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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


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Funny, everybody's claiming shared belief to be so good but this guy never got mentioned.
  • Robert Lee via Disqus · You are right on with toast of New York /2 so-so efforts on turf/distance not an issue/ his numbers line up/fairly well rested/switch from synthetic to santa anita is the bet/it's not that far-fetched/I'm leaning towards shared belief-wicked strong-toast of New York top 3 bc classic!!!thanks for info the way this year is going he could win it! · 19 minutes ago
they now have her listed as possible in THE L>A> WOMAN
  • ekindy · Who is "they"? L.A. Woman and Zenyatta were the two possibilities mentioned about a month ago. · 22 minutes ago
In first dirt workout, Conquest Tsunami worked 5F in 1.00.40, (1/36) fastest work out of 36 to take the distance, guess he likes dirt
Duel G1 winning miler Toronado, who has been a flagbearer for his owner Sheikh Joaan's Al Shaqab Racing, will take up stallion duties at the National Stud in Newmarket next year.
Why are you selling Princess of Sylmar at action? Why not retire her to your farm? Or find a PA stud far for her to go to.
Doug O'Neill says turf experiment with Goldencents on hold for now, will point for SA Sprint Championship then either BC Dirt Mile or Sprint
i hope she proves the naysayers wrong and makes a great showing of herself I think you have the right stuff DEBBIE the numbers are there as well as the heart Best of Luck
VE Day, working by himself, a good-looking 5-8ths in 1:.00.69, out 3-4s in 1:14.28 double out 1:28.36 over BEL training track
Will run the 8th race from the 7th spot in her last ever start at Suffolk Downs. Ill be headed there for my last ever trip to the old local track.
Bob Baffert said if Bayern shows him he's holding his form, he'll run in the BC Classic. "He could have run a mile and a quarter yesterday". From Baffert
  • michael via Disqus · i keep going back to the travers,is the dirt mile a 2 million race or a million??? · 20 hours ago
  • ekindy · I'd imagine he'll be double entered and they'll make a last minute decision based on posts drawn, competition, how Bayern is looking going into the race, and of course how the track is playing. · 4 hours ago
i wish they would bring him home so he can live out his days here. i'd like to see him.
And who's the joker who added Close Hatches as a possible to the BCC? She's never gone over 9f, and she's iffy even at that distance.
  • Northport · If you go on the page for the race itself (Breeder's Cup Classic), rather than the page for the specific year (like this one) it tells you which member added a horse as a probable · 11 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · In the realm of that subject, but veering off-subject , I just added three possibles to the BC turf sprint. Why do apostrophe s(es) come out as a bunch of symbols and 39? These races are sometimes added many months in advance, so someone could have thought those fillies were possibles when they added them. They can be edited from the possibles. No idea how to add races to stakes tracker. · 10 hours ago
How the heck did Dreaming of Julia make this list?
  • The Doctor · Wishful thinking I guess. Hasn't had a published work in 4 or 5 months. I wouldn't be surprised if there is a retirement announcement soon. · 11 hours ago
Will be offered for sale at the upcoming November sale at Fasig-Tipton through the Taylor Made Sales Agency consignment. Mandy Pope?
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · What about Stonestreet? · 12 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Stonestreet seems to favor them when they can race them, although they did purchase Sassy Image. Thinking Mr. Rutherford picks her up. · 12 hours ago
Duel G1 winning mare Samaready has been retired after a disappointing 9th in Saturday's Sportingbet Sprint. She will be bred to All Too Hard.
Is anyone aware of the next race for this colt?
I think if she wins the Beldame she gets 3YO Filly Honors, because Untapable has been great against other 3YOs but Stopcharingmaria would have a win against older.
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  • Northport · If 2013 is any indicator, the result in the Distaff is everything for the 3 year old filly division. As jockey2be stated, whoever has the higher finish in the Distaff will get the honours (assuming that Maria wins the Beldame). · 15 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Disagree. Untapable has beaten better quality in her wins. The Beldame is coming up weak and a win there isn't saying much. If sweet reason wins the sprint- it will make untapables cotillion win all that much more favorable for the voters. Also she took on the boys and beat social Inclusion and medal count who hit the board in the preakness and Belmont. Did Maria try the boys? No · 15 hours ago
I currently own Comox Bluff out of Pine bluff and Lil orphan Julie. Would be interested in breeding. Need info.
I am currently the owner of Comox Bluff out of Pine Bluff- Lil orphan Julie. I would be interested in breeding her but am new to this and need info.
The Classic horses are disappearing fast.



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.