• Collected (3-5) wins the Precisionist by a pole.Posted 3 days ago
  • Irap (5-2) edges Girvin by a nose in the $500,000 Ohio Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Battle of Midway (1-9) cruises in a 4-horse field in the Affirmed.Posted 3 days ago
  • Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 6 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 6 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 7 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 9 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 10 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 10 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 10 days ago
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Think he'll be running in the Coral-Eclipse on the 8th?? He's up for two races possible in the next couple of weeks.
This is a very precocious 2YO colt. But running too fast too early among graded stakes company will cost him next year as a 3YO. 2 of the last 3YO male champions (Chrome in 2014 and Arrogate in 2016) didn't win any graded stakes race when they were 2.
Here's an article that caught my eye. Thought it was pretty interesting. If it's been posted somewhere way down on the comments, my apologies. Here it is: https://www.twinspires.com/blog/2017/3/28/seasons-arrogate-how-do-you-measure-great
I had not heard of this horse before (even though he occasionally raced nearby at Parx), but I love horses like this -- gallant geldings who just soldier on. Horses like this do the yeoman's work in thoroughbred racing. Enjoy your retirement Ben. I am sure the grizzled, cranky old railbirds at Laurel will miss you a lot.
Happy retirement, Ben's Cat!
Glad to hear he's being retired. Best wishes.
Here's an update on Chrome! Sounds as though his life is ideal and everything is being done to ensure his safety while in Chile! https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/why-california-chrome-getting-top-marks-his-work-breeding-shed/
In 1741, James Hoskins of King and Queen County in Virginia’s Middle Pennisula imported Dabster, foaled in 1736. Dabster’s grandsire was the brown horse Hobgoblin from the Godolphin stud. Hobgoblin was a contemporary of the Godolphin Arabian, and he was also a grandson of the Darley Arabian. Dabster is considered the second blooded horse brought to Virginia, the first being Bulle Rock. - Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf By Virginia C. Johnson, Barbara Crookshanks Bet Baffert could bring him back off the Long layoff better than ever :)
As Winx has not been retired I wonder why she is not listed in these rankings. Some horses that have not started in the US are listed and surely she is considered to be somewhere in the top horses currently in training. Thoughts?
Greatest Gelding since John Henry
Conformation: http://i.bloodhorse.com/sroimages//medium/0000169546_3.jpg
Ben's Cat retired, per King Leatherbury. Will be sent to Kentucky to enjoy his old age.
learn about parallax: the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.
please fre picks for today
The 5 horse should of been put up the winner in the Ohio derby..watch the replay..The 2 horse never beat the 5 even if there is a photo finish..replay tells it all..
Irap was considerably the best vs Girvin - Irap got a terrible early ride, and frankly had no business winning. Girvin got the big-time jump on him but Irap left no doubt who was best.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · You could also say Mike Smith on Girvin moved too soon costing him the race but I do agree Irap got a terrible ride and was still able to overcome that and win · 21 hours ago
Beach Bum Worked 4F in :46.80 today - 1/60. have not raced since breaking maiden in 1:22.83 as a two-year old.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Waiting to see the video of this one. Last week's work was not that great for him, still getting the cobwebs off it looks. Look for him running at Delmar · 21 hours ago
Canterbury Park has moved it's closing day from Saturday, September 16th to Friday, September 15th. Thursday, September 14th, has been added to the schedule.
  • amino998 · https://www.paulickreport.com/news/people/leg-fund-supports-injured-jockeys-canterburys-close-family/ · 15 hours ago
I see that he's running the same races that Unified did last year. Unified lost his first race in the Pegasus Stakes, and Timeline has yet to lose a race.
Hill 'n' Dale Farm/John Sikura have announced the purchase of 50% interest in Bubbler, the dam of Arrogate. She is currently in foal to Tapit and will remain co-owned by Clearsky Farm. The purchase price was not disclosed. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/222278/hill-n-dale-acquires-half-interest-in-bubbler

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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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