• Long shot Stormy Lucy (65-1) upsets the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in the last stride. Posted 48 minutes ago
  • Dortmund romps home a winner in the Native Diver.Posted 1 day ago
  • Commissioner much the best in the Hawthorne Gold Cup.Posted 1 day ago
  • Chiropractor edges March for a Hollywood Derby win at 14-1.Posted 1 day ago
  • Airoforce takes to the dirt in a big way, pulling away to win the Kentucky Jockey Club.Posted 1 day ago
  • Carina Mia turns back Stageplay in the Golden Rod.Posted 1 day ago
  • Tonalist with a late rush to just get up in the Cigar Mile!Posted 1 day ago
  • Forever Unbridled outduels Carrumba to the wire in the Comely.Posted 1 day ago
  • Mohaymen an impressive winner of Aqueduct's nine furlong Remsen.Posted 1 day ago
  • Lewis Bay runs to her odds in the Demoiselle.Posted 1 day ago

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Firing Line will be pointed to his first start of 2016 in March or April per Zetcher quote in a TDN article written November 17th. He is apparently training/working at a farm now. http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/getting-fired-up-for-next-season/
BREEZES 4 furlongs in 48.60
BREAKING NEWS: G1 winner Mr. Speaker has been retired from racing and will stand stud at Lane's End Farm for the 2016 breeding season. He will stand for $10,000. According to DRF
Any word on Coach Inge? Is he retired or just getting a break?
The Malibu will be a hell of a race! 4 weeks away, can't wait!
Dortmund will be really really tough here if he continues to train as he's been training. Home track advantage, won't have to ship and he's fresh in top form.
Love to see curlins fox win a big one I also like stormy Lucy
He finished 3rd in the Native Diver (race results ^^)? Preliminary BSF of 103
Conformation: https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/12122440_1493604297610877_8826791978382950513_n.jpg?oh=c0e396c00fb282031e627bf07a28c21c&oe=56E071B3
Standing at Rancho Hills Farm, Ca
Standing at Waldorf Stallions
Should not be ranked.
SUPER AWESOME! Perhaps a Derby horse.
He is a very sound and versatile horse who wins Grade 1 at 12 furlongs, 8 furlongs, and 10 furlongs.
Nice debut win !! By 6!! 4/5 Second faster than Seymourdini who ran earlier who also ran a credible second to remsen winner Nohayman. Shadwell looking good headed onto 2016 derby trail .
Honor Code vs. Liam's Map vs. Effinex vs. Tonalist for Champion Older Male
One of these days he is going to pass Nyquist
This is a very talented 2 year old who will definitely be in the Kentucky Derby if he is not injured.
Could be champion older male

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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