• Lightstream (2-1) rolls late to pass Malibu Stacy for the Raven Run win.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Royal Posse (5-2) likes the off going and upsets Governor Malibu in the Empire Classic.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Bar of Gold (4-5) wins the Empire Distaff by a country mile.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Pat On The Back (20-1) puts them to sleep in a sloppy Sleepy Hollow.Posted 4 hours ago
  • 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, Monarchos has passed away at the age of 18.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Winx absolutely dominant in winning a second Cox Plate.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Quidura (7-2) scores another graded stakes win at Keeneland for Graham Motion.Posted 1 day ago
  • Frosted is pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic, per his connections.Posted 3 days ago
  • Erupt (IRE) at 12-1 closes to win the $1,000,000 Pattison Canadian International (G1)Posted 6 days ago
  • Al's Gal (6-1) wins the head bob and the E. P. Taylor (G1) at WoodbinePosted 6 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015


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KEEN ICE FOR THE WIN- Huge plot twist!!!!
Sorry to hear the bad news about this handsome horse passing.
I don't think it's a given that Arrogate will be on the lead as many are concluding, although it's certainly possible. In his race prior to the Travers he stalked from 3rd in a 3-horse field through fractions of 24-48-112; a similar reflection of his last work. If he does run back even close to his Travers and Chrome was to press him on the lead, I don't see Chrome being in front at the wire. I know many assume that a wrapped up horse could run faster 'if he wanted to'. But a lot will depend on how the race unfolds. Consider this. Chrome's average speed in the PC was 37.2 mph with a final 1/4 in 24.44 secs. Most would agree that he ran well within himself for most if not all of the race. In the 2014 BCC however, his average speed was 38.2 mph and he ran an all out final 1/4 in 25.36 secs. Bayern won with a final time of 1:59.88. Chrome ran 41 ft or 4 3/4 lengths more than Bayern did. So theoretically, with a rail trip and generously giving him a 5 length/1 sec consideration, he finishes with about a 1:58.88 final time in the 2014 BCC. Interestingly enough, his 113 Beyer/112 Brisnet PC speed figure equaled what he received in the '14 Classic. His lifetime best. So are those saying that he is better now and can run faster than his theoretical fastest saying that he can break the 1:58 mark? I'd have to see that to believe it. Based on his previous figures it would take a freak performance above Arrogate's Travers to accomplish this as he would have to run fast throughout the entire race. If Arrogate does go early and Chrome tries to stay with him I believe he gets outrun in the last quarter. Arrogate has proven he can run fast, and then faster. For now I'll see the glass as half full and his Travers 'anomaly' more of a possibility than a probability. Again, a lot will depend on how the Classic unfolds.
YEAH! Bonita Bianca splashes home to victory! Another stakes winner for Curlin! Great pedigree and now 2 for 2. Nice!
Nice workout today, Chrome! You're looking good, big boy.
Whooaaa. What an effort. He looks like a future superstar.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · As expected he was awesome. Could be anything going forward · 2 hours ago
As expected at 1/5 this colt toyed with a maiden race winning easily in 1:09 2/5. Very exciting future for this one
I was analyzing, and came to the conclusion that there is no way CALIFORNIA SUPREME WINNER IS CHROME the Breeders Cup Classic. Please practice for next year to all other horses. California chrome asked who wants to be in the picture in the winner's circle.
As much as I love and respect songbird- stellar wind deserves to be the favorite for the distaff. Stellar wind has put away beholder twice now- which doesn't mean that beholder has lost a step- it just means stellar wind is as good as I thought she was. A lot of people are handing the distaff to songbird but stellar wind is one nice horse. She cannot be overlooked- she ran second in last years edition after a horribly wide trip and questionable contact in the stretch, she has run two great races to beat beholder in very fast times and also proving she has heart and will to win. I think she will be close to the pace to not let songbird get away now that she has proven she isn't a one dimensional deep closer. As much as I love chrome- I am most looking forward to the distaff race out of all in this years breeders cup
In the CA Flag today, came from way back traveling like a freight train at the end. Barely missed Place. Still has some fire as an 8-year-old. Good job.
