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55,000 Furlongs to the Finish


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From AtTheRaces.com: Though no longer among the 18 entries left for the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 12f, it has been decided that Australia will be dropped back in trip with his next target set to be the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes over 10-1/2f at York on August 20th and if all goes well at York he will then run in the G1 Irish Champion Stakes at 10f in September.
I still find it odd you can get a race full of first time starters in 2 year olds and no matter what pletcher usually has the moring line favorite even tho there all first time starters and other horses nott rained by pletcher have better workouts. Who makes the ml odds for crying out loud stop with the trainer factor in making ml odds it affects peoples betting cause most people are amature betters
  • tmallios · Are you serious,you should thank your lucky stars that people are influenced to bet counterfit favorites because of the ML. Unless of course you are one of the ones who don't know better and chase this theory. · 11 minutes ago
Buck i was having a friendly debate with my friends Dad . The topic >>>>> what was the greatest decade of racing in the U.S.A. only from the 60's going forward. To me the answer was a no brainer,The 70's by far. My main argument was the 3 Triple Crown winners and that is not even bringing in Forego and Ruffian into the discussion. He made one point that i never really gave much thought to,but does make sense. For there to be a TC winner,regardless of how good he or she is. The depth of the division cannot be that strong. That aside,his selection was the 60's. In listening to you and him talk up horses like Fager, Kelso and Buckpasser to name a few. I am slowly open to the debate. Unfortunately since i did not see any of them run. I am a bit hesitant to give in. Since you experienced the 2 decades and many times saw them in person. Which of the 2 is your flavor.
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  • Buckpasser · Rail bird. We do know how purses and handle are increased and as the casino construction continues, we will reach a saturation point, if we haven't done so already and horse racing better have made good usage of the slots monies or they are really going to be in a hole. TV. You are right. The public perception needs to be improved. The drugs have to go and the after care of the horses has to improve among other things. · 35 minutes ago
  • tmallios · Buck ,personally to me. It is not the game i am skeptical about,it is about those running it and calling the shots. They are the ones that have a mindset of Sgt. Schultz from Hogans Heros>>>>> "I see nothing" . They have allowed to much to go on,that they are almost locked in from handing down any serious judgemants. I hink the old boy crinism approach has to go out with the bozoz running the sport. Start a new front and welcome the new potential owner. After all it is them and the gamblers supporting this game. · 14 minutes ago
on July 10, Bayern worked 1M at Santa Anita on Fast Dirt in 1:37.80 h finishing 1/1.
on July 10, Fury Kapcori worked 4F at Santa Anita in :47.00 h finishing 3/58.
  • Mary Z. · When will Bejarano be back? It's the horse--yes, but you don't want the jockeys' arms being pulled out of their sockets and the race wasted. Blueskies/Pedroza; Fury/Bejarano. Like that :) · 20 minutes ago
Picked her to win but a 3rd place in that field is huge and she could be special.
  • bettorthanlucky · Do you agree she received a terrible ride by "Cornhelio"... She was making a move then stopped... I believe she could have won the race... Impressive performance · 4 days ago
  • jmac500 · yes! · 21 minutes ago
Returns on Sunday!
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  • travel_vic · QUOTE: but After Kelso, Forego was the man. The more I study the great geldings along with Old Bones, they stand out head and shoulders from the crowd · 1 hour ago
  • Buckpasser · I've always thought the great geldings, Exterminator, Roamer, Roseben, Old Rosebud, Armed, Kelso, Forego and John Henry and Native Diver were the best. After all they met all competition on all types of tracks and at all distances. They were durable, carried high weights and gave their all in every race. · 39 minutes ago
Schoolofhardrocks looks good in here
  • travel_vic · Before Matt COLONEL Winn did his tireless promotion of his Derby, this WAS the Standard test of the three year old set. · 1 hour ago
  • Buckpasser · It was until Winn convinced Whitney to run Regret in the Derby, in effect ending the Eastern establishment boycott of the race by Haggin. Also the American Derby was worth more in purse money, but it ran into problems and for several years was not run and the KD became the main attraction for runners. · 43 minutes ago
I've been waiting for his offspring to debut! Three are set to start this week--2 on Thursday in R1 at Belmont and 1 on Friday R4 at Belmont-all trained by Pletcher.
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  • yukichan · We have a winner!!!! Isabella Sings (and wins!) · 1 hour ago
  • tcglory · comapred to other freshman sires ekendreya has alot of ground to make up, and for a first winner is a turf winner · 46 minutes ago
18 entries remain at present for this year's renewal of the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, and very disappointingly, Epsom & Irish Derby winner Australia is not one of them. Coolmore have left Magician, Leading Light, & Hall of Mirrors, who would surely only be a pace angle for them. Probably the best of all the 3yo entries remaining would have to be Epsom Oaks winner Taghrooda and Epsom Derby 3rd Romsdal. I can remember a time when the King George was almost a given target for the winner of the Epsom and/or Irish Derby. Aidan O'Brien clearly has the best middle distance 3yo male in Europe in Australia, and why he has decided to dodge the King George with him befuddles me.
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  • zXSwordXz · I'm clueless when it comes to medicine but found this...In any case, clopidogrel (Plavix) and aspirin usually need to be taken for one year minimum after drug-eluting stent implantation. The reason is to keep the blood "lubricated" so that the blood platelet cells don't start to clot inside the stent, causing a "stent thrombosis" which can cause a heart attack. · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · LUBRICATION is a very poor word since it is AGGREGATION that it is inhibiting and those two mechanisms are not even close · 1 hour ago
gonna have to go there want to see orb
on July 10, Artemis Agrotera worked 4F at Belmont Park on Fast Dirt training in :50.85 b finishing 7/13.
(Dosage profile 6 2 8 0 0 | TrueNicks A++) this $235,000 purchase by Awesome Again is a half to Cleburne.
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  • Sullivan · made debut work 38.42 going 3f over the Oklahoma training track. (5/10) · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · all speed no stamina. A quick maturing stamina limited pedigree THEORETICALLY as we all know that INDIVIDUALS trump their THEORETICAL breeding all the time. · 1 hour ago
on July 10, My Miss Aurelia worked 4F at Saratoga on Fast Dirt in :48.32 b finishing 1/24.
The HKJC published some interesting season end statistics. Of 9627 total runners in Hong Kong during this season only 48 (0.5%) were found to have bled after racing. The published stats can be found here: http://campaign.hkjc.com/en/2014-se/2014-se-news.aspx
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  • AmbitiousD · It's true ILTR. Many of their horses come from Europe, but they also get a ton from Australia/New Zealand and a good amount from the USA too. · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · LOAD a horse with an NSAID (bute) with the major side effect of diminishing platelet aggregation ( the first stage in a blood clot) and people are SURPRISED that we have loads more bleeding.....Apparent as the nose on one's face! · 1 hour ago
on July 10, Social Inclusion worked 3F at Gulfstream Park on Good Dirt in :35.77 bg finishing 1/5.
on July 10, Moonshine Mullin worked 4F at Churchill Downs on Fast Dirt in :51.40 b finishing 24/30.
on July 10, Fiftyshadesofgold worked 5F at Churchill Downs on Fast Dirt in :59.80 b finishing 1/8.
on July 10, Ju Ju Eyeballs worked 4F at Monmouth Park on Fast Dirt in :49.60 b finishing 11/22.



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.