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Mischevious Alex Kicks Away For Dominant Swale Victory

Cash is King and LC Racing’s Mischevious Alex put on a show in Saturday’s Grade 3 Swale Stakes at Gulfstream Park, pulling away from the field to win by seven lengths on the line. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief was sent to post at odds of 9-2, completing seven furlongs over the fast main […]

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Tonalist’s Shape Mantains Perfect Record In Forward Gal, Looks Toward Oaks Trail

Slam Dunk Racing, Legacy Ranch Inc. and Doug Branham’s Tonalist’s Shape got her sophomore season off to a stylish start and kept her perfect record intact with a 3 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Forward Gal at Gulfstream Park. The 40th running of the seven-furlong Forward Gal for 3-year-old fillies was the first of four […]

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Eclipse Award, Pegasus Win Net Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Award

After receiving his second straight Eclipse Award for Outstanding Jockey on Thursday night and winning the prestigious $3 Million Pegasus World Cup on Saturday, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for January 21-26. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by […]

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Gulfstream’s Mandatory Rainbow 6 Payout Yields Multiple $11,600 Winners

The mandatory payout of the 20-cent Rainbow 6 yielded an $11,600.60 payout to those bettors holding tickets with all six winners Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot stood at $3,612,593.91 at the start of wagering Sunday, when $10,675,853 was bet into the pool. The popular multi-race wager went unsolved for 41 consecutive […]

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Smarty Jones Runner-Up Three Technique Should Improve On Fast Track

Bet down to 2-1 favoritism in Friday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn, Bill Parcells’ Three Technique wound up finishing second behind runaway leader Gold Street. According to, trainer Jeremiah Englehart was pleased with the colt’s runner-up performance over the muddy track, and is looking forward to continuing to stretch out the son of […]

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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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Bricks And Mortar Wins Horse Of The Year; Connections Sweep Other Eclipse Awards

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced this evening that Bricks and Mortar, who was undefeated in six starts last year, was voted the 2019 Runhappy Horse of the Year at the 49th Annual Runhappy Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Eclipse Awards, honoring excellence […]

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Javier Castellano Picks Up Pegasus Mount On Spun To Run

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, reports Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero made the announcement on Tuesday, after the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun breezed a half mile in :47.51 at Palm Meadows. “I didn’t think he […]

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‘He’s Got A Lot Of Speed’: Baffert Seeks Second Pegasus Victory With ‘Quick’ Mucho Gusto

Bob Baffert returns to the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy after a one-year absence Saturday with Mucho Gusto, a 4-year-old colt whose strong workout last week convinced the Hall of Fame trainer that he is ready for prime time. Baffert won the inaugural running of the Pegasus World Cup in 2017 with […]

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