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  • Bayerd gets the job done in the Springboard Mile! Posted 4 days ago
  • Acceptance remains unbeaten in winning the King Glorious! Posted 4 days ago
  • Good Luck Gus best in the Damon Runyon! Posted 4 days ago
  • Mr. Z works 5F in 1:00.00 (2/24) at Los Al on Dec. 14Posted 4 days ago
  • Liam's Map gamely gets his first stakes win in the Harlan's Holiday! Posted 5 days ago
  • Micromanage over Vyjack in the Queens County! Posted 5 days ago
  • Sunbean does it again in the Louisana Champions Day Classic! Posted 5 days ago
  •  Merry Meadow gets up for the win in the Grade 3 Sugar Swirl!Posted 5 days ago
  • Top Billing breezed 3F in :38.00 (4/10) at Payson Park T.C.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bayern worked 4f in :49 (41/87) at Santa Anita on Dec 11.Posted 7 days ago
HRN Original Blog:
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Posted Wednesday, February 29, 2012
In his absence, Ultimate Eagle has been tabbed as the 5-2 morning line choice...
Posted Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Marc Doche, of SoCal Scoop, previews the Road to the Roses through Southern California...
Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011
Allowed to float on the lead through moderate fractions, Ultimate Eagle repelled all challengers through the stretch and lit up the tote board as a 34-to-1 long shot in the $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (Grade II) over a mile and an eighth on Santa Anita's turf course.
Posted Monday, October 03, 2011
After winning the third straight race to start her career while capturing her second Grade I victory in the $250,000 Oak Leaf Stakes, Weemissfrankie ...
Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011
Game On Dude followed up a controversial victory in the Santa Anita Handicap (Grade I) earlier this year by pressing the pace throughout and holding on by half a length as the even-money favorite to win the $250,000 Goodwood at a mile and a quarter on Santa Anita's main track.
Posted Thursday, September 29, 2011
Change is in the air as we begin the fall season of racing in Southern California, however it’s what’s not changing that brings the most excitement to race fans...
Posted Sunday, September 04, 2011
The mile and an eighth turf journey of the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (Grade II) was settled by the bob of 4-to-5 favorite Banned’s nose edging that of Santa Anita Derby (Grade I) winner and 4-to-1 second choice Midnight Interlude.
Posted Monday, August 29, 2011
Not seen since falling off the Triple Crown trail after a seventh place finish in the Arkansas Derby (Grade I) in April, The Factor returned to his preferred sprinting game ...
Posted Monday, August 29, 2011
Entering off three straight graded stakes wins on turf including a pair of Grade I’s, Acclamation successfully transferred his front-running game to the main track...
Posted Monday, August 08, 2011
Following up a smashing debut victory with another impressive win in Sunday’s $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (Grade II) at Del Mar, Creative Cause has emerged as the top two-year-old...
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Meet Marc Doche

 

As a life long horse racing fan and handicapper, it’s an honor to be joining
Horseracingnation.com to share my knowledge and expertise on a daily basis to horse racing fans.
 
Since the early 1980’s when I visited Santa Anita with my grandfather as a young boy, the track has been in my blood. As soon as I turned 16, I was driving out to the track as much as possible, and with the advent of the self-service machines, was able to wager hassle free.
 
After graduating from UCLA in 2000, I began my career in sports media as a site manager for Athletesdirect.com and a couple of years later became the Media Relations Coordinator for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League.
 
In the past few years, I have moved my focus to covering the Sport of Kings and have worked in the early hours to better understand morning workouts and putting the pieces of the handicapping puzzle together.
 
I have also used my journalistic talents to produce video coverage of stakes races in Southern California, as well as interviews with jockeys, trainers, owners and more. I look forward to providing their in-depth insight to you.