• Ectot (9-1) upsets Flintshire to run away with the Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.Posted 47 seconds ago
  • Holy Lute (10-1) pulls off the surprise in the second division of the Eddie D.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Ambitious Brew (5-1) rolls to victory in the first division of the Eddie D.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Texas Chrome (2-1) bravely squeezed through on the rail for an Oklahoma Derby win.Posted 5 days ago
  • Unbridled Mo (4-1) rides the rail to victory in the Remington Park Oaks.Posted 5 days ago
  • Accelerate (1-1) rallies to win the Los Alamitos Derby (G2).Posted 6 days ago
  • Connect (10-1) upsets the Pennsylvania Derby.Posted 6 days ago
  • Songbird (1-5) gets win number 11 in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing.Posted 6 days ago
  • Noholdingback Bear (3-1) wins the Gallant Bob (G3) at Parx Racing.Posted 6 days ago
  • 2015 Turf Champion Big Blue Kitten has been retired from racing, via the Chad Brown barn.Posted 10 days ago

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One Mean Man Seeking The Soul Zapperini Bondurant
dortmund hard aces chrome
So is this race even worth betting on, I know its yelding but still don't see flintshire losing, and 1 to 9 odds are just meh, even the exacta will only pay 2 bucks, lots of good horses running today but not so good betting races.
Flintshire. I hear he'll be stopping in the grandstand area to sign autographs before the end of the race (and winning)... :P
California Chrome / Hard Aces / Dortmund
California Chrome Hard Aces Hoppertunity Dortmund
The 2002 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was the last time a 5yo and a true stayer won the Arc. Could the 2016 Arc be another Marienbard-type year?
Brighton Lane / Awesome Banner / Call To Honor n/o
Bloodhorse just posted an article about his death. His owners seemed very vague
Quezon Paulassilverlining Hot City Girl Wonder Gal
Oiseau De Guerre Kittens Cat Thirst for Victory JS Choice
XYJet AP Indian Holy Boss Weekend Getaway
Off The Tracks Going For Broke Forever Unbridled Tiger Ride
Champagne Room / American Cleopatra / With Honors n/o
Conquest Daddyo Zapperini Surgical Strike Mad Tap
Klimt Gormely Vibe Plum Dandy
Hot City Girl / Wonder Gal
O P / B E V / O d G n/o
Decked Out Zipessa Nancy from Nairobi Majestic Heat
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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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