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That will teach them not to run against older in a stakes race.
Returns friday at del mar
Jeranimo has been retired and will stand at stud in 2015, according to DRF
on July 13, Bern Identity worked 5F at Monmouth Park on Fast Dirt in :59.80 h finishing 1/25.
  • UnionRagsRules · I just knew he was coming up to a 5f bullet. You know what that means... time to find a return race. He's amazing, I'm telling ya. Hop on the cheer train before we leave the station ;) · 41 minutes ago
Good looking renewal for the G1 Prix Jean Prat on Monday afternoon at Chantilly. Only 7 runners entered, but there's not a whole lot on paper between the form of the top 4 in the market. Also not a great deal between the ante-post prices of those 4 which are Shifting Power, Charm Spirit, Prestige Vendome, & Muwaary. This may be Shifting Power's best chance of winning at G1 level this season, but I think Charm Spirit is the one that could possibly make that a difficult task for Shifting Power, IMO.
Back in the winner's circle today at a mile in the 8th at Ellis Park.
Wins the Klassy Briefcase Stakes
Smart Number is running ,at Prestique ?? race #4 , Stakes. jlp
  • Goblin · Hi, jimmy. It looks like she's running at Presque Isle; I didn't know about her, but after checking Equibase I see she's been in the money in all her starts this year. Thanks. · 1 hour ago
Look at the breeding,its a full to the filly that won the Del. Cap yestrday.
Is now 7 for 7 after the toughest win of his career!
wow there was a 28 way shake for this filly today at belmont park in a 40k claimer
All burger to kick off the late P4 at Belmont. Go 9!
Is Tamarando still in training?
  • Mary Z. · I'd look for him to run at Del Mar, main track, but I don't have news. · 4 hours ago
  • Gotizzy via Disqus · Thanks. I haven't seen any works ,I figured he would get a rest . · 4 hours ago
I highly doubt he will be horse of the year, and he is not the best horse. Best turf but not best.
  • Exterminator · Dan is best. Dan is beast. Do not doubt the Dan. · 5 hours ago
  • cedar · There is not a horse in training, nor has there been one in the past 2 or 3 years that has displayed the sheer talent and dominance that Wise Dan has had in his division. If you don't like the caliber of his competition, just look at his times. Others wish they could run as well as Dan on his bad days. · 4 hours ago
on July 13, Alpha worked 5F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt in 1:00.11 b finishing 3/25.
Just watched what could have been one of the best performances by a 2yo in a long time. His huge win in the Rockville Center was amazing! Yes it was a weak field, but it was a well bred field. Sure to be someone to watch.
The Andre Fabre trained Gallante holds off Prince Gibraltar by a short neck to win the G1 Grand Prix De Paris at Longchamp for owners Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor, & Susan Magnier.
  • jonquil · He really did travel the best in those conditions. Coolmore should send some of their 2yo crop to Fabre. · 5 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · What odds on a horse that was reported suffering from the virus that plagued Fabre's barn earlier this year. My one wager today! He should progress and looks to be a threat for the Arc if he does · 4 hours ago
On July 13th, Unlimited Budget worked 4F (b) in 48.55 (8/23) over fast dirt at Saratoga.
  • buds · Its unfortunate this Graded stakes winner is now nothing more than an allowance horse, local stakes at best, ruined at last years Belmont Stakes · 5 hours ago
On July 13th, Big Blue Kitten worked 4F (b) in 51.32 (56/59) over fast dirt at Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track.
On July 13th, Real Solution worked 5F (b) in 1:02.34 (3/8) over firm turf at Belmont Park's inner turf course.



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