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  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 48 minutes ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 2 hours ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 2 hours ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 3 hours ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Even Thunder (5-2) holds on to win the King's Swan.Posted 1 day ago

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He's back in training and if all goes well will get back on the Derby trail. Hopes to run in a prep in early february.
1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Charismatic has arrived at Old Friends in Kentucky!! Looking good champ! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d849cf9681929f50b359ab99843865b44140d5dc6399f0ee1b09e2bb9c5ed8c7.jpg
Beach Patrol Camelot Kitten Annals Of Time Blackjackcat
Running Mate looks like a live longshot. I bet him to win at 55-1 in kdfw1 and boxed him with Classic Empire and the field. He looks to be targeting the Lecomte at the Fair Grounds in his first race for Derby points. Plenty of speed and stamina. His trainer Larry Jones trained Hard Spun who finished 2nd in the KY Derby.
That was too easy, lol
Nice win for her today. She looks to have improved as she's settled into racing in the USA. Could be one that improves further next year
This horse deserves more respect.
12/3 - 5F work https://youtu.be/wiQpEReZhnU
That looked catastrophic in the first at Del Mar :(
Big field. No Brakes & Goodtimehadbyall look interesting
He's still the best, he travelled like a DREAM in the Classic, he cantered all over his rivals and had 'Arrogate' in BIG TROUBLE, just a shame that 'Arrogate' found a 2nd wind in the last 30 yards or so to grab a 'last grasp' victory!! If and when they meet again, California Chrome will get his revenge, 100%. :-)
Free Rose
Longshot Eye Luv Lulu
Express Jet
Wild at Heart
Zindaya
Miss Temple City / Roca Rojo / Time and Motion / Zandaya
It's been a year since you've been gone.. may you Rest In Peace.
Buck and Laz, if you're out there -- just read online that Mr. Sanford passed away, owner of Take Charge Indy. Was he any relation to the Sanford this stakes was named after? I can't remember anything about the family but it would make sense if they were counterparts of the Whitneys, Woodwards,..
Last race - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfB_-6r2FtY

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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