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  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 1 day ago
  • Whiskey Ticket just holds off Conquest Curlinate in the Illinois Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Moreno wins the Charles Town Classic, as Shared Belief is eased.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dramedy just holds on to win Keeneland's Elkhorn at 30-1.Posted 2 days ago
  • It's all Hootenanny in his first race back since winning the BC Juvenile Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Verdad best in the Grade 2 Distaff.Posted 2 days ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.00 (5/76) Saturday at Keeneland Posted 2 days ago
  • Baffert says One Lucky Dane is out of the Kentucky Derby, per DRFPosted 2 days ago
  • Materiality, Stanford breeze 5F in 1:00.52 at Palm Beach Downs on SaturdayPosted 2 days ago

 

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U AND ME BOTH MIKE!
Wishing Shared Belief all the best & a speedy recovery. Racing needs him.
kind of a bummer,glad hes going to be okay long term. was looking forward too the met-mile....nice job M.S.
In handicapping the Derby from a Pace Angle only. I noticed that there is hardly the front end big time speed , i originally thought there was. Some of the horses show some huge early pace figures on their PPs'. But if you look at their entire running lines,they are not consistent. Due to either smaller fields, or fields that lacked speed. They found themselves closer to the pace, without a fear of being run down by inferior closers. The only horse that has shown to be a SUPERIOR front end horse, has been American Pharoah. Yest the pace figures are not as eye popping as some of the others. But he has hardly exerted himself in any of his races in getting to the front. Although he showed he can sit off of a horse in the Ark. Derby. I doubt that they will be taking any chances in leaving the gate with caution. A.P. will do what his past barn mate just missed doing a couple of years ago. A.P. will bottom out this field from the beginning. He will never look back for the competition
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  • travel_vic · POSITION is not, nor has it ever been, the same as segmental velocity. The Derby always has some insane interests that try to steal this race and DON'T (I'm talking cheap speed not an Affirmed or a War Emblem)...Just because an entrant has run away from its competition, has more to do with the weak competition than a running style. · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · I cannot wait until the past performances come out, energy distribution wise, and many of these speed types will be exposed. The year that the Wood winner (Bellamy Road) was touted as a strong contender, his rising % median numbers disqualified him from the race. · 1 hour ago
Jim Rome announces via Twitter the nuclear scan results for Shared Belief. "Shared Belief has a non-displaced fracture on the point of the right hip. He is bright, alert and doing well. A heartfelt thank you to Mike Smith for protecting Shared Belief. His quick reaction is a big reason SB is doing as well as he is right now. Shared Belief could not be in better hands than he is with Jerry Hollendorfer. Groom Armando have been unbelievable. No timetable as for recovery time, but could be alot worse if not for quick thinking by Mike Smith." Confirmed by Jim Rome via twitter.
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  • hannahWTC1 · That's a good diagnosis compared to what it could have been if Smith hadn't of immediately pulled him up! Sad that he's missing the year :( · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · Just heard about this during a work break, j. Thank you for posting the update. Good thing that the injury was caught right away and that they can do these scans and have a diagnosis so quickly now. I have gotten ticked off at the little guy on occasion, but he did the right thing. Wishing the champ a full recovery, and whether or not he ever races again that he has a great life. · 1 hour ago
I hope not to, but if I ever ingest something foul and need to expel it without it passing through my system, I will review these cr. comments about my friend's charge and his entire team. Now what was I going to say about babyish-ness about having to say cr about one horse if someone says cr about your own favorite? Oh, forget it. No lecture since no one here is actually a small child who could still learn.
In regard to Shared Belief's performance or lack of in the Charlestown Classic, he's not the first California based horse that's dominated in his home state that failed to fire when coming east to race. Lest we forget, the recent American turf star, Acclamation, was much the same. Acclamation absolutely cleaned up in every major turf race on the west coast but ran abysmally at east coast tracks. He finished last of 9 at Monmouth in the G1 United Nations and ironically last of 10 at Charlestown in the Charlestown Classic in 2011, though in fairness to Acclamation he was really a turf horse switching over to run on conventional dirt that day.
