• Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 1 day ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 4 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 4 days ago
  • Blanket finish in the Nearctic (G2) at Woodbine goes to Calgary Cat (15-1)Posted 4 days ago
  • Arella Rockstar (12-1) upsets the Matron (G3) at Belmont Park.Posted 4 days ago
  • Time and Motion (3-1) wins a three-filly photo in the QE II Challenge Cup.Posted 5 days ago
  • Undefeated Theory (3-10) kicks away to a Futurity scorePosted 5 days ago
  • Almanzor turns away Found in the Group 1 British Champions Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Minding better than the boys in the Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot.Posted 5 days ago
  • 2nd last year, Journey romps home in this year's Champions Day Fillies & Mares.Posted 5 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015

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I wish owners would think with their brains instead of their egos or what's between their legs...most of the Frosted fans are seriously doubting their horse can win had he been entered in the BCDM to the likes of Dortmund and Runhappy. I don't get it. Either you have confidence or you don't in the horse covering what he is good at, which I think he is good at one mile. Frosted is severely insufficient at 10f distances. His record speaks for itself...and please spare me the distance he covered at belmont...that was ages ago and one race only. An aberration. You can't expect Usain Bolt to run in the 800 meters when that's not his specialty. He dominates at 100 and 200 meters. Same principle has to apply to Frosted or you get a disaster plain and simple.
I've already got 2 headlines written up for Frosted's performance in the BC Classic. Which one do you thinks best folks, give me your thoughts: "Frosted gets Smoked in the Classic" OR "Frosted gets iced in the Classic". :-)
I have a general question -- it would pertain to the Classic as this is where the horses in question would race if they left the homeland, but.... How good are the Japanese top horses, and why do we not see more of them here? I know their purses are the biggest, but I also know that it is offset by how expensive a country Japan is. I think of baseball 25 years ago. People dismissed Japanese ball players, and then Hideo Nomo came and shattered Americans of the notion that our baseball was superior (not to mention Ichiro coming here and shattering some long-standing records). Then the Baseball World Championship was inaugurated -- and the Japanese have badly blown us away in that. Why would it not be the same with the thoroughbreds?
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  • amino998 · Fernando Valenzuela came to the Dodgers in '81, but the horses still can't compete. However,Japanese horses have the advantage of importing excellent US bloodlines. In Mexican baseball news... Julio (Balk) Urias is set to become the youngest pitcher to start a playoff game tonight, or so I've been told... http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-dodgers-phenom-julio-urias-180046422.html · 1 day ago
  • Ferrisjso26 · If both countries ran on dirt this would make some sense. Two surfaces might as well be different( but very similar) sports. · 3 hours ago
It doesn't matter what PP Chrome is going in...he will gun to the lead or stalk in the catbird seat just waiting for VE to give him the signal to bring on home with that flawless lead change. I'm thinking sub 2:00.
Any news on him yet? Classic or Dirt Mile??/
John Phillips of @darbydanfarm confirms that QE2 winner Time and Motion will bypass the BC Filly & Mare Turf this year.
  • triplechrome · IMO this is a good decision. I like this Filly and I don't think she would get adequate rest time plus the distance of 1 1/4 may be too long of distance with the short rest · 1 day ago
  • sczen50 · That stinks! I wonder why..?!? · 5 hours ago
"I myself don't think he's a real strong mile and a quarter horse having run against him before" - Art Sherman on Frosted I can't wait for the BC Classic, Chrome v Arrogate v Frosted, with a very strong supporting cast of Melatonin, Nyquist, Effinex, Shaman Ghost, and Hoppertunity.
Anyone know...is she done for the year????
Songbird is looking awfully good and finishing strong. She's the opposite of Zenyatta. Songbird likes to take the lead every time...don't know it that is going to help or hurt her when she goes up against the likes of faster starters.
I like Arrogate. Tremendous engine but, still too early to start claiming him a monster. I am not a prisoner of the moment type of person. I like to see more work and races.
He will be a monster as a 4y old.
When are they going to announce the PPs for the race?
OMG! Big mistake Frosted connections entering him in the BCC. He might be fresh and happy to go for his next race...or maybe not, can't ever tell with this horse. I like him for the Dirt Mile going up against Dortmund, Runhappy and who ever else. He's got a legit chance there. Dortmund has lost to CC now not once, not twice but, three times. What do you think CC is going to do to Frosted eh? Buy him an ice cream? He is going to eviscerate him and feed his entrails to the sharks. Yeah...good luck there Tony the tiger.
Zenyatta and Songbird - Mike Smith Makes The Comparison https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/zenyatta-and-songbird-mike-smith-makes-comparison/
By skipping the now seemingly insignificant Jockey Club Gold Cup, Frosted comes in fresh and dangerous. Beaten at odds on in the Woodward, he should be ready to fire here. Hopefully, he'll get a good official work or two on the track. Look out for this huge son of Tapit to head to stud with a big win.
1st- Governor Malibu 2nd- Wake Up In Malibu 3rd- Sea Raven
1st- Pure Sensation 2nd- Undrafted 3rd- Washington DC 4th- Home of the Brave
I added up all the margins of victory for California Chrome. His winning margin in his 15 wins is 50 lengths. Like another poster, I watched all of California Chrome's races and I'm astounded at this horse's push button turn of foot. Simply astounding. I can't help but wonder if California Chrome has a freakishly large heart like Secretariat's.
Hats off to the connections for doing the sportsmanlike thing and placing the horse in the BCC. I honestly thought they would skip it and point to the dirt mile but maybe they aren't is sure he can even win the dirt mile with the two turns and the way Dortmund if running this year. Taking on the very best (and chrome is the very best) is what this sport is about and now Chrome will face the best of hthe rest which I am glad about. I am very happy that we won't have to hear crap that 'Chrome beat no one' if frosted opted for the dirt mile. A really nice field is shaping up with frosted, arrogate, hoppertunity, melatonin, effinex and Nyquist and I am excited to see the Champ win against them.
Frosted has a huge chance here, and should be somewhere around 5-2 or 3-1. Fresh and dangerous, Rosario can sit off California Chrome & Arrogate, then the race is for the taking. Beaten favorites in Grade I races are always dangerous in Breeders Cup races.

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