Prat’s Superb Holiday Weekend Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

With wins in the Gamely and Summertime Oaks last weekend, Flavien Prat was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 20-27, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Causeforcommotion ‘Squealing’ Her Way Into Gamely Starting Gate

Causeforcommotion’s nine-length victory in the Grade III Santa Barbara Stakes at a mile and a half on turf May 11 caused trainer Eric Kruljac and his partners in an ownership group to do something uncharacteristic: supplement her for $10,000 and run back in two weeks tomorrow in the Grade I Gamely Stakes at a mile […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Bonanza

Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the holiday weekend. On the opposite coast, Santa Anita Park has a trio of Grade 1 races slated for Memorial Day including the Shoemaker Mile, a Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Mile. Saturday May 25 2:12 p.m.—$125,000 […]

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Former Claimer Vasilika Takes On Six Fillies And Mares In Gamely

One of the most productive claims in racing history, Jerry Hollendorfer’s Vasilika heads a field of seven fillies and mares three and up in Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Named for William Haggin Perry’s Hall of Fame daughter of Bold Ruler, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one […]

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Weekend Lineup: Memorial Day Racing

A trio of Grade 1 races from Santa Anita Park highlight this weekend’s Memorial Day lineup across North America. Saturday’s card offers the Gold Cup and the Gamely, and the special holiday Monday card is highlighted by the Shoemaker Mile. The hard-knocking Accelerate takes on City of Light and the lightly-raced Bob Baffert trainee Dr. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Lady Eli, Midnight Storm Highlight Saturday Card At Santa Anita

A pair of Grade 1 races top the action this holiday weekend at Santa Anita Park, with a pair of top-level favorites to lead the charge on an exciting card. Perennial fan-favorite Lady Eli is the 4-5 morning line choice in Saturday’s G1 Gamely Stakes, making the second start of 5-year-old season on the west […]

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Gold Cup Among Six Grade 1 Events During Santa Anita Spring Meet

Santa Anita Park has announced its 2015 spring stakes schedule, which will run from April 25 through June 28 and be highlighted by six Grade I events, including the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27.  In addition to its impressive roster of Grade I stakes, Santa Anita will present 15 Grade II […]

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Belle Royale’s late rally wins Gamely

Monday’s Grade 1 Gamely for older fillies and mares looked to be a two-horse race as Quiet Oasis and Capital Plan battled the length of the stretch, but suddenly on the far outside the Irish-bred Val Royal filly Belle Royale swept past both of them to win Monday’s Memorial Day holiday headliner at Betfair Hollywood […]

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Dubawi Heights takes Gamely

Dubawi Heights needed virtually every step of Gamely Handicap’s 1 1/8 miles to notch her fourth consecutive victory and first in a Grade 1 stakes, getting up in the final few strides under Joel Rosario to beat front-running Brazilian-bred Celtic Princess by a head on the Hollywood Park turf course Monday afternoon. Favored Cozi Rosie […]

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