• La Coronel (5-1) leads them all the way in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.Posted 6 days ago
  • Rubilinda (6-5) finds the wire just in time to take the Pebbles Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Engage (1-2) rolls home from last to win the Grade 3 Futurity Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Bolt d'Oro is the 12-1 favorite in the current Las Vegas line for Kentucky Derby 2018.Posted 9 days ago
  • Romantic Vision (6-1) takes the sloppy Spinster (G1) at Keeneland.Posted 12 days ago
  • Unique Bella (1-5) returns with a clear victory in the L. A. Woman (G3) at Santa Anita.Posted 12 days ago
  • Flameaway (5-1) wins a three-horse photo finish in the Dixiana Bourbon (G3) at a wet Keeneland.Posted 12 days ago
  • War Flag (9-1) wins the stretch battle in Belmont's Flower Bowl (G1).Posted 12 days ago
  • Separationofpowers (9-5) impresses in the Frizette at Belmont Park.Posted 12 days ago
  • Roy H (4-5) lives up to favoritism in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship.Posted 13 days ago
Breeders' Cup 2017

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Elate worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.92 (b) finishing 1/9.
Good Samaritan worked 4f, Oct 20th, in 47.53 (b) finishing 1/26.
Paradise Woods worked 6f, Oct 20th, in 1:14.00 (h) finishing 7/21.
Avenge worked 6f, Oct 20th, in 1:13.80 (h) finishing 3/21.
Kobe's Back worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.20 (h) finishing 7/60.
Champagne Room worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.00 (H) finishing 6/60.
Pavel worked 4f, Oct 20th, in 49.00 (h) finishing 13/44.
World Approval worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.80 (b) finishing 8/40.
Awesome Slew worked 5f, Oct 20th, in 1:00.00 (B) finishing 1/40.
Destin worked 4f, Oct 20th, in 49.22 (b) finishing 18/51.
It says on the stallion page on BH, that he is deseased... any word?
  • Goblin · He died of complications following colic surgery in June, 2017. Mr. Boniface made a statement to DRF at the time. · 11 hours ago
I know I'm late to the bandwagon, but wow, this is one good looking colt! I just watched his most recent gallop and he is stunning.
Hastings Race Course in Vancouver closes this week and several of the top trainers are moving in to take up the season in Phoenix. Cindy Krasner, Phil Hall and Steve Henson are just a few. Animals at the upper end of the pecking order in Vancouver, do well in Phoenix. Their best stock usually go to N California. Lex Murray is a solid trainer who often visits the desert as well. Their turf course was nicely watered with much rain over the Spring and it in fairly good shape for a change. “This will be my fifth year going to Arizona,” said Krasner. “As a rule, most of the horses Canadians take to Turf Paradise do well. It’s also a good place to pick up horses for purchase since some may fit into the Hastings program. Also, the cost of living is cheaper than here. Although the purses are not as good when compared to Hastings, it beats sitting home without any money coming in.”
as it gets colder speed cotinues to improve
BREAKING: Multiple G1 winner Dortmund has been retired from racing a second time. He will stand stud at Bonita Farm in Maryland and a stud fee is TBA.
If he's not going in the Classic, where does he go next? The Clark? The Cigar Mile?
R.I.P. Irap
Oh God... rest in peace boy.
That damned laminitis! I know everyone did their best for this colt; special thanks to New Bolton/Dr. Dean Richardson. Sincere condolences to O'Neill, his caregiving staff, and the Reddams. RIP.
Damn. Damn. Damn.

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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.

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