• Game On Dude has been retired. Posted 7 hours ago
  • Untapable heads a field of nine in the $1 million Cotillion. Posted 2 days ago
  • California Chrome draws the rail for the Pennsylvania Derby. Posted 2 days ago
  • Sheikhzayedroad scoots up the rail for the Northern Dancer victory! Posted 4 days ago
  • Baltic Baroness wins the Prix Vermeille; Treve a disappointing 4th. Posted 4 days ago
  • Suntracer cashes in the Kentucky Turf Cup! Posted 5 days ago
  • Conquest Typhoon much the best in the Summer! Posted 5 days ago
  • Ball Dancing beats her stablemate to the wire in the Sands Point! Posted 5 days ago
  • 1st time Lasix and the U.S., Annecdote romps in the Noble Damsel! Posted 5 days ago
  • Conquest Harlanate rolls late in the Natalma! Posted 5 days ago

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Many people, including myself are high on Cassatt in this Saturday's Cotillion and if you like her in that race you should take a look at Saintly Joan in the Charles Town Oaks. She is 10-1 on the morning line and is coming out as the Monmouth Oaks which she finished 3rd behind Cassatt and placed 2nd after being interfered with entering the far turn. I will note she may have run into trouble because she didn't quicken as fast as the pack she was with towards the front end but after being cutoff she checked and lost several lengths and still put in a nice rally down the stretch while some other horses under the same circumstances may have mailed it in and finished close to last, she re-rallied with a strong drive holding off another horse to finish 3rd. If she is anywhere near her morning line odds she is worth a look especially if you like Cassatt in the Cotillion.
HorseCenter looks forward to this weekend, as the guys discuss the long awaited return of California Chrome, in detail, as well as Untapable, and all the big doings at Parx.Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/john. · Seeing the recap of the Irish Champion stakes was something I enjoyed. I am a relative newcomer to following European racing closely and usually get most of my information in a print format so seeing you guys break it down and doing some back and fourth was something kind of new and fun for me. I would like to see you have a consistent international segment focusing on a recap or look ahead at an upcoming race. I'm also a big fan of lists and rankings (yes I am a fan of college sports and David Letterman). Would like to see your top 10 each week like the NTRA thoroughbred poll. I understand that can get a bit redundant as it may not change all that much week to week but you can mix it up like top 10 horses overall, top 10 performances so far this year, 10 top Euro's, top 10 moments of such and such meet, top 10 jockeys, top 10 in each division you get the idea. Great job keep up the good work. · 2 hours ago
  • Lara via Disqus · I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pic of Sunday Silences BC photo behind you! AND the Secretariat pics too! · 1 hour ago
Lane Luzzi is the latest to be featured in Mary Cage's series "Racing's Future," which features young racing fans who plan to pursue a career in the Thoroughbred industry.Read More
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  • Fleetphoto via Disqus · Great interview Mary! Glad to see you give Lane the recognition he deserves. Just have to add to the comments below, Lane is a horseman in every sense of the word. I've watched him during the morning workouts, post parades, paddock, post races and around, he always stops to say hello and is always gracious to assist me with my photos by identifying other riders and trainers for me. All the best to you my friend. Sincerely George/Fleetphoto · 2 hours ago
  • Fleetphoto via Disqus · Mary, please interview another great guy like Rudy Rodriguez jr. I love these articles. Best Regards Fleetphoto · 2 hours ago
In only four years of existence the Secretariat Vox Populi Award has done a marvelous job of reflecting the collective heartbeat of racing fans from coast to coast.Read More
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  • Brian Williams via Disqus · All mentioned are exceptional in their own regards, whether undefeated or competing at the top of their class. But have to lean towards the small stable impact and the difficulty for recognition and in that case-Ben's Cat rises above all. His record, especially for his young age of 8-and the legendary King Leatherbury- last checked was 5th in all time wins(should be in the Hall of Fame) certainly offers the brightest selection for the committee. Many rail birds and race followers acknowledge the importance of having horses on target for the big races and I cannot say enough what this horse has produced. 27 Wins out of a 42 race career with over $2.1 million in earnings toiling in the mid grade stakes at his age, is really unfathomable this day!! · 14 days ago
  • dna0571 · GAME ON DUDE!!! · 3 hours ago
After having a slow mile jog over the Parx surface Wednesday morning, Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, owned by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin, had a more vigorous morning on Thursday, galloping between a mile and a half and a mile and three-quarters, again with exercise rider W...Read More
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  • travel_vic · Parx has been, and UNLESS SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TAKE PLACE, will continue to be an early runners "paradise." Favors the horse UP On the pace not the late movers. · 4 hours ago
  • travel_vic · funny stuff. UNLESS two contenders are head and shoulder above ALL the competition, most races are NOT match races. Match races within a race are rare but do happen (Noor/Citation, Alydar/Affirmed, Sunday Silence/Easy Goer) but there are negative and positive pace contributions to others in almost every other horse race on this planet and the sum total of that effect can make ore of the other of the primary contenders have LESS of chance. In his great book, Modern Pace Handicapping, Brohamer spend an entire chapter discussing those horses that ALTER the conditions of the rest of the field without EQUALLY affected others. · 3 hours ago
This is heartbreaking news and the tears are rolling down as I wrote this. This horse was one of my favorites and for good reason- he was all heart and when he was on- it was game on dude! No one was beating him. This horse has done so much for the sport and I will surely miss watching him run. Like the great seabiscuit he wasn't always a winner, but he danced every dance and tried his best even if things didn't go his way. Like Sullivan I thought he had the 2011 bcc but my favorite memory will always be his third cap when he shut up all the haters and dusted WTC and MMM in a smoking hot time. So long and farewell Dude, I wish you the best and I hope you are well taken care of because it is well deserved! :*(
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  • Nog Nog via Disqus · Here's a game I think, might cheer you up :) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.toothpiggy.runawayhorse&hl=en · 4 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · Vic i do not know what it is,but i agree with you one more time. No need for tears or sad Goodbyes. He is leaving the game in 1 piece and a healthy race horse. Leaving it with his head held high. Does not get better than that for a Racehorse. Believe me folks,The Dude will be well cared for in his future days. Do not for 1 second ever think that he will be neglected. · 4 hours ago
Am I the only one that sees her as a cinch in this race?
