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It's not what she ran in, it's how she won them. Keep ur eye on her for the next 2 months, maybe you'll see what others see, but I doubt it.
Let's go boy!
  • Mary Z. · http://www.drf.com/news/stephanoatsee-derby-trail-pastern-injury I never pick him to win and not usually to place after this. Sounds very yucky, sticking a bone chip back on. · 5 minutes ago
Scratched from the Woodward. Pointed to the Greenwood Cup on Monday
And best of luck to you, I sure wish I had a race horse.
  • jackh41 · thx, with any horse you need a certain amount of luck.. Next race Sep. 6th La. Downs. · 21 minutes ago
Oxbow, winner of the 2013 Preakness Stakes, will move to owner Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm for 2015 breeding season.
He was the best Horse for decades, and only injured could stop him. He was unstoppable in 2008, and would of won the triple crown but for an injury, and he would of definitely Won the BC Classic.
  • Goblin · Not so. Injury is not the cause of this colt's performance demise. Being in withdrawal from large doses of anabolics precipitated his behavioral problems immediately prior to the 2008 Belmont as IEAH had ordered Dutrow to discontinue their usage in all IEAH-owned horses. This is all well documented. · 48 minutes ago
  • Paladin · Hi Draynay · 32 minutes ago
What's next for the ol'boy?
  • Mary Z. · Thought he'd try the Woodward again, but no. Hoping he gets a shot at the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct later this Fall. · 58 minutes ago
Clearly Now looks like a lock against this field with his training progression since that dominating win in the Belmont Sprint. Only question is will he like the Spa surface. I simply feel this isn't Palace's preferred distance, so that opens the race up to some value. Zee Bros has an upset chance. Clearly Now-Zee Bros-Falling Sky-Big Business
  • Mary Z. · Speed Falling Sky scratched, but Zee Bros could be a major pita(p.i.t.a) 8 Clearly Now, 6 Palace, 9 Weekend Hideaway,10 "newbie" Confrontation. · 1 hour ago
Best Horse in America since "Big Brown".
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · You're high with your outlandish statements. · 1 hour ago
Looks like Jackh41 is her owner. Maybe a reason for him to be enthused.
  • jackh41 · absolutely! and proud of it, best UPCOMING filly I've owned in 45 years in the game! · 1 hour ago
These opinions stated as fact are out of line. Even a preface of "In my opinion--- is more acceptable.
  • amino998 · Peevish petulance rears it's ugly head. · 2 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Consider anything I post here to have an "imo" unless it is a link to an article. Anyway, I think Vyjack could do okay in this race, better than his last race, but of course Clearly Now is my lovey-dovey favorite sprinter. I'll try to come up with a cyber-super before post time. · 1 hour ago
French raider Fintry runs her record to 4 wins in 5 career starts to date for trainer Andre Fabre and Godolphin SNC with a win in the G3 Atalanta Stakes at Sandown Park in the UK. Very talented 3yo filly.
Any news on how he is doing at Adena?
Big Brown the Barry Bonds of racing...nuttier than a fruitcake as a result of the Winstrol
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.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · That one word says it all Vic. · 14 hours ago
  • jackh41 · Serious perspective? in your mind , maybe. · 3 hours ago
pitifully over-matched animal running again? Too bad
I thought Dutrow said he wasn't going to run in the Hopeful, but, after rumors he might scratch,it looks like he is running, hope he runs well
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.
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  • supercool666 · "Curlin" was good, VERY GOOD, but "Big Brown" was better. · 8 hours ago
  • Roses4U · Part of the best crop so far this century his nemesis during the three year old campaign is nosing him out. Hard Sun as a sire has proved to be a pleasant surprise. · 5 hours ago
Among the Lady's Secret entrants Labor Day at Monmouth is the Gazelle winner, and Kentucky Oaks runner-up, My Miss Sophia.
Southern Honey's an overlay if she gets her morning line or higher. I'm willing to forgive her last out, and like the cutback. Thirteen Arrows seems to be in good form, and Delaware shippers have been doing well of late. Could get the best trip from the rail if Rosie sits her behind the front runners. Southern Honey-Thirteen Arrows-Tea Time-Miss Behaviour



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