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La Verdad Back To Winning Ways In Distaff Handicap

Off since a seventh-place finish in the G3 Fall Highweight last November, Lady Shelia Stable’s La Verdad coasted home much the best over three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. It was the 5-year-old mare’s … Continue reading

Deceptive Vision Prevails In Doubledogdare

Deceptive Vision prevailed in a tough stretch battle for the win in the Grade 3 Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland on Friday afternoon. Under John Velazquez, the 5-year-old mare sat midpack and swung four wide on the far turn with a long … Continue reading

Cozmic One Last In Career Debut

Cozmic One, first foal out of four-time Eclipse Award winning mare Zenyatta, finished last in his career debut on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park. The homebred of Jerry and Ann Moss broke well in the mile-long maiden special weight and true … Continue reading

Former KY Gov. Jones Gets Two Shots At Third KY Oaks Victory

Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland early Friday morning, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (G1) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (G3) winner Include Betty. Jones is the sole owner of Lovely … Continue reading

‘Bittersweet’ Moment: Former Jerkens Assistant Abreu Saddles First Official Winner

Fernando Abreu, the former longtime assistant to late Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens, saddled the first official winner of his newly launched training career Thursday at Gulfstream Park. Bold Summit, who was coming off a maiden-breaking victory for Jerkens … Continue reading

Report: Flores Hoping To Be Reinstated To Ride In California

Jockey David Flores, who received a one-year ban from Singapore officials in March for “failing to obtain the best possible placing in a race”, will meet with Santa Anita stewards next week with the hopes of getting his license fully … Continue reading

Hughes Eager For Beholder’s Vanity Run

B. Wayne Hughes, a successful fixture in Southern California before moving to Kentucky where his Spendthrift Farm is one of the world’s major breeding facilities, was a visitor at Clockers’ Corner Thursday morning. Hughes was expected to be on hand … Continue reading

Public Memorial Set For Trainer Mike Mitchell

A public memorial for longtime Southern California trainer Mike Mitchell will take place Monday, April 20 at Santa Anita Park. The service, which is to begin at 1:30 p.m. and run until 3 p.m., will be staged in the track’s … Continue reading

Shared Belief Faces Eight In $1.5M Charles Town Classic

In his first appearance of 2015, Shared Belief ran as if laying down a declaration of intent – to stamp himself as the best racehorse in the world. In the Grade 2 San Antonio Invitational Stakes on February 7 at … Continue reading

California Invaders Headline $400,000 Illinois Derby

The field for the Grade 3, $400,000 Illinois Derby was drawn on Wednesday as nine horses have entered for the 1 1/8 mile race.  The Illinois Derby will go as race nine on a ten race Saturday card at Hawthorne … Continue reading