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Trio of California Sophomores On Track for 2015 Debuts

A trio of 3-year-olds were out on the track at Santa Anita Saturday morning, each preparing for their first starts this year. With Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux riding for his brother, trainer Keith, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red worked five furlongs in company with Attack in 1:01.40 in preparation for his 3-year-old […]

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Desormeaux Disappointed in Eclipse Outcome for Texas Red

The Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male usually is automatic. It goes to the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Not this time. In the closest vote in any category, Juvenile winner Texas Red lost by 15 votes, 126-111, to American Pharoah, who missed the Nov. 1 Juvenile with an eleventh-hour injury. Keith Desormeaux, trainer of […]

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Baffert on Horse of the Year: ‘They Gave It to the Right Horse’

Understandably disappointed that Bayern didn’t win Horse of the Year or 3-year-old male honors at Saturday’s Eclipse Award ceremonies, Bob Baffert took solace with American Pharoah being named two-year-old male champion of 2014. “I’m happy with Pharoah,” said the Hall of Fame trainer, who turned 62 on Jan. 13. “Anytime you have a champion, it’s good. I […]

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Espinoza ‘Proud’ to Ride Three Eclipse Winners

All’s right with the world this morning. California Chrome is Horse of the Year. When it comes to results, this wasn’t exactly Douglas over Tyson, Jets over Colts or Mets over Orioles. When winners of the Eclipse Awards were announced last night in Florida, there were no great shocks. On the whole, the results were […]

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Agent Beach ‘A Little Disappointed’ Espinoza Not Up for Eclipse Award

Last year, Victor Espinoza recorded victories in the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and posted solid efforts in the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Grade I races all. He was the regular rider of three potential champions and was a giving and gracious ambassador of the sport, but he […]

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American Pharoah Tack Walking, Back on Track Jan. 1

The Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman reported Wednesday that 2-year-old star American Pharoah is continuing his recovery from a foot injury detected ahead of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The Bob Baffert trainee is walking under tack and is not expected to resume training until Jan. 1, when he will begin jogging. Currently, Baffert anticipates the […]

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‘All Others’ 3-5 in KY Derby Future Wager Pool 1; Dortmund 9-1 Second Choice

Odds for Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) closed on Sunday, with “all others” the 3-5 favorite over 23 individual 2-year-olds. Second choice in the wagering was Dortmund, an impressive winner of a Churchill Downs allowance race Saturday, whose odds went from 50-1 to 9-1 in the three-day betting period. The total […]

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‘All Others’ Heavy 3-5 Favorite in Pool 1 of KY Derby Future Wager

It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open its three-day run on Friday, Nov. 28 and the “All Others” wagering interest […]

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Juvenile: Favored American Pharoah Scratched From Race

Two-time Grade 1-winning juvenile colt American Pharoah, who is the morning line favorite for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will be scratched from the race. According to trainer Bob Baffert, the talented son of Pioneerof the Nile developed a mild lameness in his left front foot on Monday morning. Radiographs and ultrasounds could not detect […]

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