• Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Speighster remains perfect with an impressive Dwyer win.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Irish Jasper rolls from last to first in the Victory Ride.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 1 day ago
  • Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 6 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 6 days ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 6 days ago
  • Treve too much for Flintshire and the rest in today's Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.Posted 6 days ago

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longshot in the 6th at Los Al. Dropping in class, switching surface, bullet work at Los Al. Should sit the perfect stalking trip
Kentuckian, Prospect park, Gimme Da Lute
DRF'S David Grening reports thatBolo is fine, not sore as Bejarano indicated. Bolo was standing in stall eating hay. According to DRF
OMG.I am so proud of her!!!She is a superstar!!!Crazy good!!!!!!!
Boy, how good is Private Zone, another easy win, he is without a doubt a great Sprinter.
Finished in 1:59.27, the boys in the Belmont Derby went the same 10f in 2:01.16. Glad I was able to see this girl when she was down at Keeneland, it's always nice when you get to see these really good ones in person.
The best turf horse in training, girls or boys, won again today! I think Ortiz forgot he had a whip in his hand LMAO!! Close margin a victory but was much the best! Have you ever seen a jockey so confident on a horse?
  • Joey Benson via Disqus · She is great. But she's not the best turf horse in training. Treve Flintshire and several others in Europe are better. Able friend on firm turf is great at a mile. Nonetheless, she may be the best turf filly or mare in the country. Just an amazing 3yo filly turfer. By the time she's done she should have quite a resume. · 1 hour ago
Her silks are almost identical to Zenyatta's. Coincidence? I think not ;)
Perhaps the Beverly D next?
That was impressive in the Elkwood
WOW! Now that was one impressive performance by this guy in the Elkwood after finding nothing but trouble the entire race!
OMG!!!!! Lady Eli is a freakin monster!!!!!! My jaw dropped!!! What a horse!!!! True beauty and great talent!!!!!
"Just How Good is Lady Eli?" One special filly!!!...
Wow. What a filly!
2 Lady Eli / 10 Outstanding (IRE) / 14 Strict Compliance / 11 Sentiero Italia, box
Irad Ortiz completely screwed Coach Inge in that race. Going 22 4/5, 46 flat, 1:10 flat in a 10F race is just plain suicide.
I like Force The Pass & Canndal
Samuel De Champlain re-rallied to win. Paid $35.50. 4,5,2,6 final order.

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