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  • Just The Judge edges Odeliz in the E.P. Taylor! Posted 15 hours ago
  • Beholder is out of the Breeders' Cup after spiking a fever. Posted 17 hours ago
  • Hillstar rolls to victory in the Canadian International!Posted 18 hours ago
  • Taris smokes the Grade 2 Raven Run field! Posted 1 day ago
  • Discreet Marq much the best in the Ticonderoga! Posted 1 day ago
  • Effinex gets up over So Lonesome to win the Empire Classic! Posted 1 day ago
  • Noble Mission wins a thriller over Al Kazeem in the Champion Stakes! Posted 1 day ago
  • Charm Spirit defeats an unlucky Night of Thunder in the QE II! Posted 1 day ago
  • Madame Chiang pulls the upset in the British Champions Fillies and Mares!Posted 1 day ago
  • Gordon Lord Byron dashes away to victory in the Champions Sprint!Posted 2 days ago

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si este es Rolando Agosto de Puerto Rico y alguien sabe de su paradero favor de notificarme, su fam lo busca desde hace años..
Katana our 2003 champion filly has proved to be a tricky breeder and apart from this beauty- Broken Sword - Katana has not carried on the great tradition of Mr Tiz the champion son of Yir Tiz , who was by Champion Bletchingly - Dreamy Jeannie - however I have just bred a beautiful Power filly out of Everything (by Iffraaj - Tristean) photos here facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=840613189302752&set=a.840613149302756.1073741843.100000622378941&type=1&theater …
Cigar Street Upset….. Lays off Bayern and Moreno; Has the right racing style and breeding for this race. This special horse may have hit a few road bumps through out his career, but Mott will have him ready to show up big time for this one. (His skip away g.3 2013 victory). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWM53hhwbrY
Trainers like Mr. Shirreffs do not come along very often. When it comes to professionalism and knowledge of thoroughbreds this gentleman has it all on his own. I can tell about him that patience is his #1 key. Meanwhile other owners are fighting over trainers to train supposedly Coz' rival some dream horse named Jess's Dream. I love Coz' pedigree. His bloodline is superb and most of all 'REAL'. I wish them all good luck and let Cozmic One tell the world about greatness.
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  • Laura Pugh (DeadHeat) via Disqus · Mr. Shirreffs, while a good trainer has one great claim to fame and that is Zenyatta. He doesn't have near the stats of other trainers who train at the very highest level. He was patient with Zenyatta and it worked, but his patience with her sister isn't paying off nearly as well, because he is acting like that one was Zenyatta, when she is a completely different horse. Time will tell with Cozmic One, but he is very closely related to Zenyatta's sister seeing as they share the same sire and second dam, so I would not be surprised if he didn't come close to the expectations that many are placing upon him. His bloodlines, while very good, have late bloomer/ distance lover over a very late bloomer/distance lover. That much distance in a pedigree that promotes late maturing growth normally doesn't work to well. You normally want a mixture of traits, and that isn't the case her. The Tapit colt, Ziconic or the War Front filly, have more of a chance of success as their sires lend more speed and precociousness to Zenyatta, where Bernardini does not. BTW, the "some dream horse" is Jess's Dream, sired by two time Horse of the Year Curlin and Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra.Also nobody ever called him a dream horse, the reason for his name is because it was his owners goal to see his two superstars bred together, and to see the foal it would produce. Hence Jess's Dream. Also "other owners" were not fighting over this colt, they took their time in deciding who would get him, because they wanted to make sure he went to the right trainer. · 72 days ago
  • Sullivan · One might place a Kentucky Derby winner in Giacomo, a top turf horse in After Market, or Big Cap winners in Bertrando and Tiago as a claims to fame · 11 hours ago
Do you guys know who will ride cozmic one when he runs?
Great ride? surely you jest. He had a horse and the HORSE moved when it needed too off a pedestrian pace. Horse run, riders are passengers. ANY journeyman could have done the same thing. ANY journeyman.
