• Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 13 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 21 hours ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cheekaboo wins a blanket finish in the Honeymoon at 23-1.Posted 6 days ago

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Sir Isaac Newton gets home about 3/4 lengths ahead of Chemical Charge to win the G3 International Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland, following up his royal meeting victory at Ascot in the listed Wolferton Handicap.
he ran hard in ohio derby ....upside here going forward...
Duramente, injury after 2nd finish the Takarazuka Kinen... has not been run to Arc...
Can anyone help me understand how many horses will race, and when they will selected?
She has been a great race horse... now has wonderful offspring
I will be waiting to see this colt back for the Breeders cup Classic... Lani is quirky and ornery but every bit of what a nornal 3 year old stud colt should be...Plus, Mikeio and Yutaka both said ' Lani likes to be around people, just not always around new horses!" ... Lani does fine with horses on the turnout farm... He is simply just every bit a 3 yr. Old stud colt.... if he is happy around people then that's not bad, it's workable.
Every Horse is Good, But Not As Crazy and Different as Lani I loved this Colt I mean he improved from 9-5-3 in each Triple crown race I can't wait to he comes back in 2017 for the classic but Take Care!!! To the Most Badass racehorse of this century
Any latest news on Solow? When and where will this superstar horse be making his return??
I love Songbird, I really do, she really is TOP CLASS, but I'm getting sick of seeing her trott around racetracks in 2nd gear, beating sub-standard opposition at odds of 1-9. It's time for her to step up now and challenge the other top class fillies such as Cathryn Sophia, Carina Mia and Go Maggie Go. Lets find out how good she REALLY is.
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  • Ruffianlover · Weren't you just saying on Carina Mia's page how songbird will easily beat them? You look foolish · 2 days ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · Better yet, let's see how good Cathryn Sophia, Carina Mia, and Go Maggie Go are. Let's see how good they REALLY are. Sorry to hear about your health and that you become ill watching the best filly out there. Hope you feel better soon. · 18 hours ago
I think it's funny that AP's competition takes so much crap. Again they proved themselves this weekend. His former competitors took the G1 Triple Bend (Lord Nelson) and went 2/3 in the Gold Cup (Win the space/Hard Aces)
  • BeastBob via Disqus · I got Win the Space, but I tossed Melatonin as I thought he would bounce today by giving everyone else so much weight. Maybe Win the Space's connections will keep him on dirt from now on; his last 2 races had been good on dirt. · 10 hours ago
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · Because it's all so very selective. When they run mediocre to poorly, not a word is mentioned about being AP competition. Only when one has a good race is it suddenly remembered they ran against AP. · 10 hours ago
Getting pretty exciting and interesting now,isn't it folks..?? ;)
I still believe this Horse has a Hell of a future ahead of him (:
See post below
Nice race today for this nice pedigreed 4 yo. Win the Space was under my radar until today. Ridden by Gary Stevens, Win the Space came close to Melatonin for second place💙🏇
Connected the Ramsey Farm about his possibility Mystic Lake Derby. Will update when I get a response.
Wow. The Iowa Oaks and Derby got great entries. Will definitely be watching.
Is this guy the second coming of Lava Man? He came from nowhere and has now captured 2 of the 3 biggest Classics in Cali. I may be rooting for him in the Pacific Classic where he may be completely overlooked.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · GL.. BUT, I don't even know who came in second. I am rooting for Beholder in the Pacific Classic and wherever she runs. Is Melatonin Lava Man like? The out of nowhere is similar. · 12 hours ago
  • BeastBob via Disqus · Both him and Win the Space had tremendous turn of foot in the final quarter mile. That's scary since they both were up there pressing the pace. · 11 hours ago
one of the worst rides I ever seen in 20 years. Stevens did every in the world for the horse to lose, he ran the horse like he was an apprentice
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  • MaryZinke via Disqus · did you miss the 13 Fleur De Lis? · 13 hours ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · So then he rides ??? whatever Winning something to place in the Gold Cup. · 13 hours ago
Lord Nelson is back. But I think the best horse was Subtle Indian. He started his career at my home track and gotten to meet his trainer. Great runs by the top three.
On a totally random note, I just wanted to say how much I hate the way you Americans pronounce the word "Warrior", it really bugs me!!! It's WARRIOR, not WAR-YERRRR! lol
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  • nu-fan via Disqus · Uh-huh. Stirring up some trouble are you, hoof_hearted666? So you got banned from commenting and came back under a new name? · 17 hours ago
  • bronzeprincess33 · I pronounce it correctly, but I can't speak for anyone else. · 13 hours ago

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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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