• Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 6 hours ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 7 hours ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 9 hours ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 12 hours ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 1 day ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 6 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 6 days ago
  • Good Luck Gus best in the Damon Runyon! Posted 6 days ago

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Will 2015 be the year that one from his bloodline wear the roses finally?
  • amino998 · Have any special colt in mind? ...for old times sake >> travel_vic · Had a great one running in the Pacific Northwest named Senate Appointee. · 661 days ago << ...GREAT??? :D · 2 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Not yet. The 2 that I'm crushing on right now have not a drop of him in them. There is still time. I'd love to see him finally get that elusive win though. You? · 2 hours ago
I bought a $50 90-1 KD future ticket on Firing Line before the race...hoping that he would run well and I am not disappointed...Dortmund is a beast of an animal, though...first time I had seen him and I couldn't believe the size of him...him neck in particular is massive...
The good thing that can be said is that Dortmund won the race. This in no way diminishes his chances going forward. From a personal perspective, for lack of a better word. I was somewhat dissapointed. I do not look at the track record that was recorded. That lost its validity when 3 noses were at the wire. 1 or 2 can legitimize it,but 3 leaves alot to be desired. Maybe i am not being reasonable or realistic. This is not a disrespect towards the other 2 horses. Both are very nice. Dortmund had a chance to almost crack the head of the class . Today he stayed in the body.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Anyone that tries to use this as a positive is wrong. Simple fact is that Dortmund had a chance today,in my mind he dissapointed. · 4 hours ago
  • triple_double · Dortmund's Kentucky Derby future odds - Pool 1 went down from 12-1 to 9-1. How many people are "wrong" in picking Dortmund as the Kentucky Derby winner??? They are not listening to the OP. whoa!! · 4 hours ago
Top Billing had a work at Payson, going 3 in 38.4, this should be another regular works. He'ssssssssssssss Baaaaaaaaaaack. Good news
all in with Rocket Time
Bob Baffert tells HRTV that he wants to keep American Pharaoh and Dortmund separated, so I guess that means that Dortmund might be shipping for his next start. Possibly Oaklawn?
  • tcglory · well ap wont be going to oaklawn mr.z is taking that route · 7 hours ago
  • Sullivan · American Pharoah is going to duck Mr. Z? · 6 hours ago
He continues to work so well.Does anyone know when they are planning to run him?
Wow, Dortmund really nailed unknown,b. Z looked good to me,but he hasn't won a race since before the BC. Firing line looked like an unknown,but I am a fan of line Of David because I own a son of lion heart
WOW!!! What a race!!! Dortmund by a nose in a three horse photo with Firing Line 2nd and Mr. Z 3rd, What a race!!!!
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  • jockey2be. · It was thrilling!!!!What a race is right!! · 6 hours ago
  • Jbyrnes1 · By the way, Dortmund set a track record!!!!! 1:40.86, faster than Tiz Midnight, who had 1.41.82 · 6 hours ago
GREAT name for a horse. Of course they are ALL better looking than we are.
  • Mary Z. · I disagree about the "better looking". · 10 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I almost invested in a horse head costume but then I came. . . to realize that you could be talking about horses such as Acclamation. · 6 hours ago
Heartbreak Hotel all year long. Lets hope 2015 is more kind to you
this is one of the most consistent horses I have ever seen. Win's rarely, but has enough class that is always right there. And to those people who thought that dortmund would blow him out of the water, what do you think now?
Tough luck for Mr. Z, tough luck 3rd after leading for all but one jump, that first stakes win is coming, I know he will get one soon, he deserves it
  • Mary Z. · An ugly guy pony rider would not hurt. · 7 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Most impressive runner in the race. Ran blistering fractions and barely gave way. Say what you will about Dortmund, but I'm not convinced this guy isn't going to the big leagues. Unfortunately, it's likely injury will have a hand in this one. · 7 hours ago
Got it at the wire!
  • Mary Z. · He destroyed them, giggles.You know someone will say that. · 7 hours ago
  • sully · It was actually more impressive than the margin indicates to my eye. Speed has been dominant at Los Al today. He wanted to go down the backside but Martin said no. I actually think he could have won by more, but Martin almost got him beat and he's lucky the horse was determined to get up · 7 hours ago
That was a super nice win and finish by the top 3! Heck of a race.
Good looking colt. 3-5-1 stone cold tri in the Los Al Futurity
Pedigree Power Laura has a cool Triple Crown Page... http://www.ironmaidensthoroughbreds.com/TRIPLECROWNTRAIL.html ...from the archives travel_vic · OBJECTIVITY in horse selction WILL cloud one's judgement in the wagering arean which is a dyed in the woold left brain function like accounting. If one cannot disassocaite the two, you should not be plying the races with REAl money · 923 days ago travel_vic · EXCUSE ME, loss OF OBJECTIVITY was the intent on that comment. Slection processes are RIGHT brain functions where innovation and independe thinking shine, but one hs to shift to left brain balck and white decsions when it comes to wagering · 923 days ago · Mary Z. · Yes, C3P0, your wisdom has been received. · 923 days ago · :sarcasm detected::) buckpasser · MaryZ lol · 923 days ago ·
Dear H R N never responding editors/censors, if everyone promises, often liars that they are, to only use initials to swear at each other, can instant updates apply for at least the Saturday races?
knew that m/l wouldn't stick. he's got too much back class. hollendorfer runner likes to win although he is stepping up in class. think class prevails
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  • Mary Z. · Jockey's foul claim on the 5. · 8 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · 3,8,7,1 next race Los Al r6, 8,5,7,1 r7. 4 in the feature. See you then · 8 hours ago
Breaks her maiden today
  • Mary Z. · That 2 should be long gone early. · 9 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · The 4 should go to the lead early but unfortunately tire in Los Al r5. I must go with the 6. 6,1, and final chance for 2, Setsuko · 9 hours ago



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