• Take Charge Brandi holds on to win the Martha Washington. Posted 19 minutes ago
  • Ocean Knight gets up in the Sam F. Davis in only his second lifetime start. Posted 33 minutes ago
  • Testa Rossi gets the win via DQ over Hard Not to Like in the EndeavourPosted 1 hour ago
  • Include Betty surprises with a big late run in the Suncoast.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Lady Shipman sets a new track record in the OBS Sprint Stakes (Fillies). Posted 4 days ago
  • Constitution covers 5F in 1:00 1/5 , fastest of 7 at Palm BeachPosted 5 days ago
  • Pure Tactics score down the hill in the Clocker's Corner. Posted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome breezes a mile in 1:41 2/5 at Los AlPosted 6 days ago
  • El Kabeir worked 5F at Belmont in 1:01.59 (2/19)Posted 6 days ago
  • Cassatt hangs on to win the Houston Ladies Classic.Posted 6 days ago

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Good race, boy he covered allot of ground racing in the 5 path around two of those turns ?!?! Very nice race, I think this one might make some noise. jlp
  • Goblin · Oh, yes, I thought he looked good in that debut race at Aqueduct, and he continued his progress today. Please may he stay sound! (P.S. jimmy, Curlin had a maiden winner at Oaklawn this afternoon as well.) · 9 minutes ago
Wowza! Sarah's Sis might have been best with that poor break, but TCB was something amazing because she shook her off once, and then dug in again when she came at her from the inside. Well done ladies, that was a fun race!
Like Margot in the 5th w/ Ameliatheaviator & Grazenette shortening up
You did it, JB. He was wonderul and so grown up for only his second race. Thrilling to see the Stonestreet colors again.
  • Jbyrnes1 · I knew he could do it!!!!! I really liked this race, he was 5 wide the whole race, slow pace, and only 2nd career race and two turn debut, this was a good race for him, I think he will learn form this and mature more and hopefully bigger and better for him · 28 minutes ago
The Azeri will be a perfect spot for Sugar Shock
YES!!!!!! Ocean Knight does it!!!! Wide the whole way, slow pace, very nice performance!!!! He didn't win by much, but I liked this win, for a first time around two turns, I liked what I saw, passed a big test today!!!! Nice job O.K
  • sully · Actually pretty impressive considering how wide he ran all the way around there. Have to wonder how he will respond when he's pinned on the rail now. · 31 minutes ago
Like Ami's Flatter / Coomer / Catalina Red / Ocean Knight n/o
Wow. Completely left at the gate, trailed some 15 lengths behind- only to mow them down in the stretch in the center of the track. Nice move. I like him.
With the scratch of Rosalind.... like Hard Not to Like / Testa Rossi / Maria Maria / Rock on Baby n/o
with a good trip he wins by 3! no mugging hopefully
  • Chris via Disqus · He barely beat a 70-1 shot last time. Chrome in jog burner · 1 hour ago
http://www.hrtv.com/videos/?VideoCategoryId=2&VideoId=9WWLY7NGxLlkOohUAkOCMKoEE6TDgvshCM9IURdW7ro= Here you can watch today's work on HRTV. What do you think of it ?
...Is so beautiful
So sad he wasn't as good in the stud barn as he was on the track
This guy has a good pedigree, enough blood on both sides of his pedigree to carry him a distance, maybe a mile and a quarter
Commute, the 50K OBS purchase, is about to take it to his higher priced rivals
Looks like a lock in the 2nd @ SA
  • travel_vic · there ARE no locks...Did Townminister and Better Luck, were they notified for they did not respond as such? · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · hide from even money in the 3rd and try 1 Big Hat Charlie * 2 Z Besha * 4 Gimme Da Lute * 5 Milhaud · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · Will try 8,3,1. · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · Sully, I will make a confession. Yes, I did look at pps, and Include Betty had a reasonably good race in there. Seemed to have improved, BUT, just for a little nostalgia, I picked Royal Delta's Suncoast post. · 1 hour ago
My Johnny Be Good / Catalina Red Exacta
Punctuate will scratch from Sunday’s $200,000 San Vicente Stakes after becoming cast in his stall at trainer Bob Baffert’s stable Saturday. On Saturday, Baffert said Punctuate was not injured in the incident and could now be pointed for the $150,000 Robert Lewis Stakes at 1 1/16 miles Feb. 7. “I’ll see how he is,” Baffert said. “I could put him in there.” Article on DRF
  • Lisabn via Disqus · Too bad, really liked him in the San Vicente, not sure about him stretching out to 1 1/16 miles in his first start in nearly 5 months, but hope he runs well and if there is someone that can have him fit for the race it's Baffert. The Robert B. Lewis already looks like a really strong field though, so many good horses considering it. · 1 hour ago
Bob Baffert tells DRF's Steve Andersen that he has decided that Hoppertunity will make his next start in the G2 San Antonio Handicap Feb. 7th at SA. He says the original plan was to go to the Donn Handicap, but the travel arrangements weren't where he liked it to be, article on DRF
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Bullet Bob knows exactly what he is doing. He knows that CC will not be cranked to the Max in this race. As far as Shared Belief goes, Baffert lost to him by the slightest of noses to him in the Awesome Again. That was with a much less inferior Race Horse. He has the Hopper working on all cylinders. Why ship Cross Country and face a real Bear in Liams' Map,running in his backyard. I like this move by the Bullet quite a bit. · 2 hours ago
  • triple_double · This is going to be an interesting $500K race. Who do you think will be the post time favorite on this race? My guess is: Shared Belief - 9/5 California Chrome -2/1 Hoppertunity- 5/2 · 1 hour ago



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