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  • Australia's Hugh Bowman wins the Longines International Jockey Challenge.Posted 2 days ago
  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 5 days ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 6 days ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 6 days ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 6 days ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 6 days ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 6 days ago

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My picks: 1st-Sun Jewellery 2nd-Beauty Only 3rd-Able Friend 4th-Satono Aladdin.
My picks: 1st-Highland Reel 2nd-Big Orange 3rd-Silverwave 4th-Nuovo Record.
G1 winner Greenpointcrusader is back in training, he is now in the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, he will target an early 2017 return to the races.
  • Jessica Boyer via Disqus · I wonder how Pletcher will do with this horse. · 9 hours ago
This horse wins the Belmont Stakes 2017.
Berned
American Gal Berned Union Strike Tapped
Dangerfield Mastery Irap Show Me Da Lute
Classic t_v and friends 'in the good ol' days' fill the short archives of this guy :D
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  • amino998 · One from the vault for Kestrel, who swooped in with a like before EVER posting.... amino998 · The perspicuity of a statement is proportional to the insightfulness of the reader · 826 days ago
  • amino998 · Pegasus Dark Horse... no lie :D · 6 hours ago
Tri box Mastery/Bobby Abu Dhabi/Show Me Da Lute
Will stand at Crestwood farm for $5000
Making his debut for Baffert today in the 5th at Los Al.
My Top 5 of All Time: 1) Secretariat 2) Man O War 3) Affirmed 4) Kelso 5) Spectacular Bid 5A) Whirlaway
  • Ferrisjso26 · Citation belongs in everyone's top 2 or 3 at the very least. Whirlaway? Seriously? The horse lost almost half of his career starts(28 times). · 15 days ago
  • Sig Bouncer via Disqus · An All-Time Top 5 horse will have special things about him that separates from the rest. Such as unique records that stand the test of time. Whirlaway's Records Still Standing Today (Over 70 years now): Whirlaway is the ONLY horse to ever win the Triple Crown and Traver's Stakes. Whirlaway holds the record with an 8 length victory at the Kentucky Derby. Whirlaway has a remarkable 48 CONSECUTIVE races where he finished IN THE MONEY. Whirlaway ran 60 lifetime races. Most of any Triple Crown Winner. · 11 hours ago
It is NOT safe to conclude that the Boys from Dubai have given up on winning the Kentucky Derby :)
You'll always live in our hearts, beautiful boy
My picks: 1st-Maurice 2nd-Secret Weapon 3rd-Queens Ring 4th-Undecided between Designs On Rome/A Shin Hikari.
My picks: 1st-Lucky Bubbles 2nd-Red Falx 3rd-Aerovelocity 4th-Not Listenin'tome.
Dortmund returned to training recently. My guess is the San Pasqual as a prep for the San Antonio is the route he'll end up going.
Oh it is true :-( RIP pretty boy
Taking Tapped in this one
Would love to see Highland Reel in the Pegasus.
  • Pebbles via Disqus · You and me both. But it does not look like its on his schedule, though I thought Coolmore did give a nod toward it. http://www.paulickreport.com/news/breeders-cup/obrien-refuses-rule-highland-reel-pegasus-world-cup/ He is one of my favorites so I would love to see him in the race. I think his going might also place a bit more pressure on Arrogate to attend because you will have the top two in the BC Classic and the winner of the BC Turf...which raises the bar. I guess the only issue is the distance since he usually is best at 12 furlongs and has never run 9... · 24 days ago
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @BobHayes22, Highland Reel isn't gonna run in the Pegasus. He just simply isn't. He's bred for the turf and that's where Coolmore and trainer Aidan O'Brien intend to keep him. He's defending his Hong Kong Vase crown at Sha Tin on December 11th, and then I think it's very likely he'll follow the same itinerary he did a year ago, which is to return to Ireland until March, when he'll likely go back to Meydan to run in the Dubai Sheema Classic again. Found was the horse initially that Aidan O'Brien was talking about sending to Gulfstream for the Pegasus, which is why they considered running her in the BC Classic before settling on the BC Turf. Now that she's retired I'm not sure if Coolmore have any of their horses in mind for the race, unless it's one already based in the states? · 16 hours ago

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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