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  • Nomorerichblondes, a daughter of Hard Spun, runs to victory in the UAE Oaks.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Conquest Farenheit (7-5) rolls down the hill to score in the Baffle Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • One Liner (3-1) powers home a strong winner in the Southwest Stakes.Posted 3 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-5) dismantles his competition in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap.Posted 3 days ago
  • Caledonian pulls the upset in the Jimmy Winkfield at odds of 10-1.Posted 3 days ago
  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 5 days ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 5 days ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 5 days ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 5 days ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 5 days ago

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This filly has a bright future
Has delivered a filly out of War Front.
Bet of the day on Saturday
This horse is amazing . When you watch him race he seems unstoppable I hope he can win this race because he just could be another Star in our Sport
I was a fan of one liner before he got into racing . It has been a while for this dangerous combo of Jockey & Trainer to win the derby . As I was watching the race I noticed the only horse Ortiz was worried about was the horse who he lost to last time. It was a perfect race chosen by another Trainer who will make history in our sport. So here we are the time has come to show who has a horse who can win in Derby . I am so amazed by One liner can't Waite to bet him for Derby
Lani has arrived in Dubai
Masochistic worked 7f, February 23rd, in 1:25.60 (h) finishing 2/3.
Finest City worked 6f, February 23rd, in 1:13.40 (h) finishing 6/34.
Mor Spirit worked 5f, February 23rd, in 1:01.00 (h) finishing 26/97.
Hoppertunity worked 5f, February 23rd, in 1:01.00 (h) finishing 26/97.
Flamboyant worked 5f, February 23rd, in 1:00.00 (h) finishing 1/97.
Ashleyluvssugar worked 4f, February 23rd, in 48:00 (h) finishing 15/77.
Untapped Valadorna Farrell Shanes Girlfriend
If you want an up and coming horse, take a look at Adonis Creed. The French bred son of Oasis Dream has won two on the Gulfstream turf. He won a Maiden Claimer and a Starter Optional Claimer since blinkers were added. His future looks bright. And for all my Canterbury followers, Casse and Barber have finished second in the Mystic Lake Derby twice, so this could be that gets them that first ML Derby win.
While we await what is probably going to be the anti-climactic announcement concerning Arrogate going to Dubai we get to watch Winx in action this weekend. She is running in the Grade 1 Chipping Norton Stakes at Randwick on Saturday. She is the 1/9 favorite in the advance betting with Hartnell the second choice at 8/1. Winx drew the 4 post for the 1 mile race which is scheduled for 12.30 AM EST on Saturday and can be seen live at skyracingworld.com. Enjoy.
  • Neigh Sayer via Disqus · Thanks for that heads up, I appreciate that and will be watching. · 9 hours ago
Anyone want to discuss racing? Does Arrogate go to Dubai?
Destin should be back by the summer it seems like! http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/apb-destin-on-the-comeback-trail/
I see another Arrogate in Bronze Bob has a pattern in which he brings Moster Horses
Bob Baffert has had so much success with Espinoza . The reason Victor has been away from Baffert is just timing . If CC Stopped racing last year before breeders cup Bob would have give the horse to Victor. Last year Bob Baffert only had one great horse the problem was that he wasn't the type to win derby so Garry Stevens Rode him and victor to the last seconds didn't even had a horse to ride in Derby
I think Takeoff will make a move forward off the Lecomte. Don't think he cared for the off-track, will be very good value with Mo Town expected to be bet heavily. Looking at him to upset the favorites here.

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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