• Tragic news - Rock Fall fatally injured working at Keeneland, via Jennie Rees.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Champion Sprinter Work All Week has been retired due to a fracture.Posted 1 day ago
  • Harmonize comes widest of all to win the Jessamine Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Got Lucky gets there on the wire in the Grade 1 Spinster at Keeneland.Posted 5 days ago
  • Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 5 days ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 5 days ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 5 days ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 6 days ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 6 days ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 6 days ago


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Hope they fix the problem with the surface before the Breeder's Cup weekend. So many wonderful athletes have been lost there is passing days. So sad for Stonestreet and Barbra Banke, I know how much she cares for her horses. RIP Rock Fall
Go Long / Bully Pulpit / I'malreadythere n/o
Like Mexikoma / Lengendary / Mr Speaker / All Included n/o Although if the pace is fast, War Dancer could get a piece.
This just breaks my heart. I try not to immediately blame the track. These Speightstown foals are very fast but are very prone to injury. There are no easy answers, and certainly no scapegoats. The truly sad part is in the quest for faster all breeders have gotten is more fragile.
Like Sentiero Italia / Feathered / Her Emmynency / Blond Me n/o
I just read an article that stated that it appeared that he was being pulled up at the time of the injury, and that it seemed he suffered injuries to both front legs...... beyond tragic :(
This is a two horse race. 1ST - SENTIERO ITALIA 2nd - Feathered . Nobody else is really Breeders Cup board hitting quality . 3rd - Return to Grace
OH MY GOD!!! BREAKING NEWS: It is with great sadness and a heavy heart to report. DRF'S Marty McGee has confirmed that Rock Fall, a multiple Grade 1 winner and possibly favorite for the Breeders Cup Sprint, suffered a fatal breakdown this morning at Keeneland while working in company. He suffered a leg fracture. This is the 4th breakdown in seven days at Keeneland. Such a tragedy and condolences to the connections. Something has to change at Keeneland. This is getting ridiculous. According to DRF
Is back! He has arrived in the US and is off to fulfill quarantine requirements!
Sentiero Italia / Miss Temple City / Feathered / Prize Exhibit
I like Feathered, always have. Feathered/Her Emmynency/Sentiero Italia
I will not be holding any contest this year, because I know that I will not be able to keep up with one - But sense I am a curious soul, and I do think tracking the 2 year olds' is fun - Who area couple un-raced (At this point) Two year old colts/or filly's you are interested in watching progress? (5 or fewer) Some I have my eyes on: Demonslayer -( Tale of the Cat - Impressive Miss, by Matthews Keep)Tabaddol - ( Jazil - Shawahid) Girl Talk - (Medaglia d'Oro - One Caroline) She's a Warrior- ( Majestic Warrior - Blabby B.) Battery - ( Bernardini - Flawless Diamond)
Anyone think that HC may go to the dirt mile now that there will be no hot pace in the classic?
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  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · I think that Honor Code's connections would be more afraid of Liam's Map in the Dirt Mile than whoever runs in the BCC. Liam's map withdrawal from the BCC almost guarantees that AP will be on the lead. But he'll have a huge target on his back. He'll get pressure all along, and won't be afforded a breather. That should set the race up nicely for a closer like Honor Code. · 2 days ago
  • Lisa111 · No, he's set for the Classic, which is where he should be. When I first heard about Liams Map going to the Dirt Mile, I must admit that my heart sank a bit for Honor Code. (And I really questioned the Pletcher/Baffert thing! But that is beside the point!) However, after looking at it from all angles, after all is said and done, Honor Code is not an 8f horse, he is an 11f horse. We have seen incredible brilliance from him at distances that were not his optimum. And I believe we have not seen the best of him yet. No one really knows how any given horse will react to any race at a new distance and this is no different with regards to Honor Code. He has the pedigree for the distance. The surface at Keeneland on Halloween weekend will dictate how any of them react to it. Liams Map would have helped a great deal and would have given Honor Code an advantage - no doubt about that. However, the caliber of this horse is up there with the best of the best. He will begin his run later than norm and others will start to lose steam earlier than norm and the best will prevail. Honor Code has the distance in his pedigree, it will be up to him and only him if he feels like running that day. I hope he does. I don't know if he will win but out of all of them he is the one I want to win. If is on fire that day, he will be running powerfully into that stretch because that is what he is made of regardless of anything else that is going on around him. I think he is spectacular. We must remember that we only can judge his past pace performances against the distances that he has already run at. He can sustain that ending pounding dive much longer than he has shown in his shorter distances. If you watch any of his replays, that horse could have kept that drive up way past the finish line. It will be harder without Liams Map, but not impossible. He has the distance in his back pocket. · 16 hours ago
The drama here after the 2015 BCC will be 10 times better than the 2014 BCC.
AP.....KI........Frosted.....these horses proved all year long that they are the cream of the crop, and they will finish in that order; AP and VE get their revenge from the Travers, and the Cup, and the glory, just like Gretzky, not like McSorely ;-)
  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · these horses proved all year long that they are the cream of the crop..." Exactly... of the 2012 crop. But this race is not restricted to 3 year-olds. · 23 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · Not a chance that 3yo's will occupy all three of the top positions. · 17 hours ago
I will say AP and Beholder in a Photo, 4 lengths back Keen Ice, Tonelist and HC (if he runs) another length back to Frosted, then the rest of the scrubs. I know everyone is excited because of the top 2 entries, but the field looks week after that to me.
  • staythirtsty · WHAT THE * DID YOU SAY??? I can see why most people say American Pharoah is the best horse in the world (which means the best ever), even though he's probably not. But if you think the Whitney and Metropolitan were not sensational fields, you are CLEARLY not a horse racing fan . · 19 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · I agree with the order of finish but not your comment about the strength of the field. This is a very strong group. · 17 hours ago
Caught a glimpse of Belmont Insider, Kiaran McLaughlin tells Richard Migliore he was very proud of Ocean Knight today and said he was very pleased to see the gameness in OK. McLaughlin also made it official as long as OK comes out of the race ok, he will officially make his next start in the G3 Discovery Handicap on November 11th. Back to the stakes for Ocean Knight!!!
  • hannahWTC1 · He looked very good. That race was full of dashed Derby dreams. I believe Ocean Knight, Noble Moon, Just Call Kenny, and Face of Winner were all at one point thinking about the Derby · 18 hours ago
Ocean Knight has fight in him as shown in his stakes win through the stretch, outside all the way in that race as well and showing that same fight in this race today.
He had every right to pack it in after being wide the whole way, up close to a quick pace and showing a lot of grittiness to hold off all comers. To do what he did second off the layoff, against older is pretty awesome.
  • Jbyrnes1 · He's a good horse, I think he can win alot of races if he shows that heart every time. I love this guy!!! · 18 hours ago
Beholder, by a length. That girl is ready to beat the boys.
  • staythirtsty · The only 5 Million Dollar field horse she's ever beat was Princess of Sylmar (and maybe Close Hatches. ) Every horse in this field has won in better competition than her this year (except maybe Gleneagles ) · 19 hours ago

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