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  • Drefong and Finest City are the Eclipse Award winning Sprinters.Posted 15 hours ago
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  • Hawaakom (7-2) rolls home late to win the Louisiana Stakes.Posted 19 hours ago

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I'm a big fan of Arrogate, and if the race were being run at the classic distance of 10f my money would be on him to win the Pegasus too. But, since they've opted to run this race at 9f instead of 10f, I'm afraid that favors Chrome more than it favors Arrogate, because he clearly has more speed on the front end. If you look back at the replay of this year's BC Classic, it was a monster effort by Arrogate to defeat Chrome that day at Santa Anita. But Arrogate also needed every inch of that 10f distance to do it. Hypothetically speaking, if the BC Classic were ran at 9f instead of 10f, Chrome romps home the clear winner that day. I'm afraid the shorter trip is in Chrome's favor in my very humble opinion.
Lea
First reported foal. A filly. Not sure who the mare is.
https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79de108a6f7ced8c077ba43d392ae3258cd947337d4eff1a819cfb08e965744b.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/83563b3f9d9f94e6d87d3a0f63f36da895bad3da2ff9188bdeb9a94e12e54a1d.jpg A dark bay who looked almost black, there was never a specimen with more grace or immense presence than the immortal Ruffian. Blessed with incredible speed, power, elegance, and passion- she was truly one of a kind.
Were there 2 different sets of eclipse voters for the 2016 HOY and the 2016 sprint champion? If using the same standard which gave Drefong an overwhelming win over Lord Nelson and A.P. Indian (199 to 20+) based on their races or lack of races, Arrogate should have won the 2016 HOY.
seems like a sound horse for running off dirt 8th behind a 2:00.51 good enough for my perfecta
I think the West Brook - Accelerate - Gun Runner are off my like list
Can anyone explain why a nine old non-gelding is running? Does he have that low a potential as far as stud prospects? I'm not believing the lack of professional behind racing him. Majestic Harbour is out. Prayer for Relief should be too.
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So Conflated won the California Derby today, his victory absolutely flatters Dabster's first start where he won but was DQ'd. That race is looking good for Dabster.
Congratulations to the horse that stole my heart nearly four years ago, and helped me to fall in love with a sport that has completely enthralled me. A champion every step of the way, whose earned every honor, title, and reward.
  • KatieK101 · Congratulations to his connections as well, for putting Chrome's health and safety above everything else, and believed in him enough to keep him in training amid all the haters and their doubts. · 11 hours ago
California Chrome ran away with 202 of the votes. Arrogate received 40. Songbird 5. And Highland Reel 1???
This horse was robbed plain and simple he came out with record or near record breaking performances every time and Drefong wins 2 stakes total and has a 1-0 head to head and he gets it. Chromies you should be scared (not as much because CC is popular whereas AP Indian isn't) that the same thing happens to CC because it seems that these voters have no problem giving awards to horses with 2 stakes wins over one with a better year because horse A beat horse B in the BCC. The whole "four months isn't a year" sadly doesn't seem to resonate with these voters.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Your 2016 United States Horse of the Year is California Chrome!
2016 Horse of the Year- California Chrome baby!!!!!!!
2016 2 year old Male- Classic Empire
2016 2 year old Filly- Champagne Room!
2016 3 year old Colt- Arrogate
2016 3 year old Filly- Songbird
2016 Older Female - Beholder!!! Her eclipse awards collection is complete. Next stop HOF.
Looks like Chrome has his sights set on another Dubai and Breeders Cup Classic. After winning the Pegasus of course. :) http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/California_Chrome_may_not_be_done_racing_after_Pegasus_World_Cup_123

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