San Joaquin County Fair kicks off horse racing meet

Live Thoroughbred racing begins today at the San Joaquin County Fair and will run over the next four days. Post time for the first of eight races is 1:15 PM.

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Giant Oak, Crown of Thorns head strong Stephen Foster field

PRESS RELEASE  LOUISVILLE, KY. (Wednesday, June 15, 2011) – The Virginia H. Tarra Trust’s two-time Grade I stakes winner Giant Oak and Spendthrift Farm LLC’s Crown of Thorns, back in top form after dealing with a string of injuries, head a deep and competitive field of 11 3-year-olds and up entered to compete in Saturday’s […]

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Jerry Burgess to join Ruidoso’s Hall of Fame

Lone Star Park steward Jerry Burgess, who won the 1975 All American Futurity aboard Bugs Alive in 75, heads the 2011 class of inductees into the Ruidoso Downs Racehorse Hall of Fame. Along with Peppers Pride, the New-Mexico bred who won 19 of 19 career races, trainer John Bassett, and John T.L. Jones of Walmac […]

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Air Support heads contentious field in Hill Prince

PRESS RELEASE ELMONT, N.Y. – Dual graded-stakes winner Air Support headlines a contentious nine-horse renewal of the Grade 3, $100,000 Hill Prince, to be run at a mile on the turf Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park. Air Support, a 3-year-old son of Smart Strike who carries the colors of Stuart Janney III, already owns a […]

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Dettori handed nine-day ban for whip use

Writing BBC Sport, Frank Keogh reports that jockey Frankie Dettori has been given a nine-day racing ban for excessive use of his whip while winning on Rewilding in Wednesday’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Ascot. Already set to start a ban on June 17 for failing to ride to a finish in the Epsom Oaks, […]

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Crown of Thorns has first trip over Churchill track

Churchill Downs Barn Notes Wednesday, June 15, 2011 CROWN OF THORNS HAS FIRST TRIP OVER CHURCHILL DOWNS TRACK – It was a long time coming, but Spendthrift Farm LLC’s Crown of Thorns finally had his first gallop over the historic one-mile track at Churchill Downs on Wednesday.                  The […]

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No Maragh: Ten days for Belmont start

PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT OF NEW YORK STATE RACING AND WAGERING BOARD SPOKESMAN JOE MAHONEY The stewards who judged the 2011 Belmont Stakes today viewed replays of the race and decided to issue a 10-day suspension to jockey Rajiv Maragh for careless riding in connection with his handling of the horse Isn’t He Perfect. The penalty […]

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Lolly For Dolly prevails in Group 2 Windsor Forest

Lolly For Dolly, sent off at 11-1 odds, scored a decisive victory for trainer Tommy Stack in the Group 2 Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot Wednesday. “We may give her a bit of a holiday now and we could go for the Matron, but she would need a prep race,” Stack said. Lolly For […]

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Rewilding defeats So You Think in Prince of Wales’s Stakes

Rewilding defeated Australian superstar So You Think with a relentless stretch drive in Wednesday’s  Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. More to come. Jockey Frankie Dettori rode Rewilding to a stunning victory over the much-touted Australian superstar So You Think in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot on […]

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