• Airoforce kicks away in the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes for hot trainer Mark Casse.Posted 5 minutes ago
  • Ben's Duchess takes advantage of a speed duel to win the L.A. Woman.Posted 16 minutes ago
  • Inheritance, a $1.9 million 2yo in training purchase, broke her maiden by 13 today at Belmont.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Golden Horn wins the Arc ... Treve runs well, but settles for fourth.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Wild Dude earns a Breeders' Cup berth with a Santa Anita Sprint win.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Grand Arch just holds off a flying The Pizza Man to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.Posted 23 hours ago
  • He repeats -- It's all Tonalist in a sloppy Jockey Club Gold Cup.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Brody's Cause flies home to win the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tepin runs away and hides in the Grade 1 First Lady -- BC Mile next.Posted 1 day ago
  • Greenpointcrusader (6-1) wins the Champagne going away.Posted 1 day ago

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Want to see another race between Exaggerator and Brody's Cause. To be honest I still think Exaggerator might turn out to be the better horse.
Hot damn that was beautiful to watch.
I'm starting to really like this colt. Despite the problems at the start, he managed to come back to make the win look easy! He accelerated nicely. He is bred for two turns and looks like a promising 2016 Derby contender. We'll see how he does in the BC Juvenile!
Read something interesting that makes me like him even more. The colt got real sick after the hopeful. Keith said he never got to drill him like usually He sai his works are evidence that he wasn't 100 percent. So he was happy with the second. Article in HRN
After seeing Brody's Cause closing the Futurity and the way Keen Ice closing the Travers, maybe Dale Romans had found the magic button with his closers. Expect Keen Ice to be in top form heading into the BCC.
How many sons does he have at stud? I can only list 4. POTN, Bodemiester, and Sky Kingdom and Empire Way
Damn, Inheritance wins her maiden by 15 lengths, this filly cost $1.9 million at the OBS March sale and I believe was the highest priced sold in it's history. She looked like every penny. This one has a nice future.
Has been retired following her 4th place finish in the Arc today. Wishing her well in her new career.
Bolo, the turf stakes winner who was third in the Santa Anita Derby earlier this year, has been turned out for 60 days and will miss an expected start in Sunday’s $150,000 La Jolla Handicap at Del Mar. Carla Gaines tells DRF's Steve Andersen that Bolo isn't working to her expectations and 21 to give him a rest. Gaines says she hopes to have him back for a fall campaign. Article on DRF
  • Erin Casseday via Disqus · Is there any news as to if he has returned to training yet? · 2 hours ago
This makes my heart weep.. Not a lot of AP Indy's sons left. This one was def. promising.
Very sad to report that Tacticus has appeared to suffer a fatal breakdown in a workout this morning at Keeneland, no word what the injury was, but the injury proved fatal. According to DRF
In an interview with TVG, Old Friends announces that they have acquired 1997 Belmont Stakes winner Touch Gold and 1996 Breeders Cup Classic winner Alphabet Soup from Adena Springs. They will both be retired from breeding duties and will live at Old Friends in the near future.
What a Legend
Privman (DRF) reports this A.M. that American Pharoah will not ship to Kentucky, but will remain at SA to train for the BCC. More detail in DRF's pay-to-read article.
Songbird is by far the most talented of all the current 2 year olds ---Male and Female!
Beautiful win for an extraordinary filly! She's the real deal! Looking forward to seeing her again in the BC. Much more excited about this crop of fillies than colts. Wouldn't it be something if we saw SEVERAL fillies in the KD next year?
Golden Horn holds off Flintshire, Treve, & New Bay to win the G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe for trainer John Gosden and owner Anthony E. Oppenheimer.
John Gosden in a post race interview says that there is a chance Golden Horn will show up at Keeneland to run in the Breeders Cup Turf. There is a chance he will come. According to DRF
Golden Horn does it!!!!! He wins the Arc with Flintshire 2nd and Treve finishes 3rd.
After his maiden score and today in the Breeders Futurity, Brody's Cause looks like Honor Code Jr
  • angel urena via Disqus · i like this horse i put 25 on him across the board · 8 hours ago

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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