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  • Miss Temple City (8-5) hits the wire just in front in the Grade 1 Matriarch.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Annals of Time (5-1) gets clear late in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby.Posted 1 day ago
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in the Grade 2 Bayakoa.Posted 1 day ago
  • Royal Posse (3-5) repeats in the Claiming Crown Jewel and becomes a millionaire.Posted 1 day ago
  • King and His Court (8-5) flies home to win the Display Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • R Angel Katelyn (8-5) leads all the way in the Sandpiper.Posted 1 day ago
  • Rapid Rhythm runs them down in the Battle of New Orleans.Posted 1 day ago
  • Highway Star (7-1) is up in time to win the Go for Wand.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chance of Luck (7-2) holds on to take the Inaugural StakesPosted 1 day ago
  • Whitmore wins the 6th race at Aqueduct, his first race back since the Kentucky Derby.Posted 1 day ago

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Bit of random trivia here but did anyone realize that Arrogate broke his maiden in the same race that Ziconic (Tapit x Zenyatta) ran 4th? The latter has not raced since.
He ran 9th in the Champions Cup.
I'm torn between the nominees for the Vox Populi. Songbird was sensational, and I like Porter. Beholder is a warrior, and a stayer. Tepin, awesome talent. Chrome, my choice, except for the fact that he has already won. Tough decision.
Hoping for Miss Temple City or Time and Motion to come out on top (:
Goes to trainer David Hayes. Probably make her debut around Easter.
  • EyeoftheBeholder via Disqus · It'll be interesting to see how she debuts. · 2 hours ago
i think if it would not be for Tepin, perhaps Catch a Glimpse, this filly would be worthy of the Eclipse. shes always showing up. 3 G1's for the year, 2 against the boys.
apparently he underwent emergency colic surgery a few weeks ago. has since returned to Old Friends, but i wonder why nothing was ever said?
If Arrogate lost the Pegasus World Cup to California Chrome would you want to see a third race?
Shared Belief wins the classic by 3 lengths
Shared Belief wins this by 3 lengths
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They should have put AP back in training after his 2016 breeding season was complete.... AP in the Pegasus would have be awesome! Obviously just a pipe dream :-)
  • Pebbles via Disqus · I am not certain that Coolmore is going to risk another $41.6 million to enter a race with a purse of $7.2 million to the winner. :-) · 3 days ago
  • Mike via Disqus · Yeah, a real pipe dream. · 9 hours ago
What is the status of Woodville ?
Conformation: http://i.bloodhorse.com/sroimages//medium/0000168971_1.jpg
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This needs updated. He ran last night in Japan.
Didn't win by the best of margins, but still very promising.
  • pointgiven23 via Disqus · Definitely the horse in front died but that one may have moved too early. Impressive that he kept going and wore him down · 13 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.

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