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Mark Glatt, Rick Pitino A Winning Combination With Tamaraandtheboys

Mark Glatt enjoyed a fantastic Friday when he saddled Tamaraandtheboys to win the seventh race at Santa Anita with Assael Espinoza in the irons, after sending out first-time starter Striking a Pose to register a $54.20 upset under Umberto Rispoli in the fifth race. Tamaraandtheboys, a four-year-old daughter of Clubhouse Ride, is owned by Glatt […]

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Two Horses Die, Rider Escapes Serious Injury In Head-On Training Collision At Del Mar

Two unraced horses died and one rider suffered a mild injury in a freak head-on collision during morning training hours at Del Mar racetrack on Thursday, the day after the San Diego track opened its 80th summer meeting. Three horses, two trained by Bob Baffert and one by John Sadler, were working in company from […]

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Apprentice Figueroa’s 15 Winners Earn Riding Title At Los Alamitos

Apprentice jockey Heriberto Figueroa earned his second consecutive Los Alamitos riding title while Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and Peter Miller shared training honors as the Los Angeles County Fair meet concluded Sunday. The 12-day season was highlighted by an 80-1 upset by Shades of Victory in the E.B. Johnston Stakes, an impressive return for […]

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Judge Grants Espinoza Stay Of Suspension For Careless Riding

Judge Timothy M. Casserly awarded a stay of his 10-day suspension to apprentice jockey Assael Espinoza in San Diego County Superior Court on Thursday, according to agent Brian Beach. The suspension was originally handed down by stewards for an incident in which Espinoza caused interference in Saturday’s final race at Del Mar; jockeys Corey Nakatani […]

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Updated: Nakatani Stays In Hospital Overnight After Del Mar Spill

A scary incident in the tenth and final race of the evening at Del Mar on Saturday ended with jockeys Corey Nakatani and Geovanni Franco being transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. According to, both riders were moving their arms and legs, but were placed on backboards as a precaution. On Sunday morning, reported that […]

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