Six-Win Day Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading rider by number of wins, stakes victories and total earnings, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 11-18, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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Blamed Takes Royal Delta Gate-To-Wire; Mexican Star Jala Jala Finishes Second

Cleber Massey’s Blamed took the lead at the start and held firm all the way through the stretch in Saturday’s G3 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park, the second graded win of her career. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz as the 4-5 favorite, covered a mile over the fast main track […]

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Midnight Bisou May Begin 2019 Season In Houston Ladies Classic

Nominations have closed for the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic which will be contested on Sunday, January 27. The mile and one-sixteenth main track feature anchors a rich stakes day on opening weekend of Sam Houston Race Park’s 25th anniversary season. The January 27 card will get underway at 1:00 pm (CT). The Houston […]

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Blamed Gets First Win For Mott, Stretching Out For Comely Score

Cleber Massey’s Blamed emphatically answered the question of handling the increased distance when she raced to the front, extended her lead coming out of the final turn and outkicked a charging Remedy in deep stretch to post a gate-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies […]

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Shamrock Rose No One-Trick Pony In Raven Run

Conrad Farms’ Shamrock Rose raced by pace-setting Blamed inside the eighth pole and drew off to win the 20th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies by 2½ lengths before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 23,567 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Shamrock Rose was written […]

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Derby Works: Busy Morning At Churchill Downs

John Oxley’s Flameaway, Albaugh Family Stables’ Free Drop Billy and Robert Baron’s Promises Fulfilled kicked off the exclusive training period for Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve contenders from 7:30-7:45 a.m. (all times Eastern) Saturday with five-furlong workouts at Churchill Downs in preparation for the May 5 “Run for the Roses.” Flameaway, with regular exercise rider Chris Garraway aboard, breezed outside of 3-year-old allowance winner Ride a Comet (1:00.40) through splits […]

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‘So Far, So Good’: Kentucky Oaks The Target For Sunland Oaks Winner Blamed

A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, Blamed was a dominating 6 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 Sunland Oaks. With that victory, she earned 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, and trainer Joel Marr told that the filly will be pointed to the race at Churchill Downs. ​“She’s been doing really well,” Marr said. “She’s happy, galloping […]

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