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  • Callback game in victory in the Grade 1 Las Virgenes. Posted 19 hours ago
  • Avanzare and Gary Stevens get to the wire first in the Arcadia. Posted 19 hours ago
  • Conquest Two Step runs 1:08 flat to score in the Palos Verdes. Posted 20 hours ago
  • Take Charge Brandi holds on to win the Martha Washington. Posted 20 hours ago
  • Ocean Knight gets up in the Sam F. Davis in only his second lifetime start. Posted 21 hours ago
  • Testa Rossi gets the win via DQ over Hard Not to Like in the EndeavourPosted 21 hours ago
  • Include Betty surprises with a big late run in the Suncoast.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Lady Shipman sets a new track record in the OBS Sprint Stakes (Fillies). Posted 5 days ago
  • Constitution covers 5F in 1:00 1/5 , fastest of 7 at Palm BeachPosted 5 days ago
  • Pure Tactics score down the hill in the Clocker's Corner. Posted 6 days ago

What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

Wish he was going in the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream next start. I understand he likes Tampa Bay track though.
  • Paladin · That and the fact that McLaughlin has Frosted going in the FOY. They both need points. · 19 minutes ago
Calculator was injured during a workout yesterday and is off the Derby trail. His trainer said he should be back in the fall. From DRF Live.
 ANALYSIS: Texas Red makes his 2015 debut after a six-length upset romp in the Grade I B.C. Juvenile Nov 1.  He obviously merits plenty of respect off that big win over tougher, but he didn’t get good until he was sent two-turns, so perhaps this is a prep for longer down the road.  Lo...Read More
  • travel_vic · 2 Serbian Syclone 1 Lord Nelson 7 Bench Warrant 3 Jazzy Josh 2 3 go out 1 8 7 come later HISTORICALLY, of course, the 4 sticks out but NOT at this race course. This is a game for the inconoclast. That is where the money is......Let's see · 3 hours ago
  • amino998 · Thanks Nathan… thought the price might be better on Lord Nelson but there are a lot of incontinentoclasts around :) · 16 minutes ago
Look at me, I'm Jon Court... ZZZZzzzzZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZ
I was out to dinner last night wih some friends who enjoy Racing. I enjoy there perspective because they are not Gamblers. They have been following the game for about 20 years or so. They know it inside out. We were discussing the upcoming year and the conversation went to the Older Horse Division.They asked me what my opinion would be if CC or SB won the race this weekend.I told them that it would not change my mind, i think that they are both very good race horses. I added that my opinion would not change if either one of them went to Dubai and won,and then came back home and won many more Stakes. They thought i was being unfair and wanted to know why i did not think that they are Super Horses. My response was based on a recent thread here regarding the 1976 Marlboro Cup. To be considered a Super Horse in my eyes,you need to accomplish things that others don't. CC and SB, or any other horse in todays era has not and will not spot weight. They run at scale weights every time they step on the track. Maybe because i did see the very best at their best i have this mindset. Just like when CC went after the Triple Crown,he rightfully had everyones attention and it was exciting. But the bottom line is that he did not do it. He did what many others did in the past 20 years. He won 2 legs of the Triple Crown. I ask you, where does that separate him from the rest and makes him great. We spoke of SB,and they wanted to know why i do not blow his horn as much as others. They point out that ,if not for an incident at the start.SB just may be undefeated. I posed the question to them,becausethey love him and think he is a super horse. I asked them,what has he done in his 2 years of racing,that separate him from the rest to make him great. CC has accomplished so much more,yet i think he is far from being a Super Horse.Is it really wrong to consider these guys very good horses?
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  • Jim Fields via Disqus · How can you use secretariat as the gold standard in racing, he was beat several times, and was the best over a very mediocre generation. He was beat by sham, and when he did the impossible, won the Belmont by 30 lengths, he and sham ran as a team, out in front,by a bunch, until sham broke down (never ran again) but that speed duel set it up for him to go on uncontested for the remainder of the one and a half miles. secretariat was a good champion, but he was no better than Affirmed,and many others, and IMHO non were better than Seattle Slew. I also feel that if Slew, secretariat, spectacular bid, and affirmed ran in a four horse race, secretariat would probably would finish fourth. Remember, he only beat sham by a little bit in the Kentucky Derby, after sham beat him in the race before. I was told that they had to tape sham together for each of the triple crown races and he finally broke down in the Belmont. As to this crop of four year olds, only one was undefeated, except for the mashing in the Classic, where he was four to five odds on favorite. I don't say he is great, but he is the only one that has a chance to be considered great after his career is over, at this point, he could go on and not be defeated again. · 35 minutes ago
  • Williemicky via Disqus · I may be in the minority, but I have never been comfortable with the idea of asking horses to display their superiority by carrying significantly more weight than their opponents. I prefer to see modest concessions for age and sex and to let the horses innate abilities be demonstrated under fair conditions. My impression was that high weight assignments are more from the perspective of attracting more challengers and generating wagering interest rather than testing quality. I have been a big fan of the sport since the 1950's and I have seen many horses succeed or fail when conceding weight and I have also seen many of the beautiful runners break down from the stress of their efforts. I am in favor of measures that promote safer racing. · 32 minutes ago
