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  • In his first start since the Remsen, Gift Box rolls over a strong allowance field at Belmont.Posted 1 day ago
  • Nyquist has spiked a fever, delaying his trip to Belmont, via DRF's Dave Grening.Posted 5 days ago
  • Second Summer holds off Hard Aces to win the Grade 2 Californian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Exaggerator turns the tables and is victorious in the Preakness (G1).Posted 6 days ago
  • Takeover Target flies home late to win from last in the Grade 2 Dixie.Posted 6 days ago
  • American Freedom fights back for Sir Barton victory.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mizz Money holds on to take the Gallorette (G3) by a nose.Posted 7 days ago
  • Justin Squared was too fast to catch in the Chick Lang.Posted 7 days ago
  • Lady Shipman does not disappoint with a victory in The Very One.Posted 7 days ago
  • Marengo Road gets ahead to take the James W. Murphy.Posted 7 days ago

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Was Dark Star beating Native Dancer in the 1953 Kentucky Derby the biggest upset in horse racing history?
Trainer Tom Amoss announces that Mo Tom will not run in the Belmont Stakes and will point for the Ohio Derby in June.
Exaggerator reminds me very much of War Admiral. The way he stands reminds me of the old black and white photos of the 1937 Triple Crown Winner.
Quite an impressive debut! Very close to a track record and he wasn't even being pressed!
Good race. Nyquist did the right thing by allowing Danzig Candy to stay a few lengths ahead instead of chasing him. And Exaggerator just couldn't catch him. He can never catch him. But there's a problem the horse racing industry is facing. Back to back years, the top three that hit the board were three of the top favorites. No drama and very small payouts. This sort of thing can hurt the whole horse racing industry. I don't know if it's simply a lack of top quality horses in recent years. Or maybe it goes a little deeper, such as some questionable post drawings or, as was the case last year, some rather convenient scratches. Or maybe the trainers aren't really doing everything they can to try and win these races. Whatever it is, I fear that if this trend continues, horse racing will find itself needing another infusion to bring life back into it.
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  • Blueyedhusky via Disqus · Lack of top quality? Questionable post drawings? Convenient scratches? Trainers not doing what they can to win the Kentucky Derby? Are you for real? This sounds like sour grapes to me. Did you spend a lot of money looking for a large payout and came out empty handed? Who doesn't love California Chrome, American Pharoah, and now Nyquist. Who cares about the win payout. More people cashed in, more people went home happy. Newcomers are ecstatic tripling their money on a win bet. People like to see the horse they root for win. In races like this one, payouts don't matter. If Nyquist wins the Triple Crown, how many do you think won't even be cashing their Belmont win tickets? · 19 days ago
  • Helen Kane Favaron via Disqus · Dear Dan, I don't usually read these posts, but since you made your statement, I'll add my two cents in. I used to got to the tracks in CA. Occasionally I bet, a bit, But mostly I just loved the sport. I loved watching the fine animals in the paddocks and on the track. I am a lover of horse racing. I am a lover of the sport. I think every trainer and every rider is out there trying and doing their very best in every race. Now that I live in Texas, I love watching the races on TV. Especially the Triple Crown. I was in CA at Hollywood Park and was able to see Secretariat run, before he won the triple crown. Such a beautiful horse. I miss being able to go to the track but it has not stopped me from enjoying the sport. That's what horse racing is about. Sure there are betters and plenty of them but the beauty of the thoroughbred is a site to see. Don't just go to the track to make money, you'll lose every time! Enjoy the sport. · 21 minutes ago
Wow he romped in his debut!! Definitely one to keep an eye on in the future...
Finnegan's Wake, Red Tie Day, Bal A Bali, Royal Albert Hall.
Animals who simply run away from the field, particularly on a wet/fast surface against maiden sprinters, have never faced early pace pressure. Let's see how this one does with dirt in it's face, then you can anoint the championship.
Making her Stakes debut in name only. As i said earlier, she is a very exciiting prospect,who should be using this as a stepping stone. Her real tests will come when she is pitted against the very best. Like i said,the most exciting prospect from me.
Donnie Von Hemel announces that Mike Smith will ride Suddenbreakingnews in the Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Mark Casse says there is concern over the fact she will NOT be able to wear nasal strip at Ascot. "She's had some breathing issues in the past. She's one that is it really important that she wears (nasal strip)" Mark Casse added that likely by tomorrow they will make a final decision on whether they will go on to Royal Ascot with Tepin.
The Preakness loss emphasizes what a remarkable colt Seattle Slew was. The only trainer to guide a most demanding thoroughbred undefeated through the Triple Crown has yet to be admitted to the Racing Hall of Fame.
She worked 5 in 59. today
I see this being a race for Stradivari to lose considering there will be absolutely no pace for all the closers to come after.
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  • jrem1 · I've read where Todd Pletcher is considering running him. He said he came out of the Preakness in good shape and will have some workouts and gallops with him over the next 7 or so days, and if all is well, it may be all systems go. · 1 day ago
  • Players Klub via Disqus · There is never a quick pace anyway. But I agree with you Stradavari to the front, measured fractions, just a matter of can he get the mile and a half even at measured fractions. Not a bad strategy at all though. · 4 hours ago
I like Brody's Cause or Suddenbreakingnews for the upset. Straight: Brody's Cause(Hd)/ Exaggerator / Lani / Suddenbreakingnews
Hopefully Cherry Wine will run in the Belmont and Lanerie will choose to ride him so we can get a rider change on Mo Tom if the connections decide to run him.
  • Players Klub via Disqus · Cherry Wine will be in NY no doubt unless he is injured. · 4 hours ago
Absolutely bolted up in the closing stages of the G2 Sandy Lane Stakes, winning to Donjuan Triumphant in 2nd and Gifted Master in 3rd!
I'm thrilled to see this colt returning in such good form this year. I'm hopeful he'll improve to snag himself another graded stakes win. Second on first out in such a competitive race is a good sign, IMO. :)
In looking at the upcoming race, it is fair to assume that this is Exaggerators to lose. Forget strategies, pace figures,past history or anything else you may want to toss into this equation. Exaggerator is so much the BEST RACE HORSE that will be entering the starting gate, he actually sticks out like a sore thumb. That does not automatically make him a winner, they still must run the race. But based on the data we have going in,this one looks like a SLAM DUNK. In finally watching the replay of the Preakness,i was surprised as to who i saw as the 2nd best horse on this date. It was none other than the OFT spoken about Lani. Here is a horse 25 lengths off the pace after a half mile. If verhead or a pan of the stretch. He is looking to duck in as he is coming. Once his jock straightens him out,and gets him to the outside. Lani is closing fastest of all to get into the photo for place. I do nohow this translates to him and the 12F he wnning. But from a visual perspective,he would be my choice should Ex stub his toe.
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  • jrem1 · With the way it's been, he seems to get better and stronger with each race, it seems like he should be winning this Belmont. He just might be peaking, but who knows. I'm definitely thinking about keying him in the top spot and taking a few horses under him. Lani should come flying at the end. I hope he finally has a decent start out of the gate., and many seem to think SBN will be right there too. · 1 day ago
  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · That wasn't Lani in the photo for place, it was Cherry Wine. Or maybe you didn't mean to say it like that, but that's what your sentence says. · 6 hours ago
A Shin Hikari Retire to this year. owner said on Racing Post bloodstock news (Web). http://bloodstock.racingpost.com/news/bloodstock/hirai-cant-wait-for-ascot-with-homebred-hikari/2090506/

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