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  • Arrogate draws post position #9 for Saturday's Dubai World Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vale Dori (6-5) wins a virtual match race over Finest City in the G1 Santa Margarita.Posted 5 days ago
  • Malagacy (3-1) remains unbeaten with an impressive Rebel win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Enola Gray (2-5) much the best down the hill in the Irish O'Brien.Posted 5 days ago
  • Jenda's Agenda (2-5) stays unbeaten with a facile win in the Caeser's Wish.Posted 5 days ago
  • Mor Spirit (1-2) too good in the Essex at Oaklawn Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Distinta (11-1) gets up on the shadow of the wire in the Inside Information.Posted 5 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (4-1) gets up in the final jump to win the Private Terms.Posted 5 days ago
  • Streamline (12-1) upsets the Azeri; rough trip for favorite Terra Promessa.Posted 5 days ago
  • Clothes Fall Off (6-5) undresses the competition in the Correction.Posted 5 days ago
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Another question - not so much a debate, as I am not well versed on the subject, but am looking to be informed. Who was the greatest horse in North American racing, prior to Man O'War? I guess we are really talking from the end of the Civil War, when a lot of the present day NYRA stakes began, up to the end of WW 1. The only two that readily come to mind to me are Sysonby and Colin, but I have to assume there are others. It's kind of like debating the greatest pre Ty Cobb baseball player (although most people would agree that it was Cap Anson, the first to get 3,000 hits).
Hollendorfer a coward and a bad guy? I have followed the guy since his early days at GGF and Bay Meadows. THOSE words would NEVER be associated with a truly great horseman like this one. He is a realist when it comes to his training.
If Arrogate wins impressively tomorrow, and then is retired to stud (I do not think out of the question, even if not likely), on just his four stakes victories, where would he rank amongst 21st century horses? I assume Frankel as #1 and American Pharoah as #2, so you can take it from there. But where would he rate compared to Zarkava? Curlin? Black Caviar? Sea the Stars? Rachel Alexandra? and of course (Ferrisjso's true love) - Zenyatta?
Here is one good looking colt. Out of Wait No More (whose dam is Champion Wait a While). https://twitter.com/coolmoreamerica/status/832254162582790144
  • Ayrafeneres via Disqus · He looks a good bit like American Pharoah. · 38 minutes ago
American Pharoah playing around in the grass at stud. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae5fd7ff10de48f3d62d41a14b2c3d1fdd1053c7138e7b113119b5096e896005.jpg
  • Ayrafeneres via Disqus · How CUTE!!! He's such a beauty. But he's a sweetie and a cutie pie. · 39 minutes ago
Is this Dubai World Cup field better than the 2016 edition? I would be interested in knowing your thoughts. Excluding the Arrogate who is the prohibitive favorite like California Chrome was and the 5 horses who ran in both editions (Candy Boy, Hokko Tarumae,Hoppertunity, Keen Ice and Special Fighter) here are the fields: 2016 Frosted - G1 winner who had just set a track record in Meydan at 9 furlongs Mshawish - Multiple G1 winner 2017 Gun Runner - G1 winner Long River - G1 winner Awardee - G1 winner On paper, I give a slight edge to the 2017 edition, but I do think with Frosted coming in with a win in Meydan setting a stakes record and Special Fighter seemingly in better form last year it could be a tie, but let's see how the race runs.
colinjd@iprimus.com.au / my email
To Gary and Mary West , My name is Colin Davies , could please contact me about Power Broker filly to race in Australia. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7bf87bd52f7e2ce9b618ee75546bf5fad3282a1305c414a9a866a5dd3bc4c6b7.jpg
Hope to see Epicharis look great and win here. I would love to see some horses take some of the money away from McCraken on derby day. Plus an actual contender from overseas would add an extra level of excitement.
Tim Tam was the first horse I ever followed,and loved.Being 10 years old at the time,I was crushed when he lost the Belmont...literally depressed.My Lord,his odds were 3/20 at the time,and I had no idea what that meant,but my father told me that he was the odds on favorite. When I found out he had fractured a sesamoid bone,and still managed to finish second,I was proud of him,but was scared to death he was going to be put down.Thank God he survived the surgery.How he still ran in the stretch,is unfathomable to me.There's no doubt in my mind,he would have been a triple crown winner,had that not happened to him.Btw,I stopped hating Cavan,the first Irish bred horse ever,to win the Belmont. { : > / )
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C7scThSW4AIBDK8.jpg Here's her Medaglia D'oro filly! Courtesy of Stonestreet Twitter/Facebook.
