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I had no idea he had more G1 wins than the Belmont. Gorgeous stallion!
I'm so excited that she finally got that G1 Win! I've loved this mare from the get go. I don't follow turf as much as I do dirt, but her (Wise Dan and Za Approval) are the three horses I love seeing power down the stretch on any turf course :)
If you have the money to start investing and owning a horse, which is more profitable to own, a "filly" or a "colt", and why??? :)
Am SO EXCITED for his comeback!!!!!!!:D
Mary,got a question? Don't you believe Cosmic One could be the real deal?
  • Mary Z. · No idea. I wish him well. I agree that they'll take their time with him. · 7 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · I think he could be?!Time will tell!!! · 4 hours ago
I was always a true Rachel Alexandra's fan that always thought she could've beaten Zenyatta in a match race both being in their prime. I take tactical speed horses over coming from behind horses at anytime.
  • ADobTrack · I agree with you 100%! · 1 day ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Yes on less than 10f I agree,although I'm a huge Zenyatta fan. On 10f,that's a different story. · 5 hours ago
come on tiger, show us why you were two year old champion filly.
Gracies filly is turning super gray.
I have heard the SAME statement with varying degrees in the mixture science/records versus LUCK from people IN the GAME at all levels and at multiple venues. Folks can continue believing fiction all they want to, be my guest!
  • Northport · For God's sake could you please learn how to respond to an existing thread. Your rants are clogging up the newsfeed. · 10 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · To Northport, Why would you be mean like that when you don't have to be? I suppose I could be asked that, too, but when people have a question about the website or when others have started new thread with the old system, I tried to help them. To tv, This new system is odd. I had trouble figuring out which space to use to respond. I think one responds under "reply" to the first person's thread opener, not under the subject where it says "join the discussion". Doing so will create a new thread. · 7 hours ago
A disappointing 3rd in shine again. Grace hall was the winner.
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  • buds · Disappointing? It was maybe the best 4 horse race ive ever seen! The order of finish was exactly reverse about 100 yards b4 the line, check it out. At the 1/8th pool Better Lucky was an "also ran". MMA was in a duel for the lead and beat Bridgehampton by a 1/2 length, she had no idea Better Lucky was coming to clean up business after a :44 and change. id say pretty good first race back after a year off · 9 hours ago
  • Northport · It was her first race back after a huge layoff and she was up against some pretty impressive horses. It wasn't like she finished miles behind. I would expect her to improve from it. · 8 hours ago
Half to Dreaming of Julia and Atreides.
Too bad this gal was retired.
Bayern needed schooling to calm down then he smoked 7f. The pace will be fast but he's the speed of the speed.
Red worked great yesterday @ Monmouth he really likes it here
  • jockey2be. · YESSSSS!You are his assistant trainer-right? Red is absolutely my favorite racehorse EVER and I am thrilled that he loves Monmouth!I was there a week ago,my parents wouldn't let me stay for Reds big Race!:( But thanks for the update on Red and give him a peppermint for me! · 9 hours ago
my boy Frac Daddy worked five furlongs in 59.80 seconds on Monday morning for trainer Kenny McPeek in his final drill for the Grade 2, $200,000 San Diego Handicap, per DRF
  • amino998 · Footbridge also had his last work today and should {but probably won't} get gobs of weight from your Daddy. · 9 hours ago
On July 21st, Bayern worked 5F (h) in 59.80 (7/65) over fast synthetic at Del Mar.
  • Nick g via Disqus · Does anyone know who will be on Bayern with Stevens out and Rosie on Untappable? · 10 hours ago
  • Goblin · Martin Garcia will ride Bayern per J. Privman of DRF. https://twitter.com/DRFPrivman · 9 hours ago
ran a great race, on his way back to Fl. for a relaxing week or two.
INDIVIDUALS run not theoretical pedigrees OR otherwise all the fat cats would have all the greatest runners. Quote from a major Canadian breeder who was successful for over 40 years: breeding is 1% study and science and 99% LUCK!!
  • amino998 · How is 99% LUCK consistent with decades of success, volume? Quote from an American President who was successful for decades… I am not a crook :) · 11 hours ago
GREAT example: Tory Taylor, Hastings Park. Good competent trainer, last leading trainer in 1963. Years go by and he never waivers from his competent journeyman like work ethic, ONLY problem is he has Nash Ramblers and crappy little Honda's out there on the track. Comes the latter part of the 20th century and a mulch-millionare, recognizes his competents and PROVIDES HIM the Ferrari's and Lamborghini's (Relatively to what he had to work with before) and LO AND BEHOLD, with this remarkably better RAW MATERIAL, this competent hard working trainer (who never changed his modus operandi) is leading trainer for 10 years in a row. YOU TELL ME what changed?: The Trainer or his horses??
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