• Saturday, August 23 Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover - $106,668Posted 11 hours ago
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  • Judy the Beauty rolls right on by in the Rancho Bernardo!Posted 5 days ago
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In his 1st career start for Godolphin, and his 1st start since being returned to training because of fertility issues in the breeding shed, multiple G1 winner Reckless Abandon finishes a narrowly beaten 3rd of 10 behind Tropics and Alben Star in the listed Hopeful Stakes at Newmarket(July).
Jamesie holds off the late charging Gordon Lord Byron by a nose to win the G3 Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. The 1st win for Jamesie since he won at Meydan back in January during the 2014 Dubai Carnival.
Pointed to the spinster at keeneland next
Former G1 Al Quoz Sprint winner, Shea Shea, has been retired after yesterday's poor showing in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York.
That was a very good win for Close Hatches, and deservedly vaults her to the top of the Mare division. No excuses for Princess. She may not have it anymore, but she'll still always be one of my favorites.
  • Cedar · Just curious, but was she not already the top older mare before this race? Even prior to this her accomplishments this year vastly overshadowed those of beholder and princess of sylmar. · 3 hours ago
POS is overrated. Close Hatches is the top filly followed by Beholder. I took a lot of heat in 2013 for specifying that she was not a certainty for the Eclipse as she scored a narrow victory over the top fillies in the Oaks and had not faced them prior to the BCD. She was no match for them in the BCD. Did anyone expect her to dominate as a 4YO?
Indianapolis worked out 8/20 at Del Mar on a fast track, running 6f in 1:12.40 handily from the gate
I owned a Mr. Prospector bred filly---- before I knew how amazing this stallion was! Boo HOO!... She was Nebraska bred and I paid $400 for her as a weanling in 1994 at an auction. The breeder had passed from a heart attack... Little Did I KNOW!
Bluegrass Cat's little sis dead heated first in her maiden at Saratoga! Great Pedigree!
To stand at Woodford Thoroughbreds.
both horses are very vastly improved horses but I have slight edge of Wicked Strong over Bayern
it will be race between Wicked Strong and Bayern, I strongly feel that Wicked Strong will beat Bayern.
Relocated to Woodford Thoroughbreds
Rock Me Baby
Travel Vic i wanted to ask you a question regarding the surface. I do not know if it is due to the Television angle or not.When i watch other tracks the racing surface although a poly blend, has the conventional light brown tint. Woodbine on the other hand almost looks like a dark charcoal color. Is this how it looks when you are there .If you know the answer,what is the determining reason?
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  • travel_vic · tried to change it but this surface IS on those English gallops · 14 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · No i never got up to Toronto,had to change plans. I do see that on the TVG feeds ,she is becoming a big wheel on TV. I think she is sort of their on track contact. · 14 hours ago
I'm trying to get in touch with Bobbie Grisson, who I think trained a race horse named Golden Jesi in 2009. Roy Varney (rday1ranch@yahoo.com) I have a couple of questions. Thanks
She has proved she is a top filly :)
I have this horse owned by a C Brewster and scheduled to race at Remington Park tomorrow - 8.23.14
I have this horse owned by Danny Keene and trained by A. Milligan and scheduled to race at Remington Park tomorrow 8.23.14
Very good, glade to hear all is going well. I'll be watching ! ! ! jlp



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