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  • Miss Sunset (3-1) grinds out the win over Chalon in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Bonus Points (3-1) swings wide and draws clear to win the Maryland Million Classic.Posted 1 day ago
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 8 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 8 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 8 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 12 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 14 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 14 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 14 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 14 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

HRN Original Blog:
The Tattooed Tracksider
Posted Sunday, October 22, 2017
The public was welcomed to see the champion before she's sold at Fasig-Tipton November.
Posted Monday, October 16, 2017
Casey Laughter shares photos from a recent visit to the Lexington, Ky., track.
Posted Monday, September 25, 2017
The 2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner, Champagne Room, may have an outside chance of winning the 2017 Breeders' Cup Distaff.
Posted Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The news of Practical Joke retiring at the end of 2017 was one of the most painful loses to the horse racing scene I have felt in a while.
Posted Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Don’t bet on the Travers winner to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Posted Sunday, August 06, 2017
Experience West Virginia Derby Day at Mountaineer Park through the lens.
Posted Sunday, July 30, 2017
The Jim Dandy Stakes is the local prep for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, but it is not as reliable to get Travers winners as many may think.
Posted Tuesday, July 25, 2017
While Abel Tasman is the only filly to win 3 GIs this year, she is still searching for respect.
Posted Sunday, July 16, 2017
A great evening at the Indiana Derby was captured in photos, by Casey Laughter.
Posted Friday, July 07, 2017
While the Dwyer has lost momentum in recent years, the race is rich in history and winners who went on to be top class stallions.
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Meet Casey Laughter


I have loved horses for as long as I can remember. I used to have hundreds of toy horses when I was little. My love of horse racing came quickly into my life the moment Funny Cide crossed the wire in the 2003 Kentucky Derby. Thanks to my dad, I now consume every ounce of thoroughbred literature I can.

When I am not stuffing my brain with pedigrees, numbers, statistics, and more, I spend my free time with my fiancé and my dog, a Boxer mix named Piper. I enjoy hiking, reading, canoeing, and just relaxing.

I am currently enrolled at Wright State University in my home state of Ohio, studying communication and sociology. I also photograph families, pets, and nature in my off time.

Including Horse Racing Nation, I also am a frequent contributor to Lady and The Track and my own personal blogs, A World Full of Furlongs and All That Noise, which is not racing related. It is more of my personal journal and thoughts page. I have also written for US Racing in the past.

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