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  • Disco Partner (5-2) rolls last to first to win the Elusive Quality on the Belmont lawn.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Battalion Runner and Malagacy will NOT run in the Kentucky Derby, per Todd Pletcher.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Thunder Snow confirmed for the Kentucky Derby by Godolphin.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 1 day ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 2 days ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 6 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 7 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 7 days ago
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Really nice work this morning! Great gallop out, he didn't want to stop.
PJB56 --- its standard practice for Graham Motion to work a horse 3 weeks after a race. Like he said, he will not change anything just for the derby. He wants to stay in his routine. Now with Battalion Runner and Malagacy, much of the speed is gone. Look for IWC to set in a stalking position 3rd or 4th. I see him having the lead entering the stretch getting the first run on AD and CE. If his speed figs and beyers are correct He might be able to hold off all the late runners.
  • pjb56 via Disqus · Thanks Major Fan. Didn't know Motion did that. I'm like you seeing IWC in the lead at the top of the stretch and hanging on. · 1 hour ago
Nosed out Pakistan Star in 2nd and Werther in 3rd to win the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup for Japan in a race where the first 3/4 was ran at a crawl.
Ranked #20 on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.
Saw Patch race at the Louisiana Derby; I like the colt. He caught my eye in the paddock, too...and I always like the longshots.
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Jockey Christophe Soumillon will retain the ride on Thunder Snow at Churchill Downs in this year's renewal of the G1 Kentucky Derby. Soumillon has been aboard on Thunder Snow for his last 3 wins in the G1 Criterium International on turf in France and in both the G3 UAE 2000 Guineas & G2 UAE Derby on conventional dirt in Dubai. I guess trainer Saeed Bin Suroor figures if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
American Freedom worked 6f, April 22nd, in 1:11.00 (h) finishing 1/15.
  • kstott524 via Disqus · Thanks for posting all the works. Any news on when and where he will run again? · 6 days ago
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · xbtv dot com/video/morning-sound/bob-baffert-says-blinkers-have-helped-abel-tasman-in-the-mornings-leading-up-to-the-kentucky-oaks/ Next race? · 6 hours ago
Kitasan Black holds off late challenges from Satano Diamond & Cheval Grand to win back to back renewals of the G1 Tenno Sho(Spring) under what was a beautifully judged ride by Yutaka Take where he sat in 2nd place throughout and then kicked from the front to go and win his race.
A wow work!! American Freedom worked 7f, April 28th, in 1:24.20 (h) finishing 1/3. This colt is ready to fire!
  • Meydan Rocks via Disqus · Baffert says they are coming to Churchill to stir it up. He adds that AF will have a big impact on the overall older horse racing scene this year. xbtv dot com/video/morning-sound/bob-baffert-says-blinkers-have-helped-abel-tasman-in-the-mornings-leading-up-to-the-kentucky-oaks/ · 9 hours ago
Sounds like he's going in the Alysheba on Oaks day??
He is the best of this crop of 3 year old's. His tactical speed makes him capable of staying close to a slow pace and stalking a brisk pace. Leparoux gets his first Derby win, been riding very well the last two years, very well.
Gonna break running .Question is in first 100 yards do you grab and fight or do u let roll and believe horse is best.If he breads out and Goes who will sacrifice.My old friend Warren (30 YES MY SEN-since passed taught me about horses on the muscle ,I bless his soul,but something that stuck with me)this Horse as Great as he looks jumping up flexing is exactly what Warren taught against.It is great for sprinters and Quarter Horses .Classic Distances throw out.After so many Years.This kind of Horse in front of that much Energy.It won't help him.Want a horse alive in post parade ,Not one looking too win a 350 yard Qualifier.
Godolphin have just announced minutes ago that Thunder Snow will bypass the G1 English 2000 Guineas on turf at Newmarket in favor of a run in the G1 Kentucky Derby on conventional dirt at Churchill Downs. It's official now. Thunder Snow's heading for Kentucky!
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  • SSilence86 via Disqus · I really like this move. Adventurous. I'm glad to see the international horses are becoming more involved. Hoping to see a good performance. · 21 hours ago
  • kingoftheworld · That was always going to be the case, I know this weeks ago!! "Thunder Snow" is a much better horse on the dirt, and there's no way they fancied taking on 'monster turf horse' "Churchill", they tried once and got well beaten!! Good luck to "Thunder Snow" in the Kentucky Derby, he can't win, but he's got a good chance of TOP 5. :-) · 7 hours ago
Question how many have defected and where does Royal MO play in all of this?Does he find a way in?
Finishing 3rd in your final prep race doesn't bode well for horses in the KD. In the last 10 years, 26 horses have ran in the KD who came off of a 3rd place finish and only Commanding Curve and Mucho Macho Man finished in the top 3. This list of 26 included some good horses like Union Rags and Lookin at Lucky. I think he finishes anywhere from 4th to 8th.
  • Pebbles via Disqus · Well, a lot may depend on post position, but he loves Churchill, has beaten some good horses, and in a year of inconsistency he has been training well up to the race so ignore him at your peril. · 10 hours ago
This SHOULD be your Kentucky Derby favorite. He's 3 for 3 at Churchill, and ran evenly in the Blue Grass a race he didn't need. Girvin is a strong contender here and number one in total points, but Brian Hernandez HIS regular pilot chose to ride McCraken. Everything seems right here, and is a must for the exotics. Should be in the money at the very least, and is your most likely winner.
  • TomToasty via Disqus · Agreed. I like McCraken and IWC, Do you know if Malagacy is in or out? I would like to see Lookin at Lee in there, both running for some late nail biting action. · 1 day ago
  • Classic · No grade 1 so pass.Classic race Grd 1 race Requires Grd 1 winner or Very Very Very special hoss.Is this a Very very very Special hoss.Bet accordingly. · 9 hours ago
Happy birthday, Sea The Moon!
Live race on top reminds me of Derby with Malice taking controll early.Malagacy trying too past Conquest who never got lead in 45.change 1/2.Which Bafferts stumble and also ran Bronze. (WE WILL SEE HIM LATER.)22. 45 1/2.hedge Fun almost pulled off horrible Valdivia ride.On o'Neil pulls off soft trip power home.Against Derby fav at Time. (Fickle people)and Conquest Is for real off Live race.Back to Palice.anyone near pace went on and won.Culminating In Win.So-in few words Malagacy got cooked on top of a live race and Hence is a non factorGunneverra,MCCRACKEN, Tap writ Would won with hand rides.Conquest has a big shot at Preakness.Gonna be tough for my horse classic unless he canters.3 races 5 weeks is what got Pharoah beat.Can't blame if they try.
This horse needs Time.Rushed.There's plentype of races in a couple months unless he kicks the barn down.
Sorry no spell check. But y-all get the point.meltdown on ad.

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