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  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 1 day ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 2 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 2 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 5 days ago
  • No catching Sarah Sis (10-1) in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.Posted 7 days ago
  • Victory to Victory  7-1) pulls clear in the Grade 1 Natalma Stakes.Posted 8 days ago
  • Good Samaritan (3-1) rolls to a Breeders' Cup birth with a Summer Stakes win.Posted 8 days ago

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Nyquist needs a new jockey!
Finally! I've been waiting to see who else might be running and I'm happy to see more on the list. I was hoping to see Hopper but at least Dortmund is still there, not that I doubted he wouldn't go. Anything can happen in horse racing of course, but it definitely looks like a two horse race at this point. Go Chrome make it 6 for 6 boy!
How come Frankel's handlers never opted to have him cross the Atlantic for the Breeder's Cup -- if not for the Classic, at least for the Turf Mile?
Why does Nyquist jockey continue to run him so far outside, even when he can move closer to the rail, he doesn't. If Nyquist wins its because the horse runs a great ( and not easy) race. I think Calvin BoRAIL should race Nyquist, he would get much better results.
What horses do you think we will see in this race? The only owners who have a horse with a shot to run well in this race is runhappy, nyquist California chrome, and shaman ghost. A lot of the others don't have a horse, or they're not nearly talented enough to run in this race. Who do you think the others will sell or lease their spots to?
If Almanzor bypasses the Arc in favor of the Champion Stakes, which looks likely, it's Postponed's Arc to lose, because many of the horses who might've been any kind of threat to him in the race are also no-shows. Flintshire's staying in the states to run in the Breeders Cup. La Cressonniere & Minding are both out. I personally don't believe Harzand or the Japanese colt Makahiki are good enough to beat him, even with the weight for age break, and Highland Reel & Found aren't likely to reverse any previous form they've had racing against Postponed. But here's the catch 21 for Postponed if you will, running against what's looking more and more each day like a seriously depleted field, he'll be remembered as one of the biggest Arc flops in history if he doesn't win the race, IMO.
Nobody mentioned this guy's return to the races. Not this Time won by 10 in 1:35 4/5 for a mile. Promising 2nd start for this half to Liam's Map
  • Deano · Are there odds on "Not This Time" for the Derby, or is it too early for that? · 6 hours ago
This is my opinion, and feel free to disagree. I don't think that either Nyquist or Exaggerator belong in the BCC, at least not this year. They seem to be tired horses, and if I owned them, they would be turned out for the remainder of the year and start training again early next spring for a four year old campaign. And the same could be said about Gun Runner. Start over next year, after a long rest.
Maybe Songbird should have run in the Pa. Derby ...
so who else you think will join the race?. I was reading an article of nominations for this upcoming race, 20 nominations, but I don't think most of them will show up as they raced recently, maybe Point Piper, Upstart, Watershed, Sammy Mandeville could come in, they seem to be the freshest. Who knows, but going up against the Champ probably scared alot of people away lol, do you blame them, I don't see CC losing this race.
Praise to the connections for not dodging the competition (chrome) in three straight races. Stellar wind too. Both horses could have gone elsewhere to win but I praise them for facing the very best.
OMG...everyone is still stuck on Songbird's times....does she need to do a Big Red at the Belmont and win by 30 lengths?.....the filly has been asked to run once in 11 starts....GET OVER IT....she won by 7 on Saturday.....times mean nothing....and on September 26th they still have a fresh looking filly.....Beholder and Stellar Wind....watch out.....hopefully after a Distaff win...EVERYONE can just shut-up and enjoy what they are watching....
He maybe Texas Chrome, but I'd rather be in California baby!!! Woo Hoo!!!! :-)
Looks like the best two year old field so far this year for males.
Two losses in the G3sphere to two of the three best three year olds in the country(IMO anyway) followed by three wins over weak competition. However just look at the winning times of Gun Runner and AF and then the winning times TC has produced. He is not a G1 horse(he barely beat Dalmore) and his connections shouldn't put him higher than lower prestige G2 races. If they do this, he can probably keep winning for awhile.
  • Erin J. via Disqus · Except that his time was pretty good in the Oklahoma Derby...that time would be competitive in the Pennsylvania Derby...and he may end up getting better next year where he could be competitive with some Grade 1 horses. · 11 hours ago
My current board- Ring Weekend, Ribchester, Mutakayyef, Tourist.
Now that the latest Longines' ratings are out, here are a few notes heading into the 2016 BCC. California Chrome (133) will keep his #1 ranking over Arrogate (129) even if he finishes second to Arrogate. If they run 1-2, Arrogate will need to beat Chrome by at least 2 lengths to take over the #1 spot.
  • amino998 · They straight-jacket themselves by using their formula, imo. · 9 days ago
  • BobHayes22 · Surprised Chrome received a 133 for beating Beholder who just got beat buy Stellar Wind and Baffert's horse who i thought before the race that he would bounce. · 9 hours ago
Could he be running in the Awesome Again this weekend? He is on the nominations and im mainly curious because he didn't work this past weekend.
Why are the connects chasing Chrome ? I'd think they would like to get a win under his belt at some point in the year.

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