• The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 1 day ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 4 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 4 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 4 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 4 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 4 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 4 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
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This is what will happen in the Irish 2000 Guineas: "Lancaster Bomber" makes the running for his stablemate "Churchill", "Churchill" then hits the front before the final furlong and kicks away for a VERY straightforward and easy victory. I hope you all enjoy watching a MONSTER G1 turf horse DESTROY a bunch of G2 and G3 level turf horses, because that is what you will exactly be watching in this race on Saturday. Enjoy people.................................... ENJOY!!!!! :-D
I see that "Churchill" has scared off most of the competition in the Irish 2000 Guineas!!! Only 6 runners now, very disappointing turn out for a G1 race! :-(
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer announces that champion Songbird will make her 2017 debut in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park in June 10th.
Hell Yeah!! https://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/belmont-stakes-not-completely-picture-irish-war-cry/
Tejana back today in an opt claim n2x at Belmont. Race 8. ML odds 3-5.
IMO a huge mistake running him in the Gold Cup on Saturday. I hope they scratch and point to something else.
Her Galileo colt has been named Tanino Frankel.
1st: Classic Empire, 2nd: Lookin At Lee, 3rd. Epicharis.
When is LIDO running next race ?
The Goodwood Cup upgrades from G2 To G1 status this year! Finally, I've been saying for awhile now that the UK needed to upgrade one of their G2's for stayers, I.E., Goodwood Cup, Lonsdale Cup, or Doncaster Cup, so the Ascot Gold Cup wasn't the only G1 in the UK for 4+YO stayers, and I think of those 3 the Goodwood Cup was the right choice. I personally think they should also consider going ahead and making the Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day a G1 event as well. It's only the major race on that day remaining that hasn't been upgraded to G1 status.
Always Dreaming's sire Bodemeister had distance limitations as well which always made me question whether he could get the 12 and believe the most likely outcome was going to be Derby/Preakness wins and a Belmont loss. I am surprised he gassed as easily as he did. I still believe he is a better colt than CE on average and I feel the same way about CE as I did before. I just feel differently about AD. I think it's fair to say that if we take away the injured three potential stars(Not this Time, Mastery and One Liner) this is a pretty weak crop. Almost 2013 and 2014 bad. I think last year's group(not counting Arrogate, TC group) was better and that was hardly a really good group.
  • jrem1 · I know there are more than a few who may say that the Triple Crown series isn't the end all in American horse racing, but there are more reasons than not that it has been and still is referred to as the glamour event in horse racing it would seem. Every spring there is a new crop of 3 yr olds that comes on the scene and captures our attention. · 7 hours ago
First draft 1st- TAPWRIT 2nd- PATCH 3rd- CLOUD COMPUTING 4th- Irish War Cry 5th- Twisted Tom 6th- Classic Empire 7th- Meantime 8th- J Boys Echo 9th- Gormley 10th- Senior Investment 11th- Lookin At Lee 12th- Irap 13th- Conquest Mo Money 14th- Epicharis 15th- Multiplier
  • jrem1 · I'll probably have about 5 to 7 different drafts myself between now and June 10th.:) · 11 hours ago
  • kingoftheworld · Your 'draft' sucks, it's way off being accurate!!! Hey how come "Always Dreaming" isn't in the race..................................... oh yeah, he got thrashed in the Preakness and his Triple Crown 'dreams' went up in smoke! That's why! lol · 8 hours ago
Why do they space his races out so much? Is Arrogate the kind of horse that runs better with time between his races, or are his connections only interested in the most prestigious G1s? If we're going to call this horse the Man O' War of our time, I would like the opportunity to see him more than a few times a year (assuming that his connections are simply being picky; if it is because he does better on a longer break, then it's understandable).
  • slewcrew7778 · "Man O' War of our time"...key words being 'our time'. Unfortunately, our time isn't the same as Man O' War's time. What Arrogate's owners want to make him is all that matters, not what people want to call him. Like Frankel, he will be the dirt version of the greatest horse of our time. · 10 hours ago
I really can't get over Cloud Computing winning the Preakness race...I use him in the exotics because he was one of the highest wet track ratings but winning...no way!! I was totally humiliated with AD losing so badly !! Nevertheless, I must accept things like this happen in horse racing...so I will rise again with another learning curb :(
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  • Ferrisjso26 · I was in the same boat, couldn't believe it when AD started falling back I thought he was on another level entirely. · 10 hours ago
  • kingoftheworld · He got lucky, ran the race of his life, it was one of those 'freak' results you get from time to time. This is the horse that got thrashed by "Irish War Cry" and even the 'distance limited' "Battalion Runner" in the Wood. DAMN, this horse even got beat by the 'low level' "J Boys Echo" for god's sake!!! ha ha ha. He never wins another G1 in his career, GUARANTEED. :-) · 8 hours ago
Why is he not going in the SA Gold Cup?
After news of his retirement was made public, trainer Freddie Head in speaking to various members of the racing media called Solow, "perhaps the best horse I've ever trained." I'd say that's high praise indeed coming from a man that also trained the brilliant filly Goldikova to 14 Grade/Group 1 successes during her incredible career.
Om worked 6f, May 24th, in 1:14.20 (h) finishing 2/6.
Vale Dori worked 4f, May 24th, in 48.80 (h) finishing 13/49.
Wow possible 15 going for this race IWC added to the list
  • jrem1 · I was wondering if he might run. That's great if he goes. · 18 hours ago
  • RealDynastyPicks · 15 would be the most horses a Belmont Stakes has had in over 20 years...would be a fun one to watch. · 18 hours ago

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