• Tequilita (5-2) returns to the winner's circle in the Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Sharp Azteca (1-2) draws clear in the Grade 2 Kelso.Posted 9 hours ago
  • West Coast (4-5) leaves the field far behind in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 9 hours ago
  • It Tiz Well (5-1) bests Abel Tasman in the Grade 1 Cotillion.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Coal Front (4-5) refuses to let American Pastime by in the Grade 3 Gallant Bob.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Page McKenney (6-1) digs down and holds on in the Pa Derby Champion Stakes.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Off Limits (8-5) glides by her competition in the Grade 3 Noble Damsel.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 6 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 6 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 7 days ago

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Well Bob Baffert has definitely got a very strong team in the BCC, with this one, "Arrogate" and "Collected". But I still think "Gun Runner" beats them all. Should be a great race that's for sure. :-)
This one was somewhat in contention until he got BASHED into by the should have been dq'd Irap.
Does anyone know if IWC is a bleeder? The way he stopped running after 4f in many of his races indicated that he might have bled even with Lasix.
I hope horse training like with Weat Coast continues. Personally, I do t mind skipping the spring classics for end of year glory
Even though the ML Derby has come and gone, I still love Yoshida.
I've been pulling for you for awhile now Irap, never more than right now. The fact they have him scheduled for surgery is very heartening. I hope the next update is surgery went well and a good prognosis for recovery. I have a great deal of respect for these doctors and the Irap team. My best wishes go out to them as well.
BCDM will be Practical Joke's last race before retirement.
Even with a bad race, Run Away still wins. I hope he can go two turns, but I doubt it. Already showing he will be a good miler. Him and Ten City are for sure, raising their father's mating price.
2 for 2 undefeated watch!
Impressive in the Bertram F. Bongard.
Yoshida worked 5f, Sept 23rd, in 1:01.40 (b) finishing 1/2.
Harmonize worked 5f, Sept 23rd, 1:01.75 (b) finishing 2/2.
Rally Cry worked 4f, Sept 23rd, in 50.03 (b) finishing 22/45.
To run a joke of a race like that something has to be wrong with the horse.
Paradise Woods worked 6f, Sept 23rd, in 1:11.60 (h) finishing 1/32
Accelerate worked 5f, Sept 23rd. in 1:01.60 (h) finishing 53/90
IWC is done...
Limousine Liberal worked 5f, Sept 23rd, in 59.60 (h) finishing 1/12.
Oscar Nominated worked 4f, Sept 23rd, in 49.60 (b) finishing 17/34.
I hope everything turns out ok, I've always liked Irap and his running style... 11 races in 9 months might have caught up with Irap :(

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