will make his next start in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at BEL. Confirmed by HRTV
im going with tapiture,and untapable in the cotillion...
  • rbrown1 via Disqus · i agree with tapiture and untapable. im going big on a daily double with those two. I think Protonico will be a smaller save ticket but I think Tapiture has had some rough trips and if he finally gets a good trip he should win easy...I like the timing of this race for him and he reminds me of the way Tonalist was entering Belmont. · 5 hours ago
HRTV just announced that Moonshine Mullin will not run for the rest of the year and will not be seen until Oaklawn next year
14 graded stakes wins and 8 of them grade 1's for over $6 million in earnings. Dude you are my vote for the VP award
Awesome Again to draw Game On Dude...again.
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  • hannahWTC · He may not catch Dude at 1 1/8. If Dude stayed around for a close 4th at 1 1/4 after blazing early fractions. If Dude runs as well as in the Pacific Classic and the pace is more sensible, SB better pray for some help. · 10 hours ago
  • slewcrew7778 · Or maybe not...Dude just retired!!! · 5 hours ago
The all-turf Monmouth-at-Meadowlands Thoroughbred meet kicked off Thursday night with RJG Racing Management LLC’s Saintly Feelings going gate-to-wire to win the season opener by a length and a quarter. With Jordano Tunon in the irons, Saintly Feelings broke on top and never looked back, stepping the five furlongs over firm turf in :57 3/5 and returning $5.80, $3 and $2.60 as the second choice in the field of six geldings. It’s Time to Laugh, the post-time favorite, completed the $15 exacta and paid $2.60 and $2.40. It was another neck back to Two More Jacs, who paid $2.20 to show. Thursday’s opener marked the first Thoroughbred race ever run at the new Meadowlands, which opened to great fanfare last fall.The 2014 Monmouth-at-Meadowlands meet will see 14 live cards, with racing on Thursdays and Fridays in September.October racing will be conducted on Fridays and Saturdays.First post nightly will be 7:00 p.m., with the exception of Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, when post time will be 1 p.m. and noon, respectively.
Goodbye Game on Dude. You were an amazing race horse and on your best day you were one tough son of a gun to beat. Of course my favorite moment of you on the track was your 3rd Santa Anita Handicap in Stakes record time 1:58.17! Enjoy your retirement. You gave us 4 years of wonderful races and ran your heart out. A true champion. You'll forever be remembered. HAPPY RETIREMENT
Favorite memory: his 3rd SA Handicap, beating Will Take Charge and Mucho Macho Man, in 1:58.17, a new stakes record and a few ticks off the world record, hard to believe that a 7 year old gelding could accomplish that, happy retirement Game On Dude, thank you for the memories and for giving your all every time you ran, we are gonna miss you
  • Sullivan · It's been a while since Game on Dude came barreling down the lane in the '11 BCC, but I thought he had that one for sure. · 6 hours ago
As Wise Dan moves ever closer to his date with destiny, let’s take a look back at the great repeaters of the Breeders’ Cup Mile.Read More
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  • jmac500 · He'll do it again I believe. · 6 hours ago
  • Northport · In my mind, if he wins for the 3rd time, many will remember him as great, legendary, vastly superior that Euros, etc. If he loses, people will say it was because of his layoff, surgery, etc. and still hail him as great. I agree with Tom though, in that if Wise Dan wins the Mile and he is HOY again I will be a little shocked. · 6 hours ago
HRN's Jarrod Horak has compiled his first Kentucky Derby 2015 Contenders Top 10 list - will one of these colts wear roses in May?Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Hopefully Competitive Edge will be able to resume training in 60 days. · 6 hours ago
  • Sullivan · No mention for Daredevil (More Than Ready - Chasethewildwind). Went 22/45/109 on slow mud this month · 6 hours ago
On his best day, as game as they came!
game on dude retired,always liked the horse .enjoy retirement.....
California Chrome is scheduled to go to the track Friday, September 19, at 8:30 am, ET, a time slot reserved exclusively for starters in the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes. California Chrome will first walk over to the gate for schooling and then gallop once around the track. Trainer Art Sherman, will brief the media at 10:00am, ET, Friday in the paddock area.

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