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Look like Goldencents is headed for Keeneland for the Shadwell Turf Mile to take on Wise Dan. This will be his first race on turf.
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  • UnionRagsRules · If I remember correctly, breeding rights were purchased by Sprendthrift Farm for 2015. · 4 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Cedar you nailed it on the head. The BC Dirt Mile has a 1 Million Dollar Purse. The Turf Mile carries a 2 Million Dollar purse. They know that more than likely Dan has lost a couple of lengths. O'neill has looked at the competition and basically said......... Why not. Also he is far from a slam dunk on the dirt. They are not kidding themselves,they know that last years track the day he ran ,contributed greatly to his win. With all the negative public outcry after that day,and the fact that the track was switched overnite. Do not expect any juiced up surface at Santa Anita for this years BC Races. · 21 minutes ago
the Place colt in the 2014 Travers was done at the 1/16th pole just awaiting on anyone what was close and had the gas.....
SB can rate, stalk, close and go to the lead. Chrome, Dude, wicked strong, Tonalist all need to be on or near the lead to win. If the pace is slow,SB will go to lead, relax and run away. If the go fast, he will find a comfy spot,
  • cugel the clever · WS will beat both CC and SB wherever they next meet. He was the best horse in the Travers. He and the jock went to sleep when they made the lead in the stretch.... jock should have been paying more attention to who was coming up on the outside. He had plenty of horse left. · 35 minutes ago
Give this guy credit, Curlin has had a remarkable year both on the track and off the track, Curlin gets inducted into the hall of fame this year, he's one of the top sires of 2013, he's got stakes winners from Palace Malice, to the undefeated Stopshoppingdebbie,to Moulin De Mongin, to Classic placed Ride On Curlin, to very promising two year old La Grange, and not to mention the highly anticipated debut of Jess's Dream soon, it seems like every curlin horse is either winning or running in the top 3, wether it's dirt, turf, or synthetic. He is one of the greatest of all time on the track, and now is spreading his legacy to his offsprings, hope he continues to have success and and his runners make him proud.
Best tracks to bet are those where YOU the bettor have a handle on what WINS and what does not.
How can I get the past performance of the Brazilian breed horse.
In foal to Tapit
Relocated to Taylor Made Stallions
Retired and will stand at Heritage Stallions
Retired and standing at Northview Stallion Station
I saw this same sad ploy with a good one from here Wando: "get credentials on two surfaces so we can promote the stallion as multi-purpose." Won't work: his running style is that of an extended DIRT sprinter NOT a "run like the wind late mover" that is the style on the green.
Partnerships forming now. Shares available in our yearling colt by Majestic Warrior and in our 3YO filly Storm Bank. More info at www.pocketacesracing.com.
Trainer John Gosden has raised the possibility of Kingman stepping up in trip next season if the brilliant colt stays in training. Given that he carries the same colors of owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, Kingman is inevitably compared to the unbeaten Frankel, who also dominated in the mile division during his classic season before proving equally dominate over 10f in his 4YO season. Speaking on the subject, John Gosden said, "Frankel obviously went mile, mile, mile as a 3yo, but stepped up to 10f in the Juddmonte International and again in the Champion Stakes as a 4yo. If Kingman stays in training next seasons you have the option to do similar things, but at this stage as a 3yo, a mile is and will remain Kingman's trip."
too bad that a horse cannot choose its owner. Case here AGAIN, as it has been often, has TONS more class than his crude mouth goon of an owner.
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  • amino998 · “The second Shared Belief crossed that finish line and survived that inquiry, the discussion started,” Rome said on his show Monday. “‘Can you beat California Chrome for Horse of the Year?’ I don’t know. But that’s the good thing about it. "Assuming everything is right and both horses stay healthy, they’ll settle it on the track, not on Twitter, not in chat rooms, not in boards. The horses will do the talking and they’ll do it on the dirt. That’s the way it should be.” · 2 days ago
  • amino998 · RIP Rodney Allen Rippey >> Your classlessly placed gambling blurb made me ‘Blink’ this >> Rome went from “Horseracing isn’t a Sport, It’s a Bet” to being a sporting participant. You, on the other hand, have gone in the opposite direction. You have devolved into 'IT’S ALL about MY BET' {See Keeneland}. · 7 hours ago
Hope this track goes back to its former speed profile....IT was a haven for the speedy and therefore predictable.
  • amino998 · I prefer races conducted over surfaces that give the athletes as even a playing field as possible. · 8 hours ago
Why does "supercool" (uh, okay... Nice name choice.) have something personal against Wildcat Red and Wise Dan??
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  • Goblin · Who knows, Eventer; does supercool666 (an oxymoronic name vis-a-vis his behavior for sure) ever say anything constructive?? · 9 hours ago
  • Cedar · I've been fighting the urge to say anything about that user but they are obnoxiously immature that I disregard everything they say. If you guaranty any horse to win (like they've been doing) you sound like a total moron. Unless you have a crystal ball just shut up or put your money where your mouth is and then see how wise you really are. There are some other things I'd rather say but I don't want my post to be deleted. · 9 hours ago
Go Itsmyluckyday!!!!
Looks like Mr. Speaker might be headed to the Travers Stakes. (According to DRF) That would be quite exciting. You go, boy. From DRF:Though he won his last race on the turf, Belmont Derby winner Mr Speaker will be given the chance to earn a start in the Travers Stakes by trainer Shug McGaughey.
  • ute piechotta via Disqus · Will he be going to the BC Turf Mile? So sorry the Travers didn't turn out as it should have. Really sorry. · 10 hours ago
From DubaiRaceNight.com: The G1 Dubai Sheema Classic and G1 Dubai Duty Free's purses have both been increased from $5 million to $6 million dollars each. The increase is set to become effective at the 2015 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
As of 5:30 this morning the new dirt track has officially opened for training!

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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!