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  • LIVE THREAD: 2017 BREEDERS CUP CLASSIC

    11/04/2017 3:41:39 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies
    This Breeders' Cup is all about Arrogate Mike Watchmaker, DRF [Daily Racing Form] National Handicapper DEL MAR, Calif. -- I was talking last weekend to a friend of long standing, an outstanding handicapper and avid racing historian, about the Breeders' Cup. Almost immediately, the conversation turned to Arrogate, of whom we were of similar minds. We agreed that Arrogate's four-race run of the Travers, Breeders' Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup, and Dubai World Cup just blew us away. He raved about how Arrogate shattered the track record in the Travers, running the fastest 1 1/4 miles ever at Saratoga, which...
  • Horse Finishes Ahead of His Mirror Image (VANITY)

    09/14/2017 2:28:53 PM PDT · by ml/nj · 31 replies
    Sept 14, 2017
    I don't think I've ever seen something like this ML/NJ
  • Good Samaritans Help Save Horses From Fire At Goshen Historic Track

    08/24/2017 11:03:21 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    CBS Local NY ^ | 8/24/17
    Good Samaritans helped move horses to safety after a fire broke out at a historic race track in Orange County. The fire began after 6 p.m. Wednesday at a barn at the Goshen Historic Track, a registered historic landmark, and quickly spread. Kaufman said there were just seconds to react to get one horse, named Caviar Hall, out. “Caviar Hall was in a burning stall after the fire erupted and it was thanks to one of the horse trainers that he was able to make it out safely,” he said. “The whole stall was full of flames and the horse...
  • 96-Year-Old Bozzo Surpasses Record As Oldest Trainer To Win A Thoroughbred Race (WW2 vet!)

    Nonagenarian Jerry Bozzo became the oldest trainer in Thoroughbred history to win a race when he sent out Cotton Tooyah ($5.60) for a 4 ½-length victory in Saturday's second race at Gulfstream Park. Still actively training a small stable at the age of 96, Bozzo surpassed the record of the late Noble Threewitt, who visited the winner's circle for the last time two months after celebrating his 95th birthday. Threewitt, who was born Feb. 24, 1911, was credited with being the oldest trainer to win a race when Threeatonce captured a maiden claiming race at Santa Anita on April 22,...
  • Great-Grandmother Rides $53 Winner At Tampa Bay Downs

    01/29/2017 5:25:39 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Paulick Report ^ | January 29, 2017
    A devout woman, she credits her personal relationship with Jesus Christ for enabling her to keep competing. “The Lord keeps putting me together – I've broken every bone in my body, I have a titanium leg and I have a plate and screws in my arm,” she said. “I just follow the lead of the Lord and try to be obedient.” And, she added with a smile, “I don't want to retire, and I think I have the mount back on Blue (Haze of Fire).”
  • [Vanity] Photo of a thoroughbred horse at Belmont Park in New York

    09/11/2016 7:30:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    https://twitter.com/TheNYRA ^ | September 11, 2016
  • Canada's Biggest Stud

    07/27/2016 5:06:08 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 17 replies
    National Post ^ | July 27, 2016 | Joe O'Connor
    Every stallion has a “tell,” says Bridgette Jablonsky, and, in this moment, in a dimly lit barn at Hanover Shoe Farms in Hanover, Pa., Somebeachsomewhere, the legendary Canadian harness racing champion and international Hall of Fame horse, is telling Jablonsky he is ready to perform. Somebeachsomewhere’s readiness is never a certainty. He is a finicky and, at times, apathetic lover. To hasten his readiness Chiptease, a mare in heat, is in the barn, standing idly by as her would-be mate nips at her hindquarters, throws back his head, inhales deeply and, after 10 minutes, starts dancing about on his hooves....
  • Two horses die in first four races of Preakness Saturday

    05/21/2016 11:16:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Homeboykris, a 9-year-old horse, died shortly after winning the first race of the day. The Maryland-bred horse came from behind to win the race as a 9-1 underdog. It collapsed on the way back to the barn after exiting the winner’s circle. Tragically, Homeboykris collapsed after leaving winner's circle on way back to barn after winner's circle and died. — David Grening (@DRFGrening) May 21, 2016 Four-year-old Pramedya collapsed in the middle of the fourth race with a broken left front leg and was euthanized on the track. It was the fifth start of the filly’s career. The horse’s jockey,...
  • HORSE WINS THEN DIES AT PREAKNESS

    05/21/2016 11:19:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies
    DennisMichaelLynch.com ^ | 5/21/16 | DML Admin?
    The Preakness started off in a strange and tragic way. The winning horse of the first race at Pimlico Race Course died on its walk back to the barn. Homeboykris won the race by a half-length. But after having his picture taken in the winner’s circle, he collapsed and died.
  • Kentucky Derby

    05/07/2016 10:45:09 AM PDT · by supremedoctrine · 85 replies
    self | 5-7-2016 | supremedoctrine
    I haven't found yet our usual FR Derby thread. I will start one,even though the race is a mere 5 hour away.
  • Ocala’s Ivan Rodriguez Gelfenstein balances socialist revolution with horse racing opulence

    03/03/2016 8:02:48 PM PST · by houstonastros · 4 replies
    Mysterious Venezuelan socialist "businessman" now a rich capitalist-- builds $20 million horse racing facility and flies in private jet? Where'd he get (steal) the money?
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally — this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-6-2015 | FoxNews.com
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 160 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com, Preakness.com, Brisnet.com | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    preakness.com and brisnet.com (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • An Early Look at this Saturday's 2015 Preakness Stakes

    05/14/2015 4:30:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    Preakness.com and Brisnet.com (links included) | May 14, 2015 | self
    PIMLICO RACE COURSE 2015 Preakness Stakes 13th Race Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Conditions:For three-year-olds, $15,000 to pass the entry box, starters to pay $15,000 additional. 60% of the purse to the winner, 20% to second, 11% to third, 6% to fourth and 3% to fifth. Weight 126 pounds for Colts and Geldings, 121 pounds for Fillies. A replica of the Woodlawn Vase will be presented to the winning owner to remain his or her personal property. Program Selections:1-2-8-7 Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob...
  • What Race Officials Noticed in a Photographer’s Finish(truncated)

    01/27/2015 1:31:48 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 28 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    On first glance you might miss it. But what race officials in Houston spotted in a photographer’s finish line-area picture of a horse race has led to the jockey facing felony charges.
  • Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    10/09/2014 9:23:52 AM PDT · by Holen1 · 13 replies
    bloodhorse.com ^ | October 8, 2014 8:42 PM | Frank Angst
    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington. Cigar, who died from complications following surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck, had resided at the Kentucky Horse Park Hall of Champions since 1999. In all, the son of Palace Music—Solar Slew, by Seattle Slew, won 15 stakes including 11 grade/group I scores. Cigar earned Horse of the Year honors in 1995 and 1996, and was named champion older...