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Not bad race in the Smarty Jones. Needed a race.
What's the latest? Taxi should be retired if he has health problems. Too many racehorses die each year because they race when they shouldn't.
Don't understand 5/2 morning line. Should be around 4-1 or 9/2.
I want to see this guy run on the el camino!
On the occasion of her 9th birthday, how about some classic Rachel Alexandra? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwBVd4R5Les
Here's the field: 1 Lord Nelson / 2 Serbian Syclone / 3 Jazzy Josh / 4 Texas Red / 5 Punctuate / 6 Magic Taste / 7 Bench Warrant / 8 Sir Samson
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  • Mary Z. · 2. I want to see what he can do. · 8 hours ago
  • vodkak · I wouldn't be shocked if he lost but not to Bench Warrant. I can see Lord Nelson upsetting him. · 6 hours ago
does anyone know why this horse scratched out of the hutchenson.
I live in Las Vegas and the Wynn's opening futures for the Kentucky Derby on 1/4/2015 had BOLO at 175/1. I put another 100 dollars on BOLO Friday January 23 at 75/1. The other books in town Westgate, Caesars and William Hill are now lower than 75/1 and If he runs and wins the Robert B Lewis you'll be lucky to get 20/1 on him. I'm hoping he carries his turf form to the dirt and if he does we might have another California Chrome.
  • Kelso5timeHOTY via Disqus · I have him in my futures also. My other is Eagle. · 7 hours ago
Leave the Light On, winner of the Remsen Stakes his last start, injured a hind ankle in a workout last weekend, needs surgery, and is off the Triple Crown trail, trainer Chad Brown said Thursday. According to DRF
  • jockey2be. · OhmigoshNO.I was so excited to watch him in the Fountain of Youth.I just hope he heals with no issues!!!!!!Get well Soon,Leave the Light on! · 8 hours ago
Humoristica wins in career debut, daughter of 2003 champion two year old filly Halfbridled
I met up with Thunder Gulch a couple weeks ago. He is looking great for his age and even indulged in some selfies. Best wishes in his retirement.
Will return to Uruguay to stand at Haras Cuatro Piedras, the farms announced Jan. 18. Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/89847/invasor-to-uruguays-haras-cuatro-piedras#ixzz3QFQ34acA
KY Derby Winner Thunder Gulch Pensioned at 23 Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/#ixzz3QFOzwmrq
Thunder Gulch, 1995 Kentucky Derby and Belmont stakes winner, 1995 champion three year old male, and leading sire of 2001, has been retired and pensioned from stud duties at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 23-year-old son of Gulch is "in great health and doing well," according to Ashford's director of sales Charlie O'Connor. Thunder Gulch's top runner at stud is Point Given , Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male of 2001, the year Thunder Gulch was the leading sire in North America by progeny earnings. Winner of the Preakness and Belmont (both gr. I) stakes, Point Given earned more than $3.9 million. He stands at Calumet Farm near Lexington. Article on Bloodhorse
  • MustangLover2889 · He's back with Pletcher. Been training at Palm Beach Downs · 45 days ago
  • michael_best · According to reports, Pletcher's Derby contenders will get two preps before May. I think we will see him go back to NY for the Gotham and the Wood · 12 hours ago
Should not run in any more 10 point preps. Should wait for a 50 pointer. Perhaps the Fountain Of Youth.
  • michael_best · According to reports, Pletcher is going to have his Derby contenders run two preps before May. For Carpe Diem, I would say run him in the F.O.Y. or the Spiral, and then the Blue Grass. · 12 hours ago
Vercingetorix canters home easily past True Story under a hand ride by Christophe Soumillon to win the G2 Al Rashidiya at Meydan for trainer Mike De Kock. A hugely impressive 2015 carnival debut considering Vercingetorix had been off the racetrack since finishing 3rd in the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup at Sha Tin back in April, 2014.
Dr. Fager's trainer John Nerud turns 102 on February 9th. The last racehorse for the horseman, appropriately named Final Chapter, won his maiden recently at Aqueduct. Said Nerud of the victory: "I won with the first horse I ever owned and bred and I've won with the last horse I owned and bred. And I've had a few good ones in between."
  • travel_vic · Great voice for the game. Glad to hear he is still with us. The REAL Dr. Fager did a good job on him. · 12 hours ago
Ocho Ocho Ocho, unraced since winning the Delta Jackpot Stakes in Louisiana in November, worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds at Santa Anita on Thursday. After the work, Jim Cassidy tells DRF's Steve Andersen that the work was so good, that he now could be ready in time to start in the Feb.7th Robert B. Lewis Stakes, though definite, Cassidy says he's seriously considering it, according to DRF
Good luck to all.



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