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  • Even Thunder (5-2) holds on to win the King's Swan.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Effinex, earner of more than $3.3 million, has been retired to stud in New York.Posted 3 days ago
  • Back on dirt, Midnight Storm (8-5) rolls home in the Native Diver.Posted 4 days ago
  • Kitasan Black, the favorite, scores victory in the Japan Cup.Posted 5 days ago
  • Farrell (10-1) easily wires the field in the Grade 2 Golden Rod.Posted 6 days ago
  • Connect (3-2) nips Divining Rod in an excellent Cigar Mile stretch duel.Posted 6 days ago
  • Mo Town (4-1) much the best in the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct.Posted 6 days ago
  • Miss Sky Warrior (5-1) holds off Jamyson 'n Ginger in the Demoiselle.Posted 6 days ago
  • Verve's Tale (20-1) powers by Lewis Bay late to win the Comely.Posted 6 days ago
  • Texas Ryano (2-1) much the best in the Hollywood Turf Cup.Posted 7 days ago

What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

A few reasons why the Wood Memorial and the Blue Grass Stakes were downgraded to Grade 2's. Read More
But let us not forget the things that Unbridled's Song passes on to his kids aside from speed. Highly prone to foot injuries. I just hope he comes through with no mishaps.
They did not demote any other male dirt races. Also the Arlington-Washington Futurity was ungraded. This committee's contempt for the sports history and eagerness to dismantle the structure of historical racing is horrifying. Guess what the last G1 race demoted had been before this massacre? The Pimlico Special a race won by 4 TC winners and the ONLY G1 race at 9.5 for older horses!
The field for the inaugural $12 million Pegasus World Cup is still taking shape, with stakeholders still working out their $1 million shares to get one of twelve spots in the starting gate. Read More
With all of the retirements, Hoppertunjity could have his pick of races in 2017.
Retired and will stand at Gainsway for $10,000
  • Pebbles via Disqus · The older horse field is being depleted beyond recognition. · 2 hours ago
Cathryn Sophia will he bred to Pioneerof the Nile for a 2018 foal.
I'm so mad that this race wasn't graded for next year. This was a race deserving of a grading. Anyone care to share thier thoughts on this decision?
As Gulfstream Park readies to open its doors Saturday for the 2016-17 Championship Meet, the anticipation for its innovative and historic inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) is only beginning to build.Read More
  • kingoftheworld · Well I've seen and heard some ridiculous things in my time (Trinniberg being in the 2012 Kentucky Derby for one), but this would be really stupid, Laoban and Mr Jordan in the Pegasus World Cup????? LOL, surely not!!! He's a lovely looking horse that 'Mr Jordan', but he's not even a G2 performer, let alone being in the 'Pegasus World Cup'. · 3 hours ago
Im saddened and enraged to report that the Wood Memorial has been downgraded to G2 along with the Blue Grass Stakes. This is an outrage, there were far better choices for demotion!
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  • slewcrew7778 · The Wood was a G2 from 1995-2001 when horses like Unbridled's Song, Empire Maker and Tapit won it. Not to mention that Bellamy Road's stakes record was also set during that time. It doesn't mean as much as you think it does. Grades don't make races great. Horses do. · 20 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · This shouldn't be too surprising. While a Derby prep race, it hasn't had the top fields that other preps have had and hasn't produced a Derby winner in awhile. Also the graded stakes races were done to conform American stakes races to their European counterparts. And is really a system for breeders. · 5 hours ago
How did Canterbury not get any stakes upgrades? I am seriously angry by this. The Mystic Lake Derby should be Grade 3, but no. What is wrong with us? Anyone have any thoughts? I'm interested in hearing your ideas.
The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association today presented its listing of U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes Races for 2017, the results of its annual grading session conducted November 30 in Lexington. The Committee reviewed 790 unrestricted U.S. stakes race...Read More
Worked a strong 6f in 1:12 4/5 as he prepares for the Los Al Futurity. Very excited to see him roll this field going 2 turns
I do like Frank Conversation, Blackjackcat and Free Rose. I'll add Camelot Kitten to the mix in the exotics.
Bob Baffert-trained Vale Dori is the 7-5 favorite in a field of eight for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Bayakoa Handicap on the morning line of Del Mar oddsmaker Russ Hudak. The Bayakoa is a 1 1/16-mile main track test for fillies and mares.Read More
  • jinlie01 · i think Vale Dori is strictly the one to beat. I'm adding Wild at Heart (liked her run last year's SA Oaks against Stellar Wind before going to sidelines and coming back to route distance after three sprint runs. Think the route will help her chances here). · 7 hours ago
Sunday's Grade 1 Matriarch Stakes at Del Mar has come up strong, but make no mistake, Miss Temple City is the star of the show.Read More
If you are a fan of thoroughbred horse racing, it has been a great year to follow Woodbine Racetrack.Read More
Of the six horses with stud fees of 150,000 or higher, 3 of them were Wood starters. Of the 11 horses with fees of 85,000 or higher 4 of them are Wood starters. The only other major preps with stallions in this price range are the Arkansas with 2 and the Santa Anita Derby with 1.
Southern California racing fans who prefer to be somewhat parochial in their picks will likely be looking to Richard Baltas’ horses as the West Coast hopes against a horde of eastern invaders in Saturday’s Hollywood Derby and Sunday’s Matriarch. Read More
Jose Ortiz extended his domination of the fall meet jockey standings Friday afternoon Aqueduct Racetrack, riding five winners from seven mounts on the day's live racing program. Read More

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