• La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 4 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 4 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 7 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 10 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 10 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 10 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 10 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 10 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 11 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

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If the ground is rated good/good to firm on race day my picks are: 1st-Highland Reel 2nd-Brametot 3rd-Cracksman 4th-Barney Roy. If the ground is soft/good to soft on race day my picks are: 1st-Cracksman 2nd-Poet's Word 3rd-Brametot 4th-Recoletos.
Where is he?
1st-Churchill 2nd-Ribchester 3rd-Al Wukair 4th-Beat The Bank or Lancaster Bomber?
1st-Coronet 2nd-Bateel 3rd-Journey 4th-The Black Princess.
1st-Caravaggio 2nd-Harry Angel 3rd-The Tin Man 4th-Tasleet.
1st-Order of St George 2nd-Stradivarius 3rd-Big Orange 4th-Torcedor or Desert Skyline?
Per DRF Privman this A.M.--If Diversify does not go to the BCC, he will target the Cigar Mile or the Clark, then go to the Pegasus according to Violette.
This is going to be an exciting race. It's going to come down to Stellar Wind and Abel Tasman. I'm picking Abel T at the moment.
Just got done looking at both Arrogate and Gun Runner's works and GR was very impressive. Just beasting on the track. I think the real Arrogate is back looking at his work. Finish strong and effortless. Who do i pick? i'd be happy either one crosses the line first.
BREAKING: Danzing Candy, a multiple Grade 2 winner, will enter stud during the 2018 breeding season at Rancho San Miguel in San Miguel, Calif., where he will stand for an advertised fee of $5,000.
Personally, I'm glad that Aidan O'Brien decided to drop Churchill back down in trip to a mile for the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes instead of running him at 10f again in the G1 Champion Stakes. I'm not suggesting that Churchill will win the QE II Stakes, but I do think he's a more effective miler than he is a middle distance horse, IMO. This year's renewal of the QE II looks a pretty loaded field with the likes of Ribchester, Churchill, Al Wukair, Lancaster Bomber, Thunder Snow, and the steadily improving Beat The Bank, who continues to look more progressive with every race.
It's crazy how many great fillies he has produced. Not just good, but great.
I don't know why some folks keep saying GR this and GR that like he is a super horse. I agree that he is a good horse and showing excellent form. But this is a Classic race and different from any race that GR ran in before. There will be faster horses than him going for the lead and faster stalking horses, not to mention the closers coming if there is a melt down coming into the stretch. therefore, I will not be one to be surprise to see him run off the board cause he has no room to go when they turn for home. Good luck and hope he runs well.
never singled a pick 4 with a juvenile. I think only this guy can give bolt d'oro a run for his money.
Ide is at Old Friends in Georgetown, KY.
I'm going to share a prediction that way I have it on the record so people knew I felt this way beforehand. Regardless of what happens at the BCC, most of the older horses in the field will not be running in 2018. Gun Runner will not be retiring and seeing as he's a rare non gelded talent to run as a fully developed five year old, I expect him to put up great times and run a similar campaign to CC in 2016 maybe even better. I'm fearful we're going to have the whole CC/Arrogate bandwagon with people comparing him to Secretariat and the other great's for putting up great times at 4 or even 5(which fully developed blue chip horses should be able to do). I think him getting sub 1.47 and sub 2.00 are real possibilities next year and I just want to make it clear to any future people putting him in the same class as AP that I could see this coming a mile away(and you should be able to as well) and that GR is not in the same class as AP.
Battle of Midway worked 6f, Oct 18th,in 1:14.60 (h) finishing 2/5
It Tiz Well worked 5f, Oct 18th, in 1:01.20 (h) finishing 8/26.
Unique Bella worked 4f, Oct 18th, in 47.20 (Hg) finishing 1/34.
Forever Unbridled worked 6f, Oct 18th, in 1:12.00(b) finishing 1/1.



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Growing up across the river from the Bluegrass State I was able to spend a lot of summer days at Ellis Park, Henderson, KY. 


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