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Trio Of Stakes Wins Earns Velazquez Jockey Of The Week Title

Veteran rider John Velazquez cruised to victory as the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week based on his impressive performance on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Three of his four winning rides were in Stakes events, culminating with a win aboard … Continue reading

Weekend Performances Earn NTRA Poll Advancement For Materiality, International Star

Louisiana Derby (G2) winner International Star and Florida Derby (G1) winner Materiality moved into fourth and fifth, respectively, in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today. The horses holding the top three spots did not … Continue reading

Graham, Amoss Earn Fair Grounds Titles

Three players who teamed up for several scores throughout the 143rd thoroughbred racing season were named meet champions at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots where James Graham was named leading rider, Tom Amoss named leading trainer and Maggi Moss … Continue reading

Trainer Rae Guest: ‘Great Honor’ To Have California Chrome In Newmarket Yard

Rae Guest may not be well-known to horse racing fans in North America, but that may change in the next few months. The Newmarket-based trainer has been put in charge of day-to-day conditioning of U.S. Horse of the Year California … Continue reading

Peace And War Returns To Keeneland For Ashland

Qatar Racing’s Peace and War made quite the impression in her U.S. debut here last fall in sweeping from the back of the pack to win the Darley Alcibiades (G1) by a half-length. The victory secured a spot in the … Continue reading

Imagining Takes Pan American; Beauty Parlor Wins Orchid In U.S. Debut

Millionaire Imagining ended a five-race drought with determined victory in the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (G3). Sent off as the 5-2 second choice to even-money chalk Twilight Eclipse, the 7-year-old horse engaged the favorite on the final turn, and the … Continue reading

California Chrome Headed To Royal Ascot

Reigning Horse of the Year California Chrome, second in Saturday night’s $10 million Dubai World Cup, will make his next start in England in preparation for the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in June. According to the Sacramento Bee, Perry Martin … Continue reading

Sky Kingdom Romps In Tokyo City Cup

Sky Kingdom proved history can repeat itself as he was an impressive 5 ¾ length winner of Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup under Martin Garcia. A winner of the mile and a half marathon in 2013, the Bob … Continue reading

Unbeaten Materiality Edges Upstart In Florida Derby

Alto Racing’s Materiality jumped into the Kentucky Derby picture with a mild, 1 1/2-length upset of favored Upstart in Saturday’s $1-million Besilu Stables Florida Derby. Ridden by John Velazquez, the son of Gainesway’s Afleet Alex pushed pacesetter Jack Tripp early, … Continue reading

International Star Rallies For Louisiana Derby Triumph

The road to the 2015 Kentucky Derby running through Louisiana was dominated by Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, who completed a sweep of the local preps with a confident win in the Grade 2, $750,000 Louisiana Derby Saturday at … Continue reading