I like this horse Arrogate, he looked AMAZING in the Travers, but I really hope he flops in the Classic, (A) Because I love California Chrome and I want him to win, he is already a "superstar", but if he wins then he will become a "LEGEND", and (B) I really don't like Bob Baffert, I just don't like him, I don't like his face, he just looks and comes across as so slimy and smarmy, with a touch of arrogance too. Go Chrome GO. :-)
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  • timber28 · Are you sure you didn't make an error and mean hoof_hearted not Bob Baffert? · 2 days ago
  • Jessica Boyer via Disqus · your a jerk you know that plus Chrome isn't that big of a deal he will never be better than Pharoah who dropped to 4th in the Belmont not Pharoah. Pharoah is a great horse plus to be a grand slam winner. He deffinitely isn't better than Zenyatta or Secretariat or even Rachel Alexandra. when he wins 19 races in a row then you can talk and when he wins a race by 31 lengths you can talk. everything isn't always about Chrome he might lose and I kinda hope he does it is Chrome vs Arrogate and other really good horses he isn't a lock for me. · 3 hours ago
Like I said before Arrogate looks like a nice horse but he's not California Chrome. Here are the splits in each of their last races. CC's splits in the Awesome Again: (1/4) 22.76 (1/2) 46.08 (3/4) 1:09.48 (Mile) 1:34.45 Arrogate's splits in the Travers: (1/4) 23.23 (1/2) 46.84 (3/4) 1:10.85 (Mile) 1:35.52 California chrome has much faster splits and even after Victor Espinosa began holding him back after 6 furlongs California Chrome still ran a mile split one full second faster than Arrogates's mile split. Bob Baffert knows arrogate can't run with the best horse in the world.
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  • Ross via Disqus · Love it when people compare race splits for different distances, race tracks and competition. And the difference is not even much!! · 10 hours ago
  • cugel the clever · You are spouting utter nonsense. You cannot compare split times for races run at different distances. The only valid comparison of fractional times between Chrome and Arrogate which is relevant to the Classic is to compare the Travers versus the Pacific Classic. In that comparison, Arrogate comes out significantly on top. Here are the fractional times for each horse from Trakus: Chrome (Pacific Classic): 23.20 47.29 1:11.22 1:35.69 2:00.13 Arrogate (Travers): 23.09 46.84 1:10.74 1:35.56 1:59.25 Arrogate's time was faster than Chrome's at every fraction of the race and he finished almost a second faster (about 5 lengths) on a track which historically has been slower than Del Mar. People who say that Chrome is "faster" than Arrogate are basing their opinion on nothing. That being said, I still pick Chrome to win the Classic because it's probable that Arrogate's Travers was an anomaly (as was Frosted's Met) and that he's unlikely to repeat that effort, especially if pressed early by Chrome or Melatonin. But to say that Chrome is "faster" than Arrogate is completely false. · 8 hours ago
California Chrome + Stellar Wind= Santa Ana Winds
rest easy monarchos, you will be remembered forever
We may have just seen another superstar in the making, that was a devastating performance by Tamit. Filly by Fastnet Rock, don't see alot of those in America, WOW!
Love the connections, IMPRESSIVE turn of foot for a two year old. Defiantly one to watch
The next Tepin? Wow what a performance from this filly. 1st time out for same connections and just looked like a future star in that debut
Excited to see this one's debut in the 5th race. The "word is out" as they say, 4/5 in the ML. Seen a few workouts, he looks to be a good one
Rewatching the 2015 Travers, I think Lezcano did a very good job riding Frosted, but his timing was slightly off. He started the duel at the 6/8 pole. If he had started the duel at the 5/8 pole, Frosted might have won that race by a nose. Fast forward to the 2016 BCC, in order for Frosted to have a chance at the top 3, Joel Rosario will probably have to be aggressive with Frosted early (especially on the SA dirt track).

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