• Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 1 day ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 3 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 4 days ago
  • Blanket finish in the Nearctic (G2) at Woodbine goes to Calgary Cat (15-1)Posted 4 days ago
  • Arella Rockstar (12-1) upsets the Matron (G3) at Belmont Park.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion (3-1) wins a three-filly photo in the QE II Challenge Cup.Posted 5 days ago
  • Undefeated Theory (3-10) kicks away to a Futurity scorePosted 5 days ago
  • Almanzor turns away Found in the Group 1 British Champions Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Minding better than the boys in the Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2nd last year, Journey romps home in this year's Champions Day Fillies & Mares.Posted 5 days ago
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I think they made the right decision. Even a competitive loss in the Dirt Mile to Dortmund would look way worse than a moderate showing in the Classic won by Chrome. Plus, Frosted is running better than he ever has and the Classic offers the bigger reward. Nothing to lose in the Classic, everything to lose in the Dirt Mile.
Not sure if this is possible or really means anything, but it just caught my eye. https://www.horsenation.com/2016/04/01/cloning-science-makes-secretariat-and-american-pharoah-match-race-a-reality/
Has it for sure been determined that he's retiring after the Breeder's Cup? Or is there still hope for next year?
Frosted has a huge chance here, and should be somewhere around 5-2 or 3-1. Fresh and dangerous, Rosario can sit off California Chrome & Arrogate, then the race is for the taking. Beaten favorites in Grade I races are always dangerous in Breeders Cup races.
Guess what??? HOOF HEARTED just said Frosted will come between 4th and 10th and it was a delusional mistake by his owners to enter him into the Classic. Can you believe that??? Lmao. He is being a mindless moron.
I can't wait for the BCC
Zenyatta and Songbird - Mike Smith Makes The Comparison https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/zenyatta-and-songbird-mike-smith-makes-comparison/
By skipping the now seemingly insignificant Jockey Club Gold Cup, Frosted comes in fresh and dangerous. Beaten at odds on in the Woodward, he should be ready to fire here. Hopefully, he'll get a good official work or two on the track. Look out for this huge son of Tapit to head to stud with a big win.
"I myself don't think he's a real strong mile and a quarter horse having run against him before" - Art Sherman on Frosted I can't wait for the BC Classic, Chrome v Arrogate v Frosted, with a very strong supporting cast of Melatonin, Nyquist, Effinex, Shaman Ghost, and Hoppertunity.
Worked 6F today (10/20) in 1:12.80 http://www.xbtv.com/video/songbird-worked-6-furlongs-in-1/songbird-worked-6-furlongs-in-112-80-at-santa-anita-park-on-october-20th-2016-for-the-breeders-cup-distaff/
Agent Derek Lawson reports Flavien Prat will ride Effinex in the Breeders' Cup Classic, taking over for Mike Smith as he will ride Arrogate. Prat could have mounts in 11 of 13 Breeders Cup races.
Bullards Alley is a little interesting here.
I'm happy horses like Frosted and Nyquist are heading to the Classic! Frosted can get 10f........heck any horse can get that distance......they might be walking across the wire but they can get there. Horses like Frosted add a lot to the Classic just entering the gate! As a racing fan I love seeing a full field in big races like the Classic. I hope it's a 10 horse photo finish! Good thing we don't take our own advise and give up when we don't meet expectations or the odds are against us cause I doubt most of us would even bother getting out of bed!
So Cathryn Sophia has only one G1 win and she's in the twenties, whereas Beholder, Tepin, Songbird, and Stellar Wind aren't on the first page at all. ?
He will be a monster as a 4y old.
Watched his workout and he just looks more unhappy than Runhappy. Seems forced and his stride appears stiff and robotic. I hope everything comes together for him by BC time. One of my favs :)
I'll be going with Greengrassofyoming, Up With the Birds and Camp Creek here.
  • Brian Hayes via Disqus · What's your 4 pick for the Superfecta? · 2 days ago
  • Brian Hayes via Disqus · Camp Creek is scratched. Maybe I'll go with Generous Kitten. · 4 hours ago
The star member of my race team won last night in the 7th at Mountaineer.
I like this horse Arrogate, he looked AMAZING in the Travers, but I really hope he flops in the Classic, (A) Because I love California Chrome and I want him to win, he is already a "superstar", but if he wins then he will become a "LEGEND", and (B) I really don't like Bob Baffert, I just don't like him, I don't like his face, he just looks and comes across as so slimy and smarmy, with a touch of arrogance too. Go Chrome GO. :-)
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  • Malcolm · Arrogate is not Green Monkey -- Arrogate is just plain POWERFULL · 16 hours ago
  • timber28 · Are you sure you didn't make an error and mean hoof_hearted not Bob Baffert? · 5 hours ago
can Melatonin get speed crazy ?

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