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As of now I'm keying him on top he won't be on the lead he'll be stalking the pace about 3 or 4 back should be making his move turning for home . Watch his early races he doesn't need to be up front. As for the distance it's an unknown for all of them.
Bal a Bali worked 6f, May 26th, in 1:14.80 (h) finishing 14/14.
Pretty N Cool worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:00.00 (h) finishing 1/30.
Miss Ella worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:01.40 (b) finishing 2/11.
Hawksmoor worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:01.60 (b) finishing 3/11.
Tom's Ready worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:00.80 (b) finishing 9/22.
Salty worked 5f, May 26th, in 59.60 (b) finishing 1/22.
Pretty City Dancer worked 5f, May 26th, in 59.60 (b) finishing 1/22.
Awesome Slew worked 5f, May 26th, in 1:00.00 (b) finishing 3/22.
La Coronel worked 4f, May 26th, in 47.80 (B) finishing 6/43.
Yes people !!! Good luck on the Belmont...I am going with Tapwrit for the Big Win and Todd and John V taking revenge !! I can feel the sweet cash already building to transfer into my account :)
i was kinda hoping he would run in the belmont and redeem himself.You have to draw a line through that last race.
Late posts from CC Galloping - 5/24 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7a0df0e7441b5fcad3d5e9906f38f0bd0cf866ca577a2a008f891d43a7a6513f.jpg 5/25 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1170c68c997fb4943a6c82501394fd8a026af25ec90c4cf297f12a76212d1093.jpg
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Order Of St George back in the winners circle for the first time in 5 starts with a 2-1/4 length victory over Godolphin's Twilight Payment in the listed Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown in Ireland. Next up for him will be another trip back to Royal-Ascot to defend his G1 Ascot Gold Cup title from a year ago. Fingers crossed that Alain De Royer Dupre decides to send over the Aga Khan's Vazirabad from France for this year's Ascot Gold Cup renewal, because that's the best possible head to head match-up in the stayers division at the moment that hasn't happened yet that I'm pretty certain a lot of people would love to see, myself included!
I no Lure of Travers as for these connections especially. But man if they go pegusus/Haskell both Monmouth then either Penn derby or jockey club gold cup then breeder s cup he will win atleast 3 Y.o title. No matter what he will always be 2017 Kentucky Derby champ
Great move guys. Now rest up and go get that Haskell
Did anyone see his debut win at Belmont?
I really like this move by trainer Kenneth McPeek taking Daddys Lil Darling across the pond for a shot at the G1 Investec Oaks at Epsom on turf. Especially after having ran awfully good races on dirt in the G1 Ashland Stakes and in the G1 Kentucky Oaks. This is a move that most American trainers frankly wouldn't have even considered after the results she's already posted on conventional dirt. The Racing Post web-site reported earlier today that jockey Olivier Peslier came over from France to work the filly and McPeek was delighted with what he saw after Peslier gave Daddys Lil Darling a spin around the unique cambers of Epsom Racecourse earlier today. McPeek told the Racing Post, "It went fantastic. Olivier gave her a little bit of a gallop. She was fresher than I expected, but it couldn't have gone any better. She's really doing well." A gutsy move on the part of the connections of Daddys Lil Darling bypassing upcoming targets in the states on a surface she's already proven on to take a crack at what is arguably one of the biggest races in the world for middle distance 3YO fillies on turf, and she's in great hands too if jockey Olivier Peslier intends to keep the mount on Oaks day, IMO.
Huge blow for the yard. This filly was going to run everyone over this year.
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @Kelso5timeHOTY, Agreed. Really wanted to see her at Royal-Ascot next month in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and in Sunday's Tattersalls Gold Cup. Talk about the other shoe dropping, and I mean dropping quick after O'Brien back at the beginning of the week had just made basically the very same announcement for Seventh Heaven, as she was being pointed at the G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom on June 2nd, and now both fillies are out of action until sometime in the fall. Hopefully they'll both come back in time for us to get to see them in at least of couple of races each before the flat season ends. · 6 hours ago
So glad he is doing well - Here is his half brother that I own, Elusive Ghost, also from Adina Springs. He wasn't a great runner, https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/db6440f2bdbc1f3c97cbcb7e192fadf2feb3541e4c7774011036f2e820258bb3.jpg but is doing very well under saddle on my farm in Ottawa Canada.

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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