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returns this Saturday in the Colin Stakes at Woodbine
It was nice to see her win after her horrible race last time out
Very deep field but I like Fed Biz and Footbridge!
Sky Kingdom for the win.
I'll keep posting about the sport instead of the bash and dash mentality of most posters. Anyway, come on Kid Cruz!
With no lone ticket selecting all winners of Sunday’s Jersey Shore Six, the carryover sits at $39,189.74 for this Friday’s racing card. The Jersey Shore Six is a 10-cent base wager. To win the jackpot, a ticket must have the winner of the six races comprising the wager and be the only one to have done so. If more than one person has a winning ticket, they split 60% of the net pool with 40% going to the carryover.
  • travel_vic · BIGGEST Sucker bet ever yet devised: YOU WIN and then you don't get the money unless you are the only one. INSANE. Wait to play ONLY on mandatory payout days and go deep. · 1 hour ago
Sweet Acclaim!
This post has nothing to do with Horse Racing. It has to do with possibly Censorship. I no longer post here on a frequent basis,neither do many of the bloggers i came around to call friends. This has nothing to do with pro or anti new format. A decision has been made,and i must respect it. But i sometimes duck in to see what the pulse is about,and maybe someone i enjoyed chatting with is on. I have seen many complain that their posts were not allowed to air. They stated that there was nothing vulgar nor inflamatory about them. The people that made these statements,i believe. I followed them for months and they never did or said anything inflamatory. Earlier i responded to a feature story regarding The Fans sticking together . I said nothing inflamatory nor did i use abusive language. I took the anti to the authors stance. Yet it was not approved for prime time reading.I would be surprised if this made it through. Like i said,it is no longer about the site. I see many new names i never saw before. But one thing i notice and it speaks volumes. No longer do i see threads with 80 or more responses. Now you might get 10 if you are lucky. Then they jump to another topic. This is called relationships amongst the bloggers. That went out with the old.
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  • travel_vic · MOST of the threads started, of late, don't require comment · 3 hours ago
  • jonquil · I've had a comment of mine deleted once, too, then I was able to repeat the same thing later and it wasn't deleted. I only know it was deleted because a message came up over the first one after I posted like I tripped some ridiculous filter in the system. I really miss being able to view back older conversations in the chatbox on the main page and it does seem that as a result fewer people are posting and everyone is posting less often. It's been inconvenient because if I want to post information about a race on the day, it sometimes is delayed for quite some time before it even posts and that's very frustrating. Now I find myself worrying a bit more if any of my posts will conflict with someone else who might've posted something similar earlier, but it just took 10+ minutes to show up. :/ · 3 hours ago
I'm going with Boyett!
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Te Rapa ;) · 3 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · This one is tough for me. Looked at it late last night. That Safety Belt if at his very best is way better than most here, BUT, maybe on dirt, and shorter. However, I do like him. Bright Thought; will go with him to win :o(look of astonishment), No Jet Lag, Safety Belt, Barrocci. · 3 hours ago
He's a super handsome horse!
Love this horse! And her jockey!
True, most all other milers avoid running against him, Im pretty sure if he was in the classic dirt discussion he would be in the top 3-4 horses as well.
I highly doubt he will be horse of the year, and he is not the best horse. Best turf but not best.
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  • cedar · There is not a horse in training, nor has there been one in the past 2 or 3 years that has displayed the sheer talent and dominance that Wise Dan has had in his division. If you don't like the caliber of his competition, just look at his times. Others wish they could run as well as Dan on his bad days. · 10 days ago
  • joann.balzarini · this guys the real deal has had strong competitors and beat them all decisively. Can't say any other horse out there has his track record. He may be older but he's a real race horse and has had fans keep coming back to see him. · 4 hours ago
on July 23, Secret Circle worked 4F at Los Alamitos on Fast Dirt in :50.00 h finishing 13/16.
on July 23, Shared Belief worked 5F at Golden Gate on Fast All Weather Track in 1:02.20 h finishing 7/26.
on July 23, Lexie Lou worked 5F at Woodbine on Firm Turf training in 1:01.80 b finishing 7/15.
If I just watched Rachel Alexandra's little ones racing, I'd be happy!
Annnnnd the Giants Causeway filly looks like she will be a force to be reckoned with!! Juvy Fillies. Possible Oaks contender next year? With the breeding, stretching out should be no problem.
Jess could make his first start at the Spa, that according Jess's FB page and direct from Barbra Banky. jlp
Retired and sold to become a broodmare. She was purchased by someone from Ireland.



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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. 
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 serves on the the Board of Directors of ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
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.