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  • Gimme Da Lute just holds off Prospect Park in the Los Alamitos Derby.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Speighster remains perfect with an impressive Dwyer win.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Irish Jasper rolls from last to first in the Victory Ride.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Magic Mark upsets the Bertrando Stakes at 11-1 to kickoff the Los Alamitos meet.Posted 2 days ago
  • Salutos Amigos dominant in Monmouth Park's Mr. Prospector.Posted 6 days ago
  • Crucero upsets the San Juan Capistrano at odds of 23-1.Posted 6 days ago
  • La Verdad skips through the Belmont slop to a victory in the Dancin Renee.Posted 6 days ago

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Results for all races on the 4th of July 2015
Wow! So close! That was a heck of a race by Tonalist and the winner Effinex!
  • K.D. via Disqus · The handicap turned out to be a centimeter for every pound he gave up to Effinex. · 14 minutes ago
After watching that debaclest equipment change that Clement can make for his next race is easy. Throw Velasquez off of this horse. Never even look at him in the paddock. This guy had absolutely no clue what he was doing on this horse. Dropped back 15 lengths,then he moves him into a pace to be a length off. Then he puts on the brakes and gets carried out wide. You would expect alot more from Johnny V. , unfortunately for the connections. They got absolutely no effort at all.
  • K.D. via Disqus · I'm not saying Johnny did any of that stuff but there's two things that this horse needs. 1) Put a Jockey that agrees with him back on board. That would be Rosario or Bravo. 2) Stop running this horse at a mile distance. it was ok to give him a mile first start back but the Met Mile was not a beneficial race for him. This horse had the shortest stride coming for home that I've seen him have in a long time. Get him above a mile and an eighth even if it means running him in 2 mile race. · 22 minutes ago
A great day out!
Shaman Ghost/Ami's Flatter/Danish Dynaformer/Ault
Huasca/Dogwood Trail/Fond of Sarah/Distinta
Wildcat Red for the upset. Wildcat Red/Work All Week/ Alsvid/Falling Sky
Barbados/Grand Bili/Sonofaderbywinner/A M Milky Way
Naval Command/Sweet Basil/Phaniebdancing/R Free Roll
Everyone expects a lot from this colt. Good luck CO!
Boy, how good is Private Zone, another easy win, he is without a doubt a great Sprinter.
Amino it was a wee bit close at the wire,but the result is the same regardless of the winning margin. This one was huge,like i told you earlier. He outworked by far the great Dortmund. After looking at the sheets,and seeing that Kentuckian was not as fast as his Byers numbers. This was Academic.
  • amino998 · Nice big move IN, Nathan... but Academic is 1 of a 1/2 dozen contenders for the Plate tomorrow :) · 6 hours ago
Looking for Red Vine to take another step in the right direction. Shame they only now realized he's a dirt horse. Red Vine/Bradester/Race Day/Valid
Imagining is looking really good coming into the United Nations. Had a rough trip passing the stands the first time in the Man O' War and gets the jock switch to Johnny V. I have a feeling he's going to get a better trip stalking the pace with the outside post draw and spring the upset. Imagining/Main Sequence/Big Blue Kitten/Twilight Eclipse
I am really liking this guy more and more in Tommorrows Los Als' Derby. The track is playing very strong to inside speed. After getting my speed sheets,i see that Kentuckian is hardly as fast as adverised. Martin should be in perfect position on the front end.
  • amino998 · Could get interesting on that tight clubhouse turn if/when Smith sends too... :) Good Luck · 1 day ago
  • Mary Z. · Did you like Prospect Parkjust as much as Gimme Da Lute? I thought it would wind up 4,5,2 · 7 hours ago
Looks like a nice rivalry brewing between Prospect Park and Gimme Da Lute. A head has separated them both times. As I suspected, Kentuckian is no Shared Belief. I wonder what was wrong with the splits? Said they went 3/4 in 59 and change
  • Mary Z. · I noticed the crazy times for the half and 3/4, too, slewfan. Timer malfunction I would guess.I definitely said that Kentuckian had already won this race, but even my "magic" cannot combat the curse*of 1-9. Disappointing, but only a little. · 7 hours ago
longshot in the 6th at Los Al. Dropping in class, switching surface, bullet work at Los Al. Should sit the perfect stalking trip
Kentuckian, Prospect park, Gimme Da Lute

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