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  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 1 day ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 2 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 2 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 2 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 2 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 2 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 2 days ago
  • Awtaad upsets Galileo Gold to win the Irish 2000 Guineas.Posted 2 days ago

 

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The ground at Chantilly today is heavy. As far as I know A Shin Hikari has never had to run on such sodden ground, so it'll be interesting to see how he does today. Despite no prior run this year and uncertainties about his race-fitness, New Bay is the current favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing Dariyan and Vadamos run again.
I don't like Bob Baffert, I think he's smarmy and inept.
The Belmont could be his day but SuddenBreakingNews is looming large.
  • Michael Strom via Disqus · An Exaggeration! · 1 day ago
  • Players Klub via Disqus · This race has Exaggerator written all over it. · 9 hours ago
Morning everyone, here's todays "Interesting Fact Of The Day". My 4 favourite horses in training are: 1. Beholder (B), 2. Exaggerator (E), 3. Songbird (S), 4. Tepin (T). Put those 4 letters together and it spells "best", how apt is that folks, because I am the best baby, I am the BEST. :-D
Mohaymen not being run?
No way Nyquist runs in the Belmont. They should enter Stradivari in it. Lani will take the blanket of carnations in the Belmont.
Wings Of Desire is looking good for the Derby, I think he will give John Gosden his 2nd Derby winner in a row. Going forward, I think we will see him in big races like the King George & Queen Elizabeth, then The Arc, and who knows, maybe the Breeders Cup Turf, it's a possibility, Gosden loves to take his best horses over to the States for the Breeders Cup, he has had a lot of success over there!! Who could ever forget "Raven's Pass" winning the BC Classic as a 3 yr old back in 2008, that was awesome! :-)
The G2 winning Cloth Of Stars will be on the Epsom course for Breakfast With The Stars this morning! Very exciting that he's being given the opportunity by Andre Fabre. :) Wings Of Desire will be there, as well as several others, to scope out the course. Good luck for the Derby!
sorts the men from the boys ,the Belmont
He passed P.M. as Curlins leading money earner.
In light of the results of the first two Triple Crown races, I would propose we reopen the debate surrounding Uncle Mo's distance limitations which ended for some people with Nyquist's victory in the Kentucky Derby. My opinion has never wavered. I had doubts about Uncle Mo's distance ability as a racehorse; I have those same doubts regarding his progeny. There is no question that Nyquist handled the classic distance of the Derby and Preakness, finishing first and third, but the performances of the other Uncle Mo babies were not as impressive. In the Derby, Mo Tom finished a nonthreatening eighth and Outwork finished fourteenth. In the Preakness, Laoban was sixth, Uncle Lino, seventh and Abiding Star, eleventh and last. What I take away from this is that Nyquist proved HIS ability, not his sire's. And what worries me even more is the possibility that Nyquist's greatest strength is his guts. Did he handle the distance through talent or determination? I think we might have seen a horse, much like California Chrome, who has simply outrun his pedigree. It will be interesting to watch as the Uncle Mo crop continues to reach the races.
If you looked at the crop of three year olds last year's crop entering the Kentucky Derby was one of the strongest in the last 25 years. The difference was that in 2015 we had a Triple Crown winner where one horse won 5 of the 10 G1 route races for three year olds. Arkansas Derby - American Pharoah Florida Derby - Materiality Bluegrass Stakes - Carpe Diem Wood Memorial - Frosted Santa Anita Derby - Dortmund Kentucky Derby - American Pharoah Preakness Stakes - American Pharoah Belmont Stakes - American Pharoah Haskell Invitational - American Pharoah Travers Stakes - Keen Ice In an ordinary year, that might not seem like anything special, but there were three other factors at play here. 1. 3 of the other 5 G1 winners were unavailable to compete in major stakes races for the remainder of the year. Carpe Diem and Materiality were retired from racing. Dortmund was on the shelf until late fall. And remains on the shelf in 2016. The Derby runner up - Firing Line - has also been on the shelf recovering from the Preakness. The 5th place ill-fated Derby horse Danzig Moon is deceased. 