Horse Racing

Captain Scotty Denies Flagstaff In Palos Verdes

In a race reduced to four horses as the result of a pair of program scratches, trainer Peter Miller’s Captain Scotty went to the front and never looked back as he registered a neck victory over heavily favored Flagstaff in Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes. Ridden to victory by Abel Cedillo, who […]

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Zulu Alpha Gets Through At The Rail For Pegasus World Cup Turf Upset

Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha had a bit of a rough trip early on but maintained his position at the rail, using it to as a springboard to victory in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at odds of 11-1. The 7-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, defeated European mare […]

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Pink Sands Circles Field For Inside Information Victory

Gainesway Stable and Andrew Rosen’s Pink Sands may have been last of the 12-horse field down the backstretch, but the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit ran down all of her rivals to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Inside Information Stakes by about three lengths. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Shug McGaughey, Pink Sands was sent to […]

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Spooky Channel Upsets W. L. McKnight At 35-1

Terry Hamilton’s Spooky Channel posted a 35-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 W. L. McKnight Stakes at Gulfstream Park, defeating Cross Border in a photo finish on the wire. The 5-year-old by English Channel, ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Brian Lynch, ran 1 1/2 miles over the firm turf course in 2:26.16. It was […]

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Mean Mary Leads All The Way In La Prevoyante

Alex G. Campbell, Jr.’s homebred Mean Mary put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 3 La Prevoyante Stakes at Gulfstream Park, grabbing the lead at the start of the 1 1/2-mile contest and pulling away toward the wire to win by five lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, ridden by Luis Saez for trainer […]

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Chatlos Hopes Instagrand Is ‘Rounding Into Form’ For San Pasqual

A 10 ¼ length winner of the Grade II Best Pal Stakes in his second career start, and third in both the Grade III Gotham Stakes and Grade I Santa Anita Derby in starts three and four, OXO Equine’s Instagrand, who was most recently third as the 9-5 favorite in a one mile allowance here […]

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‘Personal Stuff’ Keeps Trainer John Sadler At Santa Anita On Pegasus World Cup Day

In what is sure to be a Hall of Fame career, trainer John Sadler has opted to keep the home fires burning as he wages a four-front war on Saturday. “We’ve got horses in a four different tracks today, Santa Anita, Gulfstream, Oaklawn Park and Golden Gate Fields,” said Sadler this morning from Barn 56 […]

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Phat Man Gives Trainer Kent Sweezey First Graded Stakes Win In Hooper

Trainer Kent Sweezey sent out his first graded stakes winner on the Pegasus World Cup undercard, saddling Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing and Two Rivers Racing Stable’s Phat Man for a 6-1 victory in the Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Munnings, ridden by Irad Ortiz, […]

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Texas Wedge Delivers In World Of Trouble Turf Sprint

Jockey Flavien Prat put Texas Wedge in an ideal tactical position and he delivered, catching Carotari in deep stretch Saturday to win the World of Trouble Turf Sprint presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale by a head at Gulfstream Park. With his victory in the five-furlong 150,000 World of Trouble, Texas Wedge improved to 2-0 in […]

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Redefining Thoroughbred Racing: The Stronach Group Launches Consumer Facing Brand 1/ST

The Stronach Group, a world-class entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing at the core, introduced a new consumer facing brand: 1/ST (pronounced “First”). 1/ST represents the company’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST is the engine that advocates for and drives the 1/ST Horse […]

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