• Proctor's Ledge (6-1), with first-time Lasix, rolls on the turf in the Lake George.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Dream It Is (4-1) romps in the Grade 3 Schuylerville at Saratoga.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Indycott (7-5) wins the opener, as they're off at Saratoga!Posted 7 hours ago
  • Bowies Hero (3-1) much the best in the Oceanside Stakes on opening day at Del Mar.Posted 2 days ago
  • Irap (7-5) romps home a big winner of the Indiana Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Eagle (5-2) rides the rail to victory in the Schaefer Memorial.Posted 6 days ago
  • West Coast (2-5) powers home nicely in the Los Alamitos Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Songbird (1-9) wins the Delaware Handicap by only a length.Posted 6 days ago
  • Disco Partner (7-5) runs away from his Forbidden Apple competition.Posted 6 days ago
  • Frostmourne (1-2) turns the Kent Stakes into his own private party.Posted 6 days ago
Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

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PJ rated off the pace comfortably in his last W. He could steal the Haskel no doubt馃弴
The card at Haydock was cancelled after an accident before the fourth race. A stall handler suffered serious injuries and later died after being run over by the starting gate. No details have yet to be given and the police are investigating the incident. I can't imagine how someone could be run over by the starting gate. As well as being an extremely sad story it is an equally puzzling one as well.
I like this girl here c: It may be another really good year for the Filly's
This filly looks like she could be a good one. Nice win at The Spa today.
The Shack's daughter won the Saratoga stakes opener!! Congratulations to Dream It Is and connections have a prosperous career and Shackleford have a prosperous career at stud. One of my top 10 favorites of all time.
Secretariat winning the Kentucky Derby. Amazing quality! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90d4d9923e5070a26b9b642cb11928f8b0842c53f1e2b6507c18b77ac426e066.jpg
Didn't seem to like the dirt today.
1 Arrogate 2 Donworth 3 Catburglar 4 Accelerate
Poll: Who is the best horse that Arrogate could beat? It can be any racehorse from any time period.
Frosted is one of the most beautiful horses I have ever seen. I can't wait to see his babies run.
All Practical Joke ever does is run well. Deep field but PJ is used to that. I think he will be underestimated again and be a good price. The odds board will be very interesting, we got seven good, evenly matched colts. The handicapper in me loves this field.
And they're off at Saratoga!!
POST TIME APX. 6:10 PM PDT - RACE 9 @ Del Mar on Jul.22
Does anyone know when post time is for this race?
Frankel was a great racehorse, but I believe that he is one of the most overrated horses of all time.
I'm not sure if I was the only one who noticed this, but Arrogate was walking very strangely before the Pegasus World Cup in January. He appeared to be favoring his right hind leg, and he looked very uncomfortable in the post parade. The fact that he won the race in 1:46.83 makes me question what I had seen in the post parade.
The more and more I re-watch this race, the more impressive Arrogate looks. Arrogate had to overcome so much trouble in this race, and he won this race so easily. Arrogate is an amazing horse and I don't see any reasons why he would lose the San Diego, other than injury.
Any updates on his condition?
I like this horse a lot.
I'm excited to watch him run next week. I hope he's the same horse that he was last year.

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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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