aubrey maragh

View From the Eighth Pole: No Horse Racing Commission, No Transparency In Florida

It didn’t take long for trainer Victor Barboza Jr. to find the winner’s circle after being reinstated at Gulfstream Park by the Hallandale Beach, Fla., track’s owner, The Stronach Group, which reportedly handed the Venezuela native a six-month suspension in November for having unlabeled medication in his barn. Granpollo Stable’s Gran Greyfrost won a low-level […]

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Gulfstream Stewards Give Jockey Tony Maragh 60 Days For ‘Not Persevering’ On Mount

Gulfstream Park stewards Wednesday suspended jockey Tony Maragh the maximum allowed through Florida statutes – 60 days and $1,000 fine – for not persevering on his mount Musical Heart in Sunday’s fourth race. Gulfstream Park General Manager Bill Badgett said the track is further reviewing the race through an internal investigation. Musical Heart finished second, beaten only a head […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Horseplayers Deserve Better From Stewards And Regulators

My phone started blowing up Sunday afternoon, shortly after the fourth race at Gulfstream Park was run. There were calls, emails, text messages and Twitter comments imploring me to watch jockey Tony Maragh on a horse named Musical Heart. The 3-year-old gelding by Maclean’s Music, owned by Joseph Bucci and trained by Aubrey Maragh, finished […]

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Successful Native Makes 50th Birthday A Winning One For Trainer Aubrey Maragh

Marco Thoroughbred Corp’s Successful Native gave trainer Aubrey Maragh a 50th birthday present to remember with a front-running 2 1/4-length victory in the $75,000 Janus Stakes Monday at Gulfstream Park. The Janus for 4-year-olds and up and the $75,000 Abundantia for fillies and mares 4 and older, both at five furlongs on turf, highlighted the 11-race […]

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Successful Native Gives Albarado Stakes Double In Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Giving Robby Albarado his second stakes victory on Saturday’s opening card at Kentucky Downs, Successful Native led all the way for a neck victory over Hogy, who had applied the closest pressure throughout the $309,997 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint. “He broke really well so I took advantage of the inside,” Albarado said. “He came home […]

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White Thoroughbred Filly Turning Heads at Gulfstream Park

There are over 1,300 horses stabled and training at Gulfstream Park, but it’s remarkably easy to pick out Lady Valentine among the sea of shimmering bay and chestnut coats. A rare Thoroughbred registered as white, the 2-year-old filly has just a few dark freckle marks on her ghostly coat. “This is the first white horse […]

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