• Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 1 day ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hoppertunity nips Imperative by a San Antonio head-bob.Posted 5 days ago
  • In her seasonal debut, Songbird is a dominant winner of the Las Virgenes at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lukes Alley kicks it in late to win the Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mor Spirit cruises late to win the Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Aussie-bred Power Alert gets there first in the GP Turf Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Tommy Macho runs away with the Fred Hooper at Gulfsrtream Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Tammy the Torpedo in the turfy Suwannee River.Posted 5 days ago

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It's a filly!!! Blind Luck and her Giant's Causeway foal.
  • SnidgetAsphodel via Disqus · What a cutie! Always nice to see updates on this mare. Love her. · 17 days ago
  • Ruffianlover · What a cutie · 12 minutes ago
Look at this little guy, Dreaming of Julia has given birth to a colt by Ghostzapper. Here he is!!
My Miss Aurelia has given birth to a filly by Tapit, here she is!!
Defrog got some temperature (sick). More likely Defrog will not run in the San Vicente according to the Radio show with Steve Byk and talking with Bob Baffert.
Standing at Stroud's Lane farm
Here's the field: 1 Lord Nelson / 2 Serbian Syclone / 3 Jazzy Josh / 4 Texas Red / 5 Punctuate / 6 Magic Taste / 7 Bench Warrant / 8 Sir Samson
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  • vodkak · I wouldn't be shocked if he lost but not to Bench Warrant. I can see Lord Nelson upsetting him. · 378 days ago
  • Big Red · Oh nevermind. Just saw the date on this post. I'm glad you can edit your posts. · 1 hour ago
Mor Spirit's win in the Robert Lewis flatters Airoforce. Airoforce appears to be healthy again and is posting strong works. Hoping he runs in the Risen Star, his biggest competition would be Mo Tom, who he has previously beat in the Kentucky Jockey Club. Cheering for my KDFW 1 horse, Airoforce!
  • Deano · Unfortunately when it comes to one horse flattering another in regards to ability on a particular surface it doesn't always compute. 2 horses can run well on turf together but maybe only one of the can run on dirt. Good example is Dressed in Hermes and Collected. Both ran well together on turf is Stakes company. Collected won on dirt in the Sham Stakes where Dresses in Hermes was a well beaten 4th (7+ lengths) in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. I like Airoforce and hope he does well so he'll be set Derby wise with points. · 2 hours ago
From Japan, Princess of Sylmar has given birth to a colt by Deep Impact. Here they are!!!
Like A Lot in here along with Karibu Gardens.
Picking improving Clothes Fall Off and Princess Violet (3rd start off layoff).
Like Call Pat in this one
The two O's are the horses to beat but I feel they will not be able to set a "moderate" pace and will be ensuring a solid pace...I'm leaning towards comebacker Bolo and Prospect Park. PP looked like he needed a break and got one. I feel he could be in a nice position off the pace and make a move.
Very interesting stallion. 114 Beyer for first start... his foals are two years old now, so... curious.
Waiting for her! :D
When are they going to realize Zenyatta is not going to be a producer Great champion but not a champion broodmare. Most aren't
  • Mouse via Disqus · You never know!! Ziconic looks pretty darn good to me!! Some horses just take longer to learn. Zenny was like that herself!! He is a 3 year old. You never know what will happen. · 15 hours ago
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · I don't know why they bred her with Bernardini, he's not a top sire and his TrueNicks rating with Zenyatta is a D. Ziconic's a Tapit and apparently doing much better (although he nicks a C+), remember Zenyatta didn't start until the end of her 3YO year so Ziconic still has some time. She'll have a 2016 War Front foal (nicks A+) and then I personally am hoping for a 2017 Medaglia d'Oro foal. You're judging her entirely off of one foal, she's got more coming. · 9 hours ago
Did a little experiment on truenicks, for all Zenyatta fans, I believe that the next stallion she should go to after giving birth to her War Front foal should be this guy, Medaglia D'Oro. On truenicks, the crossing got a grade of A++ rating , there is no inbreeding in the first five generations, stamina top and bottom, I think it's the perfect match, what do you guys thinks.
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  • kaitlinefree1 · i like Medaglia d'Oro with her or Empire Maker. but i also really really like Curlin. he rates extremely well with her. · 86 days ago
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · I'm late to the game but I love Medaglia d'Oro as a sire and he would be perfect for her. And if it's a filly the mare will be super valuable as well since he's making himself a name as a broodmare sire. All upside. · 9 hours ago
If Bird of Trey lays another egg I'll be dive rolling off the bandwagon.
Returned to the worktab this morning
  • Dna0571 · Saw that, excited for him to come back. · 2 days ago
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · What was wrong with this horse? · 12 hours ago
does anyone know if this race will be on tv? I'm trying to search for it. also a time would be helpful.
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · You can watch it for free at calracing.com · 12 hours ago
Cced just won by at least 5 lengths at Fairgrounds going wire to wire. F Geroux was doing all he could to slow her down as she was ready to go. I forgot who added her to HRN for me, but I really appreciate it. This filly is special. Cced went off at 1/5 in just her 2nd lifetime race and coming off a loss by a neck. 1m 70y MSW.

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