• Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 16 hours ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 16 hours ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 18 hours ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 22 hours ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 1 day ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 6 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 6 days ago
  • Good Luck Gus best in the Damon Runyon! Posted 6 days ago

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Very nice story about Ocean Knight on "The Horizon", they described how he breezed at the OBS sale in 20.3, and was purchased for $320,000, his blowout gate work in 47 flat with Perchance and Fortress, they call him the real deal, he has shipped to Florida and is doing very well, right now the plan for his next start is a one other than allowance race and use that as a prep for possibly the Fountain Of Youth, the piece can be found on HRTV late today
Jess's Dream has not been entered in the 12/26 race at Gulfstream for maidens, so look possibly for him to make the first start next weekend possibly the 12/27 or the latest the first week of January, according to DRF's Brad Free
HRTV also did a profile on Perchance, half sister to Dreaming of Julia and Atreides, they described her top notched pedigree, her blowout gate work with Ocean Knight, she traveled with Ocean Knight to Florida, she could go into stakes company next out, but the plan is unknown right now
does anyone know what happened to wallyanna @ gulfstream on 12/20/2014?
Sad news from Coolmore...High Chaparral, winner of the 2002 Derby at Epsom, has died. He was euthanised after colic surgery. He leaves such an amazing legacy and progeny...
The good thing that can be said is that Dortmund won the race. This in no way diminishes his chances going forward. From a personal perspective, for lack of a better word. I was somewhat dissapointed. I do not look at the track record that was recorded. That lost its validity when 3 noses were at the wire. 1 or 2 can legitimize it,but 3 leaves alot to be desired. Maybe i am not being reasonable or realistic. This is not a disrespect towards the other 2 horses. Both are very nice. Dortmund had a chance to almost crack the head of the class . Today he stayed in the body.
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  • triple_double · Dortmund's Kentucky Derby future odds - Pool 1 went down from 12-1 to 9-1. How many people are "wrong" in picking Dortmund as the Kentucky Derby winner??? They are not listening to the OP. whoa!! · 13 hours ago
  • Sullivan · My point is the track record means very little · 1 hour ago
My early DERBY selection. Next start 12/31 Santa Anita....
With High Chaparral's death, both dead heat winners of the 2003 BC Turf have passed away, Jphar passed away a few months ago from a paddock accident, RIP to both horses, may you run free forever
all in with Rocket Time
Attention HRN: Can someone update the undefeated lists and include DORTMUND? Thank you!
Retired and off to the Shed :)
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I believe he went to Pleasant Acres. · 22 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Fee of 4k · 2 hours ago
Dortmund earned a 91 Beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the Los Alamitos Futurity
Just love St John Grey...had a couple of winners with his stable
Will 2015 be the year that one from his bloodline wear the roses finally?
  • amino998 · Have any special colt in mind? ...for old times sake >> travel_vic · Had a great one running in the Pacific Northwest named Senate Appointee. · 661 days ago << ...GREAT??? :D · 12 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Not yet. The 2 that I'm crushing on right now have not a drop of him in them. There is still time. I'd love to see him finally get that elusive win though. You? · 12 hours ago
I bought a $50 90-1 KD future ticket on Firing Line before the race...hoping that he would run well and I am not disappointed...Dortmund is a beast of an animal, though...first time I had seen him and I couldn't believe the size of him...him neck in particular is massive...
Top Billing had a work at Payson, going 3 in 38.4, this should be another regular works. He'ssssssssssssss Baaaaaaaaaaack. Good news
Bob Baffert tells HRTV that he wants to keep American Pharaoh and Dortmund separated, so I guess that means that Dortmund might be shipping for his next start. Possibly Oaklawn?
  • tcglory · well ap wont be going to oaklawn mr.z is taking that route · 16 hours ago
  • Sullivan · American Pharoah is going to duck Mr. Z? · 15 hours ago
He continues to work so well.Does anyone know when they are planning to run him?
Wow, Dortmund really nailed unknown,b. Z looked good to me,but he hasn't won a race since before the BC. Firing line looked like an unknown,but I am a fan of line Of David because I own a son of lion heart



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