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  • Ashleyluvssugar gets the job done as the Charles Whittingham favorite.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Pleascach holds off Found in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Pleascach holds off Found in the Irish 1,000 Guineas.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Al Kazeem earns his 2nd Tattersalls Gold Cup in three years with a determined run.Posted 11 hours ago
  • If you bet A Lot in the Paradise Creek, then the winning margin was "a lot" more than the wagering return!Posted 1 day ago
  • The Nassau goes to Sky Treasure!Posted 1 day ago
  • Sunday Rules runs them off their feet in the Spring Fever to remain undefeated!Posted 1 day ago
  • Xtra Luck gets his first stakes win in the Louisville Handicap!Posted 1 day ago
  • Joe Bravo earned win #5,000 with a victory aboard Boss Man today at Monmouth Park.Posted 1 day ago
  • There's no catching Black Hornet in the Vigil Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 7 days ago

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To the Admin. of this site, I am tired of being bullied by this person! Numerous posts belittling me and my opinion. You take my comments down when I used the full DAP name and this creep can still bully me??? Please do something about him. I can only down vote his comments and flag his post. amdaman Melann Johnston • 2 days ago I see you haven't gained any class either. Why don't you change that baby picture for a more current one? Don't like what you see in the mirror? You see, when you're an ugly person inside, it eventually comes to the surface.
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SA Finale for Sunday 5/24: 3,2,1,11,10
Sar9, 3,2,9,11,5
Handsome. Tries a shorter sprint in SA r8.
Pleascach gets up to beat favorite Found and win the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas for Jim & Jackie Bolger. There was a lot of late money that came in for this filly in the race coming her recent win in the G3 Blue Wind Stakes where she showed an impressive turn of foot late to put that race to bed.
  • Northport · Considering the somewhat small breeding operation that Jim and Jackie Bolger run (and the fact that they race/train all of their homebreds), their strike rate when it comes to stakes winners must be incredibly high. Though Godolphin usually goes on to buy any of the stand-outs, the amount of group winners the Bolgers have bred in the last year is pretty impressive. · 3 hours ago
Hunch play :)
I keep hearing that the Sport og Horse Racing needs a Triple Crown winner badly. Don't get me wrong,it would be good for many to see the accomplishment. It would be extremely incredible for the connections of the horse. But just exactly ,how will the Sport flourish. People have very short memories. In Zenyatta,Rachel Alexandra and even Wise Dan. The SPORT has had 3 of the most popular and succesful Race horses in the modern era. With them leading the way,how has the SPORT flourished. It was supposedly in trouble then,and is still in trouble now. As far as the so called intense fan base is concerned. Should A.P. win the title, you will no longer be able to blog about changing the format. You will never look at the TC chase in the same way. You will now expect it going forward. Like anything else in life,your second and third time around will never be the same as your first. One of my better friends is a Red Sox fan,has been for the last 45 years. After the Sox won the Series,he truthfully said that something went out the window with it. It was the identity of being a Sox fan, the lovable nation that always had their hearts broken. Don't get me wrong he said,every time the SAWX win,i get a kick out of it. But the 2nd one was never as good as the first. Now Sawx nation is like anyone else that won. We celebrate the moment,but then go back to reality. So to the so called hardcore fan.When A.P. wins the crown you have been waiting for. Just like my SAWX buddy,something will be taken away from you.
Got Lucky
  • Mary Z. · Stiffed, say thank you to Ali who called during the late part of the stretch run. Now, I know a lot of you guys have private offices or dens or man caves to watch these races. omg. · 4 hours ago
I'll take the 4 Ol' Fashion Gal in the Selene r.8. Just doing 1 pick per race today. Whitingham pick Going Somewhere beat Indy Point long ago.
  • Mary Z. · omg, an actual winner for Mary. 4 Ol' Fashion Gal just held off the fav 6 Don't Leave Me in the Selene. · 5 hours ago
  • sully · nice winner, mary! · 4 hours ago
4-6 in the Selene
Eurton needs to send this 1 out east for the big upcoming turf races. He's found his niche
this guy is turning into another bejarano. waiting on horses
Miss Ella worked 5f today, May 24th, in 1:01:80 (b). It was the only work at that distance.
Lady Eli worked 5f over firm turf today, May 24th, in 1:01:87 (b). It was the seventh fastest of 19 works at that distance.
Imagining worked 5f over firm turf today, May 24th, in 1:00:08 (b). It was the fastest of 19 works at that distance.
Clearly Now worked 4f today, May 24th, in 49:10 (b). It was the fifteenth fastest of 50 works at that distance.
If SB didn't win another race,hoping he stays healthy. Of course,if he remains sound he has more wins waiting on him.
Coffee Clique worked 4f today, May 24th, in 48:22 (b). It was the fourth fastest of 50 works at that distance.
Summer Front worked 3f over firm turf today, May 24th, in 37:12 (b). It was the only work at that distance.

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