Top 10 “Nail Biters” of 2015 in American racing

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TwinSpires Staff

December 23rd, 2015

With the New Year fast approaching, the editorial staff has put together a series of compilation blogs. The first featured the top 10 “racing performances” and today’s spotlight is on the top 10 “nail biters” of 2015.

1) A.G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Rock Fall battles The Big Beast to the finish line in a thrilling nose win:

2) Cigar Mile Handicap

Tonalist waits until deep stretch to launch winning move:

3) Bob Lewis Stakes

Dortmund was passed briefly but came again in an exciting stretch drive to edge Firing Line:

4) Whitney Stakes

Honor Code rallies courageously to nail Liam’s Map in the final strides:

5) Suburban Handicap

Effinex withstands a mighty challenge by Tonalist to narrowly prevail:

6) Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap

Mshawish is forced to bully his way through traffic to get up by a nose over Slumber:

7) Diana Stakes

Hard Not to Like offers a bold late challenge to defeat Tepin by a nose:

8) Gold Cup at Santa Anita

Hard Aces saves all the ground while rallying up rail to nip a wide-trip Hoppertunity:

9) TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Run Happy appears in trouble in upper stretch but closes determinedly to nail Private Zone:

10) Coaching Club American Oaks

Curalina is forced to check & falls a nose short of I’m a Chatterbox but wins via DQ:

Photo of Rock Fall/The Big Beast courtesy of Adam Coglianese Photography