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  • Elate (4-1) rolls home a big winner in the Alabama.Posted 52 minutes ago
  • Money'soncharlotte (5-2) holds off Martini Glass in the Lady Jacqueline.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Proctor's Ledge (2-1) kicks home a winner in the Lake Placid.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Winx starts slow, but finishes fast to win the Warwick for her 18th straight!Posted 10 hours ago
  • March X Press (2-1) rallies to win the Bolton Landing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Gold Rush Dancer (3-1) scores big in the 82nd running of the Longacres Mile.Posted 5 days ago
  • Skye Diamonds (9-10) wins again, this time in the Rancho Bernardo.Posted 5 days ago
  • Copper Bullet (7-2) strong in winning the Saratoga Special.Posted 6 days ago
  • Run Away (3-2) skips away in the Best Pal at Del Mar.Posted 6 days ago
  • Beach Patrol (9-2) is a determined winner of the Arlington Million.Posted 6 days ago

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From Jack Brothers of @HiddenBrookKy: Unchained Melody cooled out fine; no apparent injury right now. Will be scoped later. Probably just very tired.
Good looking Filly and a great win!! Wish she would have had the triple tiara
Yes! I've been in love with this filly ever since she broke her maiden in such a dazzling fashion. This win today was very well deserved!
Hope she's ok. Do they use the horse ambulance if a horse has no obvious injuries but seems fatigued (per the jockey)?
Elate ROMPS in the Alabama at 4-1 odds - Unchained Melody pulled up on the turn, Obviously something was wrong with her..Hope shes ok..Elate was VERY well regarded after her maiden win - Lot of horses ship to Saratoga and run a BIG race for some reason - Lets hope this was not a FLUKE for Elate cause she really blew this field away
That was a bad decision to run her on dirt.
Wow!
Is she okay? She completely stopped on the far turn.
1. Arrogate 2. Collected 3. Accelerate 4. Hard Aces 5. Curlin Road 6. Donworth 7. Sorry Erik 8. Royal Albert Hall
Arrogate/Collected/Hard Aces
Elate/Unchained Melody/Lockdown/New Money Honey
Accelerate Collected Curlin Road Arrogate
It seems I'm posting a ton of updates lately. This time a huge thank you to Ramiro A. Resterpo for posting these beautiful photos of Chrome enjoying his time in Chile. The post is on August 14th. https://twitter.com/RamiroRestrepo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fforums.zenyatta.com%2Fdiscussion%2F1114%2Fcalifornia-chrome%2Fp308
New Money Honey Holy Helena Actress Salty
Girvin worked 5f, August 19th, in 59.98 (b) finishing 1/11.
Cloud Computing worked 5f, August 19th, in 1:01.65 (b) finishing 11/11.
Harmonize worked 5f, August 19th, in 1:00.30 (b) finishing 1/1.
Neolithic worked 4f, August 19th, in 50.08 (b) finishing 25/42.
Practical Joke worked 4f, August 19th in 48.33 (b) finishing 8/48.
Paulassilverlining worked 4f, August 19th, in 49.79 (b) finishing 30/48

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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