• Game On Dude has been retired. Posted 1 day ago
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  • California Chrome draws the rail for the Pennsylvania Derby. Posted 4 days ago
  • Sheikhzayedroad scoots up the rail for the Northern Dancer victory! Posted 5 days ago
  • Baltic Baroness wins the Prix Vermeille; Treve a disappointing 4th. Posted 5 days ago
  • Suntracer cashes in the Kentucky Turf Cup! Posted 6 days ago
  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 6 days ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 6 days ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 6 days ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 6 days ago


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I wish Andre Fabre had raced De Treville in a Listed race before trying for a G3 - Evasive's First was much the better with the benefit of plenty of experience on top of talent. There didn't seem to be too much between De Treville and Cherek, who were close for second and third and similarly raced before coming to Longchamp for their first big race. All in all, I think Dar Re Mi's son did pretty well. :) I wouldn't be surprised to see him improve, especially as a 3 year old. At the rate he's going hopefully he'll be able to win a listed race or G3 with one last race this year, and then next year he can really go for it. He's in the best hands you could hope for~
Dual G1 winner Palace works 5-8ths in 1:01.31, final 3-8ths in 35.77 over BEL training track in preparation for Vosburgh.
Won the G3 Prix Des Chenes by 1 1/2 lengths to De Treville!
Princess retired.
Now confirmed, Princess of Sylmar officially retired, per owner Ed Stanco. Now she will enter the next phase of her life." No decision yet on to whom she will be bred.
  • ekindy · I'll ditto what TV and tmallios and a few others have said on the GOD thread. She had a great run and is retiring in one piece. All smiles. · 12 hours ago
  • Northport · Sad to see her go as she was my favourite filly, but I don't think the connections had any plans to keep her going past this year. That, along with her sub par performances at four and the speed biased track at the Breeder's Cup didn't really set them up to end the year better than it started. I hope they retain her as a broodmare. · 6 hours ago
In tommorrows Pennsylvania Derby, i think that this guy has a huge shot to get 2nd. Should Chrome not be at his best, Moon can light up the tote board. Lets be honest about the race. CC at his best is not only much the best in this race,but also much the best 3yo in the Country. Allow the dreamers their day in the sun. We can speculate all we want as to the fitness of CC,especially against a quality group of 3yos. But just ask yourself this question.Assuming you owned CC (arguably worth in the neighberhood of 15 Million and higher). Would you do something stupid and run a short race horse. I know i would not. So i have to go into the race with the mindset that he will be as good as good. Being that i am not in it for the rooting aspect,i need to come up with a horse who i not only feel confident will get the job done,but will add extreme value in the process. Noble Moon sticks out like a sore thumb. In his last race,coming off of an extended an extended layoff ,and still wearing the bar shoe. He ran avery impressive and buried race against everyones new found monster .....The Big Beast. Pace wise he flew home in his last furlong.It may not of looked it via the eye test,but he was running against fresh horses. In a race that was loaded with potential front ened speed, the leaders got away with 23/46. As they say,that is all she wrote for the deep closers. Moon is finally stringing up back to back races. This guy will be a major factor in the Pa. Derby.
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  • tmallios via Disqus · Maybe you should clarify that statement and tell us exactly which account you would be deleting. So to be truthful,that statement means nothing to me. · 9 hours ago
  • Sullivan · Candy Boy tomorrow in the Derby and House Rules will relish the the runway in the Cotillion. Should make for a good DD · 8 hours ago
Princess of Sylmar is the perfect example of a horse dancing almost every dance.Why i always preach a conservative approach instead of the constant Running. I am not saying this had anything to do with the reasons she is being retired prematurely. Two examples of how the trainers get it are arguably the 2 best at their division. First i will take Lukas, with him it was more by necessity and almost needing a bad situation occur to get it. He was running WTC into the ground,he believed the nonsense that he was an iron horse and kept the foot to the peddle. He finally got it and spaced him towards his ultimate goal. The other os Close Hatches. Mott has been a master at spacing her. Look at last year,he gave her a break and came back for a Fall Campaign that just missed. This year he brought her out early and gave her 3 races. Then he gave her time off and ran at the Spa. Now he has her set up for the Fall Run. Why i always say,horses will never show the stress immediately,they will feel it down the line. You have to take care of them.Can't run them into the ground if you want them for the long run.
