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  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 5 days ago
  • Cheekaboo wins a blanket finish in the Honeymoon at 23-1.Posted 5 days ago
  • Donegal Moon scores after Unified comes up empty in the Pegasus Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ancient Secret just gets up to win the Wild Applause Stakes at Belmont Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Bradester (9-1) upsets the Stephen Foster (G1) in gate to wire fashionPosted 6 days ago
  • Pleuven (Fr), with a stalking move, wins the Wise Dan (G2) at 7-1Posted 6 days ago
  • Paid Up Subscriber (6-1) rallies and draws off to win the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2)Posted 6 days ago
  • Songbird (1-9) stays unbeaten in the Summertime Oaks (G2) at Santa Anita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-9) goes gate to wire to easily take the Matt Winn (G3).Posted 6 days ago

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BREAKING NEWS: Trainer Bob Baffert announces that G1 winner Dortmund could make his 2016 debut in the G2 San Diego Handicap on July 23rd. Baffert says Dortmund is progressing very nicely and notices his stride has gotten longer. Baffert also said that if they choose to go in the San Diego that they could face California Chrome, but Baffert isn't worried about it.
Has had his first winner in the UK! Alcazar follows up the very promising-looking Aiming For Rio, winning a novice median auction stakes at Newcastle. Let's hope he'll find further success this year~
Has been sold to stand at Haras Rapetti in Uruguay.
Best of luck and skill to Mo Tom on Saturday! He is a cool horse with loads of personality.
Yes!!! Start!!! Un Autre, son of 1st Winner of I'll Have Another!!! 06/25 Tokyo 5R 1600meter-Turf newcomer (Rece-replay to please wait a moment)
One of the things I like about this horse is that he's a Juddmonte home-bred. I remember when they'd send horses that they campaigned in Europe and send them to America for the rest of their careers or US born horses to Europe for their careers.They still do, but some of their best horses were American born and raced like Empire Maker, Honest Lady, and Close Hatches. I hope Arrogate can follow the same path as those before him to the same amount of success as them.
I'm probably going to get a lot of heat for this post, but I think Tepin is the grass version of Zenyatta. Not by record, but by popularity is talent.
Affirmed’s owner, Louis Wolfson, dubbed him a great 3-year old, which AP also was, but said he'd have to see Affirmed as a 4-year old before labeling him an all-time great. I agree. Let’s get some perspective here: Secretariat and Man O’War both ran 21 races, nearly twice as many as AP, before retiring after their 3-year-old seasons. Penny Chenery needed the money, so Secretariat didn't race as a 4-year old, but he set many track and world records. Citation won 19 of 20 as a 3-year-old. Spectacular Bid, the best ever to win 2 of 3 Triple Crown races, won his last 12 races, including 9 as a 4-year-old, plus 10 straight earlier in his career. He set a world, and seven track records. He, and Affirmed, ran more races BEFORE the KY Derby than AP ran in his entire career. Affirmed won 8 of 11 at 3. In his 11 races total, AP never had the likes of an Alydar to beat repeatedly, or a Seattle Slew even once. All of the above, plus many more, proved themselves over longer careers, risking defeat way more often, and frequently carrying more weight than AP ever did. AP’s owners deprived him of the opportunity for true greatness. They didn’t need the money like Penny C did, nor as much as thoroughbred racing needed AP to race at 4.
Last Year's Japanese Horse of the Year Winner. next run to Sapporo Kinen (JPN-G2,08/21,2000m-Turf). Hong Kong Campion Jockey Joao Moreira return on board.
Shigeru Bobcat, son of 1st winner of Toby's Corner 2011 Wood Memorial Winner. he's Sire carrer start! 06/25 Hanshin 1R maiden 1600meter-Turf https://youtu.be/9hG7FRDF8D4
Winner!
And as expected Arrogate puts himself on the map towards graded stakes with today's effortless W2W win in 1:41 flat. He could not have been more impressive winning.
Does anyone know when he's making his next start? Hopefully he comes to Canterbury.
What an incredible mare this is, she's one of the best of all time, I love the way she glides across the track with such elegance and pizazz. I put her right up there with Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra. I hope she beats a really strong field including "California Chrome" in the Pacific Classic, CC would be a very notable scalp for Beholder. Then I hope she goes on to the Breeders Cup Classic and gets the glory. If she can win these two races, it will truly cement her legacy as an "All-Time" Great, and she will soon become a "Hall Of Famer", a title that she very much deserves. :-)
On a totally random note, I just wanted to say how much I hate the way you Americans pronounce the word "Warrior", it really bugs me!!! It's WARRIOR, not WAR-YERRRR! lol
CCAO will be perfect for her only if Carina or Cathryn will come against her.
YES, that is fantastic!!!! Obviously looked great in that race, he could be better than ever right now. He is still a awesome force and if he stays fit and healthy, then he will be a huge threat in the BC Mile. Tepin will have to be at the very top of her game to catch him!!! :-)
He is currently rehabbing
I see he is on the vets list in California for being unsound:(
I don't think it's right for the Bakersfield paper to publish stories based on Coburns daughter. After all she brags about working for the paper. One sided perhaps? Really wrecked the experience for my children.

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