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Controversy Clouds Itsaknockout’s Win Over Upstart in Fountain of Youth

February 22, 2015 | | 6 Comments

Controversy Clouds Itsaknockout’s Win Over Upstart in Fountain of Youth: Disqualifications work on a scale in horse racing. When fouls occur near the finish line, a change to the order of finish occurs more frequently because stewards determine how the incident affected the order of finish. When the incident happens near the beginning, stewards seem hesitant […]

Main Sequence Wins Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park; Another Run at HOTY?

February 21, 2015 |

Main Sequence Wins Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park; Another Run at HOTY?: Facing an extremely slow pace and familiar foe, 2014 Horse of the Year finalist Main Sequence took aim for the stretch run and mowed down Twilight Eclipse to win the 2015 G2 Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park impressively. The layoff since winning the Breeders’ […]

Upstart On Upswing Going Into 2015 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park

February 17, 2015 |

Upstart On Upswing Going Into 2015 Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park: Knocking Upstart’s form would prove a difficult task. In five starts, the Flatter ridgling never ran out of the money while running a 5-3-1-1 record. His last win in the G2 Holy Bull on this racetrack came after breaking from the No. 8 […]

Intriguing Future For El Camino Real Hero Metaboss

February 16, 2015 | | 5 Comments

Intriguing Future For El Camino Real Hero Metaboss: Overcoming crawling fractions, Metaboss closed from behind to win the 2015 G3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields on Saturday, February 14. The win placed Metaboss in online discussions as a possible Kentucky Derby contender and might propel a nice rags to riches story if he makes […]

Ride On Curlin Aims For Route Win in Essex at Oaklawn

February 13, 2015 |

Ride On Curlin Aims For Route Win in Essex at Oaklawn: When popular former Kentucky Derby contenders run in subsequent races, the public tends to overvalue their win chances because they ran in the Derby. Being a famous horse results in attracting attention at the windows, no matter how the form looks. With the above warning […]

Tonalist Prepares For Final Racing Season

February 11, 2015 |

Tonalist Prepares For Final Racing Season: Reigning Belmont Stakes champion Tonalist continues to train steadily towards an undetermined start. Since a fifth place finish in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the son of Tapit recorded seven workouts from Dec. 31 until now. According to Equibase, yesterday Tonalist worked in 49.40 for four furlongs at Payson Park […]

Withers Winner Far From Over Possesses Perfect Route Pedigree

February 8, 2015 | | One Comment

Withers Winner Far From Over Possesses Perfect Route Pedigree: After an awkward beginning and trailing the field for most of the G3 Withers, the Todd Pletcher trained Far From Over put in a determined rally through the inside and won his first attempt at a stakes race on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Only one word describes […]

California Chrome and Shared Belief Square Off in San Antonio Invitational

February 5, 2015 |

California Chrome and Shared Belief Square Off in San Antonio Invitational: Racing’s two biggest stars take the stage on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Santa Anita Park, and picking one is not an easy task. In fact, the winner of the nine furlong G2 San Antonio may turn out as a different horse than California […]

Lord Nelson Edges Out Texas Red in San Vicente Stakes

February 2, 2015 |

Lord Nelson Edges Out Texas Red in San Vicente Stakes: Facing a shorter distance and returning from a layoff, reigning Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Texas Red lost by a neck in the seven furlong G2 San Vicente at Santa Anita to Lord Nelson, a colt undefeated in three sprint races. With the loss, Texas Red brought […]

Testa Rossi Ready To Roll in Endeavour at Tampa Bay Downs

January 30, 2015 | | 14 Comments

Testa Rossi Ready To Roll in Endeavour at Tampa Bay Downs: Despite a fast beginning in America for turf runner Testa Rossi, including two different G3 wins and a second place finish in the 2013 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, she disappointed fans with two off-the-board finishes to end her 2014 campaign. Now, the […]