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Italy is set to have no internationally-recognised Group races from next year after a meeting of the European Pattern Committee resulted in the nation being axed from the sport's top table. - http://www.racingpost.com/news/horse-racing/italy-axed-from-european-pattern/1638458/#newsArchiveTabs=last7DaysNews
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  • buckpasser · Real solution was a Kitten Joy out of a Pulpit mare I believe. · 5 minutes ago ·
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  • travel_vic · I would think that thye are damn tired of English, French and Irish runners stealing all their big purse money anyway. · 10 seconds ago ·
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Racetracks in Illinois submitted their 2010 racing dates request July 31 with the state's racing board. Between Arlington Park, Hawthorne Race Course, and Fairmont Park, a total of 420 racing programs were requested.Read More
  • travel_vic · Fairmont park may be on the way out soon. http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/illinois/fairmount-park-president-says-bill-amendment-could-doom-track/article_635872a0-9dcc-530e-8a5f-87893e08b37f.html · 2 minutes ago ·
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http://www.equibase.com/premium/eqbPDFChartPlus.cfm?BORP=P&STYLE=EQB&DAY=D&tid=HOL&dt=11/24/2000&ctry=USA&race=10
on April 16, Goldencents worked 6F at Santa Anita on Fast Dirt in 1:12.80 h finishing 4/14.
Which horse was better Sightseek or Take D'Tour
This was interesting....upon reading 'Frankel's' bio they had this to say...."Since 1900, of British-bred racehorses only Ribot has won more races and finished his career unbeaten (racing largely in Italy).[6] Frankel's record of nine consecutive Group 1 wins is unsurpassed and has been equalled only by the U.S.A. filly Zenyatta".
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  • travel_vic · Ill Duce http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675078172_Benito-Mussolini_horse-show_Italian-couple-on-horse_well-decorated-horses...Like the part when he pulls at his nose. Smelly was it El Duce? · 19 minutes ago ·
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  • LAZMANNICK · Hourly! · 11 minutes ago ·
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13Z has been named Ziconic.
highly unlikely she comes but she is nominated to the woodford reserve
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  • Northport · Looks like she has been retired and will be bred to Galileo. I feel like I remember reading that it was possible for her to be retired after Dubai (I think I actually heard them say it before the Godolphin Mile), but the movie still confuses me. It is a bit late in the breeding season, and she looked to be getting back into form, with numerous possible races for her to hit up as a 4 y/o. Perhaps she was injured - oh well. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • kaitlinefree1 · it was announced today, she has been retired. · 11 minutes ago ·
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Juddmonte Farms’ Emollient, a three-time Grade 1 winner in 2013, headlines a field of 11 fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Friday’s 20th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.Read More
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  • travel_vic · Mott about Cigar: I think the mile in 1:33 was a little rough on him," said Mott. "The pace was a little rough. We had it in our minds (that) we would have to stay in close proximity to the Mandella horse. We stayed a little too close to him. We knew he had gotten loose in the Hollywood Gold Cup. "We didn't want him to get too far in front of us. We stayed a little too close. He went way too quick, and we went too quick following him." And the rest is history. · 14 minutes ago ·
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  • travel_vic · BEST horse can get bea, AND OFTEN DO, when the match up goes against their racing style. · 13 minutes ago ·
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Is entered into a G2 Distaff at AQ.. here is the Post Positions.. 1) La Verdad 2) Miss D'Oro 3) Lion D N A 4) Munnings Sister 5) Kauai Katie 6) Bridgehampton 7) My Pal Chrisy
Owner of CC guarantees a win in the Kentucky Derby. His trainer won't go as far as to predict such a thing. Per a Fox Sports article.
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  • travel_vic · I have heard this guarantee lots of times. In fields of 20, in that noise with all thos babies doing a major shift in what ANY of them has ever done before? Are you kidding? · 30 minutes ago ·
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  • SSilence86 · BTW on a side note- CC's nickname is- Junior. · 21 minutes ago ·
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Snoop, if you have access to Thursdays Keeneland PPs'. Take a look at the feature 8th race(Appalachian) JJ finally brings out Recepta for her 3 yo career. Wishing my friend JJ and John Phillips all the luck with this one. Hopefully she will be something special this year,as i think she will. Take a look at the work tab leading up to this race.She looks like Annie Oakley with all those Bullets. 1.00 B/ 58 B / 57 B/ 59 B / 46 B.
