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Zia Park Distaff, 10 mtp, r9.
Jojo Warrior
  • jinlie01 · if Jojo Warrior is not running then going with Cassatt · 21 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · Nice win by Cassatt. Bad for Candy but her roommie Thegirlinthatsong brings home a check. 6,1,5,3 final. · 33 minutes ago
Will make career debut Saturday at Aqueduct in race 5 maiden special weight
always wondered how good this one could have been at 4 or more. Over-reaching at three killed her.
Conformation: http://i.bloodhorse.com/sroimages//medium/0000167216_2.jpg
Will stand at EA Ranches for 2015
Retired and will stand at Poplar Creek
Easter Gift.
one of the best of his generation, full of heart a real racehorse til the finish
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/UNOCon_resized10-15-2014-20-52-14-418.jpg
  • Sullivan · Hard not to believe he isn't being penalized for his obscure pedigree. Built beautifully like the rest · 3 hours ago
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/TIACon_resized10-15-2014-20-58-19-995.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/POECon_resized10-15-2014-20-56-11-462.jpg
Really never paid attention to the points system,nor do i unless someone i know is running. That being said,i was just watching TVG and saw thae graphic of the updated point s. I get it that these are 2 yo races,but i think it is embarrassing that the richest 2yo race (Colt bc jeuvenile dirt) IS ONLY WORTH 10 PTS. That should not only carry a 50 pt maximum to the winner,but the winner should get an Automatic entry into the Derby. Seems that the Good Ole Boys from Churchill Downs still do not believe legitimate racing occurs outside of the Bluegrass State
  • Sullivan · Is it worth having Hansen, Shanghai Bobby, New Year's Day in the Derby when only a single winner has won and gone on? · 3 hours ago
Retired and will stand at Adena Springs Florida
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/ConHiRes1114_resized11-11-2014-9-44-20-676.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/HuntersCon1114_resized11-11-2014-9-46-32-870.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/AWECon_resized10-15-2014-20-32-27-217.jpg
Conformation: http://www.adenastallions.com/Domains/www.adenastallions.com/CMSFiles/Photos/Medium/GZPCon_resized10-15-2014-20-46-16-636.jpg
Top Billing is at Payson Park where he will be joined by Honor Code, McGauhey says that if all goes to plan and he remains healthy, Top Billing will return to racing in February 2015. According to DRF



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.