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  • Untapable heads a field of nine in the $1 million Cotillion. Posted 10 hours ago
  • California Chrome draws the rail for the Pennsylvania Derby. Posted 10 hours ago
  • Sheikhzayedroad scoots up the rail for the Northern Dancer victory! Posted 2 days ago
  • Baltic Baroness wins the Prix Vermeille; Treve a disappointing 4th. Posted 2 days ago
  • Suntracer cashes in the Kentucky Turf Cup! Posted 2 days ago
  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 3 days ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 3 days ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 3 days ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 3 days ago
  • There will be a carryover of $59,132 when racing resumes Saturday at Los Alamitos.Posted 3 days ago

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A recent article by Andy Scoggin(Matt Shiffman) on the Breeder's Cup Turf really peaked my interest coupled with some back and fourth on this thread about Euro's vs American horses prompted me to do a bit of research. In Breeder's Cup races on the turf Americans have 50 wins whereas Europeans have 42. Here is a breakdown. BC Turf :Americans 13 Euros 17, BC Mile :Americans 17 Euros 12, BC Filly& Mare Turf :Americans 8 Euros 6, Turf Sprint: Americans 6 Euros 0, BC Juvenile Turf Americans 2 Euros 5, BC Juvenile Fillies Turf: Americans 4 Euros 2. Despite common misconception of Euro dominance in turf races America has a better record overall and a better record in each race other than the Turf and Juvenile Turf. A common point made is that Europeans do not often send their best horses and that their 2nd and 3rd tier often come to the Breeder's Cup. The same can be said for the Americans though as America's most talented "top tier" horses often run on the dirt surface. Just for fun lets take a look at a list of some Euro A/B teamers which have run and lost in turf races; Olympic Glory, Excelebration, Moonlight Cloud, Excellent Art, Goldikova, Spinning World, The Fugue, Midday, Ouija Board, Banks Hill, Dylan Thomas. Carnegie. Now when the Euro's face up against America's "top tier" in the Breeder's Cup Classic(granted it is on our preferred surface) American has 28 wins the Euro's have 2. Here is a list of some Euro's whom have tried and failed in the Classic; Declaration of War, So You Think, Twice Over, Rip Van WInkle, George Washington, David Junior, Oratorio, Hawk WIng, Sakhee, Galileo, Giant's Causeway, Swain, Halling.
dont know why he cant get that distance.example travers 10.s.b wins going away
i like her very much in this race
His half brother yearling by Tapit sold for 775K...
I guess that's the end of Suffolk Downs. This idiotic state giving the license to Wynn instead.
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Sadly I have read it is. I am assuming that they may close even as early as October. Hopefully not, as I heard that racing will get a large slice of the monies from gambling. I was always shocked that Sullivan was opposed to the casino at Suffolk, I felt he didn't realize the track was only staying open for the casino license. I can't believe they picked Wynn with all the traffic issues etc. · 1 hour ago
Her half brother yearling by Tapit sold for 1.2 million..
His half brother yearling by Tapit sold for a mere 2.2 million....
is she in foal again? has he had any other foals by Tapit?
has she had any other foals by Tapit?
what seems to have happened to Pablo Del Monte...been away from the track for a long period of time...I was wondering if he came out of the grade 1 test against older at Delmar...hurt or something....
Now three or is it two? late scratches and same animal is running earlier and earlier against weaker 2nd call paces of race. Suggest going off form or, lets hope not, INJURY.
  • Jbyrnes1 · dude did you not see my post a few hours ago on him, is currently training over the dirt at Churchill Downs, if he trains well, he will be pointed to possibly the Breeders Futurity or point to turf stakes somewhere, but, all this depends on how well he trains over the dirt · 3 hours ago
Undefeated Shared Belief works three-quarters in 1:15.20 this morning at Golden Gate Fields in prep for Awesome Again on Sept. 27.
Due to the nature of his injury, Sea the Moon has been retired
  • Ash via Disqus · Ugh. No. This just ruined my week. · 7 hours ago
  • jockey2be. · Noooooooo! But thanks for letting us know. · 6 hours ago
Olympic Glory will join the Al Shaqab stallion roster in 2015 at Haras de Bouquetot in Normandy after signing off his racing career in either the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes or Prix de la Foret.
She's nominated to the Vosburgh. That's a bit ambitious.
Reported from Mark Casse, his plans right now are unknown, is currently training over the dirt at Churchill Downs, if he trains well, he will be pointed to possibly the Breeders Futurity or point to turf stakes somewhere, but, all this depends on how well he trains over the dirt
Very exciting, almost a derby reunion of sorts. I like Chrome to win here with Candy Boy challenging valiantly. I wouldn't be surprised to see Protonico scare the favorites
Going to get one more Turf race before shipping to MD
Peter's Creek is done racing at Suffolk this year. Sore ankle is going to get some rest before heading to MD
Trainer Marty Wolfson says Atreides now to go Indiana Derby rather than Kelso, says he prefers the harder track in Indiana to Belmont Park. Reply

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Growing up I spent a lot of days in the Bluegrass State. Although I was born and raised north of the mighty Ohio River in Southwest Indiana, I was still next door to thoroughbred racing; Ellis Park, Henderson, KY 

 

Likewise, the first Saturday in May was always a celebrated family event. As my two brothers and I got older the battle for picking the next winner began to heat up. In 2000, I made my inaugural Kentucky Derby appearance. Since then I’ve made it an annaual tradition because there’s no other city or weekend in the racing world like Louisville, KY on Derby Day. 

 

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