• Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 18 hours ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Brody's Cause flies home to win the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Tepin runs away and hides in the Grade 1 First Lady -- BC Mile next.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Greenpointcrusader (6-1) wins the Champagne going away.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Fioretti with Sophie Doyle aboard upset Keeneland's TCA at 17-1.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Nickname splashes home an impressive winner of the Frizette.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Stephanie's Kitten powers to victory in the Grade 1 Flower Bowl.Posted 20 hours ago

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Very sad to report that Tacticus has appeared to suffer a fatal breakdown in a workout this morning at Keeneland, no word what the injury was, but the injury proved fatal. According to DRF
Songbird is by far the most talented of all the current 2 year olds ---Male and Female!
Beautiful win for an extraordinary filly! She's the real deal! Looking forward to seeing her again in the BC. Much more excited about this crop of fillies than colts. Wouldn't it be something if we saw SEVERAL fillies in the KD next year?
Golden Horn holds off Flintshire, Treve, & New Bay to win the G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe for trainer John Gosden and owner Anthony E. Oppenheimer.
John Gosden in a post race interview says that there is a chance Golden Horn will show up at Keeneland to run in the Breeders Cup Turf. There is a chance he will come. According to DRF
What a Legend
Golden Horn does it!!!!! He wins the Arc with Flintshire 2nd and Treve finishes 3rd.
After his maiden score and today in the Breeders Futurity, Brody's Cause looks like Honor Code Jr
  • angel urena via Disqus · i like this horse i put 25 on him across the board · 2 hours ago
Nice run by Wicked Strong, did not expect him to on the lead, but hung around and finished 2nd, good run.
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · Very true, he was probably the only one who wasn't fading, and it looked like he was starting to close at the 16th pole, but it was too late · 3 hours ago
This has been a huge year for racing, and the top horses have deservedly stolen the headlines for the last few months. But can we take a moment to enjoy the accomplishments of this great daughter of Kitten's Joy? Like Beholder, she has raced at the highest level since her 2 year old season. In 5 years of racing, she has competed in G1 races in every year, and boasts wins in G1s at the ages 2, 4, 5, and 6. She's one of my all time favorites ladies to race, and I truly think her consistency in so many seasons of racing puts her in company with some of the greatest american turf fillies of all time.
After watching the Kelso, it appears closers, like Tonalist and Effinex, won't fare well. Constitution is good enough to wire these, but I don't think he's in top form yet. It seems he's being rushed in hopes of making it to the BCC. Coach Inge is the other speed in the race, but Wicked Strong also runs close to the lead. If Constitution spits the bit turning for home, then the race will be between Coach Inge and Wicked Strong. Coach Inge seems to like the slop, and that may give him the edge, but I have a feeling Wicked Strong is sitting on a good one.
  • cugel the clever · Pletcher/Ortiz totally betrayed Coach Inge and Repole. Terrible ride designed to maximize Constitution's chances at the expense of CI. There's no other excuse for pulling a natural front runner/presser 4-6 lengths off the pace on a sloppy track, against slow fractions, on a day when there appeared to be a speed bias, against a pace setter (Constitution) who clearly was not fit enough to win. CI wasn't going to beat Tonalist but could have been 2nd/3rd if he was allowed to run his preferred race. Given the pedestrian pace, Ortiz should have taken CI to the lead, and set fractions more in the 23-47-1:11 range and tried to wire the field. Might have worked. · 3 hours ago
King of Belmont!
Sold yesterday for €1,350,000 ($1,755,000) at Arqana Arc sale, waiting to see him running in today's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. He proved in his last start to be in good shape for the Arc.
A seventh place finish in the Prix Dollar (Grade II)? Time to retire him, remember that he is nine years old (But I still love him)!
Program number 11, Wekeela was sold yesterday for €1,100,000 at Arqana Arc Sale in France! Has to run well after her graded stakes win.
Curlins Pride, broke his maiden at C.D. Big Gray colt by Curlin. Looks good, won by 6 lenths
I've been a fan of this horse for years. So devastating what happened to him and Shore Runner. Hard to come to terms with.
Always hate seeing this in a great race. Poor guy r.i.p, you went out doing what you love! I challenge everyone to donate to an aftercare facility for retired or injured racehorses! I love the thrill of a race but the thought of what happens to those who can't perform at a level as others makes me sick!

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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing since birth. 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. 
As Managing Editor of Horse Racing Nation, Brian authors a daily column as Zipse at the Track, or ZATT for short, and adds his editorial flare to the overall content of the website. Brian also consults for Derby Wars, is on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
A graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.  

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