• Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 3 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 3 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 4 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 5 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 6 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Kasaqui (3-1) rolls down the lane to victory in the Wise Dan.Posted 6 days ago
  • Faypien (7-2) edges Mopotism in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks.Posted 6 days ago
  • McCraken (1-5) rolls to a facile score in the Matt Winn.Posted 6 days ago
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Heading to the Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar on July 19th
Arms Runner scratched. I was looking forward seeing him run in this one.
Getting back to Arrogate: Given the limited purse of the San Diego Handicap, and the fact that any G1 caliber horse will avoid him (Midnight Storm and Cupid amongst CA older horses, and Hoppertunity appears to be injured), is there a possibility he wins this in a walkover? If it were a $500K race, I think horses would settle for $100 K second. But for $40K? I think there is a real possibility everyone else passes on this. I think we may see a repeat of the 1980 Woodward.
Thrilled he won. One of my favorites. Hasn't lost that turn of foot clearly
Arms Runner trying dirt. Fun! I like it. If he takes to it, he's dangerous.
Oscietra et al--FYI. Caravaggio is now on the undefeated watch list. :)
Hope he can get another graded stakes win or two, and it would probably be dreaming but I would love for him to be like Honor Code and be his last G1 winning offspring of Holy Bull.
The younger full brother of Highland Reel, Idaho, finally gets it right with an impressive win in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes at Royal-Ascot.
Wow, what a filly! Bolted up on debut by a street at Leopardstown, and again today in the listed Chesham Stakes at Royal-Ascot. Love that Deep Impact X Peeping Fawn pedigree.
Why are they running this horse today in Santa Anita ? No Biz Like Sho Biz
By the way, has Buckpasser posted lately? Given what he has written about whom he has seen (starting with Native Dancer), he is not exactly a spring chicken. I have not seen him post lately. I hope he is OK.
  • Buckpasser via Disqus · Thank you for your concern. I'm fine, just been a bit busy and haven't gotten around to post, but was about to post about the Tin Man · 5 hours ago
I think the extra furlong will work to MYB's advantage, given his strong finish.
If Shaman Ghost and Cupid both show up, hopefully, they will then upgrade this back to G1 next year.
The winner of the IWC v CE race will still be an Eclipse contender. The loser will be pretty much done.
The QP has been lean on winners who went on to do well racing in America. I think Shaman Ghost is the first since Awesome Again to win more than one G1 race south of the (Canadian) border.
Update: Taxi as Magna Fortunate is also known has been adopted and is now a dressage horse where he is doing well. Gail told me she sees him often and he is well cared for. She said he does well in his dressage career.
Now Battle of Midway being pointed there.
Different League is the first graded stakes winner for Dabirsim, and she also happens to be his first graded stakes runner, too! He has only 12 runners currently, but this far in he's done very well with fewer runners than many of the other first season sires have.
3/3 Undefeated Watch.
Does Scat Daddy have any G1 winner (s) on North American dirt?

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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