• Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 1 day ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 2 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Ashleyluvssugar (5-2)  just holds off Metaboss in the Del Mar Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
  • Harmonize (7-2) gets there in a blanket finish in the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gallops to ten in a row with an easy Grade 1 Alabama score.Posted 3 days ago
  • Tourist (5-2) proves best in the Grade 1 Fourstardave.Posted 3 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-1) earns a tough victory in the Monmouth Oaks.Posted 3 days ago

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This might be none of your buisness, but considering the fact that this is nyquist's homepage, here is a picture of a souvenir that doug o'neill gave to my dad aka nyquists groom.
I honestly do not understand all the hate here. He is one of the greatest trainers to walk the Earth. Sure he's had his problems and made his mistakes, but the rest of us do the same, which is no reason to hate the man. He almost died, and he still gets hated, and that's just sad. I know some will agree with me, but I am sure one user will reply with some sort of negative comment. (Hint) If you want to know who it is, he sometimes goes by something we watch.
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Who are the favorites? I've only heard of Oscar Nominated...
  • andthey'reoff · Bill Mott has two nominated in Mighty Mo and Site Read. Surgical Strike, One Mean Man, and Scissors And Tape come out of the Secretariat Stakes, and Holding Gold, but he may want to be a sprinter. · 2 hours ago
Second, and had a very strong gallop-out. I think the Mosses and John have a really nice one here!
With ya on Zardana's 1st born... Good Luck
La Cressonniere runs out an easy winner of the G2 Prix de la Nonette at Deauville, running her unbeaten record to 8 for 8 to date.
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  • ChessChamp · I'm not too keen on these fillies (La Cressonniere, Minding) doing too well at the Arc. There level of competition just hasn't been that tough, and a horse that went back and forth with Minding, Ballydoyle, has looked awful in the US so far. I know that's not a great barometer, but it doesn't help. To me, the Arc is a 2-horse race at this point, between Postponed and Harzand. · 19 hours ago
  • sczen50 · I really like this filly! She won again!!~ ;) · 4 hours ago
Skip Away was always an underrated horse to me..he ran many many monumental races...faced much much better horses also in his day..carrying weight up to 131 lbs and still winning...Skip Away was a GREAT horse
Easy Goer,Cigar and Skip Away in that order.
Chrome is the Rodney Dangerfield of thoroughbreds right now. Destroys a stacked field with ease and still gets no respect.
What about Gift Box
From today's Racing Post web-site: Trainer Henry Candy has said Limato is "unlikely" to run in the G1 Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on September 3rd, saying he thinks Limato needs more time between starts. Winner of the G1 Darley July Cup at 6f, Limato most recently finished 2nd, two lengths behind Mecca's Angel in the G1 Nunthorpe Stakes over the weekend in his first career start at 5f. Candy said if conditions are dry at Chantilly over Arc weekend that Limato will contest the G1 Prix de le Foret over 7f again, a race he ran 2nd in last season behind Make Believe. He'll then head to America to run in the G1 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint over 6-1/2f at Santa Anita in November.
American pharoah/Frosted/Easy Goer/Songbird/California Chrome/Skip Away/Cigar/Zenyatta...rank these horses 1 through 8..if they all ran in one race together what would be the order of finish?
Congrats curlin on your two sons EXagerator and Connect to represent you in the Travers
Drew the rail (Post 1) for the Travers. Most of the speed drew to the outside, with the exception of American Freedom (Post 2). Love the post for Arrogate, should sit a good drafting trip behind American Freedom and save ground on the inside. Just hope he doesn't get boxed in turning for home.
Frosted/Chrome/Songbird/Beholder/Nyquist/Exaggerator...what a field this would be...this would be a race for the ages if it happened...but it wont
Easy Goer/California Chrome/Frosted/Cigar/American Pharoah/Skip Away/Zenyatta...can anyone rank these horses 1 through 7?..if they all ran in one race what would be the top 3 finish?
UNTESTED prodigies NEVER, having reached out for their depths in competition, can fool you. I doubt this immature one has the bottom that California Chrome has shown over and over, BUT until that limit is reached, the three year old cannot say she LOST to him yet.
10-0 against nobodies people. She was asked to go down the stretch and all shes scores is 2:03. That will beat the 3-yr old fillies but that's it. Chrome canters home in a romp in 2:00 flat. That's the horse you should be watching.
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  • Mike via Disqus · Tell me,what horse do you actually happen to have in your barn? Right. · 2 days ago
  • travel_vic · FINAL time is AFTER the race is over. · 10 hours ago
Go for Wand was very good, not yet great, only met a buzz saw that she could not get around and UNFORTUNATELY, gave her life trying to beat her. Wasn't going to happen that or any other day that season.

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