Graded Stakes Triple Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

With more stakes wins than any other jockey, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for September 9-16, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Irad Ortiz Doubles Up As Abscond Nails Natalma Photo

Apogee Bloodstock and Mike Anderson Racing’s Abscond was all heart in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes, rallying between rivals in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the three-way photo by a nose. The 2-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz for his second Grade 1 win on the card, covered a mile […]

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La Pelosa Takes Flight In Natalma

La Pelosa, invading from England for trainer Charlie Appleby, rallied from well back and was in full flight through the stretch en route to a one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack. The $250,000 Natalma, a one-mile turf race, is a “Win and You’re In” race and earns La Pelosa an […]

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Wonder Gadot Could Take On Males In Jan. 13 Lecomte

Gary Barber’s multiple graded stakes winning filly Wonder Gadot could possibly make her next start against colts in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte on Jan. 13 at the Fair Grounds. Trained by Mark Casse, the Ontario-bred daughter of Medaglia d’Oro made her first start a winning one against allowance company over the Polytrack at Woodbine before running switching […]

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Capla Temptress Ships In To Come Running Late In Natalma

Team Valor International’s Capla Temptress began her career overseas, but shipped over to North America to earn her first graded stakes victory at 5-1 in Sunday’s G1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine. The juvenile daughter of Lope de Vega, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Marco Botti, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:35.12 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Milers And Juveniles

This weekend’s racing action features five North American opportunities to earn automatic berths into the Breeders’ Cup this fall at Del Mar. The G3 Iroquois Stakes Saturday at Churchill Downs is a “Win and You’re In” to the BC Juvenile, and offers a full field of ten 2-year-olds. Saratoga Special runner-up Hollywood Star is the […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

There are but two graded stakes in America this weekend, but north of the border, Woodbine will present its signature races on Saturday and Sunday. The Toronto venue has juveniles in the spotlight Saturday with twin races, the Summer, for males, and the Natalma, the filly version. Both Canadian Grade 3 races are one-turn miles […]

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