• Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 32 minutes ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 38 minutes ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 1 hour ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 2 hours ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 3 hours ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 4 hours ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 5 hours ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Midnight Storm proves best in the Seabiscuit on the Del Mar turf.Posted 22 hours ago

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Next pointed to the California Oaks on Feb. 6th.
WOWWW!!! Ladies and gentlemen, if this guy stays healthy, we could be in for an unbelievable four year old campaign from this guy. Dortmund is something special.
  • xword15 · It was a great race by him. As soon as he surged past imperative for the lead he made it look too easy. · 22 minutes ago
Dortmund wins the Native Diver @ Del Mar Proud of him and hopes he only gets better!
Commissioner goes out a winner as he takes the Hawthorne Gold Cup. Way to go Commish!!!
Chiropractor, March, Om
How about that? 2nd in the Hollywood Derby, 9f turf at Del Mar, 11/28/15. Versatile.
Carina Mia with a great run to beat Stageplay... She is going to keep getting better and I believe can challenge Songbird
She put away another excellent filly in Stageplay today... I believe she will give Songbird a run for her money
Nice 4th place in the English Channel today. He got bottled up a little bit in the stretch and I think if he could have gotten through sooner he would have placed or even won. He might have a bright future on the turf rather than a dirt sprinter.
  • MaryZinke via Disqus · Good thinking, Carly. I just read this today. · 46 minutes ago
I think Private Zone should win Older Dirt Male. He's just been so consistent.
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  • Mary Z. · I hope you didn't jinx him out of that Cigar win. You couldn't wait a day? You hide if he doesn't win. And he better win. · 21 hours ago
  • Mary Z. · I gave you a like anyway, Jinxy McJinxington. · 21 hours ago
Code Warrior won the GG Debutante!
Rooting for Om.
Well, he only got fifth, but probably didn't like the off track. Still believe he is a derby contender.
Aweomeness from Airoforce! Love him and maybe he will be a factor next May!
I would love to see him run against Nyquist.
WOW!! Conquest Big E dominates!!! Another good horse to watch in 2016. Loved his maiden win and thought he had a troubled trip in the Juvenile. Good horse and he looked great today.
Finally. I found something where a race writer, Jon White, took the Blood Horse rankings of the Top 100 horses of the 20th century and incorporated some 21st century great horses into the rankings. http://www.xpressbet.com/ReadPostTime?id=15320
What the heck was Pedroza doing on Private Zone ??????????? The horse wanted to go and Pedroza was choking the life out of him! Horrific ride fighting the horse the whole way around the track.

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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