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  • amino998 · Recepta 2nd ML choice {9/2} in tommorow’s Keeneland feature >> Fave Lacarolina {7/2} is a Euro 1st in US which, as I understand{?}, makes her a Victor Hugo auto-toss. · 27 minutes ago ·
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  • SSilence86 · I saw that she was entered into a race a few days ago, but then it slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder guys! · 22 minutes ago ·
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The chairman of The Jockey Club calls for transparency of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races.Read More
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  • Sullivan · Thank god the USDA regulates as it does... now it's more expensive to sell healthy products · 1 hour ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Sullivan: STAY inside the bubble in which you live. It is dangerously REAL Out here in the real world! · 31 minutes ago ·
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Isn't this race a 9 furlong race? The distance shows 8 furlongs.
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  • EP Taylor · I liked his Woodford last year over the super soft ground. It would one hell of a race to see Dan take over at the top of the lane and see that amazing turn of foot in action with the Euro's and a Kitten trying to chase him down. · 1 hour ago ·
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  • travel_vic · Younger and stronger??? Horses do their BEST, the ones trained properly, AFTER they mature Ack Ack, Forego, John Henry, lots of others · 32 minutes ago ·
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On her progeny it's showing 10 which might be true.
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  • LAZMANNICK · IMO Secretariat was simply a freak. His dam, Somethingroyal had 18 foals and yet only four of them amounted to much and three of them, First Family, Syrian Sea and Sir Gaylord, weren’t all that prominent as race horses and in the breeding shed, at least not to the extent that many thought they would be. Secretariat was the 14th foal and third by Bold Ruler. Somethingroyal’s dam, Imperatrice, was less than average at stud too, producing only one notable foal on the racetrack, the gelding Squared Away, out of 16 foals. Squared Away won 31 races and 6 stakes but also made 103 starts. · 51 minutes ago ·
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  • travel_vic · ALL, every last one of the thoroughbreds, are, in their own way FREAKS=the outcome of the RANDOMNESS of genetic recombination and ongoing epigenetic expression. The data theory and results all tell us that. ANY SPECIFIC BREEDING is a simple crap shoot: always has been always will be. We know from POPULATION GENETICS studies now to lower the odds (slightly) on the prediction of any specifc outcome, but only an infinitesimal amount. · 38 minutes ago ·
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Is entered into the 100K 5F Stormy Blues Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday. Race 5, she dew the outside post 8.
Constitution off Derby trail after fracture found.Read More
Best filly of all time, and one of the best race horses of all time
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  • EP Taylor · Can't argue her not being the best dirt 2 and 3 year old filly of all time, along with Kincsem. · 2 hours ago ·
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  • travel_vic · no one seems EVER to remember Fashion (36 32-0-0) or Pretty Polly (24 22-2-0) or · 1 hour ago ·
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Charles Town Classic draw: 1 Clubhouse Ride 2 Moreno 3 Game on Dude 4 Ruler of Love 5 Long River 6 Lucy's Bob Boy 7. Imperative
Very proud of ROC, hes really maturing.... great 2nd in Ark Derby... On to the Derby... Been with you all along the journey since ellis park.
Jockey Rosie Napravnik is featured in the May issue of O, The Oprah Magazine in the article “Off to the Races.” Napravnik, who has five wins during the Keeneland Spring Meet, was the 2013 Fall Meet’s leading rider with 17 victories.
It appears pretty definite now the connections of Cirrus Des Aigles have chosen to ship to Hong Kong to run in the G1 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup on April 27th at Sha Tin, bypassing a potential clash with unbeaten Arc winner Treve in the G1 Prix Ganay at Longchamp on the same day.
