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Police Say Racetrack Vet Emily Champion Was Killed by Her Brother

Two days before racetrack veterinarian Emily Champion and her parents are to be  buried in Cadiz, Ky., Kentucky State Police charged her brother, Ryan Champion, with four counts of capital murder. Police took Ryan Champion, 36, into custody on Friday, … Continue reading

Distaff Shocker: Napravnik Announces Retirement on NBC Sports

Jockey Rosie Napravnik shocked the racing world on Friday afternoon when she announced her impending retirement on NBC Sports while accepting her trophy for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Napravnik is expecting a baby with husband and trainer Joe Sharp. Napravnik, whose … Continue reading

Distaff: Retiring Napravnik Rides Untapable to Victory for Asmussen, Winchell

Making her first start against older fillies and mares, Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable clinched 3-year-old filly divisional honors with a popular and powerful victory in the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, beating a fast-closing Don’t Tell Sophia by 1 1/4 … Continue reading

Juvenile Fillies Turf: Ortiz Takes Rail to First Breeders’ Cup Win

Chad Brown trainee Lady Eli was undefeated at the start of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, and she exited the race a much more valuable brand of undefeated. Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. kept the daughter of Divine Park … Continue reading

Dirt Mile: Goldencents Holds Off Tapiture to Defend Title

As his 3-5 odds suggested, Goldencents proved impossible to run down in the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Friday at Santa Anita. Tapiture gave a valiant effort throughout the stretch but could not get by the winner, … Continue reading

2013 Breeders’ Cup Had $64.9 Million Economic Impact on Los Angeles Area

The 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, hosted at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., generated $64.9 million in direct and indirect economic benefits for Los Angeles County, as concluded in a recent economic impact study by Tourism Economics. The study … Continue reading

Juvenile Turf: Hootenanny Gives Ward First Breeders’ Cup Win

Trainer Wesley Ward finally turned his Breeders’ Cup luck around with a determined closing run from European invader Hootenanny in Friday afternoon’s G1 Juvenile Turf. With beloved Italian jockey Frankie Dettori aboard, Hootenanny sat just behind a hot early pace … Continue reading

Long On Value Wins Twilight Derby in Photo Finish

Nearly double-overlayed at 11-1, Long On Value rallied resolutely through the lane to take Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 Twilight Derby at Santa Anita by a neck under Rosie Napravnik.  Trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott, the Virginia-bred colt by … Continue reading

The 123Racing Pick6 of the Week

Each week, 123racing is providing sponsored editorial to help you handicap its new, innovative wager, the 123racing Pick6. The bet is different from the traditional Pick 6 in that a player gets points for first, second, and third-place finishes (based on pari-mutuel … Continue reading

Cary Street Impressive Winner of Las Vegas Marathon

Cary Street swept from last to first on the far turn and drew off through the stretch to easily win the G2 Las Vegas Marathon Stakes at Santa Anita Oct. 31. Ridden confidently by Miguel Mena, the 5-year-old gelding by … Continue reading