Father’s Day

Emotional Father-Son Moments Celebrated In Weekend Stakes At Hastings

Thanksgiving weekend could easily have been mistaken for a Father’s Day celebration Sunday and Monday afternoons at Hastings Racecourse. When Jose Asencio rode Capilano Canyon to victory in the $75,000 Ascot Graduation Monday, the first person on the scene in the winner’s circle was his dad, Gabriel, the retired jockey who now gallops horses at […]

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Doctor Mounty Edges Divisidero In Prince George’s County Stakes

Larry Pratt and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty, trailing all but one horse at the top of the stretch, closed relentlessly on the far outside to pass a tightly bunched group led by favored Divisidero in deep stretch and come away with a one-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Prince George’s County Stakes at Laurel Park. The […]

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Please Flatter Me Holds Firm In Alma North Stakes

Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables and Doheny Racing Stable’s Please Flatter Me got back on the winning track Sunday at Laurel Park, dueling Never Enough Time into submission and holding off Parisian Diva late in the $100,000 Alma North Stakes. The Alma North for 3-year-old fillies was the first of four $100,000 stakes on a […]

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Father’s Day At Gulfstream Features $2.4 Million Rainbow 6 Carryover

Father’s Day will be celebrated at Gulfstream Park Sunday, when a 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot of $2,485,161.25 will be up for grabs. A Father’s Day, ‘Brunch, Beer and Betting” event will be held in Ten Palms (11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). An upscale buffet and two beers or Mimosas will be offered for $50 […]

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Father’s Day Card At Belmont Features $85,507 Pick 6 Carryover

Kennesaw Mountain Racing’s Picco Uno capitalized on class relief, wiring a six-horse field by four lengths in the sixth running of the $125,000 Dancin Renee for state-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. Out of the gate, jockey Manny Franco sent Picco Uno to the front in the six furlong […]

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‘Winning For Him’: Somethingelse Wins Ginger Punch Stakes For Azpurua’s Nephew

Somethingelse held off a two-pronged challenge in the stretch to register a narrow, emotion-charged victory in the $100,000 Ginger Punch Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. The Leo Azpurua Jr-trained filly collected her first career stakes victory while honoring the memory of her trainer’s uncle, Manny Azpurua, the beloved 88-year-old South Florida trainer who passed away […]

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‘A Modern-Day Will Rogers’: Golden’s Fatherly Memories At The Racetrack

Father’s Day is Sunday, when homage is paid to caring and loving paternal members of the family throughout the land. Following is a remembrance of my father that appeared September 1999 in Gaming Today, a weekly publication in Las Vegas: My dad died last week. He had a long and healthy life, until the last […]

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‘Dad Is The Definition Of Tough’: Simms Family Breaking Through Eight-Year Battle With Cancer

For trainers Garry and Zack Simms, Father’s Day holds a special meaning for the father-son team after Garry was diagnosed with cancer nearly eight years ago. Simms, based at Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ satellite training facility located five miles from the main track, left his stable in the hands of his 25-year-old son, Zack, more […]

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Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation Of Second Half Of NYRA’s Saturday Card

Following unexpectedly heavy rain in the New York City metro area, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) was forced to cancel the final six races at Belmont Park following the third race on Saturday, June 17 to ensure the safety of all participants. Simulcasting at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open through […]

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