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About Trixie Hammer

Trixie Hammer

Trixie Hammer

American thoroughbred news writer for beginner’s at the track. Lover of roulette, donkeys, champagne, and fast horses. Playful mother and lucky lady.

Posts By Trixie Hammer

California Chrome Outduels Dortmund in Memorable San Diego Handicap

July 23, 2016 |

California Chrome Outduels Dortmund in Memorable San Diego Handicap: In a memorable renewal of the Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap, fan favorite California Chrome outfinished a stubborn Dortmund after a prolonged duel to score a half-length victory Saturday in the mile and one-sixteenth prep for the Grade I $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on […]

This Week: Summer Heats Up at Saratoga Race Course

July 18, 2016 |

This Week: Summer Heats Up at Saratoga Race Course– As the 148th meet at Saratoga Race Course is set to get underway on Friday, July 22, fields for the six stakes races on tap for opening weekend, presented by NYRA Bets, are beginning to take shape, highlighted by the purse-enhanced Grade 1, $500,000 Coaching Club […]

Straight Fire Could Be Just That on Sunday at Del Mar

July 16, 2016 |

Straight Fire Could Be Just That on Sunday at Del Mar by Jordan Sigmon: Over the past two years, trainer Keith Desormeaux has had his fair share of success with juveniles in Texas Red, Swipe, Exaggerator, and La Grange; in Sunday’s 8th race at Del Mar he brings in another talented young horse with Straight Fire. […]

Indiana Derby 2016: The Player & Seeking Blame Offer Good Value

July 14, 2016 |

Indiana Derby 2016: The Player & Seeking Blame Offer Good Value by Jordan Sigmon– The Indiana Derby is often the target for many of the best late developing three-year-olds each year, and this year is no different. A talented field of twelve has lined up for the 2016 edition of the race, headlined by G2 […]

Champagne Room To Prove Worth Saturday At Del Mar

July 14, 2016 |

Champagne Room To Prove Worth Saturday At Del Mar by Jordan Sigmon: As the summer racing season heats up, the two-year-old talent starts to come out in full force, with some of the most premier two-year-old races featured at Del Mar. Race 8 at that track on Saturday pits the very well regarded Peter Eurton filly […]

More GI Success for Galileo with Deauville

July 10, 2016 |

More GI Success for Galileo with Deauville by Jordan Sigmon: Scrolling through the list of world class sire Galileo’s 50+ individual Grade/Group I winners is like a who’s who of racing. Leading that list is the unbeaten phenom, Frankel, who himself is off to a fantastic start at stud holding a 77% win rate in […]

Catch a Glimpse Continues Winning Streak In Belmont Oaks

July 9, 2016 |

Catch a Glimpse Continues Winning Streak In Belmont Oaks: Catch a Glimpse held off a late challenge from Time and Motion to keep her winning streak intact in capturing Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies on Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont Park. The Mark Casse-trained bay filly set the […]

#KyDerbyKids Expands Into Two-Year-Old Horses

June 30, 2016 |

#KyDerbyKids Expands Into Two-Year-Old Horse: #KyDerbyKids, the acclaimed social-media initiative where the sons and daughters of trainers in the 2016 Kentucky Derby tweeted about their experiences is expanding to include kids connected to 2-year-old horses. Dubbed #KyDerbyKids 2.0, the program has its own Twitter handle of @KyDerbyKids and is designed to broaden the reach and […]

Favored Melatonin Wins Gold Cup at Santa Anita

June 25, 2016 |

Favored Melatonin Wins Gold Cup at Santa Anita: In winning the Santa Anita Handicap on March 12, the David Hofmans-trained Melatonin crashed the party at 16-1. That wasn’t the case on Saturday, as the 5-year-old gelding by Kodiak Kowboy was dispatched as the 9-5 favorite in the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita—and […]

Ohio Derby 2016: Going Against Mo Tom

June 25, 2016 |

Ohio Derby 2016: Going Against Mo Tom by Jordan Sigmon– On paper, Mo Tom is the obvious class of the field in Saturday’s Ohio Derby, but the favorite is not necessarily the best option in this case. Mo Tom is as honest as they come, but as consistently as he runs strongly, he also finds […]