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  • Competitive Edge returns in style at Gulfstream Park, leaving Mr. Jordan in his wake.Posted 6 hours ago
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like Far From Over if he makes it to post time for this one
Distinctive Passion looks solid...like him to take this!
all in with Mr. Z
Glenard with longshot turf rider E. Prado in the saddle!
like Albano
like Danessa Deluxe with J. Velasquez up
Last Gunfighter worked 3f today, March 27th, in 39:34 (b). It was the 3rd fastest of 3 works at that distance.
Blueskiesnrainbows worked 5f today, March 27th, in 1:00:20 (h). It was the fastest of 5 works at that distance.
Patrioticandproud worked 5f today, March 27th, in 1:00:40 (b). It was the third fastest of 28 works at that distance.
Little Alexis worked 5f today, March 27th, in 1:02:59 (b). It was the fifth fastest of 19 works at that distance.
quote: "I am so happy this race is back to dirt and back to relevance"....we do NOT KNOW that as of yet.
Competitive Edge, who scored a dominant 8 1-2-length victory in Friday's Tamarac Stakes, he will likely be pointed to the Pat Day Mile, formerly known as the Derby Trial, run on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs, trainer Todd Pletcher said. According to DRF
  • lisabn via Disqus · How good they aren't/weren't rushing him. He could have a really nice future · 4 hours ago
W 6 - P 3 - S -9
I am so happy this race is back to dirt and back to relevance. I was so excited and curious to see who would show up this year. It appears as though one "top contender" Carpe Diem will be showing up. Outside of him I am not too impressed with the probable field. Its easier to judge a field years later but I just feel like this race was always loaded with "top contenders" before it went to poly
  • travel_vic · Previously the Blue Grass winners were far too early and bombed often down the road at Churchill. The former old dirt track was a paved highway for speed. · 7 hours ago
He's supposed to work again this weekend according to Moquett. He'll certainly be fresh for the Arkansas and Ky Derbys.
Lovely last to first down-the-hill run yesterday @ 16,17:1
  • travel_vic · That was a good late move as the horse had done it ONCE in his past...Missed that one as did many others. · 7 hours ago
Group 1 winner The Fugue is confirmed in foal to leading sire Dubawi. According to Watership Down Stud.
Joseph O'Brien will miss the start of the Irish Flat season at the Curragh on Sunday and instead head to Limerick for a first ride over hurdles. The 7 runners Aidan O'Brien has at the Curragh will instead be ridden by the rider's siblings Ana and Donnacha, and Ryan Moore. ''I'm just a little heavy at the minute but I'll be back riding on the Flat very soon," O'Brien Jr said on Friday.
  • Jbyrnes1 · Could this be the beginning of the end of O'Brien's jockey career? Cause I remember seeing him saying he will out grow the size and weight of a jockey, and possibly become an assistant to Adian O'Brien when his jockey career is done. · 10 hours ago
no chance bayern beat sb by 4 and he wiped him out twice...they wont pick a race with sb after a long layoff
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Also don't think Bayern will beat SB again. · 18 hours ago
The 1994 Breeders Cup Classic winner died this week. He retired with a bank roll just a little over 3 mil, he is best known for his late closing kick and his narrow loss to Holy Bull in the '94 Travers. He was pensioned from stud duties in 2011. RIP

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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