• Hence (10-1) rallies to win the Sunland Park Derby going away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ghalia (2-1) edges a game Kell Paso in the Sunland Park Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • Itsinthepost (6-1) drives home the win in the Grade 2 San Luis Rey.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fear the Cowboy (7-2) comes running late to capture the Grade 3 Skip Away.Posted 2 days ago
  • Fast and Accurate (24-1) bursts through to upset the Grade 3 Spiral.Posted 2 days ago
  • Purely a Dream (12-1) pulls ahead in the stretch to take the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks.Posted 2 days ago
  • Arrogate, despite a dreadful break, wins the Dubai World Cup easily.Posted 2 days ago
  • Jack Hobbs is much the best in the Sheema Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • Vivlos flies late to get up for the win in the $6 million Dubai Turf.Posted 2 days ago
  • Mind Your Biscuits rallies widest of all to win the Golden Shaheen going away.Posted 2 days ago

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Gormley worked 5f, March 27th, in 1:02.00 (h) finishing 32/53.....why is he working out so frequently?
Cupid worked 5f, March 27th, in 1:01.20 (h) finishing 22/53.
Pretty N Cool worked 4f, March 27th, in 47.80 (h) finishing 1/38.
Inspector Lynley worked 4f, March 27th, in 48.80 (b) finishing 1/7.
My Man Sam worked 4f, March 27th, in 49.60 (b) finishing 10/23.
Holy Boss worked 5f, March 27th, in 1:02.40 (b) finishing 2/4.
Untrapped worked 4f, March 27th, in 51.40 (b) finishing 14/19.
Terra Promessa worked 4f, March 27th, in 52.00 (b) finishing 15/19.
Nominated for the Tattersalls Gpld Cup
  • ILuvTurfRacing · O'Brien said she'll likely make her first start in either the Alleged Stakes or Mooresbridge Stakes, but that she'll be campaigned primarily at 10f for at least the first half of the flat season. So if she runs well in the Alleged and/or Mooresbridge, I would think the Tattersalls Gold Cup would be a logical target. · 16 minutes ago
McCraken worked 6f, March 27th, in 1:13.40 (b) finishing 1/1.
Coasted worked 5f, March 27th, in 1:02.66 (b) finishing 6/11.
Has Arrogate improved much since Travers, BCC?? slightly? Would his run in BCC be better today.
International Star worked 4f, March 27th, in 51.95 (b) finishing 33/35.
Tom's Ready worked 5f, March 27th, in 1:01.80 (b) finishing 13/18.
Iron Fist worked 4f, March 27th, in 49.20 (b) finishing 13/38.
Guest Suite worked 4f, March 27th, in 48.00 (b) finishing 3/38.
Eagle worked 4f, March 27th, in 48.40 (b) finishing 5/38.
"If he had stayed in America his options were something like the Santa Anita Handicap followed by races in Belmont in June" ~ Grimthorpe Kind of makes you wonder what might have been.... https://www.racingpost.com/news/dubai-reports/arrogate-has-same-excitement-factor-as-frankel-grimthorpe/279843?authme
Paulassilverlining worked 4f, March 27th, in 49.34 (b) finishing 5/32
Gun Runner's splits in the DWC: 24.93, 23.41, 24.59, 24.93, 24.73. Maintained a very high cruising speed up to the wire, he certainly wasn't slowing down. What makes anyone think he's a miler? He was a late maturing 3yo and in 3 lifetime starts at 10f never finished out of the trifecta (twice behind Arrogate). Factoring depth of competition he ran no better at mile distances than at 1 1/4 mile distances last year. He's a proper G1 level 10f horse.

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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