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Amino there is a great hunch bet at Saratoga on Saturday in the 3rd race. Where so many firsters are running without the Lasix. Maker/Castellano combo have a horse named Firespike.
  • amino998 · Cordero on Cordero if he had a smooth trip to England. · 1 hour ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · I am sure will be the wagerig favorite. Any Opines on the Stakes Races? · 29 minutes ago
Saw him get 6th at Monmouth,glad he won this time!:)
Won the first race I ever saw at the track!I'll always remember her!
This one's got potential!
Comparative statistics for the Ship And Win Program: Through two weeks of the 2013 season, 50 Ship and Win horses raced with nine winning; through two weeks of the 2014 season, 78 have raced with seven wins … Average field size for the first two weeks of 2013 was 8.6, for 2014 the figure is 9.4.
Kool Kat won Sunday’s ninth race and never came close to saving ground. His second consecutive win, this daughter of Scat Daddy traveled 54 feet more than second place Personal Diary. The margin of victory was only a head, but Kool Kat’s extra ground covered equated to about six lengths more than Personal Diary’s trip.
Brown Panther won this race last season and he loves the surface at Goodwood. If anywhere close to his best he should be there about again. As should Ascot Gold Cup 2nd Estimate, who has one previous run at Goodwood in 2012 when finishing 3rd in the G3 Lillie Langtry Stakes. But to me, Cavalryman's win in the G2 Princess of Wales's Stakes 3 weeks ago at Newmarket(July) looks the best recent form on offer here. He's 3-2-1-0 so far in 2014, and though his win at Newmarket(July) was over 12f, we know from his rock solid Dubai form that 2 miles isn't a problem at all for Cavalryman. My Goodwood Cup super-fecta: 1st-Cavalryman 2nd-Brown Panther 3rd-Estimate 4th-Angel Gabrial.
Won an allowance today at Saratoga at 6f
Strong renewal of the Thoroughbred Stakes to be a G3 race. Some talented colts & fillies both entered in this year's field. Key among them are Shifting Power who finished 2nd behind Kingman in the G1 Irish 2000 Guineas and 2nd behind Charm Spirit in the G1 Prix Jean-Prat, and Lightning Thunder who finished 2nd behind Miss France in the G1 English 1000 Guineas and 2nd behind Marvellous in the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas. Also are entered are Bow Creek who won the International Trial Stakes at Lingfield and finished 2nd behind Kingfisher in the Dee Stakes at Chester and 2nd behind Hong Kong bound Born in Bombay in the Britannia Stakes at Ascot, What About Carlo who won the Investec Out of Ordinary Stakes at Epsom and the Esher Cup at Sandown, and Windfast who was 3rd of 10 in the listed King Charles II Stakes and 4th of 23 in the G3 Jersey Stakes.
Princess Violet in The Mother Goose
Don t want debate this issue I am referring to one horse one situation hit any horse on the knee cap with a sledge hammer and same results. Check his record not in over his head. As far as Arabian breeding was cross breeding Arabian with Appys in Oregon same argument with quarters turned out to be a great working horse with more endurance then Quarters and no problems breaking down ? Since you feel as strong as you do why don t you do something about it. Perhaps post an editorial in a publication.
  • travel_vic · Johnny Come Lately....been on the agenda for over 20 years, published in many places with that same lament. · 3 hours ago
Pointing toward Travers/King Bishop!
