• Arrogate draws post position #9 for Saturday's Dubai World Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Vale Dori (6-5) wins a virtual match race over Finest City in the G1 Santa Margarita.Posted 4 days ago
  • Malagacy (3-1) remains unbeaten with an impressive Rebel win.Posted 4 days ago
  • Enola Gray (2-5) much the best down the hill in the Irish O'Brien.Posted 4 days ago
  • Jenda's Agenda (2-5) stays unbeaten with a facile win in the Caeser's Wish.Posted 4 days ago
  • Mor Spirit (1-2) too good in the Essex at Oaklawn Park.Posted 4 days ago
  • Distinta (11-1) gets up on the shadow of the wire in the Inside Information.Posted 4 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (4-1) gets up in the final jump to win the Private Terms.Posted 4 days ago
  • Streamline (12-1) upsets the Azeri; rough trip for favorite Terra Promessa.Posted 4 days ago
  • Clothes Fall Off (6-5) undresses the competition in the Correction.Posted 4 days ago
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I'LL take Lani at 80 to 1 as well as Keen Ice at 30 to 1 worth a small wager in case the BIG two take each other out of the race
Anyone know where I can find the post times for the races ?
The whole card this day is VERY VERY impressive! This is a Breeders cup like card and some very very good prices on great horses... Second Summer, Lancaster Bomber, Washington DC, Deauville, Seventh Heaven. Looks like I will be up early Saturday.... Wow Kudos to Dubai for putting this card together for us handicappers.
Anyone playing the other undercard races, are they worth playing?
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  • sczen50 · Oh yeah...try the Turf--Highland Reel vs. Postponed vs. others. · 11 hours ago
  • kingoftheworld · "North America" in the Godolphin Mile, he's the best bet of the entire card, even more than "Arrogate" in the DWC. He's going to blitz the field. :-) · 5 hours ago
Holy Crap! Get this TVG is offering 5-1 on Arrogate! Seriously...you gotta be kidding me! No joke. I'm taking that!!~ But I'm also looking out for the Runner,too.
OK, next debate question: The greatest horse so far of the 21st century (worldwide) is? a) American Pharoah b) Zenyatta c) Frankel d) Black Caviar e) Zarkava f) Sea the Stars
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  • ruffianlover · None of the above · 51 days ago
  • jd via Disqus · Curlin was a hell of a horse rags to riches ,Invasor but this is easy it s the female Zenyatta,she could be anyhorse and should be perfect ,Mike screwed her last race up and she still made it close..Sentimental to Black Caviar , · 2 hours ago
If you log into #Arrogate on twitter you can get a look at Arrogates work on the track, and the reaction to Arrogate stopping to pose for the cameras. A crowd was out to see the worlds #1 horse in Meydan.
Working all day Saturday so 1. Arrogate 2. Hoppertunity 3. Gun Runner 4. Keen Ice 5. Lani 6. Neolithic Liked Mub and Special Fighter for my exacta but with the outside posts I count them out of the top six and move the closers up- 'they ain't no Californian Chrome!'
This is a wide open race. I'm not sold on Battalion Runner. He could win this however, as the field is weak. Unless someone takes a giant step here the Derby winner is elsewhere.
Returns friday in an Allowance Event at Aqueduct friday. Thought he was one of the most impressive winners on the NYRA circuit last summer. Ran into Syndergaard at the Spa and was no match. I think Chad can turn him into a solid stake horse..
Meydan is not a closers track.... Arrogate, Gun Runner, Neolithic are my top 3.
  • ChessChamp · Not sure about Neolithic, but your top 2 I agree with. Hope I can get 4/1 on that exacta? · 1 day ago
  • kingoftheworld · LOL, how come you changed your mind and put "Lani" to finish 3rd?? It really doesn't matter about "Lani's" post position, that's totally irrelevant no matter what gate he is in, he will drop himself out the back, about 8 to 12 lengths adrfit of the field, and wide from all the other horses.......................... like he always does! · 5 hours ago
Bronze Age is entered in the Sunland Derby. Garcia up. We'll see if he can back up his impressive maiden win in this event. Evenly matched on paper so this race is there for the taking.
After the Post Positions... 1st - Arrogate 2nd- Gun Runner 3rd -Lani 4th- Long River
  • kingoftheworld · Can't have "Lani" at 3rd, just NO WAY, he'll be miles back, and he hasn't been in a good mood at all this year!!! Swap "Lani" with "Hoppertunity" and I think you'd be pretty much spot on. :-) · 5 hours ago
Happy Birthday Thirty Slews! Bafferts first major Breeders Cup winner has Thirty years today if he is still alive. Does anyone know?
Anyone on HRN have any Nyquist Memorabilia they would like to sell or know of how to purchase/acquire some? Not programs or tickets/ Hats, halters, cloths, shoes. Looking to add to the Derby Mancave with something to represent last year's champ.
  • Mr. Lonely via Disqus · this was all i could of find in the less expensive side, but if youre interested take a look for yourself: http://www.eleganthorsepictures.com/nyquist-flying.html?utm_source=googlepepla&utm_medium=adwords&id=18283950120&gclid=CPqK_-7p69ICFRi2wAodyWIN6g · 10 hours ago
Gun Runner Arrogate Keen Ice Mubtaahij
  • Brian Hayes via Disqus · Wow you think GR will take it to Arrogate..anything can happen I guess..GL · 21 hours ago
  • sczen50 · I agree it could be very possible. · 11 hours ago
Serious question...could Arrogate be 1/9 in this race? Equal weights, good post, no Chrome. No offense to the other horses, but no one is even in the same zip code. I guess you could argue Gun Runner is better as a 4yo and could threaten since speed usually plays well at Meydan, but that's it.
  • RealDynastyPicks · Yes without a doubt it is possible. On paper he is just that much better then the field. · 21 hours ago
  • sczen50 · Well; The Runner has just entered the same zip as Arro...however maybe just the outside of it--but then again I wouldn't be surprised if he won. · 11 hours ago
Get Lauren Hillenbrand's good book on Seabiscuit and count how many concessions the camp had to make to the War Admiral ..took a long time
I will throw this out there. If Arrogate wins the Dubai Cup easily, he will have accomplished all he can on the dirt. I would like to see him switch to the turf, try a Grade 1 turf race in America, and if he wins comfortably, well -- bring on the match race. $15 million. Winner take all. Yes, it would be on the turf, but as a concession to Arrogate, run it in the counterclockwise direction. It is time to get over the Ruffian curse on match races.
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  • cedar · Winning two BCC's is a much more important accomplishment than a match race against a turf horse. He still has plenty to show on the dirt. Just my opinion. · 4 days ago
  • RedSoxMamma via Disqus · When was the last time ANY 2 horses had a Match Race? 1975? · 14 hours ago

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