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  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 4 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 4 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 5 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Imperative (5-1) surges past Matt King Coal for his second win in the Charles Town Classic.Posted 5 days ago
  • Itsinthepost (5-2) proves best in Keeneland's Elkhorn.Posted 5 days ago
  • Inordinate (5-2) surges to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.Posted 5 days ago
  • Twisted Tom (5-1) is a game winner of a sloppy Federico Tesio Stakes.Posted 5 days ago
  • Classic Rock (6-5) rolls in the Roar, the Preakness could be next.Posted 6 days ago
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BREAKING: Todd Pletcher says he was not happy at all with the way Battalion Runner worked this morning at Churchill, saying "I didn't think he breezed as well as the others. "I thought he was struggling with the track, seemed like it was cupping out on him. It wasn't the powerful work I was hoping for." Pletcher added they would see how Battalion Runner comes out of his work and "make a decision" on him after that.
Trainer Todd Pletcher announces a decision on whether Malagacy will run in the Kentucky Derby or not will made be tomorrow after a workout. Though as of now, he's leaning against running him in the Derby.
Massive step up in trip, in the space of one month, she goes from 5 1/2f to 1 1/16m, you don't normally see such a big jump so soon!!! Connections were clearly 'experimenting' in the Santa Anita Oaks to see if she could stay the distance, and she passed the test with FLYING COLOURS!!! :-)
Pletcher will make/announce a decision on Malagacy's Kentucky Derby status tomorrow (Sat.) per DRF Privman. https://twitter.com/drfprivman?lang=en
Cunco gets up late to beat Intern by a head in the G3 Classic Trial at Sandown with Frankuus finishing a game 3rd. The disappointment of the race was heavy favorite Monarchs Glen who finished well beaten.
His work this morning likely made him my #1 choice for the Ky Derby. Awesome work.
Last seen finishing 4th in the Breeders Cup Turf at Santa Anita back in November, Ulysses holds off Deauville by just under a length on his seasonal debut to win the G3 Gordon Richards Stakes at Sandown.
slow pace, pace makes the race
Classic Empire works 4F in 49 1/5 at Churchill Downs. Mark Casse described the work as perfect. All systems go for the Derby.
Going to box Tapwrit,McCraken,Always Dreaming and Irish War Cry,,,,, in the.Ex-tri-Suptri then Tapwrit to win
Looks like the Kentucky Oaks is gonna be a great race! "Paradise Woods", "Miss Sky Warrior" and "Farrell" are all looking amazing, hard to choose the winner between those 3. Just a shame "Unique Bella" wasn't in the race too!
A few days ago we had a discussion on here about which tracks are faster than others. Seeing as I get critiqued for guesswork alot, I decided to make a formal ranking of what tracks were fastest(weather notwithstanding) by using the distances of 8, 8.5, 9 and 10, minus outliers which I've cited below. Pimlico gets 9.5 counted instead of 10 because it's the major distance there. Every track on here had 3 or 4 records used to make it's average. Belmont 38.508375 Santa Anita 38.39755 Del Mar 38.216075 Aqueduct 38.1877333(8.5 not counted) Gulfstream 38.1499333(10 not counted) Oaklawn 38.1006(10 not counted) Churchill 37.97455 Monmouth 37.962475 Saratoga 37.8953667(8.5 not counted) Pimlico 37.8233(8,10 not counted, 9.5 counted) Keeneland 37.6299. Seeing as Tampa, Fair Grounds and it's peers don't have a G1 and don't have enough competitive distances to make this comparison worthwhile they weren't included. All 11 of these tracks have at least 1 G1 race and are competitive in at least 3 distances. If track records were way off that's an outlier and several records weren't included because of that, same with the 73 Belmont. Was honestly surprised by how well Aqueduct does in this comparison.
This horse has only one way too go.Jockey is in a spot.Has no feel for race shape.He breaks for lead wrangler back runs 1:11.1 spit's bit and so on.
How many hands high is McCraken?
Does anyone know how many hands high he is?
I do not know why I find myself updating this page from active to deceased just today. He was euthanized literally a year ago today after breaking down at his home track Thistledown. For those who may have forgotten, he was 2nd to Nyquist for much of the Florida Derby. He remained a maiden, and his closest to breaking the maiden came as he surged ahead in his final race but broke his ankle instead. Very sad. But what do we do. Asmussen at this point had already been fined as much as you can punish a trainer.
Question is...Where does Mike Smith go?
A source said he's been working out under the cover of darkness at Keene land before shipping into Churchill. Something is up.
Quarter Crack I hate to hear this, I like Girvin
Quarter crack...not good news .

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