• Big Macher best in the Cary Grant! Posted 2 days ago
  • Calgary Cat blows by the field in the Kennedy Road! Posted 2 days ago
  •  California Chrome works 4f over Del Mar turf course in :52.00Posted 2 days ago
  • Belmont runner-up Commissioner returned to the work tab Nov 22 (3f in :38.12 at Palm Beach).Posted 2 days ago
  • Sunbean raises his career record to 12-for-19 lifetime with a Delta Mile victory! Posted 3 days ago
  • Ocho Ocho Ocho edges Mr. Z in the Delta Downs Jackpot! Posted 3 days ago
  • Take Charge Brandi scores again, this time in the Delta Downs Princess!Posted 3 days ago
  • Strike Charmer flew away with the Cardinal! Posted 3 days ago
  • Yahilwa and Mike Smith get the job done in the Treasure Chest!Posted 3 days ago
  • Honor Code returns a winner in an Aqueduct allowance! Posted 3 days ago

What the Horse Racing Nation is talking about...

An extremely impressive win in the Jockey Club Mile under a hand ride. Perhaps the most interesting thing was this his declared race weight was 1301lbs! He's one big horse with a helluva turn of foot. Gold Fun finished second, Ambitious Dragon third.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · Look out for Able Friend in 3 weeks time when he comes back to run in the G1 Hong Kong Mile. This horse just doesn't run bad races, and he made beating two very talented turf milers in Gold-Fun & Ambitious Dragon look almost too easy in the Jockey Club Mile. · 3 days ago
  • Igugu1989 · How is Ambitious Dragon doing? He is still going and he is 8 years old now right? Who do you think will win the major races in Hong Kong next month? · 2 minutes ago
It was a big day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 for Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, Ky., as two new retirees arrived at the farm - Game On Dude and Amazombie. Read More
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  • eyemd60 · Lovely article, thanks so much to · 45 days ago
  • Don via Disqus · Love The Dude but still cannot understand why he is retired. He was still a force to be dealt with on the track. So what if he lost a step. so what if they send rabbits after him. Just don't understand it. · 3 hours ago
This year's Vox Populi offers six excellent main ballot choices to decide who will be named the fan’s favorite for 2014Read More
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  • Casey Phillips via Disqus · I am actually so pleased with this year's nominees- great job! Now, let's get down to business- I voted for Game On Dude and here's why- anyone who knows me, knows I'm a HUGE California Chrome fan, but face it, he's got a chance for at least one Eclipse this year, and he's racing again next year. Wise Dan- awesome horse as evidenced by his TWO Eclipse awards for HOY. However, Game On Dude has always been a force to be reckoned with, raced for 5 years, won the Santa Anita Big 'Cap THREE times, the last one beating both the 2013 BC Classic winner and runner-up and did it in record time almost breaking the track record set by Spectacular Bid. He also won the Hollywood Gold Cup twice, joining only Lava Man and Native Diver as repeat winners of the HGC (Lava Man and Native Diver each won 3, but since HP closed, Dude wasn't given the opportunity to try for a threepeat. He has won the Big 'Cap, Hollywood Gold Cup and Pacific Classic in the same year. He has traveled outside of Ca and won. However, he has NEVER won an Eclipse award. The VP is for a horse that resonates with the public, but in Penny Chenery's own words, might not be up for the year end awards. That fits Game On Dude. And, on top of it all, he's a joy to be around in the barn, a real people horse, much like Zenyatta, and is now an awesome ambassador for our sport at Old Friends. That's why the Dude has my vote · 6 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/erin. · If one is to read through the criteria for this award, there is one line in particular that I thought very hard about: "Acknowledging the star horse who brings the most excitement and attention to the sport." If one is to follow this, that horse would have to be California Chrome as he garnered national attention and brought people in that normally don't watch racing. I work in a bar in the mountains. Lots of jeepers, bikers, hunters, snowmobilers, and all are avid football and baseball fans. I had to work the day of the Belmont and I had a bar full of people who came to watch to see if he could win the Crown. It was really very amazing. So for doing that, the vote should go to him even though in truth, the general public knows nothing about this award. Now, for those of us that follow racing fulltime, it is a different story. Each of us has our individual favorites, for one reason or another. We let sentimentality win us over. I love Game On Dude and I want to vote for him, but did he or any of the other nominees do as much for drawing in racing fans as Chrome (who by the way I also love, but for different reasons). Just food for thought. And no I haven't voted yet. But I am pretty sure I do know how I will. · 5 hours ago
Who has the best Thanksgiving holiday racing: Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, or Del Mar?Read More
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  • Bet-Won via Disqus · I will be playing all 3 tracks :-) I can't wait to see if Chrome takes to the turf. I think he will, but it will be interesting to see if he can take back and run mid-pack or if he tries to stay close to or set the early pace. · 1 day ago
  • Mary Z. · Zia Park, Oaks and Distaff sprint and Derby on Wednesday: Taste Like Candy, Doinghardtimeagain, Tonito M. Native Diver at Del Mar on Saturday: Tamarando, Blueskies. AQU Saturday, Cigar Mile: Secret Circle. · 5 hours ago
Wednesday's 4th race (7:22pm ET) from Penn National is the $200k Fabulous Strike for 3-year-olds and up dashing six furlongs on the main track. #4 Tightend Touchdown (6-1) is a turf sprint specialist exiting a competitve 6th of 14 in the G1 BC Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. He meets old nemesis Ben's C...Read More
  • Mary Z. · GL. I was hoping for a Zia Park race. · 8 hours ago ·
  • triple_double · The $200K Fabulous Strike scheduled on Wednesday at Penn National was rescheduled for Saturday night, November 29th per Bloodhorse.com. · 6 hours ago ·
Can the well-bred Ocho Ocho Ocho buck the trend of previous Delta Downs Jackpot winners?Read More
