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  • Arrogate draws post position #9 for Saturday's Dubai World Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vale Dori (6-5) wins a virtual match race over Finest City in the G1 Santa Margarita.Posted 6 days ago
  • Malagacy (3-1) remains unbeaten with an impressive Rebel win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Enola Gray (2-5) much the best down the hill in the Irish O'Brien.Posted 6 days ago
  • Jenda's Agenda (2-5) stays unbeaten with a facile win in the Caeser's Wish.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mor Spirit (1-2) too good in the Essex at Oaklawn Park.Posted 6 days ago
  • Distinta (11-1) gets up on the shadow of the wire in the Inside Information.Posted 6 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (4-1) gets up in the final jump to win the Private Terms.Posted 6 days ago
  • Streamline (12-1) upsets the Azeri; rough trip for favorite Terra Promessa.Posted 6 days ago
  • Clothes Fall Off (6-5) undresses the competition in the Correction.Posted 6 days ago
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Like I think Lani's overrated as hell but he should have better odds than 50-1. Also what is the deal with Special Fighter do his connections have a purpose for him other than to run the DWC? The horse hasn't ran since last years race and I don't think he was injured either, did they just go "wait till next year".
Fitting tribute by Barbara Livingston to the Big Red horse. http://www.drf.com/manowar
What happened to him working out this week?
Another question - not so much a debate, as I am not well versed on the subject, but am looking to be informed. Who was the greatest horse in North American racing, prior to Man O'War? I guess we are really talking from the end of the Civil War, when a lot of the present day NYRA stakes began, up to the end of WW 1. The only two that readily come to mind to me are Sysonby and Colin, but I have to assume there are others. It's kind of like debating the greatest pre Ty Cobb baseball player (although most people would agree that it was Cap Anson, the first to get 3,000 hits).
Breaking News: Ann Arbor Eddie has been sidelined with a splint bone injury according to yesterdays DRF report will take some time off at the farm but it is unclear for how long. http://www.drf.com/news/ann-arbor-eddie-sidelined-splint-bone-injury
Good Riddance MFer
Kasaqui worked 5f, March 24th, in 1:02.40 (b) finishing 7/19.
He is probably in over his head here, but I have always been a fan. I just hope he does well tomorrow.
Was looking for.derb notes and a thought flashed by. I know we didn''t forget: HOE IS MAZTERY DOING? WhY news is out there regarding his healing and recovering going. ...has anyone heard?
Stellar Wind worked 6f, March 24th, in 1:13.00 (h) finishing 3/19.
Iliad worked 5f, March 24th, in 1:01.40 (h) finishing 31/75.
American Freedom worked 5f, March 24th, in 1:00.60 (h) finishing 14/75.
Denman's Call worked 4f, March 24th, in 48.60 (h) finishing 28/75.
Mo Town worked 5f, March 24th, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 1/3.
Blacktype worked 4f, March 24th, in 49.00 (b) finishing 1/8.
Syndergaard worked 4f, March 24th in 49.40 (b) finishing 1/14.
Greenpointcrusader worked 4f, March 24th, in 50.00 (b) finishing 4/14.
Far From Over works 3F in :38 2/5 at Palm Beach, will return to the races around mid-May.
Hootenanny worked 4f, March 24th, in 48.60 (b) finishing 8/15.
I think this horse is the reason why I HATE Bob Baffert so much!!! Baffert destroyed this horse and he destroyed his legacy. "Game On Dude" was a fantastic talent, but he was a 1 mile horse, maybe 1 1/8 on a fast easy track, a track like Del Mar for example or his beloved Santa Anita. "Game on Dude" had amazing cruising speed. I believe he could, and SHOULD have won 1, 2 or even 3 BC Dirt Miles, but that CLOWN Baffert kept persisting with him to try and win a BC Classic!!! Baffert should FOREVER hold his head in shame for believing "G.O.D" could win a BC Classic.
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · King? Are you serious? I say the glass is half full. The horse over achieved. He besat a mile and a quarter specialist like Take Charge WIll and that Breeder's cup classic champion from 2014? I mean... · 5 hours ago
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I've been around horses for most of my life, working in racing stables as a hot walker and exercise rider in my teenage years, and later as a volunteer with rescued and retired racehorses. I became interested in pedigree when the sons and daughters of my favorite horses started their racing careers.   

 

For more than a decade, I've passionately studied pedigree, how it applies to handicapping and breeding theories. In 2010, I joined Horse Racing Nation as their Pedigree Analyst, focusing on juvenile stakes winners, Triple Crown contenders and first crop sires from a handicapping perspective.   

 

In 2011, I accepted the role of South Florida Coordinator and Advisory Board Member for the national non-profit Thoroughbred Racing Fan Association (ThoroFan). Working closely with Gulfstream Park management and other race fans, we created a ThoroFan Chapter at Gulfstream Race Track. Our main project is assisting Thoroughbred rescue and re-training groups.

 

I continue to maintain my website Iron Maidens Thoroughbreds and blog of the same name. As a pedigree consultant, I specialize in assisting small to mid-size breeding/training operations with broodmare breeding reports, sales catalog analysis and recommendations on claims and private sales. 10 - 20% of all proceeds are donated to Thoroughbred rescue and retraining groups.
 
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