• Midnight Storm proves best in the Seabiscuit on the Del Mar turf.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Effinex is a game winner of the Grade 1 Clark Handicap.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Can't touch Almasty in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Taris shows her class in the Go For Wand.Posted 17 hours ago
  • The Pizza Man dominates the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Heart to Heart runs away with the River City on the Churchill Downs turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • Green Gratto holds off a brigade to win the Fall Highweight at 24-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 2 days ago

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So sad that she won't produce any more offspring. If she were able, she could do incredible things for the progression of thoroughbred bloodlines based on how her two kids look.and the regal sires who would visit her. Such a missed opportunity, but, without question, her safety is paramount.
Keen Ice was so much the best there, if there was just another furlong he absolutely blows by those horses. I didn't think the distance would matter but he does need 10F. Although once again he was just way to far back.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · ? Really? Well, then look forward to his 10fs and longer? · 14 hours ago
Concerning the Derby, the big question is, being an Uncle Mo colt, will Nyquist get the distance? Uncle Mo never won past 8 and a half furlongs. and, I believe, Indian Charlie hit the proverbial wall after 9 or so. Will this precocious 2 year old even be able to stay 9 himself, let alone 10 or 12? Nyquist has the look of a champion miler, but the TC series may simply be beyond his genetic ability. I hope I'm proven wrong, but as of now, I harbor doubts.
Entered in the Wait A While Stakes at GPW Nov. 28.
Entered in the Smooth Air Stakes Nove. 28 at GPW.
Entered in tomorrow (Nov 28) Golden Gate Debutante at GGF, post 3:14.
I will not be holding any contest this year, because I know that I will not be able to keep up with one - But sense I am a curious soul, and I do think tracking the 2 year olds' is fun - Who area couple un-raced (At this point) Two year old colts/or filly's you are interested in watching progress? (5 or fewer) Some I have my eyes on: Demonslayer -( Tale of the Cat - Impressive Miss, by Matthews Keep)Tabaddol - ( Jazil - Shawahid) Girl Talk - (Medaglia d'Oro - One Caroline) She's a Warrior- ( Majestic Warrior - Blabby B.) Battery - ( Bernardini - Flawless Diamond)
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  • plosives · She's a Warrior also got 2nd in her first race only beaten by 1/2 a length, 4 1/2 lengths in front of the 3rd place finisher, good race for her, I except good things from this filly. · 33 days ago
  • plosives · Both Battery & Tabaddol broke their maiden's at second asking. She's a Warrior was a tad disappointing today - Demonslayer runs tomorrow Not to bad so far. · 9 hours ago
I think Private Zone should win Older Dirt Male. He's just been so consistent.
Now officially retired
Not giving up on this guy yet.
Starts tomorrow at Del Mar. Curious to see how he does.
Took the Seabiscuit!
7 3 4 2 oof. Love this win by Midnight Storm!
New silks, new jock, no placement in the Seabiscuit;(
R6 I've always liked Salsita
Nice, a tiny bit wide, win by crazy 8 Effinex.
Does anyone know where he is right now? It's been a long time since I have heard of him. Hoping he retires here in the US, I think he deserved better management than he got. He was really put on the back burner after his run in the Kentucky Derby.
  • JerseyGirl via Disqus · Absolutely agree. He was retired earlier this month, with dozens of others;(🏇 · 15 hours ago

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