• 2-time Arc winner Treve is an impressive winner in her seasonal debut today at Saint-Cloud.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Majestic City fights off Carve to win the Lone Star Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Hard Not To Like skims the rail to score in the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 4 days ago
  • Street Story proves best in a sloppy edition of the Winning Colors.Posted 4 days ago
  • Lubash blows by his competition late to win the Kingston.Posted 4 days ago
  • Distinctiv Passion just holds off favored San Onofre in the Los Angeles.Posted 4 days ago
  • Quezon rolls up late to score in the Bouwerie.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ostrolenka sharp in victory in Belmont's Mike Lee.Posted 4 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar gets the job done as the Charles Whittingham favorite.Posted 5 days ago
  • Pleascach holds off Found in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.Posted 5 days ago

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From the Racing Post.com web-site: A tug of war is developing between the camps of California Chrome and Criterion, both camps hoping to secure the services of jockey Frankie Dettori to ride their respective horses at Royal-Ascot in the G1 Prince of Wales's Stakes. Dettori is scheduled to ride California Chrome in an Ascot workout in the next few days, however, the jockey's services are also very much wanted by recent G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Criterion. At present, Dettori has not yet been confirmed to ride either horse in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Any news about O.K. ?!?!?
Of the eleven Triple Crown winners, Gallant Fox and Seattle Slew have the least amount of career starts with 17 total starts. If American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown, there is a good chance that he will go down as the Triple Crown winner with the least amount of career starts. The Belmont Stakes will mark his eighth start of his career.
I just found out that Zenyatta's mother Vertiginuex passed away. Don't know how or when. Does anyone have more information? I'm surprised she wasn't honored in some way.
Assessment so far: Contenders - Frosted, Materiality, Madefromlucky, American Pharoah Outsiders - Keen Ice, The Truth Or Else, Tale Of Verve Tosses - Carpe Diem, Frammento, Mubtaahij
A lot of people on this site have been saying if a 3yo wins the triple crown it would automatically same him horse of the year solely based on tradition and precious triple crown winners getting HOTY. My question to those people is: should a 3yo triple crown winner still win HoTY if say you had a year where a horse like Chrome or SB won the Dubai World Cup, then beat the TC winner in the BC Classic?? Decisions decisions
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  • DrHW via Disqus · If a 3YO Horse wins the Triple Crown he Will Be Horse of the Year. · 18 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · No one answered the question · 4 hours ago
Like outsider Phil's Dream in this one.
Sad news from Northview Stallion Station as they announce Graded Stakes placed Lion Hearted died of an apparent heart attack at age 19 Thursday. According to DRF
Win bet on Pangburn
Putting some win bet on Street Babe with Rosario in the irons.
Betting on Woodwin W and Granny's Kitten both at 6-1 ml odds.
He will lose tomorrow.Divisidero will romp
Not gonna pay like Derby Day, but coming into his own. Probably gonna single him in pick 3's and 4's.
gettin 12-1 on this bad boy!
What a Monster Horse indeed. I think that we will see something very special in the Belmont. We know that it is impossible to Win the Triple Crown in modern racing however this is a special horse. He will soon get the credit that he deserves. I have not seen one better since Spectacular Bid. How fun will it be on June 6th?
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · What is so monstrous about him? There have been plenty better than American Pharoah since The Bid. I can't wait for all this hype to be debunked in the Belmont. I think he'll be 3rd, at best. · 19 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · Excuse me while I finish laughing........................ there have been many better than AP since the Bid. Curlin, Zenyatta to name just two in recent years. · 3 hours ago
Undefeated!!! So far so good!!!
  • ILuvTurfRacing · To date, 5 for 5 and he runs again on Saturday at Haydock Park in the UK in the G2 Sandy Lane Stakes with the long range target being a meeting with Hootenanny at Ascot in the G1 Commonwealth Cup in June. · 5 hours ago
Trainer Criquette Head-Maarek told the Racing Post today following Treve's impressive seasonal debut win in the G2 Prix Corrida that the next target for her talented race-mare will be the G1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud on June 28th, a race that's also being targeted by Cirrus Des Aigles, who dealt Treve her first career loss on her seasonal debut last year in the G1 Prix Ganay.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · I should've added, it's also a race potentially being targeted by the 1st & 2nd from this year's G1 Dubai Sheema Classic, Dolniya and Flintshire. So it's not a race Treve figures to have as easy of a time winning as she did today's race at Saint-Cloud. · 5 hours ago
Any news?
  • honor code via Disqus · He just posted a work🙌😍🏇💥 Date: May 29, 2015 Track: AQUEDUCT Distance: Three Furlongs Time: 37:63 Breezing Track Condition: Fast Surface: Dirt Rank: 8/17 · 6 hours ago
I for one like the move he will have several days in Belmont to stretch his legs on the track.
Just saw one of the weaker Belmont works yet... could not catch running mate and was asked to do so. I wonder, should he pass the entry box, if they will end up sending him. With no other real speed in the race besides American Pharoah, the post position draw really could be important, an oddity for a 12f race.
  • Chicken Dinner via Disqus · That's two in a row for this one, is it not? Not instilling a lot of confidence right now. · 8 hours ago
  • amino998 · That was the vaunted Stanford {possible Belmont speed?!?} on his outside. · 7 hours ago

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