• Bayern ditches blinkers, breezes 4F in  :47.80 at Santa Anita (13/61)Posted 15 minutes ago
  • Irish Jasper gets up for the win in the Gasparilla Posted 1 hour ago
  • California Chrome sports blinkers, covers 5F in 1:00.60 at Los Al (5/15)Posted 1 hour ago
  • Overcontrol announces himself with a strong debut performance at Gulfstream Posted 1 hour ago
  • Shared Belief refuses to lose in the Grade 1 Malibu! Posted 21 hours ago
  • Alert Bay surges to victory in the Mathis Brothers Mile!Posted 21 hours ago
  • Sam's Sister up late to defeat Taris in the La Brea! Posted 22 hours ago
  • Spotted Heart rolls late in the Md Juvenile Filly Championship Posted 1 day ago
  • It's all Salutos Amigos in the Gravesend! Posted 1 day ago
  • Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 6 days ago

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Like Maximova & Irish Mission. Honey Lake is interesting.
  • Mary Z. · 12,1,4,5 · 35 minutes ago
  • Mary Z. · 12,1,3,5 final. Man, that pace was weirdslow. The 12 can run with boys. Good mare. I underestimated the Euro 3. · 24 minutes ago
Been a while but is Barbaro's Mum still alive?
Diversy Harbor/ Three Hearts / Rusty Slippers / Winning Rhythm
There are so many inherent errors in utilizing Beyer's to compare performances I hardly know where to begin. FINAL time is approached a myriad of different ways and WITHOUT that consideration, the final time is meaningless.
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  • slewcrew7778 · Puzzling...but hardly meaningless. Without so many self-appointed "experts" insisting their WAY is the correct one, the mix would be rather dry!... · 1 hour ago
  • amino998 · Meaningless is…… "Handicapping, when you come right down to it, requires just two simple things: 1) which horse(s) will set or prompt the pace? and 2) based upon that projected early pace, which horse(s) have shown that, ON THAT PROJECTED 2nd call pace time, can move and overtake the earlier horses. It is simply a matter as to recognizing who can keep up and who can close on it. Just about everything else is a waste of time." ___ DID YOU PROJECT 23 45 splits t_v? "When horses names, riders names, trainers names mean absolutely NOTHING to the evaluation process, why would one waste time bringing that information to the fore? Easy to function without those tidbits. Could not tell you their color, markings, or at times, even where they have run before...IT is all irrelevant" ___ HOW much LESS “in the game” could you be? "Got to love the grandstanders: swallow the dogma of the great unwashed rather than LEARN DIRECTLY from those in the game. Amazing." ... quite, Commander… the 7th floor has Chex mix, slew · 1 hour ago
Taris, purchased for $2.35 million in November, will be sidelined until the second half of 2015 after injuring an ankle during a second-place finish Friday in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita. On Saturday, trainer Simon Callaghan said the injury was diagnosed in the hours after the La Brea, adding Taris will undergo surgery Monday to stabilize her right front ankle. Callaghan described the injury as a non-displaced condylar fracture that will require the insertion of screws to repair the break. Article on DRF
fanfriggintastic hill runners. Sweet Swap gets the dreaded 1 post, but r8 on Sunday should be extra-exciting. Hopefully the only scratch is Indianapolis who already ran on Friday.
