Racing

Havre De Grace sweeps home in Apple Blossom

Havre De Grace came charging through the lane to grab victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park Friday. Under a confident ride from Ramon Dominguez, Havre De Grace did her best running late and caught Switch in deep stretch to win by a length in 1:42.19 for 1 1/16 miles.  […]

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Get Stormy wires Makers Mark Mile

Get Stormy found the soft going and the soft fractions to his liking Friday, as he went gate to wire in the Grade 1, $300,000 Makers Mark Mile at Keeneland Race Course. Under Javier Castellano, Get Stormy led the field through splits of 24.61 and 49.31 on a yielding turf course and drew off in […]

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Kentucky Oaks, Wood Reserve Turf late nominations come in

Press Release A trio of 3-year-old fillies headed by Robert and Lawana Low’s Arienza, runner-up to Joyful Victory in Oaklawn Park’s Fantasy (Grade II), and Dede McGehee’s Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) runner-up St. John’s River make up the roster of late nominees that are now eligible to compete in the 137th running of the $1 […]

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Jockey Samyn returns to racing, minus two fingers

Press Release Jockey Jean-Luc Samyn, who was sidelined for nearly two months after cutting off two fingers in a snowblower accident, made a winning return to racing Friday afternoon by piloting Belong to Sheila to victory in the third race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mike Hernandez, Belong to Sheila returned $14.00 for a $2 […]

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CHRB equine medical director confident Santa Anita will be better track in the fall

Racing columnist Art Wilson writes about the grim statistics coming out of the current Santa Anita meet – 11 racing fatalities on the main track through Sunday. Dr. Rick Arthur, the California Horse Racing Board’s equine medical director, weighs in:“Trainer Bob Baffert gave the track a thumbs up after he won the Santa Anita Derby […]

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Smiling Tiger takes Count Fleet Handicap

Odds-on favorite Smiling Tiger nabbed his second straight graded stakes victory with a two and a half-length win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Count Fleet Handicap at Oaklawn Park Thursday. Under Joel Rosario, Smiling Tiger came five-wide into the lane, rolled past the leaders and drew off for a convincing win in 1:08.63 for six […]

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Oklahoma-bred Shotgun Gulch pulls Vinery Madison upset

Shotgun Gulch, an Oklahoma-bred by owner/trainer C. R. Trout, nipped Rick Dutrow-trained Amen Hallelujah at the wire to pull the 11-1 upset in the Grade I Vinery Madison Stakes today at Keeneland.

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Emerald Downs begins with April 15th night card

The 16th season of racing at Emerald Downs in Washington State will begin with a night card on April 15 and an average field size of 8.25 per race.

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Injunction allows Dutrow horses to run

One of the side effects of trainer Rick Dutrow’s license being revoked by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission yesterday were the uncertain immediate futures of Amen Hallelujah and Court Vision who are scheduled to run Thursday and Friday of this week. A judge ruled that the commission could not enforce the order denying Dutrow a […]

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Cozi Rosie heads up strong field of six in Santa Barbara

Press Release Cozi Rosie, who came back running from a nine-month layoff to win the Grade II Buena Vista Handicap on Feb. 21, is the 121-pound high weight and likely favorite Saturday among six entrants in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 π miles on turf. The 63rd […]

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