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Retired and will stand at Tomorrow Bloodstock
Retired and will stand at BG farm
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Retired and will stand at BG farm in CA
Does anyone know who stopshoppingdebbie is going to be bred to this year
Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76
  • Goblin · I saw that as well. I'm wondering if his wife will continue the breeding and/or racing operation in his absence. · 1 hour ago
Northwest Farms owner Jerre Paxton dies at age 76, he owned stopshoppingdebbie and others.
Watching Texas Red's Race in the 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile, I get really excited, and I can't explain why. I'm a average discerning horseman, but something's telling me this one here, is a very special individual. Really excited on how's he's training, and the desormeaux duo are doing really well with him. Expect nothing but good things from this colt on the 2015 Triple Crown Trail.
The Gomper is also entered at Santa Anita Friday Jan 30 3rd race Alw/Opional Claiming 1 mile dirt in a 5 horse field.
DRF's Brad Free says on HRTV that Lady Eli is starting to train again and Chad Brown says that she will make her three year old debut in the G3 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland on April 12th, according to DRF
  • jockey2be. · I don't know what I didn't see this before!!!!!!!!Thanks so much for posting!!!!I'm so excited now,Lady Eli is so fun to watch,her turn of foot is just incredible!!!!! · 2 hours ago
Firespike just won at Ocala by 2 1/4 !! Do these races have points involved ?
  • jockey2be. · I was so happy to see him win!And no,the race was not included on the road to the derby,so no points.I wouldn't be too suprised to see him in a road to the derby race soon though:) · 3 hours ago
Updated nominations for the Dubai Racing Carnival, including the Dubai World Cup itself, are listed in this link. The top 7 finishers in the Breeders' Cup Classic are all shown for the DWC, and Main Sequence is shown for the Dubai Sheema Classic. http://www.dubairacingclub.com/sites/default/files/2015_dwc_noms.pdf
  • Goblin · Interesting to see that Metaboss is nominated to the UAE Derby; Big Cazanova, Constitution, Lea, Liam's Map, Golden Ticket, and Hopportunity are all nominated to the Godolphin Mile. · 4 hours ago
Nothing like a horse that's M.I.A. for nearly two years. Anyone know anything?
  • Sullivan · Don't I wish! · 7 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · DRF, Dan Illman November 2013 Shared Belief blog: CROP REPORT bled when winning the Rushaway Stakes in his most recent start on March 23(2013). He then came down with an injury, but the connections noted on Twitter that he started back training in early October. Twitter is a pita to search. Suggestions/opinion: Try European stud farms. Could have been too injured(or worse) to return to training, to go to stud, to be sold. Also, a pita to google because the term "crop report" is also a horse racing term and an agricultural term. Narrow your google searches by choosing custom range for the dates. You can add Thoroughbred at the end of your search words. Or, try adding the stable's name to the beginning of your search words. GL. Too pita for me and (opinion) I do not think he will be back racing. · 5 hours ago
Where has this horse gone? Does @hrn-9782790bc99b8ff88dbdd5f303079947:disqus know anything about him?
  • ILuvTurfRacing · @igugu1989, If you haven't already noticed the card on the stakes tracker, Hunter's Light will be back in action at Meydan on 1-29-2015 in the last race on the card which is the Emirates Global Aluminium Potlines Trophy(Handicap) for horses rated 95+. I suspect this is just a starting point toward bigger races later on at the carnival for Hunter's Light, IMO. · 5 hours ago
Grade 3 winner Sabercat has been retired from racing and will debut at stud in 2015 at Averett Farm in Loranger, La., for an advertised fee of $3,500. Article on DRF
There's still time to reserve the name Conquest Bold :)
Bold Conquest, 2nd in the Iroquois and 3rd in the Breeders' Futurity last fall, is on a good work schedule at Fair Grounds. Asmussen said his 3-year-old debut could come Feb. 16 at Oaklawn in the Southwest Stakes. According to DRF
IF this one was one of the best horses in the WORLD, that itself is a well guarded secret.
  • tmallios via Disqus · Amino the more i listen to Jaime Osbourne talk conceptionally,the more i love this guy. He knows that the Daily grind and training get them ready and not just a race. I love his theory of keeping the gun ready for the big races and not wasting bullets. Many in our country can learn from Jamie. Not saying this is the path to take with all horses. But when you have a Stud,capitalize on the moment. Look at Lea this year,off 1 year and ran huge without a prep. Congrats Jammie. · 7 hours ago
named after my friends dad George wells, bartender in the turf club
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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.