• Songbird repels the challenge of Carina Mia, and romps home in the CCA Oaks.Posted 45 minutes ago
  • Up With the Birds swings to victory in Woodbine's Nijinsky Stakes.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Tin Type Gal rides the rail to victory in Monmouth's Boiling Springs.Posted 2 hours ago
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 1 day ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 1 day ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 1 day ago

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Excellent! Nice win for this guy
For the love of God will some admin on this site please fix chrome's page? So comments will show up on the main page? Also I saw Dortmund got a 110 beyer anyone know what Chrome got?
Unlike Beholder and Zenyatta Songbird ships well. Impressive win
Was not able to watch the race, but Songbird is truly a special horse to be undefeated for so long. She never really looks tired or like she's been trying.
Personally I hope they target the Woodward Stakes followed by the Awesome Again Stakes as a prep for the BC Classic. Don't like the idea of throwing Dortmund into the lion's den again going 10F in only his 2nd race of the year. Hope they bring him back slower and build him up for his best in the Classic. Baffert is taking Arrogate to the Travers so he could take Dortmund too for the Woodward on the same card. It's still a prestigious G1 but at a shorter distance plus gives him an extra week or so to fully recover from his huge effect.
what a performance. tested on the turn and really looked for a moment that she was done. Then she just put Carena away and won easy. its such a privilege to see her race. won against the bias of the track as well
My nice comment is: Hellyah. Now shaddap :)
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Beautiful! I think I held my breath the entire race. I remember seeing one of her works posted prior to her first start and I can't remember the distance or time but I remember it blew me away and I said "Wow! I'm watching this one" out loud. And I've continued to be "wowed" every race. I'm looking forward to the BC, which will likely be her next step up in class.
Songbird easy. I don't even know if it's worth watching the race. I love this horse and hate her at the same time. An amazing talent, but I like the sport for competition, and there is none when she races.
The bird is the word.
Beholder is still the best filly/mare right now.
What an amazing performance by Songbird! That was the first time she was ever tested in her 9 races, and she still won.
The Bird flies again. Where are all the naysayers now?
Weep no more looks like she got bumped pretty well at the start by Mo D'Aour, hope she is ok.
Is it a parody that Songbird won on the same day Bird Song won?
What a performance! We love you Songbird!
What was her final time?
Like I mentioned in the CCA Oaks page, needed "horses" and plenty of pace to beat her, just didn't have today. She's a nice horse. Hope she stays healthy

Meet Kevin Kerstein 

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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