• Ulysses (Galileo) powers by Churchill and Barney Roy in the Group 1 Juddmonte International.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Cracksman (Frankel) cruises to a big victory in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Diversify (1-2) rolls home a big winner in the Evan Shipman.Posted 1 day ago
  • Blackjackcat (8-1) holds off Vyjack to win the Del Mar Mile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dak Attack (2-1) is an impressive winner of the Ellis Park Juvenile.Posted 2 days ago
  • Channel Maker (8-5) wins the photo and survives multiple objections to win the Breeders' Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Kelly's Humor (11-1) rolls late to win Ellis Park Debutante.Posted 2 days ago
  • Dream Dancing (6-1) nips Beau Recall in the Del Mar Oaks.Posted 3 days ago
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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Blind Luck Tops U.S. Fillies In Top 10

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The Duel of the Divas at Delaware certainly stamped Blind Luck as the top filly in the US this week. She ranks number 2 in HRN's weekly Power Ranking!

The Jerry Hollendorfer trainee may turn up next in the Clement L. Hirsch at Del Mar, or the Personal Ensign at Saratoga. Either race will be a thriller.

Blind Luck still follows Goldikova, who has had a stanglehold on number 1 for an incredible 25 weeks! We won't see her again, however, until the Breeders' Cup in November.

First Dude drops to 3rd, with the Pacific Classic on his radar- he's still the top-ranked male in the US.

Havre de Grace, ever graceful in her nose defeat, is in 4th. Her connex say she is pointing for the Whitney next, though if NYRA doubles the Personal Ensign's purse they will take on Blind Luck once more. This rivalry keeps getting more interesting!

So You Think powered back into the Top 10, at 5th, after a shocking slide last week.

Animal Kingdom continues to represent the 3-year-old class in the number 6 spot - big summer 3-year-old stakes are fast approaching, can he stay at the top while at the farm on the mend?

Canford Cliffs is in at number 7, awaiting his meeting with the flashy Frankel in next week's Sussex Stakes. The matchup of milers promises to be formful.

Tizway hangs in with the 8th position, also pointing for the Whitney on August 6th. 

Teaks North is the top-rated American Turf horse, at number 9, after back-to-back victories at Monmouth.

Awesome Maria finishes up the Top 10, with her sights set on the Ruffian at Saratoga at the end of the month.

Top 10 Three-Year-Old Colts

Heading into the summer vacation meets at Saratoga and Del Mar, let's look at how the 3yo male division stands.

Animal Kingdom sits at number 1. Euro star Frankel is in at number 2 - his big test versus Canford Cliffs is next Wednesday at Goodwood.

Alternation, Peter Pan stakes winner, is in at 3rd, and will start next in the Jim Dandy as a prep for the Travers. This talented colt is stealthily moving up the rankings.

Number 4-ranked Shackleford, Preakness winner and Kentucky Derby pacesetter, will next make an appearance at Monmouth for the Haskell.

Nehro is in a 5th, but there's no word on his next start, only that the Breeders' Cup Classic is on his radar.

Belmont winner Ruler on Ice  comes in at number 6, topping Uncle Mo at 7th. Uncle Mo returned to light training last week and hopes to make a start at Saratoga.

Premier Pegasus hangs on in the top 10, and he too has returned to light training in California, next start unclear.

Pants On Fire gets no respect in 9th place despite a good Triple Crown showing and a win in the Pegasus. He, too, is pointing for the Haskell.

Dominus, surprising winner of the Dwyer, rounds out the Top 10 in the 3-year-old class. The second season is upon us, so look out for Coil to rebound, The Factor to return to action, Mucho Macho Man to step back refreshed, as well as Jaycito, Astrology and Stay Thirsty!


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Hollendorfer has already said he wants the Personal Ensign and there is some talk to increase the purse to get them both to run. He has also stated he does not want to run BL against the colts as he wants to race her next year as well. Running against the colts comes at a price and many fillies and mares tend to get a little on the nervous side when surrounded by the boys, it's not only a physical thing with most colts bigger and stronger but a mental thing.
  • ArturoLaguna · The heated debate if who is better HDG ir Blind Luck can be settled once and for all if the two outsanding fillies meet again head to head in Saratoga. I seriously doubt that HDG's connections will opt to face the boys what with the horrible spectre of the ill-fated Eight Belles still deeply embedded in Porter's and Jones' psyches. If HDG runs against the males and God forbid something happens to the horse, they will never forgive themselves and would prompt another retirement by Jones. Now they are trying to induce the NYRA to double the purse so they can run. It's all posturing. ONe thing about Hollendorfer and his horse, they haven't ducked anybody... · 2226 days ago
Hard to say where Blind Luck will surface. She's perhaps the easiest shipper in history. She gets excited when the horse van pulls up. Really, Hollendorfer mentioned that to a reporter. As far as the Hirsch at Del Mar, It's not a sure thing, as Del Mar's Polytrack is ridiculous (and I'm a synthetic fan). You Saratoga fans might get to see both HDG and BL. I just wish BOTH trainers will stop bickering about a pound here or there. THERE'S A MUCH BIGGER PURPOSE AT STAKE HERE: SAVE YOUR SPORT! Another match would be fabulous. And a final match in the BC Classic would be perfect.

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