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  • Northport · From Cirrus Des Aigles' official FB, posted yesterday - "It's decided... I run the Prix Ganay at Longchamp Sunday 27/4! :-)" · 2 hours ago ·
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  • paul.nathan.946 · that is correct i would expect cirrus to sit of the pacemaker and try and make treve catch him · 2 hours ago ·
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Worked 4F at Palm Meadows in :48.2
If ever a statement rang true. Oh what a difference a year makes. In last years rendition,the Oaks was a more anticipated race than its more Famous Kentucky Derby. In this years race,Untapable stands head and shoulders over her rivals. Not saying she is as good,but her dominance is on par with Rachels when she ran in the Oaks. The sad part is that likely 2nd choice in the wagering My Sophia holds a similar advantage on the filly or fillies ranked 3rd. Lets hope for great racing from the undercard Stakes. The Oaks promises to be a possible walkover.
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  • wallace69 · I expect a very competitive race, and a big effort from Sugar Shock · 17 hours ago ·
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  • EP Taylor · Euro- I am sure they are hoping to get some good dirt runners out of Ashford from stallions like Stay Thirsty, Fu Peg, Dunkirk, Thunder Gulch. · 2 hours ago ·
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Constitution off the Derby trail with a hairline fracture. Uncle Sigh now in the top 20.
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  • Northport · Although I suppose Vinceremos still has a chance. · 2 hours ago ·
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  • tmallios · Ex funny that you mention Social Inclusion. I figured he had no shot of getting in. In looking at the race with him in it. He is now my 2nd choice behind Chrome. Like i said,his race in the Wood running into that strong headwind ,comes up about 5 lengths better than it looks. That puts him into my Derby profile. In reggards to pace. He is by far the Speed of the Speed. · 2 hours ago ·
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Today's Q : who was the most in fluential sire of sires of the past 50 years? Raise a Native, Northern Dancer, A.P. Indy, Bold Ruler, or Storm Cat?
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  • Sullivan · I was told Bold Ruler's get were written off as sprinters because the Phippses had burned them out by the time they got to the age they could go long. As far as Secretariat being a disappointment, he was originally given distance mares because it was thought he was a speed sire. All of these foals were plodders, and rarely had the chance to eprform due to the lack of long prestigious races. Those who did accomplished theit deeds going long, like Risen Star. When Secretariat's distance ladden daughters were crossed with speed stallions, the traditional form was finally fit. This is how Secretariat came to be the leading broodmare sire. Some of his plodder foals did turn out good though, like Lady's Secret. This is due to the old racing theory of August Belmont. Lady's Secret's dam, an Icecapade mare, was all stamina. August Belmont believed in crossing two stamina horses. When you got a horse with speed, he had great stamina foundation. Lady's Secret is one of those who randomly happened upon speed. · 4 hours ago ·
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  • buckpasser · Cocoa. Yes the Phipps family burned many of the BRs out at a young age, but the ones outside of their control fared far better, like Gamely, Lamb Chop, Dewan for Perry. Or Bold Bidder after he was sold by the Phipps family. Lamb Chop and Gamely were champions as was Bold Bidder. Also it was only after Mrs. Phipps died that any BRs were offered for sale. The first one, or one of the first was Wajima who had leg problems in his early career, but later managed to beat Forego in the Marlboro Cup.. As to Secretariat, he had distance mares, but he also had mares by Intentionally, a champion sprinter, and one of his best daughters Terlingua came from Crimson Saint who was from Crimson Satan. When Buckpasser retired, the mares bred to him had progeny earnings of $69 million which was unheard of in 1960's. When Secretariat retired, the mares bred to him, their get earnings totaled 300+ million, which frankly he was going to have a hard time regardless to live up to those expectations. · 2 hours ago ·
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http://www.equibase.com/profiles/Results.cfm?type=Horse&refno=4029556®istry=T
Grade 2 winner Santiva has been moved from Gerry and Dana Aschinger's War Horse Place near Lexington to Dana Myer's Swifty Farms near Seymour, Indiana. He will stand for $3,000 after previously standing for $7,500.
Tomorrow's Craven Stakes is always a sign for me that the European flat season is off an running. Interested to see if Toormore is the real deal at 3.
Sad to hear about her. Died after delivering her Bernardini foal. RIP

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