Always been a fan of Distinctiv Passion & Heir Of Storm
  • Mary Z. · Looks like a "graded stakes winner every year he raced" credit for Secret Circle. 6,7,1,5. · 3 hours ago
Shared Belief earned a 99 beyer speed figure for his victory yesterday in the G1 Malibu Stakes
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  • Hannah Etienne via Disqus · I was expecting around 101 · 5 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I thought it'd be around 100. Nice race, not the best of his we've seen, but let's hope this didn't take too much out of him so he comes back strong. · 4 hours ago
In keeping with its theory that big race days mean big business, the New York Racing Association has beefed up Travers Day at Saratoga in 2015 to include seven stakes, six of which are Grade 1s, worth $5.1 million in total. Former Grade 1 standalone events such as the Sword Dancer Invitational – which had its purse doubled to $1 million – and the Personal Ensign – which received a 50 percent purse increase to $750,000 – have been added to the Aug. 29 Travers Day program. The Grade 1 Forego, previously run on the final Saturday of the meet, has been moved to Travers Day and had its purse increased by 40 percent to $700,000. The Grade 1 Travers for 3-year-olds, the centerpiece of every Saratoga summer, retained its purse of $1.25 million from a year ago, as did the Grade 1, $500,000 King’s Bishop. The Grade 2 Ballston Spa, for fillies and mares on turf, had its purse increased from $250,000 to $400,000. The last two years, with 14-race cards that included four stakes, all-sources handle on Travers Day has averaged $40.6 million. Martin Panza, NYRA’s senior vice president of racing operations, said his goal is to have Travers Day 2015 handle between $70 million and $80 million. To do that, Panza said, “We need some other big races that can attract top horses.” ...The Million Dollar Sword Dancer is a shot across Arlington's bow
  • tmallios via Disqus · Reading in between the lines,this is now a terrible precedent that NYRA has established,and is sending out a terrible message towards the game. They are telling us that these once great races can no longer support themselves and stand on their own merits. From a Marketing and profitability angle, it is the right move . This maximizes the Big on track crowd,but more important it maximizes the huge Off-Track Crowd that tunes in. They figure that at Saratoga,85 % of the crowd would show up if they raced Thorobreds or Mules. They are there for the experience. But the game is suffering,pretty soon other enues will follow suit. · 5 hours ago
The Bowling Green Handicap has been moved to Saratoga race Course for 2015, the race will be run August 1st
The G1 Sword Dancer Invitational purse has been elevated from 500k to $1 million dollars for the 2015 running, part of the now released 2015 Saratoga schedule, article on DRF
Secretariat <3 I love him <3
This horse actually has so much talent, she was gaining in the stretch in the Juvenile but was cut off and lost all chance. Easily could've been 2nd and possibly 1st with a cleaner trip.
  • winstarfarmfan · My good friend has part-ownership in this filly. He was furious she recieved such a poor ride from Rosario in the Breeders Cup. They have high expectations for this filly. They think she has a lot of potential and are very excited for her to start her 2015 season. · 15 hours ago
honestly tmall I wouldnt have been surprised if SB didnt fire at all. His resume was better than most and he has had a bullseye on him all year and has often been in tight and cutting back from the 2 classic routes I thought was a horrible idea and i was already thinking he was a great bet against. Conquest was always well thought of but never delivered. I expected more of Indianapolis as he seemed to be the horse right there but down the back stretch you could clearly see SB was struggling. The cutback does hurt. As a trainer and an athlete I know this plus he spotted them all. He did not have an easy trip. I figured he would lose or win kind of easy but they went too slow early AGAIN. That is what you failed to see. They went slow and he overcame that and that is what kept him running better. I twice this year thought he would lose when he won with similar trips. The BC I knew he was done but had TONY and Bayern. Today does not help nor hurt HOTY. Those that say how tough he had it and that probably GOD coulda won the BC, yes I said it, he couldve the way the race was run, suggests Bayern has no shot. The main horse is Main Sequence and Wise Dan. If they give it to SB I wouldnt be surprised. CC had a perfect trip and couldnt win on the paved highway on either Belmont or BC day and could not muster an impressive pass of a horse either. At least SB did not have any horror races amongst the other top 5 three year olds. I would have thought if Pharaoh ran and won there would not even be a three year old on the HOTY ballot. But I have seen worse as people would say SB did an a la Zenyatta stay in CA and he proved he is at the very top at many a distance. Can he run out of CA? He only lost once and every other three year old lost sometimes badly like the horror runs of Bayern more than once. He had every excuse to have lost today and should not have even been in this race IMO but I think they are trying to do what they did last year. It would be hard pressed to see a horse win two eclipse awards wo a BC win. If he won by two more lengths that wouldve been different.
