• Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 1 day ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 2 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
  • Harmonize (7-2) gets there in a blanket finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gallops to ten in a row with an easy Grade 1 Alabama score.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tourist (5-2) proves best in the Grade 1 Fourstardave.Posted 3 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-1) earns a tough victory in the Monmouth Oaks.Posted 3 days ago

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Chrome is the Rodney Dangerfield of thoroughbreds right now. Destroys a stacked field with ease and still gets no respect.
Creator should rebound from Jim Dandy, big shot here at 10furlongs.
Easy Goer/California Chrome/Frosted/Cigar/American Pharoah/Skip Away/Zenyatta...can anyone rank these horses 1 through 7?..if they all ran in one race what would be the top 3 finish?
The more I think about it the more I would like to.see dortmund in shorter distances this year. The Kelso, dirt mile, and cigar would be nice. Then he can tackle longer races next year. Those 3 races would look nice on his resume.
INCOMPETENCE: doing the same thing in spite of overwhelming evidence that it destroys a significant percentage of your horses. Amazing...thinks we "baby" horses too much. Any OTHER major trainer screw up so many young horses? OR mismanage so many others? (putting horses in spots where they have NO chance of winning but HE gets a chance to be on the tube again) So many of his Derby entrants had NO shot whatsoever.
Rational people do not hate. This fellow destroyed more than his share of good horses and continues the OVER TRAINING unabated.
Does anyone have thoughts on American Freedom. Call me crazy, but if you watch his wins-he really wants that wire. Seems like an extremely determined horse. He wants to be on the lead or right up against it so he's really going to have to hustle out of his post. Will that hustle take enough out of him coupled with his first try at this distance. Any thoughts are appreciated as I really want to include him on an exacta... Thanks.
This horse had the trip from hell in the 2010 ky derby.. And still almost won.. If there had been a furlong and a half left
Superlatives are OVER-USED these days as GREAT should be withheld for the truly world beaters of game changers out there NOT just winners.
What is My Impression's status,after the Lake Placid incident ?
One of the Most popular Horses Ever!!!! Barely lost the TC I still get mad about it when I watch the replay... On any given day this Horse! Was tough
Easy Goer/California Chrome/Frosted/Cigar/American Pharoah/Skip Away/Zenyatta...rank these horses 1 through 7?..if they all raced in one race what do you think the top 3 order of finish will be?
I honestly do not understand all the hate here. He is one of the greatest trainers to walk the Earth. Sure he's had his problems and made his mistakes, but the rest of us do the same, which is no reason to hate the man. He almost died, and he still gets hated, and that's just sad. I know some will agree with me, but I am sure one user will reply with some sort of negative comment. (Hint) If you want to know who it is, he sometimes goes by something we watch.
Via RacingPost.com: Charlie Appleby admits he's wrong, Hawkbill needs cut in the ground. So they'll either be going to the Sept. 10th Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown if the ground is suitable or they'll go to the Oct. 15th Champion Stakes at Ascot. http://www.racingpost.com/horses/home.sd?story=2143038&argument=885694#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
Hmmmm...number 7? Seems I remember another number 7 winning the Travers last year. Can Curlin go back to back Travers???
This might be none of your buisness, but considering the fact that this is nyquist's homepage, here is a picture of a souvenir that doug o'neill gave to my dad aka nyquists groom.
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Who are the favorites? I've only heard of Oscar Nominated...
  • andthey'reoff · Bill Mott has two nominated in Mighty Mo and Site Read. Surgical Strike, One Mean Man, and Scissors And Tape come out of the Secretariat Stakes, and Holding Gold, but he may want to be a sprinter. · 9 hours ago
Second, and had a very strong gallop-out. I think the Mosses and John have a really nice one here!
With ya on Zardana's 1st born... Good Luck

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