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  • Private Zone takes the Churchill Downs Stakes, Bayern last.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tonalist returns a solid winner in the Westchester.Posted 1 day ago
  • Dame Dorothy edges Judy The Beauty in the Humana Distaff.Posted 1 day ago
  • Divisidero gobbles them up late to win the American Turf.Posted 1 day ago
  • Competitive Edge remains perfect with a romping win in the Pat Day Mile.Posted 1 day ago
  • International Star has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lovely Maria and Boo Boo Clark strike to victory in the Kentucky Oaks for Jones & Jones.Posted 1 day ago
  • El Kabeir has been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Promise Me Silver remains perfect with an impressive Eight Belles win.Posted 1 day ago
  • Power Alert holds off Undrafted to win the Turf Sprint.Posted 2 days ago

 

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he was held back
I thought that the Derby was a piece of cake. The Preakness will be like a giveaway. All i hear is how A.P. was staggering. But he was going away. This race will truly be like picking cherries. Easy as they come
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Unlike many,at least you get it. · 29 minutes ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Mike, how are you. For some reason,this horse has not grasped many of the HRN fans yet. The horses that they are saying will make a comeback in the Preakness is really very funny. He dominated them in a race that many thought he was not suited for. Like i said,this will be a cakewalk · 13 minutes ago
Few quick thoughts. Boy the pace didn't materialize at all. When Dortmund got away with 47 and change I thought it could be over. A-P got the perfect trip. I don't see any reason to criticize Victor, he was on the best horse kept him in the clear and got the money. I thought if A-P was able to sit 3rd off of 47 and change he would have won by more but that is no fault of Victors. I know the pace was moderate/slow for recent Derby standards but not much was coming later, that surprised me. You have to keep an eye on Frosted and Materiality going forward. Materiality I think got a lifetime of racing experience and still finished well and Forsted was the only horse to legitimately close. The reverse of the 2013 race where Oxbow was the only horse to run well after running close to a hot pace I will be looking at Frosted going forward as he is the only one to close into a soft pace.
  • Jeff Jackson via Disqus · don't think the pace was as soft as it looked. the pace setters didn't exactly fly home and no horses behind them really made a run except frosted. i think the track was playing slow at that point meaning the pace was stiffer than it appeared. · 35 minutes ago
If as expected A.P. dusts off the Preakness field ,and heads to the Big Apple seeking the Triple Crown. Be advised that pedigree for 12F or to some,lack of it . That this will be the reason that he won't win the Crown. His chances will be gauged on the same parameters that California Chrome had to deal with. How will he handle the 3 races in 5 weeks. That is what people should be focusing on. Not if he is bred or not. He has already shown he is superior in talent to any of these horses. So beating them again will hardly be a chore. As i stated earlier,APs' chances are a bit better. The Belmont will only be his 5th race of the year.
  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · T-Man I know you are a fan of both horses. If Chrome and A-P face off at some point down the line and you are Victor's agent who are you choosing for him to ride? · 53 minutes ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · American Pharoah , without even giving it any thought. If i compare the 2 at this stage of their careers, Chrome was never as fast as A.P. . Also A.P. is such a better mover than Chrome. Might sound like i am bashing C.C., but i am not. Just shows you how good i think A.P. is. For the record,i would pick him over any other horse in the U.S.A. right now · 47 minutes ago
Tonalist came out of his 3 3/4-length victory in the Westchester Stakes on Saturday in good shape, according to trainer Christophe Clement and will likely be pointed to the Grade 1 Met Mile on June 6. Tonalist earned a career high Beyer Speed Figure of 111 for his Westchester victory. He covered the one-turn mile in 1:34.07 depsite lagging back in last place early for the first five furlongs. “Everything is well with Tonalist,” Clement said. “He came out of the race in good order, and I will talk to owner Robert Evans, but the Met Mile will likely be next. It’s exciting.” According to DRF
After watching the replay a few times I am super impressed by this horse. In just his 4th start he had to deal with alot of adversity. He broke slow which and got pinched which put him at the back of the pack when he is used to running up front, he hit some traffic at the top of the stretch and was still one of 2-3 horses that actually legitimately closed into that pace. His 6th place finish was VERY GOOD in my opinion.
This colt will absolutely ( NOT WIN ) nor come as close to 2nd : Respect De Kock a lot . . . Still have NO CLUE why he is here as very seldom he comes to race in the States : 6 times maybe . . . He made a comment the other day about saying THE WORD has gotten all over the World that this years Kentucky Derby will probably become the STRONGEST in over 6 Decades : Even here at Churchill they are printing this up : ( I DONT SEE THAT AT ALL ) All I have been able to see is in almost every Prep Races over the last few months was EVERY ONE with top rated colts DODGING one another and making their own race itself look wowwwwww winning easily : To me , I think this is what makes this years Derby look so good on paper : But in my opinion , and a very honest opinion - THERE ARE ONLY 4 COLTS that actually have the very best chances on winning : Better than chances : The winner will most certainly come from my top 4 : And this colt is not one of them
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  • yukichan · I like him a lot and believe de Kock, who has never been out of the money with his US shippers, only sends if he feels he has a legit chance. But hey, that's why we put them all in a gate. · 1 day ago
