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  • Stellar Wind (9-2) overtakes a battling Beholder (1-9) in the Clement L. Hirsch (G1).Posted 5 hours ago
  • Laoban (27-1) wins his very first race in 8 starts in the Jim Dandy (G2).Posted 7 hours ago
  • A.P. Indian (9-2) gets the jump on Holy Boss (3-1) to win the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1). Posted 8 hours ago
  • Stonetastic (2-5) cruises to an easy victory in the Regret.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Lexie Lou (1-5) refuses to let Internal Bourbon (9-2) by in the Victoriana.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Flintshire (1-9) fights his way through and rolls to victory in the Bowling Green (G2).Posted 9 hours ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits (3-1) runs up the rail to win the Amsterdam (G2).Posted 11 hours ago
  • Connect, a son of Curlin, connects in the Curlin Stakes at Saratoga.Posted 1 day ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (14-1) pulls the upset in Del Mar's Real Good Deal Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (7-2) wears down Paulassilverlining to win the Honorable Miss at Saratoga.Posted 3 days ago

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Damm this Is a difficult field for a West Virginia Derby. Mo Tom who won the Ohio, Cupid who won the Indiana, Adventist(runner up in the Ohio and IMO was a Derby level horse), SBN who went from being one of the Belmont favs to G2 in one start(also has beaten Cupid and Mo Tom) BC was flattered today by Loaban(one of his BG victims in what before yesterday looked like a G2 field) Forevamo was also a talented prospect who looked good in that nice FG meet. Mo Tom should be the favorite, but at the end of the day this field has so many more horses capable of pulling the upset than the Ohio. If Mo Tom wins here he will have proved he deserves to be at the major tracks in G1. After this theres really only the Travers and the PA as far as three year old exclusives go. Perhaps they'll shoot for a more prestigious G2 in the PA and then lateral into the BCC rather than facing the best of the crop in the Travers and then the best in all the active crops for the BCC. Brody's Cause should be the second choice because at his best it's certainly possible he beats Mo Tom, third would be SBN IMO who in one start went from trendy Belmont pick to G2 starter at a minor track. The rest are all solid but besides maybe Cupid don't look like they really have a future racing.
I hope all is right with beholder and that she hasn't lost a step- but it will not be a surprise if she has started to slow down. She is six and even the great mares start to slow down eventually
Stellar Wind has beaten Beholder and appeared to have done it rather easily. This is the first time in quite a while that Beholder has been challenged and she did not have an answer. I'll be curious to hear Gary Stevens' comments.
  • sully · easily? what race were you watching? · 5 hours ago
  • wrestlinfan via Disqus · it was a great race by stellar wind, but she had to bring her A game and then some to beat beholder today, she ran her heart out, I wish her connections would think about going in the pacific classic as well, but they just said thats a no.. · 5 hours ago
Nyquist should be narrow favorite(especially since we have no proof he's in his pre Preakness form), Gun Runner second, Exagerrator third.
Beaten today but wasn't beaten by a slouch, she gave it a great effort as always. I think a lot of people, possibly Stevens himself - he seemed to be on cruise control even after Stellar Wind initially poked her head up front -underestimated Stellar Wind. Wonder if she'll still target the Pacific Classic.
Looks like they're trying to rack up the G2 wins at minor tracks. I'm hoping after the West Virginia he goes to the Travers. After a two race win streak a Travers win(hey it's more probable than Loaban winning the Jim Dandy was today) would put right in the Eclipse mix(unless Nyquist wins the Haskell and puts the thing in the bag.
Will have her work cut out for her facing stellar wind in the distaff
What a race! That was a hall of fame ride by victor. Phenomenal judging of the race set up and the best way to beat beholder was to take it to her. A huge risk as stellar wind loved to deep close but what a versatile filly she proved to be! The great horses can win in any position and aren't one dimensional. I knew she was special last year but she blew me away in this race. I can't wait to see her against songbird in the distaff- neither filly have ever run a bad race- stellar wind ran great even in her loses. I'm so happy for her connections- this is why you don't dodge other horses no matter how good they are- any horse can win on any given day and it's what makes this sport so great! Glad their confidence paid off.
Please run this guy in the Travers or Pacific Classic. I will follow with my wheelbarrow.
Who hoo. Yes. 4 th grade 1. I'm so happy
BTW: Not only did Stellar Wind win today, but she became Curlin's newest millionaire with this win.
According to trainer John Sadler, he says that he would and the owners would like to keep Stellar Wind in training for at least two more years. So it looks like we will get to see more Stellar Wind for a long time.
I love this filly. Her photo is my Twitter background photo & has been for almost a year. That was the fastest she's ever raced this distance. Beholder is still awesome. Victor was awesome & aggressive today too. Bravo all around!
Stellar Wind is currently trending nationally on twitter.
What a race! And so similar to the San Diego, too... It's almost kind of creepy.
I really like this horse, but please drop him down to an MSW/allowance or cheap stake to break his maiden and give him confidence.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Gee, I'm sure I had added a race as a goal for Laoban a few weeks ago. My entry has been deleted, so I guess yours is a popular opinion. · 6 days ago
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · I don't often add to the stakes tracker, but when I do add Laoban to the Travers stakes as a "goal", mitts off, kindly. Gracias. Oh yes, was thinking,thinking, thinking, and waiting for this. · 4 hours ago
OMG! Stellar Wind just beat Beholder!!! I'm so poud and happy for this beautiful mare out of Curlin and bred in Virginia! Virginia breds rock!!!
Can we finally admit that this colt was overrated?
Hard-earned and well deserved win. She gave it get all the whole way and didn't stop fighting for the win. Terrific race.
He worked this morning, so I guess he's fine?

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