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Toasting with Andrew Champagne

 

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After easily breaking his maiden last out, Toasting Master is set to run Saturday in 6 at Churchill Downs, a $75,000 ALW. The half to Broadway's Alibi ran second in his debut due to a thrown shoe. Making his third start, he is the 9/5 favorite against 2-1 ML shot Holy Boss, fifth in the G1 Champagne.
$100,000 Keeneland September purchase Dontbetwithbruno is set to make his first start this Saturday in the first at Aqueduct. A half to Oaklawn Handicap winner Cyber Secret by Man O'War sire line stallion Tiz Wonderful, he will be ridden by Javier Castellano for the Repole Stable.
The time has come! Overawe is entered in r9 this Sunday at Aqueduct as a main track only. Javy is aboard, should he run. Overawe is a half to Cleburne by Awesome Again. I found Cleburne by track the maternal line of Gay Matelda. It is my hope Overawe also inherits some of her speed and talent. Overawe has been working since mid July at Saratoga.
Up with the birds draws post position number 7 out of 18 runners for the 2014 Japan Cup on November 30th, Eurico Rosa De Silva will ride
General A Rod has posted his first local work since the Belmont Stakes, working 1/2 in 47.60 and out in 1:01. Maker says that A Rod is planned to return in early 2015, according to DRF
very interesting race, and happy thanksgiving everyone!
3 Quality Rocks / 7 Ol' Fashion Gal / 2 Rainha da Bateria / 5 Flat Footed Mama
The Pizza Man and Holiday star Longshot: Patrioticandproud
9 Keen Ice / 10 The Truth or Else / 12 Ostrolenka / 1 Flashaway
4 Sweet Whiskey / 3 Street Girl / 5 Willet / 8 Geeky Gorgeous
5 House Rules / 2 Penwith / 4 Dame Dorothy / 6 Princess Violet - looks like a Comely worth watching for the first time in 3 decades
5 Captain Serious / 9 River Rocks / 2 Strapping Groom / 8 La Verdad
10 Power Foot / 6 Irish Surf / 8 Bench Light / 11 The Pizza Man
9 Avanzare / 7 Skyring / 5 Pure Tactics / 3 Boozer
5 Sawyer's Hill / 1 California Chrome / 2 Lexie Lou / 6 Talco
Finnegans Wake and The Pizza Man
5 Strathnaver / 1 Discreet Marq / 3 La Tia / 4 Annecdote
Tightend Touchdown (if he runs here) and Bakken
3 International Star / 10 Majestico / 6 Lucky Player / 8 Imperia
12 Seeking Paradise / 1 Carta de Oro / 4 Simply Confection / 5 Cristina's Journey

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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.