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Long Range Toddy Bursts Through The Pack To Win Springboard Mile

Willis Horton’s homebred Long Range Toddy was trapped behind horses at the head of the lane during Sunday’s running of the $400,000 Springboard Mile, but was able to find clear room at the eighth pole and jump up to win by a head at odds of 18-1. The 2-year-old son of Take Charge Indy has […]

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Contreras ‘Really, Really Happy’ To Reach 2,000 North American Victories

Jockey Luis Contreras achieved a career milestone as he reined home first-time starter He’s a Macho Man on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. The victory marked his 2,000th career win competing in Canadian and U.S. races. The 32-year-old reinsman picked up steam in his quest to 2,000 heading into Woodbine’s final weekend of the season, […]

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The Player To Stand 2019 Season At Pope McLean’s Crestwood Farm

Connections of The Player have had an emotional journey through 2018, beginning with the lowest of lows when the colt suffered a serious injury in the Mar. 24 New Orleans Handicap at the Fair Grounds, and the ups and downs of his remarkable recovery. The 5-year-old son of Street Hero returned home to breeder/owner/trainer Buff […]

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Video: Exercise Rider Wears Jockey Cam For Accelerate’s Latest Breeze

On Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate completed another breeze toward his swan song goal of the Pegasus World Cup in late January. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky was piloted by assistant trainer Juan Leyva through a half-mile in :48.60, his second breeze since the Sadler trainee’s Classic […]

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Glorious Empire Makes A Statement In Front-Running Fort Lauderdale Win

Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire proved his mettle once before at the sport’s highest level, winning the G1 Sword Dancer for trainer James Lawrence. After a 13th-place showing in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, run over a very soft turf, the 7-year-old was overlooked in Saturday’s G2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes at odds of 7-1 as rain hit […]

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Sir Anthony Takes The Inside Route To Upset Audible In Harlan’s Holiday

Richard Otto’s homebred Sir Anthony provided a stunning 25-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes, given a beautiful ride by Brian Hernandez, Jr. to slip through a seam at the rail and upset the 1-9 favorite Audible by a neck on the wire. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old […]

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Chaplain Crisswell ‘Knows How To Incorporate God Within The Racetrack Story’

As he makes his rounds through the barn area on a chilly morning, the new Tampa Bay Downs Chaplain, Pete Crisswell, has plenty of time to reflect on his lifetime at the racetrack: the good, bad and not-so-pretty. “The reality of the racetrack is that horses are the kings here and the people play second […]

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Microchips: Where Do They Belong? One Researcher Says Under The Lip

It has been nearly two years since the first crop of Thoroughbred foals received microchips at the requirement of The Jockey Club as the group sought better, more reliable identification for horses on and after the track. But while next year’s 2-year-olds will head to U.S. racetracks with a tiny chip implanted in the nuchal […]

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Pegasus Distance ‘Well Within’ Range Of Breeders’ Cup Winner City Of Light

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s City of Light, front-running winner of the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) last time out, has joined the list of starters confirmed for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Trainer Mike McCarthy said Friday morning from his base at Santa Anita […]

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The Friday Show: All About The Timing?

It was announced this week that a pilot project by Equibase at Keeneland showed promise for timing workouts in the future using GPS technology. In this edition of the Friday Show, the Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow and Joe Nevills discuss the potential for the program. Plus, what are the prospects for a new wager at […]

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