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‘At First, I Thought I Was Done’: Espinoza Back In The Saddle After Fractured Vertebra

After a near seven-month absence, popular Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, a winner of the 2015 Triple Crown with American Pharoah, will return to the saddle on Monday at Santa Anita, as he’s been named to ride Irish-bred Gallantlystreaming in the first race for Hronis Racing, LLC and trainer John Sadler. Sidelined due to […]

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Baffert Won’t Ship Chasing Yesterday For Fair Grounds’ Rachel Alexandra

Chasing Yesterday, the Grade 1-winning half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, will not start in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, according to drf.com. Trainer Bob Baffert is not shipping the filly or his Risen Star entrant Kingly to Louisiana. Both Chasing Yesterday and Kingly drew outside posts: Chasing Yesterday drew post […]

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Needs Supervision Looks To Win More Kentucky Oaks Points In Rachel Alexandra

The Grade 2, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds in New Orleans has produced the likes of recent Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Untapable and Summerly. Ten 3-year-old fillies will contest this year’s event on Feb. 16 with aspirations of adding their name to that list. The Rachel Alexandra Stakes is the second […]

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‘Great And Talented’ Ocala Horseman J.B. McKathan Dies

Longtime Ocala horseman J.B. McKathan has died at the age of 53, reports ocala.com. McKathan and brother Kevin were responsible for breaking and starting 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, as well as Kentucky Derby winners Silver Charm and Real Quiet since the beginning of the McKathan Brothers Training Center in 1988. “We are shocked devastated to […]

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‘Satisfying’ To See Victor Espinoza Back Atop A Thoroughbred At Santa Anita

Racing is a little brighter today. Victor Espinoza is back with his smile that would light up a room. For the first time in more than five months, when he suffered fractured vertebrae and other serious injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar on July 22, the 46-year-old Hall of Fame member and three-time […]

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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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Game Show Whiff On Triple Crown Winner Doesn’t Put Horse Racing In Jeopardy

The week before Christmas is a quiet time for horse racing, but thanks to the producers of the popular game show, “Jeopardy,” fans had something to talk about. On the show that aired Dec. 20, all three contestants were stumped and unable to come up with the question in the Recent Events category that offered […]

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Triple Crown Winners Justify, American Pharoah ‘Meet’ At Coolmore America

Newly-returned from his working vacation in Australia, Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had the opportunity to meet one of Coolmore’s newest acquisitions on Saturday afternoon. Coolmore America’s Ashford Stud oversaw the initial meeting of racing royalty as fellow Triple Crown winner Justify eyed his three-year older stablemate in the stone courtyard. What could be better […]

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‘In Great Form’: American Pharoah Showing Off Down Under

Coolmore’s John Magnier posted a video of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah on Saturday, depicting the stallion’s antics when being turned out in his paddock at Coolmore Australia. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile has been in Australia for the Southern Hemisphere’s breeding season, and is approaching his time to return to the United […]

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Bloodlines: Pedigree Suggests Good Things Lie Ahead For Chasing Yesterday

The victory by Chasing Yesterday (by Tapit) in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 8 brings up an interesting point of reference from earlier this summer at Saratoga. The Spa’s leading race for juvenile fillies, the G1 Spinaway Stakes, was won by Sippican Harbor (Orb), and behind her that day were […]

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