• Cavorting (2-1) rolls late to get up in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign.Posted 27 minutes ago
  • Hit It Once More makes every pole a winning one in the Albany Stakes.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Syndergaard makes short work of the Funny Cide to remain perfect in two starts.Posted 1 day ago
  • On Leave (9-5) wins the Riskaverse for her third consecutive victory.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chad Brown earns career victory #1,000 as Mr. Maybe scores in the John's Call.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rachel's Temper (3-1) gets the job done in the Summer Colony.Posted 4 days ago
  • Midnight Storm (3-10) holds off Om to win the Grade 2 Del Mar Mile.Posted 5 days ago
  • Camp Creek (26-1) comes from well back to pull the upset in the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine.Posted 5 days ago
  • Time and Motion (8-5) powers by Catch a Glimpse late in the Lake Placid.Posted 5 days ago
  • California Chrome rolls to victory over Beholder and Dortmund in the Pacific Classic.Posted 6 days ago

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Wow this filly is on fire! 2 turns, no problem. That was a very nice win.
My pick is Carina Mia because she's turning back in distance, not to mention the drop in class.
Stunning performance in a spectacular race! Had my eyes locked on her coming around the far turn and wasn't sure she could get up in time but she did it!
She can go two turns!! Cavorting wins the Personal Ensign in style!
I'm going with I'm a Chatterbox for the Personal Ensign.
anyway after all this my top 11 bull lets get back on topic ,,,,,,, frosted 3 time group 1 winner where will he gain his next group 1 ? and the group 1 after that?
Been awhile between drinks, but the once highly regarded Berkshire wins the listed August Stakes over 11-1/2f at Windsor.
The racing fans have waited for over a year for this day. After the initial injury, we heard reports that we never want to hear. Laminitis is brutal, and often they don't come back to racing form after it.... or worse. We will witness a small miracle when she steps on the track today. She's not only back to race, but this isn't an allowance she's entered. A G2 facing a good field. If she wins or even does well here, it will be nothing short of amazing. She alone will have my Vox Populi vote this year.
The filly Chain Of Daises beats heavy favorite Ulysess by a shoulder to win the G3 Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor.
Late change: Orlando Mojica now rides One Mean Man.
lets hope for a return of the moh
My TopTen list is as follows...Chrome-Songbird-Frosted-Tepin-Beholder-Enola Gray-Lady Eli-Exaggerator-Nyquist-Stellar Wind.
Lightning Spear overcomes trouble in running to fly home late and win the G2 Celebration Mile at Goodwood. Trainer David Simcock said post-race that the G1 Woodbine Mile later next month could be the next target on Lightning Spear's agenda.
I;m picking Birdatthewire and Haveyougoneaway,they have as much a chance as the others.
The gov, connect, freedom, laoban.
Really, there was a horse named "Gay"?
Mohaymen Fish Trappe Road Tom's Ready Economic Model
Tom's Ready/Mind Your Biscuits/Star Hill/Bird Song
Carina Mia/Sheer Drama/By the Moon/Paulassilverlining
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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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