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St. Joe Bay and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes
St. Joe Bay Proves Deserved Favorite In Palos Verdes

Heavily favored St. Joe Bay shrugged off early pace pressure and a serious challenge a quarter mile from home while registering a 2 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes under Kent Desormeaux. Trained by Peter Miller, the 5-year-old gelding got six furlongs in 1:08.75. “There was a lot more pressure […]

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Blue Tone and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the San Gabriel Stakes
8-Year-Old Blue Tone Scores Elusive Graded Victory In San Gabriel

Beverly Engelberg, Jan Steeper and Schoeder Farm’s Blue Tone was well-ridden by Kent Desormeaux to lead all the way in Saturday’s off-turf running of the G2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front. The 8-year-old son of Birdstone was recording his first graded stakes win and the first […]

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The Friday Show: Wild And Crazy Predictions For 2017

If there’s one thing predictable about the business of horse racing, it’s that it’s unpredictable. But in this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick look into their crystal balls to come up with some things that might possibly happen in 2017 (read: never in a million years). Enjoy this holiday edition […]

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Desormeaux: ‘I Believe They Can Make The Wire Where They Want’

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux is skeptical about the validity of horse racing’s photo finish systems. According to, Desormeaux expressed his doubts at the annual assembly of the Jockeys’ Guild in Las Vegas Monday, following a presentation on integrity issues. “I don’t believe in the validity of the photo finish system, not at […]

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BC Juvenile Champ Texas Red Retired From Racing

Texas Red, winner of the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in 2014, has been retired from racing. The Blood-Horse reports that stud plans are still being finalized for the 4-year-old son of Afleet Alex, who raced for the partnership of Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar, Gene Voss, Lee Michaels, and Keith Desormeaux, who also trained the colt. In addition to […]

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Dalmore and jockey Kent Desormeaux, outside, overpower Danzing Candy (Rafael Bejarano), inside, to win the G3 Affirmed Stakes
Dalmore, Semper Fortis Square Off In Zia Park Derby

Wednesday’s $200,000 Zia Park Derby at the New Mexico oval has drawn a strong field of 12 sophomores to line up in the starting gate for the 1 1/16 mile contest. Shipping in from Southern California, Dalmore is the morning-line favorite for trainer Keith Desormeaux. Most recently second to Texas Chrome in the Super Derby, […]

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Imperative returned to the winner's circle for the first time since winning the G2 Charles Town Classic in 2014
Hello, Stranger: Imperative’s Victory In Big Bear Stakes First Win Since 2014

Beaten 22 1/2 lengths in the Grade I Pacific Classic on Aug. 20 and winless in 18 starts since winning the Grade II Charles Town Classic in April, 2014, Imperative rallied boldly from last to take Thursday’s $80,000 Big Bear Stakes by 1 ¼ lengths under Kent Desormeaux, who hadn’t been aboard in a year […]

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Spendthrift Farm's Cover Song and jockey Kent Desormeaux, right, overpower Danilovna (Flavien Prat), left, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Autumn Miss Stakes, Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Santa Anita Park
Cover Song Springs The Upset, Survives Inquiry In Autumn Miss

Off at odds of 33-1 on the tote board, Spendthrift Farm’s Cover Song was the surprise victor in Saturday’s G3 Autumn Miss Stakes at Santa Anita, surviving both a steward’s inquiry and a jockey objection to hold onto her nose-length of a win. The sophomore daughter of Fastnet Rock, ridden by Kent Desormeaux in his […]

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Cheekaboo, center, wins the Honeymoon Stakes in a blanket finish
Cheekaboo, My Impression Lead 14 Fillies In Friday’s Valley View Stakes

California invader Cheekaboo and Stuart Janney III’s My Impression, daylight winner of the recent Commonwealth Oaks (G3) at Laurel, head a deep field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for Friday’s 26th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) at Keeneland. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the turf, the […]

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The career of Y.T. Cheng, one of Hong Kong's most successful jockeys, may be finished
Hong Kong Stewards Don’t Fool Around With Jockeys Who Come Up Short At The Finish

Hong Kong jockey Y.T. Cheng recently was suspended three months for failing to give his mount a full opportunity to win or get its best possible placing in a race. The race in question occurred on Sept. 18, when Master Gold finished fourth, beaten a neck for third in the Sha Tsui Handicap, when Cheng […]

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