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  • Lockdown (2-1), full sister to Close Hatches, wins the Busanda at Aqueduct.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Back at Oaklawn Park, Terra Promessa (6-5) rolls in the Pippin.Posted 1 day ago
  • Vale Dori (1-5) is too much for her La Canada competition.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tommy Macho (5-2) tons the best in the Hal's Hope at Gulfstream Park.Posted 1 day ago
  • Flatlined (15-1) wins a wild finish in the Ft. Lauderdale Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Sandiva (7-5) powers by to win the Marshua's River Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Sunny Ridge (5-2) powers home to victory in Aqueduct's Jazil Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Yorkiepoo Princess (4-5) romps home an easy winner in the Ruthless.Posted 1 day ago
  • Domain's Rap, 9yo and 8-1, wins the Fifth Season on opening day at Oaklawn Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Wonder Gal (3-2) wins the Ladies Handicap in a romp.Posted 2 days ago

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Alright Dabster, going one mile today, got the one race experience Baffert said you needed. Going two turns today, let's see what you got. Good luck today Dabster.
You know, all this Chrome fans say this, and Arrogate fans say that nonsense really is getting old. Can we just comment on the horses, and not people?
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  • By The Numbers via Disqus · Gladly. Everyone should just have an agreement to pretend none of the nonsense ever happened, and start over with a clean slate · 1 day ago
  • Bmaster33 · It's just the Chromies who are upset the great Arrogate ran done your little precious, Arrogate fans have no reason to be upset as Arrogate won the BCC · 49 minutes ago
I think Eragon and Neolithic have a chance at 3rd, 4th, or 5th
Champion Older Mare battle with Songbird is going to Emerge.......
horses that will finish in the top six - California Chrome, Arrogate, Keen Ice, Noble Bird (if he runs) Shaman Ghost, and maybe Eragon. Everyone else is just slot filler.
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.
I think Semper Fortis had a much better shot then Ralis does in this spot...Ralis might not even finish...
BREAKING NEWS: Ahmad Zayat announces that he has partnered up with Jeffrey Weiss to run 9 year old Prayer for Relief in Pegasus World Cup. The 10th spot has been confirmed for the World Cup, it's Prayer For Relief.
According to Katsumi Yoshida,Gentildonna will be bred to six-time G1 winner Maurice.
Here's besties Groupie Doll, Plum Pretty, and Havre De Grace enjoying retirement together https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/dbe7aeb76f20d1f425fad63e6f07163ef318f7014d052a0d7d5d5a34dd5c6d2e.jpg
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
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
Someone is itching to get back to the races
Will be bred to Medaglia d'Oro
Include Betty's dam Betty's Solution will be bred to Exaggerator for a 2018 foal.
G2 winner Disposablepleasure will be bred to Exaggerator for a 2018 foal.
Belle Gallantey will be bred to Exaggerator for a 2018 foal.
BH is reporting this afternoon that the Zayats and Romans are seeking a slot in the Pegasus for Prayer For Relief. It is mind-boggling. SMH. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/219100/zayat-romans-want-to-see-prayer-for-relief-in-pegasus
  • Dna0571 · It's ridiculous, what that poor horse needs is retirement. I doubt anyone with a gate considers this. · 17 hours ago
First foal. A colt, not sure who the mare is.
  • Mary Y. via Disqus · Yes, I know he's a boy, but his name sounds like he's the mare. · 17 hours ago
Don't be surprised if you see Noble Bird land a spot in the 2017 Pegasus World Cup.
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Unlike many, I did not grow up with horseracing. My first time at the races was the 2008 Kentucky Derby. I bet on Colonel John. That fall, I had the good fortune to go to England, where I visited Ascot and Kempton. When I returned to the U.S., I was hooked. I started reading handicapping books, studying historic sire lines, watching races and going to Portland Meadows regularly. While the purses there were small, I was able to be close to the action and see firsthand the day-to-day operations of an average American racetrack.

 

Last year I moved home to Chicago. I went to Arlington for the first time this year. In the interim, I have devoted my time to understanding all aspects of horseracing  I hope to provide unique isights on handicapping perspectives and multifaceted analyses on the state of horseracing today. I will strive to write with an open mind and a willingness to learn through the writing process. I will not claim to be an expert, but I will read thoroughly, write carefully, and be honest.

 

To me, the all-time greats are Kelso, John Henry, Round Table and Yeats. Horses I like because they have won me money include Raven's Pass, Alternation, and I'll Have Another. The greatest horse I have even seen live is Zenyatta. I also enjoy the Bears, the Bulls, the White Sox, the Blackhawks, Mexican food, good Bourbon, and old-time music - specifically that played on the 5-string banjo. Thanks for reading!

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