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  • Mary Z. · I would think Game On Dude would be the example horse with his Charles Town record. Just sayin'. Then of course his second in the Churchill Downs Breeders' Cup Classic was another example of "Cali speed". Never heard anyone say "Cali slow" at least. · 1 day ago
  • Mary Z. · And there was this??????????????? · 1 hour ago
Here is where SB is to rehab- http://www.pegasustrainingcenter.com/rehabilitation/services.aspx
  • Northport · This facility is owned by Dr. Mark Dedomenico, who owns Blind Luck, Sam's Sister, etc. It looks outstanding! · 1 hour ago
What's your take on this Adamdaman? Dunh.
Dosage explained: http://www.pedigreeonline.com/handicapping.php
From Jim Rome on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jimrome/status/590307281394237440
Mubtaahij on the track at Arlington this A.M. https://twitter.com/JohnGDooley/status/590221507466395649/photo/1
I'm a realist and not about to bet on a horse to win the Kentucky Derby (KO) with a DI >4.00, in the history of the KD, only one horse has done it: Strike The Gold:(1991). I'll be looking elsewhere, Mubtaahij, Bolo & Keen Ice (if Qualify)
  • barnzo · Hi busta - newbie here. Can you or anyone else give me a brief description of the dosage index? Or do you know of a good link to learn more? I'm not familiar with it as a handicapping tool. Thanks in advance! · 4 hours ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · I'm with you with one exception delete bolo add firing line. Those are my three · 3 hours ago
Hi all. Newbie here. Very grateful for this site - have learned so much over the past few months. Question about analyzing workouts - does anyone have any advice/science that they like to use? Keying off Danzig Moon - is it a slamdunk that his blazing fast workouts are a good thing? Is there any possibility that his workout was TOO fast and that could hurt him down the road? Thanks in advance for any comments!
Todd Pletcher tells DRF's Jay Privman that Madefromlucky and Stanford are not certain to run in the Kentucky Derby, and no final decision will be made regarding their status until they work at Churchill Downs this weekend. If those two drop out, that would allow Keen Ice and Frammento, currently 21st and 22nd on the points list, to get into the top 20 and into the gate. Currently 23rd on the points list is Bold Conquest. According to DRF
I don't think any horse is being talked about less than Itsaknockout. Seems that most are ready to throw him out after his FD performance...is it possible we are missing something here? Looking at the FD and the FOY, I wonder if we actually know anything at all about this horse yet. FOY was as wacky as it gets, between Frosted's palate, sluggish track and the interference/DQ. As for the FD, is it possible that his connections purposely had him hold back and not give full effort? They all knew that Materiality was going to be all-out as this was his only shot for Derby points so there was really no reason to over-exert Itsaknockout. I really want to throw this colt out but can't help but think there may be more than meets the eye here. Anyone have any thoughts?
DRF's Jay Privman confirms that Mike Smith is the officially rider of Far Right for the Kentucky Derby. Mike Smith had been mentioned by Pletcher as potential replacements on whomever Velazquez did not chose (Carpe Diem or Materiality). But with Castellano now riding Materiality, and Velazquez riding Carpe Diem, Smith will remain with Far Right, on whom Smith finished second in the Arkansas Derby last time out. According to DRF
Todd Pletcher confirms to DRF's Jay Privman that Javier Castellano will ride Materiality in the Kentucky Derby. This will be Castellano's first mount aboard the Florida Derby winner as his regular rider, John Velazquez, will ride Carpe Diem. According to DRF
BREAKING NEWS: Todd Pletcher tells DRF's Jay Privman that John Velazquez will ride Carpe Diem in the Kentucky Derby, picking him over Florida Derby winner Materiality. Velazquez has been riding both Carpe Diem and Materiality, both trained by Pletcher. They are considered among the top candidates for the May 2 Derby. Carpe Diem has won 4 of 5 starts, most recently the Blue Grass Stakes. Materiality is unbeaten in three starts, and comes off a victory in the Florida Derby. According to DRF
what happen far right . . . I thought you said you did not dodge the rebel and was going to give ap something to think about in the Arkansas derby
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  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · The only thing Far Right said was, "neigh". · 8 days ago
  • Fiddler's Green Standardbred via Disqus · He also didn't dodge AP in the Rebel. They announced they'd skip to rest up because of the race being pushed back. They announced in when the Santa Anita was still AP'S target... nice try though · 4 hours ago

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