• Hence (10-1) rallies to win the Sunland Park Derby going away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ghalia (2-1) edges a game Kell Paso in the Sunland Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 2 days ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 2 days ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits rallies widest of all to win the Golden Shaheen going away.Posted 3 days ago

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If he is running in the Florida Derby, he will be a very dangerous horse.
Unique Bella looks really good. I'm guessing it's another year with no competition in the Fillies division? The question now is, if Unique Bella and Songbird face off in the BC Distaff, who does Mike Smith ride?
1st- Eagle 2nd- Iron Fist 3rd/4th- Mo Tom/Noble Bird
Trainer Chad Brown announces that Practical Joke will make his next start in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes on April 8th.
BREAKING: Trainer Mark Casse announces that Classic Empire will make his next start in the G1 Arkansas Derby on April 15th. He wants the extra week to get him ready but says so far so good.
Gun Runner has been very consistent running the final 8 furlongs of his 10 furlong or 2000 meter races. He ran the final 8f of the 2017 DWC in 1:38.20 seconds (Arrogate ran his final 8f in 1:36.10 seconds). He ran the final 8f of the Travers in 1:38.38 seconds (Arrogate 1:36.13 seconds), and he ran the final 8f of the 2016 Kentucky Derby in 1:38.80 seconds.
Arrogate ran his fastest final 8f time (when comparing to his other 10f or 2000 meter races) in the 2017 DWC at 1:36.10 seconds. His other 2 final 8f times were 1:36.13 seconds at Saratoga and 1:36.44 seconds at Santa Anita. Gun Runner ran the final 8f in 1:38.20 seconds; California Chrome ran the final 8f in 1:36.87 seconds in 2016.
Hollendorfer a coward and a bad guy? I have followed the guy since his early days at GGF and Bay Meadows. THOSE words would NEVER be associated with a truly great horseman like this one. He is a realist when it comes to his training.
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  • triplechrome · I agree.I think the owners should do with the horse as they see fit since they paid for her. Seems to me like they should know the horses abilitys better than the fans. I think we all would like to see a filly with her type talent pull a Zenyatta or Rachael Alexandra but maybe they don't see it being there. Not trying to be rude with this comment but these trainers owners and crew have to know more about what they are dealing with than we the viewers do · 2 days ago
  • Dan K via Disqus · Eh. Forget what that dude says. There's a reason Hollendorfer is training top horses and he's, doing whatever it is he does. · 56 minutes ago
Trainer Graham Motion announces that Rajiv Maragh will ride Irish War Cry in the Wood Memorial.
Mark my words, Jack Hobbs will be a big player in this year's Arc if the ground at Chantilly comes up soft or even on the soft side of good. His win in the Dubai Sheema Classic over the weekend was an impressive return to the races for him. I would also add, I think the Sheema & Al Quoz Sprint are total throw out races for Highland Reel & Limato both. I think both horses were sent to Dubai in the belief by their trainers that they would be running on fast ground on world cup night, and by a freak of nature, (rain in the desert), that just didn't happen for either of them this year.
He'd already have 9 races when the TC races begin. Still a speculation but one of the biggest reasons AP won the TC was he was so lightly raced that when Belmont came, he still only had 7 races. If IWC can bounce back, I think he and McC have the best chance to win the TC with only a few races so far. Mastery was on a good pace, but alas.
Lost in the shuffle from the weekends big race, Bobby on Fleek returned a winner at Aqueduct. Very interested to see where he goes next, he seems to have the talent to stick with open company. Obviously won't be a factor on the Triple Crown trail but I'm hopeful Chad can develop this one into a nice stakes winner. Will be interesting to see if he can stretch out and if the dirt will be his future given his trainers prowess for turf horses.
I imagine that there will be endless comments and speculation as to where Arrogate will/should be pointed and at some point just about every Grade 1 race in the US if not the World will be mentioned. While this is fun and leads to interesting conversation (hopefully civil) it is meaningless as there are only two opinions that matter. Baffert''s and Juddmonte's. While numerous comments and sometimes criticism have been made about Arrogate''s limited schedule, the fact is he made his racing debut on April 17, 2016. That is less than 1 year ago, in which time he has made 8 starts, which is more than some allowance horses make in the same time frame let alone a stakes caliber horse. While likely only 2 or 3 more for this season speaking for myself, I will take quality over quantity.
BREAKING NEWS: Classic Empire works 5F in 59.3 from the gate this morning at Winding Oaks Training Center in Ocala, Florida. All indications are that the work was sensational. On track for a start in either the Blue Grass or the Arkansas Derby next.
OK, time for another debate question: If Arrogate wins his (probable) two remaining starts, it is a safe bet he wins horse of the year - unless some miracle three year old develops and beats him. So, this is my debate question: In what years, in your opinion, did the racing writers get it wrong and select the wrong horse as horse of the year? I will name 3: 2013 - I think Game on Dude should have gotten it over Wise Dan. 1993 - I think Sky Beauty should have gotten it over Kotashaan. 1975 - It pains me some to type this, as the horse that won it is my all-time favorite athlete, let alone horse, but -- both in spite of, and because of, the tragedy that befell her -- it should have gone to Ruffian over Forego. Your thoughts on these, and what years do you pick?
he has enough point for the derby. I just wanted him to run good race in the BLUEGRASS.MM
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: The former Wesley Ward trained winner of the G2 Queen Mary Stakes at Royal-Ascot in 2015 is now with trainer Aidan O'Brien in Ireland. She will return to the royal meeting again in 2017 to contest the G1 King's Stand Stakes.
Frustrating to not hear a peep about Dabster. A million dollar purchase and basically two first place finishes and.....nothing. Foot issue? Haven't heard Baffert confirm it.
Garwol was a determined runner who rarely won but was always in the mix. He was a NY based horse who made all the'dances' and posed a threat to many superior opponents who could never relax with him in the race. Garwol epitomized the battle tested and battle hardened racehorses of the NYC tracks in the late 1950's and early 60's.
I love this horse. Mike Smith is one of the greatest jockeys.

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