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Hall Of Fame Jockey Castellano Celebrates 5,000th Career Victory

Hall of Fame rider Javier Castellano rode back-to-back winners on Saturday’s Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park to notch his 5,000th North American victory. The 41-year-old native of Maracaibo, Venezuela, a four-time Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Jockey and 12-time leading rider on the New York Racing Association circuit, piloted Offering Plan in Race […]

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Keeneland’s Mawsafe Safety Rail Prevents Major Disaster For Daddy Is A Legend

The performance of the Mawsafe safety rail on the inside of Keeneland’s turf course aced a tough test Friday during the running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) when second choice Daddy Is a Legend emerged unscathed from a potentially disastrous situation. Turning for home, Daddy Is a Legend challenged Cool Beans for […]

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Derby-Winning Jockey Valenzuela Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Domestic Violence

Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela pleaded guilty earlier this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Authorities said the charge was tied to slapping his girlfriend at a Carlsbad restaurant. Valenzuela was sentenced to three years’ probation, fined approximately $900, required to take a year’s worth of “domestic violence […]

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Colonia Gets First Graded Win In Wild Running Of Pin Oak Valley View

Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables, Maurice Lagasse, Haras d’Etreham and Bethlehem Stables’ Colonia earned her first graded stakes victory on Friday at Keeneland, weaving through traffic from the rear of the field to win the G3 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes by a half-length on the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Champs Elysees, ridden by Joe […]

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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Perfect,’ Thunder Snow ‘Fresh’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Engagements

With just two weeks until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Churchill Downs for a record-equaling ninth time, locally-based contenders Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Thunder Snow (IRE), Whitmore and Wonder Gadot logged their penultimate breezes for the Nov. 2-3 championship event on a chilly Friday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires. Mind […]

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Kulp Latest Penn National Trainer Charged; Detective Says ‘Hundreds’ Of Owners, Trainers Implicated

Brandon L. Kulp became the fourth trainer based at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., to be charged in recent weeks by the Dauphin County district attorney with rigging a publicly exhibited contest in Pennsylvania – a first-degree misdemeanor. Based on comments by Dauphin County Detective William B. Jackson in an affidavit, reported in the Harrisburg […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA Bets: Figures And Fights

Some handicappers argue speed figures are so ubiquitous these days, it’s hard for horseplayers to find an edge. But the Paulick Report’s series this week on performance ratings revealed the many differences between the figure makers and perhaps how astute handicappers can use them to capitalize on various angles. In today’s edition of The Friday […]

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From Near-Rock Star Fame To Million-Dollar Horses, Terence Collier Has Seen It All

Over the course of his 42 years with Fasig-Tipton, Terence Collier has logged more than two and a half million sky miles. Those miles have bridged the gap between the time of Humphrey and John Finney to the auction company’s current administration, and crisscrossed the planet in the interest of getting horses sold. Fortunately, Collier […]

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Figure Makers: Hard-Core Computing

So far in our series on speed figures, we’ve seen how numbers get adjusted using the Beyer method, how pace is incorporated into TimeformUS ratings and how so-called “designer” figure makers like Thoro-Graph and The Sheets take into account factors such as ground loss and wind speed. In our final installment, we’re looking at two […]

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Paddy Power Betfair Fined $2.9 Million For Allowing Stolen Money, Problem Gamblers

The United Kingdom Gambling Commission has fined Paddy Power Betfair £2.2 million ($2.9 million US) for allowing stolen money to be wagered through its betting exchanged and for failing to protect problem gamblers. An investigation found that the company did not have proper oversight in place to stop addicts from betting and that Paddy Power Betfair […]

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