July 17, 2014

Mucho Macho Man Retired

The winner of the 2013 Breeder's Cup Classic (Gr I), Mucho Macho Man, has been retired and will stand at Adena

Mucho Macho Man (also known as MMM, 3M, or affectionately Moochie) had a superb career, winning or placing (2nd or 3rd) in 20 out of his 25 starts (Equibase stats) and earning about $5.6 million. His best performance was in the Breeder's cup classic last year, but he was gritty performer all through his career. He also came 2nd by just a half length in the 2012 BC Classic (behind Fort Larned).

On the 2011 Kentucky Derby trail, he placed in multiple Gr 2 races (Nashua, Remsen) as a 2 yr old and then won the Risen Star S. (Gr 2) and then ran a very creditable 3rd in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.

Here are some of great races of MMM. Note that they may not all be wins!

MMM coming 2nd but putting up a good fight in 2012

2011 Risen Star Stakes

CONGRATS MMM, you earned it!!

More: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/86204/mucho-macho-man-retired-to-stand-at-adena

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July 8, 2014

Remembering Ruffian

Too often we hear only about the ill fated match race. This beautiful articl by Haskin relives the glorious life of Ruffian. Enjoy.


July 6, 2014

United Nations Handicap and Betamerica Promo

The Gr 1 United Nations Handicap (race on Turf) at 1 3/8 mi will be the 12th race at Monmouth Park today (July 6, 2014). Ten talented horses are in the field with some new faces from across the pond.

#10 Side Glance and #5 Main Sequence are both coming here after dismal performances at different races in the Royal Ascot meet.

Our picks focus on:
#2 Ghurair trained by Chad Brown (with a strong % for 3rd off layoff) and #5 Main Sequence trained by Graham Motion and #7 Kaigun (trained by Mark Casse) who has run well at both 1mi and 1 1/4 mi distances in the past two races.

#5 is definitely a wild card choice but might be well worth the risk with the payoff.

BETAMERICA is running some great July promotions and one of those is the $6 Exacta bet refund.

Recommended Bet on BetAmerica to take advantage of their $6 Exacta Refund Promotion

Monmouth  Race#: 12 
 EXACTA $1 Runner(s): BOX 2, 5, 7

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