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  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 2 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 5 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 8 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 8 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 8 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 8 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 8 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 9 days ago
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One of the worst names ever but a very good horse
Bolt's mama should pay a visit to candy ride or ap!
BREAKING: Madefromlucky, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of $1,351,500, has been retired to Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., for the 2018 season. Northview is syndicating the stallion, with details to be announced at a later date.
He ran some fast splits - although he was outrun in the stretch, there is a ton of upside as Casse has to be careful with a horse this price -
BUT he is one of a dozen Baffert nominees to the Dec 9 Cash Call - We will see who Baffert runs there. He usually runs his best 2 year old to date in it as he has a winning streak in that race to protect-
Is he still on the sick list? What is the doubt that he will race anytime soon? He is one of a dozen Baffert entries in the Dec 9 Cash Call Futurity, so he would have to break his Maiden - BUT WHEN
Anyone know if this horse is in training - He is one of a dozen that Baffert nominated to the Dec. 9 Cash Call Futurity
2 consecutive bullets for Dabster @ Santa Anita.
Which filly is better, Clemmie or Happily? Which one can travel longer distances?
Just read Gunnevera is going to the Classic. Admittedly, I've never been a true fan of this horse, but if this pace melts, he could be closing late. Still, he's at a huge disadvantage because of his opponents' class and the fact that speed reigns supreme in SoCal.
My top pick probably long odds, Avenge. Top form, lost this race last year in last 50 yards but this year is 1/16 m shorter and her last out was a 1 1/4 win. Also look at her last two years seem to always be conditioned to the BC.
Lady Eli obvious top choice. Beware. She lost by a nose and won by a nose several times. Never crushes the field or dominates. Comes late in a stretch run. Del Mar has a short stretch run. In this field I would rate her a 6:1. So many choices in a wide open race.
If you are a pick 6 player this is a money race. This and the Filly and Mare Turf. Load you p6 tickets on these two races. Just look what happened last weekend at Woodbine.
Her bloodlines show one blue hen after another from Pure Profit, Clear Ceiling and the great foundation mare for the Phipps family, Grey Flight. Her sire Private Account had one of Buckpasser’s best stakes winning daughters who was also a top Broodmare, Numbered Account.
There is the outside chance that this track could be open again soon. http://www.theracingbiz.com/2017/10/11/sources-deal-bring-colonial-downs-back-life/
Icelocks and Cugel, I like ur thinking. If Diversify, Collected, Hun RUNNER set a to rid pace, that could play into KEEN Ices hands,Fletcher is teaching him not to fall so far behind, make Gunnevera a live long shot to hit the board.del Mar is deep, tight turns with no bank. They're changing it, a big intangible. I don't think it was Arrogates favorite. I think last yrs campaign, the shipping, getting out of shape from not racing, or aggravation from his shin splints are behind his problems, one of those. I agree Baffert and Mike Smith should have it solved by race day. We'll see, gonna be incredible. Keep up posted, icelocks
Always be aware of BC horses who were well bet in their last race, and beaten. Mind Your Biscuits was coming into the Grade I Forego at Saratoga a winner of 3 of 4, losing that one by only a neck in the Grade III Gulfstream Park Sprint with a 101 Beyer. At Saratoga, if you are not on or near the lead, it can be a tiring track and hard to get a hold of. Check his works, but if "Buscuits" is working well, look for a return to form at a price too.
One of a few of the BEST named horses ever to race. Good one too
BREAKING: WinStar Farm, in a press release, has announced that Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming WILL race in 2018 as a four year old. According to WinStar, the horse had been suffering from ulcers and is recovering at the farm, race plans for Always Dreaming will be announced sometime after the Breeders Cup.
BREAKING: In a press release, Claiborne Farm has announced that 1995 Breeders Cup Distaff winner Inside Information passed away on October 14th from natural causes. She was 26 years old.
  • Goblin · Her 1995 BC Distaff was one of those performances that you know you may never see again. Sad for her passing; fortunate to have seen her in person. RIP. Video of that tour de force in honor of her memory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD6HHzB1aJ0 · 20 hours ago

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