Horse Racing

Reavis Saddles 2,000th Winner Saturday At Hawthorne

Michael Reavis scored his 2000th training victory with favored Mckinli’sbabyblues on Saturday afternoon at Hawthorne Racecourse, though the victory was in doubt until the final stride. Rider Carlos Marquez Jr. had Mckinli’sbabyblues in perfect stalking position, saving ground along the rail, swung out midstretch but ArticVortex got the jump on her while Reminisce, who led […]

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74-Year-Old Trainer Bennett Still Has ‘That Desire To Win’

Less than two weeks into the 2018-2019 Tampa Bay Downs meeting, trainer Gerald Bennett has thrown down the challenge. If any of his rivals have designs on unseating him from the top spot in the standings, they had better get busy. The 74-year-old Bennett, who often hauls his own horses from track to track, has […]

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Weekend Lineup: Juvenile Spotlight On Los Al

A pair of Grade 1 races for juveniles are the highlight of North American racing this weekend, featuring Los Alamitos Racecourse in Southern California. The Futurity is led by a pair of Bob Baffert trainees in Improbable and Mucho Gusto, while the Starlet also features two from his stable in Chasing Yesterday and Mother Mother. […]

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Santa Anita Announces Purse Increases For Winter Meet

With its traditional Winter Meet opener fast approaching on Wednesday, Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park has announced substantial purse increases for all of its overnight races, with some categories getting as much as an 11 percent boost when compared to purse levels at the track’s recently concluded Autumn Meet. Santa Anita’s Winter Meet Condition Book […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cigar Mile, Closing Weekend At Del Mar

A trio of Grade 1 races top the racing action in North America this weekend, headed by Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. The well-traveled Mendelssohn, most recently fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, is back in action to try the cut-back in distance. He faces a field of seven others, led by the […]

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Mandatory Payout: Gulfstream West’s Rainbow 6 Carryover At $123,818 Sunday

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved at Gulfstream Park West Saturday, producing a $123,818.96 carryover jackpot for Sunday’s scheduled mandatory payout on the closing day card of the Fall Turf Festival. Multiple tickets with five of six winners Saturday were each worth $721.28. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single […]

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Stidham, Bravo Join Forces For Thanksgiving Day Triple At Fair Grounds

A threesome of victories at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La., gave the jockey-trainer combination of Joe Bravo and Michael Stidham something extra to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Together, Bravo and Stidham teamed up to win three races on Thursday afternoon’s card with Superioritycomplex (Ire.) (Race 6, $8.00), Zumurudee (Race […]

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Zayas Pilots Four Consecutive Winners Saturday At Gulfstream West

Edgard Zayas padded his lead in the Gulfstream Park West jockey standings with a four-win day Saturday. The 25-year-old Puerto Rico native rode the winners of four consecutive races to boost his meet-leading total to 45 victories while raising his mounts’ purse-earnings over $1 million. Zayas, who captured the 2016 Gulfstream Park West title with […]

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Weekend Lineup: Grade 3 Trio

A trio of graded stakes highlight this Saturday’s racing action in North America, starting with the G3 Red Smith Handicap at Aqueduct. The 1 3/8-mile turf contest drew three entrants from trainer Mike Maker, including the 5-2 morning line favorite Zulu Alpha. The New York-bred Call Provision has a strong chance for trainer Chad Brown, […]

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On Verge Of Another Milestone, Velazquez Thinking About Next Big Horse

As John Velazquez pondered his riding career through the years, he kept two things in mind. He might retire soon after he turned 45; he would surely not ride past 47. Things change. As Velazquez nears his 47th birthday on Nov. 24, there is no hint that a Hall of Fame career that made him the runaway […]

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