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  • Favorite Tara's Tango surges to win the Santa Maria at the wire.Posted 18 hours ago
  • O'Neill's strengthens his stable of 3-year-olds as Frank Conversation wins the El Camino Real Derby.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Bolo nabs Obviously in the final strides of the Arcadia.Posted 21 hours ago
  • BC Mile heroine Tepin crushes her foes in the Lambholm South Endeavor Stakes. Posted 22 hours ago
  • Dancing House is ultra-game in taking the Barbara Fritchie.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Penwith scores in the Royal Delta at Gulfstream Park.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Destin rolls home in the Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Polar River wins the UAE 1000 Guineas by a pole.Posted 3 days ago
  • Kobe's Back goes from last to first down the stretch to win the Palos Verdes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Storied Lady (4-1) up the rail to nip Saythreehailmary's in the Biogio's Rose.Posted 6 days ago

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Simon Callaghan says that Firing Line, the 2015 Kentucky Derby runner up, will return to the track tomorrow and will jog, he still a few weeks away from his first timed workout, but Callaghan has been really impressed with how much he has grown and matured during his break. Firing Line is expected to return in the Spring.
This horse is a serious threat to Dortmund if the are both aiming for the Santa Anita Handicap. He can cruise slightly behind Dortmund regardless how fast the early pace is, and then outkick him to the wire.
BREAKING NEWS: Tepin, winner of her 2016 debut yesterday at Tampa Bay Downs, came out of her race in good shape and now trainer Mark Casse will plan for her 2015 campaign. Casse says that the early season goal is the Maker's 46 mile at Keeneland in April against the boys, but also didn't rule out another start before April. Also, Casse is now considering that if all goes well and everything goes according to plan, the connections could send Tepin to England and run at the Royal Ascot meet. Saying, "it's a possibility, and all has to go well." Interesting, Tepin could go to Royal Ascot in 2016.
Conformation picture at Hand Ride Stables: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/12670210_985257294842805_1986646827233949488_n.jpg?oh=5cf986bf0a65dfba520850fdba0ca4b8&oe=5733817A
Littleprincessemma, dam of triple crown winner American Pharaoh, has given birth to a filly by Tapit. Here she is!!!
Maurice has not yet fully recovered from his trip to Hong Kong and will now bypass the G1 Dubai Turf. He is expected to make his next start in the Yasuda Kinen on June 5th, according to Katsumi Yoshida
From Sir Barton to Citation to Secretariat to American Pharoah, the twelve TC champions have had names of distinction. Imagine the public's response last summer if a horse with a less regal name such as Arrrrr, No Soup For You, Notacatbutallama or Onoitsmymotherinlaw had won. In the spirit of Everyone Loves Raymond, perhaps they would have liked the latter after all.
I LOVE HER!!! I picked her in Black Eyed Susan for win and cashed in big. I hope she goes on to be a Zenyatta (crazy isn't it?)
  • JerseyGirl via Disqus · Never to be. She's not won since Black Eyed Susan last year. A beautiful mare she is too💔 · 12 hours ago
Does anyone know how Golden Soul is doing? I always worry about him just 'disappearing'. Was hoping they would take him on grass or would they just eventually retire him to stud.
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  • JerseyGirl via Disqus · He's running now & SA · 230 days ago
  • JerseyGirl via Disqus · Yes, I agree. Instead, they sent him to Dubai. Poor horse. He's really done nothing much on the board since the second in KD, 2013💔 · 12 hours ago
Sent to Dubai for a spring campaign under trainer Mike de Kock? Interesting.
Poor gelding hasn't won a race in almost 3 yrs. He deserves a retirement or second career before something happens on track. His heart isn't in it; please don't break the rest💔
Time for this mare to make babies🐎💚‼️
Nothing new?
Another old timer. Poor guy, time for retirement!
Has he been retired?
Any recent news? Retired?
I think it's a real longshot it will actually happen, but I would absolutely love to see this filly go to Meydan in March to line up against Solow & Maurice in the G1 Dubai Turf over the 1800 meters. If she did, that would make arguably the 3 best turf milers in the sport right now all in the same starting gate together. How awesome would that be!
According to the possible entries for the 2015 Fountain of Youth, there will be some eye popping BSF numbers for this 3 year old crop after this race. However, based on recent histories, it is better to avoid being the owner of the best or second best BSF heading into the Kentucky Derby.
She's an A++ nick with War Front. Would love to see her go to him next for a 2018 foal.
Right now Mohaymen is Mubtaahij 2.0 (good dirt horse when running in dirt races with European turf routing pace). This won't change until Mohaymen wins a route race while stalking a legitimate (46 or 47 and change first half mile) early pace.
  • Ross via Disqus · Is there anyone else in this group that has done that? Well then they are all a bunch of Mubtaahij's and he's 2.0. · 15 hours ago

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