Just didn't fire- and no excuses for her. She still ran down the stretch with her ears pricked- didn't seem to be full out at all. Really stinks because she could have really finished well if she actually ran hard. But I also don't think any horse was beating Bayern today once he had the lead. I hardly think she disgraced herself though- it's not like she finished dead last like Ria Antonia. She still finished well for not putting in any run whatsoever
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  • Ruffianlover · Unlike some people on this site I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong- so I'll do just that. The announcers after the race def made it sound like Rosie was too frustrated to talk with interviewers and just walked straight to the locker room. Maybe I misheard it. And to me- I have never seen a horse be full out with it's ears still pricked so if Rosie thinks she really ran her hardest then I'm shocked she did it while looking like she wasn't breaking a sweat because she didn't seem to be running her hardest to me. All in my opinion. I still love this filly, I still support the connections even though she didn't win. I still think she didn't disgrace herself and finished better than Ria Antonia in the Preakness, I still think this filly is head above the other fillies in her division, and I will end on this quote "it is easy to support those who succeed, but that is not what I am about" · 3 hours ago
  • UnionRagsRules · I agree with you, Ruffian. Just because Rosie went to the whip doesn't mean Untapable fired. She really didn't even try. Still was just a length or so from being 2nd without trying. But, I disagree with you never seeing a horse run full out with their ears up. Zenyatta ring a bell? · 3 hours ago
SHAMMY DAVIS.
Think about it I got it right a lot of hot air from your mouth for that your use for therapeutic purpose, the electricity is other peoples post energizing you reason your here posting , as far as Dances goes I was with him at the end not late to the party first post 10 minutes after he was down. Very sad and emotional time. Vic it appears all your post are negative and without merit . His knee came apart at the joint when hitting the rail had nothing to do with fine bone mass. Yes horse racing is a money sport. But trust me you get attached to your horse as part of the family. as Dances was part of mine.
  • travel_vic · reality, especilly when it is tempered by emotion is a Very bitter pill to take. I ran into this same response in literally hundreds of people over the years whose "wishful thinking" overwhelmed the realities of the diagnoses they were presented. Diagnoses that were backed up by documented fact. This is the same situation: horse was running WAY over its competitive level. Very sorry that the animal ended up the way it did, but that does not alter the human logical that put him into situations where he had little to no chance to win. · 6 hours ago
  • travel_vic · ORTHOPEDICS, the study of same, includes the study of all the connective tissue which supports that boney mass. Bone, and ligament are just two variants of the same tissue and BOTH rise and fall together (as in the case of the modern fragile thoroughbred). I really wish some one ELSE would recognize (many do) and more effectively DO something about this ongoing inbred fragile monster creation and breed back to sold bone and the skeletal support that goes with it.....Read a copy of Campbell's Operative Orthopedics the fundamentals are all there and are not species specific. http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/orthopaedics/campbell-operative-orthopaedics-expert-consult/9780323072434/ · 6 hours ago
Drew post 2 for the Test. Same post as she had for the Adirondack. Not happy with the inside draw. Post 2 of 12, in the Acorn she was post 3 of 13.
I just watched the Sussex Stakes replay again after RacingUK uploaded it onto YouTube and now that I've seen the race for the 2nd time, I think Darwin's 3rd place finish, only a head behind Toronado and only a length behind Kingman was the most eye catching performance of this race. Thought Darwin stayed on and saw out the mile really strongly for a horse who's by and large been more of a 7f specialist since he was brought to Europe from America by Coolmore. JMO.
Kingman wins the G1 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, defeating Toronado in 2nd and the very game Darwin in 3rd who finished only a head behind Toronado.
  • Northport · I was surprised to see Toronado the favourite over Kingman after Kingman's flashy win at Ascot. He took awhile to get organised today when Doyle pressed the button but once he did he blew by them like they were standing still and kept on rolling past the finish. I wonder if a step up in distance may be considered after this. Also thought that Darwin ran a blinder considering the class horses he was up against, he didn't really get collared till the end · 9 hours ago
Class prevails in the G3 Gordon Stakes, as Juddmonte's Snow Sky beats Windshear and Somewhat across the line at Goodwood. Snow Sky's first win since his impressive win in the Lingfield Derby Trial back in May.
Kingman will run in today's Sussex Stakes showdown after Lord Grimthorpe walked the course to his satisfaction this morning.

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Brian has been a passionate fan of horse racing since birth. Taken to the races at a very young age, he has been lucky enough to see all the greats in person from Secretariat and Ruffian through Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. 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. 
  
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