• Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 20 hours ago
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  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 22 hours ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 23 hours ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 1 day ago
  • Midnight Storm proves best in the Seabiscuit on the Del Mar turf.Posted 1 day ago

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Any word on Coach Inge? Is he retired or just getting a break?
BREAKING NEWS: G1 winner Mr. Speaker has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Lane's End Farm for the 2016 breeding season. He will stand for $10,000. According to DRF
The Malibu will be a hell of a race! 4 weeks away, can't wait!
Dortmund will be really really tough here if he continues to train as he's been training. Home track advantage, won't have to ship and he's fresh in top form.
Love to see curlins fox win a big one I also like stormy Lucy
He finished 3rd in the Native Diver (race results ^^)? Preliminary BSF of 103
Conformation: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/12122440_1493604297610877_8826791978382950513_n.jpg?oh=c0e396c00fb282031e627bf07a28c21c&oe=56E071B3
Standing at Rancho Hills Farm, Ca
Standing at Waldorf Stallions
Should not be ranked.
SUPER AWESOME! Perhaps a Derby horse.
He is a very sound and versatile horse who wins Grade 1 at 12 furlongs, 8 furlongs, and 10 furlongs.
Nice debut win !! By 6!! 4/5 Second faster than Seymourdini who ran earlier who also ran a credible second to remsen winner Nohayman. Shadwell looking good headed onto 2016 derby trail .
Honor Code vs. Liam's Map vs. Effinex vs. Tonalist for Champion Older Male
One of these days he is going to pass Nyquist
This is a very talented 2 year old who will definitely be in the Kentucky Derby if he is not injured.
Could be champion older male
Contenders(BIG field may be smaller at post time) 6 Crowley's Law (GB) 1 Hard Not to Like 13 Baruta (BRZ) 3 Recepta 2 lines best ever: 1 Hard Not to Like 9 Filimbi 3 Recepta 10 Stormy Lucy Best sustained late moves: 1 Hard Not to Like 9 Filimbi 3 Recepta 10 Stormy Lucy In case they go nuts again and let the speed go, then these are to be looked at a 2nd time: 13 Baruta (BRZ) 1 Hard Not to Like 5 Curlin's Fox 8 Stellar Path (FR)
BREAKING NEWS: DRF'S Jay Privman reports that Dortmund, winner of yesterday's Native Diver Handicap at Del Mar, carried the incorrect weight in the race. Dortmund was suppose to carry 121 pounds in the race, instead, he carried 124 pounds, and still won by open lengths. The Del Mar VP Tom Robbins confirmed the error but nothing will happen. Just goes to show, despite carrying the wrong weight and spotting the field more weight, he still won with authority. Nothing will happen, just an error on Del Mar's part, but makes Dortmund's win look even better. According to DRF

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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