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This horse is a "SUPERSTAR".
If the turf is rated good, I really like Five Iron as somewhat of an upsetter.
A Pick Six carryover of $61,395 was triggered Friday at Del Mar. The Pick Six on Saturday's card starts Race 6.
I just notice that on the HRN POWER RATINGS,that this horse is rated 10th. I could care less if voters have the right to vote for whoever they want. But HRN if you want a legitimate racing site,then rename your list header to "OUR PETS". By calling it a Power Ranking,you are showing a blatant disrespect to those that actually follow the game with a serious perspective.
Gooooooooo Debbie , I might have to go to that one. jlp
VERY GOOD race, man she has really been improving, she blew away a good field today. keep it up girl. jlp
The undefeated 4-year-old Stopshoppingdebbie will make her next start in either the Grade 1, $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 27, or the Grade 3, $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes on Oct. 4. article on DRF
  • Goblin · Moving forward as 'promised'. Did the article say if Rocco will remain as her jockey? (I don't subscribe to the pay-to-read DRF stuff.) · 6 hours ago
all in with Cozze Up Lady
all in with Seduire
Although I am very excited he is returning to the track, his campaign is boring and unexciting. He's already won all these races! Try something new. He's already shown his dominance on the turf. Why not go to the dirt for a little change?
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  • Melann Johnston via Disqus · There is nothing boring and unexciting about Wise Dan!!! It's doesn't matter where they put him, I just love watching this guy run!!! He is alive and that's what matters!! Go Dan!! · 12 hours ago
  • 5timeHOTY via Disqus · So if a 10f turf horse won the Arlington Million every year would you complain that it was boring?. · 7 hours ago
surprised that they are going to the turf with this guy, i wish them well, will very nice to see him vs. Wise Dan, however, if i trained the horse, i would've considered running him in the Kelso at Belmont Park, I know it's a cross country trip, but its the only logical dirt prep for the BC Dirt Mile, its right up his wheelhouse and, if the field doesn't come up tough, he would very tough, and i think he like Belmont, almost won the Met Mile and finished a very good 2nd in the champagne as a 2 year old, anyway, hope all goes well at Keeneland
Sean McCarthy, trainer of Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Majestic Harbor, sixth in Sunday’s Pacific Classic, said the horse came out of the race in excellent shape and is headed for the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita with “possibly” one start, in the Awesome Again, the stepping stone to the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Joel Rosario, leading rider at Del Mar from 2009-2011 before moving his tack to the East Coast, will be back for a one-day stand on Sunday. He is booked on four mounts, the main one being Flamboyant for Patrick Gallagher in the Del Mar Derby.
shug has a couple of live 2 year old first time starters at saratoga. 1 tomorrow and 1 sunday. both at 7 furlongs.
Oxbow, winner of the 2013 Preakness Stakes, will move to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm for 2015 breeding season.
Gulfstream Park's 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool Saturday of $100,000. The popular wager was last hit August 7 for $40,807.18.The Rainbow 6 is paid out when there is only one bettor holding a ticket with all the winners of the last six races.
What a nice run by Miss Frost today in the Riskaverse!
  • Goblin · I just posted the Riskaverse win as an addendum to the Curlin thread; sorry, I did not see this thread at the time, jay. · 8 hours ago
Give this guy credit, Curlin has had a remarkable year both on the track and off the track, Curlin gets inducted into the hall of fame this year, he's one of the top sires of 2013, he's got stakes winners from Palace Malice, to the undefeated Stopshoppingdebbie,to Moulin De Mongin, to Classic placed Ride On Curlin, to very promising two year old La Grange, and not to mention the highly anticipated debut of Jess's Dream soon, it seems like every curlin horse is either winning or running in the top 3, wether it's dirt, turf, or synthetic. He is one of the greatest of all time on the track, and now is spreading his legacy to his offsprings, hope he continues to have success and and his runners make him proud.
  • Goblin · I couldn't agree more, Jb. He caught my attention early on in Florida, before the Jackson, Bolton, and Sanan group formed to make their offer to Midnight Cry (MC were the original owners and were allowed to stay on as partners). He, Cigar, and Skip Away were the last of the American weight carriers; Curlin carried 132 lbs. in his DWC prep race. Curlin's runners are doing well on the grass as well as the dirt. As I listened to Barbara Banke's speech at the HOF induction, I thought she must truly regret that her husband did not live to share the day. · 15 hours ago
  • jay.harrison.52035772 · You forgot to mention Miss Frost ;) · 8 hours ago
It's official, Shared Belief will be pointed to Awesome Again as final prep for BC Classic, per trainer Jerry Hollendorfer
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  • tmallios via Disqus · I am sorry,but was there ever a doubt he would run here. Open Company some say,it is not a knock. But who exactly will he be facing in this race ,that if they ran in the BCC would be below 20-1 in the wagering. Absolutely no one. He will be facing the same cast of charecters in this race that he spanked in the Pacific Classic. The question will not be answered if he can win on the dirt against top class competition.He has shown that he can run on the dirt. There is no way i would of ever shipped this guy east for a race. Not because i would be ducking Chrome or anyone else that may run in the Pa. Derby. But because this is the easiest race on the menu. Why extend SB when you do not have to. His day will come in the BCC. Not saying he will win or not,he will be one of the leading contenders. But how easy you get them to the big dance is important.So far Hollendorfer has pushed all the right buttons. · 9 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · are you serious when you talk down the 3yo crop. That is the strength in the Racing game this year. Other than 3 or 4 older horses,the Older horse division is a joke. Why i think that WTC is and amazing bet to win the BCC this year. You say others hide in the 3yo division. Personally WTC is the only legit older horse when he is right,and i think he will be. The rest are Johnny come latelys · 9 hours ago
kaitlinfree1 don't u like hate me, yeah I'm pretty sure u hate me, anyway what im getting at here is that i'd like to apologize to you for making you hate me, and this goes to anyone else i've upset on here. "I'm Sorry"
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  • Mary Z. · I burst out laughing at this. Thanks. I had been sneezing from all of the plants growing here after the rains. This comment was so mental it stopped the sneezes, ha,ha. · 10 hours ago
  • Goblin · jonathan, Um...where did kait take issue with anything/something you posted? Not sure to what you are referring. · 9 hours ago



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