• Carina Mia an impressive winner in Eight Belles (G2).Posted 29 minutes ago
  • Curalina kicks away to win the La Troienne (G1).Posted 1 hour ago
  • Lady Shipman breezes home much the best in Belmont's License Fee.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ben's Cat sprints home late to win his 10yo seasonal debut in thrilling fashion.Posted 4 days ago
  • Minding shows her class, easily winning the 1000 Guineas.Posted 5 days ago
  • Uncle Lino digs in to win the inaugural California Chrome Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • A Lot holds off favored Green Mask by a whisker to win the Elusive Quality.Posted 5 days ago
  • Galileo Gold, under Frankie Dettori, rolls in the 2000 Guineas.Posted 6 days ago
  • Olorda takes them all the way in the Bewitch Stakes on closing day at Keeneland.Posted 6 days ago
  • Nyquist will get in his final Kentucky Derby workout Friday afternoon at Keeneland.Posted 10 days ago

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Great page! I created a wiki with even more information on Trojan Nation, check it out her: https://www.everipedia.com/trojan-nation-1/
Easily done...
Created a cool wiki about the 2016 Kentucky Derby! Check it out https://www.everipedia.com/2016-kentucky-derby/
Hi there, can I just ask something out of interest. I am in the UK, and quite often I watch a horse racing channel called "At The Races", it's a cool channel and it broadcasts racing from all over the world. From 8pm onwards every evening, they always show the US racing. NOW what I would like to know is, when they show racing from Sunland Park, there's this dark haired woman who does the reports and analysis on the horses and she gives her selections ahead of each race. I find this woman INCREDIBLY annoying, she sounds like a redneck, she thinks she's funny, but she is just a pain in the butt, lol, does anyone know the woman I'm talking about??? I'd love to know. :-)
Congrats... Beautiful performance ..
Ok...this is it!! No more he say, she say, maybe this maybe that...if this then that. State you selection and give some reasoning why you choose that horse. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place finishers are irrelevant. Nyquist will win the Kentucky Derby...reasoning, most of the horses he have beaten came back to win G1 Stakes or finish in the money in G1 events. On racing observation, when he is challenge, he shows you a new gear. Improving 3yr old and learning as he goes. See you after the wire !!!
  • Elhubbo · 1. Nyquist 2. Exaggerator 3. Mohaymen 4.Brodys cause 5. Gun Runner I can't type my reasons again but I think it's easy to say these are the class of the race. They've won a bunch of money and have faced the best competition. I think Nyq clearly wins by 4 or 5, I think Exaggerator runs down everyone else to place. I expect the show to come from one of the other 3 but will play the exotics with a few others. My multi race tickets will have both Nyq and Ex, I don't see many with a chance to upset Nyquist but Exaggerator may have the kick to surprise him. · 14 hours ago
What a win in G2 Eight Belles.
Once again as a Nyquist fan, I'm bombarded with people calling Him Vulnerable, limited, over rated. Once again I think I speak for all his followers when I say "Let's get it on". Once again I'll quote Roy Jones Jr. for Nyq and say "y'all must've forgot".
Curalina smoked the field! Wow, that was one helluva race! I can't wait to see how many lengths she won by.
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Happy B-DAY Mo Tom turned 3yrs old today , hope to be celebrating after the derby!
Congrats... Clever go...
DAMN!!!!! Curalina wins by a pole!!! HAHA!! SHE looked awesome!!! Welcome back Curalina!!!
Curalina will make her 4-year-old debut in the Grade 1 La Troienne on the May 6 Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill, Todd Pletcher said Wednesday. It will be the first start for Curalina since she was third behind Stopchargingmaria and Stellar Wind in the Breeders Cup Distaff.
Won La Troienne.
I wouldn't be surprised if Creator finishes in front of all the Tapits in the 2016 Kentucky Derby.
Woot Woot!! Has a colt out of Malibu Moon!!!
Long layoff coming into the Derby and did not race in any of the major preps. He has also never been past 1 1/16. Creative Cause was not really a 10 f and I worry for the same out of Destin.
In my observation of the Arkansas Derby, it really didn't have any proven quality G1 or G2 horses in the line up. Therefore, it is hard to consider him a treat to Win against the quality that he will face in the Derby and coming from that far back will be a tough test in such a big field. However, as long shot closer, he may have a slight chance of finishing in the money.
  • coyne.kaylor · There are hardly any Grade 1 races up to that point for a young horse. There are probably about 5 grade 1's on turf or dirt that I can even think of before the 100 PT preps, 4 on dirt... Do you know how many of the 100pt prep winners beat a field that contained a single Grade 1 winner? Zero. · 7 days ago
  • Players Klub via Disqus · I think Cupid is a quality horse who would have been in the derby if not for his ailment. · 2 hours ago
Hm, I don't like this horse, but didn't like Chrome too. But the truth is that they are a very good horses and Nyquist has a very real chance to win the triple crown. We will see.
  • Gflores007 via Disqus · Why didn't you like Chrome??? Actually, how can you dislike ANY horse...if I may ask, because I truly do not understand. · 3 hours ago

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