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‘The Most Wonderful Time’: Santa Anita Remembers Bobby Frankel On Saturday

Google Bobby Frankel and it comes up “American horse trainer,” but he was much more than that. Infinitely more. Irascible, cantankerous, gruff would seem to fit his exterior demeanor, but deep down, in crunch time, when push came to shove, Frankel’s best side came to the fore. He was humane. Take it from Marcelo Polanco, […]

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Sadler Ties Frankel For Fourth On Del Mar’s All-Time Stakes Winners List

The victory by Campaign in Wednesday’s Cougar II Handicap was the third of the young meeting and the 70th in the career at Del Mar, Calif., for trainer John Sadler. It tied Sadler with the late Hall of Fame conditioner, Bobby Frankel, for fourth on the track’s all-time stakes victories by a trainer. “He was […]

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‘Very Fortunate’: Brown’s Fifth Diana Win Equals Saratoga Record

With Sistercharlie’s victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Diana at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Chad Brown equaled Hall of Famer J. Elliot Burch’s record for most wins in the historic event, named for the mythical goddess, which was inaugurated in 1939. “It’s quite an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as a great […]

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‘A Good Friend Of Mine’: Racetrackers Remember Bobby Frankel

The Grade III Robert J. Frankel Stakes honoring the late Hall of Fame trainer will be run tomorrow at Santa Anita Park, and there’s barely a race tracker alive in Southern California or elsewhere who doesn’t have a tale about the legendary horseman who died at the age of 68 on Nov. 16, 2009. Tony […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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‘Enthusiastic’ Chad Brown Appointed To B.E.S.T. Board

There was a time more than a decade ago when Chad Brown was an aspiring horseman who lived on the backstretch of Belmont Park during the summer months. Now, two Eclipse Awards as the nation’s outstanding trainer and 10 Breeders’ Cup victories later, Brown has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Backstretch […]

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‘Ward’ Of San Diego, An Aide To Hall Of Fame Trainers

Every Del Mar summer season is a homecoming for Dan Ward, Jr., the top assistant to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. Ward’s parents, Dan, Sr., and Joan, live in Carlsbad and, since going to work for Hollendorfer in 2008, Dan has been able to stay with them, make the short commute to Del Mar […]

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Lady Eli, Arrogate Among Finalists For Dubai Racing Club People’s Choice Award

Dubai Racing Club is pleased to announce the four finalists for the People’s Choice Award, a fan-voted accolade recognising the most compelling 2017 moment in horseracing. The award will be given at the HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Horseracing Excellence Awards ceremony on the evening of March 29, 2018, two days prior to […]

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‘Extraordinary’ O’Brien Breaks Record With 26th Group One Victory Of 2017

It has been on the cards for some time, but Saxon Warrior’s victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster finally provided Aidan O’Brien with a unique slice of racing history. The Ballydoyle handler notched his 26th Group One win of the year on Town Moor, breaking the record set by legendary American trainer Bobby […]

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