• Favorite Tale is long gone in the Smile Sprint.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Big Blue Kitten powers home for his 2nd win in the United Nations.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Shaman Ghost flies home to win the Queen's Plate.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Bradester a strong winner of the Salvator Mile.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Aldous Snow just holds off Dynamic Sky in the Singspiel.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Dogwood Trail cannot be caught in the Grade 3 Azalea.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Gimme Da Lute just holds off Prospect Park in the Los Alamitos Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Private Zone dominates the Belmont Sprint from start to finish.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lady Eli magnificent in Belmont Oaks victory.Posted 1 day ago
  • Force The Pass wins the $1.25 Belmont Derby in a laugher.Posted 1 day ago

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I thought he might get the win. Glad to see him make a good comeback though.
Never mind, there are two pages for this colt. I see the problem now.
I thought Danish Dynaformer was going to take it (I bet $1 ATB on him), but Shaman Ghost had more dramatic ideas about the finish and decided to beat him to the finish. Oh well, one dollar very well spent to watch a lovely race in Canada online! lol Congratulations to Shaman G and his connections!
I think he has to go to the JCGC. Waiting to face older horses in the BC is a bad idea. If for some ungodly reason he loses the BC, every hater will be all over he fact that he only won restricted races. You are putting all of your eggs into one basket- and I think Bob is smarter than that. They have to try older horses before the BC and I think the ideal spot is the JCGC. A historic race that he could possibly run against top competition in Chrome, Tonalist and Honor Code. Just my opinion. Thoughts? If he romps in the Haskell I just don't see the Travers or PA Derby being appealing or a logical spot at all
Evidently finished 1st but was disqualified and placed 5th for interference at the 1/16 pole.
I would dangle this historical nugget out to the connections: ONLY ONE Triple Crown winner also won the Travers.....Tough quadruple but it has a bonus historical notoriety merit badge hanging all over it.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Whirlaway! He had such a long tail. Maybe Pharoah could get extensions. · 3 days ago
  • Ruffianlover · He should go to JCGC instead · 1 hour ago
One more month till we see the greatest horse of the twenty first century run!! Interesting to see how many(and which) quality horses decide to challenge AP. AP came out of the TC in better shape then most horses who run all three races and on a two month break I don't see anyone beating AP over 9f. The horse in this crop with the best chance to beat AP over 9 would be Dortmund but he'll probably be in Saratoga for the Jim Dandy.
  • unbridled_68 · I agree. He's in great shape and has trounced the competition so far. I think the competition in the three year old division will have to Dortmund or Firing Line, especially at this distance. Will also be intersting to see how Texas Red fits into the scheme of things.Think frosted may become a handful as he matures at 10f. Hoping for a sweep of the Haskell &Travers, then the JCGC & BCC against the best of our older boys. · 2 days ago
  • topkat via Disqus · Well umm as it stands we got Mr Jordan to commit actually it might end up being a match race between Ap and Mr J because Zayat has to please the NY jewish community and BB does not have the nuts to run at Saratoga in any way shape or form, so there you go, AP will give Mr Jordan a few furlong head start and let the silly carnival begin at that dump of a racetrack Monmouth Park what an awful waste of a triple crown champ, and THEN they will more than likely have him follow in california chromes hoof prints and run in the PA Derby at Parx ANOTHER dump of a horse track,,,, sickening · 2 hours ago
Selling at the Fasig Tipton Older Racehorse sale..
  • Northport · It's CierraJanay and Chitu77's chance to buy their champion! · 9 days ago
  • mstulga via Disqus · good catch.. I wonder why? perhaps there were some nagging health issues. I loved Chitu, his mother was a hell of a long distance bred horse. I thought he would materialized into a great miler, but I guess not in the cards. · 2 hours ago
Big Blue Kitten appears to have come out of the United Nations in good shape. Trainer Chad Brown tells DRF's Jim Dunleavy that Big Blue Kitten seems to be getting better every race."A little extra distance is always better for this horse, and he got the pace he needs today," Brown said. "He worked as a team with Mr. Ramsey's other horse, who Mike Maker was good enough to send in. Mr. Ramsey doesn't make too many wrong decisions." Big Blue Kitten, a 7-year-old son of Kitten's Joy, now has won 13 of 27 career starts and went over $2 million in earnings by winning Sunday's $500,000 race. Brown said the two races most likely for Big Blue Kitten's next start are the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green at 1 3/8 miles Aug. 1 at Saratoga or the Arlington Million at 1 1/4 miles Aug. 15. Article on DRF
many of the horses untappable is facing have gotten better so now the track handicaapper have to weigh them accordingly. evening of the weights will put untappable back on top.
Aldous Snow might be ready to defend last year's win. Third start off layoff and 5-1 ml odds. My pick.
untappable and tonalist are fine. when they face those same horse at even weight well see if they are not the same horses. i suspect the results will be different and the will be regarded with high esteem again.
Have her connections discussed any plans to try her on dirt?
  • jockey2be. · I don't think so.And personally,I don't see why they would.She loves the turf.I would rather see her face boys on turf then girls on dirt.JMHO · 5 hours ago
After scratches I like Bradester / Race Day / Valid / Coup de Grace
Owner Anthony Oppenheimer told AtTheRaces.com yesterday after Golden Horn's won the Coral-Eclipse: "If everything's good with him we'll go to Ascot for the G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes next." "If he should miss the King George for any reason then he would go to York for the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes, but he won't do both races as that would be gilding the lily." Oppenheimer also said the chances of Golden Horn taking in one of the major international G1 races at the end of the year is unlikely. "He's not entered in the Arc, and if it looked like being soft or heavy ground at Longchamp we wouldn't supplement him either," A trip to the states for the Breeders Cup Turf looks even more unlikely with the owner adding, "John Gosden is not enthusiastic about the Breeders Cup and I agree with him. It's not on the menu at the moment." Oppenheimer ended the interview by suggesting it's very likely that Golden Horn will be retired at the end of this season, so if he holds true to all he was quoted as saying in this interview, it appears we're only gonna get to see this talented colt just 1 or 2 more times before he's whisked off to the breeding shed and a new career at stud.
  • jonquil · I saw that and wasn't too pleased. I'd love for them to go for the Arc or even the Breeder's Cup with him, but I think the Arc conditions probably won't suit and they don't seem to be keen on the BC. Sadly, this is the sort of thing we should be used to by now when a breeder is the owner. The big money is in the breeding side of the business, not the racing side unfortunately. · 5 hours ago
What happened? Didn't fire at all.
So proud of him!!!That was a very good comeback,i think he will be even sharper next time!!Go RED!!!
YES!!! Way to go BBK. Shining Copper held on way longer than I thought he could, and what happened to Main Sequence?
Havana, the 2013 Champagne winner, is entered in second-level allowance Thursday at Belmont. Has not run since 11th in 2014 Woody Stephens. According to DRF
Competitive Edge worked 4f, July 4th, in 48:04 (b) finishing 1/60.

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