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  • In his first start since the Remsen, Gift Box rolls over a strong allowance field at Belmont.Posted 1 day ago
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 4 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 6 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 6 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 6 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 6 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 6 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 6 days ago

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In looking at the upcoming race, it is fair to assume that this is Exaggerators to lose. Forget strategies, pace figures,past history or anything else you may want to toss into this equation. Exaggerator is so much the BEST RACE HORSE that will be entering the starting gate, he actually sticks out like a sore thumb. That does not automatically make him a winner, they still must run the race. But based on the data we have going in,this one looks like a SLAM DUNK. In finally watching the replay of the Preakness,i was surprised as to who i saw as the 2nd best horse on this date. It was none other than the OFT spoken about Lani. Here is a horse 25 lengths off the pace after a half mile. If verhead or a pan of the stretch. He is looking to duck in as he is coming. Once his jock straightens him out,and gets him to the outside. Lani is closing fastest of all to get into the photo for place. I do nohow this translates to him and the 12F he wnning. But from a visual perspective,he would be my choice should Ex stub his toe.
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  • jrem1 · With the way it's been, he seems to get better and stronger with each race, it seems like he should be winning this Belmont. He just might be peaking, but who knows. I'm definitely thinking about keying him in the top spot and taking a few horses under him. Lani should come flying at the end. I hope he finally has a decent start out of the gate., and many seem to think SBN will be right there too. · 18 hours ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · That wasn't Lani in the photo for place, it was Cherry Wine. Or maybe you didn't mean to say it like that, but that's what your sentence says. · 26 minutes ago
Donnie Von Hemel announces that Mike Smith will ride Suddenbreakingnews in the Belmont Stakes.
A Shin Hikari Retire to this year. owner said on Racing Post bloodstock news (Web). http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/bloodstock/hirai-cant-wait-for-ascot-with-homebred-hikari/2090506/
Today's the day. We will see :)
Trying to find updates for this horse. Is he doing okay? Where is he now? What's his next race? I think he would have been fine in Preakness if Exaggerator had not cut him off and blocked him halfway round. He deserves another shot.
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Cut him off and blocked him? You do know that Exaggerator had a clean trip down on the rail, right? Abiding Star finished last for a reason. · 2 hours ago
  • Jbyrnes1 · Ur kidding me right, are you blind? Ur Pathetic, sorry excuse if a fan. · 2 hours ago
I like Brody's Cause or Suddenbreakingnews for the upset. Straight: Brody's Cause(Hd)/ Exaggerator / Lani / Suddenbreakingnews
Stradavari to the front in measured fractions. Like DaTara in 2008. Like Nick told the jock that day. Go to the front, do not worry about Big brown or what he is doing. DaTara ticked off 24, 48, 112 won in 229 and change. Wire to wire 38-1 upset winner paid around $80.00 bucks to win. In a chat the day prior to the race Andrew Starr said DaTara would lose the race in the final strides to Big Brown. He later said he regretted that one because he wanted to pick DaTara badly. Commendable did something similar with Pat Day aboard in 2001 and won in 231! 22-1 that day 50 bucks to win on every $2. It is about getting to the front, rating and having the ability and stamina pedigree to finish the race. Not about speed here at all.
  • BeastBob via Disqus · If you go to the front and let the better horse sitting right behind you in perfect stalking position, then you will be in trouble in the stretch. There was a chart in another article here a few days ago, it showed that the Belmont Stakes were predominantly won by stalkers. · 9 hours ago
they took the winner out Sharp Azteca. also i wish they would run outwork and or unified in the belmont now they have unified and sharp azteca in the peaguses stakes at monmouth
I'm hearing Baffert is targeting the Whitey or Woodward Handicap for Dortmund, not sure if he'll have a prep race beforehand.
  • Sullivan · From whom exactly did you hear that one? If the horse is ready to go in late July then he could hit a prep and the latter, not a bad idea to dodge Cali Chrome and Beholder either · 10 hours ago
From this afternoon's Racing Post web-site: English 1000 Guineas 2nd, Ballydoyle, will miss the G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom on June 3rd but English 1000 Guineas winner & Irish 1000 Guineas 2nd, Minding, is still on track for Epsom according to a statement released earlier this afternoon by trainer Aidan O'Brien. O'Brien had actually mentioned splitting the pair up a few weeks back after they ran 1st & 2nd at Newmarket in the English 1000 Guineas, saying he may send Ballydoyle to France for the G1 Prix de Diane(French Oaks), and he also named the G1 Coronation Stakes during next month's royal meeting at Ascot as a possible target for Ballydoyle as well.
Does anyone have any information on this missing gelding - claimed back to Jacobson from Rodriguez - with nothing posted in months?
Yeah! Won the debut!
Red Lodge broke her maiden today running 5f on the turf against the boys, setting a new track record of 55.73! You go girl!
Looks like she worked 5/8 In 1.00 and 4/5
  • Byrnzzz · Hey Mark, so I've been doing some searching, this work was at Belmont, the race I can see her pointing to next is the Jersey Girl on June 10th the Friday before the Belmont Stakes. · 14 hours ago
Besides one obvious mistake, Mario Gutierrez did exactly what Nyquist's team wanted or planned to do. And that was break fast and run fast the first 1/4 mile, avoid the reported deep-mud rail, slow down the pace in the middle splits to recover, and then pull away in the stretch. The mistake was he tried to test the rail at the top of the stretch, and as soon as he did that Exaggerator passed him as if Nyquist was glued to the ground.
Right now I like Exaggerator-Stradavari-Suddenbreakingnews-Cherry Wine-
Byrnzzz, have you heard anything about the 4 races I mentioned? Any possible contenders?
If Mohaymen was here, he'd win. But I like DESTIN for 1st then Creator, Exaggerator , and Stradivari .
  • Players Klub via Disqus · Destin does not want to go this far at all. No chance. · 1 day ago
  • Players Klub via Disqus · Destin will not get this distance. · 14 hours ago
I just don't understand how a nomination list like the Honor The Hero goes so well, and doesn't work out?
Todd Pletcher announces that multiple G1 winner Mshawish will return in the G1 Met Mile on Belmont Stakes day June 11th.

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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. 

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