• Minding rolls home an easy winner of the Group 1 Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 21 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 1 day ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 1 day ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 1 day ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 1 day ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago

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He was coming super fast at the end. Maybe next time. Good to have him back on track.
Update: Kobe came in 3rd in Triple Bend at SA with Gary Stevens aboard.
Spoke to a connection today. He is halfway through a 60-day turnout. Would not expect to see him back before the fall.
108 Beyer winning Gold Cup at Santa Anita on Saturday
Look for WW Jul. 8th, GP< shd be a great spot...
Why run against the best older next month when you can get more money at Haskell or Travers until the BC :)
Any news on this guy?
I heard that they have thought of keeping him at Santa Anita & the Del Mar circuit.
  • Ruffianlover · With how he ran in the San Vicente, and his two year old races at Santa Anita and del mar, I wouldn't have a problem if they ran him in the pacific classic or San Diego · 4 hours ago
It seems that many horse racing fans are not giving Nyquist any chance of winning against California Chrome and Beholder, particularly in weight for age races such as the BC Classic later this year. What these fans don't know is that Nyquist's KD winning form is better than Beholder's (her entire racing career, including the Pacific Classic). And it is only slightly behind California Chrome's best form (the 2016 DWC, which Chrome was never able to reach until he's 5 years old. A healthy Nyquist carrying 4 pounds less will beat both California Chrome and Beholder in the 2016 BC Classic! Remember this prediction 4 months before the race!!
Nyquist went a whole second faster in the San Vicente than they did yesterday in he triple bend. And he did it effortlessly against exaggerator, when he was a newly three year old. If Nyquist comes back as good or better than he was before, he is a real threat to win the classic. This horse is pure speed, incredible heart, ferocious fight, but has proven to carry his speed 10f comfortably. Beholder, effinex, frosted and chrome all have the same running style and will be tracking Nyquist and try to close on him around the turn. If Nyquist runs like he did in the Florida derby and Kentucky derby it will take a best ever performance to beat him on his favorite track. He's a real talent and could go down as an all time great if he wins out the rest of the year, and takes the classic over he likes of chrome, frosted, and beholder.
The fact that Nyquist went a whole second faster, At the same distance and at the same track in his first race as a three year old- makes me think that he could totally point to a race against olders and hold his own before the BCC
First winner for I'll Have Another :)
Getting pretty exciting and interesting now,isn't it folks..?? ;)
Just 9 days ago, Sword Fighter took the listed Queen's Vase field gate to wire over 2 miles at Royal-Ascot. Today he does the same thing in the G2 Curragh Cup over 14f, taking the field gate to wire and proving his performance during Ascot's royal meeting was no fluke. He's no Order of St George by any means, but he may well be the best 3YO stayer at the moment, IMO.
Know a target date when he'll start training?
Minding defeats older fillies & mares for the first time, bolting up to win the G1 Pretty Polly Stakes easily and claiming her 5th Group 1 win to date. Minding is now a G1 winner at a mile, 10f, & 12f.
Can't believe HRN allows some of these comments on their reputable site. I too was interested to find info on KENTUCKIAN. Did not appreciate wading knee deep through garbage...:-(( Thank you to the few that provided some info on a great colt.
I must say I'm pleasantly surprised with Bocca Baciata's performance today. She did great coming in 2nd to Minding! I can't wait to see what they decide for her next. :)
There are many recent comments comparing 3 year old crops from different years. This is like comparing apples to oranges because there're no solid reference points. The one thing we know for sure is that the 2014 3 TC races were weak. The horses hitting the board in those 3 TC races had done nearly nothing in stake races in their entire racing career, except California Chrome and Tonalist (and we know that Honor Code beat Tonalist like a drum). Shared Belief might have swept the 2014 TC races!
Wooooo Hooo! Wins readily. Very very nice performance

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