Tom Proctor

Cambodia Makes It Two In A Row At Del Mar In John C. Mabee

Don Robinson’s Winter Quarter Farm homebred Cambodia took her second graded stake in a row at Del Mar on Saturday, storming to the lead around the far turn and racing gamely down the stretch to win the Grade 2 John C. Mabee Stakes by three-quarters of a length. It is also her third graded victory […]

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Cambodia Digs In For Yellow Ribbon Score

Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia had to dig in for the final 100 yards of Saturday’s G2 Yellow Ribbon Handicap, but was able to hold off the fast-closing Pretty Girl by three-quarters of a length to earn her second graded stakes victory. Guided by Drayden Van Dyke for trainer Tom Proctor, the 5-year-old daughter of War […]

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Cambodia Breaks Through In Gallorette

Winter Quarter Farm’s Cambodia, narrowly beaten in three straight stakes to open the year, became a stakes winner for the first time Saturday at historic Pimlico Race Course in the 66th running of the $150,000 Stella Artois Gallorette (G3) for fillies and mares 3 and older. Jockey Florent Geroux guided Cambodia ($11.20) from the far […]

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Castanon: Tampa Bay Downs ‘A Good Place To Be’

Further proof this probably is the highest-quality jockey colony in Tampa Bay Downs history arrived Friday in the form of two victories by jockey Jesus L. Castanon. The 43-year-old Mexico City native, who won back-to-back titles at Tampa in 2003-2004 and 2004-2005, vaulted to national prominence in 2011 when he rode Shackleford to a Preakness […]

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Include Betty, Go Maggie Go Square Off In Falls City Handicap On Thanksgiving Day

Brereton C. Jones and Timothy C. Thornton’s Include Betty, winner of the Grade I Mother Goose to highlight her 3-year-old season, and Mike Tarp’s Go Maggie Go, winner of Pimlico’s Black-Eyed Susan (GII) and fourth to Cathryn Sophia in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), loom as major contenders in a competitive group of 11 fillies […]

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Is Everybody Happy Gives MacLean’s Music First Winner

Glen Hill Farm homebred 2-year-old colt Is Everybody Happy gave Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms stallion MacLean’s Music his first winner from his first crop on May 25, winning a 4 1/2-furlong maiden special weight race at Delaware Park by 3 1/2 lengths. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden by Brian Pedroza, Is Everybody Happy went […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Apprentice Castrenze Scores With First Four Mounts

“It’s supposed to take you a long time to win five races, so that you get experience before you start being a bug rider,” said Ashley Castrenze. The 19-year-old freshly-minted jockey is already almost there; she’s ridden five races thus far and was victorious in the first four, finishing third in her fifth start. Yet […]

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Ahh Chocolate To Make 2016 Debut In Friday’s Esplanade

Friday’s $50,000 Esplanade Stakes produced an eight-horse field of impressive proportions, including last out Grade II winner Ahh Chocolate and recently Grade I-placed Savings Account. At a mile and 70 yards over Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ main track, the Esplanade also attracted stakes winners Steel Cut and Brooklynsway, as well as last-out allowance […]

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Birdatthewire Takes On Six Rivals In G2 La Canada Stakes

Formerly trained by Dale Romans, Birdatthewire, fresh off an upset win going seven furlongs in the Grade I La Brea Stakes on Dec. 26, heads a field of seven older fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, Birdatthewire, who is […]

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NHC Berth Goes To P.E. Teacher In TwinSpires Online Championship

A physical education teacher outlasted 416 players to win $10,000 and a trip to the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas as the 5th annual TwinSpires.com Online Handicapping Series Championship winner. Leigh Vanwinkle, 55, picked four winners and a pair of runners-up from 15 races to land on top of the 544-entry leaderboard. The TSOHS […]

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