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Heck Yeah Impresses In California Cup Derby

Despite being pressured heavily on the early lead, Bob Baffert’s Heck Yeah went on to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby, his first time going two turns. Ridden by Mike Smith, the California-bred colt by Acclamation got a mile and one sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track in 1:46.60. […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Jackpot Carries Over For 16th Day, Totals $1,188,993

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved for the 16th consecutive program Monday at Gulfstream Park, producing a carryover jackpot of $1,188,992.55 for Wednesday’s card. Multiple tickets with six winners Monday were each worth $67,986.40. A total of $485,898 was wagered Monday into the Rainbow 6, spurred by a carryover of $1,072,444.40    . The popular multi-race wager […]

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‘Stand-In’ Espinoza To Work Bolt d’Oro Tuesday At Santa Anita

Bolt d’Oro, a leading contender for the Triple Crown who is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 10, will work towards that goal Tuesday morning with Victor Espinoza aboard the son of Medaglia d’Oro. “He’ll go five-eighths in company,” owner/trainer Mick Ruis said Monday morning […]

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Jockey Carlos Castro In Critical Condition After Being Hit By Train

Charles Town-based jockey Carlos L. Castro is in critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., after being struck by a freight train Sunday afternoon near the track in the town of Ranson, W. Va. According to Officer Brian Wilson of the Ranson Police Department, Castro, 38, was walking on the railroad tracks […]

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Joe King, Former Manager of Florida’s Waldemar Farm, Dead At 91

Joe King, who made a significant impact on the Florida Thoroughbred industry while manager of Waldemar Farm — which bred 1975 Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure — died Feb. 18 in Gainesville, Fla., at the age of 91. Born Aug. 30, 1926 in Dalhart, Texas, to Walter and Mamie King, Mr. King was from a […]

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Selcourt Delivers In Las Flores; Skye Diamonds Third

Always highly regarded by her connections, Selcourt stepped to the plate and delivered on Sunday at Santa Anita, as she registered her first ever graded stakes win in taking the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes under Tyler Baze.  Trained by John Sadler, the lightly raced 4-year-old filly by Tiz Wonderful got six furlongs in 1:09.65. Sent […]

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Trainer Nations Believes Two Turns Won’t Be An Issue For Sophomore Justaholic

Trainer Keith Nations was looking for answers from Justaholic in Sunday’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs, a $27,500 conditional allowance/optional claiming event for 3-year-olds racing 7 furlongs. The Kentucky-bred son of Justin Phillip-Luxaholic, by Macho Uno, checked off enough boxes for Nations to consider nominating him to the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa […]

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Just Over $1 Million In Monday’s Rainbow 6 Carryover At Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park hosts a special Presidents Day program Monday highlighted by the $200,000 Royal Delta (G2) for fillies and mares going one mile and a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover of $1,072,444.40. The 12-race program begins at noon with the Royal Delta the 11th race on the card. Lewis Bay, who led gate-to-wire Dec. 16 to win the Rampart (G3) by 1 ¼ […]

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Apprentice Hamilton Celebrates Four-Win Sunday At Laurel

Apprentice jockey Weston Hamilton won four races on Sunday’s nine-race program at Laurel Park. Hamilton, the son of journeyman rider Steve Hamilton, won the second race aboard Jovis ($6.40), the third on Here Comes Michael ($11), the fourth with Chapel of Chimes and the ninth aboard Bobcat ($7.60). “It’s been a real good day,” Hamilton said. “Finally, […]

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Nonkono Yume Becomes First Horse To Qualify For 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Kazumasa Yamada’s 6-year-old gelding Nonkono Yume (JPN) closed powerfully down the stretch to catch defending champion Gold Dream (JPN) to win Sunday’s one mile, US$1,964,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse by a neck and became the first horse this year to qualify for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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