Lost and Found Presented By Horseware: Teen Phenom Cauthen Back To His Roots As All-Around Horseman

Four decades removed from his sensational jockey career, Steve Cauthen lives the life of a typical Thoroughbred insider in his hometown of Verona in Northern Kentucky. Best known for capturing the 1978 Triple Crown aboard Affirmed, Cauthen had established himself as a potential superstar in his first full year as a jockey in 1977. He […]

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Chance It To Be Piloted By Tyler Gaffalione In Florida Sire Stakes’ In Reality

Rising Star jockey Tyler Gaffalione will return to his roots at Gulfstream Park Sept. 28 to ride Chance It in the $400,000 In Reality, the final leg of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes Series for 2-year-old colts and geldings. “The owner wanted to make a change and Tyler is going to ride him in the […]

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Liam’s Lucky Charm Out-Duels Chance It In FSS Affirmed

Stonehedge LLC’s Liam’s Lucky Charm prevailed by a neck over heavily favored Chance It following a stretch-long battle to win Saturday’s $200,000 Affirmed at Gulfstream Park, providing trainer Ralph Nicks with his third straight success in the second leg of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes. “It was a tremendous race, a tremendous battle between two […]

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After Generating Early Buzz, Chance It Heads To Affirmed Division Of Florida Sire Stakes

Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It will once again have the opportunity to live up to the hype in Saturday’s $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The seven-furlong Affirmed will co-headline Saturday’s program with the $200,000 Susan’s Girl Division for fillies in the second leg of the series for […]

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Mucho Gusto Defeats Stablemate Roadster In Affirmed

Although the distance may have been a concern to some beforehand, Bob Baffert’s speedy Mucho Gusto settled nicely off the pace and took charge around the far turn en route to an impressive 2 ¼ length win over stablemate Roadster in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Mucho […]

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Mucho Gusto, Sparky Ville To Square Off In Saturday’s Lazaro Barrera

Bob Baffert’s Mucho Gusto and Jeff Bonde’s Sparky Ville headline the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes at seven furlongs this Saturday at Santa Anita. The Barrera, which is restricted to 3-year-olds, has attracted a field of six. A disappointing third as the 4-5 favorite in the Grade III Sunland Park Derby March 24, Mucho […]

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Santa Anita Calendar Honors Triple Crown Winners Affirmed, American Pharoah, Justify

Racegoers will again be treated to one of the best gifts of the year as Santa Anita’s 82nd Winter Meet opener Wednesday, Dec. 26, in Arcadia, Calif., will provide each attendee with a spectacular Santa Anita Wall Calendar, free with paid admission. Themed “Santa Anita Triples,” the 2019 calendar will honor three Santa Anita-based Triple Crown […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Hello, Goodbye

The second of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Everybody Loves A Parade Undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify made his final public […]

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Does Triple Crown Drought Come Down To Foal Crop Sizes?

Just three years after American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, Justify pulled off the feat which, for a stretch of time, seemed impossible. But how much of the Triple Crown drought (and its subsequent end) may have been due simply to the size of the Thoroughbred population? Writing for Kentucky […]

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