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Eight-For-Eight: Aztec Sense Named HBPA 2018 Claiming Crown Horse Of The Year

Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense has been selected as the National HBPA’s 2018 Claiming Crown Horse of the Year following a remarkable season in which the 5-year-old gelding went 8 for 8 and earned $408,540, his five stakes capped by the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park. The National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association selects […]

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TOBA Announces Five Finalists For National Owner Of The Year Award

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that Juddmonte Farm, Hronis Racing, Klaravich Stable, Rockingham Ranch and Peter M. Brant have been selected as finalists for the TOBA National Owner of the Year. The TOBA National Owner of the Year will be announced live at the TOBA National Awards Dinner presented by Red Brand, […]

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Claiming Crown Winner Aztec Sense Voted Pennsylvania’s Horse Of The Year

It’s difficult to get much better than perfect. Racing eight times last year, Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense won all eight races, including five stakes, and at the annual horsemen’s awards banquet Wednesday evening, he was honored as the top thoroughbred in Pennsylvania for 2018. Claimed by trainer Jorge Navarro from a start here at Parx […]

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Lucky Number 13: Aztec Sense Gives Navarro 1,000th Win In Fred W. Hooper

Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense scored his 13th lifetime victory and ninth in a row in Saturday’s G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes, giving up the lead down the backstretch only to regain it and stay strong in the lane, crossing the wire about two lengths better than late-running Breaking Lucky. The 6-year-old son of Street Sense […]

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Aztec Sense Tops ‘Amazing’ Claiming Crown Triple For Navarro

Aztec Sense was relentless in victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Jewel at Gulfstream Park, providing trainer Jorge Navarro with his third success in the nine-stakes $1 million Claiming Crown on opening day of the 2018-2019 Championship Meet. Navarro also notched long-shot victories with Salsa’s Return ($35.60) in the $110,000 Iron Horse and in the Misschief Maas […]

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Aztec Sense Wins Seventh Consecutive Start In PA Derby Champions

There is no denying that Aztec Sense, a 5-year old gelding, is in the big form of his career. He proved that once again on Saturday. Aztec Sense, owned by Joseph Besecker, romped to a four-length win in the $150,000 Pa Derby Champion Stakes race at 1 1/16 miles at Parx. The win kept Aztec […]

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Collected Heads Field Of Nine In PA Derby Champion Stakes

A field of nine will go post-ward in the $150,000 PA Derby Champion Stakes for 3-year-olds and upward at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Among the strength of the group is the Bob Baffert-trained multiple graded stakes winner Collected who makes only his second start of the year after finishing seventh in the […]

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Axelrod Explodes To Smarty Jones Victory

Parx Racing returned from its two and a half week break with two stakes on the Saturday program. The Grade 3 $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for three year-olds went convincingly to Axelrod, while Aztec Sense dominated in winning the $100,000 Sal DeBunda PTHA President’s Cup. Coming off a 12-1 upset victory in the G3 Indiana […]

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Navarro Enjoys Record-Tying Five-Win Day At Monmouth Park

 Aztec Sense lived up to his short price and helped leading trainer Jorge Navarro rebound with a record-tying day following a rough start to the weekend, splashing home to win the featured $41,000 allowance optional claimer by 6¼ lengths on the Mother’s Day card at Monmouth Park on Sunday. Conceding he was “worried” after going 0-for-6 on […]

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