• Miss Sunset (3-1) grinds out the win over Chalon in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes.Posted 2 days ago
  • Bonus Points (3-1) swings wide and draws clear to win the Maryland Million Classic.Posted 2 days ago
  • La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 9 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 9 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 9 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 15 days ago
  • 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
Breeders' Cup 2017

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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!!!!
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
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.”
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
Effortless work today, 46 4/5. Sitting on go for his title defense.
She had a colt by Bernardini. Stonestreet posted a photo of her weanling on Instagram. Meet Rachel's Valentina's full brother in blood. He is on the left next to Forest Music's foal. See here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BamSHSthnNy/
With all due respect to the jockeys that have died on the track (the best known being Mike Venezia), I don't think there is much debate that her death in the match race is considered the most tragic moment in American racing history.
50-1 right now in Vegas future Odds!
Hello that was some work today! Hard not to be excited for next weekend after that one
The Energy is like a keg of dynamite. .
worked very well today. looks like he's finally back to his old self
He's definitely no 'lock on certainty' to win the BC Juvenile. "Firenze Fire" and "Free Drop Billy" are legit contenders and one of those two could easily get the win here.
"Gun Runner" STEALS THE SHOW!!!!! ha ha, he's got this, he's looked unstoppable since his return from Dubai, and he's training supremely well for the race. He will get the 10f perfectly well on that Del Mar track, and he WILL win the Breeder's Cup Classic, place your bets now, enjoy the race (and all the other top notch races on that day), and you'll be 'cashing in BIG TIME' on November 4th. If you would all like some other advice on other races, then please feel free to message me, I have already compiled my TOP 5 best bets for the Breeder's Cup meeting, and I am VERY CONFIDENT that 4 of them will definitely win! :-)
From Ahmed Zayat this morning, "Solomini worked awesome according to Baffert. He had him on the lead this time.For me, still didn’t change lead so much left in the tank, will improve with age. Need to change lead if he will narrow 7 length win bolt had on us. Very hopeful we’re in right hands."
He just looks fantastic .

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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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