• Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 2 hours ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 5 hours ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 2 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 2 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 2 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 2 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 2 days ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 5 days ago

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Out of all the horses in the Southwest after watching the race replay. I'll take Looking at Lee to have the most success moving forward
A trip to Dubai seems very likely now..
I don't like this whole system in which horses are voted as the "Best In The World", now listen here, "Arrogate" is the best 'dirt' horse in the World YES, but "Winx" is the best 'grass' horse in the World, and also "Almanzor" will also enter equations this year too!!! It's very unfair to those turf superstars to vote "Arrogate" as the BEST IN THE WORLD just because the 2 richest horse races in the World are run on dirt, and the fact that the US fans LOVE dirt racing so much more than the tuf racing!! In my opinion, it's total BS. NOW, here's my solution to this problem, what we can have is a NEW race, a NEW World Cup race, it can be the World's Richest Horse Race, $20 million, it can be called something like the "Best Of The World, World Cup", or the "Best Of The Best World Cup", and it can be a 10f race, (the venue can be decided at a later date) it will be 5f on turf and 5f on dirt, a combination of both surfaces, so it will be a 100% fair and honest race with no excuses for ANY horse. Then we can have a titanic showdown between the likes of "Arrogate", "Winx" and "Almanzor". Winners takes ALL the glory and will be instantly labelled as the "WORLD'S BEST RACEHORSE". That is a fantastic idea, and I'm sure you will all agree with me. :-)
I'm going to start this again before this goes down the wrong path. Congrats to Gun Runner and all of his Fans . Nice win today . Some observations -- Oaklawn Park has been running fast the last few days and SOMETIMES when a Grade 1 horse runs against weaker fields on a fast track it can appear to elevate their performance leading folks to believe it was bigger than what it was . I believe GunRunner is Top 3 all day long for older horses as of this moment. I'm looking forward to seeing him run again against horses more in his class. I will go delet all the other comments. Please in the future when u disagree with a comment don't use the Curlin Angle to discredit what I'm saying . I do knowhorse flesh from all sires.
Nice win, but my days trying to back Into Mischief colts into the Ky Derby have passed. See Goldencents, Vyjack, Vicar's In Trouble, etc...
As some of you like to follow Curlin's babies, I like to follow into mischief's prodigy. Always happy to see them do well. This one is no exception.
Damm horse from an obscure bloodline. Always root for these kinds of horses because there success would mean bloodline diversity for the breed for DECADES to come. What's the time it isn't on Youtube(was in class couldn't watch) just shows the 6 and 8 fractions which were really good especially seeing if it was raining.
His 6 was in over 1.11, damm this horse blasted home.
Nice win. I never thought Uncontested was a Derby prospect
Awe Unique Bella should be higher on this list
Interesting pedigree note here, the 2nd dam on the bottom, Chasethegold, is a half-sister to G1 winners Albertus Maximus and Daredevil. So this horse comes from a very nice family.
Still like him. He had a bad start spent most of the race in the back of the field and was closing rapidly at the end. Still believe this horse is much better suited for 9 and 10 than 8.5(which is the only distance we've ever seen him run at the graded stakes level).
Going to be honest I still like Lookin at Lee after this, he had a horrible start was at the back of the pack most of the race and still came on strong at the end to nab third with a quick rush. Still think he'll fare better at 9 and 10 than at 8,5. I don't think he will be a superstar but I think he will be one of the handful horses people remember as relevant when they think of the crop.
Back to back impressive victory for Gun Runner. In his last race he also beat Shaman Ghost (who had been a very consistent horse, off the board only once since breaking his maiden) by a large margin.
Before he is being hailed the GOAT. Just remember he was suppose to win this race as long as it was dry. Oaklawn has been running fast . Def a nice horse but lets see what happens when he faces grade 1 horses
That was an incredibly fast time for Oaklawn. I haven't seen how the track was playing today, but very impressive.
One Liner and Petrov over Looking at Lee
Wow! A time almost a fast as Mastery on a slower track. Won by 3 1/2 lengths! Rest were FAAAR behind (Lookin at Lee 11 3/4, Uncontested 12 1/2) He's by number 2! Mastery, One Liner, McCracken!
Breaking News: The cause of Charismatic's death was hemorrhage in the major vasculature (blood vessels) of his pelvic area due to a pelvic fracture. Further postmortem work will be done, but his death was quite sudden from catastrophic blood loss. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/219958/broken-pelvis-causes-charismatics-death
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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing his entire life. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see all the greats in person from Secretariat, Forego, and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and American Pharoah. Before coming to the Nation, Brian displayed his love for the sport through the development of his horse racing website, which quickly became one of the most popular blogs in the game. 

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A horse owner and graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.


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