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  • Unique Bella is off the Kentucky Oaks trail with a sore shin, per Steve Anderson.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Hence (10-1) rallies to win the Sunland Park Derby going away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Ghalia (2-1) edges a game Kell Paso in the Sunland Park Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 3 days ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 3 days ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 3 days ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 3 days ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 3 days ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 3 days ago

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Best under the radar horse that can run all day.
1st: Gunnevera 2nd: State of Honor 3rd: Three Rules 4th: Talk Logistics
VERY disappointed with his terrible run in the Godolphin Mile, something was clearly wrong, he was just not the same horse!!! I blame the change of silks!!!! The horse clearly didn't like the jockeys new colours!
Guest Suite has better workout times than several recent Derby horses, yet also can close a bit...his slightly off pace style in the La Derby this weekend can make him a real threat, and he and Girvin are the only two that should complete the exacta. I know they will probably be the odds-on favorite and co-favorite on Saturday, but I don't see much else coming close on paper based on their previous races and I LOVE seeing 5 furlong workouts as opposed to 4f. Never can seem to ride the Louisiana contingents into the TC races though; final times and fractions will guide my picks from there. Just need to see improvements but not all-time highs that set them up for a letdown. Good luck all!
Shesthewinner had a real nice work the other day over the Mahoning surface and should be ready to race any day Jay is looking for a spot
Star Black had a nice work going 4 furlongs in 51 which is par off the layoof
Danly's Dream had a nice work as ell going 4 furlongs in 51 also par for course. This horse is also a new addition to my racing ownership group.
100 years ago today, a racing legend was born. Happy 100th birthday to the great Man o War.
Sending PJ to the Bluegrass makes zero sense esp with the Wood coming up so weak. This makes about as much sense as sending Battalion Runner to the FL Derby with the Santa Anita Derby being so a weak field.
West Coast has a great pedigree :) watch out for this one
Now that Unique Bella is out of the Kentucky Oaks, Farrell has the chance to step up and run away with the win. Frankly, her only competition that comes immediately to mind is Miss Sky Warrior or maybe Elate.
Coolmore Ireland recently posted an article on their band of foster mares and the foster mares' original foals if anyone's interested. The foals of foster mares needed to care for the thoroughbred foals are all hand-raised and cared for by Coolmore staff before being either retained or rehomed. Coolmore likes to keep up with these guys and there are plenty of photos and stories of how they're doing in the article. There's also a picture at the top of Royal Delta's Galileo filly and her foster mom, Ginger! Here's the link for anyone that's interested: http://coolmore.com/the-foster-mares-foals/?farm=ireland
In an interview with the Racingpost, Elsworth has expressed high hopes for Swiss Storm's chances in the 2,000 Guineas: "He has considerable ability but we'll be a lot wiser as to whether he can win a Guineas when we've had the trials. He's run twice and won his maiden authoritatively at Newbury. We'll have to go for one of the trials and, having won at Newbury, the Greenham might be favourite." He'll be up against a strong-looking contingent this year, but Elsworth is cautiously optimistic of his colt's chances. It won't be too long now 'til we get a chance to see how well some of these colts have weathered the winter! Link: https://www.racingpost.com/news/news/elsworth-hoping-to-break-british-classic-duck-at-last-with-storm/280017
Anyone knows how is he doing?
Well it's hit the board in the Fla Derby or back to Allowance races for Talk Logistics. I see talent there. He just hasn't put it all together. May be the added distance will help.
Gonna give Talk Logistics one more shot. Maybe the added distance will help.
Coverage is starting to pick up. http://www.espn.com/horse-racing/story/_/id/19014744/arrogate-horse-everyone-mind-right-now
Win the Triple Crown, every race in record time...Hands down greatness ! If we had the classics that Arrogate won.....in the 70's Secretariat wins them !!
Many folks just don't give Arrogate the credit he deserve and many of these same folks have lost playing against him!! Even the trainer gave him exceptionally high praises and I respect that, because he has proven himself time and time again how well he can train top notch horse. I think some people don't understand that most times horse takes a while to develop and some times get setbacks for different reasons. Sometimes some horse never made it back from setbacks and we never found out what they could have been,such Danzig! Now we have some very talent young horses like Unique Bella and Mastery who recently had setbacks and will probably miss Triple crown races or never make it back to racing. So what determines that a horse is Great or what makes a horse Great ?...Is it wining all his races, is it wining a Triple Crown, is it beating older horses, is it wining the most purse money, Is it beating his peers, is it wining on multiple tracks, is it wining on all tracks, it is wining at every distance, is it setting records, is it wining on and of the lead, is it wining on any track condition, Is it wining on every continent, is it running a match race, is it coming back from a setback, is it wining by the widest margins or maybe is it wining at every distance ? What must a horse prove that he is truly Great ? One thing I know for sure, I have had the fortune of seeing and had the gratitude of enjoying some of the Greatest run and I have seen another in Arrogate, because he has come back from setbacks and proven he can be a devastating beast to reckon with !!!
Arrogate outstanding horse... but not a Secretariat............ YET

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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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