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Arrogate going to Dubai World Cup, per Baffert
Midnight Storm worked 6f, February 27th, in 1:13.80 (h) finishing 7/14.
Mastery worked 6f, February 27th, in 1:15.00 (h) finishing 13/14.
Gormley worked 6f, February 27th, in 1:11.00 (h) finishing 1/14.
McCraken worked 4f, February 27th, in 48.90 (b) finishing 6/27.
Dearest worked 5f, February 27th, in 1:00.80 (b) finishing 1/2.
She's got her first date set up and it's to Sea The Stars! Can't wait to see how that'll turn out.
I'm a Chatterbox worked 5f, February 27th, in 1:01.00 (b) finishing 7/16.
Holy Boss worked 5f, February 27th, in 1:00.20 (b) finishing 3/16.
Tom's Ready worked 4f, February 27th, in 49.80 (b) finishing 21/42.
First bred mare has scanned and is in foal.
The San Felipe could be huge this year if all of the horses HRN say are probables actually run. This will definitely give insight to who is the best of the west.
Irish War Cry or McCraken?
  • Marius Josipovic via Disqus · There are plenty other choices but for now those two are one two and the NTRA just put McCraken in the first position in the poll of what have you done for me lately. · 13 days ago
  • illhaveanothertriplecrown · McCraken. But I like Mastery better than both as of right now. · 1 hour ago
That pedigre drives me crazy
This horse PLUGS on for a distant 2nd, or even 3rd in the Holy Bull. One thing is for CERTAIN................ Classic Empire WINS the Holy Bull, EASILY. :-)
Gunnevera worked 5f, February 18th, in 1:01.00 (b) finishing 3/20.
  • Ernesto Garcia Van Grieken via Disqus · The real time for this Work of Gunnevera was 59.3 · 2 hours ago
According to DJ Fiske of Winchell Thoroughbreds Gun Runner's beyer figure in the 2016 Clark Handicap has been recalculated by Andy Beyer and is now a 111, it was originally 104.
Arrogate worked in 138.40 this morning. Decision later this week on next start.
Trivia: Secretarait stride was measured from a Preakness workout at 24'11". He also ate 15 quarts of oats a day and only lost 25 pounds during the triple crown.
Hope he comes over and make some noise in the Derby!

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