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Foaled a beautiful colt by Tapit last night https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea7c52859d7b721fe5ba8df57e9e7703482e858b057e3060fd765fe2adf03097.png
First foal! A filly out of the mare Bushra
Arrogate, Keen Ice, Chrome, Shaman Ghost is my early prediction in that order. Followed by Neolithic, Eragon, Breaking Lucky, Noble Bird, Prayer for Relief, War Story, War Envoy, then Ralis last.
Three weather storms set to roll through SoCal, starting around midnight tonight, then Friday, then Sunday/Monday
I'm picking CC to barely hold on over Arrogate in about 1.47.50 flat(this is Gulfstream not Belmont or California). Sharman Ghost and KI will round out the superfecta maybe Eragon but he's to much of an unknown to pick him over these two established G1 winners. Everyone else is just running for the profit sharing.
in chromes 1st 6 races who did he beat that actually won much ?
Watchmaker on the Pegasus http://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/18487820/pegasus-shows-lack-depth-many-stakes-divisions
Graham Motion announces that if Ring Weekend runs well in the San Gabriel on Saturday, he will consider sending him to Royal Ascot for the Queen Anne Stakes, saying "This race will decide what we do for the rest of the winter."
  • andthey'reoff · Oh my. This is a bit surprising. I like it though. · 13 days ago
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Don't get me wrong, I like Ring Weekend, but even in the states he's really only a G2/G3 type. He's not even legitimately a G1 horse in the states, which is why I say he'll get hammered if he goes to Royal-Ascot for the Queen Anne in my opinion. Tepin is among the very best of the best turf milers in the sport, and even her win in last year's Queen Anne wasn't a picnic and didn't come easy. I could end up being wrong, but I'd be hard pressed to see Ring Weekend even hitting the board in the Queen Anne, much less winning it. That being said, I know Graham Motion is originally from the UK and enjoys taking some of his better horses to Royal-Ascot when he gets a chance, and I would surely wish the connections of Ring Weekend all the luck in the world if they go? · 3 hours ago
Trainer David Hofmans has announced that Melatonin, the winner of two Grade 1 races in 2016 who was fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November, has been taken out of training because of a foot issue. Hofmans said Melatonin is scheduled to leave his stable for a four-month break at a local farm. “We’ll be ready for the fall,” Hofmans said. “It’s been one little problem after another.”
Best front runner jockey ..from Singapore R Woodworth
aside from arrogate whats the best horse that chrome has faced ?
Very disappointed that there is no Godolphin horse. As for the results of this race, well, there is no dispute. 1st- CALIFORNIA CHROME. 8 lengths back to Keen Ice. Another 5 to Neolithic in 3rd. 4th- Prayer For Relief 5th- Arrogate 6th- Noble Bird 7th- Ralis 8th- Breaking Lucky 9th- Shaman Ghost 10th- Eragon 11th- War Story 12th- War Envoy
Outside of Arrogate/Chrome, the horse with the biggest upside IMO is Neolithic. In some freak scenario where Arrogate/Chrome don't fire, he is the only horse I can see winning. I also think he's the best shot to fill the trifecta as well. It's early, but I will go cold trifecta Arrogate/Chrome/Neolithic.
  • Brian Hayes via Disqus · who do you like coming in 4th, I was thinking Shaman Ghost or Eragon. · 18 hours ago
Trainer Bob Baffert announces that G1 winner Mastery will make his 2016 debut in either the San Felipe or the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. He will have two prep races before the Kentucky Derby. His 2016 debit will be in March.
Tonalist's first foal born this afternoon at Lane's End! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/178057f0ca816a8f2fe847e7e812c6d3d2b6f04f1c1bdd439d47f251e01344fe.jpg
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Yup. Been eagerly awaiting this. Can't wait for more! · 20 hours ago
  • acinoyx · Another one photo :) https://www.instagram.com/p/BPYaCV8j-l6/?taken-by=emily.gricco · 3 hours ago
Dortmund worked today at Los Al; his first official work since 10/30/16. Equibase has the work at 3f., on dirt, in 36.60, 10/17. BH has an article as well. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/219133/dortmund-drills-for-sherman-at-los-al
  • Aubrey via Disqus · Nice and easy... perfect no need for bullets all the time:) art sherman seems real pleased to have him ...who wouldn't be ;) · 23 hours ago
  • Brian Shaw via Disqus · Perhaps slower works would do him more good than quicker ones. Good sign he's working this early in the year, should be ready to go by those big races at SA. · 3 hours ago
Has there been any news related to Valid lately?
You came all the way over to this page to vent? Too funny ... and a bit sad.
Bobs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD-9B7MD3g0
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