• Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 3 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 4 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Cavorting (2-1) rolls late to get up in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 1 day ago

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where is Arrogate heading next? to the BBC or is he going to run another race before the BCC?
  • KatieK101 · I would think that they would try to get another race underneath him, but I've not heard anything definite. · 1 hour ago
Derby Doc, tell me there was a ridiculous track variant today so I can try to make some sense of this.
anyone think Arrogates historic performance in travers was a fluke?..i mean not that he won..but the way he won...do you guys think Arrogate will go on and crush good fields like this again? what a tremendous romp in the travers. im just wondering if this horse will run as well in the future on different tracks..he demolisheddddd them in the travers. what a race
if this guy wins the breeders cup classic, he won't just be horse of the year, but also one of the greatest of all time... and i know how that's speaking very highly of him and sounds overstated but it's true!! considering the fact of the amount of good horses that are attending to the breeders cup, california chrome, nyquist, beholder, frosted, and more. I mean let's face it, you don't need to be a triple crown winner to be an all-time great, look at seabiscuit for example.
This horse is a huge disapointment. I will never wager on him again.I hope he will stay heathy. But not a money horse anymore.
Arrogate's half sister by Medaglia D'Oro sells next week at Keeneland, how come I have a feeling she will sell for at least $1 million.
Arrogate in 1:59????? I thought he was just a little outclassed in this race, but he blew everyone out of the water. If he continues, he could beat California Chrome in the BCC.
My heart nearly burst out of my chest watching her return. Still a winner to me <3. Welcome back Lady Eli.
Exaggerator's Eclipse dream just died.
Gun Runner looked really good too.
Is he considered the top sprinter in North America? It's not a group that I follow closely.
Wow he broke a 37 year old record. Argubaly the most prestigious one outside the TC series. I don't have words for this.
Congrats to Mr. Baffert with historically impressive Travers win and by the way has beaten CC already in the BCC with Bayern and now has back to back BCC wins. But as much as this Travers win was down right impressive with Arrogate I still believe the BCC is CC's to lose.
What an absolutely sensational race! I thought that Arrogate would end up being a good horse, but I never predicted this! He absolutely dominated a race full of some of the best 3yo colts in the country, on his first stakes race (a Grade 1, no less!), and set a new track record. Not to mention he led most of the race. Absolutely incredible!
To think, Arrogate could MOVE FORWARD off this race!?
I'm speechless... that was sensational. This could be a serious serious horse not only for the rest of the year, but also 2017. This might have topped Frosted's Met Mile as the performance of the year.
It's been a strange year. The two most dominant-looking 3 year olds going into the 1-1/8 mi Derby prep races (Mohaymen and Nyquist) have run clunkers since then. The Champion 3-year-old Colt award is wide open at this point. If Arrogate stays sound, the BCC could be very interesting.
I'm not much of an expert here but wouldn't keeping him closer to the pace been the better option? Not saying he would have done anything extraordinary but maybe he wouldn't have finished so far behind?
So much for not needing a wet track. He had a red-hot pace to run after, and was never in the picture.
The most important thing is that she is back and healthy! Didn't see the race but I'm proud of her finishing second!

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