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wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! http://www.intagme.com/teamzenyatta/762400928323248257_196887215/
I love Untapable but I want Wildcat Red to win the Haskell sooooooooooooooooo bad!
Shug had a nice one in this race. Security Risk who finished third. Dam is Smuggler
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Some nice two year olds out there. · 9 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Does not have the ring of "Orrrrrbbbbbb" but a very nice looking baby. · 8 hours ago
:( RIP
Finally got a picture of him up!
This one is a first time starter today. R4 at Belmont. Another Esky baby, gonna tune in and see how he goes. Best of luck to him
  • UnionRagsRules · Anxious in the gate; had to be backed out. Broke VERY slow due to his greeness; made a premature middle move but was running awkwardly the whole way around. Needs dirt, IMO. · 11 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Nice guy. Loved his sire. Will be watching him. · 10 hours ago
Happy retirement, and wishing her the very best in the next chapter. Beautiful champion.
By now im not shocked by a large win on turf for a ramsey 2 year old, that was awesome
Union Jackson worked 4f in 50:25, jlp
I like the horse named International Star! ok im gonna probably make a fool of myself here, plain and simple, Best two year old. filly or colt
Today Jess worked 4f in 50:20 which was 1st for 4 that distance. jlp
very talented 2 year old by Fusaichi Pegasus, made it look easy first time out. Looking forward to seeing him race in the future. good pedigree, good trainer, good owners. Nice colt!
Man what could of been for summerbird as a sire as he sires another mdswpt winner this time on turf
what could have been another unfortunate horse being sidelined unable to see his true potential.
what is going on with Cajun caveman. I won considerable money on him,then he fell off the map. does anyone know whats going on with him?
Nathan the Shareholder did not have his mind on racing. Thankfully Giusepe learned how to place the horse. Also the almighty Dutch in the middle leg sandwiched by Grannys Kitten. They will never learn,keep overbetting the Spikeless wonders. Granny was almost as good as entrymate International Star. Vic it pays to have eyes and ears along with boots on the ground. Nathan Sunday International Star returns for his first Stake win.
Amino 2 very interesting horses today at Big Sandy. In the 2nd race,our Wrong Coast pal Shirrefs brings back Shareholder and stretches him out. Guisepe returning his horse to a more reasonable distance should prove tough. But giving house jock Solis the boot for Johnny V. signals serious intent. If the Holder can't handle this bunch,then it is back to Wall Street. The other is in the 4th race. Grannys Kitten looks to be the pick of the liter. Always have to fear Todd,and Shug going Spikeless almost makes him a toss. Back to the feline. In the mornings he has held his own against Superstar International Star. Glad to see Maker sticking with Irad.
Had a nice 4f breeze on the Keeneland turf today going 50 2.5. Lopresti says he "wouldn't rule our the Woodward.. I'm going to let Wise Dan tell me." I honestly don't see him running here and would rather see him take on fourstardave, shadwell turf mile, and BC mile, but I trust Lopresti (although I think he's just teasing the public here).
  • Exterminator · Dan looked happy to be on the grass. · 20 hours ago
  • Goblin · Video of the breeze. He does appear to be doing well post-op! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K7I5NSJOvo · 16 hours ago
This past few months his problem was very telling as he just wasn't himself. Time catches up to everyone. While he's young as far a life span, being a jockey has to be a most strenuous occupation and one needs all their abilities. Look at Rosario when he recently came back not fully healed and the difference now. At Belmont in the 9th race I believe, if not for his strength and being 100% his horse would have gone down coming out of the gate as she crossed her right leg over her left one step out. He straightened her up, calmed her down, and made a good run to get third. Look at what beat me: 17/1 and an 11/1. I had the #9 boxed with the #8 as I liked her and am partial to Prado, as well as a win bet. Even then Prado won by a head bob at the wire. 8 Miss Frost E. Prado $36.00 $15.40 $7.20 2 Bartiromo C. Velasquez $10.00 $5.90
So I guess now is a good time for an impromptu poll: Gary or Jerry?
  • cedar · Love Jerry, but Gary won me my first ever bet on a wonderful older gelding named Rochester in a G3 at Keeneland, so I'd have to go with him. · 21 hours ago
  • Goblin · Gary, as a rider. As commentators/analysts, I would say they are approximately equal in knowledge, but Jerry has a more polished style of delivery. · 17 hours ago



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