• Belvoir Bay (7-1) takes them all the way in the Torrey Pines.Posted 2 days ago
  • Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 3 days ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 3 days ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 3 days ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 3 days ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 3 days ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 3 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 3 days ago
  • Cavorting (2-1) rolls late to get up in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign.Posted 3 days ago
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 4 days ago

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She made up a lot of ground and has closed well in all of her races so far. Excited to see how she does with more distance.
There is no other speed in this field. Bradester will set a moderate or slow early pace. Frosted/Bradester exacta!!!
I don't see it happening, but if Bradester gets an uncontested lead, he can absolutely win this race. But before you all say anything, YES I KNOW HE'LL HAVE TO FEND OFF THE 2ND BEST HORSE AROUND, but all races set up different and Bradester's last two races have been nothing short of great
Possibly a few more shooters coming into this race.
Liked him since I first heard if him in Breeders Cup 2014. After finally winning one of America's top 10 finest turf races, he will win the Woodbine Mile by a convincing margin.
That was a good close race. Metaboss is due to pull off a G1 win soon
Frosted-Comfort-Bradester-Mubtaahij. I will be rooting for Comfort, as he broke terribly last time and gave away too much ground early, but I'm still not sure he can beat Frosted.
I hope the odds are decent.
A Liam's Map with better stamina
I'm pulling for Frosted but do not want to see him get injured or burned out trying to 1 up his past performances
Video I got of Arrogate walking over to get saddled (the rest of them are in a different video). Kind of a funny story, you can hear the guy yelling and clapping in the background, while Arrogate is acting a wee green, right? Shortly after everyone was shushing him and scolding him. Husband and I thought it was kind of ironic that he went on to smash the track record after. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iB7gSCALjo
She did not lose anything in defeat today. Time to take her off the undefeated watch.
  • Mike via Disqus · She ran well considering she hadn't run in 14months. · 4 hours ago
Nyquist is overrated, and a sprinter, managed to appear as if he was more than an average colt who just barely won the Derby. Propaganda can only work so long as the results support the objective. His connections had a nice horse, but didn't know when to manage expectations. Great horses don't finish 3rd and 4th after being hailed as the second coming of Secretariat. I prefer to follow real talent, not flashes in the pan. Compare this colt with Arrogate. Nyquist is not in his league.
Obviously, I would like Frosted to win (at least by five) to set up a showdown with Chrome in the Classic. I need to see another impressive performance by Arrogate before I put him up there as a contender with those two.
One of the best jockeys of all time. Deserves a rating of at least 9.75
Gosh, was looking at pictures of her and Tepin really is gorgeous :) Beautiful form, build, color, etc.
Fingers crossed he dazzles in the Woodward!
Rooting for Frosted! I would love another Met Mile/Whitney performance!
If he runs in the Classic and they do not alter their strategy, I don't see how he can win with CC and Frosted having the same running style and possibly Arrogate/Melatonin/Dortmund setting the pace. It still baffles me how they seemed to really want the lead in his last two races which ultimately caused him to run out of gas and lose. He proved in the Juvenile that he can stay in the middle several lengths back and still win.
Bob Baffert's stable of three year old boys looked bone dry mere months ago. When Mor Spirit is your top Triple Crown contender you know it's a meager and paltry group in your barn that year. But in the last few months his group of three year olds has absolutely erupted into the best stable of the kind in the country. Arrogate, Cupid, Drefong, American Freedom; I've never seen so many late-blooming big-time three year old talents in one man's barn.

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