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Though the pace will undoubtedly be hotter in the Haskell, he has a better chance in the Jim Dandy.
7/24: There are two Grade 3 races for 2yos on the card today. Starting with Race 3 @ 6:25pm/1:25pm EST we have the Silver Flash Stakes for 2yo fillies, 7 furlongs. There are 8 runners and no scratches so far - the runners include Raydara for H. H. Aga Khan, Marsali for Calumet, Cocoon for Coolmore, New Alliance, Jack Naylor, and Agnes Stewart as well as 2 other runners for Aidan O'Brien in As Good As Gold and Qualify. O'Brien is bidding to win this race for the fifth time, but his fillies will need to have improved greatly to take on their tough competition today. Then in Race 4 @ 6:55pm/1:55pm EST is the Tyros Stakes for 2yo colts, also 7 furlongs. There are 3 runners and no scratches - the runners include Tombelaine for Prince Khalid Abdullah, Gleneagles for Coolmore, and Convergence. This race will probably end up being between Tombelaine or Gleneagles. The going reported from Leopardstown Racecourse is good to firm with no rain. The weather forecast is warm, dry and sunny.
He just might
Q of the D. Who are you rooting for in the Haskell and why.Remember this is who you want to win(not necessarily who you think will win) :)
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  • Exterminator · Wildcat Red of Irish You Well. Just Call Kenny is another that I like. · 7 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · The Monster and Just call Kenny. · 3 hours ago
Sky Kingdom for the win.
Love the Dance With Fate entry into the San Diego. I'll be rooting for the 3yo to take down his elders at Del Mar.
Trainer Naosuke Sugai announced today that both Just a Way and Gold Ship are intended runners in the Arc this year. While Just a Way will go straight to the Arc with Yuichi Fukunaga, Gold Ship will prep in the G2 Sapporo Kinen (2000m) before leaving for France with Norihiro Yokoyama. Gold Ship may run into other Arc probable Harp Star in the Sapporo Kinen.
GO Dance With Fate GO! I also like Fraction Daddy!
Goooooo ROC !
Very deep field but I like Fed Biz and Footbridge!
I'll keep posting about the sport instead of the bash and dash mentality of most posters. Anyway, come on Kid Cruz!
  • tcglory · jmac you banter as much as everyone else dose dont try to act like your the good one here · 16 hours ago
returns this Saturday in the Colin Stakes at Woodbine
It was nice to see her win after her horrible race last time out
With no lone ticket selecting all winners of Sunday’s Jersey Shore Six, the carryover sits at $39,189.74 for this Friday’s racing card. The Jersey Shore Six is a 10-cent base wager. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have the winner of the six races comprising the wager and be the only one to have done so. If more than one person has a winning ticket, they split 60% of the net pool with 40% going to the carryover.
  • travel_vic · BIGGEST Sucker bet ever yet devised: YOU WIN and then you don't get the money unless you are the only one. INSANE. Wait to play ONLY on mandatory payout days and go deep. · 18 hours ago
Sweet Acclaim!
This post has nothing to do with Horse Racing. It has to do with possibly Censorship. I no longer post here on a frequent basis,neither do many of the bloggers i came around to call friends. This has nothing to do with pro or anti new format. A decision has been made,and i must respect it. But i sometimes duck in to see what the pulse is about,and maybe someone i enjoyed chatting with is on. I have seen many complain that their posts were not allowed to air. They stated that there was nothing vulgar nor inflamatory about them. The people that made these statements,i believe. I followed them for months and they never did or said anything inflamatory. Earlier i responded to a feature story regarding The Fans sticking together . I said nothing inflamatory nor did i use abusive language. I took the anti to the authors stance. Yet it was not approved for prime time reading.I would be surprised if this made it through. Like i said,it is no longer about the site. I see many new names i never saw before. But one thing i notice and it speaks volumes. No longer do i see threads with 80 or more responses. Now you might get 10 if you are lucky. Then they jump to another topic. This is called relationships amongst the bloggers. That went out with the old.
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  • travel_vic · MOST of the threads started, of late, don't require comment · 20 hours ago
  • jonquil · I've had a comment of mine deleted once, too, then I was able to repeat the same thing later and it wasn't deleted. I only know it was deleted because a message came up over the first one after I posted like I tripped some ridiculous filter in the system. I really miss being able to view back older conversations in the chatbox on the main page and it does seem that as a result fewer people are posting and everyone is posting less often. It's been inconvenient because if I want to post information about a race on the day, it sometimes is delayed for quite some time before it even posts and that's very frustrating. Now I find myself worrying a bit more if any of my posts will conflict with someone else who might've posted something similar earlier, but it just took 10+ minutes to show up. :/ · 19 hours ago
I'm going with Boyett!
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Te Rapa ;) · 20 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · This one is tough for me. Looked at it late last night. That Safety Belt if at his very best is way better than most here, BUT, maybe on dirt, and shorter. However, I do like him. Bright Thought; will go with him to win :o(look of astonishment), No Jet Lag, Safety Belt, Barrocci. · 20 hours ago
He's a super handsome horse!
Love this horse! And her jockey!
True, most all other milers avoid running against him, Im pretty sure if he was in the classic dirt discussion he would be in the top 3-4 horses as well.

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Long story short, I took the long road getting involved in the industry. I did not get into horse racing until 2008 when I came to Louisville for college.

I'm originally from outside of Philadelphia and attend college at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Since I was 15 I was involved with working in radio and TV. I first covered horse racing at the 2011 Kentucky Derby and my passion just continues to grow. Let the early mornings begin and the Derby fever heat up as we hit the backside to get the exclusive stories leading up to the first Saturday in May.  

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