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I was priviledged to be among the fans at the Shadwell Turf Mile for Keeneland's million dollar race...won by a trillion dollar STAR WISE DAN. if people were more like Wise Dan what a world we would have!1
What a joke how Regally Ready was buried. Was this a pay back to Asmussen for embarrassing the industry?
Really curious to see how this horse runs on dry fast track...
Won yesterday at Zia Park. Didn't know he was still racing...
Just breezed through the entries of all the BC Races. Noticed that this guy has been entered in the Turf Sprint down the hill . He just might be the best bet on the Card. He almost looks to easy in this race. He has shown amazing speed going longer distances. Chalk this one up.
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  • tcglory · ive come to realize tmallios dosent even like horse racing hes just one of thoes people who needs to debate everything in his life · 3 hours ago
  • sexyback · No Nay Never and Mike Smith. Mike is good for at least two wins every year. · 3 hours ago
JJ put Wicked on the shelf, but is taking VE Day West Why?
Looking at the Turf Mile and this guy is starting to look like a major play in this race. In looking at the field, there is only 1 horse in the race that can put any pressure on this guy on the front end due to his running style across the pond. That would be Toronado. But in looking at replays of his races,he is not the send them type runner. Therefore , Obviously will be "Loose as a Goose" in here. In his last he was never prepared for the start,yet he still got the lead. Just need this guy to keep his head straight in the gate. He has run speed figures that wins this race. A major plus and i have no idea it is because of a new trainer. In the past 2 years they ran him in the Prep for this race,that was 3 weeks earlier. This guy has always run in this race as a short horse. He was never at his best. Finally they gave him a breather and he is coming in as fresh as can be. Like i said,do not blink or let this guy get loose.
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  • Sullivan · With this many agreeing, there'll be no price... liked Silentio but not in the Turf Sprint. Switched to Obviously and interested in Dayatthespa · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · If he gets away clean, there is not 1 horse that i would worry about. Even at the 2nd wire. · 5 hours ago
couldn't agree more,horse won't win every race 2nd place in a bigger race would be better than winning a lesser race, his time on oct.19th race was 4/5ths faster than stakes race on oct.18th, horse is a good one,make hay while you can
Looks tough in the Bold Ruler!
Retired and will stand at McDowell Farm for 2015
Fasig-Tipton October sale offers White thoroughbred colt for sale- he has significant chestnut on him- he is even a "medicine hat". Check him out.... http://www.drf.com/news/fasig-tipton-october-rare-white-thoroughbred-be-offered
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  • Goblin · Interesting look. That picture below reminds me of the early pics of Hansen---he was light grey/off white with a carrot orange mane. · 3 days ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · He sold for $29,000 to Stoneway Farm · 5 hours ago
Breeders' Cup ought to be renamed the Bleeders' Cup. Nearly every horse entered will be running on Lasix. That is awful.
  • ekindy · That doesn't mean they're bleeders, it means they are trying to level the playing field. Which needs to stop of course, it really is to the point where the major racetracks have to just say no Lasix for anyone, and bleeders will have to stay home. · 13 hours ago
  • amino998 · Some are bleeders. "Major racetracks" would indicate some sort of 2 tier system ekindy? Finding the dividing line would be quite the fight. · 6 hours ago
Queens Plate winner Lexie Lou entered in the G3 100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes at SA on Saturday, Corey Nakatani will ride
wow, it's going to be hard to choose who i want to win between lucky player, american pharoah, Mr. z, carpe diem, and souper colossal.
he is for sure going to the breeders cup sprint.
Cyber Secret returns a winner! He won by a nose over Paris Vegas
Hey goblin and Exterminator, this may be the horse you were dreamin' about this spring :) http://www.breederscup.com/article/bronzo-qualifies-bc-dirt-mile-chile
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  • amino998 · At least Bronzo doesn’t have to face your Tonito M., Exterminator. I remember you were hoping they’d be conservative with him. Also feel confident in saying, before a single dollar has been bet, Bronzo will be a longshot :) · 11 hours ago
  • Exterminator · I'm glad they've done a great job with him. He finally put it together in the OK Derby after placing in a couple good races. I wonder if he'll show up on the BC undercard. I believe there is a stake on that Sat. going 7/8. · 9 hours ago
If he improves even slightly he is going to be handful in the TC - Main Sequence, the presumed favorite, does not have a brilliant turn of foot, he wears down the competition (to his credit), competition that is roughly the same sort that HC just beat. It's worth noting that HC finished stoutly and was pulling away at the wire. If HC gets the jump on MS, MS will have to run the race of his life to get by him, imo. Hardest Core figures to be 10-1 or thereabouts. His biggest threat could be from a Euro who closes fast.
I expect them to try the turf he has an exceptionally high leg action and his breeding is certainly concurrent with that theme.
  • mak via Disqus · unlikely. With the talent on dirt he has shown i doubt it.Besides, the money is on dirt, not turf. · 10 hours ago
Jockey Kent Desormeaux, who has not ridden since Sept. 28 after being kicked in the chest during a post parade, will return to riding on Sunday at Santa Anita. Desormeaux, 44, suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs on his left side when he was kicked after being unseated from his mount in a post parade. Desormeaux was hospitalized for two days because of his injuries. Article on DRF





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Meet Bryan Brinkmeyer – Chicago, IL


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. 


Although the story of a Kentucky Derby winner is legendary, following a champions trail is what The Kentucky Derby Post is all about. The coverage begins when the 2-yr-old preps commence but it does not quit racing until all results are official, the field is set, the picks are made and the roses are worn. But that’s not all because the road doesn’t stop on the First Saturday in May. The elusive quest for the next Triple Crown has reached 35 years so I invite my readers to remain in the saddle through all three legs as we await the next Champion of Champions. Cheers.





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