• Miss Sunset (3-1) grinds out the win over Chalon in the Grade 2 Raven Run Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
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  • 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 11 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

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and i dont wanna hear gun runner 0 for 3 at this distance,he lost to mr nyquist who ran top 5 fastest derby and who was a monster on dirt that wasnt 'mud' and lost to arrogate in dubai who ran a monster race....gun runner still ran in the money in those races and he has improved since then
i ask this question people....why would i bet my money on arrogate who wont pay a quarter on a $2 bet and who has lost multiple races in a row at this track ?? why would i bet on keen ice who can only win 1 race a year and hes already won his 1 race this year ? now im a gambler so i dont bet who i think will win but i bet whos the best with the best odds....so to me that gunnevera,collected,pavel,mubtaahij...and quote me....arrogate or west coast will finish outta the top 3 and maybe even both....watch and wait
Interesting race..anyone have any thoughts on this one?..might throw a few bucks on this race, will wait and see what the PP will be
Zero gate speed in her last work. If she was racing in Europe she would fit right in. They can't be happy the way she's lethargic out of the gate
Looked so good on the track Saturday. Really looking forward to that work today
Can Bolt D'Oro win HOTY if things break right for him in the BC? a) He wins convincingly. b) Stellar Wind, Lady Eli, Gun Runner, Arrogate and World Approval all lose? (b) seems like a lot to ask, but it's been that kind of year.
2 year old daughter of Frankel x Proportional won like a good thing at Leopardstown.
Too easy. Arrogate, West Coast, Pavel, Keen Ice. If Cupid enters, then I'll go with him instead of Keen Ice.
There once was a man from Las Vegas : Surrounded by experts and sages : Lord Lawrence nixed Nyquist, bet ‘gainst him with both fists : And as for the next twist ...… L’s still on the Vet’s List : {}-_-{} Use sparingly Not So Bold claims {}-_-{}
ZATT's Star of the Week, is ... Cracksman!
Really like his filly Artistic Diva winning a stakes race at Santa Anita. Trained by John Sadler she has a nice future. Maybe fill Stellar Winds shoes when she's sold this fall
big favorite in the 2nd 10 22 17 is 2. Let's see if that one could beat: 4 Silvanus 5 Misdeed 2 Scrap Iron 6 Leavinglosangeles
Does anyone know what Solomini is doing? Haven't seen training videos on him....is he going to BC Juvenile?? he'ls my pick to win....Bolt of course is a Beast and I love him too...but when you're talking Curlin baby, well, can't help it ...they come first....
neat Visiting race callers today (Sunday 10 22 17) at the Toronto oval
This one is sitting on a huge race.
Just read that ALL of Baffert's horses will have final workouts at Santa Anita ahead of Breeder's Cup.
non poll question time yaaawwwwn cant you find your very own poll question page ??? of course not oh and arrogate will demolish the bc field stick that in your poll and set light to it lol
Nice weekend for Pacific wind wining her dirt debut as well as 5 horse either wining or hitting the board by Curlin. One of them a two yrold
  • Byrnzzz · That was Concur, lost by a nose, big future as he goes longer. · 21 hours ago
  • Goblin · Yes, I touched on that below. Did you see Concur? As a Curlin/Dynaformer cross he surprisingly showed turn of foot from the gate to finish in a photo first time out. · 21 hours ago
I'm confused is she with Baffert now it says Constellation worked 6 furlongs in 1:14:40 for trainer Bob Baffert in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.
John Gosden has trained some great horses, many great horses, including "Golden Horn" and the mighty "Enable". But I have to say, "Raven's Pass" was my favourite of his, he was such a cool horse and he had immense talent, his races and rivalry with "Henrythenavigator" were legendary. He ended his career by going to the States and winning the BC Classic in impressive fashion, and lowering the colours of "Curlin" in the process. Very impressive stuff. :-)

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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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