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if s.b. wins the awesome and the b..c.c.he wins hoty.i wonder if bayern wins the b.c.c.will he steal it away??? did baffert say where bayern will go? i dont see him getting the 1/1/4.the d.m. thats another story!
She's owned by Alex Trebek of Jeopardy fame.
CC is not going to win the bc classic/shared belief and close hatches should be the finalists for Hoyt /close hatches has outperformed everyone/top pick/nov 1 / shared belief can win the bc classic just as long as he doesn't run into anyone coming around the last turn/2 great horses/if wise Dan gets the award again I think I'll puke/
Indiana Derby next stop.
to bad he broke his back in a riding accident
Regarding: Press release issued regarding sale of 1-2 interest of Palace Malice to Three Chimneys indicates he could return to training in 2015, Palace Malice to undergo vet exam 11/15. If racing sound, campaigns in 2015 w/ Pletcher. Upon retirement, @Three_Chimneys assumes ownership, should everything go right, HE'S COMIN BACK BABY!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
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  • Goblin · I'm seeing a 50% interest being sold, with examination by veterinary panel on 11/15. If the bone bruise is completely healed, then that's a win/win situation for Dogwood and Three Chimneys. Interesting that they acquired WTC and now Palace Malice---I thought PM might go to Lane's End. Whether he's able to race again or not, Three Chimneys has made a favorable deal with the acquisition of 100% at actual retirement. · 5 hours ago
  • tmallios via Disqus · This is why Cot is a buisiness man supreme. He pulled the plug on racing to maintain his value in the Breeding Shed . When Cot did not get the deal he wanted,guess those rumors of multiple farms were far fetched. Cot took the best deal for 50 % of the horse. Now he will bring him back next year to race again. A very smart move in doing so. I am sure that there is already a contingency deal on the other 50% of the horse should he do "X". The positive here is that with a 50% partner, the insurance premiums will not be as hard to swallow. Expect the same kind of Racing Schedule next year, not as front loaded. Their main goal will be the BC Cup. Job well done Cot. Not to many manage the stables better than you. · 5 hours ago
will return Friday in Race 8 at SA in allowance race going 6 1/2 furlongs, post 4
omg love big red California chrome almost won the triple crown to bad he lost :(
this is a filly, not a colt
Thanks for that --too bad he looked awesome ---
Look Shared Belief can win the awesome again, classic, and clark and still has no shot at 3 year old honors end of story
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  • Northport · If Chrome doesn't bounce back from his Penn Derby 6th place and Shared Belief wins the Awesome Again and Classic, SB will absolutely take 3 y/o honours. Eclipse voters have a very short memory, a horse that flashes brilliance at the end of the season can (and often do) trump the accomplishments of those made earlier in the season. Just ask Orb, Game on Dude, Princess of Sylmar, etc. · 1 day ago
  • slewcrew7778 · Why is that? · 6 hours ago
Funny, everybody's claiming shared belief to be so good but this guy never got mentioned.
2012 Kentucky oak winner Believe You Can to be offered at Fasig November sale by Airdrie Stud, in foal to leading sire Tapit.
This horse has no business in santa anita on breeders cup weekend. She has beat the same 4 horses in almost every race. Its almost like beating stable mates at this point.
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  • buds · I guess the LA woman will tell the story. Good luck to her, Im thinking Beholder and Close the Hatches will b watching with curious eyes. · 9 hours ago
  • buds · of coarse she is fast she is outa Curlin, she should also be able to handle the dirt at santa anita (curling could run on pebbles). Still not sold on the 6.5 furlong decision perhaps the connections want 15-1 on Breeders cup day and want to bet the farm! · 8 hours ago
Wise Dan worked 5 f. in 1:01.20 over firm Keeneland turf this a.m. preparing for G1 Shadwell on 10/4. Splits: 24.80, 38; out in 1:15, 1:31.20
Shared Belief, in final work for Awesome Again, went 1/2 in 47.60 earlier this am at GGF. Vans to SA early tomorrow, per Hollendorfer.
if wise dan wins the BC Turf he is horse of the year, due to colic and everything else
  • buds · good luck with that bid. Great horse, but not a HOTY performance. If he won the Classic (which I think he actually could) then he would have a chance. · 9 hours ago
Anyone know if Toast of New York is racing Saturday?
Full brother to Twirling Candy breaks his maiden 2nd out
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: 4-time G1 winner Kingman has been retired due to having to undergo treatment for a sore throat, which rules him out of any Autumn targets.
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  • hannahWTC · My week just got even worse… WTC, GoD, PoS all retired and Chrome finishes 6th… Last time I commented "Who is Next?" but i don't even wanna say it this time in case it happens... · 1 day ago
  • jonquil · Kingman's been on antibiotics for the throat infection and Gosden has claimed to be unable to train him at this time, saying it'd take him some time to get better so he wouldn't be fit to race. On top of that, Kingman simply isn't Frankel and his options for races as a 4yo were probably limited enough, and they probably didn't think he'd be strong enough against tough competition at any further than a mile to warrant keeping him in training. Retiring him now makes sense. · 10 hours ago



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.