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  • Collected (3-5) wins the Precisionist by a pole.Posted 2 days ago
  • Irap (5-2) edges Girvin by a nose in the $500,000 Ohio Derby.Posted 2 days ago
  • Battle of Midway (1-9) cruises in a 4-horse field in the Affirmed.Posted 2 days ago
  • Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 6 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 6 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 7 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 8 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 9 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 9 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 9 days ago
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Here's an update on Chrome! Sounds as though his life is ideal and everything is being done to ensure his safety while in Chile! https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/why-california-chrome-getting-top-marks-his-work-breeding-shed/
In 1741, James Hoskins of King and Queen County in Virginia’s Middle Pennisula imported Dabster, foaled in 1736. Dabster’s grandsire was the brown horse Hobgoblin from the Godolphin stud. Hobgoblin was a contemporary of the Godolphin Arabian, and he was also a grandson of the Darley Arabian. Dabster is considered the second blooded horse brought to Virginia, the first being Bulle Rock. - Virginia Horse Racing: Triumphs of the Turf By Virginia C. Johnson, Barbara Crookshanks Bet Baffert could bring him back off the Long layoff better than ever :)
As Winx has not been retired I wonder why she is not listed in these rankings. Some horses that have not started in the US are listed and surely she is considered to be somewhere in the top horses currently in training. Thoughts?
Greatest Gelding since John Henry
Conformation: http://i.bloodhorse.com/sroimages//medium/0000169546_3.jpg
Ben's Cat retired, per King Leatherbury. Will be sent to Kentucky to enjoy his old age.
learn about parallax: the effect whereby the position or direction of an object appears to differ when viewed from different positions, e.g., through the viewfinder and the lens of a camera.
please fre picks for today
The 5 horse should of been put up the winner in the Ohio derby..watch the replay..The 2 horse never beat the 5 even if there is a photo finish..replay tells it all..
Irap was considerably the best vs Girvin - Irap got a terrible early ride, and frankly had no business winning. Girvin got the big-time jump on him but Irap left no doubt who was best.
Beach Bum Worked 4F in :46.80 today - 1/60. have not raced since breaking maiden in 1:22.83 as a two-year old.
Canterbury Park has moved it's closing day from Saturday, September 16th to Friday, September 15th. Thursday, September 14th, has been added to the schedule.
I see that he's running the same races that Unified did last year. Unified lost his first race in the Pegasus Stakes, and Timeline has yet to lose a race.
Hill 'n' Dale Farm/John Sikura have announced the purchase of 50% interest in Bubbler, the dam of Arrogate. She is currently in foal to Tapit and will remain co-owned by Clearsky Farm. The purchase price was not disclosed. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/222278/hill-n-dale-acquires-half-interest-in-bubbler
"Queen's Plate card, featuring a live concert by the GOO GOO DOLLS" !!! :) Probable field of 12 :)
Debut winner at 99-1!
anyone heard anything?
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Last year's G1 English St Leger winner, Harbour Law, who just ran a highly creditable 3rd behind Big Orange & Order of St George in the G1 Ascot Gold Cup was found to have suffered a sever tendon injury following the race which will end his 2017 flat season. Trainer Laura Mongan told the Racing Post, "after being on such a high last Thursday, it was devastating on Friday to find the injury." "But we have to be positive, it's not career ending, and we can get him back if we do everything right and look after him."
Apparently, TimeformUS ratings are changing over time. Take Bayern for example, according to timeformus, Bayern improved by over 3 lengths from the same race (the 2014 BCC) for no particular or official reason. It seemed that many races in the fall 2014 at Del Mar and Santa Anita are now getting a huge boost in rating (the only changes I could find were that those tracks underwent some changes during or around the fall of 2014). Bayern's 2014 BCC TFUS = 119 in 2014 https://www.tvg.com/blog/2014/11/05/timeformus-speed-figures-week-ending-november-2-breeders-cup-edition/ Bayern's 2014 BCC TFUS = 126 now. https://timeformus.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/screen-shot-2015-08-04-at-8-35-55-pm.png
  • slewcrew7778 via Disqus · 119 was a preliminary figure immediately after the race and as such subject to change. "If we significantly update any figures after additional further review, we’ll let you know." https://timeformusblog.com/2014/11/03/breeders-cup-2014-preliminary-timeformus-speed-figures/ Bayern's 125.8 figure was determined by a re-evaluation of the strength of the race and posted by Jan 2015. https://www.thoroughbredracing.com/articles/timeform-ratings-show-some-races-north-america-are-not-pulling-their-weight/ · 1 day ago
Ran into a buzzsaw in Timeline, but has a future in G3 and ungraded stakes races in NY/NJ/PA. Should be able to win a few hundred thousand if he stays healthy.

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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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