• Holy Lute (10-1) pulls off the surprise in the second division of the Eddie D.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Ambitious Brew (5-1) rolls to victory in the first division of the Eddie D.Posted 12 hours ago
  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 6 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 6 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 6 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 9 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 11 days ago


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Shotgun Gulch's first foal to debut starts in race 3, an unraced maiden, at Mont De Marsan in France tomorrow.
His lineage also led to Man O' War...that explains alot!!!!
I agree with cugel. One race does not make a career. I understand it was record breaking but I don't understand how people are already handing the horse wins in the eclipse awards and breeders cup classic. Does every horse get automatic win status after a big performance? Pharoah demolished the Arkansas derby in a canter yet was all out to Win the derby in his next race. Chrome won the Dubai World Cup wrapped up with his saddle slipping yet Dortmund really gave him a challenge in his next race out and he only edged him out due to his class and heart. Arrogate may very well win the classic easily but history tells us that is very unlikely. Until he has been looked in the eye and tested, encountered a bad trip, had some type of bad racing luck happen to him, and still found a way to win- I won't be automatically handing anything over to him. He is talented but he will have to run the best race of his life and potentially overcome some obstacles to win the classic. Better horses have lost this racenfor the reasons mentioned above.
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  • ChessChamp · No one is handing it to him..it's moreso a group of us who are very big fans of the horse, both before and after the Travers. He's also a hype horse now, so whenever you have that situation, of course there will be some over the top comments too. There are a lot of people that want this horse to be something special, because it's been so long since there has been a horse like that (American Pharoah aside). Just imagine if Arrogate comes to the BCC, beats Chrome handily, and runs sub 1:59, something that is a very real possibility if he can run back to his Travers performance? His hype will be thru the stratosphere at that point lol. There's also a question of value. I was a huge Chrome fan and still am, but I have no interest in wagering a horse at or below even money (likely BCC price). Getting a horse like Arrogate for the BCC at 4/1 seemed like good value to me, coming off his last performance. · 2 days ago
  • sczen50 · Well according to B Hayes the BCC will be a beat-down for Arrogate. heh... against Anyone. uhh I don't think so-even if he does run like he did in the Travers. · 4 hours ago
1st-Avenge 2nd-Real Smart 3rd-Sobradora Inc 4th-Majestic Heat
This race isn't replacing the Donn Hcp. Is it???
1st- Ralis 2nd- Wanstead Gardens 3rd- Messi 4th- Texas Ryano
What a great field. 1st- THIRST FOR VICTORY. 2nd- JS Choice 3rd- Frostmourne 4th- Kitten's Cat
Why not right? Just for fun I'm betting on Hoppertunity!! California Chrome 2nd, Win The Space 3rd. No. California Chrome 1st, Hoppertunity 2nd, Win The Space 3rd.
"California Chrome has put together a career that in total is more impressive than American Pharoah’s..... A strong case can be made that he, not American Pharoah, is the horse of the decade so far...Because he came up short at the Belmont, California Chrome may never receive the adulation American Pharoah earned. But for close watchers of the thoroughbred game, his accomplishments are second to none." http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/sports/horse-racing/california-chrome-santa-anita-horse-of-the-year.html?_r=0
Has anyone heard if Baffert is going to stick with M Smith or go back to Bejarano for the Classic...personally, I am hoping Smith stays aboard...any thoughts?
The prerace buzz has Champagne Rom winning the 2016 G1 Chandelier over Noted and Quoted. Entering this year Breeders Cup events, Mike Smith will have 4 legitimate shots (Songbird, Arrogate, Drefong and Champagne Room) of adding to his large collections of BC wins.
Does anyone know where exactly he got his name? Chrome and R Sunday Surprise both have backstories behind their names...
Apparently he lost his battle with Laminitis in July. His owners posted about his loss on twitter after it happened.
Apparently there's this rumor floating around that he passed away. I doubt this is true, but just in case has anyone heard anything?
  • Flanders via Disqus · Its not a rumor. He has a death report on file with the Jockey Club. Only his owner can submit one. · 16 hours ago
  • Flanders via Disqus · One of his owners posted in July that he had died on Twitter. Someone just posted the link on another board. https://twitter.com/ConnorHD20/status/758057001440215040 · 10 hours ago
Here's the field for the 2014 BC Juvenile: 1: Calculator 2: Private Prospect 3: Blue Dancer 4: The Great War 5: American Pharaoh 6: Lucky Player 7: Texas Red 8: Souper Colossal 9: Carpe Diem 10: Mr. Z 11: One Lucky Dane 12: Daredevil 13: Upstart
  • Sullivan · 5 American Pharoah / 2 Private Prospect / 12 Daredevil / 4 The Great War · 704 days ago
  • sczen50 · Too bad 'Pharoah & Calculator had to pull out. · 11 hours ago
Maybe it was the heat, she didn't want to run at all today.
Melatonin missed over a year in 2014-2015. What was that from? Also, not having run since June, and being scratched from the Pacific Classic, is it likely we have seen the last of him on the track?
I looked on alto racing Web page and Facebook page and the last message about materiality is from September 2015 when they announced his retirement. Even if there is nothing negligent or dishonorable about the horse's death, it's shocking that the owners would not post the news and provide at least a brief eulogy for a horse who was one of the leading contenders for the derby. Googling the owners there is virtually nothing about their horse racing business... it's all about their drag racing and stock car racing businesses. They obviously care nothing about the traditions and dignity of the sport, or the fans.
Exaggerator being freshened at Win Star. Hopefully he isn't retired on the downside like Curlin's other Classic runners, Palace Malice, Ride on Curlin, maybe Keen Ice. Leaves a sour taste that his main runners have or are going out on the downswing.

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