Curlin did something pretty special in carrying 128 pounds (The most weight carried for any Foster winner) in 2008, doing so in his first race back from Dubai.
  • tmallios via Disqus · How much weight you carry is irrelevant. The main thing is how much weight are you conceding to your top opponents. He did not concede that much weight. We brought up a horse like Forego,because when he beat Honest Pleasure. H.P. was one of the top 2 3yos' in the land. He spotted him 16 lbs and still beat him. That is comparable to last year,an older horse spotted CC or SB that weight and beat them. · 38 minutes ago
Ashley Tamulonis and Laurie Ross go head-to-head handicapping the San Vicente Stakes.Read More
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  • Bill B. via Disqus · Texas Red is certainly the one to beat, but at this distance, I was leaning towards Punctuate. Blah to the scratch. Still think TR is vulnerable at this distance, but not sure where to turn. Serbian Syclone is interesting IF he should be lucky enough to get a lone lead. If he doesn't and it turns into a hot pace, it just might be Red's race no matter what the distance. · 1 hour ago
  • vodkak · At 7f he could be vulnerable imo. Depending on odds I'll go with the 1 or 2 or key both. · 45 minutes ago
good trainer and love the stride on smash and grab.
Even though there were no qualifying points, Ocean Knight's victory stamped the Sam F. Davis as an important Kentucky Derby prep race.Read More
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  • Captain Obvious via Disqus · Verrazano came through Tampa in 2013. He had a disappointing run in the Kentucky Derby but had a record run in the Haskell. · 2 hours ago
  • Bill B. via Disqus · Nice race for a horse with such little experience. Was impressed by The Great War down at Turfway even if it was only 6 1/2f. 4th in the BC Juv and now in Ward's hands in this country. Has quite a bit of foundation. Might end of being a turf horse, but it will be interesting to watch if he runs this well on dirt which I am assuming they will try again at some point. · 1 hour ago
@seattlestrike12:disqus that is a good result?
@seattlestrike12 that is a good result?
One of my favorites at the moment! If he makes to any of the Triple Crown races he'll win.
If he makes it to the Derby, I'll be using him as a win bet.
It wasn’t exactly how a 2-5 shot is supposed to win, but for the fourth consecutive time Take Charge Brandi proved tough, and found the winner’s circle in another stakes race. Read More
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  • farrightwinsderby · If Lukas convinces this owner to run against the colts with this horse it will be a disgrace. Time for Lukas to break down another horse just so he can get some pub, what an egotistical maniac. · 6 hours ago
  • Bill B. via Disqus · I have so little faith in this horse's abilities that I keep getting surprised time after time, but this was not a very impressive race for a "champion", but to give her the benefit of the doubt, she is being worn out. I'm not a Lukas hater and I love when the good ones are raced more often than the norm these days, but I don't think this horse has the stamina for such a rigorous campaign and at this rate probably won't even be around come Kentucky Oaks day. The Martha Washington isn't even a race of much significance. I really didn't get the point of her running here. I know Lukas said she was ready, and she did win, but at what cost down the road? · 2 hours ago
Snoop earlier in the week you asked my opinion on him today. Think he has a big shot today. Give me 5/2 or better and i will try and capitalize on him.
Is horse racing a dying sport? Not by a long shot.Read More
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  • mvg7113 · I am optimistic that horse racing will continue to see growth. I am also optimistic that the governing bodies of the sport will come together to address some of the concerns and and necessarily improvements that need to be made to see the sport reach it's potential. Look for horse racing to continue improving. · 13 hours ago
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · I realize this is a state level issue because of the Wire Act, but I have never understood why there hasn't been a greater push by racing officials in states to allow parimutuel wagering. In many southern states there are racetracks, but there is no provision to allow betting. For instance in my state of NC, there is the Pinehurst Harness track where Standardbreds race and thoroughbreds did as well at one point. To me this would generate more interest in racing and would be a strong source of revenue. · 3 hours ago
POST TIME 4:00 PM EST – Another handy MSW Downhill Turf affair featuring a full field of twelve 3 year-old fillies.  Half the field is comprised of first time starters.  Of that bunch, #9 Curlin’s Fox out of the Carla Gaines barn stands apart.  Has that “turfy” look in her stellar wo...Read More
  • travel_vic · These dreadful, full of unknown races DEMAND odds or should never be touched. 3 Revenue Virginius 9 Curlin's Fox 13 Awesome Diamond (IRE) 11 Screaming Skylar · 3 hours ago
  • travel_vic · straight MAIDEN evaluation is not too different: 3 Revenue Virginius 13 Awesome Diamond (IRE) 9 Curlin's Fox 10 Satin Cinnamon · 3 hours ago
I completely agree. CC and SB are very good horses. The best 3yo's of 2014. But they cannot be mentioned in the same breath as Secretariat, The Bid, Zenyatta, and so many others until they do something that truly separates them from the pack. And they haven't yet done that.
Sunday's 8th race (4:13pm ET) from Aqueduct is the $125k Franklin Square for NY-bred 3-year-old fillies dashing six furlongs on the inner dirt. #2 Sonora (9-2) just missed to today's rival #10 My Super Nova (4-1) in her sloppy track debut and smartly earned her diploma second time from post 12 on a ...Read More
  • travel_vic · 7 Golden Gem 8 Hard to Stay Notgo 2 Sonora 6 Nonna Jo .....8 2 go out and then 7 6 10 come later back class has 10 at the top...odds will tell and late scratches as well IF they run today.....VERY cold back here now. · 3 hours ago
Greatness, in ANY arena, can only be logically assigned in RETROSPECT to see how the individual stacks up against the historical perspective of the entire gamut.

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