2. American Pharoah also won 2 of the 7 G1 races for 2 year olds. Carpe Diem we mentioned. The other 3 horses never made the gate for the Derby - 1 had injury issues, and 2 were not route horses and were similarly retired. Champagne - Daredevil Del Mar Futurity - American Pharoah Frontrunner Stakes - American Pharoah Hopeful - Competitive Edge Breeders Futurity - Carpe Diem Breeders Cup Juvenile - Texas Red Los Alamitos Futurity - Dortmund 3. Few three year olds competed in the other end of year G1 open company route races. a. No three year olds were in the G1 Awesome Again, Cigar Mile, and Jockey Club Gold Cup. b.The only top 3 year old that competed in a G1 open company race other than the BC Classic was Keen Ice who finished a modest 4th in the Clark Handicap. Reviewing these facts it would be silly of any knowledgeable horse person to suggest that last year's crop were overhyped. It was a strong crop. The top horses that remained healthy performed well. -American Pharoah - 5 G1s including BC Classic, Triple Crown, Arkansas Derby -Frosted - G1 Wood Memorial winner, 4th Kentucky Derby by a neck, 2nd Belmont Stakes, 3rd Travers Stakes, 1st Pennsylvania Derby -Keen Ice - 7th Kentucky Derby, 3rd Belmont Stakes, 2nd Haskell, 1st Travers Look at the top 3 year old route horses unavailable in 2015 - 7 of them: Carpe Diem Danzig Moon Dortmund Firing Line International Star Materiality Texas Red But many jump on the conventional wisdom when they do not see top horses racking up G1 wins without doing a bit more research to learn the facts. American Pharoah - 120 (track record), 105, 109, 105, 105, 102 Dortmund - Santa Anita Derby - 106, San Felipe - 104, Robert Lewis - 104 Firing Line - 104, 104 Frosted - PA Derby career best BSF - 106 besting his career best BSF of 104 in the Wood Memorial Keen Ice - career best BSF Travers Stakes with a 106 besting his 104 in the Haskell - the fastest Travers Stakes since Point Given in 2001. The facts speak for themselves and tell a quite different story.
Was Dark Star beating Native Dancer in the 1953 Kentucky Derby the biggest upset in horse racing history?
man o war also raced with 40 pound weights on, something most people don't know, and that's because he was so good, if triple crown was a thing then, he would have won it
  • boatandoar via Disqus · Triple crown was a thing then .man o war didn't race Kentucky Derby · 9 hours ago
Whoever put his breakdown video on here should be ashamed and disgusted with themselves
Exaggerator is winning the Belmont. Now it is just a matter of what horses are finishing underneath him.
Genuine Risk was 31 years six months when she passed in 2008. Could she have been the oldest Derby champion? The filly should have been declared the Preakness winner after Angel Cordero angled her into the middle of the track with Codex. It's too bad that her first foal was stillborn with Secretariat. The colt would have been the first offspring from two Derby winners. In contrast to Geniune Risk's long life at the Firestone's Newstead Farm, Codex passed away at age 7 after being found paralyzed in his stall.
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  • GypsyRose · She's one of my all time favorites. Sad about Codex passing so young :( · 560 days ago
  • BLT · No. That was the immortal Count Fleet. · 10 hours ago
great! thanks!
BREAKING NEWS: Undefeated Lady Eli, who has not raced since stepping on a nail and developing laminitis in both front feet last July, is back at the Belmont Park barn of trainer Chad Brown and could soon be ready to resume breezing, with a tentative goal of being ready to run later this summer at Saratoga Race Course. The reason Lady Eli hasn't breezed in a while is that she had some very minor setbacks but is all better. She is galloping every day and could work in a couple of weeks. Chad Brown says the owners want at least 6 to 7 workouts for Lady Eli before she runs again, so if all goes right, Lady Eli will return at Saratoga, but the owners are in no rush and will take their time with her.
Hey O'Neill, do the right thing and scratch Nyquist from the Belmont, it's the right thing to do, you have a tired horse there, give him a rest, there's no Triple Crown to fight for now, and he will probably lose again at the 1 1/2m distance. Bring him back fit and ready to roll in the Haskell, are you listening to me O'Neill, are ya???

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