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 15 hours ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 6 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 6 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 6 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 7 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 7 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 7 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 7 days ago

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Was humanely euthanized yesterday at Rood & Riddle due to ruptured intestine. He was a founding father of Old Friends, and was one of the first horses that was returned to the United States. RIP you will be missed
Wesley Ward tells DRF's Marty McGee via twitter that The Great War is fine, but he is officially taking him off the Derby trail. The Great War will recover, no information yet on if he will run in the Spiral, or if he will point else where. According to DRF
Now confirmed: Kaleem Shah tell's DRF's Brad Free Dortmund WILL run in the San Felipe next Saturday at Santa Anita. This race just got a whole lot tougher for the competition. According to DRF
I'm beginning to womder if he will even start at Santa Anita...I have even checked Golden Gate (It's only a 6 hour van trip and they run multiple MSW and Starters Allowances every weekend)...Or maybe He won't start until john moves his barn back to Belmont in the Middle of April (normally April 19/20th so its only 45 days away)
  • tmallios via Disqus · Sara all you can do is show patience and trust Shirreffs. Believe me that they want this colt to run, "X" times more than the average fan. But his staying on the sidelines has got to tell you something. They will not race this colt,just for the sake of racing. They will never expose him to anything he is not ready to take on. · 30 minutes ago
The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover pool will be $385,450.89 for Sunday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. The popular multi-race wager will cover races 7-12. Post time for the first race is 12:30 p.m. In addition to the Rainbow 6, there will be a $100,000 guaranteed pool for the Late Pick 4 covering races 9-12, and a $50,000 guaranteed pool for the Pick 5 covering races 8-12.
Laurel Park cancelled its live program Sunday due to a winter storm producing snow and freezing rain. Laurel will remain open for simulcast wagering. Live racing resumes Thursday, March 5 with a 12:30 p.m. first race post time.
Conquest Typhoon worked 5f today (3/1/15) in 1:00:40. It was the third fastest of 15 other works at that distance.
Romps in the Maxxam Gold Cup!!
Coalport worked 5f today (3/1/15) in 1:01:45. It was the second fastest of 17 other works at that distance.
Slumber worked 4f today (3/1/15) in 49:95. It was the 18th fastest of 41 other works at that distance.
Rosalind worked 4f today (3/1/15) in 49:85. It was the 17th fastest of 41 other works at that distance.
Consumer Credit worked 4f today (3/1/15) in 50:35. It was the 28th fastest of 41 other works at that distance.
Tapiture worked 6f today (3/1/15) in 1:12:60. It was the second fastest of 2 works at that distance. The fastest was Untapable who went in 1:12:20.
War Story worked 4f today (3/1/15) in 50:60. It was the seventeenth fastest of 42 other works at that distance.
Did Big Wags ever win a stakes race ? My guess is he hasn't.
Read this week that Baffert is sending Hoppertunity to Dubai.
It's now very sadly being reported on the coursespecialist.co.uk/blogs/devastat link that Cavalryman has in fact lost his life after surgery was attempted on his leg post-Nad Al Sheba Trophy tonight in Dubai. A very classy horse who's career sadly ends with lifetime wins in races such as the G1 Grand Prix De Paris, G2 Prix Niel, G3 Nad Al Sheba Tropy, G2 Dubai Gold Cup, G2 Goodwood Cup, G2 Princess of Wales Stakes, & Coral Marathon(Esher Stakes). He also finished 3rd behind the mighty Sea The Stars & Youmzain in the 2009 G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe. A fantastic middle distance horse & stayer for Godolphin for many years now, Cavalryman will surely be sadly missed.
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  • yukichan · The announcement by Godolphin...http://www.godolphin.com/news/latest-news/article/9355/Sad-Loss-Of-Cavalryman · 4 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Very sad indeed. · 2 hours ago
Three time Grade 1 winner Private Zone completed his final preparations for Saturday's Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Handicap working an easy half-mile in :48 and galloping out five furlongs in 1:00 and change over a "good" track Sunday at Calder. "He couldn't have done it any easier," said trainer Jorge Navarro while watching Private Zone cool out after the work. "We really haven't let him run yet in the morning. He couldn't be doing any better coming into the race." According to DRF
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said this morning he is considering the Tampa Bay Derby rather than the Swale for his 3-year-old prospect Souper Colossal in wake of the cancellation of the second half of yesterday's program at Gulfstream which forced a one week postponement of the Grade 2 Swale. Although the Swale will be brought back next Saturday, Plesa said the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby, which will be run the same day, might prove a better alternative for Souper Colossal in light of the fact the race carries qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby while the Swale does not. According to DRF
why does this horse continue to run in stakes races that have no derby points. Interesting path to the derby if thats the goal



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