• Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 6 hours ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Midnight Storm proves best in the Seabiscuit on the Del Mar turf.Posted 1 day ago

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Effinex- one G3 win, a G2 win and a G1 win and a head to head win over Honor Code not at his best, Beat horses: Tonalist, Coach Inge, Frosted, Keen Ice, Hoppertunity, etc. Liam's Map- two G1 wins (hard to believe that's it) a head to head win over Effinex not at his best, and beat horses such as Tonalist, Noble Bird, Lea, Wicked Strong, etc. Last but not least- Honor Code- one G2 win and two G1s, a head to head win a game Liam's Map at his best, beat horses such as Private Zone, Tonalist (3x), Lea, Noble Bird, Moreno, Bayern, Wicked Strong, Keen Ice, Frosted, etc. In my opinion- finishing anyting other than first place doesn't and shouldn't matter, unless it was a DQ (or should have been a DQ as in a la BC 2014) so I didn't mention non win performances. There it is ladies and gents- it's up to the voters and not us but for fun- who is your pick?
I'm sorry I jinxed him, me and my big mouth!!!. I do have a question though. Why does he have a new trainer and what was Pedroza doing?
Society's Chairman has a pair of really nice fillies being Caren and Code Warrior. And he throws some beauty into his fillies also.
The undefeated filly Code Warrior is pointed to have her next start in this race next year.
How about that? 2nd in the Hollywood Derby, 9f turf at Del Mar, 11/28/15. Versatile.
No news in a year. Retired?
In foal to Midnight Lute
What the heck was Pedroza doing on Private Zone ??????????? The horse wanted to go and Pedroza was choking the life out of him! Horrific ride fighting the horse the whole way around the track.
Almost a millionaire. Final earnings at $962,237. He reminds me a lot of Flatter and Congrats
Conformation: http://www.ocalastud.com/Domains/www.ocalastud.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Brooks_n_Down_resized11-24-2015-16-27-54-400.jpg
Goes out a winner!
BOOM!! Dortmund looked too fast for his own good in the stretch! I wonder where to next, it might be a better idea for Baffert to stay home and target the Met Mile instead of going to Dubai which can take a lot out of a horse. The Met Mile should be the top priority race for a horse like Dortmund, will look really good on his record before eventually going to stud. Dortmund will probably race for as long as he is healthy which means a 5yo campaign, hopefully he stays healthy and happy!
This is how he beat them, he just said screw you guys, i'm gone, to the rest of the field and just burned up the track for the rest of the stretch
Code Warrior won the GG Debutante!
Next pointed to the California Oaks on Feb. 6th.
WOWWW!!! Ladies and gentlemen, if this guy stays healthy, we could be in for an unbelievable four year old campaign from this guy. Dortmund is something special.
  • xword15 · It was a great race by him. As soon as he surged past imperative for the lead he made it look too easy. · 3 hours ago
Dortmund wins the Native Diver @ Del Mar Proud of him and hopes he only gets better!

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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