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Pennmarydel is training in Fair Hill now.
Euro Charline wins the listed Valliant Stakes at Royal-Ascot. Possible for the G1 Beverly D. Stakes next month at Arlington Park.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Nice. She ran a nice race last time and now a win. Good for her. · 1 hour ago
  • jonquil · It would've been a downright shame if Euro Charline hadn't won. Now she just needs to get that G1 win. :) · 39 minutes ago
Runs in the first Race at Suffolk tomorrow as the #4. She should be the speed of the race. she is part of CCR stables and is now the 2nd horse I have ownership of. I will try to get a picture and update the info asap.
Wildcat Red can't beat Untapable! I will tell you what will happen in this race, Bayern will be leading until the furlong pole, then this superstar filly will take charge and win by 2 lengths OR MORE. :-)
Won The John Guest Brown Jack Stakes Handicap by ~9 lengths to Hassle in 2nd! She was the only 3yo in the field and had a very handy weight allowance, but she blew them away impressively.
7/25: The Valiant Stakes (Listed Race) @ 3:55 p.m./8:55 a.m. EST is the feature race today on the first day of the King George Weekend at Ascot - there are 7 runners with favourite Euro Charline as well as Kiyoshi and Veiled Intrigue taking on the older fillies and mares in Woodland Aria, Gifted Girl, Zurigha and Amulet. No scratches so far. The going is good to firm as of 30 minutes ago. The goingstick measurements for the course are - Standside: 9.2, Centre: 9.2 , Farside: 8.9, Round: 8.4, on Friday at 08:15. The goingstick measures from 1 (heavy) to 15 (hard) to anyone who wonders what those numbers mean. The course has been watered as necessary daily. The weather was dry overnight with an increased chance of thunderstorms this afternoon.
It seems obvious that the list is ranked by what expectations are for a particular 2 year old, and not by record. Most two year olds don't have a "record".
I did some checking and found the official ratings for the 9 horses currently entered to run in Saturday's King George and found out that BC Turf winner Magician is the highest rated horse in the field. The official ratings of all 9 King George entries are: Magician-124, Telescope-123, Mukhadram-121, Flintshire-119, Trading Leather-119, Eagle Top-118, Taghrooda-116, Romsdal-115, Leitir Mor-107. What surprised me here is Taghrooda's pretty impressive Epsom Oaks win only rates only a point higher than Romsdal's Epsom Derby 3rd, and 2 points inferior to Eagle Top's King Edward VII Stakes win. Honestly, is the 3yo colt form that much more impressive than the 3yo filly form that a G2 winner rates 2 points higher than a G1 winner, and a G1 3rd rates only 1 point below the same G1 winner? That kind of befuddles me truth be told, but then again I always have confused easily.
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  • Euro Trash via Disqus · I do feel with Flintshire out it is Magician's race to lose. Certainly the trip and ground will help. The plus for Taghrooda's will be the weight break and the 1m4f trip · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · level of competition? Horses have NO idea what MAN MADE level in which they are put, they simply run. · 2 hours ago
When will HRN update their menu list in the "Horses" section to include 2015 Derby contenders or 2014 Juvenile list? I have wanted to view this list in the past but can never find it.
Has been withdrawn from the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. He was found to have a elevated temperature this morning.
  • Euro Trash via Disqus · Too bad. He would have loved the ground. Fabre has been battling a virus in his stable all year · 2 hours ago
There will be a Choose Six carryover of $42,460 when rushing continues Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted Spybubble gratuit
7/25: The Lyric Fillies' Stakes (Listed Race) @ 7:30 has 7 runners, including favourite Tasaday, Regardez, Regal Hawk, Wall Of Sound, Flycatcher, Tahira and Raskova. Albasharah has been scratched. The going is good to firm and the course has been watered when necessary. The weather has been dry overnight, and it is dry and sunny today.
Coz is growing up, he's getting big. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB6CCahYxwg
  • amateurcapper via Disqus · He definitely looks and moves like Bernardini. · 10 hours ago
Kid Cruz is my pick to win the Jim Dandy. He has some pace to run at and Wicked Strong with blinkers on may pull a "Palace Malice". Kid Cruz has dramatically improved in his past two starts and in the Dwyer showed he can be closer to the pace if needed. The Preakness was not an indicator of his true qualitly IMO.
A major absentee in Monmouths entries on Sundays card will turn out to be Saratogas gain. The horse i am talking about is Itsmyluckyday. For them to take their shot now must mean that they are ready and confidant. His strong early speed and the ability to sit will make him a dangerous horse here. Tactictly he holds a major edge over his 2 main rivals(WTC & PM ) . In looking at the potential nominees for this race,Lucky seems to have these guys over a barrel. The horse most likely to feel the brunt will be PM. If he goes after Lucky to early in the race,he might use him self up and have nothing for the stretch running WTC. If he lays back and tries to time his move. Then the combo of Paco/Plesa will more than likely be celebrating in the winners circle. I have always felt and still do,that WTC is the best horse around. But when the demographics of the race tilt so much in one direction. One must call an audible and go with the flow. Are you feeling Lucky Paco ?????????
Dance With Fate Saddle Cloth for Sale. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dance-with-Fate-Saddle-Cloth-Towel-/181474581844?pt=US_Solo_Sports_Fan_Shop&hash=item2a40ba5d54
On July 24th, Goldencents worked 3F (h) in 34.20 (1/5) over fast synthetic at Del Mar.
On July 23rd, Revolutionary worked 3F (b) in 38.00 (2/2) over fast synthetic at the WinStar training center.
What happened?? Peter Euton Racing reporting that D w/Fate did not survive his injuries?!
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  • Sullivan · The Arabian WAS the horse of choice... good word choice. Unless you would be ready to announce the death of the Thoroughbred, the Arabians are not wanted. More sensible would be a marked effort internationally by Thoroughbred breeders to breed for both conformation, soundness, as well as racing. Bare requirements that horses race past their 3yo season sound prior to breeding/limiting their crops or offering large cash prizes at sales for the best conformed or bred individuals would be ideal. · 14 hours ago
  • Exterminator · Warmbloods are sounder than most of today's Arabs... If you really wanted sound horses you'd get cobs or drafts... Of course they aren't that swift. And sadly we put speed over structure nowadays. · 14 hours ago
Thanks for the memories RIP

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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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