Weather update for Saturday in Dubai, the thunderstorms are now expected around 1 pm versus between 3 and 4 pm. This is good news, gives the track even more time to dry for the DWC.
Chrome's brother has arrived. There is a new fan page for him. https://www.facebook.com/MyBrotherIsChrome/
  • nu-fan via Disqus · Nice to see you, again, Liam. Thanks for the link. I'll give it a look. · 4 hours ago
For those who may want to avoid TVG and see the whole card from Dubai here are some alternatives. elahmad.com/tv/dubairacing.htm their coverage begins at 7 AM EST and covers the entire card. When it comes up click on Dubai Racing 1 XBTV starts its coverage at 9 AM EST. Enjoy the races and hopefully another a great performance by Arrogate.
Vets at Meydan give Big Orange a clean bill of health and the "all clear" to run in Saturday's G2 Dubai Gold Cup after a last minute scare where Big Orange ran a "slight temperature" on Thursday.
Baffert will get a horse to the Derby, it just won't be one with a great shot at winning. What he does have in his favor is potentially a murderers row at the older division: Arrogate, Hoppertunity, Mor Spirit, American Freedom, Collected. Would make sense for Arrogate to get a break........return in the Pacific Classic. Then Breeders Cup. Have to think Hoppy is going East after winning there last year. Don't think he good enough, but he will most likely show in the Woodward, Whitney, JCGC. Have the Gold Cup, San Diego, and Awesome Again to win. American Freedom being most likely of the 3 to get 10F in Gold Cup. And can send a Cupid and Collected to go after some of the minor stakes. He also has Vale Dori.......who with I'm a chatterbox (been awful), Forever Unbridled (hurt), and Songbird (trending south) struggling........is now a legit no. 2 to Stellar Wind. Has Drefong in the sprint division if he can get healthy. Down the road he may have a horse or two that are competing (and winning) the Haskell, Travers, Penn Derby races. Mastery might be able to return for the Travers. More likely Penn Derby if anything. Abel Tasman provides some help in the 3 year old Filly division. He has a few others. If Unique Bella took a step back.........the division is wide open. Point here is that at this point in time it looks like Pletchers derby to lose. If things break right I could see as many as 7 of his runners in the gate. Tapwrit, Malagacy are in. One Liner, Battalion Runner, Master Plan, Third Day, Always Dreaming, Bronson, Action Everyday, Patch, Hedge Fund, Sonic Mule, Fact Finding all will be getting a shot in a major prep (or this weekend). But it will be Bafferts year. I think he has to navigate Vale Dori to the Distaff with no losses or only one loss. Anything can happen at Del Mar. If Arrogate wins in Dubai, he is already Horse of the Year unless we get a triple crown or something equally dominant. Of course he would need to add something---want to bet against him? And if he can get ANY improvement from Abel Tasman........look out. Starts with Arrogate winning in Dubai.
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  • Mary Y. via Disqus · Vale Dori is romping and digging, for now. Easily taken out by under 1:12 pace. Hoppy is reliable and sans baby fat, has gotten better, plus he doesn't seem to mind the med-free situation in Dubai. He also hasn't been fast enough,early, to be ruined as a workmate. Yes, Hoppy is "good enough" to win in NY. Songbird trending South? Hadn't heard that. Still better than most horses trending up. Thanks for reminding us about Connected and Cupid, sharpening. · 2 days ago
  • Martin schiff · Arrogates gonna become a horse that's argued as to where in the tops of all time is he. · 8 hours ago
Been craving to see this horse more and more. Just the simple fact that they decided to send him to a more prestigious race like the UAE derby instead of the Florida derby. If you remember a couple years ago khazan was owned by the same connections but he was going stay in Florida. Maybe the see upside
MOVE UP will win the dubaiworldcup.
Has been retired to join Karaktar and Free Port Lux to stand at Haras de Cercy. Fee tba at a later date.
Photos of Zarkava's new Siyouni filly - she's adorable! Zarkava's going to Sea The Stars for 2018. https://twitter.com/AgaKhanStuds/status/845181266727124992

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