• Unique Bella is off the Kentucky Oaks trail with a sore shin, per Steve Anderson.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Hence (10-1) rallies to win the Sunland Park Derby going away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ghalia (2-1) edges a game Kell Paso in the Sunland Park Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 3 days ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 3 days ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 3 days ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 3 days ago

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Now that Unique Bella is out of the Kentucky Oaks, Farrell has the chance to step up and run away with the win. Frankly, her only competition that comes immediately to mind is Miss Sky Warrior or maybe Elate.
Looking forward to watching her run this Saturday! :)
Now that Unique Bella is out of the Kentucky Oaks, Valadorna has the chance to step up and notch her first G1 win. However, I question if she's ready to hang with some of her more accomplished peers.
Had a filly by Into Mischief yesterday.
I was hoping they would target the Woodward with him, but his connections know him best.
An absolutely devastating crush to UB's connections and her fans. She would have romped in the Santa Anita and the Kentucky Oaks... here's to hoping for a speedy recovery!
As a huge fan of Gun Runner, I'm thrilled with his performance in Dubai. He ran a very game race and certainly didn't make a 'fool' of himself finishing second to Arrogate. I wouldn't have been devastated if he'd pulled off the win - as remote as that was - but I'm so happy with the way the race played out. He's a game horse who brings it every time. Can't wait to see where he goes next!
Trainer Graham Motion announces that Rajiv Maragh will ride Irish War Cry in the Wood Memorial.
Guest Suite Girvin Sorry Erik Local Hero
Arrogate outstanding horse... but not a Secretariat............ YET
BREAKING NEWS: Classic Empire works 5F in 59.3 from the gate this morning at Winding Oaks Training Center in Ocala, Florida. All indications are that the work was sensational. On track for a start in either the Blue Grass or the Arkansas Derby next.
This is a G1 field. To think the Blue Grass gets demoted and the next year it has the best field of any prep for the first time in forever.
Win the Triple Crown, every race in record time...Hands down greatness ! If we had the classics that Arrogate won.....in the 70's Secretariat wins them !!
When does she race next ?
Now he is NOT running in the Santa Anita Derby, and will either run in the Wood or the Arkansas Derby.
Royal Mo worked 4f, March 28th, in 47.60 (h) finishing 5/21.
Mor Spirit worked 3f, March 28th, in 36.80 (h) finishing 3/8.
Elate worked 6f, March 28th, in 1:16.80 (b) finishing 1/1.
Governor Malibu worked 5f, March 28th, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 3/11.

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