If you’re not watching yet…
Horse racing is having a resurgence of talent this year. In the last couple of decades it has been standard for many of the top 3 year olds to retire and we’ve been cursed with plenty of forced retirements due to colic or injuries or other such.
2015 is a year to remember. The following horses have raced or plan to race in 2015. Head to your favorite racing news site (Bloodhorse.com is ours) and see when some of your favorites are going to race. California Chrome is shipping halfway across the world to Dubai for the Dubai World Cup (the richest race in the world) happening on March 28th. Shared Belief is trying to decide which part of the country he wants to dominate next. Twilight Eclipse is wondering if he’ll ever get the best of his rival Main Sequence. Wise Dan is wondering if he’ll make it back to the track at all, but hoping to put on a show for all of us if he does. Palace Malice is hoping to beat everyone and get an Eclipse Award. Enjoy the glut of talent we will see run in 2015! It could be the best year of racing in several decades.
Shared Belief (the dominating gelding with only 1 career loss)
California Chrome (last year’s Horse of the Year making his next start in the Dubai World Cup)
Main Sequence (Undefeated since moving to the US on turf)
Wise Dan (2 Time Horse of the Year looking to return from injury)
Palace Malice (Our personal Champion Older Male from 2014, looking to return from injury)
Bayern (Breeder’s Cup Classic winner, returning from injury)
Tonalist (Belmont Stakes winner returning from injury)
Constitution (Florida Derby and Donn Handicap winner)
Hopportunity (Clark Handicap winner)
Lea (Donn Handicap winner)
Commissioner (2nd Place Belmont Stakes)
Honor Code (Early 2014 Derby favorite before injury, returning with a vengeance)
Private Zone (Top sprinter)
Twilight Eclipse (The only horse that is consistently a challenge for Main Sequence)
Ride On Curlin (fan fave from the 2014 Derby Trail)
Tapiture (Solid miler type horse, second in the BC Dirt Mile in 2014)
Midnight Hawk (Talented sprinter/miler type from 2014 Derby Trail)
Moreno (Talented front runner with big wins in 2014)
Ring Weekend (former Derby Trail horse that has become fantastic on turf)
Za Approval (great miler)
Wicked Strong (2014 Derby Trail favorite)
Salutos Amigos (win streak!)
Top Billing (early Derby Trail 2014 favorite coming back from injury)
Wildcat Red (Derby Trail 2014 back from layoff)
And oversees we have Ron The Greek, Candy Boy and Toast of New York to keep track of (not to mention the very talented Euro group).
Untapable (2014 Champ 3 Year old Filly)
Beholder (2013 Champion 3 Year Old Filly, 2012 Champion 2 Year Old Filly)
Stephanie’s Kitten (Good Turf Filly)
Probably missing some here…but as weak as the older mares were with the loss of Princess of Sylmar and Close Hatches last year…and as week as the 3 Year Olds were against Untapable…these three are the ones to watch!
3 Year Olds Worth Watching
American Pharaoh (Note June 2015…I was right about one thing…it was the year to watch. American Pharoah won the Triple Crown!).
Far From Over
Take Charge Brandie
And many others. There’s tons of amazing 3 year olds to watch and new ones debut every day…so keep an eye out for our next Derby winner!
Other’s of interest that might be starting in 2015
Cozmic One (3 year old colt by Zenyatta/Bernardini)
Jess’s Dream (3 year old colt by Rachel Alexandra/Curlin)
Ziconic (2 year old colt by Zenyatta/Tapit)
Rachel’s Valentina (2 year old filly by Rachel Alexandra/Bernardini)