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  • International Star has been scratched from the Kentucky Derby.Posted 2 days ago
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After their classic run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, connections of Spectacular Bid were up for another "match" race within a race but the twist was that they wanted it on the grass. Affirmed worked over it, worked poorly, then Barrera & Wolfson announced his retirement. "He's done all that was asked of him." Quit while you're ahead....
  • CauseForConcern · That was an inspirational quitter's story. · 1 hour ago
  • travel_vic · the Bid crew were clowns who could not accept that they could not beat Affirmed so, in hopes of turning the tide all their way, wanted the second chance. Why should Affirmed go again? · 49 minutes ago
8th place Kentucky Derby finisher Mubtaahij came out of the race in good shape. Trevor Brown, assistant to trainer Michael de Kock, tell's DRF's Marcus Hersh that Mubtaahij will make his next start in the Belmont Stakes June 6th. Brown says that Mubtaahij will remain at Churchill Downs for one week before he ships up to Belmont Park. After talks of sending Mubtaahij to England, De Kock believes that the colt deserves another chance in a triple crown race, and he believes that he has as a better chance of staying the 12 furlongs of the Belmont than most American horses, and he probably did not run his best race Saturday. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
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  • Goblin · Thanks, Jb. I'm really happy to see this Belmont news on DRF; so much for "his" twitter report yesterday.....And yet the same site that had him going to England yesterday is reporting the Belmont news today. Since the connections went through all the necessary arrangements to ship the colt here, I think it's great that he will be allowed to stay for a while and actually be able to train over and become accustomed to the Belmont venue. I like this decision. · 4 hours ago
  • Sullivan · This horse will appreciate Big Sandy and the 12f should only help... watch out, American Pharoah! · 16 minutes ago
El Kabeir, the three-time graded stakes winner who was scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby due to a foot issue, will be freshened and pointed to a summer campaign, trainer John Terranova said Monday. El Kabeir left Churchill Downs on Sunday and vanned to the Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center in Versailles, Ky., where he will stay for several weeks, Terranova said. Article on DRF
Honor Code, fifth in the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes on Friday at Churchill Downs, came out of the race in good shape and is being pointed to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap on Belmont Stakes Day, the connections said Monday. Shug McGaughey tells DRF's David Grening that he was very disappointed Honor Code didn't run well in the Alysheba, saying that he noticed right away that he wasn't in favor of the track on Friday. McGaughey says that putting him back at a mile will be good for him and says he expects Honor Code to run big next out. Article on DRF
I've been trying to tell people about this horse and now maybe they will learn. When Long Dong speaks, you would do yourselves a favor to listen.
With all the hype surrounding the field this year, those horse's should not have come the last quarter that slow is all I'm saying. Yes, he won the Kentucky Derby but a horse wins that race every year, with a lot of horses winning the race faster than American Pharoah with not nearly the hype this years field got. So with that much hype, I was expecting something special for speed and it was so anti-climatic. Long live the great 3 year old's of the 70's and rest easy Secretariat, your speed record in the Kentucky Derby will never be touched.
  • hannahwtc1 · All I'm saying is, last year people were saying the same thing. Then Chrome runs a hole in the wind type Preakness, faster than Big Brown and 3rd fastest since 2000 (only Bernardinis monster Preakness and Curlins record equaling win are faster) · 2 hours ago
No one hates any horse.Some of us have enough experience and insight gleaned over 45 years in the game to point out that this one (2015 Derby) was none too impressive and that running style exhibited will be very hard to duplicate over another 2 furlongs without getting nailed late..A front runner is not always early ..Affirmed for example was a stone cold sustained/presser War Emblem ran his Illinois Derby ON the lead as a late runner so that told many of us that he could easily go in the Derby.... Pace is the yardstick to compare all the colts as they reached their 3 year old month of May, and this group was slow...
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  • amino998 · You often exude confident certainty, t_v __ "In all of 45 years following the t-bred game you want to know the number of bar or plate shoed winners I have witnessed? UNDER 10" __ Is this ‘knowledge/insight’ SHOD in FACT or ignorance? As for the thread opener, you just loath and despise human connections while claiming pristine, visionary objectivity. Keep those names covered up, lol · 2 hours ago
  • travel_vic · when you evaluate horse races, you evaluate the horses....the rest is noise · 2 hours ago
2006 Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever, who is also the dam of Kentucky Oaks contenders Unbridled Forever and Forever Unbridled, will be bred to Medaglia D'Oro for a 2016 foal.
Next race will be this Sunday 7 furlongs at Santa Anita. New Trainer has high hopes to get his mind on racing.
I never really bought into the Ascot idea unless de Kock was going to give him a rest in the UK. That's not the meet you want to go to with a colt that's still a maiden on the turf.
