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Catapult, Delta Prince Square Off In Shoemaker Mile

Monday’s Grade I, $500,000 Shoemaker Mile has the look of a wide open affair as Catapult, Delta Prince, Ohio and Sharp Samurai all appear to have big chances in a field of nine 3-year-olds and up on the Santa Anita turf. Named for the legendary jockey, Bill Shoemaker, who was Santa Anita’s leading rider a […]

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‘One Of The Greatest’: Shoemaker Mile Memorializes Late Hall Of Fame Jockey

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, America honors its patriotic veterans with a day of respectful remembrance. Santa Anita, in a lesser sense, shares in that grateful reflection with the running of the Shoemaker Mile, one of three Grade I events that day offering a total of $1.5 million in purses. The Shoemaker is named for […]

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Junior Jockey Club Launched To Engage Youngest Visitors To Kentucky Derby Museum

The Kentucky Derby Museum just launched a fun, interactive way for its youngest visitors to get more engaged with the extraordinary event that is the Kentucky Derby! Visitors up to age 14 can ask to join the Junior Jockey Club when they arrive. (It’s free to join with the price of your general admission ticket!) […]

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After Breeders’ Cup Friday Card, Rosario Atop Shoemaker Award Points List

Joel Rosario, who rode two winners on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup card that included of five Championship races, leads in the race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. The Shoemaker Award is based on a 10-4-2-1 scoring system on first- through fourth-place […]

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Shoemaker, Lukas Exhibits Officially Open At Kentucky Derby Museum

With the sounds of bugler’s call to the post, the Kentucky Derby Museum’s brand-new exhibit and event space is officially off and running! After an aggressive construction timeline that began in earnest following Kentucky Derby 144, the Museum added 11,000 square feet of new space and renovated an existing 5,000 square feet. It was the […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Awarded $1 Million Grant For Renovation Project

The Kentucky Derby Museum is proud to announce The James Graham Brown Foundation has awarded the Museum a $1 million grant for its renovation and expansion project, which is currently underway. The generous grant from the Foundation marks the largest single contribution to date for the campaign to fund the $6.5 million dollar expansion. The […]

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Heart To Heart Invades Santa Anita In Search Of Shoemaker Mile Victory

Australian-born Brian Lynch, a fixture on the Southern California circuit for more than 20 years, returns “home” to Santa Anita on Monday with the likely favorite in the Grade I, $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (turf), Heart to Heart, who seeks his third consecutive graded stakes win.  For 3-year-olds and up, the Shoemaker Mile has attracted a field of […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Edgar Prado Celebrates 7,000th Win On Tuesday

With a victory aboard Anthony Merlino’s Thefundsarelow in the 6th race Tuesday afternoon at Parx, jockey Edgar Prado won the 7,000th race of his Hall of Fame career. Inducted into racing’s Hall of Fame in August of 2008, the Peruvian native stands 8th all-time in career wins. A regular on the Maryland circuit, Prado came […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Unveils 11,000 Square Foot Expansion Project

The Kentucky Derby Museum’s multi-million dollar expansion project is officially underway after a groundbreaking ceremony today in the Museum’s garden terrace. The project will add over 11,000 square feet of brand new space to the Museum. It also includes the renovation of 5,000 square feet of existing space. It will be the largest expansion of […]

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Castellano Earns 2017 Bill Shoemaker Award At Breeders’ Cup

Javier Castellano, who won the first race of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup with Rushing Fall in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, parlayed that victory with a runner-up finish, three third-place finishes and a fourth to win the 15th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the World Championships hosted by Del Mar racetrack. […]

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