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  • ekindy · Another thing, it was not the plan to have Close Hatches sit out all of the summer of her 3YO campaign. They wanted her in the Alabama. But she spiked a fever after the Mother Goose and her training didn't get underway in time to be ready for the Alabama. So I don't think the spacing was planned, it just worked out that way. · 9 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Rafi/Triple Double will you for once make sense with your posts.I have no clue as to what you are saying · 9 hours ago
From her Facebook page: "We also want to thank the connections of Beholder, Royal Delta and Close Hatches, because without them we wouldn’t have had the world class competition that made racing the Princess so much fun.” That was a classy thing to do.
It's been a great run,Princess!
Lava Man tweeted,saying he was looking for an assistant and would be happy to teach Dude!I hope Lava Man gets his assistant...
Love you Dude! VP award!
From Santa Anita: "Corey Nakatani would like nothing better than a repeat victory aboard Unbridled’s Note in the Grade III Eddie D. Stakes, opening day feature next Friday at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Nakatani hopes to capture the race named for the retired Hall of Fame jockey, arguably the most popular rider ever to compete in Southern California. “First and foremost, he’s a class act,” Nakatani said of Delahoussaye, who recently moved back to his home state of Louisiana. “He’s a great ambassador for the sport. Even though he’s retired, he’s got a love for the sport . . . He’s a great guy all the way around. “What more can you say? He’s a Hall of Famer. I won the Eddie D. last year and it was an honor because to me he’s one of the all-time greats.” Delahoussaye will be at Santa Anita next Friday to present the Eddie D. trophy to the winning connections."
  • amino998 · Artest, Big Bane Theory, Dimension, Enterprising, Marchman, No Silent, Schoolofhardrocks and comebacking Cali Surfcup all nominated. · 13 hours ago
Ran today for Mott and did the same thing he did for Tagg,he ran 6th. This horse is in need of a drop in class.
From Santa Anita: "Trainer Neil French is in Arcadia Methodist Hospital after suffering a serious injury to his left leg in a fall at his barn early this week. “I saw him two days ago, just a day after surgery,” said trainer Richard Mandella, “and he was pretty comfortable and doing well that evening, but he said he was in intensive care the day before.” French stable foreman Tomas Nunez said Friday morning that he had visited his 62-year-old boss yesterday and he was talking and in good spirits."
After his workout, McLaughlin said he didn’t rule out Jess’s Dream making his debut at Aqueduct.
Where is he?
  • Northport · Back at Belmont and has had 7 works since August 12th, the most recent being a 5F move today in 1:01:30 (3/16). I wouldn't be shocked to see him entered in something soon. · 16 hours ago
Jess's Dream worked today at Belmont going 3 furlongs in 36.9 . Ocean Knight also worked at Belmont going 4 furlongs in 47.3 . Both were good works and hopefully both will start SOON. jlp
Honor Code returned with a published work at Fair Hill this A.M. per DRF---3f in 37.2. https://twitter.com/DRFGrening
Shackleford getting his daily exercise under tack. He is ridden by stallion manager Ryan Watson. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bx6E9jUCUAAj9vQ.jpg:large
This is a sad day for me :( One of my favourites of all-time is retired now.. All the best to ole'man! He was such a warrior that was all heart & guts! I'm so happy that I was there at Santa Anita this past winter to watch him win the SA Handicap for a record 3 time at 7 years old! And to win it by beating the 35 year old stakes record held by Affirmed and just 2 ticks off the track record held by Spectacular Bid, both considered to be in horse racing top 10 of all time! Goes to show how great "The Dude" was! Even though he'll be retired I'll never stop following him! Thx for the memories champ!

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