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  • Capla Temptress (5-1) rolls home in the Natalma, while making her North American debut.Posted 5 days ago
  • Untamed Domain (3-1) kicks it in late to win the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 5 days ago
  • World Approval (2-1) shows he is much the best in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile.Posted 6 days ago
  • Patrona Margarita (23-1) draws clear in the Grade 2 Pocahontas.Posted 6 days ago
  • Uni (6-5) runs down La Coronel in the Grade 2 Sands Point.Posted 6 days ago
  • Johnny Bear (9-1) noses out Hawkbill in the Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chublicious (10-1) upsets the Grade 3 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash.Posted 6 days ago
  • The Tabulator (4-1) holds on in the Grade 3 Iroquois despite drifting out.Posted 6 days ago
  • Quidura (2-5) proves best in Grade 2 Canadian.Posted 6 days ago
  • Winx rolls late in the Colgate Optic White Stakes for her 20th straight victory!Posted 7 days ago

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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish

 

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He looked amazing in the Makybe Diva, he's going to give "Winx" a great race in the Turnbull Stakes on October 7th, "Winx" will have to be at the top of her game to beat him, can't wait for this race, super excited!! :-)
The Turnbull Stakes in 2 weeks time is going to be very interesting, "Winx" has got a big challenger, it's "Humidor", he was very impressive last time out when he thrashed "Hartnell", he looked really good, and "Winx" is definitely going to have to step up from her last couple of runs to beat him! But I trust the mighty "Winx" will get the job done once again and make it 21 straight wins! :-)
Won this race by 11 lengths...post to wire....unbelievable performance! So excited I forgot to get all the info to record it here! But I wanted to at least give this very talented horse his due!
Airoforce worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:02.19 (B) finishing 4/4.
Neolithic worked 5f, Sept 22nd in 1:02.81 (b) finishing 2/9.
American Patriot worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:02.84 (b) finishing 3/9.
Awesome Slew worked 4f, Sept 22nd, in 49.55 (b) finishing 10/27.
Kobe's Back worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:01.20 (H) finishing 13/61.
Finley'sluckycharm worked 5f, Sept 22nd, in 1:00.20 (B) finishing 1/22.
Stallwalkin' Dude worked 4f, Sept 22nd, in 52.52 (B) finishing 47/47.
Cloud Computing will be joining Chad Brown's barn in Florida this winter to train for a 4 y/o campaign after recovering from surgery to remove a bone chip per DRF. The procedure was done earlier this week by Dr. Larry Bramlage. http://www.drf.com/news/cloud-computing-sidelined-ankle-chip
https://twitter.com/BreedersCup/status/910958273427394561
Imo win or lose Saturday, they should take him to the dirt mile. Especially since it’s around two turns
Ok lute, ya got the rail, ya gotta go. Let's find the winners circle today.
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Cheveley Park Stud owners David & Patricia Thompson have acquired a majority share in Coral-Eclipse & Juddmonte International winner, Ulysses, where he will now stand at stud when he retires at the end of the current season. The article says he will continue to race in the colors of Flaxman Stables Ireland, Ltd. for his final two starts in the G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantily and the G1 Breeders Cup Turf at Del Mar.
Watch out for this horse, she looks very special, she has the potential to be the next "Goldikova". :-)
Sometimes great race horses just want to run from the get go and not be instructed what to do. Arrogate has the stamina and will to do so. Big Brown had it as well. Unfortunately Kent tried to impose his own will on a horse that obviously wanted to run and not rate in the Belmont and it cost them the TC. One of the worst rides ever! I will never forget that day. Big Brown should've been the 13th triple crown winner. He was a beast!
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  • OklaHandicapper via Disqus · What are you talking about? Big Brown quit running in the Belmont because the shoe on his right hind leg came loose during the race. A photographer covering the start caught a picture of it. When they checked him after the race, it was back on. The owners speculated that while or after Kent pulled Big Brown up, the horse took a step and that pushed the shoe back into place. · 19 hours ago
  • kingofthewholewideworld · "Big Brown" was a totally amazing animal, he was a "GOD" on the racetrack, his presence was immense, and for sure, 100%, "Big Brown" would have DESTROYED the MASSIVELY OVERRATED "American Pharoah". :-) · 17 hours ago
I wouldn't put her at the level some broodmares, but she's one of the better ones this decade.
for whatever reason I pull for your horses. They seem well placed and well treated. And it's great that you're a woman with fine stock. I absolutely wish you all the good luck in the world. Ralph Arzoomanian PhD-not that that matters
After a rough start to the year, Oscar has really won me back over. He could steal the whole show this fall.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · His Kentucky races had me ready to write him off. Some very generous pace advantages have helped him this summer but he's proven to be a good one with going longer. · 1 day ago

Meet Matt Scott 

My horseracing journey began when I was 16 years old and my mom took me to Hollywood Park. Although I did not fully appreciate it at the time, the experience stuck with me forever. 10 years later, during one of my many international business trips to Hong Kong, I visited Sha Tin racetrack to watch the races. This is where my true passion began. 

 

Holding a masters degree in mechanical engineering, the puzzle of handicapping intrigued me. I have made a career of making decisions based on trends, patterns, and formulas, which is why I think I was initially drawn to the sport. However, I have truly learned to appreciate the horses and how magnificent they are as athletes. 

 

I currently live in San Jose, CA, and when not following racing, I like to spend time with my wife, mountain bike, and design high-speed bicycles that I build and race For reference, 55,000 furlongs is the distance from Hong Kong to my home in San Jose. Also, I have 1-year-old dachshund (aka wiener dog) that I am training to race in the annual Wiener Nationals held at Golden Gate Fields.   

 

The purpose of this blog is to help give people the viewpoint of a fan that is newer to the sport and eager to learn. I like to respectfully speak my mind, and often the ideas come out of left field, which could give a fresh perspective on a sport rich with tradition and history. hope to represent the many future fans that I wish to follow my footsteps into the Sport of Kings. 

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