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San Antonio: Castellano Picks Up Mount On Accelerate, Smith To Ride Collected

Javier Castellano, winner of an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding jockey the past four years running, will be in from his East Coast headquarters to ride at Santa Anita on opening day. Agent Mike Lakow has booked the 40-year-old native of Venezuela on three stakes mounts: Favorable Outcome for trainer Bob Hess Jr. in […]

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Change Of Scenery: Jockey Martin Garcia Moving Tack To New York

Jockey Martin Garcia, who has been based in Southern California for many years, will soon be changing circuits and will ride in New York. The Daily Racing Form reports that Garcia will begin riding at Aqueduct Nov. 15. Business has been slow in California for Garcia; during Del Mar’s summer meet, the rider had just three wins […]

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Breeders’ Cup Classic: Gun Runner Se Consagra Como Caballo Del Año 2017 Ganando De Punta A Punta

Durante meses, las conexiones de Gun Runner estaban convencidas de que tenían en sus manos al mejor caballo de los Estados Unidos. Con cada triunfo del hijo de Candy Ride esta percepción se fue afianzando hasta llegar al sábado 3 de Noviembre. Gun Runner les dio la razón al ganar de extremo a extremo la […]

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Breeders’ Cup 2017: Noticias Y Notas, Lunes 30 De Octubre

EL SORTEO: En una ceremonia larga – o excesivamente larga, se llevó a cabo el sorteo de los puestos de partida para las 13 carreras que conforman la Breeders’ Cup. Casi tres horas de transmisión que culminaron con la Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), sin duda la competencia que mayor expectativa ha generado en esta edición. […]

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Collected ‘Doing Really Well,’ Turns In Six-Furlong Bullet Toward Classic

Pacific Classic winner Collected ran into some unexpected company in his Saturday morning breeze at Santa Anita Park, but seemed unfazed by his opponent and went on to post a bullet six-furlong move in 1:12.00. The 4-year-old City Zip colt was ridden by regular work rider Martin Garcia in his penultimate exercise before the Breeders’ […]

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Gun Runner ‘Playing Coming Off The Track’ After Five Furlong Breeze Monday

Gun Runner, expected to vie for favoritism with Arrogate in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 4, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track Monday in 1:01.60. “He had good rhythm, looked good and felt good coming off the race track,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to Steve Asmussen, who was on hand for the 6:45 a.m. drill. “He’ll […]

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Javier Castellano Sobre West Coast En La Breeders’ Cup Classic, Según Su Entrenador

El Daily Racing Form informó en la mañana del lunes 9 de octubre que West Coast, ganador de cinco carreras consecutivas, incluyendo el Travers S. y el Pennsilvania Derby, sería conducido por el jinete venezolano Javier Castellano el venidero sábado 4 de Noviembre en la Breeders’ Cup Classic. La noticia fue dada a conocer luego […]

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Arrogate Y Drefong Muestran Buena Condición Trabajando Con Miras A La Breeders’ Cup

Dos de los principales caballos de la poderosa cuadra de Bob Baffert trabajaron el martes 26 en la arena de Santa Anita, exhibiendo muy buena condición a medida que se preparan para la Breeders’ Cup dentro de cinco semanas en Del Mar. El veloz Drefong, que defenderá su título en la Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), […]

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In Arrogate’s First Work Since Pacific Classic, Baffert Seeks ‘Input’ From Rider Bejarano

Still the highest-rated racehorse of 2017 by Longines, Juddmonte Farm’s Arrogate worked on Monday for the first time since the Aug. 19 Pacific Classic, reports bloodhorse.com. The 4-year-old son of Unbridled Song breezed a half mile by himself over the Santa Anita strip in :49 3/5, ridden by Rafael Bejarano. Jockey Martin Garcia is Arrogate’s […]

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‘The Safety Vest Saved Me’: Garcia Avoids Serious Injury In Morning Spill

Jockey Martin Garcia escaped serious injury Tuesday at Del Mar when a filly he was working broke down while she was galloping out, then fell and rolled over top of Garcia. The Daily Racing Form reports that Garcia was aboard the 2-year-old filly Vitality, an unraced daughter of Smart Strike. The Bob Baffert trainee had completed a […]

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