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‘Not A One Man Show’: Cox Celebrates 1,000th Win At Fair Grounds

Trainer Brad Cox was pretty anxious to get career win number 1,000, but the defending two-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots finally did just that in the fifth race on Sunday afternoon with Play On. “It seemed like over the last few weeks we had a hard time getting there, but […]

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Five-Win Day Vaults Lopez Into Title Contention At Gulfstream West

Paco Lopez joined the title race for jockeys Sunday at Gulfstream Park West with a five-win day and collecting his 200th win of 2018. The 33-year-old journeyman moved to within four wins of leading rider Edgard Zayas, who holds a 45-41 edge with five racing days remaining in the Fall Turf Festival meet. Lopez kicked […]

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McPeek Team Focused On ‘Moving Foward’ With Promising Juveniles

It arguably has been one of the most difficult meets of veteran trainer Kenny McPeek’s 34-year career with the passing of exercise rider Odanis Acuna last Saturday. But the lifelong horseman hopes to move forward into next weekend’s Stars of Tomorrow II program at Churchill Downs with talented juveniles Signalman and Restless Rider in the […]

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Zayas Pilots Four Consecutive Winners Saturday At Gulfstream West

Edgard Zayas padded his lead in the Gulfstream Park West jockey standings with a four-win day Saturday. The 25-year-old Puerto Rico native rode the winners of four consecutive races to boost his meet-leading total to 45 victories while raising his mounts’ purse-earnings over $1 million. Zayas, who captured the 2016 Gulfstream Park West title with […]

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Miller Celebrates 1,000th Winner Friday At Del Mar

Trainer Peter Miller won his 1,000th career race on Friday at Del Mar when Hayden’s Havoc surged to victory in the third race under jockey Drayden Van Dyke. From 5,441 starters, Miller has also saddled runners to 819 seconds and 711 thirds, earning over $47 million. The Southern California-based trainer also made Breeders’ Cup history […]

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Johnny Jones, Who Found Success With Thoroughbreds And Quarter Horses, Dies In Texas

John T.L. Jones Jr. passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018, surrounded by family at his home in Quanah, Texas. Born in Quanah on July 7, 1934, the horseman most people knew as Johnny Jones was a prominent member of the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred industries in many capacities, as a trainer, breeder, owner, and […]

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‘Like A Dream’: Phoenix Ladies Syndicate Now Two-For-Two In Dubai

Global horseracing has moved gradually and successfully toward the embrace of syndicates, in both horses retired for stud duty and active athletes on the track, with the latter becoming increasingly popular in the UAE. One such group that has quickly made itself known in Dubai is Phoenix Ladies Syndicate, which is off to an auspicious start, […]

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Del Mar Stewards: ‘You Don’t Take This Job To Make Friends’

Talk to the three stewards for the Del Mar fall racing season separately and some things they have in common become as glaringly obvious as the INQUIRY sign they light up when duty requires at the end of a race. They all were either born to Thoroughbred racing or drawn to it at a young […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘Huge For Our Career’: Brad Cox Two Wins Shy Of 1,000 Victories

Arguably one of the nation’s fastest rising stars, Louisville native Brad Cox is two wins away from a major professional milestone: 1,000 career victories. Cox, 38, is not far removed from his time as an assistant to trainer Dallas Stewart and has quickly soared to the top of the leading trainers in the nation by […]

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On Verge Of Another Milestone, Velazquez Thinking About Next Big Horse

As John Velazquez pondered his riding career through the years, he kept two things in mind. He might retire soon after he turned 45; he would surely not ride past 47. Things change. As Velazquez nears his 47th birthday on Nov. 24, there is no hint that a Hall of Fame career that made him the runaway […]

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