Racing

Prospects look bleak for racing in UK before Christmas

Due to a second big freeze, it is becoming harder and harder to imagine any racing at Sedgefield, the only track with a card before this weekend in the UK. Course clerk Fergus Cameron said, “It’s minus 8C and still extremely cold. At the present time, the track, in my view, is unraceable.”

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Aussies say farewell to So You Think

Harkening back to the times of Phar Lap and Tobin Bronze, Australian racing fans now say goodbye to dual Cox Plate winner So You Think.

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Santa Anita main track reopened for training

For the first time since Friday when poor drainage and heavy storms kept horses from training on the main track, Santa Anita is open for training runs. However, severe rainstorms are expected on Wednesday and could curtail training further on the new dirt track.

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Bill Tallon on Voting for Blame: I’ve asked for a bulletproof vest for Christmas

Bill Tallon, who voted for Zenyatta in the race for Horse of the year in 2009, will be making his Eclipse vote this year for Blame. “I have lived and died, at least in a figurative sense, by the past performances and will continue to do so when I cast my ballot for Blame as […]

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Gitano Hernando arrives in Dubai to prepare for World Cup 2011

The betting favorite to win the 2010 Dubai World Cup, Gitano Hernando arrived in Dubai to prepare for the 2011 installment. Jockey Weichong Marwing will pilot the Team Valor-owned chestnut.

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Kauto Star heavy favorite to win King George VI Chase

Going for a fifth straight victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase, Kauto Star stands on the brink of history. Five wins in this prestigious event would be a first, surpassing four-time winner Desert Orchid who won his last King George in 1990.

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Comma To The Top voted Horse of the Meet

Press Release Comma to the Top, who won three stakes on two surfaces, including the $750,000 CashCall Futurity, was voted Horse of the Meet in the annual media poll as the Autumn meet concluded Sunday. Owned by Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Kevin Tsujihara and trained by Peter Miller, Comma to the Top, a gelded […]

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Heavy rains force early end to Hollywood meet

Press Release After consecutive days of consistent, heavy rain, Hollywood Park was forced to cancel the final seven races Sunday. Concerns with the transition area from the chute to the main track was the reason for the premature conclusion to the card, which was the final one of the Autumn meet. “Concern for the safety […]

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CashCall Futurity: Comma To The Top runs out of his shoes

A lengthy shoe repair that delayed the start didn’t bother Comma To The Top in the least, as he won the Grade 1, $750,000 CashCall Futurity with relative ease at Hollywood Park Saturday. Under Corey Nakatani, Comma To The Top stalked the pace, then opened up on the field, taking the 1 1/6 mile race […]

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Boyce, Grove take Maryland riding, training titles

Jockey Forest Boyce and trainer Chris Grove secured 2010 titles Saturday as Laurel wrapped up the year in Maryland racing. Boyce rode 104 winners at Laurel and Pimilco this year, giving the 26-year-old her first Maryland riding crown.  Grove saddled 57 winners, finishing just ahead of Scott Lake, who had claimed the training honor in […]

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