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  • Quidura (2-5) proves best in Grade 2 Canadian.Posted 5 days ago
  • Winx rolls late in the Colgate Optic White Stakes for her 20th straight victory!Posted 6 days ago

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Imo win or lose Saturday, they should take him to the dirt mile. Especially since it’s around two turns
Ok lute, ya got the rail, ya gotta go. Let's find the winners circle today.
From this morning's Racing Post web-site: Cheveley Park Stud owners David & Patricia Thompson have acquired a majority share in Coral-Eclipse & Juddmonte International winner, Ulysses, where he will now stand at stud when he retires at the end of the current season. The article says he will continue to race in the colors of Flaxman Stables Ireland, Ltd. for his final two starts in the G1 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantily and the G1 Breeders Cup Turf at Del Mar.
Watch out for this horse, she looks very special, she has the potential to be the next "Goldikova". :-)
Sometimes great race horses just want to run from the get go and not be instructed what to do. Arrogate has the stamina and will to do so. Big Brown had it as well. Unfortunately Kent tried to impose his own will on a horse that obviously wanted to run and not rate in the Belmont and it cost them the TC. One of the worst rides ever! I will never forget that day. Big Brown should've been the 13th triple crown winner. He was a beast!
I wouldn't put her at the level some broodmares, but she's one of the better ones this decade.
for whatever reason I pull for your horses. They seem well placed and well treated. And it's great that you're a woman with fine stock. I absolutely wish you all the good luck in the world. Ralph Arzoomanian PhD-not that that matters
After a rough start to the year, Oscar has really won me back over. He could steal the whole show this fall.
What?? Always Dreaming is a sprinter at best.
Outplay will take the Pa Derby. He will take the lead at the very short first turn (330 feet) and leave all the outside pp (8 to10) struggling to catch him. Like all Fappiano horses do, they take the lead. Outplay has a Win and a Place at Parx.
He is a handful to control in the stretch, when he gets pointed straight he can gooble up the real estate. Could be dangerous in a juvenile that is looking to be insanely fast.
9/21 https://twitter.com/YOLODOLO10/status/910925116476874753 9/20 https://twitter.com/YOLODOLO10/status/910677078684528641 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08f22bb0d41a9644aed939000376e016ce00208cd458f7856b59a24a0ade57bb.jpg 9/18 https://twitter.com/camillayakteen/status/909799264196337665
Now in the barn of Bill Mott.
9/21 https://twitter.com/YOLODOLO10/status/910925116476874753 9/20 https://twitter.com/YOLODOLO10/status/910677078684528641 https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/08f22bb0d41a9644aed939000376e016ce00208cd458f7856b59a24a0ade57bb.jpg Anyone recognize this rider? Haven't seen him on Arrogate before.
If Dortmund wins this it's Greatest Horse comeback ever!!!
from a state fair stakes to a placing in a graded stakes
Today's card at Ayr Racecourse in Scotland, which included the listed Doonside Cup, as well as tomorrow's card that was to include the listed Harry Rosebery Stakes & listed Scottish Fillies' Sprint Stakes, has been abandoned due to problems with the racecourse being dangerously waterlogged from a down pouring of rain over the past few days in Ayrshire. Racing at Ayr will resume on Saturday, with the track's biggest event of the flat season, the Ayr Gold Cup(Heritage Handicap), along with the G3 Firth Of Clyde Stakes for juvenile fillies and the Ayr Silver Cup(Handicap) for those horses who were entered but didn't make the cut for the Ayr Gold Cup field.
Breeders Cup web page has the Dirt Mile going off at 3:05 PM on Friday the 3rd not Sat the 4th. Pick six sequence is Filly and Mare Turf/Juvenile/The Mile (turf)/Sprint/ Turf/ Classic
Sired the sales topper at Keeneland yesterday!
Arrogate's 3rd race off a layoff. This coming BCC is horseracing 101 to me. He will be at his best and put all you naysayers out to pasture. Quit being stupid!
  • jrock246 · Agree 100%. Keep the naysayers coming because that's really the only way to even get 6/5 on this horse in the BCC. More likely that he goes off at 4/5 in this race although I hope the public puts a ton of win money on both Gun Runner and Collected, which helps our cause. Gun Runner's current amazing form should also help a lot. I think there is also some money to be made on a sizable SF wager: Arrogate, Gun Runner, Keen Ice/West Coast, Keen Ice/West Coast Expecting Collected to run off the board after feeling more pressure in this race. He ran the race of his life last out and I don't think he is upward bound against all this solid company. · 1 day 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.

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