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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 1 day ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 1 day ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 4 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 6 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 7 days ago

 

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Songbird will turn out to be even better than Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra. I think Songbird is the best filly America has EVER seen!!!!! :-)
Great race, but it absolutely muddies the 3 year old division even further.
  • hoof_hearted2016 · Forget about the male division, there's only 1 SUPERSTAR 3 yr old in the USA, and that's Songbird. She beats all those 3 yr old males EASY!!!! · 2 hours ago
Man I really liked this horse in the Preakness and he just had a terrible day. maybe it was the slop?? But he had another nice race today proving he can be a dirt horse and he is not just a turf horse.
Runhappy blazes 4F in 46 3/5, gallops out in 58 1/5, final work before 2016 debut next week in the Ack Ack. Safe to say, I think he's ready.
  • hoof_hearted2016 · The thing is though, the 'Ack Ack' field will probably be very weak, so anything other that an impressive romp by Runhappy will be classed as a disappointment! I just have reservations about Runhappy, for me, even if he does well in the Ack Ack and wins impressively, I still think the BC Dirt Mile will be way too competitive for him in my opinion. He will likely be facing "Gun Runner", "Dortmund", "American Freedom", "Awesome Slew", and maybe even "Frosted". · 2 hours ago
Gun Runner seems to be really coming into his own! If he hadn't gone so wide today in the Pennsylvania Derby he would have had first for sure! I really like Gun Runner. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with in his 4 year old campaign.
  • Bill Harman via Disqus · That's what I've been telling everyone om HRN..and quite a few say no way he would've won-that Connect would've just dug in harder. I agree that he shouldve--well could've easily anyway~ · 2 hours ago
Two losses in the G3sphere to two of the three best three year olds in the country(IMO anyway) followed by three wins over weak competition. However just look at the winning times of Gun Runner and AF and then the winning times TC has produced. He is not a G1 horse(he barely beat Dalmore) and his connections shouldn't put him higher than lower prestige G2 races. If they do this, he can probably keep winning for awhile.
A nice 'paid workout' for CC, then onto the Classic. Bring it on Arrogate you young 'pretender', California Chrome will show you who's boss!!! :-)
Congrats TX Chrome.
I'd just like to toss something out there, because I haven't seen many others mention it, but... Nyquist didn't run a bad race. He was in a good position and seemed game. He was just coming off of a two month layoff and wasn't the fittest horse on the track. He got some fitness and he'll do better next time, hopefully :)
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  • MaryZinke via Disqus · This seems quite reasonable. Nyquist's team needs to quit effingaround with him. Very weird coming from this team. Leaves me not knowing where he fits in now. And the trainer taking the blame for the rides is beyond. · 15 hours ago
  • Horse longevity · True, now how will ONeil capitalize on that? Will he push for every bit of improvement needed so that the Nyquist progression from Penn Derby to BCC looks like Cal Chromes did 2 years ago? · 6 hours ago
Sadly he's starting to look like the modern day Morvich
  • Horse longevity · Morvic only attempted 4 races after the derby though, and many kentucky derby winners and other top horses (Go for Gin or Strike the Gold for example) max out their adrenaline level in the Triple Crown and can take several months to build it back if they are still racing then. Cal Chrome had a slump of loosing 5 of 6 races after his Preakness win, but raced long enough for the best to come back to him. The slump pattern is nothing new or usual. · 6 hours ago
California Chrome polishes off this very good field to put any doubt to rest who is the HOY
I'm not surprised in the slightest. I could tell in the walking ring, this was not a happy horse. He wasn't happy at all. I can not BELIEVE his trainer and jockey could be so stupid! That horse is a sprinter, I've said it countless times, but no one would believe me. They would point out the races he won past a mile, but they clearly didn't see that, after every one of those, Nyquist was exhausted. After the Derby, he was so tired I was surprised he could even walk in the winner's circle. He was so bathed in sweat his coat looked about 5 shades darker. I knew he would flop unless he was put in a mile race. They need to think about him. He's going to be so dejected and unhappy. He needs to be in a mile or less race that he can win so he can get his confidence back.
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  • MaryZinke via Disqus · oh for cryin' out loud. Seen. · 15 hours ago
  • Horse longevity · Nyquist was exhausted after the Kentucky Derby with sweat covering his coat? Well this is news to me. What video best shows this? · 7 hours ago
Just as Creator and Mohaymen are getting the rest of 2016 off to rest, I think Exaggerator and Nyquist should do the same.
  • Pitbull · Nah resting = rust. That's their problem. Nyquist needs a new jockey and trainer but needs to keep racing.JCGC should be next. On the other hand Mohayen just needs to Retire he has nothing anymore.. · 13 hours ago
No one gives the colt any credit for running in ever major race this yr. he's is the only three yr old to not not miss a major race . I think it's been a long yr. He has a bright future as a Four yr old. I'd leave him out of the classic I would however do the same thin they I'd with Chrome. With the three yr old season up for grabs we know he will probably be a finalist. So maybe instead of the classic give him a huge break and then try him in the Hollywood Derby. If he were to do well it could give him that extra graded win and on turf that may be just enough to win the Eclipse
As of right now, my favorites are Three Rules and Straight Fire.
  • Geoff Roy via Disqus · Katie , I agree , that Three Rules is a beast , can't wait to see him run on Oct 1st · 8 hours ago
Not sure how much more proof people need, he's just not the same on a dry track.
  • Ruffianlover · I also think bringing him to this race was a mistake- he has had a long campaign and deserves a rest. I hope they skip the breeders cup and rest him for a campaign in 2017. · 1 day ago
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · Balony. He ran well in the n Vincente. He ran well in the derby. With connect racing poorly in Saratoga maybe it was to de for him and he did t like it. They also said nyquist never lost on a dry track and that was proven wrong. If your a marathon runne or 5k runner you would know you can't peak for every race With no real rest your muscles begin breaking down and don't perform at their peak The horse just needs rest · 9 hours ago
This should be a historical event, definitely the greatest edition of the race. Ironicus, Flintshire, Highland Reel, and Found are my top 4 at this point with Beach Patrol as an outside choice.
Now is not the time to forfeit and dishonor the horse's chances as long is he healthy and injury free. If he is mathematically alive for 3 year old colt, and Breeders Cup Day is what carries the major determination, then he needs to follow through with that. I don't necessarily think he is the best horse or even in the top 5, but I'm not sure I would be either on an over raced schedule - 15 races in a year and 3 months is nearly one race per month and very unchararistic of what is recommended for major horses running major races nowadays. The Desormoux brothers have exercised very poor judgment in not sitting him out of some races, and it's amazing how none of us have put that together until after this last race. They can undo some of that problem by the fact that they have 6 and not 4 weeks. Rest him the max amount of time and train him the minimum. He's already gained about all the fitness he can gain for the year. And who knows? He may just hit Santa Anita on a rainy day; although if he faces CalChrome, that will probably be when the wet surface magic runs out. I would only enter him into the dirt mile if a majority of the other colts who are in contention enter, and even then, you are giving Arrogate a wide open shot at convincing voters of being the three year old colt instead of contesting him.
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  • Topher Boone via Disqus · welp shoulda went with my heart..and picked the 1 for 1st texas chrome .. what a great looking horse! · 10 hours ago
I wonder if Texas Chrome has had enough rest. He ran 15 days ago

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