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fired a 4f bullet in 47.61 while working in company with Ludicrous (1/55) over the main track at Belmont Park. He is a half to Tapit.
made his debut work 3f in 37 1/5 seconds over the main dirt track at Delaware Park this morning. The highly anticipated half brother to Grade 1 winner Cross Traffic was a $600,000 purchase at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Trained by Larry Jones for Fox Hill Farms
Does this horse have any history of Biting other horses at the gate?
well folks after several emails and one phone call i finally got them to post an asrticle about her at Lanes end farm website congrats to all the connections of this special horse
Worked 5/8's yesterday to flee the vet's list.
Good looking renewal for the G1 Prix Jean Prat on Monday afternoon at Chantilly. Only 7 runners entered, but there's not a whole lot on paper between the form of the top 4 in the market. Also not a great deal between the ante-post prices of those 4 which are Shifting Power, Charm Spirit, Prestige Vendome, & Muwaary. This may be Shifting Power's best chance of winning at G1 level this season, but I think Charm Spirit is the one that could possibly make that a difficult task for Shifting Power, IMO.
  • jonquil · It's a difficult choice, but I'm pretty interested in La Hoguette. She gets a weight allowance here and she's been progressing nicely this year. This seems like it may be her best distance and she seems to handle most ground well from good to downright sodden from what I can tell. Also, in her last race she was beaten by Fintry and I'm hopeful that Fintry will progress into something really quite good. · 5 hours ago
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I would have to lean toward Prestige Vendome. La Hoguette is interesting as she does have a weight break and may not be that far behind these. My mystery horse might be Muwaary due to Godsen being pretty successful lately. Just a hunch though · 2 hours ago
Where is Exit Stage Left? No workouts, no talk, no nothing. I'm a big Shared Belief fan, but his trainer has another start in his stable and we would like to know whats the story??
This filly is 8-8 for the season and has more wins than any other undefeated horse in North America. Her eighth win was the Boeing Handicap at Emerald Downs in Auburn WA on July 6, under the skilled hand of jockey Rocco Bowen.. She is a half-sister to Ride On Curlin and is nearly unstoppable. Her next race will be the Emerald Distaff on Sunday, August 24. Stay tuned. Remember her name; remember Rocco; remember trainer Tom Wenzel.
  • reshuffler · Really? She's won 8 non graded stakes races at a track nobody's heard of, and you call her unstoppable? · 3 hours ago
Can't wait for the dirt to come back. This track used to be on my wagering agenda, BUT for the last several years. Saratoga has received just about ALL my business in that time frame.
Wow cant wait for Del Mar Biggest fields ive seen in years for west coast racing exciting
Alls well with Nelly! Planning her next mating: http://wwww.justhorseracing.com.au/news/australian-racing/perfect-pregnancy-for-black-caviar/258325
In my opinion the proof is in the pudding. Chrome won the SA derby in over a full second faster then Untapable.
Did anyone else see her race at Gulfstream today? After winning by daylight, she fell just after the finish. Looked horrible. I saw her jockey get up, and moved towards her, and out of the way of finishing horses. Looked like GOTR stayed down. I feared the worse. But then, low and behold, she was led into the winners circle, without her jockey. No word on jock's condition--or what happened to the horse. I see she was also claimed out of that race. Anyone with any more details, please post!
Last race of the meet: 8,1,2,4.
r7, 3,2,1
Sustained an injury during workout and has been retired from racing, according to DRF
Wasn't he fun? Happy retirement from racing and successful new career, or heck, just have fun with that, too ;)
That will teach them not to run against older in a stakes race.
Returns friday at del mar
Jeranimo has been retired and will stand at stud in 2015, according to DRF

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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!