Jamie Spencer

Woodbine Mile: Emmaus ‘Always Shows Up’ For Murphy

Will the third straight time at Woodbine be the charm for Emmaus? Trained by Conor Murphy, five-year-old Emmaus, a son of Invincible Spirit, will make his third consecutive start at the Toronto oval, when he goes postward in next Saturday’s Grade 1 $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. The Kilcarn Stud-bred dark bay finished second, a […]

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Spanish Mission Noses Out Longshot Pedro Cara In Jockey Club Derby

Sent to post as the 2-1 favorite in the field of nine, Team Valor and Earle Mack’s Spanish Mission was just able to nose out 38-1 longshot Pedro Cara on the wire in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission had been exclusively campaigned in Europe, […]

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European Rider Jamie Spencer Takes A ‘Working Holiday’ At Gulfstream Park

European jockey Jamie Spencer started a working holiday in the U.S. at Gulfstream Park Sunday, riding Brendan Walsh-trained Bantu to a fourth-place finish in the ninth race, a one-mile allowance for older horses on turf. “I’m basically on a working holiday. I came do some track work for Brendan Walsh, Wesley Ward. I’ve been galloping […]

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The ‘Gronk’ On Point For Rescheduled Derby Points Race At Kempton

Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Gronkowski will be the likely favorite in Wednesday’s rescheduled Road to the Kentucky Derby conditions stakes at Kempton, in which the 3-year-old colt will attempt to extend his two-race win streak. A son of Lonhro, Gronkowski was purchased for $404,492 at the Tattersalls Craven breeze-up sale last year, but the colt did not perform […]

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World Approval Logra Otro Grado 1 Y Su Pase A La Breeders’ Cup Al Ganar La Woodbine Mile

El tordillo World Approval logró dos cosas el pasado sábado en Woodbine: ganar su segundo Grado 1 consecutivo y obtener su inscripción garantizada para la Breeders’ Cup Mile. El pupilo de Mark Casse se vino prácticamente de punta a punta bajo la conducción del estelar John Velazquez y se llevó la 21a. edición de la […]

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World Approval Regresa A Canadá Buscando Otro Grado 1 En La Woodbine Mile

El año pasado el tordillo World Approval corrió dos veces en Woodbine, logrando un tercero en el Northern Dancer (G1) y fracasando en el Canadian International (G1), ambas carreras en 2400 metros. Ahora el hijo de Northern Afleet regresa a Canadá para buscar el triunfo, esta vez en la Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1, $800,000), carrera […]

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Deauville Holds Off Highland Sky To Win Belmont Derby Invitational

Mrs. Fitriani Hay, Derrick Smith, Mrs. John Magnier and Michael Tabor’s Deauville shipped in to Belmont Park from Europe to capture the Grade 1, $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational, just holding off the American-trained Highland Sky by a diminishing neck on the wire. The sophomore son of Galileo defeated 12 other 3-year-olds, covering 10 furlongs […]

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Racing Royalty: Queen Kindly First Frankel Filly To Win, Breaks Maiden In Debut

Undefeated champion and now first crop sire Frankel had his second winner when his daughter, Queen Kindly, sprinted clear to win a five-furlong maiden contest at Catterick Racecourse on Friday. The Racing Post reports that the chestnut filly was not only her sire’s first female runner and winner, but was also the first Frankel filly foaled – […]

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Secret Gesture DQ in Arlington’s Beverly D Upheld

The disqualification of Secret Gesture from first to third place in the Grade 1 Beverly D Stakes at Arlington Park on Aug. 15 was upheld Friday in a Director’s Review Conference Report issued by former Illinois Racing Board executive director Marc Laino. Current IRB executive director Domenic DiCera named Laino the designee for this matter. […]

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Illinois: Cauthen To Appear As Witness In Secret Gesture DQ Hearing

The Illinois Racing Board is set to meet  on Wednesday regarding the disqualification of Secret Gesture in the G1 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park last month. Secret Gesture won the race, but was disqualified and placed third for interference. Qatar Racing and Newsells Park Stud, which own the mare, along with trainer Ralph Beckett, lodged […]

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