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1st: Exaggerator 2nd: American Freedom 3rd: Governor Malibu 4th: Connect
go frosty
Onus for the money.She will wire the field.
Kiaran McLaughlin has officially confirmed Frosted for the G1 Woodward Stakes. McLaughlin also says that should Frosted come out of the race in good shape, there is a chance he could make one more start before the Breeders Cup Classic. KM didn't want to get ahead of himself, but after the Woodward the options could be the Jockey Club Gold Cup, shipping to Santa Anita and run in the Awesome Again, or train straight to the Classic after the Woodward, but this will all be decided after the Woodward next Saturday.
Trainer Art Sherman officially announces that California Chrome will make his next start in the G1 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita on October 1st.
No upsets at all. FROSTED, Comfort, Samraat, Mubtaahij, Bradester, Shaman Ghost.
Frosted by at least 6 lengths.
1st- Indexical 2nd- Vyjack
How about MONEY MULTIPLIER to upset the great FLINTSHIRE! 3rd- Inordinate 4th- Twilight Eclipse 5th- Roman Approval 6th- Grand Tito 7th- Applicator
My 2nd and 3rd choices are out. :( (Rainha da Bateria, Mrs. McDougal) 1st- SENTIERO ITALIA 2nd- Onus 3rd- Lady Eli 4th- Sympathy 5th- Miss Temple City 6th- Strike Charmer 7th- Sweet Acclaim 8th- Excilly. No big payouts in this race.
1st- Extinct Charm 2nd- Celtic Chaos 3rd- Taoiseach
Not bad for a stakes debut. Maybe he didn't handle the surface, maybe he's not as good as we thought which I think he is. We will find out next race.
Majesto has been scratched from tomorrow's Travers Stakes.
Can somebody give me a scenario where Songbird wins HOY, without racing in the Classic (which she won't)? It's a given she has to stay undefeated and win the Distaff. What else would have to happen?
Many people already know Songbird is No 1 in the HRN Power Rankings Page. I wanted to alert people that there may be a serious problem with that webpage. I try to load it and the page while downloading freezes like ice (I can't drag down to see beyond the top 4 as the scroller seems locked) and for some reason has affected downloading speed on other websites I use. I wonder what the problem could be.
No rain at Saratoga tomorrow. So Exaggerator will need an extremely fast pace to run into for a chance of a top 3 finish.
Frosted is a classic "in and outer" Many a good horse has come down the pike over the years that did exactly the same thing: a brilliant move here and there but over quite average for a stakes horse.
Hope she goes up in odds ~ Sheer Drama for the win!
postponed never won a g1 til 4 , he was 3 from 11 at one stage of his career, he is now regarded as europes number 1 , some horses mature and move forward with age i,l put frosted in that bracket
should be a nice race for her initial attempt against open company. expecting another great effort.

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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