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  • Nomorerichblondes, a daughter of Hard Spun, runs to victory in the UAE Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 4 days ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 4 days ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 6 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 6 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 6 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 6 days ago

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Drefong hasn't worked since feb. 10th... I would say he bled. Don't know if he'll go to Dubai.
Galloping this morning - 2/24 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5c6T8nUsAAgqOt.jpg
Winxie does it again!!!! ;=)) I was scheduled at work 'til 12 central...I got out at 11 straight up! Just missed the race~ It went off at 11:05 Central. oh well--Great news!!~
Wow!!!!!!!!! Even with that heavy turf!
  • MaiyaDay via Disqus · She is just absolutely brilliant. No equal on Australian turf, maybe not anywhere. · 2 hours ago
Mastery vs McCraken?
What a joy to watch. Literally ran through a swamp and was as great, if not greater, then she always is. We have the best dirt horse in the world in Arrogate and there is no doubt in my mind that Australia has the best turf horse in Winx. Unbelievable performance.
On a track that was literally a swamp Winx ran her streak to 15 straight. She was almost scratched and it was a difficult decision to run her. It had rained all through the card and was pouring about five minutes before post time. The track was listed as heavy and she was unbelievable again. A true champion.
Continues her March to greatness. Not even asked....
Looking for this horse to move forward now that he is in O'Neill's barn. Nice work in company w/So Conflated on 2/24/17.
Any updates on her? Has she gone back into training yet?
She is being bet off the board already in the Oaks only futures pool. This is a big value scenario to go against her if there is a horse you like. She's already less than even money, which is hilarious 2 months out. This is what happened to Songbird last year, and I went with Cathryn Sophia, and played her back in exacta 2nd as a hedge.
Well it looks like nobody pays attention Good So I can make some money if my pick of the risen star comes through. Reason to pick arklow . Take a good look at his first race let's see how far he can go fast . Second race lets just stick with the plan Waite for speed to wear then go for the kill. Take a good look at him in the race if he runs the same on dry surface you guys will be shocked . I am 100% sure he be 3erd 80% 2nd 70% 1st Now for a horse to go first race no where to be found . Second race almost second to a real strong field.( if he wasn't bumped 3 times) He is on his way to Derby
Scratches pending- So Conflated, Arklow & Takeoff
The horses that ran behind American Pharoah Derby: Firing Line Dortmund Frosted Danzig Moon Preakness: Tale of Verve Divining Rod Dortmund Mr Z Belmont: Frosted Keen Ice Mubtaahij Breeders Cup Effinex Honor Code Keen Ice. Not a fan of the horses who ran behind him and Equibase gave him a best of only 119. Also he got some candy leads. What I did like was he won three of the races big.
Mubtaahij ran second in the Curlin Stakes at Meydan on Thursday. He spotted the winner, Eltijah, 15 pounds and was beaten about 3 lengths. The time for the 10f was 2:03 and change. I'm sure this was just a prep for the DWC but he'll have to improve quite a bit to challenge Arrogate.
Local Hero Arklow Mo Town Untrapped
Officially entered in the Rachel Alexandra, let's go!
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I cannot go this year. Something severe came up, forcing our plans to drastically change. I was looking forward to going too. · 1 day ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Ha! Everything turned out PERFECT! We are a go for tomorrow. · 7 hours ago
You know what it really aggravates me when people think a horse being better than AP is no big deal and Arrogate is better in just three races so wanted to show you just how much better AP and his historical peers are. AP I get the sense is seen as overrated by alot of people and not really as good as his peers. So I'm going to compare him to the consensus 4 other best horses of the past half century or so(Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Bid) AP ran twice at 2, once at 7 and once at 8.5 7 AP 1.21.48 at Del Mar 7 Bid 1.20.80 at Atlantic City 7 Affirmed 1.21.60 at Belmont(comparable track to Del Mar) 7 Seattle Slew 1.22.00 at Belmont 8.5 AP 1.41.95 at SA 8.5 Bid 1.41.60 at Laurel, 1.42.00 at Keystone and 1.43.20 at Meadowlands 8.5 Affirmed 1.44.20 I don't know about you but AP looks competitive at 2 to me. Now on to three. AP ran 9 twice, 10 three times and 12 once. We are throwing out his runs at 8.5 and 9.5 because they were on the slop. Also going to compare by peer race(what time of the year race is) Major Derby Prep 9 AP 1.48.52 Arkansas Derby 9 Spectacular Bid 1.48.40 Flamingo 1.48.80 Florida Derby 1.50.00 Blue Grass Stakes(yes this was a fast track) 9 Affirmed 1.48.00 Santa Anita Derby(and that's a faster track than Oaklawn) 1.48.20 in the Hollywood Derby another faster track than Oaklawn. 9 Seattle Slew 1.47.40 Flamingo Stakes1.49.80 Wood Memorial 9 Secretariat lost the Wood Memorial to Angle Light in about 1.50.60. Derby 10 AP 2.03.02 10 Bid 2.02.40 10 Affirmed 2.01.20 10 Seattle Slew 2.02.20 10 Secretariat 1.59.40 Belmont(Slew doesn't count because he won on slop not fair to him) 12 AP 2.26.65 12 Bid lost to Coastal with the winning time being 2.28.60(using HRN's numbers don't have the lengths so I'm not giving you Bid's time). 12 Affirmed 2.26.80 12 Secretariat 2.24.00(world record) Post TC 9 furlong race 9 AP Haskell 1.47.95(Monmouth isn't exactly a speedway) 9 Bid Marlboro Cup 1.46. 60(keep in mind this was a month later) 9 Affirmed Jim Dandy 1.47.80(stakes record) loss in the Marlboro to SS in 1.46.60 exact same time as Bid's win. 9 Secretariat Arlington Invitational 1.47.00, loss in the Whitney in 1.49.40, Marlboro Cup 1.45.40(world record) Post Derby 10 furlong race/championship race 10 Arrogate Travers 1.59.36 at Saratoga 10 Arrogate BCC 2.00.11 at Santa Anita 10 AP BCC 2.00.07 at Keeneland! 10 Bid Meadowlands 2.01.20 12 Bid JCGC lost to Affirmed in about 2.27.55. 10 Affirmed Travers 2.02.00 at Saratoga 12 Affirmed JCGC lost by almost 20 lentghs to a winning time of 2.27.20. 12 Seattle Slew lost the Swaps in 2.01.80. Is it just me or does AP stack up pretty darn good to the all time greats and at the very least deserve to be considered the definitive best since Bid? You guys see what I mean now about Arrogate's lack of a three year old year hurting him?
Royal Mo worked 6f, February 24th, in 1:15.40 (h) finishing 12/18.
Stellar Wind worked 5f, February 24th, in 1:01.80 (h) finishing 30/72.

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