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Keeper Ofthe Stars Hands Jolie Olimpica Her First Defeat In Buena Vista

Heavily favored Jolie Olimpica tired late and longshot Keeper Ofthe Stars took full advantage, as she altered tactics today and rallied under Abel Cedillo to a half length victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jonathan Wong, the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute got a flat mile on […]

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Laura’s Light Makes The Grade In Sunday’s Sweet Life Stakes

An impressive minor stakes winner going a mile on turf in her most recent start, Gary Barber’s Laura’s Light handled a cutback in distance to 5 ½ furlongs with aplomb on Sunday at Santa Anita, as she rallied to take the Grade III, $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes by three quarters of a length. Ridden by […]

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River Boyne Kicks Clear To Win Thunder Road

Attentive to the pace today, Irish-bred River Boyne split horses turning for home and overhauled pacesetter Kingly in mid-stretch en route to a dazzling 2 ½ length score in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Jeff Mullins, 5-year-old River Boyne got one mile on […]

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Restrainedvengence Seeks Biggest Win Of His Career In San Pasqual

Restrainedvengence gets the stiffest test of his career Saturday when he tackles the likes of Grade I Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, a major steppingstone to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 7. Val Brinkerhoff feels the five-year-old gelded son of Hold Me Back is up […]

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Nelson Homebred Wound Tight Runs Away With Unusual Heat Turf Classic

It what was virtual walk in the park, Matt Nelson’s homebred Wound Tight was in complete control throughout as he waltzed to a front-running 3 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Bob Hess, Jr., the 5-year-old gelding by top […]

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Desert Stone Rallies From Last For San Gabriel Victory

Idle since May 27, Irish-bred Desert Stone rallied from last to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes by a neck under Geovanni Franco. Trained by Richard Baltas, Desert Stone, a 5-year-old full horse, got a mile and one eighth on Santa Anita’s firm turf in 1:47.63. Breaking from the rail, Desert Stone ducked […]

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Cedillo’s ‘Unbelievable’ Work Ethic Could Be Key To Santa Anita Success

With world-class newcomers and Hall of Fame members in the jockey colony, riding competition figures to be keen during Santa Anita’s Winter Meet which begins Dec. 26. Among those in the fore is Abel Cedillo, who tied with Flavien Prat for Santa Anita’s Autumn title at 21 wins each. Agent Tom Knust realized he had […]

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Abel Cedillo Named 2019 Breakthrough Jockey Of The Year

A new circuit, riding titles and multiple graded stakes victories led to overwhelming support for Abel Cedillo to be honored as TVG Breakthrough Jockey of the Year for 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of industry experts who select a Jockey of the Week for JockeyTalk360.com based on weekly riding accomplishments by […]

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Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season Hits New High For Average Daily Wagering

Despite losing two racing days to a pair of winter-like storms, Del Mar completed its sixth fall race meeting on a series of high notes that included a stellar final weekend with terrific turf racing, offering the country’s top wagering signal for the month of November and registering a record increase in daily average wagering. […]

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