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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

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Effinex is 4 for 20 lifetime.."1" grade 1 victory..ran out of money 8 times..Easy Goer is 14 for 20 lifetime.."9" grade 1 victories NEVER ran out of the money..Track records..Beyer speed figure records etc..Horse racing Nation has Effinex ranked FAR ahead of Easy Goer in "Top horses of all time"..The list is ridiculous as a whole..but when i seen this particular ranking i was baffled
Looks like he is stealing again. Can't keep a bad crook down.
Follows up his win in the John Smith's Cup at York with a Group 3 win at Salisbury in the G3 Sovereign Stakes.
Warwick Stakes post time. 1 AM Eastern time Saturday morning 10 PM Pacific time Friday night.
this horse has already faced better competition than songbird....im telling you these small powder puff races songbird runs in is gonna cost her when she faces the top mares...plus songbird can barely beat paid up subscriber and martini glass as i see her form declining
Collected is only a G2 level horse unless he proves otherwise on Saturday.
Donworth and Accelerate should be the pacesetters, and Arrogate should be in third or fourth tracking them. Assuming that Arrogate is his usual self, he would make his run on the far turn and win by open lengths, nearing the track record.
This philly has an amazing kick in the stretch! She literally jumps into action. Looking forward to watching her in the future.
Being from the UK, I never paid attention to the American stuff, I have only been into the American racing since 2008, the mighty "Big Brown" got me hooked, that horse was a machine and a real character! But looking back at the history of US racing, I have to say, 1989 was a truly AWESOME year for the US racing fans with "Easy Goer" and "Sunday Silence", these two horses were amazing, and so were their battles on the racetrack (that stretch battle in the Preakness was just as epic as Rocky's fight against Drago in Rocky 4). They were both amazing superstars, and I really like them both, but I do like "Easy Goer" better, I do believe that he was the better horse of the two.
People betting on this horse to win will be really disappointed after the Pacific Classic. Considering where Accelerate is, I don't think Collected will finish better than third.
gonna blow this field away, put big bucks on her, get a good return if they believe the handicappers down south.
What dams are going to be carrying Nyquist foals?
Update on Gormley? What race is he looking up to?
Trainer Aidan O'Brien tells the Racing Post that Rhododendron is nearing a return to action after having bled during the running of French Oaks at Chantilly back in June. However, O'Brien said that the G1 Yorkshire Oaks is coming a bit too soon and that she would miss going to York. He said it's possible she may resurface at Leopardstown back down in trip to a mile for the G1 Matron Stakes in early September, where it's likely she would clash with stablemates Winter and Roly Poly in the race.
Casse announced what 2 weeks ago he wasnt thriving at Saratoga. Why wasn't he moved then? They knew his back was bad then but keep on doing the same thing. Coolmore doesn't race past 3 so this is it? I'd love to see him race again but am getting tired of the excuses. Casse and owner have lost a lot of credibility.
Grandfather of the first Grand Slam winner American Pharoah
It is clear that the goal is the BCC. Why don't they just ship him to Del Mar now and run him in allowance race prepping for the BCC?
Half brother to the grand slam winner American Pharoah. Excited to see what his next race is going to be. The fact that he won at 7 furlongs is good, but he needs more than one race to prove himself. But who named this colt? I mean, coltandmississipi? Can someone update me when he is going to race again? Thanks
Arrogate is the heavy favorite, but Collected will beat him that. Sorry Erik is my long shot.
Per the Racing Post on Wednesday Highland Reel has been nominated again for the C O X Plate. It seems the choices are Enable in the Arc or Winx in the Plate. The other possibility would seem to the easiest. The Breeders Cup Turf where he would not have to deal with either of these talented ladies and would most certainly get the firm turf he needs.
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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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