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  • Disco Partner (5-2) rolls last to first to win the Elusive Quality on the Belmont lawn.Posted 10 hours ago
  • Battalion Runner and Malagacy will NOT run in the Kentucky Derby, per Todd Pletcher.Posted 11 hours ago
  • Thunder Snow confirmed for the Kentucky Derby by Godolphin.Posted 15 hours ago
  • Quiet Business (16-1) powers home to win the Bewitch at Keeneland.Posted 1 day ago
  • Celtic Chaos (7-1) gets up on the wire to win the Affirmed Success.Posted 1 day ago
  • Girvin, the Kentucky Derby points leader, has a quarter crack, via Byron King.Posted 2 days ago
  • Party Boat (7-2) takes the Memories of Silver on the Aqueduct turf.Posted 6 days ago
  • Dolphus (6-5), Rachel Alexandra's half-brother, wins AQU allowance; Shagaf lastPosted 6 days ago
  • Multiplier (4-1) kicks it in late to get past Hedge Fund in the Illinois Derby.Posted 7 days ago
  • Collected (3-5) rolls home much the best in the Californian.Posted 7 days ago
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The Tattooed Tracksider
Posted Monday, April 17, 2017
Enjoy Jenny Wiley Day photos captured by Casey Laughter at Keeneland Race Course.
Posted Monday, April 10, 2017
Looking back on the 2017 Blue Grass Stakes day at Keeneland.
Posted Monday, March 27, 2017
Spiral Stakes action through the camera lens of Casey Laughter.
Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The 2017 edition of the Spiral Stakes looks like a wide open affair.
Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Conquest Mo Money was purchased for $8,500, but brings Derby Dreams to Judge Lanier Racing.
Posted Monday, February 27, 2017
Unique Bella is currently the clear choice for the 2017 Kentucky Oaks.
Posted Monday, February 20, 2017
The Tattooed Tracksider reveals her top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders
Posted Sunday, February 19, 2017
Ghostzapper has two chances to add a Kentucky Derby winner to his resume in 2017.
Posted Sunday, February 12, 2017
Past winners of the Sam F. Davis were no slouches, and McCraken looks to be among one of the best winners of the race to date.
Posted Thursday, February 02, 2017
Unique Bella leads the five fillies which were nominated to the 2017 Triple Crown
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Meet Casey Laughter


I have loved horses for as long as I can remember. I used to have hundreds of toy horses when I was little. My love of horse racing came quickly into my life the moment Funny Cide crossed the wire in the 2003 Kentucky Derby. Thanks to my dad, I now consume every ounce of thoroughbred literature I can.

When I am not stuffing my brain with pedigrees, numbers, statistics, and more, I spend my free time with my fiancé and my dog, a Boxer mix named Piper. I enjoy hiking, reading, canoeing, and just relaxing.

I am currently enrolled in Wright State University in my home state of Ohio, studying Mass Communication and sign language. I also work as a staff writer for the Dayton Daily News in Dayton.

Including Horse Racing Nation, I also am a frequent contributor to Lady and The Track and my own personal blogs, A World Full of Furlongs and All That Noise, which is not racing related. It is more of my personal journal and thoughts page. I have also written for US Racing in the past.

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