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  • Classic Empire and Champagne Room are Champion Juveniles.Posted 43 minutes ago
  • Arrogate and Songbird were America's Best 3yo's in 2016.Posted 55 minutes ago
  • California Chrome and Beholder are the Champion Older Dirt Horses.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Tepin and Flintshire are the Champions of the Turf.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Drefong and Finest City are the Eclipse Award winning Sprinters.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Guest Suite (5-2) powers home best in the Lecomte Stakes.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Hy Riverside (3-1) gets the bob to win the Sunshine Millions Classic.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Finest City (2-5) easily scoots away in the Grade 2 Santa Monica.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Farrell (4-5) rolls to victory in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Hawaakom (7-2) rolls home late to win the Louisiana Stakes.Posted 6 hours ago


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Dueling Down The Stretch

 

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California Chrome ran away with 202 of the votes. Arrogate received 40. Songbird 5. And Highland Reel 1???
This horse was robbed plain and simple he came out with record or near record breaking performances every time and Drefong wins 2 stakes total and has a 1-0 head to head and he gets it. Chromies you should be scared (not as much because CC is popular whereas AP Indian isn't) that the same thing happens to CC because it seems that these voters have no problem giving awards to horses with 2 stakes wins over one with a better year because horse A beat horse B in the BCC. The whole "four months isn't a year" sadly doesn't seem to resonate with these voters.
Ladies and Gentlemen: Your 2016 United States Horse of the Year is California Chrome!
2016 Horse of the Year- California Chrome baby!!!!!!!
2016 2 year old Male- Classic Empire
2016 2 year old Filly- Champagne Room!
2016 3 year old Colt- Arrogate
So Conflated won the California Derby today, his victory absolutely flatters Dabster's first start where he won but was DQ'd. That race is looking good for Dabster.
2016 3 year old Filly- Songbird
2016 Older Female - Beholder!!! Her eclipse awards collection is complete. Next stop HOF.
Looks like Chrome has his sights set on another Dubai and Breeders Cup Classic. After winning the Pegasus of course. :) http://www.horseracingnation.com/news/California_Chrome_may_not_be_done_racing_after_Pegasus_World_Cup_123
BREAKING NEWS: In the final workout of his career, California Chrome works 5F in 58.91, on cruise control. Watching the video, it looks like California Chrome is gonna roll in the PWC. Good luck to everyone else.
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · My gawd, this horse exudes confidence & class. That was a easy powerhouse work. Little sad that it is his last work of his career, but way to do it spectacularly. I second your statement, if this is any indication of next Saturday, good luck to everyone else. Splits- 5F in 23.66 35.12 58.81 out 1:12.41 · 12 hours ago
  • Ruffianlover · Apparently it's not confirmed he will retire · 1 hour ago
2016 Trainer- Chad Brown
2016 Owner- Juddmonte Farms
She was robbed. She put in work beating Beholder twice out of three times in fair duels including 2-0 at 8.5, has a bad start in the BCC that takes her out of the running before the race even starts and now Beholder gets it. I guess BCC/fan love really does conquer logic, what a sham. I knew it would happen but it being official just really bothers me. Beholder was on a three race losing streak going into the BCC where she barely beat the overrated Songbird. Still despite having a pretty bad year she ends up an Eclipse winner! This was a career tribute award nothing else, sorry to the connections of SW for this embarrassment, your horse did what was necessary!
2016 Older Male- California Chrome!
2016 Jockey- Javier Castellano. It's his 4th straight win.
2016 Apprentice Jockey- Luis Ocasio
2016 Male Turf- Flintshire
2016 Female Turf- Tepin!!!!!!!!! Yay!
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Laura Pugh got her first taste of Thoroughbred Racing when she watched War Emblem take the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2001. After that point, she fell in love with the sport, reading every piece of news and information she could get her fingertips on.


Laura has a long history with horses in general, taking her first ride on her fifth birthday, with her first official riding lesson when she was eight years old. Both years she attended college she joined her school’s equestrian team, first at the now closed Virginia Intermont College, then again at Delaware State University. Unfortunately, after back and shoulder injuries, she had to hang up her saddle. 


In 2010 Laura came to Horse Racing Nation, but soon branched out to other media outlets, such as Lady and the Track, TwinSpires.com, and USRacing. She currently works at a local newspaper as a community reporter, while making a return to Horse Racing Nation, where she will once again feature her opinionated columns on the latest in horse racing. 

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