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  • Lady Shipman dominates in Saratoga's Coronation Cup.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Stopchargingmaria out-duels Untapable to win the G3 Shuvee.Posted 1 day ago
  • American Pharoah wins the Haskell completely in hand!Posted 1 day ago
  • Heart to Heart takes them wire to wire in the G3 Oceanport.Posted 1 day ago
  • Casual Smile closes from second last to win the G3 Matchmaker Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bradester snags the G2 Monmouth Cup in front-running fashion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rachel's Valentina, daughter of champion Rachel Alexandra, wins her debut at the Spa!Posted 1 day ago
  • Beholder wins the G1 Clement L. Hirsch for fun!Posted 1 day ago
  • Texas Red returns to the winner's circle with a Jim Dandy victory over Frosted!Posted 2 days ago
  • Red Rifle squeezes through rivals to win the Bowling Green.Posted 2 days ago

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What were your top three favorite races this year? Mine: 1. AP in the Belmont Stakes 2. Honor Code in the Met Mile 3. Shared Belief over California Chrome in the San Antonio
On August 3, Uncle Sigh worked 6f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:14:87 (b) finishing 1/1.
On August 3, Twilight Eclipse worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:02:34 (b) finishing 13/23.
On August 3, Watsdachances worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:00:85 (b) finishin g 1/24.
On August 3, Triple Threat worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:02:03 (b) finishing 4/24.
On August 3, Slumber worked 5f on firm turf at Saratoga in 1:00:85 (b) finishing 1/24.
On August 3, Seek Again worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 51:32 (b) finishing 22/24.
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On August 3, Lea worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 49:68 (b) finishing 10/24.
On August 3, Golden Ticket worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:80 (b) finishing 4/24.
On August 3, Noble Moon worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:84 (b) finishing 21/70.
On August 3, Mr. Speaker worked 4f on firm turf at Saratoga in 49:97 (b) finishing 9/29.
On August 2, Joint Return worked 4f on firm turf at Saratoga in 52:03 (b) finishing 26/29.
On August 2, Neck 'n Neck worked 5f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 1:00:05 (b) finishing 7/29.
On August 2, Hyper worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 49:95 (b) finishing 9/31.
On August 2, Big Blue Kitten worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 49:95 (b) finishing 2/31.
Tbh I love American pharaoh but I wish frosted was the triple crown!
On August 2, Race Day worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:32 (b) finishing 17/72.
On August 2, Princess Violet worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 49:66 (b) finishing 52/72.
If it wasn't for horses such as Texas Red and Frosted both G1 winners American Pharoah's victories would not have meant as much. Both horses were not in anyway an embarrassment! Think Breeder's cup juvenile, Derby, Belmont! I think a rematch with an older and more mature "Texas Red" would be nice to see. Maybe Zayat and Bafford are avoiding racing Texas Red. His injury was unfortunate and he had already qualified for the derby back in November. Hard to say that's an embarrassment! He is one of the better 3 year olds out there! I think he proved that by beating "FROSTED" in the Jim Dandy. After Frosted's performance at the Belmont its hard to say he is an embarrassment! The Jim Dandy had a much stronger field then the Haskell. Except for Keen ice and Upstart, the Haskell were mid grade at best a GI race with G2 horses. You can't actually believe that Upstart and Keen Ice were top ten three year olds! That's just my opinion.
On August 2, Mylute worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:34 (b) finishing 19/72.

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