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Annoying. Cannot comment on the Delaware Handicap thread either, as the old comment box covers the new. Soooo. I like POS / Gamay Noir
Likes Ben's Cat / Stormofthecentury / Marchman
Oye! I cannot comment on the Bowling Green Stakes itself because the older thread box is covering the new comment box. Ugh. Any hooo..... I like Boisterous / Grandeur / Reflecting
Interesting field! I like War Dancer / Mister Marti Gras.
Ruffian or Zenyatta 10f?
  • hannahWTC · IMO, Ruffian by 15. Ruffian is one of the few frontrunners who kept getting faster as the stretch went on, Zenyatta's move would look childish compared to Ruffians sheer speed and stamina · 2 hours ago
  • UnionRagsRules · Match race, Ruffian. Loaded field... Zenyatta. But even then it would be close. · 1 hour ago
If he does not wind up in Todds' barn. It then becomes a negative sign before he steps on the Track.
hannah, you know that Ruffian is my girl, and that she was rarely ever pressed to show all she had, under instructions from Frank Whiteley. Zenyatta is the most consistent closer in racing that I have ever seen. In every race. Yes, I believe that Ruffian would beat Zenyatta, but it would be far from child's play, and not by 15. I'm still waiting to hear from you how Belmont was juicing the track in that G III Westchester Handicap May 7, 2003 when the Nick Zito trained Najran ran 1:32.24 to tie Dr. Fager's mile dirt record. Curious as a cat, you know.
On July 12th, he worked 4F in :48.97 over Fast Dirt at Saratoga finishing 7/28
A big day for curlin,one of his 2yr old filly's Curlin's Princes is racing in the Cassidy at Gulfstreem, race 10.
On July 12th, he worked 4F in :49.40 over Fast Dirt at CD finishing 16/48
On July 12th, she worked 5F in 1:03.40 over Fast Dirt at CD finishing 18/32
Slade Power completes the G1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes/G1 Darley July Cup double with a win in the July Cup at Newmarket(July). Last horse to complete the double was Coolmore's Starspangledbanner back in 2010.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Wesley Ward's Undrafted ran a cracking good race himself, finishing 4th of 13 in the G1 Darley July Cup. Well done to the connections!! · 1 hour ago
Farraaj looks back to his best again winning the John Smith's Cup at York, one of the more valuable and prestigious 10f handicaps on the racing calender.
that horse is beautiful.
I bet he's going to Kiaran something or other.
To no one's surprise, Starspangledbanner will be returning to Coolmore for the 2015 Northern Hemisphere season
Guest of Honour gets up to win the G2 Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot. Mull of Killough was 2nd for the second year in a row and Godolphin's Long John ran on well for 3rd.
Heard may be declared from the Cup?
  • yukichan · Gleneagles is a non-runner from the Superlative-major scratch. The track seems to be drying out a bit. · 4 hours ago
  • yukichan · Indeed, Sole Power is NR. Ground now good-to-soft. · 3 hours ago
Uncle Sigh likely to miss remainder of 3 yr old season with pulled muscle in back, per @GaryContessa. Sigh to be turned out for 60 days. According to DRF
who was the best filly/mare in your opinion?
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  • Buckpasser via Disqus · I would also put on that list Busher and Twilight Tear, both HOYs who beat colts and Gallorette who competed against one of the deepest handicap divisions with Assault, Stymie and Armed · 1 day ago
  • hannahWTC · Ruffian, easily · 3 hours ago



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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 and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. 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 graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives in Suburban Chicago with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra, where he is a professional golf instructor when he is not following the horses.