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  • hannahWTC1 · "but they went to slow early AGAIN" 45 half is to slow? · 20 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Chrome ran the best race out of any horse in the classic. Went wide the entire time, and it was only his second race after a layoff- he wasn't even in his best shape. Which is why he demolished the field in the Hollywood Derby on a surface he had never run on before. Also Chrome not even at his best, was gaining on the top two with every stride. Hardly ran a bad race compared to others who had zero excuses like Tonalist · 16 hours ago
I just had to come on to see how much those would put down yet another win by Shared Belief. Its never good enough, its always against junky horses, he didnt win by 8 lengths, blah blah blah. This horse is so freakin good and goes against what he is built on time and time again. This is a stamina horse who wins a Grade one race going only 7f and beats the ENTIRE FIELD, not just a 70 to 1 horse. No win that this horse gets is ever enough. When Chrome loses the excuses are rampant, they didnt wanna push him, he got blocked, and on and on and on. When Shared Belief wins, well, he didnt win by 8 lengths so he's really bad. He never flew on a plane so he's really bad. PATHETIC. This little guy has no business running and winning 7f races in the first place but when he does, its nothing. Its not really a win, look the other way. Chrome beats 5 opponents in a cake turf race and he's the greatest horse in the world. Shared Belief runs in a race built for speedsters and its mocked. I wish so badly that the Breeders Cup Classic was run fairly. Shared Belief is a freak of nature who tackles and wins at every distance under the sun. Grow up and stop knocking a horse who has given it his all in every single race he has ever been entered into. EVERY ONE OF THEM. It's a horse for God's sake. And a damn good one at that. He doesnt need awards. He just needs to get into the ring with Chrome fair and square. I cant wait for that day to come.
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  • Mary Z. · You said what I was thinking except with all of the swear words edited out. · 19 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · your post is offensive to Chrome fans like me. I have never called Chrome the best in the world. Just like I wouldnt call Untapable the HOTY even though she is one of my favorite horses in training. I am a die hard Honor Code fan but I wouldn't say he can beat anyone. You people have to stop labeling everyone as the same. All people are trying to say is that just because he won today, doesn't mean he is HOTY. SB is good- but didn't do enough this year to win that title. He barely beat a sub par field at a distance he has already won at before. Chrome beat the Canada HOTY on a surface he had never run on before. SB would be interesting to see in Dubai- I think he has the best chance of winning there compared to Bayern. But I am excited to see him in 2015 and face Chrome again on even and fair terms when other horses don't take out half the field. · 16 hours ago
http://www.hrtv.com/videos/2014-breeders-cup-classic-bump/?VideoCategoryId=0 Thought I would post this link since their was lots of controversy over Baffert entering 4 horses in the Malibu, some saying he was going to take out Shared Belief. HRTV posted the overhead of the Classic, in an interesting turn of events, Shared Belief is actually the only horse to make contact with another horse at the break. Bayern never touched SB, just as Bayern clears Shared Belief, SB lunges right with the front end, hitting Moreno. Kind of takes the wind out of the "He got the wind knocked out of him" sails, doesn't it?
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  • slewcrew7778 · You do know that "directly" overhead and overhead "2 miles away" is still OVERHEAD, right? This overhead view from the side proves nothing except that horses do not move sideways while in stride by some invisible force. Neither was Smith seen pulling the reins to the left as clearly as Garcia was seen pulling his to the right. · 18 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Hannah, not sure what video you were watching but the link you posted ABSOLUTELY shows Bayern's making contact with SB. The WHOLE reason SB contacted Moreno is because he was forced into him by Bayern. The video COMPLETELY shows that. It goes against your entire argument. I am as big of a Chrome fan as you are, but I disagree with you on this- Bayern took out both SB and subsequently Moreno, and then Toast of NY came in later to finish off Moreno. Both the top two should have been taken down. And Garcia's ridiculous claim of he had no idea the horse veered to the left, or Baffert saying his horse just got out Infront of SB is BULL CRAP. And this photo that I posted right after the a classic proved it. Garcia has such a loose hold on the reigns he is lucky he had any control over Bayern's what so ever. And it clearly shows Bayern's impeding on the path SB had already declared coming out of the gate. Any other race and Bayern would have come down as the winner you can guarantee it https://equineink.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/screen-shot-2014-11-03-at-7-00-13-pm.png · 16 hours ago
Good race and win !!! jlp
All out to beat a 70-1 shot in a close finish... A 70-1 shot in a field of LEFTOVERS looking for a check. He is a very nice horse, but not as good as advertised.
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  • Mary Z. · vodkak/vodgag and t-d are the same disturbed person. · 18 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Had any of the others won, you may have said it was a big win over a grade 1 horse. · 18 hours ago
I fell in love with this horse the first day I saw him Unforgettable moments ... R.I.P. Wallyanna ... Leo .'.
Dear Tim & Mario Pino What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Un fuerte abrazo Leo