Breeders' Cup 2014

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  • American Pharoah is out of the BC Juvenile due to a bone bruise. Posted 2 days ago
  • Dame Dorothy remains unbeaten in the Turnback the Alarm! Posted 4 days ago
  • West Coast Belle wins the Rags to Riches for fun! Posted 4 days ago
  • Conquest Tsunami storms to victory in the Street Sense! Posted 4 days ago
  • Military Attack defeats a top field in the Sha Tin Trophy! Posted 4 days ago
  • Canadian Lexie Lou wins the Autumn Miss at Santa Anita! Posted 5 days ago
  • Pick of the Litter edges Departing in the final strides of the Fayette! Posted 5 days ago
  • Salutos Amigos is best in the Bold Ruler! Posted 5 days ago
  • Adelaide wins a thrilling edition of the Cox Plate! Posted 5 days ago
  • 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 8 days ago

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Can someone please tell me what happened to Garrett gomez? ?
  • amdaman · Fell off the wagon a little over a year ago. Took time off. Obviously not ready to return. Perhaps never will. · 9 minutes ago
Thanks goblin.
This horse beat California Chrome in his glory and I think will win this race too.... Closers win races...
Anybody remember the green monkey? Something like he was bought for almost 15 mill. And then turned out to be the biggest flop of all time. whatever happened to him?
  • Goblin · May be at stud at Hartley-DeRenzo. His purchase price is not something he could control, so...... He probably has his own page here on HRN as well. · 6 hours ago
  • Mike Relva via Disqus · Please say you aren't comparing The Green Monkey to Coz? · 1 hour ago
I think they should retire him, or give him one more start to see if it was just because of the long layoff
Check out the pedigree on the right and click on the different sires, dams, grand sires and so on and guess what you find? I find 4 different Northern Dancer influences within 3 generations, 4! I don't think I have ever seen that. Remember, this is a colt who has a 191 Turf Tomilson figure, and his two races on turf back that figure up. He's NOT a turf horse. With those 4 separate Northern Dancer influences this colt should not only handle the dirt but thrive on it. His Damn sire Syncline thrived on the dirt according to his PPs in formulator. Class? Check. Distance? Check. Surface? Check-check.
Top Decile, Feathered, Angela Renee,By theMoon
Goldencents, Bronzo,Tapiture, Fed Biz
War Envoy, Startup Nation,Int. Star, Lawn Ranger
Its so cool Kieren Fallon is gonna be riding at santa anita this winter taking his tack to tough west coast jockey colony, gl.
zivo-cigar street-ve day
11 Tonalist / 13 California Chrome / 6 Shared Belief / 8 Zivo
Tonalist,Cigar Street,Shared Belief,Bayern
Lady Eli,Qualify,Rainha Da Bateria,Sivoliere.
Startup Nation,Danny Boy,Commemorative,War Envoy.
Goldencents,Pants on Fire,Golden Ticket,Vicars in Trouble.
Bobby's Kitten,No Nay Never,Undrafted,Home Run Kitten
Artemis Agrotera,Sweet Reason,Judy the Beauty,Stonetastic.
Abaco,Dayatthespa,Just the Judge,Emollient.
Puca,Top Decile,By the Moon,Cristina's Journey.



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