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.....broke awkward-traveled the most feet....long odds in derby 馃挵馃挵馃挵馃憤
If LAL can improve off the Arkansas derby he will be very very very dangerous... In the Arkansas derby his jockey gave him a truly terrible ride in the home stretch, and he still pulled out 3rd against good competition...if you are looking for a value play this horse is the one!
Was unseated leaving the gate in R8 at Keeneland. Complaining of leg pain, he is concerned that he has broken his leg. He has the mounts of Daddy's lil Darlin in the Oaks & J Boys Echo in the Derby
She is going to be amazing!!!! She has very big shoes to fill!!!
  • Meydan Rocks via DisqusLuckily, she gets to blaze her own path because after all, Cleopatra run circles around her men. It was they who tried to impress HER, thank you! LOL 路 51 minutes ago
You heard it here first...Battle of Midway will be in the trifecta with odds over 20-1.
If he comes to the KD, he won't be a factor at all. Just taking a spot away from someone who could be a real contender, but needs horses to drop out in order to make it.
Retired.
Since I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and I'm in a bad mood....Can we all please call the FOY for what it was-a HORRIBLE ride from Joel Rosario!! I understand horses bounce but IWC has raced 5 times with speed figures of 99 and above for 4 races and then the FOY debacle. A horse that consistent does not just "get tired". A similar instance happened with Terra Promessa with Irad almost choking her around the oval. The FOY is not a mystery race as most want to believe-it was Rosario continuing to pull back on IWC and IWC being completely confused. When IWC wanted to go after BR in the Wood, Motion thought that Rajiv went too early but Rajiv said that IWC was doing it easily and on his own and he felt like he had so much horse....THAT was the so called mystery. One jockey let IWC run his race and the other choked her back. No mystery. Just a bad ride from a very very good jockey. It happens.
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  • John Molnar via DisqusWatched the replay of the FOY. I do not see the jock doing anything close to what happened to Big Brown? 路 2 days ago
  • Realz Elite via DisqusI like your take and it makes a lot of sense. But i now watched this replay 3x and i just don't see an overkill of holding them reins. It's the only excuse i can find for this clunker. But don't see it. 路 2 hours ago
This Fair Grounds horse will be way out of his depth in the Kentucky Derby, he will do well if he finishes inside the Top 10.
Now in the barn of Roger Attfield.
Won Race 3 AOC at Aqueduct today by 1 3/4 lengths.
Danzing Candy worked 7f, April 23rd, in 1:25.80 (h) finishing 2/2.
Bal a Bali worked 7f, April 23rd, in 1:24.00 (h) finishing 1/2.
Pretty N Cool worked 6f, April 23rd, in 1:10.80 (h) finishing 1/11.
Royal Mo worked 5f, April 23rd, in 1:01.00 (h) finishing 26/71.
Ashleyluvssugar worked 5f, April 23rd, in 1:02.20 (h) finishing 55/71.
Om
Om worked 3f, April 23rd, in 37.60 (H) finishing 25/36.
Hootenanny worked 5f, April 23rd, in 1:02.00 (b) finishing 1/10.
Power Alert worked 4f, April 23rd, in 51.80 (b) finishing 2/2.
Oscar Nominated worked 5f, April 23rd, in 1:01.80 (b) finishing 9/11.

Meet Andrew Champagne

 

A native of upstate New York and a graduate of Ithaca College, Andrew Champagne fell in love with horse racing at a very early age on summer trips to Saratoga. His turf writing credits include time spent as a sportswriter, weekly columnist, and handicapper at The Saratogian, a summer working for The Saratoga Special, and "field research" at OTB facilities in Saratoga Springs and his hometown of Kingston. He also spent two years in the athletic communications office at Siena College, and interned with NBC Olympics at the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver.


Andrew moved to Pasadena, Calif., in October of 2013, and now serves as an Associate Producer in HRTV's Digital Media department and Horse Racing Nation's Southern California writer. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewChampagne, and email him at andrewdchampagne@gmail.com.

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