• Hoppertunity breezes 5F in :59.60 (4/131) at Santa AnitaPosted 3 hours ago
  • Top Billing posts :38 2/5 for 3F work at Payson ParkPosted 22 hours ago
  • Dortmund wins a thrilling three-way photo in the Los Alamitos Futurity!Posted 22 hours ago
  • Sky Flight gets up late in the Tropical Park Derby Posted 1 day ago
  • Cinco Charlie wins the Sugar Bowl for his 4th juvenile stakes win. Posted 1 day ago
  • Grand Contender best in a sloppy Buddy DilibertoPosted 1 day ago
  • California Chrome covers 4F in :49.00 at Los Al (2/2)Posted 2 days ago
  • There will be a Pick Six carryover of $18,465 when racing resumes Friday at Los Alamitos.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 6 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 6 days ago

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So when does the nonsense begin and the conspiracy theorist make their long awaited Comeback. Lets see Shared Belief is running,lo and behold to no end. Public Enemy NUMERO UNO and Shared Beliefs worst Nightmare.........Bob Baffert, he has entered 4 horses in the race. I am sure down deep that many are expecting a backtrack to The WWF Wrestling,by that i mean 4 against 1. I am sure that they do not want to say it,but i am pretty sure that they think that 1 of the 4 is in it to take care of SB.
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  • Sullivan · Who do you take, Diamond Bachelor, or Midnight Hawk? · 25 minutes ago
  • chitu77 · 4 to 1??? Is Tamarando no longer a stablemate of Shared Belief?? · 9 minutes ago
(1.) Conquest Two Step- J. Talamo (2.) Chitu- J. Rosario (3.) Indianapolis- G. Stevens (4.) Rprettyboyfloyd- T. Baze (5.) Pimpernel- M. Garcia (6.) Midnight Hawk- V. Espinoza (7.) Tamarando- J. Leparoux (8.) Shared Belief- M. Smith (9.) Diamond Bachelor- F. Prat (10.) Frensham- M. Gutierrez
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  • Mary Z. · Chitu the human, nothing is going to bash into Shared Belief this time, and since they know they have to stick with Chitu and maybe get a rest after this race, it's not like no one will go with him or be right on his be-hind, such as Midnight Hawk for one. There are several early speeds in there. 7 f can be tricky. I'd still put Chitu top three. · 48 minutes ago
  • chitu77 · Mary, how many times did Chitu beat Midnight Hawk, 3 or 4 times now?? · 17 minutes ago
Due to missing races on 12/26 and 12/27 at Gulfstream, Jess's Dream has only the second race 12/28 at Aqueduct going 1 1/16 miles on dirt before the end of the year.
Jess's Dream has not been entered in the 12/26 race at Gulfstream for maidens, so look possibly for him to make the first start next weekend possibly the 12/27 or the latest the first week of January, according to DRF's Brad Free
  • Sullivan · God this is hilarious... I gave the 12/26 and 12/27 dates after looking at the GP condition books and reading they were going to try and start him before the end of the year and now it is on HRTV after being read by several facebook pages · 5 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · He is not entered for either date. · 1 hour ago
I really love this colt (and his father )
I can't wait for him to race. I was looking and someone made an un-offical twitter account for him @/jesss_dream maybe there will be updates there
Shared Belief draws post position 8 out of 10 for the G1 Malibu this Friday 12/26
She and Chrome share a birthday :)
Kicked ass on Tripocha
Stewart hasn't trained Flashy Sunrise for the last 3 races.
  • travel_vic · 4 Agent Di Nozzo 2 Fordubai 1 Rocket Time 6 Street Spice 1 2 go out 4 6 come later · 3 hours ago
  • travel_vic · 9 has the outside longshot or underneath role in exotics · 3 hours ago
Comic One back on the worktable today, working 5F in 1.04.40, Shirreffs says that e wants to go slow and take his time with him, either way, good to see him back on the worktab
Just kicked ass at Gulfstram 12 21 2014 Race 2..cam from way back!
all in with Rocket Time
Very nice story about Ocean Knight on "The Horizon", they described how he breezed at the OBS sale in 20.3, and was purchased for $320,000, his blowout gate work in 47 flat with Perchance and Fortress, they call him the real deal, he has shipped to Florida and is doing very well, right now the plan for his next start is a one other than allowance race and use that as a prep for possibly the Fountain Of Youth, the piece can be found on HRTV late today
HRTV also did a profile on Perchance, half sister to Dreaming of Julia and Atreides, they described her top notched pedigree, her blowout gate work with Ocean Knight, she traveled with Ocean Knight to Florida, she could go into stakes company next out, but the plan is unknown right now
does anyone know what happened to wallyanna @ gulfstream on 12/20/2014?
  • Goblin · Unfortunately he was euthanized according to DRF. https://twitter.com/drfwelsch · 7 hours ago
Sad news from Coolmore...High Chaparral, winner of the 2002 Derby at Epsom, has died. He was euthanised after colic surgery. He leaves such an amazing legacy and progeny...
The good thing that can be said is that Dortmund won the race. This in no way diminishes his chances going forward. From a personal perspective, for lack of a better word. I was somewhat dissapointed. I do not look at the track record that was recorded. That lost its validity when 3 noses were at the wire. 1 or 2 can legitimize it,but 3 leaves alot to be desired. Maybe i am not being reasonable or realistic. This is not a disrespect towards the other 2 horses. Both are very nice. Dortmund had a chance to almost crack the head of the class . Today he stayed in the body.
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  • triple_double · Dortmund's Kentucky Derby future odds - Pool 1 went down from 12-1 to 9-1. How many people are "wrong" in picking Dortmund as the Kentucky Derby winner??? They are not listening to the OP. whoa!! · 19 hours ago
  • Sullivan · My point is the track record means very little · 7 hours ago
My early DERBY selection. Next start 12/31 Santa Anita....
With High Chaparral's death, both dead heat winners of the 2003 BC Turf have passed away, Jphar passed away a few months ago from a paddock accident, RIP to both horses, may you run free forever



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