• Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 1 hour ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 6 hours ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Lady Shipman (1-5) is an easy winner in the Lady's Turf Sprint at Gulfstream.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Cadet Roni relishes the slop in the Wishing Well at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Flora Dora gets to the wire first in the Big A's Busanda.Posted 6 days ago

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There was an incident at SA, whereby this name came up. Is Grachus alright?
Ran a nice 3rd today
Has been sold for $75,000 at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale and will stand at Panama.
Yah! I did not think he won that!! Does anybody have a picture of how close he finish was?
About 55% probability to win 6 Songbird 3 Street Fancy 2 Land Over Sea 4 Jade Princess
Silence any news on her?
I like this filly.
Hahahahahahwefwgw. How can they not consider the Kentucky Derby after this? Or at the least a prep against boys to see how she does because right now she is superior to any of the 3yo males.
Congrats to the horse and his connections on finally getting into the winners circle. Wins an impressive head bob in a photo finish over imperative. Just goes to show you just how good chrome is and how good shared belief was :( (rip) as Hopp and Imperative were able to shine in this race.
She will probably win the Santa Anita Derby by at least 10 lengths.
Hoppertunity by a whisker over Imperative.
West coast runner Smokey Image will start climbing the list with recent race. Can not do much better than that Ist time around two turns! Price is 75-1 at Wynn
Well that answers that question. U were right CUGEL
Shiffman and Zipse what did you guys think?
I'm sorry, but can the connections please reconsider to run her in the Kentucky Derby, she just mocked this field. WOW!!!
singled him in the pick-6. C'mon Donworth!
Keen Ice doing what Keen Ice does. He stunk today. Once again, like I knew he would, he goes to the back and does nothing. Had every chance to make a run and didn't do anything. If he runs in Dubai he'll clunk up there for 4th or 5th.
No shame in that second place finish, such a nice horse.
YAY!!! Mshawish wins the Donn. What a nice horse, good for him. I have become a huge fan of this guy. Well done.
So... back 1980s, Affirmed or Seattle Slew were bred to about 45 mares their first year. American Pharoah will be bred to about 150 mares this year.

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