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  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 15 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 15 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 15 days ago
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Per Racing.com Winx drew post 6 in a field of 9 for the C O X plate. In another article on the same site the possibility of a run in the Japan Cup at the end of November was raised as Winx was inoculated with the mandatory vaccine to make the trip. Chris Waller stated that a race after the Plate was a possibility and this would certainly be an interesting scenario. The Japan Cup is 12 furlongs, a distance Winx has not won at, but as of now nothing seems to be beyond her scope.
What happened to all the new posts after 4 months ago???
I agree. He had that something extra today he didn't have in the Pacific against Collected. That little bit extra he had today, would have won the race. What he did today, and then some. I say, he can do it. If he does, hold off retirement til after the Pegasus.
Great work, but quck horses work fast times. The stand against is based on his distance limitations. Nothing he can do between now and race time changes that.
Winx will go off at what, 1/9 or 1/5? Can't that part of the world come up with a remotely competitive field for their greatest middle distance race?
Bob's the master of getting a peak effort out of a horse off a layoff........he's been doing it for 25 years all the way back to Thirty Slews. This horse will have no excuses if he gets beat.
Mor Spirit worked 6f, Oct 23rd, in 1:13.00 (hg) finishing 3/11.
Mubtaahij worked 6f, Oct 23rd in 1:13.20 (h) finishing 5/11.
Cupid worked 6f, Oct 23rd, in 1:13.00 (h) finishing 3/11.
By the Moon worked 5f, Oct 23rd, in 1:00.52 (b) finishing 1/10.
Pure Sensation worked 3f, Oct 23rd, in 36.98 (b) finishing 1/1.
I'm picking one of them KJ boys.
Who going to win?
On a completely different note, can somebody create a page for the wonderfully named "Frigid Sister", 2 yr old filly who stormed to a very easy victory at Laurel Park yesterday. She looks really decent, could be a contender for next year's Kentucky Oaks, never heard of the trainer though!!!!
  • Goblin · She has a page at HRN now, but the race record is not complete. Anyone with an account here can enter that information. · 13 hours ago
  • Paladin · She 2 for 2. Won her Maiden last month at Penn National · 13 hours ago
GUN RUNNER.....whitney,woodward,stephen foster,dubai,breeders cup,penn derby,clark handicap,travers....all grade 1s.....these his past 8 races all big races and 5 wins and 2 seconds and 1 third...he ran 1mile quarter multiple times also...yet he has no chance yet keen ice does..keep in mind keen ice has finished 7th,8th,4th in that stretch with only 1 lonely grade 2 win,lmao...guess you people think enable can beat the might mare winx also,lol
  • Mark Kennedy via Disqus · dont forget KI was third in the classic last yr and has run in S ca which gun runner has not dont forget t hat gun runner has typically folded in big time moments. Dont forget there are 5 other horses that have speed , so he wont be alone up there. dont forget that this distance is better suited to KI as well is being the perfect set up for his style. I',m not saying that either are going to win but dont make it seem like there is no logic because there is plenty of logic. You come in here starting out with a smart mouth like you know it all. WHY? because you want attention. no brainer Now that you take to the window and cash that check · 13 hours ago
Does anyone know where the name "Limato" comes from?
pavel in his 3rd career race and 1st race vs older horses ran stride for stride with keen ice and yet you guys say pavel overmatched yet keen ice has a shot...i just dont understand are you guys thinking while your typing ?? gun runner done more in 3 months than keen ice has done in his 3 year career yet you guys knock gun runner and praise keen ice ?? im sorry but what the hell are you guys smoking
Baffert, after Gun Runner's work: “I’m gonna scratch,” he cracked. “That horse has gotten stronger and stronger.”
  • slewcrew 7778 via Disqus · Too good to bounce? Only the really special ones don't. We'll see if he's in that category. 5 horses are going into this race off lifetime best TG figs. Not only is Gun Runner one of them, but he also posted triple digit early & late pace figs in his last race for the first time ever. If he really is that special to take another step forward, this will be one for the ages! · 11 hours ago
No way he doesn’t hit the board
Great work for this great mare the other day. Really looks like she's ready to go out on top

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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