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Excellent renewal of the Sha Tin Trophy coming up later tonight, or I should say early in the morning. Gold-Fun was very impressive last time out winning the Celebration Cup, as was Designs On Rome who will likely improve on his Celebration Cup 3rd tonight for going up in trip another furlong from 7f to a mile. But what makes the race so exciting is "enter the dragon", the long awaited return of Ambitious Dragon in tonight's Sha Tin Trophy!!
Nathan in Sundays 1rst race at Belmont Park . Zennor a very highly touted 2yo By East Coast Boots (pal of Mry(D)) . Through his first 2 races he has been a major dissapointment. What is the difference tommorrow you ask????? First time on the weeds,and more important to the equation........ FIRST SPIKE
  • amino998 · 3rd times the charm... Shug isn't waiting around anymore getting Red Guard L-uiced up and sloppy. See the Dame is in, you should go closing day, prolly be last time she'll ever be the ML 'other' Pletcher :) · 1 hour ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · If the Spike helps like i think it will,and if this guy is 3/4 's of the hype. It won't matter who they throw out against him. As far as D.D. is concerned,she should be able to get these. Unfortunately can't show up. Will need a work over the Seedy Palace in preparation for The Cigar Mile. · 29 minutes ago
Spendthrift announces Beholder will scratch from the F-T sale. the plan at this point for her is to resume training when she recovers from the illness, so looks like she will be brought back as a 5 year old
Lexie Lou is back, she wins the Autumn Miss in first start outside of Canada
Hoppertunity, unraced since finishing 2nd in the SA Derby behind California Chrome, returns in 7F allowance race Wednesday at Santa Anita
3,5,7 to keep my P4 alive
3,5,7 to keep my p4 alive
anyone seen weights yet for Discovery?
1,5 to kick off the late P4
About to make his debut. Looking for Remo to run a big one with the surface switch as well. Throw Pure Thunder & Townminister in the gimmicks at nice prices, and get the 3 out of there for some nice payouts!
Candy Cowboy debuts in less than 7 minutes. Looking for Remo to run a big one with the surface switch as well. Throw the 6 & 9 in the gimmicks at nice prices, and gety the 3 out of there for some nice payouts!
This filly is set to walk through the sales ring in the Fasig-Tipton November Mixed Sale. She's a late addition to the sale that will be held Monday Nov. 3rd.
Shared Belief has never even been tested. We have NO IDEA how much more this one has to give as he has never had to give it before.
  • amino998 · contender before scratches · 3 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Did you see his last race or did you just go by the Audio. He was all out and barely beat a substandard field. Oh yeah!!!!!! He was wide they are going to say. The same wide trip sure did not hurt him in the Pacific Classic. · 3 hours ago
Gets up in final stride to nail Departing at the wire!!!!!! Wins the Fayette!!!!
First time saw her run was the day my cat, Sophia came home after missing for two weeks .. .this is my horse now
With blinkers off Tonalist is much better than anything in this field.
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  • cugel the clever · I agree. Tonalist is the best horse in this field. He wins the BCC and HOY. CC is in a downward spiral, Shared Belief has not faced this calibre of competition and is unproven against them, Moreno and Bayern will both be smoked by a killer speed duel. Tonalist is in peak form and has proven he can get the distance. The myth that he's a "Belmont only" horse will die on BC day. · 6 hours ago
  • travel_vic · Late bloomer has improved. Won't know until the final "match up" is available however · 4 hours ago
Breeders' Cup ought to be renamed the Bleeders' Cup. Nearly every horse entered will be running on Lasix. That is awful.
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  • amino998 · Some are bleeders. "Major racetracks" would indicate some sort of 2 tier system ekindy? Finding the dividing line would be quite the fight. · 3 days ago
  • travel_vic · wake up THAT is most tracks most days, usually 95% or more on furosemide · 4 hours ago
Was removed from her charter flight this morning, after the filly threw a fit being loaded onto the plane. She is now being driven by a transportation van from Toronto to southern California. The trip is expected to take 36 hours.
Watched at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2013, this fellow's extraordinary ability NOT to eat a great meal. Hats off to that! I could never do that to that level a quality of meal.
Probably went south.."Good luck to everybody!"



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