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The Sky Beauty may be next, GPW Nov 1.
margaret reay.
Union Jackson, Jess's Dream, and Cozmic One are the 2yr olds to watch. I think Union Jackson might be a beast, he may even be a bigger threat than Cozmic One. We will have to see.
  • Goblin · Definitely will have to wait and see how these highly anticipated young colts perform on the track. They are carrying the "weight" of great expectations. · 3 hours ago
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I was hoping MMM would have won his 10th race before he retired. MMM will always be one of my favorites.
Lady Eli!
I love California Chrome still yet, but if Shared Belief recovered nicely from that wide ride in the Awesome Again and he's as sharp as he was that day, it's his race to lose. He's just too scrappy. If I were a betting woman ( and I know nothing about betting so I'd not be able to do so if I was ) I'd bet Shared Belief will win then Bayern, Tonalist, Chrome and Moreno will be in the top mix somewhere. I really don't know that much about V.E. Day. Need to go watch all of his races.
Very nice 2 yr old loves the turf.
Until something can come close to SB, you have to go with him. The last race was close, but without the cheating by Baffert's horses and riders, SB wins by more than 4. This horse is a superstar!
This horse is truly an amazing horse. I have fallin in love with her and she has been my angel in providing me with therapy and healing. I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of her life. Thank you Michael.
After an 18 month layoff to recover from a tendon injury, the two time Hong Kong Horse of the Year winner will make his return to racing on Sunday in the G2 Sha Tin Trophy at 1 mile on the turf. He'll be facing the reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year winners Designs on Rome (2013- 2014) and Military Attack (2012-2013), in a matchup that will face a total of 6 different Hong Kong Champions against each other. Blog to come, but I cannot express how excited I am to see my favorite horse make it back to the track
cedar, If you're out there, I posted an HRTV video in answer to your question about Beholder's antibiotic treatment below the question you asked yesterday--on the "hidden" page. :)
One thing is for sure, this Horse will be terrible value wherever he turns up next, and he'll get well beaten!
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  • Mike Relva via Disqus · I'm really glad you know everything. lol · 64 days ago
  • Steven Rolf via Disqus · that would be 2 things, moron · 14 hours ago
I was looking at the Past Performances in this race. I came up wih the following conclusion. I do not like California Chrome in this spot, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM HERE. He is one of the few horses that will be able to work out an ideal trip. In looking at his race at Parx and seeing the figure he ran. The race was not as bad as it looked to the naked eye. Bayern is super fast and at his best may be one of the 2 fastest horses in the race. The distance is not what worries me about him. It is his ability to put back to back stellar efforts in such a short span. I was fooled once in the Travers off of his hole in the wind Haskell.As much as i like and have always liked this horse,he will have to show me. So i will be passing on him. Tonalist is very good, but how will he handle the cross country trek and the surface. Two questions i do not want answered with my money on him. Shared Belief will be the favorite,that alone is a reason for me to look to beat him. He in my opinion has more questions than Regis Philbin when he hosted the "Millinaire " show on TV. Distance,Surface and how will he run coming off an all out gut wrenching effort against much softer than he will be facing today. As far as the rest of the field is concerned,i just do not think any of them are good enough to win this race. If they do,it will be without me. Back to Chrome and why i like him. I think that the Recipe for winning this race is being a fresh horse.Especially one coming off of a non effort. He has run many races fast enough to win this race. There fore he will not have to do anything that he has not done before. Good luck to whoever you may like.
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  • Mary Z. · Note to readers: I responded "on the backside" :) · 2 days ago
  • idavis via Disqus · I am with you! Hope he draws a good post and Victor let's him ROLL! · 16 hours ago
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Taris!
Does anyone know whether Brigantin will be racing again this spring? I was hoping he'd be running in the Mooney Valley Cup this weekend to have a crack at making the Melb Cup field...
Really nice horse always tried and now is living the good life on a farm in Mass
Zivo, Cigar Street, and Toast of New York exacta boxes sound very tempting.
Lady Eli is better than Maram , C. Brown's first BC victory. Her Emmynency had a nice late turn of foot. Would box these with Euros.
Now just wait n see who scratches.



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.