• Guest Suite (5-2) powers home best in the Lecomte Stakes.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Hy Riverside (3-1) gets the bob to win the Sunshine Millions Classic.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Finest City (2-5) easily scoots away in the Grade 2 Santa Monica.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Farrell (4-5) rolls to victory in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Hawaakom (7-2) rolls home late to win the Louisiana Stakes.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Away nearly a year, Early Entry (4-1) returns to best the favorites in the SM Sprint.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 5 days ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 5 days ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 6 days ago

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The 9f dirt TR at Gulfstream is 1:46 4/5 by Lea. The second fastest time recorded at that distance was 1:47 flat by Will Take Charge (also an Unbridled's Song colt). In that race, Will Take Charge also closed like a freight train 23 2/5 and sub 12 in the final 3 furlongs.
Post position draw for the Pegasus will be streamed live on http://www.gulfstreampark.com/racing/xbtv-live and http://www.xbtv.com/. Monday, Jan. 23 4:30-7 p.m. Draw: 5 p.m.
It's a good thing this colt, Arrogate's workmate, is owned by Baffert's Long Time Friend :)
Keep your eye on this gelding. He might not quite be Derby material but he has some talent. Ran a respectable 3rd to McCraken at CD last out. Sharp works as he preps for his 3yo debut. On the board in all 3 of his starts.
Let us be very clear here...all this talk about Chrome been great is just media hype! California Chrome is not a great horse, he is very good and running well but not a great horse or legend. When it comes to winning excellent G1 races he fails against the big guns...for example he got beat in G1 races by Tamarando, Tonalist, Bayern, Prince Bishop, and Arrogate ...not to mention Shared Belief in G2. Has far as I am concern the only great G1 horse he beat was the female Beholder. The other horses that he beat was mediocre, such as Mubtaahij and Opportunity. Now when it comes to Arrogate...well it took him some time to develop into the great horse he is and he has clearly demonstrated it when he step up to run against excellent G1 caliber thoroughbreds. He not only beat quality G1 horses...he did it in extraordinary time with exceptional beyer speed figure! So who do you say is great now ...surly you are not looking at the amount of races a horse wins...Good luck in your wagering !!
  • Lkb via Disqus · I actually laughed so hard at this post I cried. "Excellent Gr 1 caliber TB's" ?? Did he face a different Travers field than the one I saw? That is some serious serious creative writing . · 10 hours ago
So did The Runner ship out? 'Was supposed to today. Any word?? Is he going there for sure?
Looks like Chrome has his sights set on another Dubai and Breeders Cup Classic. After winning the Pegasus of course. :) http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/California_Chrome_may_not_be_done_racing_after_Pegasus_World_Cup_123
He's like 3 seconds slower than Mastery. What's all this hype? Mastery is the real deal!
Apparently he is OUT of the PWC (per TVG)
Great win in the Santa Monica today. Definitely keep her sprinting where she is at her strongest.
Is this true that Cozmic One has been retired and going to Ocala? Has someone a confirm? I hope he will be better sire than racehorse.
  • BeastBob via Disqus · He was royally bred!!! · 4 days ago
  • Melann Johnston via Disqus · Nope that was Jess's Dream. · 2 hours ago
No Gun Runner. Asmussen would not agree to additional protocols.
Jess's Dream has been retired. He's standing at Ocala Stud in Florida. Neither of Zenyatta's boys look to be worth a damn on the track. Hope one of them races soon and gets a win. She's expecting a Medaglia D'Oro foal this time round. Hope she gets a winner this time.
  • BeastBob via Disqus · Ziconic was also royally bred. · 4 days ago
  • Melann Johnston via Disqus · This is about Ziconic not Jess's Dream. No need to be rude to our boys!! · 3 hours ago
What do you think the odds of Arrogate racing past this year are? I would guess slim to none. I fully expect to hear a stud deal after the Pegasus and/or DWC (especially if he does well) , and then he will probably run 1-2 more California races before the BCC after which he will be retired.
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  • Blue Larkspur via Disqus · If he makes it that far · 22 hours ago
  • barrmorr · Juddmonte has already said that Arrogate is going to stud next year. Things can always change but as of now that is the plan. · 14 hours ago
Let's put things into perspective for a moment shall we? At the age Arrogate is now CC had already won 8 stakes/graded stakes races. That is more races than arrogate has run total
Here we go- final work before next Sa on a sealed track.... 24.4 Q, 48.4 1/2. 5/8 1:01 flat, 6f 1:12 flat. Easy. The 2 big horses are now set for next week.
One thing to keep in mind.... Chrome has destroyed all of American Pharaoh's adversaries... some multiple times. Would American Pharaoh have won facing Shared Belief, Bayern , Arrogate, Beholder or even Tonalist on any given day? My point is that Chrome has faced the absolute toughest competition throughout his career possible... and he is still on top. How many horses does Baffert have to throw at him? Cheers to Chrome winning the Pegasus... for if he does the title will be well earned!
  • barrmorr · As to who Pharoah would have beaten is pure speculation here is another question. If California Chrome had been in the 2015 Breeders Cup Classic at Keeneland who would have Espinoza chosen to ride. I doubt he would have given up the mount on a Triple Crown winner. · 12 hours ago
  • Lisa111 · Yes, Chrome is great, but I wouldnt use Shared Belief as an example here. He proved himself against Chrome in the San Antonio after his unfair break in the Classic. Unfortunate we lost him before he had his chance against AP. · 9 hours ago
Is this horse retired?
This horse is so cute! I wonder when he will get named.

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