James Graham

Santa Anita Reveals Five Finalists For 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award

Santa Anita Park has announced a distinguished group of five finalists for the 2020 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, with the winner to be announced in February. One of the most prestigious honors in all of American racing, the Woolf Award, which is determined by a vote of jockeys nationwide, can only be won once. […]

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Graham Wins First Kentucky Riding Title With Last-Day Victories At Ellis Park

James Graham captured the fourth and fifth races on Ellis Park’s closing card to earn his first riding title in Kentucky with 26 wins. That was one more than Corey Lanerie, the three-time defending meet leader and five-time champ overall who rode Monday at Parx Racing, where he finished second in the $300,000 Smarty Jones on Ellis Park Derby winner […]

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Jazzy Times Seeking Repeat In Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint

A year ago, Jazzy Times came into Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint after winning his first race on turf in a $25,000 claiming race at Indiana Grand. Jazzy Times won Ellis’ 5 1/2-furlong stakes at 15-1 odds and seemed on his way to fulfilling owner-trainer Wes Hawley’s expectations in the gelding. A […]

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‘I Buy Good Horses Cheap’: $1,000 Yearling Scores Allowance Win At Ellis

Inga Demeritte’s 2-year-old filly Lady Glamour now is 2 for 3 — with a third place sandwiched in between in Churchill Downs’ $125,000 Debutante Stakes — after taking Ellis Park’s $51,000 allowance race Friday by 7 1/4 lengths over odds-on favorite Josie. Not bad for a horse that trainer Larry Demeritte, the owner’s husband, paid […]

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Vettori Kin To Defend Title In Grade 3 Louisville Stakes

Fern Circle Stables, Stud TNT and Old Friends, Inc.’s Vettori Kin (BRZ) will defend his title in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade 3) at Churchill Downs. The Louisville, at 1 ½ miles on turf, is carded as Race 9 at 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the 11-race program that also includes a simulcast of […]

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‘Fun To Watch’: Serengeti Empress Just Cruising In Rachel Alexandra Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in a frontrunning 9-5 route in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra, crossing the line 4 1/2 lengths ahead of her closest rival to earn 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks. Ridden by James Graham for trainer Tom Amoss, the 3-year-old daughter of Alternation covered 1 1/16 miles over […]

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Editor’s Delight: Oxford Comma Headlines Saturday’s Nelson Menard Memorial

Sandra New’s Oxford Comma has done nothing wrong in her past four outings and will seek another trip to the winner’s circle as the 3-1 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $75,000 Nelson J. Menard Memorial Overnight Stakes – a 5½ furlong event for fillies and mares over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at the Fair Grounds. […]

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James Graham Rides ‘Momentum’ To Five-Win Day At Fair Grounds

Sunday afternoon at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots proved to be a banner day for jockey James Graham, who scored a total of five victories on the program, the last three for the owner/trainer combo of Tom Amoss and Maggi Moss. Graham scored his quintet of victories with Great Sky (Race 1, $9.20), Wristlet […]

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Amoss: Lecomte Longshot Roiland ‘Going To Catch Your Eye’

Good horses are blessed with natural talent, but heart and the ability to overcome adversity is often what takes them to the next level. In just five career starts, Roiland has checked all the boxes, but Saturday’s Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds represents a fresh and difficult challenge. Trainer Tom Amoss […]

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Lone Sailor Ends Seconditis With Narrow Oklahoma Derby Win

GMB Racing’s Lone Sailor has come up short in three photo finishes in the past year, but on Sunday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Majestic Warrior colt eked out the narrowest of victories, winning the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby by a nose over Believe in Royalty. Diamond King was another […]

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