I actually think the front-running overall style of the Derby may work more towards Stanford's advantage, with Pharaoh and Firing Line right there again. Competitive Edge just in the Preakness may make for an actual "pace" worth watching, at least to make it more interesting. I am thinking the waters got deep for Upstart and Materiality quickly on Saturday, but still impressed that those three really stayed tightly bunched on the lead all the way; really showed how deep the field was. AP and Firing Line, then Dortmund, Stanford, and Competitive Edge in exotics in the Preakness AT FIRST GLANCE. Has Frosted taken a step back, or did Rosario think the pace was hotter than it was and trying a slightly different approach? Do think Danzig Moon is looking great for the Belmont; wish they would bypass the Preakness honestly to keep training nicely and get 4 weeks to pull the possible Triple Crown spoiler. All the other factors come later anyways, just getting a new thread going! Glad my Firing Line beat Dortmund (FINALLY), but wish AP felt challenged more and got distracted in the stretch but he really looks great! Hard to admit, but a nice horse to come wide and still get there not looking to taxed. Crazy I really thought the way the pace was going it would have caught up to maybe a 2:02 time or so, but it never happened. On a side note, Finnegan's Wake dug me out of a major hole on Saturday, and had me throwing every obscenity his way on the trip. My last major play of the day and he looked like an amateur at Parx in the first 1/2! I think he heard be as they bunched up a the final turn hahaha! Great win, my 8-year-old son couldn't believe his eyes as he told me he lost, no way he was winning, etc.
  • https://www.facebook.com/fiddl · Stanford is headed to the Peter Pan this weekend. I was impressed with Materiality and Frosted. Frosted closing like that into that pace, made up a ton of ground. Materiality had a horrible start and came back strongly for 6th, I like both of them for The Belmont. I really like Competitive Edge in this race. He will probably force a fast pace, those 3 got a way with murder on the front end Saturday, and I don't think they want to play that game with CE (stretch sprint-off with a huge jump on the field). · 4 hours ago
I have too many bets to list them all, but my main bets are a $1 Superfecta: 15,18/15,18/2,3,5,6,8/2-6,8,14,16 for $70 and took a shot at the $1 Hi5 Box with 3,5,8,15,18 for $120. I think that Frosted and AP will be 1-2 with Frosted my pick for the win but I've covered both of them. Carpe Diem is a good horse but I think is post position will hinder him enough to keep him out of the win possibility. Good luck all!
  • cugel the clever · My Hi5 picks (AP, Dortmund, Frosted, Danzig, Materiality) came 1,3,4,5,6. Firing Line was a toss from my tickets because I honestly didn't think he could hold up over 10F and I thought the early pace was going to be at least a second faster at each fraction.... my mistake. Also cost me the Super. Still don't regret the bet and would do it again. Frosted and Materiality had the two worst trips in the field. With faster early fractions and decent trips, could well have been a different story. · 4 hours ago
All CURLIN & Rachael fans, please get to the HRTV Site & Vote For the them in the Tournament of Champions, Thanks! http://www.hrtv.com/racing/2015-tournament-of-champions
CURLIN & Rachael fans, please get to the HRTV Site & Vote For the them in the Tournament of Champions, Thanks! http://www.hrtv.com/racing/2015-tournament-of-champions
If you're a CURLIN & Rachael fan, please get to the HRTV Site & Vote For the them in the Tournament of Champions, Thanks! http://www.hrtv.com/racing/2015-tournament-of-champions
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QUOTE: "Frosted was the only one who closed any ground." I would check the chart if I were you, several colts closed on the pace late
  • cugel the clever · I looked at the charts. The three who closed the most ground from 8F to 10F were: materiality: 6 lengths frosted: 4 lengths Keen ice:2 lengths · 5 hours ago
Todd Pletcher tells DRF's David Grening that Materiality , 6th place finisher in the KD, is also under consideration for the Preakness and the Belmont. Materiality, who possibly had the toughest trip of perhaps anyone in the Derby, breaking slow, was trailing the field and was still second-to-last nearing the quarter pole. He ended up sixth, beaten 7 3-4 lengths. “Who knows what the outcome would have been had he gotten a clean start but you would have to think he he’d have had a better showing,” Pletcher said. “He had five weeks from the Florida Derby to the Kentucky Derby," Pletcher said. "He’s a big, hearty horse. On the flip side of it, you would think the five weeks to the Belmont would suit him well and the way he finished at a mile and a quarter and being by a Belmont [Stakes] winning sire you could go that way.” Article on DRF to be posted later today.
10th place Kentucky Derby finisher Carpe Diem came out of the race in good shape. Todd Pletcher tells DRF's David Grening that Carpe Diem had no excuse in the Derby and that Elliott Walden, president and CEO of Winstar Farm, said to see how he trains over the next week before deciding whether or not to run in the Preakness. “I had a brief conversation with Elliott and he said see how he trains, but he didn’t want to rule out running back in the Preakness,” Pletcher said. Right now, he is being considered for the Preakness, but if he doesn't train well, he will skip the race and possibly point for the Belmont. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Todd Pletcher tells DRF's David Grening that Competitive Edge, who remained undefeated in four starts with his 4 1-2-length victory in the Pat Day Mile, is being considered for the Preakness Stakes in two weeks. Pletcher said if Competitive Edge didn’t run in the Preakness, he might consider cutting him back to seven furlongs in the Woody Stephens on Belmont Stakes Day. “He’s undefeated, a Hopeful winner and essentially unchallenged so far,” Pletcher said Monday at Belmont. “He’s very impressive in everything he’s done.” I asked Pletcher if he would have still considered the Preakness for Competitive Edge had American Pharoah been more dominant in his Kentucky Derby victory. “I think Competitive Edge’s race was impressive enough to make you consider just about anything,” Pletcher said. “Wouldn’t duck anyone as long as you felt like the timing and everything was okay for him.” Article on DRF to be posted later today.

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