• The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 5 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 5 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 5 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 5 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 5 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 5 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
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Good Samaritan worked 4f, May 25th, in 49.40 (b) finishing 8/36.
The Money Monster worked 3f, May 25th, in 36.00 (b) finishing 1/28.
Songbird worked 6f, May 25th, in 1:13.80 (h) finishing 2/16.
Prize Exhibit worked 5f, May 25th, in 1:05.60 (h) finishing 5/5.
Battle of Midway worked 5f, May 25th, in 1:01.80 (h) finishing 20/31.
American Anthem worked 4f, May 25th, in 48.20 (h) finishing 3/38.
I am not gonna say too much about this Belmont but just one word ..."Tapwrit" !!
From this evening's Racing Post web-site: Trainer Aidan O'Brien has decided that Acapulco will run in the G2 Greenlands Stakes over 6f at the Curragh on Saturday while stablemate Washington DC will go to Haydock Park for the G2 Temple Stakes over 5f. O'Brien went on to say he felt that Acapulco needed one more run to help put her spot on for the G1 King's Stand Stakes at Royal-Ascot next month, which O'Brien said will likely be the final start of Acapulco's career. Her last race at Naas when she won the listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes, and her next two in the Greenlands Stakes & King's Stand Stakes are all being ran by Acapulco with her already in foal to Galileo.
Looking at the probable/possible field for the 2017 Belmont Stakes, I think IWC has a good chance of winning it. CE/IWC will battle for the win and Lookin at Lee will be the distant third.
I just saw Ice Box at Millennium Farms. He looks beautiful.
This is a serious horse.
Why is he in the Belmont? The Kentucky Derby showed us that he can't handle the distance.
As much as I love this guy, I don't think he can get 1 1/2 miles. That being said, I will root for him nonetheless. ;) Hope he proves me wrong (if he runs).
Epicharis worked this mourning 1:05 5 furlongs on the uphill woodchip course . For those that don't know that's good time over that course. He now enters a week of quarantine before leaving for New York .
Epicharis is scheduled to arrive at Belmont Park on 6/1.
Big Orange romps home an easy 5 length winner of the G3 Henry II Stakes over 16-1/2f at Sandown Park.
Wish Racing Nation would post complete racing records: Epicharis is missing like three races. Sunday Silence is a good reason to give this horse a second look. Gonna bet him to show. If Lookin At Lee lands a good gate, well we'll see! ;-)
could be best sprinter in the country if they can keep his left front sound prefers sweeping turns
has top trainer
Before Post positions... Patch/ Irish War Cry / Classic Empire/ Epicharis

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