  • Viper4 via Disqus · Judging by American Pharough being life and death with Firing line and not one colt being able to close when AP was running his final quarter in 26 3/5, I'm going to be arrogant enough to suggest that Mike de Kock vastly overrated how stellar this field was. Good, not superior European colts can close even off of slower fractions. We have two possibilities: either everyone behind the front four are not genuine Grade 1 colts or the track was freakishly harrowed. The colts that were in the first three ran that way around the track and only Frosted showed any kind of late kick. Let's see how the year shapes up but after Yesterday's derby, unless even the first three really progress, it doesn't look like they will beat older horses in the fall. The 1989 crop by comparison had at least five three year olds that beat older later in the season: Easy Goer, Sunday Silence, Hawkster, Dispersal,and Prized. I don't think they're will be two from this crop that does that and unless he really blows away the field in the Preakness at this point American Pharoah is not reminding anybody who saw him of Seattle Slew or for that matter even Swale. · 1 hour ago
Please, hire a horse whisperer to find out what's up and what happened. I had a big WPS wager on this (I'd like to say 'bum', but will refrain for the time being) horse. For God's sake, look at the pedigree! He should have been supersonic. But wasn't.... At Aqueduct the rail birds are probably mumbling something about him being a mudder, or needing a tongue tie or a better jock. But still....
Anyone notice that he ran the entire length of the stretch on his left lead.
I enjoyed the derby yesterday but all you historical record fans can you help me out with a question. I was disappointed with the payouts yesterday even tho they were all the top favs finishing 1-2-3 but a $1 tri paid $101 is this the lowest trifecta payout in derby history? I went back till 2000 and the lowest I saw was like $433 but I could be wrong. Anyone else have thoughts on this ?
The old man of French racing, Cirrus Des Aigles, scores his 3rd career win in the G1 Prix Ganay beating Al Kazeem in 2nd by 1-3/4 lengths.
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  • Northport · What a star! Beat a nice field too · 3 hours ago
  • Goblin · Very nice win; and ridden by Christophe Soumillon? Truly a jet-set rider! · 2 hours ago
Gotta laugh at some of the publics reaction to yesterdays Derby.Reminds me of the great Yogi Berra and his famous Yogisms. "It is Deja Vu all over again". Please rewind the tape to last years Derby. Many said the same thing,it was a slow Derby. Before the race,i made a statement and was greeted by many mocking me. I said that this race lacked early speed. I have no idea as to how the pace figures will come up. Before the race,it was almost unanimous that this was the best Derby field in recent memory. Now it does not look so good. Just goes to show you how good AP is. With a rough wide trip,he made them all look like plodders.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · You make a great point. We found out that American Pharoah is not an HRN pet,by comparing him to Shared Belief. Let them knock this horse. He ran a hole in the wind,these people are just to blind to notice it. They will jump on the bandwagon after the Preakness · 3 hours ago
  • DDAmasa via Disqus · It was a good field and they all looked like plodders, even AP who looked spent by the end. · 2 hours ago
I was hoping that he would do better in the Fort Marcy yesterday...but I think the race was too short for him. When he finally started getting going in the stretch, it was too late.
Gold Ship wins the G1 Tenno Sho (Spring) over 2 miles at Kyoto. There isn't much that can stop this horse from winning when he decides that he wants to win - unfortunately that only happens about half the time.
SUCKER BET.....ran like he was supposed to run. Not some nonsense you all wanted to read into the horse. I told you " You don't have to come up with all that stuff for American Pharoah, or Carpe Diem, or Dortmund, or Firing Line. You know why? Because they have legitimate speed.".... I gave you the triple!!!! Do me a favor and shut up now.
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  • slewcrew7778 · Legitimate speed???...you MORON! Look at the fractions and final time of the Derby that your superior horses were life and death to run. Let's hear your excuses. Oh, and by the way, where did Carpe Diem finish?...Oh yeah, 2 lengths BEHIND Mubtahiij along with 10 others. Maybe now you will do us a favor and SHUT UP!... · 10 hours ago
  • Viper4 via Disqus · No, the sucker bet was American Pharoah at 5-2. You keep betting horses like that and you tap out. The last bet I made was in the Breeder's Cup in the mile. The horse was 40-1. I'd bet you couldn't find that horse with two pairs of binoculars. Even Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss stated, "How could you possibly bet that horse?" Thank you. My prior bet was Tonalist in the Belmont. He paid $11.00. I might bet three or four races a year and the biggest edge I have is knowing I'm not trying to beat California Chrome, Smarty Jones, or American Pharoah, I'm always looking for the race where I know people like you are clueless. The fact that American Pharoah won doesn't change that. It may not be for another month or a year but eventually I'll be taking your money because you are the handicapper's equivalent of the blind man who, feeling the trunk of an elephant, says, "I see. An elephant is very much like a snake." I always wondered: "How does the taste of chalk feel in the morning?" · 3 hours ago
I'm really excited... so excited... to see these three staunch competitors lining up again, and at a mile and 3/16 it will be a very competitive race. I hope to see Frosted here to, but I fear they may be training him for the Belmont Stakes. We'll see. Frosted seems to be the most qualified closer.
When he made a comeback in the Preakness he could have a better chance for Place and Show. He breezed in the final furlongs but it take to long for him. The Preakness Stakes is a really good race for Mubtaahij
  • Goblin · Mubtaahij is leaving for Europe; not going to the Preakness according to "his" twitter account. https://twitter.com/_mubtaahij · 4 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I think he would have been better suited at Belmont if he were to stay. I believe he is headed out to Ascot. · 3 hours ago
How good will this horse be? Thoughts?
I'd like everyone thoughts on Divisidero? Winning a grade 2 on the turf in only his 3rd start and coming off a lung infection seems pretty impressive to me but I'd really like to know what everyone else thinks.
Kentucky Derby 3rd place finisher Dortmund has come out of the race in good shape. Bob Baffert tells DRF's David Grening that there is a chance that Dortmund will go in the Preakness. He will talk to owner Kaleem Shah before he makes a decision. According to DRF
  • Brian Shaw via Disqus · I hope he runs if he is %100 healthy, otherwise save him for the summer. · 4 hours ago

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