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  • terri.zeitz · Thanks Laurie for a great pedigree analysis of Ocho Ocho Ocho. I love his family. It's great that so many progeny of Personal Ensign have been doing well in the past year. It would be lovely in memory of his paternal grandsire Street Cry, if 888 does something splendid in the Derby. Also, I love that his maternal grandsire, is from South Africa; they are known for their tough horses. · 8 hours ago
  • tonykelso · This horse can't be stopped! Greatness is at hand. · 7 hours ago
VERY impressive win from Vedouma. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10l3fYPo7b0
This horse won one of the most important pre Derby Grade 1 preps this year off the pace. Why on earth would he be dependant on the lead to win the race . This is not a confirmed front runner. That is not to say he won't take the lead if he is allowed to Walk the Dog on the front end. Unless a horse like Hoppertunity who will be sharp off of the 7F prep. This race looks as though it will be Constitution on the Engine in Pedestrian fractions.
  • triple_double · The 3rd posts that TMallios likes Constitution in the Clark Handicap will be posting in about.......25 minutes.... waiting....waiting.... · 10 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Who cares, Legion. I may pick that Easter Gift just because. · 9 hours ago
The worst racetrack caller I heard is the one in Turf Paradise. His voice is very annoying and I have to turn off the volume in the end of every race he calls. I believe Trevor Denman is the best active caller in the business, but I love the voice of the caller in Golden Gate. He calls the race very clear and his voice is solid. I will never understand the calls of races in Australia & Japan, but their races are very exciting. Who is your favorite active race callers?
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  • Sullivan · Wrona is alright over at Golden Gate, sure. Denman is alright but TD Thorton is pretty good as well - has that sound of interest and passion that is devoid from Durkin and Denman who have seen so many races end that they are no longer interesting to them. Hannon wasn't bad - just smoked too much. Here's Thorton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16U1KVeXOAk · 11 hours ago
  • https://www.facebook.com/fred. · I enjoy the races called by the guy at Woodbine his deep rumbling voice is unique as is the caller from Arlington and that guy can really build excitement as the horses are into the stretch and as they approach the finish line. Both of these guys are terrific race caller in my mind. · 10 hours ago
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Gotta love Constitution in this race.Just look at the work out patterns between his comeback race on Oct. 12 th and this one. Like Todd knew that this guy was nowhere near ready to fire a big one. Only really conditioned him with works. Look at his recent tab. Consise speed works. Friday this guy is ready to fire his best.
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  • travel_vic · Several times a year in Louisville the grounds crew there plays games with the track and either rolls it or tears it up making it a speed paradise of a pressers dream. You can ONLY tell what they are giving you as there are NO blanket statements about bias there. · 11 hours ago
  • amino998 · If the grounds crew allows it, Javier should have it his own way on the front end · 11 hours ago
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Durkin devoid of passion? You still keep making it up as you go along Cocoa
Tuesday's 9th race 94:01pm ET) from Parx is a Starter Allowance event for 3-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track. #2 Pretty Mr. D (4-1) has never been better and looms a large pace player at a speed friendly distance. The 3-time local winner is not a need to lead type ...Read More
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  • amino998 · t_v >> listing 5 of the 7 runners and then claiming that out of your contenders #s 7-4-2-8-6 somehow the #2 actually should have been less than 2-1 {the favorite #7 was 1.70-1} and not the **Genius Play @ 7/2** is the same as or worse than the redboarding you gripe about ENDLESSLY. I’ll believe your rendition if you’ll believe others :) · 14 hours ago ·
  • travel_vic · for what seems to be the 50000th time: Handicapping is NOT wagering and Wagering is NOT handicapping. The contenders start the play and the odds board (the crowd's contribution) determines the direction of the wagers created IF they are at all. · 11 hours ago ·
From an early age, Carson Sullivan, knew he wanted to be a jockey. He was born into the sport of racing and hung around some of the best riders in the country when he was a kid. But little did he know then, that the road to getting on his first horse, would be so far away. Sullivan, now an apprentic...Read More
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  • jasen.mangrum · Great piece, Don. I've seen that name in result charts, but had no idea where he came from. Really cool stuff. · 14 hours ago
  • AndyScoggin · Interesting story about a 30-year-old bug boy! · 13 hours ago
Online voting is now open for the fifth annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or “Voice of the People,” Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the spo...Read More
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  • FollowMal · Oh, how I love Wise Dan. I hang on the edge of my seat when he runs and I always leap to my feet and yell when he wins. Game on Dude is so big, beautiful and personable. Chrome is flashy, a ham and gorgeous to watch. Untapable is beauty incarnate- a true winner and so lovely she takes your breath away. Shared Belief is scrappy, beautifully built and runs with a great heart. I don't know much about Ben's Cat, but I bet if I did, I'd love him too. How in the world to choose? Which horse has had the biggest influence on me and been most popular with me and made me want to watch racing as much as I can? California Chrome and his rags to riches story and his beautiful floating runs and his heart. That's who. He gets my vote. But it's with hesitation because I love the others as well. · 16 hours ago
  • JerseyGirl via Disqus · I'd have to go with Chrome on this. His derby trail and 2 wins of the legs made him America's sweetheart. The crowd roared several times during th BC, when he came out of the paddock, during post parade and often during the race. The Dude and Dan are still fan favorites, I love them all! · 13 hours ago
Ready for his comeback at Gulfstream. Centennial's 4 yo. surprise!

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