  • amino998 · “They were going hard in front, {44.52 1/2} so I just slotted him in, and I gave myself the option to go in or out,” Mullen said. “When I switched him in, I got a nice run, and he’s picked up well all the way to the line.” · 12 hours ago
I was told today that Debbie is still at Santa Anita, Make of that what you will ! jlp
Last evening between the t-bred and the standardbred programs, I was talking with a fornt office guy who was just finishing up the press release packet for this race. I asked "Is this big favorite ready for this?" His answer? "he is a little TOO sharp!" We watched on the post parade as he went out WITHOUT a pony and promptly threw the rider. He walked the horse about 20 strides while he was kicking and hyperactive. An outrider came over and helped him back ON, but DID NOT grab the bridle. The jockey DID NOT put his feet in the stirrups and the next thing we knew he was OFF in front of the gate up the way with the rider FLOPPING helplessly in the saddle unable to control the horse with his feet still out of the stirrups. If you ask me THIS ENTIRE FIASCO would have been prevented IF a pony had grabbed him when hyperactive AND if the jockey had been IN his tack like he should have been. Changed the race, put us behind the rest of the program by almost 35 mins.
From Santa Anita: "Dirt Mile hopeful Tonito M. went five furlongs in 1:00.80 for Jerry Hollendorfer."
He's a Gorilla! He can beat them running backwards.
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  • triple_double · and Rafi will not win at all at Santa Anita. He is an east coast guy and a very bad handicapper. He will bet only on win & show on 4-5 odds horses.hahaha · 13 hours ago
  • Sullivan · California Chrome / Majestic Harbor / Tonalist / Prayer For Relief · 13 hours ago
Punctuate if entered in the Juvenile Breeders Cup can upset. Green in changing leads but if he does, has that great surge and can mow down the leading contenders Carpe Diem and American Pharoah. Momma's will to win is in his heart.
Boy, Brown Panther sure picked one hell of a day to go pre-race mental.
  • jockey2be. · What happened???I don't have TV or anything,and I can't ind any info! · 13 hours ago
  • vodkak · No TV, no anything! Where on earth do you live? · 13 hours ago
Candy Boy looks to make the BCClassic very interesting! Hmmmmm......
To all the Euro posters. I am seriously looking to make a major play on this guy at Woodbine in the Canadian Int'l. . He is already as fast as the contenders and is picking up the all important Lasix. I am liking the other foreign horse also but not as much. Big Blue Kitten seems to be the best of the locals and i do not think he is much horse. Can you add anything to Hillstar. Please do not hold back and think that any negative comments will sway me. I do not know how much horse he is,but in this spot he looks great..
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Nice play tom. Nailed it :) · 17 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Nice win. Tom. · 14 hours ago
they need to stop running him in such easy spots and step him up to the big boys cause hes got the talent to contened in graded stakes. id rather own a horse who raced 20 times lost 10 won 2mill carear earings then a horse who raced 20 won 20 and earend 800k
5,7,2,8
  • Mary Z. · 7,2,5,8 final. Just coincidentally, not saying this affects the race result(and yet I am "secretly" saying that) the child, age 17 somehow wanders near just when the horses are entering the stretch. He either shushes or makes an unwanted comment about my patented scream. :( Rude. · 15 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Hey, Streak Lovers, here's another undefeated one. Red Outlaw. · 15 hours ago
Yay!!! Go Red Outlaw, 6 for 6!! Congratulations to the connections and to Peter Miller, what a phenomenal job with this exceptional equine athlete!!!
After many placed efforts in between, Just The Judge wins the G1 E P Taylor Stakes, her first win since winning the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas last season with Odeliz getting up for 2nd. Total European dominance at Woodbine today.
This new defection from the Breeders' Cup comes too soon after the announcement about Wise Dan. Was looking forward to seeing both defend their titles.
What a great ride by Andrew Mullen to get Caspar Netscher home for the win in the G2 Nearctic Stakes! Now if Just The Judge, Wall of Sound, or Odeliz can make good in the G1 E P Taylor, it could be a huge day for British trained horses in Canada today.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Woobine has sure been kind to trainer David Simcock over the past few weeks. He's won the G1 Northern Dancer with Sheikhzayedroad, G1 Woodbine Mile with Trade Storm, and now the G2 Nearctic Stakes with Caspar Netscher. That a financial haul. · 16 hours ago

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