• The Great War is off the Derby trail following poor finish in the BattagliaPosted 4 days ago
  •  Royal Son scores in the John Battaglia Memorial.Posted 5 days ago
  • Stellar Wind an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel. Posted 5 days ago
  • Far Right shoots up the rail again to score in the Southwest Stakes. Posted 11 days ago
  • Khozan demolishes a Gulfstream Park allowance field to remain perfect in two starts. Posted 11 days ago
  • No beating North Slope as he returns to dirt a winner in the Evening Attire. Posted 11 days ago
  •  International Star scrapes the paint to win the Risen Star.Posted 12 days ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox speaks loud and clear in the Rachel Alexandra. Posted 12 days ago
  • Itsaknockout wins the Fountain of Youth on the DQ of Upstart. Posted 12 days ago
  •  Chocolate Ride sneaks away in the Fair Grounds Handicap.Posted 12 days ago

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Two things, and yes, I did get a giggle out of both. I don't know if the recent Shared Belief thread comment by a VERY regular poster will stay up, but 1. The person who commented should realize that a major advertiser here is mentioned in his comment, ad 2., Darnit, if only I had the means to offer the niche market counseling for this THING about Shared Belief. I have not seen a head pop off like this since Austin Powers danced in front of the fembots. Now, now, don't take it so seriously.
Tiz Shea D should relish the distance and Tencendur with blinkers on should only help..like them both
  • Dean Doherty via Disqus · Too inexperienced. No factor vs EK OR CC. · 27 minutes ago
Talk about ARROGANCE. Shared Beliefs #1 Cheerleader(TVG NETWORK) is so sure and cocky that he can't lose this Saturday. They are offering a money back guarantee on a win wager up to the first $25 wagered. Yup,if you bet $25 to win on him and he loses,you get your money refunded to you. This is an attempt for them to increase their handle. How sure must they think about his chances,to offer this up. It is no secret that i would love to seeS.B lose on Sat. . Not because i do not like the horse,but because a minimum investment will bring back a major return in the exotics. Having TVG get stuck holding the bag,would only make it that much sweeter.
ill go with p.z.
Trainer Bret Calhoun said Thursday morning that the undefeated Promise Me Silver is "unlikely" to run in the Grade 3, $150,000 Honeybee at Oaklawn Park on Saturday. If she were to scratch, it would be due to the winter weather that has gripped Arkansas. Article on DRF
Nathan back where he belongs in a more suitable distance. Field is tough,but multi speeds in the race work to his advantage.
  • amino998 · Aloha, Rudy, but before you go, what's up with the 1 recorded work in the last month??? · 2 hours ago
This ruling from the California Horse Racing Board today: “Pursuant to an Order by the California Horse Racing Board, trainer Antonio “A.C.” Avila, trainer of the horse Masochistic, the fifth-place finisher in the ninth race at Santa Anita Park on March 15, 2014 is fined ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and suspended for sixty (60) days (March 15, 2015 through May 13, 2015) for violation of California Horse Racing Board rules #1887(a) (Trainer to Insure Condition of Horse), #E1843(a) and (d) (Medication, Drugs and Other Substances), #1844(e)(1) and (g) (Authorized Medication-Acepromazine in excess of the permitted level of 25 nanograms per milliliter, 973 ng/ml (Class III), and #1890 (Possession of Contraband). During the term of suspension, all licenses and license privileges of Antonio “A.C.” Avila are suspended, Mr. Avila is prohibited from entering horses during the term of suspension, and pursuant to California Horse Racing Board rule #1528 (Jurisdiction of Stewards to Suspend or Fine), Mr. Avila is denied access to all premises in this jurisdiction.”
Oceanwave and Pangburn
Sparkling Review
First time turf runners Bears Personality and Decision Day at long odds are worth my bets
like Tiger Ride, Get Down Kitten and Lismore...pretty wide open race
sticking with Ready for Rye
Storied Lady
what is Ocean Knights running style ?
Not the most handsome fellow with that funny looking noggin, musta got his looks from the Dam side family because his daddy was a STUD. He's Curlin's son and I love him anyways and if he keeps winning no one will notice, Lol!!!
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · He's got a ugly noggin but know what's special about him. Now I wouldn't want thi in a quarter horse or everyday horse but a lot of top race horses gave this. Drum roll. I like the whites of his eyes. He's got that pysco look · 5 hours ago
Here is a fun futures bet. Toast of New York is the futures favorite for the 10 million dollar world cup at 5/1. He is also 30-1 to win the breeders cup classic. Osborne said that this year assuming that ToNY comes out of Dubai in good order, that he will run a few more preps in his breeders cup campaign on dirt. Remember he has run on dirt one time, and took 2nd in last years BCC. 30-1 seems like a pretty good deal considering last year he beat the both Chrome and Shared Belief.
Rewatched the 2011 BCJV...Forgot how good that race was.
  • Sullivan · And how great an impact it had! When the BCJ is run in the east, a lot of horses from the east run and make it a better decider of the future. While Santa Anita is a great venue, the trainers have voted with the entry box and they voted Churchill. · 6 hours ago
Soon you will all know the name Prospect Park , if you don't know it now , you will !
Chamois worked 5f today, March 5th, in 1:03:80 (b). It was the seconds fastest of 4 works at that distance.
Lubash worked 5f today, March 5th, in 1:05:00 (b). It was the third fastest of 4 works at that distance.



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