• Cupid (7-1) makes a winning comeback in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Cowboy Culture (5-2) is the clear victor in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Lady Eli (3-5) keeps Goodyearforroses at bay to win the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Finley'sluckycharm (1-5) runs away with the Grade 3 Winning Colors.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Stormy Liberal (1-2) continues downhill turf success in the Grade 3 Daytona.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Starship Jubilee (10-1) rallies to Grade 2 Nassau win.Posted 12 hours ago
  • The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 7 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 7 days ago
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I think it's now fair to say that Midnight Storm is a stereotypical older horse that only became relevant when the competition thinned down. He was able to put up a great time in the slop at 8.5 at the San Pasqual and even at 10 has clearly improved but at the end of the day he's simply not one of the best horses in the country.
Anybody know how tall Patch is (Hands)? I may be overlooking it but I can't find it... looked and looked. Thanks for any help.
Galloping 5/26 - https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f677e3cd894bc082d3f84ff70b69448997a3d2106a731d3005e2d7d3600713c3.jpg
Heavenly Summer, foals her first foal by Distorted Humor, a filly. This is Summer Bird's first reported grandfoal. Mare to visit Exaggerator. https://twitter.com/TomRyanKY/status/845154947972804609
Really stamping himself as a successful sire.
What is Bob Baffert's fence called? American PhArroGate
This horse ran her heart out and was really fun to watch race. Hope that she will race again!
Man!! Dang! Dangitall!!!~ I had Cupid for the Show only-and honest! Really!~ I laid off of him for the Win & Place right at the last moment! I liked him all the way to Win!!!~ All the way! Why did I jump off of him? 'Cause I listen to too many idiots..which makes me Worse! sheesh! smh! I'm really ticked off at myself. Here I liked him to comeback all the way. I liked him last year & again this year!~
Vet believes it was a combination of heart stroke & bleeding. She is resting in her stall comfortably, looking for peppermints & being monitored closely.
Bob Baffert had won the last 3 BC Classics. This year he may top that by having Arrogate and Cupid finishing 1-2 in the 2017 BCC.
  • sczen50 · Well I don't know..maybe~ 'Wouldn't be surprised~ But Gun Runner is still awfully good. 2nd for him maybe. Shaman's fans will argue he'll get 2nd. · 8 hours ago
  • jrem1 · You never know. I had forgotten all about this guy. He was a really solid 3 yr old...looks like he will be an outstanding 4 yr old. · 7 hours ago
Very impressive!
Cupid!! Yes big win today!
Yeah - I KNEW you'd do it!!! So proud and happy for you pretty girl !
ELI, ELI, ELI, well done girl. :-)
Lady Eli!!!!!
Looked like sesamoids. I contacted a vets assistant on the back side to find out what exactly happened and have not heard yet. Hope for the best.
Collapsed on the backside in the running of the Nassua. She did get up, but she's been vanned off
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · According to Casse, she bled badly. She's never bled before per Casse. She's back at the barn being evaluated. · 11 hours ago
Wow those strides were monstrous!
Dynamite Frankel filly in the Chad Brown barn. She won at Belmont today with such ease. Watch out for her!
Irish War Cry's older brother gets his first stakes win wire to wire in the Red Bank!

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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing his entire life. 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 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. A big supporter of thoroughbred aftercare, he serves on the Board of Directors of The Exceller Fund. Brian also consults for leading contest site Derby Wars, and is a Vox Populi committee member. 
A horse owner and graduate of DePaul University, Brian lives just outside of Louisville with his wife Candice and daughter Kendra.


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