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  • Prize Exhibit (3-1) powers home the best in the Megahertz.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Uncontested (6-5) romps wire to wire in the sloppy Smarty Jones.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Green Gratto (5-2) is a game winner of Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 1 day ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 2 days ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 2 days ago

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a very good animal , loved his style , won me a heap
some collection of scalps arrogate took in the BCC
I would like to know if there is any way of getting pictures of An ottb that my fiance owns. His name is monkey king
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · If you google Monkey King Thoroughbred, then click "images", he's the chestnut horse playing with the giant spotted ball. Otherwise you'd have to go to instagram or whatever tumbler is. Google around. Was he adopted through Canter--they may have photos. You could buy race replays to view at equibase or check his record for tracks that may still have race replays for free. GL. · 6 hours ago
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · https://40.media.tumblr.com/6e565dbd494cf60b40a95df98a94d43e/tumblr_o220wqwYPY1r43g2uo1_500.jpg · 6 hours ago
Latest Pegasus Odds: (Via Oddschecker - 20 different books) California Chrome/Arrogate - 5/4 and 6/5 Neolithic - 14/1 - 20/1 - 22/1 - 25/1 and 28/1 Noble Bird - 25/1 Shaman Ghost - 25/1 Keen Ice - 25/1, 28/1, 33/1 and 40/1 Breaking Lucky - 25/1, 28/1, 33/1, 40/1 and 50/1 Eragon - 50/1 and 66/1 War Story - 50/1 and 66/1 Prayer for Relief - 50/1 and 100/1 Not shown: Ralis and War Envoy http://www.oddschecker.com/horse-racing/ante-post-racing/international/pegasus-world-cup/winner
Alright Three Rules, sounds like a lot of big shots are coming to your backyard for the Holy Bull. Let's show em they best prep elsewhere.
I saw a gorgeous chestnut on the farm today, but he had nothing on the stunning Chrome! Looks like someone loves the sand in florida https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4f5ba98a7cf5f0406f0cf1e7cee2a75d9e3bd16d5e6f30521c4bd82699a91894.jpg
He looks great ! Any chances he would run in the Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland in April ?? I'll be there and I'd love to see him in person !!
He's a little green, ok more than a little. Even winning his race today at Oaklawn he nearly tossed it by ducking into the rail at the last moment. It was his fight and resolve to win the race though and his powerful sprint to save his mistake that impressed me!
Romans on Prayer For Relief - "He may not be as good as he once was, but I think he can be as good once as he ever was."
  • Mr. Ed via Disqus · He has been confirmed in and the field is set. · 11 hours ago
The Pegasus is filled, set, and confirmed. Shaman Ghost,Keen Ice, War Story, Neolithic, Breaking Lucky, Prayer for Relief, War Envoy, Ralis, Noble Bird.
Half Brother to Lady Eli, by Ghostzapper, debuts in 30 minutes.
Not the most 'attractive' horse but boy does he look regal and imposing https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b00a557c54b5e9eaae90fe20be95f897c53d6a9af3b52449316b5970266230f.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b629cecc5db9b90e77ae78d5750b1a5f16d2890b60785128889b4c00734eeaf6.jpg
that was a great move by mike smith when he set Arrogate alight to beat chrome in the BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC ,well done to Arrogate, Mike Smith and well done to the trainer B ,Baffert . time moves on but how can we ever forget Arrogate
Prayer for Relief has not won a Graded Stake since 6/29/2013 when he won the G3 Cornhusker Handicap...Just very very very sad that they are this desperate for horses that the 9 year old has been called off the bench. I hope he doesn't get hurt.
  • timber28 · I hope Prayer for Relief makes it home safe too. It sounds like his last work went really well (5F in :59 1/5), so one never knows :-) · 17 hours ago
  • Bev via Disqus · This race is such a farce. CC is retiring right after this stupid race. It's not a well put together race at all. BIG purse for either Chrome or Arrogate BUT put them in a race with grade 3 horses?? AND retired ones bought back?? How insulting. They should have just had a re match at Santa Anita then they OR Chrome anyway, wouldn't have had to PAY one million. That Pegasus track sucks. Is DEEP. CC handled it fine. BUT Bob should get Arro down there ASAP to get used to it · 12 hours ago
Champion Older Mare battle with Songbird is going to Emerge.......
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  • Busta · Why are people overhyping this horse? She finished 12 lengths behind Stellar Wind & Beholder going 1 1/16th, I see no threat to even Carina Mia much less Song Bird, stop the nonsense! · 17 hours ago
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @SharedBelief1, I've liked this filly since I first saw her last winter at Meydan during the Dubai Carnival when she was still in Mike De Kock's yard. She may have played second fiddle to Polar River in the UAE Oaks and to Lani in the UAE Derby, but she's been steadily progressing and running really well since arriving in the states. I'm definitely a Vale Dori fan, but with that being said, I think she's still got quite a bit of improving to do before she'd ever be any kind of real threat to Songbird, IMO. That's assuming Songbird comes back as dominant as a 4YO as she was as a 3YO. · 13 hours ago
Last work will be a "light breeze"scheduled for Sunday before shipping out next Tuesday.
WINNNER!!! Not as impressive as I hoped, but hey, he's game, showed when confronted, he can fight! Looks like a horse who needs to be ridden hard.
  • Goblin · Not sure I understand the running on the lead strategy, but yes, once engaged he does go into the Curlin grind it out mode. He needs continued work and "refinement". (That may not be the right word, but I don't think he's ready for stakes company yet.) ;) · 13 hours ago
Forgot about this guy's sire for a while...so much promise. Green but big stretch run. May be an interesting one to watch. http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/macleans-music-firster-gets-up-late-at-gulfstream/ video - http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/race-replays/0/201701151648GPM10/
Noble Bird is officially in.
American Pharoah and blue blooded Untouched Talent produce a beautiful filly! Checkout Coolmore's site for pics on twitter and FB
  • acinoyx · There she is! :) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/23e39521bc04508e61f06557b94acfec254b35171bcc9d474d71e54ac6a03108.jpg · 16 hours ago
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Mary Cage, a 21-year-old avid fan of horse racing, has been around horses all her life, having owned, shown, and judged them for as long as she can remember. She began writing her own horse racing blog, Past the Grandstand, in August 2011 and has since been published in America's Horse, American Racehorse and the Appaloosa Journal, as well as with the websites of The Blood-Horse and The Equine Chronicle. She has also had photos published with Paulick Report and Thoroughbred Daily News. In addition, she works as one of the social media coordinators for the Texas Thoroughbred Association.


In her personal horse experience, Mary has been around horses all her life and has won several Appaloosa National Champion and Reserve World Champion titles in the show ring. 


Mary has always aspired to have a career with horses and since her love for horse racing began, she has dreamed of pursuing a career in the Thoroughbred racing industry, possibly as a writer/photographer and marketing/communications specialist. She is currently attending the University of North Texas, where she is a journalism major with a concentration in advertising and a minor in marketing. With this blog, she hopes to show readers horse racing through the eyes of a young fan as she writes about assorted horse racing topics.

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