• La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 6 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 9 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 12 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 12 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 12 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 12 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 12 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 13 days ago
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She's run well at G1 level in the past without winning, but it was her day today!
collected or gun runner win and may even get 1-2...west coast will flop,arrogate will get 3rd-5th....gunnevera or pavel will get 2nd-3rd...so my top 3 are gun runner,collected,pavel or gunnevera...obviously if arrogate decides to give it his all and is mentally sharp and wanting to run he will win by couple lengths and then gun runner or collected will be battling for 2nd or 3rd
On her first ever career start at 12f, Hydrangea runs a fantastic race to win the G1 British Champions Fillies' & Mares' Stakes for Coolmoore, giving trainer Aidan O'Brien his 25th G1 win of the season and tying him with the late, great Bobby Frankel for the all-time record for most G1 wins in a flat season.
Librisa Breeze, who's had a lot success at Ascot in years past, collars Tasleet to win the G1 British Champion Sprint Stakes with Caravaggio getting up just ahead of Harry Angel for 3rd.
First blood on British Champions Day goes to Aidan O'Brien & Coolmore, as Order of St George wins the G2 British Champions Long Distance Cup, with Torcedor running a big race in 2nd and Stradivarius in 3rd.
Elate worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.92 (b) finishing 1/9.
Good Samaritan worked 4f, Oct 20th, in 47.53 (b) finishing 1/26.
Paradise Woods worked 6f, Oct 20th, in 1:14.00 (h) finishing 7/21.
Avenge worked 6f, Oct 20th, in 1:13.80 (h) finishing 3/21.
Kobe's Back worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.20 (h) finishing 7/60.
Champagne Room worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.00 (H) finishing 6/60.
Pavel worked 4f, Oct 20th, in 49.00 (h) finishing 13/44.
World Approval worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.80 (b) finishing 8/40.
Awesome Slew worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.00 (B) finishing 1/40.
Destin worked 4f, Oct 20th, in 49.22 (b) finishing 18/51.
It says on the stallion page on BH, that he is deseased... any word?
  • Goblin · He died of complications following colic surgery in June, 2017. Mr. Boniface made a statement to DRF at the time. · 15 hours ago
I know I'm late to the bandwagon, but wow, this is one good looking colt! I just watched his most recent gallop and he is stunning.
Hastings Race Course in Vancouver closes this week and several of the top trainers are moving in to take up the season in Phoenix. Cindy Krasner, Phil Hall and Steve Henson are just a few. Animals at the upper end of the pecking order in Vancouver, do well in Phoenix. Their best stock usually go to N California. Lex Murray is a solid trainer who often visits the desert as well. Their turf course was nicely watered with much rain over the Spring and it in fairly good shape for a change. “This will be my fifth year going to Arizona,” said Krasner. “As a rule, most of the horses Canadians take to Turf Paradise do well. It’s also a good place to pick up horses for purchase since some may fit into the Hastings program. Also, the cost of living is cheaper than here. Although the purses are not as good when compared to Hastings, it beats sitting home without any money coming in.”
as it gets colder speed cotinues to improve
BREAKING: Multiple G1 winner Dortmund has been retired from racing a second time. He will stand stud at Bonita Farm in Maryland and a stud fee is TBA.

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