• Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 3 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 3 days ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 3 days ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 3 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (5-1) is a game winner of a sloppy Federico Tesio Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 4 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (2-5) holds on to win the Doubledogdare at Keeneland.Posted 4 days ago
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"American Pharoah" is one of the most overrated horses EVER, if not THE MOST. Idiots who have no clue (ruffianlover) who rate this horse as some sort of 'legendary great' obviously know NOTHING about horse racing!!! Let's look at the FACTS here: he won the Kentucky Derby (all out) in a SLOW 2:03:02, then he got lucky in the Preakness when his only danger "Firing Line" got injured in the race, by the way, that Preakness was also very SLOW, infact wasn't it the SLOWEST ever??? ha ha ha, "Big Brown" won the Preakness in 1:54 and change, "Curlin" won it in 1:53 and change, and basically every other horse who has won it has won it in a MUCH FASTER time than "American PharSLOW", then basically every other race after that he just kept beating the same horses "Keen Ice", "Frosted", "Upstart", "Materiality", "Competitive Edge" (hardly top notch competition, lol), and he even GOT BEAT by "Keen Ice" in the Travers, hahahaha, "Keen Ice" BEAT "American Pharoah", and that will ALWAYS be in the history books, and to all you CLOWNS who try and blame it on "Frosted" softening him up and pestering him on the lead, well come on you clueless fools, wasn't "American Pharoah" a SUPERSTAR, a front runner/stalker horse, shouldn't he have been able to cope?? Well the fact is he DIDN'T cope, he GOT BEAT. So many GOONS on here love this horse and OVERRATE him because he was 'the one that did it after 37 years', but like I've said many times, he got LUCKY against a weak crop (apart from Firing Line). I can name 5 horses in the recent past that were far superior to AP, and they are: "Big Brown", "Barbaro", "Curlin", "I'll Have Another" and "Street Sense". The bottom line is, you ;Pharoah lover's need to see this horse for what he was, a very good solid horse, but NO WAY a 'GREAT, or SUPERSTAR', and that's the DAMN truth.
His progeny continues to tear up the track. 2 yr old Salmanazar just wired Keeneland's 4th. Love Shack!
Any word on her?
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @anthonyd73648, Minding & Alice Springs will both stay in training to race as 4YO in 2017, but Ballydoyle has been retired to broodmare status, which is not uncommon for Ballydoyle, They actually retire a large % of their racing fillies after their 3YO season is over. Which is why it surprised me a little they decided to keep Minding & Alice Springs both in training given how successful both were as 3YO in 2016. · 1 hour ago
Trainer Dale Romans announces that Luis Saez will ride J Boys Echo in the Kentucky Derby, taking over for Robby Albarado who was injured last week.
The sagas of Girvin continue to take some odd twists. It was now see that Girvin was training with Z bar shoes, indicative of some sort of hoof issue. When reached for comment, Joe Sharp basically didn't answer the question and hung up. Maybe the full story isn't being divulged by either side, but at this point I feel bad for anyone backing this horse. This type of shady, dishonest, and lack of forthcoming nature just make Joe Sharp come off as a classless trainer.
Some here are expecting Always Dreaming to bounce and some are thinking the Florida Derby performance was good enough to win the 2017 Kentucky Derby. I think AD's FD performance was a normal progression for him when comparing to his previous race (and in the FD, AD only beat the stamina challenged Three Rules by 7 lengths). To win the Kentucky Derby, AD will have to improve from his FD performance by at least 5 lengths to be on par with the average KD winning performances over the past 5 years.
Chad Brown seems to be considering using blinkers on Practical Joke for the Kentucky Derby. Considering breezing him with them on. "He seemed to hang a bit at the end of his races. Making an equipment change for the Derby carries a risk but there's a lot on the line. It's worth exploring"
Bolo worked 3f, April 26th, in 36.40 (b) finishing 4/16.
Airoforce worked 5f, April 26th, in 1:02.40 (b) finishing 15/19.
Farrell worked 6f, April 26th, in 1:13.00 (b) finishing 1/3.
The field for the 2017 renewal of the G1 English 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 6th was cut to 19 today, with a lot of talented horses still remaining among the 19 still engaged. The likes of Churchill, Caravaggio, Lancaster Bomber, Barney Roy, Dream Castle, Thunder Snow, & Eminent are still in the mix at present, as well as trainer Andre Fabre's unbeaten to date Al Wukair for Al Shaqab Racing who will likely make the trek over to Newmarket from France for the race. The fillies classic currently has 27 entries that remain engaged for the G1 English 1000 Guineas the following day.
Why is he rated all the way down here? Because he's still a maiden? He's got the goods, it looks like he just needs the real estate. I really hope he gets in.
Weighted in at 1,102 yesterday. Haskin's says that it is a good weight...
Via Graham Motion- Irish War Cry weighed in at 1,114 Lbs this morning
Cracksman, the highly regarded son of Frankel, gets up in literally the last dying stride to nose out the Mark Johnston trained Permian and win the Investec Derby Trial at Epsom and keeps his unbeaten record in tact for the potent combo of John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.
Last race reminds me of Real Quiet chasing in Santa Aneta Derby.Fast track that never was gonna catch that Indian Charlie that day.The 1 1/4 made it more fair for him.See this horse moving up alot,also frame was real light.Saw him yesterday looks too have put on alot too the frame.Just saying.
That was a performance that can win the KY Derby.
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Unlikely. Bounce very likely. Ideal for the Preakness Stakes. To me this looks like Destin's Tampa Bay Derby. But AD can prove me wrong on the track. :-) · 6 hours ago
In looking at the sheets only and taking into consideration of the best patterns going into the race. Three Horses seem to have the best. Mind you that this in no way takes into consideration breeding or dynamics of the race. It is just the 3 that look to be coming into a big race. They are Classic Empire , Practical Joke and McCraken.
Frank Dettori should ride him or Buick
I will keep him in the 3rd and 4th spots of my super but that's as good as he'll get. I think he may finish out of the money.



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Growing up across the river from the Bluegrass State I was able to spend a lot of summer days at Ellis Park, Henderson, KY. 


Likewise, the first Saturday in May was always a celebrated family event. In 2000, I made my inaugural Kentucky Derby appearance and since, I have made it an annual tradition because there’s no other city, or weekend, in the racing world like Louisville, KY on Derby Day. 


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