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  • Effinex runs to victory in the Excelsior; Wicked Strong finishes third.Posted 38 minutes ago
  • Mr. Jordan DQ'd at 1-5 in the Tarpon Stakes; Royal Squeeze placed first.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Dortmund worked 6F in 1:13.60 (12/22) at Santa AnitaPosted 3 hours ago
  • Carpe Diem covers 4F in :48.60 (2/63) at Keeneland on SaturdayPosted 3 hours ago
  • El Kabeir drills 4F in :46.81 (3/55) at Belmont on SaturdayPosted 3 hours ago
  • Derby points leader International Star worked 4F in :50.80 (8/9) at Churchill TrainingPosted 3 hours ago
  • Kitten's Point gets there late to win Keeneland's Bewitch.Posted 1 day ago
  • Keen Ice is now in at #20 for the Kentucky Derby following the defection of Madefromlucky.Posted 1 day ago
  • Get Happy Mister rides the rails to victory in the San Simeon.Posted 5 days ago
  • El Kabeir breezed 5F in 1:00.18 (3/16) Sunday at BelmontPosted 5 days ago

What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

2,6,7,1 order of finish
Bayern, unraced since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita last November, worked six furlongs from the gate in 1:10.80 on Saturday. Trainer Bob Baffert said he was so impressed with the workout, that he is now considering the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes at 1 1-16 miles at Churchill Downs on Friday as his 2015 debut instead of the original target - the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes at seven furlongs on Saturday. Though undecided, Bayern's work indicates he is ready to roll next week at Churchill, according to DRF
  • Goblin · HRTV has video of that work today. For anyone interested, here's the link. http://www.hrtv.com/videos/?VideoCategoryId=2&VideoId=QzEJViB3d5C1pQK6GwRabQi/d7U2qL/ZPE4UbrNbVzg= · 1 hour ago
Eeek. Seriously ran squirrely today with first time blinkers. Inquiry- and I think Mr. Jordan will be DQ'd.
Post Time 4:56 PM EDT: The 4th race may be the best wagering opportunity for a handsome return among the rest of the very healthy Santa Anita races today.  This down-the-hill turf sprint affair features a field of very evenly matched foes.  Working through the pace analysis, it appears th...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · GL w/that 12 amino. Tough to figure out. Should be fun to watch. Hope someone here cashes in. 3,4,5,11. numeric order. Hill has been slow lately. · 1 hour ago
  • Mary Z. · 11,4,12,3 o.o.f. 1:14 + What's with the turf course or hill course this week? Nice one w/that 12 taking show. · 4 minutes ago
7,8,1,3
Friday’s Santa Anita Park Recap – April 24 Four wire jobs (8f, 8f, 6.5f, 6f) on the fast main track. A midpack stalker (8f), a downhill wire job, and a patient runner at 8f made up the three firm turf winners (rail at 30 feet). Santiago Gonzalez booted home a pair. Doug O’Neill saddled two winners. ...Read More
Hi all!Welcome back to another edition of Horse Racing Preview!  This week's feature comes to us from Golden Gate Fields.  And that must mean I'm talking about the San Francisco Mile Stakes!This is Race 7, set for a mile on the turf, is restricted to 3-year-olds and up,...Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/dustin.robinson.9406 · I still can't locate Jaycees facebook.. Says page doesn't exist · 8 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Dustin, use caps for each name/word, so when you are logged into fb, search JayCee's Horse Racing Preview My early Derby "likes" did not exactly pan out, although one will make the gate. Early like was Ocho Ocho Occho. I still like him, but they do have to show something in the three year old preps. A later Derby "like" is one of the top or at least probably top four contenders, Carpe Diem. Of the prime Bafferts, I like Dortmund, but I know I cannot disregard the easy dominance of Pharoah, even though I wish his groom would weave extensions into his tail. See, things like that bother me. Both this year and last year, I missed quite a few Derby preps so I really don't know how they all run. I read the final results but I do like to see the horses, not just review the numbers. Oaks, I like all of the top girls, but my special like is I'm A Chatterbox. GL and have fun. · 2 hours ago
Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind, prepping for the May 1 Kentucky Oaks, worked six furlongs Friday in 1:12.80 for John Sadler, who trains the daughter of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin for Hronis Racing LLC.Read More
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  • Jay Harrison via Disqus · Love the Curlin Blaze. She'll be flying at the end. · 22 hours ago
  • nu-fan via Disqus · Although I've had Condo Commando as my top pick, I will have to admit that Steller Wind is starting to piqué my interest. Nice workout! · 2 hours ago
Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund worked six furlongs in 1:13.60 in company at Santa Anita on Saturday in preparation for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2. Dortmund was ridden by jockey Martin Garcia and worked in company with stablemate Lady Bull, an unraced 3-year-old filly. Dortmund began about five lengths behind Lady Bull, with trainer Bob Baffert communicating to Garcia via walkie-talkie not to urge his mount early. Dortmund quickened between the quarter-pole and the eighth pole and ran to the finish line with minimal urging. "Beautiful," Baffert said as Dortmund ran under the line."He worked a little fast last time, so were hoping he'd relax," Baffert said after the workout. "He's getting very push-button." According to DRF
