• Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 2 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 2 days ago
  • No Mo Dough (9-1) explodes to victory in the Sir Barton Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Cambodia (9-2) gets the trip and rolls in the Gallorette.Posted 2 days ago
  • Whitmore (6-5) surges past A.P. Indian in the Maryland Sprint.Posted 2 days ago
  • Yoshida (5-2) wins the James W. Murphy Stakes like a good thing.Posted 2 days ago
  • Recruiting Ready (5-2) rolls to an impressive win in the Chick Lang.Posted 2 days ago
  • Get 10-1 Odds on Always Dreaming on TVG! Posted 2 days ago
  • No catching Everything Lovely (5-2) in The Very One Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Actress (12-1) edges Lights of Medina in a sloppy Black-Eyed Susan.Posted 3 days ago

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If you haven't checked out Cirrus des Aigles's Facebook page yet, then I highly recommend it. When most race horses retire you almost never get a glimpse into how they're doing or what they're up to, but that's not the case here! There are plenty of videos and photos and it's updated fairly regularly by a person who truly cares for Cirrus. It's great to see him doing so well! Link: https://www.facebook.com/cirrusdesaigles/
1st: Minding 2nd: Solow 3rd: Ribchester 4th: Miss Temple City Sorry, but Solow gets beaten in this race.
Lookin at Lee for the win
For anyone still hung up on the name, this is how it came about - -->> "Seth Klarman and William Lawrence, – the co-owners of Cloud Computing and many other graded stakes winners like G1 winners Practical Joke, Annals of Time and Currency Swap – have the resources. Each man runs a company that manages investments measured in the billions of dollars. Klarman and Lawrence like giving names to their horses that reflect their vocation: among other graded stakes winners they've campaigned in recent years are Takeover Target, Deeply Undervalued, Pricedtoperfection, Strict Compliance, Consumer Credit, Balance the Books and Central Banker."
How About Personal Time ( Malibu Moon-Lady Liberty.) Working at Fair Hill for Shug. Hope he gets these horses running at Saratoga.
One to watch after msw.
I believe Meantime and Twisted Tom might run
I think Gunnevera is sitting out this race, also heard Practical Joke might commit to the Belmont
Just posted on the Racing Post web-site about 30 minutes ago: The G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe is the one glaring omission from the glittering CV of trainer Dermot Weld, and the Master Of Rosewell House has turned to a mare to try and give him his first success in the French showpiece. Zhukova has been given the ultimate aim of lining up in this year's Arc by her ambitious trainer, who reports the five-year-old to be in great shape following her wide margin win in the G1 Man O'War Stakes at Belmont Park nine days ago. Harzand gave Weld his first ever win in the G1 Investec Derby at Epsom in 2016, but could finish no better than 9th behind Found at Chantilly last October. Zhukova has now been handed the baton by Weld, who told the Racing Post, "we've mapped out her plan for the rest of the season, which includes running in the G1 Yorkshire Oaks at York in August on the way to the Arc, which runs at Chantilly again this year.
Enola Gray worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:00.20 (h) finishing 1/4.
Mor Spirit worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:01.60 (h) finishing 10/21.
Midnight Storm worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:02.00 (h) finishing 15/21.
American Freedom worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:01.60 (h) finishing 10/21.
Abel Tasman worked 4f, May 22nd, in 49.80 (h) finishing 21/32.
Divining Rod worked 3f, May 22nd, in 38.60 (b) finishing 4/4.
Gun Runner worked 5f, May 22nd, in 1:01.20 (b) finishing 6/20.
Darn shame he didn't win yesterday, but Cloud Computing had the better race; at least he's come back strong and is proving his haters wrong - this colt is the same one that dominated the track as a 2YO. I can't wait to watch him strut in the Belmont!
Why this horse is not on the undefeated watch?
Interesting 2 year old. Good work times, pedigree is intriguing (A friend in NY spotted him during works, not much of a horse player, but said that this colt really impressed him) Likely to start at Saratoga this summer - It is about time to start looking at the two year olds ... Anybody else have any two yr olds to keep an eye on?

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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