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  • Shore Runner turns it on late to win the Lucky Coin.Posted 6 hours ago
  • I'm A Chatterbox DQ'd giving Curalina the win in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks.Posted 1 day ago
  • In defense of her Royal North win of last year, Ageless sets a new course record at Woodbine.Posted 1 day ago
  • Catch A Flight gets up in the final stride to win the San Diego.Posted 2 days ago
  • Hard Not to Like gets up in the final jump to win the Grade 1 Diana.Posted 2 days ago
  • Big Book remains undefeated with a score in the Fleet Treat.Posted 2 days ago
  • Uncle Vinny gets the win after Magna Light DQ'd for erratic stretch in the Sanford.Posted 2 days ago
  • Postponed wins the Group 1 King George at Ascot in a thrilling finish.Posted 2 days ago
  • Big John B loves Del Mar, and is your Cougar II winner.Posted 3 days ago
  • Mrs McDougal proves best in the Lake George on the Saratoga lawn.Posted 3 days ago

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4 Shaman Ghost 5 Danish Dynaformer 2 Conquest Boogaloo 6 Breaking Lucky Track is notoriously famous track for front runners, so the 7 Cut to the Chase has a great shot to be on the board. Don't' believe me just review Golden Moca. No odds in such a short field. Will be there for my FIRST Prince of Wales.
My be to his advantage with very high humidity and the temperature around 34 Centigrade (93.2F) and the humidex even higher ...at least he will have some water to get rid of.
Looks like cannon fodder with that 1:44 at 1 1/16. Thats not going to be anywhere close to getting it done.
I see Stanford & Tekton are entered in the Curlin Stakes On Friday at Saratoga.
What a turn of foot by Shore Runner....blocked inside angled out and came like rocket in the final 16th...he looks ready to move up the ranks to graded stakes company. Didn't have him here but looking forward to seeing where he runs next.
Samantha Nicole, full sister to Rachel Alexandra, has been entered in an allowance race Monday at Saratoga. Race 5, 1 1/8 race, Irad Ortiz Jr. will ride.
  • Jbyrnes1 · Finished 2nd today behind runaway winner Tiz So Sweet, winner drew clear but gamely held on for 2nd, good effort today. · 4 hours ago
Interesting note in the Prince of Wales tomorrow, Queens Plate winner Shaman Ghost will be the only horse in he field to not run with lasix. In fact, in his 7 race career so far, Shaman Ghost has never run on lasix. Also, the race will be at 7:40 PM and will be broadcast live in Canada. I believe that TVG will be bringing coverage of the race as well.
Nathan, Peytons Alma Mater is returning to the races on Friday
Very Tough Race would be a better way to put it...lol
Drew the rail @ Mountaineer Saturday
Mark Casse tells DRF'S Alex Campbell that 2014 Canadian Horse of the Year and Queen’s Plate winner Lexie Lou is nearing a return to racing at Woodbine. Lexie Lou has not raced since finishing second in the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan 17. Lexie Lou has been working regular at Woodbine for the past few weeks. Casse says he would like to have her return in about mid August and says the ultimate goal for Lou is the Breeders Cup. Article on DRF
Which race is he most likely to return in, the Fourstardave, Bernard Baruch, or Woodbine Mile?
On July 27, Ziconic worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 51:23 (b) finishing 79/87. This is his first published work.
On July 27, Viva Majorca worked 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:73 (b) finishing 25/87.
On July 27, Ready For Rye 4f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 48:52 (b) finishing 18/87.
On July 27, Imagining worked 4f on firm turf at Saratoga in 46:78 (b) finishing 1/36.
On July 27, Dramedy worked 4f on firm turf at Saratoga in 49:96 (b) finishing 22/36.
On July 27, Mr. Speaker worked 3f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 37:44 (b) finishing 11/19.
On July 27, Valid worked 3f on fast dirt at Saratoga in 35:02 (b) finishing 1/27.
On July 27, Miss Ella worked 3f on fast all-weather track at Fair Hill in 37:00 (b) finishing 1/1.

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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