Prospect Park, who was taken off the Derby trail after suffering a brief illness following the Santa Anita Derby, had his first work since that race when he went a half-mile in 49.40 seconds Saturday morning at the San Luis Rey Downs training center. Prospect Park is expected to return to action later this meet at Santa Anita. According to DRF
Kentucky Derby Contenders- Then & Now.... http://www.americasbestracing.net/en/the-latest/news-stories/2015/4/26/kentucky-derby-contenders-then-and-now/
Mylute continued his odd work schedule with a 4f move in 47.66 (3/70) at none other than Belmont... email has been sent to connections to see if he was switched to the barn of Chad Brown. He has been working randomly since early February.
impressive colt!!! AP STILL IS MY CHOICE!
No horse running in the Derby has ever seen a 20 horse field and probably never will again in their racing lives.
Future 1000 Guineas winner.
I actually REALLY like Carpe Diem. I have liked him ever since his debut. I think he's got a shot but it does make me nervous that he was beaten soundly by Texas Red in the juvenile when AP toyed with Red like it was nothing. It just makes me feel that AP is head and heels that far above the rest but Carpe is my sentimental pick.
  • Ricky via Disqus · The BC was very fast pace and carpe encountered some traffic problems. He was however pulling away from most the field. The fractions will be the same if not faster for the Kentucky Derby this year. A closer won the BC, and it was 3/16 shorter. Yet pretty much all the favs in the derby are on the pace types. With very few strong closers in the field, I think it would unwise not to have carpe in your numbers, including to win. But some thing AP is the greatest think ever and no one else has a shoot. Truth is put his last race up against a few others in the field and it is not so impressive. Not saying AP is not good or even great. But he is sure far from a sure thing · 4 hours ago
Mubtaahij has never bled, so why would he run on the anti-bleeder diuretic Lasix in next week’s 2015 Kentucky Derby?Read More
Thanks to the steady stream of tweets tonight by Jim Rome, we now know the injury suffered by the top rated horse in America was a non-displaced fracture on the point of his right hip. Read More
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  • Anthony S. Andrews via Disqus · Well said Brian. It is amazing how some forget what a horse has accomplished while in the shadows of adversity and misfortune. I saw it with Big Brown in 2008, and we saw it most recently with California Chrome. Some people seem to forget that horses are not machines. They are susceptible to injuries, be it on the track or through heredity. Shared Belief is an amazing horse, and an ambassador of our sport. He is loved by many throughout the U.S. and throughout the world, and I am proud to say that I am in his corner. · 3 days ago
  • Mark Moran via Disqus · It's not mean-spirited to suggest that Moreno may have won anyway. CT is a very different track than SA, and plenty of California-based horses have trouble winning in the East; Game on Dude lost the Charles Town Classic twice at short prices, and Beholder was up the track in the Phipps at BEL last June. Horse racing fans spend all their time pondering what will happen when two horses meet, and naturally we wonder "What if" when a battle is halted. Could Bernardini have beaten Barbaro in the Preakness? I've read many comments that argue he would have. Would Cigar have beaten Holy Bull? Ruffian & Foolish Pleasure? I've played out the rest of that race 1,000 times in my mind, and Ruffian always wins. Go for Wand vs Bayakoa? It's not mean spirited to wonder about these things, nor to come down in favor of the horse that continued on. · 5 hours ago
What time is the post draw for the derby?
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · The Oaks will be drawn Tuesday. The Derby will be drawn Wednesday at 5:30 EDT- Traditional Double Blind draw for both. · 5 hours ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · The Derby will be drawn on NBCNS live · 5 hours ago
I saw a statement supposedly from DRF that Shared Belief will be pointed for the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. I haven't been able to get confirmation of this story. Has anybody else heard or seen anything about this?
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  • Sullivan · Melann, good to see you have not changed your ways. Where did you see anything of the sort about his not racing for the rest of the year? · 9 hours ago
  • myjumper21 · I take it that he will come back in the fall at the earliest. I wouldn't get my hopes up though! He probably won't be raced until next year. Maybe longer! With a gelding, you can take all the time in the world. http://sdhorserace.com/2015/04/23/update-shared-belief-back-at-golden-gate-fields/#more-19681 · 5 hours ago

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